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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Theater Thursday - The Hope Hypothesis

We were given free tickets to The Hope Hypothesis for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: The Hope Hypothesis 

Where: Voyage Theater Company production at The Sheen Center
             18 Bleeker St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 15 and Up

When: Through November 15, 2019

Mom's view: Amena is young law student of Syrian birth. When she goes to a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork,  the clerk takes one look at her birth certificate and panics which sets off an unfortunate series of events. The Hope Hypothesis is a timely show about the current state of the world where living under the constant threat of terrorism has people on edge and ready to jump to conclusions and react negatively at the slighest provocation. Watching this show is like driving by an accident, you don't know whether to stare right at it or look away in horror.  However, in this case, you will definitely want to watch.  The Hope Hypothesis is an extremely well written, well cast and terrifically performed play. If you like shows that don't try to offer any easy answers but really make you think, you wil definitely like this show.

And that's Mom's view. 

Tune in Saturday for Still More Theater Saturday.

Photo credits: All The Hope Hypothesis production photos by Beowulf Sheenan

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Statue of Liberty

We were given free tickets to the Statue of Liberty for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Statue of Liberty

Where: Liberty Island
             New York, NY

Who: All ages


Me- I had never been to the Statute of Liberty before, and I have always wanted to go. I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to go up in the crown, but it was still fun. You walk up or take the elevator. I took the elevator up and back down too. My Mom and Dad took the elevator up and walked down. It was cool being up on the Statute of Liberty. The views were pretty. It was very crowded though, and there wasn't a lot of space to walk around.


There is also a museum at the Statute of Liberty. The museum is not very big, but it is interesting. It has a lot of artifacts and pictures and things. Unfortunately, when we were there a lot of the items were out for restoration, however. There were still a lot of things to see though so we still enjoyed the museum. There were propoganda posters from when the statue was being built because it was taking a lot of money and a lot of time. There were ads which used different images of the statue for promotional purposes. There was a lot of other stuff too. It didn't take a long time to go through the museum, but it was still worth it.


Mom - The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic locations in the world. It is also a great place to visit for all ages. If you are interesting in visiting, there are some important things to keep in mind. First of all, you should be aware that Statue Cruises is the only official provider of tickets and tours to the Statue of Liberty. If you purchase tickets from a vendor on the streets of New York City, they are likely to be counterfeit. Also, you will have to go through a strict security check to visit the Statue. It is not as severe as the security check at the airport where you have to take your shoes off. However, it is stricter than in most other locations.


Once you arrive at Liberty Island, you don't even have to go up in the Statue to have a good time. You can just wander around the grounds and get a close up few of the statue. There is also a restaurant, a couple of stores, and a museum. The museum tells the history of the statue and is full of interesting historic artifacts, documents and pictures. However, when we visited,unfortunately, many of the items from the collection were out for restoration.


Of course, most people are going to want to go up in the Statue.  Tickets to the pedestal are included with your ferry fare and your reservation to visit the pedestal is made when you purchase your tickets. If you are very ambitious and/or you are looking to get exercise, you might want to walk up to the pedestal.If not, you can take the elevator up most of the way. Just be aware especially if you are claustrophic that there is not a whole lot of space around the pedestal, and it can get quite crowded.


If you want to visit the crown, you will have to purchase a separate ticket and walk up at least 162 steps. If you walk up the whole way from the ground to the crown, it is the equivalent of walking up a 20 story building.  Be aware that if you visit on a windy day, the Statue might shake and you will really feel it as you walk up to the crown and when you are there. The crown is also a very small tight space. It can get very crowded, but  you won't have a lot of time there anyway.  The views are better from the pedestal. You can see beautiful panaromic views from the pedestal, and you can only see limited views of Brooklyn from the crown. However, if you still want to visit the crown, you should make arrangements as soon as you arrive on Liberty Island as only a limited number of crown tickets are sold per day. Since visits to the Statue of Liberty's torch have been off limits for more than a century, the crown is as high you can currently go.


And that's our view.

For more about the Statue of Liberty, visit https://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm.

