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 4, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/4/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Now at the Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St. 
Philadelphia, PA

Terracota Warriors of the First Emperor

Through March 4, 2018 Only

It’s the FINAL WEEKS of Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor and visitors are describing it as “Beautifully Presented and Engaging, “Breathtaking,” and “Extraordinary”! The Franklin Institute hosts an exhibition unlike any other—10 life-size clay warriors plus 160 artifacts that tell the fascinating story of one of history’s most significant archaeological discoveries.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Upcoming Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Xuesha Hu, Piano, The Music of Sheila Silver; Broadway; Playhouse: JerryHerman; and Kaufman Music Competition: Winner's Concert

Tuesday February 6, 2:00 PM
Tuesday Matinees
Xuesha Hu, Piano

The top prize-winner at the 2017 Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition performs works by Beethoven, Barber, Mendelssohn and Liszt. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Thursday February 8, 7:30 PM
The Music of Sheila Silver
A Celebration

Featuring works by composer Sheila Silver, winner of the Rome Prize and Prix de Paris, including arias, songs, instrumental chamber and multi-media works.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/the-music-of-sheila-silver-a-retrospective..

Sunday February 11, 11:00 AM
Broadway Playhouse
Jerry Herman

Introduce kids age 4-11 to classic Jerry Herman musicals like Hello, Dolly!Mame and La Cage Aux Folles through mini shows, medleys, games and sing-alongs.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/broadway-playhouse-jerry-herman.

Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition
Winner's Concert

The 2018 winners of Kaufman Music Center's annual Concerto Competition perform solo works with orchestra.

Upcoming at City Center Encores
130 W. 56th St.
New York, NY

Hey, Look Me Over!

Hey, Look Me Over!, an Encores! original production, to star series alums

Judy Kuhn, Bebe Neuwirth, and Vanessa Williams,
and Carolee Carmello in her Encores! debut

Production kicks off Encores! at 25

Hey, Look Me Over!
February 7 -- 11, 2018
Wed & Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8
Conceived by Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel
Choreography by Denis Jones
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Music Director Rob Berman

Directed by Marc Bruni

Featuring selections from:

All American
Based on the book Professor Fodorski by
Robert Lewis Taylor
Adapted by June Walker Rogers from
the book by Mel Brooks
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams

George M!
Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan
Book by Michael Stewart and John and
Francine Pascal
Lyrics and Musical Revisions by Mary

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Lesser Samuels and
Frank Loesser
Based on a novel by B.J. Chute

Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy

Mack & Mabel
Based on an idea by Leonard Spigelglass
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Milk and Honey
Book by Don Appell
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Sail Away
Book, Lyrics, and Music by Noel Coward

A Musical Play by N. Richard Nash
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Colemanpm, Sat 2 & 8pm, Sun 2 & 7pm

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/hey-look-me-over.
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Tuesday February, 7:00 PM
Job Fair

iPlay America is currently hiring for year round positions in our climate controlled indoor theme park! We have competitive hourly rates and great employee rewards! Be sure to arrive early for the welcome presentation at 7pm.
We are hiring the following Part-Time Positions:
  • Restaurant Staff
  • Bartenders
  • Rides and Attractions
  • AdmissionsCashiers
  • Arcade Attendants
  • Concession Stand Attendants
  • Midway Attendants
  • Sales
  • And More!

For more information or to apply, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/job-fair.

Sunday February 11, 5:30 PM
Valentine's Dinner Show with the Jersey Four

iPlay America presents The 2018 Dinner Show Series! Enjoy monthly live musical performances and a delicious dinner buffet (See Menu Here). On Sunday, February 11th, celebrate with the ones you love with our Valentine’s Day Dinner show with The Jersey Four: A Tribute the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Dance the night away as the cast takes you on a journey from the very beginning of the Four Seasons, to their number 1 hits, Frankie Valli’s solo career and to present day shows! This is a true tribute to The Four Seasons and the show will include trivia, narratives, and humor- all while encouraging you the audience to sing along!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/valentines-dinner-show-jersey-four.

Blue Moon Mexican Café Wyckoff Presents:

Black Diamond
Rock Music Cover Band
Friday, February 9th at 9:30pm

Blue Moon Mexican Café

Blue Moon Mexican Café Wyckoff presents Black Diamond - one of the best rock music cover bands from the tristate area on Friday, February 9th at 9:30pm at Blue Moon Wyckoff. Black Diamond was formed by high school friends almost 30 years ago and band members include vocalist, Ryan Kenny, bassist Adam Goodell, drummer Doug Lodema and guitarists Jerry Koenig and Rob Campanelli.

Come hang out at Blue Moon Mexican Café in Wyckoff with plenty of room to dance and sing-along. Black Diamond from Ridgewood and Midland Park, NJ perform cover songs from artists such as The Killers, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Smashing Pumpkins, and so much more. 

All Blue Moon Mexican Café locations offer FREE entertainment on a regular basis, for an up to date listing of performers and locations, visit Bluemoonmexicancafe.com
Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ


February 9 - February 18
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm

This show features Saturday Matinees!

The Yardley Players is hatching up something special with this fun musical.  Families will love this London Mega-hit, which is a witty musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org/HONK.

