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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 1/8/16 - What's Happening This Week and Coming Up Soon Plus an Easy Giveaway*

Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Wrestling Legend Bully Ray Scores Double Play at iPlay America
Monday January 9

 iPlay America presents wrestling superstar Bully Ray for an action-packed Meet & Greet and RAW viewing party in iPlay America’s Game Time Bar & Grill. Bully Ray is a sixteen-year veteran of the ring, formerly known as Bubba Ray Dudley of the legendary Dudley Boyz, he is the celebrated winner of two Total Nonstop Action World Heavyweight Championships. Tickets for this All Ages Meet & Greet are just $40 a piece and include a professional photo with Bully Ray that can be downloaded digitally, one personal item to be signed, a Q&A Session, and a $20 iPA Card. Then fans can join in the fun as Gotts and 95.9 the WRAT host a Monday Night RAW viewing party with Bully Ray. There will be drink specials, trivia, and tons of giveaways all night. VIP Meet & Greet: 6:00 – 7:30 PM and Viewing Party: 8:00 – 11:00 PM. The viewing party is a 21 and over event taking place inside iPlay America’s Game Time Bar and Grill in the bar area.

For more information or to order tickets click here

Gary Sanchez – iPlay America's Event Center
Doors: 11:00 PM – Event: 12:00 PM

Yankees fans should make plans now to be a part of this exciting Meet & Greet event. Last year, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez batted .299, with 60 hits, had 42 runs batted in, and posted 20 home runs, while playing in just 53 games. He was the Yankees best hitter down the stretch and finished second in the voting for Rookie of the Year, behind Michael Fulmer. This talented player is becoming a Yankee superstar and iPlay America is offering a variety of great packages to see this young baseball legend in the making. There is a VIP package, a standard Meet & Greet package, and a Parent Pass available. This is an amazing opportunity to meet a member of the Yankees and would also make a great gift for any die-hard baseball fan.

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

Cirque Eloize Saloon
Saloon: A Musical Acrobatic Adventure
Wednesday January 11, 2017 & Thursday January 12, 2017 7:30 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

M.E. Live - Melissa Etheridge

For more information or to order tickets click here

Pride Night at M.E. Live - Melissa Ethridge
Friday January 13, 2017 8:00 PM

Before the performance (6:30pm), enjoy a pre-show party with hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available. Pride Night Party entry is FREE with the purchase of a ticket to the January 13, 8pm performance featuring Melissa Etheridge.

For more information or to make reservations click here

Winter Festival: Zuckerman Plays Tchaikovsky
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

*TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO ONE OF TWO GREAT EVENTS AT STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY, SEE BELOW:

We have an extra pair of tickets to giveaway to each of the following events at the State Theatre:

Cirque Eloize on Thursday January 12 at 7:30 PM
For more about that see  our previous post Cirque Eloize

Doktor Kaboom on Saturday January 21 at 4:00 PM
For more about that see our previous post Doktor Kaboom

For one of these pairs of tickets, contact us through our contact page or by sending us a direct message on Twitter @saysmesaysmom.  First person to express interest in either of these events and send their contact information will win the tickets to that event.
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 The First Annual Super Girl Contest from The Project For Girls — with contest partners including BCBG + POPSUGAR — Deadline Extended to January 13th!

TPFG is a community powered by positivity, passion, and electric idea sharing for teen and tween girls. We share original interviews and stories with girls from all walks of life. Our posts are written for young women, by young women.

Contest prizes:

·        Sponsored, all expenses paid flight for winner and parent/legal guardian to Los Angeles, CA, and a one night hotel stay in LA
·        Fashion Photographer & TPFW/TPFG Founder Lauri Levenfeld (Seventeen, Marie Claire, Sundance Film Festival) to create the photo shoot of a lifetime at BCBG Headquarters in Los Angeles,
·        BCBGeneration will outfit our winner with an expertly-styled shoot wardrobe (and gift her a look to take home!),
·        An opportunity to shoot with one of The Project For Girls alums, which include Disney stars Francesca Capaldi, Olivia Rodrigo or Ariana Greenblatt, for an unforgettable day of memories,
·        The winner, her story, and her photo shoot will be featured on The Project for Girls,
·        An incredibly awesome swag bag.,

For more information or to enter the contest click here
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Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Michael and the Rockness Monsters at Sympony Space
Saturday January 14, 2015 11:00 AM

