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, March 31, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 3/31/19 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
    Focos & Solisti, Festival of 10 Minute Musicals. Lionel Yu, Andre Watts, NY Philharmonic
2) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
    Rent, Sweetbeatz, Sarod & Scheherazade NJSO ,NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra
3) Broadway Unlocked's 7th Annual Giveback Concert
4) Discovery Walks for Families This Spring in Central Park
5) Registration Open For Camp Broadway's 20th Tour and 25th Anniversary Season

PR Firm Roundup

6) News from Andrea Alton PR
    Site-Specific Immersive Fast Food Voices Opens April 4
7) News from DKC/O&M
    7A) Broadway.com Biggest Fan Contest
    7B) McKittrick Hotel's Speakeasy Magick, a New Magical Show
8) News from KampFire PR
    Loveville High, a Podcast Releases 7th Episode
9) News from Karen Greco PR
    LiveonNY Hosts Post Show Talk Backs Following I Carry Your Heart
10) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
11) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
      11A) Brooklyn Music Schools First Friday Sound Baths
      11B) Flushing Town Hall and Nai-Ni Chen Present CrossCurrent VI
      11C) Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance Presents Melting Ice/ Changing Winds
12) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
       Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center April Events
13) News from Polk and Co.
      13A) Tootsie Announces Digital Lottery and Rush Policy
      13B) Beetlejuice Announced Rush Polic
      13C) Second Stage Announced Five Plays for 2019/2020 Season
14) News from Richard Hillman PR
     14A) A Jewish Joke Closes Off Broadway
     14B) Benny & Joon Opens at Papermill Playhouse
     14C) Aquila Theatre Presents A Midsummer's Night Dream and Frankenstein in Repertory
     14D) God Shows Up Transfer to Off Broadway
     14E) York Theatre One Night Only Concert of Newly Reimagined I Do I Do
15) News from Sam Rudy Media Relations
      Cherry Lane Concludes Mentor Season with The Climb
16) News from Spin Cycle NYC
      New Block of Tickets for Then She Fell on Sale Through September 2019

1) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Focos & Solisti, Festival of 10 Minute Musicals. Lionel Yu, 
Andre Watts, NY Philharmonic

Monday April 1, 7:30 PM
Standing Tall in Harmony with FOCOS & Solisti

Experience the intimate sound of an ensemble on a new scale of style and sophistication. Works by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Lalo, Jenkins and more!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Tuesday April 2, 7:00 PM
Sound Bites 6.0 Annual Festival of 10-Minute Musicals

Theatre Now New York’s sixth annual festival showcases 10 new musicals by up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams. Use code SBFESTIVAL for 10% off your ticket purchase.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Wednesday April, 7:30 PM
Lionel Yu: Space to Create

The Chinese-American composer and creator of the YouTube channel MUSICALBASICS joins forces with NYC beatboxer Amit to blend elements of Hip Hop and classical style, creating a musical experience unlike anything else.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday April 6, 8:00 PM
Only at Merkin with Terence McKnight: Andre Watts, Piano

Piano legend André Watts performs works by Haydn, Scarlatti, Chopin and Liszt and discusses his brilliant career with WQXR's Terrance McKnight. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday April 7, 3:00 PM
New York Philharmonic Ensembles

Get up close and personal with the New York Philharmonic! Works by Piazzolla, Beethoven and Stravinsky.

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

Rent, Sweetbeatz, Sarod & Scheherazade NJSO,
NJ Youth Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday April 7, 8:00 PM
Wednesday April 3, 8:00 PM
Thursday April 4, 8:00 PM
20th Anniversary

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday April 6, 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
Milk & Cookies

What’s six feet tall, with a million-megawatt smile and golden voice? It’s Meredith Wright—aka Sweetbeatz! Come along with Meredith into a playful world where children can't find their boots and everyone has a different kind of hair. Her original songs celebrate the spirit and sassiness of kids and invite them to discover the music that’s all around us. 

Facility and transaction fees are waived for this performance.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
Saturday April 6, 8:00 PM
Sarod & Scheherazade
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday April 7, 3:00 PM
New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/new-jersey-youth-symphony-concert
3) Broadway Unlocked the Giveback Concert
7th Annual Concert 
Sunday April 7, 7:30 PM

Broadway Unlocked's  seventh annual #giveback concert is slated for Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7.30pm at WNYC’s The Greene Space (44 Charlton Street).  A VIP Reception begins at 6pm, doors open at 6.45pm.  Theatre and technology collide for good at the concert, as theatre artists around the world connect, mobilize and amplify their voices to impact change in their communities. In New York, Broadway, TV, Film and YouTube stars come together to empower survivors of violence and fund the groundbreaking work of Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC), where anyone can receive life-saving treatment - completely free of charge.  Ryan serves as showrunner of the evening. The concert is directed by Nathan Tysen (Tuck EverlastingAmelie), Jermaine Blackwell (Phantasmagoria, The World According to Pretty Toney) serves as the digital creative director, and they are supported by lead producer Kelly Glenn (Single Rider, Blue Maybe) and a team of theatre and digital creators from around the world.