For Statue of Liberty tickets, visit https://www.statuecruises.com.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tips for Tuesday - Movies: A Cinderella Story A Christmas Wish, Books: Everybody Has A Book in Them

We may have been given one or more of the movies, books and/or other products mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Movies: A Cinderella Story A Christmas Wish

Me - Today I am recommending A Cinderella Story A Christmas Wish. This version of the Cinderella Story takes places during the holiday season and is about a girl who is forced to perform as an elf in a store holiday display and finds herself falling in love with the guy who has been hired to play a young Santa. Although at times the story can be kind of hokey and unnbelievable and a little bit cliched, ultimately it is a sweet and romantic movie. It puts a new spin on the Cinderella story. Anyone who loves romance especially Christmas or fairy tale romances will love this story.

For a clip from the film, visit https://youtu.be/fITbwcsj_xU

A Cinderella Story A Christmas Wish is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today!

Books: Everybody Has A Book Inside of Them How to Bring It Out

Mom - Today I am recommending Everybody Has A Book Inside of Them How to Bring It Out by Ann Marie Sabath. This book is a very quick and a very inspirational read. Even if you don't think that you have enough to say about anything to write a book, you will find that you probably do. Even if you don't think you are capable of writing a book, you probably are. Although it is not likely that everyone that reads this book is actually going to go through with writing a book of their own, this book is very motivating and highly likely to at least inspire everyone to take some kind of action in their live that they may have wanted to take but didn't thing they were capable of and/or were previously unmotivated to take. It may just give you that extra push you have been looking for. 

And that's our view. 

Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Photo credits :All  A Cinderella Story A Christmas Wish Production photos 
                         © 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Monday, October 28, 2019

A More Theater Monday Monthly Mashup for October, 2019 - Panama Hattie and Quiet Enjoyment

We may have been given free tickets to one or more of the below mentioned shows for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Panama Hattie

Where: York Theater
             619 Lexington Avenue
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through November 3, 2019

Me - Today I am talking about Panama Hattie. Panama Hattie is the third and last show of this Fall's Musicals In Mufti series at the York Theater. The show is about a woman named Hattie who is engaged  to a man named Nick so she is trying to impress his  young daughter and his boss. This is a really good show. It is funny. It is full of good songs by Cole Porter. The acting is terrific especially that of Klea Blackhurst who plays Hattie and the adorable, Kylie Kuioka who plays Geraldine, Nick's young daughter. The friendship they develop is so sweet. This is a show not to be missed!

For more information about Panama Hattie or to purchase tickets, visit https://yorktheatre.org/on-stage/musicals-in-mufti.

What: Quiet Enjoyment

Where: Playroom Theater
             151 W. 46th St.
              New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and Up

When: Through November 3, 2019


Mom - Today I am talking about Quiet Enjoyment. Quiet Enjoyment is a show about a co-op closing gone horribly wrong. Just the description of the show offers the promise of something hysterically funny. While the actual show is funny, it is a little less funny than it seems like it would be.The standouts in the cast are Samantha Mercado Tudda as Meredith Cudliup, the uptight junior manager handling her first co-op closing and Megan Simard as Karma the free spirited younger girlfriend of the co-op's owner. This is not to say that none of the other actors are any good just that these two were clearly the most impressive. All in all, while the show is entertaining, it is a little slow at times and feels like it could be a little funnier or maybe it would be with a slightly different cast.

For more information about Quiet Enjoyment or to purchase tickets, visit https://quietenjoyment.brownpapertickets.com.

