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Friday, January 19, 2018

Funtivity Friday - Alexa Games

Here are some fun games to play on an Amazon Echo:


1) Jeopardy- Answer an extra question in 6 of that night's Jeopardy categories. Answer an extra question in all 12 of that night's Jeopardy categories if you an Amazon Prime member. There is also Teen Jeopardy and Sports Jeopardy available to play.

2) Match Game - See if you can Match the answers of a recent studio audience.

3) Would You Rather - Just like in other versions of the game, you have to choose between two things

4) Animal Letters - You are given a letter and then everyone takes turns naming animals that start with that letter. If you can't name any more animals with that letter, you lose.

5) Broadway Trivia  - You are asked questions about Broadway, and you have to answer them. There are also numerous other trivia games including Music Trivia, Movie Trivia, Random Trivia and more.

6) True or False - You have to guess whether the statement you are given is true or false.

7) Family Feud - You have to see if you can guess the top answer to a question

8) Heads Up - You pick a category and you are given clue to guess the word on your head.

9) Memory Pop - You are given a series of words to remember than you are asked questions about the words.

What game do you (or would you) like to play on a smart device?

Enjoy!

Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special.


Saturday Special - At This Performance Concert January, 2018

What: At This Performance

Where: The Green Room 42
              Yotel
              570 10th Ave.
              New York, NY

When: January 15, 2018

This event has passed

Another At This Performance Concert of Broadway, Understudies, Standbys, and Alternates was recently held at The Green Room 42. Performers that appeared in this edition of the concerts included:



Matty Leisy - He is currently understudyng the roles of Anthony, Beadle Bamford and Tobias in the Off Broadway production of Sweeney Todd.



Kristen Faith Oei - She was most recently an understudy for the nonmusical M. Butterfly. However, she was previously an understudy for Spiderman.



Alex Gibson - He is currently an understudy for the role of Squidward in Spongbob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical.



Yassmin Alers - She was previously the understudy for Gloria's mother and grandmother in On Your Feet.



Coby Dezelick - He was previously the understudy for Chris in Miss Saigon.



Kimberly-Ann Truong - She was previously the understudy for Ellen and Gigi in Miss Saigon.



Jesse JP Johnson - He is currently the understudy for Spongbob in Spongebob Squarepants, the Broadway Musical.



Jessica Hendy - She was previously the understudy for Grizabella in Cats.

As usual, the talent on display was amazing! The next At This Performance Concert will be held on Monday February 19, 2018. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10241177.

Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Theater Thursday -The Marvelous Wonderettes

What: The Marvelous Wonderettes

Where: Kirk Theatre
             410 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for 13 and up
Me  - The Marvelous Wonderettes was a really good show. It was about these four girls who were in a singing group and sang at their high school prom. The first act took place in the fifties, and all the songs were old fifties songs. I liked them. I didn't have a favorite though. The second act took place ten years later, and the songs were all sixties songs. I liked those songs too, but didn't have a favorite then either. The characters were Cindy Lou, Missy, Suzy and Betty Jean. In the first act, Cindy Lou was kind of mean, but in the second act she got a little nicer. The show was funny at parts. One enjoyable thing about the show is that the audience gets a ballot in their playbills, and they get to circle the name of the person that they want to be the prom queen. That was really cool, but then there was a unique twist to it. I liked the costumes the girls wore. They were really colorful and bright. One girl was all in blue. One was all in pink. One was all in green. One was all in orange. I especially liked the pink and the blue. The show was very fun, and I would really recommend going,
Mom - The Marvelous Wonderettes is a 50's/60's jukebox musical. It is about a girl singing group. In the first act, it is the 1950's and they are singing at their prom. In the second act , it is the 1960's, and they are singing at their reunion. The show includes such familiar 50's songs as Mr. Sandman, Stupid Cupid, and  Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me as well as such as familiar 60's song as  It's My Party, Leader of the Pack and Rescue Me. Although some  times the characters can be somewhat cliched, that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of this funny and pleasant show.  The audience becomes a part of the show because the characters address them directly as fellow members of their high school class and the teachers. They even pick out a few people in the audience to represent particular characters mentioned in the show. That makes for some really funny bits in the show including a part where a man from the audience gets pulled on to the stage. The audience even gets to vote for the prom queen although that doesn't turn out quite how you would expect. All in all, if you want a light fun comedy full of familiar songs, this show is a good choice.

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Actor's Temple Theater Tour

We were given a free tour of The Actor's Temple Theatre for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own. 


