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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 3/4/18 - What's Happening This Week of Coming Up Soon

The Broadway League Introduces


Special Offers & Exclusive In-Theatre Experiences

The Broadway League is pleased to announce that www.Families.Broadway is now live. This new area of the Broadway League’s consumer website will provide news and updates about special family offers, unique in-theatre experiences, giveaways and more at Broadway shows. Offers and events will change throughout the year, giving families many options to choose from when planning a trip to Broadway.

Developed as a convenient resource to help all families expand their theatregoing experiences, Families.Broadway not only provides information about family pricing and offers but also lists the extra experiences that are available at select performances. These special programs are designed to complement each show and create lasting memories for those attending. Programs include talk backs, musical demonstrations with Broadway teaching artists, workshops, and more. Families.Broadway also features parking deals at Icon Parking.
Now at Literally Alive Theatre
Players Theatre
15 MacDougal
New York, NY


Now through April 22, 2018
The musical "Cinderella", by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell which originally opened on January 31, 2010, returns to the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village  now through April 22, 2018.

Join them for this magical, musical production and come early for their FREE pre-show family workshop. Learn how they make the magic happen and make a wand of your own.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit literallyalive.com/shows/cinderella.html
A Brooklyn Boy Extends Through April 28
East Village Playhouse
340 East 6th St.
New York, NY

After unprecedented demand, A Brooklyn Boy, a one man show co-written and performed by Steven Prescod and co-written and directed by Moises Roberto Belizario, will extend performances through April 28, 2018 at the East Village Playhouse (340 East 6th Street). 

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

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

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

For more information, visit EastVillagePlayhouse.com
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 
Extends to May 20

Jonathan Rockefeller’s Off-Broadway Hit 
At Union Square’s DR2 Theatre

The global sensation, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, created by Jonathan Rockefeller, recently celebrated its 1000th show worldwide. Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the critically acclaimed family show will extend its run at the DR2 Theatre (103 E 15 Street) through May 20, 2018The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, began its run in Union Square on September 28, 2017 and was originally set to close February 4.

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative storiesThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Showfeatures a menagerie of enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. New York is currently the only venue that features the new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will continue to perform at Union Square’s DR2 Theatre (103 East 15 Street).  Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats) and $89.50* (VIP) and can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-982-2787The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show plays: Friday at 10amSaturday at 10am12pm2pm & 4pmSunday 10am12pm2pm. Tickets are $49.50, $69.50 & $89.50 (lap seats are $5 and can be purchased at the box office and are required for those under one year old).
Every performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is Autism Friendly.
To arrange school time performances & group bookings, please email groups@hungrycaterpillarshow.com.

For more information on the show and your dates visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com.



Program Features MasterVoices Chorus in Works

Highlighting the Contributions Immigrants 

Have Madeto American Music, 

Including New Works by Daniel Rein and Randall Eng 

 MasterVoices presents Our America—a unique program taking audiences on a journey through the contributions immigrants have made to the tapestry of American music—on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Hall at The Cooper Union. Conceived by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the program spans multiple genres and centuries, ranging from arrangements of the spirituals “Gospel Train,” “Wayfaring Stranger,” “I’ve Been in the Storm So Long,” and “Ain’t That Good ews”; Irving Berlin’s “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” and “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy,”; selections by Victor Herbert, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, and Gershwin; and new works by Jerusalem native and BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop member Daniel Rein and award-winning Chinese American composer Randall Eng.

Additional performances in MasterVoices’ 2017-18 season include: a new production of Orphic Moments, an evening featuring Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice paired with Matthew Aucoin’s dramatic cantata The Orphic Moment (May 6 and 7 at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall) featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo; and Naamah’s Ark, a MasterVoices commission by Royce Vavrek and Marisa Michelson featuring Victoria Clark (Sunday, June 17 in Lower Manhattan, exact location to be announced), co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival 2018.

