I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monthly Mash-up October, 2016 - Halloween Costumes and Understudies

Me- My topic for this month is Halloween costumes. I like all the Halloween costumes I have ever had. They were all my favorites. Here are some of the costumes I've had.  For my first Halloween, I was a butterfly. I was only two month old so it looked really cute. For another Halloween I was Snow White. My sister and I were both Snow White that year. Another year, we were both Dorothy. That year we had a bad storm, and we didn't get to go trick or treating on Halloween. We went later at the mall. Another year, I was Fancy Nancy. I had a dress exactly like she has in one of the books, but hardly anybody knew who I was anyway. Once I was Madeline. I also had a dress exactly like hers but that year everybody knew who I was. Another year, I was an Angel but the halo hurt my head. My Mom was a bride for Halloween when she was 5, I was a bride one year too, but I was older. One year, I was Tinkerbell. I got that costume from my sister, and it had originally been my cousin's. Another year, I was a cat. Last year, I was a 50's girl. This year I am going to be Katie from the Broadway show School of Rock because it is my favorite show ever. Also, I think it's unique I don't think anybody else in my neighborhood or my school will have the same costume.I love Halloween costumes.

We were given At This Performance concert tickets for free for review purposes. Any opinions here are completely my own based on my experience.
Mom - My topic for this month is understudies. Understudies are some of the unsung heroes of the theater. Imagine learning a whole part in a show, and then maybe never even getting to perform it. Other times, an understudy  might have to go on at a moment's notice. One person might also have to understudy more than one role in a show and still keep all  the different roles they are understudying straight.  Most people are not happy when they go to a show and find out an understudy is performing in  the show. I admit I was the same way. However, I have seen some understudies who are very good, and the shows they were in were equally as good when they were in the role as when the star was in the role. I have also seen shows where the understudy playing a part was not particularly good in the role and the show was not as good when the star was not in it.  I have even seen some shows where a part was not being played by an understudy but the actor in the part did not do a particularly good job playing a role. In those case, maybe I would have been better off seeing an understudy play the role. I guess it just depends on the actor and the part and whether the two of them are a good fit together. When the fit is right whether you are seeing an understudy or a star, magic happens. That's what makes the theater so special.  Even just hearing the right performer sing the right song can be special.  I recently had the opportunity to attend one of  a series of  concerts called At This Performance. These  are concerts which are performed several times a year at the Lion's Theater, which is also the home of Musical's Tonight. The concerts are performed entirely by Broadway understudies. Some of the performers we saw at the concert we attended  included understudies from recent Broadway shows including Tuck Everlasting, Shuffle Along and Disaster. All the performers amazingly talented, and many of them had never even gotten to perform the role they had understudied including this adorable 12 year old girl named Elizabeth Margaret Crawford who understudied the role of Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting. I, for one, gained a new appreciation for understudies through attending the At This Performance concert. If I ever go to a show and see one of those little white slips in the playbill telling me that one of them is standing in for another performer in the show at that performance instead of being disappointed, I will be excited to see them getting their chance to shine, and that I am there to see it. I hope to attend more At This Performance concerts in the future and get to know more of these talented performers and to share more about them in future posts. The next At This Performance Concert will be held on Monday November 7 at 7:00 PM for more information or to order tickets go to http://www.musicalstonight.org/concerts.html.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/30/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

The below IHOP post is a sponsored post. We did receive compensation for this post. Any and all opinions expressed are our own based on our experience.

Scary Face Pancakes Available  at IHOP
All October Long
Free to Kids Under 12 October 31 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
(at participating restaurants)

Do your kids like to play with their food? IHOP not only understands that they encourage it. All October long they are offering Scary Pancakes to Kids 12 and under. Kids are given the opportunity to create their own masterpieces out of IHOP's  world famous Buttermilk Pancakes, whipped cream, a strawberry, mini oreos, and candy corn. Scary Pancakes are available for free from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily as part of IHOP Kids eat free offer which allows Kids 12 and under to eat free during that time period with the purchase of an adult entree. Scary Pancakes only are also available  for free to Kids 12  all day long from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Halloween, October 31. These offers are available at participating locations only.