What: Tour of the Actor's Temple Theatre

Where: 339 W. 47th St.
            New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

When: Tour arranged through Show-Score. Go to www.show-score.com to sign up for a free membership and find out about and/or purchase tickets to a future Actor's Temple Tour or  one of their many other tours, show socials and/or other events.
Me- The Actor's Temple is an Off Broadway theater that is also Temple. We went on a tour and learned about the history of the theater and the Temple. The tour was interesting. They had lot of plaques with people's names. Some of them were the names of famous people who belonged to the Temple. There were also pictures of faomous people who belonged to  the Temple nd/or participated in their yearly fundraisers. These people included Bert Lahr, Hank Greenberg, Milton Berle, and Sandy Koufax. Ed Sullivan hosted the fundraiser every year. I liked learning about the Temple and its history. It was unique because I had never seen a tour in a temple before. They also talked about Jews in  theater in general on the tour. They specifically mentioned Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret and Rags. I had never heard of Rags before. My favorite part of the tour was looking at all the pictures and the stained glass windows. The stained glass windows were really pretty. The tour guide was nice. People who are interested in learning about Jewish history and theater history will enjoy this tour.
Mom - The Actor's Temple Theatre is both a working theater and a working synagogue. It was founded in 1917 and is now a historic landmark. Tours are given by the current Rabbi /Cantor of the Temple, Jill Hausman. She has been the Rabbi since 2006 and is knowledgable not only about the Temple history since she became the Rabbi but prior to that time as well. Her tours are very informative. She also very knowledgeable about theater history and has a background in acting and singing. She has even performed opera and put out several recordings. The stories she tells of the famous people who have been a part of the Temple congregation over the years or participated in the Temple's fundraising benefits are very fascinating. One of the most prominent people to belong to the Temple in the early days and the one who reallly put the Temple on the map so to speak was Sophie Tucker. Others who either belonged to the Temple or participated in the benefits included  Danny Kaye, Morey Amsterdam. and Harpo Marx as well as agents, producers and others. There are still some actors that belong to the Temple to this day but not as many as previously. In addition to the pictures hanging on  the stairway walls of the famous people who have been a part of the Temple, there are several scrapbooks full of pictures. The Actor's Temple is lucky enough to have not one but 11 beautifully dressed Torahs, and on our tour we were able to see them. We were also able to see some of their lovely stained glass windows. Some of the windows were dedicated to well known people. Others were dedicated to people well known within the Temple or to the Jewish community but not necessarily involved in show business. Some of the stained glass windows including one dedicated to Sophie Tucker were obstructed from view. Young children are not strictly forbidden from this tour, but it probably wouldn't interest them   All in all, it was an interesting tour and one that can be especially enjoyed by anyone who is particularly interested in religious history, theater history and/or how the two intersect.

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tips for Tuesday - Misc.: What Were You Thinking

We were giving access to the new Audible audio series What Were You Thinking for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


Mom - Today I am recommending What Were You Thinking a new audio series from Audible. This is a series that discusses risky behaviors that adolescents engage in and analyzes why they do things like that and how we can possibly prevent these behaviors. Each episode revolves around a particular theme. Episodes include one about teen suicide, one about school shooters and one about addiction to gaming. In each episode, there is a case study of one or two adolscents who engaged in that type of behavior as well as  a discussion of why adolescents in general might behave in that way, and expert advise on possible ways behavior like that can be prevented or changed. When possible the adolescents spoken about are interviewed as well. The series is informative and fascinating. Although it seems like this series would be depressing because of the subject matter being discussed  (and at times it is), over all, it gives a sense of hope that with an understanding of why these behaviors occur and what to do about them,  we at least have a chance to prevent or change some of these behaviors at least in some cases.

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Good and Bad Things About Television

Me - Here are five good things about TV

1) There are so many things to choose from that just about everybody can find something to watch.

2) You don't just have to stay home in front of your TV and watch. Now you can watch TV pretty much any time and anywhere you want.

3) Even though you can't learn something from every show on televisions, you can learn a lot by just watching TV.

4) You don't just have to sit in front of TV and watch. you can do other things while you watch TV.

5) It's not like the old days when if you had to watch shows when they were on. Nowadays, there are so many ways you can catch up on your favorite shows.

Mom - Here are five bad things to TV

6) Yes, there are a lot of shows but many of them are not very good.

7) There are too many marathons where they just keep playing the same show over and over again.

8) There are too many shows coming and going all the time to keep track of them all.

9) Too many good shows to watch and not enough time to watch it all unless you spend your entire life watching TV.

10) There shouldn't be children's shows 24 hours  a day because it encourages children to want to watch TV too much and too late.

