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, July 22, 2018

Sunday Scoop of 7/22/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Due to overwhelming demand, Off-Broadway’s musical smash THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS today put a new block of seats on sale through January 5, 2019. Initially set to run to the end of 2017, this marks the third extension for Dorothy Marcic’s THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLSwhich opened October 27th to unanimous rave reviews. 

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS looks at the role of women over the past 100+ years through iconic popular song hits. From the sad laments of fragile female victims (“As Long as He Needs Me”) to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS is an electrifying celebration of American women that’s proven over the past nine months to thrill men, women and everything in between!

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS plays Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available through www.FortheGirlstheMusical.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

The Lion King and Hippie Fest 2018

Tuesday July 24, 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM
The Lion King 
Free Summer Movie

For more information, visit https://www.stnj.org/event/the-lion-king

Thursday July 26, 8:00 PM
Hippie Fest 2018
Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, 
Bad Finger Featuring Joey Molland

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

Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope

July 25-28
Five Performances Only
Tickets Start at $25

With music and lyrics from Micki GrantDon’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope (1971) is a celebration of African-American culture and community. Originally conceived and directed by the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, Vinnette Carroll, this radical work presents the issues of race politics in America and raises voices for change through a lively mix of song and dance with a score that includes gospel, jazz, soul, calypso, and rock.

Tony Award-winner Savion Glover (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk) directs and choreographs the Off-Center revival, mixing his own artistic flair with Ms. Grant's score. Don't Bother Me is a homecoming of sorts for Glover—his mother and aunts toured with the show in the '70s. From his childhood to today's Off-Center audience, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is as relevant as ever.

For tickets, please visit NYCityCenter.org, call CityTix 212.581.1212,
or visit the New York City Center Box Office at 131 W 55th St



Nonprofit educational theater for young audiences, Rebel Playhouse, is pleased to present their annual fundraiser party, REBELS ON THE ROOFTOP. The event will be hosted at the 14th Street Y Rooftop Terrace in the East Village (344 E. 14th St.) on July 26, 6:30-9:30pm. The family friendly event will feature food catered by Peppercorn Events, live music and entertainment, and access to an exclusive silent auction. Tickets are on sale at https://www.rebelplayhouse.org/fundraiser/.

The party will benefit Rebel Playhouse and their upcoming season. The season includes two shows produced at the 14th St. Y Theater: the world premiere of The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q in December 2018 and the remount of New York Innovative Theater Award nominee Old Turtle and the Broken Truth in May 2019.

The event is open for all ages. Ticket price includes live music and entertainment by Rebel Playhouse performers, food and drink, and access to an exclusive silent auction. Auction prizes include private massage packages, yoga lessons, piano lessons, and a private catered dinner.
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Maddie & Tae and WWE Superstar, Shinsuke Nakamura

Saturday, July 28
Maddie & Tae – iPlay America's Event Center                  
Door Time: 6:00 PM – Start Time: 7:00 PM

Maddie & Tae boldly introduced their debut single Girl In A Country Song shortly after signing with Dot Records. Featured on their debut album Start Here, of which they penned each of the eleven tracks, the PLATINUM-certified breakout hit soared atop the Country radio charts and made them only the third female duo to peak their debut single at #1 in the history of the Billboard Country singles chart. 

For more information to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday, July 29
WWE® Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura – Event Center
Door Time: 8:00 AM – Start Time: 9:00 AM

WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura™ has battled some of the best grapplers in the world including Styles, Finn Bálor, Kevin Owens and Hideo Itami. After tearing his way through WWE NXT and winning the NXT Championship. The WWE's Rock Star immediately excelled under the bright lights of SmackDown LIVE, scoring monumental victories over the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler to take WWE by storm. Nakamura scored his most significant victory to date by eliminating Roman Reigns to win the 2018 Royal Rumble Match. Following the triumph, he declared his intentions to face WWE Champion AJ Styles at WrestleMania in a bona fide Dream Match. Get in on ALL the EXCITEMENT! Tickets are selling FAST! This event offers fans VIP and photo opportunity packages.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/wwe-superstar-shinsuke-nakamura
Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windosr, NJ

Throughly Modern Millie and Side by Side by Sondheim

Fridays, Jul. 27 & Aug. 3, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays, Jul. 28 & Aug. 4 at 8pm
Sundays, July 29 & Aug. 5 at 2pm

