Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 3/12/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Now at Clurman Theatre 
When It's You
Theatre Row 
410 42nd St., near 9th Ave.
New York, NY

When It's You
world premiere by Courtney Baron
starring Ana Reeder
directed by Jonathan Silverstein

Now through April 8th, 2017

A STORM HITS CLOSE TO HOME. Thirty-seven, single, and having recently lost her mother to illness, Ginnifer (Obie Award winner Ana Reeder) moves back to her hometown to discover that her high school love is at the center of a violent crime. She must confront her relationship to the act of violence itself as well as her changing place in a shifting society, all while living under the roof of her dead mother’s home. Moving and deeply personal, Courtney Baron’s When It’s You is a complex and honest examination of gun violence and its ripple effects on our contemporary culture.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT

TICKETS: $20
CODE: TRKT4S
ONLINE: Telecharge Offers - TRKT4S
PHONE: 212-947-8844
BOX OFFICE: Theatre Row at 410 W. 42nd Street

Offer valid for all performances, subject to availability.

For more information visit  click here.
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY 

Mon, Mar 13, 8 pm
Four Nations

Bach & the Italians
Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti and Bach cantatas and concertos.

Tue, Mar 14, 8 pm
New York Festival of Song

Four Islands
From Ireland to the West Indies and Madagascar to Manhattan, this musical excursion will bring these distinctive cultures to life with the songs of Bantock, Ravel, Simóns, Bernstein and many others.

Thu, Mar 16, 8 pm
Sounds of Krygyztan in New York

Kyrgyz American Foundation presents its inaugural event in NYC, a gala concert of classical and traditional music from Kyrgyzstan.

Sat, Mar 18, 7:30 pm
World Music Institute

Carlos Núñez
Few artists pack as much energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring and charisma into their music as Galician multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez, the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia.
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Upcoming at Musicals Tonight: 
Anything Goes
The Lion Theatre in Theatre Row
410 42nd St., near 9th Ave.
New York, NY

March 14 - March 26

Seldom has a ship sailing to England had such a unique passenger list: Reno Sweeney (Meredith Inglesby), a nightclub singer and former evangelist. Billy Crocker (Jeremiah Ginn), in love with Hope Harcourt (Allegra Lleland) and mistaken for Public Enemy # 1.  Hope’s mother, Evangeline (Alison England), who couldn’t be happier because they are traveling with her daughter’s fiancé - Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Danny Vaccaro).  Minister Henry T. Dobson (Devin Vogel) who is mistaken for Public Enemy # 13 (Carlos Lopez). The latter is accompanied by his “moll” Erma (Jessica Moore). The former ends up being thrown in the brig with his two converts.  Sorting all this out are Billy’s boss Elisha Whitney (Stuart Marland), the Captain (Nic Thompson), the Purser (Blake Spellacy) and crew members/passengers Richard Biglia, Christian Ma Brown, Briana FallonChih-Heng Liao, Becky Elizabeth Stout, Alexandria Van Paris, David Visini, Caitlin Wilayto.


Performances: 
Evenings7:30: 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 click here
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NY Mets National Anthem 2017 Try-Outs
WHAT:   The New York Mets will host their 2017 Anthem Search with the winner performing the National Anthem on Thursday, August 17during the Subway Series. The first 100 contestants to arrive are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice – excluding the National Anthem – a cappella.
UWHO:   Singers of all ages (18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).Celebrity Judges: Ken Dashow of Q104.3, Scott Stanford and Sukanya “Suki” Krishnan, co-anchors of PIX11 Morning News and Rachel Bay Jones of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen.

WHERE:   Citi Field Press Conference Room
                 Parking in Lot G, Enter through Hodges VIP Entrance

WHEN:        Tuesday, March 14 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
              Contestants must check in by 11:00 a.m.
              Media should arrive between 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

NOTE:   Judges will select performers to advance to the final round of auditions at Citi Field which will take place at a later date during the regular season. For more information, visit mets.com/AnthemSearch
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 Upcoming at iPlay America:
Nocturnal Leprecon and Maggie Lindemann
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Thursday, March 16
Nocturnal – LEPRECON
Starts: 8:00 PM

iPlay America presents “Nocturnal LEPRECON”.  This 21 plus to enter event is a monthly experience like no other. Nocturnal combines the excitement of iPlay America’s state of the art light show and sound system with its indoor boardwalk-city themed facility. A full-service Bar & Grill, Boardwalk Fare, Pizza, Specialty Coffees and Fro-Yo shop are all available during this event. While at Nocturnal, you can party with top DJ’s, battle in our 2-story laser tag arena, play Midway and over 200 Arcade Games, all with access to multiple bars.  Entry to Nocturnal is free with a downloaded ticket. Cover charge after 10 PM is $10 and includes a $5 game card. So, be here early, SAVE some GREEN, and get in on all the FUN of “Nocturnal LEPRECON”. 

