"The Trend Talk" on Roku TV Interviewed Maria on her upcoming Comedy Special Filming 
Maria to Film New Comedy Special "Shades of Machos"
 
November 15th, 2017

 

Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa’s unique perspective reflects Latino pride, empowers women, and celebrates diversity. Her comedy has entertained audiences worldwide and gives a voice to Latinos and Afro-Latinos, a demographic that is often underrepresented in television, media, film and theater.

 

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Maria Promotes New Show Shades of Machos on DASH RADIO - National Show
Shades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May 12th, 2018
November 12th, 2017

 

Maria went on Dash Radio, created by the world’s biggest DJ’s who became fed up with the limitations of regular FM radio (and hate internet playlists that pose as radio powered by soulless computers). She was interviewed by the fabulous Calipso for Dash Radio's Latin Pop station, FUEGO.

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Maria Kicks off her National Tour in Los Angeles then Heads to New YorkShades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May 12th, 2018
November 2nd, 2017

 

Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa kicked off her recent tour with a hilarious performance at the Women's Business and Wellness Conference. Check out video by clicking below. Additional tour dates TBA.

 

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Maria Promotes Shades of Machos on the Armedias and Flaca ShowShades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May 12th, 2018
 
November 2nd, 2017

 

Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa kicked off her recent tour with a hilarious performance at the Women's Business and Wellness Conference. Check out video by clicking below. Additional tour dates TBA.

 

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Maria on KDay Radio Promoting her Variety Special, Viva America on Mundoflix Shades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May 12th, 2018
 
November 2nd, 2017

 

Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa kicked off her recent tour with a hilarious performance at the Women's Business and Wellness Conference. Check out video by clicking below. Additional tour dates TBA.

 

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Maria attends the Voices for Puerto Rico Gala to support the Recovery of the Island
Rosalyn Sanchez, Justina Machado and Wayne Brady Host Fundraiser
 
October 16th, 2017

 

VOICES FOR PUERTO RICO (Voces por Puerto Rico) is a nationwide grassroots humanitarian and nonpartisan initiative by Puerto Rican artists and influencers residing in the US to support rural and/or disconnected local communities affected in Puerto Rico by natural disasters and economic challenges.  Thier mission is to identify and support non-profit local organizations working directly with the community to provide basic resources, including proven alternative solutions to housing, accessing solar energy as well as offering art, cultural and sports initiatives in an effort to promote emotional, physical and mental health. 

 

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http://www.voicesforpuertorico.com/

 

National Show, American Latino Interviews Maria about her Upcoming Comedy Special SHADES OF MACHOS
Shades of Machos to film at the Wilshire Ebell May 12th, 2018
November 3rd, 2017

 

Maria filmed an episode of American Latino TV, a nationally syndicated, half-hour program that celebrates American Latino Pride. The weekly, award-winning half-hour show sets the standard for culturally relevant television for young, U.S. born Latinos in the United States. In the interview Maria discussed her upcoming filming of her new Comedy Special. Check your local listings.

 

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Gold Star Radio Article
Award-winning comedienne / actress, brings her brand of funny to Latino audiences everywhere
October 17, 2017

 

Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa’s unique perspective reflects Latino pride, empowers women, and celebrates diversity. Her comedy has entertained audiences worldwide and gives a voice to Latinos and Afro-Latinos, a demographic that is often underrepresented in television, media, film and theater.

 

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Maria Rocks the House from Cali to New York

May 2nd, 2017

 

On May 2nd, 2017, Maria rocked California audiences as she headlined her comedic antics at Cal State University Northridge and was joined by top-notch Cuban music and dance talent on stage. Audiences from across the West Coast came out to experience the electrifying night of Latin Culture. Preceding CSUN's fabulous event, was a sold out performance at the La Guardia Performance Arts Center in Long Island City of her one-person show joined by a cast of New York Dancers and a performance as well as Key Note speech at Cal Lutheran University's inauguration of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution

 

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Maria  Promotes New Worldwide Release of Viva America on Mundoflix 
Maria attends the Mundoflix Launch and Lights up the Red Carpet
October 10th, 2017

 

Maria promoted the lease of her variety special, Viva America which released on the new Streaming Platform, Mundoflix. You can go to mundoflix.com to see Viva now!

 

“We are excited to announce that Maria Costa’s hilarious new variety special and docu-series will be part of the MUNDOFLIX lineup,” said Lou Pizarro, MUNDOFLIX CEO. “We are huge fans of her fresh and edgy brand of humor, and we are honored to be a part of her new venture.”

 

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M.E.D.C. Awards 'Macho Men' Film Grant
 
November 21, 2017

 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) which works to increase the availability of capital for companies in Michigan at every stage of company development awarded Maria's Detroit division of her production company, Oro Entertainment with grant funds for the development stages of the feature film translation of her "Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them" original play.

