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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 5/6/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING CENTENNIAL GALA with Performances By
Broadway Favorites Heather Headley, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more!

NOW STREAMING on BroadwayHD

Broadway favorites Natalie Cortez, Evie Dolan, Santino Fontana, Heather Headley, Rebecca Luker, Norm Lewis, Beth Malone, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, Taylor Trensch and more, perform as part of the celebration of the centennial of the American Theatre Wing. 

Broadway favorites Natalie Cortez, Evie Dolan, Santino Fontana, Heather Headley, Rebecca Luker, Norm Lewis, Beth Malone, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, Taylor Trensch and more, perform as part of the celebration of the centennial of the American Theatre Wing. 

Tony Bennett made a surprise appearance recounting his fond memories of the support offered to him by the American Theatre Wing as a young GI returning from World War II, before the evening wrapped to “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” from Hair.

The Wing’s programs span the nation to invest in the growth and evolution of American Theatre. They provide theatre education opportunities for underserved students through the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, develop the next generation of theatre professionals through the SpringboardNYC and Theatre Intern Network programs, incubate innovative theatre across the country through the National Theatre Company Grants, foster the song of American Theatre through the Jonathan Larson® Grants, honor the best in New York theatrical design with the Henry Hewes Design Award, and illuminate the creative process through the Emmy-nominated “Working in the Theatre” documentary series. In addition to founding the Tony Awards® which are co-presented with The Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing co-presents the Obie Awards®, Off Broadway’s Highest Honor, with The Village Voice.

Visitors to AmericanTheatreWing.org can gain inspiration and insight into the artistic process through the Wing’s extensive media collection, and learn more about its programming for students, aspiring and working professionals, and audiences. Follow the Wing on Twitter and Instagram @TheWing, and on Facebook.com/TheAmericanTheatreWing.

For more information, visit www.broadwayhd.com/index.php
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Tickets on Sale Now for 
Broadway Workshop's Production of 
Sweet Charity

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Friday, June 1st
8PM - Cast A

Saturday, June 2nd
8PM - Cast B

Sunday, June 3rd
1PM - Cast A
6PM - Cast B

All seats $25 - The Rose Nagelberg Theatre - 55 Lexington Ave.

Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity captures the all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. The Broadway Workshop production will mark the first NYC staging of this iconic musical since the acclaimed Off-Broadway production starring Sutton Foster. Please be aware Sweet Charity deals with adult themes.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/main-stage-production.
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 Audition to Perform at
Madison Square Garden
with the Camp Broadway Dance Team

Camp Broadway is seeking cast members for The Camp Broadway Dance Team, a 50-member musical theater group from around the country for its Center Court half-time performance at Madison Square Garden this August. Camp Broadway is accepting video submissions for young dancers between the ages of 11 and 16 to perform with the Camp Broadway Dance Team to perform at during the WNBA game for the New York Liberty. Participants will take part in a 2-day program with rehearsals and Broadway workshops on Sunday, August 5 and center court performance at Madison Square Garden on Monday, August 6.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 15, 2018

Eligibility & Audition Requirements:
  • Auditionees must be between the ages of 11 & 16.
  • Auditionees must have experience in dancing, and must be comfortable learning choreography at a fast pace.
  • Cast Members must be able to attend rehearsals all day on Sunday, August 5 and on Monday, August 6 through the performance.
  • If cast, a participation fee of $425 will be required at registration.
  • Room and board is not provided.
Application Guidelines:
All prospective cast members must provide the following:
  • Completed online application form
  • Headshot and resume of performing experience
  • Dance Video
Video Audition Guidelines:
All audition videos must include the following:
  • Video intro stating name, age, and hometown
  • The auditionees are required to submit an audition video demonstrating dance ability. An instructional video has been provided to rehearse the dance combination.
    Auditions using any other songs, or alternate choreography (including additions or alterations) will not be considered. 
The video tutorial below is our standard choreography audition. Disregard any reference to other program names, or vocal submissions. This audition only calls for a dance submission.
  • Choreography Submission
    Both male and female auditionees will learn the choreography selection set to the song “If My Friends Could See Me Now”. 
  • Using the Dance Instructional Videos below, Camp Broadway’s Director / Choreographer, Holly Raye will break down the choreography to learn in three steps:
    1. Step 1: Learn the steps.  This video breaks down the choreography step-by-step without music at a slow pace.
    2. Step 2: Review without music.  This video puts the choreography together to practice the steps at a faster pace without music.
    3. Step 3: Final choreography demonstration. In this video Holly Raye performs the choreography at actual tempo with the music as it should appear in your final video submission.
  • Create the final choreography video submission:
    1. For the final choreography video submission use the Final Audition Submission Track to accompany your performance.

For more information visit http://www.campbroadway.com/programs/center-court-ages-11-16/

Visit acceptd to submit an audition
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Chinese Lantern Festival
Now Through June 30
Franklin Square Park
200 N. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA

The spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. Franklin Square will glow with 28 larger-than-life illuminated groupings of 1,500 individual works of art with more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. The 200-foot giant fan favorite Chinese Dragon and beloved pandas return, but all other creations will be new for the 2018 Festival. New technology and engineering will be utilized to bring an endangered species gallery to life for the  first time in the United States.Other highlights include celebrating the Year of the Dog, tropical birds and fish, mythological animals, the world premiere of a new Fairy Tree, a walk-through Great White Shark Tunnel, and an interactive elephant lantern where visitors pedal a bicycle to change its colors. The lanterns are placed all around the Square, and guests walk among the displays each evening.

In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will witness authentic cultural performances that are all new for 2018 including the unusual and impressive art of face-changing and a variety of different Chinese acrobatic acts. Visitors can taste Asian cuisine and American favorites, drink a toast at the Dragon Beer Garden open nightly, and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site. Guests will still be able to play Philly Mini Golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel (additional tickets required for both), and enjoy Center City’s best play place. The lanterns are able to be viewed for free during daylight hours, while a ticket is required for nighttime entrance. A special video on the heritage of the Chinese lantern tradition and how they are created will be shown at the Festival.

