Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

Eric Carle's 10 Little Rubber Ducks 
Available as an Animated Film

The film narrated by Bernadette Peters is now available at
ITUNE, GOOGLEPLAY, AMAZON VIDEO, HULU AND VIMEO

Jonathan Rockefeller animated film, 10 Little Rubber Ducks narrated by Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters is available on demand. 

Rockefeller’s 10 Little Rubber Ducks brings to life Eric Carle’s magnificent illustrations that follow the adventures of 10 rubber ducks as they leave the factory, destined for faraway countries, before being washed overboard from a cargo ship and are swept away in all directions: West, East, North, South, left, right, up, down, this way, and that way...

For more information, on this film and Mr. Rockefeller please visit. www.JonathanRockefeller.com.
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Funny Face Opens 
October 18 at Musicals Tonight
Lion Theatre
410 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY

Funny Face is a 1927 musical by George and Ira Gershwin. It opened in November of 1927, and starred Fred Astaire and his sister Adele

The show’s story:
Jimmy (Patrick Graveris the legal guardian of his adoptive parents’ three daughters, Frankie (Jessica Ernest), Dora (Caitlin Wilaytoand June (Whitney Winfield).  Frankie, the naughtiest of the three girls, has her diary confiscated by Jimmy because of its slanderous content. She schemes with Peter (Seth Danner) a playboy/aviator to retrieve the diary from Jimmy’s safe, in which he has also placed his other ward, Dora’s, valuable jewels. Before Peter and Dora’s beau, Dugsie (Blake Spellacy), can break into the safe, it is opened by bungling burglersChester (Bill Bateman) and Herbert (Edward Tolve). But instead of taking the jewels, the crooks accidentally take the diary. Of course Peter and Dugsie take the other envelope – the one with the jewels. Frankie, Peter and Dugsie try to escape to an inn in New Jersey, but are chased there by everyone else in the cast including a Police Sergeant (Doug Jabara). Then it’s on to Atlantic City where Pinky and Peter, Dora and Dugsie, Jimmy and June are joined by the rest of the cast - Christian Brown, Kacie Burns, Caleb Dicke, Giulia Dunes, Briana Fallon, Parker Krug, Andrea Weinzierl, and Kyle White for a happy ending.

Songs include: S WonderfulMy One and Only; He Loves and She LovesThe Babbitt and the Bromide; Let's Kiss and Make Up; High Hat; Shall We Dance

Performance Schedule 
October 18-30 
Tues; Wed; Thurs; Sat @ 7:30 - Wed; FRI; Sat; Sun 2:00

Tickets are $27.25
Telecharge 212- 239-6200 OR Box Office

For more information visit www.musicalstonight.org
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After Hours Art 
at Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY

Thursday October 20 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Adults, it is your turn at the Clay Bar. After Hours Art night is October 20. A fun-filled, art-making night at CMA -- without the kids! 

For more information or to purchase tickets click here
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Eric Johnson Solo
An Evening of Acoustic Guitar and Piano
October 20 2016 8:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets click here

Brian McKnight 
October 21, 2016 8:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets click here

The Havana Cuba All-Stars
October 22, 2016 8:00 PM
or to purchase tickets click here

Warsaw Philaharmonic Orchestra
October 23, 2016 8:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets click here
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Family Astronomy 
at the American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St.

Saturday October 22 6:30 PM
The Hayden Planetarium invites the youngest astronomers for an evening of star hopping to look at the fall and winter constellations using the Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector with educator Laura Jean Checki. Learn how to navigate the night sky and see whether you can find the celestial objects hiding in plain sight.

For more information click here
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Saturday, October 22
Steven Brundage –  iPlay America’s Event Center
Door: 7:00 PM – Show: 8:00 PM
iPlay America proudly presents the amazing magic of Steven Brundage… a Top 12 finalist on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent! Steven is legendary for his nearly impossible Rubik Cube routine. In 2014, he came into the global spotlight with his viral video: Magician Gets Out of Speeding Ticket with Magic. That catapulted him to being seen on TV shows in Russia, UK, Japan, as well as on TV shows in the U.S. such as Good Morning America, the Today Show, Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon, Penn and Teller’s Fool Us, and The Steve Harvey Show! Don’t wait! Get your tickets NOW to see Steven Brundage and his mind-bending magic at iPlay America!

