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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 7/14/19 What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Custom Novelty Bagels at Everything Bagel in Paramus, NJ
2) Stars to Perform at Benefit of Broadway July 15
3) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
    Free Summer  Movie, Ernest & Celestine
4) Upcoming at the Franklin Institute
     Summer of the Moon 1969 Celebrating Apollo 11
5) Fire Island Dance Festival July 19 - 21
6) The Oval + 2019 Season Opens in Philadelphia July 19
7) Upcoming at the American Museum of Natural History
    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
8) Upcoming at iPlay America
     Autograph Signing with Jets Le'Veon Bell, Pacquiao vs. Thurman Watch Party

PR Firm Roundup

9)    News from DKC/)O&M
       New Tickets Available for Hadestown
10)   News from JT Public Relation
        National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announced Line-Up for Festival of New Musicals
11)   News from KampFire PR
         Upcoming at the New York Musical Festival
12)  News from Karen Greco PR
        Summer Shorts 2019 at 59E59 Theatres
13) News from Polk and Co.
      13A) Frankie & Johnny Sets Final Performance
      13B) Pretty Woman Gets New Edward and Vivian Beginning July 22
14) News from Richard Hillman PR
      Abdingon Theatre to Present Free Reading of Leaving Brooklyn July 16
15) News from Spin Cycle PR
      15A) A White Man's Guide to Riker Island Returns July 18 for 7 Week Run
      15B) Tender Napalm Begins July 18

1) Custom Novelty Bagels at Everything Bagel in Paramus, NJ
Route 17 
North Paramus, NJ
(Next to Shake Shack)

Everything Bagel, the experienced, premier choice for clever novelty bagels for work events, kid’s parties and more, is now open! Conveniently located on Route 17 North in Paramus (next to Shake Shack) and offering free delivery, Everything Bagel is centrally situated bagel hot spot in Northern New Jersey.

Everything Bagel takes pride in its long tradition of making renowned, original novelty bagels and 25 varieties of regular bagels as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches to fuel your morning commute and lunch break. For more than 20 years, the dedicated father-son team of Elliot and Andrew Cohen have been expertly preparing bagels in all innovative shapes and forms, from charming unicorns and kid’s favorite TV characters for birthday parties and extremely popular shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day to American flags for Fourth of July and candy canes for the holidays.

Customers can choose from a menu of novelty bagels or create their own personalized bagels for any event, from engagement and baby announcements to school functions. Everything Bagel uses 120 distinct copper cutters to shape its carefully kneaded dough into 120 shapes and letters from A to Z. All bagels are made fresh in the 2,500 square-foot shop. Serving breakfast and lunch menu including Everything Bagel’s celebrated double egg and cheese sandwiches, burgers, paninis, wraps and much more.

Everything Bagel is highly committed to meeting all customers’ dietary needs. The Cohens partner with Who’s Gluten Free in Jersey City to provide a menu including gluten free pesto pizza and avocado flat bread and other choices.

Visit Everything Bagel today, the unsurpassed location in northern New Jersey for the largest and best variety of hand-made, expertly crafted novelty and traditional bagels.

For more information on ordering your very own novelty bagels and Everything Bagel’s catering service, visit our website at everythingbagel.net or call us at 201-599-9999.
2) Tonya Pinkins, 
Jay Armstrong Johnson, 
Bonnie Milligan, Ciara Renée, Erik Liberman, Adinah Alexander and more to perform at star-studded 
Benefit of Broadway

On Monday, July 15th, EMC Fine Arts Studios and Teaneck’s Debonair Music Hall will present a star-studded Benefit of Broadway to create scholarships for New Jersey students in need of support for performing arts training.