Featuring a heavy dose of silliness with a rock and roll backbeat, musician Michael Napolitano brings years as a musician performing and touring with various artists,10 years with Blue Man Group, and 8 years with his own award-winning Preschool of Rock to this one-of-a-kind rock concert experience.
This energized, rocking, family band fully engages audiences of children and their grown-ups. Well crafted showmanship follows the songs with interactive props and crowd participation. The stage disappears, and everyone embarks on a creative voyage together. With songs about pirates, octopuses, rocking out and living life to its fullest, their concerts entertain providing a light, high energy fun experience for all. Michael and the band will play favorites like "Pirate Song" and debut tunes from an album which will be released in the spring.

Find out more at michaelandtherocknessmonsters.com, and view their "Pirate Song" animated video.

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

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
January 13 & 14, 2017 8:00 PM
January 15, 2017 2:00 PMW.

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris replaces Billy Elliot. This musical revue features the amazing song collection of Jacque Brel.
Join them before the show for coffee/tea & cake in the lobby.

If you have tickets for Billy Elliot, they will be honored for Jacques Brel.

For more information or to purchase tickets click here
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Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th St.
3rd Floor
New York, NY

1- Day Camp
January 16, 2017 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM
(Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Theme: Dream Impossible
Ages: 6-11 

For more information click here
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Musicals Tonight to Present Anything Goes

Musicals Tonight has announced a change to their Spring 2017 season. They will now present Anything Goes from March 14 - March 26 instead of their previously announced show.

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter and is set on an ocean liner where Reno Sweeney is en route to England. Her pal Billy has stowed away to be near his love, Hope, but she is engaged to a wealthy Lord. Also on board are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of disguises, tap-dancing sailors and blackmail, Reno and Moonface join forces to help Billy win Hope.  Songs include:  "I Get a Kick Out of You"; "You'd Be So Easy to Love"You're the Top"It's De-Lovely"; and "Let's Misbehave"

Their 3-musical Spring Season will now include Louisiana Purchase by Irving Berlin (February 28, 2017 – March 12, 2017); Anything Goes by Cole Porter (March 14, 2017 – March 26, 2017) and Du Barry was a Lady by Cole Porter (March 28, 2017 – April 9, 2017
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For more information or to purchase tickets click here
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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Atlantic Theatre Company 2017

World Premiere Play
TELL HECTOR I MISS HIM
By Paola Lázaro
Atlantic Stage 2
January-February

You're in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan. You're a tourist, you walk down the stairs of this beautiful old fort built by the Spaniards. When you reach the bottom, you realize you're in the hole, a slum. Welcome to La Perla, the barrio and the underbelly that lies under the tourism and behind the fort walls. You spend some days there, you don't want to leave. Oh no, you're addicted to the beauty, the women and the drugs. A raw and compelling play about searching for first love, found family, and hope.

Paola Lázaro is Atlantic’s 2016-2017 Tow playwright-in-residence, supported generously by The Tow Foundation.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to https://atlantictheater.org/.
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News from BroadwayCon

BROADWAYCON CELEBRATES TWENTY YEARS OF THE LION KING WITH JULIE TAYMOR
IN CONVERSATION WITH WHOOPI GOLDBERG

BroadwayCon will host Twenty Years On Pride Rock, celebrating Disney’s The Lion King on Friday, January 27. More than 85 million people have seen it, it’s the third-longest running show in Broadway history, it has 24 global productions, and it has garnered 70 awards internationally including the Tony Award for Best Musical.  Join us on the MainStage at BroadwayCon for an incredible chance to hear from the creator of The Lion King, Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor, in discussion with Tony, Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winner Whoopi Goldberg to discuss the creation and success of this Broadway masterpiece now celebrating 20 years on Broadway.

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BROADWAYCON ANNOUNCES
DEAR EVAN HANSEN PANEL
FEATURING CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

No more waving through a window, #YouWillBeFound with the team from Dear Evan Hansen! Hear about how they brought a timely new musical to Broadway, inspiring audiences along the way. The panel will feature Benj Pasek (Music & Lyrics), Michael Greif (Director), Steven Levenson (Book), Laura Dreyfuss (Zoe Murphy), Rachel Bay Jones (Heidi Hansen), Will Roland (Jared Kleinman), Michael Park (Larry Murphy), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Cynthia Murphy), Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana Beck), and Mike Faist (Connor Murphy).

