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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/21/17 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) 6th Annual Harvest Fest
2) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall - 
    In Your Face, Reimagine End of Life, Fred Fest
3) Natural Shocks
4)Upcoming at the Natural Academy of Sciences
    Academy Town Square, Dilnos After Dark and Dino Drafts, Philly Shell Show
5) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
6) Upcoming at Franklin Square
7) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    National Dance Institute Celebration Team
8) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
9) TADA! Youth Theater Winter Semester Classes and Open House

10)21+ Friday Night Block Parties at iPlay America

PR Firm Roundup

11) News from DKC/O&M
      The Winning Side Extends Run
 12) News from Karen Greco
        12A) National Alliance for Musical Theater 30th Festival of New Musicals
        12B) What's On at the Wild Project
13) Upcoming at Lincoln Center Kids
14) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
     14A) St Ann's Warehouse's Rodgers & Hammersteins Oklahoma at Works & Process at the 
    14B) The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic
             Book Talk at the South Street Seaport Museum
    14C) Brooklyn Music School - St Felix Centennial Gala
    14D) Brooklyn's Music School's 7th Annua Musical Haunted House
    14E) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Dance Commission Preview
    14F) Works & Process at the Guggheim Charles Wuorinen at 80 with Goeyvaerts String Trio
15) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
      Orchestra of St. Lukes Opens Carnegie Hall Concert Series
16) Polk & Co.
      16A) Lifespan of a Fact Opens
      16B) The Prom to Being Previews
      16C) West Production of Funny Girl - The Musical in Movie Theaters One Night Only
      16D) First Trailer Relased for The King and I Live from the Palladium
      16E) Nathan Salstone in Selling Myself Short at Feinsteins/54 Below
 17) News from Richard Hillman PR
       17A) York Theatre Announces Line For Winter 2019 Musical in Mufti Series
       17B) Reading of New Musical Tyrants at the York Theatre
18A) Ma-Yi Theater Company to Debut Two Plays, Sesar and The Chinese Lady, in reperatory
18B) Good Grief  Now in Previews

1)6th Annual Harvest Fest
Hudson River Park's 14th St. Park
New York, NY


With the arrival of fall comes crisp, cool air and lots of fun for the entire family! At the Meatpacking District’s 6th Annual Harvest Fest on October 27, parents, children and grandparents can spend quality time outdoors right before the winter season takes over. Families can enjoy the free fall festival by partaking in DIY crafts, dancing to live music, sampling culinary delights and shopping at local boutiques.

Family friendly activities guests can expect to enjoy include, but are not limited to:
  • Gunter Seeger NY – Dessert sampling plus an arts and crafts activity
  • Sephora – Mini beauty services for both children and adults
  • Paper Source – Demonstrate the art of card making and blank cards/envelopes will be available to decorate
  • Chelsea Market Baskets – Make Your Own Trick-or-Treat Bags
  • Samsung – Demo Virtual Reality with Galaxy S9's device, plus a Note 9 photo station
  • Joyce Theater – Dance class on the lawn
  • Kikkerland – DIY paper straw crafts with Crafty Lumberjacks
  • ArtX – Artist showing and face painting with Laolu Senbanjo
  • Watch our four-legged friends strut their stuff at the second-annual dog costume contest at 1:30pm

For additional information, please visit: www.meatpacking-district.com/events/harvestfest.
2) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

In Your Face New York, Reimagine End of Life, and Fred Fest

Wednesday October 24, 7:30 PM
In Your Face New York

An extravaganza of stories, sketches and songs capturing the spirit, energy and creativity of NYC. With The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik, the band BETTY, Broadway star Melissa Errico, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Josh Bazell, sketches by Sex and the City writers and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday October 27, 8:00 PM
Reimagine End of Life

Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, Buddhist teacher Frank Ostaseski, comedian Chris Garcia  launches a special week of 250+ events exploring big questions about life and death alongside

Tracy K. Smith, Current Poet Laureate of the United States
Frank Ostaseski, Co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project 
Chris Garcia, Comedy Central Comedian
Craig Minowa, Cloud Cult
Grace Livingston, Reimagine Community Member 

Brad Wolfe, ED and songwriter Brad Wolfe and the Moon   

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday October 28, 2:00 PM
Fred Fest

Celebrating Fred Sherry at 70An all-star cast celebrates cellist Fred Sherry. Curated by Derek Bermel and featuring Peter Serkin, Richard Stoltzman, David Shifrin, Jeremy Denk, Ursula Oppens, Steve Mackey, the JACK Quartet, the Horszowski Trio, Katie Hyun, Mike Nicolas, Stefan Jackiw, Jay Campbell, Dov Scheindlin, Rubin Kodheli, Paul Neubauer, Alan Feinberg, David Fulmer, and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
3)Natural Shocks
WP Theater
2162 Broadway
New York, NY

Natural Shocks begins performances on October 28 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway) and runs through November 25, with opening night set for November 8.