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

Cinderella and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Friday February 9, 7:30 PM
Saturday February 10, 2:00 & 7:30
Rodger's & Hammerstein's Cinderella

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/cinderella.

Sunday February 11, 3:00 PM
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

For more information or to purchase tickets visit

World’s Only Short Movie TV Network to Showcase 13th Annual Oscar Nominated Short Films Release with Theatrical Premieres of Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short and Best Documentary Short Categories

ShortsTV™, the World’s Only Short Film Channel (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, will open “THE 2018 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS” on more than 500screens across the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia on February 9, 2018.

On February 7ShortsTV™ will preview THE 2018 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS with a special screening event at the IFC Center in New York City.

THE 2018 OSCARS® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will showcase the Live Action, Animation and Documentary short-film nominees’ compilation as three separate theatrical events.

For a sneak peek at THE 2018 OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS program, please visit: http://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/

This year’s complete release includes the following nominated short films:


Dear Basketball
Director: Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
Synopsis: On the eve of his retirement from basketball, NBA legend Kobe Bryant describes his love for the game, which began when he was a young child. From his youthful dreams of glory to his 20-year career, Bryant describes how he and basketball have given each other all they have. His inspiring poem, DEAR BASKETBALL is stunningly drawn to life by veteran animation director Glen Keane and set to the music of legendary composer John Williams.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 6
Language: English

Garden Party
Director: Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
Synopsis: A luxurious villa and its grounds have become home to amorous, hungry and accident-prone frogs and toads. While they enjoy the bounties on offer, including caviar and macaroons, the amphibians uncover the whereabouts of the villa's owner.
Country of Origin: France
TRT: 7
Language: French

Director: Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
Synopsis: Lou, the guardian of the lost and found box at an elementary school, tries to teach young bully J.J. that giving to the other kids will make him feel better than stealing from them.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 7
Language: English 

Negative Space
Director: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Synopsis: Even though Sam's father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.
Country of Origin: France
TRT: 5
Language: English

Revolting Rhymes
Director: Jan Lachauer and Jakob Schuh
Synopsis: The Wolf from the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood" reveals the true and twisted story of his adventures and those of other characters in his world, including Snow White, Cinderella and Jack, the climber of beanstalks. The film is based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
TRT: 29
Language: English


Edith + Eddie
Director: Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
Synopsis: In 2014, 96-year-old Edith Hill and 95-year-old Eddie Harrison are married, unconcerned that one is African American and the other is white. The newlyweds are forced apart, however, when one of Edith's daughters, unhappy about the relationship, forces her mother to leave her Virginia home and move to Florida.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 29
Language: English

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Director: Frank Stiefel
Synopsis: Artist Mindy Alper has spent almost all of her 56 years combating severe depression and anxiety, using medication, electroconvulsive therapy and psychiatry to help her. Art has always been her most effective outlet, with drawing and sculpture offering her the tools to give voice to her fears and mental battles.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 40
Language: English

Director: Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
Synopsis: Huntington, West Virginia, known as the overdose capital of America, sees an average of five to seven deaths from drug overdoses every day. Three women -- a fire chief, a drug court judge and the head of an outreach ministry -- are attempting to take back their community by using compassion to break the cycle of despair and addiction.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 39
Language: English

Knife Skills
Director: Thomas Lennon
Synopsis: In 2013, restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski is about to launch Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland. Aiming to become the best traditional French restaurant in America, the Edwins eatery is staffed primarily with men and women recently released from prison, who have only six weeks to learn the skills that will better their lives and propel the new venture to success.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 40
Language: English

Traffic Stop
Director: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
Synopsis: In June 2015, a 26-year-old African-American elementary school teacher named Breaion King was pulled over by a white police officer for a routine traffic stop. The incident escalated into a violent arrest, followed by a conversation about race in America between King and another white officer while he drove her to the station.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 30
Language: English


DeKalb Elementary
Director: Reed Van Dyk
Synopsis: Steven, a mentally unstable twenty something, enters an elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle. After he orders the school receptionist, Cassandra, to have the building evacuated, he holds her hostage and instructs her to call 911. With Cassandra as his go-between, Steven tries to navigate the troubled waters he has entered.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 21
Language: English

The Eleven O’Clock
Director: Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
Synopsis: A psychiatrist earnestly tries to help his delusional patient, but his efforts are complicated by the fact that the patient believes himself to be the doctor. With each trying to out-analyze the other, their session spirals out of control.
Country of Origin: Australia
TRT: 13
Language: English

My Nephew Emmett
Director: Kevin Wilson Jr.
Synopsis: In 1955, two white men invade the home of Mose Wright, an African-American preacher in Mississippi, to abduct his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, who is visiting from Chicago. Emmett has been accused of whistling at a white woman, and Mose knows that his fate will be sealed if the men succeed in taking him.
Country of Origin: United States
TRT: 20
Language: English

The Silent Child
Director: Chris Overton and Rachel Senton
Synopsis: Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old, is the youngest child in a family who are all hearing. Unable to communicate but about to start school, Libby is assigned a social worker who teaches her sign language. Libby's skeptical parents are reluctant to be involved, however, and pose a potential block to Libby's education.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
TRT: 20
Language: English, British Sign Language