The evening will feature new and original work, including a host of debut songs inspired by the writings of survivors who have found help at CVTC.  The artists contributing their talents across the event's digital content and concert cast include music from Bobby CroninJoey ContrerasJeff Daye and Laura KleinbaumKinosian and BlairBen Scheur (who is also performing), Selda and DerekNathan Tysen and a special opening number featuring The Bathhouse Boys (Jake McKenna, Michael Fisher, Magnus Tonning Riise and Peter William Dunn),  presented by Innovative Theatrics (Director, Steven Cardona).  The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be singing, with additional performers announced at a later date.  Participating talent is subject to change.

General admission tickets are $39-125, VIP tickets which include house seats, a private pre-concert champagne reception, and luxury gift bag are $250.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thegivebackconcert.com.
4) Discovery Walks For Families 
This Spring in Central Park

Spring has officially sprung — and the Central Park Conservancy is kicking off new Discovery Walks for Families!
These free and interactive kid-friendly walks introduce children and their caregivers to the plants, trees, architecture, and ecosystems of Central Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits — rugged backpacks with binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only. Please register in advance at centralparknyc.org/discoverywalks.

Discovery Walks for Families: The North Woods 
Saturday, March 30
Sundays, April 7, 28 & May 26
Monday, April 22
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Learn about the design of this serene landscape and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community.
Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Garden 
Sundays, April 14, May 5, & June 2
Tuesday, April 23
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Discover the thousands of blooms in Conservatory Garden, the only formal garden in Central Park. Learn about its history and design, investigate the differences between various flowers, and see what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful landscape.
Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer (NEW!)
Sundays, April 21, May 12, & June 9
Thursday, April 25
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, May 26
10:00 am – 11:30 am
The rocky landscape surrounding the Harlem Meer has a storied history. Join our guides to learn more about how the area has changed over time, the plants and animals that live there today, and how the Conservancy cares for this complex ecosystem
5) Registration Open for 
Camp Broadway's 20th Tour and 25th Season

Camp Broadway will be launching their 20thanniversary tour and their 25th anniversary season in New York this summer. They’ll have great Broadway pros on staff, fun shows, cute costumes, cool guests and lots more. 

For more information or to register, visit https://campbroadway.com/new-york-city/
PR Firm Roundup

6) News from Andrea Alton PR

American Renaissance Theater Company Presents the Site-specific Immersive Theatre Event
April 4 – 12 
at Ryan’s Daughter on the UES

American Renaissance Theater Company (ARTC) will present the World Premiere of Mark Levine’s new play Fast Food Voices. The site-specific immersive production will take place at Ryan’s Daughter on the Upper East Side. The limited engagement runs April 4 – 12 and is directed by John D. McNally. The evening features a dynamic series of vignettes that highlight an eclectic mix of New Yorkers that are often ignored, forgotten, and marginalized. Fast Food Voices showcases a diverse, multi-generational cast that includes emerging talent and Broadway veterans.

Fast Food Voices -- As you enjoy yourself in a cozy neighborhood tavern's upstairs room, expect to encounter some "real characters," each with a unique voice and story. Some are hilarious, some heart-breaking, some profound and some profane -- but nothing will stop the men and women of Fast Food Voices from having their voices heard.

Tickets are $20 and are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4193973 - or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Performances take place at Ryan’s Daughter, 350 E 85th Street (between 1st and 2nd avenue), 2nd floor, New York, NY 10028.

Performance dates:
Thursday, April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, April 5 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 6 @ 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10 @ 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 11 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, April 12 @ 8:00 pm

Due to the nature of the project, there is no “formal curtain.” Performances will begin at approximately 8 pm and at 3 pm on Saturday. Audience members are encouraged to come early and/or stay late to have a drink and mingle.

More info available at www.americanrenaissancetheater.com
7) News from DKC/O&M











Broadway.com’s first ever “Broadway’s Biggest Fan Contest,” where one Broadway super fan and their guest will win a trip to New York to attend the 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, guest star on Broadway.com’s #LiveAtFive webseries, and receive tickets to smash hit musicals HamiltonBe More Chill, andAin’t Too Proud, will only accept entries through Friday, April 5, 2019
To enter, contestants must create a video, 60 seconds or less, that proves why they are Broadway’s biggest Fan (major points for creativity). Contestants will upload their finished video as an unlisted video on YouTube and then submit the entry via https://www.broadway.com/biggestfan/

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, April 5, 2019.  Please visit, https://www.broadway.com/biggestfan/ for additional eligibility restrictions, submission guidelines, price, and other details.

The 20th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private reception on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 48 Lounge (1221 Avenue of the Americas). Each year, at the end of the Broadway season, stars come together to this ceremony where the most democratic theater award is handed. In recent years, the ceremony has featured Award Winners Uma ThurmanAndrew GarfieldTina FeyBen PlattLin-Manuel Miranda, and more.

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award is the only major theatrical prize awarded solely by votes cast online by audience members. Awards are presented in traditional categories as well as several unique to the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, including “Favorite Diva Performance,” “Favorite Breakthrough Performance,” and “Favorite Onstage Pair.” In addition, an award is presented for national tours to encourage the participation of Broadway fans not only in New York but across the country. All awards are decided solely by the voting of theater fans on Broadway.com.










The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces Speakeasy Magick, a spellbinding new experience featuring the city’s top magical talents. Performances will be offered in The Club Car on Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 7pm, and Saturdays at 8pm starting April 4.

The hotel’s latest enchanted experience features a combination of up-close-and-personal prestidigitation and parlor magic, hosted by Todd Robbins. Robbins is a New York City-based performer who specializes in intriguing deceptions and offbeat amusements. He brings decades of experience on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and around the world to The Club Car each week.