Natural Shocks is a darkly hilarious solo tour-de-force where an unnamed woman is forced into her basement when she finds herself in the path of a tornado. Trapped there, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets, and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies — and how best to defy the danger that awaits. The play marks the highly-anticipated New York return of Lauren Gunderson, the most-produced female playwright in America today, starring one of the finest interpreters of modern playwriting.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://wptheater.org.
4) Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Academy Town Square, Dinos After Dark and Dino Drafts, and Philadephia Shell Show

Wednesday October 24, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Academy Town Square 

"Voting for the Environment,” a free program in the Academy Town Square series, features a roundtable discussion with leaders of the League of Conservation Voters, Clean Air Council and other key environmental and advocacy organizations. Learn about the issues that affect the local and global environment and how the upcoming election will influence them.
For more information or to register, visit https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/events/Details

Friday October 26
Dino After Dark and Dino Drafts

Join Dinos After Dark and enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission, family activities and an outdoor beer garden (4–10 p.m.) right in front of Philly’s Dinosaur Museum. To celebrate with the Parkway 100 Soiree, the Academy will display 100 specimens hand-picked from its world-renowned research collection. Meet real Academy scientists and find out why they love what they do.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/festivals/dinos-after-dark.

Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Philadelphia Shell Show

The largest of its kind in the Northeast, the Philadelphia Shell Show features beautiful, competitive displays on mollusks by collectors, amateur scientists and artists. Visitors will have the chance to shop an international shell market packed with jewelry, shells, books and more. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/festivals/philadelphia-shell-show
5) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Sweetheart of the Rodeo - 50th Anniversary

Friday October 26, 11:00 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/rocky-horror-picture-show

Sunday October 28, 7:30 PM
Sweetheart of the Rodeo - 50th Anniversary
Byrds Co-Founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman along with country music legend Marty Stuart

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
6)Upcoming at Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 

Trick or Treat Trail

October 27, 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Say the magic words to receive a treat. FREE for children 10 and under. (Group reservations and participation are not available. While supplies last.) Also, the Lightning Bolt Express Train makes the traditional fall stop in the Square ($5 adults, $4 children). 
7)Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

National Dance Institute Celebration Team

NDI Celebration Team Celebrates the River's Edge in Annual Just Kidding Performance

October 27, 2:00 PM

Kids will be dancing for kids at this year’s annual production, a joy-filled dance celebration of the cultures, creatures, and cities that thrive “at the river’s edge.” NDI’s Celebration Team will samba in the Amazon, strut along the Hudson, pay homage to the Ganges, and set sail on the Mississippi in this vibrant performance inspired by the power of rivers. Founded more than 40 years go by ballet star Jacques d'Amboise, National Dance Institute (NDI), has transformed the lives of more than 2 million children through award-winning arts and learning programs, and through their spectacular and colorful public performances. The Celebration Team dancers are ages 9 to 15, drawn from schools throughout the NYC metro area.

Catch the video preview HERE!

The audience will join NDI on stage at 1:15 pm for a pre-performance workshop. Audience members of all ages will learn choreography from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and perform it for family and friends.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
8) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eight Ave.
16th Fl.
New York, NY

College Audition Workshop, Dere Klena Master Class, Sierra Boggess Master Class

College Audition Workshop

High School Juniors and Seniors - join them for college workshop weekend!  

Dates: Saturday, Nov. 17th and Sunday, Nov. 18th
Ages: 16 - 20 (High School Junior and Seniors)
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $435 

Broadway Workshop is so excited to bring you the people who wrote the book on college auditions this November (David Sisco & Laura Josepher)! Join us for this special two day workshop where we will work through your audition pieces, give you feedback, make suggestions and get you as prepared as possible to master your college auditions!

Over the course of two days, the authors of "Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions" - teaching artists David Sisco (voice teacher and musical director) and Laura Josepher (director and audition coach), along with Broadway Workshop Director - Marc Tumminelli, will lead students through the audition process, from cutting and preparing audition material to covering everything else they need to know (i.e. - talking to the pianist, slating, and interview questions). 

Derek Klena Master Class

Join Derek Klena for a special Musical Theatre Master Class!

Date: Saturday, November 10
Ages: 12 - 19
Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $175

Derek will work with each student on audition technique and song interpretation in this special one day Musical Theatre 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. Students will also have the opportunity to be part of a Q&A with Mr. Klena and the Broadway Workshop team.

In the second half of the workshop, students will also take part in a movement/dance workshop with a Broadway guest teacher (TBA).

For more information or to register, visit 

Sierra Boggess Master Class

SIERRA BOGGESS, Broadway's leading lady, is back for a special Musical Theatre Master Class!

Date: Sunday, November 11
Ages: 14 - 20
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Ave - 16th Floor
Tuition: $185

Sierra Boggess is one of Broadway's most loved leading ladies and they are so lucky to have her at Broadway Workshop again for this special workshop. She recently concluded a run on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock . Sierra made her Broadway debut as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, then returned to Broadway in Master Class and It Shoulda Been You. She has played Andrew Lloyd Webber's heroine Christine Daae in the Las Vegas and Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera as well as playing Christine in the 25th Anniversary DVD of The Phantom of the Opera. Sierra's West End credits include the premiere of the Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies, and Fantine in Les Misérables

Sierra will work with each student on what makes them unique and help them bring that out. Students will also have the opportunity to sing one song selection for Sierra. She will help students find a stronger focus to their musical pieces and a better way to connect to the material using the exercises taught in this class.

