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.
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 10/6/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) October at iPlay America
     1A) Halloween Happenings All Through October  at iPlay America
     1B) Celebrate Sukkot at iPlay America
2) The Ride in Masquerade Through October 31
3) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
    Bound for Broadway, Julie Fowlis, Early Works by Great Composers, Sirota @70
4)  Elizabeth Morrrow School Terrific Tuesdays  for Ages 2 - 3 October 8, November 5, December 3
5) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
    Free Thursday Atrium 360: Melvis Santa and Ashedi
6) Upcoming at Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough
    Veronica Swift Trio October 11
7) Upcoming at Franklin Square
    Halloween Maze October 12
8) Dancers Response to Aids (DRA) Presents Hudson Valley Dance Festival Saturday October 12
9) Story Pirates Flagship October 12, November 16, and December 14
10) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights October 12
PR Firm Roundup

11) News from Andrea Alton PR
      11A) Apple, Penny, Table Headlines EATS New Works Series
      11B) Stroke of Luck at United Solos Festival
12) News from BroadwayCon
13) News from DKC/O&M
      MCC Theatre Extends New York Premiere Seared
14) News from JT Public Relations
      14A) Soho Playhouse to Debut Henry Naylor's Games October 10
      14B) Painted Alice Musical to Premiere at The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City
      14C) Theatreworks USA & New Victory Theatre Present World Premiere of the Pout-Pout Fish
15) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
      NY Butoh Institute & Theatre for a New City Present NY Butoh Festival 19 10/10 - 10/27
16) News from Polk and Co.
      The Coop's Innagural Production Opens 10/10
17) News from Richard Hillman PR
      York Theatre to Present Second Show in Musicals in Mufti Cole Porter Series October 12 - 20
18) News from Spin Cycle NYC
      18A) Mac Wellman Perfect Catastrophes
      18B) Nothing Gold Can Stay Extends
      18C) American Fables Oct 10
19) News from Vivacity NY 
      Big Apple Circus Returns for 42nd Season October 12

1A) Halloween Happenings 
All Through October at 
iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ 

Celebrate all of iPlay America's Halloween Happenings throughout the month of October. We are offering a Trick or Treat Trail every Sunday from 12-4pm, Kids LIVE Halloween Entertainment every Saturday and Sunday, and much more.

1B) Celebrate Sukkot at iPlay America

Celebrate Sukkot at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey October 13th through October 20th.  They will provide two kosher Sukkahs on-site with an indoor eating area and a prayer room. 
2) The Ride in Masquerade
October 1 -31

The Sixth Annual THE RIDE In Masquerade will play through Thursday this October in New York City.

Written and directed by creative magician Richard Humphrey, CEO/CCO, THE RIDE’s award-winning script will take a bewitching seasonal turn as performers hide behind their lace and bejeweled masks to celebrate all that we love about October in New York. 

Enchanting stories, beguiling videos and aristocratic spirits channel the ethereal seduction of a Medieval Halloween.

The award-winning cast of THE RIDE will don especially designed lace and jeweled masques of medieval court life to enchant and captivate their audiences on the million-dollar motor coaches and trillion-dollar Manhattan streets.

What began as an elaborate and choreographed night of seduction in the gold-drenched royal courts of 15th Century Europe and steadily moved to the torch-lit public costumed balls of the 16th Century will now be introduced to the 21st Century’s center of the Universe - the streets of Mid-Town Manhattan.
THE RIDE In Masquerade will continue to spellbind for the entire Halloween Season through Thursday, October 31.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
3) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Bound for Broadway, Julie Fowlis, 
Early Works by Great Composers, Sirota @70

Monday October 7, 7:30 PM
Broadway Close Up: Bound for Broadway

Hosted by Liz Callaway. Get a sneak peek at some of the best new shows headed for Broadway! Featuring Amanda Green, Georgia Stitt, Julianne Wick Davis and Katya Stanislavskaya.

