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However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 7/9/17- What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at the Franklin Institute:
Science After Hours, Night Sky in the Observatory, & Workshop: 3D Printing
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

July 11, 2017 Science After Hours: The Sixties 

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July 13, 2017 Nights Skies in the Observatory

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July 15, 2017 Workshop: 3D Printing in Space

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Upcoming at StateTheater New Jersey:
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Boz Scaggs
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Tuesday July 11, 2017
Free Summer Movie
Willie Wonka and the Factory

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Saturday Juy 15 2017
Boz Scaggs

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PR Firm Roundup

New from Karen Greco PR

What's on at the wild project

July 10 – 23
The 15th Anniversary festival of LGBT arts features two weeks of theater, dance, musicals, cabaret, art, and more! 
Friday 7/14 @ 5:30pmSaturday 7/15 @ 4:30pmSunday 7/16 @ 8pm
ALL MIXED UP by John J. Enright   
Beth and Carrie, an interracial couple on the brink of parenthood, had agreed to have a mixed-race baby by using a white sperm donor. But days before the very pregnant Beth is due, she reveals that she secretly found a black donor. When their fight is interrupted by the donor himself, hijinks ensue. The situation is all mixed up (even if the baby isn't). This modern comedy explores the challenge of maintaining love and trust in an era of nontraditional relationships.
Monday 7/10 @ 8pmThursday 7/13 @ 7pmSunday 7/16 @ 4pm
CUSTODY by Patrick McCarthy, directed by Patrick Aran   
A new play from award-winning playwright Patrick Thomas McCarthy (Fresh Fruit Festival Outstanding Playwright 2012 & 2013).
Three men pursue one woman - and each other - for CUSTODY of their children, memories and  photo albums. Featuring the issues & fashions of the early 90s, including straight women who love gay men, and the straight men who love them - and try to be more like gay men to get women to love them back. In an effort to provide something for everyone, CUSTODY even includes America’s only child with Dutch Elm Disease.
Wednesday 7/12 @ 7pmSaturday 7/15 @ 2:30pmSunday 7/16 @ 6pm
THE DIPLOMATS by Nelson Diaz-Marcano
Two days before election night 2016, close friends Annie and Carlos are having a reunion on his first visit back.  At first it seems their relationship hasn't changed. That is until Carlos brings an unexpected guest - Annie's estranged friend Gary. This is the story of three friends, two candidates and one chicken . . .  And what happens next will blow your mind!
Tuesday 7/11 @ 9pmThursday 7/13 @ 9pmSunday 7/16 @ 2pm
Why WATCH a romantic comedy when you can LIVE one?
Nathan hasn’t shown up for work in weeks. Fearing the worst, his office sends Evan to check in on him. Evan finds a sad and depressed Nathan who is hiding a massive break-up from everyone. Determined to get Nathan out of his funk, Evan decides to introduce Nathan to the modern Gay Dating World.
Wednesday 7/19 @ 6:30pmSaturday 7/22 @ 4:30pm;  Sunday 7/23 @ 3:30pm
Growing up gay in the “fabulous” 70s was no picnic for the precocious Phillie McDougal. Through nuns, priests, bullying classmates, parents – and years later the realization his best friend may not be the person he thought she was – he lived to tell the tales, with results no one bargained for. Including him.

59E59 Theaters announces the line up for the 2017 East to Edinburgh Festival

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) announces the 2017 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival. EAST TO EDINBURGH begins on Tuesday, July 11 for a limited engagement
through Sunday, July 30. The performance schedule varies.  Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets to each EAST TO EDINBURGH show is $15 ($12 for 59E59 Members). Tickets can be purchased by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online via www.59e59.org.

