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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday Scoop Week of 11/17/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) PJ Library Launches Story Podcast for Families: Have I Got A Story For You
2) Mister Rogers Tribute Album Out Now
3) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
    Bway Unplugged, NY Festival of Song, Glenn Dicetrow w/ Pegasus,
    NY Philharmonic Ensembles
4) Upcoming at the George Street Playhouse
     My Life on A Diet
5) Upcoming at iPlay America
    Mexican Rock Band, La Maldita Vecindad; Job Fair
6) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
    Great Performers, White Light Festival, Atrium 360: The Mighty Sparrow,
7) Naomi Sarna: Stone in Motion Debuts Carved Gemstone Jewelry at Wilensky Exquisite Minerals
8) Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights to Return November 21
9) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
     Scrooge the Musical
10) Upcoming at Empire Outlets
       New Walking Tour For New Experience of Staten Island, Empire Outlets During Holidays
11) The Giant Hoax A New Musical by Kit Goldstein at Theatre Row Nov. 19-Dec. 7
12) Upcoming at Symphony Space
       Alastair Moock and Friends
13) Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theatre
      The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood November 23 - November 15
PR Firm Roundup

14) News from DDPR
      Love Actually, the Musical Parody Begins Previews
15) News from DKC/O&M
      The Courtroom A Renactment of Deportation Hearings
16) News from KampFire PR
      Experts in  join "Other Than We" for post-show talks
17) News from Karen Greco PR
      Everything is Super Great makes co-world premiere at 59E59 Theaters
18) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
      18A) NY Shakespeare Exchange Freestyle Lab: Our Own Voices, Our Own Tongues
      18B) TRU Presents Essential's of Successful Self-Producing 2019
19) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
      The Gershwins' Let' Em Eat Cake at Carnegie Hall with MasterVoices November 21
20) News from Polk and Co.
      Tootsie to Play Final Performance January 5, 2020
21) News from Richard Hillman PR
      21A) Abingdon Theatre Company & Jim Kierstead to Present Reading of Rebound
      21B) Cinderella Begins Performances at Papermill Playhouse
      21C) AMAS Musical Theatre Presents Duet for Three as Part of Dare to Be Different Series
      21D) York Theatre Presents Anything Can Happen in the Theatre
22) News from Vivacity
      Jagged Little Pill Begins Performances on Broadway


This fall, the children’s story experts at PJ Library expand their engaging offerings for children with the podcast “Have I Got a Story for You!”.  Launched in October, the podcast lifts classic Jewish folk tales from the page, gives them a modern twist and brings them to sparkling life for families seeking an entertaining, enriching diversion from digital life.

Podcast stories currently available on “Have I Got a Story for You!” includes: “Two Sisters,” about a pair of siblings who are best friends, alike in every way – except that one has really bad allergies; “The Truth About Cats and Dogs” which follows the friendship between the first of their species in the time of Adam and Eve, based on an old story from the Middle Ages; the hilarious “Moon Station One,” which takes place 70 years in the future on a crowded moon base, a story which ultimately teaches children about gratitude; “Whisker of Magic,” about two mischievous mouse sisters and “Yitzi the Trusty Tractor,” following the adventures of a tractor who takes off on Shabbat.  Five more streaming episodes will post on Tuesdays throughout the fall at https://pjlibrary.org/podcast:

·        November 19: Secret Agent: David King
·        December 3: The Missing Ingredient
·        December 10: Special bonus episode featuring kids’ stories, plus ' 
         Rita Toomey talks about her favorite Hanukkah traditions

As each episode posts this fall, kids and parents may click on the episode page to find activities, book lists, and keep the fun going beyond the family listening experience.
2) Mr. Rogers 
Tribute Album Out Now

A newly recorded collection of Fred Rogers songs, Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories, is available now wherever music is sold or streamed. 

The album's arrival ushers in "Thank You Mister Rogers Month" in November, a time set aside to honor Fred’s legacy by encouraging people to act on his simple but eloquent message, “Be kind.” Nashville, where much of the album was recorded, is the first city to proclaim November as a time to “Be Like Fred.”