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it.

For more information about BroadwayCon or to purchase tickets go to www.BroadwayCon.com.
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News from DKC

Due to Record-Breaking Premiere,
Broadway Production of ‘Allegiance,’
Starring George Takei,
Returns to U.S. Cinemas February 19 Only

Screenings Coincide With 75th Anniversary of
Executive Order 9066, Known as the Day of Remembrance

Presented by Fathom Events, Takei’s Personal Story Also Features Broadway Stars
Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in This Special Encore Presentation 

After an unprecedented cinematic premiere resulting in the highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical event to date for Fathom Events, George Takei’s (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”) Broadway musical Allegiance returns to cinemas nationwide for an encore on Sunday, February 19 at 12:55 p.m. local time. This date is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, known as the Day of Remembrance, which marked the beginning of the forced relocation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII.

George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen” will begin with an exclusive introduction from Takei and immediately move into the musical’s presentation. After the feature, audiences will also be treated to behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.

Tickets for “George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen can be purchased beginning Wednesday, January 25, 2017, online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available via the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). For more information about Allegiance, please visit www.AllegianceMusical.com
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News from DKC/O & M

BROADWAY’S LANDMARKED
HUDSON THEATRE
TO RE-OPEN ITS DOORS WITH

JAKE GYLLENHAAL & ANNALEIGH ASHFORD
STARRING IN THE ACCLAIMED NEW YORK CITY CENTER PRODUCTION OF
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

STRICTLY LIMITED 10-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
FEBRUARY 11 – APRIL 23, 2017
TICKETS NOW ON SALE

The Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award® winner Annaleigh Ashford will re-open the historic Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th Street) on Broadway this winter for a strictly limited 10-week engagement. Performances are set to begin Saturday, February 11, 2017, ahead of a Thursday, February 23rd Opening Night, and will play through Sunday, April 23rd.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at

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“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” BREAKOUT
LUCAS HEDGES
WILL LEAD
MCC THEATER’S
AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE NEW PLAY
Y E N 
BY ANNA JORDAN

HEDGES TO MAKE HIS NYC STAGE DEBUT
IN THE PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY TRIP CULLMAN

**NEW DATES**
PREVIEWS BEGIN JANUARY 12, 2017
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR JANUARY 30, 2017

Breakout actor Lucas Hedges—whose performance opposite Casey Affleck in the film festival favorite Manchester by the Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, is garnering rave reviews ahead of its November 18 theatrical release—will lead the cast of the American premiere of YEN,Anna Jordan’s Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman.

YEN begins performances on January 12, 2017 ahead of a January 30 opening night.  It is currently scheduled through February 19, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  

For more information or to purchase tickets go to http://www.mcctheater.org/
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News from Karen Greco PR

Wakka Wakka’s MADE IN CHINA, topical puppet musical about consumerism and American/Chinese relations, receives NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters

MADE IN CHINA begins performances on Tuesday, January 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 19.  Opening Night is Sunday, January 15 at 3 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59thStreet, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 - $60 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org

An isolated woman finds solace in shopping. After one of her big-box sprees, she finds a cry-for-help note, written by a woman in a Chinese labor camp, stuffed in a box of Halloween lights. Inspired into activism, she embarks on an odyssey of global proportions.

Inspired by true events, MADE IN CHINA dives into issues of human rights, consumerism and American-Chinese relations as told through the unlikely love story between this shopping-obsessed middle-aged American woman and her Chinese ex-pat neighbor.

Baby pandas, dancing appliances and romping middle-aged lovers populate Wakka Wakka’s fantastical universe. MADE IN CHINA features 30 puppets, seven puppeteers, music inspired by both American and Chinese traditions, as well as animated video to spin a contemporary issue of global relations into an entertaining tale of surreal dimensions with powerful take-aways and plenty of laughs.

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After acclaimed productions in Boston and Edinburgh, ALBATROSS makes NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York premiere of ALBATROSS by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and directed by Rick Lombardo. Produced by The Poets' Theatre, Inc. (Arlington, MA) and Michael Seiden, ALBATROSS  begins performances on Thursday, January 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 12Press opening is Thursday, January 19 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200or visit www.59e59.org

Inspired by the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” ALBATROSS combines sophisticated multimedia with a performance that is “dazzling" (ArtsFuse). Full of privateers, storms, battles, spirits, and (yes) penguins, ALBATROSS is a thrilling supernatural sea yarn. 

