Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/21/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Introducing Says Me Says Mom Reader Discount Page

For special discount offers on some of the places we have covered on our blog check out our new Says Me Says Mom Special Reader Discount Page. This week's special offers features The Ride for more about The Ride go to Where--To-Go Wednesday: The Ride and The Ride and The Tour for more about The Tour go to Where-To-Go Wednesday: The Tour and The Tour. More special offers will be added to this page as they become available.
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Ruthless the Musical Extends Run 

Ruthless the Musical currently running at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, NY has been extended through June 18, 2016. For more information about this show see our previous posts: Where-To-Go Wednesday: Ruthless and Ruthless and/or go to the official web-site at http://www.ruthlessthemusical.com/.
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TADA!Youth Theater 
Musical Theater Summer Camps On-Sale Now
15 W. 28th St.
3rd Fl.
New York, NY

Musical Theater week long summer camps
Monday through Friday 9:00AM- 2:30PM
Book multiple camps and save!

For more information or to register go to click here.
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Cinderella at the Strand Theater for the Arts
400 Clifton Avenue
Lakewood, NJ

March 25 2:00 PM  & 4:00 PM Seniors Only (2:00 PM show includes box lunch)
March 26 7:00 PM
March 27 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets to go to http://www.strand.org/events/event-listing/
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Upcoming at the Children's Museum of the Arts

Space Ships & Martians Day
Saturday February 27
Help celebrate the anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn's trip to space with space-themed workshops throughout the museum!


Leap Year
February 29
Clay Bar: Leap and Jump!: In celebration of the Leap Year, sculpt acrobatic animals, amphibians and reptiles that can jump and leap great distances! Such as...lemurs, frogs, grasshoppers and more!
Fine Arts: Giant Symbolic Watches: Enjoy the extra time--and keep track of it!--by creating a giant symbolic watch.

For more information go to http://cmany.org/events/celebrate-leap-year-at-cma/
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ 07726

Saturday, February 27 — Ricky & Trevor The Alive/Gold Tour
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8:00 p.m. 
The Alive/Gold Tour comes to iPlay America featuring digital juggernauts Ricky Dillon and 
Trevor Moran, reuniting for a multi-city tour that brings them to iPlay America’s Event Center on Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 PM. The former members of YouTube super-group Our2ndLife (a.k.a. O2L) will include live performances from their respective newly 
released albums. This is a huge event for fans of Ricky and Trevor and the legions of Our2ndLife fans. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. General Admission tickets 
are $35. VIP Meet & Greet are on sale at RickyandTrevorTour. com. You must have a regular admission ticket to be eligible to purchase the upgrade. VIP packages are limited.

For more information go to http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/ricky-and-trevor-alivegold-tour.
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News From Boneau/Bryan-Brown

World Premiere 
of 
Hold Me Darling
By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Neil Pepe

Featuring
Adelaide Clemens, Jonathan Hogan, Jenn Lyon,
Keith Nobbs, Timothy Olyphant, C.J. Wilson

Performances Begin Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Opening Night Monday, March 14, 2016
Limited Engagement through Sunday, April 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater

Hold On To Me Darling will begin previews Wednesday, February 24, officially open Monday, March 14 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, April 3, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street).

On learning of his mother’s death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane (Olyphant) begins questioning the meaning of his life and what it all adds up to. Determined to abandon his celebrity and career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn’t go well. This compelling new play from acclaimed playwright Kenneth Lonergan examines the costs of fame, fortune and narcissism in pursuit of the American Dream.

Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20 Street (between 8 and 9 Avenues).

SCHEDULE:
Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. (Sunday evening performances 7pm: 2/28, 3/6, 3/20); Wednesday matinees 2pm: 3/23, 3/30.
No performance Tuesday, 3/15.

Regular tickets start at $65.00. Back20 tickets will be available for $20 starting February 10 for all preview performances.

Order online at Atlantictheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or in person at The Linda Gross Theater box office (336 West 20th Street between 8 & 9 Avenues).

4-PLAY FLEX PASS MEMBERSHIP: $229     SAVE 35%     
* Four tickets to be used in any combination to the six productions in the 2015-2016 season
* Full member benefits

* One ticket at the member rate of $40 per production in the 2015-2016 season
* Full member benefits

MEMBER BENEFITS
• NO ADDITIONAL FEES on ticket reservations or purchases.
• Unlimited ticket exchanges prior to a performance.
• Priority booking in advance of the general public.
• One guest ticket per production at 20% off.
• Invitation to Member Only talkbacks and events.
• Access to the exclusive member hotline.
• 15% off any part-time Atlantic Acting School Classes.
• Two FREE tickets to each Atlantic for Kids production.