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

Nikki Chooi, New Asia Chamber Music Society, and Diller Quaile Schoo of Music

Tuesday May 8, 2:00 PM
Tuesday Matinee
Nikki Chooi, violin

The "vigorous and colorful" (New York Times) violinist performs works by Beethoven, Chausson, Joan Tower Ysaÿe and Franck.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Sunday May 13, 8:00 PM
New Asia Chamber Music Society
Unforgettable Memories

Joined by celebrated violinist Paul Neubauer, the NACMS, performs works by Mozart, Shih-Hui Chen and Dvořák.

For more information or to purchasetickets, visit 

Monday14, 7:00 PM
Diller-Qualie School of Music
Spring Concert

The Diller-Quaile School of Music's Spring Concert features the school's choral and orchestral ensembles.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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Upcoming at Feinstein's/54 Below
254 W. 54th St.
Cellar
New York, NY

May 8, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
A Jerome Robbins Centennial Concert

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
54below.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1Y00000K5ayqUAB

May 9, 11, 12, 14 7:00 PM
Linda Eder

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

May 9 & 12 9:30 PM
Alice Ripley: Ripley Prescription

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

May 10, 7:00 PM
Sondheim Unplugged


For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

May 11, 9:30 PM
54 Sings One Direction

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

May 11 & 12 11:30 PM
Lesli Margherita: Rule Your Kingdom

For more information visit http://www.leslimargherita.com.

To purchase tickets, visit 

May 13 1:30 PM
A Very Broadway Mother's Day

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

May 13, 7:00 PM
Unsung Strouse: The Greatest Charles Strouse Songs You've Never Heard with Beth Leavel, Will Roland and more

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

May 13, 9:30 Pronoun Showdown 2 With Carrie St. Louis, Zach Adkins and more

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

WINS (Women in Science) 35 and
Mother's Day Special

Wednesday May 9, 5:00-8:00 PM
WINS 35


Join us as we pay tribute to 35 years of our ground-breaking WINS program, which has introduced hundreds of young women to careers in STEM. Enjoy cocktails, conversation, auction and a presentation by keynote speaker and inaugural WINS Award Recipient Lisa Dyson.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ansp.org/get-involved/support/wins35

Sunday May 13, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mother's Day Special

Bring your favorite adult to the Academy for free and explore the museum together. Enjoy the towering dinosaurs, live animal shows, live tropical butterflies and all your favorite exhibits. Discover something you’ve never seen before and make some memories with your family! 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ansp.org/visit/plan/
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Upcoming at New York City Center
130 W. 56th St.
New York, NY

Encores! at 25: Me and My Girl

May 9-13
Tickets starting at $35

Encores! at 25 closes with two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle starring as Cockney everyman Bill Snibson, who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hareford. The other well-to-dos in town look down on Snibson’s Cockney girlfriend, Sally Smith, played by Laura Michelle KellyMe and My Girl also features Chuck CooperSuzzanne DouglasMark EvansHarriet HarrisEdward HibbertJohn HortonSimon JonesLisa O’Hare, and Don Stephenson.

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

Girl Scout Overnight, World of Dance, and Mother's Day Specials


Friday, May 11
Girl Scout Overnight
Starts: 5:00 PM Friday, May 11 – Ends: Saturday, May 12

Join iPlay America for their Third Annual Girl Scout Overnight! It’s FUN for everyone and open to ALL Girl Scouts. Chaperone and Leader passes are also available online.

Package Includes:

• UNLIMITED rides on Go Karts, Freedom Rider, Skyscraper, Happy Swings, Jump Around, Spin Zone, Kite Flyer, Dizzy Dragons and 4D Theater!
• Late Night Movie Snacks
• $10 Game Card
• Pizza & Drink Voucher
• Continental Breakfast
• One Round of Laser Tag
• Custom Patch


Sunday, May 12
World of Dance – iPlay America's Warehouse 100
Doors: VIP 2:00 PM • GA 3:00 PM – Show Starts: 4:00 PM

World of Dance is the biggest celebration of urban dance and music culture on the globe. Their celebrated international dance competitions feature amateurs and industry icons alike. Saturday, May 12The World of Dance Tour returns to iPlay America's Warehouse 100. Fueled by the excitement surrounding NBC's television series based on the touring competition starring Jennifer Lopez, World of Dance is reaching greater audiences and bringing together the planet's most talented and passionate performers, whose growing community celebrates dance culture in all of its creative forms. This event is for dance lovers of all ages.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday, May 13
Mother’s Day Specials
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day at iPlay America where Moms RIDE and EAT FREE! All Moms can enjoy a FREE iRide Plus Band with UNLIMITED rides all day on:

• Freedom Rider Spinning Coaster
• Kite Flyer
• Skyscraper
• iPA Speedway
• Spin Zone Bumper Cars
• Happy Swing
• Jump Around
• Dizzy Dragons
• Carousel

Plus, Mom can enjoy a FREE* entrée from a select menu at Game Time Bar & Grill as well as a complimentary mimosa.
*FREE entrée and complimentary mimosa are with purchase of a full price entrée from the select menu.

For more information or to get a voucher, visit 
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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Sylvia

May 11 - May 20
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Unleash your laughter when Forte Dramatic Productions, brings us A.R. Gurney's romantic comedy about marriage and a dog. Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: "The dog phase of my life is definitely over." But life has a way of giving you what you think you don't want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart Labradoodle, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage in hilarious and touching ways.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kelseytheatre.net/Sylvia
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Upcoming at Philadelphia Parks

LOVE Your Park
 a week of service and celebration

May 12 -20

LOVE Your Park Week kicks off with a citywide service day engaging 2,500 volunteers to clean and green Philly’s parks, followed by 8 days of fun, free events in 100 neighborhood parks. Highlights this year include: a free nature photography class in Cobbs Creek Park, an open house at the historic homes of Fairmount, and the kickoff of a new summer yoga series in FDR Park. Volunteer registration open now.

