Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/23/16 -What's Happening This Week of Coming Up Soon

Now at Musicals Tonight
Lion Theatre
410 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY
Funny Face
Now through October 30 

Funny Face is a 1927 musical by George and Ira Gershwin. It opened on November 22, 1927, and starred Fred Astaire and his sister Adele . Songs include ‘S Wonderful; My One and Only; He Loves and She Loves; The Babbitt and the Bromide; Let's Kiss and Make Up; and High Hat.

Coming Soon

Hoi Polloi
November 1-13

Hoi Polloi has music, lyrics and libretto by Noel Coward. It was planned for production in 1949. Some of its songs were subsequently used in Coward’s Ace of Clubs and Sail Away. We are honored that Musicals Tonight has been selected to offer this world premiere with an adaptation by Barry Day, OBE.

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

The Monkees 
Good Times: The 50th Anniversary Tour
October 26, 2016  8:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

Penn & Teller
October 27, 2016  8:00 PM

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 28, 2016  11:00 PM

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Milk & Cookies
Joanie Leeds
October 29, 2016  10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

Xian Zhang Debuts as Music Director
New Jersey Symphomy Orchestra
October 29, 2016  8:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets  click here

Tony Braxton
October 30, 201 

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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Neil Simon's hilarious female update of his comic classic.
Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 4, 5 at 8pm,
Oct. 30, Nov. 6 at 2pm   
$18 adults, $16 srs, $14 stud/child

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

WWE® Superstars The Usos™
October 30, 2016  

WWE® Superstars The Usos™ are coming to iPlay America’s Event Center for a Meet & Greet of enormous magnitude on Sunday October 30, 2016. Two-time WWE® Tag Team Champions, Jey and Jimmy Uso are a Samoan American professional tag team that has been lighting up the WWE® and thrilling wrestling audiences everywhere. Fans of this dynamic duo of WWE Superstars® will each get one pre-signed 8x10, professional photo with Jey and Jimmy and a $10 iPlay America Game Card when they purchase a $45 Meet & Greet ticket. VIP packages and parent passes are also available.

For more information or to order tickets click here
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TADA Youth Theatre  Camps

1 Day Camps

Tuesday November 8 
Theme: My Country My Shot

Special Camps for New Jersey
Thursday November 10
Theme: Gobble 'Til You Wobble

Friday November 11
Theme: There's No Place Like Home

4 Day Camps

December 19 -22 
Theme: Holiday Magic

December 27-30
Theme: New York, New Year

For more information or to register click here
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The Commercial Theater Institute
Announces 2016-2017 Season

The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) is the theatre industry’s leading training and professional development program. CTI covers a wide range of topics featuring over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award®-winning producers. Programs include a 14-week program that explores producing in-depth, a 3-day intensive introduction to producing, and daylong or half-day workshops on specialized topics.

CTI is a program of The League and Theatre Development Fund, and many of its programs are open to members of the general public. For details and schedules, call 212.586.1109 or visit CommercialTheaterInstitute.com.
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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

A Bronx Tale the Musical  
Previews Begin November 3
Opening December 1
At the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street)

A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL will begin previews Thursday, November 3 and open Thursday, December 1 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).

Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.Telecharge.com and by phone at 212-239-6200. The Longacre Theatre box office will open Thursday, September 29. Group tickets are available through Dodger Group Sales at 1-877-536-3437.

For more information visit www.ABronxTaleTheMusical.com
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communication

Works & Process Rotunda Projects Initiative Launches with Gala on October 27
Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Building on its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum's rotunda. A new residency and commissioning program, Works & Process Rotunda Projects will invite performing artists to create works for this iconic space. The first set of projects will feature MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance (February 16, 2017) and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin (September 5, 2017). On October 27, 2016, the Works & Process Rotunda Projects Gala, chaired by Isaac Mizrahi,will launch this ambitious program and help raise commissioning funds. The gala will kick off with 7pm cocktails in the Peter B. Lewis Theater, followed by an 8 pm dinner in the rotunda. The event will include a special demonstration of interactive projections planned for the Simkin project. Both Simkin and Dorrance will perform at the Gala. Tickets and additional information are available at www.worksandprocessgala.org.
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
presents
Black Violin: The UNITY Tour
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin.  Composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, this duo combines their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as "classical boom." Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
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American Lyric Theater
in partnership with MasterVoices
presents

The Halloween Tree
Based on the Novel by Ray Bradbury
By Theo Popov & Tony Asaro


Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud
with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, Jarrett Porter and members of MasterVoices
Adam Turner, Conductor


October 30, 2016 at 3pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. Conductor: Adam Turner. Featuring Mark S. Doss as Moundshroud; with Emma Grimsley, Shirin Eskandani, Spencer Viator, Brian Wallin, Michael Kelly, and Jarrett Porter with members of MasterVoices.  Tickets are $25 ($125 VIP tickets include prime seating and a reception with the artists) and are available online at http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/insightalt-the-halloween-tree or by calling the Merkin Concert Hall box office at (212) 501-3330.
In Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree, a group children set out to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, only to discover that their friend, Pipkin, has been whisked away on a journey that could determine whether he lives or dies. With the help of a mysterious character named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, they pursue their friend across time and space through Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, and Roman cultures, Celtic Druidism, Notre Dame Cathedral in Medieval Paris, and The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, spooks, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o'-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions.
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Theater Resources Unlimited
presents
Writer-Producer Speed Date:
Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 5:30pm-10:30pm

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm at NOLA, 250 W. 54th St., 11th fl., NYC.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with commercial and not-for-profit producers.  To apply, visit http://truonline.org/events/speed-date/ and email application to TRUStaff1@gmail.com.  If accepted, there is a fee of $75 for non-members, $65 for TRU members.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visitwww.truonline.orgor call (212) 714-7628.

