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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color - Currently at the Museum at FIT


What: Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

Where: The Museum at FIT
             Seventh Ave. at 27th St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Through January 5, 2019

 
 

Mom - Pink has traditionally been thought of as a frilly girly color. At times that is still true, but that is not all there is too the color anymore. At the curren exhibit at the Museum at FIT pretty pink dresses are on display alongside pink power suits and more. There is even pink men's wear. At one time that would have been unheard of. If you just can't get enough of pink, you will love this exhibit. If you think you hate pink visit this exhibit, and maybe you will change your mind, it is not necessarily the color you thought you knew. There is so much more to pink now than ever before. The exhibit like all exhibits at The Museum at FIT is free and open to the public every day except Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays. Although the exhibit it is open to all, it is probably more like to be interesting to older children and adults and it is definitely not a good place to take young children who are at an age when they want to touch everything,

  
 

For more information about this exhibit or other current or upcoming exhibits at the Museum at FIT visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/index.php

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tips for Tuesday - Book: Senior Year, Movie: Red, and Misc.: BenQ Screenbar Plus LED Computer Monitor Lamp

We may have been given one or more of the below mentioned products as well as an advance screener for Red for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Book: Senior Year by Lily Caverton


Mom - Today I am recommending Senior Year by Lily Caverton. Lily was a quiet studious girl who was more likely to be found at home studying than out partying. Then, in her senior year of high school, she met Kelly Grange. Kelly was a grown up with a husband and three kids. Kelly took Lily under her wing, and she practically became a member of their family. She encouraged Lily to drink and smoke and loosen up, and before she knew it Lily was drinking and partying all the time, and her grades were slipping. That was okay though because she was happy, she had a lot of friends, and most of all she had Kelly. Even though Kelly was so much older she was like a sister to Lily or so Kelly convinced her. However, Kelly's motives for befriending Lily were not as as atrustic as she led Kelly to believe. Before she knew it Lily's whole life was spiraling out of control, and she didn't know how to stop it. This autobiographical novel is a cautionary tale that should be read by all highschoolers. It shows what can happen if you let things get out of control and you trust the wrong people. Reading the book is like watching a train heading off the tracks, you know things are going to go bad, but you just can't stop watching/reading. It's a real page turner.


Movie: Michael Grandage's Production of John Logan's Red

Mom - Today I am recommending Michael Grandage's production of John Logan's Red.  Red is a play about the artist Mark Rothko and his fictional assistant, Ken. Although this two character one set show can seem bit claustrophobic at times, the acting is terrific. Alfred Molina who plays the somewhat pompous and verbose Rothko, recreates his role from the original Broadway production for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Eddie Redmayne who played Ken on Broadway actually received a Tony for his performance. The role is played here by Alfred Enoch best known for playing Dean in the Harry Potter movies and Wes Gibbins in the TV show How to Get Away Murder. He is more than up to the task, He does a nice job of portraying the aspiring artist hoping to be taken under his bosses aegis and yet unafraid to voice his own opinions. The show was filmed in its production at the Wyndam's Theatre in London and will be shown in theaters in London and North America for one day only on November 7, 2018.

For more or to find out where Red will be playing near you, visit www.redincinemas.com


Misc.: BenQ Screenbar Plus LED Computer Monitor Lamp



Me - Today I am recommending the BenQ Screenbar Plus LED Computer Monitor Lamp. The BenQ Screenbar Plus LED Computer Monitor Lamp is a bar that attaches to your computer monitor that has a light built in that you can use to look at your computer. Unlike many other lights of this type there is no glare. You can make the light brighter and dimmer. You can also make it a warmer light or a cooler light. It's really easy to attach and really easy to use.  It does not need batteries or to be plugged into a wall. It plugs right into your keyboard and charges from there too. It is especially great for people who don't have light up keyboards.



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

Monday, October 29, 2018

Another Special More Theater Monday Monthly Mashup for October, 2018 Me: Kinky Boot and Mom: Festival of New Musicals

  

Me - My topic for this month is Kinky Boots. It's a really good show. It's about a guy whose family is in the shoe business. He doesn't want to go into the business, but when his father dies he is forced to come back and save the business. I recently saw it for the first time. I love the music. I had already heard the music because we got it when my Mom and my sister saw the show a few years ago, and we've been listening to it since then. There are a lot of good songs including The History of Wrong Guys, Everybody Say Yeah, Soul of a Man, Not My Father's Son and Raise You Up/Just Be and a lot more. Popstar, Cyndi Lauper wrote the music for the show. When I saw the show Mark Ballas from Dancing with the Stars was in it. He was good. It was cool to get to see him live on stage. Afterwards, we got to talk to him and get his autograph at the stagedoor. He was nice. The other people were really nice too. I love theater people they are usually always really nice. Shortly before we saw the show, it was announced that the show will be closing in April so I was really excited to be able to see it before it closed. I would recommend going to see it before it closes because it's a highly enjoyable show.


