Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 7/3/16 - What's Coming Up Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Liberty the Musical Opening July 4
42West
514 W. 42nd St
New York, NY

Updated Schedule Beginning July 5, 2016
SundayMondayWednesday at 3pm & 7pm & Thursday at 12pm at 3pm

Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, will celebrate its opening in the most American way possible, opening on the 4th of July. Based on true events, Liberty is a fast-paced entertaining 80-minute theatrical experience detailing the arrival of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor in 1884. Coming to the United States in the middle of a national immigration debate and a terrible recession, political forces are aligning to deport her. With a strong resolve and a mighty spirit, she battles to gain acceptance and eventually becomes the enduring symbol of our country.

Liberty: A Monumental New Musical is currently playing at 42West (514 West 42ndon Monday and Friday at12 and 3pm. In July the show will be performed on SundayMondayWednesday at 3pm & 7pm & Thursday at 12pm at 3pm.
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ


Thursday, July 7, 2016
Jessie Chris 7 PM
Up-and-coming country singer Jessie Chris is coming to iPlay America’s Game Time Bar & Grill for a FREE concert! This young artist has opened for several top country stars that include Luke Bryan, Chris Young, and John Rich. She has performed with Billy Ray Cyrus and Jeff Timmons, and has headlined both a National Anti-Bullying Tour and Walmart Tour. Her debut album “Wildfire” has been branded as entertaining and compelling and Digital Journal rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Local country singer Lauren Davidson will open the show.

Learn More
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Upcoming at the State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ
Friday, July 8, 2016
See 11-time Grammy® Award-winner, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds live in concert! Babyface’s hits include “When Can I See You,” “Every Time I Close My Eyes,” and “Whip Appeal.” In addition to these songs, Babyface has produced and written/co-written hits for everyone from Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, and Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, P!nk, and Beyoncé. That hit list boasts such smashes as Madonna’s “Take a Bow,” Clapton’s “Change the World” and Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You.” The prolific music man counts more than 125 top 10 R&B and pop hits, 42 R&B No. 1 hits, and 51 top 10 pop hits (including 16 No. 1’s). In turn, those stats have generated cumulative single and album sales of more than 500 million units worldwide.

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at the Lakewood BlueClaws
First Energy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ

July 8 - Phillie Phanatic 

Join the Blueclaws on Friday night, July 8th. It's the first of two visits this year by the one and only Phillie Phanatic!

He visits on a Friday night, so that means post-game fireworks thanks to the Asbury Park Press.

The Phanatic, who has been entertaining for almost 40 years, is the top mascot in the business, and his visit is one you do not want to miss.

Join the fun by calling 732-901-7000 option 2 or online by clicking here.


July 10th - Superhero Day with the Incredible Hulk & Spiderman

We're excited to welcome The Incredible Hulk and Spiderman to FirstEnergy Park on Sunday, July 10th.

The two legends will take pictures with fans as part of Superhero Day at our 1:05 pm game against West Virginia.

It's also a Sunday FUNDay with Kids Eat Free (ShopRite), Kids Run the Bases, $2 Coronas, and Yappy Hour (bring your dogs).

For tickets, call 732-901-7000 option 2 or click here.
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Saturday Family Studios 
at Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY

Bring the whole family and learn new media or fine art techniques and skills as you work together on a final project. 

For more information or to register click here
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Upcoming at TADA Youth Theatre
15 W. 28th St.
3rd Fl
New York, NY

Adventures from Ezra Jack Keats
Opening July 9, 2016

Discounted tickets available until July 6, 2016

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Summer Movies at Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Square presents Saturday Night at The Movies; bring a blanket and watch a movie on the Great Lawn. Games and pre-show activities start at 7, movies begin at 9 pmALL FREE.
July 97 - 11 pm – The Muppet Movie
July 237 - 11 pm – Mary Poppins
August 67 - 11 pm – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
August 207 - 11 pm – Aladdin

Additionally, on Wednesday, July 27, Wawa Welcome America will host Philly @ The Movies in Franklin Square: Finding Nemo at 8:30 pm.
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Camp Imagine at the Players Theatre
115 MacDougal
New York, NY

Camp Imagine is back for another summer at The Players Theatre! Camp Imagine is a performance intensive camp for kids and teens ages 8-18. Students focus on the fundamental skills in voice, drama, and dance, such as audition techinque, on-camera commercials, improvisation, stage combat, hip hop, jazz, tap, and more!

This summer, campers will be performing  "Shrek Jr." on The Players Theatre main stage!

Camp Imagine is great for new performers, too! Our class sizes are small,so that every camper receives one-on-one attention from instructors, Campers are placed in groups for classes according to their age to allow kids to learn at their own level.