Program Information

MasterVoices Chorus
Ted Sperling, Conductor

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union
The Foundation Building

7 East 7th Street (between Third and Fourth Avenues)
New York, NY 10003

Ticket Information: Tickets, priced at $30 to $55, are available by visiting www.mastervoices.org or by calling 646-202-9623
Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Henry Schneider, SMS Live, Contemporary Musica Festival, 
In Your Face - New York

Tuesday March 6, 2:00 PM
Tuesday Matinees
Henry Schneider Young Virtuosos Concert

Accomplished soloists from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School perform music by Bach, Schumann, Liszt and more at this FREE afternoon performance.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday March 10, 7:45 PM
SMS Live

A night of tango to indulge your senses with the elegance, passion, and sensuality of the music and dance of the Argentinean Tango. Featuring 2018 Grammy winners Pablo Ziegler and Hector Del Curto plus David Robertson, Orli Shaham and more. Followed by a Tango dance party. Proceeds support Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday March 11, 7:30 PM
Contemporary Music Festival

Students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School perform a program dedicated to international solo and chamber works written after 1968.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Monday March 12, 7:30 PM
In Your Face - New York

Hosted by iconic fashion designer, cabaret star and opera devotee Isaac Mizrahi, In Your Face–New York captures the spirit, the energy, the music, noise and creativity of this capital of the world. With Patricia Marx, Roz Chast, Mo Rocca, Baratunde Thurston and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Susan G. Komen Pink Party

Thursday March 8 
iPlay America's Event Center
Door Time: 7:00 PM – Start Time: 7:00 PM
Experience the ultimate girl's night out event! Make plans to bring ALL your friends to iPlay America as Komen CSNJ presents an unforgettable evening filled with fun! The 3rd Annual Pink Power Party features champagne and desserts, incredible vendor shopping, prizes and raffles, a fabulous fashion show, an amazing swag bag and so much MORE.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Off-Broadway Performances Begin
March 8 At The Sheen Center

THE SIGNATURE PROJECT, a multi-sensory theatrical experience, will begin Off-Broadway performances next Thursday, March 8th, with Opening Night set for March 11that the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street). A different Irish dancer is scheduled to make a special guest appearance at each performance in a segment choreographed by Elise Wright of the Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance.

The core of THE SIGNATURE PROJECT is a huge 76 ft. x 36 ft. mural layered with hidden secrets. For the past 22 years a live performance has toured the United States bringing the mural to life, with artist Patrick Dunning ingeniously weaving stories and images in the great tradition of Irish artists. Now, this play with music and dance comes to New York for its Off-Broadway premiere. A unique, exhilarating tapestry blending art and technology, THE SIGNATURE PROJECT offers the opportunity for the audience to join over 300,000 people whose signatures already comprise the fabric of this monumental art work. The painting and the play are constantly changing and evolving as people contribute their own signature and story to the larger art work, adding perspectives and ideas which make the world so special and wonderful, beyond imagination. Creator Patrick Dunning hails from Dublin, Ireland and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

Performances of THE SIGNATURE PROJECT will be Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm through March 25th. Tickets are available through www.sheencenter.org or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. Same day $20 student rush tickets will be available in person at the Sheen Center box office.

For more information or to purchase tickets , visit www.signatureproject.com.
Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Ave.
16th Floor
New York, NY

March 10 & March 11

Ages: 8-19 (divided by age) 
Dates: July 7 - July 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave., 16th Floor & Baruch Performing Arts Center - 55 Lexington Ave @ 25th St.

Audition Day 1 - Saturday March 10, 2018, 10:00AM - 12:30PM @Ripley Grier Studios - 520 8th Ave (16th Floor)

Audition Day 2 Sunday March 11, 2018, 11:00AM - 1:00PM @Ripley Grier Studios - 520 8th Ave (16th Floor)  

The Children's Musical Theater Festival is 9-day performance based theater program. Students cast in the Festival will have the opportunity to originate roles in new musical works by up-and-coming theater writers or new re-worked versions of established hit Broadway shows. Students are split into two groups based on age and each group will be featured in two performances of their show Off-Broadway at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC.

For more information or to register, visit 
Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

A Totally Green One-Man Band: KB Whirly in Concert 

Saturday March 10, 11:00 AM

Featuring traditional and original songs, and incorporating lively storytelling and interactive music-making, KB Whirly will perform tunes from his latest albums Songs from the Whirly House, Camp Songs Vol. 1 and Greetings from Cloud 9.

This touring Parents’ Choice Award-winning, high energy, multi-limbed “one man band” show features a backpack drum kit, foot-powered percussion, a musical loop machine, and award-winning, eco-friendly song craft. KB’s multi-instrumental performance will create an entire band before your eyes using just his own two hands (and feet). 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Zhang Conducts Tchaikovsky 
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 

Sunday March 11, 3:00 PM

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon   

Sumptuous favorites by Tchaikovsky frame an enticing pair of showpieces for solo players. A quartet of NJSO principals takes the spotlight in a Haydn gem, while pianist Sara Daneshpour, cited by The Washington Post for creating “transfixing poetry,” stars in the premiere of Danielpour’s work.

TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Sleeping Beauty
Passionate yet elegant; only Tchaikovsky can bring a fairytale so vividly to life.

DANIELPOUR Carnival of the Ancients for Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere)
The latest from Danielpour, a favorite of NJSO audience.

HAYDN Sinfonia concertante
Violin, cello, oboe and bassoon are center stage in this lively concerto filled with wit and invention.

TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini
The composer shows his tempestuous side in this tale of doomed love inspired by Dante’s Inferno.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

New Yiddish Rep will present a historic repertory engagement of two plays by Israel’s leading playwright, Hanoch Levin. THE LABOR OF LIFE will be presented in both Yiddish (featuring Ronit Asheri, Israeli film star Gera Sandler and Eli Rosen) and English (with Amy Coleman, Eli Rosen and Yossi Sokolsky). THE WHORE FROM OHIOwill be presented in Hebrew (with internationally acclaimed storyteller Vered Hankin, David Mandelbaum and Eli Rosen) and Yiddish (with French journalist Mary Black, David Mandelbaum and Eli Rosen). The foreign language productions, including two Yiddish world premieres with new translations by Eli Rosen, will be performed with English supertitles. The 36-performance run is set to begin March 14th through March 29th at Theater at 224 Waverly (224 Waverly Place, just west of Seventh Ave. between 11th & Perry St.)

Hanoch Levin (1943 – 1999) was Israel's most esteemed playwright. Prolific and controversial, his dark comedies of great psychological insight and poetry have both shocked and entranced his audiences. His 56 plays are as universal as they are Israeli. THE LABOR OF LIFE begins with the hero getting his sleeping wife out of bed in the middle of the night to announce that he’s leaving her after 30 years of marriage. The heartlessness of his desertion is evident even in the words with which he tries to comfort her: “Maybe you’ll meet a widower, a real estate dealer from Los Angeles, and have a good laugh on me in America.” This 1989 play has proven to be one of Levin’s most enduring classics. THE WHORE FROM OHIO has been called poetic, devastating, vulgar, and stylish. Hoibitter, an old tramp, has dreamed all his life about an unattainable high-class prostitute in America. As his 70th birthday approaches, he seeks to give himself a birthday present that suits his pocket: a visit to a street whore. 
For tickets and more information, including the full performance schedule, visit 
www.NewYiddishRep.org or call OvationTix at 866-811-4111.
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News from Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The New York Premiere of the Royal Court
Theatre Production of 



For more information or to buy tickets now, visit atlantictheater.org/playevents/hangmen/
News from Karen Greco PR

OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY, a new musical featuring an original klezmer-folk score 
arrives in NYC at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the US premiere of OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY created by Hannah MoscovitchBen Caplan, and Christian Barry; written by Hannah Moscovitch; and directed by Christian Barry. Produced by the Nova Scotia based 2b theatre companyand part of 59E59’s Subscription Series, OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY begins performances on Thursday, March 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 22Press Opening is Sunday, March 18 at 2 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PMPlease note, there will be no performance on Friday, March 30 at 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.

Inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908, the Fringe FirstAward-wining OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY weaves together this poignant folktale with a high energy concert.

This genre-bending theatrical hybrid is about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before (and after) it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.

Klezmer-folk sensation Ben Caplan is joined on stage with Mary Fay CoadyJamie KronickGraham Scott, and Chris Weatherstone to tell this epic story of refugees finding their way (to a new) home.

For more information www.59e59.org.

Brian Dykstra’s EDUCATION receives world premiere at 59E59 Theaters 

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the world premiere of EDUCATION, written by Brian Dykstraand directed Margarett Perry. Produced by Sanguine Theatre CompanyEDUCATION begins performances on Friday, March 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 8Press Opening isWednesday, March 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. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.40 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org

A high school senior is thwarted by the principal when he tries to burn an American flag for a school art fair project. With his classmate, who is the author of an expletive laden poem, they submit two radical pieces of art that set off a free speech firestorm in a small Ohio town. EDUCATION is a provocative new play about two young people who fight for their right to express themselves in a society hostile to and fearful of change.

For more information, visit www.59e59.org

Max Baker’s HAL & BEE receives NYC 
premiere at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of HAL & BEE, written by Max Baker and directed by Sarah Norris. Produced by Stable Cable Lab Co. and New Light Theater ProjectHAL & BEE begins performances on Saturday, March 10 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 31Press Opening is Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PMThere are added matinee performances on Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 31 at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.

