We are a mother and daughter who both love to write. We decided to start this blog so we could spend time together doing something
we both love and share it with you. We specialize in reviewing fun places to go and fun things to do, but we talk a little bit about everything.
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday Special - An Interview with Mitch Davis, Writer and Director of The Stray

The Stray is the story of a family whose lives are completely changed when a stray dog comes to live with them. Mitch Davis (MD) is the writer and director of this film which is based on his own family's true experiences. 



Have you written or directed any other movies?

MD: Yes.  I have written and directed five movies during the course of my movie career.

Are you working on any other movies now?

MD: Yes.  I am developing a number of new projects, including one called "Coach Tony," which is an inspirational sports movie about a boy with a deformed face who became a phenomenal basketball player and a national championship winning coach.

Which is harder writing or direction and why?

MD: Directing is harder because you can't take any breaks from it.  If I get tired of writing something I can just walk away from it for a while.  But you can't just walk away from being a movie director because the entire team is depending on you to keep the movie shoot rolling on schedule.

Is it harder directing children or adults?

MD: Hmm.  I think kids are easier because they are more open and honest with their feelings, and because childlike emotions are not as complicated as adult emotions.  Adult actors are often asked to convey very complicated, layered feelings on film whereas you're usually going to direct a kid by saying something like, "Act mad!" or "Act sad!"



What is it like working on a film with an animal in it?

MD: You learn to be flexible pretty quickly when you are working on a movie with an animal in it.  You just don't know exactly what they are going to do when you call action.  You have to be creative and roll with the punches as they come.  Sometimes you have to do some rewriting on set to make what the animal does work for the story.



Did your family ever have any other pets besides the dog in the movie?

MD: Yes.  We have had four other dogs, three chinchillas, two ferrets, and a lizard over the years.  Right now we just have two dogs, Penny and Rondo.

What is your favorite movie and/or what movie would you love to have written and/or directed?

MD: "It's a Wonderful Life" is one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen and it uplifts me every time I see it.  What other movie can you say that about?

Who are some writers and/or directors you admire?

MD: I admire Steven Spielberg for the length and variety of his career.  He has made some very profound works of art and some crowd-pleasing popcorn movies and has done both extremely well.

I admire Ron Howard for the same reasons I admire Steven Spielberg, coupled with the fact that he has raised a great family and maintained a great marriage over the course of a long career in the movie business.

I admire Clint Eastwood for his willingness to make politically incorrect, patriotic films during this moment in American history.

What would you do if you couldn't be a director or writer?

MD: I would love to be a high school or college teacher and maybe a basketball coach.  

What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?

MD: Don't do it!  But if everyone in the world tells you not to do it and you still feel like you have to, then take some film courses in college and make a few of your own short films.  After you figure out how hard it is and whether or not you have a knack for it, make your decision again.  If you decide to go for it


The Stray opens in theaters Thursday October 6, 2017. For our view of this film, see this coming Tuesday's Tips for Tuesday. For an interview with the film's 9 year old star, Connor Corum, see next Saturday's Tips for Tuesday.

For more information visit  http://thestray.movie/,

Photo credits: All The Stray photos supplied by Brian Productions

Friday, September 29, 2017

Funtivity Friday - Fun Things to Do Outside Before It Gets Really Cold

Here are some fun things to do outside before it gets cold:

1) Take A Walk

2) Climb A Tree



3) Jump in a pile of leaves.

4) Have a picnic.






7) Pick fruit.

8) Go to a Fall Festival.


8) Play a sport on the lawn.
9) Sit on the grass and just relax.

What do you like to do outside in the fall?

Enjoy!

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Theater Thursday - Barefoot in the Park

We were given free tickets to Barefoot in the Park for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: Barefoot in the Park

Where: Kelsey Theatre
             1200 Old Trenton Rd.
             West Windsor, NJ

Who: Teens and Up
 
Mom - Barefoot in the Park is an older show by Neil Simon. It  was originally produced on Broadway in 1963, and then was made into a movie with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in 1967. The show centers around a pair of newlyweds, a free spirited woman and her more uptight mate. The current version of the show playing at Kelsey Theatre is a little slow at times but over all not bad. Gina Migliaccio is full of spunk in the lead role of Corie Bratter. Her counterpart Evan Bilinski as Corie's husband, Paul Bratter starts out slow but gets better as he goes along. He does have the perhaps more difficult more subdued role though. The rest of the small cast is mixed. Some are better than others. The show is somewhat dated. However, if you look at it is a period piece reflective of the 1960s, it can be enjoyable at least for adults and older children at least. It is not really a show for younger children.
 