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces
Rules Of The Game
by Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham
with original score by Pharrell Williams
Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7:30pm
On Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents discussion with choreographer Jonah Bokaer and excerpts of Rules Of The Game, a new multidisciplinary work for eight dancers created by Bokaer and scenographer Daniel Arsham.  Their largest collaboration yet, Rules Of The Game features an original score by Pharrell Williams, arranged, orchestrated, and co-composed by David Campbell and for musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Rules Of The Game will have its New York premiere at BAM's Next Wave Festival from November 10-12, 2016.  

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
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The Theater 14th Street Y
& Bearded Ladies Productions
present
Y Cabaret
October 31 & November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productionspresent Y Cabaretas part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from October 31-November 1, 2016 at 7:30pmY Cabaret features: Abrakus, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Brendan Drake, Jenn Freeman, LoudHoundMovement and shawnbibledanceco.Jenn Freeman. Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available at www.14streety.org/ycabaret.
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News from DKC/O&M

The Front Page Now Open at the Broadhurst Theatre

The Front Page began previews on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, and this strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Tickets are available via telecharge.com / (212) 239-6200.

The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers. 

For more information visit www.thefrontpagebroadway.com

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THE McKITTRICK HOTEL’S
S U P E R C I N E M A       
CONTINUES THIS MONTH WITH ITS ANNUAL
INFERNO HALLOWEEN PARTIES

3 NIGHTS OF DANCE PARTIES WILL CELEBRATE
CLASSIC MOVIE MONSTERS


The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, celebrates Halloween again with its annual Inferno party, this year reimagined as an ode to ‘Classic Movie Monsters’ as part of the venue’s monthly film-inspired dance party series, Supercinema.  Parties will be held on Friday, October 28th; Saturday,October 29th; and on Halloween Night, Monday, October 31st.  Each party begins at 10:15PM, just after that evening’s Sleep No More performance concludes when, in true McKittrick fashion, the venue will be transformed to recreate some of the Golden Age of Hollywood’s most memorable monster movies.  For info and tickets, visit http://www.supercinemanyc.com.

Supercinema, a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience told through a cinematic lens, invites guests to a music-and-live-performance-filled dance party inspired by the world of that month’s film or film series, as with recent installments that immersed partygoers in worlds of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in February, James Bond 007 in March, Alice in Wonderland in April, The Great Gatsby in May, June’s Gay Pride-themed The Wizard of Oz, and most recently September’s Clue murder mystery dance party.

Classic Movie Monsters’ guests must come dressed in attire inspired by classic Hollywood movie monsters, including but not limited to: Dracula, Vampire, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Witch, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Mummy, Zombie, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, or Damsel in Distress.  In lieu of a costume, partygoers may dress all in black.


Each Supercinema features one-of-a-kind scenic installations, pop-up theatrical performances, costumes galore, guest DJs, live music and an all-night open bar


Tickets for Supercinema are available in the following packages (prices vary by date):

-               Supercinema starting at $115
-               Late Night Entry to Supercinema only starting at $85
-               Sleep No More followed by Supercinema starting at $225
-               Dinner followed by Supercinema starting at $200
-               Dinner, Sleep No More and Supercinema starting at $300

Premiere Packages are also available, including:  Maximilian’s List, which offers front-of-line access, complimentary coat check and access to Max’s Room, an exclusive bar for the evening; and The Studio Tour, with full Max’s List privileges plus a VIP costume and makeup session prior to the event where you will be provided with professional wardrobe, wigs and makeup—a look to rival the Monster stars of the night.  Prices and information available upon booking.

Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.

Tickets are available via www.sleepnomorenyc.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.

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BROADWAY REVIVAL OF LANFORD WILSON'S

BURN THIS

POSTPONED UNTIL 2017-18 SEASON

Producers Stacey Mindich and Jessica R. Jenen announced today the postponement of the Broadway revival of Burn This, due to scheduling conflicts with the show’s star.  The show is now aiming for its Broadway bow during the 2017-2018 season.  Ambassador Theatre Group has commented that although disappointed to hear that Burn This will not be proceeding, they will soon announce a new production to launch the beautiful Hudson Theatre in 2017.
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News from Polk and Co.


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Now Open on Broadway

Love, Love, Love opened officially on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. This is a limited engagement through December 18, 2016 Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46thStreet).

London, 1967. Beatlemania is in full effect, the “Me” generation is in its prime and Kenneth and Sandra have the world at their fingertips. It’s the summer of love, and that’s all they need. But what will happen when the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fade away and these boomers have babies of their own?

A New York premiere from the theatrical voice that dazzled Broadway with King Charles III, Love, Love, Love is the new dark comedy from Olivier Award winner, Mike Bartlett. Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer directs this provocative play spanning more than four decades that lays bare the consequences of growing older without growing up.


TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for Love, Love, Love are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at any Roundabout box office: The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street); American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). All single tickets for Love, Love, Love are $99.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Love, Love, Love plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM. For more information, please visit roundabouttheatre.org.
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