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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Scoop post of 1/15/17- What's Happening This Week and Coming Up Soon

Lakewood BlueClaws Winter Banquet
Woodlake Country Club
Lakewood, NJ

Wednesday January 18, 2017
Annual season kick-off, the annual Phillies Winter Banquet, returns to Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood Wednesday (January 18th). The event features Phillies 3B Maikel Franco, a 2011-12 BlueClaw, and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin among the guests. 

Registration is just $50 ($20 for kids 12/under) and includes a three-course meal. To sign up, call JoAnne Bell at 732-901-7000 ext 100 or click here to book online.
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Upcoming Events at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ 

Friday, January 20
WWE® Superstars The Bella Twins™ – iPlay America's Event Center
Doors: 5:00 PM – Event: 6:00 PM

Super-fans will not want to miss this opportunity to experience "Twin Magic" live. The dazzling Brie and Nikki Bella will be in the house and give fans a chance of a lifetime to get up close and personal. This dynamic duo has rocked the wrestling world since they joined the WWE® main roster in 2008. If you loved the Bellas™ on the hit E! reality show Total Divas, then you have to be at iPlay America for this amazing Meet & Greet event.

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 

Doktor Kaboom: Live Wire
The Electricity Tour
Saturday January 21 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets go to click here*

*For a chance to win a pair of tickets message us on a Twitter @saysmesaysmom
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Broadway Playhouse Opens 
Sun, Jan 22 at 11am with a celebration of
The Gershwins

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Introduce your kids to two of Broadway’s BIGGEST legends: George & Ira Gershwin. Games, sing-a-longs & opportunities to join the fun on-stage!


Includes songs from these classics:

Crazy for You
An American in Paris
Funny Face
Nice Work If You Can Get It 
Porgy & Bess

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Unnecessary Farce
Friday January 20, 2017 to Sunday January 29, 2017 
In an economy motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant. In the room next door, two undercover cops are supposed to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's watching the video, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. This Pennington Players’ show is filled with doors slamming, clothes flying, and bagpipes bleating, all of which adds up to an over-the-top tale of mix-ups and mayhem that’s laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish.

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at 
Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY

Young Artist Collective
Yak Art Slam 
January 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Through CMA's free teen program, Young Artist Kollective, 6th-9th grade artists can enjoy free studio hours, portfolio prep, and monthly art slams! Join their art slam on Jan. 20!

For more information click here
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Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th St.
New York, NY


January 20 - February 20

The History Mystery  will take you back in time to meet famous and "not so famous" kids who went on to change the world such as: Eleanor Roosevelt, Ben Franklin, the Wright brothers, and more. 

This musical is opening on the same day as the Presidential Inauguration and runs through President's Day. The History Mystery  was specifically chosen because its message is even more relevant today! It's up to you and me to make history. Performance is under 1-hour and is suggested for families with kids ages 3+.

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at the American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W. at 79th St.
New York, NY

The Neurobiology of Attachment (Adult Course)
Saturday January 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In this one-day course, delve into recent insights into understanding the neurobiology and behavior of early childhood attachment.

For more information or to buy tickets click here
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News from DKC/O&M

TAYLOR LOUDERMAN
TO JOIN THE BROADWAY CAST OF
“KINKY BOOTS”
AS LAUREN
BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 16
AT THE HIRSCHFELD THEATRE

“KINKY BOOTS”
SURPASSES “EVITA” TO BECOME
50TH LONGEST-RUNNING BROADWAY SHOW OF ALL TIME

Taylor Louderman will return to Broadway this winter, joining the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as ‘Lauren’ in the Tony Award®-winning musical, beginning January 16, 2016. Louderman succeeds Haven Burton in the role, and joins a cast that includes beloved YouTube star Todrick Hall as ‘Lola,’ and Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as ‘Charlie Price.’ 

