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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Theatre Thursday - Beetlejuice


What: Beetlejuice

Where: Winter Garden Theatre
              1634 Broadway

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up



Me - Beetlejuice was a great show! It watched the movie the day before we saw the show. The movie was okay. It was not one of my favorites. I was really worried that I was not going to like the show that much based on how I felt about the movie. However, I loved it! It was amazing! It was so much better than the movie. The majority of the movie was mainly focused on the Maitlands, and it doesn't really go that deeply into their story either. The show is more focused on Beetlejuice and Lydia and delves much more into their stories. It actually delves more into the Maitlands story as well. It makes it more interesting and more entertaining. The movie is mostly about special effects. There are plenty of special effects in the show as well, and they are even cooler because they have to be created live and not through digital editing. Alex Brightman is terrific in the title role of Beetlejuice. He has a kind of chaotic energy that is perfect for roles of this type. Everyone else was super talented too. One character who was much more likable in the show than the movie was Delia. Her character is extremely funny in the show, and in the movie shes just kind of annoying. I love the music! I don't remember a lot of it because the CD hasn't been released yet. However, I know that when it is I will definitely get it. There are two songs that have already been released that I listen to everyday. They are Dead Mom and Say My Name. I love both of them! I can't wait for the album to be released! Beetlejuice is definitely one of my favorite Broadway shows that I've ever seen!



Mom - The musical Beetlejuice is much more than just a retelling of the movie live on stage. In this version, both the story and the characters are much more developed which makes the former more enjoyable and the latter more relatable. The movie revolved mostly around a recently deceased couple who hire the ghost Beetlejuice to scare away the new owners of their former home. The show is more about a young girl trying to process the death of her mother despite her father's reluctance to let her do so. He instead chooses to move on by acting as if her mother never existed. The movie was mostly a special effects extravaganza. The show has plenty of special effects, but there is so much more to it than that. The acting and singing are all very good. Alex Brightman completely loses himself in the title role of Beetlejuice right down to the voice. Sophia Anne Caruso is just the right mix of tough and vulnerable in the role of Lydia. Her song Dead Mom is heartwrenching. Kerry Butler and Rob McClure are adorably sweet as the Maitlands, the couple whose deaths sparks the plot. Leslie Kritzer is hilarious in the role of Delia. Lydia's stepmother. Day-O (also known as The Banana Boat Song) and Jump in the Line (also known as Shake Senora),  the beloved songs from the movie, are still in the show along with a bunch of new songs which range from the amusing but off the wall opening number, The Whole Being Dead Thing to several sweetly touching ballads by Lydia and more. It is hard to specifically remember all of the songs, however, since they were not listed in the playbill, and the CD is not out yet. All in all, Beetlejuice is a fun and entertaining show.



For more about Beetlejuice or to purchase tickets, visit beetlejuicebroadway.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special.

Photo credits: All Beetlejuice production photos by Matthew Murphy

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Telltale Tours Flatiron, Food, Architecture, and History Tour

We were given a free Telltale Tours Flatiron, Food, Architecture, and History Tour for for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


Me - Telltale Tours Flat Iron Food and Architecture Tour

Where: Tour starts at 193 5th Ave.
             In front of the Golden Clock
             New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

 
 

Me - Telltale Tours Flatiron, Food Architechture, and History Tour was fun. Most tours tell you that you should get there a little early, this tour you better get there a little early because if you get there exactly on time, the tour may be started already .I have never been on a tour that included architecture before. It was interesting learning about different styles of buildings.  The portions of food on this tour were a lot bigger than on most food tours. On most tours, you taste a bunch of tiny things. On this tour, we tasted a few big things.The first place we went to was Eataly. They had a lot of different areas with different foods. Some of them looked really good, and I would have liked to try them. We had this really good tasting bread. It had strawberries on top. Even though  I like strawberries, I don't like it on my bread, but the bread was delicious. Then, we went to a sandwich shop and had reuben sandwiches. I had never had a reuben sandwich before. It is not my favorite, but it was better than I expected. At a different restaurant, we got to try a couple cheeses and then had grilled cheese sandwiches. The cheese was good, but the sandwich was disappointing because I prefer regular American cheese on my grilled cheese sandwiches. At another place, we had chocolate ruggala and a little bit of chocolate chip cookie. I really liked the cookie. On the whole, this tour was interesting and informative.