Among those scheduled to perform are Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (TV’s Fear the Walking Dead and Gotham; Caroline, or Change), Jay Armstrong Johnson (TV’s Quantico; On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody), Bonnie Milligan (Theatre World Award winner for Head Over Heels, Kinky Boots; TV’s Escape at Dannemora), Ciara Renée (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow; Pippin, Big Fish), Adinah Alexander (Kinky Boots, Wicked, Parade), Ciarán Sheeran (The Phantom of the Opera, The Four Phantoms Concert), New York City Opera’s Dan Ansaldo, two-
time Helen Hayes Award nominee Jordan Auriemma, and classical pianist Brielle Perez (Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall).

The Benefit of Broadway will include performances by Erin Marie Calev and Marissa Lynn’s vocal students alongside Broadway guests. Tickets are $75 per person plus a $15 food/drink minimum. For more information and tickets, please visit www.emcfinearts.com.
3) Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Ernest & Celestine

Tuesday July 16, 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM

For more information or to reserve free tickets, visit 
4) Upcoming at Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 

 Summer of the Moon 1969 Celebrating Apollo 11

Tuesday July 16, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Speaker: Frank O’ Brien, NASA Solar System Ambassador, who will also be displaying an authentic Apollo Guidance Computer!

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.fi.edu/event/2019-07-16/night-skies-joel-n-bloom-observatory-0.

Thursday July 18, 7:00 - 11:00 PM

Observe the Moon for an extra hour, plus enjoy a 60's themed dance party with DJs from local club, The Barbary. 60's attire encouraged!

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.fi.edu/event/2019-07-18/night-skies-joel-n-bloom-observatory-0.
Saturday July 20, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Experience a complete day of moon-themed festivities fit for all ages. Tour our Lunar Lander, and even see a demonstration of the World's Cheapest Spacesuit!

5) Fire Island Dance Festival
Fire Island Pines, NY

July 19-21

The inimitable Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning original Emcee in Cabaret, will host the 25th anniversary edition of Fire Island Dance Festival. He'll welcome a lineup July 19-21 in Fire Island Pines, NY, that includes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, MOMIX, Paul Taylor Dance Company, choreography by Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon and more. Learn more about the performers. NYC locals, don't miss an all-inclusive daytrip package for the Sunday, July 21, performance. Get your tickets nowfor the charitable event of the Fire Island summer.


Philadelphia, PA

For four weeks this summer, from July 19 to August 18, The Oval+ presented by PNC Bank will return to Eakins Oval and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, bringing more fun for all ages than ever before. A partnership of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, The Oval+ will expand with more installations and programming down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with an initiative that began in 2018, in addition to creating the pop-up park on the Parkway in Eakins Oval.

Three new features will help to “Double the Fun on the Parkway” and encourage visitors to spend more time playing, creating, and hanging out both at Eakins Oval and along the Parkway:

  • A block with the theme “MAKE,” located in front of the Barnes Foundation, featuring outdoor reading and music rooms as well as a shipping container transformed into a public space for art + design.
  • A “HEAR” block, in front of the Rodin Museum, featuring an array of art installations, stadium seating, and a retrofitted double-decker bus that will function as a music venue and snack stand.
  • A block for “PLAY,” located in front of Von Colln Park, featuring a pop-up basketball court, tether ball, badminton, ping-pong tables, and bleachers.

Ongoing Oval Programming: food trucks, beer garden, and themed activity days
Along with new installations and activities down the Parkway, fan favorites will return to Eakins Oval, including the PORT-designed Ribbon Garden, Mr. Mister spray garden, and oversized sandbox. In addition, food and beverages will be provided by The Oval+ Beer Garden and a rotating line-up of food trucks. Dozens of free activities and events are planned around the themes “Wellness Wednesdays,” “Arts & Culture Thursdays,” “Friday Food & Flicks,” “Game Day Saturdays,” and “Sunday Family Fundays.” For an interactive calendar of events, please visit http://theovalphl.org.
7) Upcoming at the American Museum of Natural History
Central Park W. & 79
New York, NY


Saturday July 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join this family-friendly festival for a celebration of space exploration–past, present, and future–to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing.

