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 8, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 7/8/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon including Free Ride Night at iPlay America

Upcoming at State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Free Summer Movie: Coco

Tuesday July 10, 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM

Come along with Miguel, an aspiring young musician, as he embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. He finds an unexpected friend in the charming trickster Hector, who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Inspired by Mexico’s Día de Los Muertos, this Oscar-winning animated film is full of music, color, and fun.

For more information, visit https://www.stnj.org/event/disneys-coco
Upcoming at City Center 
130 W. 56th St.
New York, NY

Gone Missing

See Taylor Mac introduce his castmate Susan Blackwell as she previews a song from the upcoming Encores! Off-Center revival of Gone Missing.

In 2003, New York City theater troupe The Civilians interviewed real people about the physical objects they’d lost—keys, a sapphire ring, a Gucci pump. The wry and whimsical docu-musical that emerged, Gone Missing (written and originally directed by Steve Cosson), features an energetic score by Michael Friedman and presents a very personal account of how we deal with loss in our lives.

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 

Upcoming at the American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W. at 79th St.
New York, NY

Manhattanhenge, Bat Walks, and Museum Sleepover

Thursday July 12, 7:00 PM

As the sun sets on July 12,  it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets. Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium.

Friday July 13, 20, 27 or August 3, 8:00 PM
Bat Walks in Central Park

Join Brad KleinDanielle Gustafson, and other members of the New York City Bat Group for a walk through Central Park.

Friday July 13 - Saturday July 14 5:45 PM - 9:00 AM

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Hot Peas 'n Butter Perform at 
Union Square NY

Thursday July 12, 11:00 AM

Back by popular demand, Hot Peas ‘n Butter, a nationally touring and award-winning band from Brooklyn, performs their signature songs incorporating elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock with an interactive and invigorating approach.The full-band interactive show onJuly 12 will be on the Main Stage on Union Square Park's South Plaza (near 14th Street). The concert celebrates the release of a new Hot Peas 'n Butter album called Back to the Land.

Visit www.hotpeasnbutter.com and the band’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest Hot Peas 'n Butter news.
Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ


Friday July 13, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

• Pine Belt Speedway Go-Karts
• 2-Level Lazer Tag Arena
• 250+ Arcade Games
• Indoor Boardwalk with Food
• Rides, Games, & 4D Theater
• Full Service Bar & Grill
• Event Center

All this and more!

Must download pass in order to receive this special offer, visit  www.iplayamerica.com/blogger to download pass.
Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

The Wizard of Oz
Friday July 13  - Sunday July 22

We'e off to see The Wizard Of Oz with this exciting stage adaptation of this unsurpassed classic! Click your heels together three times and join Dorthy, The Scarecrow, The Tinman, The Cowardly Lion, as they travel through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and attain their hearts' desires. This faithful and fantastical adaptation contains all of the beloved Oscar-winning songs from the 1939 movie including Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and We're Off To See The Wizard, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few joyous surprises along the way. Rediscover the real story of Oz in this exuberant musical delight for the whole family.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.kelseyatmccc.org/The%20Wizard%20of%20Oz.shtml
Upcoming at the Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Frankin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Scientist Saturday

Saturday July 14, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. Talk with entomologist Shannon Sked from Western Pest, sponsor of our Xtreme Bugs exhibit, to explore careers in entomology. Take a closer look at insect specimens, and ask whatever insect questions are bugging you.

PR Firm Roundup

News from Karen Greco PR


July 10 at 6:30 PMJuly 11 at 6:30 PMJuly 12 at 6:30 PM
VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF written and performed by Walter DeForest
Produced by VGFY and Ryan’s Daughter
Get Drawn In! Audience members create art along with Vincent while secrets are exposed. The ear incident and his death are two colossal events, but evenmore are revealed. DeForest blends storytelling, theater and live art in this "deeply engaging" portrait of Vincent. You think you know the truth? Van Gogh Find Yourself please.

July 11 at 8:30pmJuly 12 at 8:30pmJuly 18 at 8:30pm
AGATHA IS MISSING! written and performed by Prudence Wright Holmes
Produced by Prudence Wright Holmes and Fringe Management

Ace Detective, Miss Clarissa Marbles has arrived to solve the mysterious disappearance of the famous mystery writer, Agatha Christie. Miss Marbles will not rest until she finds out whodunit! The audience must assist Miss Marbles in solving this terrible crime. Prizes are given for the best answer.