Thursday October 10, 8:00 PM
World Music Institute: Julie Fowler

The intoxicating vocals of award-winning the Scottish Gaelic singer, the voice of the theme to Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated film Brave (“Touch the Sky”), have enchanted audiences around the world.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday October 12, 8:00 PM
New York Piano Society: Early Works by Great Composers

Piano pieces written by young composers as one of their first compositions, including works by Beethoven, Borodin, Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday October 13, 2:00 PM

Celebrate the 70th birthday of composer Robert Sirota with an all-star lineup performing a selection of his works spanning 20 years, including the New York premiere of Luminous Bodies. With yMusic, Timo Andres, Molly Morkoski and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
4) Terrific Tuesdays at the 
Elizabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

October 8, November 5 & December 3, 
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Elisabeth Morrow School announces Terrific Tuesdays. This is a FREE event for toddlers exposing them to music, technology, design building, storytelling and more on Tuesday, October 8, November 5 and December 3 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays will give parents a glimpse inside the classrooms of the Elisabeth Morrow School renowned early childhood program at Chilton House. This event will take place the first Tuesday of every month this fall with EMS educators.

Terrific Tuesdays are for children 2 – 3 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.

Sessions are FREE. Space is limited; R.S.V.P. is required. To RSVP for Terrific Tuesdays, email admissions@elisabethmorrow.org or Call 201.568.5566 x 7212, for more information visit elisabethmorrow.org/admissions.
5) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

*FREE Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 pm 
David Rubenstein Atrium 
Atrium 360°: Melvis Santa & Ashedi 
Havana-born artist Melvis Santa made a splash on the Cuban musical scene at 14, when she founded the collective Sexto Sentido—a project that jazz great Chucho Valdés deemed “the best Cuban vocal quartet of the past 30 years.” The multitalented singer, composer, pianist, Afro-Cuban dancer, actress, and educator went on to perform at the historic Minton’s Playhouse jazz club, Birdland, and the Zinc Bar, among other storied music venues. Santa, a 2018 GRAMMY Award nominee for Best Latin Jazz Album, now brings her band’s rich palette of Latin sounds to the Atrium with their new project, Ashedí. Don’t miss this powerful performance exploring the connections between her Afro-Cuban musical heritage, bolero, and jazz. 
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
6)Upcoming at Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough
Kingsborough Community College
1001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY

 Veronica Swift Trio
October 11, 7:00 PM

Join the Veronica Swift Trioas they perform songs from the Great American Songbook, including bebop and jazz age favorites. At age 25, Veronica Swift is recognized as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.Swift grew up on tour with her jazz pianist father and jazz singer mother, appearing at venues like The Jazz Standard and Dizzy’s Club. Since then, her passionate and intense vocals have thrilled audiences at Lincoln Center, where she appeared with Michael Feinstein, as well as headlining appearances at Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland. In 2015, Swift won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition and received the Downbeat Award for Outstanding Vocalist; in 2017, she was awarded Hot House’s Best Rising Star Award.  

Box Office Location: On Stage at Kingsborough box office, Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford), Brooklyn, NY
Box Office Hours:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before curtain times
By Phone: (718) 368-5596
 7) Upcoming at Franklin Square
6th St. & Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 

Halloween Maze

October 12, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Walk in and try to find the way out in the  new inflatable Halloween maze ($5 adults/children).

For more information about other season events at Franklin Square, visit 
8) Dancers Response to AIDS (DRA)
Hudson Valley Dance Festival
Historic Catskill Park
Catskill, NY

Saturday October 12, 2:00 PM (5:00 PM Soldout)

Hudson Valley Dance Festival will bring an all-embracing range of dance styles to the breathtaking banks of the Hudson River.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://dradance.org/pre-event/hudson-valley-dance-festival-2019

Over the event’s six years, Hudson Valley Dance Festival has raised $764,724. The money helps Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provide grants to AIDS and family service organizations nationwide, including 13 based in the Hudson Valley: Albany Damien Center and Alliance for Positive Health in Albany, Animalkind, Columbia-Greene Community Foundation and Hudson Valley SPCA in Hudson, Matthew 25 Food Pantry and Community Hospice in Catskill, Hudson Valley Community Services in Hawthorne, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston, Rock Steady Farm in Millerton, Roe Jan Food Pantry in Hillsdale, TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) in Congers and Troy Area United Ministries in Troy.
9) Story Pirates 
Perform Family Flagship Shows 
in NYC
The Flea Theatre
20 Thomas St.
New York, NY

October 12, November 16, December 14 12:00 PM

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors.They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land; they’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kid’s wildest, most imaginative stories. Stories by children from NYC and beyond will be brought to life and staged by the Story Pirates’ professional improvisational and comedic actors – replete with music, costumes and sets. During these shows, the NYC Story Pirates cast will take story ideas from the audience and turn them into hilarious musical sketch comedy. At this show, a full Story Pirates cast will perform their signature kid-inspired sketch comedy plus original songs from the top-rated, Parents' Choice Award-winning Story Pirates podcast, which is headed for its third season this fall, and songs from their newest album Backstroke Raptor.