He’s a pot-head. She’s a drunk. This aging hippie couple attempts to hold on to their bohemian roots while dealing with the impending sale of their Upper West Side apartment building as well as the deadly familiarity of their own relationship. HAL & BEE is a play about love, addiction, and (possibly) growing old together.

For more information, visit www.59e59.org
Ballet Hispánico
School of Dance
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.


Offers Children's After School Acting Classes Spring Session

Pigeonholed, a nonprofit New York City-based theater company, announces the Spring 2018 Children's Class Schedule, with classes in improvisation and story building, and scene study and acting technique.  Classes will be held at Chaos Studios at 247 Water Street, Suite 202 in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Pigeonholed's belief is that children learn and grow from doing. These classes were created from Pigeonholed founders, Justin Cimino and Sasha Lazare's own professional experience as actors as well as their extensive experience as educators. They believe that combination is essential in creating an environment where students are challenged to mature as independent thinkers and to trust their individual creative instincts. Equally critical to their curriculum, over the course of the program students will also participate in a highly diverse set of group activities, which will be aimed at fostering a spirit of teamwork amongst all the participants. By the end of the program students can be both more self-assured and comfortable in front of a crowd, more intuitive and empathetic as artists, and will better understand how to channel their own creative impulses into productive work that the world needs to see. For more information visit https://www.pigeonholedtheater.org/classes-for-kids.

Creating Your Own Character
Thursdays from 4-5pm
This age range encompasses children at their most spectacularly imaginative. In this class, we encourage the students to use that imagination to create a world and character(s) all of their own. They will learn theatre games, improvisation, listening and communication skills, as well as how to devise an original play. Throughout the session, they will develop and build upon a fully formed character and story, which will culminate in an invited rehearsal where they will present their original, short play.

Acting Technique and Scene Study
Thursdays from 5-6pm
This class focuses both on improvisation and scene study with a focus on various acting techniques. At this age, students are able to develop a physical and emotional connection to characters and scenarios presented to them. The first half of the session will focus on theatre games, improvisation, clowning, and devising their own work, with the second half focusing on close scene study. By the end of the session the students will have created and written their own work as well as memorized and staged scenes from classic plays assigned by the instructors. Performance techniques taught will include Meisner, movement, and voice/speech, which will all be incorporated into their final presentation. Parents will be welcome to attend an invited rehearsal on the last day of classes.

Spring session starts Thursday, April 12 and runs until June 14. Registration ends April 11.

Under their new education wing, they will also be offering adult Clowning classes on Mondays from 10am-1pm, beginning April 9.

To register, or for more information, visit


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8pm

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2017-18 Kumble Theater season with jazz singer/songwriter Alicia Olatuja. Drawing from a wide range of musical influence including classical, R&B, soul, and gospel, this Brooklyn resident brings her scintillating jazz stylings to Brooklyn's Kumble Theater, including a preview of selections from her yet-to-be-released second album, Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500. Day-of-show tickets should be purchased at the Kumble Theater on the downtown Brooklyn campus of LIU, located at 1 University Plaza, or by calling the Kumble Theater box office at 718-488-1624


Baruch Performing Arts Center
Heidi Latsky Dance in the
New York City Premiere of
March 8 - 10, 2018 at 7:30pm

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents Heidi Latsky Dancein the New York City Premier.

e of D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D. at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC on March 8, 9, and 10, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $21 ($10 for for Students with Student ID) and may be purchased at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.
Heidi Latsky transforms her performance installation ON DISPLAY, seen in 40 cities across the globe, to create a new theatrical experience - part dance, part art exhibition. D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D. explores society's obsession with body image, challenges boundaries defining beauty, embodies inclusion through dance, and explores the concept of watching while being watched.

Part gallery of living sculpture, part immersive dance experience, in D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D., Heidi Latsky Dance will experiment with multimedia aspects to enhance an audience's perception of inclusion; the performers themselves represent a wise cross-section of the diversity spectrum. A movement installation devised to disrupt public spaces with a meditative sculpture court of real people now reenters a more traditional venue in D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D.

The evening will include installations throughout the space, transforming the entire venue including all lobby areas. Fellow Canadian Aerialist and double-amputee Erin Ball will be featured in a 30-minute solo, Suspended Disbelief,during which she will perform in and around her wheelchair that is being suspended by the silks. Films by Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and Paul Galando (HLD's media director) will be screened. Guest appearances by members of the West Coast-based AXIS Dance Company and members of the Baruch College community.

Through a partnership with the NuVu Studio in Massachusetts, middle and high school students have created wearable art pieces designed specifically for designated performers highlighting the importance of body diversity. Fashion designers Anna Kathleen Little, Susan Obrant, and Timothy Westbrook also contribute to the clothing worn by the artists.
News from Polk and Co.

