Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/25/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Alice in Wonderland
presented by Literally Alive Theatre
Players Theatre
115 MacDougal
New York, NY
Now through November 8

For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.literallyalive.com/shows/alice.html

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Coming Soon Kids Night on Broadway
  
KELLI O’HARA
Currently Starring in Broadway’s
Tony Award®- Winning Musical The King and I
 and

MARLEE MATLIN
Currently starring in Deaf West Theatre’s
Spring Awakening on Broadway
 
NAMED NATIONAL AMBASSADORS OF
KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAYâ 2016
Presented by The New York Times 

KidsNightonBroadway.com
 
The Broadway League announced today that Kelli O’Hara and Marlee Matlin will serve as the 2016 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassadors. Details about the 20TH Kids’ Night on Broadway will be announced at a press event on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is an annual event when kids ages 18 and under can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY ticket includes restaurant discounts, educational programs, and some very special events still to be announced! 

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will also take place in multiple cities around the country, with different shows and venues putting their own spin on the event, on numerous dates throughout the year. Check kidsnightonbroadway.com for specific dates and locations.
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iPlay America's Spooky Spectacular Halloween
The Final Chapter
October 30 & 31
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ 

Spooky Spooktacular Halloween! An event so massive, so monstrous, so amazing, it dare not be missed! In short, iPlay America is thrilling Halloween enthusiasts of all ages this season! But all good things must come to an END! And what a glorious end this will be with iPlay America Halloween: THE FINAL CHAPTER!

No matter what your Halloween plans are, they can only be made better by visiting iPlay America on Friday and Saturday of Halloween weekend! Nothing makes Trick-or-Treat sweeter than a visit to iPlay America to EAT and PLAY! Get the party started by taking advantage of the FULL MOON AFTER DARK DEAL on Friday! For just $10.30 get UNLIMITED Rides AND a $10 Game Card! A value of $39.95! This is the type of deal that actually turns the dead into zombies and gets them up on their feet and headed towards iPlay America.

Spooky Spooktacular Halloween! The fun STARTS at 7 p.m.! Plus from 6 p.m., kids meals are ½ price at Game Time Bar and Grill! And speaking of FUN, the radio revelers from FUN 107.1 FM will be onsite at iPlay America from 7 p.m.! To get in on this truly SPOOKTACULAR DEAL just go to  iPlayAmerica.com/Halloween and print your COUPON!

Also on Friday, all of the little ghosts and ghouls will have a great time on the from 3 to 9 p.m. for just Trick-or-Treat Trail $5! It's six spooky stations of fantastic Trick-or-Treat Fun designed to delight all of our little creatures of the night. Purchase a map in the Welcome Center and get it stamped at every candy giveaway location and enter a completed map for a chance to win a fantastic
iPlay America Birthday Party! Trick-or-Treat Bags are on sale in the Welcome Center for $5

Then on Halloween, October 31, the MADNESS continues! The Trick-or-Treat Trail is FREE for ALL kids from noon until 8 p.m.! Registration is required via iPlayAmerica.com/Halloween. Plus, every child dressed in a costume gets a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée at Game Time Bar & Grill ALL day long! The good times will be plentiful at Game Time Bar & Grill too with all sorts of Spooktacular food and drink specials to tantalize your taste buds! There's even a special Halloween menu created just for kids.
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Upcoming at the New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
October 30, 2015 – February 28, 2016

This holiday season, the New-York Historical Society will be transformed into a magical wonderland with a dynamic installation from its renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements, and toys from a bygone era. Featuring several treasures exhibited for the first time since New-York Historical acquired the collection, Holiday Express will unfold over a broad swath of the first floor and continue throughout the lower-level DiMenna Children’s History Museum. With the aid of theatrical lighting, an ambient audio “soundscape,” and other visual effects, visitors will be engaged in all-new and captivating holiday experience. Organized by New-York Historical’s Mike Thornton, Assistant Curator of Material Culture
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Upcoming at the Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Avenue
Lakewood, NJ

R Kelly's TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET - By Remember Jones
Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8PM
REMEMBER JONES presents R. Kelly's Rated X, TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET - LIVE! For the first time EVER attempted LIVE, REMEMBER JONES, called "soul sensation" by The Asbury Park Press, will present R. Kelly's infamous R&B soap opera TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET with a 20-piece orchestra and other surprises. Written and produced by pop/R&B sensation R. Kelly, the series tells a story of a one-night-stand which sets off a chain of events, gradually revealing a greater web of lies, sex, and deceit. It has spawned record and DVD releases, Internet success, and countless pop-culture parodies. REMEMBER JONES and company will present the first 12 chapters, note for note, in their entirety with an orchestra of 20. This has never been performed live and will make it's debut on Halloween night! Costume dance party and giveaways to follow with special guest bands TBA. (Plus $5 fee per ticket.) NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18!
For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.strand.org/events/event-listing/
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Galli Theater's Halloween Show
151 W. 26th St
7th Fl
New York, NY 