Watu Wote/All of Us
Director: Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen
Synopsis: Jua, a Christian living in Kenya, boards a chartered bus to visit a relative and is uncomfortable being surrounded by Muslim passengers. The bus is stopped by the violent terrorist group Al-Shabaab, whose members demand that the Muslims identify the Christian passengers.
Country of Origin: Germany, Kenya
TRT: 22
Language: Swahili, Somali

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards® were announced on January 23. For more information http://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/
The New York Theater Festival’s Winterfest presents

Three Performances Only, 
February 6,10 and 11, 2018

Committed, presented by The New York Theater’s Winterfest, will premiere at The Hudson Guild Theater (441 West 26th Street) on Tuesday, February 6th at 6.15pm, with additional performances on Saturday, February 10th at 8.30pm and Sunday, February 11th at 1.00pm.  Written by award winning director, Tricia Brouk (Romance and Cigarettes, “Sublets,” This Dinner is Full), Committed features 11 original songs by lyricist/composer, Andrew David Sotomayor, (The Curvy WidowNewsies).

Committed is a dark and intensely beautiful book musical that hopes to not only entertain, but also create compassion and awareness around, and ultimately destigmatize, mental illness. Committed stars Sarah Bierstock* (Jacques Brel Returns), Alexis Fishman* (Dusty), Heather Hamilton* (Come Fly Away), Antuan Magic Raimone* (Hamilton), Josephine Rose Roberts* (Rock of Ages), Hiroyuki Matsuura (Natasha, Pierre and the Great of 1812), Kathryn Mowat Murphy* (Fosse), and Sotomayor, as eight people who are working through the pain of their mental illnesses at an Upper East Side psychiatric clinic during the late 80’s. Their poignant personal stories, told through song and dance, touch on several mental illnesses and the rollercoaster of emotions they evoke.

For tickets, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3191088.

PR Firm Roundup

News from Karen Greco PR

PETE REX turns 59E59 Theaters into Off Broadway’s Jurassic Park in February

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) welcomes The Dreamscape Theatre with the NYC premiere of PETE REX written byAlexander V. Thompson and directed by Brad RaimondoPETE REX begins performances on Thursday, February 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 3Press Opening isThursday, February 15 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

Despite the unnatural presence of a vicious, yet smooth-talking Tyrannosaur named Nero, PETE REX is a wholly human story about depression and the choices a young man makes in a fruitless attempt to remain insulated from the fragility of life. But those very choices lead him directly into the jaws of mortal danger for himself, for his loved ones, and for the world around him. An homage to late night creature features,PETE REX is part comedy, part absurdism, part horror, and all dinosaur.

To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit 
Wendell Pierce and Roger Robinson star in the NYC premiere of 

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of SOME OLD BLACK MAN, written byJames Anthony Tyler and directed Joe Cacaci. Produced by Berkshire Playwrights LabSOME OLD BLACK MAN begins performances on Thursday, February 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 4Press Opening is Wednesday, February 14 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. There is an added performance on Sunday, February 11 at 7:15 PM; there is no matinee performance that day.Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $40 ($28 for 59E59 Members). 

College Professor Calvin Jones moves his 82-year-old father Donald — an ailing but doggedly independent, blue-collar Southern farmer — from Greenwald, Mississippi into his Harlem penthouse. An argument over what to eat for breakfast turns into a generational clash over race, opportunity, and a decision that Calvin made years ago.

To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit 

Donald Margulies’ Tony Award-nominated TIME STANDS STILL is revived by New Light Theater Project

 New Light Theater Project (Producing Director, Michael Aguirre; Artistic Director, Sarah Norris) is thrilled to present a revival of Donald Margulies’ Tony Award-nominated play TIME STANDS STILL, directed by Jerry HeymannTIME STANDS STILL begins performances Thursday, February 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, February 24.  Press opening is Sunday, February 11 at 3 PM.  The performance schedule is Wednesday – Saturday at7:30 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Performances are at 13th Street Repertory Company (50 W 13th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues). Tickets are $15 - $35

Sarah, a photo-journalist, just returned from covering the Iraq war after being severely injured by a roadside bomb. Her reporter boyfriend James is swamped by guilt for leaving Sarah alone in Iraq just two weeks before she was nearly killed. When they receive a visit from their friend Richard, Sarah’s mentor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy, Sarah and James find the survival of their relationship tested.

To purchase tickets, visit www.newlighttheaterproject.com.

What's On At the Wild Project

February 12 – February 18
Featuring Leslie Lissaint’s This is How We Heal and Jason Bayani’s Locus of Control with artist oriented annual events Breaking Our Silence: Reclaiming Our VoicesLove Redefined: RECLAIMVeteran Voices: A ReclamationPoetic Lyricism; and Generation Now
Produced by Poetic License Productions
Tickets: $18

Poetic Theater Productions is proud to announce the 7th Annual Poetic License festival of new poetic theater with the 2018 theme of “Reclamation.” POETIC LICENSE: RECLAMATION is headlined with Leslie Lissaint’s This is How We Heal and Jason Bayani’s Locus of Control and features our artist oriented annual events Breaking Our Silence: Reclaiming Our VoicesLove Redefined: RECLAIMVeteran Voices: A ReclamationPoetic Lyricism; and Generation Now. This year’s festival will also feature art in the Wild Project lobby gallery by NYC city students, educators, activists and artists celebrating art and action connected to reclaiming rights and inspired by the 13 principles of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Monday, February 12 at 6 PM
The 2018 Poetic License Festival Opening Party 
The opening reception of Reclamation: A Celebration of Art and Action featuring art and poetry inspired by Black Lives Matter’s 13 Principles and created by NYC students, educators, activists and artists, and celebrates art and action connected with the reclamation of rights.