For more information or to register, visit 
15 W. 28th St.
New York, NY

For over 30 years, the Drama Desk Award winning TADA! Youth Theater has been providing children with musical theater classes that teach them how to sing, dance, and act while inspiring their individual creativity.

WINTER OPEN HOUSE: January 12, 2019
Please come and learn about TADA! Youth Theater’s Winter Semester, from January 13 through May 21, 2019 at the Winter Semester Open House on Saturday January 12th, 2019 from 10:00am-12:45pm. The sample class will cover a Q&A with two of the teaching Artists and TADA!’s Education Staff. RSVPs are recommended

Ages 3-5: 10:00AM-10:45AM
Ages 6-8: 11:00AM-11:45AM
Ages 9-12: 12:00PM-12:45PM

WINTER SEMESTER CLASSES  at TADA! : January 13- May 21, 2019 (15 sessions)
Curtain Up! (Winter Semester) From page to stage – the longest and most in-depth play building semester yet!  Create and perform an original mini-musical by blending the essential skills of singing, dancing, acting, and playwriting. The last class will culminate in a final presentation for family and friends.

TADA! Youth Theater is located on 15 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001.

Get 15% off Winter Semester registration by using the discount code EARLYBIRD15

SATURDAYS (January 19th – May 18th)
Ages 3: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         
Ages 4-5: 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM                         
Ages 6-8: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM              
Ages 9-12: 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM 

SUNDAYS (January 13th – May 5th)
Ages 3: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM          
Ages 4-5: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM      
Ages 6-8: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM  

MONDAYS (January 14th – May 20th)
Ages 4-5: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM           
Ages 6-8: 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM     

TUESDAYS (January 15th – May 21st)
Ages 6-8: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM  

BROADWAY EDITION: In addition to building the core skills of singing, dancing, and acting, this advanced semester class will expose students to various styles of musical theater. Students will be showcased through song & dance selections from Broadway and TADA!’s mainstage production in a cabaret-style showcase on TADA!’s very own off-Broadway stage.

TUESDAYS (January 15th – May 21st)
Ages 9-12: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM 

For more information on TADA!’s Camps and Classes, please call the Education Department at 212-252-1619 x4 or email education@tadatheater.com.

10) 21+ Friday Night Block Parties at
 iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
New York, NY

A Friday Night Block Party series  launched this month at iPlay America for adults 21 and over. Every Friday night, you can eat, drink, and play in a whole new way.

The fun begins 9pm at Game Time Bar & Grill, with drink specials including $5 Absolut cocktails, $5 Jameson shots, Partida specials, and more until close.

Head over to iPlay America’s amusement park, where every $20 game card purchased comes with $10 bonus. Play all year long with the new Block Party Pass, good for one full year of unlimited video games, plus 10% off all food and beverage, and more!

Listen to music with a live DJ and play FREE bar games in iPlay's city square, including life size Jenga, Connect 4, and Beer Pong!​

Friday Night Block Parties will be an ongoing weekly event at iPlay America. Look out for the Country Block Party each month with Thunder 106! And don't miss the Halloween Block Party on October 26, with a costume contest and great prizes.


PR Firm Roundup

11)News from DKC/O&M







Epic Theatre Ensemble (James Wallert, Ron Russell, Melissa Friedman, Co-Founders) is proud to announce it has extended its initial limited run of the world premiere of The Winning Side, the acclaimed new play by James Wallert, by popular demand.  The Winning Sideinitially began previews on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 and officially opened on Monday, October 8, 2018 at The Acorn Theatre of Theatre Row (410 West 42nd St.), a program Building for the Arts NY, Inc. It will now play through Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Based on the true story of Wernher von Braun, Chief Rocket Engineer for the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the United States space program, The Winning Side explores the hidden history behind America’s 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. 

The Winning Side has had a special guest line-up after every performance giving post-show talkbacks. These have been guest experts in the fields of history, science, politics, engineering and technology. These talks are an important part of Epic Theatre Ensemble’s mission to promote vital discourse.  Audience members are invited to stay after every show for these lively and fascinating discussions that revolve around the play’s subject matter. 

The guest line-up continues as follows (with more to be added with the show’s extension):

Sunday October 21, 3PM: Gabriel Cwilich, Professor of Physics at Yeshiva University

Thursday October 25, 8PMS. Matthew LiaoArthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics at NYU and author of Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality

Friday October 26, 8PM: Teasel Muir-Harmony, Curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Tickets are $45 for all seats and can be purchased at http://www.epictheatreensemble.org/the-winning-side/


12)News from Karen Greco PR

12A)National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s 
30th Annual 

Greg Hildreth, Hailey Kilgore, Jeremy Kushnier,
Caissie Levy, Euan Morton, Julia Murney, Solea Pfeiffer,
 Will Roland, Will Swenson, Donald Webber Jr., Marissa 
Jaret Winokur, Tony Yazbeck and more!

This year’s Festival takes place at New World Stages

on October 25-26, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, will take place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Festival events kick off on Monday, October 22 with Thank You, 30!, a gala event to celebrate the 30th Annual Festival.

Registration for industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. The public can also receive passes to the Festival through a donation to NAMT. There is also a day-of standby line for the general public for free admission (based on availability).

