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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Special: In the Bleak Midwinter

What: In the Bleak Midwinter

Where: Shetler Studios
             244 W. 54th St.
             (Between Broadway & 8th Ave,)
             12th Floor
             New York, NY

When: Through Sunday September 23, 2018

Who: Teens and Up




Mom - In the Bleak Midwinter is a story that deals with an issue that affects many of us - what to do about our elderly parents when they are getting too old to take care of themselves. However, in this story the issue has an added layer because Elizbeth wants to keep the farm that has been in the family for generations going, and her daughter and her daughter's husband want to sell it off to developers. No matter what side of the issue you are on, this show will stir your emotions. It is a terrifically well acted and well written show. It was written by Dorothy Lyman, who also stars as Elizabeth. Ms. Lyman is best know for her roles as Opal on the now defunct soap opera, All My Children, and as Naomi in the sitcom, Mama's Family, a spinoff of the Carol Burnett Show. Her daughter is played by Abigail Spencer, who is currently one of the stars of Blue Bloods. Their interaction as mother and daughter is so real and believable that you immediately get drawn into the story. Their co-stars although not necessarily as well known as Ms. Lyman and Ms. Spencer are equally as good. Although, they are a number of light humorous moments in the show, this is not by any stretch of the imagination a light happy show. However, it is definitely worth seeing for the fine performances.




For more information about this show or to order tickets to one of the final performances, visit  www.stuffedoliveinc.com

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credit: All In the Bleak Midwinter production photos by Sally Davis

Friday, September 21, 2018

Due to circumstances beyond our control Funtivity Friday is closed this week.

Giveaway: Win a Fun Trivia Book in the Fall Break Giveaway Hop!


Fall Break Giveaway Hop hosted by Savings in Seconds


If you want to take a fun break this fall, you'll want to get one of buzztime's Trivia books. Each of these five books contains tons of amusing puzzles revolving around a particular theme put together by somebody who works in that particular field. They are put together in such way that you cannot cheat or accidentally see the answers to different questions when you are looking up the answer to one question. This makes them even more fun. It also makes it easy to go through these books by yourself if you want to although it is fun to go through them with others as well. All the answers are multiple choice so if you don't know an answer you can always guess. For more about these books, see our previous post Tips for Tuesday: buzztime Trivia Books. Enter to win a book below.

Giveaway Dates 9/21 - 10/3

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ US

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Once you have entered our giveaway, hop around to all the other blogs listed below to see what other giveaways you can enter to win.


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Theater Thursday - Head Over Heels

What: Head Over Heels

Where: Hudson Theatre
             145 W. 44th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up



Me - Head Over Heels was a very unique show. I wasn't really sure what to expect from it, but in the end I found it to be pretty enjoyable. It's about a royal family whose life is flipped around when the king learns of  multiple prophecies surrounding the kingdom. The least enjoyable aspect for me was the old fashioned Elizabethan dialect which I hadn't known about previously and took  me some adjusting to. Aside from that, however, it was fairly easy to follow. Considering the fact that the soundtrack was all songs originally sung by the GoGo's, I expected the music to be one of the best parts, and I was not disappointed.  My second favorite part of the show was the romance. There were two couples that were the main focus of the story, and I thought that both of them were really cute.  Although this was definitely not one of the best shows that I've ever seen, I did end up liking it a lot.*

*The above is a guest post by older sister, Melia



Mom - Head Over Heels is quite an unusual musical. It combines two subject that you never would have thought of combining Arcadia, a 16th century story by Philip Sidney, and the music of the GoGo's. Yet, somehow it works. The show is full of sex and romance and definitely not appropriate for young children. It is also hard to follow at times particulary due to the Elizabethan dialect. However, the story is entertaining and full of humor. The music is the highlight of the show, by far, and if you are a fan of GoGo's music, you will probably enjoy this show. If you are not fan of the GoGo's music and/or Elizabethan literature, you may not enjoy the show.  However, if you are interested in seeing something completely different you might want to give it a try since it is a fairly amusing and engaging show.



And that's our view. Tune in Saturday Special.

Photo credits: All Head Over Heels production photos by Joan Marcus

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Brooklyn Boulders


What: Brooklyn Boulders

Where: 575 Degraw Street
             Brooklyn, New York

Who: Ages 5 and up
 
 

Me - Brooklyn Boulders is a rocking climbing place. It is really fun. There are a bunch of different rock climbing walls. There was even one that was upside down. However, you had to be a certain age or have a certain level of training to go on that one. Some rock walls were harder  to climb than others and they all had harder and easier courses. You knew the difference because there were different colors for different levels of ability. My sister and I only climbed at the easiest level, but we have never really been rock climbing except for easy courses at amusement parks or playgrounds, but even that was a while ago. Some of the courses you needed a rope for and others you didn't. Experienced climbers could climb a course with a rope that somebody holds for them. Inexperienced climbers like us could only use a course with an automatic rope. The rope let you down when you were done climbing. On the other courses, you had to climb halfway down and jump. I could not land on my feet when I jumped. I landed and then I fell back every time. The climbing was hard work, and it hurt my hands. It was worth it though because it was a lot of fun.

 
 

Mom  - If you are looking for unique way for you and/or your kids to get active, Brooklyn Boulders is a good choice. It is full of a wide variety of climbing surfaces all of which offer a wide selection of climbing paths.  Whether you are new to climbing or you are an expert climber you can find a path on almost every available surface that is suited to your skill level. They also offer climbing classes, climbing teams and even private lessons. At Brooklyn Boulders, unlike at a gym where you have to have a membership to come and use the equipment, you don't have to have a membership to come and climb. While they do offer both annual and monthly memberships, day passes and ten packs are also available. You don't need to own any special equipment to come and climb either, anything you need can be rented right on the premises. For basic simple climbing, you don't really need that much equipment anyway just chalk for gripping and a pair of climbing shoes. You don't have to be a good athlete or even like sports to enjoy a visit to Brooklyn Boulders. It's a fun way to get exercise at any age.