Taking a Page from the Broadway Smash Hamilton: An American musical,
COBBLESTONE™ Invites Kids of All Ages to Submit an Original Rap about Their Favorite Person in U.S. History in This Challenge Judged by Showbiz Luminaries!

In Conjunction with the Challenge, COBBLESTONE™ Will Offer a 
35% Discount on an Annual Subscription - PLUS a FREE Alexander Hamilton Issue!

Thanks to a musical biography with irresistible hip hop music and snappy lyrics, Alexander Hamilton is a Broadway star -- two centuries after his death.  The hottest musical in the country has spawned a best-selling cast soundtrack, a national tour and even #Hamilkids, a passionate group of young fans who've overtaken social media.  This October, COBBLESTONE™, the award-winning magazine for aspiring historians, focuses on the "ten dollar Founding Father."  To celebrate this exciting new issue, the editors are wondering which other U.S. historical leaders might inspire future Broadway songwriters.  So, COBBLESTONE™ is proud to launch the "Rap Into History" Challenge!

Aimed at kids ages 9-14, the COBBLESTONE™ "Rap Into History" Challenge invites junior historians and music lovers alike to drop some cool rhymes about a person in U.S history who intrigues, excites, or challenges them.  The entrants' original songs will be judged by a panel of  accomplished Broadway producers including six-time Tony® Award winner Frederick Zollo (Once), two-time Tony® Award winner Jim Kierstead (Waitress, Kinky Boots), founder of Broadway for All, Osh Ghanimah, filmmaker Leah Natasha Thomas, producer of 3 ½ Minutes, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards and COBBLESTONE™ editor Meg Cholian. The winning raps will be featured online on the "Rap Into History" mini-site, as well as in the pages of COBBLESTONE™ magazine, perhaps discovering the next Lin Manuel Miranda.  Cobblestone readers may now upload their audio or video entries on the "Rap Into History" mini-site at http://www.rapintohistory.com/Due to popular demand, the challenge, originally slated to close on October 25, has been extended to November 4.  Winners will be announced on November 18

Along with the challenge entry form, the "Rap Into History" mini-site includes bonus Hamilton content: "Hamilton On Stage" by Kathiann M. Kowalski which features an interview with Miguel Cervantes, who has been part of the Broadway cast and is now starring as Hamilton in the Chicago production; and, "COBBLESTONE™ Goes to Broadway" in which Kathiann recounts her exciting and inspiring experiences seeing the show in person.

The October issue of COBBLESTONE™ is devoted to Hamilton, a Revolutionary War veteran who argued passionately for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and helped shape the country's financial system as its first secretary of the Treasury.  Inside its pages, readers will learn of Hamilton's early years in the article "Young Ambition", his wartime heroics in "Military Glory" and, in the most tragic chapter of his life, young historians will learn of Hamilton's demise in "An Infamous Duel".  

In conjunction with the "Rap Into History" Challenge, COBBLESTONE™ will also be offering a limited-time one-year subscription rate of $21.95 (normally $33.95) -- a 35% discount off the annual subscriptions and a 50% discount off newsstand rates!  Aside from the special rate, which covers 9 ad-free issues per year, new subscribers will also receive the Alexander Hamilton issue for free!  Interested consumers are invited to subscribe here.
CMA Art Auction Now Live on Artsy

All proceeds raised from the auction go toward supporting free programs for vulnerable children in NYC. 

For more information or to place a bid click here

The auction is online through Nov. 9 at 9:00 PM. Bidding will continue at the Art Auction & Cocktail Party Nov. 96:30 - 9:30PM at Dream Downtown Hotel, 355 W 16th Street.

