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 3, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/3/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Now at Vital Theatre
The Church of the Blessed Sacrament
152 W. 71 St.
New York, NY

The Wizard of Oz

Sunday 11:00 AM through June 24, 2018
Ages 2-7

This one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, the classic tale by L. Frank Baum that has been entertaining audiences for ages, features the Munchkins as puppets and is tailored for audiences 2-7 years old. Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a reimagined world of Oz.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.vitaltheatre.org.
A Stable Life Presents
Summer 2018 Programs 
Meditate! Recover! Communicate! 
A Stable Life Equine Therapy Group Sessions 
1-Hour Group Sessions
Cost: $25/session

Bergen Equestrian Center

A Stable Life presents its Summer 2018 group sessions, which will begin in June. The Meditation session with Horses take place every first and third Mondayof the month from 6pm-7pm. The Women’s Trauma and Domestic Violence Recovery Group will meeting the first Wednesday of every month, and the Mother and Daughter Group sessions geared for tweens, teens and Mom, they will meet the third Wednesday of each month. A Stable Life’s Founder & Executive Director, Anna Gassib, who specializes in Trauma, Recovery and Spirituality, will lead each group session. A horse will be present at each session.
These programs will take place throughout the summer outside in the open natural space at Overpeck County Park (Leonia, NJ), and are all non-riding sessions at the Bergen County Equestrian Center located at 40 Fort Lee Road in Leonia, NJ. The cost for participation is $25 per session. To Register, email bergenequestrianoffice@gmail.com or call 201.336.3370.
Meditation with Horses.

1st & 3rd Monday of the Month, 6pm – 7pm 
A Stable Life presents equine facilitated meditation with A Stable Life’s Founder & Executive DirectorAnna Gassib, cpc specializing in Trauma, Recovery and Spirituality. Attendees will experience the teaching & practice of meditation in the presence of a horse. Learn how perceptive horses are, and how they help us to recognize and manage our personal stress and baggage. Meditation events take place the 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month. This is a 1-hour group session - $25.00.
Women’s Trauma & Domestic Violence Recovery Group

1st Wednesday of the Month, 6pm – 7pm
Come together with other victims and survivors of trauma, including domestic violence and sexual assault.  Experience how horses can aid in healing and recovery in a safe and private environment.  The group will be guided by A Stable Life’s Founder & Executive DirectorAnna Gassib, cpc specializing in Trauma, Recovery and Spirituality. The group will focus on personal development and spiritual growth. This is a 1-hour group session - $25.00.
Mother Daughter Group

3rd Wednesday of the Month, 6pm – 7pm
In the company of horses, mothers and daughters will explore open communication and connection.  Participate in a group setting guided by A Stable Life’s Founder & Executive DirectorAnna Gassib, cpc specializing in Trauma, Recovery and Spirituality and a mother of four daughters. Mothers with their teens or young adult daughters will develop new tools to navigate the social and emotional side of their relationship. This is a 1-hour group session - $25.00.
These programs will take place throughout the summer at the Bergen County Equestrian Center located at 40 Fort Lee Road in Leonia, NJ. The cost for participation is $25 per session.
For information and registration email bergenequestrianoffice@gmail.com or call 201.336.3370.
Upcoming at Feinsteins/54 Below
254 W. 54th St.
New York, NY

Monday June 4, 7:00 PM
June 26, 27, 29 9:30 PM
Luann de Lesseps

Monday June 4, 9:30 PM
Monet Sable and Matthew Stoke

Tuesday June 5, 7:00 PM
New Musical: What Do Critics Know? by James Campodonico & Matt Guren

Wednesday June 6, 7:00 PM
Will and Anthony Nunziata

Wednesday June 6, 9:30 PM
Kate Shindle and Abby Corrigan

Thursday June 7, 7:00 PM
Bette Sussman & Elaine Casswell: The 7 Year Bitch 

Thursday June 7, 9:30 PM
Elijah Rock: Gershwin for My Soul

Friday June 8 & 9, 7:00 PM
Aaron Lohr

Friday June 8, 9:30 PM
Tracy McDowell & Eric Michael Krop

Friday June, 8 11:30 PM
5th Annual Tony Awards Trivia Night with Laura Heywood

Saturday June 9, 9:30 PM
Carole J. Bufford

Friday June 9, 11:30 PM
Pop Punk High: A Pop Punk Musical

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
222 N.20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Game Masters: Movie Night and Programming from Scratch

