I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 4/8/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon With a Giveaway!

Proceeds from song will support Everytown for Gun Safety.

 Internationally acclaimed concert and recording artist Maxine Linehan has released her first original single, “Living Proof (You’re Gonna Hear Us Now).”  Inspired by the brave students in Parkland, Florida and the youth movement sweeping the nation including the March For Our Lives, and to financially support Everytown for Gun Safety, with proceeds being donated to the organization. 

“Living Proof” was written by Linehan and Andrew Koss, and recorded at The Studio at Strawberry Fields Lane, a destination recording studio in Manchester, Vermont.  Over 50 talented students, teachers and activists donated their time and talent to bring the song to life, including five time Grammy Award winning mix engineer, Kevin Killen.  This is a song for and about the next generation who are standing up, speaking out and saying “enough.

The song is available on all music platforms, to purchase the song on iTunes, please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/living-proof-youre-gonna-hear-us-now-single/1364393490
Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday April 11, 5:30 PM
Academy Town Square

Evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen is among a growing number of urban ecologists studying how manmade environments are affecting the evolution of animals and plants.  In this free Academy Town Square, WHYY’s Maiken Scott engages the author in a fascinating conversation on evolution in the urban jungle.

For more information or to register for this free event, visit www.ansp.org/programs-and-events/events/Details.

Thursday April 12, 6:00 PM
Door 19: Off the Hook

Knock 3.14159 times on Door 19 for admission to an oddly charming evening that will forever change how you think about science. Curated for the curious, Door 19 is quirky science meets themed soiree, set against a backdrop of music, potent libations, behind-the-scenes tours and dinosaurs. Hurry – early-bird pricing ends today!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ansp.org/programs-and-events/adult-programs/door19.

Saturday April 15 - Sunday April 15 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Animal Superhero Weekend

How much do the superheroes of the animal kingdom inspire the superheroes (and supervillains) of comic books and movies? More than you think! From Spider-Man to Catwoman, animals influence some of our favorite characters. Explore the real-life super abilities of animals from around the world with specially themed live animal shows, activity stations and training camp!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ansp.org/programs-and-events/festivals/animal-superhero-weekend.
Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

"La Chana", Ecstatic Music Festival, and 
New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Wednesday April 11, 7:00 PM
Film Screening and Live Performance

The legendary Gypsy Flamenco dancer La Chana and the Flamenco singer/musician Diego Amador perform following a screening of the award-winning documentary "La Chana."

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday April 14, 8:30 OM
Ecstatic Music Festival
Clockwork & Songs of Mourning

A high-energy evening of new collaborative work featuring composer-saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli, composer-violinist-vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Chris Tordini, composer-jazz drummer John Hollenbeck and composer Jeremy Flower.

Sunday April 15, 3:00 PM
New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra, and experience the passion and personality of the performers! Works by Brahms, Leclair and Vaughan Williams.

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

Black Violin, Grupo Niche, Giselle: Moscow Festival Ballet, and Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy

Thursday April 12, 7:00 PM
Black Violin

Classically-trained virtuoso violinist/violists Kev Marcus and Wil B—the dynamic duo known as Black Violin—are boundary-defying performers who merge classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B into an electrifying style all their own. Joined by turntable whiz DJ SPS and Nat Stokes on drums, they smash musical stereotypes; enthralling fans of Bach, Beyoncé, and beyond. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/black-violin.

