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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 9/1/19 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Story Pirates Launch Contest to Celebrate Secret Life of Pets Release
2) Upcoming at iPlay America
    Chocolate, Wine, and More, Grandparents Day
3) TADA Youth Theater's Fall Semester Open House 9/7
4) NYC's Belmont Business Improvement District Announce Ferragosot Feast 9/8
5) New York City Center Fall for Dance Tickets on Sale 9/8

PR Firm Roundup 

6) News from Andrea Alton
     3 Comedies Coming to Theater for the New City
7) News from DKC/O&M
   7A) Beautiful the Carole King Musical Final Cast
   7B) Hit London Production of Harold Pinter's Betrayl  Announces Lottery
8) News from KampFire PR
    The Spanish Language Premiere of En El Ojo De La Aguja
9) News from Karen Greco PR
    Chilling New Version of The Glass Menagerie at  The Wild Project
10) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
     10A) New York Shakespeare Exchange  Shakes Beer Turns 30
     10B) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck
     10C) Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle
11) News from Polk and Co.
      11A) Tina Turner the Musical Box Office Now Open
      11B) The Great Society Announces Broadway Voting intitative the 'Great Society Primary'
12) News from Richard Hillman PR
      12A) Laughing Liberally Making America Laugh Again 15 Performances Only
      12B) AMAS Musical Theatre & The AMAS Song Salon to Offer Special Event  9/9
13) News from Spin Cycle NYC
     13A) UK Hit Decky Does a Bronco Makes US Premiere
     13B)  The Flea Premieres The Invention of Tragedy by Mac Wellman

1) STORY PIRATES INVITE KIDS TO SUBMIT STORIES FOR CONTEST CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF ILLUMINATION’S
‘THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2’


To celebrate THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2, the heartwarming animated film of the summer available this week on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD, The Story Pirates are partnering with Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for a fun contest to capture the wildest and funniest stories about pets.

Kids everywhere (via their parents and caregivers) are invited to submit their original story on a topic that relates directly to this hit animated family movie: What Do Your Pets Do When You’re Not at Home? 

Parents of authors (ages 4 to 18) are invited to submit their stories at: www.storypirates.com/secretlife by (September 10th, 2019). The winner will be chosen and announced in late September. The winning story will be performed on a special bonus episode of the Story Pirates Podcast, and a full cast of Story Pirates will also perform their story for the lucky winner,
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2) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Saturday September 7 Door Time - 12:00 PM Start Time: 12:00 PM
Chocolate, Wine, and More! 

Newspaper Media Group presents Chocolate, Wine and more at iPlay America on Saturday, September 7th. The event will feature vendors from specialty food markets, bakeries, and chocolatiers. Tickets are $10 in advance and will be sold at the door for $15 for adults 21+.

Sunday September 8 Grandparents Day

In celebration of Grandparents Day, Grandparents eat and ride free at iPlay America and Game Time Bar & Grill on Sunday, September 8th. Purchase an adult entrée, get a free entrée for Grandma or Grandpa. Plus, all grandparents will receive a free iRide Plus
Pass. Register: http://bit.ly/2IKhhti
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3) TADA Youth Theater's Fall Semester Open House
15 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor
(between Broadway and 5th Avenue)
New York, New York

Come and learn about TADA! Youth Theater at its Fall Semester Open House on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Join TADA! for a sample class taught by TADA!’s Professional Teaching Artists and a Q&A with the TADA! Education Staff.

Fall Semester Open House, September 7, 2019, is free, but RSVPs are recommended based on age.

Ages 3-5: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Ages 6-8: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 9-12: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Fall Classes September 16 through December 17, 2019 include: Broadway Babies; Musical Theater Minis; Rising Star; Broadway Bound

For more information or to register, visit www.tadatheater.com/fall-semester-2019
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4) NYC's Belmont Business Improvement District
Announce Ferragosot Feast 
September 8

 As a long-standing Italian holiday that recognizes the end of the harvest season and is an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of those labors, the Belmont BID will host the annual Ferragosto celebration on Sunday, September 8th from 12 pm to 6 pm. While Ferragosto typically takes place on August 15 in Italy, the BID hosts the annual event in the fall due to scheduling and to take advantage of the cooler weather. Visitors will be able to enjoy live entertainment and traditional Italian musical performances, vocalists and comedic theatre performed by Commedia Dell’Arte, as well as dozens of local shops and restaurants that set up outside booths on Arthur Avenue and give patrons a chance to dine al fresco.
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5)New York City Center
Fall for Dance Festival
Tickets on Sale September 8

Tickets for the 16th Fall for Dance Festival go on sale Sunday, September 8 at 11am. Twenty groundbreaking companies from around the world will meet New York City’s most devoted dance fans in five unforgettable programs. As always, all tickets for Fall for Dance are just $15—that's less than the price of a movie ticket!

