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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 4/7/19 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In this Week's Scoop

1) Sister Act Tickets Available Now at Broadway Workshop
2) Encore Behind the Curtain: High Button Shoes at the Museum of the City of NY
3) Upcoming at the Academy of Natural Sciences
4) Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
     Marianna Prejvalskaya, Dreamers Circus, Kaufman Music Center Composter Festival
5) The Resident Acting Company to Present the Time Series Four Script-in-Hand Performances
6) Leola Goes Deeper Into Lady Land at Green Room 42 April 11
7) Upcoming at iPlay America
    American Hero and Seal Team Leader, Robert O'Neill, 6th Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure
8) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
   Bill T. Jones/Arnie ZaneCompany, Mary Poppins in Concert with the NJSO, Chicago
9) Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
    Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

PR Firm Roundup

10) News from Andrea Alton
       The Rising Sun Company's NY Premiere of Friendly's Fire
11) News from BroadwayCon
      Fifth Annual BroadwayCon Announces Dates, Initial Guest Lineup
12) News from DKC/O&M
     12A) Final Rotating Cast Announced for Nassim
     12B) Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel Extends Through 2019
     12C) Waterwell Drama Programs New Works Lab Presents World Premiere of June July August
13) News JT Public Relations
      safeword Begins Performances April 11
14) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
15) News from Polk and Co.
      15A) Frankie and Johnny Announces Theatre, Dates, Tickets Now on Sale
      15B) Ryan Murphy Hosts Special Performances of The Prom 4/9
      15C) Ginna Claire Mason Joins Wicked as Glinda April 9
16) News from Spin Cycle NYC
      16A) The Flea Extends Southern Promises Through April 18
      16B) Third Rail Offers Free Oasis Performances Through April 12

1) Broadway Workshop/Project Broadway
Main Stage Production of Sister Act
Tickets on Sale Now

Friday, May 3rd
8PM - Cast A
Saturday, May 4th
8PM - Cast B
Sunday, May 5th
1PM - Cast A
6PM - Cast B
Seats $25 - $40 - The Riverside Theater -  91 Claremont Ave - NYC

SISTER ACT is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story. Sister Act features two casts of student actors between the ages of 13-19 and is appropriate for children ages 9+   

For more information  or to purchase, tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/o/the-riverside-theatre-12764271801
2) Encores! Behind the Curtain
High Button Shoes at the Museum of the City of NY
1220 Fifth Ave. at 103 St
New York, NY

Monday April 15, 7:00 PM
Join the Museum of the City of New York for a conversation with costume designer Linda ChoHigh Button Shoes scenic designer Allen Moyer, and artistic director of Encores! Jack Viertel about the triumphs and trials of setting the scene for this rarely-seen musical, and live performances from Encores! alumni Lauren Worsham and Ben Davis (Call Me Madam). Moderated by Morgen Stevens-Garmon, associate curator of the Museum’s treasured Theater Collection.

3)Upcoming at the Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism.
Superhero Weekend

Saturday April 13. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism

Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds. You can visit with the dinosaurs, see the special Mythic Creatures exhibit, explore the children’s discovery center and enjoy all of the special activities of Animal Superhero Weekend, plus get a chance to meet Blossom the therapy chicken!

Museum Stories are available to provide you and your family with visual and written information about your upcoming visit to the museum. Museum Stories describe the Academy’s exhibits from a child’s perspective and are specifically designed for children with developmental disabilities.

Registration is required (same-day registration is available onsite). If you would like to attend, please contact the services department by calling  215-299-1060 

Saturday and Sunday April 13-14  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Animal Superhero Weekends

Join Animal Superhero Weekend! From Spider-Man to Catwoman, animals influence some of our favorite characters. Explore the real-life super abilities of animals from around the world with specially themed live animal shows, activity stations and training camp!