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St. Louis Actors' Studio's acclaimed LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL of one-act plays comes to 59E59 Theaters for its second year 

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the return of St. Louis Actors' Studio with their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring the NYC premieres of short plays by Neil LaButeGabe McKinleyCary Pepper, andAdam Seidel. Directed by Kel Haney, Michael Hogan, and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday,February 5.  Press opening is Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule isTuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).  To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org

An evening of three one-act plays that received their world premieres at past LaBute New Theater Festivals at St. Louis Actors' Studio's Gaslight Theater, plus the world premiere of Neil LaBute's What Happens in Vegas

In American Outlaws (by Adam Seidel, director by John Pierson), a love triangle develops between a hit man, an accountant with a propensity towards self destruction, and his unhappy wife. What could go wrong?

In Mark My Worms (by Cary Pepper, directed by Michael Hogan), fledgling actor Mason has been cast in a newly-discovered, never-before-seen play by the world-class absurdist LaSalle Montclare. Problem is, the estate insists on it being performed exactly as written, and Montclare was a terrible typist.

Homebody (by Gabe McKinley, directed by John Pierson) is a macabre tale about a young, poverty-stricken writer who is forced to move back in with his mother.

In the world premiere of What Happens in Vegas (by Neil LaBute, directed by Kel Haney), a man and a woman break down the cost of an evening of passion in Sin City.
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The Tank launches their 2017 season with the world premiere of PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, part of their Flint & Tinder series


The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, co-artistic directors) is thrilled to host the world premiere of PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, co-written by Skylar Fox and Simon Henriques, and directed by Skylar Fox. Produced by Nightdrive in association with Jenny Gorelick with Alexander Donnelly and Fortress Productions, and part of The Tank’s Flint & Tinderseries, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND begins performances on Friday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 29.  Opening Night is Sunday, January 15 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday – Sunday at 7 PM. Performances are at The Tank (151 West 46thStreet, between 6th and 7th Avenues). Tickets are $15 - $20. To purchase tickets, visit  www.thetanknyc.org.

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND explores how people build towns, how towns build memories, and how those memories build new people and towns altogether.
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

Doug Varone and Dancers
Winter Intensive 2017
January 9 - 14, 2017, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Doug Varone and Dancers announces the Winter Intensive 2017 from Monday-Saturday, January 9-14, 2017 from 9:30am-5:30pm at Hunter College 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. The Winter Intensive features classes taught by company members and a number of unique special events, providing a supportive community to challenge dancers physically and artistically. Six intensive days hone technique, repertory, and creative investigation as well as a chance to get to know fellow students and the company community. For more information, visit: www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/winter.php.
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News from Polk and Co.

Final Week to See Roundabout Theater Company's Production of Holiday Inn

The strict limited engagement will conclude on Sunday, January 15 at 2PM.

Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim (Pinkham), who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut… but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda (Gayer), a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with sensational performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim’s best friend, Ted (Bleu), tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love? Whether you adored the film or are experiencing HOLIDAY INN for the first time, this year-round romance is sure to delight.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for Holiday Inn are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org, and in person at any Roundabout box office: Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street), American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street); and The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). Single tickets for Holiday Inn range in price from $47-$167.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Holiday Inn plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

For more information or to order tickets visit www.roundabouttheatre.org

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Roundabout's Holiday Inn to Livestream from Studio 54

BroadwayHD subscribers can tune in to the live stream on January 14 at 8 p.m. ET

Online theater streaming service BroadwayHD will live stream Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical,” produced in association with Universal Stage Productions,starring Tony Award nominee Bryce PinkhamLora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan LawrenceDanny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora and Corbin Bleu. Captured live on 14 high-definition cameras at Roundabout’s Studio 54. “Holiday Inn” will be available to watch on BroadwayHD.com on Saturday, January 14 at 8 p.m. ET

For more information about BroadwayHD go to BroadwayHD.com

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COLIN HANLON JOINS THE COMPANY OF IN TRANSIT
ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017 AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE

Broadway veteran Colin Hanlon (Falsettos, Rent) will assume the role of ‘Steven’ in Broadway’s first a cappella musical, beginning Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50thStreet).

