Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 5/15/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Circle Line Offers Site-Wide Discounts on May Cruises
Circle Line 42
Pier 83
42nd St & 12th 
New York, NY

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, the iconic NYC sightseeing company, is encouraging local New Yorkers and tourists alike to discover the beauty of the Manhattan skyline from the water. From now through May 26, 2016, individuals are eligible to receive a 20% discount off a Circle Line experience on the Best of NYC, Landmark, Liberty, Harbor Lights, The BEAST and even Circle Line’s new, Hello Brooklyn cruises. The promotion is exclusively available online for adult tickets up to four people to book and sail before May 26, 2016. To access this 20% off discount, use the promo code, CRUISE20 when booking online: www.circleline42.com
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Daddy Long Legs Off-Broadway Closing June 6
Davenport Theatre
354 45th St.
New York, NY

After 309 performances, the Drama Desk Award-Nominated new musical Daddy Long Legs will play its final performance on Monday, June 6th
  
To purchase tickets to see this "Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical" for performances through June 6th for $49.99, click here.
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Upcoming at the State Theatre
15 Livington Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ
Tue, May 17 
Poetry Workshop with Glenis Redmond

Sat, May 21 
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Upcoming at the Lakewood Blueclaws
First Energy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ

Harry Potter Night Is Next Friday With Jersey Auction, Snitch Baseball Giveaway, Fireworks


FirstEnergy Park will be the fifth house of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on Friday, May 20th when the BlueClaws host Harry Potter Night at FirstEnergy Park! 

The night includes tons of fun including a Snitch Baseball Giveaway (first 1,000 fans thanks to Wawa), special jerseys (which will be auctioned off), a wand-making station on the concourse, and much more!

For more information click here

Tickets: 732-901-7000 option 2 or click here to order online.


BlueClaws, Central Jersey Blood Center Blood Drive on May 21st

The BlueClaws and Central Jersey Blood Center are teaming up for a blood drive on Saturday,May 21 from 7 am - 2 pm at FirstEnergy Park.The drive will take place in the BlueClaws Executive Conference Center and each donor will receive a pair of tickets for a 2016 BlueClaws game. The BlueClaws encourage all fans to donate as the supply of blood needs to be replenished at this time. While walk-ins are accepted, donors are encouraged to pre-register. 

For more information click here

To sign up, call 888-71-BLOOD or click here to register online.

Tons of Fun, Including Major Unveiling, at May 22nd Kids Expo

We have loads of fun at our May 22nd Kids Expo presented by Quick Draw Studios. The first 1,500 fans will receive a BlueClaws Activity Book, and the gates open early at 11 am for free rides and games. More info here.

We also have a Pirate / Princess Picnic at the game. The picnic runs from 12 pm - 2 pm in the 3rd Base Picnic Area and includes a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, mac-and-cheese, chicken tenders, and more. Pirates & Princesses will be at the party for pictures and fun as well. For more, click here or register online here or by calling Ashley at 732-901-7000 ext 147.
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Upcoming at iPlay America 
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

YouTube Sensations Cimorelli in Concert at iPlay America May 22
Summer comes early as the red hot, Teen Choice Award winning, Cimorelli play the iPlay America Event Center at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22. General admission tickets are $20 and Meet & Greet tickets are $75 and include a Meet & Greet, a professional photo with digital download, a $10 iPlay America game card, and a signed event poster. Doors open at 4 p.m. Show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at iPlayAmerica.com/Cimorelli.
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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Saturday May 21, 2016 at 8pm
Sunday May 22 at 2pm


This modern dance ensemble features a group of MCCC’s most talented students and alumni plus guest choreographers and dancers, presenting a lighthearted, lyrical look at life and love through movement and music. 

For more information or to order ticket go to click here
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Children's Museum of the Arts presents its 22nd annual Family Day and inaugural Kids Fair
103 Charlton Street
New York, NY

Family Day event, Come Make Art, young artists will have the opportunity to make art alongside renowned artists in a variety of workshops drawing from the artists' studio practice in mediums including fine arts, animation, photography, graphic design, sculpture and more. All proceeds from CMA Family Day help support CMA's free community programs, which bring high-quality arts education programs to under-resourced children throughout New York City.
Participating artists include: alice + olivia, Meghan Boody, Rebecca Chamberlain & Guy Richards Smit, Denise Fasanello, happy tears studio, Timothy Paul Myers, Alicia Scardetta, Austin Thomas, and Nathan Vincent. Families can also sing along with Marc Roberge of O.A.R. during music time and be immersed in story time led by celebrity gue
CMA's inaugural Kids Fair