For more information and to order tickets online, please visit StoryPirates.com
10) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlighters

October 12, 11:00 AM

Joanie’s tuneful melodies and rich, funny lyrics give irresistible zip to songs about sunglasses at the beach, goodnight hugs, and popcorn popping. The Brooklyn based artist will also debut a couple of songs from her upcoming folksy female empowerment album for girls, women, and the people who lift them up. PJ Library will offer a harvest-themed craft before the show, beginning at 10:30 am.

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th), near the 96th Street subway station (1,2,3 lines.Tickets to this season's performances are available for sale now at Symphonyspace.org. For the latest Just Kidding news, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.
PR Firm Roundup

11) News from Andrea Alton PR

Headlines EATS New Work Series

Peter Levine’s funny and poignant new play, APPLE, TABLE, PENNY, will headline Emerging Artist Theatre’s Fall New Work Series (NWS). The limitedis currently playing a limited run October 13 at TADA Theater and is directed by Jennifer Tuttle

This Fall over 60 productions (in various stages of development) will take the stage for one performance only at the NWS. Emerging Artists bi-annual NWS features a diverse mix of dance pieces, solo-shows, musicals and plays. APPLE TABLE PENNY is the only fully staged production of the series and will receive six performances.

Max Gelman, a frustrated Borscht Belt comedian, often neglected his roles as husband and father to follow his dream. But now something's wrong. He's been acting strangely and his wife and children are concerned. So is he. Could it be Alzhemier's.

Complete with jokes, the occasional song, and a cast of characters that includes Carmen Miranda and Jackie Gleason, APPLE, TABLE, PENNY showcases generational struggles, the special love between a grandfather and his granddaughter, and coming to terms with the inevitable that awaits us all.

Remaining performances: 

Monday, October 7 at 7pm
Saturday, October 12 at 7 pm
Sunday, October 13 at 2 pm

Performances take place at TADA Theatre, 15 W 28th Street (between Broadway & 5th Ave.), 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. Subways: R/W to 28th street, B/D/F/M/N/Q to 34th street, F to 23rd street.

Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4330947 or 1-800-838-3006, or at the box office the night of the performance.



Friday, October 11th at 9pm at Theatre Row/Studio Theatre

The stark drama of Farley's stroke, and subsequent recovery, is woven into the fabric of a funny, fresh and musical
cabaret. The unexpected journey she takes the audience on is a unique story, yet, full of universal truths. The realities
and consequences of a stroke are realistically brought to life as Farley cracks her life open and inspects it with
bravery, music, and humor.

Farley Cadena is a vivacious and beloved musical theatre actress, well known for her wickedly funny roles in  The Producers, 42nd Street,Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, and many more, leaving her mark on regional
Los Angeles stages. She shocked and stunned the theater community, in late 2017, when she experienced a sudden stroke. Ms. Cadena felt deeply lost, hopeless, frightened and helpless during her illness, bringing focus to simply
returning to her 'old self', but her brain was just broken. Nonetheless, she dug deep into her recovery and gave herself the big crazy task of telling the tale of what transformed her life... out loud... with music... to an audience! Now, theatergoers take a front row seat and get an inside view of her powerful, funny, and mixed up journey back to health, back to life and back to her voice.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://strokeofluck.info
12) News from BroadwayCon


BroadwayCon announced today that eight new guests, Josh Lamon, Kelvin Moon Loh, Mo Brady, Claire Warden, Logan Hart, Afra Hines, Taylor Symone Jakson, and Zachary Noah Piser have joined the special guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2020. BroadwayCon celebrates its fifth year in 2020, returning to the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26. Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

Since 2016, BroadwayCon has been the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway. Highlights from previous years include show spotlights with the casts of Hamilton (2016, 2017), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2019), Mean Girls (2019), and Dear Evan Hansen (2017), reunions with the original casts of RENT (2016), and In The Heights (2018), performances by Sara Barielles (2016, Waitress), Jenn Colella (2016, Come From Away), Christy Altomere (2017, Anastasia), surprise appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda (2017) and Kristen Chenoweth (2019), and so much more. 