For more information or to get free tickets click here

Friday, March 17
Maggie Lindemann – iPlay America's Event Center
Doors Open: 6:00 PM – Show: 7:00 PM

LA-based singer/songwriter and social media icon Maggie Lindemann is coming in concert to iPlay America’s Event Center. General Admission tickets to see Maggie Lindemann are just $10. This talented young artist has already amassed over three million views on YouTube and her latest hit Pretty Girl rose to #5 on the Next Big Sound chart and reached #26 on the Spotify Viral 50 chart. Fans who loved her debut single Knocking on Your Heart or her smash follow-ups Couple of Kids, and Things, will thrill to see Maggie Lindemann bring her fiery style and intense showmanship to the iPlay America stage.

For more information or to get tickets click here
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Upcoming at Children's Museum of the Arts
Yak Art Slam & Nowruz Cultural Festival
103 Charlton Street
New York, NY

Young Artists Collective
YAK Art Slam March 17
6:30 - 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 them for their next art slam on March 17!

For more information or to join click here

Nowruz Cultural Festival
Celebration of the Persian New Year, Nowruz

Visit CMA on March 19 for their celebration of the Persian New Year, known as Nowruz. Featuring interactive performances by Pardis for Children!

For more information click here
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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre:
To Kill A Mockingbird 
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 

To Kill A Mockingbird
Friday March 17, 2017 to Sunday March 26, 2017 

Theater to Go presents this riveting drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel by Harper Lee. The story of tomboy Scout Finch unfolds as she watches her lawyer father, Atticus, undertake the most controversial case of his career. It is a story of racial injustice, courage and compassion. Through young Scout’s journey, the struggle to do what is right over what is easy inspires hope and understanding.

For more information and to order tickets click here.
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Upcoming at the Lakewood BlueClaws:
Fanfest 17
First Energy Park
2 Stadium Way

March 18th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kick off the BlueClaws season in style at FanFest, the first day single game tickets go on sale to the public.

All attendees get a free hot dog, chips and soda, plus single-game tickets will be $3 off the typical day-of-game price. They'll have rides, games, and more. 

For more information click here

BlueClaws Luxury Suite Raffle

The last day to purchase a ticket  for the BlueClaws Annual Luxury Suite Raffle Drawings will be Saturday, March 18th. There will only be 300 tickets sold for the raffle at $100 each and seven winners will be drawn on Monday, March 20th at 10 am. Those that donate for multiple raffle tickets can win multiple shares of a Luxury Suite. Dates for each share are pre-determined and spread throughout the season.

Each raffle ticket purchase benefits BlueClaws Charities, a 501c3 organization and the official non-profit organization of the Lakewood BlueClaws.

BlueClaws Luxury Suites come with 20 tickets to each game in a private box on the second level of FirstEnergy Park. Each suite includes indoor/outdoor seating, wait service, cable television, and access to the Upstairs Club (food is not included).

Tickets are still available, but extremely limited. To purchase tickets, call 732-901-7000 extension 195, or Click Here.
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Upcoming at Symphony Space
123 Andres &The Big Family Quiz Thing
2537 Broadway 
New York, NY

123 Andres

Andrés Salguero, better known as 123 Andrés (Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés), is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the US and Latin America, and “a rock star for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, this 2016 Latin GRAMMY winner brings audiences joyful sounds, a passion for bilingualism, and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English. He’ll be dancing along with the kids to his hit “Salta Salta” and tunes from his latest, award-winning bilingual album, Arriba Abajo.

Performing with Andres will be Sebastián Cruz, a NYC based guitarist and singer-songwriter from Colombia. His new children's music project, Sebastian Cruz and the Tiny Giants, was born out of the desire to celebrate and explore the magical world of his six year old son, and as a way to engage the Spanish Harlem community through early childhood music classes at Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service. A non-profit organization serving the most vulnerable families in East Harlem. Sebastian Cruz and the Tiny Giants offer a celebratory, fun, and original collection of beautiful children's songs, and invite us to stomp like giants, fly like butterflies, and dance with abandon.

 View 123 Andrés videos on his YouTube page. Find out more about Andrés at 123andres.com.

For more information or to purchase tickets click here

The Big Family Quiz Thing

Following a full-house event in January, Just Kidding at Symphony Space is proud to present once again The Big Family Quiz Thing, a fast-moving, interactive live quiz game for adults and their children (ages 7 and up). Each family works as a team competing against other families during this multimedia, live quiz show spectacular, featuring fast and funny trivia. Quizmaster extraordinaire “EdP” (Eric de Picciotto) will lead the fun, and everyone becomes a part of this game of skill and good humor.Plus, the audience members may win loads of great prizes.