Memberships can be purchased online at AtlanticTheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or in person at The Linda Gross Theater box office (336 West 20 Street, between 8 and 9 Avenues). 

For information on Atlantic Theater Company membership or other inquiries, contact the Membership Department: 212-645-1242 or membership@atlantictheater.org

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Signature Theatre

One Week Extension Announced for Angel Reapers
Now Running Through March 20, 2016
Tickets on Sale at www.SignatureTheatre.org

Angel Reapers captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect, which sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. With text by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, this wildly theatrical collage about the glorious love of the divine and the overwhelming desire for human connection marks the return to Signature of Residency Five playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Martha Clarke.

SPECIAL RETURN ENGAGEMENT


Old Hats
Created and performed by Bill Shiner and David Irwin
Music and Lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub
Directed by Tina Landau
Now playing through April 3, 2016
The Irene Diamond Stage

After an extended, sold out run in 2013, Signature welcomes back Bill Irwin and David Shiner in their award-winning, critically-acclaimed production of Old Hats. Called "one of the funniest shows of the past few years" by the New York Post, this production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their new songstress and comic foil Shaina Taub, hailed as “a young Judy Garland meets grown-up Lisa Simpson” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Using music, technology, and movement, Irwin and Shiner combine their inimitable magic and slapstick to create an unforgettable outing that's fun for the whole family

For more information, please visit www.signaturetheatre.org.

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Charles Busch
Returns to Theater for the New City in His New Comedy
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Written by and Starring Charles Busch
Directed by Carl Andress

22 Performances Only at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue)
Premiere Showcase Limited Engagement Starts Friday, March 25

Tickets on Sale Now via SmartTix.com
Entire Run Priced at $25
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Please note that Charles Busch’s CLEOPATRA is dark on Mondays and Tuesdays.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Please note that Charles Busch’s CLEOPATRA is dark on Mondays and Tuesdays.
       FRIDAY, MARCH 25 – SUNDAY, MARCH 27 (4 PERFORMANCES): Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.
       MONDAY, MARCH 28 – SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (6 PERFORMANCES): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Saturday at 3 PM. Sunday at 7pm.
       MONDAY, APRIL 4 – SUNDAY, APRIL 10 (6 PERFORMANCES PER WEEK): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Saturday at 3 PM. Sunday at 7pm.

       MONDAY, APRIL 11 – SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (6 PERFORMANCES): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.

CHARLES BUSCH (PlaywrightCleopatra) is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist, and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which ran for nearly two years on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He wrote and starred in the film versions of his plays,Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die!, the latter of which won him the Best Performance Award at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2003, Mr. Busch received a special Drama Desk Award for career achievement as both performer and playwright. He is also the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Lady in Question is Charles Busch. He is a two-time MAC award winner and has performed his cabaret act in many cities including San Francisco, Provincetown, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, London, Paris and in New York at the Ballroom, Birdland, and 54 Below. His website is charlesbusch.com
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
to perform at New York Live Arts
as part of the series
Legends & Visionaries 2015
February 24-27, 2016 

 New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 24-27, 2016.  New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets start at $15, and are available online at http://newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2016, by calling the Live Arts box office at 212.691.6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm - 9pm and Sunday 1pm - 8pm.

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LABAlive Presents
BEAUTY / LITERATURE
An investigation of Beauty: New Words inspired by Classical Jewish Text
at the Theater at the14th Street Y
February 25, 2016 at 7:30pm

LABAlive presents BEAUTY /LITERATURE, an evening of fiction, presentations, and subversive teachings exploring relationships with beauty on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at the 14th Street Y. The evening will feature teachings by Ruby Namdar, new works read by LABAlive  fellows Gal Beckerman, Gon Ben Ari, and Jessica Gross.  A conversation with the artists will illuminate their creative processes behind the creation of the new works, and how the pieces developed through study sessions at LABA.

The event will begin at 7:30pm at The 14th Street Y at 344 E 14th Street, New York, NY, 10024. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets go to http://www.labajournal.com/literature , or call 646-395-4310.

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Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism!
TD Bank Ballpark
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11am  

Big Apple Circus has joined with world-renowned Autism Spectrum Disorders experts to adapt The Grand Tour for families with members on the spectrum and create a joyful experience for all. The adapted show includes the same world-class artistry as the full performance with a shorter running time, adjusted lights and sound, a calming center, pictorial social narratives, and specially trained staff and volunteers to assure a memorable event for everyone!

