I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/9 - What's HappeningThis Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences
    Door 19: Traditional Medicinals, Scientist Saturday, Father's Day Special
2) Collegewise Offersd Free Seminar on How to Start the College Application Process
3) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
    Frances Rocks Festival: Malik Djoudi and Halo Maud
4) Upcoming at Lucy Moses School
    Discovery Day 2019: An Instrument Petting Zoo
5) Musical/Film Hybrid - No One Called Ahead to Be Released
6) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
    Special Music School Spring Choral Concert, Yiddish Flavors of Love, Sweet Charity in Concert
7) Upcoming at iPlay America
     Slime Mania by Karina Garcia, Grad Night, Father's Day
8) Broadway Bares Takes Off
9) The Broadway Collective Announces Project Next Gen Scholarship
10)  Upcoming at New York City Center
     Special Event: The Composers of Working: A  Musical

PR Firm Roundup

11) News from Karen Greco PR
      11A) The Great Novel Has World Premiere with New Light Theater Project
      11B) Julie Madly Deeply Makes US Premiere at Brits Off Broadway
12) News from Polk and Co.
       New Block of Tickets Available for Tootsie
13) News from the Press Room NYC
      The Boy Band Project Releases Original Summer Anthem and Announces Performance Dates
14) News from Richard Hillman PR
      York Theatre Company Announces Second Extension for Enter Laughing the Musical
15) News from Sam Rudy Media Relations
      15A) Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson Begins Performances
      15B) World Premiere from South Korea, 13 Fruitcakes to Debut at LA MAMA
16) News from Spin Cycle NYC
      16A) Publi Servant by Bekah Brunstatter Now Open
      16B) Unmaking Toulouse- Lautrec Extends Run 
1) Upcoming at The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

 Door 19: Traditional Medicinals, 
Scientist Saturday, Father's Day Special

Thursday June 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Door 19: Traditional Medicinals

Get high on science and nature during an adults-only evening at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Mellow out with us under the light of the lava lamp as we take a (legal) look at the interplay of plants and people. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/adult-programs/door19.

Saturday June 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scientist Saturday 

See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want. This month, meet environmental science student Julia Duriske, who studies insects that live in the water.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday June 16, 10:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

Bring your favorite adult to the Academy for free and explore the museum together. Discover something you’ve never seen before and make some memories with your family!

2) Collegewise Offers Free Seminar 
on How to Start the College Application Process

Thursday June 13

Choosing which college or university you should apply to is one of the most daunting choices facing high school kids today. Outside of deciding which filter to use on their next social media post. Unfortunately, most high school students don’t have access to their school counselor to spend time discussing the application process. The national average student-counselor ratio was 482 to 1 in the most recent survey leaving counselors stretched to give teens the answers and attention they need to make critical college application decisions. Which is why, on June 13thCollegewise, the nation’s largest private college counseling company, is offering a free webinar on how to start the application process by creating your college list of schools you might want to apply too.

The webinar will help explain the process of creating the perfect college list and cover FAQs such as: How many colleges should I apply to? How can I make sure I have a balanced list? How do I begin researching colleges? What are the best resources for college research?

3) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

*FREE: Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 pm 
David Rubenstein Atrium 
France Rocks Festival: Malik Djoudi and Halo Maud 
The France Rocks Festival returns with an atmospheric electro-pop double bill featuring the melodically brilliant Malik Djoudi and the hypnotic, ethereal sounds of singer-musician Halo Maud. 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
4) Upcoming at Lucy Moses School
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Discovery Day 2019: An Instrument Petting Zoo

Thursday June 13, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Ages 4+
Free event

Sample a menagerie of musical instruments!Kids can come play the guitar, cello, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet and percussion instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s experienced, nurturing faculty members.

Take a sample Dalcroze or dance class!
Several of the classes have filled up already. Reserve a spot today!

Watch young virtuosos perform in Merkin Hall!

Discovery Day is FREE, but reservations are strongly recommended. Sign up online, call 212 501 3360, or email lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.
5) New Musical/Film Hybrid
No One Called Ahead
To Be Released

Apples and Oranges StudiosJudith Manocherian, and Streaming Musicals announce the release of their latest soundstage musical, No One Called Ahead, coming to your favorite device on June 13, 2019. Filmed as a hybrid between film and stage, No One Called Ahead launches for streaming at NoOneCalledAhead.com, where you can also view the trailer.