Barefoot in the Park will continue this Friday September 29, Saturday September 30, and Sunday October 1. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.kelseyatmccc.org/Barefoot.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Scott's Pizza Tours: LES/East Village Pizza Walk

We were given a free Scott's Pizza Tour for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Scott's Pizza Tours: LES/East Village Pizza Walk

Where: Starts at Gnoccho
              337 E. 10th St.
              New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up
 
 
Me - Scott's Pizza Tours: LES/East Village Pizza tour was delicious! Our tour guide was nice. She was very friendly and informative.  On the tour, we got to eat pizza and learn about the history of pizza. It was tasty and interesting. A lot of food tours have all different foods, but this one was just places with pizza. We went to three different pizza parlors. The last one was Joe's pizza. We got to see the pizza ovens in two of the three places. They were both different. In the first place, we also got to see the pizza being made. It surprised me that they didn't spread the cheese they just dropped it on in big clumps. In the first place, the pizza was really thin. In the second place, the pizza was a little thicker. In the third place, the pizza was the thickest by far. That one was most like the pizza that I usually have. My favorite part of the tour was getting to eat pizza. People who like pizza would love this tour.
 
Mom - If love pizza, and you want to try a unique food tour, you should take one of Scott's Pizza tours. Unlike most food tours where you get to sample a lot of foods, Scott's pizza's tours is all about pizza. Also, on most tours, you get to try small samples of each of the various foods. On a Scott's Pizza Tour, you get to sample three whole slices of pizza so it is like getting a whole meal. You may even get an extra slice depending on how many people are on the tour. Also, on most food tours you don't really talk that much about the food you try, on a Scott's pizza tours talking about the different pizzas and comparing and contrasting them is not only encouraged, it's a big part of the tour. You are even given a little notebook to write about your pizza experiences in. If you are not a big fan of walking,  you still may enjoy one of Scott's  pizza tours. There is walking involved, but not as much as on some other walking tours since you are only visiting three locations. There are is also more sitting on Scott's Pizza Tours because two out of the three locations you will get to sit and eat. However, these tours are not just about eating. During the course of the tour your knowledgeable guide will fill you in on such things as the history of pizza and what makes different pizza different. The tour is not very good for very young children. They might enjoy the pizza eating, but they probably wouldn't like the walking, and talking and listening. Older children, however, would love it especially those that love pizza. Scott's Pizza tours are every pizza lover's dream come true.
 
 
For more about Scott's Pizza Tours or to sign up for a tour visit www.scottspizzatours.com/tours. Keep in mind that the tour we have described here is the tour which we participated in, the LES/East Village Walk Tour. Other tours may vary slightly.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tips for Tuesday - Misc.: Splat Hair Chalk

We were given Splat Hair Chalk for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Me - Today I am recommending Splat Hair Chalk. Splat Hair Chalk is chalk that you can use to color your hair. It comes in a variety of colors. I tried a color called Mint Candy. My favorite is a violet color although I don't really own that color yet. It is really pretty though. Splat Hair Chalk is really easy to use. There is only a couple steps, and they are very easy. The package comes with everything you will need except hairspray. It washes out really easily too. It washes out so easily that if you went out in the rain it would probably wash out.You can color a lot of your hair or just a little. It's up to you. Splat Hair Chalk is great for when you want to change up your hair a little bit or for Halloween.

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monthly Mashup for September, 2017 Me: Art and Mom: Odd Ice Cream Day


Me - My topic for today is art. I love art. I like to draw, and I like to paint. I like most art. I like when we make things up for some of our Funtivity Fridays. They are really fun. I have enjoyed art since I was little. I like art in school too. It is one of my favorite subjects. Also, in my old school the art teacher was one of my favorite teachers. I have a lot of materials for making art. My grandma's friend gave me a bunch of them. Also, I have gotten some for presents over the years. I like collecting material to make art projects with. I like making art projects too. It is one of my favorite things to do.



