Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 9/4/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Kids Eat Free at I-HOP Now through September 25

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and IHOP wants to help make the transition a little easier! Let IHOP take the stress out of dinner time decisions with their limited time only Kids Eat Free offer. Families can come together and enjoy quality, fresh, made to order dishes from the regular menu and kids twelve and under can enjoy favorites such as the new Cheesy Cheese Pizza, with flaky, 27 layer, croissant dough crust topped with tangy marinara sauce and melted Monterey Jack & Cheddar Cheeses or classic favorites like the Create Your Own Rooty Tooty Jr., from the “Just for Kids” menu. With over 100 freshly made to order items, there is something for everyone. So let IHOP take care of dinner tonight!

The Kids Eat Free offer is available for a limited time only from now until September 25 from 4 pm to 10 pm daily. 
***************************************************************Broadway Week September 5-18
Get 2 for 1 Tickets to Broadway Shows

Tickets on sale now!

Participating shows are offering 2-for-1 tickets for performances on September 5-18Visit NYCGo.com for ticketing info, details, and restrictions.
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The Ride Broadway Week Specials
Box Office:
Inside the Gift Shop, 584 8th Avenue
(between 38th & 39th Streets)
Across the street from the Holiday Inn
Box Office Hours: 9AM - 9PM Daily

2 for 1 Tickets for The Ride in Celebration of Broadway Week!


Use code BWYWEEK at ExperienceTheRide.com
Valid for all rides Tuesday September 6 - Sunday September 18

$20.00 Tickets to The Tour


Use code BWYTOUR at ExperienceTheRide.com
Valid for all rides Tuesday September 6 - Sunday September 18
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South Atlantic League Playoffs 
at the Lakewood BlueClaws
First Energy Park 
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ

First playoff game Wednesday, September 7th at 7:05 pm against the Hagerstown Suns(Nationals). 

Tickets are available by calling 732-901-7000 option 2 or online by clicking here (single-gamePlayoff Four-Packs). It's a great time of the year and Go BlueClaws! 
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Kelsey Theatre's Season Opens With Miss Saigon
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

September 9 to 25
Miss Saigon, the international musical sensation that ran on Broadway for a decade, opens the new season at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre. PinnWorth Productions proudly presents this blockbuster show for nine performances: Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, and 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept. 9.

Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton
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TADA! Youth Theater Open House
15 W. 28th St.
New York, NY

If you would like to learn more about TADA!’s semester long musical theater skills building curriculum  join them for their next Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00am-12:15pm. Come and them for a sample class and Q&A with two of their Teaching Artists and TADA!’s Education Staff. RSVP’s are recommended.

Ages 3-5 10:00AM-10:45AM
Ages 6-8 10:45AM-11:30AM
Ages 9-14 11:30AM-12:15PM

For more information or to register click here

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Upcoming at the Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue  Astoria, NY 



Saturday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. 
This program highlights Jim Henson’s brilliant talents as a performer. As a puppeteer, he created such indelible characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Ernie, and the Swedish Chef. This compilation of delightful and rare archival treats illuminates the development and evolution of these classic characters, and many more. 


For more information go to http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2016/09/10/detail/jim-henson-in-performance
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Upcoming at The State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Claire Bowen and Charles Esten from Nashville
September 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Clare Bowen and Charles Esten currently star as Scarlett O'Connor and Deacon Clayborne on ABC's musical drama television series Nashville. Clare and Charles are both regular performers at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House and will perform both solo and as a duet. Join their growing fan base and come hear them sing songs featured on the hit TV show like  "This Town," "Black Roses," "When The Right One Comes Along," "Undermine," It's All Good," "If I Didn't Know Better," and more.
Comprised of originals and covers performed by Bowen and her co-stars, the debut albumThe Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1 rose to #1 in the Country Album category on iTunes within hours of its release. The momentum continued with the release of both The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 2 and The Music of Nashville: Season 2.
For more information or to order tickets go click here
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Sunday, September 11
Grandparent’s Day

There's no question that grandparents are the very BEST, and on Sunday, September 11, iPlay America celebrates Grandparent’s Day in style! It’s time to have a GRAND time with the GRANDS by making plans to spend a wonderful day at the most exciting, indoor amusement park in New Jersey. iPlay America makes it easy to treat grandparents to a delicious meal at Game Time Bar & Grill, because when you purchase any adult meal, you get a FREE meal for Grandma or Grandpa. Now that’s a tasty deal! And when you purchase a ride pass or game card for the grandkids, grandparents get to ride FREE along with them and receive a FREE gift! Food, FUN, and fantastic family time spent together at iPlay America will make this a Grandparent’s Day a day to cherish forever!