Photo credits: All Panama Hattie production photos by Russ Rowland
                       All Quiet Enjoyment production photos by Mozinya Productions

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/27/19 What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Broadway Run
2) Ryan Connarro's Limited Run of Saint of Failure Playing Now
3) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
    Broadway Close Up: I Won't  Grow Up, Tuesday Matinee: Yoonah Kim, clarinet
4) Upcoming in Central Park
    Celebrate Halloween at Central Park's Conservancy's Annual Pumpkin Flotilla
5) Upcoming at BAM Kids
6) Upcoming at iPlay America
    Comedy Night with Eric D'Alesandro
7) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
    Mahler Songs, Zauberland, Carol Lipnick & Tareke Ortiz, Halloween Treasure Hunt,
    LC Kids: Gustafer Yellowgold
8) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    The Magic of Harrison Kramer

PR Firm Roundup

9) News from Andrea Alton
    Upcoming at United Solo Festival
10) News from DDPR
      The Office! A Musical Parody Announced Closing Date
11) News from DKC/O&M
      11A) Upcoming at New York Stage & Film: Tent Revivial
      11B) Hadestown to Release CD & Vinyl Editions
12) News from Karen Greco
      One Discordant Violin Makes US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
13) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
      13A) American Symphony Opens Season at Carnegie Hall October 31
      13B) Upcoming for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
      13C) Upcoming for Orchestra Now
14) News from Polk and Co.
      The Underlying Chris Begins Performances at Second Stage Theater on October 29
15) News from Richard Hillman PR
      15A) Panama Hattie Begins Its Limited Run at the York Theatre October 26
      15B) An Enchanted April Musical Begins Limited Run at Theater Row November 1
      15C) AMAS Musical Theatre to Present One Night Only Event Missing Person
      15D) AMAS Musical Theatre Keaton and the Whale Part of Dare to Be Different Series
1) Broadway Run

Now through November 10, 2019

Run, walk, leap or jeté alongside Broadway's brightest stars and fans in a friendly 5k benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

s a participant, you simply complete a 5k however, whenever and wherever you choose. It can be completed all at once, or cumulative over several days or weeks. You'll help provide lifesaving medications, nutritious meals, emergency financial assistance and more to men, women and children across the country. Plus, you get a limited edition, Tony Award-themed medal to remember your experience forever.

In addition to a platinum medal, you also receive a personalized digital bib you can download, print and wear for your run or display with your medal.
The virtual run is the nationwide arm of the Broadway Run, a 3.1-mile walk or run through the streets of Manhattan that ends at the famed marathon finish line in Central Park. The in-person run is set for Saturday, November 2. The New York run, part of the New York City Marathon Dash to the Finish Line 5K, is at capacity and not accepting any more participants.
You can claim 100% of your registration fee as a tax-deductible donation as all of the proceeds will support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Registration closes at midnight on November 9 EST.
For more information or to register, visit ********************************************************************
2) Ryan Conarro's SAINTS OF FAILURE to Play Limited Run at Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church

Interdisciplinary artist Ryan Conarro (ALAXSXA | ALASKA, this hour forward) will premiere his work Saints of Failure as a site-specific production inside Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church (85 South Oxford St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn) with additional dates through November 9, 2019. Weaving storytelling, rich soundscape, and live makeup transformations, Conarro shares a series of histories and memories to explore deep questions about LGBTQ identity and the American Christian experience and what ensues when these identities collide.

Conarro tackles these questions with humorous and brutally honest anecdotes while painting his body with direction from makeup designer and performance coach Risha Rox (Random Acts of FlynessThe Paris Project), an interdisciplinary artist working in the mediums of painting, performance installation and sculpture. The show began as an immersive performance installation in residency at Goddard College’s Interdisciplinary Arts Program, presented at the Fort Worden State Park Pitkin Gallery, in Port Townsend, WA.  This was followed by a development residency at Gainesville Theatre Alliance Guest Artist Program in Gainesville, GA, a performance and artist talk at Claflin University’s Arts & Letters Annual Bash in Orangeburg, SC, and a workshop presentation at Dixon Place's HOT! Festival of Queer Culture.

