Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Scoop week of 9/18/16 What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

TADA! Youth Theater Weekly Classes in Musical Theater
September 19 - December 13

Fall Musical Theater Skills Building Class

Ages 3-4, Saturday, 11:00am-12:00pm

Ages 4-5, Monday, 3:15pm-4:15pm

Ages 5-6, Saturday, 12:15pm-1:45pm

Ages 6-8, Saturday,2:00pm-3:30pm
               Monday 4:15pm-5:45pm
               Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm

Ages 10-14, Saturday, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Fall Audition Technique Class

Ages 9-14, Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

For more information or to register click here
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iPlay America Sports a Knock Out Line-Up of Events from Dead Serious MMA & Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

September 24
World Class Kickboxing Championships 8 – Pro/Am Kickboxing Show
See top area kickboxers enter the cage and go toe-to-toe in a heart-pounding, thrill-a-minute evening of Pro/Am kickboxing excitement.  Get tickets now at iPlayAmerica.com/Kickboxing-8.

October 1
Dead Serious MMA 22 – Amateur MMA Show
The very best amateur MMA fighters make up the card for this night of fierce and formidable mixed martial arts mastery. Bring your friends and get ready to be front and center for every amazing bout. Get tickets now at iPlayAmerica.com/Dead-Serious-MMA-21.

October 15
Ring of Combat and Dead Serious MMA present Ring of Combat 23
Dead Serious MMA Promotions and Lou Neglia join forces to create an event featuring the very best up-and-coming fighters in the New York and New Jersey area competing in ring for the honor, glory and the fans fierce applause. Get tickets now at iPlayAmerica.com/Ring-Combat-23.

Dead Serious MMA Promotions is a unique and ingenious organization that is one of the top amateur MMA organizations in New Jersey. Dead Serious hosts fights in New Jersey and Philadelphia and well respected throughout the MMA community.

A former world kickboxing champion Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat is one of the top fighting organizations in the nation at preparing fighters for the UFC. The organization allows fighters to showcase their strengths and improve their weaknesses. It is a platform for fighters to make a name for themselves. Neglia has created a path that has enabled nearly 100 fighters to make their way into the UFC. 


Also upcoming at iPlay America

Thursday, September 22
Paint and Sip with Beach House Art Studio
Doors: 6:30 PM – Event: 7:00 PM
Play America presents a Paint and Sip Night with Beach House Art Studio! Tickets include all the supplies you need to create your own masterpiece, plus a carafe of wine! Just bring your creativity and your friends! Tickets are limited and this event is 21 and over ONLY!


Television stars and YouTube sensations Veronica and Vanessa Merrell visit iPlay America September 25 for a fun-filled Meet & Greet. Every person who buys a ticket will get to meet the very talented twins and will also get one selfie and an autograph from the twins. Fans of the Merrell Twins online videos will love seeing them live and in person at iPlay America. The twins promise a Meet & Greet event that’s engaging and interactive, featuring awesome challenges, skits, and games.

Tickets are on sale now to see the Merrell Twins at iPlay America. Doors open at11:00 a.m. and the show starts at 12:00 p.m. General Admission tickets are just $35.  Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet tickets are available for $95 that include early access into the venue, extended VIP pre-hang time with Veronica and Vanessa, a VIP laminate, and VIP poster. For tickets go to: iPlayAmerica.com/Special-Event/Merrell-Twins.
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Upcoming at the Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY



Climate Week at CMA
September 22 - October 6th
During "Climate Week NYC" at CMA.. see a special installation in the Swirl Studio! Environmental Economist and Sustainability Strategist Pamela Peeters will unveil the pilot of the "Eco Hero Sanctuary."

Learn more

Grandparents Day
September 25
Special Workshop for grandparents and grandkids. Bring your grandkids to the Children's Museum of the Arts on Sunday, September 25th to help us launch our Grandparent's Club with a day full of art-making, celebration, and more! Enjoy a special GIF-making workshop just for grandparents and grandkids. Grandparents are Pay-As-You-Wish!

Learn more

Wee Arts Fall Semester
Starts September 26
WEE Arts classes offer an exploratory, stimulating, inviting and safe environment for young children and their families to become familiar with art making and nurture their developmental growth. 

Learn more

After Hours Art
7:00pm-9:00pm
October 20, 2016

An interactive art-making night for adults. An exclusive grown-up evening of exploration in the museum's gallery and surrounding studios.

