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, June 10, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/10/18 - Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

A Musical.Dot Comedy 
Comunity Space/Theater for a New City
155 First Ave.
(between 9th and 10th Sts.)
New York, NY

May 31-June 17, 2018 - 12 Performances

Cyberbabies: A Musical Dot.Comedy, a world premiere musical be staged at the Community Space at Theater for the New City155 First Avenue (bet. 9th and 10th Streets), New York, NY 10003 from May 31-June 17, 2018. 

Manhattan at the turn of the Millennium—it’s the red-hot center of the exploding new phenomenon of the Internet. Brash young Web pioneers vie to stake their claim. With the sudden new wealth and lavish launch parties, it’s the Great Gatsby on steroids. You might think of it as a La La Land for New York. It’s got great characters, vivacious original songs and blazing choreography. Most of the cast is made up of, appropriately, Millennials, so the whole project has a youthful, Spring Awakening zing.  Its highly hummable numbers include “Manhattanite In The Manhattan Night,” “Virtual Virgins” and “Eaten By the Internet.”

Twelve performances will be staged from May 31-June 17 on the following schedule: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm & Sunday at 3pm.

Runtime is two hours with one 10-minute intermission.

For more information, visit TheaterForTheNewCity.net
.Pinkalicious Returns for a Limited Run
Theater at the Blessed Sacrament 
152 W. 71 St.
New York, NY

For more information, visit https://www.pinkaliciousthemusical.com/
Upcoming at Circle Line
Pier 83 
W. 42nd St.

CruiseFit and Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Tuesdays 6/12, 6/19, 6/26
CruiseFit Series

Take your workout to the water with a new exercise experience led by Crunch Fitness's most elite instructors! Then enjoy a curated menu with guilt-free bites and beverages. 

For more information or a full schedule, visit https://www.circleline.com/sightseeing-cruises/events/cruisefit-series.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise 

Enjoy free beer, wine and buffet + the best views available. Want even more? Add passed hors d'oeuvres and premium liquor with a Premier ticket! 

Upcoming at Feinsteins
254 W. 54th St.
New York, NY

Tuesday June 12, 10:00 PM Daniek Quadrino

Wednesday June 13 9:30 PM Jeff Kready & Tally Sessions: A  Fine Bromance

Thursday June 14, 9:30 PM Ally Bonino & Joel Waggoner

Thursday June 14 and Thursday August 2 Famous in NY: New Recruits

Friday June 15, 9:30 PM Jennifer Laura Brown & Michael Hull

Friday June 15, 11:30 PM National Tour Casting of A Chorus Line

Saturday June 16, 9:30 PM Corrina Sowers-Adler: Something Beautiful

Sunday June 17, 7:00 & 9:30 PM A Celebration of Barbara Cook: Till There Was You

For more information or to purchase tickets,  visit 
Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
222 N.  20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Pixels to Pigment
A BYOB Screen Printing Workshop

Tuesday June 12, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Unique. Customizable. Interactive. And Fun! The Franklin Institute invites you to experience a new interactive screen printing workshop exploring the science of sight and color. Round up some friends, bring a date or come alone and test your hand at screen printing vibrant graphics inspired by our newest special exhibition: Game Masters.

This program is for adults 21+

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

Orchestra of St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble:
Facets of Brahams: Brahamns and the Schumanns

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
The Maid's Tragedy
Access Theater
380 Broadway
New York, NY

A new production of Beaumont & Fletcher’s The Maid’s Tragedy will be presented at Off-Broadway’s Access Theater (380 Broadway). Set in present day Hollywood, this production is presented by Pocket Universe, the company behind last summer’s Julius Caesar set in an all girls’ high-school. Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Arcadia on Broadway, Julius Caesar) and directed by Lucy Gram, the Jacobean revenge drama centers on the hero Melantius, who must challenge the monarchy and reclaim the family’s honor due to despicable conduct by the King.