Tickets are $25, with $20 tickets available for students and seniors, and can be purchased by visiting bit.ly/SaintsOfFailureTix.  Performances are Thursday, Saturday, October 26 at 7pm, Wednesday, October 30 at 7pm, Fridays, November 1 and November 8 at 7pm, Saturdays, November 2 and November 9 at 2pm and 7pm. 
3) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Broadway Close Up: I Won't  Grow Up, 
Tuesday Matinee: Yoonah Kim, clarinet

Monday October 28, 7:30 PM
Tuesday October 29, 7:30 PM
Broadway Up Close: I Won't Grow Up

From Peter Pan to Gypsy Rose Lee, explore the depiction of children in Broadway musicals like Matilda, Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, School of Rock, Charlie Brown and Gypsy.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Tuesday October 29, 2:00 PM 
Tuesday Matinee: Yoonah Kim, clarinet

A young artist of uncommon musical depth and versatility and the winner of the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, clarinetist Yoonah Kim performs works by C. Schumann, R. Schumann and Brahms. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
4) Celebrate Halloween 

at the Central Park Conservancy’s 

Annual Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 
(Located inside the Park, best entry point is 
110th Street, between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

Wednesday October 30, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm  
Pumpkin Drop Off
Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon
Halloween Crafts
Spooky Stories
Festive Pumpkin Patch
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm    
Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 pm                 
Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

The Central Park Conservancy presents the 2019 Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla! The popular annual event is free and will feature lots of kid-friendly activities such as pumpkin carving, arts & crafts, spooky storytelling, a costume parade, a festive pumpkin patch, and the event’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight. This event is open to all ages and credentialed members of the media. For more information, please visit www.centralparknyc.org/halloween.
Bring a Jack-o’-lantern: Pumpkins must weigh about 8 pounds after it’s carved (approximately the size of a soccer ball). Mini or extra-large pumpkins will not be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved prior to the event. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats will not be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your jack-o’-lantern: We will have a designated drop-off area near the Dana Discovery Center from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 pm. The flotilla is limited to 50 jack-o’-lanterns and is first come, first served. Please make sure your creation meets all the requirements.

Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 p.m.), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York City’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

** Please note, pumpkins in flotilla cannot be returned.
5) Upcoming at BAM Kids
30 Lafayette Ave.
between Ashland Place & St. Felix St.

October 31 Starting at 4:00 OM

Trick-or-treat at BAM's free outdoor Halloween block party.

For more information, visit www.bam.org/kids/2018/bamboo
6) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

Comedy Night with Eric D'Alessandro

Friday November 1, Door Time 6:00 PM Start Time: 7:30 PM

New York City’s very own social media sensation Eric D’Alessandro, whose
comedic videos have gained tremendous notoriety and millions of views
comes to iPlay America on November 1st to perform a hilarious standup

comedy routine that is sure to keep you laughing all night!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
7) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

Mahler Songs, Zauberland, 
Carol Lipnick & Tareke Ortiz, 
Halloween Treasure Hunt, 
    LC Kids: Gustafer Yellowgold

Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm 
White Light Festival 
Mahler Songs 
Baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber have a 30-year partnership that began in their schooldays. Since then, the pair have devoted themselves to lied interpretation through performances, recordings and by teaching. This lyrical evening moves from the disenchanted wanderer of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (“Songs of a Wayfarer”) to selected folkloric poetry settings of Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“The Boy’s Magic Horn”), concluding with the eternally poignant Kindertotenlieder. Together, Gerhaher and Huber have recorded the Schubert, Schumann, and Mahler cycles for Sony Music, as well as a new recording of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin that was released in autumn 2017. The duo’s third Schumann CD, also including the Kerner Songs, was released in autumn 2018. Gerhaher portrayed Jesus in Peter Sellars’s much-acclaimed St. Matthew Passion featured in the 2014 White Light Festival. This concert is also part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers. 
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway. 
TICKETS start at $55 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-LightFestival.

Tuesday, October 29 & Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 pm 
White Light Festival 
Zauberland (Magic Land): An encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe Katie Mitchell directs Zauberland (Magic Land), a New York premiere starring soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Cédric Tiberghien. As violence blazes, a young woman waits at the border of Zauberland—a magical world of security and peace. But when she sleeps, her dreams are haunted by images of the burnt-out city that she was forced to abandon. Composer Bernard Foccroulle and writer Martin Crimp interweave 16 new songs with Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a Romantic song cycle infused with yearning and fairy-tale landscapes. A co-commission of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Zauberland premiered at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord on April 5, 2019. Katie Mitchell directed T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets at the 2011 White Light Festival. There will be a post-performance discussion with Julia Bullock, Cédric Tiberghien, and Bernard Foccroulle, moderated by Ara Guzelimian, on Wednesday, October 30.The White Light Festival presentation of Zauberland is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th Street. 
TICKETS start at $35 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-LightFestival