Mom - My topic for this month is Odd Ice Cream Day. Have you ever tasted ice cream with flavors like  Beer, Cheese, or Maple Bacon Pecan? Visitors to Ripley's Times Square location recently got the opportunity to do so. It was all part of Odd Ice Cream Day featuring the ice cream of Odd Fellows Ice Cream Company. Odd Fellows has three locations in New York City and you never know what flavors you are going to see there. On Odd Ice Cream Day at Ripley's, the available flavors were Beer & Cherry, Maple Bacon Pecan, Cheese, Saffron Passionfruit and Raspberry Pink Peppercorn Sorbet. The ice cream was available free with admission to the museum. We were only brave enough to try the Maple Bacon Pecan, but it was delicious! We hope Ripley's hosts another Odd Ice Cream Day soon, and we can't wait to see what flavors Odd Fellows comes up with then!



For more about Ripley's Times Square and other fun events they will be hosting in the future, keep following our blog and visit ripleysnewyork.com 

For more about Odd Fellows Ice Cream visit www.oddfellowsnyc.com

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

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Scoop Week of 9/24/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

iPlay After Dark, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz & Ariana Madix, World Class Kickboxing Championship 11

Friday, September 22                                               
iPlay After Dark
Start Time: 9:00 PM

iPlay America and Dark City Entertainment present iPlay After Dark! Get in on the excitement of the ONLY 21 and OVER party that provides guests LIVE music, great games and NO COVER! September 22, the place to be is iPlay America at 9:00 pm for a 90s Dance Party with Nine Deeez Night Band! iPlay After Dark guests will enjoy great drink and appetizer specials from Game Time Bar & Grill! It’s the BEST party event around and the perfect way to light up your Friday nights! Come be a part of the celebration happening every Friday night at iPlay America.


Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz & Ariana Madix 
Event Center         
Doors: 7:00 PM – Meet & Mingle: 8:00 PM – Photo Op: 9:00 PM

Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz and Ariana Madix, from the hit reality series Vanderpump Rules, will be at iPlay America’s Event Center for an exclusive VIP Meet & Mingle on Friday September 29. Come meet your favorite reality television stars from SUR Restaurant and Lounge. The VIP Meet & Mingle begins at 8:00 PM and the Photo Op starts at 9:00 PM. Tickets are on sale NOW!

For more information or to purchase tickets

World Class Kickboxing Championship 11 
Warehouse 100         
Doors: 6:00 PM – First Fight: 7:00 PM

Dead Serious MMA brings World Class Kickboxing Championship 11 to iPlay America! The ACTION is back and bigger than ever! If you are ready for a rage in the cage, then get your tickets now to see the best in kickboxing LIVE at iPlay America! Dead Serious MMA is an organization that is on the move and making an impact in the mixed martial arts fight community. Dead Serious is taking their fighters to the next level and helping them to achieve their goals! Dead Serious is a feeder program for Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat which is the number one promotion in the USA for sending fighters to the UFC! Be a part of ALL the EXCITEMENT and ACTION and make your reservations NOW!

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
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THE GYM Presents: A Pedal, Pump, Pop and Peace Event
A Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Hosted by Instructor Mina DeSantis
Open To Members and Non-Members

Thursday, September 28th at 7-9PM
Event Cost: $25.00

THE GYM

In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, Instructor Mina DeSantis from The GYM will host a Pedal, Pump, Pop and Peace event at THE GYM in Englewood on Thursday, September 28th from 7pm-9pm, which is open to both members and non-members of the gym.

The event will include a series of workout classes including spin class with instructor Shira K. at 7-7:30pm, sculpt class with instructor Jenn B. at 7:30-8pm, dance class with instructor Lauren G. at 8-8:30pm and yoga class with instructor Maryse K. at 8:30-9pm. In addition, there will be healthy eats from Fresh from the Grove, workout wear from Eye Heart Athletics and Chakra assessments.