And that's our view. What do you think is good and bad about TV?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

photo credit: Iker Merodio | Photography Laida and PAW Patrol via photopin (license)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 1/14/18 - What Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Buy a Ticket to The Downtown Experience
Get a Free Ticket to The Ride

Buy a full priced ticket for
THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE now
through 2/28/18 and get THE RIDE for FREE! 
FREE RIDE can only be redeemed on TuesdayWednesday or Thursday.

FULL RETAIL PRICE - DOWNTOWN = $54
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 THAT'S A $69 SAVINGS!

Explore historic Downtown Manhattan on an inspiring journey, enhanced with the magic of Timelooper virtual reality! 

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE is a brand new historic adventure of Downtown Manhattan, enhanced with the magic of TimeLooper virtual reality! THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE is the first sightseeing tour to have a fully integrated virtual reality experience that allows guests to witness full- scale, 360 degree reenactments of some of NYC's iconic moments as if you've traveled back in time. 

For more information or to book tickets, visit ExperienceTheRide.com
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LONGEST RUNNING AFRICAN AMERICAN
MUSICAL IN NEW YORK HISTORY
SISTAS The Musical
NOW IN ITS SEVENTH SMASH YEAR!

With the arrival of 2018, the long-running smash SISTAS: THE MUSICAL had its seventh New Year’s celebration at St. Luke’s Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Kenneth Ferrone (“Smash,” “Grease Live!”), SISTAS: THE MUSICAL opened Off-Broadway October 23, 2011. The show was released on DVD and digital download (iTunes, Netflix) by RLJ Worldwide/One Village Entertainment in 2013, and has been nationally broadcast on the BET NetwWriter Dorothy Marcic also created the current hit musical This One’s for the Girls. Her first musical Respect (the genesis for This One’s for the Girls) played in over 70 U.S. cities. Dr. Marcic is a professor at Columbia University, a former Fulbright Scholar and author of 14 books including Managing with the Wisdom of Love, Respect: Women and Popular Music and, most recently, Love Lift Me Higher.
 ork. The production is now the longest-running African American musical in New York history. 

SISTAS: THE MUSICAL, by Dorothy Marcic, follows a group of sisters as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. While cleaning out her attic, the five women reflect on the history of their family and of African-American women through popular music spanning from Ma Rainey to Billie Holiday to Mary J. Blige to Beyoncé. This joyous, soulful and screamingly funny show celebrates the evolution of African American women through popular music including “Oh Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive,” “Tyrone,” “I Am Not My Hair,” and “A Woman’s Worth.” 


Featured in the cast are Tyla Collier (Spamalot and Little Shop of Horrors at Paper Mill), Aneesa Folds (This One’s for the Girls, Ragtime), Kendra Lynn Lucas (Hairspray, Godspell), Haley Swindal (Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center), and Nesha Ward (“Orange is the New Black,” “Show Me a Hero”), with choreography by Lauren Lim Jackson and musical direction by Zachary Ryan. 
Writer Dorothy Marcic also created the current hit musical This One’s for the Girls. Her first musical Respect (the genesis for This One’s for the Girls) played in over 70 U.S. cities. Dr. Marcic is a professor at Columbia University, a former Fulbright Scholar and author of 14 books including Managing with the Wisdom of Love, Respect: Women and Popular Music and, most recently, Love Lift Me Higher.
SISTAS: THE MUSICAL is produced Off-Broadway by Hinton Battle, Jay Harris and William Franzblau. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 pm at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) and tickets are available through www.SistastheMusical.com 212-239-6200.
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th
New York, NY

New York Philharmonic Ensembles, Verona Quartet, and 

Sparks & Wiry Cries: Memories Near & Far


Sunday January 14, 3:00 PM
New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Beethoven - String Quartet No. 1
Turina - Piano Quartet
Roesgen-Champion - Concert No. 2

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Tuesday January 16, 2:00 PM
Verona Quartet

Haydn - Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 50, No 1
Shostakovich - Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73
Ravel - Quartet in F Major

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Thursday January 18, 3:00 PM
Sparks & Wiry: Memories Near and Far

Featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and pianist Alan Louis Smith
With special guest performers Stephen Carroll, tenor & Chelsea 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.kaumanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/sparks-wiry-cries-memories-near-far.
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ 

Press Play and Marvel Superheroes United

Friday and Saturday, January 19 & 20                                                
Press Play – iPlay America’s Event Center                                     
Starts: 1:00 PM – Ends: 10:30 PM