Mom - My topic for this month is The National Alliance for Musical Theatre 's Festival  of New Musicals. I recently got to attend the 30th annual festival. This is a two day festival in which 8 new musicals are chosen to be presented in front of an audience mostly of industry professionals. An approximately 45 minute portion of each musical is presented once each of the two days of the festival. The idea is to hopefully get people interested in taking these shows further. A number of shows from past festivals have gone on to full Broadway or Off Broadway productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Come From Away, Ordinary Days, and The Prom. In fact, The Prom was part of the festival only last year (although then it was called Prom Queen). Although I cannot speak specifically about the shows that were presented this year since they are still in development (I also was only able to attend half of the shows since I only attended the for one day. The shows run two at a time so to see them all you really have to attend both days), I can say that I was priviledged to be able to see some wonderful shows that I hope to be able to see in full productions of  some day. There were really meaningful topical shows, and highly comical historical based shows, and shows based on familiar movies among other things. I really enjoyed many of the songs as well. The other great thing about the festival is the opportunity to see the talented performers who appear in the shows. Many of  them are cast members of current Broadway shows or were recently cast members of Broadway shows. This year's roster included Caissie Levy, currently Elsa in Frozen; Hailey Kilgore; currently Ti Moune in Once on This Island, and Alex Boniello, currently Connor in Dear Evan Hansen. All in all, it was an honor to be able to get a glimpses of so many interesting and entertaining new shows in development and to have the opportunity to see so many talented actors performing on stage. I hope to have the opportunity to attend the festival next year, and I can't wait to see what shows will be a part of next year's slate.

For more about the National Alliance of Musical Theater and their Festival of New Musical's visit https://namt.org/.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/28/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

2) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
     Aida Cuevas, Brian Wilson, Something Rotten, Augustin Hadelich Returns
3) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
    Broadway Close Up, Young People's Chorus of NYC, An Die Musik
4) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
    Disney's Beauty & the Beast
5) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
   2018 Industry Showcase Auditions
6) Upcoming at iPlay America
    JAGMAC
7) Upcoming at iPlay America
    JAGMAC
8) Judy Garland’s Private, Long-Lost Recordings Inspire New Show Making NYC Debut
9) The Elizabeth Morrow School Annual Gives Back Community Event
    Entertainment, Workshops, Petting Zoo, Book Fair & Storytelling Festival

PR Firm Roundup

10) News from Andrea Alton
      Fengar Gael’s New Play at HERE - Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara
11) News from BroadwayCon
      Mean Girl and Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Join Mainstage Lineup
12) News from Kampfire PR  
      Zero Hour
13A) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
         13B) Upcoming at Lincoln Center Kids
14) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
      14A) Live Recording of Animal Wisdom at Town Stages
      14B) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents A Dorrance Dance Rotunda Project Revival
15) News from Polk and Co.
     15A) Broadway Records Releases Immigrant Dreams
     15B) Lifespan of Fact Change Schedule Change
     15C) The Prom General Rush Policy Announced
16) News from Richard Hillman PR
     16A) York Theatre Presents and Intimate Night at the York
     16B)  Inner Voices 2018 Premieres
17) Sam Rudy Media Relations
      17A) Preview of Broadway Bound Musical Born for This at Feinsteins/54 Below
      17B) LA MAMA Month Long Puppet Festival Premiereing International Works

1) Now at Literally Alive Theatre
Players Theater
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY

The Selfish Giant

Through November 11, 2018

Can the laughter of a child melt the cold heart of a selfish giant? Yes it can! This adaptation of Oscar Wilde's beautiful fairytale will warm the hearts of young and old alike

Join us for a very special journey inside the mind of Oscar Wilde - follow him as he leads us into the tale of The Selfish Giant. Watch as we transform the stage from literally nothing into the magical land of Wilde's imagination. At once you will see the show come to life before your eyes while getting a rare glimpse of the show behind the show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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2) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Aida Cuveas, Brian Wilson, Something Rotten, Augustin Hadelich Returns

Tuesday October 30, 8:00 PM
Aida Cuevas
Totalmente Juan Gabriel

In this special performance, Aida Cuevas, the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” and her illustrious band, Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán, pay tribute to the dazzling music of late singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel—Cuevas’s personal mentor and Mexico’s highest-selling recording artist of all time. Performing Gabriel’s biggest hits from her new album Totalmente Juan Gabriel, Cuevas exhibits her stunning vocals on “Te Lo Pido Por Favor,” “Te Sigo Amando,” and “La Diferencia.” In 2018, Cuevas became the first female singer in the mariachi genre to win a Grammy®.

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

Thursday November 1, 8:00 PM
Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live
with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin

See legendary singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and co-founding member of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson along with long time bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin in a greatest hits concert event!

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

Friday November 2, 8:00 PM
Saturday November 3, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Something Rotten

Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday November 4, 3:00 PM
Augustin Hadelich Returns
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor  
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Grammy®-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns, bringing passion and charisma to Britten’s mesmerizing concerto, while works by Strauss and Schumann illustrate music’s glorious capacity to weave a narrative.

STRAUSS Don Juan
Hedonistic, audacious; the piece that established Strauss as a brilliant orchestrator and master of orchestral storytelling.

BRITTEN Violin Concerto
Britten wrote this turbulent, yet melodic, concerto in Canada as the storm clouds of World War II gathered in his native England.

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
Tuneful and majestic. Get carried away on the flowing currents of Schumann’s Third, which evokes the resplendent Rhine River. 

