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Raising the curtain to reveal what’s inside the hearts & souls of your favorite Broadway Stars & Beyond. Host Adam Rothenberg gets his guests to bare it all and divulge stories they have never shared in previous interviews.


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Raising the curtain to reveal what’s inside the hearts & souls of your favorite Broadway Stars & Beyond. Host Adam Rothenberg gets his guests to bare it all and divulge stories they have never shared in previous interviews.




Season 3: Episode 11: Part 2: Barry Jay Interview: Finding Hope During Dark Times

In Part 2 of our interview, Filmmaker Barry Jay (and founder of Barry's Bootcamp) goes even deeper behind-the-scenes of his newest thriller, The Way Out, starring Sherri Shepherd, Mike Manning, Jonny Beauchamp & Ashleigh Murray. This time around: Barry gives insider information on how a film is made We get very personal as Barry opens up about his childhood abuse, loneliness & thoughts of suicide. We discuss finding hope during dark times We end on a lighter note talking about Ryan Reynolds...


Season 3: Episode 10: Part 1: Barry Jay Interview: Barry's Bootcamp, Filmmaker, The Way Out

Barry Jay, founder of the fitness franchise Barry's Bootcamp, is also a filmmaker of horror/thriller movies. I’m so excited to catch up with Barry to discuss the making of his newest thriller, The Way Out, starring Sherri Shepherd, Mike Manning, Jonny Beauchamp & Ashleigh Murray. In Part 1 of this interview we talk about: How Barry’s real life influenced the writing/directing of The Way Out What scenes were the hardest to film Which scenes were easier Casting the film Part 2 will be released...


Season 3: Episode 9: Dan Lauria Interview: The Wonder Years, Lombardi on Broadway, Chain Theatre One Act Festival

Television & Broadway Theatre actor Dan Lauria, known for his role as Kevin’s Dad, Jack Arnold on the original series The Wonder Years answered my call for an interview. He is currently starring in Lyle Kessler's Deadly Sins and Other Tales: Six One Acts as part of the Chain Theatre's Winter One Act Festival. Deadly Sins and Other Tales: Six One Acts plays a limited run through February 5, 2023 at 312 West 36th Street in NYC, 3rd Floor. Click here for tickets! In this interview we discuss:...


Season 3: Episode 8: Brandon Victor Dixon Interview: MacGyver The Musical + Backstage Broadway Stories

Broadway Actor Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton, The Color Purple, Jesus Christ Superstar) discusses being part of the world premiere recording of MacGyver The Musical in this interview with Adam Rothenberg, host of the entertainment website Call Me Adam. Based upon the 80s TV Show MacGyver, MacGyver The Musical's cast recording will be released on January 27, 2023 on Broadway Records. In this interview we discuss: The backstory to how Brandon got involved with the recording of MacGyver The...


Season 3: Episode 7: Sharon Lawrence Interview: The Shot at United Solo Theatre Festival, Empowering Women Through Theatre

So honored that five-time Emmy Nominated actress Sharon Lawrence answered my call. With a career that spans TV, Movies & Theatre, Sharon Lawrence has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years! I have been a fan of Sharon’s since 1997 when she starred in her own NBC comedy series Fired Up (co-starring Leah Remini). On Broadway, Sharon has been seen in the revivals of Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof & Chicago. Her TV/Film credits include NYPD Blue, Queen Sugar, Shameless, Dynasty, Rizzoli &...


Season 3: Episode 6: Analise Scarpaci: Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway, Audition Stories, Acting Advice, Pathetic Little Dreamer, Jonas Brothers

On the verge of Mrs. Doubtfire re-opening on Broadway, actress & singer Analise Scarpaci stopped by Baring It All with Call Me Adam for a fun chat about: Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Her debut EP, Pathetic Little Dreamer Songwriting Audition Stories Acting Advice Advocating for Yourself Her Love for the Jonas Brothers Analise's debut EP Pathetic Little Dreamer is available on all music streaming platforms + Broadway Records. Mrs. Doubtfire returns to Broadway on 4/14. Click here for tickets!...


