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, February 24, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/24/19 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) The Broadway League Introduces Family 4 Packs
2) Encores Behind the Curtain I Married An Angel
3) Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
    Science After Hours - Love & Lust
4) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
    Renee Fleming, Lyle Lovatt & John Hiatt, NJ Tap Dance Ensemble,
    Golden Oldies Spectactular, Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles Present Abbey Road
5) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
    Ecstatic Music Festival, Only at Merkin with Terence McKnight, Broadway Playhouse
6) Upcoming at Symphony Space
     Boogalo Familia
7) Upcoming at Feinsteins/54 Below
    Robbie Rozelle, 54 Sings The High School Musical Trilogy

PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DKC/O&M
    Second Video from R&H Goes Pop Released
9) News from JT Public Relations
    World Premiere of Death of Driver to Begin Peformances
10) News from Karen Greco PR
      Imagining Madoff to Premiere at 59E59 Theatres
11) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
12) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
      12A) Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Bernard Labadie Perform at Carnegie Hall
     12B) MasterVoices Performs Works by Gordon, Sondheim, and Romantic Pieces
     12C) The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center March 2019 Concerts
13) News from Polk and Co.
      Network on Broadway Announces Final Extension
14) News from Richard Hillman PR
      14A) Lolita, My Love Now at York Theatre
      14B) York Theatre Neo13 Concert  Monday March 4
15) News from Sam Rudy Public Relations
      Matt Williams New Comedy, Actually We're F*Ked at Cherry Lane Theatre
16) News from Spin Cycle News
      16A) Dying in Boulder Begins Previews February 28
      16B) The Flea Presents 50th Cycle of Serials February 28 - March 9

1) The Broadway League Introduces 
Broadway Family 4 Packs

This winter, participating shows make Broadway theatregoing even easier! Introducing new family four-pack offers and other great family-friendly deals at  

2) Encores! Behind the Curtain
I Married an Angel

The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY

Use code CITYCENTER for $25 tickets

The second of three events throughout the Encores! season, this new series explores rarely seen objects from the Museum’s Theater Collection, live performances, and more. Jack Viertel, Artistic Director of Encores!, leads a conversation with show experts and members of the creative team to consider how collaboration – especially in dance – can fundamentally drive Broadway shows.

3) Upcoming at 
the Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Science After Hours - Love & Lust

Tuesday February 26, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Adults 21+
Explore the chemistry, physics, and mathematics of love and lust during this February edition of Science After Hours. A hearty lineup of attractive events include:
  • House of Yes performers take over The Giant Heart with a twist of drag, a large pour of drama, and a sprinkling of glitter
  • Bizarre mating habits and sexual anatomies of different animals are presented by The Philadelphia Zoo
  • Local DJ, Wassup GIna, [Rhythm of the NIght] will be spinning classic 90's house and dance music in the Fels Planetarium
  • Tango, and other dance lessons throughout the night
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.fi.edu/event/2019-02-26/science-after-hours-love-lust
4) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

 Renee Fleming, Lyle Lovatt & John Hiatt, NJ Tap Dance Ensemble, 
    Golden Oldies Spectactular, Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles Present Abbey Road

Wednesday February 27, 8:00 PM
Renee Fleming in Concert

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Friday March 1, 8:00 PM
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday March 2, 10:00 AM  & 12:00 PM
New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble
Milk & Cookies

Milk & Cookies is a lively, interactive storytelling and music series for families. This program is the perfect way to introduce young children to live theater.

For more information or to purchase tickets for $3.00 each, visit 

Saturday March 2, 7:00 PM
Golden Oldies Spectacular
The Brooklyn Paramount Reunion
Jubilee of Stars II

Lloyd Price—("Stagger Lee," "Personality," "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," "Where Were You On Our Wedding Day")
Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters—("My Prayer," "With This Ring," "Only You," "I Love You 1000 Times," "The Great Pretender," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes")
Danny and the Juniors—("At the Hop," "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay," "Twistin USA")
The Skyliners—(Tribute to Jimmy Beaumont, "Since I Don't Have You," "This I Swear," "Pennies From Heaven")
Gary Troxel & The Fleetwoods—(“Come Softly to Me," "Mr. Blue," "Tragedy")
Jimmy Gallagher, original lead singer of The Passions—("Just to Be with You," "This is My Love," "I Only Want You," "Gloria")
Cleveland Stills and The Dubs—("Could This be Magic," "Chapel of Dreams," "Don't Ask Me to Be Lonely")