PressPlay is an influencer and music artist tour that focuses on the fan experience. PressPlay started in 2013 and has produced 70 LIVE shows to date across the U.S. and Canada. PressPlay has a four-hour Meet & Greet, followed by a two-hour concert experience. Our Meet & Greet allows supporters to meet their favorite influencers and artists in a relaxed environment with shorter lines and more time. Our concert features up and coming, established artists in the pop, singer/songwriter and EDM categories. PressPlay has featured the Dolan Twins, Mikey Murphy, Luke Korns, Alex Ernst, Jack Dail and Jake Paul at its shows over the years. Our current line-up features Joey Kidney, Ryan Abe, Matt Walden, Cam Bogle and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, www.iplayamerica.com/event/press-play

Sunday, January 21
Marvel: Superheroes United – iPlay America’s Event Center
Doors: 11:00 AM – Start: 12:00 PM

Be a hero to your kids and make plans to ASSEMBLE the whole gang for Marvel: Superheroes United at iPlay America on Sunday, January 21. It’s a SUPER fun and family-friendly event. Join your favorite Marvel Superheroes for an exciting 30-minute show and one-hour Meet & Greet where kids can spend time with their favorite super-powered stars! This is a HOT TICKET and makes a great gift this holiday for the Super Kid in your life.

For more information or to purchase, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/marvel-superheroes-united.
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Robbi K "Keep the Beat"
and
Winter Festival - America Inspiring: Ravel & Rachmaninoff

Saturday January 20, 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
Robbi K "Keep the Beat"
Milk & Cookies

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/mc-robbi-kumalo.

Saturday January 20, 8:00 PM
Winter Festival - America, Inspiring: Ravel & Rachmaninoff
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway

Gustafer Yellowgold

Saturday January 20, 11:00 AM

Just Kidding Series Presents
a Multimedia Rock Concert for Kids
Twice GRAMMY Award nominated artist Morgan Taylor
Presents The Gustafer Yellowgold Show

Two-time GRAMMY Award nominee Morgan Taylor presents a multimedia musical adventure at Symphony Space backed up by his full band. The annual Gustafer Yellowgold Show, which Taylor calls "a highlight of my year," features storytelling, live music, and entrancing colored-pencil animations, telling tales of a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living an explorer’s life in the Minnesota woods.

A "Just Kidding" audience favorite year after year, the show will include songs and visuals from the newly GRAMMY nominated album Brighter Side and the 2016 nominated album Dark Pie Concerns along with other crowd-pleasing classics. A friendly and full-sized Gustafer costumed character will greet fans after the show.

View the new Gustafer Yellowgold animated music video "Baconstein," from the GRAMMY nominated album Brighter Side, HERE.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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THE ELISABETH MORROW SCHOOL
GOLD COAST EVENTS 2018

The Elisabeth Morrow School loves the Gold Coast and invites local families to the following FREE 2018 Educational events.

January 21, 2018 – Concert and Musical Petting Zoo at Port Imperial – Join us for some family fun and hear the EMS Orchestra, as well as try our child-sized instruments. Free face painting & ice cream also! Event will be held inside the ferry terminal at NY Waterway/ Port Imperial Weehawken, 4800 Ave at Port Imperial from 1pm-3pm.

February 15, 2018 – EMS STEAM Team Maker Day at Brownstone Pancake Factory– Come join us for engaging STEAM activities for the kids up to age of 10, along with FREE pancakes! Event will be held from 6pm-8pm at Brownstone Pancake Factory, Edgewater, NJ.  Space is limited, RSVP to admissions@elisabethmorrow.org  with your children and enjoy dinner. Free open play for the children also! 6pm-8pm at Hudson’s House of Play, 40 Riverwalk Place, West New York, NJ. Space is limited, RSVP toadmissions@elisabethmorrow.org / 201-568-5566 x7212
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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions at the Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St.
New York, NY

Scenes from the Collection, Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, Modigliani Unmasked, and Math Bass: Crowd Rehearsal

Scenes from the Collection
Exhibition opens to the public January 21, 2018

For the first time in 25 years, the Jewish Museum has organized a major new exhibition of its unparalleled collection. Scenes from the Collection will transform the third floor with over 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art, many of which will be on view for the first time at the Museum. 


Veiled Meaning: Fashioning Jewish Dress

from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Through March 18, 2018

This sumptuous array of apparel from over 20 countries on four continents, drawn from The Israel Museum's world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes, offers an exceptional opportunity for American audiences to view many facets of Jewish identity and culture through rarely seen garments. Organized by The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.


Modigliani Unmasked
Through February 4, 2018

Modigliani Unmasked is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Amedeo Modigliani's early work made in the years after he arrived in Paris in 1906. During this period, Modigliani largely stopped painting to focus on drawing and sculpture to develop his conceptual and pictorial ideas. Seen within the scope of his brief fourteen-year career, this early work reveals what have motivated Modigliani to develop his unique and well-known style of portraiture. Check out our recent video about the exhibition here


Math Bass: Crowd Rehearsal
Through March 18, 2018

Commissioned for the lobby of the Jewish Museum, an installation by Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass suggests the symbols and ceremonies of her Jewish upbringing.

