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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/26 - What's Happening This Week or Soon Thereafter


AWARDS PRESENTATION TO BE BROADCAST
ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

THE 2017 NATIONAL STUDENT SHOWCASE TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 26TH
AT BROADWAY’S MINSKOFF THEATRE

Hosted by 2017 Tony Award® Winner
BEN PLATT
Currently starring in Dear Evan Hansen

The ninth annual JIMMY® AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook.

Viewers should go to the Jimmy Awards Facebook page, beginning at 7:15pm NYC time for a pre-show update. There will be a second update at approximately 8:30pm during intermission. Stay tuned to the Jimmy Awards Facebook page for exact timing of the Awards Presentation, and sign up to get notified when we are LIVE.

The awards presentation will include the student awards and speeches from this year’s Best Actress and Best Actor winners. Additionally, the inaugural Inspiring Teacher Award, presented by Wells Fargo, will be given to Brendan Jennings (Burbank, CA) and Larry Robinson (Monroe, NC) for the encouragement and inspiration that led their students to win the 2016 coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor.

Student performers qualify to compete in the national program by winning top honors at regional high school musical theatre awards competitions presented by Broadway League member performing arts centers. Over 1,300 high schools and 50,000 students participate in these annual events. Since the inception of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) in 2009, participating students have earned over $1,000,000 in university and conservatory scholarships. Several student participants have already been cast in Broadway, Touring and West End productions.
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall:
International Youth Piano Competition
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Tue, Jun 27, 2 pm

Winners' Concert
See the remarkably talented winners of the 2017 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition perform at this FREE concert.

For more information click here
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Upcoming at The Franklin Institute:
Island Escape
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Opening June 28
Ages 8+


Take a not-quite-three-hour tour to an island unlike any other!

Congratulations! You’ve won an exclusive invitation to the private island of an eccentric billionaire for a very special private event! But before you pack your bikini and sunscreen, beware: your host has very…unique plans for your special visit. Get ready for a fast and furious, goofy island adventure full of surprises, twists, and turns. In this laugh-out-loud 60-minute romp, your team will band together to complete your host’s series of increasingly off-beat challenges to earn your safe passage off the island.

Each player will have a role to fill, so pay close attention to your assignments—and be ready for anything!

For more information or to purchase tickets click here.
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Free Kids Concerts at  Madison Square Park
Madison Ave.
New York, NY

Thursdays from 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Location: Farragut Lawn
Rain Location: Farragut Monument


June 29 Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

Featuring gypsy jazz, zydeco, swing, blues, and Dixieland, the rhythms of American folk music will celebrated by Jazzy Ash & The Leaping Lizards at this week’s Mad. Sq. Kids Concert. Their music encourages kids and their grown-ups to celebrate the musical heritage of the bayou, and dance and sing with no reservations.

For more information click here
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A Family Concert Featuring Songs about America, with
Red Yarn and The Deedle Deedle Dees
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, July 1 at 10:30 am
All Ages Are Welcome! Doors open at 10:00 AM

Brooklyn's own The Deedle Deedle Dees, known for their songs inspired by history, science, and folklore, team up with Portland, Oregon's Red Yarn for a family musical event celebrating America's birthday. Red Yarn's "critters" (the adorable puppets who co-star in his shows) will take the Deedle Deedle Dees in the Deep Woods to explore America's natural wonders -- and the Dees will take the critters and Red on a tour of the big city. Local children will be involved in the show, and the audience will be invited to sing along.

Red Yarn offers energetic performances and lush folk-rock recordings.The red-bearded bard and partner Ms. Jessie reinvigorate American folklore for younger generations. Red Yarn will bring his battered suitcase full of engaging puppets to perform  American folk favorites and new songs from his award-winning album of American music, Born in the Deep Woods.View Red Yarn's music videos, and learn more at redyarnproductions.com

This Deedle Deedle Dees are a cult band for families was founded in 2003 by songwriter/ educator Lloyd H. Miller. Lloyd lives in Brooklyn, where he’s known for his weekly sing-a-longs for families and his regular performances for adults and kids in care facilities and hospitals. 
Their latest album, Sing-a-long History, Vol II: The Rocket Went Up! features songs inspired by true stories from the history of science, discovery, and magic.

