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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 3/11/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

AUDITION FOR
THE CAMP BROADWAY KIDS ENSEMBLE
PERFORMING ON BROADWAY APRIL 15 & 22 IN

ROCKTOPIA


VIDEO SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 30

Camp Broadway announces auditions for singers, ages 11-17, to perform Foreigner's rock classic “I Want to Know What Love Is” with Rocktopian Chloe Lowery during the limited Broadway engagement of ROCKTOPIA at the Broadway Theatre.

The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble will be the featured backup choral group at the Sunday evening performance, April 15 or April 22, of ROCKTOPIA.  To be considered, aspiring young back-up-singers need to submit a 1-minute video singing Journey's hit song “Don’t Stop Believin' ” (music track and sheet music cut provided.)  All video submissions must be received by March 30

If cast, this unique performance opportunity features one full day of rehearsal led by Broadway artists.   CLICK HERE to learn more about this one-of-a-kind singing experience.

A rule-busting multimedia extravaganza, ROCKTOPIA fuses the most iconic 20th-Century rock with the most world-renowned classical compositions. Five world-class vocalists—backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a powerhouse choir—take the very concept of music itself to electrifying new heights. CLICK HERE for more information on ROCKTOPIA.

Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble members will receive:
  • (1) 6-hour day of rehearsal
  • On-stage walk-through rehearsal at theater
  • Healthy meal, snacks, & water
  • Costume accessory
  • Official Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble t-shirt
  • Group / performance photo
To be eligible for consideration for this program, you must:
  • Be 11-17 years of age on April 15
  • Have experience in singing
  • Submit an audition video on Acceptd (CLICK HERE for complete instructions)
  • Attend rehearsal & performance on Sun. April 15 orSun. April 22 (depending on selected date)
  • Be accompanied by an adult while in New York
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center 
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

New York Festival of Song
From Lute Songs to the British Isles

Tuesday March 13, 8:00 PM


A cast of exciting young voices offers four centuries of wit and sentiment, from bawdy lute songs to Gilbert & Sullivan to the Beatles.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey

2018 Women's Tea Supporting Access for All, Dublin Irish Tea, Mummenschanz "You and Me"

Wednesday March 14, 11:30 AM
2018 Women's Tea Supporting Access for All

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Networking
  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm: Tea Luncheon
Join in celebrating Women’s History Month and supporting arts access for all! Our very special Women’s Tea event will raise funds to help bring inspiring performing arts experiences to nearly 60,000 underserved students, families, seniors, and veterans this year.

While paying tribute to esteemed female artists who have graced the State Theatre stage over the years—such as Debbie Reynolds, Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Carol Burnett, and Whoopi Goldberg—they will honor women’s dedication to the arts, public service, and commitment to excellence.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/2018-womens-tea

Saturday March 17, 8:00 PM
Dublin Irish Dance

Follow the evolution of Celtic culture in Stepping Out, a high-energy extravaganza of sights and sounds presented by Dublin Irish Dance. These accomplished Irish step-dancers and musicians—many of whom have performed with internationally famous Irish ensembles like Riverdance, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman—take us on a journey, exploring the history of the Celtic cultural experience through song and dance. This entertaining production reveals influences that have shaped Irish music and dance throughout history: from the farms of rural Ireland in the 1800s, to the Great Famine and the mass migration to New York.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday March 18, 7:00 PM
Mummenschanz "You and Me"

Welcome to the comic, wondrous, wordless universe of Mummenschanz, a place where everyday objects—such as wires, tubes, boxes—spring to life to become fantastical characters. The show plays with forms, shadow, light, movement, and sculptural, expressive masks, as abstract forms and ordinary shapes interact in surprising ways, inviting audiences to experience the extraordinary power of imagination. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/mummenschanz
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After Hours Art 
Adults Art Night 
at Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY

Get creative at our friendship bracelet workshop, take a glamour shot in our photo booth, explore our exhibitions, and enjoy some drinks without the kids at our 21+ night!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cmany.org/classes-and-activities/events/after-hours-art.
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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 at 8pm
Special added show Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays, Mar. 17 & 24 at 2pm & 8pm
Sundays, Mar. 18 & 25 at 2pm
NOTE: ALL MATINEES ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

No other musical has so successfully woven music, dance, poignancy, and laughter into such a truly unforgettable show. As Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to hold onto his religion, his Russian-Jewish traditions, and his five daughters while eluding the difficult future that looms ever nearer, he learns that life is "as shaky as a fiddler on the roof." Join Maurer Productions Onstage to dream with "Matchmaker, Matchmaker;" laugh out loud with "If I Were a Rich Man," and tear up with "Sunrise, Sunset" and "Anatevka." 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kelseytheatre.net/Fiddler.
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Upcoming at Academy of Natural Sciences
of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Night in the Museum 
Crocs After Dark

Saturday March 17

Enjoy all the great activities of their Night in the Museum programs and get a chance to see what the stars of their special exhibit Crocs are up to after the sun goes down. It’s sure to be a night with these nocturnal critters that you won’t soon forget! Can't make it on March 17? There is still time to register for their April 21 overnight, too. 

For more information or to register, visit www.ansp.org/programs-and-events/family-programs/night-in-the-museum.
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Upcoming at Broadway Workshop

Musical Theater Master Class With Laura Osnes

Dates: Saturday, March 17th
Ages: 9 - 19 (split into sessions)
Time (Session 1): 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ages 9 - 13) - Limited Spaces Open
Time (Session 2)1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (ages 13 - 19) - Only 2 Spaces Open 
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $180

For more information or to register, visit campscui.active.com/orgs/BroadwayWorkshop.
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Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Lightwire Theater's DINO-LIGHT 

Lightwire Theater, finalists on NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent” and winners of TruTV’s “Fake Off,” returns with their nationally touring show. Unique and visually dazzling, DINO-LIGHT is praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance, and has dazzled audiences all over the world. Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in this glow-in-the-dark tale of a lovable dinosaur, his scientist creator and a world full of dazzling, odd and beautiful creatures.  This “eye-popping display of storytelling,” told entirely in the dark, is “a force to be reckoned with," according to Broadway World.

Please note: this performance contains some dinosaurs with large glowing teeth, and is presented in the dark; it may not be suitable for children under age 5.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.symphonyspace.org/event/9835/Family/lightwire-theater-dino-light.
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PR Firm Roundup

News from DKC


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
MAXINE LINEHAN TO RETURN TO
NEW YORK’S LEGENDARY FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW WITH

ONE: THE SONGS OF U2

Back by popular demand, international concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan returns to Broadway’s supper club Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street, Cellar) with her showONE: The Songs of U2, at 9.30pm for one performance only on Friday, March 16, 2018.


Tickets range from $35 to $80 and can be purchased at 54Below.com, or by calling 646.476.3551.  Doors open at 8.45 p.m.  Please note, Feinstein’s/54 Below has a $25 food and beverage minimum. 

Already considered the premiere interpreter of the U2 songbook, Linehan breaks new ground with a unique, lyrically driven orchestral show devoted to the work of this world-famous band. The extraordinary songs written by Bono and U2 find a new voice in a concert that holds to the beautiful melodies, while bringing the lyrics forward into a fresh light. Accompanied by piano, cello, violin, bass, and drums, Linehan will continue her mission of providing audiences with the unexpected experience of hearing U2's famous songs as if for the first time - while staying true to the heart and soul of each time-honored hit. 

For more information visit,  54Below.com/Feinsteins
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News from DKC/O & M

HARVEY FIERSTEIN'S TORCH SONG" TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Single tickets are now on sale to the general public today at 10:00 AM for Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, the critically adored production that  had a sold-out Off-Broadway run, which is coming to Broadway this fall under the direction of Tony Award® nominee Moisés Kaufman, starring Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award® winner Mercedes Ruehl. Previews for this limited engagement will begin Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway’s Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).