All proceeds will go to Mina’s 8-year-old nephew Markus Cornish of Bergenfield and 7-year-old niece Vivienne Knopp of Northvale, who were both diagnosed with Cancer in March 2017. The event is $25.00 and will be held at THE GYM located at 20 Nordhoff Place in Englewood, NJ.
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 JONATHAN ROCKEFELLER’S 
Celebrated Off-Broadway 
Family Show

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW
The Sold-Out, Off-Broadway Hit Show Will Return to
New York City this September for a Strictly Limited Season 

With New Stories Including: 
10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS and BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR 
during its 50th Anniversary Celebration

Jonathan Rockefeller’s critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, will return to New York City for a strictly limited season beginning September 28 through February 4, 2018, at Union Square’s DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street).  Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats) and $89.50* (VIP) and can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-982-2787

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative storiesThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Showfeatures a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Begins September 28, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Performance Schedule:
Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am & 12pm; 
Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm & 12pm 
DR2 is located at 103 East 15 Street 
Running time 60 minutes, no intermission. 
School time Performances Available Upon Request
$29 (8-49 students); $25 (50+)
(to arrange dates please email groups@hungarycaterpillarshow.com)

School time Performances Available Upon Request
$29 (8-49 students); $25 (50+)
(to arrange dates please email groups@hungarycaterpillarshow.com)
For more information, visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Manhattan Chamber Players

Tuesday September 26, 2:00 PM

Back by popular demand! This "absolutely stunning" ensemble (Washington Post) performs works by Strauss, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
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Continuing at Kelsey Theatre:
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Barefoot in the Park

Friday September 29, 8:00 PM
Saturday September 30, 8:00 PM
Sunday October 1, 2:00 PM

Newlyweds Paul and Corie couldn't be more different -- he's a straight-laced lawyer, and she's a free spirit who's always looking to break away on an adventure. Paul doesn't understand Corie's relaxed ways, and she wants him to be more spontaneous - even running "barefoot in the park" would be a start. Throw in a tiny  dilapidated apartment in a New York brownstone, an eccentric neighbor, and a surprise visit from Corie's mother, and Yardley Players will tickle your funnybone, and touch your heart.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Tracy Morgan

Saturday September 30, 8:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 
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Free Fall Fun in Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA


Spooky Mini Golf  October 1 – 30, 6 - 9 pm – Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises (Fri., Sat., and Sun. evenings) ($9 adults, $7 children).

Fall Night at The Movies: Ghostbusters (1984 version) – October 77 - 11 pm –presented by K-12 – Bring a blanket and watch a movie on the Great Lawn. Games and pre-show activities, movie begins at 7 pm.

Pumpkin Patch – October 21, noon - 2 pm –Pick a pumpkin out of the Pumpkin Patch and decorate it to take home, FREE for children 10 and under. (Group reservations and participation not available.) Also, the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes the traditional fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

Trick or Treat Trail presented by Fox Rothschild – October 28noon - 3 pm –Say the magic words to receive a treat. FREE for children 10 and under. (Group reservations and participation are not available.) Also, the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes the traditional fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children).

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Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY

Musical Theater Workshop with Dear Evan Hansen Star, Mike Faist

Dates: Columbus Day - Monday October 9th
Ages: 14-19
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $225 or $125 (See Below)

In this full day Musical Theater Workshop, we will be offering two tuition levels for this incredible opportunity to work with and learn from MIKE FAIST.
  • Performer Tuition - $225: Performing students will work one on one with Mr. Faist in a class setting to help bring audition material and vocal performance to the next level.
  • Observer Tuition - $125: In addition to the morning Improv/Acting exercises and the Dance Workshop in the afternoon, Observing students will have the chance to learn by hearing Mr. Faist's feedback for the performers and by asking questions in the Q&A portion of the workshop.
All students will be participating in the full day including: Improv/Acting Exercises, Master Class with Mike Faist, and a musical theater themed dance/movement class led by CLAY THOMSON who has appeared on Broadway in Newsies, Matilda, and on tour in Wicked andWest Side Story!