NJSO Accent Event: Classical Conversation –  2 pm
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation before the performance. Learn more about the music from NJSO musicians, guest artists, and other engaging insiders

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

  Broadway Close Up, Young People's Chorus of NYC, 
An Die Musik

Thursday November 1, 7:30 PM
Broadway Up Close: Hidden Gems

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday November 3, 8:00 PM
Young People's Chorus of NYC

Vocal Currents: Music in a Changing World reimagines and redefines the music of tomorrow through the compositions of nine visionary composers

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday November 4, 4:00 PM
An Die Musik

Oboe, String Trio & Piano
An die Musik has inspired audiences with their “ardent impetuosity, musical integrity and fiery instrumental brilliance” (New York Times). Works by Mozart, Britten, Robert Mann, Beethoven and Handel/Halvorsen.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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4) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Disney's Beauty & the Beast

Fridays, Nov 2:00PM &  at 8:00 pm
Saturdays, Nov 3 & 10 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sundays, Nov 4 & 11 at 2:00 PM

One of Disney's very best family films comes to life in this romantic and beloved adaptation of the classic fairytale.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
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5)Broadway Run 2018

November 3

Experience the TCS New York City Marathon without having to run 26.2 miles.

Join a group of theatre artists and fans participating in the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday, November 3. You can run or walk at your own pace and no race experience is required. The 5K takes you through the streets of Manhattan and ends at the iconic New York City Marathon finish line.

Everyone joining the Broadway Run works together to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, helping those in need receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.

For more information or to donate, visit https://donate.broadwaycares.org/campaign/broadway-run
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6) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop

2018 Industry Showcase Auditions

AUDITION DATES & INFORMATION
DAY 1 - ELMSFORD, NY
Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Random Farms - 
77 Executive Blvd., Elmsford, NY 10523

DAY 2 - NEW YORK CITY 
Date: Sunday, November 4
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm 
     Location: Ripley Grier Studios- 
 520 Eighth Ave. Btwn. 36th & 37th S
PREPARATION 
Prepare one minute of material - a song (bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided), a monologue or a combination of both. Or just tell a joke! You could even make up a commercial or tell a story. Not sure what to prepare? Just show up and we'll have mini commercials for you to read when you get there! Industry professionals are looking for "raw" talent. What you perform is less important than showing your personality. There is no cost to audition or participate in this event. Want more advice on what to expect? Check out our audition tips.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR
A recent picture (a school photo or snapshot is fine). If you have a resume, bring that, too (if not, that is fine too) Please wear regular school clothes. Costumes and dress clothes should be avoided.

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
If you are selected for the showcase there is ONE required rehearsal in Elmsford, NY.
Sunday, December 2 (Elmsford, NY)
The Random Farms Performing Arts Center
77 Executive Blvd, Elmsford, NY 10523

PERFORMANCE DATE & LOCATION
Monday, December 10 (NYC)
Performers must be present 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Showcase performance will begin at 7:00pm
Baruch College Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

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7)Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

JAGMAC

November 3, 6:00 PM

JAGMAC is a musical group of siblings with a unique blend of talents including singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and sign language. 

Free Show

VIP Package – $50This ticket includes a pre-show backstage meet & greet with JAGMAC. Ticketholder will also receive a $10 iPlay America Game Card and an event poster!

For more information to get free tickets or purchase a VIP package, visit 
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8)Judy Garland’s Private, Long-Lost Recordings Inspire New Show Making NYC Debut
The Jerry Orbach Theater
1627 Broadway (at 50th St.)
New York, NY



November 3 - November 5

Her words. His voice. Hollywood legend Judy Garland’s infamous private recordings are the basis of The Book That I’m Going to Write, By Judy Garland, faithfully adapted and performed by Jason Powell. On the heels of winning The Producer’s Encore Award at Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles, the show makes its New York City debut on November 3 at The Jerry Orbach Theater (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) for three performances through November 5.

In 1964, hot on the heels of a historic comeback concert at Carnegie Hall and the triumph of producing a successful weekly variety television series for CBS, Garland decided to write her memoirs. Encouraged by her publisher to put her thoughts and memories on tape to be transcribed later, the recordings Garland made alone at home revealed a deeply pained woman largely unknown to the public.

Tickets start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster or at The Jerry Orbach Theater box office (phone: 212-921-7862).

For more information, visit www.thebookofjudy.com and follow @thebookofJudy on Facebook and Instagram.
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9) THE ELISABETH MORROW SCHOOL
ANNUAL GIVES BACK COMMUNITY EVENT
Entertainment, Workshops, Petting Zoo, Book Fair & Storytelling Festival
Elisabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

FREE & Open to General Public of all Ages
Please Bring Non-Perishable Items for Food Drive Benefiting
The Center for Food Action

Sunday, November 4th,
11AM – 1PM Gives Back Event
1PM – 5PM  Book Fair & Storytelling Festival

The Elisabeth Morrow School announces their annual community event, “EMS Gives Back” where people of all ages are welcomed to visit the 14-acre campus in Englewood, New Jersey and encouraged to bring a donation of nonperishable food items to benefit Englewood’s Center for Food Action.  Families can consider making it a teachable moment by allowing your child to choose what food items to donate, and explain why it's important for everyone to do their part to fight hunger. #EndHunger

EMS Gives Back will take place on Sunday, November 4th from 11am – 1pm, and is a fun-filled “spirit of giving” day as a way to say thank you to their greater community for supporting EMS for 86 years.

Children of all ages can enjoy free workshops in the Arts, Nature and more, including acting workshops by Bergen PAC, Raptors from Tenafly Nature Center, Mini Ponies from the Bergen Equestrian Center, Free Face Painting, Kids Cooking Classes, Nutrition, Art Classes, and Musical Storytime.

The children can also enjoy a petting zoo by Nickel-O Farms, and free pony rides, face painting, balloons and more!