Monday, February 12 at 7 PM
Opening Party Performances 
Performances for for the opening party begin in the theater and include performances from festival artists and a concert by The Mighty Third Rail. The award-winning Mighty Third Rail is made up of poet Darian Dauchan (BROADWAY: Twentieth Century), violinist Curtis Stewart (National Repertory Orchestra), and bassist Ian Baggette (performer at the FIFA World Cup.

Tuesday, February 13 at 8 PM
Breaking Our Silence: Reclaiming Our Voices
Celebrating six years of Breaking Our Silence programming, the showcase was launched in the 2013 Poetic License Festival by Joanna Hoffman, Elliot D. Smith, Charan P. Morris and Storm Thomas and has since highlighted the work of 23 all-star queer poets and musicians, sharing their experiences of coming out, finding love, breaking the silence and speaking out. The 2018 showcase theme of "Reclaiming Our Voices" is a celebration of both the shared experiences and the complexities and uniqueness of each individual within the large LGBTQ community. Featured artists in the 2018 showcase will include Joanna Hoffman, Charan P. Morris, Sam LaRoche, Sarah Duncan, David Davila, Ian F. Stewart, and more artists TBA.

Wednesday, February 14 at 8 PM
Love, Redefined: RECLAIM
Poetic Theater Productions’ 8th annual celebration of non-commercial, non-traditional love featuring poetic and theatrical remixes, re-imaginings and riffs by more than ten incredible poets and playwrights responding to traditional sonnets, love poems, and social justice speeches of the past. Inspiration poems and newly developed pieces are presented side-by-side. This year’s theme of Love, Redefined: RECLAIM explores the use of art in the act of reclaiming our land, our bodies, our voices, our spirits, our love and our joy.
Thursday, February 15 at 7 PM
Locus Of Control Written and Performed by Jason BayaniDirected by Kat Evasco
Co-Presented with Eccentric Productions
Directed by award-winning performing artist, Kat Evasco, Locus of Control explores the lives of Filipino immigrants in America, taking you through Jason Bayani’s hip-hop inspired youth, club-going college days, and turbulent adulthood. Locus of Control navigates his experience dealing with race, mental health, addiction, and his status as the first American-born child in his family. Utilizing poetry, storytelling, music, and multimedia, Bayani pieces together the different threads of his life while struggling to make sense of Walter Benjamin’s notion of redeeming the past in present time.

Friday, February 16 at 7 PM
Veteran Voices: A Reclamation curated by Jenny Pacanowski, Everett Cox, J.A. Moad II and Jeremy Karafin
Poetic Theater Productions veteran focused programming continues in this year’s festival with the showcase Veteran Voices: A Reclamation featuring poetry, readings, theater, and music by more than 14 veterans and family members creating art together and a post show discussion about the ways New York can further support existing and new veteran voice programming. The event will mark the merging of Poetic Theater Productions’ annual Kicking Down Doors program curated by Jenny Pacanowski and Everett Cox (launched in the 2016 Poetic License Festival) and the Veteran Voices program initiated this Fall (in collaboration with Consequence Magazine, Warrior Writers, War Literature & The Arts, and the Veteran Artist Program) presented with the 3-week run of J.A. Moad II’s production of Outside Paducah: The Wars At Home.

Friday, February 16 at 9 PM
Poetic Lyricism
Artists from Poetic Theater Productions and The Musical Theatre Factory communities team up to present an evening of new collaborative poetic musical theatre featuring new work by artists from both organizations communities. The Musical Theatre Factory is revolutionizing the way new musicals are developed in New York City. With a focus on peer evaluation and collaborative feedback, their Assembly Line of development programs is designed to nurture new work from an initial idea to a first full draft, and even a first production.

Saturday, February 17th & Sunday, February 18th at 7PM
This is How We Heal written and performed by Leslie Lissaint, directed by Katherine George
Leslie Lissaint's autobiographical one-woman show set to live music and dance is a telling of her process to mend in light of fatherlessness, drug addiction, mass incarceration and the loneliness that silence births. The show embraces spoken word poetry, contemporary movement and live music as a vehicle for storytelling. This Is How We Heal demonstrates the power of the body to tell the truth in order to fully embody freedom.
Sunday, February 18 at 3 PM
Generation Now!
Poetic Theater Productions’ 6th annual youth poetic theater showcase features artists from New York, Urban Word NYC, Girl Be Heard, viBe Theater Experience, EarSay Youth Voices, and more.

