I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 12/1/18 - What''s Happening This Week or Coming up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Dutch Kills Theater Premiers Selkie
2) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
    PREformances with Allison Charney, Multipiano Ensemble &Tremelo Percussion      
    Ensemble.  Orchestra of St. Lukes, Zamir Chorale & Zamir Noded
3) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
    Dave Koz and Friends, Mannhein Steamroller Christmas, Cirque Dreams Holidaze,
    An Evening with Bob Wooodward
4) Meatpacking District Shopping Event Returns December 5
5) Upcoming at iPlay America
    Becky Lynch, Block Party, Breakfast with Santa, Toy Drive, Soul Cruisers Dinner
6) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    Elizabeth Mitchell and Your Are My Flower
7) The Story Pirates Family Flagship Show
PR Firm Roundup

8)  Upcoming at BroadwayCon
      8A) 2019 Programming Schedule Announced
      8B) R&H Goes Pop
9)   New from DKC/O&M
      Guest Actors Announced For Premiere of Nassim
10) News from KampFire PR
      Lovesick: A Rock Opera
11)  News from Karen Greco PR
      11A) Richard Masur in The Net Will Appear
      11B) Bitter Green World Premiere 
12) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
13) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
      13A) South Street Seaport Museum Working and Researching along NY's Waterfront lecture
      13B) Ballet Hispanico and the Apollo Theater Present CARMEN.maquia
      13C) Dance Patrelle Presents the Yorkville Nutcracker
14) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
      Orchestra of St Lukes Beings 2018/2019 Season
15) News from Richard Hillman PR
      15A) Christmas in Hell at the York Theater
      15B) Distant Thunder at of AMAS Musical Theater's Dare to Be Different Series

1) Dutch Kills Theater Premieres
Previewing Now at The Wild Project

Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) presents the World Premiere of SELKIE by Krista Knight (Hissifit, Primal Play). Directed by Matt Dickson (Disco Pigs, We The People), previewing now at The Wild Project with opening slated for Wednesday, December 5.

In SELKIE, young American couple Keaton and Deanna, saddled with debt and buoyed by lust-driven optimism, move abroad for a fresh start. When Deanna runs an illicit errand for her husband, she comes home to find a selkie (a mythological half-woman, half-seal creature) imprisoned in her home. A dark, funny, and saturated exploration of domestic violence – of being trapped – and two approaches to escape.

In Irish, Scottish, Icelandic and Scandinavian folklore, selkies are amorous, affectionate and affablebeings that can be human or seal, depending on whether they’re wearing their seal coat. Whoever controls their seal coat, controls them.

SELKIE runs November 29 – December 22. Performances are Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm. (Note: no performance Tuesday 11/11.) The Wild Project is located at 195 E. 3rd Street b/w Aves A & B. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.dutchkillstheater.com.
2) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th Center
New York, NY

PREformances with Allison Charney, Multipiano Ensemble &Tremelo Percussion      
    Ensemble. In Your Face - New York Orchestra of St. Lukes, 
Zamir Chorale & Zamir Noded

Monday December 7, 7:30 PM
PREformances with Allison Charney

Acclaimed opera singer Allison Charney guides the audience through a behind-the-scenes glimpse at top-level artists' practices and performances. With Carol Wincenc, Blair McMillen, Kajsa William-Olsson, Daniel Panner and Craig Ketter

For more information or to order tickets visit,

Tuesday December 4, 2:00 PM
Tuesday Matinees
Mutipiano Ensemble & Tremolo Percussion Ensemble

This unique collaboration of two outstanding, award-winning Israeli ensembles performs works by Ravel, Mussorgsky and Holst.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Tuesday December 4, 7:30 PM
Orchestra of St. Luke's

Vivaldi, Venice and the Influence of ItalyDrawing parallels between Italian Renaissance art and the music of the Baroque era with chamber works by Monteverdi, Biber, Corelli, Vivaldi and Merula.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Thursday December 6, 7:30 PM
In Your Face - New York

An extravaganza of stories, sketches and songs hosted by food writer Ruth Reichl. With Shake Shack's Danny Meyer, Broadway star Karen Akers, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday December 9, 8:00 PM
Zamir Chorale & Zamir Noded

Celebrating Hanukkah and IsraelTraditional and contemporary works celebrate the Hanukkah season and Israel's 70th anniversary. New York premieres of works by Binyumen Schaechter and Steve Cohen.

