Saturday, April 25, 2015

Featured filmmaker Jon Long and his documentary Finding Freedom - 4/27/15 9:45pm on KUCI 88.9fm!

The Search for Freedom World Premiere 

New Documentary Examines "Cultural Revolution"

Finding Freedom from Living in the Moment

If you missed today's show featuring filmmaker
Jon Long, listen to our conversation here!

THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM is a story told through the eyes of a group of people who helped create a cultural phenomenon. It is about the freedom that is accessible to everyone; the freedom that comes from living in the moment and doing what makes us feel the most alive. This documentary written and directed by Jon Long (IMAX® Extreme) is about the infinite possibilities available to anyone willing to drop in. It's a visceral, visual experience via some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

This revolution has been televised, but the film explores the human stories behind this movement that has spilled into primetime. Ski film Godfather Warren Miller explains that, "The basic instinct of a human being is his search for freedom." The film explores how living in the moment and doing what makes you feel most alive can be key to that freedom.

“I wanted to tell a bigger story about this movement," says Long, “Despite appearances, what drives the characters in this film is not so very different from the fuel that successful artists, scientists and entrepreneurs run on: passion, creativity, grit, and a willingness to try new things and fail.”

In The Search For Freedom, these characters are searching for something larger than themselves, whether that's an ocean, a mountain or a city street. By exploring timeless themes such as pushing your comfort zone, risk, fear and the unquenchable desire to learn, the film unravels the cultural implications of these lifestyles through candid conversation and some of the finest adventure footage ever assembled.

But how did we arrive in this world where surfing imagery in NYC subway ads greets bankers and municipal skateparks share space with baseball diamonds? Despite recent "media darling" status, these high-adrenaline activities only exploded in the last few decades because of their inherent power to change lives. Many claim that the freedom experienced when you are riding a moving wave, becoming part of that wave for an instant, is impossible to shake. It's a state of grace. And it's the same whether you're sliding on snow, skateboarding on concrete, or mountain biking through a rainforest.

Veteran surf publisher Steve Pezman taps into the source: "The wave is forming in front of you, the wave is over your head, your wake is disappearing, your footprints are washed from the beach. There’s no material production from having done it. There’s no depletion. There’s no creation. It’s just an aesthetic instant." That aesthetic instant is the real subject of The Search for Freedom.



Newport Beach Film Festival

April 24th at 5:30 pm

Lido Theatre

Featuring four films from the Newport Beach Film Festival, Pearly Gates, All in Time, Pursuing Happiness and Search for Freedom! Monday 4/27/15

Featuring four films from the Newport Beach Film Festival, Pearly Gates, All in Time, Pursuing Happiness and Search for Freedom! Monday 4/27/15 

  1. 9:00am Scott Grimes and Director Scott Ehrlich
    "Pearly Gates"
  2. 9:15am Adam Shell "Pursuing Happiness"
  3. 9:30am Sean Medica "All in Time"
  4. 9:45am Jon Lang "Search for Freedom"

If you missed Scott Ehrlich on today's show, listen here!

Pearly Gates
 WATCH the Pearly Gates trailer

Synopsis: Richard Whiner is dying. With three months to live, Whiner is desperate to create a legacy and give his life meaning. Pearly Gates is a comedic musical about wanting to be remembered and learning that the only way to truly live on is in the hearts and minds of the people around you.

Writer/Director: Scott Ehrlich

Cast: Scott Grimes (American Dad), Uzo Aduba ("Crazy Eyes," Orange is the New Black), Bonnie Somerville (The Ugly Truth), Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Sam McMurray (Cristela), Illeana Douglas (She's Funny That Way), Jack Noseworthy (Killing Kennedy), Hill Harper (CSI: NY), Peter Bogdanovich (The Sopranos)

Sunday, April 26th at 7:15pm

Triangle Square Cinemas, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA

Monday, April 27th at 3:00pm

Island Cinemas, 999 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

Director: Scott Ehrlich

All Cast: Scott Grimes, Uzo Aduba, Bonnie Somerville, Lainie Kazan, Sam McMurray, Illeana Douglas, Jack Noseworthy, Hill Harper, Peter Bogdanovich

Scott Ehrlich (Writer, Director, and Producer) always had the dream of being in a musical, but two things prevented him from realizing his dream: He can’t  sing or act. The answer would be to write an original musical for the stage! Pearly Gates: the Musical was written, directed and produced by Ehrlich. He also starred in the musical which was performed over two months in 2011 in front of 3000 people in 3 theaters in Los Angeles: The El Portal, The Lancaster Performing Arts Center, and The Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center.

