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, February 11, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/11 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Registration Open for Discovery Camp 2018 at the Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Give your the best summer ever at the most hands-on, educational, iconic summer camp in the Philadelphia area! Whether your child is a MINI MOLECULE (grades K-2) just discovering the wonders of science, an AWESOME ATOM (grades 3-6) ready to sink their hands into new and interesting discoveries, or an EXCITED ELECTRON (grades 7-9) all set to be challenged to create their own science projects

​Discovery camp is sure to foster collaboration, curiosity, and creativity in every child. Summer camp activities include museum exploration, theater shows, science projects, games, workshops, presentations by local scientists—all wrapped around dynamic weekly themes!.

Price Increase February 21 Register Now and Save!

To Download the Registration form visit www.fi.edu/sites/default/files/DCSummer_2017_Registration.pdf
Now at the New Victory Theater
206 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY


Debut Show From Britain’s Hottest Young Acrobatic Group,
Barely Methodical Troupe

Winner of the 2013 Circus Maximus Award and the Total Theatre and Jackson’s Lane Award for Circus at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014, Bromance is the debut show from Barely Methodical Troupe. Audacious, touching and exhilarating, Bromance is a tour-de-force of cutting-edge physical heroics, wittily exploring male companionship and its perceived limits. Bromance opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and has toured internationally since. As the last stop on their international tour, Bromance makes its New York Premiere at The New Victory Theater from February 9 - 25, 2018.

Bromance is a display of platonic male affection combined with humor and exceptional acrobatic skills in parkour, b-boying, tricking, hand-to-hand acrobatics and cyr wheel. The London-based troupe includes creators Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift and Charlie Wheeller. Rounding out the cast is Arthur Parsons who alternates performances with Louis Gift. Bromance fuses old-school acrobatics with contemporary dance, giving the circus a fresh, new perspective. All four performers studied at The National Centre for Circus Arts in London, bringing years of training to the stage. Each of the bromantics is an expert in a particular art form, all of which are synthesized into a performance that’s both playful and poignant.

Learn more about Bromance on the New Victory website at NewVictory.org.

Performance Schedule: 18 performances

Sunday, February 11 at 11am / 3pm
Saturday, February 17 at 2pm / 7pm  
Sunday, February 18 at 11am / 3pm
Monday, February 19 at 3pm
Wednesday, February 21 at 2pm
Thursday, February 22 at 2pm
Friday, February 23 at 2pm / 7pm
Saturday, February 24 at 2pm / 7pm  
Sunday, February 25 at 11am / 3pm

Bromance has a running time of 50 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for audiences ages 7 and up.

Ticket Information
Full-price tickets for Bromance start at $16. Tickets are available online (http://www.newvictory.org/boxoffice) and by phone (646.223.3010).

To purchase tickets in person, the New Victory box office is located at 209 West 42nd Street (between 7th / 8th Avenues). Box office hours are Sunday & Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm.
Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Four Nations, The Ecstatic Music Festival, &
New York Philaharmonic Ensembles,

Wednesday February 14, 8:00 PM
Four Nations
The Art of Seduction

From sensuous invitations to amorous nights to peasant love songs, baritone Tyler Duncan and soprano Pascale Beaudin lead the ensemble down beautiful yet slightly dangerous garden paths for Valentine’s Day.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Thursday February 15, 7:30 PM
Ecstatic Music Festival
Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert

World premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a historic look at PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Thurston Moore.

Sunday February 18, 
New York Philaharmonic Ensembles

Works by Beethoven, Debussy and Fibich. Experience the passion and personality of the performers, and see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit, www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/new-york-philharmonic-ensembles-4/?utm_content=version_A&sourceNumber=30971
Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, TAO: Drum Heart, Hot Lation Nights with the Mambo Kings: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Popper's Penguins 

Wednesday February 14, 7:00 PM
Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/berlin-philharmonic-piano-quartet

Friday February 16, 8:00 PM
TAO:Drum Heart

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/tao-drum-heart

Sunday February 18, 3:00 PM
Hot Lation Nights with the Mambo Kings
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

For more information or to order tickets, visit 

Monday February 19, 10: 00 AM, 12:30 PM & 3:00 PM
Mr. Popper's Penguins

For more information or to order tickets, visit 

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

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 toadmissions@elisabethmorrow.org / 201-568-5566 x7212

March 15, 2018 – STEAM for Young Children at Hudson’s House of Play. Come and try an interactive STEAM activity 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
A Brooklyn Boy 
Now in Previews
Official Off-Off-Broadway Opening Night is Thursday, February 15
East Village Playhouse 
340 East 6th Street
New York, NY

The acclaimed play A Brooklyn Boy, a one man show co-written and performed by Steven Prescod and co-written and directed by Moises Roberto Belizario, will have its official Off-Off-Broadway opening night on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  A Brooklyn Boy is now in previews at the East Village Playhouse (340 East 6th Street). 