Created as a way to help shows get on their feet before flying off to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest arts festival in the world), EAST TO EDINBURGH simulates the same production constraints that all shows experience during the Fringe, while giving companies a clean, comfortable, and nurturing space to fine-tune their productions. This whirlwind festival, which takes over Theaters B & C in the month of July, features some of the most adventurous theater from around New York and across the US.
The 2017 EAST TO EDINBURGH line up is:
July 11 at 6:15 PMJuly 12 at 6:15 PMJuly 13 at 6:15 PMJuly 15 at 2:15 PM
DICKLESS by Aisha Josiah, directed by Jamie Sims
With Lauren Downie and Tessa Fairey
Produced by Fundamental Theater Project
Peter Shaffer Award recipient Aisha Josiah brings us a tour de force solo show that explores gender identity, the roles we choose to play and the roles thrust upon us. DICKLESS follows two characters, Saff and Oli, as they recount their most adventurous evening in a small British working class town. Conforming to (and combatting) society’s expectations leads them both down a dangerous path - one that will change the course of their lives forever.
July 11 at 6:30 PMJuly 12 at 6:30 PMJuly 13 at 6:30 PMJuly 19 at 6:30 PMJuly 20 at 6:30 PM
VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF, written and performed by Walter DeForest
Produced by #vgfy and Ryan’s Daughter
Audience members create art along with Vincent while secrets are exposed. The ear incident and his death are two colossal events, but even more are revealed. DeForest blends storytelling, theatre and creating live art in this "deeply engaging" portrait of Vincent. You think you know the truth? Van Gogh Find Yourself.
July 11 at 8:15 PMJuly 16 at 7:15 PM
THE DARLING CORE written by Conor Anthony O'Brien & Simone Daniel, directed by Daniel Holme
With Simone Daniel and Conor Anthony O'Brien
Produced by New Vintage Ensemble
An original dark comedy about the original dark couple. Adam and Lilith have been together for (quite possibly) eternity, trudging from stage to stage trying to be heard by anyone who will listen. Following yet another series of dismal performances, Adam and Lilith face each other for control of their art, their futures and their own voices. Their story reveals their clandestine roles in major world events, dark love affairs and terribly bad vaudeville bits. Inspired loosely by co-creator/ co-star Conor O'Brien's ancestor, famed vaudeville star Tony Hart (of "Harrigan & Hart").
July 11 at 8:30 PMJuly 18 at 8:30 PMJuly 22 at 4:30 PM
SHOW UP written and performed by Peter Michael Marino, directed by Michole Biancosino and the audience
Produced by PM2 Entertainment, Project Y Theater Company and Civil Disobedience
Award-winning solo performer Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the ExitLate with Lance!) has been performing, directing and producing solo shows forever. In SHOW UP, Pete uses his decades of solo performance experience to turn the often vilified clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Using an arsenal of Post-it Notes, Pete transforms the real-life audience experiences into an improvised, comedic, vibrant life-story that's daring and different each time. You get to control the content, set and sound for this socially-anxious show that's mostly about you.
July 12 at 8:15July 13 at 8:15 PMJuly 14 at 8:15 PMJuly 15 at 8:15 PMJuly 16 at 4:15 PM
TALES OF LIFE AND DEATH by Craig Lucas, directed Hunter Bird
With Richard Kline (“Three's Company”) and Pamela Shaw (Swingers)
Produced by Pocono Mountains Theater Company
In Pulitzer/Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas's (Prelude to a KissAn American in ParisAmelie) zany and touching one-act plays, four stories collide in a world of voyeuristic theatre critics, bartenders with too much spirit, and mysterious strangers looking for love in the afternoon.
July 12 at 8:30 PMJuly 15 at 4:30 PMJuly 16 at 7:30 PM
HYPERTHYMESIA written and performed by Cece Otto; directed by Robert Scott Smith
