Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 11/20/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

iCuba 
at the AmericanMuseum of Natural History
Central Park at West 79th St.
New York, NY

How about a friendly game of dominoes? Or how about learning the traditional craft of making Cuban cigars? Or perhaps you would prefer an expedition through the Zapata wetlands? Or maybe venturing into a cave to examine the fossil remains of a giant sloth? 

¡Cuba! exhibition, one of the largest displays of Cuba’s biodiversity and culture ever in the United States, opens on November 21, 2016

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

Friday, November 25
Sabrina – iPlay America’s Event Center
Doors: 6:00 PM – Show: 7:00 PM

Sabrina Carpenter became a pop superstar playing rebellious Maya Hart on the popular Girl Meets World. Sabrina Carpenter comes to iPlay America to celebrate her first real love… music! This multi-talented, Los Angeles-based, singer/songwriter has played for audiences internationally performing in China and Australia. Don’t miss your chance to see her LIVE in concert as she performs her hit songs, Can’t Blame a Girl for TryingMiddle of Starting OverEyes Wide Open, and We’ll Be the Stars.

For more information click here.
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BlueFriday at the Lakewood BlueClaws
First Energy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ


BlueFriday Includes Great Mini Plan Opportunity With All-You-Can-Eat Upgrade

Skip the long lines at the mall and shop BlueClaws on BlueFriday. The BlueClaws will be open on November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving, from 10am-2pm 1a very special ticket offer.

Any fan that orders their BlueClaws Mini Plan on BlueFriday will receive the all-you-can-eat upgrade for free! BlueClaws Mini Plans are seven games, and for the first time, the team is offering an all-you-can-eat option at all 70 BlueClaws home games. A BlueClaws Mini Plan is just $70 (adult) and the upgrade is $99, making this one-day offer a $169 value for just $70! For more, click here.
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Babes in Toyland Continues 
at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2pm
School show 11/21 at 10am

This Holiday Spectacular, by Victor Herbert, featuring characters from many of your favorite classic fairy tales, is brought to life by M & M Stage Productions.  In Toyland, the wicked Barnaby (the original Grinch) who hates Christmas and wants to ruin the holidays for all by foreclosing on their homes, schemes to steal Alan and Jane’s fortune, and goes to great lengths to do away with them.   He also wants to force Mary Contrary to marry him, and hires a henchman to kidnap and her boyfriend, Tom-Tom The Piper’s Son. Jack & Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Simple Simon, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Peep seek help from the Magic Toymaker who can make the toys come to life, to defeat the horrible Barnaby and save the day.

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

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic
Friday November 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Saturday November 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets click here

Thanksgiving Feast with Mozart & Schumann
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
November 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets click here
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Broadway at
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Time to talk turkey on Broadway! Each year shows turn out to entertain audiences at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here’s who will be on hand this year on November 24, with coverage beginning at 9am ET.
On NBC: The casts of Broadway’s Cats, Cirque du Soleil Paramour, Holiday Inn, and Waitress will join stars of the network’s forthcoming Hairspray Live!.
On CBS: The Color Purple, School of Rock and On Your Feet! will represent Broadway.
For more information about Broadway go click here
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Give the Gift of Reading with Cricket Media's "Double the Giving" Campaign!

With Each Magazine Subscription Purchased, Cricket will Donate One to
a Child in Need in Partnership with Two Award-Winning Literacy Charities:
Libraries Without Borders and Parent-Child Home Program

This holiday season, Cricket Media, and its award-winning family of ad-free kids magazines including BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER and CRICKET,invite gift-givers to  double the reading and double the joy with their new "Double the Giving" Campaign.  Throughout this November and December, any gift-giver purchasing an annual print subscription to one of four different Cricket publications will also deliver the gift of reading to a child in an underserved community through two award-winning, charitable partners: Libraries Without Borders and Parent-Child Home Program, both 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Award Winners.

Since 1973, the magazines in the Cricket family have sparked curiosity, inspired creativity and opened worlds of possibility in kids ages 3-16.  Simply stack a year's worth of one of Cricket's magazines in front of a child, and they'll see months of great stories and interactive features; adults will see a lifetime foundation of literacy and learning.  But many children do not have access to these experiences, and Cricket wants to help.

Give the life-long gift of reading visit DoubletheGiving.com.  There, you'll have the opportunity to join a movement guaranteed to spark a lifetime love of reading through Cricket's "Double the Giving" Campaign, With the purchase of specially-discounted subscription bundles to BABYBUG (ages 6 mos.-3), LADYBUG (ages 3-6), SPIDER (ages 6-9) or CRICKET (ages 9-14) for $29.95 (regularly priced at $33.95), you can can select between two charitable organizations to receive another 9-issue annual print subscription.