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

Dave Koz and Friends, Mannhein Steamroller Christmas, Cirque Dreams Holidaze,
    An Evening with Bob Wooodward

Tuesday December 4, 8:00 PM
Dave Koz and Friends
Christmas Tour 2018

Featuring Special Guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler, Keiko Matsui, and Introducing Sheléa

Celebrate the season with Grammy®-nominated jazz saxophonist Dave Koz! Together with his artist friends, he’ll perform Christmas classics and hit songs. For more than two decades, Koz’s holiday tour has been making spirits bright across the nation featuring an impressive roster of guest vocalists and musicians.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/dave-koz-and-friends

Thursday December 6, 8:00 PM
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Experience the magic, Steamroller-style! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years. Grammy Award®-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects to create the perfect intimate setting. Performed by musicians who were hand-picked by Chip Davis himself, the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller! 
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Friday December 7, 8:00 PM
Saturday December 8, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday December 9, 2:00 PM
Cirque Dream Holidaze

Created by Cirque Dreams Founder and Broadway Director Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a new cirque adventure, Broadway musical, and family holiday spectacular wrapped in one! This incomparable phenomenon features over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music, and seasonal favorites celebrating the most wonderful time of the year from Thanksgiving to Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year's. Audiences of all ages will marvel at soaring acrobatics, gravity-defying feats, and extravagant theatrical production numbers.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Monday December 10, 8:00 PM
An Evening with Bob Woodward
The State of the American Presidency -
Moderated by Governor Christine Todd Whitman

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/bob-woodward
4) Meatpacking District Shopping Event Returns December with Very Merry Holiday Hours

Held on Wednesday December 5th, the one night only event will feature exclusive discounts (up to 30% off), sips & bites and complimentary activities at the district’s top stores like Zadig & Voltaire, lululemon, AllSaints,  and more.

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

 Becky Lynch, Block Party, Breakfast with Santa, Toy Drive, Soul Cruisers Dinner

Friday December 7, Doors: 5:00 PM Start: 6:00 PM
WWE Superstar, Becky Lynch

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Friday December, 9:00 PM - 1:00 PM - 21+ Only
Block Party

Drink specials and live DJ! Purchase a Block Party Pass (valid every Friday 9:00 PM to close) — unlimited video games and 10% off food and beverage. Valid for one year. 

For more information, visit www.iplayamerica.com/special/block-party.

Sunday December 9, Door: 9:30 AM Start: 10:00 AM
Breakfast with Santa

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday December 9, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
iPlay America's Poinsetta Toy Drive with 94.3 The Point

Sunday December 9, Door: 4:00 Start: 5:30
Soul Cruisers Dinner

A night of holiday music, food and fun. Standard seating ticket includes admission to the show, a guaranteed seat at a table, and the buffet.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit /www.iplayamerica.com/event/sensational-soul-cruisers-holiday-show
6) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower

Join twice GRAMMY Award nominee and Smithsonian Folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell and her family band for a gorgeous morning of gentle, homespun renditions of songs by Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Gillian Welch, and more. The quiet sweetness and intimacy of Elizabeth's concerts cement her as an icon of today's family music scene. This Hudson Valley artist's latest award-winning Folkways album (with Suni Paz) is the bilingual  Tu Eres Me Flor.
Special guests will be announced soon. Find out more about Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower at youaremyflower.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
7) The Story Pirates 'Family Flagship' Show
The Stage (formerly the Pearl Theater
555 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY

A full-cast performance including the Story Pirates podcast hosts, featuring songs from the new album,
Nothing Is Impossible

Sunday December 9,  12:00 PM

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors.They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; they’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kid’s wildest, most imaginative stories. Stories by children from NYC and beyond will be brought to life and staged by the Story Pirates’ professional improvisational and comedic actors – replete with music, costumes and sets. During the show, the Story Pirates will also take story ideas from the audience and turn them into hilarious  musical sketch comedy. The hosts and talent from the Story Pirates podcast will also perform.
At their December Family Flagship Show in NYC, a full cast will perform Story Pirates hits plus songs from Nothing Is Impossible. This new collection of 12 original songs was released in September, and it has already won national acclaim, radio play, and a Family Choice Award. Featuring songs like "Fart Out Loud Day" — which Lin-Manuel Miranda calls "a masterpiece" — the album is full of originally written and recorded tunes based on story ideas submitted by children.
Catch the Story Pirates live this fall and winter by checking out their many school and public performance schedules at storypirates.com, and view the animated music videos for “All 8 Unicorns” and “Fart Out Loud Day” on the Story Pirates’ YouTube channel.
PR Firm Roundup

