Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 11/6/16 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

At This Performance Concert to be 
Held at Musicals Tonight
The Lion Theatre
410 W. 42nd St.

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of  AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ to be held on Monday, November 7th  at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM.
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Children's Museum of the Arts
12th Annual Art Auction and Cocktail Party
At Dream Downtown, 355 West 16th Street
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
VIP Preview: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Silent Auction: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Live Auction: 8:30 PM

Featuring over 100 artworks by established and emerging artists including Marc Dennis, Vanessa German, Alfredo Jaar, Jemima Kirke, Sam Messer, Jessica Rankin, Ed Ruscha, Paula Scher, Kiki Smith, Dustin Yellin and more!

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) will celebrate
its 12th annual Art Auction and Cocktail Party on November 9, 2016 at Dream Downtown. More than 100 artworks by both established and emerging artists will be up for auction, and all proceeds will go toward supporting CMA’s free Community Arts Educational Programs. These programs bring high-quality arts education to vulnerable children across NYC, including those diagnosed on the autism spectrum, those with physical disabilities, children living in transitional housing, families in the NYC child welfare system, and children in Title 1 Schools.

For more information click here
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Mets Food Drive

WHAT: The Mets will host their annual Food Drive presented by Hain Celestial benefitting The River Fund NY on  Wednesday November 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field. The River Fund NY is a hunger-relief organization based in Richmond Hill, Queens.

Fans donating at least 10 non-perishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to select Mets home games in April 2017 (excluding Opening Day). All types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, but no glass containers or perishable foods.  

Among the items most needed are: milk (powdered, evaporated, boxed), all types of pasta (packaged), rice, ramen noodles, canned vegetables, canned fruit, mac and cheese (packaged), oatmeal, hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized), boxed grits, tuna, and powdered mashed potatoes. 

WHEN:   Wednesday, November 9 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

WHO:  Mr. Met and Mets player (TBA) to appear between 11:00 a.m.- Noon

WHERE: Mets personnel will be collecting food in the Mets Team Store at Citi Field. Further details can be found at mets.com/fooddrive.
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October 9 - November 13
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal

Special Holiday Show on Friday, November 11 at 2p
FREE Family Workshop Prior to Each Performance

Saturdays at 3p (2p workshop) and Sundays at 11a (10a workshop)
Tickets: $32-$52
2 for 1 Tickets  - use code: Share

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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ


iPlay America’s 5th Birthday
Five Days of FUN
November 9 – 13

iPlay America turns FIVE on November 11, and is celebrating by offering guests five fantastic days of FUN, festivity, and special surprises. November 9th and 10th guests can take advantage of FIVE fantastic iPlay America 5th Birthday specials! Guests can enjoy $5 Ropes Course Add On!  $5 Go Kart rides! $5 appetizers in Game Time Bar & Grill! $5 Laser Tag! Be at iPlay America November 11,  as they choose the winner of their Ford Explorer Giveaway courtesy of Freehold Ford! November 11 is also Veteran’s Day and Veterans Ride FREE ALL DAY and EAT FREE in the restaurant with the purchase of regular priced adult entrée. On November 12 and 13, iPlay America will offer Free $5 game cards! (with the purchase of a regularly priced ride band or $25 game card). Sunday, all Kids Club members are invited to attend Danny’s Fifth Birthday Bash 11am - 1pm! It’s going to be Five Days of unbelievable excitement and FUN during iPlay America’s 5th Birthday!

For more information click here

Friday November 11
Shaggy – iPlay America’s Event Center
Doors: 7:00 PM – Show: 8:00 PM

Multi Grammy award winning artist Shaggy is ready to raise the roof at iPlay America! Since exploding on the music scene, Shaggy's gold and multi-platinum selling albums have won him a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Reggae Album, five Grammy nominations, and topped an impressive chart list that included the Top 40 Rhythmic charts, Hot 100, Billboard 200, among others. Get tickets NOW to see reggae-fusion superstar Shaggy, the artist who rocked the charts with his hit singles Oh CarolinaBoombastic, It Wasn't Me, and Angel LIVE in Concert! Brought to you by iPlay America, Fun 107.1, and B98.5!