Over the course of six rounds, children and their parents team up to show off their knowledge of topics including history, sports, art, animals, geography, pop culture, and more. Loads of great prizes are in store for the audience, including tickets to shows at Skirball NYC, passes for Playroom NYC, tutoring from Bright Kids, and subscriptions to Muse magazine from Cricket Media. Catch a preview of the Big Family Quiz Thing on YouTube.

The Big Family Quiz Thing is the kid-friendly edition of the Big Quiz Thing. Created by Quizmaster Noah Tarnow, the BQT is a premier trivia game show event in San Francisco, Boston, and New York. In 2013, the BQT arrived on TV, with the world’s first bar-trivia television game show. Learn more at bigquizthing.com.

Note: This event runs approximately 2 hours and is recommended for ages 7 and up.
 
For more information or to purchase tickets click here
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Summer Camps at Adventure Aquarium
Center for Aquatic Studies at Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ

Something for Every Camper
  • Small Fry Camp, ages 4 -5
  • Sea Camp, ages 6-11
  • Junior Marine Biologist, ages 12-15
  • Underwater Robotics Camp, ages 12-15
Camper will have the opportunity to discover marine animals and the oceans, engage in STEM-based learning, and connect with other students who share their love of all things aquatic.

For more information or to register, visit www.aquaticsciences.org, email seacamp@aquaticsciences.org or 
Call Small Fry, Sea Camp, and Jr. Marine Bio Camp: 856-361-1025
       Underwater Robotics Camp: 856-361-1023
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PR Firm Round-Up

News from DKC/O&M

THE THIRD ANNUAL
SHUBERT FOUNDATION 
HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL 
FOR NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017 AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE AT 7 PM

HOSTED BY OKIERIETE “OAK” ONAODOWAN FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST OF HAMILTON AND UPCOMING STAR OF NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTERS INCLUDING CAST MEMBERS FROM
DEAR EVAN HANSEN AND NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

The third annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival for New York City Public Schools will take place Monday, March 13, 2017 at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) at 7 p.m.  More than 100 talented students from five New York City high schools across the city will make their Broadway debuts performing from their selected winter musicals or plays.

Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan hosts the event which showcases curated excerpts of 5 fully produced high school shows identified from a pool of 25 productions.  Oak created the memorable role of Hercules Mulligan in the original production of Hamilton and will star in the hit musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, beginning July 3, 2017.  Additional guest artist presenters include Shoba NarayanNicholas Belton and Paul Pinto from Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and cast members from Dear Evan Hansen, who will be on hand to support these young NYC theatre artists.  

The Festival is a celebration featuring five outstanding high school student productions from the 2016-2017 school year. The productions were selected from over 25 schools across the City by a panel of professional theatre artists and theatre educators.  Students from the following schools will present excerpted scenes and musical numbers from:

THE MUSIC MAN       
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (Queens)

ALMOST, MAINE           
Brooklyn High School of the Arts (Brooklyn)

COMPANY  
Susan E. Wagner High School (Staten Island)

ANGELS IN AMERICA          
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (Manhattan)

INTO THE WOODS          
Edward R. Murrow High School (Brooklyn)

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Digitial Lotteries Announced:
Present Laughter and Sunset Boulevard

Present Laughter 
A limited quantity of $42 lottery tickets to each performance will be available through online entry at http://laughteronbroadway.com/lottery.  Lottery winners will be notified by text message and email by noon the day prior to the performance.  Purchase must be completed online by credit card only, with one entry per person (no age restrictions) and up to 2 tickets per winner.  There is no day-of rush ticket availability during previews. 

Sunset Boulevard  
Digital Lottery will open daily at 8 am EST (8 pm EST the evening prior for matinee performances), beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2017, for entrants to win a limited number of $55 same day tickets to that day's performance(s). See below for rules and regulations. The Sunset Boulevard digital lottery is powered by Broadway Direct.

To enter the Sunset Boulevard digital lottery, visit: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/sunset/

Rules and regulations for the new digital lottery are as follows:
·         A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold via digital lottery.
·         The Sunset Boulevard Digital Lottery will open at 8am EST (8pm EST the evening prior for matinee performances) and will remain open until 3pm EST for evening performances, 11am EST for matinee performances.
·         Winners will be notified by e-mail minutes after drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. They must present their photo ID at the Palace Theatre box office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the corresponding performance to pick up their tickets.
·         Seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability
·         Prices are subject to change.