Additional BroadwayCon 2020 guests include co-creator Anthony Rapp, George Salazar, Judy Kuhn, Kristolyn Lloyd, Donna Murphy, and Heidi Blickenstaff. Other announced guests include Alex Boniello, Tommy Bracco, Damon Daunno, Mandy Gonzales, Patrick Hinds, Caitlin Kinnunen, Andrew Kober, Beth Malone, Kelli O’Hara, Brad Oscar, Gillian Pensavalle, Erin Quill, Christopher Sieber, James Snyder, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Fredi Walker-Browne, and Sharon Wheatley. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.

In addition, BroadwayCon Industry Day, curated by Situation, will return for its third year on January 24, 2019. Tickets for BroadwayCon Industry Day include access to all Industry Day and BroadwayCon programming on Friday, January 24. 

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayCon.com.
13) News from DKC/O&M


MCC Theater (Bob LuPoneBernie TelseyWill Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the extension of the New York premiere of Seared by Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Emmy Award® nominee Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet), with direction by Tony Award® nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (MCC’s Hand to God). Previously scheduled for a limited run through November 10, Seared will now play through Sunday, December 1 at the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). For tickets and more information, please visit www.MCCTheater.org

Seared is a new fit-for-foodies comedy by critically-acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet) directed by Tony® nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (MCC’s Hand to God). Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem? Harry refuses to recreate 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. Audiences will be up close to the action as MCC’s flexible Frankel Theater is transformed into the intimate kitchen of a New York City restaurant.

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), with an official opening night set for Monday, October 28, 2019. Tickets are now on sale and available at mcctheater.org/seared.
14) News from JT Public Relations

to present the 
American Premiere of HENRY NAYLOR’S 

Begins Performances October 10; Opening Night is set for October 20, 2019

SoHo Playhouse is thrilled to present the American Premiere of Henry Naylor’s Games, directed by Darren Lee Cole. It will begin performances on October 10 and open on October 20  running through November 24, 2019, at the Historic SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). 

Games is set in 1936, Berlin. When Jewish athlete Helene Mayer is selected for the Nazis' Olympic Squad, she realizes she is fighting for much more than gold. Based on a true story, 'Games' is a cautionary tale for our times.

Games will play Wednesday - Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 3 pm & 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets will be $50 and can be purchased by visiting www.sohoplayhouse.com

For more information about the SoHo Playhouse visit www.sohoplayhouse.com

14B) Site-specific musical, PAINTED ALICE: The Musical to premiere at The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City beginning October 6

Curiouser and Curiouser...Long Island City Artists (licartists.org)  in association with Greg Schaffert will present the site-specific musical PAINTED ALICE: The Musical at The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City (5-25 46th Ave, LIC). PAINTED ALICE will begin performances today October 6.  

Alice is a painter struggling to complete her first commissioned work. Anxious and uninspired, she takes out her frustration on her girlfriend. In questioning her abilities and priorities, Alice falls through her canvas and finds herself in a dark and comical wonderland where life, art and a great many other curious things collide.

The Plaxall Gallery is located in Long Island City (5-25 46th Ave)
7 Train to Vernon Blvd - Jackson Ave Stop.

Performance schedule:
Friday 8 pm, Saturday 6 & 9 pm and Sunday at 7 pm. (occasional Wednesdays – 8 pm).

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting PaintedAliceMusical.com

14C) TheatreWorksUSA and The New Victory Theatre Present the World Premiere of The Pout-Pout Fish

TheaterWorksUSA has partnered with another leader in family entertainment, The New Victory Theater, opening their season with the world premiere of The Pout-Pout Fish (October 12, 2019 - October 20, 2019). The New Victory Theater is located at 209 West 42 Street, NYC. For tickets and more info, visit NewVictory.org.

