We are a mother and daughter who both love to write. We decided to start this blog so we could spend time together doing something
we both love and share it with you. We specialize in reviewing fun places to go and fun things to do, but we talk a little bit about everything.
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Giveaway: Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to National Ballet Theatre of Odessa's The Nutcracker at NJPAC!


Welcome to  the In All Things Give Thanks Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox

The Nutcracker is a holiday favorite. Every ballet company seems to have their own version of The Nutcracker. Now, there is even a new Nutcracker movie. One version of The Nutcracker currently touring the US is  The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa's version. Their version uses the same authentic Russian choreography as the Bolshoi Ballet. They are dedicated to maintaining a solid tradition of Russian classical dancing. If you are interested in attending the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa's The Nutcracker at NJPAC on December 16 at 7:00 PM., enter our giveaway below.

Giveaway Dates 11/16 - 11/30

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ WW
Must live in or be able to travel to Newark, NJ area on 12/16/18
to receive prize.*
Giveaway for tickets only
No lodging, No transportation 


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




Disclaimer: Hosts and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors and self sponsoring bloggers who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Theater Thursday - The Office! A Musical Parody and The Other Josh Cohen

We were given free tickets to The Office! A Musical Parody for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: The Office! A Musical Parody

Where: The Theater Center
             1627 Broadway
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through December 30, 2018






Me - The Office! A  Musical Parody was a really good show. It was really funny! The Office is one of my favorite TV shows. Anyone who likes that show would love this show. There are a lot of references to great parts of the show and different things that happened. The actors were really good. The actor that played the charcter of Michael Scott was actual female but she was especially good. She really captured the essence of Michael. The songs were good too. They were very amusing. There was one song called Threat Level Mid Afternoon  or something like that which was a parody of a screenplay the character of Michael wrote in the show called Threat Level Midnight. That episode was one of my favorite's in the show. Even if you don't watch The Office, you would still be able to follow what is going on in this show. Everyone would probably like this very enjoyable show.




For more information or to purchase tickets to The Office! A Musical Parody http://theofficemusicalparody.com.
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We were given free tickets to The Other Josh Cohen for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.



What:The Other Josh Cohen

Where: Westside Theater Downstairs
              407 W. 43rd St.
              New York, NY              

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and Up





Mom's view: The Other Josh Cohen is a completely original and unpredictable show. That alone would make it worth checking out. However, there is more to the show than that. It's sweet and funny and romantic. It has fun and unique songs including one about Neil Diamond. It has a talented cast most of whom play a variety of characters as well as a variety of instruments.  It will give hope to anyone who believes in fate and that everything happens for a reason. It's just a really nice show.






For more about The Other Josh Cohen or to purchase tickets, visit http://otherjoshcohen.com/#home

And that's Mom's view. Tune in Saturday for a Saturday Special.

Photo credits: All The Office! A Musical Parody photos by Russ Rowland
                       All The Other Josh Cohen production photos by Caitlin McNaney

Giveaway: Win A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace In the Face of Tragedy by Pati Navalta Poblete in the Gratitude Giveaway!




Welcome to the Gratitude Giveaway Hop hosted by BookHounds


This is the season for giving thanks. Be thankful if you have a roof over your head. Be thankful if you have a loving family. There are so many things to be thankful for. However, it is also important at this time of  year to remember others who are not as fortunate as ourselves. There are people who are homeless. There are people who don't have a family. There are people whose families have had to deal with unspeakable tragedy. With all the mass shootings that seem to happen almost every day lately that group of people seems be getting larger and larger. Pati Navalta Poblete is a mother whose son was senselessly gunned down for his car. Although at first, she was overcome by grief, eventually she was able to channel that grief in positive way not only to help herself but to help others as well. A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in The Face of Tragedy  is Pati Navalta Poblete's memoir. It is a very moving read. For more about this book, see our previous post Tips for Tuesday - Books: A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy To win a copy of this memoir, enter below and remember in this season of thanks, don't wait for your life to be affected by tragedy to try and make a positive difference in the world. Just do it.

Giveaway Dates 11/15 - 11/30

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ US Only


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

Disclaimer: Hosts and participating  bloggers are not responsible for sponsors and self -sponsoring bloggers who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Big Apple Circus

We were given free tickets to The Big Apple Circus for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: The Big Apple Circus

Where: Damrosch Park
             175 W. 62nd St.