Hosted by
"The Duke of Doo Wop" Harry G and WMTR Radio's Alan David Stein

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday March 3, 2:00 PM  & 7:00 PM
Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles Presents Abbey Road

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.stnj.org/event/rain
5) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Ecstatic Music Festival: Irreversible Entanglements, Amina Claudine Myers & Nicole Mitchell, Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Bridget Kibbey, Harp & Guests; Broadway Playhouse: Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick

Thursday February 28, 7:30 PM
Ecstatic Music Festival: Irreversible Entanglements, Amina Claudine Myers & Nicole Mitchell

Three generations of Black women whose monumental contributions to the continuum of creative music has forever altered its pathways — Myers, Mitchell and Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) — join the revolutionary free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements for solos, duos, trios and the world premiere of a new collaborative piece. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday March 2, 7:30 PM
Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight: Bridget Kibbey, Harp & Guests

The "Yo-Yo Ma of the harp" performs Renaissance and Baroque works arranged for harp in an evening of conversation and performance hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. With Beth Wenstrom, violin and Priscilla Herreid, recorder.

Sunday March 3, 11:00 PM
Broadway Playhouse: Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick

Introduce young theater fans age 4-11 to classic Broadway musicals by the songwriting team behind Fiddler On the RoofShe Loves Me and Fiorello! 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 tickets, visit 

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

Boogaloo Familia

Saturday March 2, 11:00 AM

A wild and upbeat bilingual musical journey through the history, musical style and worldwide cultural impact of Latin Boogaloo, the 1960s music and dance craze from the streets of Spanish Harlem. The audience will be able to shake and boogie along to the infectious bilingual rhythms of “Boogaloo Shoes,” “Esta Tierra (This Land Is Your Land),” “Bugalú pa' mi abuela,” and other happy tunes. Boogaloo Familia features members of the Spanglish Fly, the NYC based band recommended by National Public Radio’s Alt.Latino.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.symphonyspace.org/events/just-kidding-boogaloo-kids
7) Upcoming at Feinsteins/54 Below

Robbie Rozelle, 54 Sings the High School Musical Trilogy

Friday March 1, 9:30 PM
Robbie Rozelle

After headlining Pride at Feinstein’s/54 Below last year Robbie Rozelle returns with his hit show Songs From Inside My Locker, this time to preserve it. Be in the basement where it happens as Robbie records his debut solo album live!
Featuring his band The Two Drink Minimum and special guests Maya Days(Aida, Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels,) Songs From Inside My Locker is the balm to the chaos of these crazy times.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Monday March 4, 7:00 & 9:30 PM

54 Sings The High School Musical Trilogy. Take a journey through all the best moments from the High School Musical trilogy, from the Troy and Gabriella ballads everyone loves to cry to, to sassy mashups inspired by Sharpay Evans, and every choreographed basketball routine in between. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DKC/O&M








The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization recently announced the release of the second music video for its new YouTube Series,  “R&H Goes Pop!”. The video features “R&H Goes Pop!” host Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaSouth Pacific) and Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) performing “The Next Ten Minutes Ago". The song is a mashup of “Ten Minutes Ago” from Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and “The Next Ten Minutes” from Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years and features arrangements byBenjamin Rauhala and Kurt Crowley. The new video on the Rodgers & Hammerstein YouTube channel can be seen here.

9) News from JT Public Relations

Urban Stages to Present
World Premiere of the Play


New York: Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director), will close its 35th season with the World Premiere of Will Snider’s DEATH OF A DRIVER directed by Kim T. Sharp.  This limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street) begins performances on Friday, March 1st, opens on Monday, March 4th and will run through Sunday, March 24th 2019.  Tickets for the show are $40 ($25 during previews; $50 on opening and $15 student rush) and may be purchased via OvationTix at www.urbanstages.org or by phone at 1.866.811.4111.

Performance Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:30 pm
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
ADDED PERFORMANCE: Sunday, March 3 at 7:30pm

Sarah is an American engineer. Kennedy is an East African taxi driver. They strike up a friendship and embark on a journey to change rural Kenya building new roads. But when a disputed local election lands Kennedy in jail and threatens the work, Sarah questions the integrity of their alliance and wonders how well she knows the man she thought was her friend. Death of a Driver is a bracing examination of "doing good" abroad, the limits of understanding another person, and what happens when personal and political obligations collide.

