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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 11/19/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ

Get the Led Out The American Led Zepplin
Disney Live Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic

Wednesday November 22, 8:00 PM
Get the Led Out The American Led Zepplin

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 

Friday November 24, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Sunday November 25 11:00, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
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LUZER TWERSKY
STAR OF THE NEW ACCLAIMED NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
ONE OF US
TO APPEAR IN THE NEW YIDDISH REP
PRODUCTION OF CLIFFORD ODETS’
AWAKE AND SING!
Theater at the 14th St. Y
344 E. 14th St.
New York, NY

Performances Begin November 25, 2017
Opening Night Set for December 6, 2017

Luzer Twersky, star of the upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets’ masterpiece AWAKE AND SING!is the subject of the new film documentary ONE OF US, which received unanimous rave reviews upon its October 20th Netflix premiere. Produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia), ONE OF US chronicles Luzer’s break from the insular world of New York’s ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, despite threats of retaliation and the necessity of cutting all ties with his family.

In 2008, Luzer made his painful break from the Hasidic community at age 23 in order to pursue an acting career. He scored his breakout role as Shulem in the 2014 film FĂ©lix & Meira and he had a recurring role on the second season of the hit TV series “Transparent.” Luzer also appeared in New Yiddish Rep’s hit productions of God of Vengeance and Rhinoceros.

AWAKE AND SING! will begin performances November 25th, with Opening Night set for Wednesday, December 6th at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14 Street(between First & Second Aves.) A Yiddish version of AWAKE AND SING! was produced by the Federal Theatre Project in 1938 and it is this translation that will be performed in the upcoming Off-Broadway revival with English supertitles.

The famed Group Theatre presented the Broadway premiere of Clifford Odets' AWAKE AND SING! in 1935 and the play returned to New York three years later featuring a Yiddish-speaking cast directed by Jacob Mestel. This 1938 Federal Theatre production restored to the play some qualities it lost earlier when Odets’ colleagues at the Group Theatre had asked him to tone down the Yiddish colloquialisms and syntax that were part of his New York ghetto characters’ English. The playwright’s initial impulse to let Jewish immigrants speak of struggle, poverty and survival in their own language and speech rhythms was realized anew in Chaver Paver’s adaptation. Odets’ distressed characters who longed for a life “not printed on dollar bills” could be heard speaking Yiddish nightly on Broadway, at Daly’s 63rd Street Theatre, from December 1938 to April 1939.

Generally considered Clifford Odets' finest play, AWAKE AND SING! is the story of the Bergers, a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. Luzer Twersky will play Sam Feinschreiber, the unsuspecting immigrant who marries into the family. AWAKE AND SING! recalls that this country was founded as the land of opportunity for immigrants who came with an enduring belief in the American dream.

AWAKE AND SING! is being presented in association with the Theater at the 14th Street Y and performances will be Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm through December 24th. Tickets are available through www.NewYiddishRep.org or by calling 646-395-4310
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Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

3D Printing and Food 


Tuesday November 21, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
3D Printing With Food

Sticky, slimy, sweet, savory—the introduction of 3D printing technology has unlocked a whole new world of culinary possibilities! In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how innovative startups like local company, Biobots, are changing the face of food using bioprinting technology. Together, participants will discover how 3D printed food can impact the lives of the elderly, ill, and astronauts, and will explore medicinal applications for 3D printed food. Participants won’t leave hungry, however—this class will culminate in printing and tasting your own unique snack!

No prior 3D printing experience necessary
Ages 15 and up*
Space is limited. Advanced registration required.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.fi.edu/event/2017-11-21/3d-printing-food
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Kurt Angle

Saturday, November 25
Warehouse 100                                                          
Doors: 12:00 PM – Start: 1:00 PM

As a wrestler, Kurt Angle’s intensity was unmatched and his technical wrestling skills were unparalleled. Possessing an unprecedented competitive streak that fueled him to become a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, Angle dominated the amateur ranks before emerging as one of the most successful WWE® Superstars of all time. Simply put, Kurt Angle was a Wrestling Machine. During his tenure in WWE, "The Wrestling Machine" tussled with the greatest Superstars of The Attitude Era, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, Triple H, Big Show and even John Cena in the Cenation Leader’s debut. But it’s the Olympic Gold Medalists WrestleMania 21 bout against Shawn Michaels that stands as not only Angle’s best match, but maybe the best WWE match in history. Now is your chance to see this WWE Hall of Famer LIVE during a Q&A session moderated by Howard Finkle. VIP, photo opportunity and Q&A tickets to see the legendary Kurt Angle are on sale and going fast.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
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8TH ANNUAL WINTER’S EVE AT LINCOLN SQUARE
New York’s Largest Holiday Festival Returns with FREE Family Fun, Countless Crowd-Pleasing Performances,
Dozens of Delicious Food Tastings, and the Upper West Side’s
Only Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz to Entertain the Masses as Headliner 
Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Rain, Snow or Shine!

The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.