Traditionally portrayed as a male soldier returning home from war, Melantius discovers the King has arranged a marriage between his social-climbing sister Evadne and his best friend Amintor – a power move to protect the King’s personal interests, which in hand also destroys Amintor’s engagement to his long-time love, Aspatia. Pocket Universe’s production reimagines the tragedy as a story of two sisters in present-day Hollywood – a now-female Melantius, film producer, and Evadne, actress – whose different attitudes about sex, fame, and honor collide in the wake of their studio-king’s misconduct. Careers are jeopardized and lives are threatened, as everyone contends with one question: when the person in power robs you of yours, how far will you go to get it back?

The Off-Broadway production will run from June 13 to June 30, 2018 with opening night set for Friday, June 15.
Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Boozy Botanicals, Scientist Saturday and Father's Day

Thursday June 14 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Door 19: Boozy Botanicals

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 live performances, music, potent libations and dinosaurs.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday June 16 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Scientist Saturday

Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m. This month, meet biology graduate student Katie Fiocca, who studies social insects from the cloud forest in Costa Rica.

Sunday June 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Father's Day

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 more. Discover something you’ve never seen before and make some memories with your family!

Upcoming at State Theater New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Happy Together Tour

Friday June 15, 8:00 PM
The Turtles  (“Happy Together,” “Eleanore”)
Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World,” “One”)
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap ("Lady Willpower” “Over You”)
The Association (“Goodbye Columbus,” “Cherish”)
Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders (“Kicks,” “Hungry”)
and The Cowsills (“Hair,” “Love  American Style”)

The Turtles continue to be the signature headliners of the Happy Together Tour. As always, founding member and singer Mark Volman will bring his infamous antics to the stage, however, for medical reasons, Howard Kaylan will not be performing. Filling in for Kaylan will be Ron Dante from The Archies. Dante’s youthful sound is best known on hits such as “Sugar, Sugar” and “Jingle Jangle.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.stnj.org/event/happy_together
Broadway Bares
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th St.
New York, NY

Sunday June 17, 9:30 PM and 12:00 AM

Broadway’s sexiest striptease returns as a friendly game night where the only type of poker to play is strip, where the lead pipe in the library is more flirty than fatal and where playtime is for more than just the games.

Join  Broadway Bares: Game Night as more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City roll the dice and their well-toned bodies in the highly choreographed, highly produced annual spectacular.

Combining the sexy wink of classic burlesque with today’s favorite pop music, Broadway Bares: Game Night will put a sassy, seductive spin on games you know and love. From a pulsating poke at pinball to saucy virtual reality video games, don’t want to miss the titillating live show where anything can happen.

Tickets for Broadway Bares: Game Night range from $65 to $3,000. VIP tickets include unlimited specialty cocktails and exclusive seating. The fabulous “Stripper Spectacular” package includes a premium reserved table seat at either show with specialty cocktails, admission to a private cocktail party at Broadway Bares creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell’s penthouse apartment and a backstage tour. The “Barest Backstage Insider Experience” includes a premium reserved table seat at the midnight show with specialty cocktails, a pre-show, behind-the-scenes backstage tour and access to the final “undressed” rehearsal the evening of the show.

Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. In Broadway Bares’ first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://broadwaycares.org/pre-event/broadway-bares-2018
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Father's Day

Sunday June 17
Starts at 10:00 AM

Celebrate with Dad this Father’s Day at iPlay America where Dads RIDE and EAT FREE! All Dads can enjoy a FREE iRide Plus Band with UNLIMITED rides or a FREE Power Play Pass:

iRide Plus Band

• Freedom Rider Spinning Coaster
• Kite Flyer
• Skyscraper
• iPA Speedway
• Spin Zone Bumper Cars
• Happy Swing

• Jump Around
• Dizzy Dragons
• Carousel

Power Play Pass

• 4 Hours of UNLIMITED non-redemption video games
• 1 game of Laser Tag
• 1 Go Kart ride
• 1 4D Theater pass
Plus, Dad can enjoy a FREE* entrée from a select menu at Game Time Bar & Grill as well as a complimentary draft beer.

