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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Scoop - What Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Kidzsignments Kids Consignment Sale
Nex Level
426 Case Blvd.
Flemington, NJ

April 12-14

Important Consignor Dates:

Item Entry Cut Off - April 9 at noon 
Drop Off Dates - April 9 and 10 
Consignor Pre Sale -April 11h 
Unsold Item Pick Up - April 14 (Sat 4p-6p)

For more information or to register to consign, visit www.kidzsignments.com/consign-register.html
Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Thinking in Bets and 3D Printshop and Food Workshop

Tuesday March 20, 6:00 PM  to 7:30 PM
Thinking in Bets: Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty

The Franklin Institute welcomes world-renowned poker champion turned author and consultant Annie Duke for an insightful look at the psychology of decision making through her unique and expert poker lens.

The conversation is followed by a book signing of her newly-released bookThinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts. Books are not included with attendance, but will be available for purchase.

Free with Advance Registration.

For more information or to register, visit 

Wednesday March 21 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Sticky, slimy, sweet, savory—the introduction of 3D printing technology has unlocked a whole new world of culinary possibilities! In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how innovative startups like local company, Biobots, are changing the face of food using bioprinting technology. Together, participants will discover how 3D printed food can impact the lives of the elderly, ill, and astronauts, and will explore medicinal applications for 3D printed food. Participants won’t leave hungry, however—this class will culminate in printing and tasting your own unique snack!

No prior 3D printing experience necessary
Ages 15 and up*
Space is limited. Advanced registration required

For more information or to register, visit www.fi.edu/event/2018-03-21/3d-printing-and-food
Chinese Lantern Festival 
Will Return to Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA

May 1- June 30

Tickets On Sale Tuesday March, 20

Smelly Sneaker Madness! Find Out Who Has the “Smelliest Sole” in the Country at the Odor-Eaters® 43rd National Rotten Sneaker Contest® 
at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

Special Guest Judges Include a Professor of Odor, a Master Sniffer and a Nose for the News;
Winner receives $2,500, tickets to a Broadway Show, a spot in the Hall of Fumes and more

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
234 W 42nd St, New York, NY (Between 7 th and 8 th Avenues)
WHO: Six young contestants ages 8-15 with stinky sneakers from all over the
          U.S., including Alaska,Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York and 
          Stacy Shuster, Director of Marketing and Sales, Ripley’s Believe It or 
          Not! Times Square
          George Aldrich, NASA Chemical Specialist and Master Sniffer (Judge)
          Rachel Herz Ph.D., Adjunct Asst. Professor, Brown University &
          Psychologist of Smell (Judge)
          Buck Wolf, Huffington Post (Judge)

WHAT: The Odor-Eater’s Rotten Sneaker Contest began in 1974 as a        
            promotion created by a Montpelier, Vermont sporting goods owner
            looking to advertise a new line of athletic shoes. At the Montpelier  
            Dept. of Recreation, the owner discovered a photogenic pair of very 
            smelly sneakers perfect for the store ad and the rest is history. 
            Odor-Eaters joined the foot fray in 1988 as the official sponsor.

           The contest moved to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square in 2014, 
           after 40 years in Vermont. The winners of local competitions around the 
           country travel to NYC to compete for the national Rotten Sneaker title. 
           Sneakers are judged on odor, condition and the child’s personal 
           description on why their sneakers are the stinkiest.

          The winner receives $2,500, an additional two nights’ stay to see
          a Broadway show, the golden sneaker award, a year’s supply of 
          much-needed Odor-Eaters products and a spot in the Hall 
          of Fumes.