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., CMA will host its first-ever Kids Fair on Charlton Street between Hudson and Greenwich Streets. The fair is free and open to the public; welcoming families from around the city to make art outdoors and enjoy a fun shopping experience filled with unique and family-oriented artisanal products from trendy, local vendors.
The CMA Kids Fair aims to bring together the surrounding residential and business communities of New York City in a fun and creative public event designed specifically for children and their families. The fair will feature collaborative art projects, bounce houses, bubbles, face painting, chalk drawings and more fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

CMA Family Day, which takes place at the museum from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., will also feature delicious food and drinks provided by local businesses and an auction benefiting CMA's free community programs. Visitors will have the opportunity to bid on unique art experiences, such as private museum tours, gallery visits, and more in the auction. Online bidding runsMay 9th through May 21, 2016, on BiddingforGood, and then transfers to the on-site silent auction for in-person bidding at the event.
Tickets start at $175 for adults and $85 for children over two years old, and ticket packages start at $1,000. A limited quantity of early bird family packages for four is available for $375. Ticket sales will be limited to maintain a comfortable experience for all young artists and will only be sold at the door if space is available. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit cmany.org/events/cma-family-day-2016
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  METS EQUIPMENT DRIVE SUNDAY, MAY 22

WHAT:  The New York Mets will host an Equipment Drive in partnership with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund. Fans may donate new or gently used gloves, bats, helmets and baseballs to the first base side of the ballpark outside of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

WHO: Many donors

WHERE:  Jackie Robinson Rotunda – First base side, Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. Flushing, NY
WHEN: Sunday, May 22
              11:00 – 1:30 p.m. - Prior to the Mets-Brewers game at 1:10 pm


The Equipment Drive benefits the Far Rockaway RBI League. The first 300 individuals that donate (3) baseballs, a glove, helmet or bat will receive a voucher good for two (2) tickets to a select Mets home game in 2016. 
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The Pop Ups ‘Great Pretenders Club’ at NYC’s City Winery
155 Varick St
New York, NY 

Sunday May 22 11:00 AM
A collaboration between Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, The Pop Ups have been setting the standard for children’s music since 2010. The two-time GRAMMY Award nominees for Best Children’s Album have also received a National Parenting Publications Award, Parents’ Choice Award and praise from NPR's All Things Considered, The Huffington Post, and USA Today among others. They have toured with Yo Gabba Gabba Live and continue to perform their rock and roll puppet musical live show to sold-out audiences across the United States, including shows in Washington DC and an Amazon Music sponsored "Think about Music" show during SXSW Music festival in Austin this spring.

The Pop Ups new 11-song album, Great Pretenders Club is available exclusively from Amazon Music. The Pop Ups invite fans everywhere to join their "Great Pretenders Club" to get ideas for further singing, dancing and playing, plus earn badges for their creativity. The album was selected as one of the 10 best of 2015 by the annual Fids and Kamily critics’ poll, and the video “Bird and Rhino” was endorsed by Kids First! The new “Great Pretenders Club Special” is available for free streaming to Amazon Prime subscribers, and new music videos are posting on The Pop Ups’ YouTube channel.
Through dance-able electro-pop beats, puppetry, animation, and smart lyrics, The Pop Ups continue to engage fans with songs that will spark imagination and creativity. Great Pretenders Club is inspired by the essential role of play in childhood development. Play is deeply tied to how animals (including human animals!) learn, adapt, and socialize. The Pop Ups wrote these songs to engage children (and bears) in imaginative play as a means of exploration and learning. The Pop Ups consulted noted biologist and animal ethologist Marc Bekoff PhD to write lyrics to reflect animal behavior and the human-centered "science of play." Guest artists include GRAMMY nominated multi-instrumentalist, composer and lyricist Bernhoft and the indie band HAERTS. Children’s voices and characters from The Pop Ups’ puppet family also contribute to the joyous wall of sound. Tap into your wild creative power and see the world in a new way with The Pop Ups.
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Celebrating 30 years of TADA! Youth Theatre!


Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6pm to 10pm
overlooking Manhattan at Tribeca 360

Honoring

►    Iconic dancer, singer, actress and Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera
►    Pulitzer and three-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick
►    Long-time supporter Stephen T. Rodd

Featuring

►    Television star and TADA! alumnus Jordan Peele as host
►    TADA!’s Resident Youth Ensemble and Alumni alongside Broadway performers like Melissa Errico and others who may include Audra McDonald, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi and Laura Benanti
►    A live and silent auction including trips, Broadway experiences, priceless items, wellness packages, and much more.