July 13 at 6:30pmJuly 14 at 8:30pmJuly 15 at 4:30pm
DRUNK LION written and performed by Chris Davis, directed by Mary Tuomanen
Produced by Chris Davis

DRUNK LION follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol.

July 13 at 8:30pmJuly 14 at 2:30pmJuly 14 at 4:30pm
IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS created by Ashley Adelman and Kelly Teaford, written and directed by Ashley Adelman
With Chrystal Bethell, Niki Hatzidis, Caroline Peters, Kate Szekely, Shelby Wong
Produced by Infinite Variety Productions

Over 50 years ago, thousands of young American women went to Vietnam to serve their country during the war. In 2016, Infinite Variety Productions interviewed five of these women-- two military officers, three civilian employees, all volunteers. Hearing their poignant, horrific, funny, and endearing memories, IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS tells the often unknown, but extremely timely story showing the human side of war. Created directly from the oral histories with an innovative set using five blocks that evolve into bunkers, rooftops, military vehicles and more, IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS is a poignant journey through the lives of these women.

July 14 at 6:30pmJuly 15 at 2:30pmJuly 20 at 6:30pmJuly 22 at 2:30pmJuly 22 at 7:30pm
TRUMP LEAR co-created, written, and performed by David Carl, co-created and directed by Michole Biancosino
Produced by Project Y Theatre Company

Trump meets Lear in this “biting political satire” (Theatre is Easy) that’s inspired upon the whims of a madman. From the team behind the downtown hit David Carl's Celebrity One- Man Hamlet (formerly titledGary Busey's One-Man Hamlet) comes a new Shakespeare adaptation: Trump Lear. Actor and impersonator, Carl David, is being held without bail for his Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare's King Lear. Carl David is forced to perform his King Lear
to an unseen online audience of one, as the President restlessly watches remotely from a live and public feed. The stakes are high: if Trump likes Carl and his show, Carl lives. If not, Carl dies. But how can Carl get through a show where he has created a Lear based on Trump himself without offending the audience.

July 17 at 6:30pmJuly 18 at 6:30pmJuly 19 at 6:30pm
LEVITICUS written by Mandi Riggi, directed by Abigail Zealey Bess
With Bryan Hamilton, Raye Levine, Sawyer Spielberg, Eric Svendsen, and Megan Tusing
Produced by Where Are They Going Theatre Company
Set in the mid-90s, when the dot-com millionaires are kings, tech titan Austin and his wife
Jess host a dinner party to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of old friends Robert and
Stacia. But the two men have a secret and after several Kiwi Margaritas, the truth unfurls with explosive consequences.

July 19 at 8:30pmJuly 20 at 8:30pmJuly 21 at 4:30pm
HARMON LEON'S TRUMP AMERICAN HORROR STORY written and directed by Harmon Leon
Produced by Harmon Leon
Comedian, VICE contributor, and author of Meet the Deplorables, Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups. Leon leads you on a multimedia journey into the horrors of Trump America. Stops include horrific locales such as a Hell House in Texas, a Christian haunted house where they scare the living Jesus into you…literally! Plus, there will be songs.

July 21 at 2:30pm & 6:30pmJuly 22 at 4:30pm
FALKLAND - The War The World Forgot written by Heather Bagnall, directed by Luke Tudball
With Heather Bagnall and Luke Tudball
Produced by Tasty Monster Productions
Inspired by real events and real people, this is the extraordinary story of the ordinary citizens of a tiny island at the bottom of the world, the 10-and-a-half week war the world forgot, and the inhabitants whose lives were forever changed by the decisions of political leaders a world away. Selected 'Best of Fest' by Orlando Sentinel at Orlando Fringe and Best Show of the Fringe at Pittsburgh Fringe, this production uses archival photography, video, radio, and news media to highlight and honor the extraordinary actions of ordinary people. FALKLAND - The War The World Forgot is a timely reminder of the effect that ego and politics can have on society.