8)News from BroadwayCon

8A) BroadwayCon 2019 Scheduling Announced

BroadwayCon is thrilled to announce the programming schedule for BroadwayCon 2019 on January 11-13, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The BroadwayCon 2019 Schedule features three days packed with events curated with Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators in mind.
This first preview at the schedule features over 80 hours of original programming, with more than 120 hours to be added in the coming weeks. BroadwayCon will host fan-led meetups for everyone from Shakespeare lovers to community theatre enthusiasts, Show Spotlights featuring the cast and creative teams of shows currently running on Broadway, a cabaret, R&H Goes Pop!, featuring Laura Osnes, Matt Doyle, Ariana DeBose, Jelani Alladin, and Corey Cott, and much more. BroadwayCon will also offer the unique chance to catch a First Look at some of the most talked-about new shows coming to Broadway in the upcoming season.

Autograph and photograph experiences, brought to you by Audience Rewards, are free of charge at BroadwayCon and available through a lottery system. For more information about the Autograph and Photograph Lottery, please visit BroadwayCon.com/autophoto.
Schedule highlights include:


Broadway Ensembles
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
What is it like to work in a Broadway ensemble? Ensemble members from Frozen, Hamilton, Hello, Dolly!, Mean Girls and more share a candid conversation about working on Broadway, the unique challenges of ensemble work and how each show presents unique challenges for ensemble actors. Moderated by Mo Brady of The Ensemblist.

From Broadway to High School (and back!)
12:30-1:20 PM
Broadway is considered by many the ultimate success in the musical theatre industry, but what happens before and after the Broadway run? Many shows have gone on to hugely successful high school lives – not only do the shows enjoy performances for years to come, but authors build a sustainable income stream and a loving fan base that will go with them from show to show. Hear from industry professionals about the challenges and joys of seeing their work done in different sorts of theaters around the country, led by Tari Stratton of the Dramatists Guild of America.

BroadwayCon Jukebox
9:40-11:00 PM
We're turning karaoke on its head. Take your seat at the BroadwayCon Jukebox, pull out your phone, and use our live poll to choose what the stars onstage will sing next!

Put Me In, Coach!
10:00-11:00 AM
If your goal is performing on Broadway, you’re going to need all the help you can get. Enter: The Coach. The coaching world has exploded and many of your Broadway favorites have one or more in their corners. What is a coach? What do they do? How do you find one? How do you use one? Come hear Broadway coaches of all types — acting, voice, audition, college admission, career, and life — take on these questions and more.

The Psychology of Sondheim
3:00-4:00 PM
The work of Stephen Sondheim includes some of the most cherished musical theatre material in Broadway history. The complexities of his work transcend the music itself, wonderfully illustrating deep, profound, and conflicted characters who are rich in drama and psychopathology. Dr. Jaime Holtzer will examine classic psychological concepts along and possible diagnoses that shed light on Sondheim's characters' motivations, as well as the realism and depth he's imbued them with.

Broadway Makers: How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business
3:00-4:00 PM
Join Laura Heywood in conversation with an array of Broadway-adjacent business leaders about how they turned their passion into their product. Find out how to identify your niche, take those scary first steps, and build your brand. Panel conversation will be followed by a Q&A, your opportunity to ask specific questions about how to make your Broadway maker dreams come true.

Make Them Hear You: Political Musical Theatre
4:15-5:15 PM
Since The Cradle Will Rock and Of Thee I Sing premiered in the 1930s, a steady stream of political musicals have come to Broadway. In this presentation and discussion, we will explore the world of political musical theatre and identify three types of songs that appear in political musicals. We’ll discuss the future of political musical theatre, how overtly political musicals should be, and what we’d like to see represented onstage in the future.

