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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/16/19 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's 

1) Kids Artwork on Screens in Time Square 6/18
2) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
    The True Value of K-Pop, Frances Rocks Festival:Barton Hartshorn
3) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
     An Evening With George Takei, Latin History for Moron
4) Travis Moser Brings Linda Ronstadt Just One Look to Green Room 42
5) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
     Macbeth
6) Upcoming at iPlay America
     Dead Serious Many of War Pro Grappling
7) Y's Lounge - The Latest Addition to Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DKC/O&M
    Fiddler on the Roof  Announces Special Performance In Honor of World Refuge Day 6/20
9) News from JT Public Relations
    9A) Urban Stages to Present Summer Melodies 2019 (June 20 - 29)
    9B) Diana DeGarmo and Andrew Leeds to Star in Quilt, A Musical Celebration Stories For, From            and About THE NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

1) Kids Artwork on Screen 
in Times Square 6/18


Rising ‘Young Picassos’ to Showcase Works of Art on Times Square Digital Screen
For a Three-Day Presentation

Tuesday, June 18th at 2:00pm will be a kick-off event with 27 featured NYC Public School student artists, representatives of the Times Square Advertising Coalition, NYC Department of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio in a School NYC and local elected officials in Duffy Square

WHO:                 Fred Wilson, Bronx-based American Artist
Fred Rosenberg, President, Times Square Advertising     
Coalition
Paul King, Executive Director Office of Arts and Special Projects, NYC Department of Education
Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Naviyd Baptiste, Student Artist, Grade 3 at PS 199 in Brooklyn
Jacquelin Chokpaporn, Student Artist, Grade 10 at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Queens
Public & Elected Officials


WHAT:              Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSACwill kick off a three-day digital art presentation showcasing the work of 27 New York City Public School students ranging from prekindergarten through the 12th grade. Their art will be displayed on Clear Channel’s screen in Times Square's Duffy Square. The works of art in the Times Square showcase were chosen from the 115 works in this year’s exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, P.S. Art 2019: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids, a project of the New York City Dept. of EducationThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Studio in a School NYC.  This annual juried exhibition of works of art in all media created by New York City Public School students will be on display this year at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through Sunday, October 20th.

WHEN:                                Tuesday, June 18, 2019
                                            Presentation Begins: 2 PM

WHERE:                               Times Square’s Duffy Square, between 46th and 
                                            47th streets, and Broadway and Seventh Avenue
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2) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

 The True Value of K-Pop, 
Frances Rocks Festival:Barton Hartshorn

*FREE Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm 
David Rubenstein Atrium 
The True Value of K-pop 
Since opening its doors in 1995, SM Entertainment has continuously expanded and redefined the Korean music industry through the company’s signature innovation: Culture Technology. Under the leadership of SM founder Soo-Man Lee, this sophisticated in-house system of artist development, content creation, emerging technologies, and global market strategy has repeatedly advanced K-pop as both a business model and an art form. In light of Culture Technology’s influence on K-pop’s phenomenal global success and innovative music, A&R Executive Chris Lee and Executive Vice President of the Asia Society Tom Nagorski join us at Lincoln Center to provide an inside look at this groundbreaking system, and the key role it has played in SM Entertainment’s position as an industry leader for more than 20 years. 
David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 West 62 Street 
FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and program updates, visit K-Factor.org

*FREE: Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 pm 
David Rubenstein Atrium 
France Rocks Festival: Barton Hartshorn 
Experience the warm vocals and ’70s Americana flavor of English-born, Parisian-based singer-songwriter Barton Hartshorn. Presented in collaboration with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export, and the France Rocks Festival. 
David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 West 62nd Street 

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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        3) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 

An Evening With George Takei, 
Latin History for Moron

Thursday June 20, 8:00 PM
An Evening With George Takei
Where No Story Has Gone Before

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/george-takei

Saturday June 22, 8:00 PM
Latin History for Morons
Written by Starring John Leguizamo

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/latin-history-for-morons
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4) Travis Moser Brings Linda Ronstadt Just One Look to 
Green Room 42

FEATURING
MOLLY POPE, CATHY CERVENKA, DARYL GLENN AND JACK BARTHOLET


June 20, 7:00 PM

Cabaret, concert and recording artist Travis Moser makes his Green Room 42 debut with Just One Look: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt on June 20 at 7pm.

Travis pays homage to the legendary Ms. Ronstadt with very special guests Molly PopeCathy CervenkaDaryl Glenn and Jack Bartholet, all icons of the NYC cabaret scene.  Musical director Drew Wutke reimagines an eclectic collection of award-winning, quintessential anthems that are sure to inspire your inner Linda.  Even though it’s a 7pm show, cancel any plans you have the next morning!