Libraries Without Borders supports community development in 20 countries around the world through the promotion of literacy.  And, since 1965, the Parent-Child Home Program has been providing under-resourced families with the necessary skills and tools to help their children thrive in school and in life, developing school readiness in children with disadvantages by combining intensive home visits with weekly gifts of books and educational materials. Donated subscriptions through the "Buy One, Donate One" program will deliver BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER, AND CRICKET to families in more than 400 high-need, underserved communities throughout the United States, opening windows of possibility, creativity and wonder for thousands of children across the country. 

For more information or to order a subscription click here
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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Alton Brown Live Eat Your Science
Will Make Broadway Debut November 22-27

Created by and starring Alton Brown

8 Performances Only!
At The Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science(www.altonbrownlive.com) will make its Broadway debut Thanksgiving week for eight performances only at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th St). 

Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show – with his “Edible Inevitable Tour,” which played in over 100 cities with more than 150,000 fans in attendance. The first leg of Eat Your Science sold 100,000 tickets in the 40 cities Brown visited. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, November 22 at 8pm
Wednesday, November 23 at 8pm
Friday, November 25 at 2pm and 8pm
Saturday, November 26 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, November 27 at 1pm and 5:30pm

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and in-person at the Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th St) box office beginning November 7. Regular box office hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday.

For more information visit www.altonbrownlive.com.

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The  Illusionists Turn of the Century

Strictly Limited Engagement – Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

The Golden Age Of Magic Comes Alive On Stage
As The Illusionists Return To Broadway For The Third Consecutive Year

Performances Begin November 25, 2016
Through Sunday, January 1, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St).

Featuring world class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, Broadway’s holiday smash hit, THE ILLUSIONISTS, returns to New York City with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic.  THE ILLUSIONISTS – TURN OF THE CENTURY™ is centered in a time when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. Showcasing the origins of some of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever built, the show also unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries.

The cast of THE ILLUSIONISTS – TURN OF THE CENTURY™ will feature Dana Daniels (The Charlatan), Charlie Frye(The Eccentric), Mark Kalin (The Showman), Jinger Leigh (The Conjuress), Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass (The Clairvoyants), Justo Thaus Jin (The Grand Carlini), and Rick Thomas (The Immortal), joined by returning audience favorite Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil).

Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS – TURN OF THE CENTURYcan be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com

For more information visit  http://www.theillusionistslive.com/
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News from DKC

Elephant Return to the Circus with a New Twist

Circus 1903

 Witness The Return Of Elephants To The Circus As Created By The Team Behind The Tony Award-Winning Play War Horse


Strictly Limited US Engagement Kicks Off At Pantages Theater
In Los Angeles February 14, 2017

Future Stops Include:
Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City
  
Tickets On Sale to the Public Now

Producers Simon PainterTim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment are delighted to announce that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City.

The producers behind The Illusionists, the world’s biggest selling magic show, have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers Significant Object (War Horse) to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular.

Circus 1903 is a very unique show that takes aspects of the traditional circus but puts a fresh, innovative and truly unique spin on it. From how the tent goes up, to what goes on inside under the big top, the show is a modern look back at a true golden age of entertainment.

One of those new directions employed is using carefully constructed and realistic puppets in place of actual animals. Sensational puppetry brings elephants back to the center ring as never seen before, joining a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world - everything from contortionists and acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more!

Tickets for Circus 1903 will go on sale to the public on now at www.ticketmaster.com or through the show’s official website www.Circus1903.com.

More dates and locations to be announced via social media

For more information visit http://www.Circus1903.com/.
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News from DKC/O & M

Dear Evan Hansen Now in Previews 
at the Music Box Theatre

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR
DECEMBER 4, 2016

DIGITAL LOTTERY TO LAUNCH
BEGINNING DECEMBER 6, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony® Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by 3-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif, begins performances on now at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). Dear Evan Hansen will officially open on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen (starting at $69) are available at the Music Box Theatre box office, on Telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200. For the complete performance schedule, please see www.dearevanhansen.com

For more information  visit www.dearevanhansen.com

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TICKET ON-SALE DATES ANNOUNCED FOR
K E V I N   K L I N E
IN THE BROADWAY REVIVAL OF
NOEL COWARD’S
P R E S E N T   L A U G H T E R 