For more information, visit loveyourpark.org
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Kool & The Gang and 
The Temptations and the Four Tops

Saturday May 12, 6:00 PM
Kool & The Gang
State Theatre New Jersey Benefit
Gala Concert

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/kool-and-the-gang

Sunday May 13, 7:00 PM
The Temptations and the Four Tops

For more information or to purchase, tickets, visit 
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Broadway Unlocked
6th Annual
The Giveback Concert

Sunday May 13, 7:30 PM

 Broadway Unlocked founder Jessica Ryan announced today that the sixth annual #giveback concert is slated for Sunday, May 13 at 7.30pm at WNYC’s The Greene Space(44 Charlton Street).  Doors open at 6pm.  Along with producers Kelly Weaver and Mike Borges, Broadway Unlocked is bringing Broadway favorites together to perform and raise funds for the Crime Victims Treatment Center, a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people heal from violent crime.  The live concert is directed by Nathan Tysen (Tuck EverlastingAmelie)

The evening’s lineup includes music from Tom Kitt (Next to NormalFreaky Friday) & Nathan TysenShaina Taub (As You Like ItTwelfth Night), Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk (The Mad Ones), Georgia Stitt (Snow ChildSamantha Spade, Ace Detective), Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich (Ever AfterDear Edwina), Joey Contreras (Ring AroundForget Me Not), Adam Gwon (Ordinary DaysString), Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond (VampirinaRomantics Anonymous), Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max‘Til Death Do Us Part) and Selda Sahin &Derek Gregor (Grind), with performances from Casey Cott (“Riverdale,” All the Little Things We Kill), Chris Weaver (“The Voice”), Darius DeHaas (RentDreamgirls), Christina Sajous(Spider-Man: Turn off the DarkAmerican Idiot), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Mean GirlsHeathers) & Grey Henson (Mean GirlsThe Book of Mormon), Sean Green, Jr. (HamiltonA Wall Apart), Morgan Reilly (The Duplex, Rockwood Music Hall), Charissa Hogeland (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live,” Heathers), and Pretty Sad White Girls.  The show will close with a special performance from The Yard Theatre Company, a professional youth driven theatre company that seeks to tell stories that explore, challenge, and give voice to the issues confronting our young people today.

General admission tickets are $120, VIP tickets are $250, and tickets are available online at BroadwayUnlocked.Ticketspice.com.  For more information, including where to watch the concert online, visit bit.ly/givebackconcert

Broadway Unlocked’s the #giveback concert is presented by SongSpace and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, with additional support from Select Black Card.  Please note the lineup is subject to change.

In conjunction with the #giveback concert, Broadway Unlocked has multiple digital events, including:

·         Sundays, 10:30am EST / FB Live / #BUBreakdown
A weekly panel news show giving artists a voice in the national news narrative. In the three weeks leading up to the concert, we’ll be exploring the explosive cultural events of 2018, including the #MeToo movement, gun violence and more. Hosted by Carl Thomas Kyle Glenn.

·         May 1-May 13th, Facebook / Crowdfunding Campaign
The Broadway Unlocked team will be working to raise $20,000 for CVTC through a team-based crowdfunding campaign utilizing Facebook’s donation platform.

·         May 1-May 13th, Facebook & YouTube / Road to the #giveback weekly vlog
Jermaine & Jessica, co-hosts of the #giveback concert, are joined by the performers and writers in a weekly vlog leading up to the concert.

·         May 7-11th, Facebook & YouTube / MuseMatch TV
In a collaboration with MuseMatch and its creator, Bill Coyne, Broadway Unlocked is producing a 5-episode digital series of the successful live concert that pairs up and coming writers and performers together for a musical theatre blind date. We’re following each group as they explore what it means to #raiseyourvoice as an artist and create something beautiful  from the results.

·         Ongoing
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the #giveback concert, through April & May all videos on the Broadway Unlocked YouTube channel will feature a donation button for Crime Victims Treatment Center.

For more information, visit www.broadwayunlocked.com
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Broadway Bets
Sardi’s
234 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Monday, May 14
7:30 pm cocktails; 8 pm tournament

Place your bets on an unforgettable evening of cards and camaraderie at this year’s Broadway Bets, Broadway’s official poker tournament.

Broadway stars, industry insiders and theatre fans will raise the stakes at the Texas Hold ’em tournament at the theatre district’s beloved Sardi’s Restaurant. Novices, aces and anyone willing to show their hand have the chance to win the coveted title of Broadway Bets champion. Prizes will be awarded to all players who reach the final table.

Cocktails for the fourth annual edition of Broadway Bets start at 7:30 pm; the tournament begins at 8 pm. All ticketing levels include hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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ONE-NIGHT-ONLY PRESENTATION
OF THE REDISCOVERED MASTERWORK
O N E   O F   T H O S E
ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY ALLEN LEWIS RICKMAN
SET FOR MAY 14 AT
YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH

Paula Prilutski’s rediscovered masterwork ONE OF THOSE, a proto-feminist drama about an independent woman living in an unfree world, will be presented on Monday, May 14th at 7 pm at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a newly commissioned English translation (from the original Yiddish) by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman. The one-night-only event, another of YIVO’s Treasures from the Archives, will benefit their new online class Oh Mama I’m in Love! The Story of the Yiddish Stage.  

In ONE OF THOSE, Judith Zaltsman, 21, cannot resign herself to the recent loss of her mother; nor can she bear her father’s second wife taking her mother’s place. Unable to remain at home, and with no options available, the strong-willed Judith makes choices she will forever regret. And despite her best efforts and the help of family and friends, Judith will find herself unable to escape the chains of her history.