 
 

Mom - Telltale Tours Flatiron, Food Architecture, and History Tour is a very unique tour. First of all. it is confined to a very specific area within about a ten block radius so although you will be doing a lot of walking you may not have to do as much walking as on some other tours. The guides are very knowledgable and informative. however, so you will learn quite a lot about that particular area. Also, although there are not that many food stops, the food portions are very generous. Also, at least half of the food stops are sit down stops so there is plenty of time to rest on the tour. You will visit Eataly. the Eisenberg sandwhich shop, Beechers, and Breads Bakery. You will get to sample bread,  cheese, a reuben sandwhich, a grilled cheese sandwhich and some delicious desserts. In addition to all the food stops, you will also visit and learn about a number of historic locations including the famous Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park,Union Square and more.  All in all, Telltale Tours Flatiron, Food, Architecture and History Tour  is a tour at that will both satisfy your quest for knowledge about the Flatiron area and fill your belly.

 
 

For more about this tour or other Telltale Tours or to book a tour, visit www.telltaletours.com.

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tips for Tuesday - Book: How Not to Die Alone; TV Show: Secrets of the Zoo; and Misc: Sticky Chameleons, Farmini and Monsiuer Carrousel

We may have been given one or more of the books and/or other products as well advance screeners of any movies or TV shows mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Book: How Not to Die Alone



Mom - Today I am recommending How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper. Andrew lives his life completely alone. However, a misunderstanding on a job interview leads his potential future boss to think he has a wife and family. After he gets the job, he continues to let his boss and co-workers think he has a family because he is afraid of losing his job, and he wants to fit in. Then, he gets a new co-worker named Peggy, and Andrew just may want to make a real connection with someone for the first time in a long time. However,  a traumatic incident from his past may keep holding him back, and Peggy has issues of her own. This is a beautiful story about people learning to connect with one another. Despite his flaws, the character of Andrew displays such a touching vulnerability that you can't help rooting for him. This book will leave you appreciating your humanity and having people in your life that you care about and who care about you in return.

TV Show: Secrets of the Zoo 




Mom - Today I am recommending Secrets of the Zoo. Secrets of the Zoo is a Nat Geo Wild show about the Colombus Zoo, the animals that inhabit it and the people who take care of them. The Columbus Zoo is one of the biggest and most popular zoos in the United States. There is much more to this show than just adorable animals. If you are an animal lover, this show will really stir your emotions. Sometimes, it will warm your heart. Sometimes, it will break your heart. Often, it will switch back and forth between the two in a single episode. It is important to note, however, that since many of the stories revolve around animals with different medical issues at times the show can be quite graphic. I wouldn't recommend it for young children or anyone who is especially sensitive. If you have a strong stomach and/or you don't mind looking away from the screen once in a while and you love animals, you will love this show. 


Misc.: Sticky Chameleons, Farmini, and Monsieur Carrousel

Me & Mom - Today we are recommending three (3) more Iello games.

 

The first game is Sticky Chameleons. In this game the object is to capture the most bugs with your sticky tongue. Don't worry this does not mean your actual tongue! This is a competitive game not a cooperative game. There are no altenative ways to play this game. It can be played by 2 to 6 players age 6 and up. It is a pretty quick and easy game.


 
The second game is Farmini. In this game, the object is to build a farm with the most cornfields and animals. Although this is a competetive game which can be played by 2 to 4 players ages 5 and up, you can also play by yourself and see how many points you can accumulate. If you need a challenge, there is an alternative more difficult way to play this game.

 

The third game is Monsieur Carrousel. In this game the object is to have all the children take a ride on the carousel before it gets too rainy. This is a cooperative game where players play together and not against each other. There are different levels of difficulty for this game. However, there are the most games for the highest level of difficulty. This game can be played by 1 to 6 players ages 4 and up.