*FREE entrée and complimentary draft beer are with purchase of a full price entrée from the select menu.

For more or to get a voucher, visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/fathers-day.
A Dramatic Oratorio by Composer Marisa Michelson and Librettist Royce Vavrek, 
Part of the River To River Festival, Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Free Concert Takes Place on June 17 at Rockefeller Park

Ted Sperling conducts the MasterVoices Chorus joined by Victoria Clark, 
Sachal Vasandani, and Community Members from Lower Manhattan Choruses

 MasterVoices — dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and the celebration of the human voice — presents a free performance of a new version of the dramatic oratorio Naamah’s Ark by composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek, on Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Rockefeller Park. The event is produced in collaboration with the River To River Festival, presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and Battery Park City Authority.

Naamah’s Ark tells the story of the world after the Great Flood, as told from the perspective of Naamah, wife of Noah. The oratorio explores themes of diversity, the role of women in society, and the possible devastation of climate change. Musical theater singer and actress Victoria Clark performs the title role, alongside jazz vocalist Sachal Vasandani as the Merman in this newly re-conceived version of the piece.

In conjunction with the performance, Artolution, a community-based public art organization seeking to ignite positive social change through collaborative art making, co-founded by Max Frieder, will also facilitate the creation of large animal sculptures from found and recycled objects prior to the performance.  All ages are encouraged to participate in this pre-concert activity, with exact timing to be announced.

Program Information 
Music by Marisa Michelson
Libretto by Royce Vavrek

Victoria Clark, Naamah
Sachal Vasandani, Merman
MasterVoices Chorus
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Stuyvesant High School Chorus (Liliya Shamazov, Director)
Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir of Middle Collegiate Church (John Del Cueto, Director)
Life Rhythms Percussion Ensemble (Alan Katz, Leader)
Cantor Rebecca Garfein of Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Max Frieder, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Artolution
Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Rockefeller Park
75 Battery Place | New York, NY 10280

The event is free and open to the public.

BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater productions, is expanding its library to include the most comprehensive library of Cirque du Soleil titles available for streaming. The company today announces that it will offer a collection of 10 titles – eight live productions and two original documentaries - based on the avant-garde entertainment company’s most successful live events to date.   The collection debuted on the platform June 7. 

Now in its fourth decade, Cirque du Soleil is the largest theatrical producer in the world, having brought dozens of live visual performances to audiences across the globe. The new releases on BroadwayHD include:

Cirque du Soleil Presents ALEGRIA
Cirque du Soleil presents one of its most iconic specials: Alegría. Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation. An introspection of the struggle for power and the invigorating energy of youth, Alegría relates the tale of power versus weakness- the jester who has lost his king- and age against youth.

Cirque du Soleil Presents DRALION
Cirque du Soleil Presents Dralion is a dazzling, dynamic show which fuses the ancient Chinese circus tradition with the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil. Suspended in time between the past and the future, it is a celebration of life and the four elements that maintain the natural order: air, water, fire and earth.

Cirque du Soleil Presents KOOZA
KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. But this serious quest is told with the trademark Cirque du Soleil humour, energy and visual aplomb. It signals a return to the company’s origins as it confidently combines two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning.

Cirque du Soleil Presents NOUVELLE EXPERIENCE
Nouvelle Expérience is a colorful, emotional fantasy – a carnival odyssey mixing the traditions of the circus and the theatre which delights, surprises and enthralls audiences. The extraordinary performances and magical transformations in Nouvelle Expérience take viewers through a series of different tableaux representing elements of the human condition.

Cirque du Soleil Presents SALTIMBANCO
Breathtaking performances captured in an adventure where anything can happen - that's Saltimbanco, a glorious celebration of life! The show illustrates a new proposal for urban life, a kaleidoscope overflowing with optimism and happiness.