Who: All ages

When: Through January 27, 2018

 

Me - I really liked the Big Apple Circus this year. The whole show was very exciting  I have seen it a few times in previous years and always enjoyed it. I like that the Big Apple Circus is in a small tent instead of  a big arena. It puts you closer to the action and makes you feel more a part of the show. Also, there is not a bad seat in the house because none are too far away. A bunch of the acts in this year's show were ones I had seen before and a bunch weren't. For the second year in a row, they had a new ringmaster. This one was female. She was good. They didn't really have clowns. They just had two guys who did comedy acts between other acts. I liked them better. Clowns get on my nerves. The new guys were funnier than clowns. I don't think clowns are that funny. My favorite act  this year was the dog act. They have actually been a part of The Big Apple Circus every time I have seen it. Every time, they are just as good though.  They are so amusing and cute. I love dogs!  They also have a horse act with the same trainer. The horses were pretty, but they didn't do much. They did more just standing around or walking around  in circles. The dogs did more tricks and stuff. All in all, the 2018 version of The Big Apple Circus was a ton of funny, and I would highly recommend going.

 
 

Mom - The Big Apple Circus is back in town and while it is not necessarily better than ever, as it would be hard to top last year's line up which included the world famous Wallendas, it is still worth seeing. This year's line up is  almost completely different but still full of exciting acts including some that you probably have never seen before, such as, a man performing on a ladder (which is a whole lot more interesting than it sounds) and a horizontal juggling act. There also amazing trapeze artists, an incredible wall trampoline act and more. There is even a woman ringmaster. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to do much. She does not open the show. She does not even introduce all of the acts although she does introduce some of them. There are no clowns per se but there are a couple of guys who do comedic skits between acts. Sometimes they are funnier than other times. This may not be the greatest show on earth, but it is still extremely entertaining and will definitely put a smile on your face. Besides, it is a lot better than other circuses we have seen recently that seem to exist solely for merchandising purposes. We actually saw one circus recently where the intermission was almost as long as the show and both before the show and during intermission they sold animal rides, face painting and various other things to the crowd on the big top floor. It is not that there is no merchandising at The Big Apple Circus. Of course, there is plenty of food and other items available for sale. However, the emphasize is where it should be on putting on an entertaining show, and they do a great job of it.

 
For more information, to purchase tickets and/or to find out when and where else The Big Apple Circus may be appearing visit https://bigapplecircus.com.

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tips for Tuesday: Books: Night of Miracles, Movies: Everbody's Talking About Jaime, Misc: Wohome Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

We may have been given one or more of the products lised below for review purposes.This post  may also contain affilate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, we will be compensated. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: Night of the Miracles by Elizabeth Berg


Mom's  view- Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg, a book about a small town and its inhabitants, is the perfect antidote to the divisive world we live in today. The people in Mason, Missouri care about each other, help each other and are there for one another. We would all be a lot better off if the whole world was like the fictional town of Mason. If you need to get a way from the real world and escape into  the world of a book for a while, this one is a great choice.


Movies: Everbody's Talking About Jaime

Mom's view  - Everybody's Talking About Jaime is  hit musical about a boy who wants to be  drag queen currently playing in London. The show was filmed live,  and has already been shown in Regal movie theaters all over on at least two previous dates. It will be in movie theaters at least one more time tomorrow, Wednesday November 14, 2018, and you won't want to miss it. It is a beautiful well acted story both about being one's true self and about acceptance of others the way they are. It is full of memorable songs that you will actually want to listen to again. There are fun effervescent upbeat numbers like the opening number And You Don't Even Know It and the title number. There are beautiful hearfelt meaningful ballads like If I Met Myself Again and It Means Beautiful. There truly is not a bad song in the bunch. All in all, this is definitely a show worth seeing so if you can't get to London to see it live, you are definitely going to want to try to make it to the movie theater to see it tomorrow.