Providing delightful listening for the whole family, the album embodies unforgettable performances by award-winning artists performing re-imagined renditions of Fred Rogers classics as well as uncovered gems from his 200-plus catalog of songs. The cast includes Kellie Pickler, Vanessa Williams, Rita Wilson, Lee Greenwood, The Cowsills, Jaci Velasquez, Jim Brickman, Jon Secada, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., Micky Dolenz, Tom Bergeron, and Sandi Patty. The songs are now spinning on radio shows nationwide, and a new "Thank You, Mister Rogers" YouTube channel features these artists talking about what Fred Rogers' songs mean to them.

In the words of Fred Rogers, “It’s such a good feeling”to know that Thank You, Mister Rogers – Music & Memories is now available on CD and all digital platforms soon. Mister Rogers fans are invited to submit their own happy memories of the show and Fred’s music at: http://www.thankyoumisterrogers.com. Fans may also keep up to date on the #ThankYouMisterRogers release on Facebook and Twitter via @thankyoumisterrogers
3) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Bway Unplugged, NY Festival of Song, 
Glenn Dicetrow With Pegasus, NY Philharmonic Ensembles

Monday November 18, 7:30 PM
Broadway Unplugged

An exciting cross section of New York's greatest singing stars performs famous Broadway show tunes the way they used to be sung during the Great White Way's Golden Age: without microphones!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Tuesday November 19, 7:30 PM
NY Festival of Song

Marc Blitzstein’s “No For an Answer” & Kurt Weill’s “Der Silbersee”
Two powerful theater works by a pair of masters, both on the theme of resisting injustice. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Saturday November 23, 8:00 PM
Glenn Dicetrow With Pegasus

Works by Bach and Tchaikovsky plus the world premiere of Hakobyan’s Contempo: Bach Recombinant.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Sunday November 24, 3:00 PM
NY Philharmonic Ensembles

Up close and personal. Works by Mozart, Taffanel and Tchaikovsky.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
4) Renée Taylor Comes to NJ with
at George Street Playhouse

Renée Taylor’s award-winning autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET will arrive at George Street Playhouse next month, with performances beginning November 19 in the Arthur Laurents Theater at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

In MY LIFE ON A DIET, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renée Taylor looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. A self-described “diet junkie” who used to think that if she ate like star, she’d just might look and live like one, Renée dishes out both juicy anecdotes about and weight loss tips from Hollywood legends such as Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Barbra Streisand. 

For tickets, to buy a subscription, or to bring a group of 10 or more at a special group rate, visit GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org.
5) News from iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07747

Mexican Rock Band, La Maldita Vecindad
Job Fair 

Tuesday November 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Job Fair

Start your career with us by visiting our job fair and learning about all the
iPlay America jobs available to you. Opportunities available at Game Time
Bar & Grill, Topgolf Swing Suite, and in our Amusement Park in all areas.
The Job Fair will take place in City Square.

For more information, visit www.iplayamerica.com/event/november-job-fair

Friday November 22, Doors: 7:00 PM Start Time: 8:00 PM
Mexican Rock Band, La Maldita Vecindad; Job Fair 

The band La Maldita Vecindad formed back in 1985 in Mexico City where they’ve since dubbed their sound as rock en Español. Throughout the years they have inspired many other bands and continue to be one of the most influential rock bands in Mexico.

For more information, or to purchase tickets visit www.iPlayAmerica.com MalditaVecindad
6) Upcoming from Lincoln Center

Great Performers, White Light Festival, 
Atrium 360: The Mighty Sparrow, 

Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 pm 
Great Performers 
Isabelle Faust, violin 
Alexander Melnikov, piano 
Joined by her frequent collaborator Alexander Melnikov at the piano, Isabelle Faust devotes an evening to the exploration of Beethoven’s Opus 30 sonatas for violin and piano. The cycle was composed in 1802, around the time Beethoven was penning his Second Symphony, and marks a transition from his early works to his second stage where he began experimenting with melody, harmony, and structure, thereby moving beyond the Classical traditions of his peers. It was also a time of great personal and political uncertainty and unrest, and Beethoven dedicated all three works to Tsar Alexander I of Russia. 
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway. 
TICKETS start at $50 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Great-Performers. 

Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm 
White Light Festival 
The unparalleled period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir present a stirring program of Baroque masterworks. Featuring British conductor and harpsichordist Jonathan Cohen and radiant vocal soloists, including countertenor Iestyn Davies (Guardian, U.K.), the concert begins with Pergolesi’s exquisite Stabat Mater, a profoundly moving portrait of a mother’s agony resolving in melodic grace. The second half of the program emerges from the depths with Vivaldi’s joyful Gloria, an exuberant hymn of praise. Pre-concert lecture by scholar Benjamin D. Sosland at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. This concert is also part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers. 
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway. 
TICKETS start at $100 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-LightFestival

*FREE Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm 
David Rubenstein Atrium Atrium
360°: The Mighty Sparrow 
The Mighty Sparrow, known as the Calypso King of the World, is a vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist, and a veritable living legend. A prolific songwriter, he has written over 600 songs and recorded over 60 albums and has been recognized by such songwriters as Bob Dylan and Van Dyke Parks for his genius as a wordsmith. With a legacy that spans recorded history from 78s to digital downloads, his importance to the second half of twentieth-century music stands alongside Bob Marley, Brian Wilson, James Brown, and Frank Sinatra. Since his early hits “Jean and Dinah” (1956) and “Carnival Boycott” (1957), the Grenada-born singer has balanced romance and politics, carrying the torch for Trinidadian Calypso for over six decades. For this very special 7 evening at the Atrium, The Mighty Sparrow will play an intimate acoustic set that explores his artistry and personal history. 
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

Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 pm 
White Light Festival The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis 
Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center The African American experience takes center stage in The Abyssinian Mass, a swinging celebration for big band and gospel choir from Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, bandleader, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Created to mark the bicentennial of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in 2008, the Mass is a joyous, soulful affirmation of the human spirit. The Abyssinian Mass was released by Blue Engine Records in 2016, following a 16-city tour across the American South. This engagement marks the second White Light Festival appearance for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. They also performed John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme in 2015. Pre-concert discussion takes place at 7:00 pm each night at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The White Light Festival presentation of The Abyssinian Mass is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle. 
TICKETS start at $45 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-LightFestival. 

Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 pm 
White Light Festival 
Cathedral of Sound Los Angeles Philharmonic 
To close the White Light Festival, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform devout composer Anton Bruckner’s soaring Symphony No. 4, a mystical masterpiece that remains one of his most popular orchestral works. Frequent guests of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, this concert marks the White Light Festival debuts of Dudamel and the L.A. Phil. This concert is also part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers. 
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza. 
TICKETS start at $35 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-LightFestival. 

Monday, November 25 at 8:00 pm 
Great Performers 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Yuja Wang, piano 
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and their music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel present a New York premiere of John Adams’s new piano concerto, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, written for the “preternaturally gifted” pianist Yuja Wang. Following this bewitching new work, the Orchestra is showcased in Stravinsky’s seminal The Rite of Spring. 
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza. 8 
TICKETS start at $35 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Great-Performers.
7) Naomi Sarna: Stone in Motion Debuts Carved Gemstone Jewelry at Wilensky Exquisite Minerals  

Solo exhibition features the award-winning designer’s bespoke art jewelry, an ode to movement. 

In anticipation of New York Jewelry Week, Wilensky brings the marvel of sinuous gemstones to Chelsea. Evocative and ethereal, Naomi Sarna debuts original works at the gallery from November 20th-December 20th, 2019. The award-winning designer will showcase hand carved jewels, inspired by the drapery of fabric and flow of water—a homage to motion in precious gem material. Sculptural and wearable, Sarna’s work complements Wilensky, where breathtaking aesthetic meets exquisite minerals.

During “Naomi Sarna: Stone in Motion,” the emotive power of colored gemstones is unleashed. Viewers follow meticulous curves throughout the cases, enraptured by each complex carving. Sarna’s citrine and pink sapphire “Solar Flare” ring evokes the vibrancy of the sun, conjuring the fiery red of flares erupting on the surface. Her amethyst and diamond cocktail ring is reminiscent of rippling water, calming and fluid. Both bespoke cocktail rings sit along the hand’s natural shape, with Sarna’s signature comfort fit. “Feather,” a 91.64. ct. unheated, carved, winged aquamarine brooch is masterfully crafted, creating an intricate play of light and color throughout the gemstone…a jeweled tour de force.

