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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Apr 27, 2018

Dennis visits the San Fernando Valley home of actor-writer-producer Kevin Spirtas to talk about the new web-series he co-created and stars in After Forever, about two gay men in love who had it all until one day they didn't. Kevin talks about the origins of the project, connecting with co-creator Michael Slade, how they got it made, how they got the money to make it, shooting in NYC, casting actors like Mitchell Anderson and Michael Urie, playing love scenes and doing the ugly cry. He also talks about his work on the soaps Days of Our Lives and One Life to Live and the crazy storylines he got to play. He also recalls standing by for Hugh Jackman on Broadway in The Boy from Oz, talking himself into a audition for A Chorus Line on Broadway, and working on slew of slasher film sequels like Friday the 13th Part 7 and The Hills Have Eyes 2...but never getting murdered. He also talks about doing in the hit gay play The End of the World Party in Los Angeles in the 1990s when so many people were dying from AIDS. He talks about his journey to being an out actor in Hollywood and the gay film Green Plaid Shirt that changed his career. He also talks about becoming a producer on Broadway shows like Finian's Rainbow and Priscilla Queen of the Desert and that time he spilled beer on Elizabeth Taylor.