Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 4/23/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at iPlay America:
Bogo Fridays, Nocturnal & FreeStyle Dance Party
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ


Friday, April 21
BOGO Fridays
Starts: 4:00 PM – Ends: 9:00 PM

BOGO Fridays are the latest and greatest in FANTASTIC DEALS from iPlay America! Every Friday from 4:00 PM through 9:00 PM, starting April 21st, purchase a Regular Price UNLIMITED Ride Band and Get One Free*! That’s unlimited rides on the Pine Belt Speedway Go Karts, Freedom Rider Spinning Coaster, Spin Zone Bumper Cars and so much more!

BOGO Fridays are for guests of all ages and will take place every Friday until 9:00 PM only. After 9:00 PM, you must be 21 and over to enter the building. After 10:00 PM anyone under 21 years of age must leave the building as the newest Friday night event, Nocturnal begins!

*Free Ride Band must be of equal or lesser value. Promotion is valid on Friday nights from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM only.

For more information click here

Friday, April 21
Nocturnal
Starts 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

iPlay America, New Jersey’s premier entertainment center, announces the addition of NOCTURNAL to its line-up of signature events. Exclusively for adults 21 and over, the doors to NOCTURNAL open every Friday night at10:00 PM. Nocturnal is FREE for everyone 21 & over to enter. Guests can walk the indoor Boardwalk at iPlay America, check out Broadway Sweets candy store, Game Time Bar & Grill, and all the sites and sounds with music spun by Class Kills DJs. Special discounted POWER PLAY PASSES are available for just $24.99 during NOCTURNAL. The Play Pass includes four hours of UNLIMITED non-redemption video game play, one round of Cosmic Battle Laser Tag, one Go Kart ride on the Pine Belt Auto Speedway, and one 4D Theater experience. Get a FREE $5 Game Game Card for this week’s NOCTURNAL.

For more information click here

Saturday, April 29
Freestyle Dance Party – iPlay America's Event Center
Open: 8:30 PM – Show: 10:00 PM

Freestyle Sensations TKA and Sweet Sensation will perform LIVE at iPlay America during a concert to benefit JAR of Hope. Don’t miss your chance to see TKA light up the room with hits like MariaYou Are the One, and Come Get My Love! Sweet Sensations will delight the audience with songs like Love ChildNever Let You Go, and Sincerely Yours! DJ Antonio Corrao, previously of 103.5 WKTU and Mix 102.7 WNEW NYC will be on hand for all your before and after show entertainment. All Proceeds from this event will benefit JAR of Hope's mission to bring awareness and raise funds directed to ongoing research in the hope of eliminating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
CamerataNY & Leschetizky, Legato Arts and ChamberMusicNY and American Modern Ensemble
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Tue, Apr 25, 8 pm
CamerataNY & Leschetizky

The Camerata New York Orchestra and the Leschetizky Association present exquisite orchestral masterpieces with the winner of the Leschetizky Association's youth piano concerto competition.

For more information or to order tickets click here

Wed, Apr 26, 8 pm
Legato Arts

Cornils Luke-Molloy-Biegel
Margaret Cornils Luke is joined by pianist Jeffrey Biegel in a concert of classics for flute and piano including Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio.

For more information or to order tickets click here

Thu, Apr 27, 8 pm
ChamberMusicNY and American Modern Ensemble

Vocal works by living American composers Robert Paterson, Luna Pearl Woolf and Robert Maggio. Featuring soprano Marnie Breckenridge

For more information or to order tickets click here

Sat, Apr 29, 8:30 pm
Best of Pavarotti Love Songs

Live by MedMusic
Crossover tenor MedMusic (Jinhai Wang) performs signature songs such as "Nessun Dorma, "O Sole Mio," "Danny Boy," "April in Paris" and more.