News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Theater Resources Unlimited
Carolina Rising
the final show in the
TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
February 5, 2018 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theatre

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the reading of Carolina Rising, part of the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Serieson February 5, 2018 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street, NYCA "Dollars and Sense" talkback on the future development of the presented work will be held after the performance. Admission is free.  Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212-714-7628, or e-mailing TRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com.

Carolina Rising will be the third and final show in the series, on February 5, 2018 at 7pm.

Crystal Ann McKay's wild and independent spirit finds no outlet in her town's unending dreariness, but life abruptly changes when a labor organizer arrives from Detroit. Inspired by true events, Carolina Risingshows how frustration mixed with courage can turn a troublemaker into a hero.

Admission is free for everyone. But reservations are requiredPlease reserve at https://truonline.org/events/carolina-rising-reading/ OR call at least a day in advance for reservations: 212-714-7628, or e-mail TRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com.

Baruch Performing Arts Center
HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan
February 8 - 10, 2018

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue(25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC on February 8 and 9, 2018 at 7pm, and February 10, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets are $36 and may be purchased at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/977521.

HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a fun, poignant and deeply moving coming of age story of a girl in a brothel. In this one-woman show, meet the priest, pimp, Madame, eunuch and others that make up her world. HONOUR delves into a child's life pushed to the brink; will she escape her fate?
Memoirs of Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire in this vibrant award-winning stage show with original music, colors of India and a riveting mother-daughter tale told in the shadow of a Mumbai brothel by Dipti Mehta. Referencing both the Mahabharata and contemporary Bollywood, experience this boldly acted and danced protest to the contemporary sex trade and abuse of young women in India.


LABA Second Stage Productions at The Theater at the 14th St Y
Hadar Ahuvia
"Everything you have is yours?"
February 8-10, 2018

LABA presents two Second Stage events at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003, in February 2018.

Hadar Ahuvia presents "Everything you have is yours?" from February 8-10, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at14streety.org/everything.

Everything you have is yours?" This was the question an Israeli security official asked Ahuvia when she went to renew her passport. The question resonated with her as she considers her relationship to her Israeli heritage. "Everything you have is yours?" explores the construction of Israeli identity through the performance of Israeli folk dance - with attention to gestures appropriated from Palestinian and Arab Jewish traditions. Ahuvia's investigation also explores the double-appropriation of Israeli dance by American Christian Zionists in their own pursuit of "authenticity." Through mirroring of archival footage and instructional videos, the work reveals the subtext of the dances, making explicit the Otherness at the kernel of Israeli identity.

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study. 

South Street Seaport Museum
Book Talks: Tugboats Illustrated
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30pm 
at the Melville Gallery

The South Street Seaport Museum presents Book Talks: Tugboats Illustrated on February 8, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are $10 (free for members), and available at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/book-talks-at-the-seaport-museum/. Doors open at 6:15pm. Reception to follow.

Join the Seaport Museum as author Paul Farrell discusses his book Tugboats Illustrated. A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today's most advanced ocean-going workboats.

In Tugboats Illustrated, Paul Farrell traces the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, ranging from the first steam-powered tug to today's hyper-specialized offshore workboats. Through extensive photographs, dynamic drawings, and enlightening diagrams, he explores the development of these hard-working boats, always shaped by the demands of their waterborne environment, by an ever-present element of danger, and by advancements in technology. Whether making impossible turns in small spaces, crashing through huge swells, pushing or pulling or prodding or coaxing or escorting, we come to understand not only what tugs do, but how physics and engineering allow them to do it.


New York Theatre Ballet
at Florence Gould Hall
February 9 & 10, 2018 and April 27 & 28, 2018

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th Season with REP at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on February 9 & 10, 2018 andApril 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 ($14 for students and seniors) and are available at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/REP/.
NYTB has two remaining REP seasons (formerly named Legends and Visionaries) at Florence Gould Hall, February 9 & 10 and April 27 & 28.

Program: February 9-10
Optimists/Gemma Bond
BEETHOVEN/1999 / David Gordon
Double Andante/ Pam Tanowitz

Works returning from their NYTB premieres in October 2017 are Gemma Bond's Optimists and David Gordon's Beethoven/1999

Program: April 7-28
World Premiere/ Richard Alston
World Premire/ Steven Melendez

Featuring World Premieres by London's Richard Alston (Director of the Richard Alston Dance Company) and NYTB's own Steven Melendez. Mr. Melendez began choreographing just two years ago and Deborah Jowitt in Dance Beat says in her review of the work, "Song Before Spring is an accomplishment." And from Carla Escoda in the The Huffington Post, "Song Before Spring scored an important triumph." And in a review of Richard Alston's work, Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times states: "Mr. Alston is the most musically astute choreographer alive."