A Brooklyn Boy is a riveting spoken-word performance that portrays Steven Prescod's coming-of-age story, taking audiences on a journey from adversity to personal triumph.  Born in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood to a Grenadian mother and a Guyanese father, Steven was only one year old when his father was incarcerated. Steven grew up in a house surrounded by a variety of relatives who all had an impact on his life, many of whom are among the 32 characters he plays throughout the show.

As an impressionable teenager, despite his efforts to break free from his neighborhood’s unyielding grip, Steven was constantly pulled back, ultimately leading to his arrest. While facing a seven-year jail sentence, Steven could have become another statistic or headline. Instead, he took a second chance at life.

Performances for A Brooklyn Boy run Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are $40 and available through OvationTix.com

For more information visit EastVillagePlayhouse.com
Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

The Bazillions

Saturday February 17, 11:00 AM

The Bazillions are all about music, learning, and fun! It’s kid-friendly rock-n-roll the whole family can enjoy.This mom-and-pop Twin Cities based group presents harmonic and high-energy live performances with songs from their two award-winning albums.  Their original songs reflect the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock and classic Sesame Street, and their animated YouTube videos have been viewed more than 7 million times. At their NYC debut performance, Adam, Kristin and Mike will premiere a new animated music video. Join them in celebrating their new album Rock 'n Roll Yearbook, chosen for several "Best of 2017" lists, and learn more at www.thebazillions.com
Ages 2 and up

For more information or to order tickets, visit 
Kids Week at the Intrepid
Pier 86
W. 46th St. and 12th
New York, NY

February 18-24

During Kids Week, your families will discover science in their favorite places—from the basketball court to your backyard! Find out how science intersects with art, sports, games and nature in fun-filled activities for all ages. 

For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/kidsweek
Upcoming at The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY

Winter Vacation Week Programs

The Jewish Museum offers a full slate of family programs during winter vacation week.

Every day between February 18 and 23 (except Wednesday, February 21 when the Museum is normally closed), a drop-in art workshop offers kids the chance to create colorful tapestries inspired by clothing in the Museum’s current exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.  The workshop is for children ages 3 and up and runs from 1 pm – 4 pm. Free with Museum admission.

On Monday, February 19 from 3 to 5 pm, Archaeology Mondays presents a hands-on experience for children ages 3 – 10 to find a featured artifact in an unique simulated archaeological dig. Free with Museum admission.

Art Explorers, a new monthly program for preschoolers ages 3 to 4 and their adult companions, takes place on Tuesday, February 20 from 4 to 5 pm.  Participants can explore Scenes from the Collection, the Museum’s new collection exhibition, followed by a visit to the Museum’s art studio. Art Explorers is $10 per person.

To wrap up vacation week, the Museum presents a concert by The Pop Ups on Sunday, February 25 at 11:30 am for kids ages 3 to 8.  The Grammy-nominated band presents a special acoustic concert featuring live drawing, puppets, and a costume party for the holiday of Purim. Tickets for the concert are $18 per person.

To RSVP or buy tickets, visit http://thejewishmuseum.org/VacationWeek
Daniel J. Watts to Make Joe's Pub Debut With The Jam Only Child

Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton, TBS’ upcoming “The Last O.G.,” Signature Theatre’s The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World) and WattsWords Productions present Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: Only Child, an evening of music, dance and spoken word, on Monday, February 19 at Joe’s Pub at The Public at New York’s famed Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street).  Doors open at 9pm, the show begins at 9.30pm.  For more information, click here.

Watts will be joined by DJ Duggz, aka Preston Dugger III (Motown the MusicalMemphis), spinning through the evening.  Advance tickets range from $20-30 and can be purchased at PublicTheater.org/Joes-Pub-at-The-Public.  Tickets at the door will be $25-35. 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Adds Performances for Presidents Day
Union Square
DR2 Theatre
103 E. 15th St.
New York, NY

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative storiesThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Showfeatures a menagerie of enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. New York is currently the only venue that features the 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.