Just One Look: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt will be presented on June 20, 2019 at 7pm at Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) inside YOTEL.  All tickets are $20 with no food or drink minimum.  Purchase HERE or call 646.449.7792.

Download Travis’s music via iTunesApple MusicSpotifyAmazon and everywhere music is sold or streamed.

Visit www.TravisMoser.com for more information.
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5) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

June 21 - 30 Friday, Saturday & Sunday

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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6) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Dead Serious Many of War Pro Grappling

June 22 Door Time - 5:00 PM Start Time - 6:00 PM

 Men of War Pro Grappling Series 6 will take place in Warehouse 100.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
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7) Y’s Lounge - The Latest Addition to 
Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
296 Old Route 17
Hillburn, New York

Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its sleek new Y's Lounge with a reception including dignitaries, employees, family and friends. The modern, simple yet elegant 2,500 square-foot room set off the main restaurant is accentuated by long, sleek marble countertops, cherry wood and glass windows offering majestic views.

Set high atop a 40-acre private mountain with spectacular views of the Ramapo Valley below, the legendary establishment's newest addition enhances Mt. Fuji'salready stellar reputation for the finest Japanese cuisine in a breathtaking setting with exquisitely-landscaped grounds featuring beautiful flowers and peaceful koi ponds. Dining at Mt. Fuji is truly both a culinary and visual experience. The opening of Y's Lounge is the first of many special events and improvements to the institution for Mt. Fuji's 50th anniversary this December.

Dishes at Y's Lounge are meant for sharing. Y's Lounge possesses a stylish yet understated elegance where guests can unwind in the company of friends while enjoying cocktails and a Japanese fusion menu in a magical ambience. Y's Lounge was created, named and conceptualized by owner Yoshimasa TadaY’s Lounge is a derivate of “YAMA” which means mountain in Japanese and represents Mt. Fuji Steakhouse’s stunning location.  

Chef Shinohara created a menu of Japanese specialties with an ultra-modern twist that are carefully prepared and presented as works of art. Chef Shinohara’s creations include the Sashimi Salmon Carpaccio with Sansho Herb from Kyoto Japansliced salmon with Kyoto aromatic peppercorns, jalapeno and Japanese crystal salt; and Crispy Okaki Asparagus Skewerasparagus and Japanese rice cracker on skewer, deep friend with spiced yuzu salt. His Beef Steak is grilled on the Mt. Fuji Yogan Lava Stone, premium Japanese-style skirt steak with Remy Martin Cognac, grilled on a yogan lava stone from Mt. Fuji, Japan. In addition to the inventive menu, Chef Shinohara prepares a specialty pasta and salad on a daily basis.

Most of the ingredients are imported from Japan, giving guests an authentic Mt. Fuji Japanese experience. While dining guests will enjoy the Y’s Lounge premium full bar with signature cocktails, distinguished fine wines, and a diverse collection of select Japanese beer and sake.

Chef Shinohara, Executive Chef of Mt. Fuji Steakhouse and Y's Lounge, is a graduate of the renowned International Koen Culinary Institute. Prior to joining Mt. Fuji Chef Shinohara was the Executive Chef at the lauded Megu, NY, which also opened in Hong Kong and Russia. Shinohara was also the chef at the acclaimed Hotel Okura in Sapporo, Japan. He is a respected culinary consultant who enjoys advising chefs and restaurateurs on effective kitchen operations, menu development, and the opening and operation of restaurants

Y’s Lounge is one of the many changes slated for Mt. Fuji Steakhouse, which is coming upon its 50th Anniversary this December. The hibachi portion of the restaurant is being updated and modernized as well as the already stunning The Views at Mt. Fuji. The Views, with its short, romantic walkways, cascading waterfall and magnificent views, is an ideal destination for weddings and corporate outings.

Y’s Lounge is available for private events and parties for up to 100 people. It is located at Mt. Fuji Steakhouse, 296 Old Route 17, Hillburn, New York.  For more information visit www.mtfujirestaurants.com or call 845.357.4270
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PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DKC/O&M


FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

IN YIDDISH WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES

TO FILL ITS THEATER WITH REFUGEES

IN HONOR OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

FOR A 6:00 PM PERFORMANCE 

OF THE AWARD-WINNING SHOW

POST SHOW TOWN HALL EVENT 

TO BE MODERATED BY

LUIS A. MIRANDA JR. – 

ACTIVIST, EDUCATOR AND BUSINESSMAN


Producers Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins in association with Sandy Block announced that the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) production ofFiddler on the Roof, in Yiddish with English Supertitles, will fill its theater with refugees in celebration and in honor of World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20, 2019 for a 6:00 PM performance. 