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Tickets on Sale Now:
The End of Longing

MCC THEATER’S
“ T H E   E N D   O F   L O N G I N G ”
WRITTEN BY & STARRING
ICONIC “FRIENDS” STAR
MATTHEW PERRY
AMERICAN PREMIERE BEGINS PERFORMANCES
MAY 18, 2017

The upcoming American Premiere of the play The End of Longing—written by and starring iconic “Friends” star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debutsis now on sale atwww.mcchteater.org.  The End of Longing, directed by Lindsay Posner, begins performances on May 18, 2017 ahead of a June 5 opening night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).  Tickets start at $30 for preview performances (May 18 - June 4) and start at $49 from June 5 onward.   The play arrives in New York following its hit run at London’s Playhouse Theatre earlier this year.  Complete casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  For tickets and info, visit www.mcctheater.org.
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News from Karen Greco PR

PHOTO & SUPPLY by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends 

comes to
The Tank’s Flint & Tinder series


The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, co-artistic directors) is thrilled to host the world premiere of PHOTO & SUPPLY, created by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends and directed by Andy Manjuck (Wakka Wakka’s Made in China at 59E59 Theaters). Part of The Tank’s Flint & Tinder series, PHOTO & SUPPLY begins performances on March 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 2.  Opening Night is Sunday, March 19 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday – Sunday at 7 PM. Performances are at The Tank (151 West 46th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues). Tickets are $18. To purchase tickets, visit www.thetanknyc.org.

Meet Phyllis:  She has run a photo development shop in her neighborhood for many years, but now the neighborhood is changing. Business is slow, and Phyllis must close up shop. In protest, boxes unpack themselves, floor tiles shake, and long-forgotten photographs burst to life.

With dynamic sets and a colorful cast of handmade masks and puppets, PHOTO & SUPPLY is a story for right now, speaking to community, collective memory, and honoring the value of a physical record.

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59E59 Theaters, once home to Christie’s Auction House, hosts immersive theater event BENEATH THE GAVEL, where audiences bid on priceless works of art

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York City premiere ofBENEATH THE GAVEL, an immersive theater experience written and directed by Mara Lieberman. Produced by Bated Breath Theatre Company, BENEATH THE GAVEL begins performances on WednesdayMarch 15 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 9.  Press opening is Tuesday, March 21 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) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org

Experience the intoxicating world of art auctions in this immersive theater event. With fistfuls of cash, the audience becomes rival bidders as the performers around them bring various art auction roles to life: deep-pocket collectors, art dealers, artists, critics, and auctioneers. With vivid storytelling and theatricality, BENEATH THE GAVEL boldly exhibits how art is assigned value. As the stakes rise, so does the excitement—and tension—of a world that values art as commerce. 

Until the late 1990s, Christie’s Auction House had a location at 502 Park Avenue. 59E59 Theaters’ B and C spaces were part of the famed auction houses galleries, making this an ideal location for BENEATH THE GAVEL’s NYC premiere. Art world veteran Barbara Strongin served as consultant to the project, and her decades-long experiences at both Christie’s and Sotheby’s Institute of Art form the basis for this unique insider’s perspective. Ms. Strongin will participate in a post-show talk back after the performance on Saturday, April 1 at 8:15 PM.
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News from Matt Ross PR

Josh Groban to Leave Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Josh Groban will be leaving the cast of Natash Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. His last performance will be July 2, 2017. Hamilton's Oak Onaodowan takes over the role on July 3, 2017.

For more information about Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications


TOM GOLD DANCE
PRESENTS SIXTH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY SEASON


TUESDAY, MARCH 14 AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 7:30PM
AT THE GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER


NEW YORK CITY AND COMPANY PREMIERES OF TOM GOLD'S OASIS AND SERVED;
WORLD PREMIERE TO STEVE REICH'S NEW YORK CITY COUNTERPOINT

New York, NY-Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a program of three works from Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold, including the Company premieres of Gold's Oasis and Served.

Scheduled to perform are dancers Daniel Applebaum, Thomas Garrett, Zachary Guthier, Morgan McEwen, Courtney Nitting, Allynne Noelle, Meaghan Dutton O'hara, Kristen Segin, Mary Elizabeth Sell, James Shee, Evan Swenson; and pianist Xak Bjerken.
Tickets
Tickets, $25-$50, now on sale, are available online at tomgolddance.org/nyc2017 or ticketcentral.com; by phone at (212) 279-4200, 12-8pm daily; or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th avenues), 12-8pm daily. $10 student tickets with valid ID, in person only. Please note that advance in-person ticket purchase is only available at 416 W. 42nd Street; in person, performance-night ticket purchase is available at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater.
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Liars & Believers
presents
Who Would Be King
An Ars Nova Fling
March 16 - April 1, 2017 at Theatre 511
Liars & Believers (LAB) presents Who Would Be King from March 16 - April 1, 2016 at Theater 511, 511 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Performances: at 8pm.  Tickets are $20-25 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/967389.