Immediately following EMS Gives Back, the general public is also welcomed to the Elisabeth Morrow Book Fair and Storytelling Festival, which will open from 1PM – 5PM in the Gymkhana building.

For more information contact Kathleen Visconti at 
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PR Firm Roundup

10)News from Andrea Alton

Fengar Gael’s New Play at HERE - Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara

November 1 to November 18 at HERE

Ego Actus continues it’s 2018 season with the World Premiere of Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara, written by Fengar Gael. The production is directed by Ego Actus Artistic Director Joan Kane and runs from November 1 to 18 at HERE. 

The witch Sycorax, a character referred to, but never seen, in Shakespeare's The Tempest, has waited 500 years for the right medium to tell her side of the story. The internet is what she was waiting for. The first half of the play is her backstory in wealthy households in Algiers where her family wants to marry her off to a man she does not like and she discovers her supernatural powers. She gets banished to the jungle island of Qamara and plots her revenge. Eight actors play 19 characters including four animals.

Performances take place at HERE (between Dominick & Spring Street), 145 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10013. Tickets are $25 and available at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Running time: 75 minutes. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

Performance schedule:
Thursday, November 1 @ 7:00 pm (Opening night)
Friday, November 2 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 3 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 4 @ 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 8 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, November 9 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 11 @ 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 17 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 18 @ 7:00 pm

More info is available at www.egoactus.com/sycorax.html
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11)News from BroadwayCon

MEAN GIRLS and HARVEY FIERSTEIN’S
TORCH SONG
JOINS BROADWAYCON 2019
MAINSTAGE LINEUP

BroadwayCon has announced that Mean Girls and Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song have joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. The panel will feature members of the Torch Song cast and creative team. Additional panel details will be announced at a later date. Torch Song joins sold-out sensation Be More Chill, Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away, The Prom, and Pretty Woman as part of MainStage programming.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.BroadwayCon.com
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12)News from KampFire PR
 A madcap theatrical portrait of the legendary Zero Mostel.

CAROL OSTROW, JOAN FINKELSTEIN AND THE ACTORS’ TEMPLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  begin the new season of extraordinary events and activities at the beautiful Actors' Temple with the brilliant Jim Bronchu as Zero Mostel in ZERO HOUR, directed by Piper Laurie, featuring John Fischer at the piano. The building has had a miraculous transformation at its 101 years of age--come see the beautification project at this "Jewel of a Shul" and this fabuous show on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm at The Actors’ Temple (339 West 47th Streett, NYC). All tickets are $100 (include post-show refreshments) and available at www.theactorstemple.org/events.

Jim Brochu brings Zero Mostel back to life in ZERO HOUR. He re-creates the definitive backstory to this amazing performer's appearances in such shows as “Fiddler on the Roof,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Mel Brooks’ “The Producers,” and many more. Brochu is both hilarious and poignant as he recounts Mostel’s big life - as a Broadway legend, a larger than life personality and the target of Hollywood blacklisting.
ZERO HOUR is on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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13A)Upcoming at Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center Kids

Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 pm
White Light Festival
XENOS (U.S. premiere)
Akram Khan, director, choreographer, and performer
Ruth Little, dramaturg
Michael Hulls, lighting design
Vincenzo Lamagna, composer
Mirella Weingarten, set design
Kimie Nakano, costume design
Jordan Tannahill, writer
Nina Harries, BC Manjunath, Tamar Osborn, Aditya Prakash, Clarice Rarity, musicians
Choreographer and performer Akram Khan returns to the White Light Festival with the U.S. premiere of XENOS, which marks his final solo performances as a dancer in a full-length piece. Meaning "stranger" or "foreigner," XENOS conjures up the shell-shocked dreams of a colonial soldier in the First World War. Combining classical Indian kathak and contemporary dance, Khan grapples with personal mythology, otherness, and the lucid reality of a world set aflame. XENOS had its world premiere on February 21, 2018, at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens. Khan performed his acclaimed solo DESH at the White Light Festival in 2013, and his company presented Vertical Road at the White Light Festival in 2012.

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.

Thursday, November 1 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
Joseph Keckler
Recently hailed by the New York Times as a “major vocal talent whose range shatters the conventional boundaries” the “riveting and beautifully absurd” (Huffington Post) singer and writer Joseph Keckler folds mesmerizing storytelling and sharp wit into a rich vocal range spanning over three octaves. He’s performed his work at the Centre Pompidou (with Cabinet Magazine), Miami Art Basel, PEN American Center, and many other international venues, and has been featured on BBC America and WNYC. Keckler recently made his Off-Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed play Preludes at Lincoln Center Theater. He is currently under commission by Beth Morrison Projects and FringeArts/Opera Philadelphia, and is developing various projects in music, art, and television. A collection of his writing, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World, was published by Turtle Point Press last year. In this performance Keckler will be joined by Matthew Dean Marsh on piano and Dan Bartfield on violin

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, November 1- Friday, November 2 at 8:00 pm
White Light Festival
Framing Time (World premiere)
Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Cesc Gelabert, choreographer and performer
Morton Feldman, composer
Burke Brown, set and lighting design
Lydia Azzopardi, costume design
Feldman: Triadic Memories for piano solo (1981) 
Framing Time is a quietly thrilling meditation on music, light, and movement centered on Morton Feldman's 1981 solo piano piece, Triadic Memories. For this world premiere production at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Feldman's spare, mystical piano piece—a work the composer described as the "biggest butterfly in captivity"—merges with an intricate color and light interplay, joined by dance and sculptural elements. Vividly rendered by pianist Pedja Muzijevic, the shifting colors and elastic tempos of Feldman's painterly music are transformed into acute, poetic movement by Spanish choreographer and dancer Cesc Gelabert, with set and lighting design by Burke Brown.

Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 W. 37th Street
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.
A White Light Lounge follows the Friday performance

Friday, November 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Monday-Tuesday, November 5-6 at 7:30 pm
Thursday-Friday, November 8-9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm
Monday-Tuesday, November 12-13 at 7:30 pm
(INVITED PRESS DATES:  11/3 at 7:30 pm, 11/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, 11/5 at 7:30 pm)
White Light Festival
Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Garry Hynes
Produced by Druid
Starring Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan, and Marty Rea, with Nathan Reid and Jaden Pace
Francis O'Connor, set and costume design
James F. Ingalls, lighting design
Gregory Clarke, sound design
Nick Winston, movement director
Ireland's incomparable Druid theater company presents Samuel Beckett's irreverent masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. Existential ennui meets startling slapstick comedy in this refreshing reimagining by Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes. Druid's interpretation of Beckett's iconic play premiered in the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival and has since won acclaim from audiences and critics worldwide, as well as multiple Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. This production is Druid's first White Light Festival engagement; Druid last appeared at Lincoln Center with DruidShakespeare at Lincoln Center Festival in 2015.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting WhiteLightFestival.org.
There will be a pre-performance discussion with director Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Saturday, November 3 at 6:15 pm.
Live Audio description for guests who are blind or have low vision is available for Waiting for Godot on Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm. For more information, please contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375.

Saturday, November 3 – FREE – at 11:00 am
LC Kids presents
Free Saturdays at the Atrium
Elena Moon Park: Rabbit Days and Dumplings
Elena Moon Park and Friends celebrates folk and children's music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories. The tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean harvest sing-alongs, and Taiwanese train songs. Elena, who also plays fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, and more with Dan Zanes and Friends and Sonia De Los Santos, leads a fun and adventurous group of musicians for this cross-cultural musical fiesta. Expect to dance and sing to tunes in Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Tibetan, Taiwanese, Spanish and English!
Recommended for ages 2–5
Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.
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.

Sunday, November 4 at 11:00* am and 2:00 pm
LC Kids presents
9
Cas Public and Kopergietery (Canada/Belgium)
Take a transformative journey of the senses with the preeminent Quebecois dance company Cas Public, returning to Lincoln Center after their sold-out production of Gold in 2015. 9 begins with dancer Cai Glover gently taking off his hearing aid. With choreography inspired by sign language and ballet, he and four other dancers enter the world of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony and its famous Ode to Joy. Awe-inspiring and uplifting, pushes back the boundaries of silence, transcends our preconceived notions of otherness, and transforms bodies into language.
Recommended for ages 6 and up
* Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities.
Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.
Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th floor
TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

Monday, November 5 at 1:00 pm
Lincoln Center Moments
Morley: A musical celebration of dignity, heritage, legacy, and love
Join Morley and masterful musicians as they traverse the musical soundscapes of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. This musical journey will be uplifting and inspiring, and you'll find yourself singing along and tapping your feet!
Presented in collaboration with the Atrium 360° series
This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
FREE Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375.

Monday, November 5 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Insights at the Atrium: “New York’s New-Music Landscape”
The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner Nadia Sirota, speaker
Rebekah Heller, speaker
New York Philharmonic Vice President, Artistic Planning, Isaac Thompson, moderator
How is new music adapting to and challenging contemporary culture? The Marie-Josée Kravis New York Philharmonic Creative Partner Nadia Sirota; bassoonist / International Contemporary Ensemble co-artistic director Rebekah Heller; and Philharmonic Vice President, Artistic Planning, Isaac Thompson survey the state of new music in New York City and consider its future.

13B)Upcoming at Lincoln Center Kids

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 am
Elena Moon Park and Friends celebrates folk and children's music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories. The tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean harvest sing-alongs, and Taiwanese train songs. Elena, who also plays fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, and more with Dan Zanes and Friends and Sonia De Los Santos, leads a fun and adventurous group of musicians for this cross-cultural musical fiesta. Expect to dance and sing to tunes in Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Tibetan, Taiwanese, Spanish and English!
David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 West 62nd Street
Tickets: FREE—Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 11:00am and 2:00pm

Take a transformative journey of the senses with the preeminent Quebecois dance company Cas Public, returnin to Lincoln Center after their sold-out production of Gold in 2015. 9 begins with dancer Cai Glover gently taking off his hearing aid. With choreography inspired by sign language and ballet, he and four other dancers enter the world of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony and its famous Ode to Joy. Awe-inspiring and uplifting, 9 pushes back the boundaries of silence, transcends our preconceived notions of otherness, and transforms bodies into language.
Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street
Tickets: Available here or by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500
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14) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

14A) Live Recording of
ANIMAL WISDOM
At Town Stages
November 1 & 2, 2018 at 7pm

Heather Christian and the ANIMAL WISDOM family present in a Live Recording of a Blackout Requiem Mass on Thursday and Friday, All Saints and All Souls Day, November 1 & 2, 2018 at 7pm and 9pm at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. 