For more information click here
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Taste of the Holiday Season
Opening Night of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival
Thursday, November 10, 5 pm

Join Historic Philadelphia, Inc. to open the Holiday Festival with tastes of everything to come this season. The final celebration of Franklin Square’s 10th Birthday Season begins on November 10 and lasts through the end of 2016. Greet Ben Franklin and characters from Star Wars and Frozen, take a ride on the Lightning Bolt Holiday Express Train, and try out the brand new Ben’s Sweets & Treats. Musicians from The Philly POPS entertain the crowd and help countdown to lighting the first showing of the Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle presented by PECO at 5 pm. SquareBurger will also debut its seasonal additions to the menu.

Close out Franklin Square’s 10th Birthday Season from November 10 – December 31, dazzling in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO. Additional holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa Saturdays, Seasonal Sounds on Sundays, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the Square, and the traditional family-friendly Kid’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and Dance Party. Kids are invited to bring their letters to Santa for dropping off in the special Santa Mailbox, or delivering them in person to him on Santa Saturdays. A new Hanukkah celebration, special character nights from Star Wars and Frozen, and live ice-carving highlight additional special evenings. Selfie stations with mistletoe and other surprises throughout Franklin Square will feature great holiday photo opportunities.

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

Milk & Cookies: Julie Pasqual
November 12, 2016 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
Free Admission

For more information or to reserve seats click here

Golden Oldies Spectacular
November 12, 2016 7:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

Michael Cavanaugh With the NJSO
Greatest Hits of Elton John and More
Sunday November 13, 2016 3:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

Steve Vai
Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour
November 14, 2016 8:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Martina Arroyo Foundation
12th Annual Fundraising Gala
A Celebration of Prelude to Performance
Honoring Actress and Singer Christine Ebersole,
Designer Adrienne Landau and
Composer Jeanine Tesori
featuring Special Performances
by Christine Ebersole and Paquito D'Rivera
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:30pm
The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House,160 Central Park South, NYC.
The gala will honor acclaimed actress and singer Christine Ebersole, fashion designer Adrienne Landau, and the award-winning composer and musical arranger Jeanine Tesori. Terrance McKnight willserve as the host for the evening. Dinner will be held at 7:30pm with award presentations and a live auction, followed by dessert and a special performance by Prelude to Performance Young Artists and some very Special Guests. The event is black tie optional.
The mission of the Martina Arroyo Foundation is to counsel young singers in the interpretation of complete roles for public performances. The Foundation guides each singer in the preparation of an entire operatic role through a formal educational process that includes the background of the drama, the historical perspective, the psychological motivation of each character, and language proficiency.

The mission of the Martina Arroyo Foundation is to counsel young singers in the interpretation of complete roles for public performances. The Foundation guides each singer in the preparation of an entire operatic role through a formal educational process that includes the background of the drama, the historical perspective, the psychological motivation of each character, and language proficiency.
For tickets for the Gala or more information about the work of the Foundation, please call (212) 315-9190 or e-mail info@martinaarroyofdn.org, or visit https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=9432.
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Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture presents
Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico
Direct from San Juan, Puerto Rico's premier ballet and contemporary dance company makes a triumphant return to New York during Puerto Rican Heritage Month.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm
The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Month with the highly-anticipated return of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Main Theater of Hostos Community College, located at 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Tickets range in price from $10 - $25 and can be purchased by calling (718) 518-4455 or online at www.hostoscenter.org. Box Office window hours are Mon. - Fri., 1 PM to 4 PM. Hostos Community College can be reached by the IRT 2, 4, 5, and busses Bx1, Bx2, Bx19 to East 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.
What:    Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico
When:   Saturday, November 12, 7:30 PM  