Tuesday June 5, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Movie + Exhibit in an Exclusive After Hours Event for Adults 21+

Experience after-hours access to 100+ playable games featured within Game Masters: The Exhibitionplus immersive, hands-on programming, and a cash bar—all designed around a fun adults-only environment. PLUS a special screening of the classic 1983 gaming film: War Games.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday June 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Game Masters Presents: Programming from Scratch
A Beginngers Workshop to Coding With Games 
Ages 10-13

Future video game designers and developers--press start! The Franklin Institute is peeling back the interface to show the technology behind video game design and what it takes to develop and understand the scripts that run the games.   

Game on! In this coding adventure, aspiring innovators will develop early skills in using Scratch, the simple yet powerful programming language for children. Challenged to step into the shoes of game designers, guests will first build a game controller, then be introduced to the code that runs the game, and finally become game developers themselves and create their own version of the game. 

Upcoming at Lucy Moses School and Merkin Concert Hall 
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Lucy Moses School

Discovery Day 2018: An Instrument Petting Zoo

Wednesday June 6, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ages 4 and Up

Sample a menagerie of musical instruments!
Kids can come play the guitar, cello, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and trumpet under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s experienced, nurturing faculty members.

Take a sample Dalcroze or dance class!
(Space is limited - RSVP to 212 501 3360.)

Watch young virtuosos perform in Merkin Concert Hall!

Merkin Concert Hall

Orchestra of St. Lukes of Chamber Ensemble: Brahms
The Little Opera of NY: This Little Light of Mine
Four Nations: Saints & Sins

Tuesday June 5, 7:30 PM
Orchestra of St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble: Facets of Brahms and Seasons of Brahms

Chamber music masterpieces from the dawn and dusk of Brahms’ long career: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 and String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Wednesday June 6, 7:30 PM
The Little Opera of NY: This Little Light of Mine

New York premiere of Adrienne Danrich's This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Monday June 11, 8:00 PM
Four Nations: Saints & Sins

An ensemble of four star vocalists with instruments present the virtuous and vulnerable and vicious characters that make sacred musical drama as compelling as the paintings of Caravaggio and Goya.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/four-nations-saints-sins.

Upcoming at Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY

2nd Annual Pride Cultural Festival

Sunday June 10, 2018

The museum will run special workshops and performances celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in recognition of Pride month. 10-year-old drag kid Desmond Napoles, “Desmond is Amazing,” will host this year’s festivities as CMA’s Pride Mayor with Special Story Time guest Marti Gould Cummings, and dance artist Quenton Stuckey.

Upcoming in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Parks

Explore the Wissahickon: Join park explorer Brad Maule for hikes that weave together geography, industrial history, and myth as participants climb up and down the hills that surround Wissahickon Creek. The park is open every day; guided hikes are available on Sundays, June 10, July 18, August 4, and September 9 at 10 AM.

Make art at West Park Arts Fest: On June 9, Fairmount Park Conservancy joins West Park Cultural Center and Mural Arts Philadelphia in presenting the annual West Park Arts Fest. (South Concourse Drive between 41st Street and Memorial Hall Drive). Visitors can make-and-take their own art projects and enjoy performances by groups including West Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Clicks, and Jasmin Dance Company. Three commissioned art installations by Philadelphia-based artists Brian Bazemore, Ruth Scott Blackson, and Jesse Harrod will also be on view with support from ArtPlace America.

For more about Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, visit www.phila.gov/parksandrec

Betsy Ross House 
239 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA

Flag Fest
June 10 - 16

June 16 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11th Annual Stars & Stripes Saturday

The event features daylong family entertainment, including old-fashioned carnival games in the Betsy Ross House courtyard and non-stop, family-friendly entertainment including juggling and circus acts, a Punch and Judy Puppet show, magic and more. Event is free with admission.

