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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/23/19 - What's Coming Up This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) The Comedian's Tragedy June 21 - July 6 at Access Theater Black Box
2) Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square Extended to July 14
3) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
     Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks, Midsummer Night Swing, France Rocks Festival,
4) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
     Kaufman Music Center International Youth Center Youth Piano Competiton Winner's Showcase
5) Storytelling & Broadway Corporate America Meets Bway Storytelling in Leadership Experience
6) Central Park's Belvedere Castle to Reopen June 28

PR Firm Roundup

7) News from Andrea Alton PR
    Site-Specific Afterparty: The Rothko Studio
8) News from DKC/O&M
    8A) Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow Begins Previews
    8B) Vanessa Carlton to Make Broadway Debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
9) News from KampFire PR
     New Play, Electricity chronicling the LGBTQ+ journey of two Gay men from Stonewall to today
10) News from Polk and Co.
      Tickets for the Inheirtance on Sale Monday June 24
11) News from Richard Hillman PR
      Pan Asian Rep Announces Line-up for "NuWorks 2019" Set For June 25-29
12) News from Spin Cycle PR
      12A) Site-specific drama Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec continues thru Aug. 7
Broadway star Peppermint celebrates WorldPride with June 28 concert
1) The Comedian’s Tragedy
Access Theater Black Box
380 Broadway, 4th Floor (bet. Walker and White Streets)
New York, NY 10013
An Edgy, Supernatural Love Story 
About Aristophanes in Hedonistic Athens

Now-July 6, 2019 
Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8pm (no performance on July 4th)
Opening Night: Tuesday, June 25th at 8pm

Access Theater Black Box presents The Comedian’s Tragedy, an edgy, supernatural love story about Aristophanes struggling with his muse in Ancient Greece, written by Matthew Amendt.Thirteen performances will be staged at the Access Theater Black Box,380 Broadway, 4th Floor (bet. Walker and White Streets) in New York City from throuugh July 6, 2019.

423 BCE.  The Gods are hungry.  The greatest city of her age, Athens has fallen: wracked with plague, war, drink, lust, gods, demons, and a dark fog of nihilism eating away at her light. Censored and labeled a pervert for standing up to the state, a young Aristophanes passes his nights in a haze of booze and sex, spitting into the face of tomorrow with the courage of the damned. When the unlikeliest of heroes emerges, can a guilty, drunken soul become Orpheus and sing life back into the ashes?  An edgy supernatural love story costumed in the present but taking place in Ancient Athens’ hedonistic height, The Comedian’s Tragedy is a rollercoaster of violence, love, revenge, low comedy and high ideas. Imagine a play that brings together the best heat, the fire of American Acting, marries it to the icy clarity of Classical Tragedy, and out of the steam of that collision tells a new story of the place we all began. When there’s no tomorrow, what are you doing tonight?
2) Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square Extended to July 14

6th and Race St.
Philadelphia, PA

 The spectacular festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture that features magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, created by hand using traditional Chinese methods. The 2019 Festival will  now illuminate Franklin Square at 6th & Race Streets in Historic Philadelphia from through July 14 with 27 larger-than-life illuminated displays made of 2,000 individual lanterns and 20,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. All of the lanterns will be new for the 2019 Festival, including new lighting design techniques. Highlights feature a 200-foot long phoenix, a walk-through dragon tunnel, mythological creatures created from small glass bottles filled with colored water, and a host of interactive installations such as a fortune-telling wheel. The lanterns are installed all around the seven-acre Square, and guests stroll under, around, and through the displays each evening. In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will witness authentic cultural stage performances. Visitors can taste Asian cuisine and American favorites, drink a toast at the Dragon Beer Garden open nightly, and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site as well as Festival-themed merchandise. Guests can also play Philly Mini Golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel (additional tickets required for both), and enjoy Center City’s best play place. The lanterns are able to be viewed for free during daylight hours, while a ticket is required for nighttime entrance (no re-entry). The Festival is open 6 – 11 pm, 7 days a week.
3) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, June 25 at 6:00 pm
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks 
Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Vince Giordano and his Nighthawks have been attracting flocks of swing lovers to their weekly club dates for years, but their music has also been featured recently in hit shows The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Boardwalk Empire. Veterans of the very first Midsummer Night Swing, these hot jazz ambassadors kick off the 2019 festival with an evening of classic ’20s and ’30s standards. Style: 1920s Big Band Swing, Jazz-Age Big Band Dance Instructors: Heather Gehring and Lou Brockman teach Silver Screen Foxtrot DJ: DJ Zuckerpunch 
Damrosch Park, Amersterdam Ave. and West 62nd St. 
TICKETS start at $18 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/MidsummerNight-Swing

Wednesday, June 26  at 6:00 pm 
Midsummer Night Swing 
Trust us! You won’t want to miss this evening of classic Cuban salsa. Save the date and visit MidsummerNightSwing.org on June 3 for the latest updates. Style: Cuban Salsa Dance Instructor: Carlos Mateu teaches Timba DJ: Ron McGugins 
Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and West 62nd St.
TICKETS Check back for more information on June 3. 

Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 pm 
Midsummer Night Swing 
DiscoVogue starring Escort, DJ Lina, MikeQ x Qween Beat! 
You better work! Show your pride at DiscoVogue—part of Celebrating WorldPride NYC, the monthlong, citywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Ahead of the weekend’s NYC Pride March, this celebration will feature an extended live set by Escort as well as house and club tracks provided by East Village icon DJ Lina and underground sensation MikeQ and members of the Qween Beat collective. Fronted by Nicki B’s soulful vocals, Escort brings its “seamless blending of deep house beats and disco glitter” (NPR) to the dance floor for an evening of feel-good, nu disco bliss.  Style: Disco, Pop Dance Instructor: Darrell Martin teaches Voguing DJ: DJ Lina 

After hours: Silent Disco powered by Quiet Events 
At 10:00, when the sound system turns off, the dance party keeps going—DJs Valissa Yoe, William Francis, and Justin Dawson broadcast directly to your headphones until 11:30. A wireless headset is free with your ticket; $5 at the door for Silent Disco only. Silent Disco DJs: Justin Dawson, William Francis, and Valissa Yoe 
Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and West 62nd St. 
TICKETS start at $18 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/MidsummerNight-Swing

*FREE: Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 pm 
David Rubenstein Atrium 
France Rocks Festival: KOKI NAKANO + ¿ QUE VOLA ?
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Nø Førmat record label with ¿Que Vola?, the unique musical project that brings together seven of France’s best young jazzmen with a trio of highly skilled Cuban percussionists, and Koki Nakano who opens the night with his intoxicating mix of pop, jazz, classical, and electro music. 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.  

Friday, June 28 at 6:00 pm 
Midsummer Night Swing 
Dr. K’s Motown Revue Dr. K’s Motown 
Revue captures every backbeat, tambourine shake, and poetic vocal of the Detroit sound that has shaped popular American music for the past six decades. This spot-on, 11-piece band will take you on a musical journey to Hitsville, U.S.A., for an evening of timeless songs by the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, and more. DJ Marlon “International” Mills will kick things off with some of today’s best songs for West Coast Swing. Style: Soul, Rhythm, & Blues Dance Instructor: Joe Palmer teache West Coast Swing DJ: Marlon “International” Mills 
Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave and West 62nd St. 
TICKETS start at $18 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/MidsummerNight-Swing

Saturday, June 29 at 6:00 pm 
Midsummer Night Swing 
Los Hacheros 
Recently signed to Daptone’s Latin revival label, Chulo Records, New York City’s very own Los Hacheros keep the “deep groove of Afro-Caribbean music” (NPR) at the heart of their authentic salsa sound. The sevenpiece band brings a swinging aesthetic to son montuno, guaracha, and salsa, recalling the greats of the golden era of Latin music, all the while playing to a “full, hot and sweaty dance floor” (NPR). Style: Salsa Dance Instructor: Jimmy Anton teaches Salsa DJ: DJ Mar Y Sol 
Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave and West 62nd St. 
TICKETS start at $18 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/MidsummerNight-Swing
 4) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Kaufman Music Center International Piano Competition Winner's Showcase Concert

Tuesday June 25, 2:00 PM

Watch the astonishingly virtuosic winners of the 2019 competition perform. FREE 

5) STORYTELLING & BROADWAY - Corporate America Meets Broadway Storytelling in Leadership Experience

Telly Leung and Elliott Masie Focus on Storytelling Skills Along witha
 a Performance of the Drama Desk Best Musical, THE PROM

Wednesday June 26

Storytelling & Broadway, a new leadership lab experience from Masie Productions, welcomes corporate America to Broadway with this fresh take on learning and development.  Created by producer and learning guru Elliott Masie (The PromThe Cher Show), Broadway star Telly Leung (AladdinAllegiance), and storyteller and Broadway press rep Emily McGill (The Lion KingA Raisin in the Sun), Storytelling & Broadway features a panel conversation with theatre professionals discussing storytelling on stage and off, as well as exploring the skills and tactics that help Broadway shows to come together. 