BroadwayCon Blizzard Party Line
7:00-7:50 PM
In 2016, stranded in the middle of one of New York City's largest blizzards in history, we started calling everyone who couldn't make it to BroadwayCon. Now, it's a BroadwayCon Tradition! Join us as we call some of Broadway's best and brightest. You never know who might pick up...

Theater and Therapy: Sharon Wheatley in Conversation
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Join Come From Away’s Sharon Wheatley (Diane & Others) in conversation with psychologist and theater expert, Dr. Drama, about Ms. Wheatley’s book "‘Til the Fat Girl Sings: From An Overweight Nobody to a Broadway Somebody". The discussion will cover topics explored in her memoir, including self-esteem, body image, self-care, and emotional health, as well as the therapeutic power of theater. Participants will then engage in a guided activity featuring Coloring Broadway Come From Away cards.

Broadway Debuts
12:30-1:30 PM
How do you make it to Broadway? This panel features five actors who made their Broadway debuts in The Cher Show, Mean Girls, The Prom, and more in a candid conversation about the work - and luck - it took to make it to the Great White Way. Moderated by Mo Brady of The Ensemblist.

The BroadwayCon 2019 Schedule can be found at www.BroadwayCon.com/schedule. Additional programming will be announced at a later date and is subject to change.

The BroadwayCon 2019 Special Guest lineup can be found at www.BroadwayCon.com/guests. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce R&H Goes Pop!, an exclusive cabaret at BroadwayCon 2019 featuring performances by Laura Osnes, Matt Doyle, Ariana DeBose, and more as part of MainStage programming on Friday, January 11, 2019. Additional programming and guests will be announced at a later date. Tickets for BroadwayCon 2019 are available now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

Experience Rodgers & Hammerstein like never before! Contemporary twists on timeless classics, R&H GOES POP is an unforgettable celebration of 75 years of Broadway’s most influential collaborators. Join your favorite Broadway stars – including Laura Osnes, Matt Doyle, Ariana DeBose and more – as they put their own spin on the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.BroadwayCon.com.
9) News from DKC/O&M












Producers Scott MorfeeJean Doumanian, and Tom Wirtshafter announced today the first guest actors for Barrow Street Theatricals’ American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction byOmar Elerian.

During the first month of performances, a rotating cast of guest actors will include Scott AdsitKate ArringtonJessie AustrianReed BirneyEwen BremnerMichael ChernusLinda EmondPeter GroszAndy GrotelueschenGeraldine HughesCush JumboTracy LettsJennifer LimKen MarksTedra MillanMartin MoranSally MurphyBrad OscarAnnie ParisseArmando RiescoMichael Shannon, and Michael Urie.

No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. And some surprises. In his latest work, Nassim explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times.

Nassim Soleimanpour’s first play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, ran for more than nine months in New York, and was performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Bobby Cannavale, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, and other celebrated actors. It has been performed thousands of times in the United States and has been translated into more than 25 languages. NASSIM is his latest exploration into imaginative storytelling that also challenges traditional theatrical forms.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.NYCityCenter.org; on the phone by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212; or in person at New York City Center box office, open Monday-Saturday, noon-8pm, and Sunday, noon-7:30pm.

10) News from KampFire PR

Proudly Presents


Book, Music and Lyrics by GEORGIA SHREVE

ONLY FOUR PERFORMANCES: DEC 6, 7 & 8 @7:30 PM; and Dec 8 @2:00 PM



IDEATION PRODUCTIONS is pleased to present LOVE SICK: A ROCK-OPERA, by composer/lyricist Georgia Shreve, directed by James Matthew DanielLove Sick: A Rock Opera is performed by seven opera singers and features the six-piece rock band, Contraband, with musical direction by William DayLove Sick will play four performances Thursday, December 6th through Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust (80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249).

Love Sick: A Rock-Opera follows Paul on his quest to cure the age-old problem of lovesickness.  Thrown out on the street and facing the pain of rejection, Paul embarks on an epic journey to cure his serious ailment. Along the way, he meets Kate, and together they travel through time and space in search of the cure. Together they encounter doctors, a pharmaceutical empire, 17th–century herbalists, and more, but there’s a nagging question: Could the cure be right in front of them the entire time.