Tickets can be purchased at telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more through Givenik/Jujamcyn Group Sales by calling 212-840-8181

Fiercely funny and heart-wrenching, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff’s (Mr. Urie) odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother (Ms. Ruehl) reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.

To learn more about the show and for additional information, please visit www.torchsongbroadway.com.

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TONY AWARD NOMINEE

SANTINO

FONTANA


TO STEP INTO THE ROLE OF
CORNELIUS HACKL

IN

THE TONY AWARD-WINNING
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL

HELLO,
DOLLY!

Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, “one of the most promising young actors to emerge in the New York Theater in recent years” (The New York Times), will step into the role of Cornelius Hackl in the most successful and beloved Broadway production of the year, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly!Fontana, filling in for Gavin Creel, who won a 2017 Tony Award for the role, joins the company for a limited time beginning Tuesday, March 13. Creel will be out of the show during this time as he recovers from back surgery.

For more information, visit www.hellodollyonbroadway.com
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News from Karen Greco PR


THE WHOLEHEARTED, about the pulse-pounding rise and fall of a female pro-boxer,
lands at Abrons Arts Center

Stein | Holum Projects is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of their pulse-pounding boxing yarn THE WHOLEHEARTED, written and co-directed by Deborah Steinand performed and co-directed by Suli HolumTHE WHOLEHEARTED begins performances Thursday,March 15 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 1.  Press opening is Sunday, March 18 at 2 PM.  The performance schedule is Thursday – Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM. Performances are atAbrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street, at the corner of Pitt Street). Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call OvationTix on 866-811-4111 or  visit www.abronsartscenter.org.

Once a championship boxer, Dee Crosby (played by Suli Holum in a staggering performance) was taken down in her prime by her own husband. Now that Charlie is freshly released from prison for her attempted murder, Dee is hell-bent on revenge, no matter the cost. 

For more information on Stein | Holum Projects visit www.steinholum.org.
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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Ballet Hispánico
School of Dance
announces 
2018 Summer Programs


Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2018 Summer Programs. The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large.  Located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, the School offers something for students of all ages.


ChoreoLaB, June 18 - 29, 2018 - ages 18+
An immersive, career-building program that places rising professional dancers in an intimate studio experience with distinguished choreographers and seasoned artistic staff.Artists in today's dance world must be more than just technicians. Beyond demonstrating skilled technique, dancers are frequently expected to contribute thoughtfully to a choreographic process, transition seamlessly between varied styles of repertoire, and possess strong partnering ability. Dancers can face challenges getting hired if they lack the business skills to communicate professionally with artistic directors, or create supporting application materials that best demonstrate their artistic strengths. ChoreoLaB hones both artistic skills and professional excellence through a holistic program, which shapes hirable, competitive in-demand dancers ready to advance their careers. 

During the intimate two-week studio experience, participants will:

  • Work with renowned guest choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoaas well as former artists from Batsheva, Ballet Frankfurt, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Learn excerpts of Ballet Hispánico's repertory from Company dancers and artistic staff
  • Attend forums, networking events and Q&A sessions with artists in the field
  • Audition in an open call for Ballet Hispánico's second company, BHdos
  • Receive constructive feedback and guidance from artistic leaders in the field, and more!

For audition details, visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/choreolab.