Off stage and screen, Ehrlich is a real estate developer, businessman and filmmaker. He is a partner of InSite Development, LLC which owns and manages 3500+ apartment units and 320,000 square feet of commercial throughout Southern California. He is best known for revitalization and redevelopment of downtown Lancaster, California. Ehrlich began his real estate career in 1986, specializing in the financing and development of affordable housing projects using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Exempt Bond Financing, HUD Section 202 Loans, Redevelopment Set Asides Funds, Mello Roos Districts, Community Development Block Grant Funds, Century Freeway Housing Loans, and CRA programs. Over the past 18 years, Scott has worked with redevelopment agencies, municipalities, and private developers to fund in excess $114 million dollars for affordable housing projects. Through his creative expertise in financing, construction, and development, Scott has acquired and managed in excess of 2,000 units since 1996. He is married with two daughters and a son.


Scott Grimes ("Whiner") is a singer, songwriter, actor, and voice artist. He currently voices “Steve Smith” on the hit show American Dad.  Some of his most prominent roles include appearances in ER as Dr. Archie Morris, Party of Five as Will McCorkle, and Band of Brothers as Technical Sergeant Donald Malarkey. He is also well known by cult fans for his role as Bradley Brown in the first two Critters films.
Grimes's film credits include the dark comedy Who's Your Monkey and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. As a singer, Grimes is best known for co-writing and performing the soft rock single "Sunset Blvd", which spent several weeks on the Billboard charts.

Uzo Aduba  ("Corrie") makes her feature film debut in Pearly Gates and has emerged as a breakout star for her impressive work in television and theater.
Aduba currently stars as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black. For her role, Aduba won the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy” and was a part of OINTB’s win for “Best Ensemble in a Comedy.” She also won the 2014 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy” and the 2014 Broadcast Television Journalists Association Award for "Best Guest Performer in a Comedy." With her SAG and Emmy honors, Uzo became the first African American actress to win the award in each category. She was also nominated for the 2015 Golden Globe Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie."
Aduba recently wrapped production on Michael Wilson’s Showing Roots alongside Maggie Grace. Before starring on television, Aduba made her Broadway debut in Coram Boy in 2007 followed by the hit musical revival of Godspell in 2011. She was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress in a play for her work in the Kennedy Center/Olney Theater production of Translations of Xhosa.

Bonnie Somerville (“Sharon”) recently wrapped production on the CBS pilot Code Black opposite Marcia Gay Harden. Prior to that, she was the lead in the CBS series Golden Boy and starred in the films Seven Below Zero with Val Kilmer for director Kevin Carraway, and Fire with Fire with Bruce Willis for director David Barrett. Among her notable credits, Somerville has collaborated numerous times with creator Darren Star, on Cashmere Mafia opposite Lucy Liu, Frances O’Connor and Miranda Otto, Kitchen Confidential with Bradley Cooper, and Grosse Pointe in 2000.
A talented singer-songwriter, Somerville wrote and performed the original song “Winding Road” on the Garden State Soundtrack, which won the Grammy for Best Soundtrack of The Year in 2005 and her new EP is available on iTunes. For television, she has also starred on the hit series NYPD Blue for its last season, and The O.C. Audiences will also remember her as Ross’ girlfriend Mona on “Friends” throughout season eight.
Illeana Douglas (“Karen”) is an actress, writer, and producer and studied at "The Neighborhood Playhouse." While working in New York as a stand-up comedian and sketch comedy artist, she got a job "screaming" for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. This led to a long working relationship in the films New York StoriesGoodfellas and Cape Fear. She received critical acclaim as the suspicious sister of Matt Dillon in To Die For, as "Denise Waverly" in Grace of My Heart and "Roberta Allsworth" in Ghost World. On television, she has appeared on EntourageUgly Betty, and received an Emmy nomination as "Angela" on Six Feet Under. Her recent film roles include Return to Sender alongside Rosamund Pike and She’s Funny That Way with Jennifer Aniston and Quentin Tarantino for director and writer Peter Bogdanovich.