Admission to ONE OF THOSE is $15 ($10 for YIVO members & students) and tickets are available at https://yivo.org/Yiddish-Play-In-Translation. The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is located at 15 West 16 Street (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
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PR Firm Roundup


News from DKC/O & M


THE NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF

TONY KUSHNER’S


LANDMARK PLAY


ANGELS IN AMERICA

NOW THE MOST TONY AWARD NOMINATED PLAY EVER

EXTENDS ITS BROADWAY RUN THROUGH

JULY 15, 2018


Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, now the most Tony Award nominated play in history, has extended its run on Broadway for an additional two weeks,through Sunday, July 15, 2018. Originally announced as an 18-week limited engagement, Angels in America began previews on February 23, and opened to ecstatic reviews on March 25 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).

Angels in America is a two-part performance -- Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part Two, Perestroika.

For a complete list of performances (including the final two weeks), please visit, www.angelsbroadway.com.

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ONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN PARTNERS WITH TIME AND PHILOSOPHY
FOR MENTAL HEALTH MONTH SYMPOSIUM
“YOU WILL BE FOUND”

PANELISTS INCLUDE
ROWAN BLANCHARD, STEVEN LEVENSON
& MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS

THURSDAY, MAY 10

To commemorate Mental Health Month this May, the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen will join forces with TIME and the mental health-conscious beauty brand philosophy for “You Will Be Found,” an exclusive event to highlight contemporary mental health issues on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM, it was announced today. The one-day-only event will take place at Meredith’s downtown offices and will feature mental-health-focused conversations and a performance from the cast of Dear Evan Hansen. The panel will include actor/activist Rowan BlanchardDear Evan Hansen book writer Steven Levenson and mental health experts Dr. Harold Koplewicz (founder of Child Mind Institute), John MacPhee (Executive Director/CEO of JED Foundation) and Jeannette Pai-Espinosa (President of National Crittenton).

The conversation will be streamed live on TIME’s Facebook page, and a limited number of tickets will be made available to Dear Evan Hansen fans and New York City public school students.

Rowan Blanchard One of Young Hollywood’s rising stars, Rowan Blanchard is quickly becoming an industry “go to” and a versatile talent to watch. Blanchard was most recently seen in the highly touted A Wrinkle in Time, based on the bestselling book.  The film, directed by Ava Duvernay released in Spring 2018.  She was also simultaneously appearing in a recurring role on the ABC hit show The Goldbergs throughout the 2017-2018 season. Also in 2018, Blanchard published her first book entitled “Still Here.” The book is a curation of visual art, poetry, and writing from Rowan and other artists, based around the shared experience of growing up. It was well received to critical and fan acclaim. Blanchard is best known for her role as Riley Matthews, a teenager learning to navigate her relationship with family and friends as well as the bumpy journey of her teenage years in Disney Channel's comedy series Girl Meets World. Born in Los Angeles, Blanchard began acting at the age of five, when she was cast in an the first of what would be more than a dozen national network commercials to her credit. With a steady commercial career under her belt, Blanchard was soon cast as a series regular on the Disney Junior series Dance-A-Lot Robot in 2010.  She was next cast in the FOX pilot Little in Common, opposite Rob Corddry and Gabrielle Union. This fall, Blanchard will be seen starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Invisible Sister. In addition to her work in commercials and television, Blanchard has made an impact onscreen with several feature films including The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez, and a starring role in Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D also starring Jessica Alba and Joel McHale. Blanchard is a passionate humanitarian and has become educated in areas such as feminism, human rights, and gun violence. She has spoken at the UN Women and US National Committee's annual conference as part of #TeamHeForShe and continues to take action and get involved on behalf of her generation in these important areas. She was also recently selected as the Feminist Celebrity of the Year for 2015 by the Ms. Foundation and 
Cosmopolitan Magazine and “Celebs to Watch for 2016” on
DoSomething.org’s “Celebs Gone Good” award. Blanchard currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.

Harold S. Koplewicz, MD is the founding president of the Child Mind Institute. One of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists, he is known as an innovator in the field and a master clinician. He has been repeatedly recognized in America’s Top Doctors and was named one of WebMD’s 2014 Health Heroes for his advocacy on behalf of children and teens with mental health and learning disorders. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Steven Levenson is the Tony Award winning book writer of Dear Evan Hansen. His plays include If I Forget, The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom DurninCore ValuesThe Language of Trees, and Seven Minutes In Heaven. Honors include the Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award, Drama Desk Nomination, Hull-Warriner Nomination, Lucille Lortel Nomination, and the Helen Hayes Award. A former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova and a member of the Roundabout Leadership Council, he worked for three seasons as a writer and producer on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova’s Play Group. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University, he is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. and the WGA.

John MacPhee serves as the Executive Director and CEO of The Jed Foundation, a leading non-profit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide among teens and young adults. John brings 25 years of leadership and management experience from the business and not-for-profit settings to his role at JED. Passionate about supporting young adults in their transition to adulthood, John advises several organizations including the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders at City College, Trek Medics, Crisis Text Line, the Health Policy and Management Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, and HIV Hero. Earlier in his career, he served in executive positions for Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, where he oversaw functions such as business development, alliance management, clinical development, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing. John continues to contribute to the development of novel medications for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease through board roles with Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Blackthorn Therapeutics. In 2016, John received The Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence in the field of public health from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University.

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa is currently president of The National Crittenton Foundation (TNCF). She brings more than thirty years of experience in advocacy, education, intercultural communication, public policy, strategic communication, program development, and direct service delivery. Under her leadership at TNCF, the national umbrella for the 27 members of the Crittenton family of agencies, programs and services are provided in 32 states and the District of Columbia on a comprehensive mix of gender and culturally responsive, trauma informed and specific, developmentally appropriate, strength-based services to girls and young women whose lives have been impacted by childhood adversity, violence and trauma. Ms. Pai-Espinosa is a former partner of the Metropolitan Group, an award-winning social change agency specializing in serving social-purpose organizations and businesses, where much of her work focused on creating collaborative approaches to compelling social issues such as poverty, racial and gender disparities in educational outcomes, the disproportional representation of children and youth of color in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and bias crimes.