For more information about Kinky Boots or to find out where to order tickets

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“THE FRONT PAGE”

MAKES HEADLINES
AS THE WASHINGTON POST
UNVEILS IN-DEPTH BEHIND-THE-SCENES
MULTIMEDIA EXPLORATION
OFTHE SMASH HIT PLAY
STARING NATHAN LANE, JOHN SLATTERY, AND JOHN GOODMAN

PRINT, VIDEO, AND PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPONENTS
REFLECT UNPRECENTED ACCESS
OVER THREE CONSECUTIVE PERFORMANCES

The Washington Post today unveiled the online version of one of the most in-depth behind-the-scenes accounts of a Broadway production ever set in newsprint.  Over the course of three consecutive performances of The Front Page, reporter Peter Marks, photographer Matt McClain, and videographer Ewen McKenna were offered unprecedented access to backstage life of the smash hit Broadway production.  The story can be viewed at the following link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/2017/01/12/the-front-page/, and will appear in print in the Washington Post today,  Sunday, January 15.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
presents
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Lunar New Year Celebration:
Year of the Rooster

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will once again partner with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for its fourth annualLunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm. This all-new family-friendly celebration of Chinese culture commemorates the Year of the Rooster and will feature special guest soloists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 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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Theater Resources Unlimited
announces the
TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
Scheduled Performances: January 23 & 30, 2017 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on January 23 & 30 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC 10036. A "Dollars and Sense" talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free.  Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUMusicals2017@gmail.com

The purpose of the series is to help develop new musicals, help producers develop the skills needed to produce new works, and foster the producer-writer relationship for future development beyond our series. Each reading will be followed by a "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the works presented. Shows that have been optioned for future development from this industry-focused series include My Life Is a Musical, Volleygirls, The Forgetting Curve, Echoes of Octavia, The Hummingbirds, Pied a Terre and The Great American Trailer Park Musical.
TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series finalists that are scheduled for readings are Question 1 by Chris Reza and Dumb Luck by RC Staab and Michael Sansonia.


Question 1 - January 23, 2017
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Chris Reza, Directed by Joe Barros, Music Directed by Eugene Gwozdz,Presented by Jesse B. Langston in association with Yoni Vendriger. When a politician becomes the center of Maine's Question 1 debate, he must choose between being honest with himself and the world, or risk losing his entire career and family. Question 1 explores how the choices we make determine whether each of us contributes either strife or kindness and honesty to humanity.
Dumb Luck - January 30, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Michael Sansonia, Book and Lyrics by RC Staab, Directed by Dan Swern, Presented by Sam Strum in association with H. Danforth & Co. There are stories about people living. There are stories about people after they die. But Dumb Luck tells the unlikely, but true, story of the life and afterlife of poor Elmer McCurdy, a small-time Old West outlaw.
Admission is free for everyone. But reservations are required. Please reserve at http://truonline.org/tru-voices (click for the show you wish to reserve), or call at least a day in advance for reservations: 212/714-7628, or e-mail TRUMusicals2017@gmail.com.
TRU is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 TRU Voices Play Reading Series. For details, and to submit an application visit http://truonline.org/tru-voices-details-and-history/. Deadline for submissions is January 20, 2017.

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
The Metropolitan Opera: Rusalka
featuring Peter Gelb, Mark Elder,  Mary Zimmerman,
Kristine Opolais, Jamie Barton, and Eric Owens with Bryan Wagorn
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:30pm
On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will host an interview led by general manager Peter Gelb with Maestro Mark Elder and director Mary Zimmerman, who will speak about her wondrous approach to Dvořák'soperatic fairy tale Rusalka prior to its opening at the Metropolitan Opera on February 2, 2017. Singers Kristine Opolais, Jamie Barton, and Eric Owens will perform excerpts accompanied on piano by Met Assistant Conductor Bryan Wagorn.

