Sunday, December 15, 2019

Joey McIntyre in The Wanderer

Joey McIntyre will star in The Wanderer in 2020.

Here are some details:

MAY 28–JUNE 28, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse
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Here is a clip from Entertainment Tonight where it is mentioned:

Donnie Wahlberg's UPROXX 20 interview

Donnie recently answered 20 questions for Uproxx:

1. You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?

An old fashioned.

2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter and/or Instagram?

@ByronKatie (Twitter; Instagram).

3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR or in your streaming queue?

Jenny [McCarthy] and I are currently obsessed with and streaming The Crown.

4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?

Not a Popeye’s chicken sandwich, and not a Chik-fil-A chicken sandwich, but a Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich. The unsung hero in the chicken sandwich wars!

5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?

My local Boston newspaper from my childhood that I read every day going to school: The Boston Herald.

6. What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?

Currently, without checking the statistics, I would say: “I Need Your Loving” by Teena Marie. Very old school.

7. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice what would it be?

Stop talking so much! [laughs]

8. What’s the last thing you Googled?

How do you say “I’m proud of you” in Spanish.

9. Dogs or cats?


10. Best concert of your life was…?

Best concert of my life that I was in was Fenway Park, New Kids on the Block in 2017. The best concert that I ever went to was Eric B. and Rakim at the House of Blues in 2019.

11. What book are you most likely to give as a gift?

As a general gift, The Secret Language of Birthdays. It basically breaks down every day of the year, what people are like who are born on that day. And it’s never been inaccurate once. Ever. But if someone’s having a baby, I would give them On Becoming Baby Wise.

12. What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

I would say that there are so many countless things that my fans have done for me, that it would be unfair to pick just one. They’ve fed me and put a roof over my head for the past three decades.

13. South Park or Family Guy?


14. You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?

I would wake up cuddling with my wife. Take her and our kids and all of their friends out to breakfast at our favorite diner. Get in a quick workout with my wife, while streaming an episode of The Crown. Go golf with my golfing buddies. Meet my wife and kids for dinner. Go to the Hotel Baker in St. Charles [Illinois] for an old fashioned and my wife’s favorite, a cosmopolitan. Then go back home and get in bed with my wife, where the day started.

15. What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?

There are quite a few, but I’ll go with Scarface, The Godfather, or Glory.

16. The sports team or teams you’re most passionate about?

All of my local Boston teams, starting with the Celtics, the Patriots, the Red Sox and the Bruins. I spend the most time on the Celtics. I have the most stress and anxiety over the Patriots.

17. Where did you eat the best meal of your life?

Since it’s recent and fresh in my memory, I’m going to say, in my house this year on Thanksgiving, when my wife cooked every single thing on the table.

18. The last movie you saw in a theater?

I saw two movies in one day. It was The Greatest Showman, which I rented out a theater to show my wife privately, because it’s her favorite movie. And we also watched Parasite, which is a Korean film that’s out right now.

19. Who was your first celebrity crush?

My first celebrity crush ever — there were two that I can recall. Kristy McNichol and Thelma from Good Times. Her name was Bern Nadette Stanis, I think her real name was.

20. What would you cook if Nic Cage were coming to your house for dinner?

Well, I don’t cook, so I’d probably give him a bowl of cereal. That’s probably what I’d be able to cook for him. I have an array of cereals in the pantry — he could take his pick. And I have an array of milks in the refrigerator, from almond to rice milk, so he could take his pick.

Donnie Wahlberg at Target's annual Heroes and Helpers program

Here is an article from Patch about Donnie at Target's annual Heroes and Helpers program in NJ:

Donnie Wahlberg, Police Help Kids Pick Out Gifts At Bergen Target

Wahlberg and local police officers teamed up for Target's annual Heroes and Helpers program at the Edgewater store.

EDGEWATER, NJ — Donnie Wahlberg once sang about how he wanted the "right stuff." On Wednesday, the former New Kids On The Block singer-turned-actor gave it to a group of under-served kids in Bergen County.

