I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tips for Tuesday - Movies: Beethoven's 2nd and 1 Night

We may have been given one or more of the below mentioned movies free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.  This post may also contain affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, we may be compensated.
Me - Today I am recommending Beethoven's 2nd. This is my favorite of the three Beethoven movies. In this movie, Beethoven finds a girl dog, and they have puppies. The puppies were so cute. It is a funny movie to watch with your family. I really enjoyed watching Beethoven's 2nd. People who like puppies and dogs will love this movie.
Mom - Today I am recommending 1 Night. 1 Night is an entertaining film  about two couples over the course of one night in a hotel. Drew and Elizabeth are a married thirtysomething couple at a crisis in their relationship. They are trying to decide whether they should stay together or not. Andy and Bea are teenagers. When Bea is dumped by her boyfriend on prom night, Andy her childhood friend who has always had a crush on her steps in to attempt to rescue her night. If you are interested in films with a lot of bells and whistles, you might not like this movie. However, if you like a quiet little film that is truly romantic and gives you the opportunity to really delve into the relationships between two couples, you will love this film. The movie is sweet and the relationships are touching especially that of the younger couple. Although the couples seem to pass through each other's stories in arbitrary ways their lives are much more interconnected than it may seem, but to reveal any more here would ruin the surprise ending. For more about 1 Night go to  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4126694/. We will be having a giveaway of this movie coming up soon.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monthly Mash-up for February, 2017 - Reading and the Death of Nashville the TV Series

Me - My topic for this month is reading. I really enjoy reading. When I was little, I didn't used to like reading a lot, but now I do. You can find a book about basically anything. For example, if you like cats you find a book about that. If you like dinosaurs, cars, flowers or anything else , you can find a book about those things too. I like to read books about animals because I love animals. I like books that  are about families. I like books that are funny. I don't like books that are scary. I don't like books about cars or stuff like that. I don't like sports books. I like to read in my bed because I can get really comfy. When I am comfy, I get happy and  can get really into my book. When I am reading in school at my desk, I can't get comfortable so it is harder to focus. In school, we have DEAR time, that stands for Drop Everything And Read. When we were younger, we had that a lot more DEAR time than we do. Now, we do so much other reading in school anyway, and our days are too busy to spend so much time reading for fun in school. Right now, I'm reading the book Bailey's Story from the A Dog's Purpose series. Reading is really fun!

Mom - My topic for this month is the death of Nashville the TV series. Last week when the character of Rayna on Nashville died in my mind that didn't just kill the character, it killed the show. Rayna was the moral center of the show. She was the heart and soul of it. Almost everything that happened in the show somehow related back to her. She and Deacon were the central couple as well. Whether they were together or not, they were always a couple at heart. No other couple has the history of Rayna and Deacon and has been paired in the hearts and mind of viewers as long. I don't know why CMT picked up the show just to break the viewers hearts now.  It should have ended with the final episode on ABC. That was a beautiful romantic happy episode. Rayna and Deacon and their girls were together and happy, and their daughter, Maddy was actually happy and not being bratty for a change. Now, Rayna's gone and Maddy's back to being bratty. Gunnar and Scarlet had kissed and were heading for a reunion again. Now, they're back to being annoying especially Scarlet. Only Juliet and Avery's story was not nicely wrapped up. If they had too they could have wrapped that up with a TV movie and left the rest of the characters alone.  I feel like maybe Connie Britton was ready to move on especially now that she wasn't a producer of the show anymore. Well, if that is the case, the show should have just ended too. At least then it would have had a nice ending. Now, that is not possible. If the show cannot end with Rayna and Deacon together, it can never have the ending it should have. I have never been so disappointed with a show since they ruined Glee by breaking up Rachel and Finn. At least with Glee, Ryan Murphy had every intention of setting things right and putting Rachel and Finn back together to end the show.  The fact that he was unable to do that though was no fault of his own. It was because of an actual real life event, the death of Cory Montheith.  There is no excuse, however, for what CMT did with Nashville raising fans hopes by bringing the show back just to dash them again by killing off the character of Rayna. I. for one would think very carefully before I fought to bring a show back from brink of cancellation again. Just because another network brings a show back, it doesn't mean it's going to be the same show or even as good a show as you remember.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/26/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ 

Monday February 27, 2017
VIP Meet & Greet: 6:00 – 7:30 PM and Viewing Party: 8:00 – 11:00 PM.

iPlay America presents wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer for an all ages action-packed Meet & Greet. Then fans 21 and over have the exciting opportunity to spend an evening with Dreamer at a RAW viewing party at iPlay America’s Game Time Bar & Grill. Serious wrestling fans should make plans now to see the founder and genius behind the House of Hardcore LIVE and in person. Dreamer is best known for his appearances with the ECW, the WWF, WWE, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. VIP Meet & Greet tickets are just $40. After the M & G fans 21 and over can join in the fun as Gotts and The Rat Pack from 95.9 the WRAT host a Monday Night RAW viewing party with Dreamer. There will be drink specials, trivia, and tons of giveaways all night.