General Tickets:$20.00
(includes two drink tickets)

CMA Members & Young Contemporary Members: $15.00

For tickets go to cmany.org


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Broadway on Screen

Miss Saigon Thursday September 22, 2016
Fathom Events Brings Miss Saigon to movie theatres for one night only

Miss Saigon is set to return to Broadway this spring…but first, audiences will have a chance to see the show in cinemas across the US. Captured live in London, the 25th anniversary staging of the legendary musical will be shown along with an epic finale featuring special appearances from original cast members Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman. And we are more than proud to announce that starring in the role of Kim is Eva Noblezada, a finalist for the Broadway League’s 2013 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!

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Upcoming at the State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingstone Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Sadahguru in New Jersey
September 22, 2016


Thalia 
Latina Love Tour
September 23, 2016


Milk & Cookies L
Lovey Williams
September 24, 2016


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Opening Weekend with Sarah Chang
September 24, 2016


Rutgers 250: Coming HomeFeaturing Steve Forbes
Celebration Rutgers 250th Anniversary-
Honoring Our Heroes and Heritage

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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ

Saturday September 24 at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Beloved Prey
Children’s opera about an unusual and enduring friendship between a lioness and an  antelope, makes its Central New Jersey premiere the Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2pm and 4pm.

Presented by The Traveling Opera Company, the one-hour show  features MCCC Alumnus Kento Iwasaki and five other musicians, who blend traditional Japanese  instrumentation, including the koto, with stylized dance movements and colorful  costumes and masks.  The music will be accompanied by shadows of the show’s singers  projected on a screen behind them.
Tickets are only $10 for seniors, students and children and $12 for adults. 

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The Science of Stem Cell at the
 American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St.
New York, NY

September 24-25
October 1-2
October 8-9
Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab to discover the basic biology of stem cells, their function in development, and how they can be used in the treatment of diseases.

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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

ATLANTIC FOR KIDS Announces

A Musical with Puppets
1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories

By Robert Lopez and Adam Koplan
Directed by Adam Koplan

Launching Atlantic For Kids 2016 – 2017 Season 

Performances Now
Atlantic Theater Company’s The Linda Gross Theater

The newly reimagined production of 1001 Nights features early songs by Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winner Robert Lopez(Avenue QThe Book of Mormon, and Disney’s Frozen). In this celebration of brainy imagination over brawn, a princess uses her wits to save a kingdom from an evil decree as she spins tale after tale for a narrow-minded king. This playful adaptation of the "Arabian Nights" fairy tales is recommended for ages five and up, but welcomes children of all ages.

1001 Nights performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am, beginning September 17 through October 16 at Atlantic Theater Company’s The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street between 8 and 9 Avenues).

Ticket Information
Single tickets to 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories start at $15 for Kids (ages 10 and under) and $20 for Adults. Group tickets are also available. $10 and $15 tickets are available for all Atlantic A-Preferred Passport holders. To purchase, please visit atlantictheater.orgor call Ovation Tix at (866) 811-4111. To learn more about Atlantic’s A-Passport program, visit https:T//atlantictheater.org/passport/

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One of the World’s Greatest Close-Up Magicians
Returns to New York City in an All New Show

Helder Guimares
Verso
Truth in Deception

Performances Begin September 19, 2016
Opening Night is September 28, 2016
At New York City’s New World Stages

Helder GuimarĂ£es, one of the premier close-up artists of the world, returns to New York City in his all-new show Verso, following the acclaimed sold-out engagement of Nothing to Hide. Intimate and enigmatic, witty and unorthodox, Verso is Helder’s most daunting journey into the impossible yet.  Bear witness as he pushes the very limits of magic, and challenges just how much you’re willing to accept what your eyes assume to be true.

Verso will begin performances on Monday, September 19, 2016 and officially open on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 28th and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com or calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or 1-800-447-7400. Tickets are also available at the New World Stage box office. Tickets will be on sale through January 15, 2017 only and prices start at $85.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Verso will play a schedule of Monday and Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM;Sunday at  3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Additional performances on Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00 PMFriday November 25 at 2:00 PM; Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00 PM; Friday, December 23 and December 30 at 5:00 PMDecember 27 at 8:00 PM.

No performance on November 24 (Thanksgiving); December 24 (Christmas Eve); No Matinee Performance on December 25 (Christmas Day); December 31 (New Year’s Eve); No Matinee Performance on January 1 (New Year’s Day).

Visit www.VersoShow.com for more information.