 
 
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tips for Tuesday: Books: buzztime Trivia Books, Zen Bunnies: Mediations for the Wise Minds of Bunny Lovers, and The Found Child

We may have been given some of the below mentioned books for free for review purposes. This post also may contain affliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, we will be compensated. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


Me- Today I am recommending buzztime Trivia books. They have a whole series of trivia books with different topics including: TV, movies, rock and roll, sports and general entertainment. I really like that you can't possibly cheat or accidentally see the answer to a different question when you look up the answers because each answer is on a different page. This also makes it possible to play even if you are by yourself. Some questions are harder and some are easier making it easier to play along no matter what your skill level or knowledge of the subject is. Also, the questions are from different time periods so you don't have to be a certain age to play along. All the questions are multiple choice so even if you have no idea or no knowledge of a particular subject you can still guess. buzztime Trivia books are a really fun time filler, and I would really recommend them.


Mom - Today I am recommending two books.



First I am recommending the nonfiction book Zen Bunnies: Mediations for the Wise Minds of Bunny Lovers by Gautama Buddha.  It combines adorable pictures of rabbits with spirtual mantras. Each page contains a bunny picture, a saying, and an explaination of that saying. It a quick and fun book to read. It is great for if you need to chill out and/or refocus. It is also great if you just need some cheering up unless, of course,  you are immune to cute bunny pictures.



The second book I am recommending today is The Found Child by Jo Crow. What if your child disappeared but the child that is returned to you isn't actually your child? That is exactly what happens to Elaine Jennson. After a scary incident of postpartum depression, Elaine's son, Jake is kidnapped and shortly after found and returned to Elaine and her husband. However, a few years later, Jake needs a bone marrow transplant, and it turns out that neither Elaine nor her husband could possibly be the biological parent of Jake. So where is the real Jake and who is the child Elaine has been raising? This book is so full of twists and turns, you'll never be able to see where the story is going. From start to finish it's one heck of an exciting ride, and you won't be able to put it down.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Monkeys


Me - I love monkeys. They are so cute. I especially love little monkeys. I have seen lots of monkeys in the zoo. I have been to a lot of zoos, such as, four different zoos in New York City and the Philadelphia Zoo. My favorite was the Philadelphia zoo. When I went to the Philadelphia zoo, there was a newborn baby monkey that was clinging to its Mom's back. It was so cute.


I like finger monkeys. They are so cute and tiny.I also like bigger monkey's like Bonobos and Chimpanzees. They are cute too.


There have been monkeys in a lot of movies and TV shows. In the TV show, Friends, there was a monkey named Marcel in several episodes. He was cute too. The monkey who played Marcel was really a girl monkey named Katie. The only movie with monkeys I remember seeing is The Wizard of Oz. The monkeys in that movie were okay. They weren't as bad. as the witch. I like Blubo the monkey in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories of books.  All in all, I just love monkeys.


Mom - I love monkeys. They are cute and funny. When I was little, I always wanted a pet chimpanzee. A pet store near us had a monkey, but it wasn't a chimpanzee. Chimpanzee's always seemed so much like humans. They were even in a lot of TV shows and movies.  That is probably why I always wanted one. Of course, I never had one though. When I  was older I heard about that chimpanzee who ripped off that lady's face. Then, I was glad that I did not have a chimpanzee.


Bonobos are similiar to chimpanzees. I first heard of Bonobos when I saw the show, Come From Away. There were a couple of Bonobos on the planes that were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland after 9/11.


Baboons are funny, but they are not that cute. They have baboons at the Safari at Great Adventure Amusement Park in Jackson, New Jersey. Before when you could drive your own car through the safari, the baboons would climb on people's car. Sometimes, they would even pull things off people's cars. Then, they put the baboons behind fences. Now, they don't even have the baboons on display at all. I miss them. They were one of my favorite parts of the safari.


We have seen a lot of cute monkeys in zoos including  a mother and baby pair at the Phildelphia Zoo. Once, we even saw a monkey at the Point Pleasant Aquarium. I think it was a Pygmy Marmoset. Pygmy Marmoset's can be really tiny and cute. Monkeys of all size are so much fun to watch.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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photo credit 5: bobosh_t Bonobo via photopin (license)
photo credit 6: Rod Waddington Olive Baboons via photopin (license)
photo credit 7: Eric Kilby Marmoset on Branches via photopin (license)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 9/16/18 -What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Stars in the Night
Now - October 14 

STARS IN THE NIGHT, an intimate and immersive theatrical adventure exploring multiple locations in the historic waterfront district of DUMBO, Brooklyn. Presented by Firelight Collective and Hillary EllisonSTARS IN THE NIGHT comes to New York directly from a sold-out run in Los Angeles.

Written and directed by Firelight Collective artistic directors Stephanie Feury and Nathan KeyesSTARS IN THE NIGHT unravels across the cobblestone streets, homes, and businesses of DUMBO.  Intimate groups of twelve audience members are taken on a journey to witness the fallout when a woman suddenly goes missing, and the ripples of her disappearance illuminate mystifying connections between seeming strangers.  An original story performed by nine actors, STARS IN THE NIGHT is staged throughout four locations – from the iconic 19th century warehouse newly-refurbished as Empire Stores, into secret and unexpected environments and intimate living spaces, revealing a deeply powerful and engaging experience. STARS IN THE NIGHT is presented in special partnership with famed Brooklyn distillery Van Brunt Stillhouse, integrating full-sensory experience into this one-of-kind theatrical adventure.  

