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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Theater Thursday - Odd Day Rain and Carmelina

We were given free tickets to Carmelina for review purposes. Any and all opinions here are our own.


What: Carmelina

Where: York Theater Company
             St. Peter's Church
             619 Lexington Ave.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up Due to Subject Matter

When: Through February 3, 2019




Me - Carmelina was an enjoyable show. It was about a woman named Carmelina who had told three different men that they were the father of her daughter. They all were sending her money. When they all came to the island where she lived at the same time, things got complicated. The show was very funny. The songs were nice, but they were not the kind of songs I would listen to again. None of them stuck in my mind either. The show was very similiar to the show, Mamma Mia, although this show came before Mamma Mia. It was also different in a lot of ways. I like Mamma Mia better because I prefer the ABBA songs. However, I still really enjoyed this show.




Mom - Although there are elements of the plot of Carmelina that will seem very familiar to anyone who has seen the show, Mamma Mia, that does not make Carmelina any less of an entertaining show. This show, in fact, came before that one, and was based on the nonmusical movie, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell. Mamma Mia was the last of the three similar stories produced,  and the similarities are so striking that is is surprising that the writers of that show were never sued for plagarisim nor did they ever admit that the show was at all based on Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell or the show Caremelina although it seems likely that it was. Carmelina's strength is in its plot. The plot makes more sense than Mamma Mia's plot because there is more backstory and thus, the story is explained better and makes more sense. Each show is definitely a product of its time. Donna in Mamma Mia is a much more modern independent woman whereas Carmelina  is clearly living off the charity of  the three possible Dads of her daughter.  Both shows have a lot of humor in their plots which adds to the over all, enjoyability of the shows. Carmelina was chosen because this year the York Theater Company is devoting their  Musicals in Mufti series to the lesser known works of  lyricist, Alan Jay Lerner. However, that is the least interesting thing about the show. While the music is nice,  there aren't any  standout songs and the songs are definitely not up to the standards of Lerner's other work or even the standards of his other work with the composer of the show, Burton Lane. The two also worked together on Finian's Rainbow and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever both of which have better more memorable songs. This is not to say that the show is not worth seeing, however because it is really a very engaging  and amusing show.




For more information or to purchase tickets to Carmelina, visit https://yorktheatre.org/on-stage/musicals-in-mufti
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We were given free tickets to Odd Day Rain for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed are our own.


What - Odd Day Rain

Where: TADA Youth Theater
             15 W. 28th St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Through February 24, 2019


Me - Odd Day Rain was an unsual show. It was futuristic. It was about a place where people lived outside, and it never rained so they didn't have enough to drink. They had to reprogram the computer to make it rain more because it only rained once every odd day. It was very different from all the shows I have ever seen at TADA Youth Theater. In fact, it is very different from any show I have ever seen. Although it wasn't the kind of show I would normally want to see, I enjoyed it. I am not usually into futuristic type entertainment. I prefer fantasy. The show was put together nicely, and it was well done. The songs were enjoyable as they generally are, but none of them really stuck in my mind. The acting, singing, and dancing were all up to TADA Youth Theater's usual standards. Altogether, it was a good show, and I would highly recommend it.


Mom - Odd Day Rain is a different kind of show than the usual fare of the TADA Youth Theater troop. In fact, it is not your normal kind of theater fare at all for a kids group. It takes place in a futuristic dystopian world where water is in short supply. However, unlike in most adult fare of this type the tone of the show is still mostly upbeat, and there is still the requiste happening ending. The show is  full of the usual trademark TADA lively songs and dances although some of the songs seems a little more rock and roll than is usual in one of their typical shows. The songs are very enjoyable, however, although not particularly memorable. As in all TADA Youth Theater shows, and indeed most children's show in general, there is a lesson to be learned in this show. Still,  it is nice to see that lesson learned in a less cliched manner than usual. Although this may not be your typical kid's show, it is still lives up to TADA's usual standards of providing great entertainment and the opportunity to see a group of talented kids showing their stuff.


