Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Scoop week of 6/28/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Ruthless! the Musical

Where: St. Luke's Theater
            308 West 46th Street
            New York, New York

When: Mondays at 8:00
             Thursdays at 7:00
             Fridays at 8:00
             Saturdays at 2:00 PM

Who: Recommended for 10 and up

Ruthless! is a campy cult favorite in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do ANYTHING to play the lead in the school play.... ANYTHING!  The show famously spoofs Broadway musicals such as Gypsy and Mame, as well as classic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve. Ruthless! is a 90 minute hilarious romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition.


Past productions of Ruthless! have launched the careers of child stars such as Laura Bell Bundy, Natalie Portman, and Britney Spears. Make sure to catch our latest Tina, Tori Murray, so you can say you knew her when...  

For more info, visit RuthlessTheMusical.com.

We will also be featuring more about Ruthless! in future posts.
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Backstage Pass Series at the Strand Theatre

What: Scars on 45

Where: The Strand Center  for the Arts
             400 Clifton Avenue
             Lakewood, NJ

When: June 30, 2015 8:00 PM

Scars On 45's EP "Give Me Something" came out in 2011. The foursome, who hail from Bradford, England, had created the album with no real plan of being an actual band. Subsequently, they signed with Chop Shop/Atlantic and scored a song placement on "Grey's Anatomy". Their  latest album "Safety in Numbers" includes "Golden", the album's opener, "This Is Not Your Love Song" & "Crazy For You". 

BACKSTAGE PASS series is a unique concert series that allows patrons to share the stage with the artist. Sit right on the stage overlooking the interior of the beautiful historic theater. The artist performs just an arms length away! Theese shows are General Admission. Accordingly, seating is first come, first serve. Come early. and enjoy a few pre-show drinks at the fully-stocked bar. Stay late, and have the opportunity to mingle with the artist and pose for pictures. 

Tickets  for the show are $19 (plus  a $5  service  fee)

To order tickets go to http://www.strand.org/.
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 Upcoming Events at the Sussex County Miners
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
 Augusta, NJ



 June 30 at 7:05 PM 
 Gates open at 6:00 PM PROMOTIONS Two for Tuesday Specials* 2-for-1 hot dogs 2-for-1 nachos *Hot dogs and nachos cannot be mixed and matched. 

July 1 at 7:05 PM 
Gates open at 6:00 PM PROMOTIONS Kids Go Free Wednesday Special Kids 12 and under get in for FREE* *This special is only available at the box office, so please visit the Skylands Stadium box office to receive your child’s free ticket.

July 2 at 7:05 PM  
Gates open at 6:00 PM PROMOTIONS Independence Day Celebration Postgame Fireworks Cheap Cheap Thursday Specials $2 domestic draft beers $2 soft drinks $2 hot dogs $2 fries $3 import and craft draft beers.

For more information or to order tickets go to http://sussexcountyminers.com/.
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July Events at Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street
New York, New York


Live Electronic Workshop with Barcelona's Pau Guillamet
Tuesday June 30, 2015 4:30 - 5:30pm
Family Workshop for Ages 4+
Price: $10 per person (Children & Adults); $2 per person for CMA Members
Location: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. NYC 10014

Bring the whole family and create your own electronic music track with special guest, Pau Guillamet! Join this live jamming workshop in partnership with the Catalan Institute and learn the basics about how electronic music is created and some improvisational and creative tips along the way! Families will work collaboratively with Pau to set up a running loop and lay down a bass line, keys, extra percussion and vocals to top it all off. Have your own small instruments at home? Bring them in and add your personal sound to the mix! At the end of the workshop, listen to the final creation and dance along!
About Pau:
Pau Guillamet, Barcelona born and raised, is an all-in-a-box musician ranging from acoustic guitar souly songs to leftfield electronica. He’s put up several projects such as Braqueberry, Guillamino and Olde Gods since he started messing around with beats and chords on the early 2000s. He embarked on a literally-around-the-globe tour in 2013, which brought him as far as Iceland, Japan, LA, Detroit, Montreal and back to Barcelona in a month’s time. He’s also played in places as far-out as…the Sahara desert, Jerusalem, Chile, Morocco, Lithuania and Norway.


Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo!
July 6, 9, 10, 11 & 12 during General Hours
All ages
Price: $12 per person ages 1-65; Infants under 1: Free; Seniors: Pay As You Wish
Location: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. NYC 10014

Visit CMA for a week full of celebration of famed Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo’s birthday! Frida Kahlo, born July 6, 1907, is known for her prolific painting career… particularly for her iconic self portraits! Help us celebrate Frida and participate in a variety of workshops, including:
-Create a personalized self portrait in the Fine Arts Studio using mixed media. Frida often used symbolism in her paintings, which she referred to as a “window to her soul”. What symbols or objects would you add to your self portrait to represent you?
-FriDamensional! Find inspiration in Frida Kahlo's paintings and turn elements of her work into three dimensional clay sculptures at the Clay Bar!
-On Visit the Sound Booth and re-mix popular Mexican music or record “Frida's Diary Entries”.
Enter Frida’s World in a special photo booth! Create your own self portrait inspired by Frida’s famous works using a camera, rather than a paint brush!



Celebrate Bastille Day at CMA!
Monday July 13, 2015 during General Hours, 12-5 PM
All ages
Price: $12 per person ages 1-65; Infants under 1: Free; Seniors: Pay As You Wish
Location: Children's Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. NYC 10014

Celebrate Bastille Day a day early at CMA! Bastille Day is a day for patriotism, pride and fun. The day is celebrated with feast, parades and fireworks! Learn about French culture and French artists throughout the museum! Visit the Fine Arts Studio to create miniature models of French landmarks out of recycled materials. Create you own version of the Bastille, Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and more! Then sew your own French-inspired apron in the Fine Arts Studio, so that you can bake your own French snacks at home! Stop by the Clay Bar to create a clay painting inspired by French Impressionist painters like Claude Monet, Camille Pisarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more.



Hudson River Outpost
Every Tuesday from July 7 - August 25, 2015, 1:00 -2:30 PM (weather dependent)
All Ages
Price: FREE
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 25 at N. Moore St.

CMA will be putting the ARTS in S.T.E.M. in partnership with Hudson River Park Trust by inviting families to contribute to a Collaborative Diorama Project: Water Habitat Layers Collaborative! Each week, young artists will have a chance to explore the deep aquatic environment of the Hudson through thematic art workshops; while also contributing to a collaborative community project that will evolve throughout the summer. No registration required, just drop-in contribute when you are in the area on Tuesdays from1-2:30. This is a family program, no age restrictions applied. Children with disabilities are welcome. Materials are limited to first come, first served.

Weekly Themes:
July 7: Submarine Window Scenes
July 14: Fresh vs. Saltwater Art Lab
July 21: Underwater Sea Creatures Mobiles
July 28: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Water Scenes in Bottles
August 4: Oyster Beds
August 11: River Plants & Water Fowl
August 18: Ship in a Bottle
August 25: Water Cycle Collages



Free Arts Island Outpost
Every Saturday from May 23- September 27, 2015 (and Holiday Mondays) (NO Programming Saturday July 4)aturday, J
All Ages
Price: FREE
Location: Governors Island, Outside Building 14 in Nolan Park

Bring the whole family and join CMA’s Teaching Artists, as we spend the summer making artwork inspired by Governors Island itself! Participants will create works that show the importance of nature and parks, and our place in between those two. We will be influenced by the works of Andy Goldsworthy, Nils-Udo, and Richard Shilling as we scavenge for what nature has to offer, collaborating with site specific installations, and showcasing interactions with the sun, trees, water, and rocks. And be prepared to exploit the creative potential of everyday trash, repurposing it away from the landfills and oceans, by making it into clever and meaningful art.

For more information go to  http://cmany.org.
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July Events at Franklin Square
200 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 


July 3 - 5, noon - 3 pm – Independence Day Family Fun – Celebrate America’s birthday with fun featuring the Lightning Bolt Express Train ($5 adults, $4 children).