For more information about the Betsy Ross House, visit 
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ
Sunday June 10, 
iPlay America's Science Fair – presented by Amboy Bank & NJEA Door Time: 12:00 PM – Start Time: 12:00 PM

iPlay America invites you to attend the 2nd Annual iPlay America Science Fair presented by Amboy Bank and NJEA! The Science Fair invites students from grades three through twelve to present their projects and experiments to the judging panel to compete for over $5,000 in cash and park prizes. Competition will be held by age group. Winners will be chosen by special guest judges. The event is FREE to enter.

Download your spectator pass TODAY!

* Show your iPlay America Science Fair Ticket at the Welcome Center and receive an Unlimited Ride Plus Pass for just $15 (reg. price $29.99).
*Pass valid on Sunday June 10, 2018 only.

For more information and to download free tickets, visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/science-fair
PR Firm Roundup

News from DKC/O&M

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018



Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play its final Broadway performance at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street) on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

The first stop after Broadway will be Washington, D.C., where Jimmy Buffett and the cast of Escape to Margaritaville will perform on PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth,” celebrating America’s 242nd birthday, on Wednesday, July 4th from 8:00-9:30pm ET. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, “A Capitol Fourth” is the time-honored 38 year-tradition which puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation lighting up the iconic D.C. skyline.

The Escape to Margaritaville National Tour will officially set sail in October 2019 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, before traveling to additional cities throughout the country. The full tour schedule and other information will be announced shortly.

Tickets for Escape to Margaritaville are available at the Marquis Theatre box office, via Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 877-250-2929; for groups of 12 or more, call Group Sales Box Office / Broadway.com at 1-800-BROADWAY x2.

A limited number of same-day $40 lottery tickets are available via a digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, that opens at 7AM each day. Winners will be notified by email after the drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. They will need to present a photo ID at the Marquis Theatre box office 30 minutes before the start of the performance to pick up their tickets. For more information, please visit https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/escape

For more information, visit www.EscapeToMargaritavilleMusical.com





The Actors Fund held a ribbon-cutting on May 18 to celebrate the opening of The Waldman Living Room, a new center in midtown Manhattan for entertainment and performing arts professionals aged 65 and older. The Waldman Living Room is designed to help combat social isolation and to provide services that will foster stability and resiliency, allowing this senior community to maintain independent living as they age.

Housed in The Actors Fund’s Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence on West 57th Street, The Waldman Living Room will centralize The Actors Fund’s senior volunteer and activities programming. The new center was inspired by and created in honor and memory of former Fund trustee Honey Waldman and her sister, Gladys Brownstein Waldman. Made possible through the generous support of The Waldman Foundation, the center is a reflection of Ms. Waldman’s vision for enhancing the lives of older adults.

The Waldman Living Room provides a dedicated space for The Actors Fund’s services for seniors, and offers this rapidly expanding community a suite of social activities and volunteer opportunities, as well as free groups and workshops that address the practical concerns of aging in New York City.

To learn more about The Actors Fund’s programs for seniors in performing arts and entertainment, visit www.actorsfund.org/SeniorCare.



 Melissa Benoist, who currently steals the screen in the title role of The CW’s hit show,“Supergirl”, will make her Broadway debut as Carole King this summer in Broadway’s hit, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical.  Ms. Benoist will play a limited run through August 4th, 2018.

Ticket prices for Beautiful range from $69 - $169 and are available for purchase via Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or in person at the Sondheim Theatre box office. Beautiful plays the following schedule: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, Wednesdays at 2:00 PM, Thursdays at 7:00 PM, Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. The Stephen Sondheim Theater is located at 124 West 43rd Street (between Sixth Avenue and Broadway).

For more information, visit www.beautifulonbroadway.com.