Summer Intensive, July 16 - August 3, 2018 - ages 9-23
Ballet Hispánico's pre-professional Summer Intensive challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums, all through a multicultural lens at the nation's premier Latino dance training program. Ballet Hispánico's multifaceted Summer Intensive experience provides:


  • Daily Classical Ballet & Pointe classes founded in Cuban methodology
  • Classical Variations & Partnering
  • Character
  • Modern & Contemporary classes with leading artists in the field from Limón, Graham, and Dunham to Improvisation andContemporary Partnering
  • Spanish Dance Series for both beginners and more experienced students, focusing on the cante, palmas, and palo studies
  • Ballet Hispánico Repertory classes taught by Ballet Hispánico Company Members & Alumni
  • Conditioning & Stretch
  • Master Classes in Hip-Hop, House, Afro-Cuban, SalsaEscuela Bolera, and more!
  • Professional Development Seminars in Auditioning, Careers in the Field, and Injury Prevention for Dancers




  • Full tuition scholarships are available for ChoreoLaB and the Summer Intensive; details are available at www.ballethispanico.org/classes/nfsp.


    ELEVATE! Summer Dance Boot Camp, July 9-13, 2018 - ages 9-18
    ELEVATE! Summer Dance Boot Camp is designed for the dedicated, hardworking beginner to intermediate level student looking to boost their dance technique level. This week-long boot camp has a fun, jam packed schedule from 9:30am to 5:30pm sure to excite and challenge boot campers with daily classes in ballet, pre-pointe/pointe, stretch & conditioning, Sevillanas, castanets, and Afro-Cuban.


    Summer Dance Camps: Los Explorers, June 18-22June 25-29July 9-13, 2018 - ages 3-5
    Los Explorers Camps are the passport to discovering Latino cultures. Campers will have fun moving their way through varied and diverse dances, songs, artwork, and landscapes, while traveling through Mexico, Spain, and the Caribbean. The perfect adventure camp for both boys and girls, join us for this multi-sensory journey of the rhythms, stories, and wonders of these featured countries! Explorer Camps take place Monday-Friday and encompass creative dance, arts & crafts, cultural dance, and music & songs. These globetrotters graduate inspired by this artistic immersion with enhanced skills in socialization, independence, and self-confidence, returning to the world as stronger citizens. A little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun, campers culminate in an open-studio showing for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Explorer's journey. Early drop-off and late pick-up services available for campers.


    Summer Dance Camps: Los Adventurers, June 25-29July 9-13, 2018 - ages 6-8
    For the older traveler, Ballet Hispánico's Los Adventurers Summer Dance Camps offer the ultimate mix of movement and cultural exploration for your budding dancer. Campers will spend the week journeying through the rich music and art of the vibrant cultures of Spain and the Caribbean through dance technique classes, arts & crafts, stories, games, music, and songs.A five-day experience, camps take place Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm, and culminate in an open-studio invitation for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Adventurer's journey. ¡Ven con nosotros! Join us! Early drop-off and late pick-up services available for campers.


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    The Gerald Arpino Foundation
    announces
    The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration

    The Gerald Arpino Foundation announces The Joffrey/Arpino Celebration, to be held beginning in 2018, the 10th anniversary of Gerald Arpino's passing and the 30th anniversary of Robert Joffrey's passing. The Foundation is honoring these two influential innovators in American dance by organizing performances of their works by renowned companies across the nation and internationally.

    Participating companies during the upcoming season include:
    The Joffrey Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet San Antonio, Ballet West, BYU Theatre Ballet at Brigham Young University, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Dimensions Dance Theatre, Dance Now Miami, Eglevsky Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Fort Wayne Ballet, Franklin School for the Performing ArtsMarymount Manhattan College, New York Dance Project, Oklahoma City Ballet, The Joffrey Academy, Joffrey Workshop Texas, University of Cincinnati, and Wayne State University, among others yet to be announced.