Audiences are transported to the top floor of The McKittrick in a vintage elevator car, where The Club Car and its residents await. Inside the mysterious venue, cozy tables and a live jazz pianist set the scene for an evening of dazzling surprises.

Speakeasy Magick summons guests to the underground world of close-up magic as a revolving cast conjures amazing feats before their eyes. Performers include Matthew Holtzclaw (Penn & Teller: Fool Us), Patrick Davis (Monday Night Magic), Jason Suran (The Other Side), Mark Calabrese (Penn & Teller: Fool Us), Matias Letelier (Matias’ Magic & Mentalism), Prakash Puru (celebrity favorite), Alex Boyce (How to Transcend a Happy Marriage), Rachel Wax (A Taste of Magic), Noah Levine (Magic After Hours), and more.

Sleight-of-hand extends to the bar offerings as well. Signature drinks include a stiff Old Fashioned and the hotel’s signature Sleep No More concoction, as well as a gilded bar cart with chilled bubbly, bespoke creations, and barrel-aged cocktails poured table side.

The McKittrick Hotel is open seven days a week. Located in Chelsea near The High Line, Hudson Yards, Hell's Kitchen and the Meatpacking District, the venue offers a plethora of entertainment options for tourists and locals alike. From the award-winning immersive spectacle Sleep No More and after-hours jazz speakeasy Manderley Bar, to year-round rooftop hideaway Gallow Green, there are endless reasons to visit.

The Club Car is located in The McKittrick Hotel at 542 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. Tickets are available online at www.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling the Box Office at 212-904-1880. 
8) News from KampFire PR
Launches Episode 7

On Monday, March 25nd LOVEVILLE HIGH: A PROM IN NINE MUSICAL PODCASTS finally released Episode 7, which was delayed due to music director's Eric Svejcar journey to Parkland, Florida to work on A Rockin' Midsummer Night's Dream, with the theater department there, just as he did in Newton, Ct. Eric's commitment to these high school students, who have experienced such tragedy in Newton and Parkland, and his writing a musical podcast which addresses teen-anxst issues over the most stressful night of the year PROM NIGHT… emphasizes his willingness to relate to our youth, help them feel he ard, and get through these very difficult high school years.
Episode 7 stars Head over Heel's Andrew Durand and Alladin's Kathryn Allison. The episode is downloadable on iTunes, Stitcher, and all music sharing sites. The first four episodes have over 3000 downloads.
With book and lyrics by David Zellnik (Drama Desk nominated Yank!) and music by Eric Svejcar (Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. with Zellnik) LOVEVILLE HIGH takes place on prom night in the fictional town of Loveville, Ohio. Each ten-minute episode tells a love story new love, old love, romantic love, friend love, gay and straight, cis and genderqueer; each is a self-contained musical while also connecting with the other episodes to form a glimpse into the biggest night in the lives of one high school class. After the launch of the first three episodes, subsequent chapters will be released on a twice-per-month schedule culminating in the “Loveville Prom” finale release party on June 17, 2019. https://www.lovevillehigh.com/
**********************************************************************************************************************9) News from Karen Greco PR
LiveOnNY hosts post-show talkbacks following 
at 59E59 Theaters 
for National Donate Life Month

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to partner with LiveOnNY, one of the largest organ procurement organizations in the country, to lead the post-show discussions around organ donation following performances of I CARRY YOUR HEART.

The play, which is about two families linked through organ donation, begins performances at the start ofNational Donate Life month, a national grassroots campaign to raise awareness around organ donation.
The talkback schedule is:

Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM 
Dr. Amy Friedman, LiveOnNY Chief Medical Officer/Transplant Surgeon, moderated by Scott Wohl

Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 PM 
Broadway actress Hayley Podschun, whose cousin was an organ donor, moderated by Lee Perlman/Heidi Evans

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM
Michael Feinstein’s production manager and liver recipient Andy Brattain, moderated by Helen Irving

Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 PM
Neurologist and liver recipient Philippe Douyon, moderated by Alison McSherry

Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 PM
Michael Feinstein’s production manager and liver recipient Andy Brattain, moderated by Matthew Crosland

Friday, April 5 at 7:30 PM
Tim Molloy, LiveOnNY’s quality systems manager
and registered nurse, moderated by Scott Wohl

Saturday, April 6 at 2:30 PM
Michael Feinstein’s production manager and liver recipient Andy Brattain, moderated by Matthew Crosland

Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 PM
Neurologist and liver recipient Philippe Douyon, moderated by Kaileen Puppo

Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 PM 
Heart recipient Taylor Clarke, moderated by Kaileen Puppo

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 PM
Tim Molloy, LiveOnNY’s quality systems manager
and registered nurse, moderated by Kristin Ruiz

April10 at 7:30 PM
Tim Molloy, LiveOnNY’s quality systems manager
and registered nurse, moderated by Ari Perlman

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 PM
Michael Feinstein’s production manager and liver recipient Andy Brattain, moderated by Matthew Crosland

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM
Michael Feinstein’s production manager and liver recipient Andy Brattain, moderated by Matthew Crosland

Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 PM
Long Island middle school teacher and heart recipient Ken Abbott, moderated by Scott Wohl

Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 PM
Kidney recipient Kinsey Saleh with her mother Nadine Mori, moderated by Heidi Evans

Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 PM
Dr. Amy Friedman, LiveOnNY Chief Medical Officer/Transplant Surgeon, moderated by Scott Wohl

I CARRY YOUR HEART begins performances on Saturday, March 30 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 14 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). 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.  The running time is 80 minutes with no intermission 
10) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

Monday, April 1 – FREE – at 1:00 pm  
Lincoln Center Moments  
Imani Uzuri: ​Come Let Us Sing for Joy  
Vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri presents an intimate concert of soul-stirring sacred music. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along and rejoice in this celebration of healing and community.​ This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.  Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. This program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour discussion, movement,andart-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience. Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center's American Songbook 
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, ​165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor  
TICKETS ​Free of charge, but registration is required.​All Spring 2019 Lincoln CenterMomentseventsare  full; use this ​online form​ to register for the waitlist. Please contact ​access@lincolncenter.org​ or 212.875.5375 with any questions, or visit ​LincolnCenter.org/Moments

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 pm    
Great Performers  
Piotr Anderszewski, piano  
An artist whois always pushing further to reveal hidden depths, pianist Piotr Anderszewski returns to one of Beethoven’s most revered and challenging opuses, the ​Diabelli Variations. Anderszewski has long been associated with the work, having recorded it for his debut album, which ​Gramophone called “the most intelligent, searching and delightful account to have reached us since Brendel’s.”  Pre-concert lecture by Scott Burnham at 6:15 pm in the 
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Alice Tully Hall​, 1941 Broadway 
TICKETS ​start at $45 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting  LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

Thursday, April 4 – FREE – at 7:30 pm  
David Rubenstein Atrium  Atrium 360°  
Leyla McCalla  
Hailed as “a cunning interpreter and arranger” by NPR, Haitian-American folk singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla is equally at ease with English, French, and Haitian Creole. Deeply influenced by traditional  Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy,          elegant, soulful, and witty. A classically trained cellist, she is perhaps best known for her work with the Grammy-winning African-American string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, but her virtuosity also shines in her critically acclaimed solo albums. The “ambitious, deep and gorgeous” ​Vari-Colored Songs,  (​Offbeat Magazine​ ) was named2013’sAlbumoftheYearbytheLondon​SundayTimes,andtheupcoming Capitalist Blues continues to showcase the breadth of her talents. Incorporating elements of swinging blues, classic New Orleans R&B, and calypso, it revealsamoredanceablesidetohermusic,andwithher  finger on the pulse of our current political climate, McCalla deftly weaves strong themes of social justice throughout. Join us for this remarkable evening of songwriting and multi-instrumental skills. 
David Rubenstein Atrium​,​ ​Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)   
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit ​LincolnCenter.org/Atrium 

Friday, April 5 – FREE – at 7:30 pm  
David Rubenstein Atrium  
Lincoln Center Student Advisory Council and GSM Creative presents ​
Half Dead featuring Dylan Golden  
For this poetic and striking evening at the Atrium, the short film ​Half Dead
​will be screened alongside interludes of live hip-hop performance featuring filmmaker and rapper Dylan Golden. Produced by Dylan Golden, Bianca Golden, Iuliia Rudenko, and GSM Creative​—a​collective of artists whoaspiretosharethe      stories of marginalized people through film​—​Half Dead chronicles the journey of a young man of color who is exasperated with the current social injustices in America and around the world. Touching upon racial divisions, police brutality, and corruption in the government, ​Half Dead was filmed in Golden’s Brooklyn      neighborhood, Flatbush, a community that has been affected tremendously by racism, poverty, and violence. Presented by the Lincoln Center Student Advisory Council 
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, April 6 – FREE – at 11:00 am  
LC Kids: Free Saturdays at the Atrium 
Gina Chavez  
Austin’s 2015 Musician of the Year, singer-songwriter Gina Chavez takes audiences on a musical journey through the Americas with her evocative collection of bilingual (Spanish-English) songs.  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, April 6 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm 
Sunday, April 7 at 11:00 am* and 2:00 pm  
Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm  
Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 am* and 2:00 pm  
LC Kids    
The same three squirrels (also called a scurry) have been having parties for no reason for as long as theycan remember. But oneday,oneofthemdoesn'tshowup,andintheirplaceisanunexpectedguest. From  the creators of the critically acclaimed​ ​Up and Away ​and​ ​Campfire, this new play for the very young  explores themes of loss, change, and​ ​empathy when a group of squirrels is faced with a newcomer who wants to join their party.​  
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 *​Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities. 
Monday, April 8 – FREE – at 7:30 pm  
ReelAbilities Film Festival:​ Intelligent Lives  
Accessibility at Lincoln Center presents director Dan Habib’s film ​Intelligent Lives  followed by a panel discussion. Three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities challenge perceptions of  intelligence as they navigate education and the workforce. The film challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education,  meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. This film is presented as part of  the Reel Abilities Film Festival, the largest festival in the U.S. dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives,  stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.  Presented in collaboration with Accessibility at Lincoln Center 
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 
11) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

11A) Brooklyn Music School Announces
First Friday Sound Baths
Fridays evenings: April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Open to Ages 16 & up
Suggested $20 donation

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) announces First Friday Sound Baths on Fridays: April 5, May 3, and June 7, 2019 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Registration is on a sliding scale, with a $20 suggested donation. RSVP at: https://firstfridaysoundbaths.eventbrite.com

As part of the Brooklyn Music School's expanding Music Therapy offerings, BMS will be offering a series of four Sound Baths on the first Friday of each month starting in March. Sound Baths offer an opportunity to unplug from the on-going demands of daily life. With the sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, hand pans, gong, and other instruments, participants enjoy deep states of relaxation and meditation. Facilitated by BMS' Music Therapy Department Chair, Katie Down, Sound Baths are sonic meditations incorporating all the senses, based on the premise that we listen with our etheric, emotional and mental body and that through Deep Listening, we can self-heal, connecting with ourselves and each other while creating new neural pathways for optimal, sound health. 
First Friday Sound Baths are offered on a sliding scale donation with the suggested donation being $20 or more. Participants can RSVP online and make their donation upon arrival.