Discover new commissions from Kyle AbrahamKim BrandstrupSonya Tayeh, and Caleb TeicherExplore work from Russia, Sweden, France, and other places across the globe arriving in the US for the first time. Witness innovations in ballet, tap, and contemporary styles all on the same stage.

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

6) News from Andrea Alton PR

A Feral child, a burnt-out musician, and a mysterious woman run amok in
DINING WITH PLOETZ
Three new one-act comedies by Richard Ploetz
September 5 – 22 at Theater for the New City

Dining with Ploetz, an evening of one-acts, will play at Theater for the New City September 5 – 22. Opening night is slated for Friday, September 6 at 8:00 pm. Written by playwright and published author Richard Ploetz, the production features three dark comedies, Goldfish, Memory Like a Pale Green Clock and Bone Appetite

The one-acts feature a repertory cast that has numerous Broadway and off-Broadway credits. Longtime collaborators Steven Hauck and Richard Ploetz direct. Dining with Ploetz is presented by Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, in association with Nedworks, Inc. 

GOLDFISH 
Sabrina, a feral child, just turned 6 and her parents are throwing her a party in their shabby loft in the desolate rug district. After the cake is eaten, the parents and their only friend Beth, wait for an aristocratic couple to arrive. The couple arrives minutes before midnight with a strange “poet” they just met on the street. Now, as a goldfish presides, the evening begins.

MEMORY LIKE A PALE GREEN CLOCK
A husband surprises his wife with a romantic dinner at an extravagant restaurant. Across from them is a woman sitting alone that he remembers but can’t place. As his distraction persists his wife becomes increasingly irritated. While the evening unravels an ancient waiter serves as an enigmatic master of ceremonies. 

BONE APPETITE
A tale inspired by a true story. One character focuses on a special dinner, the other on how it will be served. What is at “steak” here, a simple meal or something of a more existential nature? Enlightenment--served as desert?

Performances take place at Theater for the New City, 155 1st Avenue (Between 9th & 10th Street), New York City, NY 10003. Subways: L to 1st Avenue, 4/6 to Astor Place, F to 2nd Avenue, R/W to 8th Street. 

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased at www.diningwithploetz.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. Tickets purchased before August 30 are $12. Running time: 85 minutes.  

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7) News from DKC/O&M


7A) SARAH BOCKEL & CORY JEACOMA

TO PLAY CAROLE KING & GERRY GOFFIN

AS

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

ENTERS FINAL NINE WEEKS

OF SMASH-HIT, RECORD-BREAKING RUN


Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner announced today that Sarah Bockel and Cory Jeacoma will assume the roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical as the smash-hit musical begins the final nine weeks of its record-breaking run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).

Bockel and Jeacoma will begin performances Thursday, September 5 and will lead the bows when Beautiful plays its final performance on Sunday, October 27.

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7B) JAMIE LLOYD’S

SMASH-HIT LONDON PRODUCTION OF
HAROLD PINTER’S

BETRAYAL

EXPANDS ACCESS TO TICKETS

WITH LAUNCH OF $40 DIGITAL LOTTERY

FEATURING THE BROADWAY DEBUTS OF

TOM HIDDLESTON,

ZAWE ASHTON & CHARLIE COX

OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 5
AT THE BERNARD B. JACOBS THEATRE

Jamie Lloyd CompanyAmbassador Theatre Group ProductionsBenjamin Lowy ProductionsGlass Half Full Productions, andGavin Kalin Productions announced today the launch of a $40 digital lottery for The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Betrayal on Broadway, starring Tom HiddlestonZawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

The Betrayal digital lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatergoers wide access to affordable tickets through multiple social media networks. Available performances will be posted on www.BetrayalOnBroadway.com/Tickets as early as 12:00 AM Eastern Time the day of the performance. Matinee lotteries close at 9:00 AM, and evening lotteries close at 2:00 PM. Winners can purchase their tickets at www.BetrayalOnBroadway.com/Tickets and will pick up their tickets at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office (242 West 45th Street) with their credit card.

As previously announced, Betrayal has a $40 in-person only rush ticket policy as well as a limited number of $25 tickets available for purchase online and in-person at the box office.