July 21 at 8:30pmJuly 26 at 6:30pmJuly 27 at 6:30pmJuly 28 at 6:30pm
GEEK music & lyrics by George Griggs, book by Paul Andrew Perez, directed by Paul Andrew Perez
With Taylor Bazos, Ethan Karas, Gracie Peselli, and Olivia Tebsherany
Produced by Infinity Repertory Theatre Company

A darkly comic musical about love, loss and the price of being different. Raised inBible thumping Hopeless Junction, USA, Gibby Stone is a gentle-hearted teenager who simply wants to fit in. But quack medical treatment metamorphoses her into a modern Elephant Man. Run out of town by a mob, she finds brief happiness in a freak show, but fate twists the knife again as she searches for acceptance and redemption.GEEK has great original music and echoes of O Brother Where Art Thou?Wonder and The Greatest Showman. The latest Fringe premiere by award-winning Boston company Infinity Rep.
July 24 at 6:30pmJuly 25 at 6:30pmJuly 28 at 8:30pm
With Michael Galligan, Samuel Metzger and Justin Picado
Produced by Project Mercury
SOLARPLEXUS: AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PLAY is a sci-fi comedy about a woman trying to stop the apocalypse with a pedal-powered bicycle. Standing in her way are her delusional father, her corporate sellout brother, and the ominous tech mogul who just might have created the problem in the first place. Exploring themes of environmentalism, corporate corruption, and renewable energy, the piece uses an actual pedal-powered bike to power significant energy needs in the production design. Corporate surveillance and conspiracies abound in this hyper-speed piece of sustainable sci-fi theater.

July 24 at 8:30pmJuly 25 at 8:30pm 
DANDY DARKLY’S ALL ABOARD written and performed by Dandy Darkly, directed by Ian Bjorklund
Produced by Dandy Darkly and Civil Disobedience

NYC'saward winning, critically acclaimed, cult horror raconteur, Dandy Darkly, makes his 59E59 debut with another late-night frolic headed back for his fifth year at the Edinburgh Fringe. Join Dandy aboard the Gaybird Steamer for the sleaziest, smartest ride of your life. Enjoy a dripping earful of Southern Gothic grotesquery: country fried robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip and squeamish family freakery — also trains! Dandy regales his tales alongside a bespoke soundtrack peppered with eclectic effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience -- bawdy, surprisingly beautiful and utterly unlike anything you've ever seen. Ladies and gentlemen, all aboard!

July 28 at 4:30pmJuly 29 at 2:30pm
BRAND NEW JEW, A DNA COMEDY written and performed by Monica Bauer, directed by Maria Caprile
Produced by Good Works Productions

What happens when a DNA test gives an adoptee a brand new view…of herself? Award-winning
playwright and performer Monica Bauer (Emerging Playwright Award, Urban Stages) takes on her own unexpected results, along with a cast of comical characters, including a reassuring Rabbi, a Brit who’s not British, and Judy from Atlanta, who may be related to George Clooney. Biology, religion, and culture are all fair game for this Comedy of Identity Errors. Take a tour through the Identity Maze and come out laughing!
July 26 at 8:30pmJuly 27 at 8:30pmJuly 28 at 2:30pmJuly 29 at 4:30pm
VIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969 written by Monica Bauer, directed by Glory Kadigan
With Kailah S. King and Russell Jordan
Produced by Good Works Productions
A timely story inspired by the real event of the death of a 14-year-old black girl. A bubbly
bundle of energy named Vivian, the mysterious jazz legend Luigi Wells, and the racial tensions of a segregated American city in 1969 combine in this fantasia on race, music, and family, before the riot comes.

Arena Stage’s critically hailed THE ORIGINALIST comes to59E59 Theaters

Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero reprises his universally acclaimed role as controversial Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Tracy Ifeachor joins cast

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of THE ORIGINALIST 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 PM; Saturday & 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). 

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?