    To view some of the many ballets of Arpino and Joffrey, please visit 

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    MUSE Academy Announces Head of School

    Deborah Bradley-Kramer


    MUSE Academy, a new Pre-K through 12 independent school located in the heart of Brooklyn's cultural district opening in September 2018, announces the appointment of Head of School Dr. Deborah Bradley-Kramer, whose teaching experience includes nearly 20 years of work at Columbia University, world music courses at The Juilliard School, and courses at numerous institutions around the world. At Columbia, she was also the Director of Music Performance from 1999-2013.
    MUSE Academy, is housed within the Brooklyn Music School,  and is currently accepting applications for grades pre-K 3 through 2nd grade for the fall of 2018. MUSE Academy fills a critical need for high quality, humanist education in the area, and extends the Brooklyn Music School's commitment to enabling children to experience the joy of music, and to reap the demonstrated intellectual benefits of culture and the performing arts. 

    The first step on the admissions journey is to attend an information session at MUSE Academy. These are held throughout the school year and into the summer in order to provide maximum flexibility to families researching educational options. Become one of the founding families by submitting your application, and get reaIntegrationsdy to begin the journey towards a MUSE Academy education for your child!
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    PAUSE/PLAY

    Saturday Afternoons at the 14th Street Y
    Presented by Downtown Jewish Life
    Spring Carnival
    March 17, 2018 2-6PM

    Downtown Jewish Life and the 14th Street Y present PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming at the 14th Street Y,344 E. 14th Street, NYC.

    PAUSE/PLAY invites attendees to hit the pause buttons in their busy lives and experience all that the Downtown Community has to offer. All are welcome to join for a day of relaxation and renewal. From family yoga and story time to whiskey tastings and open swim, PAUSE/PLAY events feature activities for the whole family.

    Spring Carnival
    March 17, 2018 2-6PM
    The PAUSE/PLAY season wraps up with a fantastic Spring Carnival! There will be balloons, face-painting, tasty treats, and all your favorite activities, including Israeli dance, family swim and yoga. In[HEIR]itance Project joins again for grown-up drinks and discussion. All afternoon, attendees will craft and create to celebrate the coming of spring!

    This PAUSE/PLAY also brings back PJ Play! with WonderSpark Puppets based on the PJ Library book "Chicken Soup Chicken Soup." The story features a precocious granddaughter (with Jewish and Chinese grandmothers) who shows us that we are all more alike than we think. To bring these characters to life, the 14th Street Y is proud to host the triumphant return of talented puppeteer Lindsey "Z" Briggs, after a three-year hiatus. 

    PAUSE/PLAY is open to all ages in this diverse downtown community.
    Y Members: Free; Non-Members Advance Tickets: Children ($5), Adults ($10), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $35); Day of Tickets: Children ($10), Adults ($15), Family Ticket (Up to 5 members $45).

    PAUSE/PLAY is free for 14th Street Y members, but reservations are recommended. To become a member of the 14th Street Y, visit http://www.14streety.org/membership/join-membership-benefits.

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    Works & Process at the Guggenheim

    presents
    Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: An American Soldier
    David Henry Hwang and Huang Ruo
    Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 7:30pm
    Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
    Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: An American Soldier with David Henry Hwang and Huang Ruo on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 7:30pm.

    Excerpts will be performed from An American Soldier, a new two-act opera based on the true story of Danny Chen, proud American and son of Chinese immigrants residing in Manhattan's Chinatown. After enlisting in the U.S. Army, Chen is welcomed in boot camp, but in Afghanistan, his own base becomes enemy territory as military hazing turns deadly, posing powerful questions about what it means to be an American. Librettist David Henry Hwang and composer Huang Ruo discuss their collaboration with James Robinson, OTSL Artistic Director, and Nancy Yao Maasbach, president of the Museum of Chinese in America, prior to the opera's World Premiere in Saint Louis. Excerpts performed by Fang- Tao JiangAndrew Stenson, and Guang Yang, accompanied by pianist Lachlan Glen.

    An American Soldier will premiere at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on June 3.


    TICKETS & VENUE
    $45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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    News from Polk and Co.