The band is known for their lively, highly interactive concerts. They’ve brought their “rock-n-roll classroom” to venues all over the country including Jalopy Theatre, Symphony Space, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center, the Clinton Presidential Library, Mass MoCA, and many many schools, libraries, and parks.
Visit the band at www.thedeedledeedledees.com.
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Patriot Tours Special 
July 4 One Day Only Tour

Experience NYC in 1776

To celebrate Independence Day this year Patriot Tours will conduct a tour that takes you through the events of 1776 in New York City.

Walk through these events:
  • the arrival of Washington's and Howe's forces
  • the reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • Washington's headquarters
  • The Battle of Brooklyn
  • the first submarine
  • Nathan Hale
  • the Fall of NYC to the British, and much, much more
This tour will include stories not on the standard Revolutionary Era or Hamilton and Burr Tours!

This is a one day only event with limited ticket availability.

To purchase tickets click here
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PR Firm Roundup

News from DKC/O&M


BROADWAY STAGE ADAPTATION OF ORWELL’S


1984
ANNOUNCES
AGE RESTRICTION POLICY

THEATERGOERS BORN AFTER 2004
WILL NOT BE ADMITTED

Producers Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin announced today that the Broadway Premiere of the new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, will implement, effective immediately, an Age Restriction Policy: No theatergoers born after 2004 will be admitted to 1984 Audience members must be age 13 years or older in order to enter the Hudson Theatre.  For tickets and info, visit http://www.revisedtruth.com/.

The Age Restriction policy is being implemented due to the intensity of the production, which includes several scenes that are graphic in nature and have disturbed younger patrons.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit  www.RevisedTruth.com 

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ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S ICONIC MUSICAL
CATS
WILL PLAY ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017

A NEW CAST WILL CREATE MEMORIES FOR AUDIENCES AROUND THE U.S.
WHEN THE NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES IN PROVIDENCE, RI, IN JANUARY 2019

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced that the first-ever Broadway revival of CATS will play its final performance at 8 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) after 16 previews and 593 regular performances. Preview performances of CATS began Thursday, July 14, 2016 followed by a Sunday, July 31, 2016 opening night.

The CATS National Tour will officially open at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, in January 2019 before traveling to additional cities throughout the country, including Chicago, Durham, and Los Angeles. The full tour schedule and other information will be announced shortly.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.catsthemusical.com/broadway/
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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Radio Galaxy, the third and final show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Serieson Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC.  A "Dollars and Sense" talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after the performance, and the prominent industry panelists are now announced. Admission is free.  Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUVoicesReservations@gmail.com.

Admission is free for everyone. But reservations are requiredPlease reserve at http://truonline.org/tru-voices (click for the show you wish to reserve), or call at least a day in advance for reservations: 212/714-7628, or e-mail TRUVoicesReservations@gmail.com.

TRU is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 TRU Voices Musicals Reading Series. For details, visit http://truonline.org/tru-voices-details-and-history/Deadline for submissions will be in August 12  2017.
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News from Richard Hillman PR

SPECIAL SUMMER EXHIBITION
AT THE YORK THEATRE AT SAINT PETER'S

SCENIC DESIGNS BY JAMES MORGAN:
A RATHER RANDOM RETROSPECTIVE CELEBRATING 40+ YEARS
AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY AND ELSEWHERE

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, will present an exhibit of James Morgan's other career as a Scenic Designer with a retrospective look at over 40 years of his designs at The York Theatre Company at Theater at Saint Peter's (154 East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue; Lower Lobby).

The special exhibit of Mr. Morgan's designs is open to the public, and will be available for viewing through the summer. 

A member of United Scenic Artists, Mr. Morgan's recent designs include Cagney (York Theatre Company and Westside Theatre); Finian's Rainbow (Irish Rep); The Mousetrap (Cape Playhouse); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Peterborough Players, NH Theatre Award-Best Scenic Design); Marry Harry, Closer Than Ever, Storyville, and Inventing Mary Martin (York Theatre Company); and Spamalot (Geva). Other designs of his represented in the exhibit include York's Pacific Overtures (1984), No Way To Treat A Lady (Drama Desk nomination, 1977), Sweeney Todd (York's production at Circle in the Square,1989; Drama Desk nomination), the Irish Rep's Pigtown (Hewes Design Award, 2003) and Caldwell Theatre Company's Falsettoland (Carbonell Award).  He has numerous graphic design and directing credits, as well.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org<http://www.yorktheatre.org/>.
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And that's the scoop. If you have information regarding upcoming shows or events in the NY/NJ/PA area you would like considered for inclusion in a future Sunday Scoop post, please contact us through our contact page.

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