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PR Firm Roundup

News from BroadwayCon

“JOURNEY TO THE ISLAND: A CELEBRATION OF AHRENS AND FLAHERTY”
WITH LYNN AHRENS, CHRISTY ALTOMARE,
HAILEY KILGORE, AND ALEX NEWELL
ADDED TO BROADWAYCON LINEUP

PLUS: CAST AND CREATIVES ANNOUNCED FOR
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS AND
THE BAND’S VISIT SHOW SPOTLIGHTS

And: Waitress panel and Additional Programming

The cast and creatives for two BroadwayCon Show Spotlights have also been announced. The SpongeBob SquarePants Show Spotlight will feature stars Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants), Gavin Lee (Squidward Tentacles), and Danny Skinner (Patrick Star), as well as Tina Landau (Conceiver/Director) and Tom Kitt (Music Supervision, Orchestrations & Arrangements), and will be moderated by Dave Quinn. The Band’s Visit Show Spotlight will include cast members George Abud (Camal), Etai Benson (Papi), Jonathan Raviv (Sammy), and Sharone Sayegh (Anna).
BroadwayCon has also announced additional programming, including:

From Bakery to Broadway
Friday at 12 PM
Broadway shows are seen and heard, but Waitress the musical can be smelled and tasted! From pie jars available at concessions to the smell of oven-baked pie welcoming guests to the theater, Waitress transports the audience to Joe’s Diner. The production features real pies developed by Waitress’s very own Pie Consultant and life-like props that look good enough to eat. Discover the fun and the fury of having pastries as props from a cast member, prop master, and the baker behind the delicious world of Waitress.

Sunday Morning Church with Auntie Lesli
Sunday at 10 AM
It's Sunday morning, so come join us bright and early for Broadway Church with the one and only Lesli Margherita! This unique and unscripted moment with the Queen herself will lift your spirits, guide your path, and elevate your soul. Father Rabbi Minster Imam Auntie Lesli will share what she knows and even take some questions from her congregants during this intimate sermon. #RuleYourKingdom.

Theater People Live Show!
Sunday at 12 PM
Join host Patrick Hinds in conversation with some of his favorite guests! We'll catch up, dish, and answer YOUR questions!
The BroadwayCon 2018 programming schedule can be found at BroadwayCon.com/Schedule. A list of Special Guests attending BroadwayCon can be found at BroadwayCon.com/Guests.
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TONY AWARD-WINNING
COME FROM AWAY CAST AND CREATIVES
JOIN BROADWAYCON SHOW SPOTLIGHT LINEUP

Plus: Additional Programming Added to Schedule

The full lineup of the Come From Away Show Spotlight at BroadwayCon has been announced. Moderated by Mo Rocca, this Come From Away panel will feature Irene Sankoff (Book, Music, Lyrics), David Hein (Book, Music, Lyrics), Kelly Devine (Musical Staging), Christopher Ashley (Director), Ian Eisendrath (Music Coordinator & Arranger), Petrina Bromley (Bonnie & others), Geno Carr (Oz & others), Jenn Colella (Beverley & others), Alex Finke (Janice & others), De’Lon Grant (Bob & others), Joel Hatch (Claude & others), Chad Kimball (Kevin T & others), Caesar Samayoa (Kevin J & others), Q. Smith (Hannah & others), Astrid Van Wieren (Beulah & others), Sharon Wheatley (Diane & others) in conversation on the journey from Gander to Broadway.
BroadwayCon has also announced additional schedule updates, including:
Playing Non-Fiction: The True Story Behind Come From Away
Sunday at 11 AM
What’s it like to have someone portray you on a Broadway stage? What’s it like to be an actor portraying a real person you know? In Come From Away, Tony nominee Chad Kimball plays Kevin T, singing “Make me a Channel of Your Peace” during the show. That song was running through Kevin Tuerff’s mind in the days after 9/11, inspiring his new book, "Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11," the only first-person memoir about the September 11, 2001 refugees in Gander, Newfoundland. These "two Kevins" will interview each other and take questions about their experiences and their unique relationship.
From Stage to Screen: Going Behind the Curtain of a Broadway Production
Friday at 2 PM
Step behind the curtain of a Broadway production and see all that goes into turning live theatre into a full digital experience.