Camp imagine runs from July 11- July 29 9am - 3:30pm 
with performances on July 29th 7pm and July 30 1pm

For more information or to register go to http://www.imagineworksonline.com/
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The Ride Summer Schedule

Due to popular demand, additional departures have been added to the daily schedule:

The daily schedule July 1-Labor Day is:

9:30AM, 9:45AM, 11:15AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:00PM. 2:30 PM, 
7:00PM, 7:15PM, 7:30PM, 8:30PM, 8:45PM and 9:00PM*
*Subject to change

Save 25% Now through Labor Day
Use code: Summer2016

For more information or to book now go to https://experiencetheride.com
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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Broadway History Will Be Made Beginning July 11th
First Time Ever Two Mexican-Born Actors Will Lead a Broadway Musical

Bianca Marroquín & Jaime Camil
Set to Take the Stage Together
In Broadway’s Record-Breaking Hit Musical
Chicago
24 Performance Only July 11- 31

Broadway history will be made when, for the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors will lead a Broadway musical. The producers of Chicago, Broadway’s Longest Running American Musical, are pleased to announce that Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquín andJaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as “Roxie Hart” and “Billy Flynn” for 24 performances only beginning Monday, July 11th. Mr. Camil will end his run in the show on Sunday, July 31st and Ms. Marroquín will continue in her role through Sunday, August 21st at theAmbassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).

Bianca Marroquín is a Chicago veteran having appeared in the Broadway cast off and on since 2002. Jaime Camil, known for his role as Rogelio De La Vega in the CW's “Jane the Virgin,” made his Chicago debut last month.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Chicago are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and in-person at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY) box office. Regular box office hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7:00 pm Sunday.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

o   Mondays at 8 PM
o   Tuesday at 8 PM
o   Thursdays at 8 PM
o   Fridays at 8 PM
o   Saturdays at 2:30 PM and 8 PM
          o   Sundays at 2:30 PM and 7 PM (Beginning July 10 and through September 4, Sunday performance times will be 3 PM and 7:30 PM)

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.
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Motown the Musical Performances Begin July 12

Motown The Musical, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Tickets for Motown The Musical are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929.
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Cirque Du Soleil to Release Cast Album of Paramour This Summer

A Broadway cast album of Paramour will be recorded on June 29 and 30 to be released later this summer. The album will contain songs and selections from the show, including material by Bob & Bill and Andreas Carlsson.

The cast album of Paramour will feature Jeremy Kushnier as A.J., the director; Ruby Lewis as Indigo, the starlet; and Ryan Vona as Joey, the composer. It will showcase all 10 signature songs including “Hollywood Wiz,” “The Honeymoon Days of Fame” and “Everything (The Lover’s Theme."

For more information on PARAMOUR, visit www.ParamourOnBroadway.com.
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FOUND, THE MUSICAL AND KILLER FILMS MEDIA
PARTNER WITH WONDERY
TO LAUNCH THE FOUND PODCAST SERIES AND APP

Brand New Podcast and Companion App Based on Hit Musical and Groundbreaking Magazine Explores Personal Stories Through Lost and Found Notes

The FOUND podcast series will explore personal stories of love, loss, hope, transformation and aspiration through the lens of lost and found notes combined with the power of humor and music. The FOUND app will feature notes from the podcast, giving users a way to track them on a global map, pin finds to a timeline, invite friends to help piece the FOUND mysteries together, share inspirational notes on social media and upload new notes for consideration.

Listeners can subscribe to the FOUND podcast on iTunes and listen to a sneak preview. The series will also be available onwondery.com/found and Google Play, among others. Full episodes will be available every other Wednesday premiering on July 13, followed by weekly updates. The format will include a diverse roster of guest hosts and dramatized storytelling.

The FOUND app will be available for download via the Apple AppStore and fans can interact with the FOUND podcast by way of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FOUNDpodcast.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Theater Resources Unlimited
seeks writer submissions for
How to Write a Musical That Works!
Feedback Workshop (part 3):
Reckoning & Resolution
Extended deadline is Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works (part 3): Reckoning & Resolution on Saturday July 16th, 10am to 6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor.This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works. Up to 10 writers or writer teams will present a song and scene from a new musical. Submission fee for presenters is $20; if accepted, it will be applied to a participation fee of $100 (discounts available for TRU members). The cost for non-participants to attend for the full day, to observe the presentations and be part of the discussions, is $50. 

"Reckoning and Resolution" will focus on: 1) songs that express the resolution of a character's "want," or the overcoming of obstacles, and how it leads to a final choice; 2) "eleven o'clock numbers," the big dramatic showstopper that sums up the (usually) main character's journey; 3) the finale, an effective and emotionally satisfying way of concluding your story. The application deadline (extended) is Tuesday, July 5, 2016 and the application can be downloaded at http://truonline.org/hwm3 - E-mail completed applications to TRUPlaySubmissions@gmail.com.  