Fore more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey:
Poetry as Memoir, Spring Sixties Spectacular and Erth's Dinosaur Live
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Tuesday April 25, 2017 6:00 PM
Poetry as Memoir:
Every Poem is A Song
Free Public Workshop Series with Glenis Redmond

For more information or to register click here

Saturday April 29, 2017 7:00 PM
Spring Sixties Spectacular

For more information or to order tickets click here

Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theater!:
New York New Year
15 W. 28th St.
New York, NY

Saturday April 29, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017

Tess isn't in Missouri anymore.
Will she find her place in NYC?
1-hour musical performed by actors ages 8-18.
Suggested for ages 3+

For more information or to order tickets click here
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Broadway Dance Center 
Tickets on Sale for Student Showcase
322 W. 45th St.
New York, NY

Student Showcase
May 21, 4:30pm & 8pm

From the studio to the stage! Tickets are on sale now for this jam-packed night of performances!

For more information or to order tickets click here
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PR Firm Roundup

News from BroadwayCon Press

BROADWAYCON ADDS
LAURA BENANTI, JENN COLELLA, STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, LAURA OSNES,
AND MORE TO SPECIAL GUEST LINE UP

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Laura Benanti, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Raymond J. Lee, Laura Osnes, and Bryce Pinkham have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. Tickets for BroadwayCon 2018 are available for purchase now at www.BroadwayCon.com/register.
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News from DKC/O&M

DAN GOGGIN’S INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICAL SENSATION

NUNSENSE

WILL PREMIERE A SINFULLY FUNNY PILOT OF THE NEW EPISODIC TELEVISION SHOW ONLINE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017

THE SERIES FEATURES STARS OF STAGE AND SCREEN INCLUDING
PHYLLIS SMITH, DARLENE LOVE, BETH LEAVEL, KAREN ZIEMBA, DEE HOTY, AND CHRISTOPHER SIEBER

Dan Goggin’s internationally acclaimed musical sensation, Nunsense will premiere the sinfully funny pilot episode of “Nunsense: The TV Series” online, Tuesday April 25, 2017. The new series, which features stars of stage and screen, can be viewed starting at 12:01 AM at www.nunsensetv.com. The pilot was shot at a former monastery in Union City, New Jersey. Click here for a sneak peek trailer.

When funding for Mt. St. Helen’s School’s music and arts program gets cut, Reverend Mother Mary Regina and the Little Sisters of Hoboken take matters into their own hands. “Nunsense: The TV Series” follows the zany antics of the world’s most famous nuns as they enter “Hoboken Has Talent,”a local variety show competition, with their sights set on winning the $100,000 Grand Prize.  Having previously staged a fundraising show to help bury fifty-two nuns accidentally poisoned by Sister Julia, Child of God, the Little Sisters of Hoboken officially consider themselves expert entertainers.

“Nunsense: The TV Series” features stars of stage and screen, including Mary Stout as “Reverend Mother Mary Regina,” Bambi Jones as “Sister Mary Hubert,” Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel as “Sister Robert Anne,” Jeanne Tinker as “Sister Mary Amnesia,” “The Office” star Phyllis Smith as “Sister Julia,” Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba as “Sister Mary Leo,” Dee Hoty as “Sister Mary Wilhelm,” June Gable as “Sister Rose Seraphine,”Christina Pumariega as “Sister Mary Michaela,”  Christopher Sieber as “Father Virgil Manley Trott,” Jeff Blumenkrantz as “Brother Anthony,” Lee Roy Reams as “The Saint,” Scott Willis as “Father Kuligowski,” Jim Ferris as “Brother Patrick,” Melinda Tanner “Sister Brendan,” and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Darlene Love as Herself.

Nunsense is the creation of Catholic-school-educated author/composer Dan Goggin, and follows a fictitious order of merry nuns, the “Little Sisters of Hoboken,” as they put on a fund-raising show at their school, Mt. St. Helens (home of the Volcanoes).  Nunsense premiered in New York City at the Cherry Lane Theater in 1985, where it won four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, including “Best Off-Broadway Musical.”  It transferred to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater on 42nd Street, where it ran for over 10 years, and has been presented all over the world in over 10,000 productions (and counting), in 26 languages, and grossing more than $500,000,000.  During its New York run, Nunsense became the second longest running musical in Off-Broadway history, eclipsed only by legendary The Fantasticks.
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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
STARRING
JAKE GYLLENHAAL & ANNALEIGH ASHFORD
TO BE PRESERVED ON CAST RECORDING