Cirque du Soleil: AMALUNA
Cirque du Soleil presents the show Amaluna, a captivating one-hour TV special. Amaluna invites the audience to a myserious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Cirque du Soleil: DELIRIUM
The one-of-a-kind multimedia spectacle is brought to screen in DELIRIUM. With Cirque du Soleil music and lyrics remixed for this show creating a hyper-energizing urban tribal beat that explodes with electronic sounds, percussions and world rhythms, DELIRIUM is an incredible experience which cannot be missed and will not be forgotten.

Cirque du Soleil: TORUK - THE FIRST FLIGHT
Toruk – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s Avatar like you have never seen it before. Through a riveting fusion of cutting edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

Cirque du Soleil presents A Thrilling Ride through KOOZA, a captivating documentarythat looks at the creative process of KOOZA, the critically acclaimed touring show from Cirque du Soleil. Embark on a journey that starts at the humble beginnings of some of Cirque's creative pioneers as they share their personal voyage – and a few revealing anecdotes – that highlight the multiple stages of the creation of a live show.

Cirque du Soleil: TORUK TAKES FLIGHT (2015)
Cirque du Soleil presents a documentary about the creation of the Cirque show, TORUK: The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar.  Toruk Takes Flight is directed by-award winning Montreal film maker Adrian Wills. 



 BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater productions, announces today that it will exclusively stream ANN, the critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy® Award winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, starting Thursday, June 14, 2018.

ANN is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary Governor of Texas, whose heroic and humane voice is strikingly relevant today. This inspiring and hilarious play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed.

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Company XIV, which recently presented their acclaimed production of Cinderella, will open their newest production, Boylesque Bullfight at Theater XIV (383 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn) on Sunday, June 17th at 8 pm.  Previews began Saturday, June 9th.

Boylesque Bullfight, Company XIV’s latest show, re-imagens the 1936 classic children’s tale by Munro Leaf as an erotic all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle. Soothe summer’s sizzle with flirtation, opulence and exquisite cocktails from the bar. Roll around the Spanish hillside, then enjoy a bullfight in the XIV ring where our ferocious, fertile matador challenges dear Ferdinand to a duel. Will he rise to the occasion or succumb to the field of flowers?

Boylesque Bullfight will play through July 29th. Performance schedule is Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 6 pm and 10 pm and Sundays at 8 pm. Tickets are priced from $55.00 to $260.00. For information and bookings go to www.companyxiv.com




The new cast recording for the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, nominated for 11 Tony Awards®, is available digitally now.

The album is available on various platforms and can be downloaded at the below link:  http://found.ee/carousel-2018broadwaycast-mus

The album will be availble in stores on Friday, July 13.

News from Karen Greco PR

NYC premiere of delicious new musical ANXIETY STEW set for Cherry Lane Theatre

Stewed Productions is thrilled to present the NYC premiere ofANXIETY STEW, written and directed by David KellyANXIETY STEW begins performances onMonday, June 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17. The performance schedule isMonday – Wednesday & Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 3:30 PM & 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM.Performances are at the Cherry Lane Theatre Studio (38 Commerce Street, between Barrow and Bedford). Ti

It’s “Groupon Day” in the Upper West Side office of a struggling hippie psychologist specializing in anxiety, attracting an odd assortment of prospective clients seeking treatment for peculiar gastric maladies. The diverse clientele expresses their unique woes in song, ranging from swing to rap, country, pop, rock, Cuban folk, and reggae. In the end, a very different and unexpected technology determines the fate of the psychologist’s practice.

Unique in making food its centerpiece, the ‘stew’ represents the richness of cultural diversity but at the cost of recurring anxieties. The show serves up a massive smorgasbord of cannolis, spaghetti & meatballs, hot dogs, provolone cheese, 28+ hors-d'oeuvres, a buffet with barbecued ribs, a casserole, and birthday cake to represent the American ‘melting pot.’

Tickets are $35 - $40. Tickets are available by calling Ovation Tix at 866-811-4111 or by visitinghttp://www.cherrylanetheatre.org.