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NEW Moviemaking Magic Experience
from NYC Kids Tours!

With this exciting experience, kids learn the ins and outs of filmmaking and act in their own scene from a famous movie that was filmed in Central Park!  They'll get the inside scoop about the film industry and discover what happens on set while experiencing it first-hand.  With hair, makeup, wardrobe and a professional director, this experience will leave them feeling like a star.  The final take of the scene will be emailed to share with family and friends!
Click HERE for more information and to book this new experience!
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Announces its 2016-2017 Season:
Dance, Theater, & LABA Series
$14at14Y Flex Pass now on sale!
The Theater at the 14th Street Y brings a new lens to the downtown performing arts scene with its exciting and diverse curated Theater, Dance, and LABA Series for the 2016-2017 Season.  Through partnerships with each of the shows, the 14th Street Y embraces the NYC artist community to bring audiences a wide range of experiences.

From dance, to theater, and even circus, as well as works-in-progress through the fellowship program, LABA, there's something for everyone! On September 6, 2016, Cirque-tacular's The Art of Circus will launch the 2016-2017 Season with The Art of Circus, its newest full-length production inspired by visual art masterpieces that feature dance and circus and world renowned painters, and the time periods and stories that birthed the world's most iconic images.
Experience theater your way with the $14at14Y Flex Pass a subscription package with dance, theater, circus, and LABA shows.  A Flex Pass allows subscribers to select three shows for $42 -that's only $14 per ticket!  $14at14Y Flex Passes are on sale now at 14StreetY.org/FIexPass.

Highlights of the season include:
  • The acrobatic fantasy world of Cirque-tacular's newest full length production: The Art of Circus, including a special performance for children
  • The New York Premiere of world renowned playwright Israel Horovitz's The Day Before Yesterday
  • The World Premiere of Safe by Penny Jackson, featuring Sawyer Spielberg, Meghan St. Thomas, Joel Nagle, and Jill Schackner.
  • Three LABA productions are back 14 Street Y Artistic Director Ronit Muszkatblit's Hanna and the Moonlit Dress, Mar Vista by LABA alum Yehuda Hyman, and  birds sing a pretty song featuring former LABA alum Rebecca Margolick.
  • A remounting of 14 Street Y Associate Artistic Director, David Stallings' award winning play, Anais Nin Goes to Hell, after a successful 2008 NYC Fringe production.
  • The World Premiere of Adam Symkowicz's Rare Birds produced by Red Fern Theatre Company.
Cirque-tacular: The Art of Circus
September 6-11*, 2016
Tickets: $39.50-$75
The Art of Circus, Cirque-tacular's newest full length production, derives inspiration from visual art masterpieces that feature dance and circus, as well as world renowned painters, and the time periods and stories that birthed the world's most iconic images. Featuring thrilling acrobatics, world record holders, elite gymnasts, international recognized circus performers, an original score by 4 time ASCAP award winner, Jesse Elder (Postmodern Jukebox), live musicians, and contemporary musical arrangements corresponding to the major movements in art over the last 500 years, audiences will discover an acrobatic fantasy world that is at once familiar, unexpected, and timeless.
*On September 11th at 11AM - Join them for a Special Children's Performance that runs 70 minutes with no intermission; perfect for younger art lovers!
Core Creative Productions: Chokehold & 91 Central Productions: Safe
September 12-October 9, 2016
Tickets: $18
Chokehold: Written by Anthony P. Pennino, directed by Tim Cusack.  
Ferguson. Staten Island. Cleveland. North Charleston. Baltimore. Baton Rouge.  St. Anthony.  The list goes on and on.  Five friends launch a desperate gamble to end police violence, but the road to achieving justice is more elusive than they think.
Safe: Written by Penny Jackson, directed by Glory Kadigan, featuring Sawyer Spielberg, Meghan St. Thomas, Joel Nagle, and Jill Schackner.
When an intriguing older man enters a teenage girl's life, he threatens her relationship with her already estranged father and her best friend as a mystery turns to danger.  91 Central Productions presents character-driven contemporary theater relevant to international audiences.