Exclusively featuring original hand-carved pieces in the contemporary gallery space, “Naomi Sarna: Stone in Motion” will run from November 20th-December 20th, 2019, Monday through Saturday, from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM at Wilensky, 173 10th Avenue, New York, NY, 10011.

8) Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights to Return Starting November 21 

Ice Jubilee, Ice Carving Demos, Carolers, Train Rides & More

For the first time since 2007, the Bronx Zoo will feature dazzling light displays that will cover and sparkle acres of the zoo. Bigger, brighter and greener, the holiday celebration will light up the Bronx from November 21st to January 5th.

  • The Ice Jubilee Includes an Ice Bar, Ice Throne & Ice Slide (December 21 to 31) – Holiday revelers will be able to take festive photo ops on the ice throne, where ice kings and queens can take their seat on an oversized throne made completely of ice, as well as breaking out your inner penguin and slide down a 20-foot ice slide. Visitors can also grab a specialty cocktail at the zoo’s 12-foot ice bar which will be available for purchase during Holiday Lights operating hours.

  • Nightly Ice Carving Demonstrations (Ongoing) – Throughout Holiday Lights from 5 to 9 pm, professional ice carvers will debut their talents as they use chainsaws and chisels to carve holiday and animal-themed sculptures with a live audience. All finished sculptures will be on display throughout the Dancing Crane Plaza.

  • Ice Carving Competition (December 28) – On Saturday, December 28 from 6 to 9 pm, the zoo will take ice carving to the next level when five professional ice sculptures will create 20 sculptures in an elimination style “speed carving” format over a three-hour period. This format is ideal for spectators to witness carvings formed in less than 30 minutes before their eyes. The competition will be emceed by an experienced carver to entertain the crowd and provide fun facts, as well as facilitating spectator participation. Visitors can also get involved in the carving judging. The 20 new sculptures will be displayed for future viewing.

  • Carolers, Characters, Train Rides & Lantern Safari – Visitors will be able to enjoy classic and modern holiday tunes sung by Victorian-dressed live carolers throughout the zoo, as well as taking photos with some of the zoo’s seasonal characters including lions, giraffes, gorillas, penguins and a friendly snowman. Families can also take a journey “around the world” along a dedicated section of the park that will be illuminated by hand-created lantern sculptures, while also learning about the work WCS scientists are doing to help save various species. Train rides will also be available for the whole family at Astor Court.

For more information, visit  Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
9) Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ

Scrooge, the musical

Fridays, Nov. 22 & Nov. 29 at 8pm
Sat, Nov. 23 & 30 8pm
Sun, Nov 24 & Dec 1 at 2pm

Get in the holiday spirit when M & M Stage Productions presents this fun family musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, written by Leslie Bricusse. Ebenezer Scrooge, who is rich, stingy, and mean to his employee Bob Cratchit, gets a rude-awakening on Christmas Eve when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who informs him that he is going to be visited by three ghosts, Christmas Past, Present and Future. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

Partnership Between Empire Outlets and ExperienceFirst Will Provide Low-Cost Walking Tour of Empire Outlets & Surrounding Attractions & Offer Discounts at 
New York’s Only Outlet Destination

As Staten Island’s North Shore continues to rise as a can’t miss tourist destination, Empire Outlets, New York City’s first and only outlet destination center, has partnered with ExperienceFirst, New York’s largest walking tour company, to offer a holiday shopping tour at Empire Outlets. Visitors will soon be able to get a guided experience of Staten Island and Empire Outlets as they take advantage of the shopping destination’s premium lineup of retail options and holiday deals.

ExperienceFirst will begin operating the tour on November 23—just a week before Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. The tours will operate each day at 4:45 pm from November 23, 2019 through January 5, 2020 and will begin in front of the Whitehall Terminal in downtown Manhattan.