POLICE COPS and POLICE COPS IN SPACE wrap Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
Brits Off Broadway wraps at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premieres of POLICE COPS and POLICE COPS IN SPACE, two riotous comedy shows running in rotating rep by The Pretend Men. Produced by The Pretend Men and New Diorama TheatrePOLICE COPS and POLICE COPS IN SPACE begin performance on Tuesday, June 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1Press Opening isSunday, June 17 at 2:30pm for POLICE COPS & 7:30pm for POLICE COPS IN SPACE. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). The single ticket price is $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members).

POLICE COPS, straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother’s death. Teamed up with a disgraced renegade, the pair begins to unearth the soily secrets of the case. POLICE COPS is a cinematic joyride, speeding down Adventure Avenue in a souped-up squad car!

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


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins director Molly Smith for a post-show discussion after THE ORIGINALIST

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is excited to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join directorMolly Smith for a special post-show conversation immediately following the matinee performance onSunday, July 29 of THE ORIGINALIST. The conversation will surround Justice Ginsburg’s former colleague, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and themes related to the production.

Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero returns to his masterful performance as controversial Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, when Washington, DC’s renowned Arena Stage brings John Strand’s THE ORIGINALIST to 59E59 Theaters.

When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with the conservative Justice, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation’s highest court?
THE ORIGINALIST is written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith. Produced by Middle Finger Production, LLC [Beth Newburger, Executive Producer] and Arena Stage and part of 59E59’s Subscription Series, THE ORIGINALIST begins performances on Saturday, July 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 19Press Opening is Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7 PMSaturday & Sunday at 2 PM & 7 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.
News from Lincoln Center Press

Thursday, June 7 - FREE - at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
Noura Mint Seymali
Mauritania's defining artist on the international stage, Noura Mint Seymali draws deep on her West African and Maghreb roots to carry her family’s Moorish griot tradition into the 21st century. Her band conjures “a full-blown sandstorm of hypnotic grooves, melding traditional Mauritanian instruments, like the ardine and tidinite, within an electrified psychedelic rock band.” (Quietus, U.K.). Its debut album, Tzenni (2014), was hailed by VICE/Noisey as "arguably the best psych/blues album of the year" and its follow-up—Arbina (2016)—"the best album in the universe.”
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, June 13 - 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, June 14 - FREE - at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
France Rocks Festival: Piers Faccini
The English-born, France-based singer-songwriter Piers Faccini, who creates “captivating, quietly insistent” music (Wall Street Journal) in the vein of Nick Drake infused with a global outlook, brings his newest project to the Atrium as part of the France Rocks Festival. Inspired by the rich medieval history of his Mediterranean surroundings, I Dreamed an Island is a fascinating collection of songs drawing on Western, Arabic, and Byzantine influences. Imagining how a Provençal madrigal might sound closer to the mode of an Arabic makan, or how words in English could be put to melodies sung with microtones of a Turkish taqsim, Faccini crosses folk and world music genres, transforming John Martyn into Ali Farka Touré, Pentangle into a Tunisian wedding band, and a Sicilian ciaccona into a Tuareg desert riff.
Presented in collaboration with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export, and the France Rocks Festival
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.

Monday, June 18 - FREE - at 7:30 pm
The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik
Hamilton Gets Its Shot at The Public
With special guest Christopher Jackson 
Every generation has one musical show that alters everything. Ours is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. With the help of Christopher Jackson and others involved in its genesis, the panel and lecture will illuminate the many surprising sources and syntheses, from revisionist history of the American Revolution to the growth of hip-hop, of this new American theatrical classic. 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.

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South Street Seaport Museum

2018 Seaport Walking Tours

The South Street Seaport Museum presents its 2018 season of walking tours exploring the history of the South Street Seaport Historic District on the last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the month at 6pm. Walking tours meet at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 ($10 for Seaport Museum Members) and can be purchased at www.seaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/.