Telly Leung has departed IN TRANSIT for a leave of absence due to an unexpected personal family obligation.

IN TRANSIT, a funny and poignant new Broadway musical, follows the intertwined lives of 11 New Yorkers faced with the challenges of city life.  With a groundbreaking a cappella score by a team including the creators of Pitch Perfect and Frozen, IN TRANSIT takes you on a journey with people hoping to catch the express train to their dreams—including the stops they make along the way. 

For more information or to order tickets visit www.InTransitBroadway.com.
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News from Richard Hillman PR

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
BEGINS THE NEW YEAR WITH
“NEW2NY” SERIES PRESENTATION OF
 MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JOSHUA ROSENBLUM
DIRECTED BY ANNETTE JOLLES
AT YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S

FEATURING PETER BENSON, WILL ERAT, VANESSA LEMONIDES,
NEAL MAYER, AND MICHAEL MCCOY
Now through January 15, 2017 ONLY

The limited engagement of Mark Felt, Superstar will play 10 performances onlyJanuary 7 – 15, 2017 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 Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The performance schedule for Mark Felt, Superstar is Sunday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m.* & 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, January 11 & Thursday, January 12 at 7:00pm p.m., Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m.Saturday, January 14 at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, January 15 at 2:30 p.m.  (*audience discussions follow these matinee performances).

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

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR
THE DRAMA LEAGUE DIRECTORS PROJECT
2017 FELLOWSHIPS

FIVE ACCLAIMED CAREER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
FOR EARLY AND MID-CAREER THEATRE DIRECTORS
NEW FELLOWSHIP FOR DIRECTING IN FILM AND TELEVISION LAUNCHED

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) announced that applications are now available for the 2017 Directors Project Fellowships, the award-winning career development programs for emerging stage directors.  Applications are now available at www.dramaleague.org.  The deadline for completed applications is Midnight (12am) on Monday, February 13, 2017. For further information or for assistance, please call Sherri Eden Barber, Program Director, at (212) 244-9494.

With this announcement comes news of a ground-breaking new initiative, The Fellowship for Directing in Film and Television.  This opportunity will allow unprecedented access for emerging stage directors to shadow on film and television projects, and has been developed in conjunction with Directors Project alumnus Tony Phelan, the co-creator of NBC Television’s new series “Doubt” starring Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox, and a former producer of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and CBS’ “Madam Secretary.” 

In addition to The Fellowship for Directing in Film and Television, The Drama League also opened applications for its signature programs: The Classical Directing Fellowship for Artists of Color, The Fall Directing Fellowships, The Hangar Directing Fellowships, and the Leo Shull New Musicals Directing Fellowship.  Details on each of the programs can be found at http://www.dramaleague.org. 

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AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
AND
THE AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE LAB
TO PRESENT FURTHER STAGED READINGS
OF
G O T T A   G E T T A   G I R L
A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY
BOOK & LYRICS BY PETER CHARLES MORRIS
MUSIC BY DAVID CALDWELL
DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH PHILIP GEORGE

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY DAVID CALDWELL
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY RANDY SKINNER
PEARL STUDIOS
500 EIGHTH AVENUE, ROOM 404
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 5PM
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 1PM & 4PM

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930's musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. Directed by Randy Skinner (Dames at Sea) with musical direction by Mr. Caldwell and a cast of three – Max Clayton (Gigi, Something Rotten), Tessa Grady (Dames at Sea, Cinderella) and Michael LaMasa (That Golden Girls Show, Gotta Getta Girl), the staged readings will be held on Tuesday, January 10 @ 5pm and Wednesday, January 11 at 1pm & 4pmat Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue – Room 404 - between 35th & 36th Streets). The readings are free, although reservations are required. Please visit www.amasmusical.org or email boxoffice@amasmusical.org,

In Gotta Getta Girl, Gene and Don, a Vaudeville tap dancing duo are forced to re-evaluate their unsuccessful career in show business when they decide they “gotta getta girl” into the act -- even if it means keeping Don from the one thing he's always wanted: Gene! When their new and adorable tap dancing beauty, Debbie, turns out to be more than what meets the eyes, Don is forced to take drastic steps to win back his man. The MGM Movie Musical that never was – on stage!
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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