For more information or to purchase tickets click here
Upcoming at  Musicals Tonight:
Louisiana Purchase
Lion's Theatre
Theatre Row
42nd St.
New York, NY

February 28 - March 12
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Our storyJimmy Taylor (Morgan McCann) and his business partners, Colonel Davis (Tony Triano), his son Junior (Michael Fasano), Captain Whitfield (Jay Paranada) and Dean Manning (Charles Rubey) are being investigated by Senator Oliver P. Loganberry (Michael J. Farina).  Jimmy hopes to distract the Senator with the help of Madame Bordelaise (Bethe B. Austin) worldly restaurant owner and Beatrice (Kristin Wetherington) her sexy entertainer.  He even recruits Marina (Elisabeth Evans) a beautiful emigrant. Jimmy’s niece Emmy Lou (Lilly Tobin) and her fiancé, Lee (Corey Desjardins), also try to help. The Senator gets drunk, is photographed with Marina who then claims they are engaged. But Madame Bordelaise comes to the Senator’s rescue by marrying him herself.  That leaves Marina for Jimmy – something we’ve been rooting for all along. Helping sort all this out is our ensemble of Sam Beasley, Thom Brown III, Colleen Grate, Staci Jo Johnston.

Songs include:  Sex Marches On; You're Lonely and I'm Lonely; Latins Know HowOutside of That I Love You; Fools Fall in Love

Performances Evenings @ 7:30: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Four Matinees @ 2:00; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Tickets are $30 at The Lion Theatre Box Office (410 West 42nd Street) OR from Telecharge 212-239-6200
For more information or to purchase tickets click here
Announcing ARTech: 
Adventures in Art and Technology

Children's Museum of the Arts is joining the Meatpacking District and the New York Hall of Science next month for ARTech, an activity center with STEAM-based workshops, installations, and interactions for kids!

A GIF-Making Station, Ball Pool, Star Lab
Build It with Rigamajig, Velocity Ramp 
& more!

ARTech: Adventures in Art & Technology
March 1 - April 29
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 3 - 7 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 10AM - 5 PM
@ 459 West 14th Street

ARTech is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required, and there is a $10 deposit per ticket that will be refunded upon check in. 

For information or to register click here
Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th 
New York, NY

Intelligence Squared U.S. 
Topic: Charter Schools Are Overrated
Wednesday March 1, 2017 6:45 PM

In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Have they lived up to their promise?

For more information or to order tickets click here

Ecstatic Music Festival
Saturday Marcy 4,  2017 7:30 PM

Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab
The trailblazing, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer joins forces with an all-star ensemble of equally brilliant, inventive, and musically multilingual performer/composers for a voyage across multiple musical landscapes.
For more information or to order tickets click here

Broadway Playhouse: Alan Menken
Sunday March 11, 2017 11:00 AM

Introduce kids age 4-11 to beloved musicals by Alan Menken, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas.

For our view of Broadway Playhouse go to:

For more information or to order tickets click here

Contemporary Music Festival
Sunday March 5, 2017 4:00 PM

Students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School perform a program dedicated to international solo and chamber works written after 1966.

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

A New Semester of Girl Stories Starts March 3
Open to Girls 12-5

Free after school program for teen girls age 12 - 15. Meet with mentors and explore drawing and filmmaking each week! Register for the spring session today. 