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)
presents its first
Live Stream Chamber Music Masterclass
February 10, 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm EST

ACMP embraces a new way to bring chamber music players together across the globe as PubliQuartet conducts back-to-back masterclass sessions with two learning quartets.  A multi-camera crew will deliver every detail of the workshop in a close-up, real-time stream. Chamber music players wherever they are can participate in groups, ensembles, or individually on their computers and devices, gaining tips and insights into playing technique and interpretation on two chamber music works. Participants also interact throughout the session via a live chat feed, connecting with the event and each other. Online participants will fully experience the session as if they were in the room.
One of the works explored during the masterclass is Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion, providing insights into performing tango string quartets and the special demands of this increasingly popular repertoire. The second work is the Prokofiev String Quartet No. 2, movement 2. The learning quartets include a student ensemble from Mannes College, New York, who will work on the Piazzolla, and Augmented 4 String Quartet, young musicians from Connecticut, who will work on the Prokofiev. The masterclass will end with a performance by PubliQuartet featuring Piazzolla's Libertango (Arr. Curtis Stewart); Meredith Monk's Stringsongs movement 4 Phantom Strings, and Jessie Montgomery's Voodoo Dolls. PubliQuartet will provide brief background and performance insights for each piece.

Intended for adult amateur players and music students of all ages and levels, ACMP will provide a step-by-step guide for engaging in the masterclass either as an ensemble or individually. Live stream access will be available on 

February 10, 2018 at 

Brooklyn Music School presents
Songs Full of Heart
5th Annual Valentine's Day Concert
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 5pm

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents the 5th annual Valentine's Day concert, Songs Full of Heart on February 10, 2018 at 5pm. BMS is located at 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn. Tickets are $5 and are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-full-of-heart-tickets-42060164083

The Brooklyn Music School is proud to present the 5th annual Valentine's Day concert, Songs Full of Heart. Designed to showcase the budding vocalists and stars of tomorrow, this program features a wide variety of repertoire including works by Billy Joel, Sting and Adele Adkins. The young performers explore the significance of love and human connections through tunes that go beyond words and unite hearts. Come join us in celebration of love and music!

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.

The New York Theatre Ballet's production of
Mother GOOSE!
at Florence Gould Hall
February 10 & 11, 2018

New York Theatre Ballet presents Mother GOOSE! at Florence Gould Hall,55 E. 59th Street, New York, NY 10022, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1pm and Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 11am1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $34 ($24 for children 12 and under) and are available athttp://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Mother-GOOSE/.

Mother GOOSE! is a one-hour performance for children ages three and up.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2018 Season
Featuring jazz artists Kenny Barron and Alicia Olatuja, the return of
seasonal favorites 
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and Step Afrika!, and more!

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn Collegecontinues its 2017-18 season of music, dance, and theatre, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Performances will be held at Kumble Theater on the downtown Brooklyn campus of LIU, while Brooklyn College's Whitman Theatre undergoes a 12-month closure for structural repairs. In addition, Brooklyn Center will partner with the Weeksville Heritage Center to present their 11thannual National Grid Earth Day Celebration. Advance tickets for all events can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). Day-of-show tickets should be purchased at the Kumble Theater, located at 1 University Plaza, or by calling the Kumble Theater box office at 718-488-1624.

Brooklyn Center's 2018 winter/spring calendar includes:
  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog
  • Daniel Beaty's Obie and Audelco Award-winning solo show, Emergency
  • NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron performing an intimate solo concert
  • Jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja
  • 11th annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration (in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center)
  • Step Afrika!

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Fifth Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm
Kumble Theater at LIU-Brooklyn
Tickets: $25
Celebrate the oncoming arrival of spring with an all-new festival of Chinese music and dance commemorating the Year of the Dog, faithful guardian and loyal friend to mankind. Enjoy the elegant splendor and rich culture of one of Brooklyn's most vibrant communities with this performance by the prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, featuring live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York and a special performance by internationally-acclaimed acrobat and Guinness Book of World Records holder Lina Liu.

Daniel Beaty: Emergency
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3pm
Kumble Theater at LIU-Brooklyn
Tickets: $30
When a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in present-day New York Harbor, the city and the nation are sent into near-hysteria 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 weaves an intricately woven, witty, and moving commentary on modern African American life."We can overcome if we change the way we see, see ourselves, see our past, see our possibility."- Daniel Beaty from Emergency.

Kenny Barron (solo piano)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm
Kumble Theater at LIU-Brooklyn
Tickets: $35
NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance, melodic sensibility, and rhythmic mastery. He has received eleven GRAMMY® nods, most recently in 2017 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, and is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association. Don't miss this intimate solo performance by a masterful artist who Jazz Weekly calls "the most lyrical piano player of our time."

Alicia Olatuja
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8pm
Kumble Theater at LIU-Brooklyn
Tickets: $30
Brooklyn's own Alicia Olatuja first received national recognition for her soaring solo with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama's second inauguration, and has since established herself as one of this generation's most versatile and elegant jazz artists. Her sublime voice has graced the stage of major venues across the country with a combination velvety tone and vibrant confidence. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences-from classical and gospel, to jazz and R&B-she returns home to Brooklyn with her scintillating jazz stylings, including selections from her yet-to-be-released second album, Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women

11th Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2pm-6pm
Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn
Tickets: FREE event, no tickets issued
Children and adults alike will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, street performers, culinary demonstrations, and more at this free community event, where interactive family activities highlight the need to create a more sustainable future and care for the earth. In addition, view multidisciplinary exhibits and tour the historic Hunterfly Road houses at Weeksville Heritage Center, a museum dedicated to preserving the history of one America's first free black communities.