MTWorks & Goode Productions: Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell
October 10-30, 2016
Tickets: $18 general, $15 seniors
Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell by David Stallins, directed by Antonio Minino, and starring James Edward Becton, Mlé Chester, Mel House, Amanda Jones, Richard Lindenfelzer, Nylda Mark, Madalyn McKay, Hannah Seusy, and Stephanie Willing is an existential comedy centered around some of the most powerful and memorable women in history (Queen Victoria, Cleopatra, Andromeda, Heloise, Joan of Arc) as they wait on an island in the river Styx for the final leg of their soul's journey to eternal peace or damnation.  Their monotonous afterlife is shaken up when women's lib icon and erotica writer Anaïs Nin arrives on the island, planting seeds of change.

MTWorks & Goode Productions: Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell
October 10-30, 2016
Tickets: $18 general, $15 seniors
Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell by David Stallins, directed by Antonio Minino, and starring James Edward Becton, Mlé Chester, Mel House, Amanda Jones, Richard Lindenfelzer, Nylda Mark, Madalyn McKay, Hannah Seusy, and Stephanie Willing is an existential comedy centered around some of the most powerful and memorable women in history (Queen Victoria, Cleopatra, Andromeda, Heloise, Joan of Arc) as they wait on an island in the river Styx for the final leg of their soul's journey to eternal peace or damnation.  Their monotonous afterlife is shaken up when women's lib icon and erotica writer Anaïs Nin arrives on the island, planting seeds of change.

LABA & Mystical Feet: The Mar Vista
December 1-18, 2016
Tickets: $18 in advance, $22 at the door
The Mar Vista, created and written by Yehuda Hyman, is a comical and heartbreaking new theater-dance play about a forbidden war time romance, a 1960s Jewish Family of immigrants in Los Angeles, gypsy dances, pop tunes, rumbas, twists and the enduring memory of lost love.
LABA: Hanna and the Moonlit Dress
December 2-18, 2016
Tickets: $12 youth (12 and under), $18 general admission, $35 family ticket (up to 5 people)
Hanna and the Moonlit Dress: Based on Izhak Scheiger-Dmi'el's book, adapted for the stage by Ronit Muszkatblit and Yoav Gal.A magical, interactive musical for children about the power of a good deed. Young Hannah'le just wanted to help the coalman carry his heavy sack of coal from the forest, but now--Oh No!  Her new white dress is stained with black spots!  How can Hanna go to dinner now?  Won't Mama be upset?  Perhaps the moon will come to Hanna's rescue with its magical light.  Join Hanna and her friends, Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow.  Together, let's dra, cut, glue and create Hanna's world, and light the night with moonlight magic.
LABA Presents: DRUNK!
January 12, 2017 at 8pm
Tickets: $25
You've seen wine paired with food, but how about wine paired with texts?  Join LABA Fellows, ancient text scholar Reuben Namdar and sommelier Ronald Jordan. A four course exploration of the relationship between wine and OTHER through teachings, tastings and performances.  LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.

Cirque-tacular: Snowkus Pocus
January 17-February 5, 2017
Tickets: $45 general admission, $85 premium, $35 senior, $25 student
Join us for Snokus Pocus as we traverse from winter to spring in a magical journey of seasonal splendor, circus spectacle and derring-do! Marvel at the bendy ballerina in her living snow globe. Be blown away when the icy north wind battles Jack Frost in an epic snowball fight. Feel the warm glow of winter's end as the snow ballet melts your heart. Delight in the first blossoms of the sunny new season as acrobats play in the springtime rays. Snow-y, blow-y family fun abounds in the whimsical winter wonder-world that is Snokus Pokus!!!