Love Sick: A Rock-Opera plays the following four performances:

Thu, December 6th at 7:30 PM
Fri, December 7th at 7:30 PM
Sat, December 8th at 2:00 PM
Sat, December 8th at 7:30 PM

Tickets are $20.00 and are currently available to purchase by calling  646-779-8455 or by visiting www.nationalsawdust.org. Tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before showtime. 

Running Time: 1 hour and ten minutes  with no intermission.

Website: www.ideationproductions.com
11)News from Karen Greco PR

11A) Richard Masur stars in the NYC premiere of THE NET WILL APPEAR at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of THE NET WILL APPEAR, written by Erin Mallon and directed by Mark Cirnigliaro. Produced by Mile Square Theatre and The Collective NY, THE NET WILL APPEAR begins performances on Wednesday, December 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30Press Opening is Wednesday, December 12 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). 

Bernard just wants to sit on his roof to enjoy a drink and some peace and quiet. But his nine-year-old new neighbor Rory has other ideas. These two eccentric people form an unlikely friendship in this laugh-out-loud play bursting with love and compassion. This heart-warming tale is sheer delight for the holiday season.

Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. Please note: After October 28, 59E59 Theaters will transition to a new ticketing system. Beginning October 29, patrons should call the 59E59 Box Office direct: 646-892-7999.
11B) Scalding satire of vegan proportions BITTER GREENS makes world premiere at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the world premiere of BITTER GREENS, written by Clea DeCrane and directed by Kevin Kittle. Produced by Station 26 Productions, BITTER GREENS begins performances on Friday, December 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 23. Press Opening is Friday, December 14 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PMPlease note: there is an added performance on Saturday, December 8 at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). 

Reyna was on top of the world. She was a straight-A student, health and fitness guru, and had a prestigious internship at Green Communications, a behemoth Think Tank with eco-friendly goals. But life after graduation turned messier than expected when Green Communications doesn’t give her a permanent position. Worse, her slacker boyfriend Andrew gets the job instead. Driven by envy and resentment, Reyna makes a really bad decision: kill Andrew.

BITTER GREENS is an explosive look at the deep roots of jealousy and privilege, and how relationships can deteriorate when the foundation in which they were born completely changes. Plus, kale. Lots of kale.

Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or by visiting www.59e59.org. Please note: After October 28, 59E59 Theaters will transition to a new ticketing system. Beginning October 29, patrons should call the 59E59 Box Office direct: 646-892-7999.
12) Upcoming from Lincoln Center

Monday, December 3 at 1:00 pm 
LC Moments 
Juilliard Vocal Arts: Storytellers 
Faylotte Joy Crayton, soprano; Chloë Schaaf, mezzo-soprano; William Ferguson, tenor; Steven Herring, baritone; Beata Moon, pianist 
Performed by an ensemble of Juilliard alumni, Storytellers is a glimpse beyond the single story and into the complexities of human existence. This special afternoon of music and song will include selections by Handel (Xerxes), Britten (The Rape of Lucretia), Beethoven (Fidelio), Dvořák (Rusalka), Puccini (Il tabarro), and more. 
Presented in collaboration with the Juilliard School 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.

Wednesday, December 5 – FREE – at 7:30 pm 
Insights at the Atrium: An Evening with Matthias Goerne 
Matthias Goerne, speaker
Isaac Thompson, moderator 
On the eve of his premiere performance as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, baritone Matthias Goerne discusses his role as a leading interpreter of German art songs. Find out more about this distinguished artist’s inspiration and the works he will be performing with the Philharmonic this season. 
Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic 
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, December 6 – FREE – at 7:30 pm 
Atrium 360° 
Nouveau Classical Project: Currents 
Led by composer and pianist Sugar Vendil, the Nouveau Classical Project is reinvigorating classical music as a living, breathing art form through its commissioning of contemporary composers, multidisciplinary performances, and collaborations with fashion designers. “Bringing a refreshing edge” to contemporary classical music (VICE), NCP has commissioned Currents, its latest evening-length performance featuring music for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics by some of today’s most exciting composers: Olga Bell, David Bird, Gabrielle Herbst, and Isaac Schankler. Presented in collaboration with Asian American Arts Alliance 
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