THIS SHOW WILL HAVE YOU ON THE MOVE! The audience experience involves standing, walking, and climbing stairs, so we strongly suggest wearing comfortable shoes. There is no wheelchair accessibility. This production is strictly for audiences 18 years and over.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.starsinthenight.net.
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Now at The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Xtreme Bugs

Through January 21, 2019

Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs! From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a blood-sucking bed bug, these towering animatronics tell a rarely seen story of the behaviors and intricacies of extreme bugs. Get a bug’s-eye view of the world, explore critter calls, dig for ancient arthropods and play an Xtreme bug facts game.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ansp.org/exhibits/xtreme-bugs.
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Now at the Davenport Theatre
354 W. 45th St.
New York, NY

Popcorn Falls

Previewing Now
Opening Night Monday October 8, 2018 (Columbus Day)

Schondeikkan Productions and D.T.R. Productions are thrilled to announce the New York Premiere of James Hindman’s Popcorn Falls, which is previewing now at New York City’s Davenport Theatre on 45th Street (354 W 45th between 8th and 9th avenues) and will hold its official opening night on Columbus Day, Monday October 8, 2018.

Welcome to Popcorn Falls, a small American town, whose only claim to fame – their namesake waterfall – has dried up. Now bankrupt, their last chance is a large grant that can only be used if the town produces a play in a week. One big problem: ain’t no playhouse. Another problem? Ain’t no play.

Led by the Mayor and the local handyman, the enterprising townsfolk try to rise to the challenge and prove that art can change the world.

The production will be directed by celebrated two-time Tony winner Christian Borle in his New York directorial debut.

Tickets for Popcorn Falls are now on sale and are $85 (Orchestra) and $75 (Mezzanine). These prices include a $2 Facility Fee per ticket. To purchase tickets, visit telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200.

For information about the production, please visit www.popcornfalls.com.
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Upcoming at Feinstein's/54 Below
254 W. 54th St.
Cellar
New York, NY

Monday September 17, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Xanadu Broadway Reunion

Monday September 17, 11:30 PM
Deonte L. Warren: Love Essential

Tuesday September 18, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
The Best Songs Cut From The Best Musicals by the Best Singers Who Never Sang Them

Wednesday September 19, Friday September 21, Saturday September 22, 7:00 PM
Ann Hampton Callaway

Wednesday September 19, 9:30 PM
Gunhild Carling from Postmodern Jukebox

Thursday September 20, 9:30 PM
Gloria Reuben The Man I Love

Friday September 21, 9:30 PM
Gracie & Lacy: The Great American Songbook Live!

Friday September 21, 11:30 PM
Guilty Pleasures Cabaret

Saturday September 22, 9:30 PM
54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits

Saturday September 22, 11:30 PM
The Snapback Session: Volume  II with Kayley Anne Collins
Sunday September 23, 8:00 PM
Broadway Back to School

For more information about this or any other upcoming shows at Feinsteins/54 Below or to purchase tickets, visit https://54below.com/calendar.
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Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Monday September 17 
Gleyber Torres Meet & Greet
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Show: 6:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday September 22
Drake Bell with support from Kira Kosarin
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

For more information or to purchase, visit www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1728980?utm_medium=bks
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Monday September 17, 8:00 PM
New Jersey Sinfonietta

Inaugural Young Soloists' Concert featuring Eileen Lee, violin; Jihoon Haam, violin; Helena Hyojeong Hwang, violin and Seolbin Oh, vocal.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Thursday September 20, 8:00 PM
Soheil Nasseri plays Brahms Hungarian Dances

The acclaimed pianist Soheil Nasseri performs a virtuosic solo version of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances plus works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Viktor Ullmann.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/soheil-nasseri-plays-brahms-hungarian-dances.
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Upcoming at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86
W. 46th St. & 12th Ave.
New York, NY

Space and Science Festival

Thursday September 20 to Sunday September 23

Meet astronauts, explore exhibits by NASA, learn about Intrepid’s role in the Space Race and more during four days of out-of-this-world events at the Museum. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/space-and-science-festival.
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Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Thursday September 20, 8:00 PM
Lost 80's Live
A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Bow Wow Wow, and More!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/lost-80s-live.

Friday September 21, 8:00 PM
Michael McDonald

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/michael-mcdonald.

Saturday September 22, 7:00 PM
Brooklyn Paramount
Reunion Jubilee of Stars

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/brooklyn-paramount-reunion-spectacular.

Sunday September 23, 3:00 PM
Darci Lynne and Friends Live

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/darci-lynne.
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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Fun Home

September  21 - September 30  
Fridays & Saturdays at 8; Sundays at 2pm

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir delivered by a cult favorite comic artist is marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, homosexual angst, and great books. A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical, Fun Home is about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

(Contains Adult situations and themes.)

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kelseytheatre.net/Fun%20Home
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SCHTICK A POLE IN IT
NY's Best and Only Pole Dancing show
Hosted by DAN GOODMAN and JOANNA ROSS

ONLY TWO SHOWS A MONTH
SEPTEMBER 21 & 22; OCTOBER 26 & 27;
NOVEMBER 24; DECEMBER 21 & 22

AT DROM, NYC
85 Avenue A
New York, NY

From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Comics and pole dancers alternate the stage to create a unique show that leaves everyone happy. Schtick a Pole In It plays two nights a month at Drom (85 Avenue A, New York, NY), September 21, 22; October 26, 27; November 24; December 21, 22 all shows are at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm.  
Who doesn’t like to laugh? Who doesn’t like to see dancers do insane things on the pole? If you’ve never seen a pole show this is the one to come to. They’re not strippers, it’s not burlesque, it’s aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. Come see dancers in peak physical condition alternate the stage with comics in peak mental depression.
Schtick a Pole In It plays the following schedule through 2019 with performances on the 4th weekend of the month at 8 p.m. doors open at 7:30 p.m.
September 21-22
October 26-27
November 24
December 21-22
January 25-26
*October 6 in Chicago at 9:30pm doors open at 9pm
Tickets are $20-$30 and are now available online at http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=schtick or cash at the door.
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Upcoming at Children's Museum of the Arts

Submerge and Polish Cultural Festival

SUBMERGE
September 22, 2018, 11 AM - 4 PM
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 84
Join CMA at the fifth annual SUBMERGE NYC Marine Science Festival.