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

Marianna Prejvalskaya, Dreamers Circus, Kaufman Music Center Composter Festival

Tuesday April 9, 2:00 PM
Tuesday Matinees: Marianna Prejvalskaya

An "extraordinary musical nature of a first class, gifted with a technique of the highest level” (Il Chittadino di Monza). Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel and Chopin.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Thursday April 11, 7:30 PM
World Music Institute: Dreamers' Circus

NYC debut! Contemporary and innovative in their approach, this new driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from the deep traditions of Scandinavian Folk music. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday April 14, 4:30 PM
Kaufman Music Center Composer Festival

Young virtuosos from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School perform music from the Romantic Era: Works written between 1828 and 1900

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/composer-festival-2
5) The Resident Acting Company
to present
The Time Series



The Resident Acting Company, the new ensemble formed by members of the Pearl Theater Company announced today that they will present THE TIME SERIES, four script in hand performances that will explore various aspects of time, and the role it plays in literature and in our everyday lives.  The series will run monthly through July at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South) and commences with Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit on April 8. 6PM cash bar. 7PM reading. For more information visit: www.racnyc.org

THE TIME SERIES lineup will also include The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov on May 6, an evening of Shakespeare’s Sonnets on June 10, and a fourth work that is soon to be announced. All readings will have a cash bar that starts at 6PMand the readings themselves will start at 7PM. 
April 8, 2019 – BLITHE SPIRIT - Noël Coward 
6PM Cash Bar 
7PM Reading

Charles Condomine, a novelist, and his wife Ruth are hosting an unusual party. They have invited a local medium, Madame Arcati, to their house to perform a séance. Charles is doing research on the occult for his next book. He doesn’t believe in ghosts or expect the séance to actually work, but much to his surprise -- it does. Madame Arcati manages to unleash the ghost of Charles’ ex-wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. Written in six days during the Blitz, Noël Coward employs his astonishing wit in this very funny play that makes us look unsparingly at love and marriage. 

May 6, 2019 – THE CHERRY ORCHARD – Anton Chekhov
6PM Cash Bar
7PM Reading

Madame Lyubov Ranevskaya returns to her estate in Russia after a long absence, but she has brought her troubled past with her. In fact, all the characters in Chekhov’s masterpiece are haunted by their pasts, and it is making the present very difficult to deal with. They yearn for the past, as they do genuine human connection, and are unable to achieve either. They also can’t seem to confront the future. The estate is going to be sold and they can’t seem to wrap their minds around that. Chekhov’s wonderfully detailed characters hold a brutal mirror up to the human race, and they also make us laugh as we acknowledge how truly crazy we all are. 
June 10, 2019 – An Evening of Shakespeare’s Sonnets 
6PM Cash Bar 
7PM Reading

“No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change.” Shakespeare’s Sonnets have fascinated the world with their beauty and mystery ever since they were published in 1609. They contain such an overwhelming spectrum of human thought that it can sometimes be hard to examine them as a whole. We will perform them in one evening. We will explore the characters (The Dark Lady, The Fair Youth, The Rival Poet), the themes (Love, Lust, Beauty, and Time to name a few), and perhaps find some threads of story. The goal of this project is to breathe life into these poems and share them with an audience, so we can all understand them better, and see if they reveal to us their secrets. 

The July reading will soon be announced

Creator Will Nolan and producer Wayward Creatives announced that Leola’s Lady Land! returns to The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Ave, 4th Floor inside YOTEL) on Thursday, April 11 at 7.00pm for the next show in her 2019 residency at the venue. 

Written and performed by Nolan, each edition of Lady Land! is a healing sermon from Leola, your favorite Kelly Clarkson-worshipping, senior citizen, redneck lesbian who is on a mission to serve up some much-needed national group therapy, one audience at a time.  On April 11, Leola goes Deeper Into Lady Land! to explore the Gospel according to Kelly Clarkson. This edition of the show is a celebration of the second coming – Ms. Clarkson’s birth – from the perspective of a simple gal of 72 who began to discover her sexuality when she tumbled out of the closet and into the arms of Jesus’s little sister, Kelly.

Some people are called to slice meat at the Piggly Wiggly deli counter, some people are called to preach the good word of Kelly Clarkson – I’m that rare breed of senior citizen, redneck lesbian who’s called to do both,” said Leola. “Mama Earth and all her babies desperately need some healin’ during these messy times we are livin’ through. And no place is messier than New York City. On April 11, we are going to reconnect with ourselves, reconnect with each other, and find our inner American Idol. Because in the words of Kelly Clarkson, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Except for gators. Gators will kill you.