*FREE Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 pm
 David Rubenstein Atrium 
Atrium 360°: Carol Lipnik and Tareke Ortiz: A Coney Island Mexican Halloween
Inspired by her Coney Island upbringing, Carol Lipnik evokes a shadow-world of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures through her stunningly versatile four-octave voice and expressive, impeccably crafted songs. Her repertoire—ranging from mad, carnival-ride tangos and waltzes to dramatic Bowie-esque rock and intricate, semi-acoustic art songs—is unified by the singer's visionary commitment to the beauty of strangeness and the strangeness of beauty. Together with Mexican composer, pianist, and cabaret performer Tareke Ortiz, sideshow freaks meet Mayan deities for a Spooktacular Halloween concert of traditional and original songs that feature weeping bird spirits, spells, ghosts, werewolves, two-headed calves, and more otherworldly creatures. Costume designed by the singular Machine Dazzle. 
David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. 
FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Lincoln Center Tours 
Halloween Treasure Hunt 
Take the family on an outdoor adventure with mysterious clues, unexpected prizes, and of course—candy! Embark on a lively quest for hidden treasure and celebrate with your fellow ghouls and goblins. Costumes encouraged. 
Josie Robertson Plaza, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza. 
TICKETS are $25 each and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Kids.

*FREE Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 am
 LC Kids 
Free Saturdays at the Atrium: Gustafer Yellowgold 
Gustafer Yellowgold returns to the Atrium, bringing his funny and touching multimedia performance—including live music, animation, and quirky storytelling—to tell of his imaginative explorations of the Minnesota woods where he landed. Morgan Taylor’s beloved animated visitor from the sun has opened for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree, appeared Off-Broadway, and been honored by NAPPA (National Parenting Products Awards), the Kids First! Film Festival, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. 
David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. 
FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Kids.
8) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

The Magic of Harrison Kramer

Saturday November 2, 11:00 AM

Slight-of-hand tricks, magic, illusions, and even a bit of juggling are all a part of this interactive show for the whole family. Harrison Kramer’s variety act is a mind-blowing showcase of magic, mind-reading, and feats of incredible skill. Throughout the performance, Harrison ushers his audience on a mysterious and inspiring journey designed to leave everyone gasping in awe, holding their breath in stunned silence, and jumping to their feet with wild applause. The show includes masterful sleight of hand, demonstrations of seemingly supernatural ability, juggling, and tons of audience participation. This NYC based artist’s show is a thrill ride into the impossible.

PR Firm Roundup

9) News from Andrea Alton

Upcoming at United Solo Festival

October 31, 7:30 PM
Shield Maiden

Breakout Canadian playwright/actor, Melanie Teichroeb, brings her solo show to United Solo’s Tenth Anniversary season on October 31, 2019 at 7:30pm. Travel back to tenth century Sweden for a Norse RED Talk. Think TED Talks with a Viking twist. Viking warrior, Ingrid, worked hard to get where she is.
But it’s lonely at the top. She’s looking for the courageous and honourable to join her. You know, folks who know how to have fun and don’t mind the notion of a little death. This warrior is battle hardened but cracks in
her emotional armour reveal a struggle with forces beyond her control. Rage, Sexuality, equality, grief and trauma are addressed with humour and compassion. Modern women can learn from Ingrid.

For more information, visit https://shieldmaidenplay.com

November 2, 2:00 PM
Just for Fun

Finland Magician Robert Jägerhorn has been performing for the last two decades with notable

performances at the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood, Monday Night Magic in New York (off-Broadway), as well as performing his one-man show “Waiting for Hitchcock” in London, Stockholm,

Edinburgh, Warsaw and New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards including The Magician of the Year (awarded by The Finnish Magic Circle) and Entertainer of the Year (awarded by The
Finnish Artist Association). Robert has been a full-time professional magician since 1997 with more than 1000 corporate clients. He has a Master’s degree in Theatre and Drama from The Theatre Academy of Finland.