The South Street Seaport Museum's walking tours are a perfect one-hour tour experience to learn and laugh about the South Street Seaport Historic District's and Lower Ma

nhattan's crazy history. Join the Museum's Historian on the last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each month fo
r a walk around South Street! Visit the walking tour calendar at www.seaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours/ to learn more and select tickets for the tours.

The tours meet at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, and have a bottle of water with you.

Wednesday: Rum Runners and Revolutionaries
The Roaring Twenties transformed the piers of the East River into a haven for mobsters, smugglers, and tourists heading to the casinos of Havana, Cuba. From rum runners to luxury liners, discover the forgotten life of the East River waterfront during Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the Cuban Revolution.
Thursday: The Curious Life of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge quietly rises above South Street, but beneath its great towers, it stands on nearly 150 years' worth of secrets. Take a walk from the Seaport District to the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge as the stories of the bridge's grueling construction, the incredible lives of its builders, and long forgotten vaults hidden deep within are revealed to you.

Friday: Sex, Liquor, and Murder
Join the Seaport Museum's Historian for an exclusive and dark tour of 19th-century New York's most notorious district of vice and depravity, the Fourth Ward. On this once a month adults-only (18 and older) evening tour you will hear the stories of sordid murders, dangerous criminals, and infamous houses of ill repute as you take a walk through the Wickedest Ward.


Consulate General of India
The 4th International Day of Yoga
with FREE Yoga and Meditation Sessions
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11am
Consulate General of India presents The 4th International Day of Yoga on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11am at Picnic Point on Governor's Island.

The admission to the event is free for to participate, but advance registration is required:

Free ferry access to Governor's Island at 10am.

Consulate General of India is back again with the celebration of the 4th International Day of Yoga on June 16, 2018, bringing together communities to enjoy the spirit of Yoga. 

Fifteen minute yoga and meditation sessions will be led by such organizations as Hindu Temple of North America, Mallakhamb Federation USA, Isha Foundation, Sahaja Yoga and the Art of Living Foundation, and the event will conclude with a live performance.

The United Nations proclaimed June 21, as the International Day of Yoga at the initiative of the Government of India. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit, means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and mind. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.




an evening celebrating women
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
at CPR-Center for Performance Research

VALLETO presents an evening celebrating women on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at CPR-Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn. Doors open at 7pm with an exhibition before the performance. Tickets are $18 in advance ($15 for students in advance, $20 at the door cash only), and are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3448149.

VALLETO celebrates its fifth season with an evening of celebrating and empowering women. Dive into their authentic and intimate process for the company's latest work SOS. In an uncharted, otherworldly space, SOS explores the nature of the soul in chaos with now unrecognizable memories. 

Dancers: Danielle Alvarez, Abby Dick, Gianna DiGirolamo, Selina Shida Hack, Dasol Kim, Ayaha Otsuka, Kat Rodriguez, Devon Travis 
Composer: Madeleine Cocolas 
Costume Designer/Creative Assistant: Cassie Mills





 Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson recently announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti.

When The Consul originally premiered on Broadway in 1950, the New York Times hailed it as "an opera of eloquence, momentousness, and intensity of expression...written from the heart, with a blazing sincerity and a passion of human understanding... It is torn out of the life of the present-day world, and poses an issue which mercilessly confronts humanity today." Almost 70 years later, Menotti's riveting opera still delivers a punch as powerful and timely as its subject matter - the struggle for freedom against oppression, and the maddening nature of unrelenting bureaucracy. Set in an unnamed European city, political dissident John Sorel is on the run from the secret police. After he escapes the country, his devoted wife Magda clashes with the bureaucracy at the Consulate while trying to obtain an exit visa for her family.

Opera Saratoga has a strong commitment to not only producing operas that are deeply relevant to local communities, but also to creating opportunities for the public to engage in meaningful dialogue around the themes explored in these productions. Leading up to and during the production, Opera Saratoga will offer free community engagement programs related to The Consul in both Albany and Saratoga Springs. Two free events are scheduled in Albany explore themes in The Consul through distinctly different lenses.