One year after the thrice-extended sold-out ten-week run at The Bushwick Starr, the ANIMAL WISDOM family is getting back together to make a much anticipated soundtrack recording. Part fund-raiser, part mini-mass, part barn-raising revival, the ANIMAL WISDOM Live Taping will take place at Town Stages with a larger ensemble, newly fleshed-out arrangements, and the full complement of the original ANIMAL WISDOM choir, plus more than 40 additional special guest voices including local NYC personalities and musicians. 

DETAILS
November 1st (All Souls Day)

7pm: $35 Requiem concert ticket*
9pm: $35 Requiem Concert Ticket* // $50 Requiem concert ticket* + access to DJ'ed Revival and Dance After party

November 2nd (All Saints Day)
7pm: $35 Requiem concert ticket*
9pm: $35 Requiem Concert Ticket* // $100 Requiem Concert Ticket* + VIP Cask Room Juke Box set access (purchase this ticket and send us your favorite song, we will play it for you in an intimate set in Town Stages cask room after the show) + free ANIMAL WISDOM Signature Cocktail

*All ticket holders will receive a pre-release copy of the Animal Wisdom Soundtrack once it is recorded, included in ticket price. Soundtrack value is $25.

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14B) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents
A Dorrance Dance Rotunda Project Revival
with two free educational demonstrations
and a performance for middle and high school students
November 1, 2018

Works & Process will present a Dorrance Dance Rotunda Project Revivalwith two free special demonstrations and a performance for middle and high school students on November 1, 2018.
 
The work, a site-specific commission made in and for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda of the Guggenheim which the New York Times hailed as a "revelatory dance experience," features percussive dance and transforms the iconic space into a giant musical instrument. After its premiere in 2017, Dance Magazine called the work "genius... funny yet breathtaking, endlessly entertaining but compositionally brilliant," and the work was selected as a Best of Dance by the New York Times for 2017. The piece is 40 minutes long, highly engaging, and immersive, making use of the architecture and acoustics of the rotunda through cross-genre percussive movement.

Rotunda Project Revival
Thursday, November 1, 2018 
9:30 - 10:15 am - Demonstration for 250 students in theater
10:30 - 11:15 am - Performance for 500 students in rotunda
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Demonstration for 250 students in theater

VENUE
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
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15)News from Polk and Co.

15A) BROADWAY RECORDS RELEASES “IMMIGRANT DREAMS”

ESSENTIAL VOICES USA

Judith Clurman, Conductor
FEATURING TONY WINNERS
RANDY GRAFF & BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL

Broadway Records announced  Immigrant Dreams,  with Essential Voices USA (Judith Clurman, conductor)  featuring Tony winnersRandy Graff and Brian Stokes Mitchell, is now available from www.BroadwayRecords.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and all streaming services.

In honor of the 132nd anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, Emmy and Grammy-nominated musical director/conductor Judith Clurman conducts Essentials Voices USA in recordings of “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” (Irving Berlin/Emma Lazarus, arr. by David Chase) with Tony Award winnerRandy Graff (City of Angels) narrating, and “America the Beautiful/Wheels of a Dream (Samuel A. Ward/Katharine Lee Bates; Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens – arr. Larry Hochman), featuring soloist Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime).

Proceeds from “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” will be used for EVUSA’s anti-bullying workshops in NYC Public Schools. Proceeds from “Wheels of a Dream” will be given to The Actor’s Fund.
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15B) THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
CHANGES WEEKLY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

The world premiere play, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, has announced a new performance schedule on Broadway. Beginning Thursday, October 25, 2018, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will play Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production opened on Broadway on October 18 to critical acclaim.

The determined young fact checker (Daniel Radcliffe) is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author (Bobby Cannavale). Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin – with undeniably delicious consequences.

TICKET INFORMATIONTickets range from $59 - $169. For more information, please visit www.LifespanOfaFact.com or www.Telecharge.com (212.239.6200).

Beginning Monday, December 17, 2018 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will play Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm.

Please note the following exceptions to the performance calendar:
There will be a 2pm and 8pm performance on Wednesday, November 21.
There will be no performance on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving.
There will be a 2pm performance on Thursday, December 27.
There will be no matinee performance on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

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15C) THE PROM
GENERAL RUSH POLICY ANNOUNCED

The new Broadway comedy THE PROM announces that a limited number of $40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) when it opens for that day’s performance(s) . Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cast and major credit cards are accepted.
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16)News from Richard Hillman PR


16A)YORK THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS "AN INTIMATE NIGHT AT THE YORK" -- A CABARET OF SONG, ONE-NIGHT ONLY, OCTOBER 30


FEATURING
NATALIE DOUGLAS, SHANA FARR, MARISSA MULDER, T. OLIVER REID,
STEVE ROSS, KT SULLIVAN, BILL ZEFFIRO, AND MORE!

WITH SPECIAL GUEST
JAMES GAVIN

 It’s an evening of cabaret at The Never Get! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director) will present An Intimate Night at The York, celebrating the lush history of New York City cabaret with a special "intimate" evening with commentary by special guest James Gavin (Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret), interspersed with performances by award-winning cabaret artists including Natalie DouglasShana Farr, Marissa Mulder, T. Oliver ReidSteve RossKT Sullivan, Bill Zeffiro, and more!  
ONE NIGHT ONLY, Tuesday evening, October 30
, 2018 beginning at 9:00PM onstage at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Admission is free with the purchase of a full priced ticket to the 7:00 p.m. performance of Midnight at The Never Get.  Cabaret ONLY tickets are available for purchase at $30.00 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).