Where:      Main Theater
                Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture
                450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

How much?:   $25 Orchestra Seats; $20 Mezzanine Seats; $10 For Students 
                       and Under 18

Phone:       718-518-4455

Website:     www.hostoscenter.org
 Subway/Bus: IRT Trains 2, 4, 5 and Buses BX1, BX2, BX19 to 149th Street and
                                    Grand Concourse.
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces
The World Premiere of Working in Process/ New Bodies
Choreographer Jodi Melnick
with Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, and Gretchen Smith
Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3pm & 7:30pm
& Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30pm

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3pm and 7:30pm and Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30pm Working in Process/ New Bodies, the culmination and World Premiere of choreographer Jodi Melnick's Works & Process residency with dancers Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, and Gretchen Smith at the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Melnick's work weaves dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with Claudia La Rocco, with live music for harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and newly commissioned music by Robert Boston.
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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News from DKC/O&M

S P A M I L T O N 

THE HILARIOUS NEW MUSICAL CELEBRATING (AND ROASTING)

THE BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER
IS NOW AN OFF-BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER

EXTENDS AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND

TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Spamilton, the critically acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamiltonby Forbidden Broadway creator Alessandrini has been extended again by popular demand. Originally scheduled as a strictly limited 18-performance engagement, Spamilton now has tickets on sale through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Triad (158 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor)

Tickets for Spamilton are $69, plus a 2 drink minimum. Premium seats are also available. For a complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit www.spamilton.com.
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THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE
ORIGINAL NEW MUSICAL
 R I D E   T H E   C Y C L O N E 

Previews Begin October 9, 2016
Opening Night December 1, 2016

Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC’s now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. Ride the Cyclone, a centerpiece of MCC’s 30th Anniversary Season, will be performed at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning November 9 ahead of an Opening Night on December 1.  It is currently scheduled through December 18.  Tickets are now on sale.  For more info, visit www.mcctheater.org,
The Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster at 8:17pm. At 8:19 the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. A mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted - with the promise of a prize like no other. Ride the Cyclone is a wildly original new musical - part comedy, part tragedy, and wholly unexpected.
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GRAMMY® & TONY® AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST
LESLIE ODOM JR.
TO RELEASE NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM
‘SIMPLY CHRISTMAS’
ON S-CURVE RECORDS
NOVEMBER 11, 2016

*Collection to Include Soulful New Versions of Christmas Classics Such As “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will follow up his hugely successful self-titled jazz debut with a stunning album of newly reinterpreted holiday classics entitled Simply Christmas, to be released November 11, 2016on S-Curve Records.  The new collection will feature Odom Jr.’s soulful jazz versions of holiday Christmas gems including “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “First Noel” and many more.

Leslie Odom, Jr recently completed his run as the original Aaron Burr in the smash hit Hamilton, a role that won him a Tony & Grammy Award, and has since been performing an exciting array of shows in support of his album.  Highlights include a sold-out three-week residency at The McKittrick Hotel in NYC, a performance with Phil Collins at the US Open on opening night, a performance of his single “Autumn Leaves” as part of the stellar lineup at the Tony Bennett 90th Birthday Concert special taping for NBC at Radio City, and his LA concert debut in September.
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DEAR EVAN HANSEN
WILL ON BROADWAY AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE

PREVIEWS BEGIN MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
OPENING NIGHT DECEMBER 4, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen will officially open at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St) on November 14, 2016. Tickets for Dear Evan Hansen ($49.00 - $149.00) are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200

The schedule for Dear Evan Hansen, beginning November 14, is as follows: Monday-Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM, Sunday at 3PM (no performance Nov. 20).  As of December 5, the schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM & 7:30 PM. After March 6, 2017, the schedule shifts to: Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM; Wednesday & Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM.

For more information visit www.dearevanhansen.com.