Updated Performance schedule: 
Performance Schedule:
Friday at 10am
Saturday at 10am12pm2pm & 4pmSunday 10am12pm2pm
Monday, February 19 at 10am12pm2pm

For more information, visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com
Upcoming at the Lucy Moses School
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Winter Arts Camp

Lucy Moses School's Winter Arts Camp is an immersive arts experience for kids in grades K-5 combining music, drama, dance and the visual arts.

On day one, campers learn about the Mystery Theme that will guide the week. (Past years' themes include "A Restaurant in Outer Space", "A Day at the Beach", "The Arts Olympics" and "A Kingdom at the Bottom of the Sea.")

For the rest of the week, teaching artists work with the children to develop their own songs, plays, dances, and art objects in response to the theme. Also incorporated into each day is some downtime, so that kids can get to know each other and make lasting friendships.

The emphasis is on creativity and stress-free fun. On Friday, children will share what they've been working on with family and friends at a final Share and Party.

Winter Arts Camp
Two groups: Ages 6-7 and 8-11
Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb 23 8:30 am – 3 pm
Faculty: Sean Hartley, Amy Sulds, Steve Brennan & Angie Gomez
Tuition: $400

Sign up today!  To register, you can download a registration form or give them a call at 212-501-3360.
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Triskelion Arts
in association with
Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute
February 14, 2018 at 8pm

Triskelion Arts, in association with Vangeline Theater and The New York Butoh Institute, presents I LOVE BUTOH! on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 8pmat Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.  Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and can be purchased athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-love-butoh-tickets-41627282322

This Valentine's Day, join Triskelion Arts and Vangeline Theater in their love of Butoh, dance and chocolate for a multi-sensory experience to remember! An evening of Contemporary Dance influenced by Butoh featuring renowned Japanese dancer Mari Osanai, from Aomori, Japan and Contemporary dancer/ choreographer Madelyn Sher (New York). Tickets also include a delicious chocolate tasting experience.

"I love you I miss my friend and the music is beautiful" performed and choreographed by Madelyn Sher (15 minutes).
Madelyn Sher is a movement-based artist born, raised, and based in New York City. Her choreographic work melds contemporary dance, Butoh, physical theater, and mime. She is an actor represented by Abrams Artists Agency, and dances with the Herbert H. Dance Company. She has danced in works by Vangeline Theater, RediDance, and Ni'ja Whitson. Madelyn holds a B.A. in dance and philosophy from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman and is a graduate of the drama department at LaGuardia Arts High School. She teaches creative movement at P.S. 42 in Chinatown.

Boundary choreographed and performed by Mari Osanai (Japan) (50 minutes)
Mari Osanai was born in Aomori (north top of main Island in Japan) Japan. She was trained in Classical Ballet and Modern dance at an early age and later studied jazz dance Tai Chi and Noguchi Taiso. Noguchi Taiso and its philosophy and theory had a great influence on her creations. Her unique and complex movements are created interweaving these techniques as well as taking classes with Mr. Hironobu Oikawa. Mari Osanai's dance works have also been heavily influenced by an early exposure to Butoh in Japan in the 1980's and 90's.

VANGELINE THEATER/ NEW YORK BUTOH INSTITUTE aims to preserve the legacy and integrity of Japanese Butoh, while carrying the art form well into the future. The unique art of Butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, Butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression. The Vangeline Theater is home to the New York Butoh Institute, dedicated to the advancement of Butoh in the 21st century

The 14th Street Y and Bryn Cohn + Artists
The Art of Loss
at The Theater at the 14th Street Y
February 16 - 18, 2018

The 14 
th Street Y 
and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) present The Art of Loss at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC, from February 16-18, 2018. Performances: Friday and Satur
day at 7:30pmSundayat 3pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, $15 for children ages 12 and under) and are available at https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000004qD6oEAE.

Bryn Cohn + Artists presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss, a collection of notable works from 2012-2017 that expose the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure. 

The evening will include the World Premiere of a brand new politically-inspired work, A Perfect Union, which addresses the current sociopolitical climate in our world through the lenses of race, gender, sexuality, terrorism, activism, hierarchical structures and humanitarian effort. In her first-ever musical composition, Cohn has designed a mash-up score sourced from inaugural and political speeches by Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

The program also includes four audience favorites: HOME, Skin, 4AM and If You Sink.

