Musical Spit It Out! Plays Midtown Theatre Fest to Aug. 6
Spit It Out!, a new musical co-written by and starring Valerie Smaldone and Amy Coleman, opened at the Midtown International Theatre Festival on July 18th and will run through
August 6th at the WorkShop Theatre (312 W. 36th St., 4th floor).
A Two Sides of a Coin production, the show is a "comical and endearing look at an unlikely friendship
between two women that develops when their paths
in life collide as Kara Angelo (Smaldone), a career-driven successful
television talk show host meets the down on her luck
blues singer, Hanna Cohen (Coleman)," according to Spit It Out!'s website. As the show's tagline puts it, "When you're in the middle of a break-up, nobody hears you scream. Except your best friend."
As described on her website, Smaldone is a five time Billboard Magazine Award-winner,
best known for holding the
#1 position in the New York radio market as mid-day
host of 106.7 Lite-FM. Among her prominent radio credits
are co-creator, writer, producer and host of several
nationally syndicated programs which featured interviews
with top recording artists of our day, including Paul
McCartney, Elton John, Sting and Celine Dion. She is
also a successful voice over-artist and has recorded
over 1,000 voiceovers from commercials, to television
news promos to movie trailers.Coleman received Backstage Magazine's Best Vocalist of the Year award for her cabaret Face to the Wall,
a piece set to the words and music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
She fronts an all-female blues band called Sweet Potata (with whom she
released the CD Soul Kiss), and recently released her first solo CD on Regular Records, entitled Flame On. Regionally, she has appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors, and also played Janis Joplin in the original production of Beehive at the Village Gate. Coleman appeared as Vickie for three years in the hit off-Broadway production of The Last Session.
Spit It Out!'s tickets are priced at $15, and can be ordered by visiting www.smarttix.com. Also, RSVPs can be made by calling 212-221-8361. For more information on Spit It Out!, visit www.twosidesofacoin.com. To learn more about Smaldone, visit www.valeriesmaldone.com and for more information on Coleman, visit www.flaminamy.com. Also, visit www.midtowntheatrefestival.org.
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