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

Monday, May 27, 2019

Monthly Mashup for May, 2018 Me:Jackets Mom: The Jonathan Larson Project


Me - My topic for this month is jackets. When I was a little kid, I used to name my jackets. I don't remember any of the names except that I had a pink jacket named Rachel. I mainly wear sweatshirts now. I have to have jackets with pockets. I put my glasses in my pocket when I am in school. When I am not in school, I put my phone in my pocket. I have three sweatshirts that I mostly wear:  a black one, a gray one that says Broadway, and one that's black and blue and has a heart on it. I don't wear that last one that much because even though it's really pretty and I like it, it doesn't have a pocket. I also have one jacket that's heavier for the winter time, and sometimes I wear my sister's winter jacket instead. The sleeves on my jacket bother me, but it has a hood. My sister's winter jacket doesn't have a hood. I hate wearing a winter jacket. I only where one when I have to. I mostly wear one when I go to New York City because it is usually colder there, and we do a lot of walking around outside when we are there. I love jean jackets. I used to have one when I was little but then I grew out of it. Then, I had one that I inheirted from my sister, but  I grew out of that one too so now I don't have one. My mother has a ton of jean jackets, and sometimes she lets me borrow them. The other day,  I got a new jacket at Primark at the mall. It's red and it's sort of  like leather but it's not really leather. I like it because it reminds me of the jacket that Emma Swan always wears in the TV series, Once Upon A Time. All in all, jackets are a very important commodity.



Mom - My topic for this month is the Jonathan Larson Project. Jonathan Larson is best known for creating the musical Rent. His life was tragically cut short by an aortic dissection before Rent even officially opened. However, Rent was not the only music Jonathan Larson ever wrote. Jennifer Tepper, the Creative and Programming Director of Feinstein's/54 Below, was given unprecidented access to Larson's work by his family, and she put together an evening of unheard Jonathan Larson songs which were performed in The Jonathan Larson Project, a series of concerts which were held last fall at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Performers at the concerts included George Salazar and Lauren Marcus, both of whom are currently starring in Be More Chill on Broadway;  Krysta Rodriguez who has appeared in First Date, and Spring Awakening on Broadway among other things as well as the TV show Smash, Andy Mientus who also appeared in Spring Awakening and Smash among other things, and Nick Blaemire who has appeared in such shows as Godspell, and Cry Baby as well as writing the music for Glory Days. There were also guest stars for each performance. The music from these concerts started with a rousing rendition of  Greene Street by the cast and ended with a heartbreaking recorded version of the same song by Jonathan Larson, himself. In between there was a bevy of  other previously undiscovered Larson gems. While on the one hand, these concerts served as a reminder of what a great talent the world lost with Larson's early death,  on the other hand, they actually brought more of Larson's work to the world since a recording of the concert was made and is currently available for streaming and download. The Jonathan Larson Project will also be available on CD next month on June 14.

For more about the Jonathan Larson project, visit www.ghostlightrecords.com/the-jonathan-larson-project.html.

And that's our view. What's on Your Mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 5/26/19 - What's Happening This Week of Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
    As One, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale
2) Broadway Bares
3) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
     LC Kids: Free Saturday at the Atrium: The Popups
4) Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theatre
     Rising Star Workshops

PR Firm Roundup

5) News from Andrea Alton
    Jack of Cups May 31 - June 1 At The Flea Theatre
6) News from DDPR
    6A) Limited Engagement of In the Closet Opens May 29 at Theatre Row
    6B) Midnight Street A New Musical Previews Begins May 29
7) News from DKC/O&M
       7A) Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations Announces New Block of Tickets
       7B) Madame Tussauds & The ALW Really Useful Group Present the Ultimate Bwy Experience
8) News from the Press Room PR
    Schamakary's Announces Broadway Bakes 2019
9) News from Polk and Co.
     Frankie & Johnny Celebrates Broadway Opening with $25 Tickets
10) News from Richard Hillman PR
    Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Papermill Playhouse
11) News from Spin Cycle News
     The Pink Unicorn Extends Off Broadway Through June 2

1) News from Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

As One, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale

May 30 - June 6 Multiple Times
As One

A Chamber Opera for Two Voices and String QuartetTwo voices share the role of the transgender protagonist in this chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday June 2, 7:30 
Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale

In residence at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, Nashir! is dedicated to performing Jewish music spanning centuries and continents.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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2) Broadway Bares
Whyte Hall's Brandon Fradd Theatre
Fire Island Pines, NY

Saturday June 1, 7:00 PM  & 9:00 PM

Sizzling striptease will heat up Fire Island when Broadway Bares returns with NYC’s hottest dancers. Two high energy performances of Broadway Bares Fire Island will take the stage at 7 pm and 9 pm at Whyte Hall’s Brandon Fradd Theater in Fire Island Pines.