Tickets are $15-40 and available by visiting bit.ly/LADYLAND.  Leola’s residency continues throughout 2019 on June 13th, September 12th, October 24th and December 5th at 7.00pm. 
7) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

 American Hero and Seal Team Leader, Robert O'Neill, 
6th Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure
Thursday April 11, Doors Open: 5:00 PM Show:6:00 PM
American Hero and Seal Team Leader, Robert O'Neill

O'Neill recounts his experience as a Navy Seal and his part in sealing the fate of Osama bin Laden, and participate in a Q&A session following the speaking engagement. 

O'Neill recounts his experience as a Navy Seal and his part in sealing the fate of Osama bin Laden, and participate in a Q&A session following the speaking engagement. 

Saturday April 13, 
6th Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure

The day will start out with the VIB breakfast where families can enjoy a spring-themed breakfast buffet, while hanging out with Sonny the Bunny. Special guest, Miss Sheri, will be performing during the meal, giving families the opportunity to dance and sing along. Families will also have the chance to have a professional photo taken with Sonny the Bunny, available for free digital download. Also available for purchase are special treats that Sonny the Bunny will hand out during the event.

After breakfast, guests can venture into the Colossal Carrot Adventure, hop around the bunny trail and go on an egg hunt in search for treats and prizes. This is also a chance for guests to find and win this year’s raffle prizes. Grand prizes include a Kid’s Birthday Party and a piece of diamond jewelry. The Colossal Carrot Adventure is a free event, but registration is required.

Adult tickets for Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny are available for $24.95 and include breakfast buffet, and a $5 game card. Child tickets are available for $14.95 and include breakfast buffet, a photo with Sonny the Bunny, a souvenir Easter bucket and a $5 game card. Toddlers under 2 years old are FREE, but seats must be reserved. VIB add-ons are available for purchase. For $10, Sonny the Bunny will present a cuddly pink or blue teddy bear to your child. For $15, you can give your child a light up souvenir cup filled with their favorite candy. Purchasing add-on items does not include admission to the VIB breakfast. For more ticket information, please visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/breakfast-sonny-bunny
8) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
Mary Poppins in Concert with the NJSO, Chicago
Thursday April 11, 8:00 PM
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company 

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world, makes their State Theatre debut! Known for performing repertory widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery and stylistic approach to movement, the company's program will include the dance piece, A Letter to My Nephew.

A Letter to My Nephew is a music and dance driven study using movement motifs that reference a troubled life in show business, the sex trade, and the hard job of growing up. This is a celebration and meditation on the life of Mr. Jones' nephew, Lance T. Briggs. The piece is accompanied by a stunning score by composer Nick Hallett, which he performs with baritone Matthew Gamble.

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company was founded in 1982 out of an 11-year collaboration between Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (1948–1988). During this time, they redefined the duet form and foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. The company has been acknowledged for its intensely collaborative method of creation that has included artists as diverse as Keith Haring, Cassandra Wilson, The Orion String Quartet, the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center, Fred Hersch, Jenny Holzer, and Robert Longo, among others.

After the performance, please join us a post-show talkback with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Composer Nick Hallett, and the performers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/billtjones-arniezane-company

Sunday April 14, 3:00 PM
Mary Poppins in Concert with the NJSO

Step in time, it’s one heart-tugging, toe-tapping song after another in the beloved film Mary Poppins! This family-friendly, symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar®-winning classic Disney film unfolding on the big screen with the NJSO performing the charming and delightful musical score.

NJSO Accent Event: Singalong Fun – 2pm

Come early and sing along to an entertaining selection of song favorites. This event takes place on the 2nd floor lobby. Please note, there is no elevator access to the 2nd floor.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/mary-poppins-njso

Monday April 15, 8:00 PM

See Chicago, the legendary rock band with horns, live in concert! The first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades, Chicago's hits include  "25 or 6 to 4," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," and "Make Me Smile." 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/chicago
9) Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

Saturday April 13 - Monday Sunday September

Venture through Marvel's 80-year legacy of action-adventure comics and entertainment. Unmask the captivating narratives that inspired the entire universe of superstar characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange.

In this iconic exhibit, over 300 original artifacts reveal some of Marvel’s rarest and most sought-after comic pages, movie costumes, and props. Join forces, celebrate Marvel’s powerful impact, and revel in the maxim that anyone can be a Super Hero. 

