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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 3/24/19 - What's Coming Up This Week or Happening Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1)  Upcoming at Merkin Hall
     Jazz on the Tracks;  Bella Hirstova, Violin; Koren Art Songs, Anda Union
2) Upcoming State Theatre New Jersey
     Indigo Girls, B-The Underwater Bubble Show
3) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
     Journey Into Broadway
4) Upcoming at Symphony Space
     Red Yarn
5) New York City Children's Theater Presents This is Sadie
6) The Story Pirates Host Changemakers Benefit Performances
7) Summer Classes  at Broadway Workshop

PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DKC/O&M
   8A) Oklahoma Begins Previews and Announces Digital Lottery
   8B) Hadestown Begins Previews and Announces Digital Lottery and Standing Room Policy
9) News from JT Public Relations
   9A) Tickets  Available for TheatreworksUSA's Summer Theater Production of Dogman
   9B) Royal Family Productions Presents Max Stossel: Words That Move
10) News from KampFire PR
      The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
11) News from Karen Greco PR
      I Carry Your Heart makes NYC premiere at 59E59 Theaters
12) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
13) News from Michelle Tabnick
      13A) Ballet Hispanico's 2019 Season at the Joyce Theater
      13B) Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents Aaron Diehl Trio "Virtuoso at Play"
      13C) Racoco Presents the World Premiere of Tilt at Abrons Art Center
14) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
      The Orchestra Now Spring Season
15) News from Richard Hillman PR
      15A) The Drama League Spring Charity Auction Online Bidding Open Now
      15B) Abingdon Theatre's Broadway on the Bowery at Duane Park March 26
      15C) Papermill Playhouse Announces 2019/2020 Season
16) News from Spin Cycle PR
      Site-Specific Bleach Announces Final Extension 
1) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

 Jazz on the Tracks;  Bella Hirstova, Violin; 
Koren Art Songs, Anda Union 

Monday March 25, 7:30 PM
What Makes Its Great  Jazz on the Tracks

Hosted by Rob Kapilow
A whistle-stop tour through some of the 20th century's greatest big-band masterpieces, from Glenn Miller and Count Basie to Duke Ellington and Wynton Marsalis. Featuring The Kyle Athayde Dance Party.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit 

Tuesday March 26,  7:30 PM
Young Concerts: Bella Hristova, Violin

The compelling, powerful young violinist will perform works by Messiaen, Zwilich, Bach, Schoenberg and Brahms.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Thursday March 28, 7:30 PM
Return to Light: Korean Art Songs

The Korean Cultural Center New York presents an evening of gagok and Korean art songs that embody the joys and sorrows of the Korean people.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/return-to-light-korean-art-songs
2) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

Indigo Girls, B - The Underwater Bubble Show

Tuesday March 26, 8:00 PM
Indigo Girls

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday March 30, 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM
B - The Underwater Bubble Show

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.stnj.org/event/b-underwater-bubble-show
3) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 

Journey Into Broadway

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, Mar. 30 at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, Mar. 31 at 2pm

A musical review of Broadway showtunes featuring a mult-talented cast including one of Kelsey's favorite performers, Jim Petro. Jim just completed a successful run in Atlantic City and is looking forward to returning to the Kelsey stage. Also featuring Kristen VonWachenfeldt, Melissa Connell and Jeff Price.

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

Red Yarn's Musical Adventure

Saturday March 30, 11:00 AM

Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a dynamic family performer who grew up in Austin, Texas (and who just returned from gigs at SXSW). Now based in Portland, Oregon, this nationally touring artist weaves folksongs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic performances and lush folk-rock recordings, the red-bearded bard American folklore for younger generations.

Emerging from Red Yarn's battered suitcase will be a full cast of engaging puppets (Bob Rabbit, Rocky Raccoon and Shiloh Squirrel). He will invite the audience to sing along as he performs songs from his award-winning albums of American music, including Red Yarn's Old Barn, Born in the Deep Woods and selections from the great American folk songbook. ​Ages 2 and up.