Created exclusively for Fire Island by director Michael Lee Scott, this adaptation of the annual New York City extravaganza Broadway Bares will feature Bares dancers performing dazzling production numbers with no seat more than 40 feet from the stage. The show will be followed by Bares’ signature “rotation,” where the performers step off the stage to freestyle dance for cash donations.

To purchase tickets to the 7:00 PM show, visit tickets.broadwaycares.org

To purchase tickets to the 9:00 PM show, visit 
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3) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

FREE: Saturday, June 1 at 11:00 am 
LC Kids: Free Saturdays at the Atrium 
The Pop Ups 
A collaboration between Brooklyn musicians Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, The Pop Ups have been setting the standard for children’s music since 2010. They received two Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Album, for 2012’s Radio Jungle and 2015’s Appetite for Construction, alongside a National Parenting Publications Award, Parents’ Choice Award, and praise from NPR’s All Things Considered. They are currently in development with Amazon Studios on an original puppet musical pre-school series. The atmosphere at Atrium events is celebratory, relaxed, and suitable for most audiences. Sensory supports (noise-canceling headphones and fidgets) are available to borrow. 
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.) 
FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and program updates, visit or visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium
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4) Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theatre
15 W. 28th St.
New York, NY

Rising Star Workshops

June 3 Beyond the Sheet Music

June 10 Becoming Your Character

June 17 Come On Dance With Me

June 24 Get Out of the Cold

For more information or to register, visit www.tadatheater.com/rising-star-workshops.
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PR Firm Roundup

5) News from Andrea Alton PR

Experimental Bitch Presents The World Premiere of Post-Apocalyptic Play
Jack of Cups
May 31 – June 8 at the Flea Theater

Experimental Bitch Presents (EBP) is pleased to announce their 2019 mainstage production, the post-apocalyptic play Jack of Cups by Gabriel Rodriguez. The World Premiere runs May 31 – June 8 at The Flea Theater, with opening night slated for June 1 at 7:00 pm. Jack of Cups is directed by Rodriguez and Madeline Wall. Original music composed by Lukas Papenfusscline.

Many years from now, long after The Flood That Drowned the World, a stranger, queerer, more loving world has sprouted from the rubble and ruins. Once a year, the many communities of this new world become one, gathering on a barren island for the Remembrance Festival. Amidst the games and food and drink, the sharing of knowledge and the telling of Big Stories, they are visited by a mysterious and legendary wanderer who has arrived to tell the biggest Big Story of all. 

Jack of Cups runs May 31 – June 8 at The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street (between Broadway & Church Streets), New York, NY 10007. Subways: A/C/E/1/2/3/J/M/Z to Chambers Street, N/Q to Canal Street, and the R/W/4/5/6 to City Hall. Tickets are $25 for students/seniors, $30 for general admission and are available at https://bit.ly/2Zu8XWq.

More info is available www.experimentalbitchpresents.com
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6) News from DDPR

6A)  EBNER-PAGE PRODUCTIONS TO PRESENT


 THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF 

SIEGMUND FUCHS' 

IN THE CLOSET
 

A DARKLY COMIC AND STIRRING MULTI-GENERATIONAL PLAY TACKLING THE EVER-PRESENT BUT RARELY ACKNOWLEDGED AGEISM IN THE GAY COMMUNITY


LIMITED OFF BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT
MAY 29th - JUNE 16th

AT THEATRE ROW’S STUDIO THEATRE

The New York Premiere Off-Broadway run of Siegmund Fuchs’ IN THE CLOSET, a stirring dramedy about ageism in the gay community that will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement Wednesday, May 29, 2019 continuing through June 16, 2019 at Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre, (410 West 42nd Street).  Eli Carpenter will direct.  Mr. Fuchs lives in Washington, D.C., is an attorney for the United States Department of Justice, and his academic work focuses on abuse victims.


In The Closet centers around four men exploring the various reasons one might "closet" oneself in this cross-generational look at being in the closet, leaving the audience to wonder: Can any one of them ever walk out?


Performances, which begin on May 29th will be on Wednesdays through Saturday evenings at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 3 pm through June 16th. Tickets are $32.25 (including the Theatre Row restoration fee) and can be purchased online at Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 or in person at the Theatre Row Box Office. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National LGBT Cancer Fund.