For more about Everybody's Talking About Jaime or to find out where it will be playing near you, visit www.regmovies.com/movies/everybodys-talking-about-jamie

Misc: Wohome Active Noise Cancelling Headphones



Mom's view: Wohome Active Noise Cancelling Headphones are easy to use and work great at eliminating noise. You can use them with any blue tooth device or with a device's own headphone by using the auxiliary cable included with the headphones. Although they do not eliminate all noises, they do eliminate a lot of  noises including those related to commuting on an interstate bus even if you are sitting in the noisest part of the bus. They definitely make life a lot more peaceful.

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

Giveaway: Win a Harry Potter Ravenclaw Bracelet in the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop!


Welcome to the Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop
hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island


It's a Harry Potter World, and we all just live in it or at least sometimes it feels that way. The lastest installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them saga is about to open in movie theaters any day now, there is a new Harry Potter exhibit at the New York Historical Society (more on that in a future post), and there is even a Harry Potter show on Broadway (forgetting for a moment that many people don't consider that real Harry Potter since it was written by a different author, and that is only the least of their gripes about the show). Harry Potter is truly everywhere, but that's okay because everyone loves Harry Potter. Well that may not be exacty true, but what is true is that a large number of people definitely do love Harry Potter. Our giveaway is for them.  We are giving away a prize that any Harry Potter fan would love to wake up and find in their Christmas stocking - a Harry Potter Ravenclaw bracelet like the one pictured above. To enter to win it, see below:

Giveaway Dates 11/13 - 11/27

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ US 


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






Disclaimer: Hosts and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors and self sponsoring bloggers who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Monday, November 12, 2018

More Theater Monday - Durst Case Scenerio: Midterm Madness

What: Durst Case Scenerio: Midterm Madness

Where: The Playroom Theater
             151 W. 46th St.
             8th Fl
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and up

When: Now through November 18 only!



Mom - For many of us the saying we laugh because if we didn't we'd cry has never been more true. That's why late night talk show hosts and their scathing political commentaries have never been more important. They give us a sense of community, a sense of we are all in this together. Will Durst is a political satirist. His show, Durst Case Scenerio: Midterm Madness, now playing at The Playroom Theater in New York City does the same thing only better because not only is it a kind of catharsis but it is one you can actually share with a bunch of like minded people and not just virtually through your television set, computer or some other electronic device. If you voted for Donald Trump and would again and you actually like the direction in which this country is heading, you probably aren't going to enjoy this show. In fact, at the performance I attended one person walked out. However, if are on the other side of the fence, then you would not only enjoy this show, you need it.


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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 11/11/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at State Theater New Jersey
    Toto, Parsons Dance, The Fab Faux
2) Upcoming at the Academy of Natural Sciences
     Academy Town Square
3) Upcoming at iPlay America
    The Jersey Shore Medium
4) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
    WC Handy and the Birth of the Blues, Dvorak's American Quartet
5) Upcoming at Franklin Square
    Franklin Square Holiday Festival
6) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
     A Christmas Story the Musical, The Tempest
7) Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theater
     Sleepover

PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DKC/)O&M
    8A) Preservation Hall Jazz Band at McKittrick Hotel
    8B) Passion Nation
9A) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
9B) Upcoming at Lincoln Center Kids
10) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
     Theater Resources Unlimited November Panel
11) News from Polk and Co.
      11A) Final Week of Bernhardt/Hamlet
     11B) Broadway Records Releases Michael Longoria: Merry Christmas Darling
     11C) Foodwork Announces Exclusive On Stage Culinary Experience
12) News from Richard Hillman PR
      Dare to Be Different Series
     
1) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Toto, Parsons Dances, and The Fab Faux

Tuesday November 13, 8:00 PM
Toto
40 Trips

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/toto

Thursday November 15, 8:00 PM
Parsons Dance

Program: Wolfgang (David Parsons), The Duet from Finding Center(excerpt, David Parsons), Ma Maison (Trey McIntyre), Microburst (David Parsons), Caught (David Parsons), and Whirlaway (David Parsons).

One of the most popular dance companies in the country, Parsons Dance prides itself on its crowd-pleasing, accessible works “noted for their wit, split-second shifts in tempo and mood, and sheer exuberance” (The Washington Post). Choreographed by David Parsons, eight dancers of talent and passion bring sexy athleticism, exuberant personality, and joyous movement to each and every performance. 