Save the date

►    To purchase tickets, click here.
►    To purchase tables, please contact Catie at 212-252-1619 x135 |cwalczak@tadatheater.com
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        News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces
Participants for Sloan Panel
On

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Following the Performance on Tuesday, May 17
At MTC at New York City Center – Stage I

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on Incognitowhich will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening’s performance. The panel will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature playwright Nick Payne andneuroscientist Dr. Daniela SchillerRobert Krulwich, cohost of NPR’s “Radiolab,” will moderate the panel.

The limited engagement of Incognito began previews Tuesday, May 3 and opened on Tuesday, May 24 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (The Father, DoubtOutside Mullingar), Incognito takes us into the last uncharted realm—the mind. 

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

For more information on subscribing to MTC, call the Clubline at (212) 399-3050.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

BALLET HISPÁNICO
Announces "Carnaval" 2016 Gala to Benefit Programs That Celebrate Latino Culture Through Dance

Honoring
RICHARD E. FELDMAN, President of the SHS Foundation

LINDA CELESTE SIMS, Ballet Hispánico Alumna & Principal Dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

at The Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:30pm

On Monday, May 16, 2016, Ballet Hispánico proudly honors Richard E. Feldman with the Civic Inspiration Award and Linda Celeste Sims with the Nuestra Inspiración Award at its annual Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Cocktails begin at 6:30pm and dinner and dancing commence at 7:30pm. Proceeds, which last year totaled just over $1.1M, benefit the creation of new Company works, need-based financial aid and merit scholarships in the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and community arts education programs.  

"Carnaval," the inspiration for this year's gala, is a beloved Latino celebration of life through music and dance. The evening will feature performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company, the rising stars of second company BHdos and students of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, along with live music by Latin band Los Hacheros.

Attire for the event is festive Black Tie. To purchase tickets, a table, a journal advertisement, or for more information, please contact Danielle Aversa at (212) 362-6710, x 44 or daversa@ballethispanico.org.
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AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
presents
FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, NYC
May 19-21, 2016 at 7:30pm

The West Side YMCA Community Arts Department and Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre present FOOTPRINTS: A Modern Dance Festival, May 19-21, 2016 at 7:30pm, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater.  This second annual dance festival will celebrate innovative works of contemporary dance from diverse new and established voices in NYC dance.

FOOTPRINTS will feature the following works:Dreaming into Being by Lillian Stamey and 96b; It is You, and You, and You by Jin-Wen Yu; Shaft Medley by Sue Samuels and Jazz Roots Dance Company; Untitled by Alana Marie Urda and Amalgamate Dance Company; EVO by Winnie Berger and Mook Dance Project; and Refuge by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre.

Performances will take place Thursday, May 19, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St, NY, 10023. Tickets are priced at $15 for all premium and regular seats,  $10 for Students/Children, and $10 for YMCA NYC Members. To purchase tickets, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957283.

Performance dates/times:
Thursday, 5/19 at 7:30PM
Friday, 5/20 at 7:30PM
Saturday, 5/21 at 7:30PM

To learn more about the West Side YMCA Community Arts Department, contact Amanda Selwyn, Director of Community Arts, at 212-912-2635, aselwyn@ymcanyc.org, or visit http://www.ymcanyc.org/westside/pages/communityarts.
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News from Richard Hillman PR

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
SPRING DEVELOPMENTAL READING SERIES
PRESENTS 

A TALE OF TWO CITIES
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY WENDY KESSELMAN

AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S
(619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with a $10.00 advance reservation fee for each reading (Complimentary for York Theatre's Platinum Members; $5 for York Theatre's 54th Street Members). Reservations can also be made on the day of the reading (pending availability) for a suggested $5.00 donation in person at the box office. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of St. Peter’s Church
A Tale of Two Cities
Book, Music and Lyrics by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Michael Unger
Music Direction by Christopher Berg

The cast will feature Nick AbeelTessa Albertson (“Younger”), Jarid Faubel (Out Of This World), Arthur French(Dividing the Estate), Annie Golden (Violet), Isabelle HilinskiLou Liberatore (Burn This), James Murtaugh (Ah, Wilderness!), Austin Pendleton (Fiddler on the Roof), Marta RymerDavid St. Louis (Side Show), Dana Watkins(In Masks Outrageous and Austere), Akron WatsonTeal Wicks (Finding Neverland), and Wayne Wilcox (Chaplin).
A Tale of Two Cities is a new musical inspired by the Dickens novel, written and composed by award-winning playwright Wendy Kesselman (The Diary of Anne FrankMy Sister in This House).  Set against the turbulent times of the French Revolution, the fourteen-actor musical creates an ever-tightening web of loss and longing.  This exciting take on the classic tale brings humanity to the story with a re-imagination of Madame Defarge, usually considered the wickedest woman in all literature. One performance only: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: this performance will take place in the sanctuary of St. Peter’s Church, upstairs from the York.
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