Get dressed up and come out for Galli Theater's  first ever Halloween show!
Saturday, October 31st at 4pm
They will treat you to the U.S premiere of: "The Little Vampires" 
Suggested donation $10 per person
For more information go to http://www.gallitheaterny.com/welcome.html

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TADA! Youth Theater's High School Audition Intensive
139 W. 29th St
2nd Floor
New York, NY
Grades 8+

Tuesday Nov 3 10:00 AM- 5:30 PM
1 Day Audition Intensive!
Work with two professional teaching artists/performers to sharpen your audition skills in preparation for Performing Arts High School
ONLY 14 SPOTS AVAILABLE
For more information or to register go to http://www.tadatheater.com/schoolbreakcamps&workshops.asp
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CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
ELEVENTH ANNUAL ART AUCTION AND COCKTAIL PARTY
Venue: Dream Downtown, 355 East 16th St. NY, NY 10011
Sunday November 4, 2015, 7:30-9:30 PM (VIP Preview 6:00-7:30 PM)

Artist Co-Chairs: Meghan Boody, Rico Gatson, and Elissa Levy & Adam Ames
Host Committee Co-Chairs: Katelijne de Backer, Delphine de Causans, Mary Gail Parr, Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman & Richard C. Pepperman II, Julie & Paul Rudd, Sabrina & Michael Rudin, Kelly Rutherford, and Jane Sutherland 
Live and Silent Auctions featuring work by over 90 artists including: Donald Baechler, E.V. Day, Michael De Feo, Gail LeBoff, Ryan McGinness, Jack Pierson, Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, and many more established and emerging artists.
CMA's Art Auction & Cocktail Party, attended by CMA's top donors and members, art collectors, and downtown personalities, will include a live and silent auction powered by Paddle 8, delicious hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and music by DJ Paz. CMA is proud to honor three important supporters of the CMA Community during the VIP hour: CMA Inclusive Program Co-Founder Mindy Nam Dehnert, Installation Artist Christine Sciulli, and CMA Community Supporter Goldman Sachs Gives.
All proceeds support CMA’s free Community Arts Educational Programs, which bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children throughout New York City. 
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Tim Kubart, Sprout Channel Host and Postmodern Jukebox’s
‘Tambourine Guy’, Celebrates  ‘Home’ with Concerts  Farmingdale School on November 10th
Brooklyn Bowl on November 14th

 Tim Kubart, Sprout Channel host and Postmodern Jukebox’s ‘Tambourine Guy,’ will celebrate the release of his new album Home by returning to his own hometown school, Woodward Parkway Elementary in Farmingdale, NY, on Tuesday, November 10th. Woodward Park students  will be singing along when the hometown-boy-turned-star returns for two interactive performances. 

Tim and his band The Space Cadets will also perform a gala all-ages concert at the Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) on Saturday, November 14th  at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 and are available now via Ticketfly , some may still be available at the door.  Children 2 and under are free admission.  The concert marks the NYC release party for Home, Tim Kubart's  pop celebration of the small moments in life, the ones that matter most. Tim and his band will premiere songs and tell stories alongside guest musicians, a horn section, and a tap-dancing sidekick named Jumpsuit Alex. A special guest performance by Mario the Magician will open the show, and DJ Natalie from Baby DJ School will be spinning the after party. Every kid will receive a free Home CD with admission.
On the new album Home, Tim and special guests sing about all new adventures: the kind you can find in your home and in your heart, with your friends and with your family, in the little moments we live every day. Tim created these 14 mostly original songs in partnership with songwriter Matt Puckett (Mother Falcon) and long-time producer Dominic Fallacaro.
Home reflects Tim’s uncanny ability to climb inside a child’s mind. The dance-pop “Breakfast Club” is the perfect wake-up song, and it features Sprout colleague and friend Carly Ciarrocchi. For “Sunday Crafternoon,” Drue Davis (Postmodern Jukebox) joins Tim for a soaring and inspiring song celebrating DIY creativity. Indie family artist Laurie Berkner guest stars on the ballad about togetherness: “Better.” “We aim to meet kids where they are right now, both thematically and sonically,” notes Tim. “The lyrics reflect what I’ve learned performing live with thousands of children, and with my work on Sprout.”
Visit TimKubart.com for updates on these shows and others in Tim’s fall concert tour.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Big Apple Circus presents
Circus of the Senses
specially adapted performances of The Grand Tour at Lincoln Center
that enable children and adults with vision or hearing impairments
and other disabilities to experience the joy and wonder of the circus

