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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesdays - African American Achievements in Television

What: African American Achievements in Television

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

Who: All ages

When: Through March 4, 2019



Mom's view: In honor of Black History Month, the Paley Center for Media currently features an exhibit on African American Achievements in Television. The exhibits features achievements in different television genres including comedy, drama, talk, news, music and sports. Historic achievements and famous people related to each field are highlighted. There are also a bunch of monitors playing video clips related to each area including a video regarding Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, clips of old TV shows, and more. There is also an interative display where you can test your knowledge of the various subjects covered in the exhibit. While the Paley Center generally features an interactive video display regarding whatever is currently being featured at the Center, the current video display is much more comprehensive than the interactive video displays usually featured. The exhibit also includes special family events and viewings. The exhibit is free and open to the public every day from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM except Thursday when it is open until 8:00 PM and Mondays and Tuesdays when it is closed.

For more information, visit https://www.paleycenter.org/2019-black-history-month.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tips for Tuesday: Books: The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom and Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody

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

Books: The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom

Mom - Today I am recommending The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom by Beth Miller. Eliza Bloom or as she is known to her family, Aliza, grew up in an orthodox Jewish family. Her family thinks it is high time she got married, but she has turned down many suitors they have found for her until she agrees to marry Nathan. Then, she meets Alex, falls in love with him, and runs away with him on her wedding day. Alex introduces her to a whole new world. However, part of her heart is still with the world she grew up in, and for a time, she finds herself straddling both worlds unsure which one she belongs in until a crisis involving her daughter forces her to make a choice. This is a sweet, funny romantic story. Eliza/Aliza is a delightful heroine that you can't help rooting for. The novel really does a terrific job of portraying the pull between the world you grow up in and the adult world you live in especially when those two worlds are so completely different. 

Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody

Mom - Today I am recommending Bohemian Rhapsody. Bohemian Rhapsody is the story of the late lead singer of the rock group, Queen, Freddy Mercury. If you are a fan of Queen, you will enjoy this informative look at the history of the band with a particular emphasize on the life of their lead singer, and you will especially enjoy the nostalgia of the soundtrack which is made up of Queen's original recordings. However, even if you are not a fan of Queen, you will still enjoy this fascinating, well acted look at life lived in the fast lane and over much too soon. Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury is so sweet and heartbreaking that he has a won a number of awards for it already, and he will most likely win an Oscar next weekend for it as well. The rest of the cast is equally up to par especially those actors who portray the rest of the band and Freddie's former finacee and lifelong friend, Mary. The band we are told was like a family, and the cast makes that relationship so believable that we just want to be a part of it even if just for the 2 hour 14 minute running time of the film.

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

Monday, February 18, 2019

More Theater Monday* - Broadway Playhouse: Alan Jay Lerner & Fredrick Loewe

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

What: Broadway Playhouse: Alan Jay Lerner & Fredreick Loewe

Where: Merkin Concert Hall
            129 W. 67th St.
            New York, NY

Who: All ages especially ages 4 - 11

When: This event occured on February 3, 2019

Mom's view: We recently attended Broadway Playhouse: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.  The show was a part of  Merkin Concer Hall's ongoing series that introduces young children to famous Broadway lyricists and composters in a fun way. These shows include historical sketches, games, and plenty of songs including a sing-along and a mini musical. Lerner and Loewe was the perfect choice to begin Broadway Playhouse's 2019 season as a revivial of their most famous show, My Fair Lady, is currently playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. In fact, the mini musical in this edition of Broadway Playhouse was My Fair Lady. The series will continue  on Sunday March 3 with a show about Bock and Harnick, know for such shows as, Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me. The season will conclude on Sunday March 24 with a show about Ahrens and Flaherty, known for such shows as, Once on This Island and Anastasia.

For more about Broadway Playhouse or to purchase tickets to the remaining two shows in this year's  series, visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/buy-tickets.