Performance Schedule and Ticketing:
Opening Weekend: March 16,17,18 at 8pm: Tickets: $20
March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 April 1 at 8pm: Tickets: $25
Violence and betrayal, angels and prophets, villains and kings...and chickens. Who rises to rule and how far will he fall in the clown kingdom of Who Would Be King? This epic production by Liars & Believers swings from absurd buffoonery to high tragedy, with kinetic physicality, silliness, swords, and a live synthwave score. Conceived and directed by Jason Slavick, music & lyrics by Jay Mobley, written by the LAB Ensemble, created by Liars & Believers. The show runs 90 minutes (no intermission) with live music, clowning, physical theatre, and swordplay.
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents
National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica
3 New York Premieres

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm. A biennial visitor to Brooklyn Center for more than two decades, NDTC celebrates its 55th anniversary with a program combining evocative new works with favorites from their extensive repertoire. The residency includes three New York premieres, including "Mountain Climbing," created by choreographer Chris Walker in tribute to NDTC's Founding Artistic Director Rex Nettleford, who passed away in 2010.

Tickets for Saturday evening are $40-$75 and tickets for Sunday matinee are $36-$45, 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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OPERA SARATOGA ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CASTING AND FULL PROGRAM FOR 2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Falstaff
Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Arrigo Boito
New Production: Directed by Chuck Hudson; Conducted by Craig Kier
Featuring: Caroline Worra, Emily Tweedy, Vera Savage, Dana Beth Miller, Dominick Corbacio,
Michael Chioldi, and Craig Colclough
July 1 - 15, 2017


Zémire et Azor (Beauty and the Beast)
Music by André Grétry; Libretto by Jean François Marmontel
New Production: Directed by James Ortiz; Conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya
Featuring: Janai Brugger, Lisa Rogali, Katherine Maysek,
Andrew Bidlack, Keith Jameson and Christopher Burchett
July 2 - 14, 2017

The Cradle Will Rock
Music and Libretto by Marc Blitzstein
Directed and Choreographed by Lawrence Edelson; Conducted by John Mauceri
Featuring: Ginger Costa-Jackson, Audrey Babcock, Keith Jameson,
Christopher Burchett, Justin Hopkins and Matt Boehler
July 9 - 16, 2017


FREE CONCERTS

STARS OF TOMORROW
Saturday, May 27, 7:30pm
Free Concert
Filene Recital Hall at Skidmore College
815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

The season begins with Opera Saratoga's third annual Stars of Tomorrow Concert - featuring 25 singers from around the country who have been selected from almost 1,000 applicants to be members of Opera Saratoga's prestigious Young Artist Program. Presented in partnership with Skidmore College.   

SWAN SONGS
Saturday, June 3, 2:00pm
Free Concert
The Dee Sarno Theater at Saratoga Arts
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

What do Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Rossini's Guillaume Tell, Puccini's Turandot. and Bizet's Carmen have in common with Verdi's Falstaff? They were the final operas - the swan songs - of some of the world's most beloved composers. This free concert will feature arias and ensembles from the final operas by composers from Monteverdi to Richard Strauss! Presented in partnership with Saratoga Arts.

MARC BLITZSTEIN - A LIFE IN SONG
Friday, June 16, 7:00pm
Free Concert
GE Theatre at Proctors
432 State Street, Schenectady, NY

Born in Philadelphia in 1905, Marc Blitzstein achieved nearly overnight notoriety with his 1937 agitprop musical theater work, The Cradle Will Rock. At the time of his unexpected and tragic death in 1964, much of his work was left unfinished and unpublished, leaving behind a legacy that has been largely overlooked in the ensuing decades. On the evening of the 80th Anniversary of the legendary world-premiere of The Cradle Will Rock, Opera Saratoga presents an evening of song by Marc Blitzstein, curated and hosted by bass-baritone Justin Hopkins. The program will include excerpts from Blitzstein's theatrical and operatic works - including The Cradle Will Rock, I've Got the Tune, Juno, No For an Answer, and Regina - as well as lesser known songs that chronicle the life of one of America's most influential composers. Presented in partnership with Proctors.  