Lainie Kazan (“Millie”) began her film career in Dayton's Devils, starring alongside Leslie Nielsen. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for her performance in My Favorite Year and reprised the role in the musical adaptation of the film, earning a Tony award nomination. She has also appeared in regional productions of A Little Night MusicMan of La ManchaGypsyWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Hello, Dolly!, and Fiddler on the Roof, among others.
Over the years, she became known for her appearances as boisterous mother types, notably in Beaches29th Street, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Her guest television roles have included Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Desperate Housewives, King of Queens, and St. Elsewhere for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Sam McMurray (“Sol”) is an accomplished stage, television and film actor. His notable theatre credits include Translations, A Soldier's Play, Savage in Limbo, The Taking of Miss Janie, Kid Purple, Comedians and Gray Spades. He is a long time member of Ensemble Studio Theater and a veteran of many summers at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights conference.
McMurray was a regular on The Tracey Ullman Show and had a raft of guest starring roles starting with Hill Street Blues to, most recently, Murder in the First. Television series regular credits abound including Likely SuspectsA League of Their OwnMatt WatersMedicine BallStand by Your Man, and his favorite, Dinosaurs. He has also had memorable recurring roles on King of QueensFriendsFreaks and GeeksBreaking BadScandal and The Fosters.  Some of McMurray's notable film credits include the Coen Brothers' Raising ArizonaL.A. StoryStone ColdMod SquadChristmas Vacation and Addams Family Values, in which he essayed the legendary Herman Munster. McMurray is currently starring as Trent in ABC's hit comedy Cristela.
Hill Harper (“Dave”) is best known for his starring role in CBS’ long running CSI: NY, for which he received several NAACP Image Awards. He went on to star in two seasons of USA’s Covert Affairs. Harper is the author of four New York Times best-sellers and has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting.
Hill acted alongside Jennifer Lopez in 2014’s Universal Pictures release The Boy Next Door and can be seen later this year alongside Will Smith and Alec Baldwin in Concussion. His other notable film roles include Parts Per Billion, Tyler Perry’s For Colored GirlsThis Is Not a TestConstellation and He Got Game.
Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree with honors from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. In 2014, People Magazine named him one of their Sexiest Men Alive.
Jack Noseworthy (“Dan”) recently completed the features Julia, Needlestick and Tio Papi, all released in 2014. He also stared opposite Sutton Foster in the new musical The Circus in Winter for Playwrights Horizons. Currently, he is starring in Camelot at The Glimmerglass Festival, and plays Elliot in Two Point Oh, Jeff Jackson's new play at 59E59th St. His Broadway credits include Jerome Robbins Broadway, A Chorus Line and Sweet Smell of Success.
In the motion picture arena, he has worked with director Jonathan Mostow five times time in his career, most recently on the Bruce Willis action thriller The Surrogates. Jack’s other feature film credits include the independent favorites Pretty Ugly People and Phat Girlz, as well as Undercover Brother, Poster Boy, Unconditional Love, Event Horizon, and The Brady Bunch Movie. On television, Noseworthy appeared opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the CBS EMMY winning miniseries Elvis, played Sissy Spacek’s son in A Place For Annie, and Anne Bancroft’s fantasy obsession in Mrs. Cage.

Peter Bogdanovich (“Marty”) at age 20 began directing plays Off-Broadway and in N.Y. summer theater at age 20. In 1966 he made his first film as director-writer-producer-actor with the cult classic, Targets, starring Boris Karloff in his last great film role, virtually playing himself. In 1971, Bogdanovich commanded the approving attention of both critics and public with The Last Picture Show, starring then-unknowns Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn, and Cloris Leachman. The film received a total of eight Academy Award nominations, including three for Bogdanovich; Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman won for Best Supporting Actor and Actress. A couple of years ago, the Library of Congress designated the film as a National Treasure.