Monday, December 10 at 1:00 pm 
LC Moments George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® 
Kick off your holiday season with a magical trip to the Land of Sweets. Join the artists of New York City Ballet for a special look at George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® featuring performance excerpts and conversation. Presented in collaboration with New York City Ballet 
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.
13) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

13A) South Street Seaport Museum
Working and Researching along New York's Waterfront
Lecture with Ted Scull
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Melville Gallery

The South Street Seaport Museum announces 
Working and Researching along New York's Waterfront, a Lecture with Ted Scull on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Melville Gallery 213 Water Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Tickets are $10 (free for members) and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/talks-at-the-seaport-museum/

Ted Scull still recalls the impressive ocean liners and handsome break-bulk cargo ships that piqued his interest back in 1964 New York. What began as a job in the passenger department for Holland America Line transformed into a passion for the waterfront that has spanned over half a century. During this lecture, Scull will highlight the experiences that that shaped his affinity for the waterfront. Hear fascinating stories of his time as a travel writer producing maritime and New York-based travel guides: one authorized by the City of New York, focusing on the Staten Island Ferry, and the second on Hoboken's innovative, waterfront Beaux Arts Lackawanna Terminal.

in collaboration with
December 7-8, 2018 at 8:00pm

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage with its celebrated CARMEN.maquia by Gustavo Ramírez Sansanoon Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, 2018 at 8:00pm. Ballet Hispánico is sponsored by GOYA, which has sponsored the company since 1977.
A Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet's beloved classic, the physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco. Originally created for the Luna Negra Dance Theater of Chicago, CARMEN.maquia premiered in New York at the Apollo in 2014, the first full-length narrative dance work in Ballet Hispánico's nearly 50-year history.

Tickets begin at $10 and are available online at www.apollotheater.org/event/ballet-hispanico2018, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office at 253 W. 125th Street, NYC. For more information, visit www.ballethispanico.org.  
13C) Dances Patrelle
The Yorkville Nutcracker
December 6-9, 2018

Dances Patrelle presents The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 6-9, 2018 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm; and Sunday at 12pm and 5pm. Tickets are $65 (extended family, group, student and senior discounts available) and will be available on October 22 at www.dancespatrelle.org, by phone at 212-772-4448, or in person at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office.

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. This year, Abi Stafford of New York City Ballet will be the Sugar Plum Fairy with Cavalier Ask La Cour (principal dancer, New York City Ballet), and Maximillien Baud and Therese Wendler will perform the Snow Pas de Deux.

For more information, visit www.dancespatrelle.org.
14) News from Pascal Nadon Communications

Music of the Italian Baroque, Mozart, and Mendelssohn explored in concerts at
Merkin Hall, The Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum

Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL’s) 2018-19 Chamber Music Seriesopens this December with Vivaldi, Venice, and the Influence of Italy. The Chamber Music Series features intimate concerts performed by the virtuosic musicians of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the core group of artists at the nucleus of OSL, at venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The opening program will highlight the parallels between the music of Italian Baroque composers and masters of the Italian Renaissance, while celebrating the influence of Venice and Venetian composers on the classical canon.

The Vivaldi, Venice, and the Influence of Italy performances take place Tuesday, December 4 at Merkin Hall, Wednesday, December 5 at The Morgan Library & Museum, and on Sunday afternoon, December 9 at Brooklyn Museum. The program was developed by musicians of the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and was inspired by the subject matter of two exhibitions at The Morgan Library & Museum running through January 6, 2019: Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters, featuring the artist’s magnificent Visitation altarpiece for the church of San Michele Arcangelo in Carmignano, Italy, a masterpiece of Florentine Mannerist art displayed for the first time in the U.S., and Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice, which celebrates the Venetian artist's 500th birth anniversary and rarely seen drawings.

Mozart is the focus of the winter 2019 Chamber Music Series programs scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, at Merkin Hall, Wednesday, February 6 at The Morgan Library & Museum, and Sunday, February 10 at Brooklyn Museum, pairing one of his late work’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581, with his rarely-heard Grande sestetto concertante, an anonymous 1808 string sextet setting of his Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola and orchestra, K. 364.