Guests will take a 5pm Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan to the St. George Terminal in Staten Island, where tour guides will draw attention to New York City landmarks including the State of Liberty, prominent buildings and other historic infrastructure visible from the Ferry. In addition to the ferry ride, the experience will also include a 20-minute walking tour of Staten Island’s North Shore, concluding at Empire Outlets—where participants will be treated to a $25 VIP coupon book, courtesy of Empire Outlets.

The cost of the tour will be $9 when purchased online or free for ExperienceFirst customers.
11) The Giant Hoax A New Musical by Kit Goldstein at Theatre Row Nov. 19-Dec. 7

Marking the 150th anniversary of “the biggest hoax in history,” IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., in association with Visceral Entertainment, presents The Giant Hoax a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York’s famous Cardiff Giant, with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant. Christopher Michaels directs a cast of 13, including Paul Aguirre*, Mary Albert, Henry Fin Berry, Greg Carter*, Sarah Chiu, Yvette Monique Clark*, Jianzi Colón-Soto, Daniel Moser*, Robyne Parrish*, Kevin Riddagh, Staci Stout, Ben Tostado*, and Forest VanDyke*. Sixteen performances will be staged on a varying scheduling at Theatre Row’s Theatre One (formerly The Lion Theatre) 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from November 19-December 7, 2019. The Giant Hoax is recommended for ages six and up.

Do you want to see a world of wonder? Travel back to 1869 with Emily, "Stub", P.T. Barnum, and a prehistoric petrified giant on a musical journey you won't soon forget! Emily, a bright young girl with an overactive imagination, has run away from home to prove that there are wonderful things in the world out there! Before long, she finds herself in the employ of a shady showman, William "Stub" Newell, the owner of a prehistoric, petrified giant! She and the Giant become instant “imaginary friends,” but all is not well. When the unscrupulous circus impresario, P.T. Barnum, offers a hefty sum to buy Newell’s profitable, prehistoric attraction and is refused, he comes up with a scheme to steal Stub's business right out from under his nose forcing Emily to sort through what is fact, what is fiction, and what's all in her imagination.

Do you want to see a world of wonder? Travel back to 1869 with Emily, "Stub", P.T. Barnum, and a prehistoric petrified giant on a musical journey you won't soon forget! Emily, a bright young girl with an overactive imagination, has run away from home to prove that there are wonderful things in the world out there! Before long, she finds herself in the employ of a shady showman, William "Stub" Newell, the owner of a prehistoric, petrified giant! She and the Giant become instant “imaginary friends,” but all is not well. When the unscrupulous circus impresario, P.T. Barnum, offers a hefty sum to buy Newell’s profitable, prehistoric attraction and is refused, he comes up with a scheme to steal Stub's business right out from under his nose forcing Emily to sort through what is fact, what is fiction, and what's all in her imagination.

Tickets are $40-$75. Visit Telecharge
12) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

 Alastair Moock and Friends

Saturday November 23, 11:00 AM

Alastair Moock is a GRAMMY-nominated, two-time Parents’ Choice Gold medal winner, recipient of the ASCAP Children’s Music Award, and his albums have twice been voted by the Fids & Kamily industry critics’ poll as among the Top 3 Albums of the Year. Long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters. The New York Times calls him “a Tom Waits for kids” and The Boston Globe declares that, “in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, Alastair Moock makes real kids music that parents can actually enjoy.” Moock and Friends’ live shows are rowdy, rootsy, singin’ and dancin’ fun for the whole family. For this performance, they’ll perform brand-new songs from their upcoming album about leadership and activism, including the song “Be a Pain.”  

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
13) Upcoming at TADA! Youth Theatre
15 W. 28th St.
2nd Floor
(Between Broadway & Fifth Ave.)
New York, NY

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood 

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood is a hilarious take on the Red Riding Hood story told from the Wolf's point of view, book by Robert Emmett, lyrics by Bob Merrill and music by Jule Styne. TADA! was the first company to perform this musical on stage. It was originally produced as a TV special in 1965 featuring Liza Minnelli, Cyril Richard and Vic Damone. Performances run from November 23 through December 15, 2019. The production will be directed by Janine Nina Trevens, TADA!'s Founder and Producing Artistic Director, and choreographed by Joanna Greer, TADA!’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer.