Step Afrika!
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3pm & 8pm
Kumble Theater at LIU-Brooklyn
Tickets: $35
With its origins in African American fraternities and sororities, stepping is known for its intricate, synchronized patterns of stomps, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. As the world's first professional company dedicated to this art form, the dancers of Step Afrika! use their bodies as instruments, integrating stepping with African traditional dance and other dance forms to create a high-energy, sharply choreographed, and incredibly entertaining performance.

Multibuy discounts (three or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices. Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances at Brooklyn College. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn
Online orders:
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331          

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company 

to Celebrate 

a Joyful the Year of the Dog

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company proudly announces the Company's upcoming production for the Celebration of the Lunar New Year of the Dog at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on February 11th, 2018 at 3pm.  In addition, this fantastic production will also be presented by  Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts in Queens on February 28 and March 1, 2018 at 10:30am, at the College of Staten Island on February 27th, 2018 at 10am, and at Lehman College in the Bronx on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10am and 11:30am, as well as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on February 8 and 9, 2018 at 10am and 12:30pm and February 10, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm.  These performances will include festive traditional dances, new work, music, visual art and crafts, showcasing the diverse talents of Asian American artists from the NY/NJ area, and that of the Company, whose mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding and developing new works that bring together the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of Asian art.

For this celebration, in which many New York and New Jersey audience have made it an annual tradition, Nai-Ni Chen produced a program aiming to introduce the beauty, creativity, and diversity of Chinese and Chinese American arts in New York and New Jersey through high quality performance and activities.  As a tradition, the Company will begin the celebration with the a new and fantastic Double Lion Dance, where a dancer, dressed as a child, plays with two golden lions in stylized, coordinated acrobatic maneuvers.  The dance symbolizing the coming of the spring and a prayer for peace as a small child can be in harmony with the ferocious lions.

To celebrate the diverse Chinese folk cultures, the Company will offer coin stick dance based on the Han people's culture in Hubei China.

This year, aside from festival programs featuring these wonderful traditional dances, the Company will be celebrating the special Year of of the Dog also with Internationlly renowned acrobat Lina Liu, also known as Miracle On Tiptoe who is a world record holder of the number of umbrella she can hold on her toes.  Through her toes and body, Lina Liu skillfully expresses the classical umbrella dance culture. Lina Liu has performed in some the most prominent events of all 5 continents including the World Expo and the World Davos Forum,

This year's festival will also include traditional music by some of the most prominent musicians from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, the largest ensemble of top-tier classical Chinese Musicians China.

These colorful, culturally rich dances not only bring up the festive mood of the audience, they also provide them with the background to join the company in celebration of Nai-Ni Chen's original creations based on her signature cross-cultural style that brings cultures together.  This year, she will feature two of her choreographic works that fuse the dynamism of American modern dance and the diverse, elegant splendor of her own Chinese culture. The final dance in Nai-Ni Chen's Five Element series, Metal will feature 6 dancers dancing with swords and fans, which reflects the destructive and constructive power of the Metal. Nai-Ni Chen created this work not only to celebrate the New Year, but also to celebrate the cycles of nature that is the core of Chinese artistic tradition. She will complement with the Metal with Wood, a dance for five women using 10 feet Bamboo poles.  The dance is based on one of Nai-Ni Chen's signature work, Bamboo Prayer, a dance about the inner strength of women. 

Since 2005, Nai-Ni Chen has been experimenting with Chinese Bamboo Rap, a form of folk music that is prevalent in Beijing with strong social justice roots.  She will showcase this cross-cultural, cross-genre work: Bamboo Rap in the Year of the Dog.

According to the Chinese calendar, family and friends should expect 12 months of joyful togetherness in the Year of the Dog. This lively performance to mark the beginning of the year will warm the hearts and delight the senses of audiences of all ages. Dancers with colorful, elaborate costumes, musicians playing ancient melodies and dazzling acrobats fill the stage. The playful Lions bring in joy and good fortune.  The majestic dragons fly out of the ocean and charm the earth with a spell of peace and wealth.  The exotic music and dance from various parts  of China come together in a show of beauty and excitement. The festivities extend into the lobby, where an arts and crafts display showcases more of the culture and creativity of the Chinese-American community. 

A Chinese New Year Celebration would not be complete without a visit to the auspicous Dragon.  The Company will be performing the Dragon Dance as a conclusion for this fantastic celebration.

For additional Company information, visit their website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246.


Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Mozart in the Jungle: Inside the Music
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm and 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Mozart in the Jungle: Inside the Music on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm and 7:30pm.

Audiences are invited inside the world of Mozart in the Jungle, the Golden Globe Award-winning television series set in the orbit of the fictional New York Symphony. The Amazon Original Series has featured performances by artists including Joshua Bell and Plácido Domingo, who sang on a raft in a Venetian canal with fictional opera diva "La Fiamma" (played by Monica Bellucci), and cameos by composers Nico Muhly and Caroline Shaw. At Works & Process, Shaw joins executive producer/series creator Paul Weitz, showrunner Will Graham and creative consultant Elena Park in a conversation that takes the audience inside the music. The program will feature performances of music originally created for the television series, including selections by Shaw and Muhly's Amy Fisher Aria, performed by Metropolitan Opera soprano Susanna Phillips. Stream season four of Mozart in the Jungle February 16, 2018 on Prime Video.