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

A Weekend of Curiosity and Wonder for Families at Symphony Space on March 4 and 5

Nation Beat
Saturday, March 4 at 11 am and 2 pm
This NYC based and internationally touring American-Brazilian collective are the first American group to record in Brazil with the legendary Mestre Walter & Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante, and the first Brazilian band to perform with Willie Nelson. Multiculturalism isn’t another bland buzz word in the hands of Nation Beat. Borrowing, mixing and adapting musical traditions is at the very heart of their work. Dancing and audience participation are expected at Nation Beat’s rousing shows.
For more information or to order tickets click here

A special Thalia Kids' Book Club 50th Anniversary Celebration
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Sunday, March 5 at 1 pm

An afternoon of readings and lively discussion with contemporary authors who have been inspired by E. L. Konigsburg's Newbery Award-winning classic. Including Blue Balliett (Chasing Vermeer), Chris Grabenstein (Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library), Wendy Mass (The Candymakers), and Alexander London (The Wild Ones). Film and Broadway actress Susannah Rogers will read from the book, and the audience will be prompted to brainstorm and write their own stories and ask questions of the authors. Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

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

The Sleeping Beauty 
Russian National Ballet Theatre
Saturday Marcy 4, 2017 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening
Sunday March 5, 2017 8:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here

The Classic Rock Show
A-Z of Rock World Tour 2017 8:00 PM

For more information or to order tickets click here
TADA! Youth Theatre Gala
Tribeca 360
10 Desbrosses St.

Sunday March 5, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Honoring Legendary Composer: Stephen Schwartz

Performance by Broadway Stars & TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble

RSVP at www.tadatheater.com/212-252-1619

For more information or to reserve a ticket or table click here

News from DKC

Disney's Newsies to Receive Encore Presentation March 5, 2017

Due to this overwhelming fan demand, Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical! returns to big screens across the country for an encore screening on Saturday, March 4 at 12:55 p.m. local time. Tickets and participating theater locations for this encore showing will be available soon at www.FathomEvents.com.

News from DKC/O&M




The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors announced plans today to open a new health center for the performing arts and entertainment community in New York City. Scheduled to open in March 2017 at The Actors Fund’s headquarters, conveniently located at 729 Seventh Avenue between 48th and 49th Street in Times Square, The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will serve as the medical care provider that is solely focused on the particular health care needs of the entertainment and performing arts community.

Operated in partnership with The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors, The Friedman Health Center offers primary and specialty care, expedited referrals to physicians within the Mount Sinai Health System, extended hours that are sensitive to entertainment industry work schedules and continuity of care for those who experience regular changes in health insurance coverage. The Friedman Health Center accepts most insurance plans,including commercial insurances, most Marketplace/Exchange plans, Medicare and Workers’ Compensation, with free and unbiased health insurance enrollment and counseling available on site.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 212.489.1939. For updates, visit www.actorsfund.org/HealthCenter.


DRG Records (Hugh Fordin, President) and Spamilton producers John FreedsonChristine Pedi and David Zippelannounced that last night the cast of Spamilton, the critically acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, completed recording of the Original Cast album, which will be released on DRG Records in March 2017.

Spamilton, which celebrates, roasts, and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, stars a hot young cast including Nicholas Edwards, Chris Anthony GilesLarry OwensDan Rosales, and Nora Schell, with Music Director Fred Barton at the piano, along with special surprise guest stars including Christine Pedi, Brent Barrett, and additional divas, who will pop in weekly to add to the fun. Spamilton began previews at the Triad (158 West 72nd Street) on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, and opened on September 8 to rave reviews.

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
News from 
John Scher/Metropolitan Entertainment PR

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 
Beacon Theatre
74th & Broadway
Showtime: 7:30pm. Tickets, priced at $55, $75, $95, $125 (plus fees) available online at Ticketmaster.com, BeaconTheatre.com and by calling 866-858-0008
News from Karen Greco PR

Obie-winner Noah Mease’s OMEGA KIDS, an intimate look at two lives connecting through comic book superheroes, arrives at Access Theater

New Light Theater Project and Access Theater are thrilled to present OMEGA KIDS by Noah Mease, directed by Jay StullOMEGA KIDS begins performancesThursday, March 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 25.  Press opening is Sunday, March 5 at 8 PM.  The performance schedule is Thursday at 8 PM; Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: the Sunday, March 5performances are at 5.30 PM & 8 PM; there are added performances on Friday, March 10 & 24 at9:45 PM and on Saturday, March 18 at 3 PM. Performances are at Access Theater (380 Broadway, at White Street, two blocks south of Canal). Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, visit www.omegakids.brownpapertickets.com

This is the story of two Michaels, who spend a rainy Saturday night on the floor of an unfurnished apartment talking about OMEGA KIDS - a comic book about a ragtag team of teenage superheroes. Between the reboots and retcons, apocalypses and alternate universes, fiction and reality blur as the Michaels test the limits of their new friendship. Obie Award-winner Noah Mease’s play is an intimate look at how people forge connections through pop culture and comic book superheroes.
News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