Please feel free to contact Brooklyn Music School with any questions at 718-638-5660 or via email contactus@brooklynmusicschool.org

11B) Flushing Town Hall
In collaboration with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
CrossCurrent VI
with Nai-Ni Chen showcase a diverse array of new works
on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2 PM

Flushing Town Hall (FTH) and is pleased to collaborate with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to present a lineup in CrossCurrent VI, featuring the  Nai-Ni Chen and collaborator New Asia Chamber Music Society. A discussion will follow the performance.

Tickets for CrossCurrent VI are available online at www.flushingtownhall.org or by phone at 718-463-7700 x 220. Programs are subject to change, but the inspiration will prevail. Stay after the performance and learn more about the arts and artists. 

11C) Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
Melting Ice/Changing Winds:
Dance and Music of Climate Change
April 8-10, 2019

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance presents Melting Ice/Changing Winds: Dance and Music of Climate Change from April 8-10, 2019 at The Center at West Park, Sanctuary Theater, 165 West 86 Street, NYC.  The performance schedule is Monday, April 8 at 7pm (followed by a talkback with the artists), Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm, and Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30pm.

In addition, there will be an after-school kids/family program on Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30pm featuring a short performance and participatory workshop. On Wednesday, April 10, the company will host a benefit reception beginning at 6pm, offering champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to mingle with the artists prior to the performance. 

Performance tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, with a suggested $10 donation per child for the April 9 family program. Benefit tickets, which include both the April 10 performance and the pre-show reception, are $125. All tickets may be purchased at https://meltingice.bpt.meor by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 x1.
12) News from Pascal Nadon Communications

American Icon: George Crumb at 90  
Two All-Crumb Programs Including a World Premiere
World Premiere and CMS Co-Commission of Brett Dean’s Clarinet Quartet
2018 Elise L. Stoeger Prize awarded to French Composer Marc-André Dalbavie

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will greet spring with a special 90th Birthday Salute to George Crumb featuring two programs of nine different works on April 14 and 16.American Icon: George Crumb at 90 will include the world premiere of the iconic composer’s KRONOS-KRYPTOS for Percussion Quintet (a CMS co-commission), the first commission he accepted in more than 15 years. Crumb was proclaimed “the savior of music” in the early 1970s era of atonal music. The performances will feature pianist Gilbert Kalish—whose definitive interpretations helped fuel the composer’s meteoric rise—along with sopranoTony Arnold and baritone Randall Scarlata, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, and many more artists. Performers for the Crumb premiere will be percussionistsVictor CacceseDaniel DruckmanAyano KataokaEduardo Leandro, andIan David Rosenbaum.
April concerts will also include Three Centuries, highlighted by the world premiere and CMS co-commission of Australian composer Brett Dean’s Clarinet Quartet, alongside works from the Classical and Romantic eras featuring pianist Wu Qian, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, violist Yura Lee, cellistNicholas Canellakis, and clarinetist Tommaso Lonquich (Apr. 5). A springMeet the Music! program for families titled Magical Mystical Moonlight willpresent music written about the moon by Debussy, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Bruce Adolphe, Schumann, and George Crumb (Apr. 7). At the end of the month, From Mendelssohn juxtaposes two of the composer’s works from 1845 with those by three masters he influenced: Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. The concert will showcase pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Jakob Koranyi, and clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois (Apr 28).  

In the Rose Studio, pianist Lise de la Salle, violinist Ani Kavafian and Angelo Xiang Yu, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, cellist Timothy Eddy, and flutist Sooyun Kim will perform a program of Mozart, Rota, and Dohnányi (Apr. 25). In addition, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor will give a master class demonstrating the art of interpretation and details of technique for the next generation of chamber musicians (Apr. 17).


Fri, Apr 5 at 7:30 pm
Beethoven: Trio in D major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 9, No. 2 (1797-98)
Debussy: Première rapsodie for Clarinet and Piano (1909-10)
Brett Dean: Seven Signals for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (CMS Co-Commission,
                      World Premiere) (2019) 
Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 25 (1860-61)

Wu Qian, piano; Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Yura Lee, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet

Sun, Apr 7 at 2:00 pm
With Series Creator and Host Bruce Adolphe
For kids ages 6 & up and their families
Music by Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann, Schoenberg, Bruce Adolphe, and George Crumb.

Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Programs; Tony Arnold, soprano; Shai Wosner, piano; Mihai Marica, cello; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion; William Anderson, banjo

Sun, Apr 14 at 5 pm
All-Crumb Program
Selections from Three Early Songs for Voice and Piano (1947)
Four Nocturnes (Night Music II) for Violin and Piano (1964)
American Songbook III: Unto the Hills for Soprano, Amplified Piano, and Four
Percussionists (2001)
Processional for Piano (1984)
Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for Three Masked Players (1971)
KRONOS-KRYPTOS for Percussion Quintet (CMS Co-Commission, World Premiere) (2018)
Tony Arnold, soprano; Gloria Chien, Gilbert Kalish, piano; Kristin Lee,violin; Mihai Marica, cello; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Victor Caccese, Daniel Druckman, Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion

Tue, Apr 16 at 7:30 pm 
All-Crumb Program
Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) for Electric String Quartet (1970)
The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I) for Voice, Guitar, and Percussion (2008) 
Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussion (1974)
Randall Scarlata, baritone; Gloria Chien, Gilbert Kalish, piano; Kristin Lee, Sean Lee, violin; Richard O'Neill, viola; Mihai Marica, cello; Oren Fader,guitar; Daniel Druckman, Ayano Kataoka, Ian David Rosenbaum,percussion

Sun, Apr 28 at 5 pm
Mendelssohn: Lied ohne Worte in D major for Cello and Piano, Op. 109 (1845)
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 132 (1853)
Brahms: Sonata in E-flat major for Viola and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2 (1894)
Tchaikovsky: Selections from Les saisons for Piano, Op. 37b (1875-76)
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 2 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66 (1845)

Inon Barnatan, piano; Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Jakob Koranyi, cello; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet


Wed, Apr 17 at 11 am
Thu, Apr 25 at 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Mozart: Quartet in A major for Flute, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 298 (1786-87)
Rota: Trio for Flute, Violin, and Piano (1958)
Dohnányi: Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 26 (1914)

Lise de la Salle*, piano; Ani Kavafian, Angelo Xiang Yu*, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello; Sooyun Kim, flute

For complete information on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s spring season, click here.
13) News from Polk and Co.


Previewing Now
Opening Night April 23, 2019
At the Marquis Theatre on Broadway

The new comedy musical, TOOTSIElaunched a digital lottery on Friday, March 29, making a limited number of $42 tickets available at https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/tootsie-ny.

Powered by Broadway Direct, TOOTSIE’s digital lottery opens at 7pm the day prior to the performance. Matinee lotteries will close at 9am the day of the performance, and evening lotteries will close at 2pm. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for tickets online. Tickets can be picked up 30 minutes prior to show time at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street).  Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Maximum 2 tickets per entry.

Also a limited number of $42 general rush tickets  are available at the Marquis Theatre box office when it opens for the day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

TOOTSIE began previews on Broadway on Friday, March 29th and will officially open on Tuesday, April 23rd

The world premiere comedy musical TOOTSIE tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime – as the star of a new Broadway musical.  

Tickets for TOOTSIE are now available at the Marquis Theatre box office and at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. Tickets range from $79-$169 

13B) BEETLEJUICE Announces Rush Policy


The new Broadway musical BEETLEJUICE has announced that a limited number of $43 general rush tickets will be available at the Winter Garden Theatre Box Office (1634 Broadway) when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. 

Tickets for BEETLEJUICE range from $69 – $179 and are available at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) or the Winter Garden Theatre box office.  The playing schedule is: Monday – Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Saturday at 2pm.  Please note there will be no performance Friday, March 29, or Saturday, March 30 at 2pm.  There will be an added performance Wednesday, April 24 at 2pm.  Beginning April 29, the playing schedule is: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.


Announces Five Plays for 2019-2020 Season

Upcoming Broadway Productions
At The Hayes Theater Include 



Directed by SCOTT ELLIS

And Two Off-Broadway World Premieres:


Co-Production with WP Theater

For First Time in Second Stage’s History
The Company Will be Producing on all Three of Its Stages

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced five initial productions for its upcoming 2019-2020 Season, including two world premieres and three productions at its Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. 

Second Stage Theater’s 41st season will kick off on September 19 with the Broadway debut of Tracy Letts’ dark comedy, LINDA VISTA, directed by Steppenwolf Company member Dexter Bullard. Letts’ previous Second Stage productions include the 2017 production of Man from Nebraska, directed by David Cromer, and last summer’s staging of Mary Page Marlowe, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

The New York Premiere of GRAND HORIZONS will begin performances at The Hayes Theater in December, marking the Broadway debut of playwright Bess Wohl.This will be Ms. Wohl’s third production with Second Stage, following her play, American Hero, which premiered in 2014 as part of Second Stage’s Uptown series, and this summer’s upcoming production of Make Believe.  GRAND HORIZONS will be staged by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, whose Second Stage credits include The Way We Get By and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.  GRAND HORIZONS will have its world premiere this summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Spring 2020 will see the first major New York revival of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT, directed by Scott Ellis.  This production will mark Greenberg’s Second Stage debut.  Mr. Ellis returns to Second Stage, where he has directed many acclaimed productions, including The Little Dog Laughed, The Waverly Gallery, and Gruesome Playground Injuries, among others.

Two off-Broadway world premieres are on the company’s schedule as well: Will Eno’s THE UNDERLYING CHRIS, which will play at The Tony Kiser Theater this October, and Alexis Scheer’s OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, in a co-production with WP Theater, which will have its world premiere at the company’s uptown space, the McGinn/Cazale Theater, this fall. 

Two additional off-Broadway productions remain to be announced.