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

Tuesday, July 10 – at 6:00 pm
Midsummer Night Swing
Orquesta El Macabeo
This indie big band has been shaking up the Puerto Rican dance music scene with its revolutionary brand of salsa. The 11 self-described rockeros bring the energy, humor, and sensibility of a new generation to a classic genre, while never losing sight of their ultimate mission: to get people dancing.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Tickets for individual events and passes can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

Wednesday, July 11 – at 6:00 pm
Midsummer Night Swing
Brianna Thomas Band with guest vocalist Frank Senior
With “a strong voice and a big range” (New York Times), NYC singer and bandleader Brianna Thomas draws on Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and other great blueswomen of the past for this soulful night. With her ace band, stellar voice, and open-hearted personality, she’s one of your best bets for achieving transcendence on the dance floor this summer.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Tickets for individual events and passes can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

Thursday, July 12 – at 6:00 pm
Midsummer Night Swing
Orquesta Akokán
Blending vintage sound, original tunes, infectious rhythms, and endless heart, Orquesta Akokán extends the golden era of Cuban mambo to now. Following their critically acclaimed debut album on Daptone Records, power vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez and an orchestra of Cuban music all-stars bring the spirit of old Havana to the heart of Manhattan.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Tickets for individual events and passes can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

Thursday, July 12 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
Gato Preto
Rapper Gata Misteriosa (Mozambique/Portugal) and DJ/producer Lee Bass (Ghana/Germany) mix contemporary electronic music and hip-hop of Mozambique and Ghana.
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, July 12 – at 7:30 pm
Opening Night of the Mostly Mozart Festival
Available Light
Lucinda Childs Dance Company (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
This groundbreaking collaboration between composer John Adams, choreographer Lucinda Childs, and architect Frank Gehry returns to New York for the first time since 1983. Childs oversees this 2015 revival of the 20th-century masterpiece, in which nine dancers kaleidoscopically arrange and rearrange themselves within Gehry’s stark split-level set to Adams’s updated score, Light Over Water, a mesmerizing piece for synthesizer and recorded brass. Originally created for the opening of the converted warehouse now known as Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the work’s prismatic views of the relationship between dance, music, and architecture remain eminently relevant.
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
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 13 – at 6:00 pm
Midsummer Night Swing
The James Hunter Six
U.K. soul man James Hunter leads us back to the early days of R&B when it was “part rock ’n’ roll, part jump blues, all…swagger” (NPR). With a voice that can sigh, growl, and rip; a knack for showmanship; and a band that knows how to dig a deep groove, Hunter provides the perfect soundtrack to a hot summer night on the dance floor.
After hours: Silent Disco powered by Quiet Events
At 10:00 pm, when the sound system turns off, the dance party keeps going—DJs Monica Sharp, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, and Rita Houston of WFUV broadcast directly to your headphones until 11:30 pm. A wireless headset is free with your ticket; $5 at the door for Silent Disco only.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Tickets for individual events and passes can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

Friday, July 13 – at 7:30 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
Available Light
Lucinda Childs Dance Company
Pre-performance talk with Lucinda Childs and Martin Wechsler in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman studio at 6:30 pm.
See July 12.

Saturday, July 14 – FREE – at 3:00 pm
Midsummer Night Swing
LC Kids Dance with Dancing Classrooms
Dance Instructor: Rodney Lopez teaches Ballroom
It’s time for them to move beyond dabbing, and the fabulous folks from Dancing Classrooms are here to help! Bring the kids to our annual all-ages dance where they’ll learn the basics of merengue, tango, salsa, and swing before letting loose on the dance floor to high-energy tunes. Recommended for ages 6–10
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
LC Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.
Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney.
Generous support is also provided by Barbara and James Block, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Anna Nikolayevsky, Amanda and John Waldron, Julian Robertson, and Joseph M. Cohen.

Saturday, July 14 – at 6:00 pm
Midsummer Night Swing
Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York’s best dancers compete for the Ambassador Prize, an homage to Lindy hop icon Frankie Manning.
Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Tickets for individual events and passes can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

Sunday, July 15 – at 1:00 pm
Mostly Mozart Festival
FILM: Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music
Containing rare footage of the conductor, composer, and educator, Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music surveys the extraordinary life and monumental career of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. This screening is presented in celebration of the centennial of Bernstein’s birth and in conjunction with the performance of his MASS at David Geffen Hall on July 17 and 18. Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th 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 Polk and Co.


Beginning Performances Monday July 16

Beginning performances Monday, July 16JESSICA VOSK will assume the role of Elphaba in the Broadway production of WICKED.