NEW BROADWAY CAST ALBUM
TO BE RELEASED IN JUNE
The producers of the hit Broadway revival of New York City Center’s production Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, announced today that the show will live on past its critically acclaimed, sold-out limited engagement, with a cast album to be released this summer by Warner Music Group.
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News from 
John Sher/Metropolitan/Entertainment

Friday, April 28, 2107
BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS
THE FINAL PERFORMANCES
With Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ
Showtime 8pm. Tickets: Reserved $49- $125 (plus applicable fees) available online at NJPAC.org, by phone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722) and in person at NJPAC Box Office located at 1 Center Street in Newark.  
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News from Karen Greco

Dive into the Loch Ness legend with FOSSILS at 
Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present FOSSILS, by Bucket Club, directed by Nel Crouch. Produced by Bucket Club, in association with Farnham Maltings,FOSSILS begins performances on Tuesday, April 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 14.  Press Opening is Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org

Vanessa’s life is science. Fact based, evidence led, no nonsense, no monsters. But when a photograph surfaces showing something in Loch Ness, she must embark on a very personal research project.
 
An extinct fish, a missing father, and breath-taking live electronic sound, FOSSILS explores the space between science and magic, myth and reality.
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What's on at the wild project


On Now:

Now - April 30
SPOTLIGHT ON FESTIVALS: RISE OF THE PHOENIX
Schedule: Varies (See individual shows for details.)
Tickets: $5 - $30

It has been a decade since Spotlight On had its last solo festival but like the proverbial phoenix, Spotlight On announces the RISE OF THE PHOENIX Festival. For this new Rise of the Phoenix Festival, Spotlight On called on artists who worked with them during their early years in the 1990s through to the present. This festival contains participants not only from many Spotlight On Festivals but also from their collaborations with Sage Theatre Company in 1996, Planet Connections Festivity in 2009, and their Fresh Fruit Festival collaboration in 2012.

April 23 - April 27
A Touch of Cinema, by Duncan Pflaster, directed by Aliza Shane
Sunday at 8pmMonday & Thursday at 8:30pm; Wednesday at 5pm
Tickets: $18

Dina Kummerspeck, a filmmaker in a small country that isn't America, has been taken by the newly-fascist government and tortured for making supposedly seditious films. Now returned home under house arrest with an electric shackle on her ankle, she and her husband Tomas invite over their actor friends for a party, but unbeknownst to them, it's going to be a secret reading of Dina's new screenplay loosely based on her torture.

April 25 - April 29
White Rabbit Tales: Fairy Tales for Adults featuring plays by Maximillian Gill; Michael Hagins; Ramona Pula; Andrew Rothkin; and Karin Diann Williams
Produced by White Rabbit Theatre Company
Schedule: Tuesday at 8pm; Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday at 5pmSaturday at 2:30pm
Tickets: $18

Journey through the stories of your youth – evil witches, beautiful princesses, charming princes – dressed up and revitalized for your decidedly grown-up self… And with enough twists and turns down the enchanted forest path to surprise you at every turn. Magic is only the beginning.

April 28 - April 30
Drew & Kim, hosted by Ken Scudder
Schedule: Friday at 7pmSaturday at 8:30pmSunday at 5pm
Tickets: $18

Ken Scudder, co-founder and head writer of the award-winning sketch comedy troupe The Mistake reflects on his work and friendship with Kim Chaskel and Andrew Martin, two early members of the troupe who have gone to the great sketch comedy troupe in the sky, through stories and video clips.

April 28
A Lonely Night In Coney Island by Mohammed Saad Ali
Schedule: Friday at 9pm
Tickets: $10

Omar, Fred, and Sam are hangin', smoking some weed. But in Trump's America, only one of them is a criminal. With the specter of prior offenses over his head, Arab-born Omar needs to be very careful.

This performance of LONELY NIGHT... celebrates Genesis' 20 years as a leader in the independent theater community. Artists from its theatre company and education programs appear in this play. Guest speakers and refreshments will follow the presentation.


April 29 - April 30
Ellen and Troy and Eloise, by Warren Paul Glover & The Scarab Club, by Michael F. Bruck
Schedule: Saturday at 10pmSunday at 11:30am
Tickets: $18

Ellen and Troy and Eloise is a lighthearted comedy where the boyfriend has been dumped but the (ex) future mother in law comes around and is not what is expected!