(2016) is a dance - theater work inspired by familial dynamics and the pursuit of physical, emotional and spiritual manifestations of connection.  The work embodies a non-linear narrative that provides a lens into the varied encounters that occur within a group of individuals inhabiting, fighting for and existing in harmony within designated spaces. 
Music: Orig
inal Composition by Kevin Keller.

The newest piece in the company's repertory, 4AM (2017) illuminates the uncertainty, spirituality and sensuality that emanate from relinquishing inhibition and surrendering to sensation. Contextualized through examinations of rave and trance culture, kinetic and explosive choreography promotes ways of kinesthetically and psychologically losing oneself within environments, others and movement vocabularies.
Music by Loscil, The Sight Below & Chaos, Move D, Positive Centre, Planetary Assault Systems, Julianna Barwick.

(2015) explores how we physically and metaphorically "build" a person in a continuous cycle of creation and destruction in response to social castes, gender, race, sexuality and political systems. The cast enters dualistic states of being - God and man, sculptor and subject, dictator and citizen - exploring how each person or entity might be formed, and the freedom, rebellion and heroism that accompany this process.
Music: Original Composition by Kevin Keller
If You Sink
(2012) examines archetypical models of heteronormative relationships and corresponding social constructions of power that exist. Movement languages encompassing rhythmic nuance punctuated by highly articulated gesture and classical idioms are seamlessly woven into the subtleties of Chopin's score.
Music by Chopin
CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College
in collaboration with
Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre
The World Premiere of Anna
Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 
524 W. 59th Street, NYC
February 16 & 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Dusan Týnek Dance Theatre, present the World Premiere of Anna at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on February 16 & 17, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available at https://dusantynek.eventbrite.com.

Anna is an evening-length contemporary dance-theater performance by choreographer Dusan Týnek inspired by Tolstoy's classic Russian novel, Anna Karenina. An exploration of love and infidelity within the structures of stifling social mores, Anna side steps a conventional re-telling of the novel, focusing instead on the essence of its characters and their situations.

National Chorale
presents the New York Premiere of
Angela Rice's
Easter Oratorio
Thy Will Be Done
Featuring Gregory Turay, Catherine Martin, 
Kenneth Overton, Rebecca Farley, 
Anthony Clark Evans, and Kevin Thompson
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm
at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the New York Premiere of Angela Rice's Thy Will Be Done onFriday, March 16, 2018 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com or by calling (212) 333-5333.

Thy Will Be Done, a new 90-minute work for soloists, choir and orchestra composed by Angela Rice, tells the story of the life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents
Daniel Beaty's Emergency
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2017-18 Kumble Theater season with Daniel Beaty's solo theatrical tour-de-force, Emergency, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm.  Originally titled Emergence-SEE when it made its New York premiere at the Public Theater in 2006 under the direction of Kenny Leon, the show has since toured nationally and internationally, earning Beaty a 2007 Obie Award for Writing & Performing and a 2007 AUDELCO Award for Solo Performance. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500. Day-of-show tickets should be purchased at the Kumble Theater on the downtown Brooklyn campus of LIU, located at 1 University Plaza, or by calling the Kumble Theater box office at 718-488-1624.

About Emergency
Present day. A Slave Ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending New York City into a frenzy as they try to understand this bizarre and unexplainable phenomenon. Award-winning actor/writer/poet/community activist Daniel Beaty portrays more than 40 characters in this solo theatrical tour-de-force as he explores our shared humanity and what it means to be free. Through the characters' various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving commentary of modern African American life.

The play's first voice is a reporter announcing the startling development in the harbor. Others follow quickly: a profane homeless man; a religious grandmother who understands the slave ship to be a sign from God; a transsexual who mistakes it for a new Carnival Cruise; an academic expert in "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"; and a group calling themselves the Pissed Off Negroes, who plan to shoot anyone who tries to remove the ship. Inhabiting them all, Beaty takes his place in a long line of comic chameleons he cites as influences in a 2013 interview with The Boston Globe, including Lily Tomlin, John Leguizamo, Robin Williams, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Screening of New Documentary:
Moving Stories (2018)
Featuring Members of Battery Dance
Director: Rob Fruchtman
Producers: Cornelia Ravenal, Mikael Södersten, Wendy Sax
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7pm at The Museum of Modern Art
as part of  
Doc Fortnight 2018: 
MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media

Wilderness Films presents Moving Storiesa new documentary featuring members of Battery Dance directed by Rob Fruchtman and produced by Cornelia Ravenal, Mikael Södersten and Wendy Sax. The film will be screened, with a discussion with the filmmakers and members of Battery Dance Company, on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7pm at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, NYC, as part of Doc Fortnight 2018: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media. Tickets are $12 and are available at https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3915.