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Complicite’s Production of
The Encounter
Limited engagement on Broadway this fall
Conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney

Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu

Previews begin September 20, opening September 29
at the John Golden Theatre

Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite’s acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway’s John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20.

In 1969, Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. It was an encounter that was to change his life: bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.

Simon McBurney traces McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound. Audience members are given headphones to be worn throughout the performance in order to fully experience the visually stunning world created on stage - and inside their heads. Through innovative aural technology and brilliant storytelling, this is a heart-stopping, riveting, and slyly witty night of theater.

The Encounter runs two hours with no intermission.  For more information regarding hearing impaired customers, please visit the show’s website.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets for The Encounter are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, or online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or at the John Golden Theater box office at 252 West 45th Street beginning Tuesday, August 23.

Visit www.TheEncounterBroadway.com for more information.


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Manhattan Theatre Club’s World Premiere Production of
Heisenberg
Partners with TodayTix to Launch Broadway’s First Mobile Rush Program

TodayTix, already a pioneer in mobile lotteries on Broadway, is expanding to launch their first ever mobile Rush on Broadway with MTC’sHeisenberg. Rush ticketing traditionally requires customers to arrive in-person at the box office the morning of a show to purchase same-day discounted tickets. By using TodayTix’s new mobile Rush ticketing technology, ticket buyers can now purchase Rush tickets directly from their mobile devices via the TodayTix app.

A limited amount of Heisenberg $30 Rush tickets will be available starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the performance on a first come, first serve basis. In order to gain access to the Rush tickets, ticket buyers must download the TodayTix app and unlock the functionality by sharing on their Facebook or Twitter pages. Customers can pick up their tickets via TodayTix concierge delivery outside of the theatre beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain. 

Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, will transfer to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), MTC’s home on Broadway, this fall starring original cast members Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker.

The Broadway engagement of Heisenberg will start previews Tuesday, September 20 and open Thursday, October 13 at MTC’s Friedman Theatre.

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie (Mary-Louise Parker) spots Alex (Denis Arndt), a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game

TICKETING INFORMATION

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (7 PERFORMANCES): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 2 PM.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (7 PERFORMANCES): Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 2 PM.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 (WEEK OF OPENING): Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. Opening night is Thursday at 7 PM.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23: Tuesday at 7 PM; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. There are only seven performances on sale to the general public this week.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (THANKSGIVING WEEK/ 6 PERFORMANCES): Monday and Tuesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. The show will be dark Wednesday and Thursday this week.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.

Visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com for information.

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NEW TITLES TO BE
BROADCAST TO CINEMAS INTERNATIONALLY BY
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

National Theatre Live is pleased to announce international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris’ National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell’s acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at most venues with new dates/times going on sale daily. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. Details can be found at www.ntlive.com.

The Threepenny Opera
·       Rufus Norris’ National Theatre production; By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens
·       Broadcast to cinemas internationally on Thursday, September 22, 2016 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities).
·       Summary: London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business but their daughter didn’t come home last night. Mack the Knife is back in town. A landmark of 20th century musical theatre The Threepenny Opera in this bold new production contains filthy language and immoral behaviour.
·       The cast includes Rory Kinnear at Macheath, Haydn Gwynne as Mrs Peachum and Rosalie Craig as Polly Peachum alongside Hammed AnimashaunSarah AmankwahToyin Ayeden-AlaseJamieBeddardRebecca BrewerAndrew BuckleyRicky ButtMark CarrollMatt CrossPeter de Jersey,Nick HolderGeorge IkediashiDebbie KurupConor NeavesSharon SmallDominic Tighe andWendy Somerville. The production is designed by Vicki Mortimer, with musical direction by DavidShrubsole, choreography by Imogen Knight, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Arditti and fight direction by Rachel Bown Williams and Ruth Cooper of RC-ANNIE Ltd.


The Deep Blue Sea
·       Carrie Cracknell’s acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan’s play
·       Broadcast to cinemas internationally on Thursday, October 6, 2016 (with many encore dates in U.S. cities).
·       Summary: A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbors in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with Freddie Page, a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court Judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.  Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
·       Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer; the full cast is James AlperMarion BaileyKaty BrittainTom Burke (Freddie Page), Hubert BurtonAdetomiwa EdunElsie FallonNick FiggisNick Fletcher,Yolanda KettleAndrew Lewis, and Peter Sullivan. The creative team features designs by Tom Scutt, lighting by Guy Hoare, music by Stuart Earl, sound by Peter Rice and movement direction by Polly Bennet.