Oh my blub! Turn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Ms. Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently plastered pout. (Grades Pre-K-2)

For more information, visit https://twusa.org/shows-artists/twusa-in-nyc.
15) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

New York Butoh Institute

in association with

Theater for the New City


New York Butoh Institute Festival 19

October 10-27,2019

at Theater for the New City

New York Butoh Institute presents the New York Butoh Institute Festival 19 from Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Theater for the New City. This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese performance art form butoh.

Curated by New York Butoh Institute's founder Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of Butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as seven nights of groundbreaking performances presented at Theater for the New City. The festival will conclude on Sunday, October 27 with a lecture and short film celebrating the founder of butoh, Tatsumi Hijikata, and the 60 years of this historical and revolutionary art form as it continues to evolve into the 21st century.

The bold butoh performances being presented during the festival will feature 14 female dancers from Japan, Colombia, Norway, Italy, Germany, France, and the U.S. One of the pieces, Hijikata, Mon Amour, will be performed by Vangeline as an homage to butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. A highlight of the piece will be the costume Vangeline will wear: an exact replica of the bold red costume Tatsumi Hijikata wore in his legendary butoh performance of Tatsumi Hijikata and The Japanese-Revolt of the Flesh in 1968.

Much like butoh itself, it was born at the confluence of East and West. This costume chronicles the evolution of postmodern art in Japan. The Festival will close with a short film of Tatsumi Hijikata in his 1968 solo, and a lecture with costume expert Todd Thomas who recreated the costume, and who will discuss his process, shedding light on how the original costume was designed and constructed. Prior to and during the presentation, the replica will be on display for audience members to see.

The New York Butoh Festival 19 will take place at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Thursday through Saturday October 17-19 and October 24-26 at 8pm, Sunday October 20 at 3pm, Sunday October 27 special event lecture at 3pm. Tickets are $18-$20, and can be purchased by phone at (212) 254-1109 or online at https://butohfest-19.eventbrite.com/. The lecture on Sunday, October 27 is free and open to the public.
16) News from Polk and Co. 

THE COOP's Inaugural Production TERRA FIRMA Official Opening October 10

The COOP and Baruch Performing Arts Center world premiere of Barbara Hammond’s TERRA FIRMA will have its official opening on October 10, 2019 atBaruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Avenue). 

TERRA FIRMA is set in a not-so-distant Beckettian future, years after a conflict known as The Big War, where a tiny kingdom wrestles with the problems of running a nation, and spars with different concepts of what makes a citizen, a country and a civilization.

TERRA FIRMA plays through November 10, 2019. 

Tickets are currently on-sale at www.thecoopnyc.org.
17) News from Richard Hillman PR


OCTOBER 12 - 20 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.
The second production in the Fall 2019 series is the 1965 musical revue The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter, originally created and directed by Ben Bagley. This irreverent musical journey, conceived by Bagley in 1965, travels the globe through an array of gems from the vast Porter canon, both familiar and forgotten. The "world" under scrutiny is that between 1919 and 1945 when, indeed, some considerable declining and falling went on. Unfortunately (but fortunately for us), it's just as relevant now as it was over fifty years ago—"times have changed, and we’ve often rewound the clock," as Porter wrote, and now we’re rewinding it again. The New York Times, in its original review, said the revue “relishes Cole Porter, feasting on his lively and lilting tunes, tunes that are so marked by the Porter dash and swagger that they are immediately recognizable even though one may never have heard them before.” In times of great turmoil, Porter created a world of his own through his songs and made ours richer in the process. Performances begin Saturday afternoon, October 12, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through October 20, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Sunday evening, October 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter 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.
For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.

18) News from Spin Cyle NYC

18A) The Flea Announces Extensions of 3 Shows in
Festival runs through November 1

The Flea Theater will extend three acclaimed productions in MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES. This festival of plays by the influential vanguard playwright Mac Wellman runs through November 1. The final two plays in the festival -- a double bill of short one-acts The Sandalwood Box and The Fez -- open on October 5; and The Art of Stacking the Deck: A Mac Wellman Symposium exploring Wellman's profound impact on the American theater runs October 4 – 6. Extension info is as follow

Now through October 13

Sincerity Forever is a comedy about a group of young residents from the fictional southern town of Hillsbottom, a place with a prominent community of Ku Klux Klan members, many of them in their teens. They hang out in their cars on serene nights with friends and crushes, and question, as teens do, absolutely everything. 