For more information or to purchase tickets to Odd Day Rain, visit www.tadatheater.com/shows/buy-tickets-3


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

Photo credits: All Carmelina production photos by Ben Strothmann

In additon to our regular Theater Thursday posts, more theater related posts can be found in our ocassional More Theater Monday and/or Still More Theater Saturday posts.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Paley GX


What: Paley GX

Where: Paley Center for Media
             25 W. 52nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages


Mom - Whether you are a serious gamer or you just enjoying playing the occassional video game, you will love Paley GX at the Paley Center for Media. Paley GX gives you the opportunity to play a wide variety of games on a wide variety of  gaming systems for free. There are  Nintendo Switch games, Playstation 4 games, and XBox games as well as PC games and Oculus Virtual reality games. There are sports games, dance games, Mario games, and more. They've even got the current gaming obssession, Fortnite. If you go to Paley GX on a Saturday or Sunday,  you may even get to play a game on a really big screen in the Paley Center's Bennack Theatre. Paley GX is open daily Wednesday through Sunday. If you are a Paley Center member, you can reserve your spot online up to a week in advance. If not, just stop by and reserve up to 4 gaming zones for up to 25 minutes in each zone per day. If it is a slow day, you may even get to play longer. Paley GX is a gamer's paradise.


For more information about Paly GX, visit https://www.paleycenter.org/2018-paleygx-gaming-xperience

To find out about Paley Center memberships, visit https://www.paleycenter.org/join-us/

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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tips for Tuesday: Books: We Don't Know Either Trivia Done Right Misc:myCharge HubPlus

We may have been given one or more of the books and/or other products mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: We Don't Know Either Trivia Done Right



Mom - Today I am recommending We Don't Know Either Trivia Done Right by City Trivia. This book is a primer for anyone who wants to organize a trivia game in a bar, or other location or even just between friends. It not only provides step by step instructions for setting up a game, it is filled with sample games as well. Even if you have no interest in setting up a trivia game at all, it's fun to go through this book with a friend or family member or two or even by yourself to just to see how much of the trivia contained in this book you know.  You will definitely learn things that you didn't know. If you love trivia, you will definitely want to have this fun and fascinating book.


Misc: myCharge HubPlus

       

Mom - Today I am recommending the myCharge HubPlus portable charger. This a great charger for all your devices. It has a built-in Apple charger plug and a built-in micro USB cable as well as a  USB port so you can charge up to 3 devices at once. It also has a built-in wall prong so all you need to do to charge the device itself is plug it in.  It is even smaller and lighter than the myCharge  HubMax charger which we previously reviewed on our blog. See our previous post Tips for Tuesday: Misc: MyCharge HubMax. The myCharge HubPlus is definitely one of the easiest most convenient portable chargers around. 


For more about the MyCharge HubPlus, visit https://mycharge.com/products/hubplus-1

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monthly Mashup for January, 2019 Me: Potatoes Mom: Playbills


Me - My topic for this month is potatoes I have a new found love for potatoes. Recently, I have become obssessed with potatoes. I don't like baked potatoes. I don't like the skin, and they always seem hard. I don't like lumpy mashed potatoes. I only like creamy mashed potatoes. I like the flavored ones that come in a package. They are my favorite. My favorite kinds are probably the cheese and bacon ones or the buttery ones especially the cheese and bacon ones. I never really
wanted to eat potatoes before but now I want to eat them all the time.


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Mom - My topic for this month is playbills. I love playbills. I love to read the articles in professional playbills. However, even in playbills that are from schools or community theaters, I like to read the cast and crews bios. I love when the bios are not so serious and someone injects a little humor into theirs. I love to read the names of the cast members in the playbill even the ensemble members names. I see so many shows that a lot of the names always seem familiar. I love seeing actors in multiple shows. It starts to feel like seeing old friends. I love saving my playbills, and sometimes I go back and look at them again. I especially love when I discover that some actor who has become famous for playing some role (or maybe several different roles), I  actually had the priviledge of seeing when that actor was just starting out.  I currently have five boxes of playbills, but I see so many shows that my collection is always growing.

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

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 1/27/19 - What's Coming Up This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at George Street Playhouse
    Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical
2) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    Rick Riordan Presents, Gustafer Yellowgold
3) Story Pirates Podcast Launches New Season
4) Upcoming at iPlay America
    Block Party, NJ Camp Fair, Super Bowl Sunday
5) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
    Ursula Oppens 75th Birthday Tribute, Broadway Playhouse: Lerner & Loewe

PR Firm Roundup

6) News from DKC/O&M
     6A) MCC's Alice by Heart Begins Performances
     6B) Jimmy Award Winner, Andrew Barth Feldman, Begins Performances in Dear Evan Hansen
7) News from KampFire PR
    Samieva Theater Inspired by Medusa Volution
8) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
9) News from Richard Hillman PR
    9A) Peter Filichia's God Shows Up Limited Engagement at the Playroom Theater
    9B) Abingdon Theatre Annouces Two Special Events
        Tonya and Nancy the Rock Opera in Concert, The Prompter



 1) Upcoming at George Street Playhouse
103 College Farm Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ

Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical

The world premiere of Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical—a powerful new show exploring the life of American icon Nina Simone, as told through her own words and groundbreaking music—will kick off 2019 at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ.