For more information about Urban Stages, please visit www.urbanstages.org
10) News from Karen Greco PR
IMAGINING MADOFF, Obie Award-winner Deb Margolin’s fictionalized look at embattled Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff, makes NY premiere at 59E59 Theaters 

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the New York premiere of IMAGINING MADOFF, written by DebMargolin and directed by Jerry Heymann. Produced by New Light Theater Project, IMAGINING MADOFF begins performances on Friday, March 1 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 23Press Opening is Wednesday, March 6. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).

Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff is in prison, determined to control his own narrative for history as he dictates stories to a visiting biographer about his childhood, his family, women, money, and an all-night meeting he had with Holocaust survivor and poet, Solomon Galkin.

Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org 
11) News from Lincoln Center

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

Tuesday, February 26 – FREE – at 7:30 pm  
Insights at the Atrium A Conversation with Herbert Blomstedt 
New York Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda engages conductor Herbert Blomstedt in a conversation about the highlights of his career, spanning more than 60 years. Discover the convictions and ethos of one of the most estimable artists of our time ahead of his concerts featuring masterworks by Grieg and Dvořák. 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 

Wednesday, February 27 at 8:30 pm  
American Songbook 
Gaby Moreno 
With a mesmerizing mix of Americana, soul, blues, and folk—what she has called “Spanglish folk-soul”— Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno navigates troubled waters with “hauntingly beautiful” (NPR) bilingual anthems about love, loss, and the immigrant experience. Starting with her 2009 debut album, Still the Unknown, Moreno has garnered comparisons to Édith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin. Following a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist in 2013 and the crossover success of her Grammynominated 2016 album Ilusión, Moreno teamed up with arranger-producer Van Dyke Parks on a passionate and timely cover of David Rudder’s single “The Immigrants,” released in July 2018 in response to events taking place at the U.S.–Mexico border. An audience favorite at Lincoln Center Out of Doors for three years running, the multilingual, multitalented Moreno celebrates her American Songbook debut with songs from her extensive catalog as well as sneak peeks from her soon-to-be released next album. 
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS start at $40 and available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org

Thursday, February 28 – FREE – at 7:30 pm 
Atrium 360° 
Tariq Al-Sabir's #UNWANTED 
Deemed a “rising musical mastermind" by the Baltimore Examiner, composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir presents selections from his multimedia, genre-bending song cycle #UNWANTED at the Atrium. Written for a unique, ten-piece ensemble that includes voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, synthesizer, and electronics, this poignant piece centers on Black people’s navigation through social media and access to technology. It examines several ways in which prejudices, phobias, racisms, and more transform themselves to exist online, and explores what it means to create and find a virtual community and home. Al-Sabir, who has premiered and performed commissioned works at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, National Sawdust, and MoMA, explores what it means to create and find a virtual community as the cycle communicates in real time with film. Video direction by Monique Muse Dodd.
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, February 28 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook 
Son Lux 
When composer, keyboardist, and vocalist Ryan Lott—who founded Son Lux in 2008—invited percussionist Ian Chang and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia to join his solo project, the band became much more than the sum of its parts. The trio announced its new sound with the release of the 2015 album Bones, an experimental soundtrack that posed universal questions about living in a complex world. In early 2018 they followed it up with the deeply personal Brighter Wounds, building on their “avant-pop” foundation “with gorgeous instrumental bursts that lift Lott’s vocals to a desperate breaking point” (Pitchfork) in an intimate examination of what it means to be human. Fresh off an extensive European tour, Son Lux brings their deeply personal set to The Appel Room for an evening of warm reflections on love and loss and a thoughtful mixture of fear and optimism about our individual and shared futures. 
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS start at $35 and are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

Friday, March 1 at 8:30 pm
 American Songbook 
Oscar Isaac 
From instant cult classics to Hollywood blockbusters, the incredibly versatile Oscar Isaac has shown his range on screen through starring roles in 2018’s Operation Finale; the Star Wars series’ The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi; the indie sci-fi thriller Ex Machina; and, in 2013, the lead in Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers’ homage to the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, for which he performed his character’s compositions live. Meanwhile, his performance in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero earned him a Golden Globe, and on stage, he received rave reviews as the “majestically impudent” title character (New York Times) in the Public Theater’s 2017 production of Hamlet. But leading man stardom is just the beginning of Isaac’s multifaceted artistry. Before becoming a household name, the Juilliard grad played lead guitar and sang in his own band, the Blinking Underdogs. Join Isaac on a personal musical journey that places all of his virtuosity center stage, in a glamorous setting worthy of this Tinseltown talent. 
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS All available seats are currently sold out. Additional seats may be released closer to the performance date. To inquire about any available tickets, please call CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visit AmericanSongbook.org.