The show is partnering with the non-profit organization Reboot, a premier Jewish arts and culture organization, to further enhance its World Refugee Day celebration by involving some of the artists they work with to help commemorate the event.

Photographer Gillian Laub and illustrator/journalist Christopher Noxon will photograph and "live-sketch" a select group of refugee attendees to document an extraordinary array of stories, journeys and experiences. Many refugees attending the performance will have answered a series of questions written by Nicola Behrman about their experiences of having left their homelands. Fiddler will actively be curating these interviews for a larger initiative around this conversation.

The theater will open to its guests at 5:00 PM, where refreshments and concessions will be made complimentary to all in attendance.  There, attendees will also be free to explore an installation in the theater’s lobby of After Anatevka: Jewish Immigration and American Reaction, an exhibition curated by author & Yiddish scholar Eddy Portnoy for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research that reveals the Yiddish response to 1920s-era restrictions placed on Jewish immigrants.

Immediately following the evening performance, Fiddler will host a post show town hall event allowing this diverse community of refugees (and the leaders of the organizations that work to protect their rights) the opportunity to connect with one another in a safe and celebratory space. The post show talk will be moderated by Luis A. Miranda Jr., an activist, educator and businessman.

The list of organizations* helping coordinate the group of refugees includes: 
·         American Friends Service Committee — Immigrant Rights Program
·         Catholic Charities
·         Catholic Charities — Brooklyn & Queens
·         HIAS
·         Immigration Equality
·         International Rescue Committee (IRC)
·         Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees
·         Museum of Jewish Heritage
·         New Sanctuary Coalition
·         New York Immigration Coalition
·         RDJ Refugee Shelter
·         Tenement Museum

*Please note this list is subject to change and additions
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9) News from JT Public Relations


9A) Celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season
Urban Stages
Presents a Brand-New Festival

SUMMER MELODIES 2019
2 Weeks, 10 Shows, 30 Artists

Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Jazz and more to Benefit
the Urban Stages Musical Theater Development Program

including
CHRISTINE LAVIN, DANIEL CAINER, NATALIE DOUGLAS, STEPHEN HANKS, LAURIE KRAUZ, JEFF MACAULEY, KAREN OBERLIN, SARAH RICE, JULIE REYBURN, TOM TOCE and many more

June 20 – 29, 2019
At Urban Stages

Continuing its 35th Anniversary season, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director) proudly announces the line-up for a brand-new festival patterned after its award-winning series WINTER RHYTHMS. SUMMER MELODIES 2019 will begin Thursday, June 20 featuring some of New York’s best musical performances through Saturday, June 292019 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).  Tickets are $30 ($45 for two shows in one day), for tickets and full schedule please visit www.urbanstages.org or call (866) 811-4111.

This summer’s benefit series will present 10 shows, many of them created especially for SUMMER MELODIES, including Jeff Macauley’s Where Did The Gentleman Go? The Songs Of Bobby Troup & The Life Of Scotty Bowers; Sean Harkness’s Summer Solstice, A Windham Hill Retrospective; Tom Toce’s Songwriter In The House; BMI Musical Theater Workshop Songwriters Showcase;  Christine Lavin’s On My Way To Hooterville; Daniel Cainer’s Gefilte Fish & Chips; and Stephen Hanks Presents Celebrating Democracy: Riding The Blue Wave to 2020!. 

Current Performance Schedule*

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 at 7pm: JEFF MACAULEY: WHERE DID THE GENTLEMAN GO? THE SONGS OF BOBBY TROUP & THE LIFE OF SCOTTY BOWERS
“Where Did The Gentleman Go?” looks at the songs of Bobby Troup and the life of Scotty Bowers, two ex-marines who made new lives for themselves in Los Angeles. They each took divergent but intersecting paths to find their fortunes and boy, did they find them. Bobby Troup became an esteemed composer, writing “Get Your Kicks On Route 66” among other post-war pop hits. Scotty Bowers got his kicks on Hollywood Blvd. working in a gas station and as a bartender and romancing just about every star in Hollywood. Jeff Macauley recently won the 2019 MAC Award for Male Vocalist with his fourth consecutive nomination.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 at 7pm: TBA

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 at 7pm: TBA

MONDAY, JUNE 24 at 7pm: SEAN HARKNESS: SUMMER SOLSTICE, A WINDHAM HILL RETROSPECTIVE FEATURING WILL GALISON
Acclaimed international guitar artist Sean Harkness is in high demand as a performer and composer on solo guitar. Joining Sean will be master harmonica player Will Galison. Will has worked with Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, and many others. Their music includes Brazilian, Argentine, American Standards, and Folk.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 at 7pm: TBA

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 at 7pm: TOM TOCE: SONGWRITER IN THE HOUSE
MAC Award-Winning songwriter Tom Toce reprises his solo show Songwriter in the House, which was nominated for a MAC Award in 2016 for Male Debut. Tom brings his blend of wry and tuneful songs to Summer Melodies, aided by Sean Harkness on guitar and Jon Burr on bass.