JUNE 7-23

Yangtze Repertory Theatre (Chongren Fan, Artistic Director; Sally Shen, Executive Director) announces a new production of Romulus the Great, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, based on the translation by Gerhard Nellhaus, directed by Chongren Fan. With performances beginning on Thursday, June 7th at the TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3F), Romulus The Great will celebrate it’s opening night on Saturday, June 9, and will play through Saturday, June 23.

Set in a fictional Roman Empire, emperor Romulus chose not to be “great.” Facing the increasing peril of the Germanic invasion and the demise of the Empire, Romulus prefers to stay at home breeding chickens. Is his refusal to govern stupidity? Or does he have other plans?

Dürrenmatt took liberties in describing the history. Yangtze Rep’s production of Romulus the Great recreates a dysfunctional world that allows the audience to question: when a slogan overwhelms us with its “greatness” as an overconfident promise, what are the paths to make a great nation? What does it mean to be a leader of a country? And what is greatness, really?

The production will be performed in English, with Chinese subtitles.

Tickets are now on sale at www.yzrep.org.





 Producers Roy Furman and Scott Rudin announced today that the critically acclaimed revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, now nominated for 11 Tony Awards®, will release a new cast recording. Available digitally on Friday, June 8, the album will be in stores on Friday, July 13.

Amazon pre-orders are now available via http://found.ee/carousel-amazon-cd-mus.
News from Fathom Events

The Bolshoi Ballet’s Splendid Production of ‘Coppelia’ 

Broadcast to U.S.  Movie Theaters for a One-Day Event

 on Sunday, June 10 

WHAT: The incomparable Bolshoi Ballet brings its production of the classic comedic ballet “Coppelia” to cinemas nationwide on Sunday, June 10, for one day only. Captured live from Moscow’s legendary Bolshoi Theatre earlier that same day, the performance marks the final production of the 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Series, presented by Fathom Events in partnership with BY Experience and Pathé Live.

The Bolshoi’s unique version of “Coppelia” exhibits a fascinating reconstruction by Russian ballet-master Sergei Vikharev in 2009 based on legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s original 19th century choreographic notations currently archived at Harvard University Theatre Collection. The cheerful comedy features a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. Also not-to-be-missed is the company’s stunning corps de ballet in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abounding in youthful energy and irresistible humor.

WHO: Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live

WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 201812:55 p.m. ET / 11:55 a.m. CT / 10:55 a.m. MT & 12:55 p.m. PT, HI, AK (pre-recorded playback) 

WHERE: Tickets for “Coppelia” are available at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 350 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).


Fathom Events and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media Ventures Bring New Branded Series to Movie Theaters in 2018

Series Begins With ‘One Last Thing,’ Premiering in Cinemas Nationwide for a One-Night Event on June 13

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Releasing Label Launched

 Fans of the world’s most recognized storyteller Chicken Soup for the Soul can now experience their favorite inspirational series on the big screen. A new line-up of cinema events from Fathom Events and Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s Screen Media Ventures (“Screen Media”) will begin with “One Last Thing,” starring Wendell Pierce, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Joanne Froggatt, this June. The companies anticipate additional titles will be announced soon and will follow later this year. In addition to the feature content, audiences will also enjoy exclusive bonus content paired with each film.

Tickets for “One Last Thing” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices. 

Fathom Events and Screen Media will present “One Last Thing on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN) as the first Chicken Soup for the Soul branded cinema event. A complete list of theater locations will be available May 11 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

In “One Last Thing,” Dylan Derringer (Wendell Pierce, the upcoming Jack Ryan series,TV’s The Wire), a lonely dentist in Florida, is reunited with his long-lost daughter Lucy (Jurnee Smollett-Bell, TV’s Friday Night Lights and Underground) after years apart. This sends him on an eventful and ultimately life-changing journey of discovery that includes the person closest to him, Jamie (Joanne Froggatt, TV’s Downton Abbey). Directed and written by Tim Rouhana, the film illustrates the importance of fatherhood and the true meaning of family.