TICKETED EVENTS

WAND'RING MINSTRELS - A GILBERT AND SULLIVAN CABARET
Sunday, June 11, 2pm and 7:30pm
Ticketed Event (Tickets: $60; Subscribers: $54)
The Carriage House at The Mansion Inn
801 Route 29, Rock City Falls, NY
(10 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs)

The Victorian era partnership of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan brought the world fourteen of the most beloved operettas of all time. Join Opera Saratoga's "wand'ring minstrels' for a topsy-turvy cabaret where fairies rub elbows with British lords, flirting is a capital offense, gondoliers ascend to the monarchy, and pirates emerge as noblemen who have gone astray. Seating is general admission, at cabaret style tables, and is strictly limited for these two concerts. G&S inspired tapas and drinks - specially concocted by The Mansion Inn's Cordon Bleu trained Executive Chef Rick Bieber - will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with The Mansion Inn.  

BROADWAY IN THE 1930s
Friday, July 14, 7:30pm
Ticketed Event (Tickets: $80/$60/$40; Subscribers: $72/$54/$36)
The Spa Little Theater
21 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY

The '30s were extraordinary years on Broadway, where jazz, classical and popular music intertwined to create some of the most memorable and beloved shows of the 20th century - as well as some fascinating musicals that have been lost to time, but deserve to be better known. Gershwin's Girl Crazy, Of Thee I Sing, and Porgy and Bess; Cole Porter's Gay Divorce, Nymph Errant, Anything Goes and Red, Hot and Blue; Rodgers's Jumbo, On Your Toes, Babes in Arms, and The Boys from Syracuse, Weill's Johnny Johnson and Knickerbocker Holiday; and of course, Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, were all products of this incredible decade on the Great White Way. Members of Opera Saratoga's acclaimed Young Artist Program will be featured in this evening of music that defined a decade and forever changed the course of American musical theater and opera.
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News from Polk and Co.

Amelie, A New Musical Sets Lottery and Rush Ticket Policy

 AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL, which began previews Thursday, March 9, has announced its general rush and lottery ticket policy.

A limited number of rush seats are available for purchase in-person for $39.50 each at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) box office beginning at 10am (12pm on Sundays) for that day’s performance(s) only. Maximum two tickets per person. Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Seats are best available and may be partial view. Cash or card accepted.

A limited quantity of $45 front row lottery tickets to each performance will be available through previews only atameliebroadway.com/lotteryOne entry per person (no age restrictions), up to two tickets per winner, payment by credit card only. Lottery winners will be notified by SMS and email by noon the day prior to the performance for which they have entered.

AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL will began performances on Broadway on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) and  will officially open Monday, April 3, 2017.

Ticket Information
Tickets range from $49.50 - $169.50.
Tickets available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 877.250.2929.

Performance Schedule
The regular performance schedule for AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm (8pm during previews); and FridaySaturday at 8pm; with matinees at 2pm on Wednesday & Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday. For changes to the schedule, visitAmelieBroadway.com.

For more information visit AmelieBroadway.com

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Roundabout Theater Company
ANNOUNCES OFF-BROADWAY SEASON DEDICATED TO NEW WORK
AT THE HAROLD & MIRIAM STEINBERG CENTER FOR THEATRE

THE LAST MATCH, By Anna Ziegler, Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
New York Premiere Begins September 2017

Two commissioned works by Roundabout Underground alumni:

AMY AND THE ORPHANS, By Lindsey Ferrentino, Directed by Scott Ellis
World Premiere Begins February 2018

SKINTIGHT, By Joshua Harmon, Directed by Daniel Aukin
World Premiere Begins May 2018

The first new play of Roundabout Underground’s 2017-2018 season:

TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET, By Jiréh Breon Holder

THE LAST MATCH
Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match will begin preview performances on September 28, 2017 and open officially on October 24, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through December 24, 2017.

It’s the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he’s still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. Set against the high-stakes backdrop of professional sports, this New York premiere, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, serves up a richly theatrical look at what keeps us striving and why.

AMY AND THE ORPHANS
Lindsey Ferrentino’s Amy and the Orphans will begin preview performances on February 1, 2018 and open officially on March 1, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 22, 2018.

After their father’s death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together, they careen down the Great American Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives…and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind. Written by Lindsey Ferrentino, who made her New York debut at Roundabout with the world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone, and directed by Scott Ellis (The Elephant ManShe Loves Me), Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it’s never too late to follow a new road.

SKINTIGHT
Joshua Harmon’s Skintight will begin preview performances on May 24, 2018 and open officially on June 21, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through August 26, 2018.

Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon (Bad JewsSignificant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sexReeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who’s 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi’s son. Who’s also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what’s on the inside.

TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET
Jiréh Breon Holder’s Too Heavy For Your Pocket is the first new play of Roundabout Underground’s two-play 2017-2018 season. The performance schedule in Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre will be announced at a later date.

Roundabout Underground hosts the premiere of 2016 Yale School of Drama graduate Jiréh Breon Holder's award-winning work. Tennessee-born Holder takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own. 

