Monday, February 28, 2022
Don’t forget to watch Jonathan and Jordan on “Rock the Block” tonight night at 9 on HGTV! For those outside of the US WeNeedJordanBack on Instagram will be streaming it live!
Donnie just posted another preview clip of "Bring Back the Time" on Instagram!
Donnie just posted another short preview clip of “Bring Back the Time” on Instagram! pic.twitter.com/94woPeiYSt— NKOTB News (@nkotbnews) February 28, 2022
Here are a few interesting tidbits from Donnie on Instagram! He says there will be even more new music from the New Kids on the Block (besides "Bring Back the Time"). He also mentions he will see Mike Bivins "at the New Edition show". He didn't specify which one and of course this could just mean he will be in the audience enjoying a show instead of performing for once 🙂
If you live near Indianapolis, the local Remember Betty group is hosting an event on March 19 and they will be giving away prizes including an autographed hat from Danny Wood (you must be present to win). Click here to get your tickets!
Saturday, February 26, 2022
It's official, New Kids on the Block will be releasing a new song called "Bring Back the Time" on Thursday, March 3rd at Midnight Eastern time! The song will also feature fellow Mixtape 2022 artists Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa, and EnVogue. They will also be debuting the video for the song on Thursday morning! Check out a 15 second preview clip of the song below!
We’re turning #TBT into #NKOTBT — March 3rd, Midnight Eastern time — The release of our epic new single BRING BACK THE TIME!— New Kids on the Block (@NKOTB) February 26, 2022
Featuring the stars of #MixtapeTour2022 @rickastley, @TheSaltNPepa & @EnVogueMusic!
PRE-SAVE NOW: https://t.co/VjFPHriQBi pic.twitter.com/KYnt6jorS4
An email was sent out to Block Nation members this morning inviting members to enter to win passes to skate with the New Kids on the Block!
Note, this event takes place near New York City and if you win it does not include travel expenses.
Here is the link to sign up for Block Nation (I don't know for sure if you have to have already signed up prior to the email going out this morning to get in on this contest). The deadline to enter is tomorrow at Noon.
Friday, February 25, 2022
The New Kids on the Block will be appearing on Good Morning America next Thursday morning! According to this DVR screen shot from BlancoDiddy on Twitter, they will also be performing with Salt-N-Pepa, EnVogue and Rick Astley!
Donnie joined Unique Natasha on Instagram today live from the set of Blue Bloods. He talked a bit about hiding his tattoos when filming, a bad dream he had about the NKOTB cruise, spreading the love, and he stayed on live while he filmed a scene with Marisa Ramirez on the set of Blue Bloods! He also said there will be "a lot going on" next week and "the BH family will be so happy" and there will be a "sneak preview" of BBTT tomorrow!
Click here to watch! (Donnie joins about 16 minutes in)
New Blue Bloods episode "Allegiance" airs tonight. Here is the plot summary:
Erin and Anthony team up with Erin's nephew, police officer Joe Hill (Will Hochman), to course-correct a trial when Joe becomes aware of witness tampering. Also, Baez forces Danny to help her find the killer of her favorite TV personality; a seemingly random shooting at police Lt. Raymond Moretti's (Tony Danza) home leads Frank to investigate who in the officer's family has criminal ties; and as Eddie works an SVU case, she questions her decision to become a police sergeant.
Here's some preview clips!
Thursday, February 24, 2022
One of our guys has been absent from the public eye recently, so when a new photo of him surfaces, it's front page news!
Photo courtesy of InspireNexton
That time @jonathanrknight and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block came to Nexton to participate in a different kind of “block” all together #rocktheblock A few Nexton folks were lucky enough to grab a pic! See them on the season 3 premiere of HGTV’s Rock the Block this Monday at 9 pm!
If you’re watching, jump onto our Facebook page and join our episode 1 discussion hosted by @blacksouthernbelle_bsb!
Here are some other recent New Kids on the Block highlights...
In case you missed it, if you were not already booked on the 2020 cruise, your chance to get on the 2022 NKOTB cruise starts tomorrow!