Season 3: Episode 5: Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn: Actors, Real Life Boyfriends, Jane Anger at New Ohio Theatre, Tips for Actors and Playwrights

Actors and Real Life Boyfriends Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Chicken & Biscuits) & Ryan Spahn (Daniel's Husband) stop by Baring It All with Call Me Adam for an open, honest and lively conversation about: Starring together in the new Off-Broadway play Jane Anger What it's like to be boyfriends and work together in the same show Their Love Story Tips for Actors and Playwrights Jane Anger plays at the New Ohio Theatre in NYC (154 Christopher Street) through the recently extended date of March 26!...


Season 3: Episode 4: Rob McClure: Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway, Beetlejuice The Musical, Avenue Q, Bucks County Playhouse Concerts, Family, Getting Through Rough Times

Actor Rob McClure (Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice, Avenue Q) stops by Baring It All with Call Me Adam for a great chat about : His Bucks County Playhouse Concerts Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Avenue Q Stage Mishaps Living in Philadelphia Commuting Mishaps Getting Through Rough Times Family Rob McClure will be performing two concerts, entitled Smile, at Bucks County Playhouse on February 19 & 20. Click here for tickets! Mrs. Doubtfire returns to Broadway on 4/14. Click here for tickets! (Since this...


Season 3: Episode 3: Jann Arden: Multi-Platinum Singer/Songwriter, Insensitive, New Album Descendant, Life Lessons

Today, I am back in the closet, where I conduct all my Celebrity and Broadway interviews. I am chatting with multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actor & author, Jann Arden. In this exclusive interview, Jann shares a lot of GREAT life lessons + what it's like to record music in today's world as we discuss her 15th studio album Descendant, which was released on JANNuary 28. Jann's music has "Saved" us, defined how to be "Insensitive" (how to be) and with her new album Descendant,...


Season 3: Episode 2: John Lloyd Young: Frankie Valli in Broadway's Jersey Boys, Stage Mishaps, Feinstein's/54 Below Concerts, Fan Questions

I'm so excited to welcome back John Lloyd Young who won the Tony & Grammy Award for originating the role of Frankie Valli in the Tony Award Winning musical Jersey Boys. In this episode, we discuss Jersey Boys stage mishaps, John Lloyd’s Feinstein's/54 Below concerts & in the last 10 minutes we take some fan questions! Feinstein's/54 Below Concerts: January 25-28 & 30: John Lloyd Young: Broadway’s Jersey Boy - a celebration of classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s presented in the authentic...


Season 3: Episode 1: Major Attaway: Longest running Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, The Importance of Understudies on Broadway, The Genie's Jukebox, Feinstein's/54 Below

Major Attaway is Broadway's longest-running Genie in Disney's hit musical Aladdin. From granting wishes to The Genie's Jukebox, to the importance of understudies on Broadway, we talk about it all. Major Attaway is a 20+ year veteran entertainer who began his career in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area. In 2016 Attaway made his Broadway debut in Disney’s Aladdin, playing and understudying the roles of Genie, Babkak, and the Sultan. In 2017 took over the Tony Award-winning Genie role for three...


Baring It Slightly: Michael Feinstein: Judy Garland's 100th Birthday Celebration at Feinstein's/54 Below

Michael Feinstein, five-time Grammy nominee & Ambassador of the American Songbook, is Baring It Slightly about the legendary Judy Garland as he celebrates the 100th Birthday year of this iconic actress & singer. Get Happy: Michael Feinstein Celebrates The Judy Garland Centennial will play Feinstein's/54 Below from December 15-26. Click here for tickets! Connect with Michael: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with Feinstein's 54 Below: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Like What You...


Baring It Slightly: Lisa Howard: Broadway, Actress, Singer, Mother, Christmas, Weight Loss, Feinstein's/54 Below Concert

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. It means different things to different people. In this short-form interview, Broadway leading lady, Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Escape to Margaritaville) is Baring It Slightly about what Christmas means to her, weight loss and so much more! Lisa Howard brings her brand-new holiday show What Christmas Means To Me to Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, December 12 at 7pm! Click here for tickets! P.S. Lisa's...