On Monday, November 27, 2017, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District will host the 18th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest outdoor holiday festival featuring music, dancing, food, culture and holiday cheer for all ages. The unique neighborhood celebration stretches almost 10 blocks along Broadway, is free to attend and draws upwards of 20,000 people.
ENTERTAINMENT: Lincoln Square’s sidewalks will be full of cheer with free musical performances, processional groups, multicultural dance troupes, ice sculpting, Jazz at Lincoln Center, youth choruses, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets and sidewalks of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood. Some of the returning entertainment will include: Processional Arts Workshop, the Alice Farley Dance Theater, and Multicultural Dance Troupes in partnership with Dance Parade.
FOODIES & HOLIDAY CHEER: Attendees should bring their appetites! More than 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries will offer sweet and savory food tastings of their signature dishes at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.  Many of the local stores and neighborhood institutions will host performances, activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening to enchant all festival goers.
Winter’s Eve’s Kids Central - Raymour & Flanigan (1961 Broadway at 66th Street – Secord Floor)

·    Headlining Kids Central this year is Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets , a Grammy Award winning indie pop band that performs with tap dancing sidekicks. The band’s show is highly interactive, musically rich and speaks to kids of all ages.  In 2015, Tim won a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album and became an on-camera host of the Emmy-nominated morning show for preschoolers, “Sunny Side Up.”   Broadcasting from 30 Rock, some of Tim’s favorite visitors include Julie Andrews, William Shatner, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Michelle Obama. Performing on a float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Music Hall of Williamsburg, at Lincoln Center, and now Lincoln Square, Tim has entertained fans and families all over the Big Apple!  Tim also composes songs for Sesame Street, is completing his first picture book “Oopsie-Do,” and is working on an off-Broadway show with Times Square’s New Victory Theater. 
·    Arts & Crafts - The New Victory Theater will have two Teaching Artists on hand to teach card tricks and tricks with colorful scarves. Additionally, they will have a ticket giveaway to a Jason Bishop: Believe in Magic show and some free tote bags and playing cards. The West Side Y   will offer their own tables full of engaging crafts for kids. 
·   There will be face painting all evening for kids at additional tables.
·    Complimentary sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery will be available at Kids Central (while they last).

Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center (Broadway and 66th Street)
·    Kids can meet PBS Kids/THIRTEEN characters.

Film Society of Lincoln Center (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
·  Free screenings of Bob Clark's 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story at the Film Society of Lincoln Center during Winter’s Eve.
·  Complimentary popcorn for all attendees.

Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Cir, Second Floor)
· JACK FROST: The Original Freezemeister is live on stage at 6:00PM & 6:30PM, bringing a snowstorm of comedy and skills from “The World’s Fastest Holiday Medley” to an enchanting game of “Freeze”.  The frozen follies don’t stop there – there’s music, magic, audience participation, and circus skills.
· Kids can create holiday card crafts from DOROT.
· Holiday classics will be performed by Winter’s Eve favorite, the LaGuardia High School Show Choir.
·         Incredible ice sculpting by Okamoto Ice Studio will be featured in front of Time Warner Center.

Frey Plaza & Calabrese & Keegan Plaza (Beneath the Globe at 60th Street)
· High-energy multicultural dance troupes will perform in partnership with Dance Parade.
·  Columbia University Lion Dance will perform dance forms based on kung fu all night long.

TD Ameritrade (1881 Broadway at 62nd Street)
·  West Side Y Kids Company will transform the lobby and sidewalk into a musical theater with a special performance by The West Side Y Kids Company, which provides young people, ages 6-14, of all backgrounds and levels the opportunity to work with acting, dance, and musical theater professionals to develop skills in singing, acting, and dance.

TD Bank (1873 Broadway at 62nd Street)
· Children and their parents can get creative as they customize their very own holiday crafts at the TD Decorating Station. The craft activity is always a popular Winter’s Eve tradition.

· Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, the only K-12 public school for musically gifted children, will present a variety of instrumental combinations and musical styles in the festive foyer of the bank. 

The Church of St Paul the Apostle (Columbus Avenue and 60th Street)
·  Screening of classic movie, The Little Drummer Boy, at 6:30pm and a visit from St. Nicholas at 7:00pm.

Throughout the Neighborhood
  • Throughout Lincoln Square from Time Warner Center to 70th Street, strolling circus performers, LED butterflies,  processional troupes, and more will fill the streets and sidewalks entertaining all night long. 
  • Winter’s Eve Food Tastings - Winter’s Eve revelers can treat themselves to tasty dishes, savory soups, hot drinks, delectable desserts and great food to satisfy all appetites from 30 of Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and eateries (for nominal cost, $1-$4, from 5:30pm-8:30pm)!