ENCORE BROADCASTS

The Audience – See Helen Mirren and Richard McCabe in their Tony Award-winning roles in this re-broadcast of the original London production of The Audience recorded live at London’s Gielgud Theatre.
·       Frankenstein – Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller both earned Olivier Awards for their celebrated performances alternating in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. One of NT Live’s most popular broadcasts ever, Frankenstein returns to cinemas in October due to audience demand. 
·       Hamlet – Benedict Cumberbatch took on the celebrated title role in Shakespeare’s classic play in a sold out run at the Barbican Theatre last year. Audiences have one more chance to see Cumberbatchin this critically acclaimed production directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions this November.
·       Hangmen – West End transfer of the new play by Olivier and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh, recorded live at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre.
·       Les Liaisons Dangereuses – The Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton’s adaptation; starring Janet McTeer and Dominic West; directed by Josie Rourke.
·       One Man, Two Guvnors – Host of “The Late Late Show” James Corden won a Tony Award for his performance in One Man, Two Guvnors. Now catch host of the 2016 Tony Awards in his critically acclaimed performance, which was captured at the National Theatre during its original London run.
·       A View from the Bridge – Mark Strong won an Olivier Award for creating the role of Eddie Carbone in Tony-winning director Ivo van Hove’s innovative new Tony Award-winning production from the Young Vic in London.
·       War Horse – The National Theatre’s multi-award-winning production, seen by 5 million people worldwide since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2007, recorded live at the New London Theatrereturns to cinemas in December.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (www.byexperience.net)

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Oh, Hello on Broadway
Starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
Directed by Alex Timbers

Previews Begin September 23
Opening October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre
Strictly Limited Engagement

The Lyceum Theatre box office (149 West 45th Street) opens this Friday, August 26th at 10am for tickets to OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, the Broadway premiere of two of the two hottest voices in comedy today, Nick Kroll(Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show”) and John Mulaney (Netflix’s “The Comeback Kid”), starring as their wildly popular alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland.   Directed by Alex Timbers, the 15-week strictly limited engagement begins previews Friday evening, September 23, opens Monday, October 10, and will run through Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Tickets for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY are also available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, or visitingwww.telecharge.com. Lyceum Theatre box office hours beginning August 26 are Monday through Saturday from10am to 8:30pm.  Beginning, September 25, the box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 8:30pmand Sunday from 12pm to 6pm.

Visit WWW.OHHELLOBROADWAY.COM for more information.

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The Biggest Day for Broadway Fans

30th Annual
Broadway Flea Market
& Grand Auction

Pre-Bidding Now Open on Dozens of
One-Of-A-Kind Auction Packages

Presented by and Benefiting
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Sunday, September 25, 2016
10 AM – 7 PM
Shubert Alley, West 44th Street & West 45th Street, NYC

 Sunday, September 25, 2016, Shubert Alley will be filled with theatre fans bidding on the items in-person at the Grand Auction’s silent and live auctions. And also along West 44th and West 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, you can discover exclusive tables full of Broadway memorabilia and celebrate your love of theatre with your favorite stars. The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea) takes place from 10 am - 7 pm.

The Grand Auction offers exclusive Broadway experiences that cannot be found anywhere else, such as the chance to rub the genie’s lamp at Aladdin or conduct the orchestra at The Phantom of the Opera. Among the other lots now up for bids are:

      Priceless walk-on roles in Beautiful - The Carole King MusicalJersey Boys, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock - The Musical and Wicked, with more to be announced.

      Priceless walk-on roles in Beautiful - The Carole King MusicalJersey Boys, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock - The Musical and Wicked, with more to be announced.

      Musical phrases handwritten and signed by Gloria Estefan; Carole King; Cyndi Lauper; Lin-Manuel Miranda; Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone; Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik; Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Megan Hilty; Jeanine Tesori and more.

      One-of-a-kind show memorabilia signed by Alex Brightman, Matthew Broderick, Danielle Brooks, Tituss Burgess, Danny Burstein, Michael Cerveris, Carol Channing, Gavin Creel, Daveed Diggs, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, RenĂ©e Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Jonathan Groff, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Bebe Neuwirth, Lupita Nyong’o, Leslie Odom Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Rory O’Malley, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phillipa Soo, Barbra Streisand and dozens more.

      Opening night tickets and party passes for Broadway’s hottest shows of the new season, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cherry Orchard, The Glass Menagerie, Hello, Dolly!, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, The Present and Significant Other, with more to be announced.