The Festival has introduced musical theatre producers to 252 new musicals and 478 writers from around the world. As a direct result of the FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, more than 85% of the musicals presented have gone on to subsequent readings, workshops, productions and tours, been licensed and/or recorded on cast albums. Past Festival shows include Benny & JoonThe Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Children of Eden, Come From AwayThe Drowsy ChaperoneHonk!It Shoulda Been YouLempickaStriking 12Ordinary Days, Thoroughly Modern Millie and We Live In Cairo among many others. 

This year, a committee of 17 theatre professionals selected eight new musicals out of 226 blind submissions. The musicals chosen for the 30th Annual Festival are:

17 Again (book by Marco Pennette, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner), A.D. 16 (book by Bekah Brunstetter, music & lyrics by Cinco Paul), Gun & Powder (book & lyrics by Angelica Chéri, music by Ross Baum), Monstersongs (book, music & lyrics by Rob Rokicki), Row (book by Daniel Goldstein, music & lyrics by Dawn Landes), The River Is Me (book & lyrics by Sukari Jones, music by Troy Anthony), The Wicker Husband (book by Rhys Jennings, music & lyrics by Darren Clark), and XY (book, music & lyrics by Oliver Houser, developed with Hunter Bird).


17 Again book by Marco Pennette, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
Director: Gary Griffin (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, The Apple Tree, The Color Purple) 
Music Director: Ben Cohn (Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen)

Cast includes Mallory Elizabeth Bechtel (Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen), Janet Krupin (Broadway:If/Then), Caissie Levy (Broadway: Frozen), Will Roland (NY: Be More Chill; Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen), Colton Ryan (Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen), Will Swenson (Broadway: Waitress; Film: The Greatest Showman), Josh Tower (Broadway: School of Rock-The Musical), and Marissa Jaret Winokur(Broadway: Hairspray) 

Life doesn't always work out the way wewant, or expect it to. What would happen if you could turn back the clock to a younger version of yourself and start over? 17 Again—a new musical based on the hit 2009 film starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry—tells the story of a married 35-year-old man who fears his best days have passed him by…until he mysteriously wakes up as a seventeen-year-old high school basketball star with the chance to rewrite the future he believes he was meant to have.

A.D. 16book by Bekah Brunstetter, music & lyrics by Cinco Paul
Director: Stephen Brackett (Upcoming Broadway: Be More Chill. NY/ National Tour: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical),
Musical Director: Julie McBride (Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants,The Broadway Musical)

Cast includes Ben Fankhauser (Broadway: Newsies), Greg Hildreth (Broadway: Frozen), Hailey Kilgore (Broadway: Once on This Island), Bonnie Milligan (Broadway: Head Over Heels), and Graham Stevens (Off-Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher) 

A.D. 16 tells the story of what happens when teenage Mary Magdalene moves from Magdala to Nazareth with her father and falls in love with the boy next door: teenage Jesus. Featuring an R&B score that evokes the best of TLC, En Vogue, Prince and more, this comedic coming-of-age story asks the question: what if your first crush really WAS perfect?

Gun & Powderbook & lyrics by Angelica Chéri, music by Ross Baum
Director: Warren Adams (Broadway: Motown The Musical, choreographer)
Musical Director: Steven Jamail (Upcoming Broadway: Born For This:The BeBe Winans Story)
Cast includes Colin Anderson (Broadway: Carousel), Allison Blackwell (Broadway: Pretty Woman: The Musical), Rebecca Covington Webber (Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Liisi LaFontaine(West End: Dream Girls), Solea Pfeiffer (National Tour: Hamilton), Emily Rogers (Broadway: If/Then),Ryan Shaw (Broadway: Motown The Musical), Donald Webber Jr. (Broadway: Hamilton) and Tony Yazbeck (Broadway: On the Town).

Gun & Powder is inspired by the true story of Mary and Martha Clarke: African American twin sisters who passed for White and were outlaws. Set in Post-Emancipation Texas, the musical follows our heroines’ journey of defying racial boundaries and seizing what rightfully belongs to them. They are successful, until a little romance shakes everything up.

Monstersongsbook, music & lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Director: Jenn Thompson (Off Broadway: The Gravedigger’s Lullaby
Musical Director: Emily Marshall (Upcoming Broadway: Be More Chill)

Cast includes Sam Cieri (National Tour: Once), J. Quinton Johnson (Broadway: Hamilton), Euan Morton (Broadway: Hamilton), Julia Murney (Broadway: Wicked) and Luca Padovan (Broadway: School of Rock).

Monstersongs is a unique theatrical event that immerses audiences in a synthesized world of graphic novels, rock musicals, live performance and new technology. A portal into the psyches of often misunderstood creatures, Monstersongs flips the switch on the monster narrative, inviting audiences to explore the humanity that binds us all.
The River Is Mebook & lyrics by Sukari Jones, music by Troy Anthony
Director: Schele Williams (Broadway AD: Motown The Musical)

Cast includes Jeremy Kushnier (Broadway: Head Over Heels).