For more information or to purchase tickets click here

Featuring the works of :

Kiki Smith
Patrick McMullan
Phillipe Cheng
Donald Robertson
Erick Johnson
Paula Scher
Omar Chacon
Todd Ciurcio
Brady Legler

as well as works by Alfredo Jaar, Jemima Kirke, Ed Ruscha, Marc Dennis, Dustin Yellin and more!
Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Dirty Dancing 
The Classic Story on Stage
November 4, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Friday November 4 at 8:00 PM
Saturday November 5 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday November 6 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

Pride Night at Dirty Dancing November 5, 2016

For more information or to register click here
TADA! Youth Theatre 
Announces 2017 Season

The Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater is celebrating its 32nd year of original musical productions for family audiences. The actors in these productions are all members of TADA!’s Resident Youth Ensemble who range in age from 8-18. Productions are appropriate for ages 3 plus and are enjoyable for the entire family!

This season’s theme is “time.” The shows travel to centuries past to a year as a “transplant” in NYC to a day in the life of a typical kid. It is about time for TADA! as well. Time that all New Yorker’s know who TADA! is and all that is done for the families of NYC through musical theater. Just like Hamilton, we are all always running out of time – take the time to see original musicals created for families to enjoy!

TADA!’s 32nd Theater Season:

The History Mystery    January 20 – February 20
(Book by Janine Nina Trevens, Music by Eric Rockwell, & Lyrics by Margaret Rose)
A look back at centuries past to famous and “not so famous” kids who changed the world for us today.

New York, New Year    April 29 – May 21
(Book by Christina Franklin, Music by Michael Mulder, based on the original concept & lyrics by Gary Bagley)
Jane isn’t in Kansas City anymore; will she find her place in NYC?

Everything About A Day (Almost)    July 8 – August 3
(Conceived by Emmanuel Wilson, Music & Lyrics by Jill Abramovitz, Brad Alexander, Joanne Bogart, Deirdre Broderick, Helen Chayefsky, Douglas J. Cohen, Michael Colby, Jim Colleran, Gary Gardner, Ned Paul Ginsburg, Johannes Gluck, Tammy Holder, John Kroner, Eric Rockwell, Arianna Rose, Lawrence Rush, Evan Schiff, Tom Toce)
A typical day in the life of a kid!

What: Three Original Musicals for Family Audiences at TADA!
When: January 20-February 20 | April 29-May 21 | July 8-August 3
How: Tickets on sale now! 

News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Atlantic Theater Company's 2016/2017 Season Continues

World Premiere Musical
Book by Itamar Moses
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by David Cromer
Based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin
Linda Gross Theater

An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards.

The Band’s Visit is developed and produced with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Laurents/Hatcher Founation, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s National Fund for New Musicals.

For more information or to order tickets visit www.atlantictheater.org.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces
2016 Fall Benefit
Honoring Two-time Tony Award Winner
Nathan Lane

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, on Monday evening, November 7 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue).

Nathan Lane has starred in six plays at Manhattan Theatre Club: Claptrap; The Lisbon TraviataBad HabitsLips Together, Teeth ApartLove! Valour! Compassion!; and Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks" and served on MTC's Board of Directors from 1994-2007.

He appeared last season on Broadway in the smash hit revival of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play and in the critically acclaimed Robert Falls production of The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as Hickey. Prior to that, he starred on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of The Nance, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award. He will next star in the Broadway revival of The Front Page alongside John Slattery and John Goodman, and the National Theatre revival of Angels in America in London.

He made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), followed by Merlin; The Wind in the WillowsSome Americans Abroad; On Borrowed Time; Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Love! Valour! Compassion!  (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); The Man Who Came to DinnerThe Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Olivier Award); The Frogs; The Odd Couple; Butley; NovemberWaiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination); and The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off-Broadway: 1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance; The Common Pursuit, The Film SocietyThe Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination); Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award); Bad HabitsDedication; Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks";TrumboMeasure for Measure  (St. Clair Bayfield Award); A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Merry Wives of Windsor; She Stoops to Conquer; In a Pig’s Valise; Love; and Do Re Mi.