The current York Mainstage production of Midnight at The Never Get is set in a Greenwich Village cabaret during the 1960s, with a score that recalls the Great American Songbook.  An Intimate Night at The York celebrates that era, when the art of cabaret was at its height. You will hear hidden gems by the likes of Bart Howard, Cy Coleman and Cole Porter, as well as songs made popular by Mabel Mercer, Bobby Short, Julie Wilson, and many others!

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16B) PERFORMANCES BEGIN TONIGHT, OCTOBER 22!

PREMIERES
PRESENTATION OF THE BIENNIAL SERIES
“INNER VOICES 2018”
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THREE ONE-ACT SOLO MUSICALS

REBECCA LUKER
IN
“SCAFFOLDING”
WORDS AND MUSIC BY JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ
MUSIC DIRECTION BY BENJI GOLDSMITH
CELLO YARI BOND
DIRECTED BY VICTORIA CLARK

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FINN DOUGLAS
IN
“THE COSTUME”
WORDS AND MUSIC BY DANIEL ZAITCHIK
MUSIC DIRECTION BY DEBORAH ABRAMSON
VIOLINS PATTI KILROY, LUDOVICA BURTONE
DIRECTED BY NOAH HIMMELSTEIN

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FARAH ALVIN
IN
“WINDOW TREATMENT “
WORDS BY DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER
MUSIC BY DANIEL GREEN
MUSIC DIRECTION BY PAUL MASSE
VIBRAPHONE BRANDON WONG
DIRECTED BY PORTIA KRIEGER

LIMITED RUN THROUGH NOVEMBER 17, 2018
AT THE TBG MAINSTAGE THEATRE
(312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor)

INNER VOICES, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers began performances October 22,2018 for a limited run through Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The TBG Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street – between 8th & 9th Avenues).  Opening Night is Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00pm. 

The 2018 biennial series of three dramatic and intimate one-act solo musicals for INNER VOICES  is:

Scaffolding, with words and music by Tony© Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz.  Broadway veteran and Tony© Award nominee Rebecca Luker (Cinderella)stars in this musical that finds a single mom’s relationship with her brilliant only child tested when he interviews for the college of his choice.  Directed by Tony©Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), with music direction by Benji Goldsmith and Yari Bond on cello. 

The Costume, with words and music by Daniel Zaitchik.  Newcomer Finn Douglas (A Man’s World) stars in this musical that finds 10-year old Leo on Halloween 1954 given the unexpected task of caring for an injured bird overnight.  Directed by Noah Himmelstein, with music direction by Deborah Abramson and on violins Patti Kilroy and Ludovica Burtone.

Window Treatment, with words by Deborah Zoe Laufer and music by Daniel Green.  Broadway’s Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You) is set to star in this musical that finds a lonely New Yorker planning her future with a stranger across the courtyard.  Directed by Portia Krieger, with music direction by Paul Masse and Brandon Wong on the vibraphone.

Inner Voices plays the following performance schedule: Monday through Friday at 8:00pm and Saturday at 3:00pm & 8:00pm.

Tickets are $49 and are available online at www.PremieresNYC.org or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. Tickets will also be available at The TBG Theatre box office one hour before performance time.
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17A) LA MAMA, THE 2018 TONY AWARD WINNING THEATRE, 
 MONTH-LONG PUPPET FESTIVAL PREMIERING INTERNATIONAL WORKS

LA MAMA, recipient of the 2018 Regional Theater Tony Award, announces its Puppet Festival, (November 1 – 25, 2018), featuring the New York and World premiere of works by artists from around the world including Germany, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Colombia, China, Belgium, and the USA taking place at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre and The Downstairs (66 E. 4 St.), in the East Village throughout the month of November. The festival highlights interdisciplinary works from female artists who explore many contemporary issues including cultural identity, Black Lives Matter, the refugee crisis, and the disability experience.  Puppet Festival curator, Denise Greber, explained “The majority of all the creatives in this festival, whether a director, conceptualist, designer, or performer, are women. It’s essential to elevate the female perspective.”  The festival will also feature family events, the annual Puppet Slam, La MaMa Coffeehouse Chronicles and Jump Start, a weekend of works in progress.

Festival ticket packages available for five, three or two shows in the Puppet Festival for one low price! Tickets and packages available at 212-352-3101 or www.lamama.org.
Complete show descriptions for The La MaMa Puppet Series and additional information on the artists involved provided below: 


WUNDERKAMMER: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Created & Performed by Alice Therese Gottschalk, Raphael Mürle and Frank Soehnle (Germany)
NOVEMBER 1 - 3, 2018
THE DOWNSTAIRS - Thur and Fri at 7pm & Sat at 3pm & 7pm

Step into a place of wonderment, inimitable allure and weightlessness - Cabinet of Curiosities reveals a perception of a world in which history, art, nature and science all fuse to create oneness


TIAN WEN: HEAVENLY QUESTIONS FOR MODERN TIMESBy Visual Expressions | Directed by Hua Hua Zhang (China)
NOVEMEBER 3 – 5, 2018
ELLEN STEWART THEATRE - Sat at 8:30pm, Sun at 3pm & Mon at 7pm
Based on an ancient Chinese poem, Tian Wen is a collection of dreams of the East and West that Hua Hua Zhang has experienced during her artistic journey in America.