Friday April 13, 8:00 PM
Grupo Niche

Founded in 1980 by Jairo Varela and Alexis Loano in Cali, Colombia, salsa group Grupo Niche is one of Latin America's most popular acts. Grupo Niche’s first major success was the release of Querer es Poder and the single “Buenaventura y Caney.” In 1984, the band produced its signature song “Cali Pachanguerno,” a hit tribute to the world salsa capital. Other hits include “Cali Aji,” “Sin Sentimientos,” Una Aventura,” and “Gotas de Lluvia.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/grupo-niche
Saturday April 14, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Moscow Festival Ballet

This acclaimed Russian ballet company brings Giselle, one of the most romantic classical ballets to the State Theatre New Jersey stage. With stunning choreography by the legendary Marius Petipa and hauntingly beautiful music, this romantic ballet portrays the poignant tale of Giselle, a young peasant girl who has fallen madly in love with a villager, unaware that he is, in fact, a count in disguise. When she learns that he is betrothed to another, she takes her own life, and joins the ghosts of girls who seek to avenge the men who have jilted them. This gorgeous ballet of love and hate, vengeance and forgiveness, is performed by some of Russia’s finest dancers in the grand tradition of Russian ballet with gorgeous costumes and colorful sets. 
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/giselle
Sunday April 15, 3:00 PM
Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Long before becoming world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on Seinfeld, Jason Alexander was a Tony Award®-winning Broadway song-and-dance man. His concert with the NJSO brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage and features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much-heralded event of music, laughter, and fun.

Prelude Performance, one hour before concert
It's Pitch Perfect come to life! Enjoy an entertaining pre-concert set from Casual Harmony, Rutgers University's award winning all-male a cappella group.

For more information or to purchase, visit www.stnj.org/event/jason_alexander_njso.
Off-Broadway Performances Begin April 13
At The 13th Street Theatre

Austin Pendleton and Angelica Page are set to star in DRESS OF FIRE, a new play by Nina Kethevan. Performances will begin April 13th, with the official Opening Night on Sunday, April 22nd at the 13th Street Theatre, 50 West 13 Street (just east of Sixth Ave.)

As the conflict rages around the walls of the city of Troy (whose dilemma startlingly resembles that of our world today), the passionate characters in DRESS OF FIRE are as much preoccupied by their own personal dramas as by the impending disaster that will sweep it all away.

The playing schedule for DRESS OF FIRE will be Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with matinees Sunday at 3 pm through April 29th. Tickets are $30 and are available through www.dressoffire.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Same day $20 student & senior tickets (with valid I.D.) will be available in person at the box office.

For more information, visit http://dressoffire.com/
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Saturday, April 14
Michael Grandinetti Magic – iPlay America’s Event Center
Doors: 6:00 PM – Starts: 7:00 PM

Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician – he is better known for being a world class illusionist. Grandinetti became famous for levitating in the air for 4 hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He makes the ancient art of magic modern, innovative and exciting while showing audiences that nothing is impossible. This is YOUR chance to have your mind blown by his incredible talents! Check out the ticket options starting at $20.00. Hurry, they’re selling fast! Get yours before they disappear!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

To enter to win a family four pack of tickets to this event, go to our previous post Flash Weekend Giveaway: Win a Four Pack of Tickets to see Magician Michael Grandinetti at iPlay America!

Suzi Shelton Plans NYC Shows in April To Celebrate New Album "Hand in Hand""Pre-Release Party"

A Whole Band Show at

Hudson Eats/ Brookfield Place

225 Liberty St.

Saturday, April 14th at 10 am

Free show debuting new songs from Suzi's May album release "Hand in Hand." The show is geared toward families with children ages 8 and under. 

For more information, visit https://brookfieldplaceny.com/events

News from DKC/O & M


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar will launch a North American Tour in fall 2019.  Helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. 

For additional information, please visit JesusChristSuperstar.com.

Due to Overwhelming Demand
Additional Tickets Released for 




 Performances began this April 4 for Charles Busch’s return to Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director) in his uproarious new comedyThe Confession of Lily Dare, directed by Busch’s longtime collaborator Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, Judith of Bethulia, The Divine Sister).

Tickets are going fast for this premiere showcase engagement, so the production announces last-minute ticketing policies for audience members hoping to secure.

Last minute unsold tickets reserved for the production may be made available 72 hours before each sold-out performance. Please check SmartTix.com for availability.