PR Firm Roundup

10) News from Andrea Alton

Rising Sun Performance Company in association with The 14th Street Y, Present
 the New York Premiere of
Friendly’s Fire
May 3 – 19 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y

Award-winning Rising Sun Performance Company (RSPC), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Akia Squitieri, presents the New York Premiere John Patrick Bray’s critically acclaimed new play, Friendly’s Fire. The limited run plays May 3 – 19 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Associate Artistic Director Anna Hogan directs.

In a cabin in Alaska, Guy Friendly, a Gulf War veteran and bee-herder, has just had a tooth stolen during casual sex. His best friend Todd, a pawn-shop owner dressed as an astronaut, finds Friendly in a fevered state. Trapped by the snow, Todd has little choice but enter Friendly’s fevered dream, to unravel the events of the night before – and the events of the Gulf War that led Friendly to becoming a shut-in. An homage to Western movies, He-Man action figures, and the playwright's belief as a child that the Sesame Street Muppet Guy Smiley was in fact God, Friendly's Fire shows us to what lengths one man will go to preserve the sanity of his friend - a veteran who lost his brother in service to our country.

Performances take place at the 14th Street Y Theatre, 344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), New York, NY 10003. Subway: L train to 1st Avenue. Tickets are $15 (students/seniors/veterans/active military), general admission $25 (online in advance), $30 (at door) and are available at www.14StreetY.org/friendlysfire. Running time: 95 minutes.
JANUARY 24-26, 2020

BroadwayCon celebrates its fifth year in 2020, returning to the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26. Tickets go on sale to the public at 1 PM ET on April 19, 2019. Returning attendees of BroadwayCon 2019 will have special pre-sale access beginning Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1 PM ET.
BroadwayCon has also announced an initial slate of highly anticipated guests for 2020, including co-creator Anthony Rapp, George Salazar, Judy Kuhn, Kristolyn Lloyd, and Heidi Blickenstaff. Other announced guests include Tommy Bracco, Andrew Kober, Brad Oscar, Gillian Pensavalle, Erin Quill, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and Fredi Walker-Browne. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
In addition, BroadwayCon Industry Day, curated by Situation, will return for its third year on January 24, 2019. Tickets for BroadwayCon Industry Day include access to all Industry Day and BroadwayCon programming on Friday, January 24. Ticket pricing and more information for BroadwayCon Industry Day will be released at a later date.

Ticket Prices
Tickets for BroadwayCon range from $80 for a Day Pass to $1000 for a limited-quantity premium-level Platinum Pass. A limited number of earlybird General and Day Pass tickets will be available at a 15% discount off of the regular ticket price, bringing a General Pass to $165 (regular $190) and a Day Pass to $65 (regular $80).  
Full details on the different ticket types can be found at www.BroadwayCon.com/tickets.
12) News from DKC/O&M















Barrow Street Theatricals announced the final rotating cast of guest actors for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production ofNASSIM. Written by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit) and featuring direction by Omar ElerianNASSIM will play its final performance on Saturday, April 20, after 7 preview and 148 regular performances. Completing the production will be:

Sunday, April 7 at 2:30pm – Allyn Burrows
Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director (Bug, Killer JoeManchester by the Sea, Company Men)

Sunday, April 7 at 7:30pm – Greg Kotis
Two-time Tony Award & Obie Award Winner (UrinetownPig FarmYeast Nation)
Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30pm – John Rothman
Emmy Award Winner (“Birdland,” “One Mississippi,” “Separate But Equal,” United 93)

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30pm – Will Eno
Pulitzer Prize Finalist & Obie Award Winner (Thom Pain (based on nothing)The Realistic JonesesThe Open House)

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm – Todd Almond
Lucille Lortel Nominee (Girl From the North CountryIowaOn the Levee)

Friday, April 12 at 7:30pm – Noah Galvin
Lucille Lortel Nominee (Dear Evan HansenAlice By Heart, “The Real O’Neals”)

Saturday, April 13 at 2:30pm – Steven Boyer
Tony Award Nominee & Obie Award Winner (Hand to God, Time and the Conways, “Trial and Error”)

Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm – Sally Murphy
NY Drama Critics’ Circle Citation Recipient (August: Osage CountyThe Apple Family PlaysThe Threepenny Opera)

Sunday, April 14 at 2:30pm – Michael Patrick Thornton
Joseph Jefferson Award Winner (“Private Practice,” “The Red Line”)