Wednesday, October 28 and
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11am
 


Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company's 38th season with the World Premiere of its all-new show, The GrandTour, and presents Circus of the Senses:a specially adapted performance that enables children and adults with vision or hearing impairments and other disabilities to experience the joy and wonder of the circus. Through the use of audio headsets, Braille descriptive programs, American Sign Language interpreters, and a special "touch session" after the show, anyone and everyone can enjoy Big Apple Circus' The Grand Tour!

Matinee performances of Circus of the Senses will be presented (75-minute abbreviated shows):
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11am
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11am

A "touch session" after the performances offers a unique opportunity for pre-selected groups of visually impaired children to go into the ring to meet the artists and literally feel a clown nose, a juggler's clubs, or the silky coat of a performing dog.
 
SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH VISION OR HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
Wireless audio headsets, which utilize a state-of-the-art infrared transmission system, feature a play-by-play description of the action in the ring by Big Apple Circus Founder Paul Binder and Creative Director Karen McCarty. American Sign Language interpreters are strategically positioned in spotlights to translate the auditory aspects of the performances. Audience members also have their choice of a large-print or Braille descriptive program, each of which describes the acts and environment in detail.

Tickets for Circus of the Senses are $12.50 ($10 for groups of 10 or more). To get tickets, please visit www.bigapplecircus.org/circus-of-the-senses to fill out a ticket application form. Please note that submitting the ticket application form does not guarantee tickets. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to eligible groups. Priority is given to children with vision and hearing impairments and their chaperones. No ticket requests will be taken by telephone.

There will be an evening performance of the full show on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:30pm, at which audio headsets, Braille descriptive programs, and American Sign Language interpreters will also be offered. Tickets to the Wednesday evening performance are available at bit.ly/BACCOS-E15.

Circus of the Senses is also offered at performances in Queens and Boston.

For more information about accessibility at every Big Apple Circus performance, please visit: www.bigapplecircus.org/accessibility.


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Big Apple Circus
World Premiere of The Grand Tour
featuring
Halloween Guest Ringmaster
Best-Selling Author R.L. Stine
October 31, 2015 at 4:30pm at Lincoln Center



Big Apple Circus welcomes Halloween Guest Ringmaster, R.L. Stine (author of the best-selling children's series Goosebumps) to a special Halloween performance on October 31, 2015 at 4:30pm. At this special performance, children who arrive in costume will receive a free cotton candy or popcorn voucher.  The show will be followed by a costume contest and parade; the winner will receive a special prize.
For more information, visit www.bigapplecircus.org
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News from Waldmania PR

ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE

IN A

DAY-AFTER-HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY SHOW

WHAT: Rolie Polie Guacamole's Day-After-Halloween Costume Party!
WHERE: Jalopy Theatre & School of Music, 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
WHEN: Sunday, November 1. 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 3:00 p.m.)
ADMISSION: $10 in advance. $12 at the door. $35 for a family of four, in advance.

Holy Guacamole! Brooklyn's beloved kindie band, Rolie Polie Guacamole, declares that Halloween should last just a little bit longer! They're planning a rocking Day-After-Halloween Costume Party Show for families at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 1 at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY. Kids and adults alike are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween finery.
Frank Gallo and Andrew Tuzhilin have been entertaining families for almost a decade as Rolie Polie Guacamole. They'll bring their irresistible energy, impeccable musicianship, and wacky humor to the Palisades Center, playing tunes like "Bird Bellyful," "Wake Up Shake Up," "Apples," "Always Brush Your Teeth," and, of course, "Rolie Polie Guacamole."
Set for release on September 25, Chips and Salsa continues the Rolie Polie Guacamole tradition of bouncy, fun, high-energy songs all done up in folk, funk, rock, Latin and country styles, about eating healthy, staying active, and places the band loves to go, with a sprinkling of animal tunes thrown in for good measure.
 Chips and Salsa will be available on the Rolie Polie Guacamole website HERE and at CDbaby, iTunes, and other digital retailers.
 Check out Rolie Polie Guacamole's website HERE
Rolie Polie Guacamole on Facebook
Rolie Polie Guacamole on Twitter
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THE RISE AGAIN TOUR COMES TO PHILADELPHIA!