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MCC THEATER
ANNOUNCES 2018/19 INAUGURAL SEASON IN NEW, MIDTOWN HOME

HEADLINED BY NEW WORKS FROM
LOY A. WEBB, STEVEN SATER, DUNCAN SHEIK, JESSIE NELSON, AZIZA BARNES, HALLEY FEIFFER

AND DIRECTORS JESSIE NELSON, TRIP CULLMAN, LOGAN VAUGHN

SEASON INCLUDES WORLD PREMIERE OF 
ALICE BY HEART
WITH A BOOK BY STEVEN SATER WITH 
JESSIE NELSON
MUSIC BY DUNCAN SHEIK AND LYRICS BY 
STEVEN SATER

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce four new productions for its 32nd Season in the Theater’s new, permanent home. The season includes an exciting mix of world and New York premieres from artists both familiar and new to MCC audiences—each fulfilling MCC’s longtime commitment to bold, risk-taking works from the most vital voices working in theater today. The newly announced productions will take place in the company’s new complex designed by Andrew Berman Architect at West 52nd Street and 10th Ave in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in two theaters: The Newman Mills Theater and The Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater. For more info on MCC Theater, visit www.mcctheater.org.  

Highlights of the 2018/19 Season include: the World Premiere of Alice By Heart, a new musical with a book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Steven Sater(Spring Awakening); Halley Feiffer’s Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, directed by Trip Cullman; BLKS by Aziza BarnesThe Light by Loy A. Webb and directed by Logan Vaughn.
Subscriptions are now on sale on the company’s website at www.mcctheater.org which currently include five and four show build-your-own packages for the following productions:

New York Premiere

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES;
IN ESSENCE, A QUEER AND OCCASIONALLY HAZARDOUS EXPLORATION; DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND YOU READ ABOUT SHACKLETON AND HOW HE EXPLORED THE ANTARCTIC?; IMAGINE THE ANTARCTIC AS A PUSSY AND IT’S SORT OF LIKE THAT
by Jen Silverman
directed by Mike Donahue
August 16 – September 23, 2018
at The Lucille Lortel Theatre
Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by… that old English guy, what's his name? Ah, forget it. In Jen Silverman’s unpredictable comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn’t know they could be. Directed by Mike Donahue (The Legend of George McBride), this New York premiere invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty.

New York Premiere


THE LIGHTby Loy A. Webb

directed by Logan Vaughn
January 9 – February 17, 2019
at The Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater
Not every marriage proposal goes as planned. Loy A. Webb’s The Light introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface in this gripping two character drama. Can their relationship survive the growing divide between them over who- and what – to believe? Directed by Logan Vaughn, The Light is a reckoning that unfolds in real-time and peels away the layers of truth, doubt, pain, and ultimately the power of love.
World Premiere
ALICE BY HEARTbook by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson
music by Duncan Sheik

lyrics by Steven Sater

directed by Jessie Nelson
January 30 – March 10, 2019
at The Newman Mills Theater


When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, reunite for their new musical Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress). In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.



BLKSby Aziza Barnes

director TBA

April 18 – May 26, 2019
at The Newman Mills Theater



When shit goes down, your girls show up. As sharply funny as it is poignant, BLKS introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June – three twenty somethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care. They drink a lot. They smoke a lot. They try to have sex. A lot. When they need each other the most, the women rally to “resurrect their fly” in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them. Poet Aziza Barnes makes zir playwriting debut which signifies the arrival of a wholly original voice.
New York Premiere



MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

by Halley Feiffer

directed by Trip Cullman

June 27 – August 4, 2019
at The Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater

The struggle is real for Olga, Masha, and Irina: siblings who are NOT super thrilled to be stuck in rural Russia circa 1900 (laaame). In Halley Feiffer’s contemporary reimagining of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, we follow the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years in a world that proves to be eerily similar to the one we live in today. Directed by Trip Cullman, this new black comedy tackles the absurdity of the privileged class and the power of love in a fresh twist on a classic tale that reveals itself to be far more relevant, than like, ever before. 

For more information, visit www.mcctheater.org.

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VASSAR & NEW YORK STAGE AND FILM
ANNOUNCE PROGRAMMING LINEUP FOR THE
34TH POWERHOUSE SEASON

SUMMER 2018 HEADLINED BY
DUNCAN SHEIK, JASON ROBERT BROWN, STEVEN SATER,
JESSIE NELSON, RUPI KAUR, HALLEY FEIFFER, DAISY PRINCE,
DAN FINNERTY, LISA PETERSON, LIZA BIRKENMEIER, ANNIE TIPPE,

JACLYN BACKHAUS, WILL DAVIS & MANY MORE

Vassar & New York Stage and Film are thrilled to announce the programming lineup for their upcoming 34th Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season that brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions, workshop presentations, and readings of new plays and musicals in progress. The programming includes new works by Spring Awakening creators and two-time Tony® winners Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik; three-time Tony® winner Jason Robert Brown; and playwright Halley Feiffer, among many others. The 34th Powerhouse Season will be presented at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY from June 22 through July 29, 2018. For more information, visit powerhouse.vassar.edud.

Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse collaboration continues to be the launching pad for some of the most groundbreaking new works for the American theater, with countless productions in New York City, regionally and internationally. Notably, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton and Stephen Karam’s The Humansthe 2016 Tony® winners for Best Musical and Best Play, respectively—received early development at Powerhouse, and Powerhouse presented first-look productions of two daring new works that were named finalists for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Sarah DeLappe’sThe Wolves, which moved directly from its Powerhouse premiere to recent celebrated runs at The Playwrights Realm and Lincoln Center Theater in NYC; and Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, which is currently on an international tour. Among 30 other projects developed recently at Powerhouse with new or upcoming major productions: Amy and the Orphans off-Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre Company; Head Over Heels, the new Go-Go’s musical at San Francisco’s Curran and Broadway; Lucy Thurber’s play Transfers at MCC Theater; the Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz, Rick Elice musical This Ain’t No Disco, Ngozi Anyanwu’s The Homecoming Queen, and Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap at Atlantic Theater Company; and the David Bryan, Joe DiPietro musical Diana at La Jolla Playhouse.