Now through October 13

A man and a woman sit in a park. They appear to be a couple, but aren’t. The man is clutching a car tire. The woman has a penny in her pocket. The mythical Boatman of Bow Bridge is coming. He is coming to take away the person who is in possession of the penny. How do we make choices in the face of the end of the world as we know it? 

Now through October 20

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.

MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES runs through November 1. Tickets start at $37 with a limited number of $17 tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Flea Theater is located at 20 Thomas Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers, close to the A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, J/M/Z and 1/2/3 subway lines. Purchase tickets by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

18B) Partial Comfort Extends World Premiere of Opioid Love Story
Now in previews. Opens October 8.

With strong advance sales and great pre-opening buzz, Partial Comfort Productions (Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise, Robert O’Hara’s Booty Candy, Thomas Bradshaw’s The Bereaved) announcing added performances of the World Premiere of NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Chad Beckim. Directed by Shelley Butler, previews began October 1 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York TheatresOpening night is slated for October 8.

Clay and Jess have big dreams: college, refuge from the cold Maine winters, and a permanent escape from the paycheck-to-paycheck, rent-a-center furniture lifestyle of their parents. When Jess finds herself temporarily stuck behind and at odds with her stepfather, she moves in with Clay's mom and begrudgingly takes a job at the local chicken farm. Meanwhile Clay heads off to college, counting down the days to his return, desperate to avoid the destiny of his geography.  NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY is love story for the opioid era.

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY will now run through October 26 on a new playing schedule: Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00pm with 3pm Saturday matinees on October 19 & 26. The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres is located at 502 West 53rd Street (off 10th Avenue). Tickets are $20, available at 866-811-4111 or www.PartialComfort.org.

18C) Short One-Acts About Love, War and Miscommunication Premiere
Previews begin October 10 at HERE

HERE will host the World Premiere of AMERICAN FABLES, an evening of short one-act plays by Eric Fallen. Developed at Naked Angel's Tuesdays@9 and directed by Clark Morgan, previews begin October 10 at HERE with opening set for October 13.

AMERICAN FABLES is an evening of five uniquely American short plays. Included are:
• Perfect Weather: When a strange man interrupts Jim's meditative morning ritual, what begins with small talk about the weather devolves into a bizarre interrogation. 
• Basic Plumbing: A small town library is the setting for a stand-off between an uptight librarian and the town crank. 
• Friendly Fire: When a grieving mother demands the truth surrounding her son's death in combat, the shocking details only deepen her pain. 
• Paradise: The relationship between an interrogator and his foreign subject take several strange turns as suspicion and cultural differences merge with human desire.
• The Fixer: After the FBI raids the office of a powerful lawyer, fixer Ben Gold arrives with his uniquely American brand of Trump-era damage control.

AMERICAN FABLES runs October 10 - 20, Thursday - Sunday at 8pm. Running time is 70 minutes. HERE is located at 145 Sixth Avenue (enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring Street). Tickets are $25. For tickets visit here.org or call 212-352-3101
19) News from Vivacity Media Group

Celebrating New York City’s Singular Spirit with
Brooklyn-Bred Female Ringmaster and Songstress,
 “America’s Got Talent” finalists The Savitsky Cats,
           A Hand Balancing Duo of Superhero Strength,
                Original Music By Drama Desk Nominee Ada Westfall,
and Enough World-Class Talent to Burst Every Bulb on Broadway

OCTOBER 12, 2019 – FEBRUARY 2, 2020

BIG APPLE CIRCUS is thrilled to announce their 42nd season, celebrating the heartbeat, everyday delights, and spirit of New York City with astounding talent from around the world, led by Brooklyn-born singer and Ringmaster Storm Marrero. This year’s brand-new show begins performances October 12, 2019 at Lincoln Center and will run through February 2, 2020. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

World-renowned for its intimate and artistic style, BIG APPLE CIRCUS is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats from performers with incredible real-life stories. A New York Times Critic’s Pick every year since its reconstitution in 2017, BIG APPLE CIRCUS continues a long-standing tradition of inclusivity, highlighting the finest talent from around the globe for an equally diverse audience.