For more information, visit https://www.amnh.org/calendar/spacefest
8) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

 Autograph Signing with Jets Le'Veon Bell, 
Pacquiao vs. Thurman Watch Party

July 20 Door 11:30 AM Start Time 12:00 PM
Autograph Signing with Jets Le'Veon Bell

Considered to be one of the biggest free agent signings of the entire off season, Le’Veon Bell makes his 2019 debut at his first autograph signing as a NY running back. There will be no photography permitted at this event.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

July 20 Start Time 9:00 PM
Pacquiao vs. Thurman Watch Party

Watch as boxing's only eight-division World Champion Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao meets fellow Welterweight World Champ Keith "One Time" Thurman on Saturday, July 20th at Game Time Bar & Grill. Free to enter.

For more information, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/pacquiao-vs-thurman.
PR Firm Roundup

9) News from DKC/O&M






Tickets for Hadestown, the winner of eight Tony Awards®including Best Musical, are now on sale through July 5, 2020 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (877) 250-2929, or visiting the Kerr box office.

Following two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love.

For more information, visit www.hadestown.com
10) News from JT Public Relations

National Alliance for Musical Theatre
announces line-up for the

31st Annual Festival takes place at New World Stages
On October 24-25, 2019

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of new musicals for their 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival events will kick off on Wednesday, October 23, with the return of The 46th Minute Concert.  

Now in its 31st year, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new musicals presented in 45-minute concert presentations over two days. All production costs are underwritten by NAMT, at no cost to the writing teams. As a non-profit organization, NAMT funds the Festival entirely through donations, sponsorships and contributions.

This year, a committee of 17 theatre professionals selected eight new musicals out of 219 blind submissions. The musicals they chose for the 31st Annual Festival are:

Hi, My Name is Ben (book & lyrics by Scott Gilmour, music by Claire McKenzie), Interstate (book, lyrics & music by Melissa Li, book & lyrics by Kit Yan),Iron John: an american ghost story (music & book by Jacinth Greywoode, lyrics & book by Rebecca Hart), Lautrec at the St. James (music by Julianne Wick Davis, book & lyrics by John Dietrich), One Way (Music by Ben Bonnema, Lyrics by Christopher Staskel, book by Ben Bonnema & Christopher Staskel), SeaWife (music & lyrics by The Lobbyists, book by Seth Moore, directed & developed by Liz Carlson), Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans (book, music & lyrics by Jesse Gage) and Teeth (book by Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs, music by Anna K. Jacobs, lyrics by Michael R. Jackson).

Casting for each musical and further programming details will be announced soon.

Hi, My Name is Ben, book & lyrics by Scott Gilmour, music by Claire McKenzie
A true, New York story of how one man changed the lives of those around him, without ever speaking a word. Using just his notepad, pen and open heart, Ben turned a neighborhood of strangers into a community of friends, before finally encountering a miracle of his own.

Interstate, book, lyrics & Music by Melissa Li, book & lyrics by Kit Yan

Interstate is an Asian-American road trip musical about Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who embarks on his first national tour with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter. Their political and p
ersonal music inspires Henry, a trans teenage blogger living in a small town in Kentucky, to make a series of life-changing decisions. A parallel story about two trans people at different stages of their lives, the musical explores love, family and masculinity in the age of social media.

IRON JOHN: an american ghost story,
music & book by Jacinth Greywoode, lyrics & book by Rebecca Hart

Welcome to the little Southern town of Good, Alabama. It’s wild, woodsy, down-home...and very, very haunted. One hundred years ago, a love triangle ended in an act of racist violence that seems to repeat in every generation—until now. This dark and lyrical tale pits good old-fashioned American denial against the redemptive power of facing your truth.

Lautrec at the St. James, music by Julianne Wick Davis, book & lyrics by John Dietrich

March 1899 – French artist, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, passes out in a gutter and is kidnapped. He awakes in the Chateau St. James, an asylum. Triggered by his imagination and a need to understand his downfall, the St. James continuously transforms around Lautrec into an intoxicating and provocative world—one that inspires yet may destroy him.