Can you remember every day of your life? There are 12 known people in the world who are able to remember the events of any given date with stunning and accurate detail. Whether this as a blessing or a curse is up for interpretation. Come experience the power of the brain.
July 13 at 8:30 PMJuly 15 at 8:30 PMJuly 21 at 6:30 PM
HOW TO SUFFER BETTER written and performed by Amanda Miller
After discovering her fiancé having sex with her best friend in a bar bathroom, Celeste reads a Snapple bottle cap the “real fact:” ‘We can't stop ourselves from suffering, but we can learn how to suffer better.’ Though devastated, Celeste is determined to learn what it means to suffer better, seeking out fellow sufferers to help her decode the factoid: a homeless man with a split personality, an octogenarian who invented a dating app, a mute maid longing for love, a clown enduring a bureaucratic nightmare, and an angry teen who threw a rock at Donald Trump’s head. Which character is suffering best? It's up to the audience to decide.
July 14 at 6:30 PMJuly 15 at 2:30 PMJuly 16 at 2:30 PM 
GOBLIN MARKET, adapted from Christina Rossetti’s poem by Jennifer Jewell and Mark Cabus, directed by Mark Cabus, with an original bluegrass score by Chris Tench, choreographed by Allison Plamondon and Donna Rizzo 
With Jennifer Jewell
Produced by JJewell Productions
Reset in the Smoky Mountains of the Depression-era South, weaves themes of sisterhood, addiction, salvation, and enchantment into a transcendent solo performance. Each twilight, sisters Laura and Lizzie hear the cunning cries of goblins calling children to their fantastical bazaar.
July 14 at 6:15 PMJuly 15 at 6:15 PMJuly 16 at 2:15 PM
PAPER DOLL by Susan Eve Haar, directed by Abigail Zealey Bess
With Diana Ruppe and Chris Stack
Produced by Weird Sisters, LLC. & Jodi Tovay
Jen and Rog's 10th anniversary turns deadly when Jen tempts Rog into violence and he tries to save their marriage with an unbelievable gift. Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it.
July 14 at 8:30 PMJuly 22 at 8:30 PMJuly 26 at 6:30 PMJuly 29 at 2:30 PM
THE WAITING GAME by Charles Gershman, directed by Nathan Wright
With Marc Sinoway, Kaolin Bass, and Kellan Peavy
Produced by Snowy Owl
Sam, a 30-something wunderkind poet, overdosed and is in a coma. Sam’s husband Paolo is doing everything he can to deflect the pain. But when Geoff shows up saying he and Sam were closer than anyone knew, the line between reality and fantasy blurs. Who is Paolo G-chatting with? And what will it take for him to heal and move forward?
July 15 at 4:15 PM
HARMON LEON INFILTRATES TRUMP AMERICA, written and performed by Harmon Leon
Comedian, storyteller, and VICE contributor, Harmon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups in Trump America. Take his hand as he leads you on a multimedia undercover journey into such facets of Trump America as: anti-immigration vigilantes on the Mexican Border; the world of Christian conversion therapy; and protesters outside of Planned Parenthood. Plus songs! Harmon's true-life journey into Trump America is meant to satirize and make sense of the world we find ourselves now living in. If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention...
July 15 at 6:30 PMJuly 16 at 4:30 PMJuly 18 at 6:30 PM
ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW written and performed by Chris Davis, directed by Mary Tuomanen
Imagine Apocalypse Now performed by one actor, in 60 minutes, recreating some of the most famous scenes from cinema history. Backed by the film’s soundtrack, Davis explores the heart of 'darkness' through movement, sound, dance, comedy, drama, lunacy, philosophy, and more in this high-octane 60-minute tour-de-force. "Whether you’ve seen the film or not, Chris Davis’ One Man Apocalypse Now will be a funny, dark, poignant, playful and well-spent hour of your life. " - Patricia Highsmith, Charm City Fringe; Best of Philly Fringe; ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ - DC Metro Arts; Best of New Plays in Philadelphia - DC Metro Arts; Best Actor in Pittsburgh Fringe.