Played against the gaudy tapestry of turn-of-the-century California’s notorious Barbary Coast, The Confession of Lily Dare tells the story of one woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madam of a string of brothels. Behind her every move lies her greatest secret: her undying devotion to the child she was forced to abandon. The Confession of Lily Dare is the latest comic melodrama written by and starring Mr. Busch, the legendary master of theatrical parodies such as Vampire Lesbians of SodomDie Mommie Die!, and The Divine Sister. Here, Mr. Busch and Mr. Andress celebrate the gauzy “confession film” tearjerkers of early 1930s pre-code cinema, such as The Sin of Madelon ClaudetFrisco Jenny, and Madame X

Tickets for The Confession of Lily Dare are on sale now via SmartTix.com. All tickets are $25 and seating is general admission.
News from Karen Greco PR

Adam Rapp’s THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES receives NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters 

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of Adam Rapp’s THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, directed by Jacqueline Stone. Produced by Chicago’s TUTA Theatre, THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES begins performances on April 4for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 22Press Opening is Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM; and Sunday 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).

This theatrical event follows 16-year-old Bernadette, an aspiring short story writer teetering on the verge of adulthood, as she journeys through New York City. A unique coming of age story, this play by acclaimed American writer and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Adam Rapp examines our teenage years, at times uncertain, always full of yearning, and empowered by devastating events.

Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or by visiting www.59e59.org.

The critically acclaimed WE LIVE BY THE SEA kicks off the 2018 Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59 Theaters

The 2018 Brits Off Broadway season launches at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with WE LIVE BY THE SEA, devised by Patch of Blue and directed by Alex Howarth. Produced by Patch of Blue and The Hartshorn-Hook Foundation, WE LIVE BY THE SEA begins performances on Wednesday, April 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 6Press Opening is Tuesday, April 17 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). The single ticket prices range from $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members).

Katy wears orange on Thursdays and purple on Sundays. She eats three fish fingers for tea every day. She lives with her sister Hannah and her imaginary dog Paul Williams, and she’ll ask to tap your shoes before she can say hello. When the new boy in town breaks her routine, their lives are changed in unexpected ways. Katy wants to tell you their story. Visual storytelling blends with a live electronic score in this play about autism, friendship, and a very big wave.

This compelling piece of theater gives audience members a unique look at the world experienced through the eyes of a teenager on the spectrum.

 Tickets are available by callingTicket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.
News from Lincoln Center Press

Monday, April 9 – FREE – at 1:00 PM
Lincoln Center Moments: New York Philharmonic

This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. This program includes a one-hour performance—Debussy’s Trio for Flute, Viola, and Harp, played by Yoobin Son (flute), Vivek Kamath (viola), and Nancy Allen (harp) of the New York Philharmonic—followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
This program is free of charge, but registration is required. Contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375.

Monday, April 9 – FREE – at 7:30 PM
Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium
Fact or Fiction? Amadeus and the Portrayal of an Artist

Miloš Forman’s 1984 film adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus stands as the most vivid, powerful, and controversial composer biopics of all time, winner of eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Ahead of the Philharmonic’s presentation of Amadeus—Live (April 11–14 and 17, conducted by Richard Kaufman), Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence Michael Beckerman debates the issues, ideas, and ethics of Amadeus. Actor F. Murray Abraham—who won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Salieri—is a special guest.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Wednesday, April 11 – FREE – at 7:30 PM
VICE Media: Watch & Learn

Get a fresh perspective on today’s most pressing issues at a special screening and talk-back with some of the great minds behind VICE.
This event is presented in collaboration with New America.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Thursday, April 12 – FREE – at 7:30 PM
Great Performers/Atrium 360°
Complimentary Classical: Aeolus Quartet

Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
Ives: String Quartet No. 2

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Friday, April 13 – FREE – at 7:30 PM
Outside (In)dia
Martha Redbone