This special performance, a 75-minute abbreviated show, will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11am. All tickets to this performance are half price ($10-$50). For more information or financial assistance, please call (646) 616-6816.

For wheelchair or special seating needs, please call customer service at 800.922.3772. For more information about accessibility at every Big Apple Circus performance, please visit: www.bigapplecircus.org/accessibility.

The GrandTour runs from February 12, 2016 to March 13, 2016. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.bigappplecircus.org.
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News from DKC/O&M

OAKLAND SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
TO PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIERE AMATEUR YOUTH PRODUCTION
OF BROADWAY’S NEWEST SMASH HIT

“ S C H O O L   O F   R O C K   –   T H E   M U S I C A L ”

8 PERFORMANCE ENGAGEMENT AT SAN FRANCISCO’S
CURRAN
MARCH 3 – 12, 2016


Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California will present the world premiere amateur youth production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest Broadway smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical, as the hit musical continues its professional Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) in New York City.  In an unprecedented move, Lloyd Webberteamed up with R&H Theatricals prior to the show’s Broadway opening on November 6, 2015 to make youth performance rights available to schools and youth theatres across the U.S. and Canada. In an exciting move, producer (and Oakland School of the Arts supporter)Carole Shorenstein Hays has invited OSA to present their musical on the historic stage of the Curran (where The Phantom of the Opera played for five record-breaking years) March 3 – 12, 2016.


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“ E C L I P S E D ”
LAUNCHES
10,000 GIRLS CAMPAIGN
TO BRING
UNDERSERVED YOUNG WOMEN TO BROADWAY

PREVIEWS BEGIN THIS MONTH
AT THE GOLDEN THEATER
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MARCH 6, 2016

Producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey announced today that the critically acclaimed Broadway bound Eclipsed will today launch a campaign to bring 10,000 girls to see the show.  Through the “10,000 Girls Campaign,” girls from the Tri-State area between ages 16 to 24, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience a Broadway show, will be given tickets to see Eclipsed.

Set in Liberia, Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed comes to Broadway on the heels of its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Public Theater last fall.  Eclipsed stars Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o joined by Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah andSaycon Sengbloh, and is directed by Liesl Tommy.  Eclipsed is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community... one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength.

Individuals or organizations can sponsor girls by making a tax-deductible donation through the Broadway Education Alliance by visitinghttps://npo.justgive.org/BroadwayEducationAlliance.  For more information, on the ’10,000 Girls Campaign’ visitwww.tenthousandgirls.com.
Previews for Eclipsed begin on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, with opening night set for March 6, 2016 at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street).  For tickets and information, please visit www.EclipsedBroadway.com.
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CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
ANNOUNCES NEXT SUBJECTS OF SERIES
GROUNDBREAKERS WITH KEVIN SESSUMS

ROCK LEGEND AND ACTRESS
COURTNEY LOVE
AND COMPOSER
TODD ALMOND
MONDAY, MARCH 7

AND

THEATER ICON
JOEL GREY
TUESDAY, MARCH 8

BACK-TO-BACK CONVERSATIONS
TO BE HELD
ONSTAGE AT THE CURRAN


Groundbreakers with Kevin Sessums, Curran: Under Construction’s on-stage series of conversation and performance featuring today’s most compelling thought leaders and artists. 

March line-up:

Courtney Love and Composer Todd Almond:
The San Francisco Sessions
Monday, March 7
7:00 p.m.

One of the most influential figures in contemporary popular culture, rock legend and actress Courtney Love will sit down with the Curran’s Editor at Large, Kevin Sessums, for an evening of conversation and performance.  Love will be joined by her friend and collaborator Todd Almond, with whom she shares a unique artistic alchemy.  The wide range of topics will include that curious magic that occurs when artists collaborate and the fears that they must bravely overcome to create their art.  Love and Almond will perform songs from his musical theatre piece Kansas City Choir Boy in which Love starred in New York and Los Angeles.

Joel Grey:
Drawing Back the Curtain
Tuesday, March 8
7:00 p.m.

Celebrating the publication of his new memoir, Master of Ceremonies (which was released just yesterday), Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe winner Joel Grey talks to the Curran's Editor at Large Kevin Sessums about his storied life and career, touching upon his many roles including the Emcee in Cabaret, his history at the Curran, his 25+ year marriage and his decision to publicly come out last year at the age of 82.  The evening will be one filled with show biz dish, heartfelt conversation, and even a performance or two.