Subscriptions are available beginning at $474 via The Tony Kiser Theater Box Office 305 West 43rd Street, by calling 212-246-4422 or visiting www.2ST.com.

More information on the season’s productions is below:

At Broadway’s Hayes Theater
New York Premiere
By Tracy Letts
Directed by Dexter Bullard
Previews begin September 19; Opening Night is October 10

This Steppenwolf Theatre production of LINDA VISTA is presented in association with Center Theatre Group. LINDA VISTA received its west coast premiere at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, January, 2019. 

The Wall Street Journal raved LINDA VISTA, “might be Mr. Letts’ best play yet” and The Los Angeles Times gave the show 4 ½ stars declaring it “Sensational!“

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) takes a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral.  Just out of his ex-wife’s garage and into a place of his own, Wheeler starts on a path toward self-discovery — navigating blind dates, old friends, and new love.  Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be.

At Second Stage’s off-Broadway Tony Kiser Theater
World Premiere
By Will Eno
Director TBD
Previews begin October 29; opening November 21

THE UNDERLYING CHRIS is co-commissioned by Center Theatre Group and Second Stage Theater.

THE UNDERLYING CHRIS, a world premiere play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno, is a life-affirming and high-spirited look at how a person comes into their identity, and how sometimes it’s life’s tiniest moments that most profoundly change our lives. In these divided times, THE UNDERLYING CHRIS serves as a celebration of our differences, our individuality, and the many mysterious, difficult, and beautiful things we share simply by being alive.

At Broadway’s Hayes Theater
By Bess Wohl
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Previews begin December 20; opening night is January 23

GRAND HORIZONS is co-commissioned by Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage Theater.

Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife.  They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other's every sigh, snore and sneeze.  But just as they settle comfortably into their new home in Grand Horizons, the unthinkable happens:  Nancy suddenly wants out.  As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the shocking news, they are forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best.  By turns funny, shocking and painfully honest, Bess Wohl's new play explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love.  

At Broadway’s Hayes Theater
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Scott Ellis
Previews begin March 31; opening night is April 23

In this Tony Award®-winning Best Play, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory.

Co-production with WP Theater by special arrangement with Benjamin Simpson and Joseph Longthorne
At off-Broadway’s McGinn/Cazale Theater
By Alexis Scheer
Director TBD
Previews begin September 11; opening night is September 24

In this fierce and feverish world premiere comedy from WP Theater and Second Stage, a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned treehouse to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or are they really just messing with each other? A rollercoaster ride through the danger and damage of girlhood – the teenage wasteland has never been so much twisted fun. 
14)News from Richard Hillman PR

The Roustabouts Theatre Co. (San Diego, CA) presentation of the Off-Broadway premiere of A Jewish Joke, a drama about comedy, co-written by Marni Freedman and Phil Johnson, performed by Mr. Johnson and directed by David Ellenstein has ended its engagement prematurely due to actor illness. Named “Best Drama” (2016 United Solo Festival, NYC), performances of A Jewish Joke began performances on Thursday, March 7, 2019. It enjoyed an official opening night on March 13, 2019 and was scheduled to play a limited engagement through March 31, 2019 at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues).



MAY 5, 2019
at the Papermill Playhouse
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Mike Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon begins performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2018-2019 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 7:00pm.

Based on the 1993 film starring Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson, this new musical is a smart, funny, tender-hearted celebration of love: between children and parents; romantic partners; friends; and, most of all, siblings. The pair at the heart of the show are Joon, a young woman dealing with mental illness, and Benny, the big brother who’s determined to take care of her. When a charmingly eccentric stranger comes into their lives, he throws their carefully calibrated world off-kilter—maybe for the better. Large in emotional scope and artistic ambition, Benny & Joonembraces a difficult subject with warmth, honesty, and wit.

Benny & Joon will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now starting at $34. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. All major credit cards accepted. Groups of 10 or more may receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Season subscriptions are on sale now and are available by calling 973.379.3717. Students may order $23-$28 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office on the day of the performance.

Accessibility Performances for Benny & Joon

Paper Mill Playhouse, a leader in accessibility, will offer audio-described performances for Benny & Joon on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 1:30pm and Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 1:30pm. Prior to these performances at noon, the theater will offer free sensory seminars. Sensory seminars offer an opportunity for patrons with vision loss to hear a live, in-depth description of the production elements of the show and hands-on interaction with key sets, props, and costumes. There will be a sign-interpreted and open-captioned performance on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 7:00pm.

Free Audience Enrichment Activities for Benny & Joon 
CONVERSATION CLUB: Join us Thursday evenings, April 4, 11, 16, and 25 one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. You'll learn more about the performance you're about to see.

THE DIRECTOR'S VIEWPOINT: One hour before curtain, at 6:30pm, on Wednesday, April 10, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.

Q&A WITH THE CAST: After the matinee on Saturday, May 4, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.

Aquila Theatre, the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, announces its next productions, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, adapted by Desiree Sanchez and Peter Meineck. Directed by Aquila’s Executive Artistic Director Desiree Sanchez, both plays will be performed in repertory for one weekend only - Friday, April 5th through Sunday, April 7th - at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street, NYC). For tickets and more information, visit aquilatheatre.com.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 5 at 11am - A Midsummer Night's Dream 
Friday, April 5 at 8pm - Frankenstein 
Saturday, April 6 at 3pm - Frankenstein 
Saturday, April 6 at 8pm - Frankenstein 
Sunday, April 7 at 3pm - A Midsummer Night's Dream

The running time for A Midsummer Night's Dream is 2 hours, 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission. The running time for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is 1 hour, 50 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

For tickets and more information, visit aquilatheatre.com.