**If accepted, writers will have a 15-20 minute slot, including one song and scene, plus feedback; ; participation fee is $100 ($80 for TRU members), which includes 2 seats for the entire day workshop as well as your presentation slot. Space is limited. Any additional attendees from the musical team (including music director, additional collaborators and cast members) who wish to observe the entire workshop must reserve in advance and will be charged $25 per person. Complete details may be found at http://truonline.org/hwm3
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OPERA SARATOGA 2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Falstaff
Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Directed by Chuck Hudson; Conducted by Craig Kier
Featuring Craig Colclough and Caroline Worra
July 1 - 15, 2017


Zémire et Azor (Beauty and the Beast)
Music by André Grétry; Libretto by Jean François Marmontel
Directed by James Ortiz; Conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya
Featuring Janai Brugger and Andrew Bidlack
July 2 - 14, 2017


The Cradle Will Rock
Music and Libretto by Marc Blitzstein
Directed and Choreographed by Lawrence Edelson; Conducted by John Mauceri
Featuring Ginger Costa-Jackson and Christopher Burchett
July 9 - 16, 2017

Subscriptions for the 2017 Summer Festival, as well as single tickets for Opera Saratoga's current 2016 season (which runs through July 17th and features Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Catán's Il Postino, and the American premiere of Glass's opera-ballet The Witches of Venice), are on sale now at www.operasaratoga.org.  Single tickets for the 2017 Summer Festival will go on sale February 1st, 2017.
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News from DKC/O&M

THE TONY AWARD® WINNING BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR
 “ T H E   H U M A N S ”
WILL MOVE TO BROADWAY’S GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE
BEGINNING TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

FINAL PERFORMANCE AT THE HELEN HAYES THEATRE ON
SUNDAY, JULY 24

*WINNER* BEST PLAY - 2016 TONY AWARD

*WINNER* BEST PLAY - 2016 NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

*WINNER* BEST PLAY - 2016 DRAMA DESK AWARD

*WINNER* BEST PLAY - 2016 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

*WINNER* BEST PLAY - 2016 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD

The Humans will move into Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) to extend its limited run. The Humans will play its first performance in its new home on Tuesday, August 9. It will play its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Sunday, July 24, and then take a two-week hiatus to allow for the move. As previously announced, the Hayes is set to undergo significant renovations beginning in August.

Tickets for The Humans ($39 - $145) are available by visiting the Helen Hayes Theatre box office Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm and SundayNoon – 6pm; online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 212 239 6200.

The Humans plays the following performance schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm and 8pm, Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

For more information or to order tickets go to 
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News from Richard Hillman PR

 “T H A T   P H Y S I C S   S H O W”
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY
DAVID MAIULLO

NEW SUMMER PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 12PM & 3PM
WEDNESDAY @ 2 PM

NOW PLAYING OFF-BROADWAY
THE ELEKTRA THEATER
(300 WEST 43rd STREET – ENTRANCE JUST WEST OF 8TH AVENUE)
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
SPECIAL GROUP RATES AVAILABLE

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience,” written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo, has announced a new summer performance schedule at the Elektra Theater(300 West 43rd Street – entrance just west of 8th Avenue). Beginning Saturday, July 2, performances will be on Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 3pm and on Wednesday at 2pm through September 4th

Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, That Physics Show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live - a world controlled by physics. You’ve never seen anything like this before! Mr. Maiullo has been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and most recently became a regular on “The Weather Channel” and a presenter at national physics festivals.

The new performance schedule for That Physics Show will be: Saturdays @ 12pm & 3pm, Sundays at 12pm & 3pm and Wednesdays @ 2pm.

Ticket are $39-$49 and can be purchased at www.ThatPhysicsShow.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111Tickets for groups of 10+ are $24 and groups of 60+ are $19 Please call (212) 967-8278 for more information.

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“A   C L A S S   A C T”
 A NEW PLAY
 BY NORMAN SHABEL
DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
TO PLAY SUMMER ENGAGEMENT AT
NEW WORLD STAGES (STAGE 5)
(340 WEST 50th STREET – BETWEEN 8th & 9th AVENUES)
PERFORMANCES BEGIN JULY 9
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR JULY 25
PERFORMANCES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4
TICKETS NOW ON SALE

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street – between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebsperformances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4.

In A Class Act, when a major chemical company pours cancer-causing waste into the water supply, a high-powered law firm brings a class action lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of people affected. Who wins? Who loses? Who makes millions whether they win or lose? Which lawyers battle the best... or the worst? Does the ordinary person ever realize justice in the end?

The performance schedule for A Class Act will be: Monday at 7pm, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.
Tickets are $65 (orchestra) and $45 (balcony) and can be purchased through Telecharge.com/212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased at the New World Stages box office (340 West 50th Street) between the hours of 12 noon and 8pm.  The box office is closed on Tuesdays.
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