Sunday, June 21, 2009


Sexy SCARS Readers:

Welcome back to my BABBLING BROOKE BLOG! As promised, you will get a little HORROR...a little HOLLYWOOD...a little HIGH DRAMA! :)

HORROR: As an artist, you go through many experiences, projects and mediums in your career...some memorable and some you want to forget. When I was young and doing theatre in New York, I worked on an Off-Broadway Rock Opera called THE CURE. I originated the role of JEWEL, a drug-addicted, HIV positive teen living on the streets who is introduced to a Vampire Coven that feeds off of the sick and criminal and holds "THE CURE". I don't want to share too much, but what I do want to share is that this was one of the memorable and artistic experiences of my career and it holds a very special place in my heart! From the story to the characters to the music to VAMPIRES!!! :)> I am proud an honored to announce that the show will be revived in NYC and you MUST go support Creator/Composer, Mark Weiser and Director, Elizabeth Lucas! Here's the latest information below:
"A rock n roll graphic novel about two friends who discover the world's last surviving vampires. When offered their own chance to live forever, one friend is seduced while the other barely escapes with his life, setting in motion a fight for survival that threatens to bring down the entire city.

At the crossroads of humanity and immortality, there you find THE CURE."

I am thrilled to announce that my musical, THE CURE, has been invited to be a part of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in September/October.
THE CURE is a rock n roll graphic novel come to life exploring the desire to live beyond the boundaries of mortality. The story...A man's search for a reason to live turns into a fight for survival when he falls in love with one of the last surviving vampires. Our characters struggle to find the value of their lives, and how to make that meaning last beyond their own existence. For each of them, as for each of us, the answers are different, but the question is as old as time itself - How do we gain immortality? What is THE CURE?
THE CURE is a darkly compelling story based on one of the most popular subjects of all time - vampires. In the last few years alone, we've seen franchises of TRUE BLOOD, TWILIGHT, BLADE, UNDERWORLD and countless video games, comic books, TV shows and films all surrounding our fascination for the eternally young, beautiful and seductive vampire. Unlike musical theater's previous attempts at tackling the vampire mythology, THE CURE tells an entirely original story, with a modern setting, modern music and a sensibility that melds the visceral impact of live theater, the sounds of rock n roll and the storytelling style of graphic novels. Never has the popularity of vampires been so rampant, and never has a stage show captured the heart of the vampire legend like THE CURE. -Mark Weiser

HOLLYWOOD: The word about THE SINATRA CLUB is spreading fast! Check out some videos and breaking news:
Danny Nucci:
Sal Polisi:
James Quattrochi:

And, here's a fun one in the NEW YORK POST, if you are a GOODFELLAS fan:
June 12, 2009 --
HENRY Hill, the lovable mobster played by Ray Liotta in "Goodfellas" (1990), has become a pathetic, racist drunk, according to witnesses who saw him recently. Last week, "Crazy" Sal Polisi -- who testified against John Gotti at the Dapper Don's trial in 1986, and went into the witness protection program when Gotti was acquitted -- brought Hill to the Los Angeles set of "The Sinatra Club," the movie Polisi wrote about Gotti's first social club. "It was 10 a.m., and Hill was blitzed. He was pathetic," one cast member told Page Six. "And then he starts dropping the N-bomb. And we have black guys on the crew . . . He was escorted off and out." The picture stars Jason Gedrick as Polisi, Danny Nucci as Gotti, Michael Nouri as Carmine Fatico, Joey Lawrence as the club's "half-assed singer" and Leo Rossi as Paul Castellano.
And, you think horror movies are scary ;)

HIGH DRAMA: I want to shout out to Marilyn Papa, one of my best friend's and world famous Psychic Mediums, on her latest article:
To learn more about Marilyn Papa and to read testimonials you can visit her website at If you would like to book a reading, please call 323-860-8771 or e-mail her at
If you tell her you read about her on The Babbling Brooke Blog, you will receive a 10% discount.

Okay...gotta go prepare to scare by studying my role of Nicole in SLIME CITY MASSACRE!