Fan Tan Fantastic: Asian American Representation
Saturday at 10 AM
We'll be taking a look at the strides and setbacks of being Asian and On Broadway from the Asians OF Broadway - Ali Ewoldt, Raymond J. Lee, Shoba Narayan, and Telly Leung have all agreed to some and spill the Jasmine Tea and we cannot wait. Hosted by Erin Quill, author of the "Fairy Princess Diaries." Let's get loud!
Broadwaysted Live Show
Saturday at 3 PM
A Special Guest joins Broadwaysted hosts Bryan, Kevin, & Kimberly for the "Happiest Hour on Broadway" with a live recording of their popular show featuring their unique brand of games, gab, and giggles!
Stage Door Stories with Broadwaysted & Friends
Sunday at 11 AM
Join the popular podcast Broadwaysted as they talk with some of Broadway's favorites about the fantastic and hilarious interactions between performers and fans at the infamous Stage Door, and walk away with some tips to have the best Stage Door Experience.
Theatre Critiquing: A Woman’s Touch
Sunday at 12 PM
"Theatre Critiquing: A Woman's Touch" explores the voice of the female theatre critic. When the mainstream press quotes theatre critics they tend to quote White males, but female critics have an important voice. Find out how they became theatre critics, why they do ii, what is their creative process. Hear what they look for in a production and why they have people who connect with their reviews. Find out also what happens when a negative review is called for. Women have a sensitivity to the world which also comes out in their reviews and captivates their readers, who then take their opinions and support the plays they feature.
After Anatevka
Sunday at 1 PM
International performer and debut novelist Alexandra Silber will be interviewed by Playbill's Ruthie Fierberg, discussing Alexandra's very personal history with Fiddler on the Roof, her roles as Hodel and Tzeitel in London's West End and on Broadway, respectively, and discuss her creative process and many journeys that lead her to the writing of After Anatevka.
Spectacular! When the Golden Age of Broadway Met the Golden Age of Television
Sunday at 3 PM
This presentation will explore the symbiotic relationship between Broadway and Television that flourished in the mid-1950s, when it was not unusual for a “Spectacular" (what we today would call a TV “Special") to draw an audience of 70 million viewers for a single telecast! The program will include historic video clips of legendary Broadway performers, a “bloopers" reel (it was live TV, after all!), and a special gift for all session attendees.
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News from DKC/O&M

Hello Dolly Cast Changes


BERNADETTE
PETERS
IN
“HELLO,
DOLLY!”

Bernadette Peters, capping a 60-years-long career of triumph after triumph will take on the title role in the most successful and beloved Broadway production of the year: Hello, Dolly!. Ms. Peters will begin performances Saturday evening, January 20, 2018, prior to a Thursday, February 22 opening night. 
VICTOR
GARBER
IS
HORACE
VANDERGELDER
IN
“HELLO,
DOLLY!”

 Victor Garber will return to Broadway in the role of Horace Vandergelder, opposite Bernadette Peters, in the hottest production of the year: Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s beloved musical Hello, Dolly!.  Mr. Garber will begin performances on Saturday evening, January 20, 2018, prior to an official Thursday, February 22 opening.  David Hyde Piercewho received Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations in the role, plays his final performance on Sunday, January 14.

OLIVIER AWARD NOMINEE
CHARLIE
STEMP
TO MAKE HIS BROADWAY DEBUT
AS BARNABY TUCKER
IN
“HELLO,
DOLLY!”

Charlie Stemp, whose stunning debut in Half A Sixpence “has taken the West End by storm” (The Evening Standard), will make his Broadway debut as Barnaby Tucker in the most successful and beloved Broadway production of the year: Hello, Dolly!. Mr. Stemp will begin performances opposite the previously announced stars Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber on Saturday evening, January 20, 2018, prior to a Thursday, February 22 opening night. Taylor Trensch will play his final performance as Barnaby Tucker on Sunday, January 14. 
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News from Karen Greco PR


What's on at the wild project

 
January 20 - February 10
JERICHO by Michael Weller, directed by Laura Braza
With Ginna Doyle, Vasile Flutur, Noelle Franco, Jerzy Gwiazdowski, Erinn Holmes, Jamal James, Stephanie Pope, Hannah Sloat, and Jack Sochet
Produced by The Attic Theater Company
Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday at 7 pmSunday at 5 pm (Added matinee performance on 2/10 at 2 pm)
Tickets: $26

Based on the play LILIOM by Hungarian master Ferenc Molnár (which inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel), JERICHO by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Michael Weller, revolves around the love affair between a scoundrel carousel barker and a maid at a Catholic Young Women’s Inn. His confused violent passion and her simple unshakable devotion, form the combustible heart of this dark fairytale for grown-ups. Staying true to Molnár’s marginal Budapest, Weller setsJERICHO at Coney Island during the Great Depression of the 1930s; a place and time when work was scarce, and life was a matter of desperate survival.
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Get a courtside seat to the tennis battle of the century when BALLS kicks off 5959 Theaters’ 2018 Subscription Series

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to launch the 2018 Subscription Series with BALLS, written by Kevin Armento and Bryony Lavery and directed by Ianthe Demos and Nick Flint with movement direction by Natalie Lomonte. Produced by One Year Lease Theater Company and Stages Repertory Theatre,

It’s 1973, and Houston’s Astrodome is playing host to one of the biggest cultural events of all time as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs face-off in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match.