On June 26th, fifty corporate leaders will spend the morning at the Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave) at Yotel, exploring the skills of storytelling from the perspective of Broadway.  Panelists will include writer Marc Acito (AllegianceHow I Paid for College) and director and actor Alan Muraoka (Pacific Overtures, “Sesame Street”), as well as a performance from The Prom star Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin) and the show’s conductor Ted Arthur (WickedOnce On This Island), alongside MasieLeung and McGill.  In the afternoon, the group will attend a performance of the Drama Desk Best Musical, The Prom and experience the storytelling of the show through the lens of the morning conversation.   The day winds up with a debrief on Storytelling & Broadway over a drink and snacks at Hurley’s Irish Pub.

Attendees in a pilot of this program included representatives from:

  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Edward Jones
  • FM Global
  • InterSystems
  • MetLife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Strategic Financial Solutions
  • The Hartford
  • UnitedHealthcare 

Registration and information about the Storytelling & Broadway Experience are at: Masie.com/Storytelling

6) Central Park's Belvedere Castle Site to Reopen June 28

The Central Park Conservancy recently announced that after a 15-month comprehensive restoration project, the historic Belvedere Castle site will reopen on Friday, June 28. 

Children have enjoyed exploring the Belvedere and taking in its sweeping views of Central Park for more than a century. This summer the Conservancy will offer a newDiscovery Walk for Families that will begin at Turtle Pond and highlight the Belvedere and its surrounding landscapes and landmarks.  

·         After a comprehensive 15-month long project to restore and repair the historic Belvedere at Central Park, the Central Park Conservancy will reopen this beloved landmark on June 28, 2019.
·         Located mid-Park at 79th Street atop Vista Rock, the Park’s second highest point, the Belvedere has provided visitors with some of the most expansive views of Central Park from its terraces and castle for more than a century.
·         The Belvedere receives approximately one million annual visitors.
·         Belvedere means “beautiful view” in Italian. From the Belvedere visitors can see the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, the Delacorte Theater, and more.
·         To preserve and protect this cherished site for generations to come, the Conservancy modernized its mechanical and utility systems, restored and waterproofed the Belvedere’s structures and terraces, and recreated lost aspects of its historic design.
·         The Conservancy installed a geothermal system for cooling and heating Belvedere Castle. Workers dug 400 feet into Vista Rock to construct this sustainable system, which has zero emissions and is energy efficient. With minimal visible equipment, it also enables a better experience for visitors.
·         The Conservancy’s work to restore the Belvedere’s structures included:
o   Disassembling and rebuilding the walls enclosing the terraces
o   Installing new waterproofing and drainage systems
o   Cleaning and repairing both the exterior and interior stonework
o   Restoring the three wooden pavilions on the terraces
o   Modernizing the Castle’s mechanics and utilities
·         To restore lost aspects of the Belvedere’s historic design, construction crews recreated a decorative wood tower that was originally part of the large pavilion at the northwest corner nearly 150 years ago.
·         Central Park co-designers Olmsted and Vaux originally conceived of Belvedere Castle as an open-air lookout tower. To recapture this open-air view, crews replaced the existing windows and doors with clear pane glass.
·         Crews replaced the terrace pavement stones with bluestone pavers, laid out according to the historic checkered design.
·         The Conservancy also enhanced one of the most iconic views of the Belvedere: its image from across Turtle Pond. New lighting will illuminate the Belvedere, making it even more beautiful at night.
·         This comprehensive project cost $12 million and was funded by The Thompson Family Foundation.
·         The Central Park Conservancy will lead new tours of the Belvedere and surrounding landscapes and landmarks this summer. Led by the people who know Central Park best, Official Central Park Tours are the only tours that help support the care of Central Park. For dates and to register, visit centralparknyc.org/tours.
The Belvedere: Beautiful View Tour—Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation. Plus, explore the surrounding landscapes and landmarks, including Turtle Pond, King Jagiello, and the 3,500-year-old “Cleopatra’s Needle.”
Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond—Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond, home to five species of turtles who live here year-round. Learn why they love basking in the sun on flat logs or rocks, which makes the base of Vista Rock the perfect spot for their sunbathing activities. Explore the Pond’s history and design, and hear about what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful waterbody through hands-on exploration and guided kid-friendly activities. (To view all the Conservancy’s summer Discovery Walks, visit centralparknyc.org/discoverywalks.)
PR Firm Roundup 

7) News from Andrea Alton PR

Peculiar Works - Site-specific, Afterparty: The Rothko Studio

One Week Only, Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30

The OBIE and New York Innovative Theatre Award-winning Peculiar Works Project, under the co-artistic direction of Ralph Lewis, Catherine Porter, and Barry Rowell, is pleased to announce Afterparty: The Rothko Studio, a site-specific immersive performance in and around the former studio of legendary painter Mark Rothko.