For more information or to purchase tickets go to click here
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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Master Harold” ... and the boys
Written and Directed By Athol Fugard

Run Dates: October 18 – November 27, 2016; Opening: November 7, 2016
On The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center

“Master Harold” ... and the boys runs October 18 – November 27, 2016 with a Monday, November 7 opening night on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All tickets for the initial run of the production are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. – Sun., 11am – 6pm) or visitwww.SignatureTheatre.org.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Master Voices
formerly the Collegiate Chorale 
presents

27
New York Premiere
By Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek
Featuring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober, Theo Lebow,
Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik
MasterVoices
Orchestra of St. Luke's
James Robinson, Director
Ted Sperling, Conductor
October 20 & 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27,specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City.  MasterVoices' production of 27 will be semi-staged, and will feature the direction of James Robinson, conducting by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the 150 singers of MasterVoices, and Orchestra of St. Luke's.  The cast features Metropolitan Opera mezzo Stephanie Blythe as Gertrude Stein, and up-and-coming soprano Heidi Stober as Alice B. Toklas,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik.  The production will include scenic design by Allen Moyer, costume design by James Schuette, and lighting design by James F. Ingalls.

27 explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Man Ray, Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway. Commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 27 received its world premiere in June 2014. For the New York Premiere, Ricky Ian Gordon has specially added new sections for the MasterVoices chorus. 

Tickets are $30-$150 and are available online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix® at 212-581-1212, or at the Box Office at 131 W. 55th Street (btwn 6th and 7th).  

MasterVoices' Annual Fall Gala is on October 20, 2016.  Gala tickets include pre-concert cocktails and dinner at a private club, preferred seating for 27, and a post-concert dessert reception at City Center.  For more information, call 646-202-9623.
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National Chorale
presents
A Gershwin Celebration
Featuring Karen Slack, Janinah Burnett,
Robert Mack, Kenneth Overton, and pianist Michael Fennelly
October 21, 2016 at 8pm

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, begins its 2016-2017 Season at Lincoln Center with A Gershwin Celebration onFriday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC.

A Gershwin Celebration is an evening of music by celebrated American composer George Gershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue, interpreted as "a musical portrait of New York City" and stunning, exciting, and moving selections packed with human emotions from Porgy and Bess. The production features Karen Slack, Janinah Burnett, Robert Mack, Kenneth Overton,and pianist Michael Fennelly.

Tickets are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333.
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Kulu Mele presents "Brazil & Beyond" 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 * 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. 
Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts 
William Penn Charter School 
3000 W. School House Lane 
Philadelphia, PA 19144 

$30 adults / $15 students with I.D. & children 17 & younger 
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News from DKC/O&M

ACCLAIMED OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
“HADESTOWN”
RELEASES
FOUR EXCLUSIVE TRACKS

An EP of four exclusive tracks recorded live during the acclaimed Off-Broadway run of the new musical Hadestown, led by the song “Why We Build the Wall,” have been released for digital download and streaming by Warner Music Group.

Captured during its twice-extended run at New York Theatre Workshop, the songs, including “Why We Build the Wall,” struck a particular chord with audiences. The album, and this special pre-release, is produced for Warner Music Group by David Lai andTodd SickafooseMara IsaacsDale Franzen, and Don Erik Franzen are Executive producers. Paula Marie Black is Associate Producer. A release of the full album can be expected in 2017

Download these four exclusive tracks here: http://lnk.to/hadestown

Watch the “Why We Build the Wall” video here: https://youtu.be/kxIJ5fTxKhg

Hadestown premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in May 2016, where it played to critical acclaim and sold-out houses. This new musical written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and developed with and directed by the three-time OBIE Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin, follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Together we travel from wide open plains where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down toHadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor. Inspired by traditions of classic American folk music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.

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SOULCYCLE
OFFERS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THEMED RIDES
TO CELEBRATE ALL THREE OF THE LEGENDARY COMPOSER’S CURRENTLY RUNNING BROADWAY SHOWS

SoulCycle is celebrating all three of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s currently-running Broadway shows with a series of themed rides at their W 77th Street location (350 Amsterdam Ave). The series kicked-off on Monday, October 10, 2016 with a School of Rock – The Musical themed ride. Broadway and fitness enthusiasts can continue the fun on Monday, October 24 with a CATS themed ride and on Monday, November 7 with a The Phantom of the Opera inspired ride. Cast members from each musical will participate in all three rides.  Visit www.soul-cycle.com to register.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals including EvitaJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatJesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset Boulevard.  With the opening of the first-ever Broadway revival of CATSthis season, Lloyd Webber has the rare distinction of once again having three musicals running on Broadway: CATSThe Phantom of the Opera, and School of Rock – The Musical.