Polish Cultural Festival
September 23, 2018 10AM - 5PM
Location: CMA
Join us for a celebration of Polish arts and culture with the Polish Cultural Institute!

For more information or to register, visit http://cmany.org/civickids/
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Upcoming at Circle Line
Pier 83
W. 42nd St.
New York, NY

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruises
Every Saturday & Sunday
September 22 - November 11


A full day cruise up the Hudson with an Ocktoberfest featuring traditional German Beer& Food

For more information or to book a cruise, visit https://circleline.com/sightseeing-cruises/events/bear-mountain-cruises.
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Smithsonian Magazine's 14th Annual Museum Day

Saturday September 22, 2018

Tickets for Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day are now available for download. Museum-goers can head to the Museum Day website to download one free ticket, good for two people. Each ticket grants the ticket holder, and one guest, free access to any participating museum on September 22. One ticket is permitted per email address.
The theme of this year’s Museum Day is “Women Making History,” honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers.
Museum Day celebrates the extraordinary power of museums to provide visitors with insight and inspiration, and the event represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 1,250 museums have registered to date.
To see the full list of participating museums and download a free ticket please visit: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018.

For a full list, please visit smithsonian.com/museumday/search
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Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

An Afternoon with Katherine Marsh

Saturday, September 22, 1:30 to 4 pm
Limited to 30 young readers.


Young readers will spend an afternoon with the beloved author of The Night Tourist; Jepp, Who Defied the Stars; and The Door by the Staircase. Marsh’s latest middle-grade novel, Nowhere Boy, touches on the timely topic of refugees and immigration through the story of two boys whose worlds collide, changing everything they thought they knew about heroism, hope, and love.

This workshop will include a conversation and writing activities with the author, games, a book signing, and more. The workshop is appropriate for ages 10 to 14.

Please note: This event is limited to 30 young people, and reservations must be made in advance.The ticket price of $45 includes a copy of the book, which will be mailed to attendees prior to the event.

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Upcoming at Broadway Workshop

Junior Broadway - 6 Week Class


Broadway Workshop's Junior Musical Theatre Class allows students ages 6-8 to begin their training in a fun, safe and professional environment!

Dates: Sundays, September 30 - November 4
Ages: 6-8
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $325 

This 6 week class will focus on the core elements of musical theater performance (singing, dancing and acting). Students learn popular Broadway songs, as well as music that is specially arranged for this class's age group. In each session of this workshop, we will use theatre games and improvisation to begin the steps of creating characters. Students will also learn music and simple choreography in preparation for our final class showcase where family and friends will get a peek into the fun! This is a great class for budding stars who are looking for more opportunity to explore performing!


For more information or to register, visit 

Musical Theatre Triple Threat 7 Week Class

Broadway Workshop's - Triple Threat Workshop allows students ages 9-12 to take the next step in building acting, singing and dance technique

Dates: Sundays, September 30 - November 11
Ages: 9-12
Time: 10:15am - 11:45am
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $375 

In each session, students will work on a musical production number that will feature each student with small solo material. In addition to our group musical number, students will be paired up to work on scenes from Broadway biggest hits as well as material from Disney and Nickelodeon TV shows! Class begins with a physical and vocal warm up. Students will also spend time building on their technique using improv/theatre games to round out the full theatre experience. Each week builds to the next session and allows our students to dive further into their work and help create a more solid training background. This class will culminate in a small performance for parents and friends and a few industry guests.

For more information or to register, visit 

Advanced Acting/Musical Theatre Workshop - 4 Week Class

This class was designed to help students ages 12-18 who are looking to step up their acting level and song work to prepare for High School or College Auditions.


Dates: Sundays, October 7 - October 28
Ages: 12-18
Time: 10:00am-11:45am
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $325

A Broadway guest teacher will work with students on monologue and song preparation in this 4 week advanced level workshop. Each student will work in a small group setting and have the opportunity to build a strong monologue and vocal audition. Students will share in the process of self-discovery and personal growth as they bring their creative self to their material in a fun and safe environment. During each class, students will get one on one time to work on their pieces and receive feedback and direction.

For more information or to register, visit 


Will Roland Master Class

Broadway Workshop is thrilled to welcome Be More Chill & Dear Evan Hansen star, Will Roland for this special musical theater master class!

Dates: Saturday, October 6
Ages: 12-19
Time: 10:00am - 12:30am
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $170 

Will Roland will work with each student on audition technique and song interpretation in this special one day Master Class. We will focus on giving actors the opportunity to bring their audition and performance skills to the next level and how to better connect to their audition material. Students will break down their song material with one on one coaching in a class setting. Finally, students will have the opportunity to be part of a Q&A with Mr. Roland and the Broadway Workshop team!  

For more information or to register, visit  
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George Street Playhouse to Debut Anytown About the Opiod Crisis

George Street Playhouse’s Educational Touring Theatre Musical ANYTOWN premieres at Spotlight Conference about the Opioid Crisis


New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to Deliver Keynote Address

George Street Playhouse’s Educational Touring Theatre, courtesy of support from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health, will premiere a new musical about the opioid crisis and its impact on teens and families. This original musical was developed in response to the devastating impact prescription opioid misuse, heroin, and fentanyl have had on communities throughout New Jersey. Anytown will premiere on September 25, 2018 at George Street Playhouse as part of a special Spotlight Conference on Opioid Abuse.  The Spotlight Conference will feature a keynote address from New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal along with workshops for educators, school administrators, and public health professionals conducted by experts in the field from RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention and Recovery.  