View Red Yarn's music video channel, and learn more at 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
5) New York City Children's Theatre Presents This is Sadie
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

What do you do when you get up before your parents on a Saturday morning? If you’re six-year-old Sadie, you take your favorite stuffed animal on a world-wide adventure, without ever leaving your bedroom! This is Sadie runs for approximately 50 minutes. Best for ages 3-8. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
6) The Story Pirates Host Changemakers 

Benefit Performances on March 31st and 

Family Flagship' Show on April 20th

Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Story Pirates Host Changemakers Benefit Performances

Five Angels Theater, 789 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY

Join the Story Pirates for their biggest show of the year and a family-friendly Pirate Party featuring food, drinks, photo ops, silent auction, tricky tray raffle, kids activities and more. Ticket sales will help bring quality arts and education programs to underserved schools and free performances for children in the foster care and homeless communities, via the Story Pirates Changemakers non-profit initiatives.

Saturday April 20, 12:00 PM
Story Pirates Family Flagship Show
UBC Theater, 555 W. 42nd St., New York, NY

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; they’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kid’s wildest, most imaginative stories. Stories by children from NYC and beyond will be brought to life and staged by the Story Pirates’ professional improvisational and comedic actors – replete with music, costumes and sets. During these shows, the NYC Story Pirates cast will take story ideas from the audience and turn them into hilarious musical sketch comedy.

At these NYC shows this spring, a full Story Pirates cast will perform their signature kid-inspired sketch comedy plus original songs from the from the Story Pirates podcast (now in its second season) and the award-winning album Nothing Is Impossible.

7) Summer Classes at Broadway Workshop
Ripley Grier Studios 305
305 W. 38th St.
(Between 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY

Monday July 15 - Friday July 19 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
2019 Broadway Vocal Intensive - 5 Day Program (Ages 13 -19)

For more information or to register, visit 

Monday July 22 - Friday July 26 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Ages 8 -14)
2019 Junior Excel

For more information or to register, visit http://www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/junior-excel

Monday July 29 - August 2 10:00 AM  - 4:30 PM (Ages 13 - 19)
Excel Teen Extensive: Session 1

For more information or to register, visit 

Monday August 5 - Friday August 9 (Ages 13 -19)
Excel Teen Extensive:  Session 2

For more information or to register, visit http://www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/excel-teen-intensive

Monday August 12 - Friday August 16 (Ages 8 - 13)

For more information or to register, visit 
PR Firm Roundup

9) News from DKC/O&M






Producer Eva Price announced  beginning on the first preview day which occured on Tuesday, March 19, The Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! launched a $40 digital lottery.

The Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatergoers wide access to affordable tickets through multiple social media networks. Available performances will be posted on www.OklahomaBroadwayLottery.com as early as 12:00 AM Eastern Time the day of the performance. Matinee lotteries close at 9:00 AM and evening lotteries close at 2:00 PM. Winners can purchase their tickets at www.OklahomaBroadwayLottery.com and will pick up their tickets at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (1633 Broadway) with their credit card. Limit: 2 tickets per person.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! plays Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre with performances beginning Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and an official opening on Sunday, April 7, 2019. It will play a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Tickets for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! are available on www.Telecharge.comby calling 212 -239-6200 or 800-447-7400 or in person at the Circle in the Square Box Office.

For more information, visit  www.oklahomabroadway.com





Hadestown, the new Broadway musical which began previews on Friday, March 22 ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 opening night announces its digital lottery, general rush, and standing room policies.

ThHadestown digital lottery, hosted by Lucky Seat, is now accepting entries beginning for Friday’s first performance, and will be accepted until 11 AM ET on Thursday, the day before the performance. To enter, please visit: www.luckyseat.com/Hadestown-NewYorkFans who have been selected will be notified daily via email or SMS message and can then purchase up to two tickets at $42.50 each. The lottery will then continue on a rolling basis for every performance of Hadestown. The digital lottery is limited to one entry per person and tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4 PM ET the day before the performance. Tickets may be picked up at the Walter Kerr box office (219 West 48thStreet) starting two hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID required.

The general rush for Hadestown will begin on Friday, March 22. Subject to availability, when the box office of the Walter Kerr Theatre opens, a limited number of rush tickets may be made available. General rush tickets are $42.50 each and can be purchased with cash or credit card. On two-show days, rush tickets for both the matinee and evening performances may be available when the box office opens.

The standing room policy will begin with the first performance immediately following Hadestown’s opening night. Standing room tickets will only be made available if the performance is sold out and will not be sold until the day of the performance. Standing room tickets will be priced at $39 per ticket. They can be purchased with cash or credit card at the Kerr box office and there is a limit of two tickets per person.