Appalachian and Native American song is at the root of American music. Today, their songs and struggle are particularly relevant, and Martha Redbone is a clear and beautiful voice that represents these deep musical traditions. Her music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk, incorporating her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia, to Harlan County, Kentucky, and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets. Tonight, Martha’s ensemble joins with Brooklyn Raga Massive's community of Indian music–inspired artists to highlight both the roots and contemporary interpretations of these traditions.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Lincoln Center's Education 
Big Umbrella Festival

The  Big Umbrella Festival  is the world’s first month-long festival dedicated to arts programs for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Launching during Autism Awareness Month in April 2018, the festival will include three original interactive theater productions made for all ages, as well as relaxed performances across the Lincoln Center campus. It will also feature a symposium and professional development opportunities for artists, arts professionals, and presenters interested in this work, with the aim of bringing the community together around the topic of neurodiversity.

April 14, 10:30 AM
Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Brady Rymer leads a whimsical Americana mashup, bringing his rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock tunes to Lincoln Center for a relaxed Saturday morning show.

Actionplay Chorus
Made up of a group of young performers on the autism spectrum, and led by music therapist Gabriel Lit, the Actionplay Chorus performs their own original music in professional settings. In recent years, the Actionplay Chorus has performed with Weird Al Yankovic on Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, with the Greenwich Village Orchestra, and at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 West 62nd Street, located on the west side of Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd streets.

Tickets:  https://d.adroll.com/cm/aol/outSeating is first come, first served. When the venue reaches capacity, a standby line will form outdoors.

April 14, 11:00 AM

The Silent Clowns Film Series is NYC's longest-running regularly scheduled showcase for classic silent film comedy, presenting the silent movies of Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, and others, with live musical accompaniment by renowned silent film composer Ben Model. This family-friendly program also features a Q&A by film historians Ben Model and Steve Massa.

Bruno Walter Auditorium at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Avenue, between West 64th and West 65thStreets.

Tickets: Free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 14, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
April 15, 21, 22, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Creating distinct silhouettes in an exquisite play of light and shadow, Light Show brings audiences to a magical paper palace. The serene papery white landscape transitions from a beautiful warm day at the beach to a dreamy moonlit wonderland, creating a multisensory journey of textures, smells, and tactile experiences accompanied by live music from a virtuoso double bass player.

Samuels Teaching Studio, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th Floor

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500.

April 14, 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM
April 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6
11:30 AM and 2:30 PM

Up and Away is at once a story and an interactive experience, inspired loosely by the imagination of Jules Verne and his famous book Around the World in 80 Days. Seated in hot-air balloons, audiences join the Fogg Family Balloon Society on their 1,000th balloon ride. Featuring puppetry, live music, and interactive play, this “flight” travels through extraordinary places such as the Fog Bog, the Arctic Aviary, and Cloud Canyon, all with multisensory experiences. Each child in the audience has a one-on-one guide from the Fogg Family for the trip through the clouds.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th Floor

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500.

April 14, 4:00 PM

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic invite audiences on a playdate—where musical instruments are toys, songs become games, and kids can make believe whatever their hearts desire! Designed by Philharmonic musicians together with faculty of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, Very Young People’s Concerts combine games, storytelling, and music in one fun-filled hour that unlocks children’s imagination and talent. Philippe the Penguin and host Rebecca Young lead audiences on a journey to make new friends and share in the fun of music. This Very Young People’s Concert includes pre-concert musical games with musicians and a half-hour hosted performance of Martinů’s La revue de cuisine, including audience participation and story with Philippe the Penguin.

Stanley H. Kaplan Playhouse, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 10th Floor

Tickets: Available at the David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling 212.875.5656.West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th Floor
Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500.

For more information, visit http://www.lincolncenter.org/big-umbrella

Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc Series Presents Musicians
from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba

Collaborations with Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Saturdays April 14, 21, and 28 

Events Include Family-Friendly Performances and Resource Fairs in
Partnership with Local Art-Makers, Food Vendors, and Social Resource Providers

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc series will present three free programs in partnership with the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx. The family-friendly events will take place on successive Saturdays in April: Viento de Agua: Sonidos Primarios (April 14), Grupo de Salve Enerolisa (April 21), and The Dream Unfinished: Activist Orchestra (April 28).  