 

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2018 National Tour to Reach Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Other Cities
 
Tour Dates Coming Soon
 
November 20, 2017

 

Maria will be touring her outrageous and thought-provoking comedy throughout the Northeast, West, Midwest and Southeast regions across the U.S. After headlining at venues like the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, The Sorensen Theater in Boston, MA and the Kumble Theater in Brooklyn New York, Maria will be coming to your city soon. Dates and details to come.

 

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Maria's Cuban Fire Spreads to the Cover of Latin Heat:
Comedienne Maria Costa Signs Deal with New Video Streaming Platform MUNDOFLIX
 
September 21, 2017
 
“One of the most influential voices of social relevance today.”

“We are excited to announce that Maria Costa’s hilarious new variety special and docu-series will be part of the MUNDOFLIX lineup,” said Lou Pizarro, MUNDOFLIX CEO. “We are huge fans of her fresh and edgy brand of humor, and we are honored to be a part of her new venture.”

 

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Latin Heat (Latino Entertainment's Hollywood Reporter) Feature Article on Maria
Award-winning comedienne/actress brings her brand of funny to Latino audiences everywhere
October 3rd, 2017

 

Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa’s unique perspective reflects Latino pride, empowers women, and celebrates diversity. Her comedy has entertained audiences worldwide and gives a voice to Latinos and Afro-Latinos, a demographic that is often underrepresented in television, media, film and theater.

 

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Maria attends the 2017 Imagen Awards as a Past Winner and Nominee
On the Red Carpet with Fellow Actors she has Worked with America Ferrerra, Justina Machado and others
Airs December 1st on ABC

 

Maria Costa, known as the “Latina Lucille Ball,” has toured her comedic performances in over 100 cities internationally, selling out venues like the iconic Kodak Theater. Costa’s unique perspective reflects Latino pride, empowers women, and celebrates diversity. Her comedy has entertained audiences worldwide and gives a voice to Latinos and Afro-Latinos, a demographic that is often underrepresented in television, media, film and theater.

 

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For booking information and tickets email info@oroent.com

Maria Guest Performs with GMCLA's "Oye Mi Canto"
 
July 16, 2016

 

In light of the recent, disturbing events in Orlando, the Gay Men's Chior of Los Angeles dedicated their summer concert, Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song), to the lives that were tragically lost and the voices that will no longer be heard. Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song), features the driving rhythms and captivating melodies from the island nation that have inspired passion in hearts around the world. Audiences enjoyed the rich sounds of the salsa, mambo and Afro-Cuban jazz in a truly historic performance.

 

Maria performed with Oye Mi Canto and brought her Afro-Cuban dances as well as traditions to the stage. Maria says, "It was my honor and pleasure to be part of such an amazing show and to have the opportunity to work with GMCLA at such a critical time."

 

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Motown Walk of Fame Star

 

Maria Costa is set to receive a Star on the Motown Walk of Fame along side Aretha Franklin, Eminem, Tim Allan and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer. Detroit is poised to have a Motown Walk to Fame to rival its west coast Hollywood namesake. The names of 100 honorees, to be honored with their own red granite pavers, were announced in a ceremony at the Virgil Carr Center in the city’s Harmonie Park district. Enshrined in history forever are well known names, Rosa Parks and others who have shaped the lives of Detroiters and the country such as comedian David Alan Grier, will also be honored.

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Maria Costa’s World Premiere ¡Viva America! Debuts in Detroit
Detroit Film Theater

Multitalented Actress/Comedian/Writer Maria Costa debuts her new comedy film special entitled “¡Viva America!” In the film, Costa transforms herself into an array of hilarious characters drawn from her experiences growing up in the ethnically diverse area of Southwest Detroit and being born into a family of Hungarian and Cuban immigrants.

Behind the scenes is acclaimed Director, Rick Najera’s, whose credits include “”Nothing Like the Holidays” with Debra Messing and John Leguizamo, FOX’s “Mad TV” and “In Living Color.” Costa brings a long list of television credits on shows like Ugly Betty and Strong Medicing...

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Seawanhaka Press
Maria Costa Entertains at Kumble Theater - Brooklyn New York

 

Bursts of laughter filled Kumble Theater on Oct. 30 as actress/comedian Maria Costa presented her show “Macho Men” to LIU- Brooklyn. Costa travels all over the United States on a college tour to present her show. The show was nothing less than hilarious and her hands-on interactions with the crowd made the show fun and inviting.