One Last Thing” is the first movie to be released under Screen Media’s new Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Releasing banner, which brings inspirational, entertaining and uplifting stories to movie audiences everywhere.
News from Karen Greco PR

Visually astonishing SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS makes US premiere at Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters
The Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of SECRET LIFE OF HUMANS, written by David Byrne and directed by Mr. Byrne & Kate Stanley. Produced by New Diorama Theatre, in co-production with Greenwich TheatreSECRET LIFE OF HUMANS began performances on Thursday, May 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1.

In the 1970s Jacob "Bruno" Bronowski is being interviewed by Michael Parkinson on the BBC about his hit television series, "The Ascent of Man.” When he left the stage, he collapsed and died, leaving behind a secret in a locked and alarmed room that will take 70 years to come to light.

Some 50 years after Bruno’s death, his grandson Jamie, along with his date Ava, an anthropology academic, delves into Bruno’s room for the first time. As the play “unfolds with thriller-like precision” (The Guardian), the two unlock the secrets of 60 million years of human history.

The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). The single ticket price is $25 - $70 ($25 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.

What's On at the Wild Project

Monday, June 4 – Thursday, June 14
written by Angela Hanks, directed by Margot Bordelon
With Toni Ann DeNoble, Jessica Frances Dukes, Washington Kirk, Nicole Lewis, Christopher Livingston, Hubert Point-Du Jour and Markita Prescott
Schedule: Monday – Saturday at 8 PM
Tickets: $25

Mabel, Thalia and Peanut Brittle have ambitions (some of a spiritual nature), a few secrets, and some unfinished business. Whose vision, for the land uncultivated, will prevail?

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thewildproject.com.

The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

Sublimely seductive ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT makes US premiere at Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters

The Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of ALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT, written by Jessica Walker, with music director Joseph Atkins. Produced by Jess Walker Music Theatre, in association with Royal Exchange Theatre ManchesterALL I WANT IS ONE NIGHT begins performances on Tuesday, June 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 1.

Paris: 1935. Suzy Solidor, cabaret sensation, steps onto the tiny stage of her nightclub La Vie Parisienne, ready to wow the hippest crowd in town with her sensual songs. She is surrounded by her 225 portraits and high on success, both from her best-selling records and from her status as the most painted woman in the world, captured by the great 20th century artists living in Paris like Tamara de Lempicka, Francis Bacon, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and Erte, to name but a few.
The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59thStreet, 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.
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.
News from Michelle Tabnick PR

the little OPERA theatre of ny 
presents the New York Premiere of

The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
written and performed Adrienne Danrich
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

The little OPERA theatre of ny(LOTNY) presents the New York Premiere of Adrienne Danrich's one-woman show, THIS LITTLE LIGHT of MINE: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price as part of the 3rd Annual New York OperaFest on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 ($12 for students at the box office) and are available athttp://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/little-opera-theater-of-ny-this-little-light-of-mine/. Appropriate for all ages.

The little OPERA theatre of ny(LOTNY) presents the New York Premiere of Adrienne Danrich's one-woman show, THIS LITTLE LIGHT of MINE: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price as part of the 3rd Annual New York OperaFest on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 ($12 for students at the box office) and are available athttp://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/little-opera-theater-of-ny-this-little-light-of-mine/. Appropriate for all ages.

Adrienne DanrichSoprano, Performer & Author
Mila HenryMusic Director & Pianist
Geoffrey Burleson Drew HemengerCommissioned Arrangements
Patrick Mahaney, 
Production Manager

Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG (ROKUDAN)
the U.S. Premeire of
The Last Message
by Shigeaki Saegusa
June 8, 2018 at 8pm
The Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG (ROKUDAN) presents the U.S. Premiere of The Last Message at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue, NYC on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8pm. Tickets are $20-$50 and can be purchased at https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2018/06/08/ROPPONGI-MALE-CHORUS-ZIGZAG-0800PM or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

The Last Message, written by award-winning Japanese composer Shigeaki Saegusa and performed by Roppongi Male Chorus ZIG-ZAG and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, is an epic work imbued with a deep transcendental spirituality. Drawing inspiration from The Voice of Mankind, a collection of letters written by soldiers of various nations who died during World War II, it is a testimony to the endurance of love and humanity in times of war and an appeal for world peace. 