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

Saturday November 17, 8:00 PM
The Fab Faux
A Hard Day's Night and Revolver in Their Entireties

The Fab Faux returns with a program that includes the Beatles’ albums A Hard Day's Nightand Revolver, plus an extended encore. Hear hits like "A Hard Day's Night," "Help," "Yellow Submarine," "Let it Be," "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," "Taxman," and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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2) Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadephia, PA

Academy Town Square

Wednesday November 14, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Academy Curator of Art and Artifacts and Senior Fellow Robert Peck will discuss his new book, Specimens of Hair. Join this free event and get your book signed by the author.

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

The Jersey Shore Medium

Wednesday November 14, Doors Open: 5:00 PM Show: 7:00

Psychic, author, and empath, Linda Shields, known as “The Jersey Shore Medium,” has had the ability to tap into the spiritual realm since she was eight years old. For over fifty years she has brought messages and clarity to those who seek. She is coming to The Event Center at iPlay America on Wednesday, November 14.

Take part in the dream to bring peace to as many people as possible. Appearances are booked out through 2020, so do not miss this opportunity to experience Linda Shields at iPlay America. Doors open at 5 pm. Show begins 7 pm. Reserve your seats now. Ticket includes buffet and admission. 

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4)Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

W.C. Handy Birth of the Blues and Dvorak's "American Quartet"

Tuesday November 14, 8:00 PM
New York Festival of Song
W.C. Handy Birth of the Blues

Delve into the world of W.C. Handy, often referred to as the “Father of the Blues,” and his vast influence as a prominent African-American composer and publisher in the early 20th century.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Monday November 19, 7:30 PM
What Makes It Great?
Dvorak's "American Quartet"

Dvořák's "American Quartet"
Hear one of chamber music's most popular pieces with new ears! Host Rob Kapilow and the Aeolus Quartet explore Dvořák's masterpiece and what makes it American.

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

Franklin Square Holiday Festival
featuring the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

November 15 - December 31

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6) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

A Christmas Story

Friday, Nov. 16 & 30, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays, Nov. 17, 24 & Dec 1 at 2pm & 8pm
Sundays, Nov. 18, 25 & Dec. 2 at 2pm
A Christmas Story the Musical

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org/A%20Christmas%20Story,%20The%20Musical.shtml
Nov. 16, 17, 18
In the Studio Theatre
The Tempest

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html
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7)Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th St,
New York, NY

Sleepover

November 16 - December 2

                                                 
The Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present Sleepover, a hilariously modern musical, from November 16 to December 2, 2018.Sleepover tackles all the hilarious and hairy situations in the glorious stage of tween-hood. While Simone frets about not fitting in because she’s new to NYC and doesn’t know anyone at the party, Mia worries about whom to invite. As for the boys? They’re plotting a way to crash the party.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.tadatheater.com/shows/buy-tickets-3
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PR Firm Roundup

8)News from DKC/O&M

8A)THE MCKITTRICK HOTEL, HOME OF SLEEP NO MORE,

 PRESENTS

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

LIVE IN THE CLUB CAR FOR TWO NIGHTS 

NOVEMBER 14 & 15

DIRECT FROM NEW ORLEANS


The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces the return of New Orleans’ legendaryPreservation Hall Jazz Band, performing on Wednesday, November 14 and two shows on Thursday, November 15 in The Club Car.




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8B) NOW… LUNCH OR DINNER IS PART OF THE SHOW!
FIRST OF ITS KIND

IMMERSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE

PASSION NATION

SET TO BEGIN LIMITED 5-WEEK ENGAGEMENT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15


LVSTER, LLC is proud to announce Passion Nation, an immersive dining experience in New York City. Beginning Thursday, November 15 for a strictly limited 5-week engagement at Lightbox (248 West 37th Street), this first of its kind “5-dimension” 4-course storied dining experience harnesses a combination of live actors, breathtaking light projection technology and sound design, and uniquely integrated food and drink, to tell an inspiring tale of American optimism and accomplishment. Passion Nation is a major upgrade to the current pre-theatre lunch or dinner options.

Created as a companion piece to a Broadway ticket, Passion Nation also makes for a uniquely thrilling, standalone lunch or dinner happening, transporting guests to some of the most iconic moments in America’s history. This immersive multi-medium dining experience has an 80-minute run-time to ensure attendees arrive comfortably to their Broadway shows before curtain times.