Baring It Slightly: Paulo Szot: Feinstein's/54 Below Concert, Chicago The Musical, Kelli O'Hara, LGBTQIA+

Paulo Szot is an award winning Baritone who has starred in operas & musical theatre productions around the world! Paulo won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle & Theater World Awards for his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center's revival of South Pacific, co-starring Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara. Currently, Paulo is back on Broadway in the Tony Award Winning revival of Chicago The Musical through November 21 as slick lawyer "Billy Flynn." Paulo is also celebrating his 10-Year...


Baring It Slightly: Melissa Errico: New York, Feinstein's/54 Below Concert, Max von Essen, Broadway

From Broadway to TV to writing for The New York Times, Melissa Errico returns to Feinstein's/54 Below. In this short form interview, Melissa Errico is Baring It Slightly about her dreams, frustrations & so much more! Melissa Errico Sings Her New York, featuring Max von Essen, will play Feinstein's/54 Below on November 21 at 7pm. Click here for tickets! Connect with Melissa: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with Feinstein's 54 Below: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Like What You...


Baring It Slightly: David Sabella: Chicago The Musical 25th Anniversary, Kander and Ebb, Feinstein's/54 Below Concert

David Sabella is known for originating the co-starring role "Mary Sunshine" in the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago The Musical, which is Broadway's longest running American Musical. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, David brings his show David Sabella Sings Kander & Ebb: 25Chicago25 to Feinstein's/54 Below on November 17 at 7pm. In this short form interview, David Sabella is Baring It Slightly. David's Feinstein's/54 Below show will in-person & also live streamed via BroadwayWorld....


Baring It Slightly 2021 Promo

In-person press events are back & after a two year absence, I am so excited to re-step inside Feinstein's/54 Below for this very special day where I got to conduct five short form interviews. Over the next few weeks, I'll be releasing these interviews in a series I call Baring It Slightly. You'll hear from Broadway's David Sabella (Chicago The Musical), Melissa Errico (Amour, My Fair Lady), Paulo Szot (South Pacific, Chicago The Musical), Lisa Howard (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,...


Season 2 Finale (Episode #35): Douglas Lyons: Playwright, Chicken and Biscuits, Broadway, Actor, Singer, The Book of Mormon, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

I can't think of a better way to end my second season than by interviewing Douglas Lyons. From acting to playwriting to a love of gummy bears, Douglas Lyons is a multi-hyphenate whose hilarious new and heart-felt play, Chicken & Biscuits makes its Broadway debut this fall from September 23, 2021-January 2, 2022 While Douglas has already been seen on Broadway as an actor in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical & The Book of Mormon, Chicken & Biscuits marks Douglas' Broadway debut as a...


Season 2: Episode 34: Beth Grant Returns: Lessons Learned, Being Fired, Mad About You, The Mindy Project, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar

There's no better time to share the second part of Beth Grant's podcast episode than a few days before her birthday (9/18). From being fired to checking her ego to working with Patrick Swayze & Stockard Channing, Beth talks about lessons learned! Beth Grant is a character actress who has been featured in many iconic films & TV shows: Donnie Darko, King of the Hill, Little Miss Sunshine, A Time To Kill, Speed, No Country For Old Men + over 200 more. Beth will next be seen in Season 4 of...


Season 2: Episode 33: Beth Grant: Character Actress, The Mindy Project, Sordid Lives, The Golden Girls, Speed, A Time To Kill, Little Miss Sunshine, Donnie Darko, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar

Beth Grant is a character actress whose career spans 40 years between Film, TV & Theatre. With over 200 credits to her name, Beth's talent has been seen everywhere including The Mindy Project, The Golden Girls, Speed, A Time To Kill, Donnie Darko, Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Little Miss Sunshine, To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar & Del Shores' Sordid Lives. Today I talk with Beth about her illustrious career as well as some Tricks The Devil Taught Me. Catch Beth...