Saturday, March 2 – FREE – at 11:00 am 
LC Kids 
Free Saturdays at the Atrium 
Awa Sangho 
In this high-energy performance filled with drumming and dancing, Mali-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter and activist Awa Sangho delivers music from her homeland steeped in the rhythms and resonances of West Africa. A rising presence on the world music scene, her message reverberates with compassion on a global scale and reflects the artist’s experience of encountering and embracing the African diaspora, yet never leaving Africa behind. Recommended for ages 2-5 
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/Kids

Saturday, March 2 – FREE – at 7:00 pm 
Atrium 360° 
Songs of Bukovina: A Conversation with Alexei Ratmansky
Alexei Ratmansky, ABT Artist in Residence, speaker 
In celebration of Alexei Ratmansky’s 10th anniversary as American Ballet Theatre’s Artist in Residence during its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House (May 13–July 6, 2019), ABT presents a special conversation with Ratmansky that will situate his famed piece, Songs of Bukovina, within its cultural and political contexts. Set to the music of Leonid Desyatnikov, Songs of Bukovina explores the folk traditions of the Eastern European mountains and will be performed as part of an all-Ratmansky program from May 21 to May 23, 2019. Presented in collaboration with American Ballet Theatre, The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, and NYU’s Remarque Institute 
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, March 2 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook 
Martha Plimpton: All the Presidents Mann 
New York City’s hometown hero Martha Plimpton wowed audiences with her 2010 American Songbook debut, the one-woman show Martha Plimpton Sings?. For her much anticipated return to the series, the beloved Emmy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee—together with musical director Dan Lipton—pays tribute to the genius of singer-songwriter Aimee Mann with a hand-picked set of favorite tunes, each thematically paired to devastatingly mordant effect with a different United States president. Accompanied by a quartet of stellar musicians from the worlds of Broadway and late-night television, Plimpton will also invite special guests to join her onstage for this hilariously heartbreaking triptych through the landscape of love and loss and electoral misjudgment. 
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS start at $40 and are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org

Monday, March 4 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook 
Joyce DiDonato: Songplay 
Having mastered the bel canto repertoire, American opera star Joyce DiDonato is not one to rest on her laurels. For her latest musical adventure, the two-time Grammy Award winner has joined extraordinary musicians from the worlds of jazz and tango to create Songplay, an exploration of the universal language of music. Led by pianist and arranger Craig Terry, the band includes jazz legends Chuck Israels (bass) and Jimmy Madison (drums), as well as young international sensations Lautaro Greco (bandoneón) and Charlie Porter (trumpet). In keeping with DiDonato’s recent recordings, the Grammy Award–winning Joyce & Tony: Live from Wigmore Hall and Grammy Award nominee In War and Peace, Songplay is an all-encompassing celebration of music, in which there are no boundaries or rules. Join DiDonato for this joyful, exuberant evening that will shine a spotlight on the timeless nature of a great song. 
The Appel Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St. 
TICKETS start at $100 and are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org
12)News from Pascal Nadon Communications

Paul Lewis is Soloist for Beethoven’s Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Soprano Ying Fang Performs Alternate Aria from Mozart’s Idomeneo

The second concert of Orchestra of St. Luke’s 2018–2019 Carnegie Hall Series will take place on Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 PM at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie leads the ensemble in a program bookended by works of Haydn: the Overture to the music-drama L’isola disabitata andSymphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, “Farewell.” Guest Artist Paul Lewis makes his Carnegie Hall concerto debut performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 and soprano Ying Fang will sing the aria Non temer, amato bene,” K. 490 from the 1786 Vienna version of Mozart’s Idomeneo.

Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
Ying Fang, Soprano
Paul Lewis, Piano
HAYDN Overture to L'isola disabitata
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
MOZART “Non temer, amato bene”, K. 490
HAYDN Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor, “Farewell”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019, 8:00 PM

CARNEGIE HALL – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
57th Street and Seventh Avenue

Priced from $15 to $98, tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office,
154 West 57th Street, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or at

19th-Century Romantic German Song is Featured Alongside
Ricky Ian Gordon’s Life is Love to Poems of Langston Hughes which includes a World Premiere Commission, and the New York Premiere of Ted Sperling’s
Night Waltzes, A Choral Suite from Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music 
Featured Soloists Include Singers Nicole CabellKate AldrichNicholas Phanand Nmon Fordand piano duo Anderson & Roe

MasterVoices, led by its Artistic Director Ted Sperling, presents Night Songs and Love Waltzes, an evening of vocal and piano works on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The ensemble’s second concert of the 2018–2019 season will feature MasterVoices’ 120 singers in a program including Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes and songs by other Romantic-era composers, Felix Mendelssohn, Clara and Robert Schumann, and Franz Schubert; Ricky Ian Gordon’s Life Is Love, set to poems by Langston Hughes (new arrangements and a world premiere commissioned by MasterVoices); and the New York premiere of Ted Sperling’s Night Waltzes, his arrangements of selections from Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

A stellar quartet of vocalists — Nicole Cabell, Soprano, Kate Aldrich, Mezzo-Soprano, Nicholas Phan, Tenor, and Nmon Ford, Baritone – as well as renowned piano duo Anderson & Roe, cellistsPeter Sachon and Mairi Dorman, and a horn quartet led by Zohar Schondorf, join MasterVoices. The program encompasses multiple configurations: vocal solos, duets, trios, and quartets, men’s chorus, women’s chorus, and the full MasterVoices chorus. Anderson & Roe will also perform piano instrumental works.
Tickets, starting at $30 for Night Songs and Love Waltzes are available online at lincolncenter.org, by calling 212.721.6500, or in person at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office, 1941 Broadway, at West 66th Street.

Information about MasterVoices’ 2018–2019 season can be found at mastervoices.org.

Hungarian Fire Showcases the Inspiration of Folk Tradition on Many Composers
Seven Last Words Features Bass-Baritone Ryan Speedo Green
in Sacred Music by Haydn and Bach
New Music in the Rose to offer works by du Bois, Wuorinen, Pintscher, and Ludwig


Sun, Mar 3 at 5 pm
Brahms: Selected Hungarian Dances for Violin and Piano (arr. Joseph Joachim) (1868, 1880) 
Kodály: Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12 (1919-20)
Bartók: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1938)
Ligeti: Selected Piano Etudes 
Dohnányi: Quintet No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1 (1895)

Alessio Bax, piano; Ida Kavafian, Alexi Kenney*, violin; Yura Lee, viola;Dmitri Atapine, cello; Sebastian Manz*, clarinet

Sun, Mar 10 at 5 pm
Glinka: Trio pathétique in D minor for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano (1832)
Glazunov: Idyll in D major for Horn and Strings (1884)
Balakirev: Octet for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Piano, Op. 3 (1855-56)
Schnittke: Homage to Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, and Dmitri Shostakovich for Piano, Six Hands (1979) 
Rachmaninov: Suite No. 2 in C minor for Two Pianos, Op. 17 (1900-01)
Michael Brown, Anne-Marie McDermott, Wu Qian, piano; Francisco Fullana*, Sean Lee, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Inbal Segev, cello; Xavier Foley*, double bass; Ransom Wilson, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; David Shifrin, clarinet; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; David Jolley, horn

Fri, Mar 15 at 7:30 pm
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello (1892)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher for Violin and Piano, Op. 42 (1878)
Prokofiev: Sonata in C major for Two Violins, Op. 56 (1932)
Taneyev: Quintet in G minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 30 (1910-11)

Wu Han, piano; Alexander Sitkovetsky, Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Matthew Lipman, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello
Tue, Mar 19 at 7:30 pm
Rubinstein: “Romance” from Soirées à Saint-Petersbourg for Violin and Piano, Op. 44, No. 1 (1860)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Selected Songs
Stravinsky: Five Easy Pieces for Piano, Four Hands (1917)
Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Piano, Op. 79 (1948)
Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 50 (1881-82)