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6B) MC THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS 
MIDNIGHT STREET
A NEW MUSICAL CREATED AND DIRECTED BY 
ARNOLD L. COHEN 
WITH MUSIC DIRECTION BY MATT CASTLE

PREVIEWS BEGIN MAY 29th
WITH AN OFFICIAL OPENING ON JUNE 5th
AT THEATRE ROW

MC Theatrical Productions will present MIDNIGHT STREET, a dramatic new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Matt Castle, May 29th – June 22nd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Wednesday, June 5th at 7PM.


In MIDNIGHT STREET, amid the dark and dangerous underbelly of the city, a trio plays out a seductive and lethal turf war against a vivid musical landscape.  


Performances of MIDNIGHT STREET are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.


Tickets are $49.25 (inclusive of $2.25 facility fee) and can be purchased at

https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Midnight-Street/Overview?&aid=ven000193900

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7) News from DKC/O&M

7A) AIN’T TOO PROUD – 

THE LIFE AND TIMES 

OF THE TEMPTATIONS

ANNOUNCES

NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS

ON SALE THROUGH MAY 2020

A new block of tickets for the hit new Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations are now on sale through May 17, 2020 at Telecharge.com, by calling 800-447-7400, or by visiting the Imperial Theatre Box Office (249 West 45th Street).

Ain't Too Proud is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. The rest is history — how they met, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the United States fell into civil unrest. This thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal is set to the beat of the group's treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.

Tickets for Ain’t Too Proud are available by visiting www.Telecharge.com, by calling 800-447-7400, or by visiting the Imperial Theatre Box Office (249 West 45th Street). For groups of 10 or more, visit www.BroadwayInbound.com or call 866-302-0995.



For more information, please visit www.AintTooProudMusical.com

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7B) MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S 

REALLY USEFUL GROUP

PRESENTS

THE ULTIMATE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE,

MAKING GUESTS PART OF THE MAGIC

BE IMMEDIATELY TRANSPORTED BEHIND THE SCENES

 OF A BROADWAY SPECTACULAR IN A ONE-OF-A-KIND

 IMMERSIVE MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA


Madame Tussauds New York recently announced today the launch of their newest experience, “Madame Tussauds New York Presents Broadway”, in partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, set to rock 42nd Street in early June. Guests will have a unique opportunity to see what’s behind the curtain with an immersive tour showcasing the sights, sounds, and intricate details that go into putting on a Broadway show.

The experience will transport guests through a labyrinth of mirrors, ropes, pulleys, and props as they move from room to room, each showcasing a different backstage aspect. Guests start the experience at the Broadway Bar before being greeted by none other than The Phantom of the Opera. They will be swept through some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic masterpieces, including The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and Cats. In addition, a digital component will allow guests to try their hand at singing their favorite Broadway songs.

For more information about Madame Tussauds New York, visit madametussauds.com/new-york.
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8) News from The Press Room PR

SCHMACKARY’S
“THE OFFICIAL COOKIE OF BROADWAY”

ANNOUNCES 
BROADWAY BAKES 2019
May 27 - 31
ALEX BRIGHTMAN, JOE ICONIS,
CASSIE LEVY, PATTI MURIN,
LAURA OSNES, LESLI MARGHERITA, AND MORE
.

Schmackary’s, “the official cookie of Broadway,”  will host their 5th annual BROADWAY BAKES from May 27-31, 2019. Over twenty of the biggest names on Broadway, including 2019 Tony Awards nominees,  will join together to work behind the counter at Schmackary’s, selling cookies to customers and raising money in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Each day, from 3:00-7:00 PM , half of the sales and all of the tips generated while the Broadway stars are working at Schmackary’s will go directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Schedule of stars to appear at Broadway Bakes include (subject to change):

Monday,  May 27
3:00-5:00 PM
Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill) 
and Stephanie Styles (Kiss Me Kate)

5:00-7:00 PM
Lesli Margherita (The Flamingo Kid), Wesley Taylor (Alice By Heart), 
and Isaac Powell (Once On This Island)

Tuesday, May 28
3:00-5:00 PM
Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice - 2019 Tony Nominee), Jimmy Davis (Oklahoma), and Will Brill (Oklahoma)

5:00-7:00 PM
Be More Chill’s Joe Iconis (2019 Tony Nominee), Jason “Sweettooth” Williams, 
and Charlie Rosen