    Roundabout Underground's BOBBIE CLEARLY Previewing Now

    Official opening April 3, 2018
    Limited engagement through May 6, 2018
    Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

    Bobbie Clearly continues the 11th season of te critucally acclaimed Roundabout Underground
    All tickets $25

    The New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly began preview performances Off-Broadway on March 8, 2018 and opens officially on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, May 6, 2018. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $25..

    Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton’s residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, a second-year candidate in the Playwriting Program at Yale School of Drama and the newest voice discovered by Roundabout Underground, pushes the boundaries of our Black Box Theatre with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life.

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

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    Lobby Hero Now Previewing on Broadway
    Opening Night Monday, March 26
    Second Stage at the Hayes Theatre

    Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) is thrilled to present the Broadway premiere of KENNETH LONERGAN’s LOBBY HERO, directed by TRIP CULLMAN and starring MICHAEL CERA, CHRIS EVANS, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, and BEL POWLEY. LOBBY HERO began previews on March 1 at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) and will officially open onMonday, March 26

    What happens when emotions come in conflict with principles, and how do choices under pressure define who we really are? The lobby of a Manhattan apartment building is much more than a waiting area for four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation. It’s a testing ground for what happens when personal and professional personas find themselves at odds. A young security guard with big ambitions clashes with his stern boss, an intense rookie cop and her unpredictable partner in LOBBY HERO, the acclaimed play from the 2017 Oscar-winning writer of Manchester by the Sea.

    TICKET INFORMATION

    Tickets are available through 2ST.com or by calling Telecharge at 212 239-6200. Subscriptions begin at $195 and can be purchased at 2ST.com or by calling 212 246-4422.

    For more information, visit www.2ST.com
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    New from Richard Hillman PR

    OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE OF "THE STONE WITCH" AT THE WESTSIDE THEATRE BEGINS PERFORMANCES, MONDAY, MARCH 12

    OPENING NIGHT IS SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 AT 6:30PM


    Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott Newsome, in association with Alec Seymour, present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Stone Witch, a play by Shem Bitterman (A Death in Colombia, Influence).  Performances begin Monday, March 12, 2018 for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM.

    The Stone Witch will play the following performance schedule:  Monday and Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.Friday at 8:00 pm.Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Please note:  There is no Thursday performance.

    Single tickets for The Stone Witch are priced are priced at $89, $110 (Premium Seats), and may be purchased by calling Telecharge: 212-239-6200, or by visitingTelecharge.com. Student Rush Tickets are priced at $30 with valid Student I.D. 

    For more information visit  www.stonewitchplay.com

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    THE BARROW GROUP THEATRE COMPANY
    PRESENTS
     A   W A L K   I N   T H E   W O O D S

    PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 17, 2018
    FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH APRIL 15

    AT THE BARROW GROUP

    OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MARCH 26, 2018
    The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, concludes their 2017-2018 season with the New York revival of A Walk in the Woods, a play by Lee Blessing.  Directed by Donna Jean (DJ) Fogel, the two-member cast features K. Lorrell Manning as John Honeyman, an American negotiator and Martin Van Treuren as Andrey Botvinnik, a career Russian diplomat.   

    Performances begin Saturday, March 17, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 15, 2018 at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor).  Opening Night is Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00PM.

    A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing’s insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian.  The play raises deep questions, “What can we do to heal the world?” “What is the value of human connection?” “How can we best bridge fundamental differences?” Blessing’s story has chilling resonance in today’s political climate.