Tickets can also be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (877) 250-2929, or visiting the Kerr box office.

Following two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.

The Hadestown live original cast recording is available in stores and digitally. For more information on where to get the album and to sign up for email updates for Hadestown, please visit www.hadestown.com.
9) News from JT Public Relations




 Production of 


June 29 – August 4, 2019
New York: TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Managing Director) is proud to announce that tickets to their highly anticipated production of Dog Man: The Musical are now available to TheaterWorksUSA members. Based on the bestselling Dog Man book series by Dav Pilkey, the world premiere of this musical will be featured as part of TheaterWorksUSA’s Family Summer Theater program that aims to make exceptional theater accessible to everyone.
Memberships are $100 and can secure up to four discounted tickets to this summer’s Dog Man: The Musical for $27.50. Visit www.twusa.org/dogman for tickets. Based on remaining availability, a limited number of full-price tickets will go on sale to the public for $69 beginning June 1, 2019.
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production following the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of beloved characters from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants.
To become a TheaterWorksUSA member and secure early-access tickets to DOG MAN The Musical, visit TWUSA.org/DogMan.

9B) After Four Sold-Out Shows in NYC & San Francisco
A poetic journey through a variety of different perspectives

Conceived, Created, and Performed


at Times Square’s Royal Family Performing Art Space
Sunday, March 31st at 7PM
After four recent sold-out performances in New York and San Francisco, Time Square’s Royal Family Productions will present Max Stossel Live: Words that Move on Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm, the Royal Family Performing Art Space is located at 145 West 46 Street, 3rd Floor*. Tickets are $35 - $250 and can be purchased by visiting RoyalFamilyProductions.org.
Words That Move is a poetic journey through a variety of different perspectives. Profound thinker, artist, and poet Max Stossel, guides us to see the world through different eyes, together. He takes on topics like heartbreak, consciousness, social media, politics, the emotional state of our world, and even how dogs probably (most certainly) talk. Max uses rhyme and rhythm to make these topics digestible and delightful as he has us feeling and laughing through some of the most important issues of our time. Words That Move beautifully articulates the deep-seated kernels of truth that we so often struggle to find the words for ourselves.
Stossel is an award-winning poet + filmmaker named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year. His performances across four continents, from Lincoln Center in NY to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, have been described as mind expanding, profound, emotive, and hilarious all at once. His work has been translated to fourteen languages, won multiple film festivals, has been viewed over 15 million times online, and has influenced the way digital media organizations tell their stories. You can view some of his short films at www.wordsthatmove.com.
10) News from KampFire PR




One Night Only
Friday March 29 at 7:00 PM
St. George;s Episcopal Church
Free with Reservation at

SEA DOG THEATER is pleased to announce the staged reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, directed by Kimille Howard. The reading with take place at the historic St. George's Episcopal Church (7 Rutherford Pl, NY, NY 10003 near Union Square) on Friday, March 29, at 7:00 pm. FREE, RSVP required at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/17097.  In April Sea Dog Theater will be presenting Chris Cragin Day’s The Rare Biosphere, a timely, relevant, and powerful new play inspired by real-life deportation events, at Anderson Hall, 61 Gramercy Park North.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a hilarious, poignant, thought-provoking work by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Boasting a large, zany cast of characters, the play asks one of the most plaguing questions in the Christian ideology: What happened to Judas Iscariot? The facts we know are these: Judas was the disciple of Jesus who betrayed his friend and teacher to the authorities. He is seen as the man responsible for Jesus’s death; afterwards, Judas fell into despair and hung himself from an olive tree; since then, he has been suffering for his deeds deep in Hell, and will continue to do so for all eternity. Is that really fair? Was Judas the duplicitous master of his own fate, a much-suffering pawn used for Jesus’s ends, or just a man who made a mistake? Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, The Last Days puts Judas’ case to a hilarious, riotous, piercing trial, the results of which are sure to make the inhabitants of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory — and the audience — reconsider what each thought they knew about forgiveness, faith, and the human inside one of the history’s most infamous figures.
With over 25 characters, this beloved play is rarely staged. This one-night only event, exploring what happened to Judas Iscariot, will feel site specific by taking place in a historic church.  The grittiness of the play and the characters, all very New York in their language and attitude, will shine with its star-studded diverse cast, who are all actively working in film, TV and theater.