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BETTY BUCKLEY, MISTY COPELAND, KELLI O’HARA, BERNADETTE PETERS, AND JANICE REALS ELLIG
PRESENT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF
NOTHING LIKE A DAME
TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND’S PHYLLIS NEWMAN WOMEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE

HONORING MARIN MAZZIE
WITH THE FIRST-EVER PHYLLIS NEWMAN DAME AWARD

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
AT THE SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

DIRECTED BY BEBE NEUWIRTH
AND FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, MELISSA ERRICO, JULIE HALSTON, JUDY KUHN, TONYA PINKINS, AND KAREN ZIEMBA

Host committee members Betty BuckleyMisty CopelandKelli O’HaraBernadette Peters, and Janice Reals Ellig present the 20th Anniversary of Nothing Like a Dame on Monday October 24, 2016 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 W. 47th Street).  The evening, which features all singing, all dancing, and all women, will benefit The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health InitiativeNothing Like a Dame will honor Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie with the first-ever Phyllis Newman Dame Award.  Tickets are now on sale.

Tickets for Nothing Like a Dame are $75, $100, $150, and $250 and are now on sale online at www.actorsfund.org/Dame2016 or or by calling 212.221.7300 ext. 133. Tickets that include a post-performance cast party are available for a donation of $500.

THE ACTORS FUND is a national human services organization that helps everyone— performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund is a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
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School of Rock Casting Changes Announced

COMEDIC ACTOR ERIC PETERSEN WILL ASSUME THE ROLE OF WANNABE ROCKER DEWEY FINN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016


Comedic actor Eric Petersen will assume the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, on Monday, November 7, 2016. The Kid Band, who perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score live at every performance, will include new cast members Rachel Katzke as Katie the bass player and Walden Sullivan as Lawrence the keyboardist, along with returning cast members, Brandon Niederauer as Zack the guitarist and Raghav Mehrotra as Freddy on drums. Additionally, Olivia Chun will assume the role of super serious band manager Summer, Steven Booth will assume the role of Ned, Annabelle Wachtel will play Marcy, Terrance Bell, Jr. will play Mason, Chloe Bryan will play Madison, and Ellie Kim will join the cast as a swing.


Eric Petersen has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in national tours, most notably as Shrek in Shrek: The Musical,Peter and the Starcatcher, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. On television, Petersen played Arlo Barth on TVLand’s “Kristie,” and has been seen on Disney Channel’s “Jessie,” “Pair of Kings” and “Kirby Buckets.”


Alex Brightman, the original Tony Award-nominated star of School of Rock – The Musical, will play his final performance onSunday, November 6, 2016.


The new class of School of Rock – The Musical also features Will Blum as the Dewey alternate, Jenn Gambatese as Rosalie Mullins, Becky Gulsvig as Patty, Bobbi MacKenzie as Tomika, and Luca Padovan as Billy. The adult ensemble includes Emily CramerNatalie Charle EllisJohn Arthur GreeneMichael HartneyMerritt David JanesNehal JoshiLulu LloydJaygee MacapugayCassie OkenkaPatrick O’NeillMorgan RoseJesse SwimmJosh Tower, and J. Michael Zygo. The kid’s ensemble features Paul Luke BonenfantAva Della PietraGabby GutierrezGianna HarrisJason Kisare, and Jersey Sullivan.


Tickets for School of Rock – The Musical are $59 - $155 and are available by visiting the Winter Garden Theatre box office Monday– Saturdays between 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 6:00pm, online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 212-239-6200. Performances of School of Rock – The Musical are Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and 1 pm and 6 pm on Sundays. 


For more information visit www.SchoolOfRockTheMusical.com
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News from Polk and Co.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Presents
           
DIANE LANE             
CHUCK COOPER, TAVI GEVINSON, JOHN GLOVER,
CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER, HAROLD PERRINEAU
And
JOEL GREY

In
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
By ANTON CHEKHOV
A New Version by STEPHEN KARAM
Directed by SIMON GODWIN 

Limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway 
at the American Airlines Theatre

The Cherry Orchard  began preview performances on September 15, 2016, and opens officially today Sunday, October 16, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Lane) and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, the play captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. First produced in Moscow in 1904, Roundabout’s new adaptation promises to breathe fresh life into this towering tale.