Please visit www.tadatheater.com/buy-tickets for more information. Discounted rates are available for nonprofit and community groups of 15 or more.
PR Firm Roundup

14) News from DDPR

Love Actually Begins Previews

Right Angle Entertainment, producer of the smash hits The Office! A Musical Parody and Friends! The Musical Parody, recently began previews of its latest parody - Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody, tonight. The production is a holiday season sendup of the iconic romantic comedy and Christmas movie Love Actually. The cast features Kayla Catan, Meg Halcovage, Daniel Hayward, James Parks, Eric Peters, Thanos Skouteris, Joyah Spangler, and Tony Tillman.  

Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody is a limited engagement production playing at The Jerry Orbach Theater in New York City during the holiday season. For more information, visit loveactuallyparody.com.

Tickets start at $37 and are available by calling the box office at (212) 921-7862 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com

15) News from DKC/O&M





Waterwell's The Courtroom return on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00pm at the Center at West Park in the Historic West Park Presbyterian Church (165 W. 86th Street). The Courtroom., is a re-enactment of deportation proceedings, with text arranged from real court transcripts by Waterwell co-founder and Tony Award® nominee Arian Moayed, and featuring direction by Waterwell Artistic Director and Obie Award® winner Lee Sunday Evans. The production, which had a sold-out run earlier this year, will play a series of special, one-night engagements in civic venues around New York City. Tickets are $25 and available now at waterwell.org
16) News from KampFire PR

Experts in the fields of eco-art, climate science, consciousness and sexuality join "Other Than We" for post-show talks

La MaMa in association with the Obie award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative’s upcoming production of Karen Malpede’s cli-fi fable, Other Than We will be presenting three interactive post-show discussions with notable guests who are experts in the fields of eco-art, climate science, consciousness and sexuality. Other Than We, a futuristic cli-fi adventure in which three scientists and a linguist, living post-Deluge, attempt to create a new species to save life on earth, will play a two-week limited engagement at The Downstairs at La MaMa (66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003). Performances begin Thursday, November 21st and continue through Sunday, December 1st, 2019. Opening Night is Saturday, Nov 23rd at 7:00pm.  $25 tickets at http://lamama.org/other-than-we/.

After the first performance, on November 21 two accomplished eco-artists, Alexandra Chang and Mary Ting, will lead a conversation on EcoArt: why & what. November 25 will welcome Andrew Revkin, Founding Director, Initiative on Communication & Sustainability, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, plus one of his colleagues for a discussion on Climate Crisis, Culture Crisis. The final talk, on November 29 will welcome Lise Weil, editor of the ecofeminist journal Dark Matter: Women Witnessing and Britta Love, a a somatic sex educator and writer on consciousness--about The Hard Problems: consciousness (& sex).

Other Than We plays the following performances only

Thu, Nov 21st at 7:00pm
Fri, Nov 22nd at 7:00pm 
Sat, Nov 23 at 7:00pm 
Sun, Nov 24 at 3:00pm 
Mon, Nov 25th at 7:00pm 
Fri, Nov 29th at 7:00pm 
Sat, Nov 30th at 7:00pm 
Sun, Dec 1st at 3:00pm

Tickets are $25 ($20 Students) and are now available online at http://lamama.org/other-than-we/ or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the venue 30 minutes prior to show time. 

Website: www.theaterthreecollaborative.org/other-than-we or http://lamama.org/other-than-we
17) News from Karen Greco

EVERYTHING IS SUPER GREAT makes co-world premiere at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NY premiere of EVERYTHING IS SUPER GREATwritten by Stephen Brown and directed by Sarah Norris. Produced by New Light Theater Project and Stable Cable Lab Co. in a co-world premiere in conjunction with Theatre Lab FAU, EVERYTHING IS SUPER GREAT begins performances on Friday, November 22 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 14Press Opening is Tuesday, November 26 at 7:30 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday –  Friday at  7:30 pm;  Saturday at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pmPlease note, there are no performances on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28; and no matinee performance on Saturday, December 7. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison).