Pre-bidding on silent and live auction lots will continue through 4 pm Eastern on Friday, September 23. Then, on September 25 at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, silent auction lots will open every half hour beginning at 10 am for in-person bidding; the live auction begins at 5 pm. Auction favorites Jen Cody and Michael Goddard will join forces once again to co-host the silent auction.

More than 40 tables full of Broadway memorabilia, collectible Playbills and one-of-a-kind gems will line West 44th and West 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Among the shows scheduled to have tables this year are Aladdin, An American in Paris, Avenue Q, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, The Color PurpleDear Evan HansenKinky Boots, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Matilda The Musical, Paramour, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock - The Musical, Something Rotten!, Waitress and Wicked, with more to be announced.

The always popular Autograph Table and Photo Booth will welcome more than 60 actors from Broadway’s best shows. The complete list of participants will be announced Thursday, September 15. The Autograph Table and Photo Booth will be hosted once again by the effervescent Jim Caruso of "Jim Caruso's Cast Party" at Birdland. It will again be based on the deck of Junior's Restaurant in Shubert Alley at West 45th Street.

Specific items for sale at the Broadway Flea Market, other packages to be offered at the Grand Auction and the stars appearing at the Autograph Table and Photo Booth will be announced on broadwaycares.org, on Facebook atfacebook.com/BCEFA, on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA and on Instagram at instragam.com/BCEFA.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

South Street Seaport Museum
announces
Historic Schooner Pioneer
To Visit Haverstraw
South Street Seaport Museum announces that the historic schooner Pioneer will make a port visit to Rockland County from September now through 22, 2016. Pioneer will sail with groups of local students, each of which will participate in Pioneer's award-winning shipboard education program. Students will haul on lines to raise sails; learn the science, math and technology of sailing; measure water quality; and experience the river from a new perspective. Pioneer has the unusual distinction of having been a working vessel for her entire life. Originally built to carry sand, she now sails with a different cargo: students. In her role as floating classroom, she will offer an engaging laboratory on the water experience to local youth. Pioneer will also be available for public sails and charters during her visit.

Pioneer will visit Haverstraw on September 17-22, 2016, with sailing trips available to the general public on Saturday, September 17 from 10am-noon and 12:15pm-2:15pm from Emeline Park, Haverstraw, and Sunday, September 18 from 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm from Haverstraw Marina, West Haverstraw.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children under 2. Reservations recommended. For more information or reservations visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34598.  Private charters and education sails are also available; contact info@seany.org or call 212-748-8600 for more information.
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Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre
present the September TRU Panel
An Introduction to TRU: Free-for-Everyone
Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm)

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the September panel An Introduction to TRU: Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm.  For more details visit http://truonline.org/events/an-introduction-to-tru/.


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Theater Resources Unlimited
presents
TRU Producer Boot Camp:
Essentials of Successful Self-Producing
September 24, 2016 from Noon to 4:30pm

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annualTRU Producer Boot Camp:  Essentials of Successful Self-Producing on September 24, 2016 from noon to 4:30pm
at the Desotelle NuBox Theatret, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. Sub-titled "So Many Hats, Just One Head!" this ground-breaking  half-day workshop offers an overview of the skills needed specifically by artists who self-produce. For more details and to register visit http://truonline.org/events/essentials-of-self-producing/.
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Bailey Hall at Broward College
presents
NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY:
Dance Song of the Phoenix
September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Song of the Phoenix at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, Floridaon September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm, with a master class and special performance for students on campus on Friday, September 23, 2016.  
Experience the majestic thunder of the martial arts and the mysterious whisper of poetry through the global language of dance as performers glide across the stage with color, intensity and a whisper of Chinese tradition. Song of the Phoenix brings audiences on a journey through space and time to a place where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline. The phoenix is known in both eastern and western cultures as an awe-inspiring creature of death-defying strength and majesty. For the West, it symbolizes renewal, and for the East, the power and mystery of the feminine.  Song of the Phoenix features original and unique choreography by Nai-Ni Chen, whose repertoire seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern concepts.
Bailey Hall at Broward Collegeis located at 3501 Davie Road in Davie, FL 33314. Tickets are $20-$38 and can be purchased at www.baileyhall.org/signature-series/item/nai-ni-chen-dance-song-of-the-phoenix.