One additional Roundabout Underground play and more information for these productions will be announced in the near future.


TICKET INFORMATION
The Last Match, Amy and the Orphans, Skintight and Too Heavy For Your Pocket are first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info. Sign up for Roundabout’s email club at roundabouttheatre.org to be notified when tickets go on sale to the public.
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News from Richard Hillman PR

THE DRAMA LEAGUE SPRING CHARITY AUCTION
WELCOMES

GLENN CLOSE, KEVIN KLINE, SALLY FIELD, ALLISON JANNEY
LAURA LINNEY, TONY SHALHOUB, BEN PLATT,
ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, PHILLIPA SOO, MARIN IRELAND,
ANDY KARL, MARY BETH PEIL, MICHAEL XAVIER AND MORE!

AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS PROVIDING VIP EXPERIENCES
                                                                                     
The Drama League’s 2017 Spring Charity Auction has launched at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring more than twenty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages.  The impressive offerings include celebrity experiences with Glenn Close (Sunset Boulevard), Kevin Kline (Present Laughter),  Sally Field (The Glass Menagerie), Allison Janney (Six Degrees of Separation), Laura Linney (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes), Tony Shalhoub (The Price), Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George), Phillipa Soo (Amélie), Marin Ireland (On the Exhale), Andy Karl (Groundhog Day), Mary Beth Peil (Anastasia), Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard);  VIP Seats to some of the hottest shows on and off Broadway this season, including Opening Night tickets and access to the VIP after-party for Oslo, tickets and a backstage tour of Sweat; a special Hamilton package featuring the book “Hamilton: The Revolution” signed by Lin-Manuel Miranda himself; and more!  Just a few highlights include:
·         BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET WITH SALLY FIELD AT THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Enjoy two tickets to Drama League alumni director Sam Gold’s production of The Glass Menagerie, then head backstage to meet its lead actress, Academy Award-Winner Sally Field!
·         BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET WITH KEVIN KLINE AT PRESENT LAUGHTER
Take in an unforgettable night of theater with two tickets to Present Laughter, followed by a backstage meet-and-greet with the show’s star, Tony and Academy Award-Winner Kevin Kline!                                                                                                                                          
·         HAMILTON FAN PACKAGE FEATURING BOOK SIGNED BY LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
Win a copy of Hamilton: The Revolution, an in-depth look at the history behind and creation of Broadway’s hit sensation – signed by the creator of the show, Lin-Manuel Miranda!  To accompany this book, this prize also includes two VIP tickets to Hamilton: The Next Generation, the second night of The Drama League’s UpClose series, where Javier Munoz and fellow current cast members of Hamilton discuss their experiences taking on roles that have become iconic in the theater world as well as in American history.
                                                                                                          
·         BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET WITH BEN PLATT AT DEAR EVAN HANSEN
This prize not only offers a pair of hard-to-get tickets to this new hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, it also includes a chance to go backstage to meet the star of the show, Ben Platt!
·         BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET WITH LAURA LINNEY AT THE LITTLE FOXES
Win two tickets to a performance of the new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, followed by a backstage meet-and-greet with the stunning lead actress Laura Linney!
                                                                                                                    
·         OSLO OPENING NIGHT TICKETS AND PARTY PASSES
Prize includes opening night tickets to Oslo at Lincoln Center Theater and the chance to celebrate with the illustrious cast at the exclusive opening night party after the show!
The auction concludes on Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Visit www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague to view additional items and place your bids.
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Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose Announces Final Weeks Prior to National Tour

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT TO CONCLUDE SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

The New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset BoulevardLes Misérableswith direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet) will conclude its Off-Broadway run on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues) where performances began January 25, 2017.   At closing, Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose will have played 8 preview and 54 regular performances.  A national tour is planned for later this summer. 

Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose plays the following performance schedule: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pmFriday at 8:00pmSaturday at 3:00pm & 8:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm.

Tickets for Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose are priced at $69/$79 (including a $2 facility fee) and may be purchased through Telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200Rush tickets for $25 will be available one (1) hour prior to curtain. For additional information, please visit the website at www.GeorgieThePlay.com.

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ONE-NIGHT-ONLY CONCERT!
2017 BISTRO AWARD-WINNER AND 2017 MAC AWARD-NOMINEE
MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
RETURNS TO DON’T TELL MAMA
BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY MARK SONNENBLICK
CONCEIVED BY AND STARRING SAM BOLEN AND MARK SONNENBLICK
DIRECTED BY MAX FRIEDMAN
PRODUCED BY MICHAEL CHASE GOSSELIN
DON’T TELL MAMA (343 WEST 46TH STREET)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14 @ 8PM

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don’t Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Getconceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic MusicalThe Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don’t Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday,  March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for “Book Musical,” and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for “Show Of The Year.”