Written by Laiona Michelle (Broadway’s Amazing Grace), also starring as Nina Simone in a passionate breakout role, this exuberant premiere musical reveals a life in-between the black and white keys, a journey from classical piano child prodigy to the High Priestess of Soul, told through the beloved songs of Nina Simone.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
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2) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Talia Kids' Book Club: Rick Riordan Presents
Gustafer Yellow Gold

Tuesday January 29, 6:30 PM
Rick Riordan Presents: 
Three Authors From New Imprint Share Their Work

The Thalia Kids' Book Club offers lively discussions between children's book authors and their fans. On January 29th, best-selling author Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) brings together Roshani Chokshi (Aru Shah and the End of Time), J.C. Cervantes (The Storm Runner), and Yoon Ha Lee (Dragon Pearl), the first three authors under his new imprint, Rick Riordan Presents, for an exciting one-night-only event celebrating mythology and folklore from around the world.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.symphonyspace.org/events/tkbc-rick-riordan-presents

Saturday February 2, 11:00 AM
The Gustafer Yellowgold Show featuring Morgan Taylor

A regular performer in Symphony Space's Just Kidding season, Taylor and his bandmates will perform his one-of-a-kind, music and animation show, featuring material from best-selling Gustafer Yellowgold Audible Original I’m From the Sun alongside classic fan favorites.

Taylor's funny and touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the Sun who landed in the Minnesota woods offers adult crossover appeal, making Gustafer Yellowgold’s show a truly all-ages experience.

Learn more about Gustafer Yellowgold at www.gustaferyellowgold.com. Download and listen to the newest Gustafer Yellowgold creation at Audible.com.

For more information or to purchase tickets,visit www.symphonyspace.org/events/just-kidding-the-gustafer-yellowgold-show 
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3) The Story Pirates Podcast 
Launches New Season January 31

The Story Pirates Podcast, consistently voted as one of the top podcasts for kids, will launch a season of 20 new episodes on January 31 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever podcasts are streaming.
Each week, the crew aboard the Story Pirates’ ship — including world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians — takes original stories from real kids around the country and turns them into a wildly funny comedy podcast for kids of all ages. This season, which runs every week through June, will feature young authors, podcast hosts Lee Overtree, Peter McNerney, Meghan O’Neill, Rachel Wenitsky, and Rolo Vincent, the illustrious captain of the ship. Special guests this season include John Oliver, Claire Danes, Franchesca Ramsey and George Salazar.
When we last heard from the Pirates, they had crash-landed on a deserted island where they encountered an old Viking named Siegfried the Orange, who promised to help repair the broken ship. Now, the ship is finally rebuilt, and the Story Pirates can head off into the sky. The first episode will also feature new original stories “A Hamster's Workday,” by 11-year-old Nina in New York, and “The Boy Who Hated Kisses,” by 6-year-old Victoria in Missouri.The season’s overarching theme is “quests,” where characters go on journeys in search of something they really, really want, according to Overtree, who co-founded the Story Pirates with CEO Benjamin Salka in 2004.
For more information, visit storypirates.com
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4) Upcoming Events at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.

Block Party, NJ Camp Fair, Super Bowl Sunday 

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

Drink specials and live DJ! Purchase a Block Party Pass for $49.99 (valid every Friday 9:00 PM to close) and get unlimited video games plus 10% off food and beverage.   

Valid one year from purchase date. 

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

Sunday February 3, 11:00 - 2:00
NJ Camp Fair

Meet local camp directors and explore all types of summer camp options available for your children this summer. Plus, learn about Camp iPlay, brand new this year for the  weeks between summer camps end and schools start.

For more information, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/nj-camp-fair

Sunday February 3, 
Super Bowl Sunday

Come watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Game Time Bar and Grill for your chance to win a big-screen TV.
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5) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Ursula Oppens 75th Birthday Tribute,
Broadway Playhouse: Lerner & Loewe

Saturday February 2, 7:30 PM
Only at Merkin with Terence McKnight:
Ursual Oppens 75th Birthday Tribute

Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight, this evening of conversation and performance with pianist Ursula Oppens includes the world premiere of Laura Kaminsky's Piano Quintet and solo piano works by Elliott Carter, John Corigliano and Tobias Picker plus Ravel’s String Quartet. Featuring the Cassatt String Quartet.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday February 3, 11:00 AM
Broadway Playhouse: Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

Introduce young theater fans age 4-11 to classic Broadway musicals by the songwriting team behind My Fair LadyCamelot and Brigadoon! Kids enjoy mini-shows, medleys and sing-alongs, and may be picked to join the cast on stage for games.  

