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July 6, 2009 in Borough Culture, City Living | Tags: Angie Pontani, Anita Cookie, Big Apple Burlesque, Brian Newman, Broadway, Broadway Brassy, Broc Hempel, Brooklyn, Burlesque, Bushwick, City Winery, Clams Casino, Coney Island, Corio, Duane Park, Gigi La Femme, Hairspray, Honey Birdette, Joe's Pub, John Waters, Karaoke, Liz Caplan, Lower East Side, Miss Astrid, Murray Hill, Music, New York Burlesque Festival, Public Assembly, Ruby Valentine, Scott Richie, Snuffy Patterson, Staten Island, Theater, Weirdie Girl, Winky Pahdunk, World Famous BOB | by W. Kenton | Leave a comment
Last Monday I sat down with rising star Broadway Brassy at The Magician bar on Rivington and Essex to talk about her career, where she’s been, where she is, and where she’s going. She’s is out of town for the next couple of weeks, but be sure to catch her at Duane Park in late July and August! (Details below.)
CC: Hello Broadway Brassy! Thanks for coming to talk to us at Cultural Capitol. I guess my first question is, how did you get to New York?
BB: I took a chance, I don’t know. God I hate interviews. I just always wanted to come here to New York City since I was a little girl — always. There was never any wavering, there was never any other place I wanted to be. It was here. So I came. That was that. I finished college, and I just moved. To Staten Island. And it was horrible there.
CC: Why did you go to Staten Island?
BB: Because I had friends there. So I thought, if I go to New York City I should be near my friends. I didn’t know anything. So I moved there, and realized right away that was not where I wanted to be, so I moved to Brooklyn.