Based on the 1967 Oscar-winning film of the same name, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" takes audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age, when "moderns"- including a flapper named Millie Dillmount - were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This singing, dancing, romancing musical takes place in Manhattan, 1922, with all the jazz-age razzmatazz you want in a big, bright, brand-new Broadway blockbuster. It's the story of a Midwestern girl who arrives in New York determined to take the town by storm.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday July 28, 8:00 PM
Side by Side by Sondheim

Side By Side By Sondheim - Revue in The Studio Theatre - Rooftop Theatre Collaborative presents a revue celebrating the wit and creative genius of musical theatre's most influential artist. You'll laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly honest and music that captures soaring emotions. Side by Side by Sondheim is a Tony Award-winning musical that is the perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master. This magical evening of multifaceted and unforgettable songs is a must for diehard fans and complete novices alike. A portion of each ticket purchase will be donated to the SCHS Foundation Music and Choral Scholarships in memory of Tina Steel
Broadway Workshop 10th Anniversary Concert
Live at 54

Sunday July 29, 7:00 PM

The 10th Anniversary Concert! Past and current Broadway Workshop stars and a few special guests are back to take center stage at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate a decade of Broadway Workshop!

In this special one night concert, performers will share their experiences performing in Broadway Workshop's acclaimed Main Stage program. You will hear students belt out musical numbers from past productions as well as audition songs, and even songs that brought them to Broadway.

Audiences can expect to hear songs from Broadway's most memorable musicals! Hosted by Broadway Workshop director Marc Tumminelli.

All proceeds benefit Project Broadway, a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization. More info: http://broadwayworkshop.com and http://projectbroadway.org

For The Record Presents Shoshana Bean - Spectrum Album Concert
At Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater On July 30

 On Monday, July 30, Shoshana Bean will perform her recently released album show – Spectrum - at the Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater.  Spectrum, Bean’s fourth studio album was released on February 9, is a fresh new take on the classic tradition of big band with arrangements by Grammy award-nominated arranger Alan Ferber. This concert will feature Bean along with an 18 piece big band performing a carefully-selected collection of standards, classics and modern favorites, while still including a few Bean-penned gems. Bean made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray before taking over for Idina Menzel as Elphaba in Wicked and has performed all over the world with artists such as Ariana Grande, Brian McKnight, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ), David Foster and Michael Jackson.

Inspired largely by Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and Barbra Streisand, Spectrum quickly hit #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts upon release. Her three solo albums have topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK: Superhero (2008), O’Farrell Street (2013) and Shadows To Light (2013), which debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Blues Albums charts. She has amassed millions of views on YouTube, most recently her cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Did Something Bad” garnered a frenzy of media attention, as well as earned high praise from Swift herself. 

Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm on Monday, July 30th. The Apollo Theater is located at 253 W 125th St. Tickets available at Ticketmaster: https://www.ticketmaster.com/shoshana-bean-apollo-theater-new-york-ny/venueartist/6/1435331. VIP packages also available that include a signed CD, poster and artist meet and greet following the show. For more information about Shoshana Bean, please visit: https://www.shoshanabean.com.
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News from DKC/O&M




Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit School of Rock – The Musical will welcome a new class of eight young rockers to Horace Green beginning on Monday, July 30, 2018. The new class includes: Layla Capers as “Tomika”, Duke Cutler as a Swing, Darrow Golub as “James”, Matthew Jost as “Zack” the guitarist, Jordan Cole as “Lawrence” the keyboardist,Hudson Loverro as “Billy”, Nirvaan Pal as “Mason” and Theodora Silverman as a Swing.

In addition, the producers are excited to welcome Katherine McLaughlin, who will make her Broadway debut as “Principal Rosalie Mullins” beginning on Monday, July 30, 2018.  She will replaceAnalisa Leaming, who gives her final performance on Sunday, July 29, 2018.   That same Sunday, July 29th, the following cast of kids will graduate from Horace Green: John Allyn, Gabrielle Greene, Jim Kaplan, Ellie Kim, Colin Lauri, Cory Logan, Iggy Rosado and Zachary Zwelling.




Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit School of Rock – The Musical, announced today that the show will play its final Broadway performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on January 20, 2019. By that date, the show will have run for more than 3 years, playing 1,307 performances and 31 previews. The production recouped its entire Broadway investment in May of 2017.

Tickets for School of Rock – The Musical are available by visiting the Winter Garden Theatre box office (1634 Broadway) Monday – Saturdays between 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 6:00pm, online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 212-239-6200. Performances of School of Rock – The Musical are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays at 7 pm, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm.
News from Karen Greco PR

THE ORIGINALIST adds additional post show conversations 

Talks with Supreme Court lawyers, journalists, as well as cast and creative team scheduled

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) announces additional post show conversations scheduled during the run of THE ORIGINALIST. The talks feature conversations with attorneys, journalists and Supreme Court specialists as well as the cast and creative team.
The full post-show conversation schedule:
Friday, July 20:  Playwright John Strand, moderated by Mark Bly
Tuesday, July 24: Journalist Greg Stohr, moderated by Mark Bly
Wednesday, July 25: The cast of THE ORIGINALIST, moderated by Mark Bly
Friday, July 27: Supreme Court and appellate lawyer Carter G. Phillips, moderated by Mark Bly
Sunday, July 29 (2 pm): Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in conversation with director Molly Smith 
Wednesday, August 1: The cast of THE ORIGINALIST, moderated by attorney Martin Tackel
Sunday, August 5 (2pm): Ian Samuel, Harvard Law Professor and former clerk for Chief Justice Scalia, moderated by humorist Randy Cohen
Tuesday, August 7: ACLU President Susan Herman, moderated by Mark Bly
Wednesday, August 8: The cast of THE ORIGINALIST, moderated by Mark Bly
Sunday, August 12 (2pm): International trade law expert Elliot Feldman, moderated by Mark Bly
Tuesday, August 14: Attorney Faith E. Gay, moderated by Mark Bly
Wednesday, August 15: The cast of THE ORIGINALIST, moderated by Mark Bly
Produced by Arena Stage and Middle Finger Productions, LLC, THE ORIGINALIST, written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith, is in previews now for a strictly 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.

What's Coming Up at the Wild Project

July 25 – July 27
Wednesday – Friday at 7:30pm
Tickets: $15
Guns. Guns. Anti. Pro. Life. Death. Chaos. Control. In 2018 the public debate in America is between moving on with the future or maintaining the past. Debra, a single-mother overcome with grief is bound by time as her son's death hangs in the balance. What happens as the public attempts to repurpose her sons's life, but privately she isn't ready to let go? "
July 30 - August 1
MAKE OR BREAK staged reading by Cyrus Aaron
Schedule: Monday - Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15
Dating in New York City is quite the magic trick. A house of mirrors with mind games at every turn. Hate it or love it, the possibility of finding that special someone keeps us coming back for more. But are we always ready to get in on the act?


Queen Bey meets Chekhov in the NYC premiere of Eliza Bent’s THE BEYONCÉ

Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, in association with Weber State University, is thrilled to present THE BEYONCÉ, written by Eliza Bent and directed by Stephen KaliskiTHE BEYONCÉ begins performances on Friday, July 27 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 18Press Opening is Tuesday, July 31 at 8pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 3pm. Please note: there are no performances Wed 8/1, Thu 8/2, Tue 8/7, and Wed 8/8.Performances are at A.R.T./New York Theatres Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre (502 West 53rd Street(at 10th Avenue). Tickets are $25 -$30. .

With her wedding approaching, Nadia discovers that her heart doesn’t want what it obviously should want: a decent husband and a stable family life. She instead fantasizes about running off to the bright lights of the big city, to the counterculture of self-discovery. Is this a silly daydream or a full-body call to adventure that must be answered?