The River Is Me is a coming-of-age musical theatre adventure, about a little boy who dreams of becoming an underwater superhero to save his mother from the grown-up world of violence. Bo—a funny kid with a big imagination—travels from Chicago to Mississippi in 1955 to win friends with his hijinks. But when he whistles at a white woman, he’s kidnapped, killed and thrown into the Tallahatchie River. Rather than be destroyed in death however, Bo transforms into the water-powered superhero he dreamed of as a living boy, returning to walk the earth to change it forever to save his Ma.
Rowbook by Daniel Goldstein, music & lyrics by Dawn Landes
Adapted from the book A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure
Director: Anne Kauffman (Broadway: Marvin's Room)
Musical Director: Wiley Deweese (NY: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical)

Cast includes Jeannette Bayardelle (Broadway: The Color Purple), Andrew Durand (Broadway: Head Over Heels)Jo Lampert (Off Broadway: Hundred Days) and Kristen Sieh (Broadway: The Band’s Visit).

In 1998, Tori Murden set out in her homemade rowboat attempting to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo. She unknowingly rowed into the heart of Hurricane Danielle. Row tells a heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting story of finding your heart in the middle of the ocean.

The Wicker Husbandbook by Rhys Jennings, music & lyrics by Darren Clark
Based on the original short story by Ursula Wills-Jones
Director: Charlotte Westenra (Donmar: Kiss of the Spider Woman)
Musical Director: Eli Zoller (Off Broadway: F#%cking Up Everything)
Woven from a blend of folk music, storytellingand puppetry, The Wicker Husband is a magical story of love, redemption and revenge. It tells the timeless tale of the outsider, of the battle for self-acceptance in a society that constantly reminds us what it means to be “Ugly.”
XYbook, music & lyrics by Oliver Houser, developed with Hunter Bird
Director: Hunter Bird (NY: The Laodamiad. Broadway AD: Our Mother’s Brief Affair)
Music Director: Jennifer Lin (Regional: Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Cast includes Jacob Morrell (Broadway: Kinky Boots), Isabella Russo (Broadway: School of Rock- The Musical), and Miiko Toiviainen (TV: Sunnuntailounas).
Chris can’t shake Christine. She’s with him everywhere he goes, staring back when Chris looks in the mirror. But when Chris falls in love, the divide between then and now begins to blur. XY is a musical drama about accepting the past and coming home to the most unfamiliar of places: ourselves.
For more information, visit https://namt.org/festivals/2018/


12B)What's On at the Wild Project

October 26 - November 11
HONORS STUDENTS by Mariah MacCarthy, directed by Leta Tremblay
With Arielle Goldman, Chris Harcum, Olivia Levine, and Thanh Ta
Produced by Hope Chavez, Olivia Levine, and Thanh Ta
Schedule: Thursday – Saturday, Monday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM & 8 PM (Added matinee performance on Saturday 11/10; no Sunday evening performance on 11/11)
Tickets: $20

Kora and Minnie are best friends. And honors students. And are plotting something involving a lot of money and a little blood. When their volatile relationship is threatened by Minnie’s friendship with awkward YouTube sensation Megan, all bets are off. In the tradition of Heathers and The Virgin SuicidesHonors Students asks one question: Who will survive?

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.
13)Upcoming at Lincoln Center Kids

Saturday, October 27 – Sunday, October 28, 2018 at various times
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Andy Cannon is one of Scotland’s finest storytellers for children. With a few simple props, he takes on multiple roles to recount Shakespeare’s Scottish Play in this riveting one-man show. Using contemporary language and easy-going humor that tempers the play’s more gruesome events, Cannon takes audience members young and old on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again. It is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying first-class theatre for everyone” (Herald, U.K.)
Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street
Tickets: Available here, or by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm
In their characteristic style that is both reverent of the original and imaginative with its interpretation for contemporary young audiences, the celebrated Classical Theatre of Harlem delves into Sophocles' famous tragedy. When the young woman Antigone arrives in Thebes to discover that her brothers have been killed in battle, she is enraged that her uncle Creon—the city’s ruler—is refusing proper burial rights to one of them. Caught defying the king, she is imprisoned, leading to an uprising of the people. Carl Cofield directs this timeless play whose themes of power, loyalty, tyranny, justice, and the position of women in society continue to resonate strongly today.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 West 59th Street
Tickets: Available here, or by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500

14)News from Michelle Tabnick PR

14A)Works & Process at the Guggenheim
St. Ann's Warehouse and Eva Price
Bard SummerScape Production of
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents excerpts from the St. Ann's Warehouse and Eva Price presentation of the Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Director Daniel Fish, choreographer John Heginbotham, and arranger/orchestrator Daniel Kluger discuss their fresh and daring reimagining of Oklahoma! currently playing at St. Ann's Warehouse, 75 years after the classic musical's Broadway debut. Cast members perform highlights, and the three creatives talk about making the iconic musical in today's America. St. Ann's Artistic Director, Susan Feldman, moderates

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York


14B)South Street Seaport Museum
The Wake of the Whale:
Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North AtlanticBook Talk with Russell Fielding
Thursday, October 23, 2018 at 6
:30 pm
Melville Gallery

The South Street Seaport Museum announces The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic Book Talk with Russell Fielding on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery 213 Water Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Book signing to follow the talk. Books on sale at the event. Tickets are $10 (free for members) and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10339004

14C)Brooklyn Music School

St. Felix Centennial Gala

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces the St. Felix Street Centennial Gala on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6pm-10pm at DUMBO Loft, 155 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets range from $100 - $500, and sponsorship levels are available from $1000 - $10,000. Tickets and Sponsorship Packages are available athttps://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=10658.