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT plays one performance on Friday, March 29, at 7:00 pm
Running Time: 3 hours including a 15 minute intermission
11) News from Karen Greco PR


premiere at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the New York premiere of I CARRY YOUR HEART written byGeorgette Kelly and directed by Cate Caplin. Produced by Athena Theatre, I CARRY YOUR HEART begins performances on Saturday, March 30 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 14Press Opening is Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 PM. 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

Phoebe is a young poet, forever living in the shadow of her estranged mother’s literary acclaim. When her mother unexpectedly dies, Phoebe is left with two complicated legacies: donating her mother’s organs and reading her mother’s unpublished confessional journal. Meanwhile, Tess and her partner Lydia receive a late night phone call, informing them that a donor heart is available for Tess.

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.
12) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

Thursday, March 28 – FREE – at 7:30 pm 
Atrium 360° 
Hamid Al-Saadi with Safaafir: The Maqam of Iraq 
Experience traditional Iraqi maqam with Hamid Al-Saadi, one of the genre’s greatest living masters. Al-Saadi, committed to sharing the arts and culture of the Arab world, travels extensively as a maqam scholar, singer, artist, and writer. Joining him is Safaafir, the only U.S.-based ensemble dedicated to performing the centuriesold musical tradition, led by two American-born siblings of Iraqi descent: Dena El Saffar, who holds a degree in classical viola performance from Indiana University, and Amir ElSaffar, a jazz trumpeter and composer based in New York City. In addition to presenting maqam in its traditional format, this special engagement in the Atrium will incorporate jazz, classical, and other Middle Eastern styles to create a highly unique and personalized sound. Presented in collaboration with the Artistic Freedom Initiative 
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 30 at 2:00 pm  Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 pm  
LC Kids 
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
 This award-winning, one-person show (Outstanding Solo Show at the 2009 NYC Fringe) uses live performance, puppetry, animation, and music to weave a touching tale of enduring love at the end of the world. The seas have risen, billions have died, and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the monuments of civilization are now rotting icons of failure. Now science and humanity are turning to the oceans themselves. A last-ditch effort to save the human race requires journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live. Performance length: 45 minutes Recommended for ages 12+ 
Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor T
TICKETS start at $25 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Kids 

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 CenterMomentsevents are 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 
13) News from Michelle TabnickPR

13A) Ballet Hispánico's
2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater
Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street)
New York, NY 

Featuring Two World Premieres

March 26-31, 2019

A Restaging of Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
featuring the Company Women
World Premiere of El Viaje by Edwaard Liang
World Premiere of Homebound/Alaala by Bennyroyce Royon

March 26-31, 2019
Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8:00pm; Sat 2:00pm & 8:00pm; 
Sun 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater with two world premieres from March 26-31, 2019. Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at Joyce.org.

Ballet Hispánico's program features passionate and culturally relative works that explore the vast connections between the Latinx and Asian diasporas. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa offers an exploration of identity in her stirring Sombrerísimo. In two separate world premieres by Edwaard Liang and Bennyroyce Royon, the choreographers touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation. 

Ballet Hispánico's program features passionate and culturally relative works that explore the vast connections between the Latinx and Asian diasporas. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa offers an exploration of identity in her stirring Sombrerísimo. In two separate world premieres by Edwaard Liang and Bennyroyce Royon, the choreographers touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation. 

In El Viaje, Edwaard Liang presents an emotional and thought-provoking journey of the Chinese diaspora in his new work.Featuring classical music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Liang evokes emotion through moving sound and lush movement to exemplify how many individuals feel when one leaves one's homeland or country of birth to seek a new life, including moments of remembering, sharing, and letting go. Liang particularly focuses on the Chinese mass emigration from the nineteenth century to 1949 and the Chinese-Cuban diaspora to explore identity and the ghosts of a former life. 

Filipino-American choreographer Bennyroyce Royon explores identity through the lens of Filipino culture in Homebound/Alaala. Royon explores the intersection of Latino and Asian cultures through ideas including the spirit of communal unity (bayanihan), the resilience of women, overcoming hardship, and the quest for home. 

Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office, by phone at (212) 242-0800, or online at Joyce.org. Ticket prices are subject to change. 