As a bonus, for those who have seen Hamilton or plan to, Passion Nation will enhance that experience, as the event serves as a prequel to Hamilton. Regardless, Passion Nation will surprise and delight all Broadway enthusiasts.

Limited tickets are available for this brand-new 5-dimensional immersive experience, which include dinner and drinks, can be purchased online at www.PassionNationBroadway.com viaTelecharge.com or by phone at 1 800 447 6400. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include premium seating, are available for each booking. 
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9A) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 pm 
White Light Festival
Latvian Radio Choir
Sigvards Klava, conductor
Eriks Esenvalds: Stars
Mahler (arr. Clytus Gottwald): Die zwei blauen Augen
Santa Ratniece:  Chu Dal ("Quiet water")
Mahler (arr. Clytus Gottwald): Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Valentin Silvestrov: Diptych
Juris Karlsons: Cum Oramus (World premiere)
Mahler (arr. Gérard Pesson): Adagietto
Eriks Esenvalds: A Drop in the Ocean
 Known around the world for its miraculous sound and imaginative programs, the Latvian Radio Choir returns to the White Light Festival for a luminous evening of a cappella music at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Pairing transcendent Mahler with contemporary Latvian composers—including a world premiere by Juris Karlsons—and a beautiful meditation by visionary Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, the choir moves seamlessly among Latvian, Old Slavonic, Tibetan, German, and English texts to illuminate a universal yearning for inner peace. The Latvian Radio Choir and artistic director Sigvards Klava made their U.S. debuts at the White Light Festival in 2012.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
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 this performance.

Wednesday, November 14 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
VICE Media Watch & Learn
Challenge your perspectives on today’s most pressing issues at a special screening and talk-back with some of VICE’s best investigators.
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 15 at 7:30 pm
White Light Festival
The Creation
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, conductor
Sandrine Piau, soprano
Hugo Hymas, tenor
Alex Rosen, bass
Haydn: Die Schöpfung ("The Creation")
Sung in German with English supertitles
Baroque music exponent William Christie, founder of the exceptional period-instrument orchestra and choir Les Arts Florissants, is no less a master of Viennese Classicism. The superlative ensemble and its esteemed director return to the White Light Festival with Haydn's Creation, the triumphal oratorio featuring a trio of archangel soloists and a chorus of jubilant angels. Using text from the Bible and Milton's Paradise Lost, Haydn brilliantly depicts the birth of the universe through the emergence of stormy seas, radiant sky, sprightly fauna, and awestruck humanity. Christie and Les Arts Florissants released a two-disc recording of Haydn's Die Schöpfung on Virgin Classics in 2007. Les Arts Florissants presented a highly praised interpretation of Handel's Theodora in the 2015 White Light Festival and performed Charpentier motets in the 2012 White Light Festival.
This performance is also part of Lincoln Center's Great Performers.
Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th 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 this performance.
 There will be a pre-concert lecture by Benjamin D. Sosland, founding director of Juilliard Historical Performance, at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

Thursday, November 15 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
No-No Boy
In this immersive, indie-folk concert, singer-songwriter Julian Saporiti and vocalist Erin Aoyama illuminate the Asian-American experience through song, storytelling, and imagery. Taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese incarceration camp survivors, his own family’s history living through the Vietnam War, and many other stories of the Asian-American experience, Nashville-raised Saporiti has transformed his doctoral research at Brown University into folk songs to bring these stories to a broader audience. Alongside Aoyama, a fellow PhD student at Brown whose family was incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming—one of the 10 Japanese-American concentration camps—No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.
Presented in collaboration with Asian American Arts Alliance
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
White Light Festival
Blak Whyte Gray (U.S. premiere)
Boy Blue
Michael "Mikey J" Asante, creative direction and music
Kenrick "H2O" Sandy, choreography
Lee Curran, lighting design
Ryan Dawson Laight, costume design
 Olivier Award-winning East London company Boy Blue brings the electrifying dance-theater work Blak Whyte Gray to Lincoln Center for its U.S. premiere. Driven by founders Michael "Mikey J" Asante and Kenrick "H2O" Sandy, Boy Blue infuses hip-hop dance with African-inspired grooves to create performances pulsing with physical virtuosity. For Blak Whyte Gray (2017), Boy Blue's first full-length abstract piece, a charged electronic score, bold staging, and powerful imagery call forth a deeply rooted cultural awakening on themes of oppression, identity, and transcendence. The critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray was nominated for Best New Dance Production at the 2017 Olivier Awards and for Best Modern Choreography in the 2017 Critics' Circle National Dance Awards.