July 19 at 8:30 PMJuly 22 at 2:30 PMJuly 23 at 2:30 PM 
KEEPING MY KIDNEYS written and performed by Mindy Raf, directed by Tara Elliott
Produced by Civil Disobedience Productions
With an open mind, heart, and vagina, NYC based Comedian Mindy Raf makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut with Keeping My Kidneys. Raf mixes complex conversations about coming out, modern love, loss, and sexuality with some mansplaining and weed lube stories to deliver a compelling and provocative narrative, leaving the audience asking, “could I ever do that?”
July 20 at 8:30 PMJuly 23 at 7:30 PMJuly 25 at 8:30 PM
THE OLDER BROTHERS' ALMANAC by Richard Thieriot, directed by Wes Grantom
With Richard Thieriot and Zach Evenskin
Produced by Thieriot Productions
From NYC comes a darkly comic guide for brothers everywhere: how to teach, protect and permanently traumatize each other. Cain and Abel, wedgies, puberty: it's all here! Featuring classic techniques and time-honored brotherly rituals such as The Headlock, The Dead Leg and Psychological Torture, plus Historical Accounts and Science! Guest appearances include The Royal Family, The Wright Brothers, The Kennedys, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Warren
Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Baldwin.
July 21 at 8:30 PMJuly 22 at 6:30 PMJuly 23 at 4:30 PMJuly 28 at 8:30 PMJuly 29 at 8:30 PM;July 30 at 4:30 PM
PLACES written and performed by Romy Nordlinger, directed by Katie McHugh
Produced by Yonder Window Theatre Company, Parity Productions & Jack Sharkey
Long before Madonna, the world was Gaga for Nazimova. PLACES is the story of trailblazer Alla Nazimova: 1920s silent screen icon, Broadway legend, and probably the most famous star you’ve never heard of. From a Jewish immigrant fleeing Tsarist Russia to the highest paid movie star in Tinseltown, Nazimova was the first female writer, director, and producer in Hollywood. With her visionary film Salome, art house cinema was born. Nazimova's infamous all-women’s ‘sewing circle,’ a term she coined to describe her underground meetings of lesbian and bisexual film actresses in Hollywood, defied the moral and artistic codes of her time—and eventually forced her into obscurity. Romy Nordlinger’s multimedia solo performance reimagines one of the most daring and censored artists of the 20th century.
July 25 at 6:30 PMJuly 30 at 7:30 PM 
SOMEONE DIES AT THE END by Freddie Fulton and Matthew Consalvo, directed by the Squeaky Wheelz Ensemble
With Leah Bezozo, Justin Michael Cooke, Fang Du, Freddie Fulton, Alinca Hamilton, Luke Hofmaier, Eddie Powers, Samantha Simone, Tiffany Small, Hope Ward, and Amy Miyako Williams
Produced by Squeaky Wheelz Productions
In a post-apocalyptic USA, seven survivors are forced to seek safety together in an underground bunker. Rations dwindle. Sparks ignite. Allegiance is challenged. Tensions build along class and racial lines. How do these divisive categories apply in a world that no longer exists?
July 26 at 8:30 PMJuly 27 at 6:30 PMJuly 29 at 6:30 PM
ENTERPRISE by Brian Parks, directed by David Calvitto
With Matthew Boston, Christopher Carley, Brian Dykstra, and Jonathan Fishman
Produced by Americana Absurdum Productions
Brian Parks’ brand-new, fast-paced and surreal office comedy is told in forty-five quick-moving scenes. With their corporation on the brink of collapse, four panicking businessmen have one desperate night to save their futures. Emergency proposals, email hacking, animal sacrifice – will any of it work?
July 27 at 8:30 PMJuly 28 at 6:30 PMJuly 29 at 4:30 PMJuly 30 at 2:30 PM
CONFESSIONS OF A PERSONAL TRAINER written performed by Katie Kopajtic, directed by Amanda Rothman 
Produced by Stock Pot Productions, Tres Brujas and Snatchtag 
Katie has always had a love/hate relationship with personal training thanks to the entitled, bratty, bitchy, f*cking insane, totally helpless, utterly incapable clients who have stolen her heart. This show is a behind the scenes look at the luxury fitness world and the unconventional relationships that blossom within it.