THURSDAY JUNE 27 at 7pm: BMI MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
Members and alumni of the legendary Lehman Engel/BMI Musical Theater Workshop (whose alumni include Maury Yeston, Alan Menken, Michael-John LaChiusa, Bobby Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and many more) will perform short musicals, excerpts from musicals, and other songs as part of a very entertaining evening of songs you probably haven’t heard. Produced and directed by Tom Toce.

FRIDAY JUNE 28 at 7pm: CHRISTINE LAVIN: ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE
Folk music legend Christine Lavin has subtitled her show, “I don’t make things up, I just make ‘em rhyme.” After 35 years, 23 solo albums, 10 compilations, and countless tours, she invites you to come hear why theater stars like Klea Blackhurst, Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, Andrea Marcovicci, and Karen Ziemba sing her songs.

SATURDAY JUNE 29 at 2:00pm: DANIEL CAINER: GEFILTE FISH & CHIPS”
Hillary Rollins presents Daniel Cainer’s “Gefilte Fish & Chips.” Direct from London, award-winning musical storyteller Daniel Cainer brings his internationally acclaimed one-man show, in which he shares personal tales about home, heritage, and identity. It has been said, ‘You don’t have to be Jewish (or British) to get a kick out of Cainer’. “Gefilte Fish & Chips” is being prepared by producer Hillary Rollins for an off-Broadway production in 2020. You can be an “early adopter” and see it right now at the Summer Melodies!

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 at 7 pm: STEPHEN HANKS PRESENTS “CELEBRATING DEMOCRACY: RIDING THE BLUE WAVE TO 2020!"
Cabaret Producer, Promoter, Performer Stephen Hanks hosts an All-Star Variety Show featuring 20 terrific singer/performers from the BroadwayWorld Award-Nominated Series CABARET CAMPAIGNS: RIDE THE BLUE WAVE 2018. With MAC Award-Winning Musical Director Tracy Stark on piano, the Blue Wavers join forces once again, offering soaring and satiric songs. Performers include: Sandra Bargman, Remy Block, Lane Bradbury, Blair Alexis Brown, Mary Sue Daniels, Rob Davis, Natalie Douglas, Richard Eisenberg, Janice Hall, Laurie Krauz, Jeff Macauley, Sue Matsuki, Katie McGrath, Karen Oberlin, Sierra Rein, Julie Reyburn, Sarah Rice, Brian Charles Rooney, and Lisa Viggiano. Produced by Stephen Hanks.


*Artists, programming and schedule subject to change.

SUMMER MELODIES 2019
June 20 – 29, 2019
Urban Stages - 259 West 30 Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues

Performance times vary. Tickets are $30 ($45 for two shows in one day), for tickets and full schedule please visit www.urbanstages.org or call (866) 811-4111

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9B) QUILT, A Musical Celebration
Stories For, From and About The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt


Featuring the Largest Installation of the AIDS Quilt in NYC in over a Decade


A benefit for

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Frontline AIDS.


QUILT, A MUSICAL CELEBRATION will be presented Friday, June 21 at 8 pm; Saturday, June 22 at 2 pm; Saturday, June 22 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception); and Sunday, June 23 at 4 pm at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, NYC).  This one-weekend, four-performance-only presentation, will feature actors, singers, and performers representing a cross-section of the HIV activist community and community organizations.  Tickets are $35-$65 ($50 for Saturday’s VIP Reception) and can be purchased by visiting www.quiltmusical.org.

QUILT, A MUSICAL CELEBRATION is a unique and affecting work that celebrates and remembers both those who died from AIDS and those who have survived or been left behind. Based on true stories from friends and loved ones who were left behind, the musical is a living history for a new generation.  This special presentation of QUILT, pairs community arts organizations with professional and amateur artists from around the country and is a celebration of the people, the laughter, and the tears, surrounding the deadliest plague in American History. With over 2000 square feet, this production will feature the largest installation of the AIDS Quilt in New York City in over a decade.
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