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda

News from Polk and Co.


The strictly limited engagement will conclude on Sunday, February 25

On Broadway at Studio 54

At the time of closing, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS will complete a 19-week run at Broadway’s Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street), inclusive of a 3-week extension announced on opening night, November 15, 2017. 

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS marks theatre’s most prolific modern Latino playwright, John Leguizamo’s sixth one-man venture onto the stage, following success on Broadway withGhetto Klown (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award), Freak (Drama Desk Award), Sexaholix…A Love Story and Off-Broadway with Mambo Mouth (Obie Award) and Spic-O-Rama (Drama Desk Award). Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak and Ghetto Klown all went on to be filmed for presentation on HBO. 

Fresh off a celebrated Broadway run with Ghetto Klown, Leguizamo began work on LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS in 2012 and has enjoyed acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Tony Taccone (Wishful Drinking, Bridge & Tunnel), LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is written and performed by Leguizamo,featuring scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols, and original music and sound design by Bray Poor.

In LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS John Leguizamo schools his son—and the rest of us—on the buried and forgotten history of Latinos in the Americas in this outrageously funny, satirical one-man play about uncovering the truth, and recovering from the past. As reflected in today’s headlines, Leguizamo’s history lesson could not come at a more timely moment in our country’s cultural dialogue.

Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history books, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 95 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.

Although playing at Studio 54, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is not a Roundabout Theatre Company production.

Ticket prices range from $55 - $149. For more information, visit LatinHistoryBroadway.com or call 212-239-6200.

Performance Schedule:
Latin History for Morons will play Tuesday – Thursday at 7PMFriday at 8PMSaturday at 2PM and 8PMSunday at 3PM.

For more information visit LatinHistoryBroadway.com.

Previewing Now

The World Premiere of

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO), is thrilled to present the world premiere of Amy and the Orphans by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Scott Ellis. The cast includes Vanessa Aspillaga as “Kathy,” Mark Blum as “Jacob,” Jamie Brewer as “Amy,” Diane Davis as “Sarah,” Josh McDermitt as “Bobby” and Debra Monk as “Maggie.”

Amy and the Orphans begins preview performances tomorrow, February 1, 2018, and opens officially on March 1, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 22, 2018.

After their father’s death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome (Jamie Brewer, "American Horror Story"). Together, they careen down the Great American Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives…and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind.

Tickets for Amy and the Orphans 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. All single tickets are $79. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

Amy and the Orphans plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.

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












Performances are set to begin February 7, 2018 for a limited engagement through February 18, 2018 at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  Opening Night is set for Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Set after World War II as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast, NO-NO BOY follows Ichiro Yamada, who struggles to reconnect with the Seattle community, after taking a bold stance on questions of allegiance. NO-NO BOY received critical acclaimed when it was presented in 2014 by Pan Asian Rep, and returned to NYC in 2016 prior to embarking on a national tour where the play received rave reviews in Washington, D.C.

The limited run of NO-NO BOY is running in tandem with the Day of Remembrance (DOR), a day commemorating the Japanese American internment during World War II.  Events in numerous U.S. States are held on or near February 19, the day in 1942 that Executive Order 9066 was signed, requiring internment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry.

NO-NO BOY will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets NOW ON SALE are priced at $43.25 for all performances and may be purchased through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com, or by calling 212-239-6200. For information on Group, Senior, or Student Discounts, please email info@panasianrep.orginfo@panasianrep.org
>, or call (212) 868-4030.



FEBRUARY 13, 2018

 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, has announced the cast of the rarely-seen musical Bar Mitzvah Boy,with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and book by Jack Rosenthal (Yentl), as adapted by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), the second of three shows in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of composer Jule Styne. Performances are set to begin Saturdayafternoon, February 10, 2018 for 11 performances only through Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Based on Rosenthal's award-winning 1976 BBC1 teleplay of the same nameBar Mitzvah Boy is a bittersweet musical comedy about a young Jewish Londoner who runs away from the Bar Mitzvah into which his parents have poured their efforts and their money. Looking at the adult world, Eliot Green doubts if he can cope with being a part of it. Rosenthal’s hysterical story of a family’s anxious build up to their only son’s Bar Mitzvah will resonate with many Jewish families, but this classic tale speaks loudly for any important family occasion—whatever the religion. Originally produced at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End in 1978, Bar Mitzvah Boy is composer Jule Styne’s only musical written expressly for London, and this presentation marks the New York premiere of a new version first presented in London in 2016, with a book adapted by David Thompson and new songs with lyrics by Black, using previously unheard Styne melodies.

Bar Mitzvah Boy will play the following 11-performance schedule— First Week: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Sunday at 2:30 & 7:00 p.m. Opening; Second Week:Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.Friday at 8:00 p.m.Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 

Single tickets are now on sale for the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti series and priced at $45 (Weekdays and Saturday nights), and $50 (Weekend matinees). York Member single tickets are priced at $31.50 (all performances). Single tickets for the cabaret The Music of Jule Styne are priced at $30.  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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