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Debra Gussin

Debra Gussin January 16, 2019 The multi-award-winning lyricist, Debra Gussin, discovered her passion for music at the age of twelve when her mom took her to her first Broadway musical, her sister took her to her first concert, and all that music took her to another universe altogether. Though her career would first lead Debra […] The post Debra Gussin appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Laura Boyd

Laura Boyd January 9, 2019 Laura Boyd has long had an interest in travel, adventure and natural history, which steered her to the path of documentary filmmaking. She spent nearly a decade traveling the globe while working for natural history and expedition travel companies. Serving in the roles of cruise director and expedition leader for […] The post Laura Boyd appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Laura Harkcom Encore

Laura Harkcom Encore January 1, 2019 StoryBeat Encore Laura Harkcom is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer. Laura co-created, wrote and produced the TV series, The Lost Room, for the SyFy Channel. The show was nominated for two Emmys and a Writers Guild Award. The New York Times called it, “…a jackpot for a mystery […] The post Laura Harkcom Encore appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Phil Proctor Encore

Phil Proctor Encore December 19, 2018 In this special Encore StoryBeat presentation of Phil Proctor, Phil's two separate wonderfully fun StoryBeat interviews have been combined into a single glorious podcast featuring one of the funniest, most multi-talented men ever to grace stage, screen, TV and books.Phil Proctor’s 68-year career has taken him from Broadway, […] The post Phil Proctor Encore appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Peter Marks

Peter Marks December 12, 2018 Peter Marks is a staff writer for the Washington Post and has been that grand paper’s chief theater critic since 2002. Prior to that, he was a reporter and theater critic for 10 years for The New York Times.Peter’s positions at the Times included a stint as a national […] The post Peter Marks appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Stephen Fife

Stephen Fife December 6, 2018 Novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Stephen Fife, has also written feature articles for The New York Times, New Republic, Village Voice, New York Newsday, and American Theatre. His screenplay The Falling Man has won several awards. Steve’s most recent novel, “Angel’s Glance,” has just been published and is available on Amazon. Steve […] The post Stephen Fife appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Joe Negri

Joe Negri November 27, 2018 Legendary jazz guitarist, Joe Negri, began performing on radio at the age of three, playing the ukulele and singing. In the 1940s, he toured nationally and was featured with the Shep Fields Orchestra, before joining the Army for two years.After returning home to Pittsburgh, he performed locally with his brother, […] The post Joe Negri appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Barney Burman

Barney Burman November 14, 2018 Barney Burman, is a third-generation monster maker. Barney was quite literally raised in and around the art of make-up effects. At 14, he started officially working with his father, Tom Burman, in his special make-up effects shop, The Burman Studios. By the time he turned 23, Barney was already designing […] The post Barney Burman appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Daina Griffith

Daina Griffith November 7, 2018 Daina Griffith is a very much in-demand actress of breathtaking range and depth. She has performed in over 55 productions with Pittsburgh’s greatest theatre institutions such as The Pittsburgh Public Theater, Off The Wall, City Theatre, Front Porch Theatricals, PICT Classic Theatre, and Barebones. In 2013, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette […] The post Daina Griffith appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Peter Filichia

Peter Filichia October 31, 2018 Peter Filichia has spent most of his life writing about theater. He’s written reviews and features for a daily newspaper (The Star-Ledger), a magazine (TheaterWeek), and the Internet (Playbill, Theatermania, Music Theatre International, Broadway Select, Masterworks Broadway and Kritzerland). Peter has also authored numerous books on theater, including: “Let’s Put […] The post Peter Filichia appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Fritz Kiersch

Fritz Kiersch October 23, 2017 Fritz Kiersch began his career in Hollywood in 1975 in television commercial production in the camera department working for Caleb Deschannel, John Hora and other notable cinematographers. In 1981 he founded the Kirby/Kiersch Film Group where, along with producing partner, Terry Kirby, he successfully directed and produced numerous advertising and […] The post Fritz Kiersch appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Michele Brourman

Michele Brourman October 16, 2018 Michele Brourman began making up songs when she was three years old. By the age of thirteen, she had formed a small ensemble for which she was composer, musical director and singer. She’s been creating songs and singing them ever since, always with a joy that is infectious.Her best-loved song, […] The post Michele Brourman appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Rick Hawkins

Rick Hawkins September 9, 2018 Rick Hawkins is an Emmy-winning screenwriter whose decades long career in Hollywood includes successes as a producer, head writer, studio executive and international media consultant. Beginning with The Carol Burnett Show - where his now iconic "Went With the Wind" sketch contains the longest-sustained laugh in television history - Rick […] The post Rick Hawkins appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Carla Bianco

Carla Bianco October 2, 2018 The multi-talented Carla Bianco first performed when she was just 4 years old at a party where guests, who upon hearing her sing, would fill a Styrofoam cup with money. Music has been her passion ever since. While attending New York University, Carla landed a music publishing deal with heavyweight […] The post Carla Bianco appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Howard Suber

Howard Suber September 25, 2018 The eminent film educator, Howard Suber, taught film studies for more than fifty years at UCLA’s prestigious School of Theatre, Film, and TV. Many of his students have become influential filmmakers who have gone on to create some of the greatest movies and television shows of all time. Howard […] The post Howard Suber appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo

Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo September 18, 2018 Frank Verlizzo, who is better known by the single name, Fraver, is perhaps the most prominent, prolific, and influential theatrical poster designer in Broadway’s long history.For five decades, the indelible art of Fraver has been burned into the memories of every serious theatre lover on planet earth. Frank’s poster […] The post Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Tammy Ryan

Tammy Ryan September 11, 2018 The brilliant playwright and librettist, Tammy Ryan, has created work that’s been performed across the United States and internationally. She was awarded the Francesca Primus Prize by the American Theater Critics Association for her play “Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods.” Other plays include: Molly’s Hammer, Tar Beach, Soldier’s Heart, […] The post Tammy Ryan appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Susan L. Schulman

Susan L. Schulman September 3, 2018 Susan L. Schulman has been a theatrical press agent for over 40 years, handling Broadway, off-Broadway, dance, film, special events, TV, books, and individual personalities.Susan has heralded such memorable projects as Lauren Bacall in “Applause,” Jim Dale in “Scapino,” George C. Scott in both “Death of a Salesman,” […] The post Susan L. Schulman appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Javier Grajeda Encore

Javier Grajeda Encore Sierra Exif JPEG Encore August 15, 2018 Actor, Javier Grajeda, has landed guest starring and recurring roles on such TV shows as "Star Trek: Voyager", “CSI Miami,” “NCIS,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Mind Games.” On the big screen he’s tackled roles in the Matthew McConaughey crime drama "The Lincoln […] The post Javier Grajeda Encore appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.


Amy Aniobi

Amy Aniobi Encore Encore - August 8, 2018Amy Aniobi, is a supervising producer on the hit HBO comedy "Insecure.” She also has a project in development at Amazon with Jill Soloway’s Topple Productions. Her past produced credits include NBC’s “Trial & Error,” HBO's "Silicon Valley," NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show," and web series "Lisa […] The post Amy Aniobi Encore appeared first on Storybeat with Steve Cuden.