SINGALONG CONCERTS CELEBRATE PUBLICATION OF

RISE AGAIN: A GROUP SINGING SONGBOOK

LONG AWAITED COMPANION TO RISE UP SINGING

WITH ANNIE PATTERSON & PETER BLOOD,

TOM CHAPIN, JOHN FLYNN, KIM & REGGIE HARRIS, CHARLIE KING & TWO OF A KIND

TWO CONCERTS: 4 PM (FAMILY MATINEE) & 7 PM

  

WHAT: RISE AGAIN SINGALONG CONCERTS!

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 1. Two shows: 4:00 p.m. family matinee and 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Race Street Quaker Meetinghouse, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
TICKETS: 4:00 p.m. (family matinee): $10 all ages. 7:00 p.m.: $25 adults, main floor. $15 adults, balcony. $10 children under age 18.
INFORMATION: 215-848-6246
TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: The Rise Up and Sing website
NOTE: Tickets at the door will be on a "suggested donation" basis. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay the full amount suggested. Donations entered at checkout will go toward this particular concert and the projects it supports, as well helping others with fewer resources attend.
After more than a quarter of a century, the long wait is over! From the creators of the beloved songbook Rise Up Singing, comes its much-anticipated companion Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook. In celebration, The Rise Again Tour will hold two festive singalong concerts on Sunday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. (family oriented matinee) and 7:00 p.m. at Race Street Quaker Meetinghouse, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA.
At all Rise Again Tour concerts, the creators of Rise Again, folk singers Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, will teach and lead songs from the new book. In Philadelphia they will be joined by Tom Chapin, Kim & Reggie Harris, and Two of a Kind at the 4:00 p.m. family matinee and by Tom Chapin, John Flynn, Kim & Reggie Harris, and Charlie King at the 7:00 p.m. show. All of these artist have songs in the book.
Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook may be purchased in advance of Rise Again Tour concerts from the Rise Up and Sing website and picked up at the concerts. Songbooks may also be borrowed or purchased at the concerts (while supplies last).
 
Check out the Rise Up and Sing website HERE
Rise Again on YouTube
Rise Again on Facebook
Rise Again on Twitter
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EMMY® AWARD-WINNING

ALEX & THE KALEIDOSCOPE

LIVE IN BROOKLYN!!

WHAT: Alex & The Kaleidoscope Live in Brooklyn!
WHERE: Dweck Center, Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2015. 1:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: Free
INFO: 718-230-2100 or the Brooklyn Library websiteWith 18 national awards in their hip pocket, including a 2014 New York Emmy® Award for Best Children's Programming, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, with Alex Mitnick at the helm, has a splendid itinerary of colorful musical adventures in store for an all-ages concert at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 at the Dweck Center in the Brooklyn Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY.
For more than a decade, Emmy® Award-winning children's entertainer Alex Mitnick and his group of fun-loving musicians, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, have been captivating kids and adults alike with his fresh approach to music for young audiences. Alex is known for his dynamic Alex & The Kaleidoscope shows overflowing with kid-friendly interactivity and a boatload of hand-clapping, foot stomping, just plain fun.
 Full episodes of the award-winning Alex & The Kaleidoscope TV show can be seen on YouTube, Kidoodle.TV, AmebaTV, Toon Goggles, and Battery Pop.
Alex & The Kaleidoscope's new album, Get On Board!, was released in September. Get On Board! is available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Pandora, Spotify, and on the Alex & The Kaleidoscope website, HERE.
Check out Alex and The Kaleidoscope's website HERE
Alex and The Kaleidoscope on Facebook 
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News from O & M Co.

**THE BIG EASY MEETS
THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS**

THE McKITTRICK HOTEL,
HOME OF SLEEP NO MORE,
WELCOMES BACK
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

FIVE NIGHTS ONLY
OCTOBER 27th – 31st


The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street), home of Sleep No More, is thrilled to welcome back the iconic, New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Jazz Band who return to The McKittrick’s intimate dining and concert space The Heath for five evenings of live music and dancing, October 27-31, 2015.  This marks the return of the famed jazz band following their 2013 eleven-day, sold-out residency at The McKittrick.  Tickets for the concerts range from $65 - $125 and are on sale now at http://events.mckittrickhotel.com/preshall2015/.  A specially-crafted menu of seasonal cuisine and cocktails will be available inside the venue at each performance.
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TONY AWARD-NOMINATED ACTOR
JONATHAN GROFF
WILL BE NEXT SUBJECT OF
“CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION” SERIES
GROUNDBREAKERS WITH KEVIN SESSUMS”

CONVERSATION
ONSTAGE AT THE CURRAN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
8:00 P.M.
 
  Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that for the next subject of Groundbreakers, the Curran’s Editor-at-Large Kevin Sessums will sit down with Tony Award-nominated actor Jonathan Groff, who is currently starring in the smash hit musical Hamilton, for a special conversation and performance.  Tickets for this event, taking place on stage at the Curran (445 Geary Street) at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, can but purchased for $25 via Eventbrite by visiting www.SFCURRAN.comGroundbreakers with Kevin Sessums is Curran: Under Construction’s recently announced occasional on-stage series of conversation and performance featuring today’s most compelling thought leaders and artists.
 
Kevin Sessums began his career as Executive Editor for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine before serving as contributing editor at Vanity Fair for fourteen years where he was also the Fanfair Editor.  He has been a contributing editor for Allure and Parade magazines and his work has appeared in Marie Claire, Elle, Playboy, Out, and Travel+Leisure.  For several years, he was a regular contributor to The Daily Beast.  His Facebook page has a large and loyal following.  Sessums's two memoirs, Mississippi Sissy and I Left It on the Mountain, have both been New York Times bestsellers. He lives at the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco with his dogs, Archie and Teddy.  

“Curran: Under Construction” features an array of wildly inventive and diverse works, each with ties to the Bay Area. This ground-breaking festival began with The Events (September 23 – 26) and The Object Lesson (October 14-18) and continues this Friday with Ghost Quartet (October 23-25 & 28-31), Steve Cuiffo is Lenny Bruce (November 19-21), Stew - Notes of a Native Song (December 3-5), Story Pirates’ Greatest Hits Show (December 12-13 & 19-20) and Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music (January 17-31). Tickets for “Curran: Under Construction” offerings are priced from $25 to $50 and can be purchased by exclusively via Eventbrite by visiting SFCURRAN.COM, where you can also find all the latest information about “Curran: Under Construction” and plans for the new Curran theatre.
  
Built in 1922, the Curran has housed some of the most important productions in theater history and has maintained a reputation over the course of its life as one of the most prestigious live entertainment venues in North America.  Now, nearly 100 years after it welcomed its first Bay Area audiences, the Curran is undergoing a major restoration and renovation.  Under the curation of eight-time Tony Award winner Carole Shorenstein Hays, the Curran will reopen as a 1,600 seat venue in late 2016 with the new mission.  Inspired by the unique entrepreneurial spirit of the Bay Area, as well as Ms. Shorenstein Hays’s lifelong passion for creatively daring, cutting-edge material, the Curran will provide a home for a handpicked selection of the most exciting stage works being conceived and created anywhere in the world. 
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BROADWAY’S BEST GATHER TO PERFORM
THE WORKS OF WOMEN SONGWRITERS

THE LILLY AWARDS FOUNDATION
PRESENTS
“THE LILLY AWARDS BROADWAY CABARET”
DIRECTED BY LEIGH SILVERMAN
MUSIC DIRECTION BY GEORGIA STITT

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015 AT 8:00PM
AT THE CUTTING ROOM

VIP RECEPTION BEGINS AT 5:30PM
DOORS OPEN AT 7:45PM 
 The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) proudly presents The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway’s best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater.
 The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, is set for Monday, November 9, 2015 beginning at 8:00 p.m. at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street).  VIP Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Tickets range from $75 to $400 and may be purchased at http://www.thelillyawards.org/ or https://www.artful.ly/store/events/7125.   Corporate Sponsorship Tables are also available for $2,500 for 4 seats, and $5,000 for 8 seats.

From legendary Broadway women songwriters to the brightest new stars, the one-night only cabaret will include show-stopping musical numbers from Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone, Runaways, Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, and more.
The concert will feature the works of women songwriters Kristen AndersonLopez, Barbara Anselmi, Carmel Dean, Lisa DeSpain, Bridget Everett, Jenny Giering, Julie Gold, Micki Grant, Amanda Green, Carole King, Lisa Kron, Lisa Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, Amy Powers, Lauren Pritchard, Brenda Russell, Lucy Simon, Jenny Stafford, Georgia Stitt, Elizabeth Swados, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori, and Allee Willis. 