The first event, on Sunday, June 17th at 7:00pm at Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, College of St. Rose (432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY), will be a free concert featuring music by refugee composers - artists who had to flee from their home countries due to religious or political persecution. This concert will also include short presentations by the singers on the context of each composer's journey from their homeland. Refugee composers highlighted on this free concert include Gaetano Donizetti, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Darius Milhaud, Paul Hindemith, Erich Korngold, Irving Berlin, Béla Bartók, and Kurt Weill. Advance online registration for this free event is highly recommended, at www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-voices-tickets-46051572493

The second event, on Monday, July 2nd at 7:00pm in the Community Hall at Albany Unitarian Universalist (405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY) will be a free symposium on the contemporary immigrant and refugee experience. This event will bring together a group of people from different countries who have made their homes in the Capital Region to share their journeys, including Rifat Filkins (Pakistan), Francis Sengabo(Rwanda), Muthana Alkhazraji (Iraq), Ali Amjadi (Sudan), and Lily Htoo (Mammary, via Thailand). The discussion will shed light on the difference between the experience of immigrants versus those who are specifically refugees, and Albany's role as a Sanctuary City. Presented in partnership with RISSE (Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus), the forum will be moderated by Seth Leech, a partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, whose primary practice area is immigration law including family-based immigration and asylum. Advance online registration for this free event is also highly recommended, at www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-voices-a-symposium-tickets-46740449944

In Saratoga Springs, prior to each performance of The Consul (July 7th, 9th, and 15that The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park), Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson will also moderate a series of "Behind the Spotlight" events, which are free to all ticket holders for each performance. These discussions will feature artists involved in the creation of the new production, providing insight into the creative decisions that were informed by both the historical context of the opera, and current events. The new production is directed by Edelson, and conducted by Andrew Bisantz. The production features two distinguished alumni of Opera Saratoga's Young Artist Program who have become fast-rising stars: soprano Meghan Kasanders, and mezzo soprano Jennifer Panara. Critically acclaimed artists making their debuts with Opera Saratoga in this production include mezzo soprano Deborah Nansteel, tenorTyler Nelson, and baritone Wes Mason.
In Saratoga Springs, prior to each performance of The Consul (July 7th, 9th, and 15that The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park), Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson will also moderate a series of "Behind the Spotlight" events, which are free to all ticket holders for each performance. These discussions will feature artists involved in the creation of the new production, providing insight into the creative decisions that were informed by both the historical context of the opera, and current events. The new production is directed by Edelson, and conducted by Andrew Bisantz. The production features two distinguished alumni of Opera Saratoga's Young Artist Program who have become fast-rising stars: soprano Meghan Kasanders, and mezzo soprano Jennifer Panara. Critically acclaimed artists making their debuts with Opera Saratoga in this production include mezzo soprano Deborah Nansteel, tenorTyler Nelson, and baritone Wes Mason.
News from Polk and Co.

Final week to see Roundabout's TRAVESTIES on Broadway

The strictly limited engagement will end 
June 17, 3:00 PM

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) – in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions – will conclude the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning play Travesties on Sunday, June 17.

1917 Zurich, an artist – Tristan Tzara, a writer – James Joyce, and a revolutionary – Lenin, collide in a kaleidoscopic thrill-ride.

Tickets for Travesties 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. Ticket prices range from $49-$159. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or emailgroupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

Travesties plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.

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




The New York premiere of the new play Little Rock  began June 8, 2018, for a limited engagement through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street).  Opening Night is Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM

History called it heroism. They called it high school.  Little Rock tells the riveting true story of The Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated Little Rock Central High School three years after the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ruled separating students based on race was unconstitutional. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the Civil Rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights, armed with only a notebook and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, Little Rock brings urgently to life The Nine’s untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this deeply moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences: Would you have had the courage?   “The task that remains is to embrace our interdependence - to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences.” -Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals.  “If we have honestly acknowledged our painful but shared past, then we can have reconciliation.”-Elizabeth Eckford

Little Rock  plays the following performance schedule:  Tuesdays - Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 3:00PM & 8:00PM, and Sundays at 3:00PM & 7:30PM. Please note:  There are special added performances on Monday, July 2 at 7:30PM.  There will be no performances on Wednesday, Jully4.