Sunday, April 14 at 7:30pm – Ashley Park
Tony & Grammy Award Nominee & Lortel Award Winner (Mean GirlsSunday In The Park With GeorgeKPOP)

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30pm – Jeremy Shamos
Tony Award Nominee and Obie & Lortel Award Winner (Clybourne ParkMeteor ShowerDinner with Friends)

Wednesday, April 17 at 2:30pm – Bernard White
(“Quarantine,” “Silicon Valley,” “Kidding”)

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30pm – Lee Pace
Drama Desk & Obie Award Winner (Angels in AmericaThe Normal HeartThe Hobbit, “Pushing Daisies,” “Halt and Catch Fire”)

Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm – Sarah Goldberg
Screen Actors Guild & Olivier Award Nominee (“Barry,” “Hindsight,” Clybourne Park)

Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm – Michael Stahl-David
(Cloverfield, “The Black Donnellys,” “Narcos,” “The Deuce”)

Saturday, April 20 at 2:30pm – Mark Hattan
(Our Town, “Blue Bloods,” “The Affair”)

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm – Carla Gugino
Screen Actors Guild Award Nominee (“The Haunting of Hill House,” “Entourage,” Watchmen, “Wayward Pines,” Desire Under the Elms)








The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC) announces its enigmatic theatrical spectacle Sleep No More is extended for the remainder of this year. Tickets are now on sale through January 5, 2020.

Presented by EmersivePunchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.

The story unfolds through acrobatic choreography, film noir soundtrack, and 100 rooms of densely detailed atmosphere sprawling over 100,000 square feet of space. The elements intertwine for a subversive and intoxicating 360-degree sensory immersion.

During and after the performance, patrons of the show enjoy live music in the hotel’s jazz age-inspired speakeasy Manderley Bar, with a stiff cocktail or selection from the expansive wine & spirit list. Signature drinks include The Old McKittrick namesake, daily Bartender’s Choice Punch, and absinthe concoction The Green Beast.

Originally built in 1939, The McKittrick Hotel was intended to be the finest and most decadent luxury hotel of its time. Six weeks before opening, and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was condemned and left locked, permanently sealed from the public. Until
Emursive brought the Grande Dame back to life, reinventing the legendary space in collaboration with London’s award-winning Punchdrunk theater company.

Sleep No More is but one of The McKittrick Hotel’s many curiosities. Located in Chelsea near The High Line, Hudson Yards, Hell's Kitchen and the Meatpacking District, the property offers a plethora of entertainment options for tourists and locals alike. From year-round rooftop hideaway, Gallow Green, to The Club Car - currently home of Bartschland Follies and Speakeasy Magick - there are endless reasons to visit.

Sleep No More is but one of The McKittrick Hotel’s many curiosities. Located in Chelsea near The High Line, Hudson Yards, Hell's Kitchen and the Meatpacking District, the property offers a plethora of entertainment options for tourists and locals alike. From year-round rooftop hideaway, Gallow Green, to The Club Car - currently home of Bartschland Follies and Speakeasy Magick - there are endless reasons to visit.

For schedule, tickets and additional information, visit www.mckittrickhotel.com.











Waterwell is proud to announce the 2019 New Works Lab World Premiere of June July August by Sinead Daly, directed by Heather Lanza.

Each year Waterwell commissions a new full-length play by an emerging playwright written specifically for the actors in their senior year in the Drama Program @ PPAS.
Designed to stimulate the creation of high-quality new plays for young actors, the New Works Lab offers emerging and established playwrights the chance to develop their work with the support of professional directors and designers and a cast of exceptionally talented high school artists. The students, in turn, not only get to experience the new play development process, but do so by collaborating with an exciting new voice in the American theater. Through this opportunity, they learn to embrace change and surprise, to stay curious and compassionate, and to feel the power of their own voice and their own story – skills that will serve them in whatever profession they choose to pursue.

June July August is a coming of age story set in the Junior Counselor Bunk at an all-girls summer camp that explores critical moments of no-turning-back that these teenagers experience as they transition from childhood to adulthood. The play explores the strength and resiliency of teenage girls, and how the layered relationships play out between them as they test their ideas of who they are and who they are becoming. 

June July August will play the PPAS Auditorium (328 West 48th Street) Wednesday, April 10 through Saturday, April 13 at 7:00pm.