Anytown explores the story of star athlete Hope Baker who sports a 4.0 GPA and limitless potential.

But when a boy she likes offers her a pill to reduce the pain from a soccer injury, Hope makes a decision that rapidly transforms her dreams into an escalating nightmare. With her future at stake, will Hope be able to confront her opioid abuse and stop feeding the monster that seeks to destroy everything she cares about?  

Anytown focuses on the consequences of opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families.  Presenting the seriousness of this national crisis as a cautionary tale, this musical empowers students with the knowledge to make positive decisions to avoid opioid use and help them understand the dangerous consequences of substance abuse disorder. Working in partnership with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health, this original musical was created from interviews with opioid prevention experts, families with children struggling with this disease, individuals recovering from opioid abuse, doctors, law enforcement officers, students, and educators. Key research and feedback during the development of this musical was provided by RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention and Recovery and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

Specific educational objectives woven into the story include:
  • Promoting an understanding of the legal, physiological and social consequences of drug and opioid use
  • Prioritizing prevention and safe behavior through personal responsibility and knowledge
  • Helping teens understand how opioids make structural and functional changes in the brain that compromise their ability to make positive decisions and consider long-term consequences
  • Demonstrating how best to respond in a situation where a frie

George Street Playhouse Touring Theatre
A troupe of four actors and a stage manager (all recent college graduates with degrees in theatre) travel about 7,000 miles each school year in a van filled with costumes, props and sets performing over 150 shows to schools throughout the state of New Jersey.  Each performance is followed by a post-play discussion with the students to examine and discuss the themes of the show. Our Touring Theatre actors are trained in conflict resolution and peer mediation techniques which enables them to facilitate these important conversations with our young audiences.  

The tour is available from October 1, 2018 through April 6, 2019.  

Anytown is targeted to middle and high school students in grades seven through twelve, reaching up to 10,000 students annually. Over the 30 years of GSP’s Educational Touring Theatre, the average run of a commission is five to seven years. The production is expected to reach a total New Jersey audience of 50,000.

In working to produce an engaging musical that effectively educates students about the dangers of opioid abuse, George Street Playhouse has partnered with the RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention and Recovery and Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, aligning statewide opioid addiction prevention objectives with the story content, post-play discussion protocols, and study guide materials.

For more information and to book Anytown for a performance at a school or organization, please visit gsponline.org or call 732-846-2895, extension 117.
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News from Karen Greco PR

What's On at The Wild Project

September 22 - October 13
HOPE written and performed by Hope Salas, directed by Erika Latta
Schedule: Tuesday - Friday at 8 PMSaturday at 2 PM & 8 PMSunday at 2 PM
Tickets: $25

HOPE is the story of three women: Rose, a prostitute in the 1950's; Alice, a spirited, yet haunted wife and mother; and Hope, an Irish-Mexican storyteller who examines the fragments of her life in order to understand how she has survived, and how she will thrive in the second half of her life. It is a darkly comic play about women's voices and women's choices; addiction and abuse; healing and survival. It is about HOPE.

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thewildproject.org.
 
The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.
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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Brooklyn Music School
announces
Music and Mindfulness Meditation Classes

Brooklyn Music School
announces
Music and Mindfulness Meditation Classes
For Adults and Seniors

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces Music and Mindfulness Classes for adults and teens and Golden Calm sessions for seniors beginning September 30, 2018. Group sessions and classes run in 10-week cycles. All classes take place at 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Registration starts at $20-25/class and is available at https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/music-therapy.

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces Music and Mindfulness Classes for adults and teens and Golden Calm sessions for seniors beginning September 30, 2018. Group sessions and classes run in 10-week cycles. All classes take place at 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Registration starts at $20-25/class and is available at https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/music-therapy.


BMS offers music therapy services by board-certified, licensed music therapists and highly skilled sound meditation practitioners. The creative arts therapies are becoming increasingly integral to recovery in hospitals and are found to be invaluable in helping with behavioral issues in schools.
BMS music therapists utilize the latest techniques in therapeutic and wellness practices for all clients 
and maintain compliance with the HIPAA and AMTA Codes of Ethics & Standards. 

Class Descriptions:

"Music and Mindfulness"
Music and mindfulness groups focus on contemplative practice in deep listening, relaxation, and connection through music and sound. Over the course of 10 weeks, students will be taught the basics of the practice of mindfulness and meditation and will be given tools to create their own mindfulness meditation practice with sound and music.
Enrollment 15; 60min; 10-week sessions; Mondays 9 am - 10 am; Fridays 7 pm - 8 pm; $25/class when purchasing the 10-week set; $35/class for drop-ins

"Golden Calm"
For senior groups, ages 60 and up,  the classes help with, focus, memory enhancement, gross and fine motor skills, and social connection through music, gentle yoga stretches, breath work and guided meditation.
Enrollment 15; 45min; 10-week sessions; Mondays 10:30 am - 11:15 am; $22/class

For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

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SATELLITE COLLECTIVE
in collaboration with SiTE:LAB
presents a live performance installation of
Echo & Narcissus
September 19 - October 7, 2018

Satellite Collective's upcoming show, Echo & Narcissus received grants from the ArtPrize jury and Frey Foundation to bring the show's music, video and opera singers together as a live performance installation with SiTE:LABfrom September 19 - October 7, 2018, at 415 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, following its run earlier in the month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. For more information visit: http://www.artprize.org/67243.