American Lyric Theater Announces
Call for Applications for the 2017-18
Composer Librettist Development Program

10th Anniversary of the CLDP Introduces Stipends for
Participating Artists and Creation of the First Comprehensive Apprenticeship
in Opera Dramaturgy in the United States

 Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced that applications for the next cycle of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program will be accepted from February 15 to March 31, 2017. There is no fee to apply for the program. ALT will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the CLDP - the only full-time professional initiative in the country to mentor emerging opera composers and librettists - during the 2017-18 season. In tandem with this milestone, Edelson announced two enhancements to the program: the introduction of stipends for artists accepted into the program; and the creation of the first comprehensive apprenticeship for an opera dramaturg in the United States.

Launched in 2007, ALT's Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP) is the most intensive mentorship initiative for emerging opera composers and librettists in the country, with a highly credentialed faculty and proven track record for developing the skills of gifted artists, incubating successful operas, and fostering lasting collaborations. Prominent alumni of the CLDP include composers Christopher Cerrone, Kamala Sankaram, and Jeremy Howard Beck; and librettists Royce Vavrek, Stephanie Fleischmann and Deborah Brevoort. Audiences around the country are enjoying operas developed through the CLDP and by CLDP alumni at a wide variety of venues, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Saratoga, Utah Opera, Tulsa Opera, Fargo Moorhead Opera, The PROTOTYPE Festival, and many more.
At the center of the CLDP is ALT's core-curriculum, which consists of classroom training and hands-on workshops with some of the country's leading working artists. For the 2017-18 season, principal faculty mentors will include composer/librettist Mark Adamo; librettist Mark Campbell; stage director Lawrence Edelson; dramaturg Cori Ellison; and composer Jake Heggie, who joins ALT for the first time this season. In addition, several internationally recognized composers and librettists are invited each season.
Artists who are accepted into the CLDP will participate in the core-curriculum from September 2017 through early May 2018. All artists accepted into the program this season will be required to live in the metro-New York City area, or be willing and able to commute to New York City for all CLDP activities. Following first-year participation in the program, select artists are invited back to continue as Resident Artists at ALT for at least two more years, during which they are commissioned to write new operas while continuing to receive intensive personalized mentorship as their works are developed. While participation in the CLDP during the first year of the new cycle requires residency in the New York City area or the ability to commute to New York for classes and workshops, participation in subsequent years does not require full-time residency.  

The CLDP is tuition free for artists accepted into the program. In addition, to help make it possible for artists to devote themselves to their activities in the CLDP, ALT is introducing a stipend for all participating artists for the first time this year.

To address this issue, during the 2017-18 season, ALT will provide a modest living stipend for first-year Resident Artists. Each artist participating in the program will receive a stipend of $1,250 per month for 8 months between September 2017 and April 2018 (a total of $10,000 per artist). The goal of providing this stipend is to supplement artists' income, while taking into account the intensity and work load of the program. Composers and librettists who are invited to return to the CLDP after the first year in the program to write a full-length opera are paid commission fees, in lieu of the stipend, payable in increments tied to specific deliverables throughout the developmental process.

Applications to the CLDP are welcome from any emerging composer or librettist who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Artists may apply individually, or as members of a writing team; however, all artists who enter the program are required to collaborate with multiple writing partners. ALT defines an emerging opera composer or librettist as an artist who has acquired significant skills as a composer and/or playwright/librettist through academic study, practice and professional experience; who demonstrates a unique and important musical and/or theatrical perspective that could benefit from intensive mentorship as part of the CLDP; and who has not yet had a main stage work commissioned and/or performed by a professional opera company. Artists' work in other genres often has been performed professionally, as ALT's definition of emerging applies specifically to an artist's development and career stage as a writer of opera. ALT embraces the work of gifted operatic writers from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds. There are no age minimums or maximums for participation. Three composers and three librettists will be accepted into the program this year.
This season, ALT is also establishing an Apprenticeship for an emerging Opera Dramaturg, integrated into the proven CLDP curriculum. While there are training programs for dramaturgy in theater, there are currently no dedicated opera dramaturgy programs in the United States. This new Apprenticeship will be open to a NYC-based artist who will participate fully in the core-curriculum of the CLDP, be involved in workshops of new operas already in ALT's development pipeline, and will receive private mentorship from internationally renowned dramaturg Cori Ellison and other members of the CLDP Faculty.