13B) Baruch Performing Arts Center

Aaron Diehl Trio
Virtuoso at Play
Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series
March 28, 2019

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents Aaron Diehl Trio Virtuoso at Playon Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8pm as part of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Seriesat Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave (enter 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-51 and can be purchased at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Aaron Diehl, the classically trained pianist and composer, has made an indelible mark on the jazz world, with a rare affinity for early jazz, mid-20th century "third-stream" music, and modern classical works.

Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what the New York Times describes as "melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint." Diehl's meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today's generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry.

Visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac for complete and up-to-date information on the 2018-19 season.

Racoco Productions
presents the World Premiere of
at Abrons Arts Center
March 29 - April 6, 2019

Racoco Productions presents the World Premiere of TILT at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, NYC, 10002 from March 29 - April 6, 2019. Performances:  Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $30 general admission, $20 youth ($25/$15 if purchased by March 25), and are available at www.abronsartscenter.org

Imagine your head is a pinball machine. But who's playing? 
TILT is a live performance/construction site swirling movement, wood, live music, tap dance, pinball, and the story of Don Quixote into a visceral experience of a delusional brain. 

Choreographed by Rachel Cohen with music by Lynn Wright, TILT features tap dancer Heather Cornell, with performers Rachel Cohen, Toby Billowitz, Remi Harris, Masumi Kishimoto, and Meghan Schardt. Sets created with Bill Kennedy. Costume design by OLEK. Lighting design by Jon Harper. Lynn Wright, composer, guitar; Eric Eble, double bass; Nikki D'Agostino, bass clarinet, bass and alto sax; Eric Hoegemeyer Ableton, percussion. 

A show-specific installation will be open in the lobby gallery during Abrons business hours (10am - 10pm) featuring an interactive pre-show experience that will begin 45 minutes before curtain. Follow Racoco's journey in the making of TILT, build your own "throne," and play pinball! Appropriate for ages 6 and up.
14) News from Pascal 






MARCH 26, 2019

Performances Continue at Carnegie Hall and 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Featuring

the Premieres of Joachim Raff’s Psalm 130: 

De Profundis and

Lera Auerbach’s De Profundis, and the NY Premiere of 

Morton Feldman’sOrchestra
Guest Artists Include Violinist Vadim Repin, Soprano

 Elizabeth de Trejo,

and Pianist Alessandro Taverna

Plus Concerts at The Fisher Center at Bard College and a

 Free Concert at Hudson Hall

The Orchestra Now (TŌN) begins its spring season at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm. The concert will present works by Brahms and Grieg with pianist Alessandro Taverna led by distinguished guest conductor Fabio Luisi, music director of the Zurich Opera and principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. The season continues through May 19, 2019.

Highlights include the second performance of the 2018-19 season at Carnegie Hall, marked by the New York City premieres of Joachim Raff’s Psalm 130:De Profundis and Lera Auerbach’s De Profundis — performed by world-renowned violinist Vadim Repin — in a program offering settings of Psalm 130 by four different composers, on May 2 (the U.S. premieres of these works will be performed in April at Bard College’s Fisher Center). And at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, TŌN will give the New York premiere of Morton Feldman’s lesser-known early orchestral work, Orchestra, on May 19.

Additional details for TŌN’s spring performances are included below

In addition to acclaimed guest conductor Fabio Luisi, the concluding concert in this season’s Rose Theater series features award-winning Italian pianistAlessandro Taverna, whose artistic life was the subject of a documentary shown on BBC-4 TV.

Fabio Luisi Conducts Brahms’ Second Symphony
Tuesday March 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Fabio Luisi, conductor
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Tickets starting at $25 may be purchased online at jazz.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or in person at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on the ground floor of the Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th Street.

CARNEGIE HALL SERIES, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The final concert in TŌN’s Carnegie Hall season showcases the New York City premieres of Joachim Raff’s Psalm 130: De Profundis and Lera Auerbach’s De Profundis (Violin Concerto No. 3) with internationally acclaimed violinist Vadim Repin, as well as EMI recording artist, soprano Elizabeth de Trejo

This exploration of Psalm 130 — which reads “Out of the depths, Oh Lord, have I cried unto Thee” — features works by two women composers, Lera Auerbach and Lili Boulanger. Russian-born poet and composer Lera Auerbach’s version was originally commissioned by the Trans-Siberian Art Festival for founder and artistic director Vadim Repin, who performs its American premiere at this concert. Lili Boulanger’s rendering, performed with soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, reveals a sophisticated toolkit of compositional skills for such a young artist. Composed at the early age of 22, the piece is dedicated to the memory of Boulanger’s father. Her tragic life was cut short only a year later

Also on the program are an a cappella choral interpretation of De Profundis by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Virgil Thomson, written in 1921 while he was still a student at Harvard, and Joachim Raff’s rarely-heard masterpiece, which was written for soprano, eight-part choir, and orchestra. Dedicated to Franz Liszt, it is often viewed as a reconciliation offering to the famous pianist/composer, with whom Raff had a sometimes-contentious relationship.