July 8, 6:30 - 7:30 pm – Twilight Yoga Presented by POP UP Yoga Philly - Get excited about yoga, health and wellness! All body types and skill levels are welcome for this Gentle Vinyasa Yoga Class. ($15)

July 18, 7 - 11 pm – Saturday Night at The Movies – Bring a blanket and watch a movie on the Great Lawn. Games and pre-show activities start at 7, movie begins at 9 pm.

July 23, 4 - 10 pm – Red, White, & Blue Festivus – Enjoy some of Philly’s finest food trucks, activities, and a patriotic beer garden presented by Barren Hill Brewery. Admission is free, with food and beverage available for purchase from participating vendors.

July 31, 11 am – Franklin Square 9th Birthday Celebration – Join Ben Franklin as he blows out the candles for the Square’s birthday celebration with some fun free activities.

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July 4th at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Celebrate the 4th of July at iPlay America.  FREE Unlimited Rides passes  with the purchase of a $10 Game Card. Enjoy Cosmic Battle, iPA Speedway, The Kite Flyer, Spin Zone and more!

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Ongoing Programs at DiMenna Children's History Museum
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West (at 77th Street)
New York

Sundays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 11:30 am
From the 17th to the 21st century, through fact and fiction, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great. In honor of the special installation Lafayette’s Return: The “Boy General,” the American Revolution and the Hermione, we’ll be reading stories about the Marquis de Lafayette and other heroes of the American Revolution throughout July Ages 3 – 7. Free with Museum admission.
  • Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette written by Selene Castrovilla and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan (July 5, 11:30 am). Come learn all about the touching friendship between the young and idealistic French nobleman who came to America to join the patriots fight for freedom and the distinguished Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington.
  • Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution by Don Brown (July 12, 11:30 am). Join us for a telling of the true story of Henry Knox. To come to General George Washington’s aid during the American Revolution, Knox pulled off a daring engineering feat which involved dragging 59 cannons over 225 miles in the dead of winter!
  • Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Ben Franklin by Gene Barretta (July 19, 11:30 am). Did you know that aside from being a diplomat, author, postmaster, printer, and one of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin was also a great inventor? In this book, we’ll learn all about the amazing inventions that sprung from Franklin’s brilliant mind, many of which are still commonly used today!
  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and engraved and painted by Christopher Bing (July 26, 11:30 am). Join us for a reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous 1860 poem about the daring ride of American patriot Paul Revere!

Tuesdays and Fridays, July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21,  24, 28, 31 @ 3:30 pm
Held in the cozy Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library, this program introduces New York and American history to the littlest New Yorkers with age-appropriate readings and engaging hands-on activities. Ages 3 – 5. Free with Museum admission.

Sketching in the Galleries: The Hirschfeld Century
Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 3:30 pm
Do you know what it means to be “Hirschfelded”? In this exciting, educator-led sketching program, families will be introduced to the work of iconic portraitist Al Hirschfeld through the works exhibited in The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld. Kids will look closely at his use of expressive lines and, after a turn in the Barber’s Chair have the chance to embellish their own Hirschfeld. Ages 6 and up. Free with Museum admission.

Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 3:30 pm
Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross-stitchers and younger children will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers and older children and adults can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs—make a handcrafted gift for someone! Ages 6 and up. Free with Museum admission.

Summer Scavenger Hunts
Daily, 10am–6pm (Sundays, 11am – 5pm)
Escape the heat this summer and go on an adventure in the great indoors! Have you ever stood next to an authentic 18th-century carriage, seen a pair of glasses worn by President Abraham Lincoln, himself, or gotten up close and personal with the wooden leg of one of America’s Founding Fathers? If you said no to any of the above, then this is your chance!

For more information go to www.nyhistory.org
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Kiwi Magazine's Next Great Chef Contest

Children ages 4-14 can enter for a chance to win amazing prizes—KIWI’s giving away more than $3,000, plus a chance to be featured in KIWI magazine!\

To enter the contest, your child should  should come up with an original recipe using the sponsors products. Parents can help out by taking a video while their young chef whips up an innovative dish. New this year is the “Cooking Together” category, in which children and parents create the recipe and appear on camera together!