A typical day in the life of Tommy involves triple shot lattes, pining over the manager at Starbucks, and arson at Applebee’s. Such distractions are therapeutic when your older brother has been missing for months and your mom won't stop force-feeding you Pop Tarts. But when a well-meaning, if somewhat dysfunctional, “art therapist” shows up on his doorstep, Tommy must finally face his loss. EVERYTHING IS SUPER GREAT explores the different ways we cope with grief and how letting someone in helps us with letting something go.

Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or by visiting www.59e59.org. The approximate running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
18) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

18A) New York Shakespeare Exchange
announces the next
Freestyle Lab:
Our Own Voices, Our Own Tongues
at the 53rd Street Library
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7pm

New York Shakespeare Exchange announces the next Freestyle Lab: Our Own Voices, Our Own Tongues on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7pm at the 53rd Street Library. This event is free, but reservations are suggested at www.nysx.org.

New York Shakespeare Exchange will present the final 2019 installment of their signature Freestyle Labs. Led by our curators and guest scholars, this lab will invite a discussion on Shakespeare and translation, asking us to consider how the work of a playwright who is known around the world might change as that work is "adopted" by other countries and cultures outside of his native England. What do we lose or gain when Shakespeare is translated out of its original text, and what are the different ways that translation can be its own creative act?


18B) Theater Resources Unlimited

Essentials of Successful Self-Producing 2019
at Clinton Cameo Studios
Saturday November 23, 2019 from 12noon to 5:30pm

Theater Resources Unlimited presents Essentials of Successful Self-Producing 2019 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 12noon to 5:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC. Tickets are $125 for non-members, $85 for TRU Members; additional collaborators are $65 each.

Registration is available online at https://truonline.org/events/self-producing-2019/.
Faculty for this half-day workshop will include Emileena Pedigo of The Show Goes On Productions, former general manager of Midtown International Theatre Festival; and Bob Ost, writer-producer, executive director of TRU. With guest speakers: general manager/producer Lisa Dozier-King of LDK Productions (NYMF, Be More Chill) and production advisor/strategist and producer Matt Schicker of Show Shepherd; entertainment attorney Lee Feldshon of Feldshon Law; marketing expert Roger Gonzalez, President of Alliance Media & Communications, editor/publisher of LocaltheatreNY.comDorothy Marcic of Dr. Dorothy Productions, self-producing writer (off-Broadway long-running Sistas!, This One's for the Girls, Respect); self-producing actress/writer Valerie David (The Pink Hulk); self-producing artist Yvette Heyliger, AUDELCO Recognition Award for What a Piece of Work Is Man! Full-Length Plays for Leading Women; and David Dean Bottrell, veteran character actor and author of WORKING ACTOR, the book.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.
19) News from Pascal Nadon Communications


MasterVoices begins its 2019-20 season on Thursday, November 21 at Carnegie Hall with the concert staging of George and Ira Gershwins’ 1933 musical Let ‘Em Eat Cake, with a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, a comic satire about a populist U.S. President who is voted out of office and stages a coup to regain power. Artistic Director Ted Sperling will direct and conduct MasterVoices, soloists, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this timely musical which has not been heard in New York since 1987. Updated casting details are included below.

Following the success of their 1931 Pulitzer Prize winning hit Of Thee I Sing, the Gershwins re-teamed with Kaufman and Ryskind for a sequel, a dark comic political satire about a U.S. President who loses reelection, fires the Supreme Court, decides to stage a military coup, and even paints the White House blue. This rarely produced musical gem is filled with wonderful Gershwin songs, from the romantic “Mine” to the comic “Down With Everyone Who’s Up,” and features many of the actors who made MasterVoices’ 2017 production of Of Thee I Sing a hit.
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:00 pm
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
Concert Script Adaptation by Laurence Maslon
Ted Sperling, Director and Conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Choreography by Andrew Palermo
Sound design by Scott Lehrer
Costume Consultant, Tracy Christensen
Lighting design by Maarten Cornelis
Stage Manager, Gregory Covert
David Pittu KRUGER
Lewis J. Stadlen LOUIS LIPPMAN
Tickets: Priced from $15 to $155, may be purchased online at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, or in person at Carnegie Hall’s box office at 57th and Seventh Avenue.
20) News from Polk and Co.