For more information or to purchase, visit
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PR Firm Roundup

6) News from DKC/ O & M

6A) MCC THEATER

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW MUSICAL

ALICE BY HEART

BOOK BY STEVEN SATER WITH JESSIE NELSON

MUSIC BY DUNCAN SHEIK

LYRICS BY STEVEN SATER

CHOREOGRAPHY BY RICK AND JEFF KUPERMAN

DIRECTED BY JESSIE NELSON


PREVIEWS BEGIN JANUARY 30, 2019

OPENING NIGHT SET FOR FEBRUARY 26, 2019


Alice By Heart begins performances on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 as the first show in the Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street), with an official opening night set for Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

When the madness of the world is too much to bear, we take refuge in the stories we love. Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, reunite for their new musical Alice By Heart, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and directed and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress). In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. As they travel through the tale, Alice By Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.

Tickets are on sale now at mcctheater.org.

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ANDREW BARTH FELDMAN
TO MAKE HIS BROADWAY DEBUT

AS
EVAN HANSEN
IN THE TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL
“DEAR EVAN HANSEN”
BEGINNING JANUARY 30, 2019

Andrew Barth Feldman, the 16-year-old winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (known more commonly as the Jimmy Awards), will make his Broadway debut as ‘Evan Hansen’ on January 30, 2019. Feldman - who is currently a high school junior at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, New York – takes over the role from Taylor Trensch, who plays his final performance today, January 27, 2019 after a year in the title role. Original Broadway cast member Michael Lee Brown will continue his run as the ‘Evan’ alternate.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dearevanhansen.com
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7) News from KampFire PR

SAMIEVA THEATER is pleased to present a series of special events inspired by their production of Medusa Volution, playing a three-week limited engagement from Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at happylucky no.1 (734 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216). The events include an art installation by Katerina Marcelja (Fruit of My Labor), inspired dinners -including a special Valentine’s night- and an all female music series. To learn more visit sophiesamieva.com
FEB 4 - FEB 24

FRUIT OF MY LABOR

FREE
An art Installation by Katerina Marcelja inspired by Medusa Volution.
Check website for hours.
FEB 4 & FEB 5 at 7:30 P.M.
LAND & SEA POP-UP BENEFIT DINNERS

$125
Sponsored by Night Kitchen Catering, join us for two exclusive multi-course pop-up dinners at happylucky no.1. Feb 4th  will focus on the sea, while Feb 5th will focus on the land. Both dinners will include vegetarian options. Each evening will start with a cocktail from New York Distilling Company and an array of hors d’oeuvres followed by a multi-course feast. These intimate meals will be unforgettable food experiences delighting all the senses. All proceeds will proudly support Samieva Theater Company's new production, Medusa Volution.
FEB 14 at 7:30 P.M.
MEDUSA VOLUTION VALENTINE’S PERFORMANCE

$50
Join us for a special performance of Medusa Volution with a pre-show and post-show cocktail reception including hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Night Kitchen Catering, cocktails, and a VIP seat to the show.
FEB 13, FEB 20 & FEB 27 at 8:00 P.M.
MEDUSA ALL-FEMALE MUSIC SERIES

$15
Curated by Jessica Lurie, this Wednesday night series will feature all female musical performances and musicians during the run of Medusa Volution. Wed, Feb 13th will feature Mazz Swift Solo/New Sound Trio (Jessica Lurie on flute/sax, Mazz Swift on violin, Marika Hughes on cello); Wed, Feb 20th will feature Jessica Pavone (violin), Rachelle Garniez (accordion, voice), and Karen Waltuch (violin); Wed, Feb 27th will feature flute and electronics duo Elsa Nilsson and Hadar Noiburg, Jessica Lurie (sax/flute, electronics), Katie Down (glass instruments, metal cello), Sarah Schoenbech (bassoon) and Terry Dame (original instruments, percussion and electronics).
The main event, MEDUSA VOLUTION, plays the following schedule from February 8th through February 24th:
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 P.M.