The upcoming 34th Powerhouse Season will feature two main stage productions in the Powerhouse Theater:

Radio Island (June 28 – July 8)
by Liza Birkenmeier
directed by Jaki Bradley

Ellen is an expert hostage negotiator facing her biggest challenges yet. In this high-stakes thriller, she works from her rural childhood home to free an oil tanker from pirates – while also balancing her injured mother’s rehab, salvaging her crumbling love life, and tracking down a mysterious visitor from her troubled past. Home life and international crisis converge in this inventive new play from Liza Birkenmeier, directed by Jaki Bradley (Good Men Wanted, 2017 Powerhouse mainstage production).

The Waves (July 19 – July 29)
adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf
book by Lisa Peterson
music and lyrics by David Bucknam
with additional music by Adam Gwon
directed by Lisa Peterson
creative consultant, Raul Esparza

Six childhood friends and their shifting relationships come vibrantly to life in this captivating chamber musical inspired by Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel. Over the course of one day - or is it a lifetime? - The Waves illuminates the interior yearnings, ambitions, and defeats of these extraordinary individuals with stirring choral music and Woolf’s signature text. Writer/director Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) and composer Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days) revisit and reimagine Bucknam and Peterson’s lush and layered musical, which premiered off-Broadway over thirty years ago.

The musical workshop presentations, presented in the Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film and the Susan Stein Shiva Theater, will include four exciting new projects:

Alice By Heart (July 5-7)
book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson
music by Duncan Sheik
lyrics by Steven Sater
directed by Jessie Nelson

When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. In the rubble of the London Blitz, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down and she escapes with her childhood friend Alfred into their most cherished book. They journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, finding first love, loss, and the courage to move forward, and their imaginations transform even the harshest circumstances. Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, reunite for their new musical inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress). 

The Connector (July 13-15)
music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
book by Jonathan Marc Sherman
directed by Daisy Prince

How true is true enough? New York City, 1995. Aspiring writer Ethan Dobson has his first article published by The Connector, a magazine with a storied history. As Ethan strives to be part of the magazine’s legacy, he navigates editors with god complexes, fact checkers with vendettas, proofreaders, lawyers, and the challenges of his own history. In this new musical, playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman (Women and Wallace), composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County) and director Daisy Prince (The Last Five Years) tell a story about telling stories. What is the difference between facts and truth? And what is the difference between journalism and entertainment? What happens when a gifted storyteller’s stories begin falling apart? And can anyone stop him?

Little Orphan Danny (July 26-29)
book, lyrics, and music by Dan Finnerty
created by Dan Finnerty and Sean Daniels
additional music by Dan Lipton
directed by Sean Daniels

The hilarious and candid musical memoir of The Dan Band’s frontman Dan Finnerty: Growing up a small-town altar boy in a nice conservative family doesn’t always suit our adopted protagonist. Childhood outbursts of blasphemy in church only lead to pathetic adolescent attempts at playing sports. But of the many lessons he’ll learn, none could prepare him to navigate the road ahead after the fateful day he and his mother meet the woman who gave birth to him. An irreverent-yet-tender story of an adopted boy and the women who made him.

Cowboy Bob (July 27-29)
created by Molly Beach MurphyJeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe
music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips
book and additional lyrics by Molly Beach Murphy
additional music by Alex Thrailkill
directed by Annie Tippe

Peggy was a good neighbor, a good daughter, and a great bank robber. Disguised as a man in a fake beard and a ten-gallon hat, “Cowboy Bob” evaded detection for more than a decade. In a score that's equal parts Riot Grrrl rage and Texas two-step, the small-town legend inspires an assortment of competing wannabe rebels to claim her story as their own.


This summer’s ‘Inside Look’ Workshops to be presented in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater are:

India Pale Ale (July 6-8)
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Will Davis

In a small Wisconsin town, a tight-knit Punjabi community gathers to celebrate the engagement of a traditional family’s only son, just as their strong-willed daughter announces her plans to move away and open a bar. One generation’s cherished customs clash with another’s modern-day aspirations and ancestors from the family's past haunt the present day, when one sudden event changes everything. This poignant and smartly funny new play about legacy, life and pirates comes from the fresh voice of Jaclyn Backhaus (author of the award-winning Men on Boats), who teams up with director Will Davis (The Great Leap, 2017 Powerhouse Inside Look workshop).

Our Country (July 13-15)
conceived by Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff
direction and dramaturgy by Becca Wolff
additional dramaturgy and original writing by Annie Saunders
additional devising by The Company 
“Who do you think decides what is a big deal and what isn’t?” Inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone and origin stories from the American frontier, Our Country is set in California’s marijuana country, our still-Wild West. Based on recorded conversations between Annie Saunders and her younger brother, and steeped in childhood memories and mythologies from Ancient Greece, this autobiographical creation recalls a time when we were young — as siblings, as a nation, as a democratic system.

The annual Readings Festival, split between two weekends (June 22-24 and July 20-22), will include: On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo; The Pain of My Belligerence by Halley Feiffer;Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur; The North Star by Donja R. Love; The Purists by Dan McCabe; The Dizziness of Freedom by Stephen Nathan; Melissa R. and Dorothy Sue, book by Geoffrey Nauffts, music and lyrics by Jonatha Brooke; and additional projects to be announced.