One Way, music by Ben Bonnema, lyrics by Christopher Staskel,
book by Ben Bonnema & Christopher Staskel

When Naomi becomes a finalist for the first one-way mission to Mars, she must choose: pursue her ambition or stay on Earth with the woman she loves. With a soaring, contemporary score, One Way is a moving portrait of how our choices affect those closest to us.

SeaWife, music & lyrics by The Lobbyists, book by Seth Moore, directed & developed by Liz Carlson

SeaWife is a haunted tale of the high seas. Both historical and pointedly modern, the sumptuous and energetic music of The Lobbyists guides us through Seth Moore’s world of whale hunts, ghosts and adventure to ask: “Can humanity save itself from its own devouring?”

Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans, book, music & lyrics by Jesse Gage

In life, we face many seemingly unanswerable questions.  Why are we here?  How does WIFI work?  Why has there never been a stoner bromance rock musical about the impending student loan crisis and ever-growing income inequality gap?  Well, ask no more. Behold: Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans. 

Teeth, book by Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs,
music by Anna K. Jacobs, lyrics by Michael R. Jackson

Adapted from the 2007 Sundance Award-winning indie horror film by Mitchell Lichtenstein, Teeth tells the story of Dawn O’Keefe, an evangelical Christian teen with a powerful secret: she has teeth in her vagina. When the men in Dawn’s life try to exploit her, she is forced to choose between survival or destruction. 
11) News from KampFire PR

Upcoming at

the New York Musical Festival

Now through July 14, 2019
Book, Music & Lyrics by Laura & Linda Good
Directed by Samantha Saltzman
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
480 W 42nd St, New York, NY

Convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to journey to a land they had never known, teenage Irish sisters Alice and Mary are forced to make the treacherous crossing from London to Australia in 1789.  With a contemporary alt/pop score by Linda and Laura Good of the band the Twigs, Ladyship reminds us that whether in the 18th century or now, this story is all too familiar — when given no say in their lives or the world around them women will always find their own voice.  Based on true events, this is the harrowing story of the 25,000 women who would become the “mothers of Australia”, whether they wanted to be or not.

For more information or to purchase tickets, www.nymf.org/festival/2019-events/ladyship.

Now through July 14, 2019
Savage the Musical
Book by Nicolette Blount & Lindel Hart
Music & Lyrics by 
Nicolette Blount & John Waynelovich
Directed by Rachel Klein
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 W 42nd St New York, NY 
Savage is a dramatic musical inspired by the true story of 1920s Native American sharpshooter and silent film actress, Wanda Savage, as told through jazz and blues influenced pop music. Wanda was a renegade performer who shot her way through circuses, vaudeville and Hollywood before landing in a Wyoming brothel. Savage is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago – the story of a divorced single mother who fought racism, sexism and abuse to make a name for herself. Her thirst for fame came at a heavy price...losing the one she loved most.

For more information, or to purchase tickets visit 

July 16-21, 2019
Leaving Eden
Book and Lyrics by Jenny Waxman
Music by Ben Page
Additional Music by Ada Westfall

Directed by Susanna Wolk
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 

Leaving Eden takes us back millions of centuries ago to the dawn of time….to the creation of Adam and Eve. The play is split between modern Adam and Lilth, who live in the 21st century and ancient Adam and Lilith. The two couples struggle through modern issues such as pregnancy and adoption, whereas ancient Adam and Lilith struggle with other problems such as, figuring out what the place they have just awoken in is, who they are and what their roles as man and woman must be. Told through an eclectic rock score, smart, strong, beautiful, interesting women own the strength that was given to them in the garden.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nymf.org/festival/2019-events/leaving-eden

July 22-28, 2019
Flying Lessons
Book by Donald Rupe
Music by Donald Rupe and Cesar de la Rosa
Orchestrations by Cesar de la RosaJosh Ceballos and Jason Bailey
Directed by Donald Rupe