Wahlberg, a main cast member on the police show "Blue Bloods," teamed up with Target and several local police officers to help kids pick out holiday gifts in Bergen County Wednesday.

Wahlberg and officers from Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, Cliffside Park, Leonia, and Fairview went shopping with kids at Target's Edgewater store for the chain's annual Heroes and Helpers program. Wahlberg brother, Mark, is a prominent film actor.

Attendees shopped alongside 110 kids as they picked out gifts for their families, and took selfies with first-responders and Target team members, Target said in a recap of the event on its website.

The Edgewater Police Department helped organize the event. Hundreds of people attended.

Englewood Cliffs officers Jae Lee and Chris Minetti volunteered their time and attended the event. They and the other officers were paired with a few kids each.

"I was a little nervous, and didn't know what to expect, but they just paired officers up with kids. It went really well," Lee said. "We welcomed the kids, we helped them pick out toys and gifts. It went great."

Englewood Cliffs Police Chief William Henkelman said he was proud of his officers for participating in the event.

"They sacrificed time with their own families to participate," Henkelman said. "If they can put a smile on those kids' faces, it's all worth it."

Target provided an $11,000 endowment that was evenly split among the 110 kids, said Jill Sullivan, Edgewater's recreation director. The kids rode in firetrucks, ambulances, and a lot of police cars to the store in a Parade of Heroes. Wahlberg and Bullseye, Target's mascot, greeted the kids at the store.

The Fort Lee Police Department wrote about the event on its Facebook page.

"‪Fort Lee Police and Donnie Wahlberg at Target today for Heroes and Helpers creating some holiday magic for under-served kids and their families," the department posted on its Facebook page, along with a photo of officers with Wahlberg.

"The addition of Donnie made it a memorable night for the hundreds that participated in the community give-back event," Target said.

Target has helped host and fund the Heroes and Helpers events in their stores for the last decade. More than 100,000 kids have shopped alongside 60,000 public safety workers at more than 2,300 Target stores. Target has provided more than $5 million in grants to fund the program.

Enes Kanter Show Podcast: Donnie Wahlberg on Celtics likability and his friendship with Enes

Donnie was recently interviewed by Enes Kanter to talk about the Celtics and more.

Listen to the full interview below:

Joey McIntyre chats with ET about Twelfth Night and more

Joey McIntyre is opening up about how New Kids on the Block has managed to go the distance.

ET's Keltie Knight sat down with the singer in New York on Monday to discuss his not one, but two upcoming acting gigs in two plays, Twelfth Night and The Wanderer. He also chatted about the decades-spanning run his boy band has enjoyed.

"Staying together is so hard and that's why so many bands don't benefit from staying together," he states.

"First of all, we took 14 years off and we never thought we'd get back together," McIntyre adds of the group's hiatus from 1994 to 2008. "You gotta pick your spots and you gotta take care of yourself. I mean, I slowly realized that the more I focus on myself and asked for what I need and go after that, then it's all good, you know what I mean? You know, we're five pretty good guys. I'm lucky to be a part of it."

Considering their longstanding bankability, he was also asked if the New Kids have ever considered a Las Vegas residency.

"Vegas has definitely, you know, come up a lot, but when you can still play arenas it's pretty cool," McIntyre responds.

He also discussed the group's annual cruise, which runs from April 23-27 in 2020, stating, "It's four nights and five days of non-stop craziness and we're all dead. Everybody goes home dead and then we somehow do it again next year."

Speaking of nostalgia, McIntyre also took a peek at an interview he did with ET in 1989, making for a hilarious reaction and response.

"First of all, my voice was changing, so it was a mess," he joked after watching the clip in which he discusses his newfound success and giving back as a teen. "I always have such compassion for that kid 'cause he could barely talk and he's still trying to sing 'Please Don't Go Girl.'"

During the interview, he also shared his excitement to tackle his first Shakespearean role, stating: "It's very exciting. I always wanted to do it. And I'm thrilled… It's Twelfth Night and the character's Orsino."

Twelfth Night opens on Jan. 11, 2020 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, and his next play, The Wanderer, opens at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey this spring.

Click here to watch the video of the interview!