De Profundis: Out of the Depths
Thursday May 2, 2019 at 7 pm
Leon Botstein, conductor
Vadim Repin, violin
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwellchoral director
A co-presentation with the Trans-Siberian Art Festival
Virgil Thomson: De Profundis
Joachim Raff: Psalm 130: De Profundis (NYC Premiere*)
Lera Auerbach: De Profundis (Violin Concerto No. 3) (NYC Premiere*)
Lili Boulanger: Psalm 130: Du fond de l’abîme (De Profundis)

*U.S. Premieres will be performed on April 27 at Bard College’s Fisher Center

Tickets, starting at $25, may be purchased online at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, or in person at the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th and Seventh.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The final performance this season of TŌN’s frequently sold-out Sight & Soundseries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art features the New York premiere of Feldman’s Orchestra in a program titled Abstraction in Music & Art. TŌN, together with conductor and music historian Leon Botstein, will explore the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts in a discussion accompanied by on-screen artworks and musical excerpts performed by the Orchestra. A full performance and audience Q&A follows.

Painters have often been inspired by music as the ultimate abstract art form. One of the early abstract painters, Kandinsky, was so moved by music that he attempted to compose himself. Musical abstraction started with the radical modernist Anton Webern, who freed the form from the conventions of late Romanticism. At the height of the movement’s popularity in America, experimental composer Morton Feldman mirrored Kandinsky and took his inspiration from abstract visual art. One of his lesser-known early orchestral works, Orchestra, receives its New York premiere at this performance

The concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera, on view at The Met Breuer

Abstraction in Music & Art
Sunday May 19, 2019 at 2 pm
Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra, Feldman’s Orchestra (NY Premiere), and the artwork of the Abstract Expressionists

Tickets start at $30, bring the kids for $1. Tickets are available online atmetmuseum.org/sightandsound, by calling The Met at 212.570.3949, or in person at The Great Hall Box Office at The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5thAve and 82nd St.

The Orchestra Now’s residency at Bard College’s Fisher Center completes the 2018-19 season with two programs led by music director Leon Botstein. The first concert offers a performance of Verdi’s much-loved Requiem with members of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, the Bard College Chamber Singers, and the Bard Festival Chorale (April 6-7). The second program — De Profundis: Out of the Depths — is highlighted by the U.S. premieres of works by Joachim Raff and Lera Auerbach, with renowned violinist Vadim Repin and soprano Elizabeth de Trejo (April 27-28). See the Carnegie Hall May 2 listing for more information on this program. 

Verdi’s Requiem
Saturday April 6, 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday April 7, 2019 at 2 pm
Leon Botstein, conductor
Margaret Tigue, soprano
Chloë Schaaf, mezzo-soprano
Wei Wu, bass
Verdi: Requiem
Members of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, the Bard College Chamber Singers,
and the Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwellchoral director

De Profundis: Out of the Depths
Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8 pm
Sunday April 28, 2019 at 2 pm
Leon Botstein, conductor
Vadim Repin, violin
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwellchoral director
A co-presentation with the Trans-Siberian Art Festival
Virgil Thomson: De Profundis
Joachim Raff: Psalm 130: De Profundis (U.S. Premiere)
Lera Auerbach: De Profundis (Violin Concerto No. 3) (U.S. Premiere)
Lili Boulanger: Psalm 130: Du fond de l’abîme (De Profundis)

This concert will be repeated at Carnegie Hall on May 2.

Tickets from $25. Tickets may be purchased online at fishercenter.bard.edu, by calling the box office at 845.758.7900, or in person at the Fisher Center box office in the lobby of Sosnoff Theater.