Presentation of
The World Premiere of


Limited Engagement through April 22, 2018
Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre 
in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 

Lindsey Ferrentino made her New York debut with her critically acclaimed play, Ugly Lies the Bone, starring Mamie Gummer in 2015 at Roundabout Underground, and returns to the Steinberg Center with her Roundabout commission, Amy and the Orphans. As part of Roundabout’s commitment to foster the talent of emerging writers, each Underground playwright is commissioned to write a new play before their Underground play is produced.

Amy and the Orphans 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 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.

Roundabout will present two Relaxed Performances of Amy and the Orphans on Wednesday, April 11 at 2pm and Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm.These performances are less formal and more supportive of sensory, communication, movement and learning needs. To learn more, visit Relaxed Performances.

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org



Derek Klena and Caroline O’Connor will play their final performance as “Dmitry” and “Lily,” respectively, in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA on March 25, 2018.  Klena and O’Connor are original members of the Broadway company. 

A casting announcement for “Dmitry” and “Lily” will be made shortly.

The new musical, ANASTASIA, opened on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It’s Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Once On This Island, Kinky Boots). The company is also led by Christy Altomare, John BoltonMax von Essenand Mary Beth Peil

This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

Tickets range from $69 - $169. Premium tickets range from $199 - $352. For more information, visit www.anastasiabroadway.com or call 212-239-6200.   Every day, ten $42 tickets are available at the box office beginning at 10AM. The $42 tickets are first come, first serve.

For more information, visit www.anastasiabroadway.com  

To Debut at Feinstein's / 54 Below

SESSION GIRLS, a new musical by three-time Emmy® nominee, Mia Moravis, will debut Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:30PM at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Session Girls gives us the inside scoop on music producer Joli Nye (Lauren WorshamA Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder), bawdy backup vocalist Cocoa (Lesli MargheritaMatilda The Musical; Dames At Sea), classical cellist Mariana (Oyoyo JoiThe Book Of Mormon), and their trials and tribulations as they navigate the music world, their love lives, and unanticipated change.

Session Girls is brimming with original witty, charming and memorable tunes in myriad genres, such as “Painfully Self-Aware”, “Miss Manners Got It Wrong”, “You’re Never A Shoe-In”, “If You Wanna Make Dough On A Show”, “I’m A Producer (And You’re Not)”, “I Dreamt Of You”, “We Should All Just Be Excellent”, “What's The Point?”, the award-winning “Nothing To Brag About”, and more. Robin Carus is Casting Director, and has this to say about Session Girls: “Session Girls celebrates creative women and their successes… it is a beautiful and relevant story for today.”

Grammy®- and Tony® Award-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning Michael J. Moritz Jr. is Music Director, and will produce the subsequent cast recording. Joe Graziosi is Music Supervisor. Tickets are available at: https://54below.com/events/new-musical-session-girls-mia-moravis/  or by calling (646) 476-3551.

 New York Premiere Of
A new play by ALEX LUBISCHER
Directed by WILL DAVIS

Previews begin March 8, 2018
Official opening April 3, 2018
Limited engagement through May 20, 2018
Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

This play continues the expanded two play season Roundabout Underground following ten seasons of critically acclaimed productions since its premiere in 2007. All tickets 2007

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly, by Alex Lubischer, directed by Will Davis. This is the second play in Roundabout Underground’s expanded two-play season, following Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder this fall.

The New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly begins preview performances Off-Broadway on Thursday, 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 20, 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. This comedy-about-a-tragedy pushes the boundaries of Roundabout’s Black Box Theatre, with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life. Written by Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, who is currently attending the Playwriting Program at Yale School of Drama and the newest playwright discovered by Roundabout Underground.

Tickets for Bobbie Clearly are first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. 

Bobbie Clearly will play Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30PM.

Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info. 
News from Richard Hillman PR











MARCH 25, 2018
 Producers Darlene Kaplan, Laura Janik Cronin and Scott J. Newsome, have announced, today, the cast and creative team for 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 set for Sunday evening, March 25, 2018 at 6:30PM.

Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world's most illustrious children's book writer and illustrator -but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential-but he doesn't yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter's youthful exuberance can unleash Simon's aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost.  The Stone Witch is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild. 

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 visiting Telecharge.com<http://telecharge.com/>. Student Rush Tickets are priced at $30 with valid Student I.D.

For more information, visit www.stonewitchplay.com
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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