For more information or to register visit 
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PR Firm Roundup

News from Karen Greco PR

OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME 

makes NYC premiere at the wild project


Poetic Theater Productions, in association with the wild project, are thrilled to present the New York premiere of OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME, written and performed by J.A. Moad II and directed by Leah CooperOUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME begins performances on Tuesday, September 26 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 15Press Opening is Monday, October 2 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Monday,Wednesday, Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. There is an added performance on Tuesday, September 26 at 7 PMPerformances are at the wild project (195 East 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Single tickets are $25

A seven-year-old boy struggles to make sense of the screaming in the night after his father returns from Afghanistan. A 50-year-old man works to rebuild his life as he wrestles with the memory of an idealistic son—a teenager turned Marine who came back from Iraq wounded, disillusioned, and broken. And at a bar in the rust-belt remnant of his hometown, a former soldier’s 
midnight encounter brings the past and the present into an explosive reality.

To purchase tickets, call OvationTix at 866-811-4111 or visit www.thewildproject.com

For more information, visitwww.poetictheater.com.

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NO WAKE receives NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York premiere of NO WAKE, written by William Donnellyand directed by Veronica Brady. Produced by Route 66 Theatre Company and Bella Vita Entertainment,NO WAKE begins performances on Thursday, September 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 15Press Opening is Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule isTuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PMPerformances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members).

Many years after a contentious divorce, Edward and Rebecca have moved on — she with a new husband and he to a series of a tenuous relationships. When they are forced confront an unspeakable tragedy, they must navigate their complicated feelings of guilt, relief, and grief. Acidically funny and brutally honest, NO WAKE unpacks the grieving process and the aftermath that death brings to those left behind.

To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org
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News from Polk and Co.

War Paint Announces Closing Date
 FINAL PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017

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Starring Two-Time Tony Award Winners
PATTI LUPONE AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE

The new Broadway musical, WAR PAINT, which stars Broadway legends and two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole together for the first time, will play its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:00pm.  Upon closing, the musical will have played 300 regular and 33 preview performances at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).

WAR PAINT will be on a pre-scheduled one-week hiatus from September 26 – October 1 and will resume performances onTuesday, October 3 for 13 final weeks.

WAR PAINT tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.

For more information, visit www.warpaintmusical.com or call 877.250.2929.


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ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
ANNOUNCES NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

 A new block of tickets  is now on sale for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Tickets will are available at www.CharlieOnBroadway.com or 

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! 

For more information visit: www.CharlieOnBroadway.com.

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Torch Songs Extends for Two Weeks
Now Playing Through Sunday December 3

Previews Begin September 26 / Opening Night October 19
At the Tony Kiser Theater

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director).  The production will now play through Sunday, December 3

Currently, tickets for the two week extension are only available for existing and new subscribers. Single tickets for the extension weeks will be on sale beginning Oct. 2.  Subscriptions are $345 and are inclusive of all five productions in the 2017/18 season.  Tickets for performances through November 19 are on sale now starting at $79 in the Orchestra.  To purchase tickets or subscriptions, call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit 2ST.com.

The two extension weeks will be performed on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm and 7:30pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.  There will be no performances on Wednesday evening, November 22 and Thursday, November 23, and there will be an added performance on Monday, November 20 at 7pm.  The performance times on November 26 will be 2pm and 7:30pm

It’s 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He’s fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won’t stop until he achieves the life he desires. Now, Arnold is back…and he’s here to sing you a torch song. The Tony Award®-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.

For more information, visit www.2ST.com.


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By ANNA ZIEGLER
Directed by GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH

WITH

WILSON BETHEL, ALEX MICKIEWICZ, NATALIA PAYNE, ZOË WINTERS

Previews begin September 28, 2017
Opening night October 24, 2017
Limited engagement through December 24, 2017
Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

The Last Match begins preview performances on September 28, 2017 and opens officially on October 24, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). 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.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for The Last Match 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 $79.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
The Last Match plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.