No One Called Ahead follows Ben as he seeks a weekend getaway but gets more than he bargained for when he begins to receive a series of visits from several astonishing women from the great beyond. This darkly comic romance with a contemporary pop-rock score explores how life can change in an instant. For this artist, alone in the woods with his life on the line and his potential still undiscovered, the answer proves not what he expected.  

Written by Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, EmmaDaddy Long Legs), produced by Apples and Oranges Studios (An American in Paris, Memphis, HAIREmma), Judith Manocherian (The Prom, The Lifespan of a FactOnce On This Island), and Streaming Musicals (Emma), No One Called Ahead features Justin Matthew Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages), Lora Lee Gayer(Holiday Inn, Follies), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), Storm Lever (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Freaky Friday), Morgan Weed (The Greatest Showman, American Psycho), andPamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast).  Tim Kashani directed the film, with scenic design by Dara Wishingrad, costume design by Daryl Stone, lighting design by Benjamin Weill, sound design by Julian Evans, choreography by Michele Lynch, and cinematography by Nate Hochstetler

or more information on No One Called Ahead, visit NoOneCalledAhead.com. 
6) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
Kaufman Music Center
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

 Special Music School Spring Choral Concert, 
Yiddish Flavors of Love, Sweet Charity in Concert

Friday June 14, 1:00 PM
Special Music School Spring Chorale Concert

Students from Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School perform a variety of choral repertoire, including an original musical play. Featuring the SMS community chorus

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/sms-spring-choral-concert-2019.

Sunday June 16, 3:00 PM
Yiddish Flavors of Love: A Musical Celebration 

Presented by the The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus 
Infuse the taste of Yiddish culture into your Father’s Day with a mix of songs inspired by love: paternal, patriotic, poignant or passionate. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Monday June 17, 8:30 PM
Sweet Charity in Concert

See Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields’s 1966 musical performed with a live, 22-piece orchestra and a cast of over 30 Broadway stars. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/sweet-charity-in-concert.
7) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

   Slime Mania by Karina Garcia, Grad Night, Father's Day
Saturday June 15, 12:00 PM
Slime Mania by Karina Garcia 

Slime Mania Expo will feature appearances by your favorite slimers, slime workshops, on stage activities and demonstrations, Q&A sessions, competitions, slime making, raffles, exclusive merchandise, and much more!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday June 15, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grad Night

Come celebrate grads of all ages at iPlay America! Grads get to choose from two different packages (each only $19.00)! Pre-register by June 14 to take advantage of  the deal!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Sunday June 16 ALL DAY

Dads eat and ride FREE at iPlay America on Father’s Day! Dad will receive a FREE iRide Plus or Power Play Pass, a FREE entrée of select menu (with a purchase) at  Game Time Bar & Grill and a complimentary draft beer.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
8) Broadway Bares Takes Off
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th St.
New York, NY

Sunday June 16, 9:30 PM and Midnight

Travel the world and check out the sights – including NYC’s hottest dancers – when you board this year’s globetrotting edition of Broadway Bares. This year’s show, Broadway Bares: Take Off, will offer a spectacular evening of sky-high striptease with international flair on Sunday, June 16.

Travel the world and check out the sights – including NYC’s hottest dancers – when you board this year’s globetrotting edition of Broadway Bares. This year’s show, Broadway Bares: Take Off, will offer a spectacular evening of sky-high striptease with international flair on Sunday, June 16.

To purchase tickets to the 9:30 show 

To purchase tickets to the midnight show 
9) The Broadway Collective
Project Next GenerationScholarship

 Monday June 17

Robert Hartwell, founder and artistic director of The Broadway Collective, announces Project Next Gen, a scholarship award that brings underrepresented students—including people of color, immigrants, refugees, transgender, non-binary, and students from low-income school districts—to New York City for a week of Broadway training and mentorship.  The Broadway Collective is a training academy offered online, in New York, and nearly 20 cities nationwide, for young performers who are serious about pursuing a career in the music theatre industry.