Bogdanovich had a second huge success in 1972 with What’s Up, Doc?, starring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O'Neal. In 1973, his film Paper Moon got four Academy Award nominations and nabbed a Supporting Actress Oscar for nine-year-old Tatum O’Neal. His next films were Daisy Miller, Saint Jack, They All Laughed and Mask, which won an Academy Award and earned Cher a Cannes Best Actress Prize.
Bogdanovich has also directed The Mystery of Natalie Wood for ABC, Hustle, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Runnin’ Down a Dream, and She’s Funny That Way. His acting credits include The Sopranos, While We’re Young, Are You Here, Cold Turkey and The Between. Upcoming roles include Wet Paint, The Other Side of the Wind and The Tell-Tale Heart.
LARRY MILLER (“Rabbi”) began his career with a memorable scene alongside Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. He has since gone on to unforgettable roles in such films as The Princess DiariesThe Nutty Professor, Bee Movie and 10 Things  I Hate About You. He is also a proud member of Christopher Guest's ensemble cast in the films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and For  Your Consideration.
Miller has made dozens of appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also starred in his own HBO comedy specials and on Broadway in Neil Simon's play, The Dinner Party.  His other television credits include Desperate Housewives, Medium, Burn Notice, Law & Order and Seinfeld, in addition to a recurring role on Boston Legal.

Filmmakers Adam Shell and Nicholas Kraft,producers of the documentary Pursuing Happiness, joined me Monday at 9:15am pst on KUCI 88.9fm!

If you missed Adam and Nicholas Kraft
on today's show, listen here!
(You'll be so much happier you did!)

Adam Shell went on a quest to meet the happiest peeople in the world! His film, Pursuing Happiness, is a documentary that explores what is happiness? He explores that question through the stories, experiences and expertise of a wide variety of Americans from various walks of life.

About the Film

Since the penning of America’s founding document, we have believed it our right to pursue happiness. This notion is ingrained into the fabric of our lives. The determination to actualize this right influences every decision we make: from career and spiritual choices, to our acquisition of wealth, security, and status.

This desire to be happy is so intense that we spend an immeasurable amount of time and money trying to obtain it. Happiness has become a product: drink a Coke and "Open Happiness." This belief, that happiness is easily obtained, coupled with the moralization of happiness, has given rise to a multi-billion dollar self-help movement and an even larger pharmaceutical industry.

Americans spend upwards of $10 Billion every year seeking Happiness, which doesn’t even include the money we spend on stuff we think will make us happy or the billions spent on anti-depressants.

What is the power behind happy? Why has it become a leading concern of the 21st century?

We sought to find out.

Pursuing Happiness is our diary of interviews with America’s happiest people. In order to find an answer to one simple question: what does happiness mean to Americans today?, we lived with hundreds of Americans, all of whom are perceived by others as the happiest person they know.

What can they tell us? What lessons can we learn about our own happiness? What are the common threads of the happiest people in America?

We invite you to see what Happiness looks like among real people living everyday lives: from hard-scrabble existences to the terminally ill, from wealthy to those who’ve experienced great loss, come see for yourself. Our World Premier date coincides with the United Nations’ publication of the 3rd Annual World Happiness Report.

But what is happiness?

Pursuing Happiness is a documentary that explores that question through the stories, experiences and expertise of a wide variety of Americans from various walks of life.

To accomplish this, filmmakers Adam Shell and Nicholas Kraft set out on a 6,000 mile-long quest to find the happiest people in America. They lived with their subjects, which allowed them to capture intimate moments through firsthand experiences. The journey took them to a hospital as a family struggled to save a dying loved one, through deserted streets in Detroit as two vigilante artists fought to save their city, into the heart of Cajun country where they were awarded the key to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for their documentation of authentic Cajun culture, and to New York City where they presented their work to theUnited Nations DPI.