For tickets and more information, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or visit visit http://www.adjustedrealists.com.
News from Lincoln Center

Sunday, July 24  at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
Created in 1980, Yukio Ninagawa’s exquisitely striking “cherry blossom”Macbeth is a landmark among global theater productions. The painterly director, who died in 2016, transposed Shakespeare’s Scottish play to feudal Japan, where the title character is an honor-bound samurai, kabuki witches cast spells, and Buddhist chants alternate with works by Samuel Barber and Schubert. This revival of the original production, the last one overseen by Ninagawa before his death, stars Japanese actors Masachika Ichimura as Macbeth and Yuko Tanaka as Lady Macbeth. Lincoln Center will present the final staging of this beloved production before it is retired from the Ninagawa Company’s repertoire.
Performed in Japanese with English supertitles
Pre-performance lecture by Alexa Alice Joubin at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at 6:15 pm.
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Tuesday, July 24 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Out of Doors
RZA: Live from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Wu-Tang Clan founder, composer, and filmmaker RZA kicks off the season with an epic audiovisual film experience—a re-score of the Shaw Brothers’ 1978 martial arts classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. With its themes of perseverance, transcendence, and brotherhood, the film was a formative influence on Wu-Tang’s aesthetic. Now, weaving together instrumentals and beats from the Wu-Tang discography (and beyond), RZA performs his thrilling new score live, amplifying the film’s powerful narrative and astonishing action from opening sequence to closing credit. After touring this project to sold-out venues in 12 cities, RZA returns to New York City with a special edition crafted specially for his hometown fans.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, July 24 – at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
Americans in Paris
The cross-Atlantic exchange of ideas between France and the U.S. serves as a theme for this program. Louis Langrée leads two American takes on Gallic culture with Bernstein’s Voltaire-inspired Overture to Candide and a new critical edition of Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Meanwhile, Mozart’s Adagio and Rondo in C minor makes great use of the glass harmonica, which was invented by Benjamin Franklin, the first United States ambassador to France, and will be played by Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre. Emanuel Ax, a frequent guest at the festival, performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, which, coincidently, was Bernstein’s favorite “party” piece.
Pre-concert recital by Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonicas, at David Geffen Hall at 6:30pm.
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
Americans in Paris
Pre-concert recital with glass harmonica by Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonicas, at David Geffen Hall at 6:30 pm.
See July 24.

Wednesday, July 25 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Out of Doors
Raphael Saadiq
Tamar-kali: PsychoChamber Ensemble
Since his early days with the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! and throughout his three-decade career collaborating with artists like Solange, D’Angelo, and The Roots, Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq has kept the flames of old school R&B burning brightly. For this special show, he takes his rightful place center stage to play treasures old and new from his deep catalog. Sharing the bill is Brooklyn’s own Tamar-kali, recently nominated (like Saadiq) for an Oscar for her musical work on the film Mudbound. Tonight, she and her strings/vocal ensemble explore the intersection of classical music and post-punk sensibility.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis

Wednesday July 25 – at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
See July 24.

Wednesday, July 25 – at 10:00 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
A Little Night Music
A frequent guest of the Mostly Mozart Festival, Emanuel Ax plays his July 24 and 25 appearances with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with a special, intimate performance expanding on the exchange of ideas between France and the United States. Glass harmonica players Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, who are also featured soloists in the Festival Orchestra program, join Ax for this illuminating evening., featuring music of Mozart, Haydn, Debussy, and more.
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the DavidGeffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Thursday, July 26 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Out of Doors
Selena for Sanctuary featuring Mon LaferteCucoNina DiazOmar Apollo, August Eve, and Riobamba
The queen of Tejano music and an idol to an entire generation of young artists, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is the inspiration for this evening of music and community. Join an exciting lineup of genre-defying Latinx musicians including Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte; SoCal “DIY dream pop” wunderkind Cuco (Red Bull); fierce, magnetic vocalist and musician Nina Diaz; soulful, alternative R&B artist Omar Apollo; and accomplished songwriter and creative August Eve as they bring their own spirit to Selena’s famous melodies under the starry Manhattan sky. Ecuadorian-Lithuanian DJ and cultural activist Riobamba cues up the evening from the turntables.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, July 26 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
This Argentine singer-songwriter performs socially conscious hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall music.
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Friday, July 27  at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
Handel & Bach
Conductor and harpsichordist Richard Egarr, who is also the music director of the Academy of Ancient Music, conducts masterpieces of the Baroque era from the keyboard, including Handel’s Water Music and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Orchestral Suite No. 3. Jasmine Choi, principal flutist of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini are featured soloists.
Guitarist Jiji, first prize–winner at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild Competition, performs works by Albéniz, Marais, Bach, and Paganini in a pre-concert recital at David Geffen Hall at 6:30 pm.
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Friday, July 27 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Out of Doors
Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota (New York City premiere)
Legendary music producer Hal Willner brings together an eclectic array of musicians for an imaginative musical tribute to Italian composer Nino Rota, known for his iconic scores to Federico Fellini’s films including La Dolce Vita, and Juliet of the Spirits. The night opens with music from two other famous Rota scores—the first two Godfather movies—before digging into the Fellini scores in a live performance of the seminal 1981 tribute album that launched Willner’s storied career, Amarcord Nino Rota (I Remember Nino Rota).
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, July 28  at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
Handel & Bach
Pre-concert recital by guitarist Jiji at David Geffen Hall at 6:30 pm.
See July 27.

Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
A Little Night Music
Virtuoso Vivaldi – Helicon Ensemble
Lauded for its novel and imaginative chamber music performances presented within a historical context, the Helicon Ensemble turns its innovative eye to the work of Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Under the leadership of Avi Stein, who has served as artistic director since 2013, the ensemble carries on the legacy of founder Albert Fuller, who sought to further the understanding of music’s role in our culture.
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

Saturday, July 28 – FREE
Out of Doors
Mostly Mozart Festival
Family Day

Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group  at 11:00 am
Learn to dance with one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies. For this special all-ages, all-abilities class, participants will have the chance to dance steps from Mark Morris’s Love Song Waltzes, which will be performed in August at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival
Hearst Plaza, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza

Marching Cobras – at 12:00 pm
They’ve performed at the Super Bowl, in an Oscar-winning movie (Birdman), and as part of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, and now this 60-member drumline and dance team brings its high-energy artistry to Josie Robertson Plaza.
Josie Robertson Plaza, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Soul Science Lab – at 1:00 pm
Dancing and singing are encouraged at this interactive performance by dynamic duo Chen Lo and Asante Amin. Together with an MC, a DJ, horns, and vocalists, Lo and Amin chronicle the joys of travel and cultural exploration using their signature blend of hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, and Afrobeat rhythms.
Hearst Plaza, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza

Family Day is supported by Disney.
All Family Day Programming is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, July 28 – FREE – at 7:00 pm
Out of Doors
Faramarz Aslani accompanied by Babak Amini
Persian music is refracted across generations with this exceptional triple bill anchored by legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Faramarz Aslani. Beloved for setting classical Persian poetry and original lyrics to pop grooves, Aslani has been one of the most respected Iranian artists since the release of his 1977 hit song "Ageh Ye Rooz" (If One Day). He shares the evening with KIOSK, the popular rock band that emerged from the Tehran underground in the early 2000s, and Brooklyn-based Habibi, whose lauded new EP, Cardamom Garden, blends Iranian rock from the '70s with girl group harmonies and surf guitar.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunday, July 29 – FREE – at 3:00 pm
Mostly Mozart
Panel Discussion: Mozart the Maverick
Join some of the world’s foremost Mozart experts for an illuminating, 90-minute talk about how Mozart defied the status quo and forged his own path. . Presented in association with the Mozart Society of America.
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunday, July 29 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Out of Doors
Jonathan Wilson
Lucy Dacus
With his new album, the psych-rock fantasia Rare Birds, Jonathan Wilson has confirmed his status as a solo artist of big ideas and the deep talent to execute them. When not making his own music, he’s producing Father John Misty, Dawes, and many others; playing guitar in Roger Waters’s band; and hosting legendary jam sessions at his Fivestar Studio in Los Angeles. Wilson shares the stage tonight with another breakout indie artist, Lucy Dacus. A striking voice in the timeless genre of guitar-based songwriting, the Virginia native’s sophomore album Historian was just released on Matador Records to universal acclaim.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, July 30 – at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
Emerson String Quartet
Spanning three centuries of chamber music repertoire, this program by the Emerson String Quartet and guest violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama in her festival debut, begins with one of Purcell’s Fantasias, which the Emerson Quartet explored in its 2017 album Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell. Works by Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn showcase the ensemble’s virtuosity, from the finely wrought Baroque selections to Mozart’s restless Quintet in G minor and Mendelssohn’s romantic late-period Quintet No. 2.
The Emerson String Quartet performs Haydn’s Quartet in D major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”) in a pre-concert recital in Alice Tully Hall at 6:30 pm.
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway (between 65th and 66th street)
Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Theater Resources Unlimited

announces the July Panel
Cracking the Code:
Understanding the New Showcase Code, and More
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:30pm, networking at 7pm