Wednesday, May 29
3:00-5:00 PM
TBA

5:00-7:00 PM
Laura Osnes (Broadway Princess Party), Christy Altomare (Anastasia), 
and Ben Rauhala (The Secret Life of Bees) 

Thursday, May 30
3:00-5:00 PM
Frozen’s Cassie Levy and Patti Murin

5:00-7:00 PM
Anastasia’s Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill) 
and John Bolton

Friday, May 31
3:00-5:00 PM
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s James Snyder, Jenny Jules, 
and Matt Mueller

5:00-7:00 PM
Mean Girls’ Kyle Selig 
and Grey Henson 

More details and additional stars will be announced on www.BroadwayBakes.com as well as Schmackary’s social media channels (TwitterFacebookInstagram).
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9) News from Polk and Co.

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF
TERRENCE McNALLY’S 25TH BROADWAY PRODUCTION

FRANKIE & JOHNNY 
IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE 

TWENTY-FIVE $25 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR
MAY 29 CELEBRATION PERFORMANCE

At Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre
Performances begin Saturday, May 4, 2019
Officially Opens Thursday, May 30, 2019

STRICTLY LIMITED 16 WEEK ENGAGEMENT
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10) News from Richard Hillman PR

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED!
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN
LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE
BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON
MUSIC DIRECTION BY MICHAEL BORTH
CHOREOGRAPHY BY ALEX SANCHEZ
DIRECTED BY MARK S. HOEBEE
PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 29, 2019
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: FOUR PERFORMANCES ADDED
THE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT WILL NOW CONCLUDE JULY 3, 2019
PRESS OPENING NIGHT SET FOR JUNE 2, 2019, AT 7:00PM
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast begins performances Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Due to popular demand, four performances have been added to the performance schedule. The limited engagement will now conclude Wednesday evening, July 3, 2019, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse will also present an autism-friendly performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday, June 26, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for people on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities and their families. The Goren Family & Harmony Helper and Merck are the Major Sponsors of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2018-2019 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is set for Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 7:00pm.

Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice. The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending.

Disney’s _Beauty and the Beast_ will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:00pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm, Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: Due to popular demand, four added performances: Tuesday, June 18, at 7:00pm, Tuesday, July 2, at 7:00pm, Wednesday, July 3, at 1:30pm & 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 atwww.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 and Autism-Friendly Performance for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Paper Mill Playhouse, a leader in accessibility, will offer audio-described performances for Disney’s _Beauty and the Beast_ on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23 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, June 23 at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse will also present an autism-friendly performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities, and is planned in cooperation with Paper Mill Playhouse’s Autism Advisory Team. The theater environment will be altered for this performance, providing a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to all families. The performance itself will be adjusted with special attention paid to lighting and sound. For tickets to this special performance, please call the Paper Mill Playhouse box office at 973-376-4343 or visit www.PaperMill.org/autism

Free Audience Enrichment Activities for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

CONVERSATION CLUB: Join us Thursday evenings, May 30, June 6, 13, and 20 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 6:00pm, on Wednesday, May 29, we host a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.

Q&A WITH THE CAST: After the matinee on Saturday, June 22, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.

For additional information, please visit www.papermill.org.
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11) News from Spin Cycle News

Site Specific Gender Identity Drama 
Starring Tony Winner Alice Ripley Extends

THE PINK UNICORN
Now through June 2

Out of the Box Theatrics announces an extension of the Off-Broadway Premiere of THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie. Directed by Amy Jones, this site-specific solo drama stars Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal, Side Show, Sunset Boulevard). The production will now run through June 2 at the Episcopal Actors’ Guild.  
 
Trisha Lee is a Christian widow living in a conservative Texas town. Her life is suddenly upended when her 14-year-old daughter Jolene announces she is genderqueer and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. In THE PINK UNICORN, Trisha recounts her story about facing a crisis she never saw coming, at a time when transgender people and gender issues weren't even on her radar.

THE PINK UNICORN runs through June 2, Wednesday – Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm & 7pm with added performances Sunday, June 2 at 2pm & 7pm. The Episcopal Actors’ Guild is located at 1 East 29th Street between Madison and 5th Aves – accessible from the R, W and #6 trains at 28th Street. Tickets are $79 general admission, $39 partial view, or $129 for premium ticketing that includes complimentary beverages and reserved seating. For tickets and info, visit www.ootbtheatrics.com.
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