On television, he was last seen on FX’s anthology series "American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson" and has had recurring roles on "The Good Wife"  and "Modern Family", as well as many guest appearances (receiving six Primetime Emmy nominations, two Daytime Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award). Lane has appeared in more than 35 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards); Ironweed; Frankie and JohnnyMousehunt; Jeffrey; The Lion King; Stuart Little; Nicholas Nickleby  (National Board of Review Ensemble Acting Award); The Producers (Golden Globe nomination); Swing VoteMirror Mirror; and The English Teacher. He will next be seen in Sidney Hall and Carrie Pilby. In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

The event begins with cocktails followed by dinner and a tribute to Nathan Lane. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC’s mission as a leading non-profit theatre company producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway, nurturing new talent through their Artistic Development Program, and developing the next generation of theatregoers and theatre makers through their esteemed Education Program.

For more information, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com/season-tickets/events/fall-benefit/ or call (212) 399-3000 x 4147.

Sarah Barielles 
to Host Waitress the Musical Cast Album Karaoke 

Following the success of the previous cast album Karaoke nights at Waitress the Musical, where a select number of audience members are invited up on stage to sing a song from the show with the band, it has been announced that an additional cast album Karaoke night will be held on Monday November 7, 2016 following the 7:30 PM performance of the musical. This special edition of cast album Karoke will be hosted by Grammy Award nominated singer and songwriter, Sarah Barielles. Barielles is also the composer of the Waitress score for which she was nominated for a Tony for Best Original Score.  Waitress is currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre located at 256 W. 47th St. New York, New York.

For more information or to order tickets click here to visit Waitress the Musical's Facebook page.

News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Buenos Aires Tango Company
Estampas Porteñas
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm with Argentine Tango company Estampas Porteñas and their newest production, Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire, a celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and the country's wide range of musical styles. Tickets are $36-$55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brandon Victor Dixon
to host the
2016 TRU Love Benefit,
Embracing the Unlimited:
 A Celebration of Diversity in the Arts
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 6pm
at NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center*

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced, led by Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. The event will take place November 6, 2016 beginning at 6pm with pre-show cocktails at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center* lobby, awards and performance in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, plus a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception afterwards at the upcoming Lincoln Center exhibition of costumes from Olivier and Tony Award winning musicals, Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York. The fundraiser will feature a Silent Auction and a Live Auction whose prizes will include tickets to Hamilton, an $8000 Azamara cruise to anywhere in the world, and a UniWorld River Cruise valued at $10,000. VIP Honoree tickets are $200 and will include reserved seating at both performance and reception; VIP tickets are $150 and will include unreserved seating at performance and reception/exhibition. There will also be a $90 show-only general admission ticket. Tickets are on sale at http://truonline.org/events/2016-tru-love/.

A performance celebrating the achievements of the honorees will be hosted by Hamilton's new Aaron Burr, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along, The Color Purple, Motown the Musical). It will be directed by director/choreographer Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway, Scottsboro Boys, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein); who is also the creator/founder of StageWrite Software, and Founding Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute. The show will feature Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy and Bess, On the Town)and Alicia Hall Moran (Porgy and Bess) repeating roles from Porgy and Bess; Lisa O'Hare, Drama Desk winner Lauren Worsham, and Jeff Kreadyrecreating their roles from A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; Bre Jackson performing from her current show, The Color Purple; and appearances by Tony Award-winning Broadway star Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, Play On!, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Tony winner for Jelly's Last Jam,Livia Frye on the soap opera All My Children); Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town revival, Hands on a HardbodyCatch Me If You CanHair original revival cast, Working at Prospect Theater Co); Mana Allen; Aneesh Sheth; andJonathan Larsonand Ed Kleban Award-winning song writer Joe Iconis; Jonathan Larson award winner Julianne Wick Davis (writer of the transgender-centered musical Southern Comfort); transgender actor Em Grosland; and Jonathan Larson Award winning writer Sam Salmond.