The contest ends July 5, 2015. Find all the details here.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

BALLET HISPANICO Returns to Guild Hall 
with its First Evening-Length Ballet: CARMEN.maquia

Where: Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY

When:July 25, 2015 at 8pm

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation's leading Latino dance organization since 1970, will perform CARMEN.maquiaa, a bold and electrifying reimagining of Bizet's fiery and tragic tale. Tickets are $20/$18 Members - $60/$58 Members and FREE to Students and are available at www.guildhall.org or by phone at 631-324-4050.
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News from O & M Co.

Ghost Light Records to Release Original Cast Recording 
It Shoulda Been You

 Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Joel Moss, the album will be digitally released on Friday August 14, 2015,with a physical release on Friday September 18, 2015.  For more information on the album, please visit: www.sh-k-boom.com/itshouldabeenyou.

It Shoulda Been You opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and audiences have been laughing their nuptials off ever since.  The hilarious and heartwarming new musical is a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding.  As if the union wasn’t complicated enough, the bride’s ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos. Plots are hatched, promises broken, secrets exposed – and the bride’s resourceful sister is left to turn an unmitigated disaster into happily ever after. It Shoulda Been You puts a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional wedding comedy, proving that when it comes to wedding day insanity, it’s all relative. 

Directed by Emmy and Tony Award-winner, David Hyde Pierce in his Broadway directorial debut, It Shoulda Been You features an original book & lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi.  Tony and Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly and Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris, lead an all-star cast of Broadway luminaries which also includes, Sierra BoggessDavid BurtkaLisa HowardEdward Hibbert, Tony Award-nominee Montego GloverJosh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. MartinAnne L. NathanNick Spangler and Chip Zien.
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All Tickets to July 3 Matinee of 39 Steps Available for $39.00

The two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps has announced it will kick off the Independence Day holiday weekend by adding a specially-priced matinee performance on July 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM with all tickets priced at $39. The evening performance on July 3 will remain at 8:00 PM.

39 Steps will play the following schedule for the week of the July 4th holiday: Monday 6/29 at 7 pm, Wednesday 7/1 at 2 pm and 8 pm, Thursday 7/2 at 8pm, Friday 7/3 at 3 pm and 8 pm, and  Sunday 7/5 at 3pm.

39 Steps will also play its 100th performance at the Union Square Theatre at the 2PM matinee on Saturday, June 27th. To celebrate this milestone, the production is offering $39 orchestra tickets which can be purchased using Offer Code 39BDAY. Visit www.39StepsNY.com and click the link on the home page to join the celebration.
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Annual NYCLU Benefit: Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Where: NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts 
                   566 LaGuardia Place
                   New York, New York

When: July 20, 2015S

HOST:SUSAN BLACKWELL

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JEANINE TESORI 

PERFORMERS INCLUDE:

MICHAEL CERVERIS
RUTHIE ANN MILES,
JUDY KUHN,
CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER,
STEVEN BOYER
BETH MALONE
BRANDON URANOWITZ
MONTEGO GLOVER
SETH RUDETSKY

AND MORE

 In addition to some of Broadway’s hottest rising talent, the evening will showcase the teenage winners of the NYCLU’s Freedom of Expression contest, which invites New York City public schools students to speak their minds on important civil liberties issues in their lives.

Proceeds from the show benefit the NYCLU’s youth programs, including its work with LGBT teenagers; its Teen Activist Project, which engages New York City youth as organizers and peer educators on civil rights and civil liberties issues; and its work to stop overly aggressive policing and zero-tolerance discipline in the city’s public schools.

VIP tickets and sponsorship packages, now on sale for $100 and up, can be purchased here 
Individual tickets are $60.00 and can be purchased at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/broadwaystandsup; by calling 212.352.3101; or in person at the Shagan Box Office located in the Center’s lobby at 566 LaGuardia Pl.

For more information about the show, visit www.nyclu.org/broadway.
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