In The Scarab Club, a wealthy, Detroit widower meets a charming widow selling her beloved painting to financially help her daughter's family in need.

April 29
Myles’ Poetry Party, hosted by Myles Cohen
Tickets: $5
Schedule: Saturday at 12:30pm

An afternoon of poetry and short tales. Authors can submit their poetry or short shorts to be read by professional reader [Madison Square Garden cat show among many professional engagements] Myles Cohen or they can chose to read their own works. Interactive and fun. Refreshments served. Contactspotlightonfest@msn.com with your submissions.

April 29 - April 30
Steven’s Alumni Melange, hosted by Steven Thornburg
Schedule: Saturday at 4:30pmSunday at 3pm
Tickets: $18

"Alumni Melange" is a mix of live performances and short films celebrating the work of Spotlight On Producer Steven Thornburg's students.

Films include work by New York residents Eddie Gomez and Mirsia Colorado and current New Brunswick High School Senior Joel Garrido. Joel's film, "Letter to God," is about a boy who corresponds with God via the U.S. Postal Service. In Eddie's film, "Heart of Gold," a young man finds himself distraught in the midst of his thoughts and memories. He seeks answers and finds himself while confronting his own personal battle. Mirsia writes and produces "Clouds," a hauntingly suspenseful drama directed by the Correa sisters, graduates of New Brunswick High School. Live performances of monologues and scenes will feature stand-up comedian and New Jersey native Christian Ayala. Original Spotlight On Alum Myles Cohen will recite.

April 29
Through The Years with Teresa Fischer, directed by Kent Cozad; musical direction by Paul Chamlin
Schedule: Saturday at 7pm
Tickets: $18

Take a trip down memory lane cabaret style with Through The Years… Laughter and Tears. Spotlight On celebrates the many cabaret shows of Teresa Fischer with this retrospective performance featuring some audience favorites, special requests, some new gems and a special appearance (or two). Through The Years is directed by Kent Cozad with musical direction by the best one-man band in cabaret, Paul Chamlin. Guests include Jenny Greeman, Mary Sheridan and Frank Calo.

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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Theater Resources Unlimited celebrates 25 years
of service to the theater community,
and marks this milestone with the TRU April Panel:
25 Years of TRU
(and How It's Made Me a Better Producer)
 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm, networking at 7pm

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present theTRU April Panel - 25 Years of TRU (and How It's Made Me a Better Producer) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at7pm) at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.  For more details, visit http://truonline.org/events/25-years-of-tru/.

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Master Voices 
formerly 
the Collegiate Chorale

Babes in Toyland
With Music by Victor Herbert and Libretto by Glen MacDonough
Featuring Kelli O'HaraBill IrwinChristopher Fitzgerald,Lauren WorshamJonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan,and Jeffrey Schecter
with MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's
Ted SperlingConductor and Director
Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Also with 
Blair Brown (Tony Award Winner, Copenhagen)
Michael Kostroff (NBC's The Wire)

Jay Armstrong Johnson (On The Town)

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversaryseason with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara(Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan),Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom)Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo)Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke)and Blair Brown(The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's.  Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. 

A huge hit when it premiered in New York in 1903, Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland hasn't seen a major revival in New York City in over 85 years. Full of glorious melodies, Babes in Toyland tells a story that is both amusing and scary: villainous Uncle Barnaby plots the deaths of his young niece and nephew, Alan and Jane, in order to gain their inheritance. After many twists and turns, the siblings, with the help of several Mother Goose characters, thwart his efforts and bring happiness back to Toyland. MasterVoices will present the original score in its full orchestration, including beloved songs "Toyland", "March of the Toys", and "I Can't Do the Sum", giving the audience a rare chance to experience this musical extravaganza afresh.

Babes in Toyland tickets ($20-$150) are available at Carnegie Hall (carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh).  For more information, visit mastervoices.org.
MasterVoices' Babes in Toyland is recommended for ages 8 and up.