Six Dancers. Four Countries. One week to transform lives.

In Moving Storiessix dancers from New York's Battery Dance travel the world from India to Eastern Europe to the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East, teaching some of the most vulnerable youth about expressing themselves through movement and creativity. Addressing issues from gender violence and poverty to persecution and prejudice, these students respond in extraordinary ways as they prepare to perform in their communities after only a week of rehearsal.

Doc Fortnight 2018
February 15, 2018-February 26, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters)

Doc Fortnight, MoMA's annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking from February 15-26. Featuring a diverse assortment of feature and short films from across the globe, the festival continues to highlight the vibrant and varied styles of independent filmmakers-both emerging and established-around the world.

Recognizing the recent passing of award-winning filmmaker, Jonathan Demme, this year's festival includes a retrospective of several documentaries made during his prolific career. At a time of escalating sociopolitical tension, Doc Fortnight continues its history of showcasing nonfiction film that challenges our perceptions of the changing world and the traditional model of documentary cinema.

MoMA Film Ticketing Info: Adults $12; Seniors (65 and over with ID) $10; Students (full-time with current ID) $8; Children (16 and under) Free, but a screening ticket is required; MoMA Members Free, but a screening ticket is required. Admission to the day's film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required. A film admission ticket does not include admission to the Museum galleries. Screening tickets are released one week in advance starting at 9:30 a.m. at the main lobby information desk and online. There is an advance charge of $1 for Museum members and $2 for the general public, if tickets are purchased one day or more in advance. There is no advance reservation fee for tickets purchased on the day of the screening. Day-of screening tickets are subject to availability.
Tickets are available at https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3915
or by phone at (212) 708-6663.

Brooklyn Music School Announces
2018 Mid-Winter Break and Spring Break Academies
February 19 - 23, 2018April 2 - 6, 2018
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with extended day option to 6 p.m.
Available for Ages: 5 - 12

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces the Winter Break and Spring Break Academies! During the weeks of Winter Recess (February 19 - 23, 2018) and Spring Break (April 2 - 6, 2018), BMS provides day programing for students ages 5-12 years old. Students will have daily instruction in a range of classes including, Musical Theater, African Drums, Hip Hop, Drum Rhythmology, Guitar and Contemporary Dance.There is also a scheduled snack, lunch, creative time, and outdoor play at Fort Greene Park. Please note that snack/lunch is not provided. The program costs $80.00 per day, (8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.) with an additional $10.00 for extended day care until 6:00 p.m.Spaces are limited. Register online for the Mid-Winter Academy online here: https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/midwinter-break-academy/, and the Spring Academy here: https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/spring-break-academy/, or call Registration at 718-638-5660

The Brooklyn Music School views music and performance as the birthright of all people, an essential way that human beings connect with others and explore their creativity. The study of music has been demonstrated to enhance academic learning and helps to develop discipline and confidence that will serve children well throughout their lives. As part of the vision of reinventing the community music school for the 21st Century, BMS is dedicated to:
* Making high quality musical instruction approachable and affordable to a wide range of students,
* Creating frequent opportunities for performance for our students and cultural enrichment for our community,
* Representing a wide range of musical traditions, including European, African, Middle Eastern, and American to represent the diversity of Brooklyn's musical talent, and
* Offering a warm and welcoming space for families and individuals to explore new talents and make lasting friendships.
For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

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Tuesday, February 13 at 9:30PM
At Feinstein’s/54 Below

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, announces more exciting casting for its Olympic special concert of songs fromTonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera on Feb. 13, 2018 at 9:30 PM. 

Joining Ashley Spencer as ‘Tonya’ and Lauren Worsham as ‘Nancy,’ the villainous knee-whack mastermind ‘Gillooly’ will be portrayed by star rocker from Broadway’sRock of AgesTony LePage. LePage will be reprising his critically acclaimed performance at the NYMF production of Tonya & Nancy.  Additionally, Tony nominee Nancy Opel will portray both Nancy and Tonya’s Mother. Opel is best known for her award-winning performance in Urinetown, and more recently in Memphis andBeautiful.