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 post-performance discussion with Michael "Mikey J" Asante and Kenrick "H2O" Sandy on Friday, November 16

Friday, November 16 – FREE – at 7:30 pm
¡VAYA! 63: Andre Veloz
Opening set by DJ Youngeun
Raised in the Dominican Republic, this Bronx-based bachatera brings her big voice and effortless soul to an evening of high-energy bachata infused with merengue, jazz, and more. The self-described “unicornio de la bachata,” whose viral hit “Eta Que Ta’ Aquí” took over the Dominican internet last winter, keeps the dance floor packed with her carefree charisma, feminine fearlessness, and killer band.
Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab
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.

Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 18 at 5:00 pm
White Light Festival
Only the Sound Remains (U.S. premiere)
Kaija Saariaho, composer
Peter Sellars, director
Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Nora Kimball-Mentzos, dancer and choreographer
Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, conductor
Theatre of Voices
Meta4
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele; Camilla Hoitenga, flute; Heikki Parviainen, percussion
Julie Mehretu, scenery design
Robby Duiveman, costume design
James F. Ingalls, lighting design
Christophe Lebreton, sound design
Sung in English with supertitles
In Kaija Saariaho's hypnotic chamber opera Only the Sound Remains, based on translations of two Noh plays by Ezra Pound and Ernest Fenollosa and directed by Peter Sellars, a ghost and an angel emerge from a world of light and shadow. Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky gives voice to these supernatural hosts and bass-baritone Davóne Tines embodies their mortal counterparts in this U.S. premiere. Transformed by the visionary artwork of  MacArthur Fellowship recipient Julie Mehretu, this world reverberates and shimmers with spectral power and features a celestial dance by Nora Kimball-Mentzos. Only the Sound Remains received its world premiere at the Dutch National Opera in March 2016.
A co-production of Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, Finnish National Opera, Opera National de Paris, Teatro Real, and Canadian Opera Company. As one of the original co-commissioners of Kaija Saariaho's Only the Sound Remains, the Canadian Opera Company is proud to support the North American premiere of this work at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.
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.
There will be a pre-performance discussion with Kaija Saariaho, Peter Sellars, and Ara Guzelimian on Sunday, November 18 at 3:45 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio.

Monday, November 19 at 1:00 pm
Lincoln Center Moments
Eddie Montalvo Plays Classic Latin Salsa
Bronx-born conguero Eddie Montalvo started keeping time when he was just five years old, eventually backing superstars Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe, Willie Colón, and Johnny Pacheco, and in 1979 he became the youngest member of the Fania All-Stars. Montalvo’s most recent, Grammy-nominated solo album Desde Nueva York a Puerto Rico proves that this rhythm prodigy still brings it. He joins Lincoln Center Moments with his band for an afternoon of classic salsa.
Presented in collaboration with the Atrium ¡VAYA! 63 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.

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9B)Upcoming at Lincoln Center Kids

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm
An exploration of how the waltz grew from a social dance to a nostalgic symbol as it crossed from Austria to France, Russia, and beyond. Featuring music by Johann Strauss II, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, and others.
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
Tickets: Available here or by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500
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10) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Theater Resources Unlimited
announces the November Panel
General Manager and Attorney, and the Early Development of New Work
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at The Actors' Temple

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the November Panel:General Manager and Attorney, and the Early Development of New Work on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at The Actors' Temple, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036. This panel is free for TRU members;$12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/general-manager-and-attorney/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

Speakers to include: Bob Brinkerhoff, associate general manager at KGM Theatrical; David Elliott, producer and general manager Perry Street Theatricals; Lee A.G. Feldshon, entertainment attorney; Ed Gaynes, producer, general manager, theater owner (The Actors Temple, St. Luke's Theatre); Eric Goldman, theatrical attorney.