Danny updated his avi on his social media accounts:
Joey is still in rehearsals for The Wanderer
Sharing this magic moment❗️around #sonnypaladino piano at #thewanderermusical rehearsal with #diondimucciofficial #stevievanzandt #joeymcintyre #kennethferrone #kristamhibbard #papermillplayhouse #nkotb
This was posted on Kristina Crestin's Instagram yesterday:
Jonathan posted some new photos over at Instagram!
Donnie and Jenny talk about Face Timing when they're on the road:
Donnie talks about carrying around small dogs.
Donnie talks about NKOTB now and back in the 80's and 90's. Harry and Donnie Wahlberg remember an early encounter before they were both famous.
Donnie and Harry go face-to-face in the stare down, dance-off and runway walk!
Videos courtesy of Harry Connick, Jr on YouTube
Donnie's video before the show:
Sail away with us to Half Moon Cay this October 20-24! Block Nation members, book your cabins starting tomorrow, February 25th at 10am ET. You will receive an email with all the info. Remaining cabins will go on sale tomorrow, February 25th at 2pm ET. https://t.co/5SHkjoomNO pic.twitter.com/XVwm6lryx4— New Kids on the Block (@NKOTB) February 24, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Jonathan was interviewed by The Morning Show Cánada in early 2021. He talks about how he became passionate about old farm houses, why his horse is named "Canada", and he is asked to give musical advice for HGTV Canada host Scott McGillivray.
Video courtesy of Nkotb Peru
Sunday, February 20, 2022
As Joey is gearing up for his role in The Wanderer, it reminded me of some of his other roles. Joey was in the production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank, CA from November 22-December 10, 2017. Here is Joey's announcement about him joining the cast:
Here are a couple photos of Joey and cast members:
Here is a clip of Joey encouraging people to see the show:
Here are a few other links!
Here is an interview Joey did from Billboard:
If you cruise down Riverside Drive in Burbank, Calif., you can’t help but notice the marquee in front of the newly renamed Garry Marshall Theatre (rechristened this year to honor his memory). Beneath the title of the current show, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, is the leading man’s name: Joey McIntyre — and the news that he is only in the show as Pseudolus for three weeks (with his run ending Dec. 10 when original cast member Paul C. Vogt returns from playing Amos Hart in an international tour of Chicago).
McIntyre starred in the film adaptations of the musicals The Fantasticks and Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. His stage musical credits include Tick, Tick…BOOM! and Wicked. The New Kid on the Block talked to Billboard about his earliest musical theater memories, going from pop music to Stephen Sondheim and if more stage work is in his future.
What is your earliest memory of musical theater?
Coincidentally, my earliest memory of the theater was A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. I lived four blocks from the Footlight Club, the oldest community theater in America. It’s a beautiful 250-seat theater in Jamaica Plain [Massachusetts]. My mother and sister were in the show. The actor who played Pseudolus had this can of peanuts, and when he opened it, snakes would jump out. My friend and I would sit in the front row. My first job in theater was to collect the snakes.
You joined New Kids on the Block when you were 12. Before that, did you have a chance to appear in any musicals?
Theater has been so important to me and my family over the years. Mom performed in church and at the Footlight. Dad came up in Boston politics and that can be a song and dance show. I love sports but I grew up in the theater, starting at age six. I learned about music by being on stage. I was in shows like Oliver! and The Music Man. There’s nothing but joy in the theater. There’s an openness to everything. Historically, the gay community has always been very involved in theater and as a kid you notice that people can be what they want to be. There’s a warmth in the theater. Then you sing a song and people clap for you. What’s better than that?
You’ve appeared at the Garry Marshall Theatre before, in 2006 when it was known as the Falcon Theatre. What was it like to work with Garry when you were starring in his stage production of Happy Days?
It was really a joy. He created Happy Days and I watched that show when I was growing up. There’s nothing cooler than the Fonz and Richie Cunningham. To play the Fonz and work with this legend who did everything from Dick Van Dyke to Pretty Woman was like a master class. Garry was a sweetheart and his spirit is still alive in his theater. He was a regular human guy and he opened up to me about the ups and downs of life. Everyone who worked in that theater had a connection with him.
Paul C. Vogt, who is playing Pseudolus in this current production of Forum, had to step out of the show for three weeks and you were asked to step in. How did that come about?