In this charming musical, Isabella is a young Latina whose teacher has just assigned the final project of her eighth-grade year: research a historical figure and write a paper about what made them great. Joined by her quirky friends, Isabella has to decide who to study when she is visited in a dream by two unlikely companions: Amelia Earhart and Frederick Douglass. Over time, Isabella writes her own 'recipe for greatness' as she learns as much about herself as she does about history.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nymf.org/festival/2019-events/flying-lessons

For more information about the New York Music Festival or to purchase tickets, visit www.nymf.org.
12) News from Karen Greco PR


 at 59E59 Theaters

SUMMER SHORTS 2019 begins on Friday, July 19 and runs
through Saturday, August 31. Two series featuring three one-act plays in 
each will play in rotating repertory Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday 
Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there is no matinee 
performance on Saturday, July 20. Individual calendar schedule of 
performance dates for Series A and Series B is available for 
viewing/download.  Press Opening for Series A is Sunday, July 28 at 7:15 
PMPress Opening for Series B is Sunday, August 4 at 2:15 PM
Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and 
Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($26 for 59E59 Members). 
Pair of Shorts (one ticket to Series A & B, available through July 21) is $60
To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Theater’s Box Office at (646) 892-7999 or 

The full SUMMER SHORTS 2019 Line Up:
HERE I LIE by Courtney Baron, directed by Maria Mileaf

With Libe Barer and Robbie Tann

Strangers Maris and Joseph, a young editor and a nurse, collide in this play 
about what it means to exercise compassion and self-care, in the face of 

INTERIOR by Nick Payne, based on the Maurice Maeterlinck play of the same
name, directed by Rory McGregor

With Jordan BellowBill BuellMariah Lee, and Joanna Whicker

It is a seemingly normal day for a small family in a quiet, quaint neighborhood. 
Two men convene outside. The actions they choose to take in just a few short 
moments will change the course of this family's life forever.

THE BRIDGE PLAY by Danielle Trzcinski, directed by Sarah Cronk
With James P. Rees and Christopher Dylan White

A man stands at the edge of the George Washington Bridge and is about to 
jump when an unexpected stranger interrupts him.
PROVIDENCE by Nancy Bleemer, directed by Ivey Lowe

With Blair LewinJake Robinson, and Nathan Wallace

On the eve of her sister-in-law's wedding, a woman returns to her husband's 
boyhood home. Tossing and turning next to him in his too-small single bed, they
question love, marriage and why there are no all-night drug stores
in Providence.

APPOMATTOX by Neil LaBute, directed by Duane Boutté

With Ro Boddie and Jack Mikesell

It’s a perfect day in a big park near a big city and two friends get together for
lunch and to play catch. Instead, they begin a discussion about life and history 
and soon find themselves in a conversational minefield from which they may
never return.

LUCKY by Sharr White, directed by J.J. Kandel

With Blake DeLong and Christine Spang

What's the first thing you say after six years? Just on the outskirts of town, in 
room 11B of The Royale Motor Lodge, Phil Granger is stripping off his wet shirt 
as Meredith, his wife, is rushing through the rain towards him. LUCKY is the 
moment they meet.
13) News from Polk and Co.





SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019

Producers Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy announced that Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will play its final performance on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway.

Tickets are on sale now, available at 
FrankieAndJohnnyBroadway.com or Telecharge.com (212.239.6200). A limited number of $40 general rush tickets (including $2 facility fee) will be available at the Broadhurst box office when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Limited to four tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.