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Schimmel Center presents

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET's
Uptown/Downtown/Dance
and

The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies

at Schimmel Center

April 28-30, 2017

The Uptown/Downtown/Dance program will include an as-yet-untitled World Premiere from Martin Lawrance and the World Premiere of Painted Within by Zhong-Jing Fang, as well as a restaging of former NYTB resident choreographer Edward Henkel's ReVision, created in 1986, with music by Edvard Grieg, Holberg Suite op. 40 (1884). A 2013 NYTB commission, Short Memory by Pam Tanowitz, is set to live music by Lou Harrison and Henry Cowell and helps set up Ms. Tanowitz's brilliant use of stage space.  The evenings include two more pieces by Ms. Tanowtiz: Light Moving, set to music by David Lang, and Double Andante, a 13-minute ballet for ten dancers set to the Andante movement of Beethoven's Sonata in D Major #15, which will be played live on piano two times at different tempos. Tickets are $29 and are available at SchimmelCenter.org.

The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies program follows Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature.  Presented in a vaudeville setting, this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms - from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet - all of which combine to make a highly entertaining show. Choreography by Keith Michael, Costume Design by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, and D├ęcor Design & Painting by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith.  Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults and are available at SchimmelCenter.org.

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
presents
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 family series on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2pm with the Dallas Children's Theater production of Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale.The adaptation is based on the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Brooklyn native John Steptoe. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
Following the performance, Brooklyn Center will host its tenth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration on the plaza outside Whitman Theatre. Featuring interactive family activities, educational materials, street performers, and giveaways, this community festival highlights the need for conserving energy, recycling, and heightening awareness of the environmental global issues that we face today. National Grid Earth Day Celebration is a free event, with no tickets or reservations required.
About Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Adapted for the stage by Karen Abbott, from the original John Steptoe story, with music and lyrics by
S-Ankh Rasa, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale tells a story about beauty that is more than skin deep. Audiences follow daughters Nyasha and Manyara as they journey through a mystical jungle to be presented to the king as possible wives. Along the way, the girls encounter a number of extraordinary situations designed to test their kindness, compassion and strength of spirit. Told with authentic African drumming, colorful staging, and powerful choreography, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters unmasks the true meaning of beauty and celebrates the mystery and splendor of the African continent.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2pm
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Avenue H, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Recommended for ages five and up
Box Office: BrooklynCenter.org or 718-951-4500 (Tue- Sat, 1pm - 6pm)
  1. Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3327
Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.
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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents
Tenth Annual
National Grid Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College commemorates Earth Day with its tenth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3pm. This interactive family event will take place on the plaza outside Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College immediately following the 2pm presentation of Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. Brooklyn Center's tenth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required. Tickets to Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). Both the performance and the Earth Day Celebration are recommended for ages four and up.
Now in its tenth year, National Grid Earth Day Celebration is designed to educate families on how they can play a role in caring for the Earth and creating a more sustainable future. Interactive family activities, educational materials, and give-away items will highlight the need for conserving energy, recycling in the home, and having a heightened awareness of the environmental and global issues that we face today.
This year's Earth Day Celebration will feature hands-on activities for all ages that will allow attendees to learn about how to take action in helping our planet. Returning favorites include the
New York City Fire Department's fire prevention demonstration, an instrument building workshop using recycled and reused materials by educational performance group Bash the Trash, puppeteer Ronny Wasserstrom's Playdate Puppets, circus demonstrations from The Muse Brooklyn, and the bright sounds of Nydia Mata's steel drums. Other activities will include children's yoga with Third Root Yoga, arts and crafts with Skraptacular, face painting, and interactive storytellers.


The National Grid Earth Day Celebration at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Whitman Theatre Plaza at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3pm-5pm
FREE and open to the public
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South Street Seaport Museum
celebrates its
50th Anniversary

The South Street Seaport Museum, situated in the original port that built New York into the city it is today, will celebrate fifty years this year!  The Seaport Museum invites the city to join in the celebration of this important milestone, which will be recognized over an entire year (April 2017-April 2018) of special programming and exhibitions.

The Museum will kick off this year of celebration with a special event onSaturday, April 29, 2017 from 11am to 5pm. This family-friendly event will include free admission to all of the Museum's offerings within the historic seaport district, including tours of its current exhibitions Street of Ships: The Port and Its PeopleThe Original Gus Wagner. The Maritime Roots of Modern Tattoo, and The Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport; tours of the historic ships Ambrose and Wavertree; printing demonstrations at the Bowne print shops at 209-211 Water Street; and fun family activities and music on Pier 16. The 50th anniversary year will be inaugurated with a special bell-ringing ceremony aboard the lightship Ambrose with special guest New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer ringing Ambrose's 110 year old bronze bell at 1:00pm. Honored guests will also include Council Member Margaret Chin, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl, and the trustees, members, friends, and volunteers of the South Street Seaport Museum.