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Theater Resources Unlimited
announces the September Panel
WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to
Our Community and Programs
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at The Playroom Theater

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its annual free introductory panel Thursday, September 20, 2018WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to Our Community and Programs at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. This panel is free but please reserve using the bright red reservation box athttps://truonline.org/events/who-is-tru/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

Come to the free-for-everyone seasonal kickoff and networking meet-and-greet and meet the program directors and illustrious board members of Theater Resources Unlimited that make it possible to bring you the range of programming they offer to producers and artists. Their confirmed lineup includes TRU Vice-President and co-founder Cheryl Davis, award-winning playwright, attorney, General Counsel for The Authors Guild, and feedback panelist for our musical feedback lab; plus Board members Neal Rubinstein, producer (On the Town,The Velocity of AutumnHedwig and the Angry Inch revival) andCourtney Sweeting. Also meet TRU literary manager Cate Cammarata (TRU Voices and How to Write a Musical That Works) and assistant Literary Manager Jessie ShinbergEmileena Pedigo of The Show Goes on Productions, who will be leading our "Essentials of Successful Self-Producing" workshop; Broadway producer and actress Jana Robbins (Ragtime revival, I Love You Because...Roof of the WorldLittle Women), program director for our Producer Development & Mentorship Program; Skip Kennon, former Artistic Coordinator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, who now helps facilitate TRU's How to Write a Musical That Works workshop; andKen Waissman, producer (GreaseTorch Song TrilogyAgnes of God) who helps run their Director-Writer Communications Lab and is often a Speed Date producer. Plus three of the people who offer free consultations to new members: entertainment attorney Lee Feldshon, financial consultant Bailie Slevin of Entertaining Finance and career consultant Joanne Zippel of Zip Creative.
 
Learn about  programs, including their Producer Development & Mentorship Program, the TRU Voices Reading Series, Essentials of Successful Self-Producing and other Producer Boot Camps, Writer-Producer Speed Date, Director-Writer Communications Lab, How to Write a Musical That Works workshop and more. And let them know what they don't offer that you wish they did.

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 half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; usually $12.50 for non-members, but free for everyone for this season opener. Please use the bright red reservation box athttps://truonline.org/events/who-is-tru/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628, or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212-714-7628.

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The South Street Seaport Museum Announces
"Gotham and Gus Wagner"
Live Tattoo Event and Lecture
at the South Street Seaport Museum
Presented by Daredevil Tattoo
September 21-22, 2018

The South Street Seaport Museum announces a two-day public program,Gotham and Gus Wagner, featuring a rare opportunity for participants to receive tattoos inspired by our historic collection of tattoo flash and ephemera. The weekend will consist of an evening lecture on Friday, September 21, at 6:30pm, and a day of live tattooing on Saturday, September 22, 12:00-8:00pm.Both programs will take place at the Museum's Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street, New York, NY 10038 and are organized by Daredevil Tattoo.

The Gotham and Gus Wagner events will highlight the Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection at the Seaport Museum, as well as the history of tattooing in New York in 1900, compared to today. Both events aim to make the case for the importance of researching, documenting, and preserving tattoo collections in today's museums, institutions, and the tattoo community.

The Seaport Museum's Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection examines the life and work of Augustus "Gus" Wagner's (American, 1872-1941). Wagner traveled the world as a merchant mariner and tattoo artist from 1898-1902, and then pursued a career as a professional tattoo artist and tattooed man, traveling across the United States, including New York City, between 1903-1941. The collection is the most comprehensive of a single American tattoo artist during the turn of the century.

The lecture will take place on Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:00 pm and will feature presentations by Daredevil Tattoo co-founder, Michelle Myles, and the Seaport Museum's Collections and Curatorial Assistant, Michelle Kennedy. Martina Caruso, the Seaport Museum's Director of Collections, will be moderating. Tickets are $10 for adults, and FREE for South Street Seaport Museum members. Myles will discuss the tattoo culture and scene in New York City and the Bowery around the time Gus Wagner came through, and she will talk about the artists in New York that Wagner had contact with. Kennedy will showcase digital artifacts from the Seaport Museum's tattoo collection that help us discuss the experiences of Gus Wagner as a merchant mariner visiting the tattoo mecca of the Lower East Side and the Bowery in 1900, including a selection of pages from the artist's scrapbook - a 400 page diary book composed of press clippings, postcards, business cards, sketches, and photographs.

On Saturday, September 22, 12:00-8:00pm the public will be offered the rare opportunity to receive a truly historic tattoo based on the nearly century-old collection of tattoo flash of the Seaport Museum's Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin Tattoo Collection. Renowned New York City-based tattoo artists from Daredevil Tattoo, 5 Points, Kings Avenue, Three Kings, Red Rocket, Saved, Greenpoint, Fun City and NYHC will be on hand inking designs inspired by Gus Wagner's original artwork.
 
Tattoos will be first come first serve, and there are a few ground rules for the day to help move things along and keep the day fun for everyone. The doors open up for tattooing at noon on the 22nd and the event will run until closing time at 8:00pm. Limit one tattoo per person, and only the designs on the selected sheets are available. Prices for tattoos range from $50 - $500 and it is a cash only event. Participants must bring valid state ID (driver's license, passport, military ID) with proof of 18+ age, no exceptions. Visit our website to learn more about rules of the day, and designs available: http://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/gothamandguswagner

All participants getting a tattoo will have free admission to the Museum that day, including the historic ships docked at Pier 16, exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street, and printing demonstrations at the Bowne & Co. print shops, at 209-211 Water Street.

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Smugbug Productions presents
the New York Premiere of
The Eleventh Hour!
a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon
September 21 - November 16, 2018
at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC


Smugbug Productions presents the New York Premiere of The Eleventh Hour!, a new rock musical comedy by David Seamon from September 21 - November 16, 2018 at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Performances are at 8pm, with preshow bands starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35 and are available at https://www.eleventhhourmusical.com/performance-tickets/the-eleventh-hour.