Members of the noted Powerhouse Theater Training Program will present William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (July 13-15) adapted and directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward and As You Like It (July 20-22) adapted and directed by Doug Paulson, both at the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns. Members of the Training Company will present I’m Trying to Tell You Something Important (July 5, 12, 19, 26), composed and directed by Max Reuben, at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center; as well as Workshop Performances of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (July 22-23), adapted and directed by Elizabeth HessOne Act Plays Festival (July 25); and Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Enough Oxygen (July 27) by Caryl Churchill. Young actors, playwrights, and directors from around the country and internationally, along with an exceptional faculty of artists, comprise this important component of the Powerhouse artistic community. For updated Training Company production and workshop information, please visit powerhouse.vassar.edu/apprentices.

Additional projects will be announced at a later date. Subscriptions will be available online May 10, and single tickets will go on sale online May 15.
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 News from Karen Greco PR

OPERATION CRUCIBLE makes US premiere at Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters

The 2018 Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters(Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of OPERATION CRUCIBLE, written by Kieran Knowles and directed by Bryony Shanahan. Produced by McGill Productions Ltd, From Ground Up Theatre, and The Hartshorn - Hook FoundationOPERATION CRUCIBLE begins performances on Tuesday, May 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 3.Press Opening is Tuesday, May 15 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 price is $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.

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...

For more information, visit www.59e59.org.
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News from Lincoln Center 

What's Coming Up This Week

Monday, May 7 at 8:00 pm
Great Performers
London Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (completed by Deryck Cooke)
David Geffen Hall, Broadway at 65th Street
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

Wednesday, May 9 – 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.
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, May 10 at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
Thornetta Davis
Detroit’s Queen of the Blues brings her powerful voice, tight band, and electrifying live show to New York City. A major force in the Detroit music scene since the mid-1980s, she has won a total of 30 Detroit Music Awards; been inducted into the Detroit Music Hall of Fame; opened for B.B. King, Ray Charles, Etta James, and Bonnie Raitt (to name just a few); and performed alongside Kid Rock and Bob Seger.
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.

Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 am (activities begin at 10:00 am)
Passport to the Arts Program for Children with Disabilities and their Families
American Ballet Theatre Workshop
Recommended for ages 5 and up
This program is part of the Passport to the Arts program, providing a welcoming and accessible introduction to the performing arts at Lincoln Center.
Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 West 65th St., 7th Floor
To learn more about Passport to the Arts, please contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375.

Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 pm
Great Performers
Sol Gabetta, cello
Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 5, No. 1
Britten: Sonata in C major, Op. 65
Chopin: Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Chopin: Grand Duo on themes from Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable
Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

Sunday, May 13 at 11:00 am
Great Performers
Sunday Morning Coffee Concert
Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos
Ravel: Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose Suite), for piano four hands
John Adams: Roll Over Beethoven
Chopin: Rondo in C major for Two Pianos
Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

Monday, May 14 – FREE – at 1:00 pm
Lincoln Center Moments
New York Philharmonic Teaching Ensemble
Anna Urrey, flute; Karen Kim, violin; Erin Wight, viola; Mitch Lyon, cello
Haydn: Flute Quartet in D Major, Op. 5, No. 5
Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major No. 1
This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic
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.
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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Birthday Parties at the
South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum offers specially-designed birthday parties in the miniMates play-space, aboard the tall ship Wavertree (ages 6 and up),or charters sailing aboard the schooner Pioneer (ages 9 and up).

Ahoy! Celebrate a child's birthday at the Seaport Museum!

Come celebrate a child's birthday at the South Street Seaport Museum with an interactive experience they won't forget. Birthdays at the Seaport Museum are specially designed to be age appropriate for the birthday child, but guests of all ages will enjoy the fun.

For children 1-7, parties are hosted in our miniMates play-space.
Children 6 and up can board the South Street Seaport Museum's largest artifact, the tall ship Wavertree and have a party on her main deck, For children 9 and up, charter the historic schooner Pioneer for a celebratory sail of New York's Harbor!

Birthday parties in the miniMates play-space and on Wavertree run from either 11:30-1:30 or 2:30-4:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information about chartering Pioneer, email charters@seany.org or call (212) 748-8568.

Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am-1:30pm or from2:30pm-4:30pm, and can be booked by emailing education@seany.org. Parties aboard the Pioneer (ages 9 and up) can accommodate up to 36 people. For more information about chartering Pioneer, emailcharters@seany.org or call (212) 748-8568.

MiniMates Play-Space: Little Sailors: 1-3 years old 
This fun-filled birthday party features five active stations for children and their parents to enjoy! This party includes:

  • Two hours in the miniMates play-space
  • Two museum educators to host the party
  • The opportunity to touch live sea creatures, including crabs and snails
  • A boat-themed craft
  • Water table exploration time
  • A maritime game that will get the kids up and moving!
  • And much more!
Seaport Sea Creatures: 4-7 years old
This animal themed party includes:

  • Two hours in the miniMates play-space
  • Two museum educators to host the party
  • Water fun as children make discoveries about what floats and what sinks
  • A boat based craft
  • Boat races
  • A nautical game where party participants will find safe harbor!
Float Your Boat: 4-7 years old
This party theme includes:

  • Two hours in the miniMates play-space
  • Two museum educators to host the party
  • Water fun as children make discoveries about what floats and what sinks
  • A boat based craft
  • Boat races
  • A nautical game where party participants will find safe harbor
Parties on the tall ship Wavertree:

Birthday Sail-ebration: 6 and up
This party theme includes:

  • Two hours on the tall ship Wavertree
  • Two museum educators to host the party
  • A tour of the ship
  • The opportunity to raise sail
  • Experience the power of Wavertree's capstan with a round of tug o' war
  • Help Wavertree deliver her cargo with an interactive game
 Parties on schooner Pioneer:

  • Two hour private charter aboard the historic schooner Pioneer
  • Amazing views of New York Harbor including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Two museum educators to host the party
  • The chance to raise sails with the crew
  • Two hands on stations: navigation and knot tying

The South Street Seaport Museum does not provide food, drink, paper goods, or decorations. Please note that balloons are not permitted on Wavertree or Pioneer for environmental concerns.