Afterparty: The Rothko Studio runs Thursday through Sunday, June 27-30, with performances on Thursday – Saturday at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm, and Sunday at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Performances take place at 222 Bowery (between Prince & Spring Streets), NYC. Due to limited seating, advanced tickets are required. 

Tickets are $50 (table seating includes lite fare), $25 (balcony standing includes a beverage), $40/$20 (seniors & students), and $100 (VIP seating includes a themed gift), and go on sale June 3rd at www.peculiarworks.org. Running time: 75 minutes.

Built in 1884 for the YMCA as the Young Men’s Institute, 222 Bowery is renowned for the many now-famous artists who lived, worked, and played in this landmarked gem. The building’s former gymnasium is significant for having been Rothko’s studio, where he painted the infamous “Seagram Murals” commissioned by The Four Seasons Restaurant in 1957. Afterparty will explore this pivotal moment for downtown artists, peeling back their stories to reveal multiple layers of NYC history before the former studio is converted into commercial space later this summer.
8) News from DKC/O&M






Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow begins performances on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street), with an official opening night set for Thursday, July 18, 2019. 

The struggle is real for Olga, Masha, and Irina: siblings who are NOT super thrilled to be stuck in rural Russia circa 1900 (laaame). In Halley Feiffer’s contemporary reimagining of Chekhov’sThree Sisters, we follow the joys and heartbreaks of one lovably dysfunctional family over the course of several pivotal years in a world that proves to be eerily similar to the one we live in today. Directed by Trip Cullman, this new comedy tackles the absurdity of the privileged class and the power of love in a fresh twist on a classic tale that reveals itself to be far more relevant, than like, ever before.

Tickets are on sale now at mcctheater.org.



Three-time Grammy Award® nominated singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton, will make her Broadway debut this summer as Carole King in the hit musicalBeautiful – The Carole King Musical.

Carlton will begin performances Thursday, June 27 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) for a 10-week run in the Tony®, Olivier®, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit.

To see People.com’s exclusive video of Carlton performing a mashup of her song “A Thousand Miles” and the Carole King classic “Beautiful,” please visit: https://people.com/music/vanessa-carlton-joins-carole-king-beautiful-broadway
9) News from KampFire PR

New Play, Electricity chronicling the LGBTQ+ journey of two Gay men

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 and SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.


LGBTQ+ HISTORY PROJECT THE LAVENDER EFFECT® is pleased to present, in celebration of this year’s historic 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and World Pride in New York City, the award-winning LGBTQ+ play ELECTRICITY which chronicles the LGBTQ+ journey of two Gay men from Stonewall to today.  The award-winning production, starring playwright and actor Terry Ray and Off-Broadway veteran Mel England, and directed by Steve Rosenbaum will play two benefit performances only at the Revelation Gallery at St. John’s in the Village Church (224 Waverly Place, btw 7th Ave/W. 11th St.). Performances are Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be reserved in advance for $40 (premium seats), $25 (general admission) at ElectricityNYC.BrownPaperTickets.com, or purchased at the door for a $25 suggested donation, upon availability.

ELECTRICITY explores the relationship between two Gay men who meet in high school, the summer of Stonewall, and continue to meet up in a motel room at their high-school reunion every decade since--as they emerge from living in the shadows of the closet, to the daylight of equality.  Sex, drugs and booze make up the life of Brad Burke, while ex-seminary student Gary Henderson is so closeted, he hides his sexuality behind an invented wife. When they re-unite in their motel room at their 10-year reunion it is a monumental clash of worlds that sparks an electricity between them that lures them back to that same motel room every decade to today.  
10) News from Polk and Co.



Tickets for the Broadway production of Matthew Lopez’s epic two-part play, THE INHERITANCE, will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 24 at 10am EST at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

Directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix’s “The Crown”) and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley, THE INHERITANCE will begin previews at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th street) on Friday, September 27, 2019 and will officially open on Sunday, November 17, 2019. 

It begins with a gathering of young, gay New Yorkers. Each has a story aching to come out…

Matthew Lopez’s highly-anticipated two-part play, THE INHERITANCE, asks how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us, and questions the role we must play for future generations. Brilliantly re-envisioning E. M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End to 21st-century New York, it follows the interlinking lives of three generations of gay men searching for a community of their own – and a place to call home.

THE INHERITANCE will be performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th street) on the following preview performance schedule, beginning September 27: Monday – Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.

Beginning November 10, the regular performance schedule will be: Monday and Tuesday – no performance; Wednesday at 1:00pm and 7:00pm; Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.