It's the end of the world in New Jersey! A burnout basement rocker and his ex-girlfriend, a rising star astrophysicist, may have the key to surviving the black hole bearing down on earth. If they can reconcile their feelings and manage a dangerous journey on the NJ Turnpike, they just may save their music, each other, and the mole people who live beneath them.

Performances at 8pm, with preshow bands at 7:30pmFriday, September 21;Saturday, September 22Thursday, September 27Friday, September 28 - Press Opening; Thursday, October 4Friday, October 5Thursday, October 11;Friday, October 12Thursday, October 18Friday, October 19Thursday, October 25Friday, October 26Thursday, November 8Friday, November 9;Thursday, November 15Friday, November 16.

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For International PARK(ing) Day
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
in conjunction with Community Board 7/Manhattan
presents
Spot for Dance: 
A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone
Friday, September 21, 2018

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7 presents Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone as a part of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 1-7pm (open hours) and 3-6pm (performance/workshops) on the West Side of Broadway between 100th & 101st Streets. The event is free and for more information visit: http://timelapsedance.com/events/spot4dance/.

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform curbside parking spots into public space. This year Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7, will take over four curbside parking spaces on Broadway between 100th and 101st Streets. Two spaces will be a stage for "Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival"; one space will be a parklet -- an architecturally designed miniature park with seating; and one space will be a Community Zone where neighbors and passersby can learn about what's happening on the Upper West Side--and have some fun!

"Spot for Dance" will feature performances by Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance and the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, as well as workshops for adults of all ages and abilities taught by Dances for a Variable Population.

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance will present a site-adaptation of "Wind Rose" for the company's six women. This new work visualizes local and global winds patterns which are being dramatically altered along with climate change. The work continues choreographer Jody Sperling's collaboration with environmental composer Matthew Burtner. During the process, Sperling created a sequence of movements, each with a specific sound and rhythm. Burtner composed these movements into a fugue structure. The result is an integration of sound, movement, and air-flow, with the dancers creating swelling gusts and subsiding breezes in complex rhythmic patterns. The dancers push the boundaries of Sperling's Loie Fuller-influenced apparatus using it to whip and slap the air and in so doing they sculpt the wind so the audience can feel the dance unfold. (Dancers: Frances Barker, Alex Bittner, Morgan Bontz, Carly Cerasuolo, Sperling & Nyemah Stuart)

"Spot for Dance" also presents excerpts from three works by the great 20th-century choreographer Anna Sokolow (1910-2000). The long-lost Moods (1975), set to music by Gyorgyi Ligeti, is a journey through inner states from serene to violent, from exuberant to crushed, from struggle to acceptance. The Unanswered Question (1971), is a poetic tribute to human yearning set to the music of Charles Ives, a composer whose dark and stringent sensibility was comparable to Sokolow's. In Session for Six (1958), set to the music of Argentinian composer William Catanzaro, the stage comes alive with handshakes, the Twist, Walk The Dog, and the Microwave, and is Sokolow's tribute to the spirit of youth. (Quote: "One remembers, watching the performance, Sokolow's belief that audiences and performers must 'feel' dancing that is 'impelled by truth.'")

Naomi Goldberg Hass/Dancesfor a Variable Population offers two half-hour workshops for adults of all ages and all abilities celebrating strong and creative movement.

Community Board 7 volunteers will provide a Community Zone throughout the afternoon with chalk and bubbles and games for children, along with interactive art and urban design installations. Updates on CB7 meetings and projects will be available, along with information from local elected officials.

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform curbside parking into public space. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat. For more information and a brief history of Park(ing) Day please see here: https://parkingday.org

As NYC real estate prices continue to soar, space for performing arts is increasingly unaffordable and scarce. "Spot for Dance" takes advantage of an under-resourced public space, curbside parking, transforming street space into a stage for free public programming. Drawing attention to unconscious allocation of space resources towards car storage--which subsidizes the use of CO2 emitting vehicles--PARK(ing) Day helps the public imagine a more sustainable, resilient, and vibrant future.

SPOT FOR DANCE SCHEDULE
3-3:15pm - Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
3:15-3:30pm - Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble
3:30-4pm - Dances for a Variable Population Workshop #1
4:15pm - Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
4:30-4:45pm - Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble
4:45-5:15pm - Dances for a Variable Population Workshop #1
5:30-5:45pm - Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
5:45-6pm - Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble
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News from Polk and Co.

BROADWAY RECORDS ANNOUNCES
THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR
(ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING)

The Boy Who Danced on Air (Original Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 21, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com

The Boy Who Danced On Air is a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys’ chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality and the strength of the human spirit. 

The Boy Who Danced On Air is written by Tim Rosser (music and orchestrations) and Charlie Sohne (book and lyrics). The Abingdon Theater Company production was directed by Tony Speciale, and music direction by David Gardos. The cast includes Osh GhanimahTroy IwataDeven KolluriJonathan RavivNikhil Saboo and Shiv Pai. The album features a bonus track by four-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie.

TRACK LISTING:
1. A Song He Never Chose
2. Little Dance
3. For a Night
4. All That I’ve Known
5. With Him Around Me
6. Kabul
7. Play Your Part
8. Into Your Hands
9. A Song He Never Chose (Reprise)
10. A Boy Of My Own
11. Denying the Sun
12. What You Did To Me
13. In The City
14. I Can See It
15. Paiman’s Dance
16. I Know How You Feel
17. A Song He Never Chose (Finale)
18. Feda’s Song
19. His song (India.Arie)

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ANASTASIA ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST MEMBER
& 2017 TONY AWARD NOMINEE
MARY BETH PEIL
 To Play Final Performance on Sunday, September 23, 2018
At the Broadhurst Theatre

Mary Beth Peil will play her final performance as the “Dowager Empress” in the hit Broadway musical ANASTASIA on September 23, 2018.  Peil is an original member of the Broadway company and was nominated for the 2017 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her performance.  She is a celebrated singer and stage and screen veteran, well known for her work in The King and I (Tony nomination), “Dawson’s Creek” and “The Good Wife”. Next, she can be seen starring in the acclaimed film “The Song of Sway Lake” opening in cinemas September 21, 2018.