WHERE: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
             234 W 42nd St, New York, NY (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
            Contest: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Upcoming at City Center Encores!
New York City Center
131 W. 55th St.
New York, NY

Grand Hotel, The Musical

Main Stage March 21- 25
Tickets starting at $35

A faded ballerina, a Baron who moonlights as a burglar, a dying bookkeeper, a businessman facing certain ruin, and a young secretary all-too-eager to become an American film star are all trapped by history, as the world careens into a great depression, and the revolving door keeps turning.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Upcoming at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Dinos After Dark

Friday March 23, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Pay-what-you-wish admission (suggested donation $10)
  • Pre-register and skip the line so you can enjoy the Beer Garden and museum right away
  • Exclusive preview screening of National Geographic’s latest documentary series
  • Special PJ story time with Marty the Moose
  • Purchase drinks and food from the Academy Beer Garden: Dino Drafts—then explore the museum, take tours, and meet live animals
Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Motown the Musical

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 AT 8:00PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018 AT 2:00PM & 8:00PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 AT 2:00PM
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Upcoming at Broadway Workshop



Saturday, March 24th
2PM - Cast A
8PM - Cast B
Sunday, March 25th
1PM - Cast B (sold out)
4PM - Cast A
All seats $20 - The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater - 5 West 63rd St.

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. Broadway Workshop's production will incorporate two casts of actors between the ages of 8 to 14.

To purchase tickets, visit web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/988400.
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Sonny the Bunny & WWE Stars Rusev and Lana
Saturday, March 24                                                                   

Sonny the Bunny's Colossal Carrot Adventure
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sonny the Bunny is back for his Fifth Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure! There will be FREE pictures with Sonny the Bunny, a bunny trail you can hop along to collect eggs filled with treats and prizes, and raffle prizes that include a Grand Prize of an iPlay America Birthday Party for the kids and one-Carat Diamond for the adults! Register now for this FREE event!

For more information or to register, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/colossal-carrot-adventure.

Saturday, March 24                                                                                  
VIB Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny                                        
Start Time: 9:00 AM

Join us for our Fourth Annual VIB (Very Important Bunny) Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny! Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet that includes an omelet station, assorted breakfast breads, yogurt and granola, pancakes, fresh fruit and more! While you are eating, Sonny the Bunny will walk around and visit with guests at their tables. Then, gather the whole family together for a picture with him taken by our professional photographer with a free digital download! We will also have tons of entertainment including Miss Sherri from Honey Child Music Academy, Neverland Balloon Artists, face painting and a photo booth with The Selfie Social! Afterwards, enjoy our FREE Sonny the Bunny Colossal Carrot Adventure, taking place inside the park from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/vib-breakfast.

Saturday, March 24

WWE Superstars Rusev and Lana – iPlay America's Event Center
Door Time: 12:00 PM – Start Time: 1:00 PM

Happy Rusev Day! WWE® Superstars Rusev® and Lana® come to iPlay America for a major Meet & Greet event that fans will not want to miss. Get your favorite WWE memorabilia signed and get a photo with Rusev and Lana. Rusev, the Bulgarian Brute, who is known for his signature finishing move, the Machka Kick, and his former manager, Lana who is now a featured SmackDown® star, will bring all their chemistry, intensity and passion for wrestling to share with their legions of fans. VIP package and photo opportunity package is available! Get your tickets NOW!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/wwe-superstars-rusev-lana
Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Spellbound Theatre's "Wink"

Saturday, March 24 at 11 am and 2 pm

What happens when we go to sleep? Where can our imaginations take us?
This imaginative and multi-disciplinary performance explores dreams from the perspective of a young child and her bear. Blending shadow puppetry, physical theatre, and animation, this unique show is a captivating journey designed to engage and inspire the very youngest audience members.

Inspired by the classic poem, "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," Wink transforms a familiar bedroom into an imaginative world full of surprises. Brooklyn based Spellbound Theatre was recently recognized  by the American Alliance of Theater Education with the “Outstanding New Children’s Theater Company Award,” and they’ve received multiple grant awards from The Jim Henson Foundation for their rich and magical works.
Please note: this performance is best for audiences 0-5 years old.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Freedom Art Jam for Passover 
at the Jewish Museum 
1109 5th Ave.
New York, NY