To help raise scholarship funds The Broadway Collective hosts a star-studded concert on Monday, June 17th at Haswell Green’s (240 West 52nd Street).  Doors are at 7pm, the concert is at 8pm, followed by an after party sponsored by S.N.O.B. (Sunday Night on Broadway), a monthly Broadway industry party.  An online auction will be open for biding, and donations will be accepted through a text to donate campaign.  Performers include Emmy and Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (HamiltonJesus Christ Superstar Live!), Tony nominee Adrienne Warren (TinaShuffle Along), and Jelani Alladin (FrozenHercules).  Lineup is subject to change. 

Tickets are $25, and a select number of VIP tables are available for $250, and include four tickets, signature cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.  All tickets can be purchased by visitingbit.ly/BCGNextGenTix

To text to give, text NEXT to 66866.  For more information on the auction and how to donate, visit BwayCollective.com/donate

or more information on The Broadway Collective, visit BwayCollective.com,  For more information about Project Next Gen, visit BwayCollective.com/NextGen.  For more information onS.N.O.B., visit SNOBbway.com
10) Upcoming at New York City Center
130 W. 55th St.
New York, NY

Special Event: The Composers of Working: A  Musical 

Monday June 17, 7:30 PM

Join us for a special evening with Susan BirkenheadCraig Carnelia, Micki GrantStephen Schwartz, and the newest member of the team Lin-Manuel Miranda—the composers behind Working: A Musical.

This one-night-only free event reunites the illustrious creative team in advance of our Encores! Off-Center production of Working on June 26 – 29. Moderated by composer Jeanine Tesori (Off-Center Creative Advisor and Founding Artistic Director), discussions taking you behind the curtain will be accompanied by several performances from the musical.

The majority of free tickets will be available via an online lotteryA select quantity of tickets will be reserved for new and existing Friends of City Center at the $250 membership level and above.   

For more information, visit www.nycitycenter.org.
PR Firm Roundup

11) News from Karen Greco 

11A) Amina Henry’s THE GREAT NOVEL has world premiere with
New Light Theater Project 

New Light Theater Project is thrilled to present the world premiere of THE GREAT NOVEL, written by Amina Henry and directed by Sarah Norris. Part of The Flea’s Anchor Program, THE GREAT NOVEL begins performances on Friday, June 7 for a limited engagement through Saturday, June 29.  Press opening is Sunday, June 16 at 3 PM.  The performance schedule isWednesday – Saturday at 7:00 PM, and Sunday at 3 PMPlease note the following schedule adjustment: there is an added matinee performance on Saturday, June 22 at 3 PM. Performances are at The Flea Theater (20 Thomas Street, between Broadway and Church Streets, in Tribeca)

For most of her adult life, Bertha has served as the Brennans’ housekeeper. While polishing the silverware and washing the windows, she dreams of honoring the promise she made to her grandmother long ago to write the next great American novel. But as she drafts her story, she can only see the imprints of the Brontë sisters, Dickens, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and most of all, the Brennans. Spurred on by recurring visits from her Granny in the afterlife, Bertha seeks a new language for a narrative that only she can tell, uninhibited by the ghosts of literary convention.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, visit www.newlighttheaterproject.com.

11B) JULIE MADLY DEEPLY makes US premiere at Brits Off Broadway 
at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the US premiere of JULIE MADLY DEEPLY, written by Sarah-Louise Young with contributions from Russell Lucas and directed by Russell Lucas. Produced by Julie Clare Productions and New Diorama Theatre for Brits Off Broadway, JULIE MADLY DEEPLY begins performances on Tuesday, June 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30Press Opening is Sunday, June 16 at 2:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison).

Sarah-Louise Young’s love letter to showbiz legend Julie Andrews makes its US premiere after sold out runs in the West End and Toronto. A charming yet cheeky cabaret, JULIE MADLY DEEPLY weaves songs from musicals including Mary PoppinsThe Sound of Music, and My Fair Lady with stories and anecdotes about Andrews’ life told from the perspective of her biggest fan.

Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org
12) News from Polk and Co.


The 11-Time Tony Award-nominated musical, TOOTSIE, has announced a new block of tickets on sale through April 19, 2020. Tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, June 7 at 10 AM EST, and will be available at TootsieMusical.com , at www.Ticketmaster.com (877-250-2929) or at the Marquis Theatre box office (210 W 46th Street).