$40 rush tickets to Betrayal will be sold in person at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office on the day of the performances beginning when the box office opens (Monday – Saturday at 10:00 AM; Sunday at 12:00 PM). There will be a limit of two tickets per customer. Seat locations will be at the discretion of the box office and are based on availability.

Betrayal is currently playing Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) with the official Opening Night set for Thursday, September 5, 2019.

With poetic precision, rich humor, and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. 

For more information, please visit www.BetrayalOnBroadway.com
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8) News from KampFire PR
TABULA RASA NYC THEATER AND PERFORMANCE LAB
Proudly Presents the World Premiere of the Spanish Language Version of

EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA
(In the eye of the needle)

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
SEPTEMBER 7 – 22, 2019 AT THE TANK
OPENING NIGHT IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 7 P.M.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.THETANKNYC.ORG

ABULA RASA NYC THEATER AND PERFORMANCE LAB is pleased to announce the world premiere production in Spanish of their collective creative collaboration EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA (In the Eye of the Needle), written and directed by Ramiro Antonio Sandoval in association with Johanna Bock (Spanish translation is based on a free interpretation by Edna Lee Figueroa from the English original). EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA will play a three-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s The Tank (312 West 36th Street, NYC). Performances begin Saturday, September 7 and continue through Sunday, September 22. Opening Night is Sunday, September 8 (7 p.m.).  Tickets are $30 and available at www.TheTankNYC.org.  Press performances are: Saturday, September 7 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Haga clic aquí para ver el comunicado de prensa en español.)

Three characters challenge each other’s imagination on their coexistence in a 'far-away-so-close' location from our actual condition. 
EN EL OJO DE LA AGUJA plays the following schedule through Sunday, September 22:

Sat 9/7 at 3 pm and 7 pm - Press performances
Sunday 9/8 at 7 pm - Official Opening
Wednesday 9/11 at 7 pm;
Thursday 9/12 at 7 pm;
Friday 9/13 at 7 pm,
Saturday 9/14 at 7 pm;
Sunday 9/15 at 7 pm.
Friday 9/20 at 7 pm;
Saturday 9/21 at 7 pm;
Sunday 9/22 at 7 pm.

Tickets are $30 ($20 students/senior) and are now available online at www.TheTankNYC.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater a half hour prior to performances

Running Time: 75 minutes

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9) News from Karen Greco PR

Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch reteam to helm a chilling new version of
THE GLASS MENAGERIE at the Wild Project, ushering in the Halloween season


Ruth Stage is thrilled to present a chilling new take on Tennessee Williams’ seminal play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, directed by Austin Pendleton and Peter BlochTHE GLASS MENAGERIE begins performances on Thursday, October 3 for a limited engagement, 21 show run, through Sunday, October 20Press Opening is Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm. The performance schedule is Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm & 8pm. Please note: there is no evening performance on Sun 10/20.Performances are at the Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). 

After two critically acclaimed runs in 2018 of Wars of the Roses, directors Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch reunite with actor Matt de Rogatis to take on the American classic, The Glass Menagerie. In this disquieting production, the tormented Tom relives the story of his time in the Wingfield’s St. Louis apartment, circa 1939, as if he were remembering it through the lens of a spooky dream.

Dimly lit and surrealistic, the set itself will consist of props made of glass and the actors will live in a chilling, dreamlike world. Taking inspiration from The Exorcist soundtrack, Sean Hagerty writes the score for this “Wes Craven meets Tennessee Williams” production. Allison Hohman designs the sound for the Wingfield house of horrors.

Tickets are $35. For tickets and more information, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.theglassmenagerieplay.com.
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10) News from Michelle Tabnick PR


10A) New York Shakespeare Exchange
ShakesBEER turns 30!
September 7 & 14 from 3-6pm

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) announces the 30th consecutive NYC original Shakespearean Pub Crawl: ShakesBEER turns 30! on September 7 & 14, 2019 from 3-6 PM. The crawl begins in Alphabet City at The Donnybrook (35 Clinton St, Manhattan) with check-in at 2:30pm and moves to Parkside Lounge, C Lounge, and Mama's Bar. Tickets are $49and are available at https://shakesbeer.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets include performance and four drinks (beer, wine, and select cocktails). $25 "sober" tickets are also available, which include admission only.

It's impossible to have just one! NY Shakespeare Exchange returns to Alphabet City for its 30th birthday to serve up a fresh, new round of ShakesBEER: NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawls, in September, 2019. The first crawl was in March 2011 crawls have since occurred all over Manhattan; Queens; Brooklyn; Cleveland, OH; Bryan, TX; and even Salvador, Brazil. That puts attendance at approximately 3500 audience members with over 40 scenes performed over the years.