March 25

On Sunday, March 25 from 12 noon to 4 pm, The Jewish Museum presents the annual Freedom Art Jam Art & Dance Party, a festive afternoon celebrating Passover. The day features activities geared towards children ages 3 and up, including a drop-in art workshop where kids can sculpt cups for the seder table in clay; create colorful, abstract “freedom paintings;” and collaborate with other families on a giant pattern wall using playful images related to Passover.  In addition, ShirLaLa will perform soulful songs for Passover at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Freedom Art Jam is free with Museum admission and RSVP. (Admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students. Visitors 18 and under are free!).  To RSVP, parents can visit http://thejewishmuseum.org/FreedomArtJam.
Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Thursday March 22, 7:00 PM
Ecstatic Music Festival
Glasser & big dog little dog

The ethereal Glasser ventures into fresh sonic territory with her new all-star trio with Robbie Lee and Eleonore Oppenheim, plus daring new music by big dog little dog and a world premiere by Jessie Montgomery.  

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday March 25, 11:00 AM
Jewish Family Musicals
Shlemiel Crooks: A Passover Musical

A boy and his dog stop the ghost of Pharaoh from ruining Passover in this whimsical, warm-hearted family musical based on children's books by the award-winning author Anna Olswanger.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
PR Firm Roundup
News from DKC

BroadwayHD Announces 
Free Stream of ON THE EXHALE 
in Support of March For Our Lives

BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service that brings live theater productions to viewers all over the world, announced that it will offer, On the Exhale, for free on March 24th and 25th in solidarity with the March For Our Lives demonstration occurring across the United States. On the Exhale explores the complex issue of gun control in America, the politics that surrounds it, and the government’s responsibility to regulate this system. The announcement came at the conclusion of BroadwayHD's South by Southwest panel "Keeping Performing Arts Alive in a Digital World" out of Austin, TX.

On The Exhale, is a powerful production described as “brave and bold” by the New York Times that dives into the subject of gun violence and tragedy, and was created by playwright Martin Zimmerman (Executive Story Editor, Ozark and Writer, Narcos) as a way to cope and understand the events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

March For Our Lives is a planned demonstration taking place on March 24 in Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States. Students and families all over the country are planning the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety, following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
To stream On the Exhale for free, visit Broadwayhd.com on March 24th or 25th.
 News from DKC/O & M


The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, and Susanne Bartsch in collaboration with Dee Dee Luxe, announce the Bartschland Follies, a weekly midnight residency in the hotel’s jazz age-inspired speakeasy Manderley Bar. The Bartschland Follies will take place on Fridays from through April 13.

The McKittrick Hotel is combining forces with Bartsch to create the Bartschland Follies - an eclectic and eccentric cabaret extravaganza, where a night at the opera collides with a burlesque circus for a high fashion, madcap and unforgettable entertainment experience.

Doyenne of downtown Susanne Bartsch herself will host each show and feature a rotating roster of performances byManderley Bar is located in The McKittrick Hotel at 532 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. For tickets, reservations and additional information, visit mckittrickhotel.com/manderley-bar or call the Box Office at 212-904-1880. nightlife fixtures including Joey Arias,Amanda Lepore, Shequida, Aquaria, Fou York, Dirty Martini and many more.

Tickets range from $25 for General Admission to $75 for Reserved Seating, and are available at https://mckittrickhotel.com/events/bartschland-follies. Doors open at 11pm and all guests must be at least 21 to enter.

For a full schedule of Sleep No More performances and events at The McKittrick Hotel, visit mckittrickhotel.com/calendar.




Children of a Lesser God, will return to Broadway for the first time since its Tony Award-winning premiere production.  Starring Joshua Jackson and introducing Lauren Ridloff, both making their Broadway debuts, and directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny LeonChildren of a Lesser God will begin performances at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) on Thursday, March 22nd.  Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

One of the most celebrated American plays of the late twentieth century, Children of a Lesser God tackles the complexities of human connection and communication with insight, wit, and unyielding compassion.  Its 1980 original Broadway production earned a Tony Award for Medoff (Best Play), as well as for the two leads: John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich. Its London transfer went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play.  The acclaimed 1986 film adaptation starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin further solidified the title’s place in the American canon and earned Matlin the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Frelich and Matlin remain, to this day, the only deaf actresses to have ever won the Tony and Academy Awards for leading roles, respectively. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrenofalessergodbroadway.com.  