Marking the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 24th anniversary of the Harding/Kerrigan scandal, Broadway stars Spencer and Worsham play the rival skaters in the show The New York Times dubbed “darkly comedic,” and critics on both coasts have hailed as “brilliant.”  A clip from the award-winning Chicago production of Tonya & Nancy was featured on January 11 on ABC.

Before there was the new Tonya Harding bio-pic, there was this Rock Opera, which played Boston, LA, had its sold-out run at NYMF, and a recent acclaimed run in Chicago. Now, Tonya & Nancy returns to NYC in a concert produced by Paul Boghosian/ Harborside Films, with a forthcoming live CD by Broadway Records.  Both the concert and album will be directed by the multi-talented Grammy and Emmy winner Michael J. Moritz Jr, a two-time Tony Award producing nominee as well as a star pianist, Music Director, arranger and performer.

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Feb. 13, 2018 at 9:30 PM.  There is a $35 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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F R I E N D S!   T H E   M U S I C A L   P A R O D Y

(308 WEST 46th STREET – BETWEEN 8th & 9th AVENUES) 

 You’ve got a friend! Seven actually, as Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther will be there for you through the summer! FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical, produced by Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment announced today that the box office has taken in over one million dollars in tickets sales and that a new block of tickets is now on sale. Performances began on October 13, 2017 at St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street – between 8th & 9th Avenues) and the show officially opened on November 2, 2017. Originally announced as a limited engagement through December 31, 2017, it was extended through March 31, 2018.  Tickets are now on sale through September 2, 2018.  

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi! Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.  It’s a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. Get ready to PIVOT to St Luke’s Theatre! 

The current performance schedule for FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is: Wednesday at 8:00pm, Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 10:00pmSaturday at 7:30pmSunday at 2:00pm.  Please visit www.friendsmusicalparody.com for updates. 

Tickets are $44.00 - $74.00 (Premium seating at $104.00) and are available through Telecharge.com/ (212) 239-6200.  Tickets may also be purchased at the St. Luke’s Theatre box office (308 West 46th Street): Monday 2pm-6pmTuesday 2:30pm-6pm, Wednesday 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2:30pm-6pm, Friday 2pm-6pmSaturday 10am-8pmSunday12noon - 7:30pm. Please Note: Parental Advisory (Adult situations and explicit language).  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre. 

For more information, please visit www.friendsmusicalparody.com






The Jule Styne Celebration Continues!  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents a one-night only special event, an evening of song celebrating the legendary composer Jule Styne with The Music of Jule Styne, conceived and music directed by Ron Abel (Me and Ella; Hazel, A Musical Maid in America) onTuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

With the scores of such Broadway classics as Gypsy, Funny Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, and Bells Are Ringing to his credit, composer Jule Styne ranks as one of the undisputed architects of the American musical theatre. The York continues its Jule Styne celebration with an intimate evening dedicated to the man behind such showstoppers and standards as "Three Coins in the Fountain," "The Party's Over," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "People," "Diamond Are a Girl's Best Friend," and much much more! The special lineup of performers features George Dvorsky (York’s Closer Than Ever), Hannah Rose DeFlumeri (Bullets Over Broadway)Ty Stephens (From My Hometown), and Drama Desk Award winner Barbara Walsh (Falsettos).

Single tickets for the cabaret The Music of Jule Styne are priced at $30.  Special York Member Prices:  $10 for York Plus! Members and $15 for York! Members.  Tickets be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.).

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org

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The Science Theater Company, the newly formed theatre company founded by Producer Eric Krebs that “uses the magic of theatre to make science fun,” will do just that this spring. That Physics Show - now in its 3rd year Off Broadway - 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 byBorislaw Bilash which both delight, amaze and educate audiences will be performed in repertory for an open ended engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street – just east of Broadway) beginning, Saturday, February 17, 2018.  For more information, please visit www.sciencetheatercompany.com.

That Physics Show and That Chemistry Show will be presented in repertory on Saturdays and Sundays at 12noon3pm & 7pm.  Please consult the web sitewww.sciencetheatercompany.com for exact performance schedule.

Tickets for both shows are $59 and can be purchased online at www.sciencetheatercompany.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111Tickets for groups of 10+ are $39. Please call (212) 967-8278 for more information.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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