The final performances this season in TŌN’s series of free concerts at multiple venues in New York City and the Hudson Valley will feature Schubert’s Fifth Symphony led by TŌN’s associate conductor, James Bagwell, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony led by TŌN’s resident conductor, Zachary Schwartzman. These popular concerts provide families with an opportunity to attend their first orchestral performance and expose a new generation to classical music.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Saturday April 13, 2019 at 2 pm at Olin Hall at Bard College
Todd Crow, piano
Louis Spohr: Overture, Op. 12
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony
Sunday April 14, 2019 at 3 pm at Hudson Hall
James Bagwell, conductor
Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga: Symphony in D
Schubert: Symphony No. 5

Tickets: These concerts are FREE. For concerts at Hudson Hall, RSVPs can be made at hudsonhall.org, or by calling 518.822.1438. For concerts at Olin Hall, no RSVP or tickets are necessary.

15) News from Richard Hillman PR

The Drama League’s 2019 Spring Charity Auction has launched at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring more than twenty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. The impressive offerings include celebrity experiences with Audra McDonald (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune)Bryan Cranston (Network)Mary Testa(Oklahoma!)Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me)Jeremy Pope (Ain’t Too Proud)Will Roland (Be More Chill), and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), opening night tickets to Ink, house seats to the hottest shows On and Off-Broadway, including King Lear, Gary, Tootsie, Kiss Me Kate, Hillary and Clinton, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more! Many premiere theater companies across New York are participating as well, such as Signature Theater Company, BAM, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, 59E59, LaMaMa E.T.C., and HERE Arts Center.
Just a few highlights include:
Experience the new revival production of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, plus meet Tony winning star 
Audra McDonald after the show!
Take in an unforgettable night of theater with two tickets to the critically acclaimed Network, followed by a backstage meet-and-greet with the show’s star, Tony-winner 
Bryan Cranston!
Attend the exclusive opening night performance of electrifying new play Ink on April 24, 2019!
Win two tickets to this exciting reimagination of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! as it transfers to Broadway from a sold out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse, and meet original cast member Mary Testa!
Enjoy two tickets to the new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, then have the opportunity to meet rising star 
Jeremy Pope!
The auction concludes on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Visit www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague to view additional items and place your bids.
The auction concludes on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Visit www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague to view additional items and place your bids.

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) announces the presentation of _Broadway on the Bowery_, a curated series of downtown cabaret, directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Chad Austin, to be held monthly at the intimate entertainment venue Duane Park (308 Bowery – between Bleecker & Houston Streets). The inaugural event will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00pm. Tickets, which include the show and a three-course meal, are priced at $250 (tax deductible donation of $175) and $200(tax deductible donation of $125) and may be purchased online at www.ovationtix.com.