JESSICA VOSK joins the Broadway company of WICKED after having spent the last year playing Elphaba in the national tour. Vosk most recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle and re-created the role of Fruma-Sarah in the most recent revival of Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof. Her other Broadway credits include Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. She also starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story. Her debut solo album, “Wild and Free,” will be released this summer.

Ms. Vosk joins a cast which currently includes Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero, Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Kevin Chamberlinas The Wizard, Jye Frasca as Boq, Kristen Martin as Nessarose, and Martin Moran as Dr. Dillamond.  The role of Elphaba is currently being played by Jackie Burns, who will give her final performance on Broadway on Saturday, July 14th.

For more information about WICKED, please visit www.WickedTheMusical.com.



Broadway Records today announced that Jessica Vosk: Wild and Free will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, August 10, 2018. The album is available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.

In a meteoritic rise from swing to Broadway’s newest leading lady, Jessica Vosk has never been one to rest on her laurels. Recorded between headlining the national tour and joining the Broadway company of Wicked as Elphaba, Jessica unleashes her “powerhouse voice” (Hartford Courant) on her debut album “Wild and Free” — an eclectic mix of musical theatre and pop, drawn from her legendary solo shows and new favorites, including songs by Jason Robert Brown, Sara Bareilles, Sia, Pasek and Paul, Prince and more. “Wild and Free” features arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Cameron Moncur, is produced by Michael Croiter and Robbie Rozelle and co-produced by Jessica Vosk. The track listing is forthcoming.



The Tony Award winning Best Musical AVENUE Q – which has been part of the fabric of New York since its sensational debut in 2003 – will mark its 15th anniversary with two weeks of special unique performances at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) from Monday, July 16 to Sunday, July 29, 2018 it has been announced by the show’s producers Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman and Jeffrey Seller.

The 15th anniversary performance will take place on Tuesday, July 31 at 7pm.  

Each of the special anniversary shows will feature audience giveaways and a different surprise number in the show by members of the musical’s legendary original Broadway company and other AVENUE Q alumni.  

Monday, July 16 8:00 PM - Jordan Gelber & Ann Harada
Tuesday, July 17 - DARK
Wednesday, July 18 8:00 PM - Evan Harrington
Thursday, July 19 8:00 PM - Hazel Anne Raymundo
Friday, July 20 8:00 PM - Stephanie D’Abruzzo
Saturday, July 21 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM - Rob McClure & Maggie Lakis
Sunday, July 22 3:00 PM - Anika Larsen
Sunday, July 22 7:30 PM - Sharon Wheatley

Monday, July 23 8:00 PM - Sharon Wheatley
Tuesday, July 24 - DARK
Wednesday, July 25 8:00 PM - Jennifer Barnhart & Rick Lyon
Thursday, July 26 8:00 PM - Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Friday, July 27 8:00 PM - Stephanie D'Abruzzo & John Tartaglia
Saturday, July 28 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM - Jennifer Barnhart, Rick Lyon & John Tartaglia
Sunday, July 29 3:00 PM - John Tartaglia
Sunday, July 29 7:30 PM - Barrett Foa & Carmen Ruby Floyd

Tuesday, July 31 The 15th anniversary performance with the current cast of Avenue Q.

As previously announced, The AVENUE Q 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert, a special one-night-only event, will feature the show’s creators and cast members from Broadway and beyond performing cut and alternate versions of songs and sharing behind-the-scenes stories from the show’s history on and Off-Broadway.  The concert will be performed for two performances only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM on Monday, July 30 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.  www.54Below.com/Q15

Since it roared into the spotlight – with its singular cast of people and puppets including Princeton, Kate Monster, Rod, Nicky, Trekkie, Christmas Eve, Gary Coleman and Lucy T. Slut – opening on Broadway on July 30, 2003, AVENUE Q has given over 6,000 performances, running seven years on Broadway before transferring to New World Stages in 2009, where it continues to play to large and happy houses.  

At New World Stages, AVENUE Q performs Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased through Telecharge by calling 212-239-6200 or visiting www.telecharge.com. A limited number of rush tickets are available at the box office for each performance.
For more information about AVENUE Q, please visit: AvenueQ.com
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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