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

*More Theater Monday is an occasional supplement to our regular Theater Thursday posts. Additonal theater related posts can also be found in our perodic Still More Theater Saturday posts.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/17/19 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In this Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
     Jack Hanna, John Mellencamp, Czech National Symphony Orchestra
2) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
    Zlatomir Fung, Cello; NY Festival of Song, Lucy Shelton and Friends
3) Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences
     Door 19: Renais-Science Faire
4) Upcoming at iPlay America
     Former Devil, Bruce Driver
5) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre

PR Firm Roundup

6) News from DKC/O&M
    6A) New Rotating Cast Actors Announced for Nassim
    6B) Waterwell's The Courtroom to Receive Special Live Encore Performance
    6C) Alice by Heart Extends Run
    6D) Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Launches National Contest
7) News from JT Public Relations
    7A) Gazillion Bubble Show Enters Its 13th Year and Adds Performances
    7B) The Maturation of an Inconveinent Negro at Cherry Lane Theatre
8) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
9) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
    9A) Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents 1964 The Tribute
    9B) Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents at Ireland and America
    9C) Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents New Shanghai Circus
10) News from Polk and Co. PR
      10A) Wicked Welcomes New Citizens of Oz
      10B) Superhero Extends Run
11) News from Sam Rudy Public Relations
12) News from Spin Cycle News
      12A) Barefoot Extends Through March 2
      12B) Bleach Continues Through March 10

1) Upcoming at 
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Jack Hanna, John Mellencamp,
Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Monday February 18, 10:00 AM , 12:30 PM  & 3:00 PM
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/jack-hannas-into-the-wild-live

Saturday February 23, 8:00 PM
John Mellencamp
The John Mellencamp Show

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

Sunday February 24, 3:00 PM
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/czech-national-symphony-orchestra
2) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Zlatomir Fun, Cello; NY Festival of Song, 
Lucy Shelton & Friends

Tuesday February 19, 7:30 PM
Young Concert Artists: Zlatomir Fung, Cello

The 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions winner performs works by Dall’Abaco, Bloch, Berio, Brahms and YCA Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Wednesday February 20, 8:00 PM
New York Festival of Song

Hyphenated Americans

Soprano Amy Owens, baritone Jesse Blumberg and others honor composers from abroad along with first-generation American composers with works by Bright Sheng, Daniel Sabzghabaei, Roberto Sierra, Clarice Assad and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday February 24, 8:00 PM
Vibrant Song with Lucy Shelton & Friends

Legendary new music diva Lucy Shelton celebrates her 75th birthday with collaborators and former students. Works by Villa-Lobos, Schwantner, Carter, Ravel, Schubert, Knussen and Ives.

For more information ot to purchase tickets, visit 
3) Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Door 19: Renais-Science Faire

Thursday February 21, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

  • Warm up with some grog at the tavern (well, open bar)
  • Marvel at sea monsters and explore ancient tomes behind the scenes in our Ichthyology and Archives collections
  • Enjoy the medieval stylings of roving minstrels
  • Dissect a kraken and use its ink to write a special message
  • Have your fortune foretold with a “professional” tea leaf reading
  • Find out if unicorns are real in our special exhibitMythic Creatures (don’t worry, they are)
  • Eat great food from the exclusive caterer, 12th St. Catering
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/adult-programs/door19.
4) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Devils Viewing Party 
with Former Devil, Bruce Driver

Sunday February 23 Starting at 12:30 PM

On Saturday, February 23 at iPlay America’s Game Time Bar & Grill, join as the NJ Devils take on their rivals, the NY Rangers. Starting at 12:30 PM, Stanley Cup Champion and former New Jersey Devils captain Bruce Driver will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Throughout the afternoon, fans will have the chance to win giveaways including merchandise, tickets and more.