The Saturday morning programs feature hour-long community resource fairs, including art-making for kids, food from local vendors, and resources from local groups active within the realms of climate justice, immigration, and cultural heritage—subjects of concern which also link all three artists presented in the series. Community partners include Amnesty International, Bronx Children’s Museum, BronxMama, GreenThumb (NYC Parks), and GrowNYC, among others.  

Boro-Linc presents a series of pre-performance workshops, interactive performances, and community artist residencies designed to offer multiple entry points to the arts and support opportunities for entire families to participate together. In addition to this Bronx programming, Boro-Linc sponsors an artist residency program. This year’s Boro-Linc community artist-in-residence is Ivory Nunez-Medrano, who will be providing visual art workshops as part of each resource fair this April.  

Saturday, April 14, 2018 
Viento de Agua: Sonidos Primarios 
10:30 am Resource fair & music workshop with Tito Matos, director of Viento de Agua 
11:30 am Viento de Agua

This family-friendly concert will feature selections from the acclaimed children’s album, Sonidos Primarios, marking the first time Puerto Rico’s leading bomba and plena group, Viento de Agua, performs this music in the U.S. Coming to the Hostos Center directly from San Juan, the band will showcase its unique contemporary take on música jíbara and Afro-Puerto Rican musical traditions while raising awareness about Puerto Rico and the ongoing fight for justice.  
Director Tito Matos, recognized for his activism following Hurricane Maria, will be showcasing one-of-a-kind instruments crafted from the hurricane’s fallen trees as part of the 10:30am fair. The instruments will be for sale and proceeds benefit Fundación Ismael Rivera, a nonprofit organization committed to preserving, spreading, and protecting the legacy of the late Puerto Rican singer.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 
Grupo de Salve Enerolisa 

10:30 am Resource fair & arts workshops with visual artist Ivory Nunez-Medrano and members of the band 
11:30 am Grupo de Salve Enerolisa 

Hailing from Mata los Indios, Villa Mella in the Dominican Republic and performing with her full ensemble for the first time in the United States, Enerolisa Núñez promotes the great Maroon traditions that have influenced decades of Dominican popular music. Bring the whole family to this celebratory concert and create your own folk-inspired art in fun music and visual arts workshops prior to the performance. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 
The Dream Unfinished: Activist Orchestra 

10:30 am Resource fair & visual arts workshop with Ivory Nunez-Medrano 
11:30 am The Dream Unfinished 

Join the musicians of this activist ensemble in “I Am In Constant Transit!”, a family-friendly interactive exploration of the colorful music and groundbreaking career of Cuban-born composer and conductor Tania León. 