TRU will be recognizing three people who are each helping to change the landscape of theater in highly individual ways. The 2016 TRU Spirit of Theater Award will be awarded to theater and film producer Ron Simons(Hughie with Forrest Whitaker, The Gin Game with Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jonesrevivals of A Streetcar Named Desire and Porgy & Bess, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Turn Me Loose with Joe Morton)for expanding opportunities for African-American artists in commercial theater, and encouraging narratives that dig deeply into the under-represented communities' struggle for dignity and acceptance; the TRU Humanitarian Award will be presented to Shakina Nayfack, transgender activist, actor (TV's "Difficult People") and producer, for her work nurturing and developing new voices through the Musical Theater Factory as well as giving the transgender community a strong, eloquent political voice; and the TRU Entrepreneur Award will go to Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theater historian, producer, Director of Programming at Feinstein's/54 Below, author of The Untold Stories of Broadway historical series being a leading force in bringing the discussion of Broadway histories and traditions to contemporary musical theater, breathing new life into cabaret and successfully tapping into the cultural zeitgeist.

The proceeds from this event directly benefit the programs of Theater Resources Unlimited, a not-for-profit service organization that educates people in the business of the arts, with a focus on producers, emerging theater companies and self-producing artists. Programs include monthly panels, workshops, a Producer Development and Mentorship Program, a new plays and new musicals reading series and a community e-blast of jobs, services, resources and theater events.

For inquiries about the event, email TRUStaff1@gmail.com or call 212-714-7628 or visit http://truonline.org/2016-tru-love to purchase tickets.
* Use of library space for this program does not indicate endorsement by The New York Public Library.
ChristinaNoel & The Creature
at Peridance Studios
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7pm

ChristinaNoel & The Creature presents Belly on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm and Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7pm at Peridance Studios, 126 E. 13th Street, NYC. Tickets for Belly are $20 ($10 for students) and are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/10356. For more information, visit www.christinanoelandthecreature.com.

Choreographed by ChristinaNoeland in collaboration with the dancers, and danced by The Creatureto live music and text composed and performed by ChristinaNoeland Aeric Meredith-Goujon, the semi-theatrical dance piece, Belly, is a panoptic review of our treatment of others. Through forced interactions around a dinner table, The Creature's fluctuating proximity juxtaposes closeness and camaraderie with the inability to fully realize empathy for other human beings. Through both comedic and tragic lenses, Belly scopes the depths of white privilege and institutional racism. In the end the question becomes; how can we continue to reorganize our perceptions and differences to reach mutual understanding?
News from DKC

Tickets Now on Sale for Broadway Production of ‘Allegiance,’ Starring George Takei and Lea Salonga,
in Cinemas Nationwide December 13 Only

Straight from the bright lights of Broadway to the big screen, and inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), Allegiance tells the moving story of one family, inspired by Takei’s, whose life is upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Tickets are now on sale for George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen” in movie theaters nationwide for one night on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. local time. The event will begin with an exclusive introduction from Takei, and following the production, audiences will see special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.

Allegiance illuminates one of American history’s lesser known chapters as it tells the story of Sam Kimura (Takei), transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Telly LeungGodspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Tony Award®-winner Lea SalongaMiss SaigonMulan) fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II.  An important story told with great resonance and intimacy, Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love. 

Tickets for “George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen can be purchased online fromwww.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices (theaters and participants are subject to change).
News from DKC/O&M



The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) announced today that their Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched its second initiative program, the Training Scholarships, bridging the gap between talent and opportunity and creating a strong pipeline to the professional theatre for promising artists of all backgrounds. The deadline to apply is January 6, 2017, with final notifications made by April 2017. For more information, or to apply, visit http://americantheatrewing.org/program/the-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative/ .
News from Polk and Co.


BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) must close its critically acclaimed limited engagement of SENSE & SENSIBILITY on Sunday, November 20 at the Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street). 