The lightship Ambrose, a floating lighthouse, stood watch at the front door to New York Harbor during the greatest period of immigration in US history. She was a critical aid to navigation, helping cargo and passenger ships to safely enter New York, but she had another vital role as well. She was the first thing an immigrant would see as they entered New York Harbor, long before the buildings and piers on the waterfront, long before the Manhattan skyline, and long before the lighted torch of Lady Liberty; Ambrose served as the first beacon of liberty to an arriving soon-to-be American. The Seaport Museum celebrates the immigration that built New York and the United States by ringing the bell of Ambrose, the lightship of liberty, in loud and clear announcement of New York's fundamental value of tolerance.

April 2017 marks fifty years since the Museum received its charter from the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents. Over that fifty years the Museum has grown dramatically, collecting artifacts and works of art documenting the rise of New York as a port city.; developing and implementing innovative and award-winning programming; mounting exhibitions; and preserving a fleet of historic ships on the East River. Despite three massive setbacks: the 9/11 attacks, the Great Recession of 2008, and the floodwaters of hurricane Sandy, the museum is growing once again. With support from New York City and a dedicated group of staff, volunteers, members and friends, the Seaport Museum remains an educational and cultural gem in lower Manhattan.

The Seaport Museum's 50th anniversary will be marked throughout the year with the opening of new exhibitions, including Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 (opening June 2017), artistic and musical performances, lectures and book talks, walking tours, and a formal 50th anniversary cocktail reception aboard the 1885 ship Wavertree in September.
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Theater Resources Unlimited presents the once-a-year

Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing
April 29-30, 2017 from 10am-6pm
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C. For full details of curriculum and faculty, visit http://truonline.org/events/weekend-intensive-2017/.

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
presents
The Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children (ages 12 and under) and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People's Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. The company's members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their crafts since early childhood. The group averages 200 performances annually and has toured through all 50 states and to over 65 countries across the world. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (for Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience). The troupe returned to the Broadway venue for the holiday 2014 season, making them the ONLY acrobatic troupe from China chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Avenue H Brooklyn, NY 11210
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3327

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim
announces
American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream by Alexei Ratmansky
Sunday & Monday, April 30 & May 1, 2017 at 7:30pm

On Sunday and Monday, April 30 and May 1, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents performance highlights and discussion on American Ballet Theatre's newest production, Whipped Cream by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky in collaboration with pop surrealist Mark Ryden.  Ratmansky and moderator John Meehan will discuss the new work and ABT dancers will perform excerpts prior to the New York premiere.

Whipped Cream will have its New York premiere with American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 22, 2017.

Delightfully whimsical, this new full-length production springs from the imagination of American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist Mark Ryden. Based on the 1924 Viennese ballet Schlagobers (Whipped Cream) with music by Richard Strauss, Whipped Cream follows a young boy who overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium.

Tickets & Venue
$40, $35 Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process. $10 Student Rush Tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID).
Box Office (212) 423-3575, (M-F, 1-5pm) or online at worksandprocess.org
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
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News from Polk and Co.

FINAL WEEK!

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Presents


The Strictly limited engagement will conclude 
on April 30 at 2:00 PM

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will conclude the world-premiere production of If I Forget by Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Steven Levenson (The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin;Dear Evan Hansen), directed by Daniel Sullivan on Sunday, April 30The 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 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.

TICKET INFORMATION:
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 42nd Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). All single tickets are $89.