Featured performers will include Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, Finian’s Rainbow), Kelly Barrett (Dr. Zhivago, Wicked), Bridget Everett (Rock Bottom, Inside Amy Schumer), Gina Ferrall (She Loves Me, Mamma Mia), Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody, Bring It On, The Musical), Julie Gold (Grammy Award-winner for “From a Distance”), Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, Violet), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple, The Wild Party), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames At Sea), Kenita Miller (The Wild Party, The Color Purple), Bonnie Milligan (Jasper in Deadland), Tam Mutu (Dr. Zhivago, Les Misérablés), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), Shania Taub (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), and Sally Wilfert (Assassins) who will be joined by  Young Broadway stars Grace Capeless (The Lion King), Bonale Fambrini (The King and I), Akira Golz (Matilda), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), Jake Lucas (The King and I), and Alexandria Suarez (On Your Feet) who will perform a number together.  Additional singers and songwriters will be announced shortly.

Follow @thelillyawards and https://www.facebook.com/TheLillyAwards.   
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NEW YORK STAGE AND FILM
WILL HONOR
STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN
B I L L   P U L L M A N
& TONY® AWARD-WINNING LIGHTING DESIGNER
D O N A L D   H O L D E R
AT THEIR ANNUAL WINTER GALA

JULIE TAYMOR, ED HARRIS & AMY MADIGAN
TO SERVE AS CO-CHAIRS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
AT THE PLAZA HOTEL
New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director; Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) is thrilled to announce that its annual Winter Gala will honor star of stage and screen Bill Pullman, whose decades-long career includes starring roles in the blockbuster film Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping and Broadway’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?;  as well as 2-time Tony® Award-winner and 11-time nominee Donald Holder, lighting designer of Broadway’s The Lion King, The King & I, and the upcoming Fiddler on the Roof revival, among countless others.  The Winter Gala will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City).  For more information on New York Stage and Film, please visit http://www.newyorkstageandfilm.org/. 
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EPIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

“PIKE ST.”

A NEW PLAY
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
OBIE AWARD-WINNER
NILAJA SUN

ARTIST'S FIRST NEW SOLO WORK SINCE INTERNATIONAL HIT
"NO CHILD…"

PREVIEWS BEGIN NOVEMBER 10 
IN THE EXPERIMENTAL THEATER
AT ABRONS ART CENTER

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR NOVEMBER 15

 Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to announce the world premiere production of Pike St., Nilaja Sun’s first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child…. Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic’s Executive Director Ron Russell, will begin performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the experimental theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). Opening Night is set for Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 PM.

In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out the next big storm.  Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace—whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own—out of their crumbling tenement, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption. With Pike St., Nilaja Sun uses her trademark humor, political incisiveness, and virtuosity to bring to life the entirety of the Lower East Side, from decorated Puerto Rican war veteran Manny, to octogenarian downstairs neighbor Mrs. Applebaum, to Candace herself.  Pike St. also marks Sun’s return home to the Abrons Arts Center, where she took her first acting class and began her extraordinary artistic journey.

 For ticket information, performance schedule and further information, please visit PikeSt.nyc or call Abrons Art Center at (212) 598-0400
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CELEBRATING A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATRE

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
TO HONOR BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD LEGEND
ANGELA LANSBURY

24TH OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD GALA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
AT GUASTAVINO’S

DIRECTED BY KURT STAMM
MUSIC DIRECTION BY ANDREW GERLE

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE BROADWAY’S
LEN CARIOU, JAMES EARL JONES, ALAN MENKEN,
BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL, BRAD OSCAR, TOM RHOADS, KAREN ZIEMBA,
 --AND MORE!
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Director) will honor Broadway Executive y and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino’s (409 East 59th Street). 

The Reception begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00, with concert and award ceremony at 8:00 p.m.  Benefit Committee Co-Chairs are Joan Ross Sorkin, Riki Kane Larimer, and Charlotte Rosenblatt. For additional information, pricing, and reservations, please visit www.yorktheatre.org, - call Julie Griffith at (212) 935-5824, ext 213, or via email at jgriffith @yorktheatre.org.
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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY EXTENDS
“A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES” TO DECEMBER 20

Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company announces the addition of one week of performances to its run of the world premiere production of A Confederacy of Dunces. The show will now play through December 20, 2015 at the Boston University Theatre. Previews begin Wednesday, November 11; Opening Night is Wednesday, November 18. A new block of tickets are now on sale.

 A Confederacy of Dunces is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole, directed by David Esbjornson (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and All My Sons) and featuring Nick Offerman of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”   

For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org
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