Tickets & Venue
$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).
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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Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre
present the TRU January Panel
A Year in the Life of a Producer:
Strategies and Timelines
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30pm, networking at 7pm
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU January Panel - A Year in the Life of a Producer: Strategies and Timelines on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.  For more details including a full schedule and faculty bios visit http://truonline.org/events/life-of-a-producer/.
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News from Richard Hillman PR

EMMY® AND TONY® AWARD-WINNER TYNE DALY
WILL STAR IN IN JERRY HERMAN’S
“DEAR WORLD”
PART OF 
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY’S
WINTER 2017 “MUSICALS IN MUFTI” SERIES
AT THE YORK THEATRE AT SAINT PETER’S
JANUARY 28 – MARCH 5, 2017
THE SERIES ALSO INCLUDES
JERRY HERMAN’S
“MILK AND HONEY”
AND
“BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL:  A MUSICAL VOYAGE”
PLUS
A SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT ONLY EVENT
“HELLO, JERRY!”
A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION BY MUSICAL THEATER HISTORIAN CHARLES TROY
JANUARY 24, 2017
SPECIAL “MUSICALS IN MUFTI” PACKAGE AVAILABLE
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced 6-time Emmy® Award-winner and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly will star in the 1969 musical Dear World, when she joins the company in celebrating Broadway composers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill, with the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, January 28 - March 5, 2017.  In conjunction with the series, The York will present Hello, Jerry, a multimedia presentation by renowned musical theater historian Charles Troy for one-night only Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:30pm.  All at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

The 3-show Musical in Mufti series launches with Milk and Honey, book by Don Appel, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.  Marking the Broadway debut of the incomparable Jerry Herman, Milk and Honey centers on the romance between two Americans in Israel—a lonely widow on tour and an unhappily married man visiting his daughter. Set against the backdrop of Israel's struggle for recognition as an independent nation, Milk and Honey is a tale of love, optimism, and second chances. With his first Broadway score, Mr. Herman showed the promise of the wealth of hummable, memorable songs he would compose in the future.  Milk and Honey will be directed by York’s Associate Artistic Director Michael Unger, with music direction by Jeffrey Saver. Performances are set to begin Saturdayafternoon, January 28, 2017 for a limited engagement through February 5, 2017.

It is followed by Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill:  A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weilltext and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell AndersonMarc BlitzsteinBertolt BrechtJacques DevalMichael FeingoldIra GershwinPaul GreenLangston HughesAlan Jay LernerOgden NashGeorge Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein.  Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage is a joyous and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor's son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the twentieth century. Weill's greatest theatre songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning twenty eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S.  Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage will be directed by Pamela Huntwith music direction by Eric Svejcar. Performances begin Saturday afternoon, February 11, 2017 for a limited engagement through February 19, 2017
The Winter 2017 series concludes with Dear World, book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly as the Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot.  When a group of businessmen scheme to drill for oil in Paris, there is only one force in the world that can stop them: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot. With the help of idealism, love, and poetry—not to mention two other madwomen, a local sewerman, and a pair of young lovers—the Countess fights to save Paris and the world from greed. With Dear World's opening on Broadway in 1969, Mr. Herman became the first composer-lyricist to have three productions simultaneously running on Broadway, and for her performance 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Honoree Angela Lansbury received the second of her five Tony® Awards.  Michael Montel directs, with music direction by Christopher McGovern Performances begin Saturday afternoon, February 25, 2017 for a limited engagement through March 5, 2017.
Musicals in Mufti will play the following 10-performance schedule—First Week: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Sunday at 2:30 & 7:00 p.m.; Second Week: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m.Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Special added matinees on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org

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THE DRAMA LEAGUE
ANNOUNCES 2017 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
35 NEW PLAYS AND MUSICALS IN DEVELOPMENT
AT THE DRAMA LEAGUE THEATER CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY
KEVIN DOYLE / BROOKLYN’S SPONSORED BY NOBODY
NAMED FIRST-EVER IMPACT RESIDENT ARTISTS
PUBLIC EVENTS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS
HELD THROUGHOUT 2017
The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) has announced the theater directors and ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2017 Drama League Artist Residency Program.  This year’s Resident Artists include Elena Heyman (2017 Under The Radar Festival), Kristin Marting (Artistic Director, HERE), Jenny Larson (Artistic Director, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Austin, TX), and more. Public work-in-progress presentations will be held periodically throughout the year at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas, in Tribeca).  Schedules are available at www.dramaleague.org or by calling (212) 244-9494.
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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