Convergences Theatre Collective Presents: Babel
January 18-February 5, 2017
Tickets: $85 premium, $45 general, $35 students/seniors, $25 youth (12 and under)
A story told through Acrobatic Dance theater, Babel is a physical is a physical spectacle that reinvents one of the oldest stories in the world: The Tower of Babel.  It calls upon diverse perspectives of the story to reveal ambition, grief, and healing within the complexity of the human condition.  The story is told by 22 powerful dancers.

LABA: LABAlive Series
February 9, March 16, & May 11, 2017
Tickets: $20
Experience excerpts of new works in progress by our LABA Fellows centered on this year's theme, Other.  Part of LABA is the House of Study, an artist fellowship program for which around 10 culture-makers, a mix of visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians, actors and others, are brought together to study classic Jewish texts in a non-religious, open-minded setting. The fellows use the study to inspire work which is featured in our series of LABAlive events and performances

New York Premire of Israel Horovitz's The Day Before Yesterday
February 13-March 5, 2017
Tickets: $18
Written by Israel Horovitz, directed by Glory Kadigan.  Internationally acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz's newest play The Day Before Yesterday follows three couples during 72 hours, before and after a rock concert in Paris.

World Premiere of Red Fern's Rare Birds
March 20-April 9, 2017
Tickets: $20
Written by Adam Szymkowitcz, directed by Scott Ebersold.  World Premiere Production.  The worst thing you can do in high school is admit you love something.  A play about adolescent cyberbullying and your mother's new boyfriend.

From the Horse's Mouth Dance:  A Celebration of Indian Dance in America
April 24-30, 2016
Tickets: $35 (general admission), $25 (seniors), $20 (students & Y members)
From the Horse's Mouth offers a special performance showcasing the diversity and influences of Indian Dance on the world's cultural life from ancient roots to Bollywood. 

LABA: bird sing a pretty song
May 4-7, 2016
Tickets: $18
Join former LABA Fellows REBECCA MARGOLICK and MAXX BERKOWITZ for the second stage of their interactive multi-media dance piece developed last year in the 14th Street Y's innovative LABA: a laboratory for Jewish Culture.
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Black Moon Theatre
presents
Bliss
based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead
September 8-25, 2016

Black Moon Theatre Company presents BLISS based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead with performances on September 8-25, 2016, at 7pm with 3pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street New York, NY 10013. Tickets are $20-$30 and can be found at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/961264.

BLISS follows the journey of consciousness after death, during the interval between death and rebirth (bardo), and serves as an allegorical guide for the living. In this new multi-disciplinary production, Artistic Director René Migliaccio's staging is a visual and poetic dance/theatre odyssey within the mind of an individual striving to awaken to a Higher Consciousness. The journey is theatrically of double nature: the actor living the text of the Bardo and a Butoh dancer manifesting as his supra consciousness on the path of liberation. Original music features a fusion of ambient and accents of sounds and voices from the world, journeying on a wide spectrum from dark to ethereal moods. Projections create the pictorial environment for the journeyer on his path to liberation, immersing the audience in the symbolic dimension of dreams.
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Works & Process at The Guggenheim announces
Opera Philadelphia:
Breaking the Waves
by Missy Mazzoli
Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:30 PM
On Monday, September 12, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents discussion with the creators and excerpts of Opera Philadelphia's upcoming world premiere of Breaking the Waves by composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek
Based on the 1996 Academy Award-nominated film by Lars von Trier, the chamber opera tells the story of a couple's sacrificial love. Before Opera Philadelphia's world premiere (September 22-October 1, 2016), cast members will perform excerpts from the piece and David B. Devan, General Director & President of Opera Philadelphia will discuss the creative process with Mazzoli and Vavrek along with director James Darrah and conductor Steven Osgood.
Breaking the Waves is co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, which presents the opera's New York premiere January 6-9, 2017 during PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
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
11071 Fifth Avenue, New York
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News from DKC/O&M