Tickets for the general public are $20, and are available now at www.artful.ly/waterwell.
13) News from JT Public Relations

From the Creators of the Internationally Acclaimed,
Hit Off-Broadway Play

A new play by S. Asher Gelman

Beginning Performances on April 11;
Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 25, 2019
at The American Theatre of Actors.
Midnight Theatricals will present the World Premiere of safeword. written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Performances will begin at The American Theatre of Actors (314 W 54 Street, NYC) on Thursday, April 11, 2019 and open on Thursday, April 25, 2019, running through July 7, 2019
Tickets are $49-$69 and can be purchased by visiting  www.safewordtheplay.com or by calling 866-811-4111.
safeword., an exploration of power dynamics through BDSM and food, reveals how the people closest to us often have the most to hide. An unlikely meeting between New York City neighbors fosters a new friendship among two couples, laden with secrets. After an incident in which everything is revealed, they must all come to grips with the pieces of themselves they keep most hidden. 

safeword. will begin on April 11 and will play Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 3 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM & 7 PM (No Shows on Wednesday; Sunday matinees begin April 28). Tickets to safeword. are $49-$69 and are available by visiting safewordtheplay.com or by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting The American Theatre of Actors (314 W 54 Street, NYC).
14) News from Lincoln Center

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 theReelAbilitiesFilm              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

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 pm  
Great Performers 
Australian Chamber Orchestra  
A stateside visit from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and its invigorating lead violinistRichardTognetti is always an occasion for celebration.Joining them is pianist Inon Barnatan ,endowed with “limitless facility and infectious gusto” (​Denver Post​ ), in a program of fugues—evolvingfromBachtoBeethoven—not to be missed. 
Alice Tully Hall​, 1941 Broadway 
TICKETS ​start at $45 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers 

Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 pm  
Great Performers: Music on Film  
Great Pianists Play Beethoven  
Some of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the last century—Wilhelm Backhaus, Claudio Arrau, and Rudolf Serkin—bring their singular gifts to the composer’s sonatas, while the legendary Wilhelm Backhaus performs the towering Fourth Piano Concerto with Karl Böhm and the Vienna Philharmonic. 
Walter Reade Theater,​ 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level 
TICKETS ​start at $15 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers 

Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 pm  
Great Performers: Music on Film  
Great Pianists Play Chopin  
Rare historical film footage captures the great Arthur Rubinstein performing a private recital of Chopin favorites shot at his home. Additional highlights include a Sviatoslav Richter concert in the Soviet Union, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli captured in Turin,andMarthaArgerichplayinginParis.An excerpt from​ The              Last 25 Romantic by the famed documentarians Albert and David Maysles featuring Vladimir Horowitz caps off this probing all-Chopin program. 
Walter Reade Theater,​ 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level 
TICKETS ​start at $15 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers.

Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 am    
Great Performers  
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts  
Benjamin Beilman, violin & Orion Weiss, piano  
Two rising musicians, violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss, combine for a beautiful morning of chamber music featuring Beethoven’s pensive and poignant final violin sonata. 
Walter Reade Theater,​ 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level 
TICKETS ​start at $22 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers.

Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 pm  
Monday, April 15 at 8:00 pm  
Great Performers  
London Philharmonic Orchestra  
A pair of acclaimed soloists, pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and violinist James Ehnes, join the celebrated London Philharmonic OrchestraandconductorEdwardGardnerfortwogrippingperformances.OnApril14      Bavouzet, a noted Ravel interpreter, performs the composer’s jazz-influenced PianoConcertoinG,one of the most beloved pieces in the repertoire and the heart of this all-French program, rounded out by the equally cherished ​Mother Goose Suite and Debussy’s ​La mer. On April 15, Gardner unleashes the full              power of the LPO in a dramatic program opening with Beethoven’s galvanizing Egmont Overture, followed by Ehnes performing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Mahler’s towering First Symphony, aptly subtitled “Titan,” provides a fitting capstone to the evening. 
David Geffen Hall,​ 10 Lincoln Center Plaza 
TICKETS ​are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting        LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers
15) News from Polk and Co.

