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Queen Musical Set To ‘Rock You’

Jukebox musicals have always been one of the most popular varieties of stage presentations. From Movin’ Out, which features the reflective, down-to-earth, stylings of Billy Joel, to Mamma Mia!, a raucous celebration of Swedish dance pop sensations ABBA, to Rock of Ages, a tongue-in-cheek tribute to 1980s glam rock, the subgenre has seen its share […]

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Celebrating Mexico in NYC – Lucha Libre Style

It was easy to confuse the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden for Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Sunday, September 15, as Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Mexico’s leading professional wrestling promotion, produced an authentic lucha libre experience for the thousands in attendance lucky enough to have witnessed the historic event. Coined Invading NY, the exhibition […]

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A ‘Rock’ing Conversation With Mitch Jarvis

Royal Flush had the pleasure of speaking with Mitchell Jarvis (Lonny) before a recent performance of Rock of Ages. In addition to discussing the hit jukebox musical, the gifted thespian weighed in on his starring role in last year’s Gettin’ The Band Back Together, his favorite 80s rocker, and what the future holds. Royal Flush: […]

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It’s ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ At Rock of Ages Revival

Glam rock and theater are two canons of pop culture that seemingly couldn’t be more distinct. But if that’s entirely true, the thousands of hybrid fans of both genres that have made Rock of Ages, Chris D’Arienzo’s cleverly crafted classic rock creation, one of the longest running shows in Broadway history, clearly failed to get […]

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Pro Wrestling’s Arezzi in the ‘Spotlight’ Again

Wrestling fans in 2019 have a cornucopia of choices at their disposal to satiate their auditory appetites. Between Chris Jericho’s jolting Talk is Jericho, Edge and Christian’s clever E&C Pod of Awesomeness, and Bruce Prichard’s polemical Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, there is seemingly an option for every admirer of the grappling game. One […]

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This ‘Killer Bee’ is an ‘A’ Inside The Ring

Ask any fan of 1980s professional wrestling what their favorite characteristic of the era was and you’ll likely receive a plethora of responses, ranging from the bombastic personalities, the loquacious managers, the nearly-extinct squash matches, and, of course, the crossover into the mainstream. But no list of attributes of the extravagant decade would be complete […]

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MLW’s de la Renta ‘Manages’ To Make Her Mark in Pro Wrestling

Once a routine part of professional wrestling, managers have seen their once-pivotal roles gradually become extinct in the sport’s modern era. While figures such as Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jim Cornette, and Captain Lou Albano previously held the distinction of acting as smarmy mouthpieces for many of wrestling’s most esteemed characters, eventually, the available jobs […]

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Micro Wrestling Proves Size Doesn’t Matter

Once a regular feature on weekly professional wrestling television, midget wrestling eventually suffered the same fate as other previous staples of the sport such as “jobbers” (performers whose primary role was to lose their matches while enhancing their opponents’ abilities) and “managers” (supporting players who were tasked with strengthening their charges). That is, it virtually […]

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In ‘Pursuit’ of ‘Horror Trivia’ – Two Ghoulish Games

As we enter the apex of the Halloween season, the abundance of horror-themed activities to keep us entertained is seemingly limitless. From haunted houses to creepy corn mazes to hair-raising hayrides, there’s plenty to keep our inner psycho sufficiently occupied. But if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle that can be enjoyed in […]

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Poffo Talks Road Perils, Macho Man, and his Wrestling ‘Days’

While the generally accepted belief is that in order to cope with the grueling, seemingly endless, life on the road for pro wrestlers in the 70s and 80s, drugs were a necessity, don’t tell that to Lanny Poffo; the former wrestler doesn’t buy it. “It’s a complete cop-out,” he contended. “I was on the road […]

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Retro Futura: A Journey Back to the 80s

Totally awesome would be the most appropriate description of the predominantly UK-centric version of the annual Retro Futura concert, the all-1980s package tour that celebrates the decade known for big hair, bold fashion, and bombastic music. The NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island, NY, played host to the popular multi-act event on Friday, the […]

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Styx Singer is on a ‘Mission’

Royal Flush recently picked the brain of Styx lead singer and keyboardist Lawrence Gowan following the band’s gig at NY’s Jones Beach. The frontman opened up about topics such as the group’s current tour, their latest album The Mission, and the landmarks he likes to visit when Styx performs in New York. Royal Flush: The […]