ANASTASIA is the new Broadway musical transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

TICKETS:
Tickets range from $69 - $169. Premium tickets range from $199 - $352. For more information, visit www.anastasiabroadway.com or call 212-239-6200.   Every day, ten $42 tickets are available at the box office beginning at 10AM. The $42 tickets are first come, first serve.

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ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY &
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS THEATRE PROGRAM
Announces
WINNERS OF THE
COLUMBIA@ROUNDABOUT’S 2018 NEW PLAY READING SERIES

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) and Columbia University School of the Arts (Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty) are pleased to announce the winners of Columbia@Roundabout’s 2018 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout’s Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. 

The New Play Reading Series will be held September 24 – 27 at Roundabout’s Rehearsal Hall. Mentorship is provided by celebrated Columbia faculty members, including Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Lynn Nottage and Obie Award winner Charles L. Mee. The series creates a bridge for Columbia’s emerging writers and provides Roundabout audience members with an opportunity to experience work by the next generation of leading theatre artists. Readings will be open to industry members and other guests by invitation only.

Schedule of Readings
OS CONFEDERADOS
By Andy Boyd
Directed by Whitney White
Monday, September 24 at 3:30pm

In the year 1867, following defeat in the Civil War, a small group of men and women from the Southern United States immigrated to Brazil, where they founded a new city known today as Americana. Os Confederados tells the story of that city in two parts: one act in 1867 and one act in 2017. In the first act, the colonists struggle to determine whether their new city will be a recreation of the antebellum South or an experiment in creating a more inclusive society from the ashes of the old. In the second act, set at the city’s 150th anniversary celebration, descendants of the original colonists struggle as well to determine their identity in the context of their history, this time the past of the city itself as well as the past of the Confederate South. Os Confederados is a play about why we hold on to histories of oppression – and how we let go.

HOCKEY MESSIAH
By Kristin Slaney
Directed by Ellie Heyman
Wednesday, September 26 at 3:30pm

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, 2001. Shawn is a thirteen-year-old hockey prodigy, on a track leading him to the NHL. Viola is the weird girl who lives up the street. When Shawn and Viola collide as teens, they begin an unlikely friendship that follows them throughout their lives, constantly complicating both their understandings of what it means to be an adult. Hockey Messiahis about success and love and growing up and hockey.

UNDONE
By Jay Stull
Directed by Knud Adams
Thursday, September 27 at 3:30pm

Undone is a portrait of two friends whose decade-long relationship is fractured by schizophrenia. What are the limits of friendship when reality is less shared? How does one measure sanity against a world that is insane?

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

AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN MUSICALS
(1968-2018)
ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURATION OF
THE ERIC H. WEINBERGER AWARD FOR EMERGING LIBRETTISTS

SUBMISSIONS OPEN SEPTEMBER 18-NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producertoday announced the inauguration of The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists, a juried cash and production grant to be given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.  

The winner will receive $2,000 to help pay cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2019 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, which is administering the Award. The development assistance culminates in the work being rehearsed and performed by New York theatre professionals in an Amas Lab production. Amas was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger’s musicals, and which produced the World Premiere of Wanda’s Worldand the New York Premiere of Tea for Three

Submissions will open on September 18, 2018 and will close November 30, 2018. All submissions must be sent through an online application that can be found at Eric H. Weinberger Award For Emerging Librettists. Only one submission per playwright/librettist will be accepted. The winner of the award will be announced late February-early March. 

For further information, please visit www.amasmusical.org.

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AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE 
AND THE AMAS SONG SALON
TO OFFER SPECIAL EVENT 
PART OF A CELEBRATORY 50th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

“THE ART OF MANAGING A CAREER IN THE THEATRE”
WITH ACTRESS/SINGER/PRODUCER N’KENGE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

 Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special event as part of the company’s celebratory 50th Anniversary Season.  “The Art of Managing a Career in the Theatre” with actress/singer/producer N’Kenge (Motown), will be held on Monday, September 24 in a spectacular, sky-high penthouse on Central Park West. The evening will begin at 6pm with cocktails and supper, followed by the presentation at 7:30pm. Tickets are $150 (tax deductible as allowed law) and may be purchased online at www.amasmusical.org or by calling 212-563-2565. This is a one-time event and the seating is limited.

o, you are a working actress. You are making a living doing what you love most. How do you carve out a thriving career performing in concert venues while working as an actress in the theatre? How do you evaluate and choose the opportunities that come your way? It takes a lot of savvy – and style, relentless marketing and promotion, hard work, and not to mention, a lot of grit and determination. Oh yes, and talent. Lots of talent. And all the while you are raising a family.

Meet N’Kenge. A powerhouse singer who began her lifelong love of performing at the age of three. At 17, she won the Lena Horne Singing Competition Scholarship, the ASCAP Leiber and Stoller Award and the Leontyne Price Vocal Competition. She has appeared in such disparate roles as Mary Wells in Broadway’s Motown, as a classical chanteuse in 3 Mo’ Divas, and has appeared in over 100 solo concerts throughout the United States. Adding producer to her resume, N’Kenge is spearheading the Off-Broadway musical Dorothy Dandridge: Hollywood’s Sepia Goddess.

The Amas Song Salon series, from New York’s award-winning Amas Musical Theatre, is designed to present up-close and personal soirees celebrating the Broadway songbook and some of its brightest talents in a relaxed environment. Intimate, entertaining and informative.

For more information, visit www.amasmusical.org
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