Before the show began Seawanhaka saw first hand how Costa prepared herself for the show at the doors of Kumble Theater. Taking deep breaths, preparing to get into character, 

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Maria Costa Performs at Sorenson Center for the Arts

Maria Costa is a renowned actress, comedian and writer who critics call "the female John Leguizamo" and “Latina Lucille Ball”. Her award winning show, Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them has sold out the Kodak theater, toured in 16 cities in 6 countries worldwide - now she is setting campuses on fire across the country with “Macho“. The ‘Macho Men’ film version won a prestigious ImagenAward for excellence in Latino film and is distributed worldwide on DVD by Image Entertainment through Netflix and Amazon. Maria also has a long list of television roles on several shows like Ugly Betty on ABC,The It Factor on Bravo and Dangerous Minds on ABC.

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Maria Costa Actress, Comedian, Activist

March 15,2015

 

Albion College’s Organization for Latino/Latina Awareness [OLA] and the feminist group Power combined their efforts to present activist, comedian and actress Maria Costa to the student body. Maria Costa had her education at Wayne State University. She began working on PBS, moved to Los Angeles and was soon cast in multiple television shows on different networks. Costa noticed a similar theme occurring with her casting, so she decided to start her new show, Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them.

The show brings up issues of race and feminism through a couple: one woman who cares about her career path, and a very proud man. Their conflicting personalities cause them to butt heads, but they always grow from their experiences. Costa uses comedy, dancing, multiple costume changes and live music to reach her audience.

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Maria Screens Her 'Macho' Concert Film at the Revolutionary Women's Conference
March 15th, 2015

On Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. the film screening will be presented by the semi-famous actress and comedian Maria Costa. Costa will screen her award-winning show, “Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them: Live from the Kodak Theatre,” an insightful and humorous portrayal of gender roles, relationships, cultural diversity and family dynamics. Costa co-wrote, co-produced, directed and starred in this inspirational and comedic one-woman production that has sold-out performances worldwide...

After the screening, Costa will conduct an educational interactive session in which she will discuss her creative process as a performing artist and writer and her experience as a Latina woman in the entertainment industry. Costa will also talk about her experience performing in a number of television shows including “Ugly Betty” and “Dangerous Minds.”

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Canisius Presents Award-Winning Latina Performer Maria Costa

 

BUFFALO, NY ―  ... Maria Costa is a performer, writer, producer and change maker who has sold out the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and toured in 16 cities and six countries worldwide with her one-woman theatrical comedy show called Macho Men and The Women Who Love Them. She has been described by critics as the female John Leguizamo and the Latina Lucille Ball and has appeared on a number of prime-time television shows like Ugly Betty. Macho Men was also filmed as a comedy concert film which won an Imagen Award for excellence in Latino film and TV and is distributed worldwide on DVD by Image Entertainment. Costa’s newest film, Viva America - also performed, written and produced by Costa - is nominated for an Imagen Award and is in development as a television series with Bravo TV producers.  She recently co-hosted the Urban Wheel Awards with fellow actor Morris Chestnut and... 

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Big Dreams for the Big Show 

KRESGE PERFORMING  ARTS FELLOW

The first thing you’ll read anywhere about Maria Costa, is that she’s funny.  The first thing you notice is that she’s serious. And smart. And very, very hard working.  A successful actress and comedian, Costa started her career with a degree in English and a job as a PBS writer and producer.

She now has a long list of stage credits, including work with Jeff Daniels at his Purple Rose Theater, a popular stand-up show, and starring roles in prime time television shows such as “Ugly Betty,” “Dangerous Minds,” “Strong Medicine,” and “Joan of Arcadia.”

“I love doing it all,” says Costa. “I really do.

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'Macho Men' Movie 
dBusiness

More than 200 people attended the Detroit debut of Macho Men and The Women That Love Them , a Latino musical comedy, on July 26 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. TechTown at Wayne State University is helping to fund a film version of the live show.

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Crains Detroit 
The woman behind 'Macho Men' returns to Detroit to turn a stage show into a franchise

Oro Entertainment plans to spin off the live show — which has sold out in theaters along the West Coast in audiences ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 — into a feature film and, eventually, a television series.

Planned sequels include "Macho Men and the Women Who Marry Them," "Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them Have a Baby," "Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them: A Family Reunion" and "Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them Go on Vacation."

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Global Comedian Stars In Tech Incubator

Macho Men is the brainchild of Maria Costa, a 36 year-old Latina who grew up in the Hispanic section of Detroit, moved to Los Angeles, became a sought-after television and movie actress comedian and model, and creator of a one-woman performance that looks into the relationships of women and their respective ultra-macho men -“ including her father, transsexual brother and her mother-in-law. Costa is backed up by a salsa band and a dance troupe.

Costa and her men are the recipient of a starter grant from TechTown that will help her and her company, Oro (“gold” in Spanish -“ and a prominent decorative element in her office) develop the screenplay for a multi-million dollar movie production.

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An Incubator Dominated By Boomers, Minorities, Hopes to Turn Detroit Around

ORO Entertainment is working with TechTown to launch its new entertainment projects

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