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a panel on the new Equity Showcase Code on Thursday, July 26, 2018Cracking the Code: Understanding the New Showcase Code, and More at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. For more details, visit https://truonline.org/events/cracking-the-code/. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door), free for TRU. Please use the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/cracking-the-code/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

Speakers to include: Chris Aniello, general manager with Live Wire Theatrical; Eric Goldman, theatrical attorney; Chris Harcum, Director of a Bright Future of the League of Independent Theater and a recipient of the Leading Lights of Independent Theater Award for his ongoing advocacy and support; Marlene Thorn Taber, choreographer/director with Creative Equilibrium, member of AEA New Media, Education and off-off Broadway Committees; Guy Yedwab, community organizer and artist, active member of the League of Independent Theater.

Actors' Equity Association (AEA) has made changes to its Showcase Code for the first time since 2009. Representatives from the League of Independent Theater (LIT) and attorney Eric Goldman were involved in ongoing conversations about these changes over the last several years with AEA, and can shed light on the Equity perspective and the evolution of Equity's position about this and other agreements, as well as offer insights into best practices and productive ways for both indie and commercial theater to work within Equity guidelines. Equity member Marlene Thorn Taber will join us to explain the New Media agreements, and if time permits, answer questions about changes to other Equity agreements, including the Stage Reading Guidelines. Chris Aniello will discuss the role of general manager in interfacing with Equity and other unions.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).  Please use the bright red reservation box on this page, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.
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The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) opened its applications to the public for the 2019 Director Residency Programs, which support theatre directors with resources to build and develop new plays, musicals, performance pieces, hybrid works, and devised theatre projects during the 2019 calendar year.  The deadline for completed applications is Noon (12pm) US EDT on Friday, September 7, 2018. 

Applications are now available at www.dramaleague.org for four residency programs:

  • The First Stage Residencies, offering directors at the early conceptual stages of a new project space and time for thoughtful investigation;

  • The Next Stage Residencies, which support multiple creative processes and projects of a theater director over the course of the year;

  • The Impact Residency, for directors who are part of an existing ensemble company, or working inside an existing ensemble company, to create a new work; and

  • The Beatrice Terry Residency for Women Writer/Directors, a project-based residency for women and women-identified artists who write and direct their own stage projects.

The residencies offer financial stipends, rehearsal space, mentorship, and administrative support.  Full descriptions of each residency may be found at http://dramaleague.org/programs/directors-project/residencies.

Additionally, The Drama League’s after-school program for New York high school theatre students, New Visions/New Voices, also opened applications at www.dramaleague.org, with the same deadline of September 7, 2018.

Since 2013, The Drama League Director Residency Program has developed over 80 pieces for the stage, including The TEAM’s RoosevElvis (Vineyard Theatre, London’s Royal Court Theatre); Ripe Time’s The World Is Round (BAM); Blue Ridge (upcoming, Atlantic Theatre Company); The ARTS (upcoming, LaMaMa); Distant Star (Abrons Arts Center),Georama (NYMF/Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Assembled Identity and America Is Hard To See (HERE); Skinamarink (Little Lord/New York Theatre Workshop); Rady&Bloom’sThe Upper Room (New Ohio Theatre); and Piehole’s Hand Foot Fizzle Face (JACK).

New Visions/New Voices brings underserved theatre students from across the five boroughs of New York City together for pre-collegiate training in directing.  While participating in the after-school program, students work with professional actors under the tutelage of acclaimed theatre directors.  The competitive program focuses on the skills of directing – which can be used in a variety of future fields both inside and out of the performing arts.  It is offered free of charge to students who want to augment their arts experience with a real-world, behind-the-scenes training initiative.