Featuring a magical set design touching every corner of the tent, Season 42 is ready to transport audience members upon entering, in addition to incorporating them into the theatrics of the pre-show experience. This year’s brand-new cast of performers were chosen as much for their astonishing talent as they were for their unique backstories and ability to define BIG APPLE as a circus of the 21st century.  Led by the trailblazing, body-positive, Afro-Latina ringmaster Storm Marrero, the inspiring, super-hero acts - including multiple extraordinary New Yorkers - are:
  • A Hand balancing duo of superhero level strength and agility Rafael Ferreira with partner Alan Pagnota in DUPLA MAO NA RODA in an unforgettable strongman routine highlighting the indomitable nature of the human spirit
  • The New York premiere of “America’s Got Talent” finalists SAVITSKY CATS, which consist of Svitlana, Marina, and Misha – and their ten adorable and wildly talented housecats
  • New York comedian AMY GORDON, who has travelled the world hilariously slaying audiences in 6 different languages
  • THE ALIEV TROUPE, composed of internationally acclaimed acrobats specializing in the spectacular art of aerial acrobatics and the Russian Barre
  • The TRICK RIDERS Caleb Carinci & Renny Spencer, and their horses – ready to take NYC commuting to new heights
  • Big Apple Circus fan-favorite with the fastest feet north of FiDi, 79-year old comedic acrobat, NYU and Julliard Professor Hovey Burgess
  • More wired than the tour guides in Times Square, LOPEZ TROUPE on the hire wire
  • Giving a whole new meaning to ‘strap-hangers’ is the DUO STRAP act featuring Maryna Tkachenko & Tetiana Yudina
  • Jayson Dominguez dominates his WHEEL OF DEATH in a way that’d give even the wildest cabbie a thrill
  • New Yorker and International Juggling Association Gold Medalist KYLE DRIGGS who invented umbrella juggling thus making him the New York Humanitarian of the Decade
  • And a mother/son directorial team – Cecil MacKinnon & Jack Marsh who directly reflect the circus’ core foundation of family, legacy, and creativity.

A thrilling addition to this year’s show will be original compositions by Drama Desk nominated composer, writer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist Ada Westfall (Death of a Salesman at BAM). Also on board to create the eclectic and vibrant environment to highlight the extraordinary performances are music director Wages Argott, composer Janine Delwarte, lighting designer Jesse Alford, and Tony Award nominated costume designer Emilio Sosa (“Project Runway” finalist, Porgy & Bess, Motown).

BIG APPLE CIRCUS continues to honor the essential & iconic characteristics that has set it apart for the past four decades, with multiple community outreach programs.
  • Circus of the Senses (December 5th and 6th) offers special enhanced inclusive experiences for audiences who are deaf, blind, low vision and more. The performances feature ASL interpretation, Live Audio description through infrared headsets, pre and post show tactile experiences and both braille and large print programs.
  • For one night only (December 5 at 5:30PM) there will be a completely empathetic and immersive experience where audiences will enjoy a 3-course dinner and the show – all while wearing a blindfold. The performance is full guided, audio described, and will provide the audience with the incredible perspectives afforded only to the blind.
  • Sensory-friendly Autism performances (October 26 and November 1st at 11 am ) feature lowered light and sound levels, a complete social story available for download with a descriptive picture book showing the different areas and acts involved with the circus, a professionally staffed “calming center” and additional support that can be accessed at any point during the show.
  • As part of the Circus for All initiative, eighteen performances throughout the fifteen-week run will offer $10 tickets for every seat in the house to underserved schools and community groups.  In addition to the tickets, BIG APPLE CIRCUS offers a complete study guide highlighting both CORE and STEAM curriculums for the students to learn about science, history, geography, and more first-hand as they experience the BIG APPLE CIRCUS

Tickets are now on-sale at www.Ticketmaster.com The regular performance schedule is Wednesdays at 11am & 7pm; Thursdays at 11am & 7pm; Fridays at 11am & 7pm; Saturdays at 11am, 3pm & 7pm; and Sundays at 12pm & 4pm. As there are schedule variances, please refer to the most up-to-date calendar on the website.  The ticket range is $35 - $195 VIP Ringside tickets.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theatre Monday.

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