Woven in with these incredible stories is the ongoing academic and spiritual discussion about the origins and purpose of happiness. From tracing the word and meaning through human history, to examining the biological and evolutionary benefits of happiness, experts from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and theology provide insights, context, and guidance into what has become the hot button topic of the 21st century.

Though set-up as a journey to pursue happiness in every corner of the country, the film emerges as an exploration of connection and community and a movement to celebrate the best of life: the triumphant feeling of playing the piano as a double hand amputee, the loss of fear that accompanies an arduous battle with cancer, and all the small, yet meaningful moments, that too often go overlooked.

These rich experiences serve as much-needed reminders that life is far richer than the 24-hour news cyclewould have us believe. It is becoming harder to focus on the goodness that surrounds us, but through humor, scientifically-backed research, and a respectful sensitivity to life’s most precious moments, Pursuing Happiness aims to shift the focus to the positive for more than just 90-minutes.

Here's the trailer!

After each screening, there is a Q&A.

World Premier: Friday, April 24th at 8pm @ The Regency South Coast Village

2nd Showing: Tuesday, April 28th at 1:30pm @ Island Cinema

Adam Shell
AGS Entertainment, Inc. 

Sean Modica, the lead actor in All in Time joined me Monday at 9:30am pst on KUCI 88.9fm!

SEAN MODICA (“Charlie”) is an actor and writer working predominantly in both commercials and voice-overs. He was a member of the original ensemble cast of Split The Difference, Best Comedy and Audience Award winner of The NYTVF.
Sean and his writing partner are currently developing and pitching two TV series on the West Coast. Other film credits include: Lucky, starring Colin Hanks and Ann Margaret.

If you missed Sean on today's show, listen here!


Synopsis:The past and future collide when Charlie quits his boring banker job to follow his lifelong dream of managing his favorite hometown rock band. With the unexpected support of a nosy neighbor and an eager intern, Charlie risks his bank account and his girlfriend's love on a crazy idea to bring the band success: holding the first concert for time travelers.

LOGLINE: The past and future collide when Charlie quits his boring banker job to follow his lifelong dream of managing his favorite hometown rock band. With the unexpected support of a nosy neighbor and an eager intern, Charlie risks his bank account and his girlfriend's love on a crazy idea to bring the band success: holding the first concert for time travelers.

Directors / WritersChris Fetchko (Everything's Jake), Marina Donahue

Director of PhotographyDave Dunlap (A Beautiful Mind, Gossip Girl, Forrest Gump)
CastSean Modica, Vanessa Ray (Blue Bloods), Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy), Lynn Cohen (Hunger Games), Joshua Burrow (Banshee)
Screenings:Saturday, April 25th at 7:45pm
Island Cinemas, 999 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

Wednesday, April 29th at 5:00pm.
Island Cinemas, 999 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA

Directors: Chris Fetchko and Marina Donahue
Director of Photography Dave Dunlap
All Cast: Sean Modica, Vanessa Ray, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Lynn Cohen and Joshua Burrow


SEAN MODICA (“Charlie”) is an actor and writer working predominantly in both commercials and voice-overs. He was a member of the original ensemble cast of Split The Difference, Best Comedy and Audience Award winner of The NYTVF.

Sean and his writing partner are currently developing and pitching two TV series on the West Coast. Other film credits include: Lucky, starring Colin Hanks and Ann Margaret.

VANESSA RAY (“Rachel”) currently stars in the CBS police drama Blue Bloods as Officer Edit “Eddie” Janko. Since 2012, Vanessa has appeared in ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars as the popular, charismatic CeCe Drake. Previously, she starred on the USA Network series Suits as Jenny.

In 2014, Ray starred in the comedy movie You Must Be Joking alongside Margaret Colin. She also recently starred in the horror film Devil’s Due opposite Zach Gilford and Sam Anderson. Her additional film credits include Frances Ha, Mutual Friends, Wisdom Teeth, Not Waving But Drowning, Nice Guy Johnny and Finding Chance. Her other TV credits include GirlsNurse JackieWhite CollarThe MentalistPretty Dirty SecretsAs The World Turns, The Right Not to Know, Damages, The Battery’s Down, and Bored to Death.