This is a one man ́s stand-alone stand-up pop-up show with magic!

A one man ́s WHAT?! Robert Jägerhorn is a magician who brings onto the stage an intimate and personal show full of surprises. Robert throws himself into situations where objects are not what they seem to be, things appear from nowhere and he changes from one character to another. The atmosphere is tense but free, funny but touching, true but unreal. What is this? Come along and try to figure out for yourself!

Theatre Row/Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (btw9th & 10th Ave), NYC, NY 10036. Subways: A/C/E to 42nd Street. Tickets are of $45.00 and are available at the Theatre Row Box Office or at http://unitedsolo.org/us/2019-justforfun/- or by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200.

Running time: 45 minutes. Recommended for all audiences.

Saturday November 2, 9:00 PM
The Ins and Outs of Fingers and Spoons and an Open Marriage

Battle scarred and still willing, artist and mother Pascale Roger-McKeever still refuses to compromise. She returns to her stage roots with her New York Premiere of The Ins and Outs of Fingers, Spoons and Open Marriage - Winner of the 2018 Marsh Madness Competition - Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Her

first show has sold out and another show has been added on Saturday November 2nd at 9pm.

A suburban Mom accepts her husband’s invitation to an open marriage and proceeds with a singleness of purpose no one saw coming. The Ins and Outs acknowledges and embraces the acute discomfort of living out our inescapable sexuality. A funny and shameless exploration of shame itself that for good measure upends accepted notions about healing and self-realization along the way.

Theatre Row, Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Ave), NYC, NYC 10036, Subways A, C, E to 42nd Street, tickets are $45 and available at the Theatre Row Box Office or by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 http://unitedsolo.org/us/2019-theinsandouts/ 80 minutes. Board operator Daniel Kersh.

November , 6:00 PM
Step Mama Drama

After a successful run at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Allison is excited to stage the show in New York. Step Mama Drama! is based on true stories and personal experiences; stepmonsters and loving friends are included in this journey exploring the role of the stepmother. This new work looks at
the many facets of being a stepparent or stepchild. Allison hopes that you will enjoy the joys and the dramas found in Step Mama Drama!

After a successful run at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Allison is excited to stage the show in New York. Step Mama Drama! is based on true stories and personal experiences; stepmonsters and loving friends are included in this journey exploring the role of the stepmother. This new work looks at
the many facets of being a stepparent or stepchild. Allison hopes that you will enjoy the joys and the dramas found in Step Mama Drama!

TICKETS ($45 plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row/Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (btw 9th & 10th Ave), NYC, NY 10036. Subways: A/C/E to 42nd Street.
Tickets are available at the Theatre Row Box Office or at http://unitedsolo.org/us/2019-stepmamadrama/ or

by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200. Running time: 48 minutes.
10) News from DDPR


Right Angle Entertainment, producers of the Off-Broadway sensation, The Office! A Musical Parody, today announced that the unauthorized send-up of the hit TV series will end its NYC run on Monday, January 13, 2020. At the time of its closing, the show will have run for 16 months and played 402 performances - an achievement for an Off-Broadway production.  Fans from all over the globe have made the trek to New York to see their favorite characters skewered in this spoof that Mashable calls “a boisterous, rejuvenating escape from reality that’ll fill the void in your heart.” The production runs in The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway.

The Office! A Musical Parody is currently running at the Jerry Orbach Theatre at 210 West 50th Street in New York City. Tickets are $37 - $79 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling the box office directly at 212-921-7862. Premium VIP Tickets ($79 value) include a meet and greet with the cast after the show, as well as photos on stage at Dunder Mifflin.

For more information on performance dates and times, visit the website at theofficemusicalparody.com or follow the show on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for exclusive behind-the-scenes content. 