For more information and to RSVP for individual programs, please visit:http://www.LincolnCenter.org/Festival/Boro-Linc. RSVP is recommended. All events take place at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and Flushing Town Hall
For CrossCurrent V, Nai-Ni Chen will showcase some of her most recent collaboration with the extraordinary Korean American musician, the Ahn Trio and visual artist Jayathi Morthy. She will also showcase Bamboo Rap, her latest foray into the world of Hip-Hop, a collaboration with master Hip-Hop teacher and Graffiti Artist, DIster.Present CrossCurrent V with
Guest Artists: Prof. Yin Mei Critchell and Huiwang Zhang
Sunday, April 15th at 2 PM at Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall (FTH), the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company are pleased to collaborate with Queens College Dance Program to present an unprecedented lineup for CrossCurrent V, featuring an upcoming work Yin Mei, the coordinator of the program, and emergent choreographer dancer Huiwang Zhang, as well as the new works of Nai-Ni Chen on Sunday, April 15th at 2 PM. A panel discussion moderated by Ellen Kodedak, the Executive Director of Flushing Town Hall, will follow the one-hour performance.
This year, CrossCurrent V will feature a new work-in-progress of Prof. Yin Mei, the Coordinator of Queens College Dance program. The dance will incorporate projection and visual art. She will be performing her new work in progress, titled Rhetorical Act. 修辞行.
This year, CrossCurrent V will feature a new work-in-progress of Prof. Yin Mei, the Coordinator of Queens College Dance program. The dance will incorporate projection and visual art. She will be performing her new work in progress, titled Rhetorical Act. 修辞行.
Ballet Hispánico's
2018 New York Season at the Joyce Theater
Featuring Two World Premieres
April 10-15, 2018
Ballet Hispá 
 the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Joyce Theater with two World Premieres from April 10-15, 2018. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at Joyce.org
Both Ballet Hispánico World Premieres were inspired by Spanish literary icon Federico Garcia Lorca. With his powerful movement vocabulary, choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's Espíritus Gemelos captures the passionate relationship between Lorca and celebrated artist Salvador Dalí.Inspired by Lorca's classic drama The House of Bernarda AlbaWaiting for Pepe by Carlos Pons Guerra explores universal themes of oppression and the transcendent longing for freedom.
The Joyce program will also include the critically praised Línea Recta(2016) by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, one of today's most sought-after choreographers. The critically acclaimed Línea Recta is a glorious celebration of the passion of Spanish dance through the lens of contemporary movement and physicality. Línea Recta was commissioned in part by the Apollo Theater and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Finally, Con Brazos Abiertos (2017), choreographed by Michelle Manzanales, is an exploration of iconic Mexican symbols that she was reluctant to embrace as a Mexican-American child growing up in Texas. Intertwining folkloric details with a distinct voice, set to music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to rock en español, the piece is a fun and frank look at a life caught between two cultures.
South Street Seaport Museum
Special programming exploring the legacy of the RMSTitanic
Curator's Talk
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
Walking Tours
Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, at 12pm and 2pm

The South Street Seaport Museum presents special programming exploring the legacy of the RMS Titanic during the month of April. First, a Curator's Talkon their exhibition Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are free for members (registration required) or $10 for non-members and can be purchased atseaportmuseum.org/curatortalks or in person at the main Museum building at12 Fulton Street, NYC. Then, a special walking tour exploring Titanic's life and legacy, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, at 12pm and 2pm
This April marks the 106th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Join the Seaport Museum's historian, and curator of Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 for special programs commemorating the brief life and journey of the RMS Titanic. First Join us during a special curators talk for an in-depth look at the exhibition: Millions, and New York's special relationship with ocean liners. Then on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, join the Seaport Museum for a special walking tour to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, and the legacy of Titanic's brief life. From Schermerhorn Row to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Seaport District is full of surprising connections to many of Titanic's passengers. Come and discover these forgotten ties between the ill-fated liner and South Street. Tickets are $20 for members or $25 for non-members and can be purchased atseaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/ or in person at the main Museum building at 12 Fulton Street, NYC.
National Chorale
Beethoven Symphony #9
Featuring Amy Shoremount-Obra, Janara Kellerman, Issachah Savage, and Reginald Smith, Jr.
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8pm

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven Symphony #9 on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-$100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333.
News from Polk and Co.

Roundabout Underground's BOBBIE CLEARLY now playing

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 the Roundabout Underground

All tickets $25.00

The New York premiere of Bobbie Clearly opened 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.

Something unspeakable happened in the middle of a cornfield two years ago. Now, at last, the upstanding residents of Milton, Nebraska—from the cop and the nurse to the co-captains of the dance team, and even Bobbie himself—are ready to tell you their sides 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.

All tickets for Bobbie Clearly are $25 General Admission tickets and are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

Bobbie Clearly plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday matinees at 1:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

For information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org

Lindsey Ferrentino’s acclaimed play

Will be performed as
On Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances with Edward Barbanell in the title role

The production will also introduce Relaxed Performances on April 11 and 18

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

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO), is thrilled to announce Edward Barbanell will play the title role in Amy and the Orphans on Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances for the remainder of the limited run. During those performances, the role of “Amy” will be referred to as “Andy.”