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Works & Process at The Guggenheim announces
Steppenwolf Theatre Company's
The Fundamentals
by Erika Sheffer

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:30 PM

On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer prior to the play's world premiere on November 10.
A Steppenwolf commission, The Fundamentals explores America's corporate culture through its main character, Millie, a resourceful young mother and housekeeper at a New York luxury hotel. When an opportunity in management gives her the chance to leave her blue-collar life behind, she is faced with how much, and who, she is willing to sacrifice. Cast members will perform excerpts from the play, and playwright Erika Sheffer and director and Steppenwolf ensemble member Yasen Peyankov will illuminate a behind-the-scenes look at the play's production in a discussion moderated by Julian Sheppard.

Participants include:
Alana Arenas* as Millie
Audrey Francis as Eliza
Caroline Neff* as Stellan
Armando Riesco as Lorenzo
Alan Wilder* as Abe
Yasen Peyankov*, director
Erika Sheffer, playwright
Julian Sheppard, moderator
*denotes Steppenwolf ensemble member

TICKETS & VENUE $40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M-F, 1-5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org Peter B. Lewis Theater Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


For more information visit:


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CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
present the World Premiere of
Dzul Dance: Rites of Passage
September 24, 2016 at 8pm
at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College present the World Premiere of Rites of Passage on September 24, 2016 at 8pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.   Admission is $30 ($25 for CUNY students, faculty and staff and $10 for John Jay College students, faculty and staff). Tickets are available at dzul.eventbrite.com.
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News from DKC/O&M

BETTE MIDLER
IN JERRY HERMAN’S & MICHAEL STEWART’S MASTERPIECE
HELLO, DOLLY!

*TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 15, 2017
AT BROADWAY’S SHUBERT THEATRE

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR APRIL 20, 2017

The upcoming Broadway revival of Michael Stewart’s (book) and Jerry Herman’s (music and lyrics) masterpiece Hello, Dolly!, starring legendary performer Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren CarlyleHello, Dolly! will begin performances at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on March 15, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017.  Tickets are on sale now, via Telecharge.com, .

Visit www.hellodollyonbroadway.com for more information.

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S P A M I L T O N 

THE HILARIOUS NEW MUSICAL CELEBRATING (AND ROASTING)

THE BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER
IS NOW AN OFF-BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER

EXTENDS AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND

TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH NEW YEARS EVE

Spamilton, the critically acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamiltonby Forbidden Broadway creator Alessandrini has been extended again by popular demand. Originally scheduled as a strictly limited 18-performance engagement, Spamilton will now run throughDecember 31, 2016 at the Triad (158 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor).

Spamilton has an unprecedented 10-cent ticket lottery, coined #Spam4Roosevelt based on FDR on the American dime, taking after the popular #Ham4Ham lottery tradition being offered before select performances of Hamilton. Participants may enter the lottery in person at the Triad 40 minutes prior to curtain time to enter their names for the chance to see that evening’s performance. 30 minutes prior to the show, names will be chosen at random by Alessandrini himself. Limit one entry per person and up to two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability

Tickets for Spamilton are $69, plus a 2 drink minimum. Premium seats are also available. For a complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit www.spamiltonnyc.com

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MCC THEATER
EXTENDS
ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

NOW RUNNING THROUGH OCTOBER 16TH

NEIL LABUTE’S
ONE-WOMAN PLAY STARRING JUDITH LIGHT

DIRECTED BY LEIGH SILVERMAN

KICKS OFF ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

MCC THEATER has announced a one-week extension—now through October 16, 2016— for the first production of its 30th Anniversary SeasonAll The Ways To Say I Love You, a new play by Neil LaBute, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Judith Light in a one-woman tour de force.  The production, which brings together three of MCC’s favorite longtime collaborators, began previews on September 6, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) ahead of its Opening Night on September 28.  It was previously scheduled throughOctober 9.  For tickets and info, visit www.mcctheater.org.
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The Front Page
DIRECTED BY THREE-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER
JACK O’BRIEN

Starring
NATHAN LANE
JOHN SLATTERY
JOHN GOODMAN,
JEFFERSON MAYS 
SHERIE RENE SCOTT
 HOLLAND TAYLOR 
ROBERT MORSE

AS WELL AS:

DYLAN BAKER
PATRICIA CONOLLY
HALLEY FEIFFER
DANN FLOREK
JOHN MAGARO
DANNY MASTROGIORGIO
CHRISTOPHER McDONALD
DAVID PITTU
JOEY SLOTNICK
LEWIS J. STADLEN
MICAH STOCK
CLARKE THORELL

PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016

The Front Page will begin previews on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 with an official opening set for October 20. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, the show will play a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Tickets now on sale via telecharge.com / (212) 239-6200.