Tickets for Little Rock, NOW ON SALE are priced from $39 - $99, with Premium Seats priced at $119 – $125, and Student Tickets at $25, plus $2 facility fee & $6 convenience fee per ticket.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.littlerockplay.com or at The Sheen Center Box Office (18 Bleecker Street, Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 5:00PM, and one hour prior to every performance), or by calling the Box Office at (212) 925-2812.  All Group sales orders must be submitted directly through The Sheen Center Box Office. No paper orders will be accepted for Little Rock; only orders placed via email through boxoffice@sheencenter.org will be considered. For additional information, please visit the website atwww.littlerockplay.com

“NUWORKS 2018”



Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing its 41st milestone season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia, presents the new staged reading series NUWORKS 2018, a unique range of short new plays that vary from modern to ethnic dance, comedy to puppets, to family-sturm und drang.   Performances begin Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17, 2018 at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). 

The NUWORKS 2018 program schedule is:

Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30pm

The Healing Shipment Prologue
by Maria Camia
An exclusive tour with complimentary toy theater, puppets, healing, and sass.

Asian Gracefully
by Woody Fu
A one-man comedy show about growing up not white.

Thursday, June 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 16 at 7:30pm

Alice Springs
by Amy Ashley
A contemporary duo dance piece that addresses labels – those given to us,
taken by us, forced upon us.

by Nancy Ma
Growing up in a Toisan Chinese immigrant family in New York, the play
takes us on a journey to find the meaning of home.

Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 16 at 2:30pm

Garrett, the Blue Giraffe
by Coni Koepfinger
A metaphysical fantasy, where a young giraffe learns how to be
satisfied with who he was born to be.

Love Story: the beauty is within the battle
by Navatman Dance
Transforming the inspirations of a traditional love story into a modern love story,
told through Indian dance.

Friday, June 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 17 at 2:30pm

Second Chances for Grace
by Kiki Yeung
An heroic coming of age story about a girl from Hong Kong, chasing her dream
of becoming an actress in America.

Tickets are $40.25 (includes Theatre Restoration fee) for all performances and can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com

Discount ticket are available by using the code: TRNWA for $30.25 (includes Theatre Restoration fee) for all performance and can be purchased by calling (212) 947-8844 or online at www.telechargeoffers.com.

For additional information, please visit the website at www.panasianrep.org.






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, in association with Documentary Arts, presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akiń Babatundé (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens(How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akiń Babatundé with David Weiss on guitar.  Performances are set to begin Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Tuesday evening, June 19, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. 

The world premiere musical Lonesome Blues is the true story of the legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson: born blind, but ultimately able to express his deepest emotions through music.  Discovered on a street corner in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas, Texas in 1925, Jefferson made more than 80 records over the next four years, becoming one the most prolific and influential performers of his generation and propelling the growth of rhythm and blues, soul, doo-wop, rap, and hip-hop.  Building on the success of their earlier musical Blind Lemon Blues, presented by the York in 2007 and 2009, Alan Govenar and Akiń Babatundé have used new research to probe deeper into the life and psyche of Blind Lemon Jefferson. In Lonesome Blues, Babatundé plays more than ten different roles, channeling the spirits of men and women alike, in a journey that is at once evocative, troubling, and transformative.  Songs and monologues bring to life the voice of Blind Lemon Jefferson, his community, and his musical contemporaries, including Blind Willie Johnson, Lillian Glinn, Hattie Hudson, Bobbie Cadillac, and Lead Belly—all coming together in Jefferson's mind on the day of his death, December 19, 1929, in Chicago. 

Lonesome Blues will play the following performance schedule:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.* & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (*Audience discussion follow the matinee performance.)

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org
And that's the scoop. 
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