This event is free to attend but RSVP's required

For more information or to RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/2SCD3an
5) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ


Saturday February 23, 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
PR Firm Roundup

6) News from DKC/O&M











Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the beginning of March for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be:

Sunday, February 17 at 7:30pm – Kate Buddeke
(Superior DonutsGypsyDeath of a SalesmanCarousel)

Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30pm – Michael Kostroff
(“The Deuce,” “The Wire,” “Luke Cage”)

Wednesday, February 20 at 2:30pm – Alison Fraser
Two-time Tony Award nominee (The Secret Garden, Romance/Romance)

Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30pm – Ronald Guttman
(AMC’s “Preacher”, BBC/Netflix’s  “Black Earth Rising”)

Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm – Cady Huffman
Tony Award winner (The Producers, The Will Rogers Follies, Chicago)

Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm – Isabel Keating
Tony Award nominee (WickedThe Boy from Oz, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark)

Saturday, February 23 at 2:30pm – TBA

Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm – Alexander Gemignani
Tony and Grammy Award nominee (CarouselSweeney Todd, Les Misérables)

Sunday, February 24 at 2:30pm – Michael Riedel
(New York Post columnist & WOR Radio host)

Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm – Frank Wood
Tony Award winner (NetworkClybourne ParkSide Man

Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30pm – Marilu Henner
Five-time Golden Globe nominee (“Taxi,” ChicagoGettin’ The Band Back Together)

Obie Award winner (all wear bowlers, The Object Lesson)

Additional rotating guest actors will be announced shortly.

No rehearsals. A different guest actor at every performance. A sealed envelope. And some surprises.






 Waterwell is pleased to announce that the site-specific World Premiere production of The Courtroom, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings, will receive a special live encore presentation at The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR (44 Charlton Street) on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00pm. WNYC's Arun Venugopal will host a talkback with cast and crew after the performance as part of their ‘Micropolis’ series.

With text arranged from real court transcripts by Waterwell co-founder and Tony Award® nominee Arian Moayed, and featuring direction by Waterwell Artistic Director and Obie Award®winner Lee Sunday Evans, The Courtroom will feature the entire original cast: Happy AndersonMichael Braun, Tony Award nominee and four-time Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant,Hanna CheekMichael Bryan FrenchMick Hilgers, Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann MilesLinda Powell, and Kristin Villanueva.

he Courtroom is a re-enactment of deportation proceedings. In 2004, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a U.S. Citizen came to this country on a K-3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Bloomington, IL, receiving a voter registration card in the mail and voting, her removal proceeding was set in motion. It began in Immigration Court and her case was eventually heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom will be performed entirely verbatim from the court transcripts.

For tickets and additional information, please visit: www.thegreenespace.org/series/micropolis-live





 MCC Theater (Bob LuPoneBernie TelseyWill Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) announced a one week extension for Alice By Heart and the musical will now play through Sunday, April 7th with tickets now on sale. Ticket demand has been extremely high for the show which has music by Duncan Sheik ; lyrics bySteven Sater and book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson.

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.

Alice By Heart is 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.
Tickets are on sale now at mcctheater.org and at the box office.







The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of American songwriters. For the second year and in collaboration with theAmerican Theatre Wing, the Arts Endowment is calling for applications from high school students to the agency’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national program is for students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musical theater including hip-hop, rock, R&B, country, jazz, and more.

Application is simple and can be completed online https://songwritingchallenge.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/30 beginning today, February 12 with a deadline of April 30, 2019 at midnight ET. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #IWriteMusicals.

7) News from JT Public Relations



Added shows for Presidents Day
Monday, February 18 at 11am/ 2pm / 4:30pm
Thursday, February 21 at 11am/ 2pm

This February, the unPOPable GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW, will begin its incrediBUBBLE 13th year in New York City on Friday, February 15. New York’s MUST SEE bubble extravaganza, GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW has had 4,659 performances in the Big Apple and has been seen by over 779,000 people at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street).

In 2007, performer Fan Yang brought his unique brand of bubble artistry to New York City and has since wowed bubble lovers of all ages.  Its original New York production was only intended to be a nine-performance limited engagement, but audiences were immediately delighted with the unbubblievable experience and the demand for tickets grew.  12 years later, GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW continues to amaze with mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects, and momentary soapy masterpieces that make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again.