Visit www.thefrontpagebroadway.com for more information.


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ORIGINAL STAR JAKE EPSTEIN
TO RETURN TO THE CAST OF
BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
AS GERRY GOFFIN
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

NEW BLOCK OFTICKETS NOW ON SALE
FOR NEW WINTER SCHEDULE
THROUGH MARCH 12, 2017

Jake Epstein, who originated the role of Gerry Goffin on Broadway in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, will return to the role on September 22, 2016Epstein, will re-join the cast on September 20, 2016, taking over for Scott J. Campbell as Goffin, King’s first husband and writing partner.  Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is now in its third hit year at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).

In addition to his role as ‘Gerry Goffin’ in Beautiful, Epstein is probably best known for his role as Craig Manning in “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” His theater credits include Spider-ManStraightSpring AwakeningAmerican Idiot, and Billy Elliot. Recently, Epstein co-wrote and starred in the playTherefore Choose Life in Toronto.

It was also announced  that a new block of tickets is now on sale, available through March 12, 2017.

Ticket prices for Beautiful range from $69 - $169 and are available for purchase via Telecharge.com, but calling 212-239-6200, or in person at the Sondheim Theatre box office. Beautiful plays the following schedule: Tuesdays at 7:00PM, Wednesdays at 2:00PM, Thursdays at 7:00PM, Fridays at8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, and Sundays at 2:00PM and 7:00PM.

Visit www.beautifulonbroadway.com for more information.

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THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING
TO HONOR
CICELY TYSON
AT ANNUAL GALA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
THE PLAZA HOTEL

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award®-winning actress Cicely Tyson. Honorary Co-Chairs include Kathy BatesLaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. JacksonSpike Lee and Tonya Lewis LeePauletta and Denzel Washington, and Alfre Woodard and Roderick SpencerMarva A. SmallsCeCe Black, and Anki Leeds will serve as Gala Chairs.

The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and performances. For tickets and more information, please contact Jeremiah Hernandez by calling212.765.0606 or emailing gala@thewing.org.

Actress, advocate, and humanitarian, Cicely Tyson is renowned for her portrayals of strong female characters on the screen, on television, and on the stage – from her stunning New York theatre debut as Barbara Allen in Dark of the Moon to her triumphant return to Broadway in 2013. After a 30-year hiatus from the New York stage, Ms. Tyson portrayed Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, for which she received rave reviews and the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Play. Other theatre credits include Moon on a Rainbow ShawlTrumpets of the LordTo Be Young,Gifted and Black, and The Corn Is Green. Most recently, she was in The Gin Game alongside James Earl Jones. Ms. Tyson may be best known for her double Emmy Award-winning performance as Jane in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” (Best Lead Actress in a Drama as well as an unprecedented Special Emmy for Actress of the Year). She garnered an Academy Award nomination for Sounder, and received her third Emmy Award for “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.” Other notable television and film credits include “Roots,” “King,” “Sweet Justice,” “The Road to Galveston,” HoodlumDiary of a Mad Black WomanThe Help, “How to Get Away with Murder,” and “House of Cards.” Ms. Tyson has been the recipient of numerous Honorary Doctorates (from The Julliard School and Howard University in 2016, among others) and countless NAACP Image Awards, including its highest honor, the prestigious Spingarn Award. She received the John F. Kennedy Center Honor in December 2015. As a staunch supporter of arts education, she serves as the guiding force of the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange, New Jersey.

Visit www.AmericanTheatreWing.org for more information.
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News from Polk and Company

Tickets on Sale Now for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
on Broadway

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway opening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The London hit will be arriving on Broadway March, 2017. Previews begin March 28. The show will open April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The show's music is by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winner, Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award Winner, Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book David Greig. It will star Tony Award winner, Christian Borle. With additional casting to be announced later.

To purchase tickets go to Ticketmaster.com
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News from Richard Hillman PR

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
FALL DEVELOPMENTAL READING SERIES
PRESENTS TWO NEW MUSICALS
AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S

me and ella
            WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ANDREA FRIERSON
MUSIC DIRECTION AND ARRANGEMENTS BY RON ABEL
DIRECTED BY MURPHY CROSS AND PAUL KREPPEL
 MARRY HARRY
BOOK BY JENNIFER ROBBINS
MUSIC BY DAN MARTIN
LYRICS BY MICHAEL BIELLO
DIRECTED BY BILL CASTELLINO
MUSIC DIRECTION BY MING ALDRICH-GAN
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

As part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54thStreet, just east of Lexington Avenue). 