AMEX CARD MEMBERS PRE-SALE AVAILABLE NOW

AUDIENCE REWARDS MEMBER ACCESS BEGINS NOVEMBER 18

GENERAL ONSALE BEGINS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
DIRECTED BY MORITZ VON STUELPNAGEL

PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 10, 2016
AT BROADWAY’S ST. JAMES THEATRE

Producer Jordan Roth announced ticket on-sale dates for the revival of Noel Coward’s uproarious comedy,Present Laughter, starring Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner Kevin Kline.  A pre-sale for American Express® Card Members is now live.  Audience Rewards® members will have access to tickets beginning November 18, 2016.  Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Monday, November 28, 2016.  Full details below.  For more information on Present Laughter, visit www.LaughterOnBroadway.com.

Kevin Kline makes his long-awaited return to Broadway—for the first time in a decade!—in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, directed by Tony Award-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel.  This strictly limited engagement will mark Mr. Kline’s return to Broadway’s St. James Theatre, the site of his first Tony Award-winning turn in On the Twentieth Century.  Performances beginMarch 10, 2016 with an Opening night set for Wednesday, April 5, 2016.

Tickets are on sale starting today for American Express® Card Members via a special pre-sale now through Friday, November 18 at 9:59AM EST via http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929.  Starting November 18 at 10:00AM EST, Audience Rewards®, the Official Rewards Program of Broadway & the ArtsTM, will offer its members the chance to purchase tickets and earn Audience Rewards® Bonus Show Points for a limited time through Sunday, November 27 at 11:59 PM EST at
www.AudienceRewards.com.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, November 28 at 12:00AM  EST at
http://www.ticketmaster.com
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News from Polk and Co.

WAR PAINT
A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
STARRING TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNERS
PATTI LUPONE AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE

FIRST PREVIEW MARCH 7, 2017
OPENING NIGHT APRIL 6, 2017
AT THE NEDERLANDER THEATRE

Tickets on Sale November 28, 2016

The acclaimed new musical WAR PAINT, starring two-time Tony Award winners PATTI LuPONE and CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, will arrive on Broadway this spring, beginning previews March 7, 2017 and opening April 6, 2017 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).  The musical played a sold-out run in Chicago this summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre’s history.  WAR PAINT charts the legendary lives of two trailblazing women – cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole).  

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, November 28 at 10:00am EST, and will be available atwww.ticketmaster.com (877.250.2929).  For more information, visit www.warpaintmusical.com.
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News from Richard Hillman PR

i L U M I N A T E
RETURNS TO NEW YORK
TO LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS 
FOR A LIMITED 7-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
AT NEW WORLD STAGES 
 
PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
OPENING NIGHT IS SET FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
PERFORMANCES TO CONTINUE THROUGH JANUARY 8, 2017
 
iLuminate is set for a limited 7-week engagement. Performances are set to begin on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00pm at New World Stages – Stage 1 (340 West 50th Street – between 8th& 9th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday, December 1st. Performances will continue through January 8, 2017

Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audience-interactive games and high-tech effects, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.  https://vimeo.com/159113653

iLuminate will play the following performance schedule: Monday at 7pm, Wednesday–Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. & 7:30pm. There will be an additional performance on Tuesday, 11/22 @ 8pm

For additional information please visit the website at www.iluminate.com

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The Bodyguard at the Paper Mill Playhouse

PERFORMANCES BEGIN NOVEMBER 25, 2016
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2017
PRIOR TO NATIONAL TOUR

Performances are set to begin Friday, November 25, 2016, for a limited run through Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ, prior to the official national tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, on January 10, 2017.   The Bodyguard will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouseeight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Please visit www.PaperMill.org for special holiday schedules. Tickets are on sale now starting at $32. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of 10 or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Students may order $20 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse box office on the day of the performance. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2016-2017 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”   

Paper Mill Playhouse, a leader in accessibility, will offer audio-described performances for The Bodyguard on Sunday, Dec 18, 2016, 1:30pm and Saturday, Dec 24, 2016, 1:30pm. Prior to these performances at noon, the theater will offer free sensory seminars. Sensory seminars offer an opportunity for patrons with vision loss to hear a live, in-depth description of the production elements of the show and hands-on interaction with key sets, props, and costumes.  There will be a sign-interpreted and open-captioned performance on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm.  

Free Audience Enrichment Activities for THE BODYGUARD

Conversation Club: Join Paper Mill Playhouse Thursday evenings, Dec 1, 8, 15, or 22 one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. Learn more about the performance and perhaps catch a glimpse of the stage being set.

For additional information, please visit www.papermill.org.
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