11) News from DKC/O&M

11A)Upcoming at New York Stage and Film

Tent Revival
by Majkin Holmquist
directed by Teddy Bergman
Monday, October 28 at 7:00pm

The story of Ida, a young woman on the road with her parents as they preach the good word during the faith-healing revivalist tradition of the mid-20th century. While they spread miracles from one small Kansas town to another, Ida wrestles with doubt and struggles to find her own voice on the wide midwestern plains.





The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hadestown, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, will be available on CD starting Friday, November 1 and vinyl Black Friday, November 29.

Broadway tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (877) 250-2929, or visiting the Kerr box office.
12) News from Karen Greco PR


 Yann Martel’s short story, makes 

US premiere at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to present the US premiere of ONE DISCORDANT VIOLIN adapted from Yann Martel’s short story The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American Composer John Morton by Anthony Black, directed by Ann-Marie Kerr and Anthony Black, and featuring an original score by Aaron Collier and Jacques Mindreau. Produced by 2b theatre company, ONE DISCORDANT VIOLIN begins performances on Tuesday, October 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 24Press opening is Sunday, November 3 at 2:15 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Friday at 7:15 pm; Saturday at 2:15 pm & 7:15 pm; Sunday at 2:15 pm. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). 

An aspiring Canadian writer is visiting Washington D.C. on his first-ever trip to the United States. After stumbling upon a group of Vietnam War veterans performing classical concertos in an abandoned theater, he has a life-changing encounter with a forgotten American composer. ONE DISCORDANT VIOLIN is an extraordinarily moving duet for actor and violinist about finding beauty in unexpected places and what can happen when we reach beyond our grasp.

Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($26 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org.  The running time is 70 minutes with no intermission.
13) Pascal Nadon Communications


Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)
Conductor’s Notes Q&A 7 PM
Concert 8 PM
Leon Botstein, conductor
Janai Brugger soprano
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo–soprano
Cooper Nolan, tenor
Alexander Birch Elliott, baritone
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, choral director
Edward Elgar: The Kingdom

Tickets, priced at $25–$65, are available at carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or the box office at 57th St & 7th Ave.

13B) Upcoming for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center


1828: Schubert’s Cello Quintet - Sunday 10/27/19, 5 PM
Mozart:           Quintet in B-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 174 (1773)
Adolphe:          Are there not a thousand forms of sorrow for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos
(2017) (CMS Co-Commission, New York premiere)*
Schubert:        Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163 (1828)
* Pre-concert chat with composer Bruce Adolphe at 4 PM in the Rose Studio; free for ticket holders.
Sean Lee, Arnaud Sussmann, violin; Mark Holloway, Matthew Lipman, viola; Clive Greensmith, David Requiro, cello

13C) Upcoming for 
The Orchestra Now

 The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts in TŌN’s popular Sight & Sound series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This season the series will present three programs from October 27, 2019 through February 23, 2020. Each presentation offers a discussion accompanied by musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now with on-screen artworks, followed by a full performance and audience Q&A.

Strauss’ Don Quixote & The Last Knight
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 2 PM
Emperor Maximilian I of Austria, often referred to as “the last knight,” was passionate about the exploration of chivalry and armor. There is no more influential tale of knighthood than Cervantes’ Don Quixote, which inspired Strauss’ “Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character,” the composer’s moving musical realization of Quixote’s chivalric journey.
Leon Botstein, conductor
Lucas Button, cello
Leonardo Vásquez Chacón, viola
R. Strauss: Don Quixote
Artwork about Chivalry
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximillian I, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art October 7, 2019–January 5, 2020
The Orchestra Now’s residency at Bard College’s Fisher Center renews with 13 performances of seven different programs, all conducted by music director Leon Botstein. Opening night features the U.S. premiere of Ustvolskaya’s 1948 work Symphonic Poem No. 1, originally titled The Light of the Steppes; and Strauss’ Four Songs with Canadian soprano Paulina Swierczek, a winner of Bard Conservatory’s concerto competition.
Hans Graf Conducts Schubert
Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 8 PM
Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 2 PM
Austrian conductor Hans Graf leads TŌN in two pieces from his homeland: Schubert’s beloved Great Symphony, and a set of tone poems based on characters from The Tempest.
Hans Graf, conductor
Egon Wellesz: Prospero's Incantations (U.S. Premiere)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9, The Great

14) News from Polk and Co.