If you have a serious plan for a new theater work in development, the first two people a producer or self-producer needs to have on board are a savvy general manager and an entertainment attorney. Just how early should you fill these roles? And who comes first? We'll define the responsibilities of each, and the dynamic between the producer and his two right hand people. Then we'll take a look at the usual steps of development for new works, and the agreements that need to be entered for each: table readings, stage readings, showcases and workshops. Plus the advantages and disadvantages of using a festival as a step in your project's development. Come with questions.

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members;$12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please use the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/general-manager-and-attorney/, or email at least a day in advance toTRUStaff1@gmail.com.
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11) News from Polk and Co.

11A) BERNHARDT/HAMLET
On Broadway
A Roundabout Theatre Company commission

The strict limited engagement will conclude on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00PM

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will conclude the world premiere of the Roundabout-commissioned play Bernhardt/Hamlet by Pulitzer finalistTheresa Rebeck, directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, on Sunday, November 18.

Mark Twain wrote: “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, great actresses. And then there is Sarah Bernhardt.” In 1899, the international stage celebrity set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. Theresa Rebeck’s new play rollicks with high comedy and human drama, set against the lavish Shakespearean production that could make or break Bernhardt’s career. Janet McTeer, “one of the finest classical actresses of her generation” (The Telegraph), brings the legendary leading lady to life.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for Bernhardt/Hamlet are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street); or by visiting StubHub, The Premier Secondary Ticketing Partner of Roundabout. Ticket prices range from $59-$159. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Bernhardt/Hamlet will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM, and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.

For more information, visit https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/impact/

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11B) BROADWAY RECORDS RELEASES
FIRST CHRISTMAS ALBUM
MICHAEL LONGORIA: 
MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING

Celebrate the holiday season early, as Broadway Records releases its first Christmas album, Michael Longoria: Merry Christmas Darling atwww.BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com, in stores and across digital platforms now.


Following the release of his debut solo album, Broadway Brick By Brick, Michael Longoria sings us home for the holidays with a collection of his Christmas favorites. Merry Christmas Darling, a romantic holiday album with a throwback 60s vibe, will make you want to hang up your stocking, snuggle up by the fireplace, and get into the Christmas spirit. Longoria's winter wonderland love-note includes standards like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", weaved in with modern day classics such as "All I Want For Christmas Is You", and "Last Christmas".

The album features a special guest vocal from original Jersey Boys co-stars Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer (The Midtown Men) on "Little St. Nick" and the debut of an original Christmas song co-written by Michael Longoria and Rona Siddiqui called "Merry Me This Christmas". Merry Christmas Darling is produced by Grammy nominee Michael Croiter.

Track List:
1.      Merry Christmas Darling
2.      Sleigh Ride
3.      My Only Wish (This Year)
4.      Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
5.      Santa Tell Me
6.      One More Sleep
7.      Little Saint Nick
8.      Last Christmas
9.      Christmas Waltz
10.  All I Want For Christmas Is You
11.  Wrapped in Red
12.  Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)
13.  Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
14.  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
15.  Merry Me This Christmas

To celebrate the album’s release, Michael will make his Birdland concert debut on Monday, December 10 at 8:30pm at Birdland Theatre. For tickets to this exciting new Christmas concert, please visithttps://www.birdlandjazz.com/attraction/michael+longoria/.
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11C) ANNOUNCING
AN EXCLUSIVE IMMERSIVE ONSTAGE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

CURATED BY FORMER WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF
BILL YOSSES

THE NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF
NETWORK

PREVIEWING NOW
OPENS ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018
AT BROADWAY’S BELASCO THEATRE

Producers David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies announce FOODWORK, an exclusive immersive onstage culinary experience at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Curated former White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill YossesFOODWORK is NETWORK’s own fine dining restaurant. FOODWORK ticket buyers will be escorted into a private entrance of the Belasco Theatre and have the opportunity to explore the stage as the actors prepare around them. They will enjoy a four-course meal and cocktails throughout the evening, with the play’s action surrounding them onstage.

Bill Yosses is the chef/owner of PALAIS/PERFECT PIE, an artisanal catering/bakery in New York City.  He previously held the title of  White House Executive Pastry Chef for 7 years. As pastry chef of the White House he planned desserts for the First Family and their guests from breakfast meetings to State Dinners, over the span of the Bush and Obama administrations. 