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Brooklyn Music School
offers
Free Masterclass
with Concert Pianist George Lepauw 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30pm-8pm

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) offers a free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George Lepauw on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8pm at the Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Registration is free and is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-class-with-concert-pianist-george-lepauw-tickets-43949276469.
Acclaimed concert pianist and cultural activist George Lepauw will host a special Masterclass on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30pm at the BMS Theater.

Prominent French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) brought a seminal force to modern music of the 20th century. To celebrate his work, masterpieces and influence on major composers, painters and writers, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French-American Piano Society present a series of events from May 8-10, 2018.

The class will be exploring the piano music of Claude Debussy as part of the French Cultural Services' commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his death in 1918. 

This Master Class is free and open to all.
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News from Polk and Co.

CITIES ANNOUNCED FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN TOURING PRODUCTION OF
BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL COME FROM AWAY

North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will launch at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The tour will go on to play more than 60 cities including Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson); Denver, CO (Buell Theatre); San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate Theatre); Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth); Calgary, AB (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium); Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center); Cleveland, OH (Connor Palace); Ottawa, ON (National Art Centre) and many more across the United States and Canada.

 The currently announced North American Tour schedule is as follows:

Seattle, WA5th          Avenue Theatre        October 9 - November 4, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT    Eccles Theatre          November 6 - 11, 2018
Denver, CO             Buell Theatre            November 13 - 25, 2018
Los Angeles, CA      The Ahmanson          November 27, 2018 - January 6, 2019
San Francisco, CA   Golden Gate Theatre January 8 - February 3, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA       Orange County PAC  February 5 - 17, 2019
Las Vegas, NV         Smith Center           February 19 - 24, 2019
Portland, OR           Keller Auditorium      February 26 - March 3, 2019
Vancouver, BC         Queen Elizabeth       March 5 - 10, 2019
Edmonton, AB         Northern Jubilee Auditorium
                                                           March 12 - 17, 2019
Calgary, AB            Southern Jubilee Auditorium
                                                           March 19 - 24, 2019
Omaha, NE            Orpheum Theatre      March 27 - 31, 2019
Appleton, WI          Fox Cities PAC          April 2 - 7, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA        Benedum Center       April 9 - 14, 2019
Greenville, SC        Peace Center            April 16 - 21, 2019
Baltimore, MD        Hippodrome Theatre 
                                                          April 23 - 28, 2019
Hartford, CT          Bushnell Center
                                                          April 30 - May 5, 2019
Milwaukee, WI       Uihlein Hall Marcus Center
                                                          May 7 - 12, 2019
St. Louis, MO         Fox Theatre             May 14 - 26, 2019
New Orleans, LA    Saenger Theatre       May 28 - June 2, 2019
Tampa, FL             Straz Center            June 4 - 9, 2019
Orlando, FL           Dr. Phillips Center     June 11 - 16, 2019
Miami, FL              Adrienne Arsht Center
                                                          June 18 - 23, 2019
Atlanta, GA           Fox Theatre              June 25 - 30, 2019
Cleveland, OH       Connor Palace          July 9 - 28, 2019
Ottawa, ON           National Art Centre                         
                                                         August 20 - September 1, 2019

Casting, ticket information, additional cities and tour dates will be announced at a later date.

For more information please visit www.ComeFromAway.com/Tour.

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Mary Page Marlowe Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the New York Premiere of MARY PAGE MARLOWE. Tickets are available at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422, open Sunday-Friday 12pm-6pm and Saturday 12pm-7pm. MARY PAGE MARLOWE will begin previews on June 19, 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd street) and will officially open on July 12.

If you looked back on eleven moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives us a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.


Subscriptions with Mary Page Marlowe are currently available beginning at $395, including Straight White Men and 4 soon-to-be-announced productions in the 18-19 Season. For subscription and ticket information, please visit 2ST.com or call the Second Stage Subscriber Services at 212-246-4422. 

For more information, visit www.2ST.com.

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NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING

OF

8 TIME TONY-NOMINATED

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM


The New Broadway Cast Recording of Once On This Island is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music. The album is currently available for purchase at
www.BroadwayRecords.comwww.Amazon.com and at Circle in the Square Theatre.

The production recently received 8 Tony nominations, including Best Revival.

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BROADWAY RECORDS ANNOUNCES

LESLI MARGHERITA: RULE YOUR KINGDOM – LIVE AT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW

Lesli Margherita: Rule Your Kingdom – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, May 11, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.

She is a QUEEN. She is a BROAD. She RULES. Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (MatildaDames at SeaZorro) delivers her signature cabaret show, which critics have hailed as “outrageous”, “rip-roaring” and “fiercely original." With her take-no-prisoners attitude and self-deprecating humor, Margherita “inspires”, “uplifts”, and “slaps you across the face” – and let’s be honest, everyone needs a good slap in the face every once in a while. From memorable favorites with a twist to stories bound to become classics, Margherita’s show-stopping set will leave you screaming “Yaaas!" Sparkle or do not; there is no try. RULE YOUR KINGDOM.

To celebrate her upcoming album release, Lesli Margherita returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this May with RULE YOUR KINGDOM. The show will play for two nights:  Friday May 11th & Saturday May 12th at 11:30p. Cover charge starts at $35 (plus food/drink min).  For more info or to purchase tickets, visit leslimargherita.com, 54below.com or call (646) 476-3551.


Track List:
1. Baby I’m a Star
2. Opening Monologue
3. Country Medley
4. I Was a Disney Princess
5. Part of Your World
6. Path Poopers
7. Don’t Poop on My Pathway
8. The Social Meeds
9. Mean / Titanium
10. Wonder Woman, Princess Leia, Miss Piggy
11. Woman
12. How to Win an Olivier Award
13. Keep Calm & Carry On
14. Wouldn’t It Be Good / That’s Life
15. Rule.
16. Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness
17. Royals
18. Umbrella Medley

19. My Man
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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