For a complete performance schedule and more information, please visit TheInheritancePlay.com
11) News from Richard Hillman PR

NuWORKS 2019
JUNE 25 – 29, 2019


Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), is proud to announce the line-up for NuWorks 2019, an annual experimental series that features new work from emerging artists who explore different genres and techniques with a diversity of voices, topics, and types of art to be presented during the World Pride Week in New York City. Featuring new works by emerging artists Iona Preda Buburuzan and Sheng Lei, Sheban Coelho, Matt Dela Cruz, Yamini Kalluri and Dwayne Beach, Cynthia Ling Lee, Lorena Marin, and Ken Yoshikawa.

Performances are scheduled from June 25 - 29, 2019 at The Bruce Mitchell Room (520 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor). Tickets are priced at $25 and may be purchased through the following link: [https://bit.ly/318WDvg

NuWORKS 2019
Schedule of Events
JUNE 25 & 28 AT 7:00PM
Lost Chinatowns
by Cynthia Ling Lee
A solo dance-theater work about the destruction and historical erasure of Santa Cruz’s Chinatowns.
Cynthia Ling Lee is a Taiwanese American choreographer who instigates queer, post-colonial, and feminist-of-color interventions in performance.
The Art of Fly Swatting
by Ken Yoshikawa
Poetic memory play of young man’s journey through early defining ruptures.
Ken Yoshikawa is a biracial actor-poet from Portland, OR.
JUNE 26 AT 7:00PM
JUNE 29 AT 2:30PM
The Good Manners of Colonized Subjects
by Shebana Coelho
Solo play exploring the insidious ways colonization works through culture, history.
Shebana Coelho is originally from India, now based in New Mexico.
Mr D.C.
by Matt Dela Cruz
Humorous experiences of an artist in NYC that led to his “day job” as an educator.
Matt Dela Cruz is a first-generation Filipino-American performer, writer and educator based out of Seattle, WA.

JUNE 27 & 29 AT 7:00PM
East Meets West
by Yamini Kalluri and Dwayne Beach
Three segments of Kuchipudi Dance and music.
Yamini Kalluri is a professional dancer based in New York city practicing the Kuchipudi dance styles.
Azul En Moviemento
by Lorena Marin
Dance story of an ordinary woman who confronts life through the conflicted feelings of whether or not to have children.
Lorena Marin is a Colombian actress/ musician and dancer.
by Ioana Preda Buburuzan and Sheng Lei
In this musical, Helen Keller embarks on a journey of self-discovery.
Ioana Preda Buburuzan is a composer/lyricist, playwright, and performer based in NYC.
Sheng Lei is a New York City based composer/musician born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan.
NuWORKS is curated by playwrights *Damon Chua (The Emperors Nightingale), Richard Chang (Citizen Wong), and Artistic Producing Director Tisa Chang.
12) News from Spin Cycle PR

12A) Site-Specific Look Back at Legendary Artist Continues
Now through August 7 at Madame X

Bated Breath Theatre Company continues performances of their acclaimed environmental, site-specific production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC through August 7 at Madame X in Manhattan’s historic Greenwich Village, where performances began on May 8.

UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC invites you to rediscover the bohemian world of the Belle Epoque with legendary artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and the women he immortalized. Dive into the underbelly of old Paris and rub shoulders with the dancers, prostitutes and outcasts that inspired the most enticing, elegant and provocative art ever to launch a thousand refrigerator magnets. Through imagery, text and dance UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC explores the ecstasy of creativity against the agony of the body in the sexiest art history lesson you'll ever have.

UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC runs through August 7, Wednesdays at 7pm & 9pm. (Note: no performance on July 3 due to the holiday.) Running time is 60 minutes. Madame X is located at 94 West Houston Street, between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street -- accessible from the B,D,F,M trains at Broadway/Lafayette. Tickets are $35, available at 

12B) RuPauls Drag Race & Broadway Sensation Celebrates WorldPride


Friday, June 28 at The Gramercy Theater

RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite PEPPERMINT, who made history this past season as the first transgender woman to create a principal role on Broadway, will celebrate WorldPride with I, CANDY: PEPPERMINT LIVE IN CONCERT. WITH CAZWELL at Off-Broadway’s Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street -- accessible from the N,R,F,V & 6 trains at 23rd Street).  As the title suggests, PEPPERMINT will be joined by longtime collaborator CAZWELL as well as a live band for this special one night only event. It will be presented Friday, June 28 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30 - &75 (for VIP tickets that include a meet and greet), available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. A full bar and waiter service is available throughout the performance. 
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for this month's Monthly Mashup.

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