BLIND
Concept by Duda Paiva & Nancy Black  | Direction by Nancy Black (Netherlands/Australia) 

NOVEMBER 8 – 11, 2018
ELLEN STEWART THEATRE - Thurs - Fri at 7pm & Sat at 8:30pm, Sun at 3pm

Duda Paiva suffered an illness that blistered his body and left him temporarily blind. Blind transforms this experience into a metaphor about disability, rejection, and resolution. Often interacting with the audience, it is funny as well as moving. It finds the political through intimacy, woven into a rich theatrical tapestry of dance, puppetry, adaptations of Yoruba songs from a unique Afro-Brazilian subculture, and driving forces of sound and light.


EVERYTHING STARTS FROM A DOT
Concept & Design by Nekaa Lab/Sachiyo Takahashi (Japan/USA)
NOVEMBER 8 – 10, 2018
THE DOWNSTAIRS - Thur and Fri at 8:30pm Sat at 7pm

Inspired by a Wassily Kandinsky quote, Everything Starts from a Dot is the story of a humble dot. An inhabitant of two dimensions, the dot escapes from its familiar environment and encounters microscopic yet cosmic territories in itself and beyond. A fable for the subconscious.


EXODUS
Théâtre d’Un Jour (Belgium) | Directed by Patrick Masset
NOVEMBER 15 – 18, 2018
ELLEN STEWART THEATRE – Thur & Sat at 7pm, Fri at 8:30pm & Sun at 3pm

Exodus is a multi-disciplinary performance based on four refugee stories who tell about their dreams of freedom, wash up on the shores of a “free” country, and find themselves facing “the European fortress.”


FOOD FOR THE GODS
Written and Directed by Nehprii Amenii
NOVEMBER 15 – 18, 2018
THE DOWNSTAIRS - Thur at 8:30pm, Fri at 7pm & Sat at 8:30pm, Sun at 5pm

Food for the Gods is inspired by the killings of Black men. This work uses object and puppet performance to explore “human value”, light, invisibility and well...the dehumanization of it all.


JUMP START - A PRESENTATION OF WORKS IN PROGRESS

NOVEMBER 23 – 25, 2018
THE DOWNSTAIRS - Fri & Sat at 8pm & Sun at 5pm

Puppeteer and theatre artists get a chance to showcase their works in progress.

FEATURED WORKS BY:  Tom Lee and Lisa Gonzales; Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre; Maiko Kikuchi; Concrete Temple Theatre; Torry Bend; Sova Theater

FAMILY SHOWS

DON QUIXOTE TAKES NEW YORK
By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre 
Re-Imagined & Co-Directed By Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber

NOVEMBER 10 -11, 2018
THE DOWNSTAIRS - Sat at Noon & Sun at Noon & 2pm

Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza travel the five boroughs of New York City on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect Lady Liberty. Come follow Don Quixote on his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all. Ages 4 and up — fun for the whole family!


CHICKEN SOUP CHICKEN SOUP
By WonderSpark Puppets
NOVEMBER 17 – 18, 2018
THE DOWNSTAIRS LOUNGE - Sat at 2pm, Sun at Noon
Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup, based on the beloved PJ Library book by Pamela Mayer, revolves around two grandmothers, one Jewish and one Chinese, who come up with elaborate ways to show their granddaughter that their cultural heritage (their chicken soup) is the best. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

PUPPET SLAM
Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw

NOVEMBER 5, 2018
THE DOWNSTAIRS - Mon at 8pm

Puppeteer and theatre artist Jane Catherine Shaw will curate a one-night only Puppet Slam featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre from both emerging and veteran puppet artists.

Coffeehouse Chronicles: CELEBRATING: RALPH LEE

Curated by Michal Gamily 
NOVEMBER 10, 2018
ELLEN STEWART THEATRE - Sat at 3pm

Renowned puppeteer, Ralph Lee is the focus of Coffeehouse Chronicles, an ongoing program at La MaMa that explores the history and development of Off-Off Broadway. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, it is an intimate engagement with art.


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17B) BEBE WINANS and cast members from
new Broadway-bound musical
BORN FOR THIS
Set for Feinstein’s/54 Below
November 5th
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Gospel and R&B music legend BEBE WINANS will host a one-night-only concert previewing the music from his original musical BORN FOR THIS on Monday, November 5 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 W. 54 St). For tickets please visit https://54below.com/events/born-for-this/ 
Sharing the Feinstein’s/54 Below stage with Mr. Winans will be director Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown) and members of the cast from last summer’s pre-Broadway tryout in Boston including Donald Webber Jr. (Hamilton), Loren Lott (Once on this Island), Kristen Wyatt (Annie), Nita Whitaker (Ragtime), Liisi LaFontaine (Dreamgirls) and Maddie Shea Baldwin (Bright Star). The evening will introduce the BORN FOR THIS story and some of the original songs from the Broadway aimed musical, which also played regional engagements in Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.  
BORN FOR THIS is a universal story for anyone who has ever yearned to find his or her own purpose in life. It follows BeBe, a talented young man from a tight-knit musical family as he grapples with the struggle between his faith and his desire for fame. As teenagers BeBe and his sister CeCe, experience genuine culture shock when they leave the comfort of their home and family in Detroit to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s “Praise the Lord” network in North Carolina. When the duo rocket to fame, the seductive lure of celebrity comes knocking. Ultimately, Bebe must reconcile the temptations of stardom and fortune with the things he values most in life.
Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins.
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