Tickets for these events, taking place onstage at the Curran (445 Geary Street) at 7:00 p.m. can be purchased for $25 via Eventbrite by visiting www.SFCURRAN.com
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News from Richard Hillman PR

“DON’T BOTHER ME, I CAN’T COPE”
A MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT BY MICKI GRANT
CONCEIVED BY VINNETTE CARROLL
DIRECTED BY LESLIE DOCKERY
MUSIC DIRECTION BY WILLIAM FOSTER McDANIEL
CAST FEATURES JELANI ALLADIN, DARILYN CASTILLO, DOUG ESKEW,
TINA FABRIQUE, MARVA HICKS, DEVIN L. ROBERTS,
RUAN RUFFIN AND DEBRA WALTON
10 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 6, 2016
AT YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!


The limited engagement of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope will play 10 performances only February 27 - March 6, 2016 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening Night performance on Sunday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by a “Can’t Cope with the Oscars Party.”

Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, a musical entertainment with book, music, and lyrics by Micki Grant and conceived by Vinnette Carroll, will be directed by Leslie Dockery.  With five 1972 Tony Award nominations (including Best Musical) and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical the same year, the show also won Micki Grant a Grammy Award for best score—the first female to be so honored. Ms. Grant was also one of the stars of the show, which came to Broadway after successful runs in Washington DC, Detroit, and Philadelphia.  The show ran for over two years on Broadway.  A dynamic mixture of gospel, jazz, funk, soul, calypso, and soft rock, the show illuminates the African-American experience with vibrant song and dance. Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope was described as “a cultural pulse-taking of the challenges facing the black community in America” and is the first Broadway musical written entirely by a woman and the first Broadway production to be directed by a female African-American.

The performance schedule for Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope is Saturday, February 27 at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 28 at 2:30 p.m.* and 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.,Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m.  (*audience discussions follow these matinee performances).

SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE!  Single tickets are priced at $45, or buy both Muftis Shows for $65 and save $25. Musicals in Mufti tickets are available online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.). 

York Theatre Company Members save even more.  The Membership Package, priced at $54, includes exclusive savings on all York Theatre Company performances, VIP Member-Only Receptions, priority access to special events and programming, discounts on lobby concessions and merchandise, and special ticket exchange privileges.  For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.
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News from Waldmania PR

A TASTY NEW ALBUM FROM

HULLABALOO

'I CHEW'
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PETER ALSOP, JIM COSGROVE,
PAPA CROW, LAURA DOHERTY, DEAN JONES, RED YARN,
THE SINGING LIZARD,  RANDY KAPLAN, POINTED MAN BAND & MISTA COOKIE JAR

 
With a twelve-year track record of glowing critical acclaim, having picked up fifteen national awards along the way, the beloved "free-range, organic" duo Hullabaloo brings a fresh, spontaneous approach to their 12th album for kids and families, I Chew, set for release on February 26.
Hullabaloo has made a career of creating "a foot-stomping, wing-flapping celebration of song that both honors and entertains kids and families."  Noteworthy on I Chew is the song "I Wear Pink," which is all about allowing children the freedom to be themselves.  "I Wear Pink" is based on Steve Denyes' real-life experience as a boy who mostly learned about life playing with his older sisters and other kids in his neighborhood who happened to be girls.  Predictably, he wound up wearing a lot of pink and playing with dolls, that is, when he wasn't surfing, skateboarding, and playing soccer and basketball with one of his best friends, Eileen, the neighborhood tomboy.  Guest artists heard on "I Wear Pink" include kindie music luminaries Peter AlsopJim CosgrovePapa CrowLaura DohertyDean JonesThe Singing LizardRed YarnRandy KaplanPointed Man Band, and Mista Cookie Jar.

I Chew will be available at hullabalooband.com, CDbaby.com, and iTunes.

CD Details:  I Chew
Release date:  February 26, 2016
For ages 6 months - 6 years
Label:  Hullabaloo Music
SRP:   $12.00 CD.  $9.99 for digital download.
Running time:  22 minutes


Hullabaloo Performance Highlights - February - April 2016

Feb. 5 - Vine Theatre, Bernardo Winery, San Diego, CA

March 6 - San Diego Audubon Society, San Diego, CA

March 10 - Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater, Aliso Viejo, CA

April 4 - Hullabaloo Sing Along Concert, Encinitas, CA

April 30 - Hullabaloo Family Arts Festival, San Diego, CA




Visit
 the Hullabaloo website HERE.

Hullabaloo on Facebook.

  Hullabaloo on Twitter.

  Hullabaloo on YouTube.
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