The latest edition of NYSX's wildly popular event
ShakesBEER turns 30! will explore life in the city, with scenes of urban hustle and bustle. Plays in this crawl include Henry IV Part II, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet, A Comedy of Errors. 

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10B) Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents MCC Theater: Seared by Theresa Rebeck on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

Prior to its New York premiere at MCC Theater, playwright Theresa Rebeckand director Moritz von Stuelpnagel take audiences into the kitchen of their fit-for-foodies comedy as cast members perform highlights.

Harry, a brilliant and hot-headed chef, scores a mention in a food magazine, and his business partner sees profits finally within reach.The only problem is Harry refuses to serve his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins.

Seared begins performances on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). The cast will star W. Tré Davis ("Valor"), four-time Tony Award® nominee Raúl Esparza (Company), David Mason (Trick or Treat), and Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening). Tickets are now on sale and available at mcctheater.org/seared.

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

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10C) Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Treasure
by Machine Dazzle
September 5- 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week.

Distant dreams come full circle in this Works & Process commission of multidisciplinary artist, maximalist, and 2018 New York City Village Halloween Parade Grand Marshall Machine Dazzle. Undressing layers of his past to make sense of the present, Machine Dazzle will introduce new looks inspired by his original songs and stories written for Treasure. Machine Dazzle will be joined on stage by Music Director Viva DeConcini and musicians brought together especially for this collaboration. 

TICKETS & VENUE
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
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11)News from Polk and Co. 

11A) Broadway's TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Box Office Open

Performances begin Saturday, October 12, 2019
Opening on Broadway on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

The box office for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is now open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with an opening night set for Thursday, November 7, 2019.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Broadway’s TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL range from $79.00 – 299.00 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com (877-250-2929), www.TinaOnBroadway.com or at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street).

For More Information, visit www.TinaOnBroadway.com.

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SUPPORTS VOTING, VOTER RIGHTS & VOTER REGISTRATION
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAIRVOTEMOTIVOTENYC VOTES & THE NAACP

‘GREAT SOCIETY PRIMARY’ LAUNCHES WITH FOUR VOTING BOOTHS
AT THE VIVIAN BEAUMONT THEATER
IN CELEBRATION OF LYNDON B. JOHNSON’S 111TH BIRTHDAY

Robert Schenkkan (Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright), Joshua Javits (son of the late Senator Jacob K. Javits; arbitrator/mediator), Geoffrey Eric Eaton (President of the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch), Eric Friedman (Assistant Executive Director for Public Affairs; New York City Campaign Finance Board), Rob Richie (President and CEO, FairVote) and Jess Riegel & Rachel Konowitz (Co-Founders of Motivote), and the cast, creative team and producers of Schenkkan’s new Broadway play THE GREAT SOCIETY announced today a new effort on Broadway to support voter registration and turnout.Before select performances, representatives from voter registration partners will be available to register new voters in the lobby.

In celebration of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 111th Birthday, the ‘Great Society Primary’  recently launched at an event in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Beginning at the first preview performance on Friday, September 6, all attendees of The Great Society will have the opportunity to ‘vote’ for the candidate they would like to see win either the Democratic or Republican 2020 presidential primary in one of four voting booths in the theater lobby. You can also cast your ballot online GreatSocietyBroadway.com; results will be shared following each performance at Twitter.com/GreatSocietyBwy.

ABOUT THE GREAT SOCIETY ON BROADWAY
Capturing Johnson’s attempts to build a just society for all, The Great Society follows his triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—and one man was at the center of it all: LBJ.

Performances of The Great Society will begin Friday, September 6, 2019, and open officially on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St). This is a 12-week limited engagement.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets to The Great Society are available by calling 800-447-7400, online at GreatSocietyBroadway.com or in person at the Lincoln Center Theater box office. Ticket prices range from $107-157.

For more information, visit GreatSocietyBroadway.com
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12) News from Richard Hillman PR

12A) LAUGHING LIBERALLY 
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ERIC KREBS 
TO PRESENT 
LAUGHING LIBERALLY OFF-BROADWAY 
“MAKE AMERICA LAUGH AGAIN” 
FEATURING JOHN FUGELSANG
A 3-WEEK THEATRICAL EVENT WITH THE MOST
DYNAMIC VOICES IN POLITICAL COMEDY
THE THEATER AT ST. CLEMENT’S
(423 WEST 46TH STREET- BETWEEN 9th & 10th AVENUES)
15 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
SEPTEMBER 3-21, 2019
Laughing Liberally, in association with Eric Krebs, will present LAUGHING LIBERALLY OFF-BROADWAY – “MAKE AMERICA LAUGH AGAIN,” featuring a diverse roster of political performers taking back the discourse and bringing joy and intelligent topical humor to the NY stage for 15 performances only (September 3-21) at The Theater at St. Clement’s (423 West 46th Street- between 9th & 10th Avenues). The run promises a different lineup of artists at each performance – and the return to the NYC stage of the great Elayne Boosler.