BALLS is a high-intensity theatrical re-telling of this unforgettable match and the cultural debates it ignited around sexism, women-in-sport, and equality. Called “pulse racing and stomach-tightening” by theHouston Press, One Year Lease’s signature high-energy physical style embraces the carnival atmosphere of the original event, and features a shot-by-shot re-imagining of the entire match.
 BALLS begins performances on Tuesday, January 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 25Press Opening is Wednesday, January 24 at 7 PM. The performance schedule isTuesday – Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM.  The performance schedule isTuesday – Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.
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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Joanna Carpenter presents
a new untitled short film about sexual harassment
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Joanna Carpenter presents a new untitled raw, unfiltered film aimed at furthering the discussion around harassment and assault in today's climate, now available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHOKMiugwCw&feature=youtu.be.
 
The online launch of the new film follows an evening titled A First View, at which Joanna Carpenter and Town Stages premiered the film on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7pm at Town Stages221 West Broadway, NYC.

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The Theater at The 14th Street Y presents
Hanna and the Moonlit Dress
January 20 - February 11, 2018

The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress at 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from January 20-February 11, 2018 at 7:30pm. Performances:  Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at  www.14streety.org/hannaFor more information, visit www.themoonlitdress.com.

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is an interactive musical revealing the magic of a good deed, based on the classic Israeli tale "Hanna's Sabbath Dress" by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, adapted for the stage by Yoav Gal and Ronit Muszkatblit.  

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GRACE
by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Freespace Dance, and LaneCo Arts
Sunday, January 21 at 2pm 
at the Jersey City Theater Center

GRACE by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Freespace Dance, and LaneCo Arts will be presented at White Eagle Hall - Jersey City Theater Center, 337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07302 on Sunday, January 21 at 2pm.Tickets are $15-$20 and are available at https://www.jctcenter.org/event/1604444-grace-by-nai-ni-chen-dance-jersey-city/.

GRACE is an afternoon of dance that celebrates femininity by three women choreographers. The show features Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, one of the few professional Asian American touring dance companies led by a woman, Nai-Ni Chen, in the United States; her pieces draw inspiration from Taiwan, Chinese Kuaiban music, and the ancient Chinese cycles of creation and destruction. Freespace Dance, headed by Donna Scro Samori, will present excerpts from their evening length work of "A Women's Movement," a piece about the essence of femininity, the strength of being a woman in today's world, and the universal connection of women throughout. Finally, LaneCo Arts, led by Lane Gifford, will offer their unique blend of dance, theater, and visual arts as they perform. Their work, "And Now There are None" explores the significance of The Constitution of the United States in our complex current environment and then translates that to a broader global landscape in this dance theater work.
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News from Polk and Co.


NOW OPEN

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Presents
The Broadway Premiere of



Limited engagement through March 4, 2018
On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

John Lithgow: Stories By Heart opened officially on January 11, 2018. This is a limited engagement through March 4, 2018 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

Virtuosity and imagination combine in one utterly unique event, as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor’s craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indeli
ble characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse. Lithgow elevates the magic of storytelling to masterful new heights, with a performance The New York Times calls “a tour de force.”

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for John Lithgow: Stories By Heart are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street); or by visiting StubHub, The Premier Secondary Ticketing Partner of Roundabout. Ticket prices range from $39-$139. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
John Lithgow: Stories By Heart plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org

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THE SEVENTH ANNUAL
UNDERGROUND READING SERIES
FIVE READINGS IN FIVE NIGHTS

FEATURING NEW WORKS BY
SELINA FILLINGER, HARRISON DAVID RIVERS, KORDE ARRINGTON TUTTLE,
CALAMITY WEST and DANIEL ZAITCHIK

January 22 - 26, 2018
At the Black Box in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the seventh annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Selina Fillinger, Harrison David Rivers, Korde Arrington Tuttle, Calamity West and Daniel Zaitchik.

The Roundabout Underground Reading Series is January 22-26, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46thStreet). Tickets are FREE.