The series’ spring program, Mendelssohn the Prodigy, with concerts taking place on Sunday, April 28 at The Brooklyn Museum, Tuesday, April 30 at Merkin Hall, and Wednesday, May 1 at The Morgan Library & Museum, showcases the composer’s youthful genius with his recently rediscovered Violin Concerto in D Minor, and his beloved Octet for Strings, Op. 20, composed when he was 13 and 16 respectively.

For a schedule of all Orchestra of St. Luke’s performances through June 2019, visit OSLmusic.org.
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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, presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple (“The Simpsons”), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You).  The eight-member cast will feature Scott Ahearn (Under the Knife: A Farce, Theater for the New Cityas Richard, Donna English (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Broadway) as Mrs. Huvey, Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!, Broadway) as Galiana, Elijah Rayman (Oliver, Goodspeed Opera House) as Davin, Zak Risinger (The Cradle Will Rock, Howl! Arts) as Carl, Brandon Williams (Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Broadway) as Lucifer, Dathan B. Williams (Show Boat, Broadway) as Detective Zanderhoff, and Ron Wisniski (Beauty and the Beast,Broadway) as Principal Bolton.

Performances begin Tuesday, December 4, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. 

Looking for a sweet, wholesome holiday musical? Well, this ain’t it!  On Christmas Eve, little eight-year-old Davin is mistakenly taken down to Hell.  When he returns, not only has he missed Christmas, but he is devilishly changed.  To set things right, his father embarks on a hilarious and outrageous odyssey that eventually leads him down to Hell, where he makes a wager with the Devil he can’t possibly win.  Christmas in Hell, with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple, is a wild, irreverent, and surprisingly touching musical comedy about the absurd lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.  After award-winning appearances at the NY Fringe Festival and NYMF, Christmas in Hell now arrives at The York for a full production, way more naughty than nice.

Tickets for Christmas in Hell are priced at $67.50 - $72.50 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).  Senior Rush tickets are available in-person beginning one hour prior to performances for $20 cash only. Student rush tickets can be purchased anytime in advance at the box office during regular box office business hours.  Limit one ticket per valid student ID and tickets are subject to availability. Student Rush tickets are $20.00 cash or credit. The York Theatre also offers $25 tickets for guests aged 35 years and under. Groups of 10 or more, contact Great White Way at 212-757-9117, or GreatWhiteWay.com.  (*York Members receive Priority Seating and Discounted Tickets.)  PLEASE NOTE: Christmas in Hell is rated PG13 (for explicit language)

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org

in association with LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS
 “D I S T A N T   T H U N D E R”



DECEMBER 6, 2018 @ 3PM & 7PM
DECEMBER 7, 2018 @ 3PM

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50th season, will present Distant Thunder with book by Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, music and lyrics by Chris Wiseman and Shaun Taylor-Corbett, with additional music and lyrics by Robert Lindsey-Nassif and Michael Moricz, the fourth and final new musical in development included in this year’s “Dare to Be Different” series. Performances are Thursday, December 6 at 3pm & 7pm and Friday, December 7 at 3pm at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street – 10th Avenue & 53rd Street).

In Distant Thunder, Darrell Waters, a brash young attorney, returns to his childhood home in Montana to broker a deal between a large energy company and the impoverished Blackfeet Nation.  In the process, he is forced to confront his reclusive father about their painful past. Through a childhood sweetheart, Dorothy Dark Eyes, he rediscovers his identity and feels his perspective shift: his clever business deal will destroy her language school, further erode Blackfeet culture and taint their land. Darrell must grapple with the paradigm of being Native American in America.

Tickets for Distant Thunder are FREE, but reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.amasmusical.org or by calling (212) 563-2565.  Seating is limited.

For information about upcoming events part of the Amas 50th Anniversary Celebration, please visit www.amasmusical.org.
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December 3
at 1:00 pm
LC Moments
uilliard Vocal Arts:
Faylotte Joy Crayton
, soprano;
Chloë Schaaf
, mezzo
William Ferguson
, tenor;
Beata Moon
, pianist
Performed by an ensemble of Juilliard alumni,
is a glimpse beyond the single story and into the
complexities of human existence. This special afternoon of music and song will include selections by Handel
), Britten (
The Rape of Lucretia
), Beethoven (
), Dvo
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Puccini (
Il taba
), and
Presented in collaboration with the Juilliard School
his free performance
based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse,
165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
Seating is limited and registration is required.
ontact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375.

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