The readings are 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. 

The Developmental Reading Series presents over 30 readings and workshops of new musicals by emerging and established authors throughout the year, a vital part of the writing process. The strong commitment to developing new work is an important part of what makes The York unique in the musical theatre community. The series serves as an incubator for shows to be considered for Mainstage productions, thus serving the York's unique mission of taking new musicals through the complete development process to full production.

THE FALL DEVELOPMENTAL READING SERIES SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19 @ 7:00 P.M.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20 @ 2:00 P.M.

me and ella
Written and Performed by Andrea Frierson
Music Direction and Arrangements by Ron Abel
Directed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel

In this love letter to the First Lady of Song, Broadway songstress Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island) seamlessly weaves her unique world of opera-singing parents, Negro League pitchers, Bronx beauty shops, and 1960’s television with Ella Fitzgerald’s meteoric rise from young band singer to American icon. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 11:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M.

Marry Harry
Book by Jennifer Robbins
Music by Dan Martin
Lyrics by Michael Biello
Directed by Bill Castellino
Music Direction by Ming Aldrich-Gan

Marry Harry is a romantic musical comedy about Little Harry—an aspiring chef trapped working for his Dad at their failing East Village restaurant—and Sherri – the daughter of his overbearing landlord—who struggle to create love and family on their own terms. With humor and heart, Marry Harry explores ideas about family loyalty, marriage, love, and finding one’s path in life. 

York Memberships can be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org/membership, or by visiting the York Theatre Company Box Office (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). 

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.
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News from Waldmania PR

LAURIE BERKNER

TO BRING CONCERTS TO CHILDREN IN NEED

THROUGH A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

INSPIRED BY HER NEW ALBUM, SUPERHERO,

CAMPAIGN & ALBUM BOTH SET TO LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 23

 Beloved children's musician Laurie Berkner will launch aKickstarter campaign inspired by her new album, Superhero, on September 23, the album's official release date. The objective is to provide a chance for ordinary people to become "Superheroes" by helping Laurie bring her music to children in need.

Laurie wants to bring five of her concerts to children in hospitals and special needs schools in 2017. She will donate her time and music. However, putting on a concert is an expensive endeavor. The proceeds from Laurie's Kickstarter campaign will help cover such costs as sound equipment, administrative help, a tour manager, a sound person, and travel.

Laurie Berkner's Superhero Kickstarter campaign will last for 30 days, with rewards for pledges ranging from adding names and links of organizations to Laurie's website, to donations of boxes of Laurie's Superhero CD, to a one hour Laurie Berkner concert at a hospital, special needs school, or underprivileged/under-served community center anywhere in the United States.

WHAT: "Superhero: Help Laurie Berkner Bring Music to Kids in Need"
WHEN: Friday, September 23 through Saturday, October 22, 2015
For more Laurie Berkner information see below.
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A LAURIE BERKNER

FREE MINI-CONCERT & CD SIGNING

TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF SUPERHERO

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIRST FULL ALBUM OF BRAND NEW BERKNER SONGS IN EIGHT YEARS

BARNES & NOBLE TRIBECA, NYC

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 - 4:00 P.M.

Beloved children's musician Laurie Berkner will celebrate the release of her eleventh album, Superhero, with a free mini-concert and CD signing at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23 at Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street, New York, NY.

Loaded with brand-new, original material, Superhero is Laurie's first full album since 2008 to be comprised entirely of all-new songs. This is the album Laurie's fans have been waiting for.

With 21 freshly composed Laurie Berkner originals plus two "bonus" tracks, and with music ranging from quiet, a capella fingerplays to get-up-and-dance full band anthems, Superhero is Laurie Berkner at her absolute best. All of the songs on the album speak to kids without talking down to them, through imaginative lyrics that both enchant and empower.

WHAT: Laurie Berkner Superhero Mini-Concert & CD Signing
WHEN: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Friday, September 23, 2016.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St., New York, NY 10007
ADMISSION: Free of charge
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Barnes & Noble website or call 212-587-5389.
Check out Laurie's website HERE.
Laurie Berkner on YouTube
The Laurie Berkner Band on Facebook
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