New World Stages Theatre is located at 340 West 50th Street
Playing Schedule:
Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 11am/ 2pm/ 4:30pm; Sunday at 12noon / 3pm
(Check www.gazillionbubbleshow.com for updated schedule)

Added shows for Presidents Day
Monday, February 18 at 11am/ 2pm / 4:30pm
Thursday, February 21 at 11am/ 2pm

Tickets are $59-$79 and $99.50 (VIP package) and can be purchased at
Telecharge at 212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com
Running time is 60+ minutes no intermission
For more information, please visit: www.gazillionbubbleshow.com


Written and performed by KAREEM M. LUCAS
Mentored by CRAIG ‘muMs’ GRANT

February 20 – March 2, 2019
At Cherry Lane Theatre

Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi,Founder; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Director) is proud to kick-off its Obie Award-winning Mentor Project with this year’s first production, The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro (or iNegro) written by and starring Kareem M. Lucas, mentored by Craig ‘muMs’ Grant. The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negrois directed by David Mendizábal and will begin performances on Wednesday, February 20 and run through March 2 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).  Tickets are $25 ($60 for a three-show membership) and can be purchased by visiting cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

This solo show of heightened poetry and raw self-reflection takes the audience on the subversive journey of a young Black man coming into himself, as he struggles to break free of what he holds onto most tightly. In iNegro - No one is safe. Nothing is sacred. 

This marks the first show of three Mentor Project productions. Upcoming productions include three girls never learnt the way homewritten byMatthew Paul Olmos and mentored by Taylor Mac (March 13 – 23, 2019) and The Climb written by C.A. Johnson and mentored by Martyna Majok (April 3 – 13, 2019). Casting and creative team TBA.

The Mentor Project, winner of an Obie Award for its dedication to helping early-career playwrights develop new work, each year partners an emerging author with a seasoned professional for a year of script work, rewrites, casting, rehearsals and a full production at Cherry Lane.  Mentor Project is also the recipient of the James Kirkwood Award for American Playwrights. 
The Maturation of an Inconvenient Negro (or iNegro)
written by Kareem M. Lucas, mentored by Craig muMs Grant
Performances will take place February 20 – March 2, 2019
Performance Schedule: Monday – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7pm.

Upcoming Mentor Project Productions: 
three girls never learnt the way home, written by Matthew Paul Olmos, mentored by Taylor Mac
Performances will take place March 13 – 23, 2019

The Climb, written by C.A. Johnson, mentored by Martyna Majok
Performances will take place April 3 – 13, 2019

Tickets for the Mentor Project are $25 (single show) / $60 (three- show membership
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.cherrylanetheatre.org or call OvationTix at 866 811 4111

8) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 pm  
American Songbook  
An Evening with Christine Ebersole 
Christine Ebersole has enchanted audiences for decades with award-winning performances on screen and on stage, in live concerts, and on myriad solo and cast recordings. While early successes in film and television showcased her “multitudes” as a comedian, actress, and singer (New York Times), Ebersole’s more recent stage performances—including her Tony Award–winning dual role in Grey Gardens—have solidified her standing as Broadway royalty. Rave reviews for her performance as Elizabeth Arden in 2017’s hit musical War Paint reveal that this “enduringly vital” talent (New York Times)—and our love for her—is here to stay. For this very special engagement in Alice Tully Hall, Ebersole’s signature wit and “fervent, radiant soprano” are guaranteed to surprise and delight our Songbook audience. 
Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street 
TICKETS start at $55 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org 

Wednesday, February 20 at 8:00 pm 
Great Performers 
Russian National Orchestra 
A thrilling champion of the classic Russian repertoire, the Russian National Orchestra shines on this allRachmaninoff program. Kirill Karabits, who began his conducting career with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the tutelage of Iván Fischer, leads from the podium with masterful pianist Mikhail Pletnev joining as the soloist for the darkly virtuosic Second Piano Concerto. The evening concludes with the driving rhythms and high drama of the Symphonic Dances. 
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza 
TICKETS start at $35 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