TOOTSIE To Play Final Performance 
On Broadway January 5, 2020

The new Broadway musical TOOTSIE will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Upon closing, the musical will have played 293 regular and 25 preview performances at the Marquis Theatre (210 W 46th St).

TOOTSIE will launch a North American Tour at Shea’s Buffalo Theater in Buffalo, New York, in October 2020.  Casting, exact dates and additional cities will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for TOOTSIE are available at TootsieMusical.com, at www.Ticketmaster.com (877-250-2929) or at the Marquis Theatre Box Office (210 W 46th Street).
21) News from Richard Hillman PR

The Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) in association with Jim Kierstead, will present a reading of *Rebound, a new play by Dan Haft and David Logan Rankin on Monday, November 18th at 3pm at The Vineyard Theatre* (108 East 15th Street). The reading is FREE. However, reservations are required. Please click here to reserve a seat.
A movie star and a struggling actor compete for the same role in a Broadway play – Who gets the part? Well, that’s up to a very divided and volatile casting team! Rebound is a hilarious and provocative exploration of the nature of bonding & friendship amidst the chaos of the casting process.
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original book by Oscar Hammerstein IIRodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella begins performances Wednesday, November 20, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). The Goren Family and the Harmony Helper App and Merck are the major sponsors of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is set for Sunday evening, November 24, 2019, at 7:00pm.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Check Paper Mill Playhouse’s website at www.PaperMill.org for special holiday performance schedules. Performance schedule November 20 – 24: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Performance schedule November 27 – December 29: Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Thursdays at 1:30pm and 7:00pm, Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Tickets start at $32 and may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online atwww.PaperMill.org. All major credit cards accepted. Groups of 10 or more may receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Students may order $20 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office on the day of the performance.

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), will present Duet For Three, a new musical with book by David Caudle, music by Kay Swift, and lyrics by Paul James, for three (3) performances only: Thursday, November 21 at 3pm & 7pm and Friday, November 22 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” Festival.

Duet For Three is the story of Kay Swift, the first female composer on Broadway, writing the musical Fine and Dandy with her husband James Warburg with the added guidance of her lover, George Gershwin.

Tickets are FREE, however reservations are required and may be obtained here. For more information, please call (212) 563-2565


 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, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury YestonPerformances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
Join The York for the Off-Broadway premiere of Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston, an unforgettable evening in the theater featuring a collection of songs from the two-time Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist. The genius of Yeston's songs—intricate yet emotional, cerebral yet romantic, clever yet unendingly melodic—is coupled with an outstanding cast for a memorable evening showcasing the myriad sides of the writer's repertoire. Showstoppers from Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic, Phantom, and Death Takes a Holiday intertwine with premieres of new songs from the Yeston songbook to show off his immense breadth of style—from the hilarious to the deeply moving.
Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston will play the following performance schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 2:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: There are no Thursday evening performances. In addition, there are no performances on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, or Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES: Friday afternoon, November 29 at 2:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., and Friday afternoon, December 27 at 2:30 p.m.
For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org
22) News from Vivacity Media Group

Jagged Little Pill Begins Performances on Broadway

Following its record-breaking, sold-out world premiere at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) last summer, Jagged Little Pill begn performances on Broadway on Sunday, November 3, 2019. The official opening night is scheduled for Thursday, December 5.
JAGGED LITTLE PILL is an exhilarating new musical inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family — but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them. “Urgent, wildly entertaining, and wickedly funny in all the right places” (The Boston Globe), this original story is ignited by Morissette’s groundbreaking music – including such hits as “You Oughta Know,” “Head Over Feet,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic” – plus brand-new songs written for the show. Hailed by The New York Times as “a big-hearted musical that breaks the mold,” JAGGED LITTLE PILL “takes on the good work we are always asking new musicals to do: the work of singing about real things.”

Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased via www.Telecharge.com/212-239-6200 (outside NY metro area: 800-432-7250), or by visiting the Broadhurst Theatre Box Office at 235 W 44th St., NYC. Box office hours are Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm, Sunday 12pm–6pm. The regular performance schedule for JAGGED LITTLE PILL is as follows: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm & 7:30pm, Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. For performances through November 27th, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday shows begin at 8pm. Schedule is subject to change.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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