The evening features Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill, recognized as one of the greatest names in Latin jazz today and founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, as guest host.

14D)Thrills, Chills, & Trills at

The Brooklyn Music School's

7thAnnual Musical Haunted House

 Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 3pm - 5pm

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces its 7th Annual Musical Haunted House on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 3pm - 5pm. Tickets are $5 and are available at https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/calendar/haunted-house-2018.

One of the great traditions at BMS, the Musical Haunted House provides the community with a fun, family-friendly Halloween activity filled with thrills, costumes, candy, and especially music. Guests will be led through four stories of BMS's spooky decorated landmarked building with a "shtick-or-treat" waiting for them by BMS' students and world-class faculty. The event will kick off with a performance in BMS's Landmark Historical Theater featuring Halloween inspired tribute bands: "Scary Garcia and the Hateful Dead" and "Radiodead." Participants will then be lead on a spooky tour of the school where they will encounter themed classrooms such as:  Zombeethoven, Glenn Ghoul, Knife at the Opera etc. For younger ones, an instrument petting zoo/graveyard will be offered.

The Musical Haunted House will be at Brooklyn Music School at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 28th. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance. Tickets are limited and will sell out, so be sure to purchase in advance. 

For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

14E)Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a dance commission preview, Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:30pm.

**Caleb Teicher & Company have teamed up with Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Conrad Tao to create their first evening-length work, More Forever, to premiere in January 2019 at Works & Process. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao's new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

More Forever will premiere at Works & Process at the Guggenheim on January 6 and 7, 2019.

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

14F) Works & Process at the Guggenheim


Charles Wuorinen at 80 with Goeyvaerts 

String Trio

Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,presents Charles Wuorinen at 80 with Goeyvaerts String Trio on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Celebrate acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen's 80th year with the premiere of his Second String Trio-a Works & Process commission-and his seminal String Trio from 1968, both performed by Belgium-based Goeyvaerts String Trio.

$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
15)News from Pascal Nadon



Program Features Haydn's "Nelson Mass" and Mozart's Requiem with
Soprano Lauren Snouffer, Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham, Tenor Lothar Odinius,
Bass-Baritone Philippe Sly, and La Chapelle de Québec

Orchestra of St. Luke's Carnegie Hall 32nd-annual series concerts commences this season on October 25 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, marking the official start of Bernard Labadie's tenure as Principal Conductor of the Orchestra. Bernard Labadie and OSL have chosen Haydn as the theme for his inaugural season, showcasing the Ensemble's strong affinity for this composer. Curated with an eye to interesting musical juxtapositions, the series will offer a variety of perspectives on Haydn's music and influence.

The opening concert on October 25 features La Chapelle de Québec, the choir founded and directed by Maestro Labadie, in its first appearance with OSL. The program pairs Haydn's Mass in D Minor, Hob. XXII: 11, "Nelson Mass," in Haydn's original orchestration with Mozart's Requiem, K. 626, in the version completed by Robert Levin. Acclaimed soloists include American soprano Lauren Snouffer and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, German tenor Lothar Odinius, and Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly. 

Orchestra of St. Luke's dedicates this performance to the loving memory of its dear friend and colleague, Charles Hamlen, who served as the Orchestra's Artistic Advisor. His joy in music and musicians created a wellspring of inspiration for all who knew him.

The second concert of the series, also conducted by Labadie, takes place on February 28. It features Haydn's Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, "Farewell" in all its theatricality, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 with soloist Paul Lewis in his concerto debut in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, and a Mozart concert aria taken from a revised scena and rondo from Idomeneo sung by rising soprano Ying Fang.

On April 18, OSL Conductor Laureate Pablo Heras-Casado takes the podium for a program highlighted by Ravel's exuberant Piano Concerto in G Major performed by Hélène Grimaud. The program also pairs Haydn's Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, "Drumroll" with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1 which the composer himself designated "Classical" and for which he cites Haydn as his inspiration.

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Bernard Labadie, Conductor
La Chapelle de Québec
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone

HAYDN             Mass in D Minor, Hob. XXII: 11, "Nelson Mass,"
MOZART          Requiem, K. 626, in the version completed by Robert Levin.
TICKETS: Priced from $15. to $98. Call 212.247.7800 or visit CarnegieHall.org

For Orchestra of St. Luke's full 2017-2018 Season, visit OSLmusic.org.
16)Polk and Co.



Strictly Limited Engagement through January 13, 2019

The world premiere of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT officially opened on Broadway on October 18 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The production stars Daniel Radcliffe (Privacy, “Harry Potter”), Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie, Doubt, “24”), and Bobby Cannavale (The Mother with the Hat, “I, Tonya”). Written by Jeremy Kareken David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.

Based on the book written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, the production is playing limited engagement through Sunday, January 13, 2019.

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.

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is based on the stirring true story of John D’Agata’s essay, “What Happens There,” about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Jim Fingal, assigned to fact check the piece, ignited a seven-year debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction.

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

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT currently plays Monday-Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday at 2pm and Saturday at 2pm.

Beginning Thursday, October 25, 2018, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT will play Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm, Monday at 8pm and Tuesday at 7pm. 