For more information visit www.roundabouttheatre.org
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News from Richard Hillman PR


“T H A T   P H Y S I C S   S H O W”

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY

DAVID MAIULLO

AND

“T H AT   C H E M I S T R Y   S H O W”

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY

BORSILAW BILASH

WILL CONTINUE IN REPERTORY AT

THE PHYSICS THEATER


(300 WEST 43rd STREET – ENTRANCE JUST WEST OF 8TH AVENUE)


TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2017

PERFORMANCES ADDED DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience,” written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck) and That Chemistry Show, written by Borislaw Bilash will continue to delight, amaze and educate audiences through the end of the year.

Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, That Physics Show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live - a world controlled by physics. You’ve never seen anything like this before! Mr. Maiullo has been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and most recently became a regular on “The Weather Channel” and a presenter at national physics festivals.

A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste...Yes! All these and more comprise That Chemistry Show, 80 minutes of incredible exploration led by long-time "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash. Get ready for amazement and lots of laughter as Borislaw combines the world of chemistry and the world of show business. Your own world will never be boring again!

The regular performance schedule for That Physics Show is: Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Please note: There will be additional holiday performances on 10/8 at 7pm10/9 at 3pm10/21 at 7pm, 11/4 at 7pm, 11/24 at 3pm & 7pm, 11/25 and 11/26 at 3pm, 12/27, 12/29 and 12/31* at 12pm3pm and 7pm. (*no 7pm show on 12/31).

The regular performance schedule for That Chemistry Show is: Saturdays and Sundays at 12noon. Please note: There will be additional holiday performances on 10/14, 10/28, 11/11 at 7pm, 11/25 at 7pm, 12/26 and 12/28 at 12pm, 3pm & 7pm.

Tickets for both shows are $59 and can be purchased online at www.ThatPhysicsShow.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. Tickets for groups of 10+ are $39 and student groups of 10+ are $29.  Please call (212) 967-8278 for more information.

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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   O T H E R    F A B L E S

A SCREWBALL ROMANTIC MUSICAL COMEDY
BOOK BY JOHN MCMAHON & JOHN JEFFRIES
LYRICS BY JAY JEFFRIES
MUSIC BY JOHN MCMAHON
MUSIC DIRECTION BY HENRY ARONSON
DIRECTED BY JAY BINDER

THE CHELSEA STUDIOS (ROOM 604)
151 WEST 26TH STREET - NYC

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 at 11AM & 2:30PM


Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. Directed by Jay Binder with music direction by Henry Aronson, the readings will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 11am and 2:30pm at The Chelsea Studios, Room 604 (151 West 26th Street). The readings are free and the seating is limited. For reservations, please email boxoffice@amasmusical.org or call 212-563-2565.

Love and Other Fables is a new, completely original “Screwball Romantic Musical Comedy”- a love letter to the Golden Age of Broadway. In this madcap imagining of his life, we watch the then unknown Aesop create his eternal fables, woo the headstrong girl of his dreams, defend King Croesus and his wealth by untangling the mind-boggling conundrums of The King of Egypt and ultimately become the unlikeliest hero of the greatest fable of all. There are mistaken identities, love and hate at first sight, declarations of war, death and taxes, international imbroglios, tap-dancing Greek soldiers, one very impatient Egyptian and, of course, a wedding.

For more information visit www.amasmusical.org.


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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSICAL COMEDY

THE HONEYMOONERS
BASED ON THE CBS TELEVISION SERIES


PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 28, 2017, AT 7:30PM

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH OCTOBER 29, 2017



OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017, AT 7:00PM

World-premiere musical, The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series performances are set to begin Thursday, September 28, 2017, for a limited run through Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. 

America's favorite dreamers have a brand-new scheme. The Honeymooners is a world-premiere musical comedy inspired by the classic television series. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon. 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.

The Honeymooners will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. The performance schedule is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $34. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, 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 10 or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Students may order $23 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse box office on the day of the performance. 


Free Audience Enrichment Activities for The Honeymooners

Conversation Club: Join us Thursday evenings, September 28October 5, 12 and 19, one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. You'll learn more about the performance you're about to see.

The Director's Viewpoint: One hour before curtain at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 4, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.

Q&A with the Cast: After the matinee on Saturday, October 28, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.

For additional information, visit www.papermill.org
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