Love & Horror,
XO Brooke Lewis

Monday, June 8, 2009


Sexy SCARS Readers:

Welcome back to my BABBLING BROOKE BLOG! As promised, you will get a little HORROR...a little HOLLYWOOD...a little HIGH DRAMA! :)

HORROR: I always stress the importance of supporting friends and having friends support you! I am proud of my friend DeeDee Bigelow, as she is working her gorgeous bod off to make things happen in the horror genre. Check out DeeDee Bigelow on the poster of her new film DEAD AIR. If you want to find out more about DeeDee and what this hardworking lady is up to, go to:

CRYPTICON SEATTLE: Just returned from a horrific weekend at CRYPTICON with some of the nicest, most seasoned folks in horror! A big THANKS goes out to Bill and Troy and the CRYPTICON Seattle family for lining up an amazing group of horror peeps! I was fortunate to spend time with the hilarious Eileen Dietz, Adrienne King, Doug Jones, Don Coscarelli, Reggie Bannister, Gigi Fast Elk Porter, Ken Foree, Charlotte Kemp and many others.

HOLLYWOOD: Tragedy struck Hollywood last Thursday when I got the call from my director, Marc Clebanoff, of BREAK that I acted in with the late and great David Carradine! What a sad and terrible loss of a very talented man! Check out Marc's interview on The Wrap:

June 04, 2009, 8:08PM CDT
Remembering David Carradine
By Marc Clebanoff

When the suggestion was initially made a few years ago to pursue David Carradine for a role in "Break," my first reaction was how appropriate it seemed. After all, who better to cast in a flick laden with killer kung fu than Caine himself?

It was without a doubt one of the best creative decisions I ever made as a director and producer. When you see his performance, I think you’ll agree.

On the first take, David held out his arms to fellow actor Frank Krueger, exclaimed, “Welcome, my friend” and hugged Frank -- just as the screenplay called for.

Following the embrace, however, Carradine ran his fingers through Frank’s hair and pecked him on the cheek. I leaned over to my assistant with a smile and noted, “That was interesting.”

On take two, that peck on the check transformed into a peck on the lips.

Take three was a real kiss.

Take four, however -- that’s what’s in the film. But it wasn’t sexual. It was just the kind of twisted genius that only comes from a truly gifted and amazing actor. One could only imagine what a fifth take might have entailed.

Watching David take an already colorful character and sequence and escalate it to a level that renders audible delight to anyone who has ever screened "Break" is to me what personifies David as a true star.

Nearly a year later -- in May of 2009 -- "Break" had its theatrical release in Los Angeles. I remember being very excited, yet slightly nervous because David was coming to see the film for the first time. One of the proudest moments I can recall in my professional career was standing next to him in a Q&A session following the opening-night screening and hearing him say, “With independent films you never know. I happen to really like this film.”

He looked me straight in the eyes as he said it -- despite the packed theater before him. A far cry from the man who challenged me to a sparring match on my set when he found out I was also a martial artist. But even then it seemed David was always making a point of passing along his knowledge, as if assuming the mentor role wherever he was, be it with a younger actor, a new director or even just a fellow martial artist.

As amazing as the performance that he gave me is, it seems that David’s greatest contributions to the people he worked with came between the lines.

David Carradine will be truly missed. His fans will remember his brightest on-screen moments and characters, but the people lucky enough to work with him will miss the element in David’s character that pushed everyone around him to achieve at a higher level.

HIGH DRAMA: OMV (OH MY VAMPIRE!!! As Ms. Vampy would say :) I am stressed to the max...traveling and working 24/7! I am still on THE SINATRA CLUB for another week and start rehearsals for SLIME CITY MASSACRE next week. I just met with my cutie, Roger A. Scheck, about his horror/sci-fi flick, TONIGHT, HE WALKS, that I am starring in and am waiting for the shooting dates for Anthony Brownrigg's THE EIGHT. Sleep? What the F^%K is that??? Wait...anyone need me for a ZOMBIE flick? FX needed ;)

Love & Horror,
XO Brooke Lewis