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 7pm performance on Tuesday, October 23.
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.

For more information, visit www.LifespanOfaFact.com



The Prom


The new musical comedy THE PROM will officially open at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) asly s on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and officially open on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

We’ve got trouble, folks, right here in Indiana and when Broadway’s brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom – and the press is involved – they are ready to kick-ball-change the world. A new musical comedy about the power of love (and a good 11 o’clock number), THE PROM is about so much more than just a dance.

For more information visit ThePromMusical.com







Following the announcement of screenings around the United Kingdom, Trafalgar Releasingannounces today that FUNNY GIRL starring Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith will be broadcast in cinemas globally on Wednesday October 24, 2018 following the smash hit stage production that played to critical acclaim at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in London's West End and on tour. Tony Award winner Michael Mayer’s production was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre by Digital Theatre, and will be released in cinemas by Trafalgar Releasing.

To download the theatrical trailer click here.

For tickets and additional screening information visit www.FunnyGirlInCinemas.com







The Lincoln Center Theater

production of





Ahead of Global Cinema Release - For Two Nights Only

Thursday November 29, 2018 and Tuesday December 4, 2018

The multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I - currently enjoying huge West End success - is to be released in cinemas around the world this autumn by Trafalgar Releasing.  THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM, filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium, will open in cinemas for two nights only on Thursday, November 29, 2018 and Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  Tickets are now on sale.

This unmissable majestic production, directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, first opened on Broadway in 2015 for a critically acclaimed 16 month run at The Lincoln Center Theater, this was followed by an unprecedented record-breaking sold out USA tour.  The show then transferred to the London Palladium in June this year, with the three original Broadway lead actors reprising their starring roles - Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The King and IKelli O’HaraTony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award-winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for The King and IRuthie Ann Miles.  The London production continues to draw huge critical acclaim, smash box office records - including the biggest grossing week in the London Palladium’s history, taking £1,058,317.50 for an eight performance week, play to packed houses and receive nightly standing ovations.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including, “Whistle a Happy Tune,“ “Getting to Know You,“ and “Shall We Dance,“ and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

Title: The King and I: From the Palladium
Date: November 29, 2018 (Globally) & December 4, 2018 (United States Only)
Starring: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles
Runtime: 180 mins TBC
Certificate: 12A TBC
Central ticketing site: www.KingandIMusicalCinema.com





MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018 at 9:30pm


FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Nathan Salstone in “Selling Myself Short” on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:30pm.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon and making his Broadway debut less than a year later in Broadway’s hottest ticket Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildNathan Salstonetakes a musical night to take a breath and reflect on where he’s from, where he is, and where he’s going. A Feinstein’s/54 Below mainstay in several concerts, Nathan’s solo debut will feature his signature acoustic sound and special guest Ryan Vona (Once). Selling Myself Short will be a night to remember. Probably. The evening features musical direction and arrangements by Benjamin Rauhala, and is co-written and directed by Robbie Rozelle.

Nathan Saltsone in "Selling Myself Short" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:30. There is a $35-$60 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at https://54below.com/events/nathan-salstone/. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
 17) News from Richard Hillman PR






JANUARY 26 – MARCH 3, 2019















Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner,  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, is proud to announce that its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will celebrate the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, whose hundredth birthday was August 31, 2018.  The series honors one of the creators behind such classics as BrigadoonCamelot, Love Life, and My Fair Lady.

The 2019 Winter Musicals of Mufti series celebrates Lerner with a look at three of his musicals: Carmelina (January 26 - February 3, 2019), Dance a Little Closer (February 9 – 17, 2019), and Lolita, My Love (February 23 – March 3, 2019) at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54thStreet, just east of Lexington Avenue).

These musical theatre gems, performed in a simply-staged, book-in-hand concert format, are part of the Muftis’ twenty-fifth historic year of presenting shows from the past that deserve a second look. Mufti means “in street clothes, without the trappings associated with a full production.”