Thursday, February 21 – FREE – at 7:30 pm  
American Songbook Vuyo Sotashe 
Singer and songwriter Vuyo Sotashe is becoming an integral part of New York City’s jazz scene. After moving here in 2013, the young South African artist has quickly made his mark, earning a Fulbright Scholarship and finalist positions in several international competitions, while also collaborating with artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Mwenso, Brianna Thomas, Elio Villafranca, Duchess, and the cabaret persona Jomama Jones, to name a few. Sotashe now adds American Songbook to his list of high-profile gigs with this free performance in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Catch this rising international jazz star while you can. 
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, February 23 at 2:00 pm 
LC Kids Soundtrack ’63 
From the folk and gospel-influenced songs that reflect the ideals of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement to the hip-hop anthems recognizing that Black Lives Matter, music has always supported and strengthened outcries for social justice. Created by the brilliant minds of Soul Science Lab, Soundtrack '63 is a live, multimedia musical performance that traces the African American experience from before the Middle Passage to the present Black Lives Matter movement. Archival video footage, animation, and narration are combined with a live soundtrack of spirituals, protest songs, and popular music performed by an 11-piece orchestra and dynamic vocal ensemble. 
Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor 
TICKETS start at $25 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Kids 

Sunday, February 24 at 11:00 am  
Great Performers  
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 
Verona Quartet
The “outstanding” Verona Quartet (New York Times) opens its Sunday morning recital with Mozart’s final string quartet, a sunny work filled with delights, before exploring the constantly shifting colors and shadows of Janáček’s lovelorn masterpiece, String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”). 
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. 
9) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

9A) Schimmel Center at Pace University
1964 The TributeThursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm

Schimmel Center at Pace University continues its 2018-19 Rock and Roll Series with 1964 The Tribute, a live Beatles tribute concert, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street in Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

Founded in 1984 by musicians Mark Benson and Tom Work1964 The Tribute has been touring the globe for 35 years, meticulously re-creating a pre-Sgt. Pepper era Beatles concert with artful precision and unerring accuracy. Period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter are all incorporated to make the experience as authentic as possible, showcasing the Beatles' invasion of America. Audiences can expect to hear many of the Beatles' greatest early hits, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Twist and Shout," "Please Please Me," and "A Hard Day's Night.


9B) Schimmel Center at Pace University

A History in Song with Larry Kirwan

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30pm

Concert will include 
selections from Kirwan's latest album,

Heroes/Belfast EP
 to be released February 19

Schimmel Center at Pace University continues its 2018-19 series of World Music and Dance with Ireland and America, a musical retrospective of Irish American history performed by Larry Kirwan, co-founder and frontman of the New York City-based Celtic rock band Black 47, on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.orgby phone at 212-346-1715or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission

Drawing from Black 47's extensive catalogue of recordings, Kirwan celebrates the vast tapestry of the Irish American experience, from the history of the Irish/British conflict to emigration to the USA and life in New York City's Five Points neighborhood. Fans of the band will recognize songs including "James Connolly," "The Big Fellah," "Funky Ceili," "40 Shades of Blue," and others. 

Kirwan will also perform songs from his brand new album, Heroes/Belfast EP , being released on Black 47 Records on February 19, 2019. The idea for the title track came from a conversation that Kirwan had with David Bowie, who said that his song "Heroes" could just as easily have been written about Belfast as Berlin, since both cities were divided by walls. Also included is "Second Coming Blues," which is Kirwan's attempt to make sense of the Trump presidency through the prism of William Butler Yeats. Pre-orders of the album are currently being taken at www.black47.com.


9C) Schimmel Center at Pace University



Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4pm

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents New Shanghai Circus on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at www.schimmelcenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street in Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

$20 children tickets available for children 12 and under and must be purchased with an adult ticket. For more information please visit http://schimmelcenter.org/event/new-shanghai-circus.
10) News from Polk and Co.

10A) WICKED Welcomes 

New Citizens of Oz 



The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this spring.  Beginning Monday, February 18, Michael McCormick will assume the role of The Wizard. Gizel Jiménez will assume the role of Nessarose on Tuesday, March 12.