TOOTSIE received the 2019 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical.  It has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. TOOTSIE is a four-time Drama Desk Award winner and two-time Outer Critics Circle Award winner.

TOOTSIE tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime – as the star of a new Broadway musical.  


Tickets for TOOTSIE are now available at the Marquis Theatre box office and at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. Tickets range from $79-$169.

For more information visit: TootsieMusical.com
13) News from The Press Room NYC



Just in time for summer, Travis Nesbitt, The Muse Presents and composer Michael Mott are thrilled to release their first visual/single “Get Behind My Love” from contemporary boy band cover group, The Boy Band Project.  “Get Behind My Love” is available now for streaming and download through iTunesand Youtube.
(https://music.apple.com/us/album/get-behind-my-love-single/1464407184 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzPbhVW_qqg)

Marking their first venture into original content, “Get Behind My Love” is a modern day take of “Let’s Get Physical” from the all-gay boy band that pays homage to your favorite NSYNC and Backstreet Boys music videos with their own super sexy flair. The song, composed by Michael Mott and produced by Richard James,  features band members  Travis Nesbitt, the boy next door; Nic Metcalf, the sporty one;  Kevin Raponey, the sensitive one; and Jesse Corbin, the bad boy.  The music video was directed by Nathan Chang of Halleloo productions and shot at Mussel Beach Gym in Provincetown with a cameo by P-Town favorite Thirsty Burlington.

This summer, The Boy Band Project continues their popular show Boy Band Brunch which delivers Boys, Booty-shaking, Booze, and BRUNCH in New York City at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036) on June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, and August 4.   Tickets are currently available HERE. (https://ci.ovationtix.com/34878/production/1002690?performanceId=10395790)
Recently seen on “Good Morning America,” headlining on Atlantis Cruises, and as cover boys for the NYC Pride issue of GetOut Magazine, The Boy Band Project, is an all gay, scintillating, boy band cover group that re-imagines the sound, movement, and energy of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, One Direction, 98 Degrees, O-town, BoyzIIMen, Jonas Brothers and more. This musical thrill-fest features a group of boys direct from Broadway’s Wicked, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, The Book of Mormon, Altar Boyz, and Rock of Ages.
Website: www.theboybandproject.com
14) News from Richard Hillman PR


Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, in association with Riki Kane Larimer and Keylight Productions, has announced a second extension of the return engagement of the hit Off-Broadway musical Enter Laughing: The Musical with book by Joseph Stein and music and lyrics by Stan Daniels, based on the play Enter Laughing by Joseph Stein from the novel by Carl Reiner. Enter Laughing: The Musical, with direction and musical staging by York Theatre favorite Stuart Ross (York’s Plaid Tidings), music direction by Phil Reno (Something Rotten!), and choreography by Jennifer Paulson-Lee (York’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown), returns to kick off The York’s year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration

Enter Laughing: The Musical was scheduled to run through June 9, 2019, but due to popular demand the second extension will now continue through Sunday, June 23, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances began May 7, 2019.

 Based on Carl Reiner’s semi-autobiographical novel and Joseph Stein’s stage adaptation, this hilariously tuneful musical careens through the misadventures of star-struck, stage-struck, woman-struck teenager David Kolowitz, who pratfalls his way into manhood via the theatre in 1930s New York City.

Enter Laughing plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 2:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Please note: There are no Thursday evening performances.

Tickets for Enter Laughing: The Musical are priced at $67.50 - $72.50. Tickets may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.). Senior Rush tickets are available in-person beginning one hour prior to performances for $20 cash only. Student tickets can be purchased anytime in advance at the box office during regular box office business hours. Limit one ticket per valid student ID and tickets are subject to availability. Student Rush tickets are $20.00 cash or credit. The York Theatre also offers $25 tickets for guests aged 35 years and under. Groups of 10 or more, contact Great White Way at 212-757-9117, or GreatWhiteWay.com.
15) News from Sam Rudy Media Relations


WORKING THEATER (Mark Plesent, Producing Artistic Director; Laura Carbonell Monarque, Managing Director) announces the cast for its upcoming world premiere of the comedy, DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON, by ROB ACKERMAN and directed by THERESA REBECK making her New York directorial debut. It will begin performances on June 11 and celebrate its opening on June 18, running through July 6, 2019, at A.R.T./ New York Theatre’s Mezzanine Theater (502 W. 53rd Street). Tickets are $25- $40 and can be purchased by visiting  TheWorkingTheater.org or calling the Box Office (Ovationtix) at 866.811.4111.

DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON is inspired by a true, little-known story about the making of an iconic TV commercial in which a legendary film director puts a movie star's life in the hands of a very jittery props guy.  A humorous and ultimately disturbing account of power in the workplace, GUMBALLS examines how truth is negotiated in both art and life.

DROPPING GUMBALLS ON LUKE WILSON will play Mondays through Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm; Saturday matinees at 2 pm. -- Special retiree matinee Weds 6/19 2 pm. No matinee Sat 6/22. – GUMBALLS will not perform on Sundays.  Tickets are $40 (Reserved Tickets);  $30 (General Admission) and $25 (Student/Senior/Union Members), they are available at TheWorkingTheater.org, or by calling the Box Office (Ovationtix) at 866.811.4111. Group discounts available for groups of 10+ by e-mail: tricia@theworkingtheater.org for group sales info.


15B) 2018 Tony Award-winning




JUNE 13 - 16, 2019

LA MAMA – the 2018 Tony Award winning theater – will present the world premiere music drama from South Korea, 13 FRUITCAKES, written and directed by BYUNGKOO AHN, as part of the STONEWALL 50 festival at the Ellen Stewart Theater (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan, June 13-16. 

13 FRUITCAKES depicts the story of Orlando, a fictional character, who inspires and encourages people to start fighting against social injustice and oppression by telling them stories about great gay ancestors, highlighting 13 noteworthy LGBTQ+ figures and their impact throughout history:  from Eleanor Roosevelt to Hans Christian Andersen to Alan Turing to Leonardo da Vinci. The music drama is performed by a cast of Korean actors – including ‘More’ Zimin, the most prominent drag performer in Korea.

13 FRUITCAKES is comprised of 13 musical vignettes, with beautiful original songs composed by Gihieh Lee, lyrics by Lorca, Wilde, Whitman and other Queer Poets and Electronic Music by Los Angeles Laptop Collective.

13 FRUITCAKES, is presented as part of La MaMa’s pride programming, STONEWALL 50 AT LA MAMA, a festival of LGBTQ+ artists from NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy, and South Korea being presented at the Tony Award-winning theater (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan, from May 23-June 30 as part of WORLD PRIDE. La MaMa Squirts (May 31-June 2), Global Gay (June 6-9), and Contradict This (June 20-30) are among other highlights during the month-long pride celebration.

$25 General Admission; $20 Student/Senior (plus $1 facility fee); La MaMa also offers 10@$10, these are the first ten tickets for every performance at $10 each, first come first served, advance sales only, with code: 10AT10.

To purchase tickets, please call OvationTix at: 212-352-3101; or to buy online visit:
16) News from Spin Cycle NYC

16A) New Drama by Bekah Brunstetter 


Now Open

Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter’s The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC’s Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). Directed by Geordie Broadwater, the production stars Chris Henry Coffey (Broadway’s Bronx Bombers, David Schwimmer’s Trust opposite Clive Owen and Viola Davis), Christine Bruno (Jose Rivera’s adaption of The Maids, Bekah Brunstetter’s Forgotten Corners... with TBTB) and newcomer Anna Lentz in her Off-Broadway debut. The play is the second part of a trilogy of plays by Brunstetter that kicked off with The Cake in February at Manhattan Theatre and is now playing at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre.

In PUBLIC SERVANT, Ed has been newly elected as County Commissioner. Ed is one of the good ones. With his daughter Hannah by his side, he is going to change the world -- or at least his little corner of it. Meanwhile, all world-weary Miriam needs is to sell her late Mother’s house. Disillusioned with the system but desperate, she turns to Ed for help with what should be a simple request. But in the world of politics, is anything ever simple?

PUBLIC SERVANT runs through June 29 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Performances are Tuesday - Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $58, available at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com. For additional information, visit www.tbtb.org.

16B) Environmental Drama About Legendary Artist Extends
Now through August 7 at Madame X

Bated Breath Theatre Company announces an extension of their acclaimed immersive, environmental production UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Performances will now continue 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 www.unmakinglautrecplay.com.
And that's the scoop. Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.

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