New Light Theater Project (NLTP) Announces 2017 – 2018

New Light Theater Project (Sarah Norris, Founding Artistic Director; Michael Aguirre, Producing Director) is thrilled to announce their 2017-2018 season, featuring six plays, including four world premieres. NLTP will produce two plays at their home base at Access Theater(380 Broadway, at White Street, in Tribeca), in addition to producing work at 13th Street Rep Theatre, and a site-specific play in a Washington Heights apartment. The season also features the company’s expansion to Chicago with a world premiere play at Chicago Dramatists. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.newlighttheaterproject.com.
The season kicks off in Chicago, with a co-production at Chicago Dramatists of the world premiere ofJayme McGhan’s Still Dance the Stars with direction by Sarah Norris.  Still Dance the Stars is a highly theatrical story about the struggles of love in the face of unthinkable loss. The production will run fromAugust 25 – September 16 in Chicago and is the recipient of The Grafting Project. Tickets are on sale now at http://stilldance.brownpapertickets.com/
New Light returns to their home base at Access Theater for the NYC premiere of Dan Giles’ Breeders, winner of this year’s New Light New Voices Award and the 2016 recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for Comic Playwriting. Breeders is about the cozy cage of mainstreamed queerness, the surprising variety of things that can fit in one’s mouth, and the tender savagery of ordinary devotion. The production will be directed by Jaki Bradley and runs September 21 - October 14. Tickets go on sale for Breeders on August 1.
Also slated for 2017 is the world premiere of The Inside Party by Rebecca Crigler with direction by Abby Wylan. This commissioned play features the NLTP ensemble and performs at a site-specific apartment in Washington Heights from October 24 – November 19. Set in a dystopian future where there are two types of people: the doers and the stayers. The doers are the successes and are out in the world, completely free. Except they cannot stop. The stayers are not obligated to do anything. They are just confined to their apartments, not permitted to go out. But they have the life, right? Tickets go on sale forThe Inside Party beginning  September 1.
In the new year, Jerry Heymann returns to direct his third collaboration with New Light Theater Project. The production will be a revival, to be announced pending rights, and will take place at the 13th Street Rep Theatre from February 8 - February 24. On sale date for tickets TBD.
In MarchNew Light teams up with Stable Cable Lab Co. for the world premiere of Hal & Bee, a new play by Max Baker and directed by Sarah Norris, at a theater to be announced. Hal & Bee is a dark comedy about an aging hippie couple trying to hold on to their bohemian roots while dealing with the impending sale of their Upper West Side apartment building and the deadly familiarity of their own relationship. On sale date for tickets TBD.
The season concludes with the world premiere of Liza Birkenmeier’s new play, the hollower, with direction by Kristy Dodson. Running from May 10 – June 2 at Access Theaterthe hollower is a modern haunt-comedy exploring seventeenth century colonialism and how crowded isolation can be. Tickets go on sale for the hollower on March 15.
News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Doug Varone and Dancers
To Perform in
2017 Victory Dance
Four Weeks of Free Dance for New York City Summer Schools
Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform Lux in
2017 Victory Dance, presented by The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater, on Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street). Tickets for public performances of Victory Dance are $10 and are available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010).
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Doug Varone and Dancer presentsLux, a vibrant, life-affirming dance set to Philip Glass's "The Light" performed by eight members of the Bessie Award-winning company. Commissioned by the Vapnek Family Fund, the dance has been a mainstay in the Company's repertory since its premiere in 2006.
This July, The New Victory Theater will present its fourth season of VICTORY DANCE, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. For four weeks from July 10 - August 4, 2017, VICTORY DANCE will feature a cross-section of highly accomplished and internationally recognized New York-based dance companies who perform a range of movement styles including hip-hop, contemporary, Indian classical dance and traditional African dance. Like The New Victory Theater, each company hopes to inspire young people to embrace the art form.
VICTORY DANCE consists of two unique programs which, this year, will include the following dance companies or soloists: Bill Shannon, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Decadancetheatre, Doug Varone and Dancers, Heidi Latsky Dance, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, and Preeti Vasudevan's Thresh with New York City Ballet's Amar Ramasar.
Every performance will feature a 90-minute program including a Talk-Back led by a NEW VICTORY Teaching Artist. Also, between each dance, a Teaching Artist will share more about the company, choreographer or the dance, providing insight into each work. Through the post-show discussions, New York City kids will have the opportunity to engage with choreographers and dancers, and the creators will also learn more about how their work affects young people.
VICTORY DANCE is designed to serve New York City students enrolled in NYC Department of Education summer school enrichment programs, such as Summer Arts Institute, subsidized day camps and social service agencies. These students attend daytime performances free of charge and also receive free dance-related workshops led by professional Teaching Artists before and after their visit to the theater. Summer school instructors also receive free NEW VICTORY School Tool® Resource Guides, which encourage further exploration of the art form in the students' day-to-day curriculum.
This summertime program, which reaches more than 3,500 NYC kids, mirrors the education programs The New Victory Theater provides to nearly 36,000 students throughout each school year. The New Victory Theater looks forward to sharing live performances on stage, exploring the art form in classrooms and building relationships that will have.
News from Polk and Co.