Opening the 2019 winter series is Carmelina, with music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, additional lyrics by Barry Harman, and book by Joseph Stein and Alan Jay Lerner.  After previous sold-out Mufti runs in 1996 and 2006, the delightful Carmelina makes its return to The York.  In a picturesque Italian village, Carmelina has raised her teenaged daughter to believe her father was an American who died heroically in World War II—all the while collecting child support checks from three American soldiers, each of whom thinks he is the girl’s father. Complications arise when all three soldiers show up at the same time for a reunion. Even though the original Broadway production only ran for 17 performances, the lush Lerner and Lane score received a 1979 Tony Award nomination for Best Score.  The version of Carmelina presented here is the revised version created by Joseph Stein, Burton Lane, and Lerner protégé Barry Harman for The York in 1996, then further revised for a second Mufti presentation ten years later. Performances begin Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through February 3, 2019.  Opening Night will be Sunday evening, January 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The second show in the series is the 1983 Broadway musical Dance a Little Closer with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Charles Strouse,based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Idiot’s Delight by Robert E. Sherwood.  On a New Year's Eve "in the avoidable future," the guests at the grand AlpineBarclay Palace Hotel find themselves in the midst of a potential nuclear Armageddon. Against this background, a washed-up lounge singer romances a phony English aristocrat.  The original Broadway cast included Len CariouLiz Robertson (the eighth and final Mrs. Lerner), George RoseBrent Barrett, and Alyson Reed. After 25 previews and one opening night, the show closed abruptly. Despite its rocky history, however, this legendary piece of musical theatre history left behind a cast album revealing a score with some of Lerner’s most memorable and romantic lyrics as well as some of Strouse’s most sweeping and dynamic melodies. Performances begin Saturday afternoon, February 9, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through February 17, 2019.  Opening Night will be Sunday evening, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Closing out the popular Mufti series celebration is Lolita, My Love, with music by John Barry and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, based on the 1955 novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. The musical, which originally closed in Boston in 1971, closely follows the legendary novel: a college professor named Humbert Humbert becomes fascinated by and starts to seduce his landlady's young daughter, Dolores "Lolita" Haze. The fascination quickly turns into obsession, and soon a whirlwind race across the US begins.  For this Mufti presentation, Erik Haagensen (Darling of the Day and The Day Before Spring in Mufti) has created a new script, edited together from Lerner’s assorted drafts, each vastly different from the others. Haagensen has stated that “Now audiences will have a chance to hearLolita on stage and decide for themselves what they think of this unquestionably daring musical that begins as a black comedy and ends in tragedy.” Nabokov himself had said “Mr. Lerner is most talented and an excellent classicist. If you have to make a musical of ‘Lolita,’ he is the man to do it”.  Performances are set to begin Saturday afternoon, February 23, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through March 3, 2019.  Opening Night will be Sunday evening, February 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

SPECIAL MUFTI SERIES EVENTS:  Several events surrounding the Lerner celebration, will include a concert of classic Lerner songs, The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner, February 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., and two multimedia events presented by theater historian Charles TroyThe Creation of My Fair Lady set for Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and The Creation of Camelot on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m

Musicals in Mufti will play the following 11-performance schedule—First Week: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 & 7:00 p.m.; Second Week: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org
















The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed NEO Reading Series, an ever-growing, one-of-a-kind program dedicated to helping and propelling new, emerging, and outstanding musical theatre writers, in association with Penn State Musical Theatre, will present a staged reading of the new musical Tyrants, with music and lyrics by 2017-2018 NEO writer Alexander Sage Oyen and book by S.P. Monahan(Diva: Live From Hell) for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). 

The reading is free and open to the public on the day of the presentation. Advance reservations are available with a minimum suggested donation of $10.00 fee for each reading (Advance reservations are complimentary for York Theatre's Plus Members; $5 for York Theatre Members).

Tyrants simultaneously charts two periods in the life of Edwin Booth: his adolescence on the road with his abusive father, the legendary actor Junius Brutus Booth, and his struggles with depression and addiction later in life, when he's a famous actor in his own right. When his brother, John Wilkes, ultimately commits the most notorious crime of the nineteenth century, Edwin's anguish and rage threaten to consume him, until he receives a fateful visit from a young journalist and war veteran, Frank Wilkeson.

18A) Ma-Yi Theater Company
Recipient of Drama Desk, Obie Award and
Lucille Lortel Awards to debut two plays in Rep as fall 2018 opener

Written by Orlando Pabotoy
Directed by Richard Feldman
(October 20 - November 1)

co-produced with
Barrington Stage Company
Written by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Ralph B. Peña
(November 7 - November 18)

Ma-Yi Theater Company – which had a breakout season with the award-winning success of the musical KPOP, and with Mike Lew’s newest play TEENAGE DICK (at The Public Theater) – will debut two new American plays by Asian-American playwrights this fall;SESAR by Orlando Pabotoy and THE CHINESE LADYby Lloyd Suhwill perform in rep October 20 – November 18 at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street).

SESAR, written by and starring Orlando Pabotoy, who previously acted with Ma-Yi, makes his debut as a playwright; directed byRichard Feldman (The Juilliard School), SESAR, depicts the story of a 14-year-old Filipino boy, who after watching an excerpt of “Julius Caesar” on television, locks himself in the only family bathroom to dive head-first into the world of ancient Rome, determined to make sense of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The boy’s father, a former town mayor now exiled because of his democratic beliefs, joins his son in the bathroom, and using his own experiences, teaches him real-life lessons about power, love, and loss.

THE CHINESE LADY, written by Lloyd Suh (The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!), directed by Ralph B. Peña(Among The Dead), and starring Shannon Tyo (Bright Half Life), and Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime’s ‘Billions’), is inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant. It is a tale of dark poetic whimsy, a piercing portrait of America as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman; Afong Moy reflects on life in 1834 and beyond, as she is brought to the United States from China and put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.”


Tickets are available for SESAR and THE CHINESE LADY now, and can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200; or online at:www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/The-Chinese-Lady/

The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will began performances the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Thursday, October 11.  Opening night is set for Tuesday, October 30th.
Nkechi was a good Nigerian-American girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, GOOD GRIEF follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother, and her immigrant parents. Hailed as a "profound dramatic work" by LA Weekly, this hilarious and heartbreaking new play reunites playwright Ngozi Anyanwu and director Awoye Timpo following their acclaimed collaboration on THE HOMECOMING QUEEN.
Tickets are available at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling 212-353-0303.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.