Preview performances for  Denzel Washington in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe,   a limited engagement, begin Thursday, March 22. The official opening is on Thursday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at  icemanonbroadway.com, via Telecharge.com or by phone at 212 239 6200, or by visiting the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Box Office.

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

The 2018 Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59 Theaters announced!

The critically acclaimed Brits Off Broadway, host to the UK's most innovative and provocative theater in New York City, presented by 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) returns from Wednesday, April 11 – Sunday, July 1. The single ticket prices range from $25 - $70 ($20 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets to Brits Off Broadwaygo on sale on Tuesday, March 6 at Noon, with a special pre-sale for 59E59 Members beginningTuesday, February 27 at Noon. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.

The full 2018 Brits Off Broadway lineup:

Wednesday, April 11 – Sunday, May 6
WE LIVE BY THE SEA devised by Patch of Blue, directed by Alex Howarth
With Alexandra Brain, Tom Coliandris, Lizzie Grace, and Alexandra Simonet
Produced by Patch of Blue and The Hartshorn-Hook Foundation
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

Katy, an autistic teenager, lives with her imaginary dog, Paul Williams, and her sister Hannah in a sleepy coastal town. When she meets lonely Ryan, they make a connection that will shake their worlds forever. Playful, visual storytelling with a live electronic score about autism, friendship, and a very big wave.

Tuesday, April 24 – Sunday, May 13
written and performed by Nicola Wrendirected by George Chilcott
Featuring the voices of Will Brown, Tanya Kraljevic, and Mark Weinman
Produced by DugOut Theatre
$25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officerreceives an old cassette tape with a message from her big brother on it, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. Called “absorbing and bittersweet” by The StageREPLAY is an intimate, moving, and life-affirming story about learning to celebrate the past, however painful.

Thursday, April 26 – Sunday, May 27
A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn
With Russell Dixon, Antony Eden, Frances Marshall, Laura Matthews, Laurence Pears, Louise Shuttleworth
Produced by the Stephen Joseph Theatre
Tickets: $25 – $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members)

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved
him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen.

From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates's romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, love, and loss come at the funniest moments in this “tear-inducingly tender” (The Times) Ayckbourn comedy.

Tuesday, May 8 – Sunday, June 3
OPERATION CRUCIBLE by Kieran Knowles, directed by Bryony Shanahan
With Salvatore
D’Aquilla, Kieran Knowles, Christopher McCurry, and James Wallwork
Produced by McGill Productions Ltd, From The Ground Up Theatre, and The Hartshorn-Hook Foundation
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members

On December 12, 1940, during World War II, a single bomb reduced the Marples Hotel, which stood proudly in Fitzalan Square in Sheffield, from seven stories to just 15 feet of rubble. Only one of the ten compartments in the hotel’s cellars withstood the blast. Trapped within it were four men. This is their story, from beginning to end...

Tuesday, May 15 – Sunday, June 10
written by Brad Birch, directed by David Mercatali
With Lisa Diveney and Paul Rattray
Produced by Sherman Theatre
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

Sophie and Tom’s relationship fell apart in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Four years later, as they come face to face once again, the aftershocks of that fateful day can still be felt. TREMOR is an intense new play how we choose to see things and live in a world riven with tension, anxiety, and division.

Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, July 1 
SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS by David Byrne, directed by David Byrne & Kate Stanley
With Richard Delaney, Olivia Hirst, Andy McLeod, Andrew Strafford-Baker, and Stella Blue Taylor
Produced by New Diorama Theatre, in co-production with Greenwich Theatre
Tickets: $25 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members)

In 1949, Dr. Jacob “Bruno” Bronowski installs a secret, alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later, his grandson and his blind date delve into Bruno’s locked room for the first time, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history.

Tuesday, June 5 – Sunday, July 1
ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT, by Jessica Walker, with music director, Joseph Atkins
With Rachel Austin, Alexandra Mathie, and Jessica Walker
Produced by Jess Walker Music Theatre, in association with Royal Exchange Theatre
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

Paris: 1935. Suzy Solidor, cabaret sensation, steps onto the tiny stage of her cramped nightclub, ready to wow the hippest crowd in town with her lesbian erotic songs. She is surrounded by her 225 portraits and high on success, both from her best-selling records and from her status as the most painted woman in the world. Suzy Solidor is probably the most famous woman you’ve never heard of.