Perfoming classics with a downtown twist, the roster of talent will include: Maine Anders(Burlesque Artist), Tommaso Antico (Jersey Boys), Nicholas Belton (Carousel), Lane Bradbury(Gypsy's Original June), Felicia Boswell (Motown), Pearls Daily (Burlesque Artist), Autumn Hurlbet (Legally Blonde), Marissa Rosen (R.R.R.E.D.), Marty Thomas (Wicked), Katie Thompson (Pump Boys and Dinettes), Lauren Zarkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), performing musical numbers from Broadway hits WickedCarouselGypsyWild PartyThe Best Little Whorehouse in TexasAidaCabaret, and more. The Musical Director for the evening is Nick Wilders.
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Mike Stotts-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce the lineup for its 2019-2020 season with three premieres and a total of five musicals. Season subscriptions are on sale now and are available by calling 973.379.3717 or by visiting the theater’s website atwww.PaperMill.org.
Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2019-2020 season with a highly anticipated new musical about one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons. Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz(September 26-October 27) is the story of how five-year-old Frances Gumm became Judy Garland, chronicling her early career from vaudeville to her rise at MGM, where she wins the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Next, a dash of fairytale romance, magical onstage transformations, and of course, glass slippers in this family musical just in time for the holidays, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (November 20-December 29). This enchanting, Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the beloved musical will put a spell on audiences of all ages. Next winter, Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (January 30-March 1), about the remarkable life and celebrated work of Andrew Lloyd WebberUnmaskedwill feature new material and rediscovered gems, along with the history of their creation intertwined with Andrew’s extraordinary personal story. In the spring, Paper Mill Playhouse welcomes back our good friend and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken with his Tony-nominated musical Sister Act(April 1-April 26). Based on the 1992 hit film, this feel-good musical follows Deloris Van Cartier as she goes into hiding in a convent—where she clashes, hilariously, with cloistered life. Deloris inspires the sisters with her soulful style, but the church choir’s newfound fame attracts some unwanted attention. Paper Mill Playhouse closes its 81st season with the world-premiere musical The Wanderer (May 28-June 28), the story of Dion DiMucci and how he skyrocketed to fame as a teenage heartthrob in the 1950s and early ’60s with hits like “Runaround Sue,” “Teenager in Love,” and “I Wonder Why.” Now, his extraordinary journey comes to the stage in a moving and intimate new musical.
September 26–October 27
Book by Marc Acito
Music Adapted & Additional Music by David Libby
Conceived & Created by Tina Marie Casamento
Directed & Choreographed by 
Denis Jones
This highly anticipated new musical about one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is the story of how five-year-old Frances Gumm became Judy Garland, chronicling her early career from vaudeville to her rise at MGM, where she wins the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of OzChasing Rainbows features legendary songs, including “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Everybody Sing.” The show has already earned praise from Liza Minnelli, who said, “My mother said that her biography is in her music, and now a talented creative team is using that music to tell the story of her early years and her extraordinary rise to fame.”
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
November 20–December 29
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Mark S. Hoebee
This enchanting, Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of the beloved musical will put a spell on audiences of all ages. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases some of the songwriting duo’s loveliest tunes, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” as well as some new characters and surprising twists. Add a dash of fairytale romance, magical onstage transformations, and the iconic pumpkin and glass slippers—and you’re guaranteed to have a ball!
UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
January 30–March 1
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Written with Richard Curtis
Directed by Laurence Connor
One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences on a behind-the-scenes journey in Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Written with Richard Curtis and directed by Laurence Connor, Unmasked is a not-always-reverential look at Andrew’s life and musical career. You’ll hear his best-loved work, including classics from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard, in sometimes new and unexpected ways. This new production will also feature new material and rediscovered gems, along with the history of their creation intertwined with Andrew’s extraordinary personal story.
April 1–April 26
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture Sister Act Written by Joseph Howard
Based on the 1992 hit film, this feel-good musical comedy smash sizzles with powerful music, spectacular dancing, and a story brimming with heart. The madcap plot is set in motion when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and must go into hiding in a convent—where she clashes, hilariously, with cloistered life. Deloris inspires the sisters with her soulful style, but the church choir’s newfound fame attracts the attention of the bad guys. Featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), the musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
May 28–June 28
Book by Charles Messina
Directed by Kenneth Ferone
Dion. One name set the standard of cool for a generation. But how does a kid from the Bronx make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? In The Wanderer, the incredible musical journey of a troubled young man turned teenage heartthrob (and, ultimately, rock and roll icon) is told in intimate and no-holds-barred detail. Dion’s music helped define a generation of rock and rollers. His lifelong battle with addiction shed a stark light on the darker side of fame and success. This musical takes both subjects head on, set to the iconic sound of an incomparable era in American music, and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. The Wanderer is the riveting true story of Dion, New York’s rebel king, the man Bruce Springsteen calls “the link between Frank Sinatra and rock and roll.”
News from Spin Cycle NYC
16) Hit Site-Specific Underground Drama Announces 2nd Extension 


Must close Saturday, March 30

The US Premiere of BLEACH by Dan Ireland-Reeves will extend through March 30, 2019. This award-winning underground hit, seen throughout the UK as well as in Paris, Stockholm and Dublin, made its US premiere in January in an intimate, immersive production performed for an audience of 10. Directed by Zack Carey, the site-specific production stars David Gow and Brendan George, who share the role of Tyler, a young man trying to find his way while paying the rent in NYC. Audiences are invited to join Tyler at Tyler’s Basement in Bushwick, Brooklyn for this dark and humorous look at sex, violence, and city living. At closing, the show will have played 5 previews and 120 regular performances

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

BLEACH runs through March 30, with performances Tuesday - Sunday at 7pm & 9pm. Tyler’s Basement is located at 637 Wilson Avenue at the corner of Cooper Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn – directly off of the L train at Wilson Avenue. Running time is 70 minutes. Contains brief nudity and strong language, no one under 18 is permitted to attend. Tickets are $30 - $50 at 212-352-3101 www.SpinCycleNYC.com
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