I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

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

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through 2/28/18 and get THE RIDE for FREE! 
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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

SISTAS The Musical

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.
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.
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.
Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Robbi K "Keep the Beat"
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 
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 


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
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.

PR Firm Roundup

News from BroadwayCon



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.

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.
News from DKC/O&M

Hello Dolly Cast Changes


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 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.


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. 
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.
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.
News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Joanna Carpenter presents
a new untitled short film about sexual harassment

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.

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.  

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.
News from Polk and Co.


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.”

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.

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



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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).
News from Richard Hillman PR



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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