Broadway's New Vivian & Edward - 

Beginning Monday, July 22

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL producer Paula Wagner announced Broadway triple-threat Jillian Mueller will take over the coveted role of ‘Vivian’ in the hit Broadway musical, stepping into the iconic boots of both Julia Roberts and Samantha Barks.  Jillian will star opposite Brennin Hunt who garnered rave reviews as ‘Roger’ on Fox’s “Rent: Live!”  Singer-songwriter and actor Brennin Hunt first burst onto the National stage as a contestant on “X-Factor” and is making his Broadway debut as ‘Edward’ in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

Jillian Mueller and Brennin Hunt will begin performances in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL on Monday, July 22, 2019, at 7pm, joining Orfeh in her two-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-wining performance as ‘Kit’, Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson,’ Charlie Pollock as “Philip Stuckey,’ and Kingsley Leggs as JamesMorse,’ in the record-breaking production playing at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 Wes41st Street). 

Samantha Barks and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Andy Karl will play their final performance in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Tickets for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL on Broadway are now sale for performances through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Nederlander Theatre box office andawww.ticketmaster.com (877.250.2929). Tickets range from $79 - $179. The playing schedule for PRETTY WOMAN: THMUSICAL is: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. . For the full schedule and pricing please go to www.PrettyWomanTheMusical.com.
14) News from Richard Hillman PR


The Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) in association with Jim Kierstead, will present a reading of Leaving Brooklyn, a new play by Jeff Mandels on Tuesday, July 16th at 3pm at The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street). The reading is FREE. However, reservations are required. Please click here to reserve a seat.

In 1955, as the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the field, a blue-collar Brooklyn family battles for its own survival. The father, a former minor league player, wants his sons to go to college. One of his sons has been invited to a Dodgers training camp, while the other will never be able to play ball, as the mother tries to hold this scrappy family together.
15) News from Spin Cycle NYC


 ISLAND returns 

July 18 for 7-week run

A WHITE MAN’S GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND is based on a true story, it is written by Richard Roy (Richard III with Denzel Washington) and Eric C. Webb, directed by Thomas G. Waites (Awake and Sing! starring Frances McDormand, King Richard III starring Al Pacino), and stars Richard Roy and Connor Chase Stewart. Performances of this 7-week engagement run July 18 – August 31 at The Producer’s Club (410 West 42nd Street).

After a drunk driving incident leads to an involuntary manslaughter charge, a privileged white actor find himself serving time at Rikers Island, where the population is over 95% people of color. For the first time in his life, Rich is now a minority and his skin color makes him a target. Caught between drug lords, gang members, and his wise trans cellmate, this clueless white man must learn how to survive the violence, horniness, and mind-numbing nothingness that is prison. All while trying to find forgiveness for his crime. Oh, and at the insistence of his Corrections Officer, write A WHITE MAN’S GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND for submission to the National Penitentiary Press Competition. Seriously. An eye-opening look inside our broken penal system and a cautionary tale for anyone of any race.

A WHITE MAN’S GUIDE TO RIKERS ISLAND runs July 18 – August 31, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. The Producers' Club is located at 344 West 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets are $25, available at 212-315-4743 or www.theproducersclub.com.

15B) Internationally Acclaimed Drama
Returns in Re-Envisioned 



Previews begin July 18 at HERE

African-American director David Norwood will premiere a uniquely re-envisioned American version of TENDER NAPALM by renowned British playwright Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney, Mercury Fur, The Fastest Clock in the Universe). This poetic two-hander originally premiered in London in 2011, before making a limited engagement Off-Broadway debut in 2012 to critical acclaim. Previews begin July 18 at HERE with opening set for July 24.

In TENDER NAPALM, a young couple face an unnamed catastrophe. They wind their love back to its beginnings through a fantastical, erotic world of serpent slayings, monkey wars, alien abductions and a shipwrecked paradise. Explosive, poetic and brutal, the play re-examines and re-defines the language of love…and how that love struggles to survive in the face of catastrophe,

TENDER NAPALM runs July 18 – August 4, Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Running time is 75 minutes. HERE is located at 145 Sixth Avenue (enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring Street). Tickets are $35 / $20 for students. For tickets visit here.org or call 212-352-3101. For more information visit www.tendernapalm.com.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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