Trevor Copeland (Sam Bolen) and Arthur Brightman (Mark Sonnenblick) have the perfect New York romance. That’s swell. In 1965, it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called “Midnight” – a queer nightclub act where Arthur writes love songs for Trevor to sing to a man. But as they hurtle towards the end of the decade and tensions in the Village reach a breaking point, the lovers find themselves caught in a relationship they can’t control and a movement they don’t understand. Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, Midnight at The Never Get imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. 


Midnight at The Never Get will play for one night only: Tuesday, March 14th at 8:00PM.

Reservations can be made at www.donttellmamanyc.com, or by calling (212) 757-0788. Cover charge is $15.00 ($10.00 for MAC Members), plus a two-drink minimum. Cash only. Seating is limited.

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PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2017-2018 SEASON
NEW JERSEY THEATER PRODUCES FOUR PREMIERES IN GROUNDBREAKING SEASON
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE’S 2017-2018 SEASON
The Honeymooners (World Premiere)     Annie
The Outsider (East Coast Premiere) ● The Sting, a new musical (World Premiere)
Half Time, a new musical (East Coast Premiere)
SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW!

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2017-2018 season with beloved television characters Ralph, Alice, Ed and Trixie in a world-premiere musical of The Honeymooners (September 28-October 29).  Next, your favorite little redhead, Annie (November 22-December 31), comes to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays.  The world’s best-loved family musical returns with all the unforgettable songs like “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” and “Tomorrow.” Next winter, Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of The Outsider (January 24-February 18), a hilarious and very timely commentary on modern American politics. The spring brings the world premiere of The Sting, a new musical(March 29-April 29) in a new musical stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film that starred Robert Redford and Paul Newman.  The final production of the season, Half Time, a new musical (May 31-July 1), is choreographed and directed by Jerry Mitchell in the East Coast premiere of an uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team.   

Paper Mill Playhouse will produce eight performances a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Three, four and five-show subscription packages are available now starting at just $110. Each subscription package includes a different level of special benefits (see www.papermill.org for details). Youth subscriptions are available for children ages 4-18 with the purchase of an adult subscription with accessible discount pricing. Single tickets will go on sale in August starting at just $34. Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.  Groups of ten or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Titles, casting and dates subject to change.

Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2017-2018 Season

The Honeymooners (World Premiere)
September 28 through October 29, 2017
Book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss
Music by Stephen Weiner
Lyrics by Peter Mills
Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse
Directed by John Rando
The Honeymooners is a brand new musical comedy inspired by the classic television series.  Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world-premiere musical.  After shocking their wives by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship. Filled with big laughs and an infectious score, The Honeymooners will bang-zoom its way into your heart.
  
Annie
November 22 through December 31, 2017
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on “Little Orphan Annie”
Choreographed by Denis Jones
Directed by Mark S. Hoebee
Annie, the world’s best-loved family musical returns to Paper Mill Playhouse just in time for the holidays. Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of cruel Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks' mansion for the holidays. When Annie wins the hearts of Warbucks and his staff, they set out on an epic mission to find Annie’s parents.  Winner of the Best Musical Tony Award, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “A New Deal for Christmas,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
The Outsider (East Coast Premiere)
January 24 through February 18, 2018
By Paul Slade Smith
At once a razor-sharp comedy and a sincere tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious take on modern American politics. Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He is terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive chief of staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But a political guru named Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office.
The Sting, a new musical (World Premiere)
March 29 through April 29, 2018
Book by Bob Martin
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Based on the 1973 film “The Sting”
Choreographed by Warren Carlyle
Directed by John Rando
Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be. Based on the 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small town grifter Johnny Hooker and big time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city’s most corrupt racketeer. The Tony Award-winning creative team includes director John Rando (On The Town), choreographer Warren Carlyle (Hello Dolly!), bookwriter Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), and an original score by composer/lyricist team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown). The Sting takes you back to an era where the blues reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded.
Half Time, a new musical (East Coast Premiere)
May 31 through July 1, 2018
Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Additional Music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean
Co-choreographed by Nick Kenkel
Directed & Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop.
  
Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers—and the young coaches who inspire them along the way—as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it’s not the end of the game—it’s Half Time.
Paper Mill Playhouse offers its audience an opportunity to enhance their theater experience with behind-the-scenes views of mainstage productions.  Have you ever wanted to sneak a peek behind the curtain? Or wondered what the director was thinking, or how the cast prepares for a show? Join us for one of many revealing insider’s experiences.  Visit the Paper Mill Playhouse website at www.papermill.org for dates for our Director's Viewpoint Series, Conversation Club Series, Q&A’s with the Cast and more.
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