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ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY OPENS
TODAY AT BROADWAY’S LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE

NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 at 10AM FOR PERFORMANCES THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY ANNOUNCES ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 & IN-STORES FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

RUSH TICKET POLICY ANNOUNCED

Producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that a new block of tickets for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will go on sale on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10AM for performances through Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is currently in performances at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Masterworks Broadway will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory digitally on Friday, June 2, 2017 and in-stores Friday, June 23, 2017. The album will be produced by Scott Riesett (“Hairspray LIVE!,” “Grease LIVE!,” Catch Me If You Can) and is available for pre-order via Amazon now.
The new Broadway musical has also announced that, beginning Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a limited number of $40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street) when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.
The playing schedule for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is as follows: Monday and Tuesday at 7pm, Friday and Saturdayat 8pm, and Sunday at 6:30pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Sunday at 1pm and Saturday at 2pmBeginning May 31, 2017Wednesday matinee performances will be at 2pm.   Please note: There will be no performances on Monday, April 24 at 8pmMonday, May 29 at 7pmMonday, June 5 at 7pm, and Tuesday, July 4, 2017. There will be added performances on Thursday, April 27 at 7pmThursday, June 1, 2017 at 7pm, Thursday, June 8 at 7pm and Thursday, July 6 at 7pm

Tickets for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory range from $69 - $160, and are available at www.Ticketmaster.com(877.250.2929). 

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BROADWAY’S FIRST A CAPPELLA MUSICAL IN TRANSIT
ANNOUNCES ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM

Janet B. Rosen, producer of Broadway’s first a cappella musical IN TRANSIT, which closed on April 16, 2016,  is pleased to announce the Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released on Hollywood Records. The original cast album is now available for preorder at Amazon.  The album will be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed on Friday, April 28 and wherever CDs are sold on Friday, June 9
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Richard Hillman PR

OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE

THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
PRESENTS
MARRY HARRY
A NEW MUSICAL
BOOK BY JENNIFER ROBBINS
LYRICS BY MICHAEL BIELLO
MUSIC BY DAN MARTIN
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BILL CASTELLINO
AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S

PERFORMANCES ARE SET TO BEGIN APRIL 25, 2017
FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH MAY 21, 2017
OPENING NIGHT IS SET FOR MAY 4, 2017
TICKETS NOW ON SALE

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, announces the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins (Hudson River Blues) and music and lyrics by Dan Martin and Michael Biello (In My BodyThe Cousins Grimm).  Directed and choreographed by York favorite Bill Castellino (Cagney, Storyville), performances are set to begin Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening night is set for Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.  
Marry Harry will replace the previously announced musical Emma, which will move to the 2017-2018 season.  Casting and the rest of the creative team will be announced shortly.

Marry Harry will play the following performance schedule:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (*Audience discussion follow the matinee performance.)

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

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org

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AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
AND
THE AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE LAB
TO PRESENT STAGED READINGS OF
L O V E    A N D   R E A L   E S T A T E
THREE ONE ACT MUSICALS
BOOK & LYRICS BY SEAN HARTLEY
MUSIC BY SAM DAVIS
MUSIC DIRECTOR ERIC KANG
DIRECTED BY DEVANAND JANKI

RIPLEY-GREER STUDIOS – 10TH FLOOR
520 EIGHTH AVE - NYC
APRIL 25th AT 6PM
APRIL 26th AT 3PM AND 7PM

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics bySean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. Directed by Devanand Janki with music direction by Eric Kang, the readings will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at 6pm and Wednesday, April 26th at 3pm & 7pm at Ripley-Greer Studios, 10thFloor (520 Eighth Ave – between 35th & 36th Streets). The readings are free and the seating is limited. For reservations, please email boxoffice@amasmusical.org or call 212-563-2565.

Is there poison in the coffee…or in the deviled egg? That date you made over the Internet ­– will it be your last? Is that the ghost of your dead mother telling you she hates your new haircut, or are you finally losing it? Love and Real Estate puts a modern, musical spin on Hamlet, the myth of Persephone and the Three Little Pigs, to tell the stories of three young women trying to figure out who they are, what they want, and how they want to live.
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 News from Waldmania PR

