I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/14/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

TADA Youth Theater School Break Camps
15 W. 28th St.
3rd Floor
New York, NY

When school is out, TADA! is in!
Write, rehearse and perform a completely unique mini musical based on a theme using songs from Broadway, Off-Broadway and TADA! Original Musicals.

February 16-19          Ages 6-8 & 9-14          Theme: Freeze Dance
March 21-24              Ages 6-11                    Theme: March Madness
March 21-28              Ages 6-11                    Theme: Spring Into Action'
April 26-29                Ages 6-8 & 9-14          Theme: Everything's Coming Up Roses

Family Workshop Day at Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street
New York, NY

February 17, 2016
If your kids are off for President's week spend a day learning new art techniques as a family! These family workshops bring families together by offering skill-based art classes for parents and kids together!

Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Saturday February 20
NXT Superstar Finn Balor and Diva Bayley 

Sunday February 21
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Showcase

Also coming soon Disney Stars Peyton Meyer and Laura Marano!

For more information on these and other upcoming iPlay America events go to 
Upcoming This June at Citi Field
126th St & Roosevelt Ave.
Flushing, NY

The New York Mets and Live Nation tonight announced that the multiple-Grammy winning artist BeyoncĂ© will perform at Citi Field Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8. Tickets go on sale to the general public Tuesday February 16 at 10:00 AM online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer will perform at Citi Field Saturday, June 18 after the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves at 8:15 p.m. as the first concert of the 2016 Mets Postgame Concert Series. Tickets start at $27 and are available at Mets.com/Concerts.

Dead & Company will perform at Citi Field  Saturday, June 25 and  Sunday, June 26. Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. at mets.com/DeadandCompany.
News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Prodigal Son Now Open at Manhattan Theater Club

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Prodigal Son, the new play written and directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Outside Mullingar), now open at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Prodigal Son is a passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley (of Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize fame). A 17-year-old boy (TimothĂ©e Chalamet) from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He's violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members (Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard and Chris McGarry) wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?

Single tickets for Prodigal Son are available by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visiting www.nycitycenter.org, or by visiting New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). All tickets are $90.


·         TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.

·         TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – SUNDAY, MARCH 13: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.

·         TUESDAY, MARCH 15 – SUNDAY, MARCH 27: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday through Saturday at8PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. There is a 1PM Education Matinee on Wednesday, March 16.

For more information on Manhattan Theatre Club and their upcoming 2015-16 season, please visitwww.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Smash Broadway Hit Motown The Musical 
Returns for 18 Week Only This Summer

Performance Begin Tuesday, July 12, 2016

General Tickets On-Sale Tuesday, February 16

The smash hit production, featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will begin performances July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday November 13, 2016.

General public on-sale for Motown The Musical will begin Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00am EST by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 or online at
News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

South Street Seaport Museum
Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops

The South Street Seaport Museum announces the Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops. Workshops in Custom Stationery, Fresh Prints, and Woodtype will be offered monthly beginning March 5th, 2016 Workshops are open to participants ages 12 and up. Printing Workshops at Bowne Printers create contemporary artisanal projects using the traditional methods and historic presses that once documented marine trade. For more information visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/education/bowne-printers-workshops/, call (646)-628-2707 or email bowneprinters@seany.org. Visit BIT.LY/BOWNEWORKSHOPS to purchase tickets.

2016 Workshop Details:
Custom Stationery
1pm-4pm on 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/7, 7/2, & 8/6

This three-hour workshop introduces participants to typesetting and letterpress printing of small runs of custom work. Students choose from a selection of the Museum's vintage lead type to design their own personalized stationery. Our team of printers guide the participants through the process of setting type, proofing on our Vandercook cylinder press, fine-tuning designs, and printing a final run on our 19th century tabletop platen press. Participants learn how to operate the presses themselves, and each person goes home with twenty personal stationery items. Tickets are $75 each - and make a great gift!

Fresh Prints
7pm-9pm on 2/25, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25
Bowne Printers is pleased to announce that we are now open late the last Thursday of each month for Fresh Prints, a printing party that showcases multiple presses in the collection. For each event, our team of designers and printers launches a series of limited edition cards and prints that are on press all evening. Attendees have the opportunity to pull prints of their own and learn about the traditional craft of letterpresses. Admission is $10 ($8 for Museum Members), and visitors go home with a package of all three prints pulled live that night.

12noon-4pm on 2/21, 3/23
In this 4-hour workshop participants will design and print a broadside poster from moveable wood type. Bowne Printers will curate a sampling of wood type from the Museum's collection of over 100 fonts. After a brief introduction to the history and process of printing from handset type, students will have the chance to select type and spell out a word or phrase that fits into a specific line length. Rotating monthly, each member of Bowne Printers will lead the wood type workshop to coincide thematically with their own personal practice. Check back to see the specifics of each upcoming workshop. ********************************************************************************************************
News from O&M/DKC

 MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced the extension—by popular demand—of its hit play, Noah Haidle’s Smokefall, through Sunday, March 20th. It was previously scheduled through March 13th. For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org.



CATSone of the biggest hits in theatrical history, will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Preview performances will begin July 14with an official opening set forAugust 2, 2016.

B E T T E   M I D L E R
“ H E L L O ,   D O L L Y !



Bette Midler will return to Broadway in one of the most cherished musicals in theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart’s (book) and Jerry Herman’s (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award®winner Jerry ZaksHello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017.  Rehearsals begin January, 2017.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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