Learn more about Edward Barbanell and Andy and the Orphans in the New York Times here.

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.

Amy and the Orphans began preview performances Off-Broadway on February 1, 2018, and opened officially on March 1, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is 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.

Tickets for Amy and the Orphans are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street); or by visiting StubHub, The Premier Secondary Ticketing Partner of Roundabout. All single tickets are $79. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

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

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



MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 AT 3:00PM & 8:00PM


 Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, is thrilled to announce the release of a limited number of tickets for the dress rehearsal of the special Spring Gala Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) with music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart, and book by Eric Rockwell and Joanne BogartThe Musical of Musicals (The Concert!) will play an additional matinee performance with limited ticket availability on Mondayafternoon, April 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  

Tickets for this special added matinee performance are priced at $75 for Premium Matinee seating, and $50 for *Standard Matinee seating (*Please note: Official photography will be taken during the performance.  Only Premium Seating will be located in front of the photographer.)  Tickets purchased for this performance do not include the evening’s gala festivities.

Limited seating is still available for the evening’s Spring Gala Benefit Reception that is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. with a gourmet catered dinner at The York Theatre, followed by a performance at 8:00 p.m. and a champagne and dessert reception beginning at 9:30 p.m. Dinner and dessert reception will be catered by DISH Food & Events, New York City’s leading caterer for weddings and special events. For additional information, pricing and reservations, please call The York Theatre Box Office at (212) 935-5820, or visit the website online at www.yorktheatre.org

Revisit this brilliant theatre parody 15 years after its world premiere: This joyous homage to musical theatre began its journey at The York in 2003, and has been entertaining audiences across the country and around the world ever since. The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) pays loving tongue-in-cheek tribute to Broadway’s Rodgers & HammersteinStephen SondheimAndrew Lloyd WebberJerry Herman, and Kander & Ebb. An innocent ingénue is threatened by her evil landlord when she can’t pay her rent; this one story is delightfully told in five hilarious musicals in this acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, which started at The York and ran for over 500 NYC performances.  Join The York for an elegant and entertaining evening with delicious culinary selections.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.




343 WEST 46th STREET – NYC

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 @7PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 @ 8PM

Don’t Tell Mama is thrilled to present the return engagement of West End & Broadway star and Olivier Award-nominee Liz Robertson in “Lerner Without Loewe,” an affectionate musical tribute to her late husband, Alan Jay Lerner, the internationally acclaimed author of My Fair Lady, currently in previews at The Vivian Beaumont Theatre and opening on April 19Having debuted the show in a one night engagement last April, she now returns for three (3) performances -  Friday, April 13 at 7pm,Saturday, April 14 at 8pm, and Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. The evening is directed by Barry Kleinbort with musical direction by Ron Abel.

Amongst Alan Jay Lerner’s many hits is the classic My Fair Lady, written with Frederick Loewe. It was whilst playing Eliza in the West End production that Liz and Alan met, and subsequently married. The partnership of Lerner and Loewe is recognized as one of the greats, but Lerner also wrote shows with Burton Lane (On a Clear Day…, Carmelina), Andre Previn (Coco), Kurt Weill (Love Life), John Barry (Lolita, My Love), Charles Strouse (Dance a Little Closer) and Leonard Bernstein (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue). In these special performances, Liz will sing an array of numbers from these shows -  from little known songs - to ones that everyone can hum along to. A very personal and fitting tribute to her late husband in his centenary year.

Liz Robertson “Lerner Without Loewe” plays Don’t’ Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) on Friday, April 13 @ 7pmSaturday, April 14 @ 8pm and Sunday, April 15 @ 6pm. There is a $25 cover charge and a 2-drink food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/shows/main/liz-robertson-sings-lerner-without-lowe-4-13 or by calling (212) 757-0788.
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