The concert will open with the United Nations Staff Recreation Council Singers(UN SRC Singers) and ROKUDAN singing Japanese folk songs.

Queerly Contemporary Festival
Saturday June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
City Center Studio 4

Zullo/RawMovement presents the Queerly Contemporary Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm at City Center Studio 4, 130 West 56th Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for a gallery exhibit with works by Ricardo Francis. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://www.zullorawmovement.com/.


Theater Resources Unlimited
The 2018 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
June 11 & 18, 2018 at 7pm
Soho Playhouse

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces The 2018 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, with Jasper on June 11, 2018 at 7pm and Adele's Wayon June 18, 2018 at 7pm at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., New York, NY. Tickets are free, but RSVP is required. RSVP by emailingTRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com, or by calling 212-714-7628.

The 2018 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series is the 19th annual series of new plays by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by the panels on producing, "Dollars and Sense" featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers. Reservations required: 212-714-7628, or email TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7pm
Jasper, by Grant MacDermott, Directed by Katie McHugh, Produced by Frank Avellino/Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc.

Jasper is about a married couple with a severely disabled 8-year-old child whose time is running out. Indeed, the original prognosis was that Jasper wouldn't live to be a toddler, but due to the care and dedication of his parents, he's survived. As the boy's condition worsens, parents Drew and Andrea must begin to consider the fact that Jasper may soon die. On a subway ride home from work, Drew meets Shayla, a successful, attractive, single mother of an adorable, healthy 4-year old boy named Tyler, and Drew begins to see in Tyler the father-and-son relationship he craves but has never had, nor can ever have, with Jasper. This unique, heart-melting story about family, loss, betrayal, and redemption, asks the question: how far will a parent go to feel the love of a child, even if it's not his own? 

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7pm
Adele's Way, by Dennis Porter, Directed by Joan Kane

Seventy-year old Adele, a distinguished feminist academic and an advocate of rational choice suicide, has taken her own life.  At the up-country farmhouse retreat she had long shared with her husband Tim, he is joined after the memorial service by their daughter Rebecca, their son Jeff and their daughter-in-law Lily.  Haunted by the potent and combative personality of the absent Adele, the four of them grieve, reminisce, and struggle to come to terms with the shocking event.  Through a series of emotionally charged, often tender and occasionally fierce encounters, they seek to understand the impact of her violent death on each of them individually; on their relations with each other; and for the provocative message it sends to a Western society whose demographics are undergoing an unprecedented tilt toward high old age.Adele's Way is scheduled for a showcase presentation in the upcoming Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in August in Manhattan.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212 714-7628.

Monday, June 11, 2018 4pm - 7pm
at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC

Ferrara Productions will premiere Time's Up: The Series, an evening of photography to benefit the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 4-7pm at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway (between White and Franklin), NYC. $10 suggested donation, with a cash bar.

The event will feature eight unique black and white portraits of women from around the country, photographed by some of the most talented female photographers in the business. 

For more information, visit www.townstages.com.
News from Polk and Co.

Previewing Now
The World Premiere of

Directed by DANIEL AUKIN

Official opening, June 21, 2018
Limited engagement through August 26, 201
Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present the world premiere production of SKINTIGHT, by Roundabout Underground alumnus Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other), with direction by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews). The cast includes Will Brittain as “Trey,” Stephen Carrasco as “Jeff,” Eli Gelb as “Benjamin Cullen,” Cynthia Mace as “Orsolya,” Idina Menzel as “Jodi Isaac” and Jack Wetherall as “Elliot Isaac.”

Skintight began preview performances tomorrow, May 31, 2018, and opens officially on June 21, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through August 26, 2018.

Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who’s 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi’s son. Who’s also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what’s on the inside.