TICKET INFORMATION:
The Cherry Orchard tickets are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street); Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) and The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). Single tickets for The Cherry Orchard range in price from $57-$142.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org,

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Box Office Now Open for 
Frank Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway

STRICTLY LIMITED 7 PERFORMANCE ENGAGEMENT
BROADWAY’S LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 THROUGH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

The box office for Frankie Valli’s highly anticipated return to Broadway is now open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street).

Tickets are also available for purchase at www.FrankieValliBroadway.com andwww.Ticketmaster.com (877-250-2929).  The Lunt-Fontanne box office (205 West 46 Street) is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Presented by Eva Price and Live NationFrankie Valli’s triumphant sold-out Broadway debut inFrankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway! will return for a strictly limited 7 performance engagement from Friday, October 21, 2016 through Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street).  In a non-stop career of entertaining audiences across the globe Frankie Valli will return to Broadway for an intimate concert celebrating his award-winning, critically-acclaimed, record-breaking career as a solo artist and with the Four Seasons.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway! will feature ALL of their greatest hits and Mr. Valli’s solo hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Rag Doll,” “Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye),” “Let's Hang On!” “Working My Way Back To You,” “Can't Take My Eyes Off You,” “Grease,” "My Eyes Adored You," “Who Loves You” and “December ‘63 (Oh What A Night),” along with a variety of musical surprises.

Tickets, ranging in price from $65 - $165, can be purchased at the Lunt-Fontanne box office or through www.ticketmaster.com (877-250-2929).  For more information, please visit www.FrankieValliBroadway.com.
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Casting Changes Announced

SHERYL LEE RALPH TO JOIN CAST OF WICKED
Beginning performances Tuesday, November 1, Tony Award nominee SHERYL LEE RALPH will assume the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of WICKED.

SHERYL LEE RALPH is best known to Broadway audiences for her Tony-nominated performance as Deena Jones in the original company of the landmark musical Dreamgirls.  She returned to Broadway in 2002, originating the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere in the Tony-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.  On television, Sheryl starred as Dee on “Moesha,” Claudette on “Ray Donovan,” and Maggie on “Instant Mom.” Her film credits include To Sleep with Anger, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award. Most recently, Sheryl wrapped filming Step Sisters, and Villa Capri, opposite Morgan Freeman.

Tickets 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.

CARRIE COMPERE TO JOIN CAST OF THE COLOR PURPLE
DANIELLE BROOKS COMPLETES HER RUN SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
Beginning performances Tuesday, November 15CARRIE COMPERE will assume the role of Sofia in John Doyle’s Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  Tony nominee DANIELLE BROOKS, who originated the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, November 13.

CARRIE COMPERE assumes the role of Sofia after performing as one of the original “Church Ladies” in the Tony Award-winning revival.  Carrie has also performed on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me and Off-Broadway in Sistas the Musical as Gloria. Carrie appeared in the first national tour of Shrek the Musical and regionally in Smokey Joe’s Cafe at TUTS. Her TV credits include “NYC 22” (CBS), “Gurland on Gurland” (Showtime), and “Show Boat: Live at Lincoln Center” (PBS).

Tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE, which start at $59, are currently on sale through Telecharge.com.  

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FIRST LOOK AT IN TRANSIT IN REHEARSAL!

SEE THE CAST OF BROADWAY’S FIRST A CAPPELLA MUSICAL IN THE RECORDING STUDIO

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “DEEP BENEATH THE CITY” MUSIC VIDEO

The cast of In Transit offers a sneak peek music video into a vocal rehearsal for Broadway’s first a cappella musical. Click here to download a first look and listen at the show’s opening number, “Deep Beneath the City.”

Tickets for In Transit are available at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) or the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (235 West 50th Street).

The playing schedule for In Transit is as followsTuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pmBeginning Thursday, December 8, 2016, the playing schedule is as follows:Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Wednesday and Friday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pmand Sunday at 3pmPlease noteThere will be no performances on Thursday, November 24, 2016Saturday, December 24, 2016 and Saturday, December 31, 2016. There will be additional performances on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 2pmMonday, December 26 at 2pm and 8pm, and Thursday, December 29 at 2pm and 8pm. There is a performance on Sunday, December 25 at 7pm.

For more information, please visit www.InTransitBroadway.com
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