Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Rock Star Juggler' Marcus Monroe, Ernie Pruneda Sings a Maya Angelou Poem
Dubbed "the rock star of jugglers" by the New York Press, Marcus Monroe combines innovative juggling with a high-energy original take, making him one of the most sought-after variety performers today. Marcus is the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award, awarded once a year to a performer who exhibits an original and creative performance with the spirit and execution of Kaufman. His original one-man show, THE RISE & FALL OF Marcus Monroe, was presented at Ars Nova last month.
For the live song portion of the episode, Ernie Pruneda (SISTER ACT) premiered "On the Pulse of Morning," featuring Gillian Berkowitz on piano. Music by Joel B. New. Text from Maya Angelou's 1993 Inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. This performance is also available on YouTube and SoundCloud.