Mané Galoyan, soprano; Sara Couden, alto; Arseny Yakovlev, tenor; Gilbert Kalish, Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Chad Hoopes, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello

Sun, Mar 24 at 5 pm
Myaskovsky: Quartet No. 13 in A minor for Strings, Op. 86 (1949)
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 13 in B-flat minor for Strings, Op. 138 (1970) 
Borodin: Quartet No. 2 in D major for Strings (1881)

Borodin Quartet (Ruben Aharonian, Sergei Lomovsky, violin; Igor Naidin,viola; Vladimir Balshin, cello)

Sun, Mar 31 at 5 pm
Pre-concert lecture by Michael Parloff at 3:30 pm in the Rose Studio
Bach: Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (1727) 
Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross for String Quartet, Op. 51 (1786)

Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord; Orion String Quartet (Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, violin; Steven Tenenbom,viola; Timothy Eddy, cello); Timothy Cobb, double bass; Stephen Taylor, oboe


Tues, Mar 5 at 6:30 pm
Returning lecturer Michael Parloff inaugurates the Winter Festival’s Russian journey with insights into the country’s rich musical tapestry, from the time of Mikhail Glinka to that of Dmitri Shostakovich.

Thu, Mar 21 at 6:30 pm & 9 pm   
New Music
Alexandra du Bois: L’apothéose d’un rêve for Piano, Violin, and Cello (2004)
Charles Wuorinen: Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello (1983)
Matthias Pintscher: Janusgesicht for Viola and Cello (2001)
David Ludwig: Aria Fantasy for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello (2013)

Michael Brown, piano; Bella Hristova, violin; Richard O’Neill, viola; Mihai Marica, cello

Sun, Mar 31 at 3:30 pm
Michael Parloff will explore the history of the work and the ways that Haydn’s “wordless oratorio” illuminates the meaning of Christ’s final words.

Tickets for concerts may be purchased in person at the Alice Tully Hall box office at Broadway and West 65th St. or the CMS ticketing office at The Samuel B. and David Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, 10th floor; by calling 212.875.5788; or online at www.chambermusicsociety.org.

Visit the CMS website for complete information on New York City performances.
13) News from Polk and Co.




The National Theatre production of NETWORK, produced by David Binder, the National Theatre, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies, will extend performances through Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). This is the second and final extension for the limited engagement. Starring Bryan Cranston (All The Way, “Breaking Bad”), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal,” Promises, Promises) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” Mary Page Marlowe),NETWORK officially opened to rave reviews on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Tickets are available at www.Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) or at the Belasco Theatre box office (111 W 44th Street) and range from $49.00 – $199.00 (including the $2 facility fee). The production will be dark the week of April 29 due to previous engagements. Onstage FOODWORK tickets are available from $299. Ticket price includes a series of small plates and cocktails
14)News from Richard Hillman PR

Through – MARCH 3, 2019
Closing out the popular Musicals in Mufti series celebration is the New York premiere of Lolita, My Love, with music by John Barry and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, as edited by Erik Haagensen. Directed by Emily Maltby and with music direction by Deniz Cordell, the 13-member cast will feature George Abud (The Band’s Visit) as Clare Quilty, Caitlin Cohn (The Secret Garden) as Dolores “Lolita” Haze, Robert Sella (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Humbert Humbert, Thursday Farrar (Aida) as Dr. June Ray, and Jessica Tyler Wright (Sweeney Todd) as Charlotte Haze, with Becca Fox (Singin’ in the Rain), Hanako Greensmith (Spring Awakening), Victoria Huston-Elem (Finding Neverland), Jay Aubrey Jones (Assassins), Kennedy Kanagawa (Into the Woods), Max Meyers (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), Mark Montague (A Very Brady Musical), and Analise Scarpaci (Matilda, The Musical).

Based on the 1955 novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, the musical, which originally closed in Boston in 1971, closely follows the legendary novel: a college professor named Humbert Humbert becomes fascinated by and starts to seduce his landlady's young daughter, Dolores "Lolita" Haze. The fascination quickly turns into obsession, and soon a whirlwind race across the US begins. For this Mufti presentation, Erik Haagensen (Darling of the Day and The Day Before Spring in Mufti) has created a new script, edited together from Lerner’s assorted drafts, each vastly different from the others. Haagensen said “now audiences will have a chance to hear Lolita on stage and decide for themselves what they think of this unquestionably daring musical that begins as a black comedy and ends in tragedy.” Performances begin Saturday afternoon, February 23, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through March 3, 2019. Opening Night will be Sunday evening, February 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

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

For more information, visit www.yorktheatre.org 

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019 AT 7:00PM
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, has announced, today, the roster of performing artists scheduled to perform in the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writers Amanda D’Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers.