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ONE-NIGHT-ONE READING OF
PROUD OF US AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS 
BY WESLEY TAYLOR
TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND ON NOVEMBER 14, 2016 AT NEW WORLD STAGES


Proud of Us and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor, a  benefit performance will be presented for one night only on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street)

Tickets for Proud of Us… are $75, $150, $250 and are  at www.actorsfund.org or by calling 212.221.7300 ext. 133. Tickets that include a post-performance cast party will be available for a donation of $500. For details, please visit www.actorsfund.org.
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News from Polk and Co.

ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND
Presents

The World Premiere Of
KINGDOM COME
A new play by JENNY RACHEL WEINER
Directed by KIP FAGAN

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

Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne (Finn) is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. When both women decide that online dating might be the outlet they need, they venture into the wilds of the Internet and find deep connection in each other. The only problem: they’re each pretending to be someone else. What happens when the feelings are real but the people are not?

All tickets $25.

TICKET INFORMATION
All tickets for Kingdom Come are $25 General Admission tickets and are available by calling 212-719-1300 or by visiting roundabouttheatre.org for more info.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
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
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News from Richard Hillman PR

WHAT’S COOKIN’?

COMPLETE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF
 A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME
A SAUCY NEW MUSICAL
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY DEBRA BARSHA AND HOLLYE LEVIN
DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY LORIN LATARRO
MUSIC DIRECTION BY GILLIAN BERKOWITZ
AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S

FEATURING JANET DACAL, PAIGE FAURE, ALLISON GUINN AND AUTUMN HURLBERT

PERFORMANCES BEGIN NOVEMBER 9, 2016
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH DECEMBER 11, 2016

Performances of the New York premiere of the saucy new musical A Taste of Things to Come, with book, music and lyrics by Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and Hollye Levin (Funny Business) are set to begin Wednesday, November 9, 2016 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 1, 2016 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening Night is set for Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

A Taste of Things to Come.  It’s the 1950s. The beginning of rock n’ roll. The racial barrier has begun to crack. The Korean War is over, husbands are returning home and the Cold War has begun. Ronald Reagan is a model for Lifebuoy Soap and Rock Hudson is on the cover of LIFE Magazine as “The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor.” And women are getting antsy. Smack dab in the middle of America, in Winnetka, IL, four friends gather for a weekly Betty Crocker cooking contest, imagining how the prizes might change their lives.  Usually, it’s LIFE Magazine that’s read cover to cover in between mixing, sifting, and chopping. However, a different kind of reading material arrives, and shocked (but inspired) by the Kinsey Report, their lives take an interesting set of turns. In an age that believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they will discover that the way to a woman’s heart is through her best friends. The first mainstage production of the season, A Taste of Things to Come will inaugurate the newly renovated York Theatre space (new seats, new carpeting, new look).  It is presented in association with Staci Levine and What's Cookin' LLC.

A Taste of Things to Come will play the following performance schedule:  Tuesdays – Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (*Audience discussion follow the matinee performance.) PLEASE NOTE:  No evening performances on November 8 & 23.  Added Sunday evening performances on November 13 & 27 at 7:00 p.m.  Special added Wednesday matinee performance on November 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for A Taste of Things to Come  are priced at $67.50 - $72.50 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Tuesday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).  York Theatre Members receive priority booking and save almost 35% on matinee performances and 30% for regular performances. Student and Senior Rush tickets are available in-person beginning one hour prior to performances for $20 cash only. The York Theatre also offers $25 tickets for guests aged 35 years and under.

York Theatre Company offers the York Membership Program, an exclusive membership package for as low as $75.00 - with elite benefits that includes a 30% discount on tickets to York Theatre Productions, exclusive member pre-sale opportunities, 50% off on all lobby concessions, 20% off on all lobby merchandise, in addition to special member-only receptions.  The York also offers a York Plus! Membership Program with additional perks, including complimentary tickets to Mainstage productions and invites to several VIP-only presentations throughout the season.

York Memberships can be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org/membership, or by visiting the York Theatre Company Box Office (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). 

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org/membership.
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