EMMY® NOMINEE AMBER TAMBLYN,
TONY® WINNER NORBERT LEO BUTZ &
NYC STAGE VET JENNIFER MUDGE
TO JOIN PAUL RUDD
IN BENEFIT READING OF 
NEIL LABUTE’S
“REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY”
AT
MCC THEATER

PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE LABUTE OFFERS FIRST LOOK AT THE THIRD PLAY IN HIS ‘REASONS’ TRILOGY

ONE-NIGHT-ONLY READING WILL BENEFIT MCC’S ARTISTIC AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
AT THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE

 Paul Rudd will now be joined by Emmy® nominee Amber Tamblyn, 2-time Tony® winner Norbert Leo Butz and NYC stage veteranJennifer Mudge for this one-night-only world premiere developmental reading on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 7:30PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.  Butz and Mudge return to MCC following critically acclaimed turns in Fifty Words (2008) and Don’t Go Gentle (2012), respectively.  This reading will benefit MCC’s artistic and educational programs. For more info, visit www.mcctheater.org.

Set on the night of their 20th anniversary high school reunion, Reasons to be Pretty Happy follows Greg (Rudd) and Steph (Tamblyn) as they revisit their home town after having moved to New York. Kent (Butz) and Carly (Mudge) are suspicious of their reasons for returning and the four friends dance (sometimes literally) through a series of encounters at their school gym as they try to rekindle old friendships, struggle with their futures (together and separately) and reveal secrets to one another that might have been better left buried beneath a pile of yearbooks.  The play is a funny, sad, silly and sobering look at friendships and loves that have weathered and lasted for a long, long time--some even past their due dates.  

Tickets are limited and currently on sale for the benefit reading. Prices range from $100 for show-only tickets or $250/$350 for preferred/premium seating plus access to a special post-show reception with LaBute, the cast, and MCC leadership. For tickets, visit www.mcctheater.org or call (212) 352-3101.

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SUBCULTURE AND JASON ROBERT BROWN PRESENT
TONY AWARD-WINNER CYNTHIA ERIVO AND
TONY AWARD NOMINEE JOSHUA HENRY
IN JASON ROBERT BROWN’S
“THE LAST FIVE YEARS”

A NIGHT AT TOWN HALL
FOR THE BRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
ONE NIGHT ONLY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.

Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.

Tickets for the concert begin at $50, and will go on sale at 10:00AM EST on Wednesday, August 18. To purchase tickets, and for more information on the event, please visit www.TheTownHall.org, or call (212)840-2824.


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MCC THEATER
ANNOUNCES
PLAYLABS
READING SERIES
& INITIAL CASTING

NEW WORKS-IN-PROGRESS FROM EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS

OBIE WINNING “ECLIPSED” STAR ZAINAB JAH &
ALYSHA DESLORIEUX OF “HAMILTON”
JOIN FIRST ROUND OF CASTING

ON SELECT EVENINGS
SEPTEMBER 12 THRU OCTOBER 17
AT THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director)—which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York’s leading Off-Broadway theater companies— is pleased to announce the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alumXavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. Readings will be held on September 12September 19September 26, and October 17, as shown below, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). All readings are at 7pm. Full casting will be announced at a later date.  Tickets on-sale now are $15, and include a post-reading discussion and reception with the artists and MCC leadership. For tickets and more info, please visit http://www.mcctheater.org
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News from Richard Hillman Pr

O N E   F U N N Y   M O T H E R
THE HILARIOUS SOLO COMEDY SHOW
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY COMEDIAN DENA BLIZZARD
AT NEW WORLD STAGES

NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS
NOW ON SALE THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR

 One Funny Mother, written, performed and starring comedian Dena Blizzard, announced today that a new block of tickets has just gone on sale for performances through the end of the year at New World Stages (340 West 50thStreet, between 8th & 9th Avenues) where performances began March 30, 2016.

One Funny Mother stars comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three, Dena Blizzard, in her hilarious solo comedy show about the trials and tribulations of motherhood and marriage.

One Funny Mother plays the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 8:00pm.

Tickets for One Funny Mother are priced at $65 and may be purchased by calling Telecharge (212) 239-6200, or by visiting Telecharge.com.  For additional information please visit the website at www.onefunnymother.com
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic. 

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