Lisa Joyce in Insecure Season 2

Frieda, the well-meaning politically correct youth councilor, returns to HBO in season two of Insecure. Frieda, played by Lisa Joyce, is the loving, albeit peculiar, co-worker to lead actress Issa Rae within the Los Angeles non-profit youth organization "We Got Y'all." 

Insecure airs Sundays at 10:30p.m. EST on HBO

Lisa Joyce at the Insecure Season 2 Premier

Lisa Joyce at the Insecure Season 2 Premier

Issa Rae's Insecure Season 2 Promo

Issa Rae's Insecure Season 2 Promo

Katrina Lenk live from the red carpet the 2017 Tony Awards

Katrina Lenk stuns the red carpet while attending the 71st Annual Tony Awards on June 11th, hosted by Kevin Spacey. The event took place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 

Sewnews had some high praise for Katrina's look, stating, "I have to say one of my favorites is Katrina Lenk. Her gold dress, especially against the floral back drop was simple elegance."

More photos from the ceremony can be found here.

Katrina Lenk at the 2017 Tony Awards

Katrina Lenk at the 2017 Tony Awards

Katrina Lenk receives the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical

Congratulations to Katrina Lenk for winning the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical award for her performance as Dina in the Atlantic Theater Company's musical, The Band's Visit. The ceremony, which recognizes excellence in New York's Off-Broadway theatre, took place on May 7th. The Band's Visit follows the story of, "An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways." (Atlantic Theater Company)

The show ended its run on January 8 of this year. You can still see Katrina in her new performance as Menke in the new Broadway production, Indecent.

Katrina Lenk with her Lucille Lortel trophy

Katrina Lenk with her Lucille Lortel trophy

Nick Rehberger stars in Shakespeare In Love

Nick Rehberger makes his starring Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, as the titular playwright, William Shakespeare. The play, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, opened April 15th and runs until June 11th. The production is being directed by Rachel Rockwell.  Critics have been hailing the performances:

"Uniformly well-acted… a warm, enjoyable night at the theater." Chicago Tribune

"One of the finest plays seen on a Chicago stage this year!"

"Young playwright Will Shakespeare is stuck. He is overdue in finishing his latest play—a half-baked mess of a comedy called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. He finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps, who is driven to do anything—even disguise herself as a man—to fulfill her dream of performing onstage, where no women are permitted. Surrounded by familiar players, including Queen Elizabeth herself, backstage antics collide with onstage dramas. Will and Viola’s passionate, forbidden love affair goes on to inspire Shakespeare’s masterpiece—the most romantic tragedy ever written."

Nick Rehberger as William Shakespeare in Shakespeare In Love

Nick Rehberger as William Shakespeare in Shakespeare In Love

Adina Verson and Katrina Lenk star in INDECENT on Broadway - Nominated for 3 Tony Awards including BEST PLAY

INDECENT is the new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of VengeanceThe New York Times called it “superbly realized and remarkably powerful” and critics have hailed it as one of the best plays of the year. Created by Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman and set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history and comes to Broadway from its critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre." 

For details and tickets visit

Adina Verson & Katrina Lenk in Indecent

Scott Stangland and Erica Dorfler in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, 12 TONY Nominations.

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 has been nominated for 12 awards, including Best Play, for the 2017 Tony Awards. The musical features Scott Stangland as Pierre (Standby), and Erica Dorfler.

The musical, which the New York Times has praised the  as, "... a witty, inventive enchantment from rousing start to mournful finish. It is both the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since “Hamilton,” and an inspiring sign that the commercial theater can continue to make room for the new. (Heresy alert: I prefer this show to that one.)"  Charles Isherwood

More information about the play, including tickets can be found here

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Imperial Theatre

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Imperial Theatre

Nadia Gan Joins NBC Pilot "Shelter"

"Nadia Gan (Mr. Robot) is set for a series-regular role opposite Rachel Griffiths on NBC’s drama pilot Shelter (formerly Untitled Medical Drama), from Law & Order veteran Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. The project, written/executive produced by Leight and directed/exec produced by Charles McDougall, is described as a real-time “extreme event” medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. Gan will play Dr. Jackie Lao, a brusque doctor, who is a self-made millennial with a chip on her shoulder. Gan is best known for her recurring role on Mr. Robot. Other recent credits include The Leftovers, Law and Order: SVU, and The Affair. She’s repped by The Mine, SirenSong Entertainment, and Peikoff Mahan." - Deadline

Nadia Gan (Mr. Robot)

Nadia Gan (Mr. Robot)

Katrina Lenk "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical" Nomination

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards recognizes the best New York's Off-Broadway theatre has to offer, nominating Katrina Lenk for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musicial award for her performance as Dina in Atlantic Theater Company's The Band's Visitdirected by David Cromer. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Sweet Charity
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Jo Lampert, Joan of Arc: Into the Fire
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit
Siobhan McCarthy, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out May 7th, at New York University’s Skirball Center. For a list of all the nominations, visit Variety.

For more information and tickets to The Band's Visit, click here.

Katrina Lenk (The Band's Visit)

Katrina Lenk (The Band's Visit)

Albert Jones stars as Ira Aldridge in "Red Velvet"

Albert Jones stars as Ira Aldridge in the multi award-winning play, Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. Previews begin March 25th at the Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. The play, based on the true story of Jones' character Ira Aldridge, follows a young black American actor who must step into the roll of Othello when the original lead actor, Edmund Kean, must cancel his performance. The play reveals the defining moment of Aldridge's career, acting as the first black Othello in London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800's, which shattered the stage's tradition and changed the professional lives of everybody involved. 

More information, including ticket sales are available here:

Hoon Lee, Tijuana Ricks + Sarah Ellen Stephens in Iron Fist

Netflix & Marvel's superhero series Iron Fist debuts its first season today. You can see Hoon Lee as LeiKung, Tijuana Ricks as Thembi Wallace and Sarah Ellen Stephens as Gabriella. Hoon Lee's part supernatural spirit, part guiding voice, tests Danny's (Iron Fist) training both psychically and psychologically. Lei Kung's line “Are you willing to kill Danny Rand so that the Iron Fist might live?” sets the tone for the relationship between teacher and student. Streaming now on Netflix.

Law & Order: SVU 400th Episode

NBC's longest running hit drama and most watched show on air, Law & Order: SVU reaches a television milestone: its 400th episode. The episode, dubbed Motherly Love, features Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson) both behind and in front of the camera, acting as the episode's director and lead.  

Peter Scanavino stars in the hit police drama as Detective Dominick Carisi, Jr. Watch Peter talk about this landmark television achievement here.

Law & Order: SVU's 400th episode airs Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Peter Scanavino as Dectective Dominick Carisi, Jr. (Law & Order: SVU) 

Peter Scanavino as Dectective Dominick Carisi, Jr. (Law & Order: SVU) 

The Town Hall Affair

SirenSong Entertainment's Ari Fliakos stars in The Wooster Group's new production, The Town Hall Affair. 

"The Town Hall Affair delves into the revolutionary fervor of feminist thinking and art “happenings” in 1970s New York. The piece is based on the Hegedus & Pennebaker film Town Bloody Hall which documents a panel held at Town Hall in 1971. The panel featured feminist thinkers and activists – including Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and Diana Trilling – with Norman Mailer serving as moderator." - The Wooster Group

The production will run February 4th - 25th at The Performing Garage, located at 33 Wooster Street, Soho, Manhattan.

For more information and ticket sales click here.

Ari Fliakos (second from the right) rehearsing for The Town Hall Affair