FOODWORK MENU
MEAT OPTION

APPETIZERS
  • Shrimp Roll, Sesame Ginger Sauce
  • Corn and Scallion Empanada
  • Peruvian Blue Potato, Crème Fraîche, Caviar

MAIN 
  • Roast Filet of Beef Tenderloin Salad, Kalimata Olives, Aged Parmesan, Spicy Aioli
  •  
INTERMEZZO
  • Lime Granita and Pink Prosecco 

DESSERT
  • Chocolate Mocha Dobos Torte
  
VEGETARIAN OPTION

APPETIZERS
  • Vegetable Roll, Rice Noodles, Jicama, Sesame Ginger Sauce
  • Corn and Scallion Empanada
  • Peruvian Blue Potato, Crème Fraîche. Popped Quinoa

MAIN COURSE
Seasonal Vegetable Salad: Fennel, Orange Segments, Queso Fresco, Pan Fried Tofu, Kalamazoo Olives.

INTERMEZZO
  • Lime Granita and Pink Prosecco 

DESSERT
  • Chocolate Mocha Dobos Torte

For more information and to view the complete menu visit www.NetworkBroadway.com/Foodwork.
To purchase FOODWORK tickets, select “Stage Seating” from the location options.
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12)News from Richard Hillman PR

12A) AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN MUSICALS
(1968-2018)
PRESENTS THE SECOND YEAR OF ITS
 D A R E  T O   B E   D I F F E R E NT
4 MUSICALS. 2 SPECIAL EVENTS

A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES – MEZZANINE THEATRE
502 WEST 53RDSTREET (10THAVENUE & 53RDSTREET)

NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 1, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50thseason, will present the second year of Dare To Be Different, a series of four new musicals and two one-night only special events from November 15 – December 1 at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rdStreet – 10thAvenue & 53rdStreet). For reservations, please email boxoffice@amasmusical.orgor call 212-563-2565.

The Amas Dare to be Different Series of New Musicals and Special Events is as follows:

BRIDGES
Book & lyrics by Cheryl L. Davis, music by Douglas J. Cohen, directed by Jeffrey Page
In 1965, a young woman joins a march to fight for her civil rights. Decades later, another young woman faces her own battle for equality.  As their stories collide across time, each must come to terms with who she is in a changing world.
Thurs, November 15 @ 3pm & 7pm/Fri, November 16 @ 3pm (FREE)

ROMEO AND BERNADETTE – A Musical Tale of Verona & Brooklyn
Book, lyrics and music by Mark Saltzman., directed by Justin Ross
Romeo—yes, THAT Romeo—finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, it's Bernadette, the beautiful, foul-mouthed daughter of a crime family in this wild spoof of Shakespeare’s timeless tale. 
Mon, November 19 @ 3pm & 7pm/Tue, November 20 @ 3pm ($20 member/$30 non-member)

STEALING FREEDOM: The True, Heroic Life of the Extraordinary Captain Smalls 
By Scott Winfield Sublett, with traditional music, directed by Christopher Scott
(formerly Charleston Harbor) A musical of one of the greatest military feats in American History—the forgotten story of a 23-year-old slave who, in a desperate bid for freedom, attempted to steal a Confederate gunboat from the most heavily defended harbor in the South.  
Thurs, November 29 @ 3pm & 7pm/Fri, November 30 @ 3pm (FREE)

DISTANT THUNDER
Book by Lynne and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, music by Chris Wiseman and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, add’l music by Robert Lindsey-Nassif, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett
A child is torn away from the Blackfeet Reservation and raised by his mother in Chicago. Now as a young attorney, he returns to his tribe seeking reconciliation with his estranged father and unwittingly sets off a firestorm. 
Thurs, December 6 @ 3pm & 7pm/Fri, December 7 @ 3pm (FREE)

THE ALGONQUIN KID
written by Michael Colby, music director, Michael Lavine, directed by Charles Repole
A musical revue about growing up in the Algonquin Hotel
Saturday, November 17 @ 8pm ($25 member/$40 non-member)

WITH LOVE, MARILYN
Written by Erin Sullivan, directed by Stephanie Rosenberg, music director Garrett Taylor
Erin Sullivan stars in a special one-woman tribute to one of the most iconic romantic ingénues.
Saturday, December 1 @ 8pm ($25 member/$40 non-member)

For more information,  visit www.amasmusical.org
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.