Patrice Covington and Rebecca Naomi Jones are co-starring as Aretha Franklin's sisters on "Genius: Aretha" as Erma and Carolyn Franklin
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My next guests are Patrice Covington & Rebecca Naomi Jones. Acclaimed actresses and singers Patrice Covington and Rebecca Naomi Jones are co-starring on "Genius: Aretha" as Erma and Carolyn Franklin. Patrice Covington is an Emmy® Award-winning actress, singer, teacher, author, and model. Rebecca Naomi Jones is currently featured in the Nissan Rogue 2021 national campaign. She has also performed in solo concerts at Lincoln Center American Songbook and Apollo Cafe. They are both starring in the Genius: Aretha series. GENIUS is an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world's most brilliant innovators, their extraordinary achievements, and complex lives. This season will explore Aretha Franklin's musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world.https://www.moneymakingconversations.comhttps://www.youtube.com/MoneyMakingConversationshttps://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingConversations/https://twitter.com/moneymakingconvhttps://www.instagram.com/moneymakingconversations/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Full Episode: Don Lemon author of "This is the Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism."; EMMY winning Actor Terrence Terrell; Patrice Covington & Rebecca Naomi Jones of "Genius: Aretha"; & Dr. Willie & Dee Jolley talk Sex, Headaches and Other Lies
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My next guest is Don Lemon. He is the host of a top-rated podcast entitled, "Silence is not an option." The podcast Silence is not an Option embarks on tough, honest, and provocative conversations with activists, artists, and thinkers, offering perspective about our nation's deep racial divide while exploring what Americans can do to help find a path forward. He can also be seen weekday, during primetime hosting CNN Tonight. He is on the show to talk about the power of not remaining silent and his new book, "This is the Fire: What I Say To My Friends About Racism." Please welcome to Money Making Conversations, the only African American news anchor in primetime Don Lemon. My next guest is Terrence Terrell. He is Motaur, the half-man-half motorcycle in the Progressive motorcycle insurance commercials. He Emmy Award-winning Actor, Author, Musician, and Philanthropist. Terrence has appeared on BOSCH for Amazon, ROOM 104 for HBO, BATWOMAN for The C.W., and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB for BET+, as well as Issa Rae's GIANTS, for which he won his Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama Series. Terrence can be seen as a series regular on the new Chuck Lorre comedy for C.B.S., B POSITIVE. He is originally from Cleveland, MS, is an HBCU alum (Mississippi Valley State University), and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Terrence is also passionate about mentorship. He serves as the Head Mentor for Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson's WACO Theater and "Angels and Warriors" non-profit organization in L.A. to empower young, underprivileged millennial students to experience and accomplish their dreams in arts and entertainment. His self-published children's book series includes BLACKY, THE SHES, THE CROWN KIDS, and his latest book, MY LITTLE BLACK BOOK. My Little Black Book, the books promote Black beauty, inclusion, and self-love, which are Terrence's driving forces. He is building an empire through talent, hard work, passion, and a commitment to making the world a better place every day. Please welcome to Money Making Conversations Terrence Terrell. My next guests are Patrice Covington & Rebecca Naomi Jones. Acclaimed actresses and singers Patrice Covington and Rebecca Naomi Jones are co-starring on "Genius: Aretha" as Erma and Carolyn Franklin. Patrice Covington is an Emmy® Award-winning actress, singer, teacher, author, and model. Rebecca Naomi Jones is currently featured in those Nissan's Rogue 2021 national campaign. She has also performed in solo concerts at Lincoln Center American Songbook and Apollo Cafe. They are both starring in the Genius: Aretha. GENIUS is an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world's most brilliant innovators, their extraordinary achievements, and complex lives. This season will explore Aretha Franklin's musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. My next guests are Willie and Dee Jolley. Dr. Willie Jolley is a Hall of Fame speaker, award-winning singer, best-selling author, and popular media personality. He was named "One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World" by 175,000 Toastmasters International members. He has been inducted into the prestigious Speakers Hall