Candidates for the Dramaturg Apprenticeship are being sought from individuals who have a demonstrated interest in the development of contemporary opera. "We anticipate that the background of applicants for this Apprenticeship will be varied," said Edelson. "We are seeking a highly motivated, creative thinker who is interested in deepening his/her knowledge of opera from both a historical and practical perspective, while participating in a hands-on manner in the development and creation of new works. Candidates may include those with a stage directing background, graduates of theatrical dramaturgy programs, or others with diverse practical experience in the opera field. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad-based interest and knowledge of opera; sharp critical faculties; exceptional analytical skills and the ability to articulate their opinions in a clear and compelling manner; compassion and understanding of the sensitive nature of the creative process; and the ability to identify both with his/her fellow artists and the audience."
For more information about the Composer Librettist Development Program, including application requirements, please visit www.altnyc.org/composer-librettist-development-program/.
brings Uptown/Downtown/Dance
toNew York Live Arts
March 1-4, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to New York Live Arts with its new Uptown/Downtown/Dance series from March 1-4, 2017 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday. This year's program features a revival of Nijinsky's L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune staged by the 98-year-old Ann Hutchinson Guest, a new and as-of-yet untitled pas de trois by Pam Tanowitz, Frederick Ashton's La Chatte métamorphoses en femme, and Antonia Franceschi's She Holds Out Her Hand which premiered at Danspace in Fall 2016. All pieces will be performed to live music. A post-show celebration with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music will be held after the opening night performance for which tickets are $75. Tickets for the performances are $30 ($15 for Students & Seniors) and can be purchased at http://newyorklivearts.org/event/spring-concerts/.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
in association with the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute
Voices from Haiti: Artists as Activists
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents a panel discussion on the role of Haitian artists as activists, both at home and abroad, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Woody Tanger Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Brooklyn College Library. Featured participants on the panel include singer/songwriter and Red Cross Ambassador Emeline Michel; acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi; Régine Roumain, the Executive Director of Haiti Cultural Exchange; Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, founding Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute; and others to be announced.  Tickets for the roundtable are free, no reservations necessary. For more information, visit www.BrooklynCenter.org.
Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)
Worldwide Play-In Weekend
Circling the Globe with Chamber Music
March 4 & 5, 2017

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) presents its fifth annual Worldwide Play-In Weekend on March 4 and 5, 2017. Musicians around the globe are planning events that bring together chamber music players to experience the joy of playing chamber music. For more information, visit: http://www.acmp.net/wpiw.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents
Emeline Michel
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm with Haitian singer-songwriter and Red Cross Ambassador Emeline Michel. Called "the Joni Mitchell of Haiti" and the "new goddess of Creole music," she has been instrumental in putting such distinctly Haitian musical styles as compass and rara on the world music map. Singing both in French and Haitian Creole, her songs frequently address social issues with a deep caring and warmth for her native land. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Come From Away on Broadway
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm
On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writer duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. Members of the cast will perform highlights from the show.
In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.
On September 11, 2001 the world stopped.  On September 12, their stories moved us all.
Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the "Best Theater of the Year" lists in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, National Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and Times of San Diego, and included in The New York Times' "Memorable Theatre of 2016."
Tickets & Venue

$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each show 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
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Lincoln Center Theater: Oslo
with J.T. Rogers and Bartlett Sher
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Oslo playwright J.T. Rogers and director Bartlett Sher prior to the Broadway premiere.N

Oslo tells the little-known story of Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul, her husband Terje Rød-Larsen, and a group of Israelis and Palestinians struggling to overcome their fears and mistrust of one another to coordinate secret negotiations between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Their efforts culminated in the signing of the Oslo Accords and led to the iconic moment when the two leaders shook hands on the South Lawn of the White House in 1993.

Oslo begins previews on March 23, 2017 and will open on April 13, 2017 at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York City.
Tickets & Venue
$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each show 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
News from Polk and Co.

Now Playing


Directed by Tony Award winner DANIEL SULLIVAN

Limited engagement through April 30, 2017
Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Roundabout Underground alumni playwrightSteven Levenson’s (Dear Evan Hansen The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durninnew play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan. The cast includes Larry Bryggman (Picnic), Maria Dizzia (“Orange is the New Black”), Tasha Lawrence (Good People),Jeremy Shamos (Noises Off), Seth Steinberg, Kate Walsh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) Gary Wilmes (Irrational Man).

If I Forget opens officially on February 22, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 30, 2017.
If I Forget is a sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can’t avoid and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict. 
In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father's 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael’s controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate—with biting humor and razor-sharp insight—how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning. If I Forget tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself.