Tuesday, June 12 – Sunday, July 1
POLICE COPS & POLICE COPS IN SPACE presented in rotating repertory by The Pretend Men
With Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson, and Tom Roe
Produced by The Pretend Men and New Diorama Theatre
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)
POLICE COPS: It’s 1976. Straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother’s death. Teamed up with a disgraced renegade, the pair begins to unearth the soily secrets of the case.POLICE COPS is a cinematic joyride, speeding down Adventure Avenue in a souped-up squad car!

POLICE COPS IN SPACE: After his father is killed by an evil robot, Sammy Johnson is the last Police Cop in the universe. On a distant planet, Sammy must team up with an alien fighter pilot and his trusty cyborg to embark on an intergalactic adventure to become the best damn Police Cop in space.
News from Michelle Tabnikc PR

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents the U.S. Premiere of
By Christopher Green
An experiential entertainment about pornography . . .
March 20-31, 2018

Following a sold-out run at the Southbank Centre in London, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the U.S. Premiere of Prurience, an experiential entertainment about pornography, written and directed by Christopher Green and co-directed by Holly Race Roughan (People, Places & Things), from March 20-31, 2018.

After interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, British writer and performer Christopher Green presents an immersive theater experience inviting audiences to attend a fictional self-help group that takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed. Questioning the side effects of porn consumption, Green asks audiences to consider if society is in the grip of an actual addiction or a moral panic, through increasingly distorting layers of reality and theatricality. Expect witty observations, surprises, and more than a few laughs. Casting to be announced.

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Location: The Wright restaurant at the Guggenheim
March 20, 21, 23-28, 30, 31, 8pm

LABA at The 14th Street Y

March 22, 2018, 7:30pm

LABA presents LABAlive WAR & PEACE: ONE, an evening of theater works-in-progress by current fellows on March 22, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.14streety.org/labalive.

Each year, LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture brings together ten fellows to study classic Jewish texts in a non-religious, open-minded setting centered on a chosen theme - this year's is WAR+PEACE. Inspired by these ancient Jewish texts, three fellows will present new works in an evening of art, drinks, and text.

LABAlive War & Peace: ONE presents the work of Tal Beery, Brandon Woolf and Jess Hanovich, with teaching by Tablet Magazine's Liel Leibovitz.

Tal Beery // and those black braids // Theater 
A performance by artist Tal Beery responding to the only item left of his estranged grandmother: her dubious 1949 account of surviving the Holocaust. Beery's impossible search for her real story tangles with a painful past that, like it or not, is gone forever.

Jess Honovich // SUPER PLAY // Theater 
What is a superhero, and what exactly makes them "super?" Theater practitioner and playwright Jess Honovich seeks the answers to these questions by interviewing those who know and love them most: three- to five-year-old children. An evolving verbatim performance piece, THE UNTITLED SUPERHERO PROJECT investigates how we learn through play.

Brandon Woolf // M., or, 36 Righteous Coffee Machines // Theater 
At the end of page 96b of tractate Sanhedrin, the editors of the Babylonian Talmud begin a lengthy discussion of the coming days of the Messiah. The texture of this Talmudic text-fragment is heterogeneous to say the least: dialogue, debate, parable, philosophical reflection, mathematical calculation, geopolitical commentary, prayer, and conspiracy theory. This work-in-progress performance, conceived by Brandon Woolf, is a meditation on the active, the passive, the apocalyptic, the redemptive, and - perhaps most centrally - the caffeinated qualities of waiting.