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




Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce the upcoming 2018-2019 Season. The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will open the season this fall. In winter 2019, The Vineyard and The New Group will co-produce the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris"Daddy" directed by Danya Taymor, featuring Alan Cumming. The final production of the season in spring 2019 will be the New York premiere of DO YOU FEEL ANGER? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, directed by Margot Bordelon. GOOD GRIEF and DO YOU FEEL ANGER? will be presented at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) and the co-production of "Daddy" will be presented in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

all 2018
By Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by Awoye Timpo
In Association with Audible
New York Premiere

Nkechi was a good Nigerian-American girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, GOOD GRIEF follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother, and her immigrant parents. Hailed as a "profound dramatic work" by LA Weekly, this hilarious and heartbreaking new play reunites playwright Ngozi Anyanwu and director Awoye Timpo following their acclaimed collaboration on THE HOMECOMING QUEEN.

Vineyard Theatre reunites with Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment, following their award-winning production of HARRY CLARKE. Audible will record The Vineyard’s production of GOOD GRIEF as an audio play.

GOOD GRIEF received its world premiere at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.

Winter 2019
By Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Danya Taymor
With Alan Cumming
World premiere production from The New Group and Vineyard Theatre.
Presented in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street)
In Jeremy O. Harris' searing new play “Daddy,” Franklin, a young black artist, meets Andre (Alan Cumming), an older white art collector, and sparks quickly fly. As their erotic link deepens into an irresistible bond, Franklin's life and lifestyle get a hefty upgrade. But when Franklin's Christian mother decides that her son is in peril, she enters into an epic battle of wills with Andre over the soul of their baby boy. Set in and around a Bel Air swimming pool, this wildly ​theatrical and dangerous new play takes a deep dive into questions of patronage and parentage, as Franklin's past, present and future collide in surreal ways. ​Danya Taymor (PASS OVER) directs this world-premiere co-production with The New Group.

Spring 2019
By Mara Nelson-Greenberg
Directed by Margot Bordelon
New York Premiere

In Mara Nelson-Greenberg's dazzling dark comedy, Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency -- and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen, and ​the unspoken dynamics of ​their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling. This absurdly funny ​and potent ​new play, directed by Margot Bordelon, reminds us that change is not always easy, and may come with unexpected costs.

DO YOU FEEL ANGER? received its world premiere at the 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

In addition, a Lab Production will be announced at a later date.

Memberships are now on sale for The Vineyard’s 2018-2019 Season and can be purchased online at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303. Becoming a member ensures great seats to all Vineyard productions for a fraction of the full ticket price. Other privileges include the ability to reserve seats before tickets go on sale to the general public, discounted guest tickets, invitations to new play readings and Developmental Labs, and other exclusive benefits.

Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to developing and producing bold new plays and musicals by both emerging and established artists. The theater is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists and to nurturing their unique voices. For over 35 years the company has sought to produce work that challenges all of us to see ourselves and our world in new ways, and that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do.
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1:30 PM, FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018

By popular demand, bestselling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will return with an encore performance at the 36th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. Laurie will give a family show at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station (Readington Township), NJ. For the second year in a row, this concert will be presented by Hackensack Meridian Health.

The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and has been named the premiere family attraction in New Jersey. The Festival features twice a day mass ascensions of 100 sport and special shaped hot air balloons from around the world, a live concert series, fireworks, a nighttime hot air balloon glow, children’s amusement rides, family entertainment, attractions and activities.

WHAT: Laurie Berkner, Solo! "The Greatest Hits Tour" Comes to the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018. Festival gates open at 1:00 p.m.
RESERVED SEATING: $30, $40, $45, plus applicable fees. Super Premium tickets $75*, plus applicable fees. A limited number of $75 Super Premium tickets are available.
*Super Premium tickets include preferred seating, after-show Meet & Greet, photo opportunity, and a personalized, autographed picture of the Laurie Berkner Band from Laurie.
GENERAL ADMISSION LAWN SEATING: Starts at $10 children; $20 adults.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit the Ticketfly website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 973-882-5464 or visit the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning website.
PLEASE NOTE: Children 1 and under may sit on a parent/guardian's lap. Children 2 and older will need a ticket to sit in the reserved seating area. Reserved seating ticket prices are the same for adults and children.
Reserved Concert Ticket INCLUDES general admission to the festival (up to a $35 value) and a reserved concert seat for Laurie Berkner’s performance
Due to space restrictions, this concert does not include access to the VIP Blue Sky Club or VIP Parking.
Concert seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Seats will be assigned when orders are placed. The last day to purchase tickets online and have them mailed is Friday, July 2oth. Tickets purchased after July 2oth will be held at the Will Call booth.

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

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