They join a cast which currently includes Jessica Vosk as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Nancy Opel as Madame Morrible, Ryan McCartan as Fiyero, Jamie Jackson as Doctor Dillamond, and Jesse JP Johnson as Boq.  Kevin Chamberlin (The Wizard) will play his final performance on Sunday, February 17.  Kristen Martin (Nessarose) will play her final performance on Sunday, March 10.

For more information about WICKED, please visit www.WickedTheMusical.com.


Opening Night February 28, 2019

Due to high ticket demand, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced a one-week extension of the world premiere musical SUPERHERO. The production will now play through Sunday, March 31, 2019.   

SUPERHERO officially opens on February 28, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). 

Before we can save the world, we have to save each other. From the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of Next to Normal and the Tony Award-winning writer of Red comes a deeply human new musical about a fractured family, the mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and the unexpected hero who just might save the day.

Single tickets range from $79 - $109 and can be purchased by calling the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visiting the company’s website, www.2ST.com.  Subscriptions packages including SuperheroDying City and Make Believe are $195.  A limited number of $30 Under 30 tickets are available in advance to those ages 30 and under with proper identification.

For more information, please visit www.2ST.com

11) News from Sam Rudy Public Relations


A Benefit for

 the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Hosted by 


Directed by CARL ANDRESS

With Appearances by Previously Announced:

New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy-nominee BERNIE WILLIAMS,


Monday, February 25, 2019

Edison Ballroom

This year marks the ninth BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!, featuring an evening of music and comedy benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). The event will take place on Monday, February 25 at 5:30 pm at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) in New York City.  A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased at www.BroadwayBeltsForPFF.org.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, visit  PulmonaryFibrosis.org
12) News from Spin Cycle News

12A) New Sexual Escapade Comedy extends'


Now through March 2

After fantastic audience and critical response, BAREFOOT, a daring new sexual escapade by Kate T. Billingsley and Thomas G. Waites, will extend through March 2 at the Gene Frankel Theatre when it began performances on January 24. 

Two weeks before her wedding, Sylvia is confronted in her opulent, West Village apartment by her fiancé’s sexually confident mistress, Teddy. As their respective male partners arrive, the four charged lovers (and a pizza man) clash over love, lust, and intimacy in a comical prism of betrayal and psychological warfare. 

BAREFOOT runs through March 2, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. The Gene Frankel Theatre is located at 24 Bond Street, between Bowery and Lafayette -- accessible from B,D,F,M trains at Broadway/Lafayette or the #6 at Bleecker. Tickets are $25, available at www.EventBrite.com.

12B) US Premiere of Award-Winning Underground Hit UK Drama 



Now through March 10 

The US Premiere of BLEACH by Dan Ireland-Reeves will continue through March 10. This award-winning underground hit, seen throughout the UK as well as in Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Dublin, made its US premiere in January in an intimate, immersive production performed for an audience of 10. Directed by Zack Carey, the site-specific production stars Eamon Yates and Brendan George, who share the role of Tyler, a young man trying to find his way while paying the rent in NYC. Audiences are invited to join Tyler at Tyler’s Basement in Bushwick, Brooklyn for this dark and humorous look at sex, violence, and city living.

BLEACH centers on Tyler, a twenty-four-year-old who sells his body on a nightly basis. But on a regular working night, things are about to spiral out of control leaving Tyler questioning whether living in the city is really worth the price of rent.

BLEACH runs through March 10, with performances at 7pm & 9pm daily. (Note: no performances Presidents Day 2/18 or Oscar Night 2/24). Tyler’s Basement is located at 637 Wilson Avenue at the corner of Cooper Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn – directly off of the L train at Wilson Avenue. Running time is 75 minutes. Contains brief nudity and strong language, no one under 18 is permitted to attend. Tickets are $30 - $50 at 212-352-3101 www.SpinCycleNYC.com.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another More Theater Monday.