of Fame. The Veteran Speakers Association named him a "Legend of The Speaking Industry!" Dee Taylor-Jolley is the C.O.O. of Willie Jolley Worldwide. She is also the Chief Learning Officer for Jolley University, the training, and development division of Willie Jolley Worldwide. Please welcome to Money Making Conversations Willie and Dee Jolley.https://www.moneymakingconversations.comhttps://www.youtube.com/MoneyMakingConversationshttps://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingConversations/https://twitter.com/moneymakingconvhttps://www.instagram.com/moneymakingconversations/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Rebecca Naomi Jones is an actress and a singer who made her Broadway debut in 2008 when Passing Strange transferred from it’s Off-Broadway run. She went on to create the role of Whatshername in the Green Day Rock Opera American Idiot, which opened on Broadway in 2010. In 2012 Rebecca played the Narrator in Manhattan Theatre Club's Off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress. Her other Broadway credits include replacing Lena Hall as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2015, a starring role in Significant Other in 2017, and Laurey Williams in Daniel Fish’s revival of Oklahoma!, a role for which she earned a Drama Desk Nomination after appearing in the original production at St. Ann's Warehouse. Rebecca has also appeared in National Tours of Rent and Caroline, or Change, and starred in the film adaptation of Passing Strange. In 2014, she was awarded the Lilly Award, a prize designed to honor women in theater. Rebecca can currently be heard as Lolli in Bleeding Love, a brand new original musical podcast radio play on The Broadway Podcast Network. Rebecca was born in New York City to bi-racial parents, her mother Jewish, and her father African-American. She shares that growing up in NYC and “being mixed is a different thing than growing up in other places and being mixed,” and wasn’t made aware of how unique that was or how complicated it can be for people until much later. Rebecca is no stranger to the New York Stage. But doesn’t mean she is immune to performance anxiety. In our conversation, Rebecca opens up about her first encounters with anxiety and panic attacks in 2015, attacks that would linger even as she was performing on stage during Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She shares that during the run of Oklahoma! she kept up a regular meditation routine so she could prepare herself “for the fear”.In this episode, we talk about: Her inner demons that come out when she is gaining recognition or awards for her work Her memory of the first time she experienced a panic attack How performing to a house full of people with the lights on during Oklahoma! tested her Her experiences practicing and performing opera with the children's choir at The Met The trial and error of recording Bleeding Love Some of the film and TV work she has done, and why she finds this work so exciting and thrilling Connect with Rebecca: IG: @onerebeccajones Twitter: @rebeccasername Listen to Bleeding Love Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to know what you think. A very special thanks to our patrons who help make this podcast possible!Cheryl Hodges-Selden, Paul Seales, David SealesThis episode is released in a time of crisis and mass awakening. Black Lives Matter. Please consider donating to any of the following: George Floyd Memorial Fund Minnesota Freedom Fund Reclaim The Block National Bail Out Black Lives Matter The Bail Project Black Visions Collective Campaign Zero National Bail Fund Network The Innocence Project Run with Maud Justice for Breonna Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
REBECCA NAOMI JONES is an Americanactress and singer best known for her performances in the Broadway rock musicals Passing Strange, American Idiot, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.Jones was born in New York City, New York, to a musician father. Her mother is Jewish and her father is African-American. Jones performed in the children's chorus of the Metropolitan Opera as a youth and graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School in 1999. "I did theatre all throughout middle school and high school and was really into it, the same with singing," she said. Jones received her BFA in drama from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and appeared in the national tours of Rent and Caroline, or Change.In 2007 Jones made her Off-Broadway debut in Passing Strange, which transferred to Broadway on February 28, 2008. She created the role of Whatsername in the Green Day rock opera American Idiot, which opened on Broadway on April 20, 2010.Paper magazine said of Jones, "She's carved out a nice niche for herself as the girl to call when there's a cooler-than-thou