KIDS' MUSIC SUPERSTAR
AND PRINCETON NATIVE
LAURIE BERKNER
CELEBRATES THE RELEASE
OF HER NEW PICTURE BOOK
WE ARE THE DINOSAURS
WITH MUSIC, AUTHOR READING & BOOK SIGNING!
BARNES & NOBLE/MARKETFAIR, PRINCETON, NJ
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 - 6:00 P.M.
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WHO: Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner
WHAT: Princeton, NJ native Laurie Berkner will sing her beloved "We Are the Dinosaurs" song and "These Are My Glasses," read her new We Are the Dinosaurs book aloud, and sign books at a meet-and-greet for fans.
WHEN: Friday, April 28, 6:00 p.m. EDT.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, 3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
MORE: Photo and interview opportunities are available. Jpeg art is available. Media welcome.
This free event not only celebrates Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers’ publication of We Are the Dinosaurs, it is also part of Laurie Berkner’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of her first album, Whaddaya Think of That?, on which her song, “We Are the Dinosaurs,” first appeared.
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SPECIAL SOLO "RELAXED PERFORMANCE" BY

CHILDREN'S MUSIC LEGEND

LAURIE BERKNER

 -- 11:00 a.m.

McCARTER THEATRE CENTER

 In addition to children's music superstar Laurie Berkner's previously scheduled 3:00 p.m. family show with her band on Saturday, April 29 at the McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ, Laurie will give a special, solo "relaxed performance" at 11:00 a.m. on the same day.
Especially for this relaxed performance, Laurie Berkner will perform solo in an environment that has been adapted to provide a welcoming and judgment-free atmosphere for individuals with autism, learning differences, or other sensory and communication needs, so that they and their families may enjoy Laurie's live performance together.
In addition, professional staff will be on hand to assist parents and caregivers, a family restroom will be available, and there will be designated activity and relaxation areas in the lobby.
The McCarter Theatre Center has presented four relaxed performances in the past, including productions of Into the WoodsWhite Snake, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and last season’s Muppet Sing-A-Long Movie.
A pioneer in children's music over the last twenty years, the legendary Laurie Berkner will bring such well-loved hits as "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)," "Victor Vito," "We Are The Dinosaurs," and "Pig on Her Head" to this relaxed performance, along with songs like "Bicycle," "Bubbles," and "I've Got So Much To Give" from her new album, Superhero. Laurie will showcase many fan favorites, including an array of tunes that encourage kids and grownups alike to get up and dance. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads).
At her solo shows, in addition to familiar hits, Laurie Berkner performs songs that don't always fit with a full-band performance: tunes with simpler arrangements, hand motions, and a cappella singing, like "Bottle Caps," "One Seed," "Telephone," and "Drive My Car."
To give everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments, the show will include quieter interludes, with songs such as Laurie's classic "Moon Moon Moon."
A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music nearly two decades ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Time Magazine lauded Laurie as "a kind of sippy-cup Sheryl Crow ... Berkner inhabits a kid's curious perspective in her lyrics and pens folk-pop melodies that bear repeated -- very repeated -- listenings." The Wall Street Journal called Laurie "one of the most popular children's performers in America ... her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups."
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers is publishing three picture books by Laurie Berkner over the next two years. The first, We Are the Dinosaurs, was just released, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the release of Laurie's beloved "We Are the Dinosaurs" song on her very first album, Whaddaya Think of That?
Watch Laurie Berkner in action on her YouTube channel HERE
Laurie Berkner Live!
In a Special, Solo "Relaxed Performance"
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017
WHERE: McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
TICKET PRICE: General admission: $15 plus applicable fees, using the promo code "RELAXED" upon purchase.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Call 609-258-2787 or visit the McCarter Theatre Center website.
NOTE: Infants under 1 year are admitted free but must receive a ticket and be seated in an accompanying paid adult's lap. Patrons should alert the ticket office of the age of the child so the appropriate ticket can be arranged.
Also  on Saturday April 29 at the McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ.

The Laurie Berkner Band Live! 
Laurie Berkner 's Greatest Hits concert for families 
3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 

The Greatest Hits Tour Comes to Princeton!
WHEN: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
WHERE: McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
TICKET PRICES: General admission: $25, $35, $38, plus applicable fees. VIP tickets $75*, plus applicable fees. A limited number of $75 VIP tickets are available by calling the McCarter Theater Center's ticket office at 609-258-2787.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Call 609-258-2787 or visit the McCarter Theatre Center website.
*VIP tickets include preferred seating, after-show Meet & Greet, photo opportunity, and a personalized, autographed picture of the Laurie Berkner Band.
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