In addition to these six writers, this year’s NEO of the Future program will showcase two songs by writers who are currently undergraduate students: Sarah Kaufman, a senior at CAP21/Molloy College, and Caleb Smith, a junior at Penn State.

The list of performers includes Jaime Cepero (Smash), Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera), Jesse Manocherian (The Day Before Spring), Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Mykal Kilgore (Songs for a New World), Joél Pérez (Fun Home), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit), and Noah Zachary (Poster Boy), with more to be announced.

The one-night-only performance of NEO13: A Concert Celebration of Emerging Musical Theatre Writers, directed by Annette Jolles with music direction by Eric Svejcar, is Monday evening, March 4, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Festivities are set to begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a champagne/dessert reception.

Tickets for NEO13 are priced at $50$25 tickets available for patrons under the age of 35 (available by calling or visiting the box office during box office hours only). Tickets may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, ONLINE: 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.) - Tuesday through Sunday during performances.
15) Cherry Lane Theatre’s World Premiere of
Directed by JOHN PASQUIN

Beginning Performances on February 26, 2019
Opening Night is Set for March 7
At The Cherry Lane Theatre

ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED, a new play by Matt Williams, will be given its world-premiere production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Manhattan), with previews starting on February 26 prior to an official opening on March 7, it has been announced by Cherry Lane founder Angelina Fiordellisi and artistic director Seri Lawrence.  The play is directed by John Pasquin, with whom Mr. Williams has a long-standing collaboration, including the popular television series “Home Improvement.”  
In ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED, four millennials order take-out every Thursday, drink too much wine and argue over how to rescue the planet.  They know the world is a dumpster fire, and they’re the generation to fix it.  That is, until someone makes a life-changing announcement that challenges their beliefs, their relationships and whether babies should have their own Instagram accounts.
ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED will begin its limited run on February 26 and run through April 7, 2019, celebrating  its opening night on March 7, 2019. It will playTuesday at 7PM; Wednesday – Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 5PM & 9PM; Sunday at 3PM with an additional performance added on Monday, March 4 at 7PM. Tickets  to ACTUALLY, WE’RE F**KED are $65-$95 ($55 during previews) and are available by visiting www.CherryLaneTheatre.org, by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting the Cherry Lane Theatre at 38 Commerce Street
16) News from Spin Cycle News

Begins Previews Feb. 28

Out of the Box Theatricsinvites you to the World Premiere of DYING IN BOULDER (or the perfect place to die if you have good karma) by Linda Faigao-Hall, directed by Ian Morgan (Associate Artistic Director of The New Group). Performances run February 28 – March 17 at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street).

In a quest for a “good death,” a dying Caucasian-American Buddhist in Boulder, Colorado enlists her reluctant mixed-Filipino family in micromanaging her impending funeral rites. DYING IN BOULDER is a comic but moving exploration of American cultural confusion around aging and dying – and our inability to control either.

16B) The Flea presents 50th cycle of SERIALS, Feb 28 - March 9

The Flea Theater proudly announces the 50th cycle of SERIALS @ The Flea, NYC’s hottest late night play competition. The Flea celebrates with notable Bat alums, raucous new plays and live music. SERIALS runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. February 28 through March 9.

Since its inception in 2011, SERIALS has become a hallmark of The Flea, featuring The Bats and New York’s top emerging playwrights and directors. In SERIALS, five teams of Bats perform original ten-minute episodic plays. The audience votes for its three favorite plays, which return the next week with a new installment. The teams with the two least popular stories must likewise come back the following week, but with entirely different serialized plays. SERIALS is produced by Bat company members Madeline Mahoney and Matt Stango.

SERIALS runs Thursday through Saturday at 11 p.m. from February 28 through March 9. Tickets are $15 and include a free beer. The Flea Theater is located at 20 Thomas Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers, close to the A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, J/M/Z and 1/2/3 subway lines. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.
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