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

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    PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2018/2019 SEASON

    NEW JERSEY THEATER PRODUCES THREE PREMIERES IN ALL MUSICAL SEASON

    Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce the lineup for its 2018-2019 season with three premieres and a total of five musicals. Season subscriptions are on sale now and are available by calling (973) 379-3717 or by visiting the theater’s website at www.PaperMill.org

    Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2018-2019 season with a world-premiere musical, Unmasked (September 27-October 28, 2018), about the remarkable life and celebrated work of Andrew Lloyd Webber.Unmasked will be a funny and warm musical portrait drawing from Andrew’s extensive body of work, with intimate and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs, rediscovered gems and some new material specially written for this production. Next, a family musical just in time for the season, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (November 21-December 30, 2018), comes to Paper Mill Playhouse,based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire filmThis heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.” Next winter, Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical My Very Own British Invasion (January 31-March 3, 2019), directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. The 1960s British music scene comes to life with songs from Herman’s Hermits, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, The Moody Blues, and other legendary bands of the era. The spring brings the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon (April 4-May 5, 2019). Based on the 1993 film which starred Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson, this new musical is a smart, funny, tender-hearted celebration of love: between children and parents; romantic partners; friends; and, most of all, siblings. The final production of the season, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (May 29-June 30, 2019), an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice.

    Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2018-2019 Season

    UNMASKED
    September 27–October 28, 2018
    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Lyrics by Various Artists
    Co-created by Richard Curtis and John Doyle
    Choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter
    Directed by John Doyle

    One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences behind the scenes in Unmasked, a world-premiere musical about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work. Based on his recently released autobiography, Unmasked offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky family and bohemian youth in London to the creation of such smash hits as Jesus Christ SuperstarEvitaCatsThe Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. You’ll be delighted (but perhaps not surprised) to learn that the man behind the mask is just as captivating as the shows he has brought to the stage.


    IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN
    November 21–December 30, 2018
    Based on the film from Universal Pictures
    Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
    Book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge
    Choreographed by Denis Jones
    Directed by Gordon Greenberg

    In this musical based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film, Jim Hardy leaves behind the hustle and bustle of showbiz for a quiet life on a Connecticut farm. Jim’s agrarian efforts are a flop, but things start looking up when he falls for a talented schoolteacher, and together they infuse their sleepy rural setting with some Broadway razzle-dazzle. Fresh from a Broadway run, this heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.”


    MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION
    January 31–March 3, 2019
    Book by Rick Elice
    Music by Various Artists
    Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell

    The 1960s British music scene comes to life in a world-premiere musical featuring songs from Herman’s Hermits, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, The Moody Blues, and other legendary bands of the era. My Very Own British Invasion is a fable of young love as British Rock explodes around the world loosely based on the experiences of Peter Noone, who was just 15 when he rose to international stardom as the lead singer of Herman’s Hermits—and England became the center of the rock and roll universe. Grab a pint and get a front-row seat to an electrifying moment in music history. This show contains adult content.


    BENNY & JOON
    April 4–May 5, 2019
    Book by Kirsten Guenther
    Music by Nolan Gasser
    Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
    Based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Lesley McNeil
    Choreographed by Scott Rink
    Directed by Jack Cummings III

    Based on the 1993 film which starred Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson, this new musical is a smart, funny, tender-hearted celebration of love: between children and parents; romantic partners; friends; and, most of all, siblings. The pair at the heart of the show are Joon, a young woman dealing with mental illness, and Benny, the big brother who’s determined to take care of her. When a charmingly eccentric stranger comes into their lives, he throws their carefully calibrated world off-kilter—maybe for the better. Large in emotional scope and artistic ambition, Benny & Joon embraces a difficult subject with warmth, honesty, and wit.


    DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
    May 29–June 30, 2019
    Music by Alan Menken
    Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
    Book by Linda Woolverton
    Choreographed by Denis Jones
    Directed by Mark S. Hoebee

    Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice. The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending. 

    Paper Mill Playhouse offers its audience an opportunity to enhance their theater experience with behind-the-scenes views of mainstage productions.  Have you ever wanted to sneak a peek behind the curtain? Or wondered what the director was thinking, or how the cast prepares for a show? Join us for one of many revealing insider’s experiences.  Visit the Paper Mill Playhouse website atwww.papermill.org for dates for our Director's Viewpoint Series, Conversation Club Series, Q&A’s with the Cast and more.

    For more information, visit www.papermill.org
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