The Underlying Chris Begins 

Performances at Second Stag

Theater October 29

Opening Night November 21

THE UNDERLYING CHRIS will begin previews October 29, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on November 21, 2019.

THE UNDERLYING CHRIS, a world premiere play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno, is a life-affirming and high-spirited look at how a person comes into their identity, and how sometimes it’s life’s tiniest moments that most profoundly change our lives. In these divided times, THE UNDERLYING CHRIS serves as a celebration of our differences, our individuality, and the many mysterious, difficult, and beautiful things we share simply by being alive.

THE UNDERLYING CHRIS will begin previews October 29, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) and will officially open on November 21, 2019.
15) News from Richard Hillman PR

OCTOBER 26, 2019 – NOVEMBER 3, 2019
Celebrating Broadway’s legendary Cole Porter, 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, continues their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can.
Closing out the 2019 Fall Mufti series is the 1940’s hit musical Panama Hattie, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields and B.G. DeSylva. Cole Porter and Ethel Merman teamed up for their fourth hit with 1940's Panama Hattie, in which a brassy nightclub owner must bid for the approval of her fiancé’s family—a task only made more complicated when she discovers a plan to blow up the Panama Canal. With a raucous book about sailors and singers in the Panama Canal Zone and a snappy Porter score that includes “Let’s Be Buddies,” “I've Still Got My Health,” and “Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please,” Panama Hattie was a smash in its day; Brooks Atkinson in The New York Times stated, “if the Navy ever hears about Panama Hattie, it will be hard to keep the fleet in the Pacific. As far as that goes, it is going to be hard to keep New Yorkers at home in the evenings this winter." Performances begin Saturday afternoon, October 26, 2019 and will continue for 11 performances only through November 3, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Sunday evening, October 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Panama Hattie will play the following 11-performance schedule— First Week: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 & 7:00 p.m.; Second Week: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Utah Lyric Opera, in association with Thunder Media Group, will present the New York Premiere of An Enchanted April, a new musical based on the novel The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Arnim, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Hansen, music & lyrics by C. Michael Perry and directed by Alice Jankell in a limited engagement (November 1-16) at Theatre Two at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street)
An Enchanted April begins in London...during a particularly dreary February in 1922. Four world-weary women, desperate to escape their memories of WWI and the repression of London, dare to rent a villa in Italy for a month. Miraculously, in just one short Enchanted April, the lives and hearts of these women are transformed by wisteria, sunshine, a small medieval castle...and each other.
An Enchanted April will play the following performance schedule: Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00pm. Tickets, priced at $65, can be purchased by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Missing Person, a play with music starring Susan Campanaro composed by Lynn Portas with book by Ms. Campanaro for one performances only Saturday, November 2 at 8pm at A.R.T. /New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street – 10th Avenue & 53rd Street) as part of its recently announced “Dare to Be Different” series.
Missing Person is the boozy tale of Lavinia Draper, fallen socialite and one-time Broadway understudy of Betty Buckley, who is eternally chasing her boozy dream of becoming an entertainer. The story begins with Lavinia waking up from a black out in a holding cell in South Florida on a public intoxication, drunken disorderly charge. This is a cautionary tale of a woman whose dreams have repeatedly been deferred by self-inflicted victimization and a sabotaging addiction to drama. She finds herself once again trapped by her own dysfunction, but this time she is actually missing a real opportunity to finally prove herself as an entertainer.
Tickets are $25 and $40 and may be purchased here. For more information, please call (212) 563-2565.
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Keaton and The Whale, a new musical with book and lyrics by Molly Reisman and music & lyrics by Emily Chiu, for three (3) performances only: Monday, November 4 at 3pm & 7pm and Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm at A.R.T. /New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street – 10th Avenue & 53rd Street) as part of its “Dare to Be Different” series.
In Keaton and The Whale, the 52-hertz whale sings at a frequency higher than any other whale can hear. He is the only one of his kind and is widely known as The Loneliest Whale in the World. No other being has ever communicated with him… Until now.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.