(339 WEST 47th STREET – BETWEEN 8th & 9th AVENUES)
God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia will enjoy an open-ended Off-Broaday engagement beginning next month. After a successful run at the 62-seat Playroom Theater, performances will begin Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Actor’s Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street – between 8th and 9th Avenue). Opening Night is set for Monday, May 13, 2019 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: Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 3pm, Monday @ 7 pm. Tickets are $59 (Premium seats are $99) and may be purchased through Telecharge.com/212-239-6200.
I DO! I DO! 
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019 AT 8:00PM
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 today announced the cast for its one-night only concert version of the newly re-imagined version of the beloved Broadway hit musical I Do! I Do!, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, based on the play The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog. York Theatre favorite David Glenn Armstrong (Roadside, Happy Hunting) is set to direct with music direction by David Hancock Turner (York’s Desperate Measures). This special one-of-a-kind evening kicks off an eighteen-month celebration of The York Theatre Company’s landmark 50th Anniversary.
The cast of five couples consists of Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks)Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon )Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes)Nancy Ford (I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road)Gerry McIntyre (Once On this Island)Janet Metz (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!)Peter Saide (York’s Desperate Measures), Lynne Wintersteller (Closer than Ever), and the legendary Tom Jones (The Fantasticks)
I Do! I Do! is the story of fifty years in one marriage-- an intimate, moving, and hilarious musical comedy by the iconic Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (authors of The Fantasticks, and recipients of The York’s 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre). Written as a star vehicle for theatre legends Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production ran more than a year and received seven Tony Award nominations, and has been produced around the country and the world in the years since.
The York’s one-night-only intimate re-imagination of this Broadway classic, especially created by Tom Jones, will be a premiere: two pianos, five starry couples of Broadway and York alums, and will feature legendary lyricist and librettist Tom Jones, himself. The newly revised version will feature five couples portraying the main characters as they explore highlights of 50 years of marriage: “The Wedding Night,” “The Fight,” “New Year’s Eve,” “Thousands of Flowers,” and “The Golden Anniversary.”
I Do! I Do! begins with a couple on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. Set to a delightfully tuneful score (including the hit “My Cup Runneth Over”), we watch as they maneuver through wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate midlife crises. This concert version, however, is this story of two soulmates as you’ve never seen it before: performed by cast that matures alongside their characters.
York Memberships can be purchased online at www.yorktheatre.org/membership, or by visiting The York Theatre Company Box Office (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), or by calling the Box Office at (212) 935-5820 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).
For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org
15) News from Sam Rudy Media Relations


With C. A. Johnson’s
Directed by Jenna Worsham
Mentored by Martyna Majok

Performances will take place April 3 – 13, 2019

Cherry Lane Theatre (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founder; Seri Lawrence, Artistic Director) will conclude its Obie Award-winning Mentor Project with The Climb, written by C.A. Johnson. The Climb is directed by Jenna Worsham, mentored by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majokand will begin performances on Wednesday, April 3 and run through April 13, 2019, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NYC).  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting cherrylanetheatre.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

The Climb follows Tiffany, a 30-year-old, directionless woman who is the sole subject of her wife’s photography career. So when she absconds on a month-long hiking trip to think, both women find themselves questioning everything from the future of their marriage to the true meaning of a moment captured in time.

Tickets for the Mentor Project are $25.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.cherrylanetheatre.org
or call OvationTix at 866 811 4111

Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street, NYC
16) News from Spin Cycle NYC

Third Rail Projects' Immersive Hit 



Tickets Now Available Through

 September, 2019

Third Rail Projects' award-winning production of THEN SHE FELL, currently in its seventh year and playing over 3,500 performances, announces the release of a new block of tickets through September 29, 2019. This immersive theater event is inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). THEN SHE FELL takes place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where the action plays out on 3 floors.
THEN SHE FELL is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which only 15 audience members at a time explore a dreamlike world where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into lushly designed performance space. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an ‘Alice-like’ experience for audience members as they explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes; encounter performers one-on-one; unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history; use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets; and imbibe custom-designed elixirs.

Written, directed, designed and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson and Jennine Willett in collaboration with The Company, THEN SHE FELL evokes the inner, psychological landscapes of Lewis Carroll, Alice Liddell, and iconic characters from Carroll’s texts. Every aspect of each audience member’s experience has been meticulously designed, from lush environments to the smells, tastes, and objects, that they discover as they explore and unravel a narrative that balances dream, reality, fact, and fiction.

THEN SHE FELL runs Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm & 10:30pm, with matinees on select Saturdays at 2pm. Tickets are $95 - $200, available at www.thenshefell.com. Private events and buyouts are also available; visit the website for more information. The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns is located 195 Maujer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (just 2 blocks off of the L train at Grand Street). Performances begin promptly and there is absolutely no late admittance and no refunds. Admittance is strictly limited to audience members 21 years of age and over; all audience members must bring valid government-issued photo IDs. The performance lasts roughly 2 hours without intermission. Because of the immersive nature of this piece, audiences may be standing for significant periods of time over the course of the performance. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. This performance is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs or being alone. For more information call (347) 687-0203.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.