Liel Leibovitz // The Slaying of Sisera (Judges 4-5)
When Yael hammers a tent peg into Sisera's temple, it is one of the Bible's most triumphant acts of violence, a celebration of bravery by a heroic young warrior. But before we can rejoice in the killing of a bitter enemy, we are confronted by the palpable sorrow of his mother, who waits in vain for his return. LABA teacher Liel Leibovitz sings the blues for Sisera's mother, sharing how this unlikeliest of biblical figures came to shape our commemoration of Rosh Hashanah.


the little OPERA theatre of ny 
in collaboration with New Vintage Baroquepresents the New York City Premiere of

Johann Adolph Hasse's
with a libretto by Marco Coltellini
based upon the story of
Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoses
March 22-25, 2018 
at Baruch Performing Arts Center

The little OPERA theatre of ny(LOTNY), in collaboration with New York based period ensemble New Vintage Baroque,presents the New York City Premiere of Piramo e Tisbe at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC, from March 22-25, 2018, with performances on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.  Tickets are $35 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/35006.

Based upon the story of Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid's Metamorphoseswith a libretto by Marco Coltellini, Piramo e Tisbe is byJohann Adolph Hasse, a pivotal opera composer of the 18th Century celebrated for his sweet and tender melodies. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

A wall and family feud stand between Pyramus and Thisbe. Their secret plans to unite unravel under the moonlight.
Brooklyn Music School
An Evening of Opera and Cabaret
Concert and Benefit for Brooklyn Opera Works
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7pm
The Elliot Room, First Presbyterian Church

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents an evening of opera and cabaret to support the Brooklyn Opera Works program on Thursday, March 22, at 7pm in the Elliot Room at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at https://bow-fundraiser-2018.eventbrite.com.
Enjoy wine, conversation, and music in an intimate cocktail setting, in an atmosphere of lively ideas, new friendships, and up-close artistry. The evening will include a sampling of celebrated operatic arias, cabaret and dance selections to showcase the talent represented by the Brooklyn Opera Works and BOW's Summer Vocal Arts program.
Featuring Wagnerian tenor Adam Herskowitz (Metropolitan Opera), the evening will be hosted by BOW's Artistic Director Lina TetrianiShe will be joined by a special guest and advisory board member, Anthony Laciura, and the fantastic Brooklyn Opera Works team.

The evening will also showcase selected costumes and art work featured in past and 2018 productions.

The Theater 14th Street Y
& Bearded Ladies Productions
Y Cabaret
March 24 & 25, 2018 at 8pm
Works & Process at the Guggenheim

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productions present the 4th Y Cabaretas part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC on March 24 & 25, 2018 at 8pm.The Y Cabaret is evening of drinks, dance, and food and features choreographers: Nicole Von Arx, Peter Cheng, Mei Yamanaka, Roya Carreras, Kristen Carcone, BAIRA (formerly BS Movement), and Princess Lockerooo, hosted by Clinton Edward.
Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available at www.14streety.org/tickets.

Nai-Ni Chen to Premiere
A Quest for Freedom at NJPAC
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30PM
And at NextDance Festival in Philadelphia's Prince Theatre

In this 2018 Women's History Month of March, NJPAC will premiere Nai-Ni Chen's latest collaboration with the world renowned Ahn Trio in a new, groundbreaking dance production, A Quest for Freedom.  A program that highlights the hope and quest for freedom in every aspects of the artist's life and only highlighted by the current societal, national, international and historical debate around immigration.  Following the NJPAC premiere, the new work will premiere at Philadelphia's NextDance Festival from Fri-Sun, April 20, 21, 22, 2018 at the Prince Theatre.

Originally inspired by Ahn Trio's adaptation of David Bowie's Space Oddity and the their performance of the Trio's version of Purple Rain by Prince on Ellis Island's Great Hall of Immigration, Nai-Ni Chen continued to work with the Trio throughout 2017 to find their common vision, exploring their common roots as Asian American immigrants, and as women artists developing innovative work in America.  Their collaboration is enhanced by the work of visual artist Jayathi Moorthy, who brings a contemporary, visual artist perspective to the project.

The new production will feature new music created especially for Nai-Ni Chen, Concrete Stream as well as Night Flight by Kenji Bunch, Insensatez by Astor Piazzola and popular music adaptations for classical instruments by David Bowie and Prince.  For each of these music, Nai-Ni Chen created new dances titled:  I want to Fly, Liberation, Lonely Man, A Forgotten Past, and My Flower Garden, each dance explores part of her journey as an immigrant woman artist who view freedom from different lances here in America.  Lighting Designer Yi-Chung Chen, Visual Designer Jayanthi Moorthy and Costume Designer Ann-Alisa Belous are all deeply involved in the making of the production.