For more information visit  www.WintersEve.nyc
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PR Firm Roundup

News from DKC/O & M
and
Grapevine Public Relations

LIMITED EDITION VINYL 12” PICTURE DISC
FEATURING A NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD TRACK CUT FROM
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
AVAILABLE 

NEW SPECIAL EDITION BEHIND-THE SCENES COFFEE TABLE BOOK
“DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THROUGH THE WINDOW”
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
TO BE RELEASED 11/21

 A limited-edition 12” vinyl picture disc (and accompanying digital track) and an all-access behind-the-scenes look at the Tony Award Winning Musical, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window, has recently been released.

Available now, the two-sided vinyl 12” will include one of the show’s most popular songs, “Waving Through a Window,” paired with a previously unreleased, never-before-heard track “In the Bedroom Down the Hall” by Academy Award and Tony Award-winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and performed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Bay Jones and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson. “In the Bedroom Down the Hall” will also be released digitally and will be available for streaming and download at all DSPs.

A special edition coffee table book from Pasek, Paul, and Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window will be released by Grand Central Publishing on Tuesday, November 21. The book, which is now available for pre-order, offers an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

For more information about Dear Evan Hansen or to purchase tickets visit 
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News from Karen Greco PR

Jay Armstrong Johnson stays with THE MAD ONES through December 3

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) announces that Jay Armstrong Johnson continues in the role of Adam through December 3 while Ben Fankhauser remains on vocal rest. Mr. Fankhauser will return to the role on December 5.

Performances of The Mad Ones are  at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison) through Sunday, December 17. Single tickets are $55 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org
 
For more information about The Mad Ones visit www.59e59.org
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News from Polk and Co.

ANASTASIA ANNOUNCES NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE
THROUGH JANUARY 13, 2019


 A new block of tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, November 20 at 10 am EST 10am EST, and will be available at

For more information about Anastasia visit www.anastasiabroadway.com 


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JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
NOW OPEN AT STUDIO 54 

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written and performed by John Leguizamois now open  at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This show is strictly a limited engagement through Sunday, February 4, 2018.

In LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS John Leguizamo schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny, satirical one-man play about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past. 

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history books, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Ticket prices range from $55 - $149. For more information, visit LatinHistoryBroadway.

Performance Schedule:
Latin History for Morons will play Tuesday – Thursday at 7PM, Friday and Saturday at 8PMSunday at 3PM. Saturday matinees at 2PM beginning 11/18/17. Please note there will be no performances on 11/23/1712/24/1712/25/17 or 12/31/17 due to the holidays.

For more information visit LatinHistoryBroadway.com.

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FINAL WEEK!

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY’s

TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

The limited engagement will end Sunday November 26, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company  will conclude its critically acclaimed New York premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket  after extending its initial limited run. The extension week will include three special performances reserved for NYC public school students from schools affiliated with Roundabout’s expansive education program.

In Too Heavy for Your Pocket, Tennessee-born Holder takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own.

TICKET INFORMATION
All tickets for Too Heavy for Your Pocket are $25 General Admission tickets and are available by calling 212-719-1300 or by visiting roundabouttheatre.org for more info.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Too Heavy for Your Pocket plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday matinees at 1:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org
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News from Richard Hillman PR

NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS FOR DESPERATE MEASURES
NOW ON SALE THROUGH DECEMBER 31!



Tickets for Desperate Measures will now be available for performances through Sunday afternoon, December 31, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances began September 19, 2017.  This is the third extension of the hit new musical.

In 1890, in a territory out West, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will 'do his bidding' for the night. Adding to the humorous complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.

Desperate Measures plays the following performance schedule:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.*, Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (*Audience discussion follows the matinee performance.)  Please note:  There is no performance on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) with a special added performance on Friday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m.


For more information  or to purchase tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org.

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NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ANNOUNCED
F R I E N D S!   T H E   M U S I C A L   P A R O D Y

NOW PLAYING

ST. LUKE'S THEATRE

(308 WEST 46th STREET - BETWEEN 8th & 9th AVENUES)


PERFORMANCES TO CONTINUE FROM JANUARY 3 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2018

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther will continue to be there for you into the New Year, as a new block of tickets is now on sale for FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical. Performances began on Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) and the show officially opened on November 2. Originally announced as a limited engagement through December 31, 2017, performances will resume on Wednesday, January 3 and continue through March 31, 2018.

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV's Friends! You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll Unagi! Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.  It's a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. Get ready to PIVOT to St Luke's Theatre!

The performance schedule for FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is: Wednesday at 8:00pm, Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 10:00pmSaturday at 7:30pm & 10:00pmSunday at 2:00pm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

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PAPER MILL ANNOUNCES 
FAMILY CLASSIC ANNIE HITS THE STAGE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS


PERFORMANCES BEGIN NOVEMBER 22, 2017, AT 7:00PM

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2017


OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017, AT 7:00PM



SPECIAL AUTISM-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE ADDED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1:30PM


Performances of the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie, based on "Little Orphan Annie begin Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ.

Annie will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. The performance schedule is Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Visit www.PaperMill.org for special holiday schedules.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $34. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org<http://www.PaperMill.org>. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of 10 or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Students may order $23 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse box office on the day of the performance. 

For more information visit  www.papermill.org
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