Tickets for If I Forget 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 42ndStreet) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). All single tickets are $79.

For more information  visit www.roundabouttheatre.org

Due to High Ticket Demand and Critical Acclaim
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by David Cromer
Adds a Two-Week Extension
Now Playing Through Sunday, March 26

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre’s New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts’ play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, has announced a two-week extension after opening to extremely positive reviews on February 15th. The production will now play through March 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street).
Sometimes even the most devout can lose their faith. When Ken, a middle aged man from Nebraska, suddenly finds he’s lost his, along with his sense of purpose, he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core. From the playwright of August: Osage County, comes a fascinating exploration into what happens when we lose our belief system and the characters that come into our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.


Tickets are $65 - $100 with a limited number of $30 tickets for those ages 30 and under. Student Rush tickets are $23 and available one hour prior to curtain based on availability.  Season subscriptions starting at $149 are available by calling the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422, visiting the company’s website www.2ST.com or the Tony Kiser Theatre at 305 West 43rd Street. Box office hours are Sunday – Friday 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm to 7:00pm.
For more information, please visit www.2ST.com






Four-Time Tony Winning Stage & Film Actor
With the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre

Founder & Chair of The Tow Foundation
With the Ovation Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

With Special Performances by

Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria
Monday February 27, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) presents its annual 2017 Spring Gala “Act II: Setting the Stage for Roundabout’s Future” on Monday, February 27, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will honor legendary four-time Tony-winning stage and film actor Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre and Leonard Tow, Founder & Chairman of The Tow Foundation, with the Ovation Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston will present the award to friend and colleague, Frank Langella. Roundabout Underground alum Jenny Rachel Weiner will present the award to Leonard Tow.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2017 Spring Gala will begin at 7:00PM with the Robards Award presentation along with dinner and a live auction, followed by an all-star musical performance directed by seven-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis.
The celebration will feature performances by Will Chase, Santino Fontana, Nikki M. James, Jane Krakowski, Kristolyn Lloyd, Constantine Maroulis, Andrea Martin, Ingrid Michaelson, Kelli O’Hara, Betsy Wolfe and many more plus a surprise finale! The evening will also include appearances by Alec Baldwin, Bryan Cranston, Steven Levenson, Kate Walsh and a number of beloved Roundabout alumni who will attend to support the next fifty years of Roundabout.
Internationally renowned stage and screen actor Frank Langella will be honored for his unparalleled career spanning more than a half century. A longtime friend of Roundabout and star of many productions, four-time Tony-winner, Mr. Langella, has appeared in the acclaimed stagings of Man and BoyA Man for All Seasons, Strindberg’s The FatherCyrano de Bergerac andThe Tempest.

To purchase tickets to Roundabout’s 2017 Spring Gala contact
Lane Hosmer, 212-719-9393 x312
For more information: www.roudabouttheatre.org/gala
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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, in association with Quill Entertainment Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Conrackbased on the novel The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy, with music by Lee Pockriss, book by Granville Wyche Burgess, lyrics by Anne Croswell, additional music by Doug Katsaros, and additional lyrics by Granville Wyche Burgess for two performances only, on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). 

Conrack is based on Pat Conroy’s real-life story of teaching on a remote South Carolina island, where he encounters a by-the-book principal and children who can hardly read.  A determined group of grandparents and the children’s own pluck pull him through—until he’s fired and must learn the value of letting go of the ones you love.
The readings are open to the public with a $10.00 advance reservation fee for each reading (Complimentary for York Theatre's Plus Members; $5 for York Theatre Members). Reservations can also be made on the day of the reading (pending availability) for a suggested $5.00 donation in person at the box office. 

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


C H U R C H  &  S T A T E


Performances are set to begin on Friday, March 3, 2017 with an official opening night of Monday, March 20th  for the New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. Directed by Markus Potter (Stalking the Bogeyman) for an open-ended engagement at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street – between 8th & 9th Avenues). 

Church & State is a fast-paced, seriously funny take on faith, politics, and “The Twitter.” It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate reelection and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong?
Church & State will play the following performance schedule: Monday at 8pm, Wednesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 3pm & 7:30pm.

Tickets are $59 - $105 and are available for purchase through Telecharge.com/212-239-6200.  They may also be purchased in person at the New World Stages Box Office (340 West 50th Street) Monday through Friday from 12noon until 8pm.
For more information visit www.churchandstatetheplay.com
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for the Monthly Mash-up.