This year will feature two Roundabout alumni: David Mendizábal returns to Roundabout after assisting Trip Cullman on Significant Other at the Laura Pels Theatre in 2015. Also returning is Margot Bordelon, director of this season’s critically acclaimed production of Too Heavy for Your Pocket. Both Underground productions of the 2017-2018 season, Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder and Bobbie Clearly by Alex Lubischer, were selected from this series in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Also joining the Reading Series is Roundabout’s Artistic Development Associate Whitney White, directing Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle.

graveyard shift
By Korde Arrington Tuttle, Directed by Whitney White
Monday, January 22 at 7:00PM

After receiving an exciting job offer, Janelle decides to relocate to Texas, where she moves in with her partner Kane. Meanwhile, the life of a small-town police officer is thrown into flux when the co-worker he's involved with decides that she's ready to leave town. When worlds collide, Janelle and Kane experience firsthand how dangerous power can be when met with bias. A meditation on love, and inspired by real events, graveyard shift is an unflinching look at how we navigate a world full of fear, and the corrosive consequences for all parties involved. 

SOMETHING CLEAN
By Selina Fillinger, Directed by Margot Bordelon
Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00PM

Charlotte has been a mother for nineteen years, a wife for three decades, and a respectable community member her entire life. But when her only child is incarcerated for sexual assault, her once immaculate world is forever tainted. Selina Fillinger’s intimate new drama, Something Clean, follows one woman struggling to make sense of her own grief, love, and culpability.

THIS BITTER EARTH
By Harrison David Rivers, Directed by David Mendizábal
Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00PM

At the Million Hoodie March in 2012, Jesse, a young black man, encounters Neil, a young white man, who has unwittingly found himself at the front of the crowd with a megaphone in his hand. Flash forward several weeks, and Jesse and Neil have begun dating, though as the months pass and Neil works his way further into the world of activism, Jesse never enters it. Over the years, Jesse and Neil negotiate the complex “firsts” of their relationship against a backdrop of political demonstration and discord. But with history unfolding around them every day, Jesse and Neil must contend with the fact that, no matter their response to social turmoil, they very well might not remain untouched by it.

DARLING GRENADINE
Book, Music and Lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, Director to be announced
Thursday, January 25 at 7:00PM

Harry is a songwriter whose candy-coated view of the world rivals the technicolor of any MGM classic. He’s in love with a wonderful girl, encouraged by a supportive brother, and adored by a loyal Labrador. As Harry dances through the kind of Manhattan life that dreams are made of, he suddenly finds himself confronted with the idea that a dream may be exactly what it is. And reality isn’t nearly as beautiful.


ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT: A FANTASIA
By Calamity West, Directed by Kent Nicholson
Friday, January 26 at 7:00PM

It’s 1986, and Tony Kushner is writing his next play. Or, rather, struggling to write it. Or, rather, struggling to start it. After an ugly breakup with his boyfriend, Tony is left to face his own creative inertia as his best friends grapple with freshly-exposed feelings of romance, sexuality, and heartbreak. Caught inside a maelstrom of secrets, lies, and ghostly premonitions, Tony begins to find inspiration for his new work … but his “gay fantasia on national themes” starts to look a little too familiar for his friends’ tastes. In writing a play that might just make it big, Tony must untangle the conflicting responsibilities that come with being an artist and being a friend.

TICKETS INFORMATION
A limited number of FREE tickets to the reading series will be available to the general public. Tickets can be reserved by emailing undergroundreadings@roundabouttheatre.org.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
There will be one reading each night at 7:00PMMonday, January 22 – Friday, January 26 in the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
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News from Richard Hillman PR

BARB JUNGR AND JOHN McDANIEL
“FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY – THE STING PROJECT”

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018 @ 7PM

 AT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, BROADWAY’S SUPPER CLUB
254 WEST 54th STREET – NYC


FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Barb Jungr & John McDaniel on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @7pm in Float Like a Butterfly – The Sting Project,” a collection of songs related to Sting and The Police.

Internationally renowned singer Barb Jungr and Grammy & Emmy award winner John McDaniel are together again with their newest collaboration: Float Like a Butterfly – The Sting Project. This collection has audiences and critics glowing. The pair continue to have worldwide success with live concerts and the CD of their Beatles collection, “Come Together,” now also recently released in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  This new show includes “Fields of Gold,” “Message in a Bottle” & “Englishman in New York,” and features terrific interpretations and radiant humor.

Barb Jungr & John McDaniel: “Float Like a Butterfly – The Sting Project plays Feinstein’s/54Below (254 West 54thS Street) on Tuesday, January 16 @ 7pm.  There is a$35-$45 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
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