Announce a new production of


July 13 – 30, 2017
At the Gallery Players Theatre (199 14th St., Brooklyn, NY)

(Brooklyn, NY) The Gallery Players (Mark Harborth, Artistic Director; Justine McLaughlin, Managing Director) are thrilled to announce a new production of William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR directed by James Dean Palmer, and featuring Erin Anderson, Elyana Aronow, Patricia Black, Erin Capistrano, Russell Linzy Carpenter, Sergio Fuenzalida, David Glover, Jenny Jarnagin, Drew Ledbetter, Bibi Mama, Cory Mccants, Kevin Mcguire, Victoria Morales, Elisha Mudly, Philip Schneider, Griffin Sharps and Eric Ryan Swanson. Palmer’s environmental production compresses Shakespeare’s story of ambition, duty and political intrigue into 16 high-voltage scenes using every corner and crevice of the 99-seat Park Slope venue.

Julius Caesar begins performances on Thursday, July 13, 2017. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Gallery Players Theatre (199 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY).

In Julius Caesar, we see how easy it is for well-intentioned patriots to let disagreement slip into bloody, civil war. Celebration of the end of a long war welcomes Julius Caesar back to the loving arms of Rome. But fear of the citizens unchecked devotion to Caesar pushes many of his closest friends to wonder how far will he go with such populist support? Those who fear tyranny and enslavement find themselves at odds with their neighbors who want security. The whole city becomes embroiled in the controversy. And after the fateful assassination on the ides of March, Marc Antony’s prophecy comes to pass: “Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war.”

Tickets for Julius Caesar are $25 (general admission) or $20 (seniors and children 12 & under), and are on sale now atbleedingpieceofearth.com or by calling OvationTix at 212.352-3101.

Julius Caesar plays July 13 – 30, 2017, with performances Thursdays – Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

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




JULY 15 - 23, 2017


The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, "Happily Divorced").

The limited engagement of Me & Ella will play 11 performances only, July 15 - 23, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the "First Lady of Song." Ms. Frierson's personal storytelling and song stylings provide a loving glimpse into why Ella's music, heart and determination to overcome the challenges in her life and career continue to inspire. Me & Ella was featured last season as part of the York's Developmental Reading Series and commemorates the centennial of the legendary songstress.

The performance schedule for Me & Ella is Saturday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m.Sunday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m.* & 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, July 19 & Thursday, July 20 at 2:30 p.m.* & 7:00pm p.m., Friday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m.Saturday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 23 at 2:30 p.m.  (*audience discussions follow these matinee performances).

Tickets may be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org<http://www.yorktheatre.org> 
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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