Ray starred in the 2010 Broadway production of Hair playing the role of Crissy. She performed in the acclaimed musical Footloose and earned her Actor’s Equity card for her role as Rusty, performing “Let’s Hear It for the Boy.” She originated the role of Nemo in Robert and Kristin Lopez’s Finding Nemo: The Musical at Orlando’s Disney World. Vanessa also performed the role of Olive Ostrovsky in the national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

JEAN-LUC BILODEAU (“Clark”) is a Canadian actor best known for his starring role in the hit ABC Family series Baby Daddy, in which he plays Ben, a twenty-two year old who has to raise his three-month-old daughter after she is left at his doorstep by his ex-girlfriend. For his role, he has earned two Teen Choice Award nominations. He also had a lead role in the ABC Family series Kyle XY.

Bilodeau has also appeared in films and television series such as Ill FatedTrick 'r Treat16 WishesNo Ordinary Family and Best Player. He was also in Emmalyn Estrada's music video "Don't Make Me Let You Go" and plays Jeremy in the movie LOL, alongside Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus. He is also known for his roles in the television movies 16 Wishes for Disney and Expecting Amish for Lifetime.

LYNN COHEN (“Mrs. Joshman”) is best known to audiences as ‘Magda’ in the HBO series Sex and the City (and the two subsequent feature films based on the series), ‘Mags’ in Lionsgates’ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and for her critically acclaimed portrayal of ‘Golda Meier’ in Steven Spielberg’s Munich. Cohen has also appeared in They Came Together with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler; Eagle Eye; Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New YorkA Life Before Her Eyes with Uma Thurman; Deception with Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor; Invincible with Mark Wahlberg, Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street; Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and many others.

Cohen has recurring roles on the television series Damages, Bored to Death and Law and Order. On stage she performed in Macbeth (Public Theatre); Ivanov (Lincoln Center), as well as other works at New York Theater Workshop, New York Shakespeare Festival, Primary Stages and EST. In addition, she appeared at theaters across the country. She is a Fox Fellow, a recipient of a Bowden Award from New Dramatists and a member of the Actors Studio, New York Theatre Workshop, EST, and Actors Center.

JOSHUA BURROW (“Glen”) is best known to audiences as Captain Morgan in the company’s global media campaign, with commercials directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper. He has also provided the voice of Terry Thorpe for the fourth and fifth installments of the popular video game series Grand Theft Auto.

Burrow starred in the indie thriller The Crimson Mask, which won over 40 international film festival awards. He reprised his role for the Hulu miniseries Curse of the Crimson Mask. His other film credits include Black Dog, Red Dog, All Dark Places, Absence, InSearchOf and Head Games. He has had guest starring roles on numerous hit television shows including Banshee, Blue Bloods, Body of Proof, Law & Order: CI, Mercy, The Unusuals and Sex and the City. In 2015 he can be seen in The Lost Boy alongside Virginia Madsen.

ROB BARTLETT (“Rick”) is an actor, standup comedian, radio personality and writer. His television credits include Late Night with David Letterman and stints with Conan O’Brien. His starring roles on television include the Paramount/CBS comedy special What’s Alan Watching?, ABC's Move the Crowd, and a recurring role on NBC as attorney Milton Schoenfeld on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

He wrote and starred in the Public Television special, Rob Bartlett's Not For Profit TV Special, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards and won for Best Writing and Best Entertainment Program.

Rob made his Broadway debut as author and star of More to Love. His Broadway Credits also include Amos Hart in Chicago, Mr. Mushnik in the 2003 revival of Little Shop of Horrors, and as Herman in the 2005 revival of Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate. In the fall of 2005, he began performances as Speed, the poker-playing crony of Oscar and Felix, in the revival of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.  In 2012, his most recent Broadway appearance was in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe. Rob also won a Drama Desk award for his role in the critically acclaimed play Tabletop.

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