About A Quest for Freedom
An empowering evening of music and dance, A Quest for Freedom is a music and dance collaboration between the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and the world renowned Ahn Trio. The athletic physicality of seven exquisite dancers, mesmerizing choreography of Nai-Ni Chen combined with the virtuosity of the Ahn Trio are integrated seamlessly throughout the program.
In this production, the Ahn Trio performs their most popular and engaging music, including their sassy, classical version of Purple Rain by the Prince, Space Oddity by David Bowie, Night Flight by Kenji Bunch, among others. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company also commissioned new music from composer Kenji Bunch. Concrete Stream with passages that allow dancers to interact with musicians

The Schimmel Center presents New York Theatre Ballet in Mother Goose on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The ballet features the wit, wisdom and whimsy of a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters, including the three blind mice, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill, and the three-legged goose.

Pre-show activities-including arts and crafts, story time and a themed photobooth-start at 2:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Center lobby.

Event Information
Schimmel Center Presents
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Recommended for 3+
Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents a costume and dance commission
Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a costume and dance commission, Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jungon Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Costume design takes center stage in these new works devised by designers Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung in collaboration with their favorite clients and dance makers, Jack Ferver, Burr Johnson, Lar Lubovitch, Pam Tanowitz, and Gwen Welliver, danced by Reid Bartelme, Maggie Cloud, Jack Ferver, Russell Janzen, Burr Johnson, Harriet Jung, and Stuart Singer, with soprano Tiffany Abban and pianist Patrick Gallagher.

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

Town Stages and Yael Silver
Home Enough To Me:
The Songs of Rachel Dean and David Brush
A Benefit for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Monday, March 26, 2018

at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC

Town Stages and Yael Silver present Home Enough To Me: The Songs of Rachel Dean and David Brush, a benefit for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7pm at Town Stages221 West Broadway, NYC, featuring: Tony award-winning Cady Huffman (The Producers),Jessica Vosk (Wicked), Max Crumm (Grease), Jamison Scott(Memphis), Nick Adams (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line),Lauren Elder (Sideshow),George Psomas (Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific), Law Terrell Dunford (Waitress), Tally Sessions (War Paint, Falsettos), Kristin Stokes (The Lightning Thief)  Rebecca Spigelman, Noah Hinsdale (Fun Home). Tickets are $65 ($100 for VIP admission) and are available athttps://homeenoughtome.splashthat.com/.

Home Enough to Me is a new concert showcasing the work of musical theatre writing team Rachel Dean and David Brush. The concert event will feature songs from The Anxiety Project--a new musical featuring the true stories of those suffering from and living with anxiety, depression and a host of other mental illnesses--as well as some new Dean-Brush work. The evening gathers a collection of some of Broadway's finest performers in a one night only event to benefit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Featuring both fan favorites and never-before-heard songs from work in development, this unique event is not to be missed!

News from Polk and Co.



Performances  have begun for BEDLAM’s (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) new production of PYGMALION. The company’s return to the work of George Bernard Shaw officially opens Off-Broadway on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street), for a limited 6-week run through Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Tickets on sale now at 212-925-2812 or www.bedlam.org.

For more information, visit www.bedlam.org.


The hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will begin performances on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).
We’ve got trouble, folks, right here in Indiana and when Broadway’s brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom – and the press is involved – they are ready to kick-ball-change the world. A new musical comedy about the power of love (and a good 11 o’clock number), THE PROM is about so much more than just a dance.

Tickets are currently on sale to groups (10+) at 
www.BroadwayInbound.com (866.302.0995).  Single ticket on-sale for general public and additional casting will be announced shortly.

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


  1. My daughter & I went to the Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphis last year. We really enjoyed it. Matter of fact we made a seekend out of the trip.

    1. We have never actually been, but it sounds fun. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your coment.