musical in town." In 2012 Jones played the Narrator in Manhattan Theatre Club's Off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress. Jones returned for the show's engagement at the Union Square Theatre, which ran from May 22, 2013, to July 21, 2013. Later that summer, Jones appeared in a new musical adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. On June 2, 2014, Jones received a Lilly Award, a prize designed to honor women in the theater. On April 14, 2015, Jones replaced Lena Hall as Yitzhak in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Jones played the role through the production's end on September 13.In 2017 she starred as Vanessa in Significant Other on Broadway.In 2018 Jones starred as Laurey Williams in Daniel Fish's production of Oklahoma! at St Ann's Warehouse. The production transferred to Broadway at The Circle In The Square Theatre in March 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#2 - The Untold Stories of The St. James with Rebecca Naomi Jones Part 2
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In part two of The Untold Stories of The St. James, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Jennifer Ashley Tepper chat about Rebecca's best American Idiot stories, other legendary St. James shows from The King and I to The Producers to The Pajama Game to Hello, Dolly!... and the St. James' neighbors! What are the untold histories of Sardi's and Angus and John's Pizzeria? Plus, why is the St. James stage door unlike any other? What was it like to perform in American Idiot with Billie Joe Armstrong? Learn about "the Tommy Tune seat", the famed left orchestra stairs, and what famous Broadway stars were once ushers at the St. James.To view the slideshow of the St. James over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/ocYmuPvwOUwProduced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein.A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#1 - The Untold Stories of The St. James with Rebecca Naomi Jones Part 1
The Untold Stories of Broadway
In the pilot episode of The Untold Stories of Broadway podcast, Jennifer Ashley Tepper explores The St. James Theatre with Rebecca Naomi Jones, who starred in American Idiot at the beloved Broadway theater. What legends have occupied the same St. James dressing rooms over the years? Which treasures from past shows can still be found at the theater if you know where to look? Learn about the first woman to compose a hit Broadway musical, the unique nature of the offices upstairs, and the incredible era of American Idiot on 44th Street. Rebecca and Jennifer even share fascinating stories of the original Oklahoma!, which premiered at the St. James 76 years before the current Broadway revival she is currently starring in.To view the slideshow of the St. James over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/ocYmuPvwOUwProduced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein.A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rebecca Naomi Jones Speaks On The Musical, "OKLAHOMA!"
75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is "OKLAHOMA!" as you’ve never seen or heard it before – reimagined for the 21st century. In a provocative new staging, this OKLAHOMA! allows this classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light. Rebecca Naomi Jones took the BUILD stage to chat about the refreshing new take on the musical.
YOU GUYS!!! I've been pursuing this interview with Rebecca for YEARS! I'm totally obsessed. I first fell in love with this incredible woman in 2008 when I saw her in the Broadway production of "Passing Strange"--a show she'd been with since the 2007 production at The Public Theater. I fell even deeper in love with her when I saw her in 2010's "American Idiot," and, of course, I loved her in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." And now she's making her play Broadway debut--yes, that's a thing--in the TERRIFIC "Significant Other." Sheeeeeeeeee's amazing! Enjoy!
Actress/Singer, Rebecca Naomi Jones, makes her Broadway Play debut in the critically acclaimed, Off Broadway Transfer, SIGNIFICANT OTHER. she takes a little time out of her schedule to talk to me about her new gig, her career, and just being fabulous and fun. It was goood that we waited to talk because at the time of the other interviews, she was the only one who was not in the original Off Broadway show.Checkout Ms. Rebecca Namoi Jones: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=rebecca+naomi+jones%2c+videos&qpvt=rebecca+naomi+jones%2c+videos&FORM=VDRE Significant Other on Broadway: http://www.significantotherbroadway.com/Keith Price's Curtain Call: http://www.keithpricecurtaincall.comOn Instagram: @keithpricecurtaincallOn Twitter: @kpcurtaincallON FB: https://www.facebook.com/Keith-Prices-Curtain-Call-1380539615593807/