Performers who will share the stage with Fugelsang include the legendary Elayne BooslerJudah Friedlander (“30 Rock”), Janeane GarafoloJudy GoldMarina Franklin (“Train Wreck,” HBO’s “Crashing”), Hari Kondabolu (“The Trouble With Apu”) and comedian/SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah – recently awarded $4.1 million in his lawsuit against white supremacists.

Guests also include Ted Alexandro (“Letterman,” “The View”), Chuck Nice (“Star Talk”), Negin Farsad (“Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”), Christian Finnegan (“Chappelle’s Show”), Frank Conniff(“Mystery Science Theater 3000”), Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s “Ask Me Another”), Carmen Lynch(“The Late Show” with both Letterman & Colbert), Liz Miele (AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”), Carole Montgomery (Showtime’s “Funny Women of a Certain Age”), Gregory Joseph (“New Faces of Comedy”), Mehran Khaghani (“Comedy Central,” “Last Comic Standing”), Leah Bonnema (“Gotham Comedy Live”), and Calvin Cato (“Sketchfest”), with more to be announced. A complete list of performers and dates can be found at www.laughingliberallyny.com.

The performance schedule is: Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 & $40 and available at www.laughingliberallyny.com.

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12B) AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
AND THE AMAS SONG SALON
KICKS OFF 51st ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH A SPECIAL EVENT
“THE ART OF THE ONE PERSON SHOW”
WITH ACTRESS/SINGER/SUSAN CAMPANARO
AND COMPOSER LYNN PORTAS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special event kicking off the company’s 51st Anniversary Season. “The Art of The One Person Show” with actress/singer Susan Campanaro and composer Lynn Portas will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 in a spectacular, sky-high location on West 57th Street. The evening will begin at 6pm with cocktails and supper, followed by the presentation at 7:30pm. Tickets are $125 and may be purchased online at www.amasmusical.org or by calling 212-563-2565. This is a one-time event and the seating is limited.
Creating a one-woman show is a long and arduous process. It requires passion, purpose, determination, and a strong heart. What is the process? How long does it take? What are the thousand decisions that go into the selection of subject matter and materials? What kind of team do you need in place to achieve your goals?'
Meet Susan Campanaro, long time sensation in the New York City nightlife scene. An accomplished actress and singer, Susan has created the larger than life persona of “Lavinia Draper.” Missing Person, the musical based on Lavinia’s life, with a book by Campanaro, original songs by Lynn Portas, and direction by Christopher Scott, is the boozy story of a fallen socialite and one-time understudy to Broadway star Betty Buckley. We watch the eternally optimistic Lavinia stumble and get up again as she chases her dream of becoming an entertainer.
The Amas Song Salon series, from New York’s award-winning Amas Musical Theatre, is designed to present up-close and personal soirees celebrating the Broadway songbook and some of its brightest talents in a relaxed environment. Intimate, entertaining and informative.
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13) News from Spin Cycle NYC

13A) UK hit DECKY DOES A BRONCO 
makes US premiere

DECKY DOES A BRONCODouglas Maxwell’s internationally acclaimed drama, diirected by Ethan Nienaber, will run September 6 - 21 at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues).

DECKY DOES A BRONCO is the story of a gang of nine-year-old boys who spend the summer of 1983 together. Doing a Bronco (kicking the swing over the bar) is the social bench mark and a dangerous mixture of vandalism and sport. Decky is the smallest of the group and the only one who cannot Bronco. Now an adult, David recounts the tragic event that shattered their innocent childhoods and haunts them even as adults.

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13B) The Flea premieres THE INVENTION

 OF TRAGEDY by Mac Wellman

The World Premiere of THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY the centerpiece of MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES, a festival of plays by the influential vanguard playwright will  run September 7 – October 14 at The Flea (20 Thomas Street in Tribeca, between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers).

A chorus of students, all alike and all unalike, are trying like the devil to tell a simple story—perhaps the story about the tragedy of the Sandwich Man—with sandwich boards upon which nothing is written, and hence, say nothing.  THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY is Wellman’s examination of the post-9/11 world and America’s general and genial acceptance of the Iraq war.
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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