15A) FRANKIE AND JOHNNY Announces Theater, Dates -- 
Tickets Now On Sale

To Play Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway
Performances begin Saturday, May 4, 2019
Officially Opens Thursday, May 30, 2019
Tickets on Sale Now!
Strictly Limited 16 Week Engagement

The new Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starring Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald and two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus, will play the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will begin previews on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and open officially on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The strictly limited 16-week engagement concludes on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Tickets are on sale now, available www.frankieandjohnnybroadway.com
or telecharge.com (212.239.6200).In the new Broadway production, Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon, two of the most acclaimed actors of their generation, will bring new life to the bruised dreamers of Terrence McNally’s timely and timeless romance. Director Arin Arbus, in her Broadway debut, directs this portrait of a lonely waitress and a short order cook whose first date turns into a one-night stand – and maybe more.
For more information, visit FrankieAndJohnnyBroadway.com




Six-time Emmy Award winner Ryan Murphy (The Boys in the Band, “American Horror Story”) announced today on Instagram (@mrrpmurphy) that he will host a special performance of THE PROM, the critically acclaimed new original musical comedy, to benefit Hetrick Martin, GLAAD and The Trevor Project on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).

Tickets for THE PROM are on sale at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) and range from $59 – $179 (including the $2 facility fee).

For more information visit ThePromMusical.com

Beginning Performances Tuesday, April 9

Beginning performances Tuesday, April 9, Ginna Claire Mason will assume the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of WICKED.

Ginna Claire Mason joins the company of WICKED after having spent the last year playing Glinda on tour.  She has also appeared on tour in Newsies andFlashdance the Musical and starred as Korie in Duck Commander: The Musical in Las Vegas. Her regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray and Grease.

Ms. Mason will join a cast which currently includes Jessica Vosk as Elphaba, Nancy Opel as Madame Morrible, Michael McCormick as The Wizard, Ryan McCartan as Fiyero, Jamie Jackson as Doctor Dillamond, Gizel Jiménez as Nessarose and Jesse JP Johnson as Boq. Katie Rose Clarke will play her final performance as Glinda on Sunday, April 7.

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

16A) News from Spin Cycle NYC

16A) Polarizing Slavery Drama Extends
Now through April 18 at The Flea

The Flea has announced an extension of its polarizing production of SOUTHERN PROMISES by provocateur Thomas Bradshaw. This incendiary look at slavery is helmed by The Flea’s Artistic Director, Niegel Smith. SOUTHERN PROMISES will continue performances through April 18.

The Flea has announced an extension of its polarizing production of SOUTHERN PROMISES by provocateur Thomas Bradshaw. This incendiary look at slavery is helmed by The Flea’s Artistic Director, Niegel Smith. SOUTHERN PROMISES will continue performances through April 18.

SOUTHERN PROMISES runs through April 18,Thursdays through Mondays at 7p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets range from  $35 - $50. The Flea Theater is located at 20 Thomas Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers, close to the A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, J/M/Z and 1/2/3 subway lines. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.


16B) Third Rail Projects Premieres
Free performances offered April 1 - 12 at Brookfield Place
As part of its 30th Anniversary programming, Arts Brookfield has now commissioned Third Rail Projects' newest site-specific pop-up, OASIS, for the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place -- the shopping, dining and office complex on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan. Free performances will be offered during from April 1 – 12.

Set in the 1980s, when the building first opened, four over-worked dreamers take their daily lunch breaks inside the Winter Garden. Longing for relief from the daily grind, they find themselves unexpectedly swept into a mirage that appears on the staircase, providing them a respite from the fast-paced pressures of the work day. As the story unfolds over ten episodes, these strangers find themselves uniting in unexpected ways, chasing the promise of escape only to discover that they wield the power themselves to create their own sanctuary.

Over the course of ten daily episodes, characters meet through quirky interactions, busting out 80s dance moves as they cascade and tumble across the steps of the palm-tree-lined Winter Garden at Brookfield Place and into a pop-up tropical installation. After a two-week series of lunchtime vignettes, a culminating performance will occur on the evening of Friday, April 12 that combines all of the previous episodes.

OASIS runs Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5 at 12 – 12:10PM & 1 – 1:10PM and Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 12: 12 – 12:10PM & 1 – 1:10PM. The final full-length performance run Friday, April 12 at 7:30 PM. All performances are free and open to the public, no advance reservations are needed. Brookfield Place is located at 230 Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan. For more information visit https://bfplny.com/stories/oasis.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another More Theater Monday.

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