You’ve never seen Austen like this! 2016 OBIE Award-winning BEDLAM’s rollicking adaptation follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor, emotion, and bold theatricality, SENSE & SENSIBILITY asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Tickets range from $69 to $99, and are available at www.bedlam.org (866-811-4111). Pending availability, $25 student rush tickets will be sold at THE GYM AT JUDSON box office 15 minutes prior to the start of each performance. Students with a valid ID are limited to two rush tickets per ID.

The playing schedule for SENSE & SENSIBILITY is as follows: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturdayat 8pmSunday at 7pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 2:30pm.

Please note there will be no performances: Wednesday, October 26; Thursday, October 27; Wednesday, November 2Saturday, November 5 at 2:00Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30.

For more information visit www.bedlam.org

The World Premiere Of
Directed by KIP FAGAN


Officially Opening November 2
Limited engagement through December 18, 2016
Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

The world premiere of Kingdom Come began preview performances Off-Broadway on Friday, October 7, 2016 and opens officially on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 18, 2016. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $25.

All tickets for Kingdom Come are $25 General Admission tickets and will be available to purchase on Monday, August 22. For first access to tickets and insider news, sign up for Roundabout’s email club at www.roundabouttheatre.org or by calling Roundabout Audience Services at 212.719.1300.

Kingdom Come plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org

Casting News 


October 27, 2016, New York, NY – Beginning performances Tuesday, November 1KARA LINDSAY will return to the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of WICKED

KARA LINDSAY previously performed the role of Glinda in the 2015 Broadway company and national tour of Wicked.  She appeared in the original Broadway cast of Newsies as Katherine and in the national tour and Guthrie Theatre productions of Little House on the Prairie as Laura.  Regional credits include Paper Mill Playhouse (Newsies, Little House...Prairie); North Carolina Theatre (title role in Mary Poppins); Kansas City Starlight (title role in Cinderella); Kansas City Rep (Sally Bowles in Cabaret); 5th Avenue Theatre (Lone Star Love); and Geva Theater (A Christmas Carol), among others.

Also on November 1, as previously announced, Sheryl Lee Ralph will assume the role of Madame Morrible. Kara and Sheryl join a cast which currently includes Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba, Michael Campayno as Fiyero, Peter Scolari as The Wizard, Dawn E. Cantwell as Nessarose, Michael Genet as Dr. Dillamond, and Zachary Noah Piser as Boq.  The role of Glinda is currently being played by Carrie St. Louis, who will give her final performance on Broadway on Sunday, October 30th, as will Judy Kaye as Madame Morrible.

Tickets for WICKED are available through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com/wicked.  For more information visit www.wickedthemusical.com.  WICKED is performed at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Tickets Now On Sale

Monday, December 12, 2016
7:00 PM
At Studio 54

Tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewak with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase. Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis will direct this one-night only special event. 

Tickets ($150-$500) can be purchased online at roundabouttheatre.org/kissmekate or by calling Audience Services at (212) 719-1300.

The Benefit Concert Reading will take place on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Studio 54 (254 West 54thStreet).

Proceeds from the Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate support Roundabout Theatre Company’s many programs and initiatives, including the Musical Theatre Fund, which has allowed Roundabout to produce acclaimed musicals such as She Loves MeCompany, Nine, The Pajama Game, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, On the Twentieth Century, Into the Woods, The Robber Bridegroom and this season’s Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical.

Tax-deductible benefit tickets are available by calling Roundabout's Development Office at 212-719-9393 ext 369

Select orchestra and mezzanine tickets ($150-$500) are available to the general public by calling Roundabout Audience Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at roundabouttheatre.org/kissmekate

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016 AT 7:00 P.M.

The Drama League's 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony® and Emmy® Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City.  This year’s benefit gala culminates the organization’s centennial celebration that began last November.  The black-tie gala will feature dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only musical tribute supporting The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists. VIP and Ballroom seats are available, with a limited number of seats open to the General Public.  For more information, please call (212) 244-9494, Ext. 101 or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org.

More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for this month's Monthly Mash-up.