Sundays at 5:00 P.M.
For more information about Medusa Volution, and inspired special events, visit sophieamieva.com
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8) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
January 30 at  8:30 PM
American Song Book Tony Yazbeck
Quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck brings old-fashioned Broadway panache and earnest emotion to an evening of classic show tunes and new standards.  
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

Friday, February 1 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook Jose Llana 
Two decades since the teenaged Jose Llana made his Broadway debut as Lun Tha in the 1996 revival of The King and I, the classically trained tenor has retained his boyish charm and “youthful bravado” (New York Times), now enhanced with the gravitas of a seasoned star. His standout performance as Ferdinand Marcos in the 2013 David Byrne and Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers, earned Llana a host of rave reviews, along with a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. As a recording artist, the “charismatic and then some” singer (Showbiz411.com) has released two solo albums, Altitude and Jose—both best sellers in his native Philippines—and been featured on numerous cast albums. In 2015 Llana returned to his Broadway roots, taking over the role of the King of Siam in Bartlett Sher’s Tony Award–winning revival of The King and I at Lincoln Center Theater and its subsequent touring production. Four years after his sold-out American Songbook debut in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, the “strapping lead” (Time Out New York) makes his much-anticipated return to the series with a captivating performance in The Appel Room.
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS start at $75 and are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

Saturday, February 2 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook Rachael & Vilray
Incandescent singer Rachael Price and virtuosic whistler, guitarist, and singer Vilray met at New England Conservatory in the early 2000s. In the years since, the Brooklyn-based duo has forged a unique sound that recalls the close harmonies and down-home intimacy of live radio in the 1930s and ’40s. With a mix of standards and originals, Rachael & Vilray have performed at venues around New York City and beyond, recently appearing at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival. In between their individual gigs—Vilray as a touring solo musician who recently opened for The Gipsy Kings, and Price as frontwoman of the soul-rock band Lake Street Dive—these two busy musicians have carved out space for this special project and its warm, simple arrangements that put the spotlight on their musicality and the old-fashioned art of a well-crafted song. 
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS start at $75 and are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

Sunday, February 3 at 11:00 am 
Great Performers Sunday Morning Coffee Concert 
Van Kuijk Quartet 
Triple winners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition (including first place overall), these four young French performers bring their high-spirited “blend of flashiness and warmth” (AllMusic.com) to one of the pillars of the chamber-music repertoire: Schubert's dark and dramatic “Death and the Maiden” quartet. 
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street 
TICKETS start at $22 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers.
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9) News from Richard Hillman PR

9A) PETER FILICHIA’S
GOD SHOWS UP 
A NEW COMEDY-DRAMA
DIRECTED CHRISTOPER SCOTT
PRESENTED BY ERIC KREBS
PERFORMANCES BEGIN JANUARY 31, 2019
FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH FEBRUARY 21, 2019
OPENING NIGHT IS SET FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019
THE PLAYROOM THEATRE
(151 WEST 46th STREET – BETWEEN BROADWAY & 6th AVENUE)
 Eric Krebs will present God Shows Up, a new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia. Performances will begin on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00pm (for a limited engagement through February 21, 2019) at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street – between Broadway 6th Avenue). Opening Night is set for Sunday, February 10 at 7:00pm.
God Shows Up asks: What happens when God chooses to drop in to his creation of Earth after an absence of a couple of thousand years? Why does he choose the broadcast studio of a well-known televangelist who serves all faiths from his megachurch in Saint Louis? What is God's true take on God? What is God's true take on religion?
God Shows Up will play the following performance schedule: Thurs-Sun at 7 pm. All tickets are $20 and may be purchased online here.
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9B) SPECIAL EVENT IN FEBRUARY!
ABINGDON THEATRE COMPANY 
IN ASSOCIATION WITH PAUL BOGHOSIAN 
JIM KIERSTEAD, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 
PRESENT A CONCERT OF 
TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
BY ELIZABETH SEARLE AND MICHAEL TEOLI 
MUSIC DIRECTION BY HENRY ARONSON 
DIRECTED BY RACHEL KLEIN 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH @ 7:00PM
ORIGINAL CONCERT CAST RECORDING AVAILABLE FROM BROADWAY RECORDS
EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT  
THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE
(121 CHRISTOPHER STREET, NYC)
TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
 Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) announced today two special one-night only events to be presented next month. On Monday, February 4th, the company, in association with Paul Boghosian and Jim Kierstead, Executive Producer, will present a concert of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, a darkly comedic original musical done with a great deal of heart. This work of fiction, inspired by actual events, utilizes the 1994 Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan media scandal to explore America’s obsession with celebrity scandals and its “go for the gold at all cost” attitude. With libretto and concept by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, audiences can expect hilarity, poignant moments, a radical score and non-stop energy in this unique theatrical experience.
The rock opera’s 2018 concert at 54Below was produced ob CD by Broadway Records.
For tickets for Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, please email mzakia@abingdontheatre.org
For more information, please visit www.tonyaandnancytherockopera.com
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for this month's Monthly Mashup.