When I first saw the line-up of shows for the current season, I texted Joe [Joseph Leo Bwarie, director of Forum] and told him I would have auditioned for the role. Then Paul stepped out and Joe called me and asked if I could learn the show in two weeks. It was a tall order but I took the challenge. It was a chance to learn and grow.
What is it like to go from pop music to Stephen Sondheim?
Sondheim is complicated. Every syllable, every idea is connected to something else. Any songwriter could learn a lot from Sondheim. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a huge fan. The way he wrote Hamilton, with his pop background, he emulated Sondheim. I’ve always enjoyed interpreting songs. Most of the time, pop singers are going for the acrobatics, which isn’t my forte. I’m confident about how I deliver a song. I’ve never been bashful about tying emotion to the song.
What is your favorite moment in Forum?
I get to sing the opening song with the company [“Comedy Tonight”]. Then I sing “Free.” Pseudolus is a slave who wants to be free. It’s a great song and it kicks off his trajectory, his arc. I also love singing “Pretty Little Picture.” It’s early Sondheim with such descriptive lyrics: “In the ocean an island waits, smooth and sandy and pink, filled with lemons and nuts and dates.”
I’m working with a great cast, we have a beautiful set and the costumes are gorgeous. I’ve been touring with New Kids a lot, so I haven’t done much theater lately. It’s wonderful doing something again and again. You ask yourself, that worked last night, why not tonight? You can try things out, just being in the moment. You try different techniques. You swing and sometimes you miss, but when you hit a home run in the theater, it’s electric.
Do you want to do more theater?
I think so. I’m moving to New York. I put that out in the universe, so it’s not a coincidence I’m doing a musical before I head back. I want to be in that world again. I’ve driven down Beverly Boulevard [in Los Angeles] enough.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Friday, February 18, 2022
I came across this short interview of Jordan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg on the Jenny McCarthy Show from the spring of 2020! They talk about their "House Party" video and the virtual cruise of 2020. They also reminisce about high school days, hanging around bad crowds, and how Jordan got Donnie out of trouble when Donnie accidently spray painted graffiti on someone else's work.
Wahlburgers has opened a new location in Sydney, Australia and Donnie recorded a short video message about it!
This might just be a part of Jonathan's Farmhouse Fixer show, but Jonathan recently posted a few photos from his kitchen with camera crews present!
Last night Jonathan posted these photos. The first one is of him, Harley, Kristina Crestin (the designer from Farmhouse Fixer), and Jonathan's business partner Scott Harmon. It was captioned "Had some special guests in the farm kitchen this week. We cooked up a time honored family recipe."
If you like collector's editions, Record Store Day will be releasing a special limited edition vinyl of Debbie Gibson's "Lost in Your Eyes, The Duet with Joey McIntyre" on April 23rd!
In other Joey Mac news, it appears he is still in NY (from his latest IG story)...
and he recently started playing "Wordle"...
I can't guarantee that they are going to use these same themes, but here's what the themes for the canceled 2020 NKOTB cruise were (image from arcsart22 on Twitter).
Oh and one more thing... Check out Donnie's response to one of my Instagram stories... (the screenshot I shared was from his Instagram stories back on September 5th). The parts that Donnie added were his shrugging emoji and "#BBTT" at the bottom.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The New Kids on the Block were interviewed by Howard Stern in 2017. Some of the things they talk about are starting out with Maurice Starr, playing in prisons when they first started out, Donnie talks about keeping the spark alive in this relationship with Jenny McCarthy. Donnie's mega-fan "High Pitch Eric" makes a guest appearance. Howard asked them what they did after NKOTB broke up in 1994, how they still get along so well today and more! They also perform an acoustic version of "The Right Stuff"!
Click on the video for the audio version:
Here are a couple short video clips from the show:
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Joey is already in rehearsals for "The Wanderer"! Here is a Tweet (with photos!) sent out by Paper Mill Playhouse!
Here's a sneak peek of our first day of rehearsal for THE WANDERER. Are you as excited as we are? pic.twitter.com/Kl7bRM3ABB— Paper Mill Playhouse (@Paper_Mill) February 15, 2022
Monday, February 14, 2022
The big news today was the announcement of the rescheduled cruise!
In other news, Donnie and Joey pretty much confirmed the rumors that the New Kids on the Block were all together this weekend in New York City - apparently working on something to do with "BBTT"!