Tickets for Skintight 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 $119. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

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

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org



Producers and Presidents of the Prom Committee Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke and Jack Lane announce today that the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy THE PROM will star Tony Award Nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), two-time Tony Award Nominee Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), Caitlin Kinnunen (Bridges of Madison County), Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin), Michael Potts (The Iceman Cometh), Angie Schworer (The Producers), Courtenay Collins (Broadway Debut) and Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day) and an ensemble that includes Mary Antonini (Jesus Christ Superstar), Gabi Campo (Broadway Debut),Jerusha Cavazos (Broadway Debut), Shelby Finnie (Broadway Debut), Josh Franklin (Anything Goes), Fernell Hogan (Broadway Debut), Joomin Hwang (Broadway Debut), Sheldon Henry (Broadway Debut), David Josefsberg (Waitress), Becca Lee (Broadway Debut), Wayne Mackins (Broadway Debut), Kate Marilley (My Fair Lady), Anthony Norman (Broadway Debut), Drew Redington (Holiday Inn), Jack Sippel (Broadway Debut), Teddy Toye (Lysistrata Jones), Kalyn West (Broadway Debut) and Brittany Zeinstra (Broadway Debut). THE PROM will begin performances on Sunday, October 21, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 7 at 10AM EST, by visiting www.Telecharge.com or calling 212.239.6200.

For more information visit ThePromMusical.com



The Off-Broadway Debut of Brooklyn United
JUNE 8, 9 & 10

BROOKLYN UNITED -- a high-octane, one-of-a-kind drum and dance corps comprised of 33 Brooklyn public school youngsters ages 5 to 17 -- will make its theatrical stage debut with BROOKLYN UNITED LIVE for three performances only June 8, 9 and 10 Off-Broadway at the Tony Award-winning La MaMa theater (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan, it has been announced by La MaMa's artistic director Mia Yoo.  BROOKLYN UNITED LIVE is co-directed by Tyrone Brown, Renita Leonce, and Dan Safer and choreographed by Dara Adams.

The show BROOKLYN UNITED LIVE weaves together live drumming and dancing by these vibrant, talented, inspiring and disciplined young people with documentary footage that begins with BROOKLYN UNITED troupe preparing to take the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater for the first time. The evening of unparalleled entertainment depicts the troupe’s rigorous rehearsals, school challenges and family responsibilities in this behind-the-scenes story of BROOKLYN UNITED’s unique journey from their own neighborhoods in Brooklyn to the coveted spot on the Apollo stage and other nationwide opportunities.  BROOKLYN UNITED LIVE It is a stirring tale of what can happen when a community works together to inspire and support America’s future leaders.



To purchase please call OvationTix at: 212-352-3101 or visit: www.lamama.org

La Mama’s Squirts:
Generations of Queer Performance

La MaMa celebrates the 6th anniversary of La MaMa’s

Squirts with three evenings of intergenerational queer

performance, curated by women of color.

La MaMa Presents
A Helix Queer Performance Network Event

La MaMa’s Squirts: Generations of Queer Performance
Curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Linda LaBeija and Shannon Matesky

June 8, 9, and 10, 2018
Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 7pm

For six years, The Helix Queer Performance Network has invited the queer performance worlds of NYC to La MaMa’s Squirts for raucous family reunions to celebrate our legacy of community theatrics, multiple generations of queer genius and the precocious audacity of the millennial mind. Dozens of queer artists from their 20s to their 70s have crossed the stage of this uniquely intergenerational festival.

June 8 - 10, 2018,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7pm
The Downstairs at La MaMa, 66 East 4th Street, NYC

Friday, June 8Q(here)majiQUE, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa
            Featuring: Antonio Ramos, iele paloumpis, Jasmine Hearn, Madison Krekel

Saturday, June 9The LaBeija Showcase, curated by Linda LaBeija
Featuring Rozay LaBeija,  NYC Father Legendary Freddie LaBeija,  Krystal LaBeija,  Yum Yum LaBeija,  Egyptt LaBeija and more

Sunday, June 10Four Questions, curated by Shannon Matesky
Featuring: Regie Cabico, Gary Champi, Aviva Jaye, Ni'Ja Whitson and Shannon Matesky

Tickets: $20 / $15 Students and Seniors.
10 presale $10 tickets available for each performance, first come-first served.
Available at www.lamama.org or 212-352-3101

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

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