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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday Scoop Week of 1/26/20 What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
     Ecstatic Music: Bang on a Can 1/28, PREformances with Allison Charney 1/30
2) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
    American Songbook 1/29 -2/1 , Atrium 1/30,  Great Performers 2/2, LC Kids 21, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9
3) Upcoming at New York City Center
    Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake 1/30 - 2/9
4) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    David Darwin: One Man Side Show 2/1
5) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop
    Master Class with Ashley Park 2/2
6) Upcoming at Feinsteins/54 Below
    54 Celebrates Whitney Houston 2/2
7) Upcoming at NYC Children's Theater
    Taste the Clouds 2/2 - 4/26

PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DDPR
    8A) Emojiland Extends Run Through 3/19
    8B) Goy Friendly at Soho Playhouse 2/3 - 2/23
9) News from DKC/O&M
    Jordan Fisher Joins Steps into Lead Role of Dear Evan Hansen 1/28
10) News from JT Public Relations
      TheatreWorksUSA and Sheen Center Present Warriors Don't Cry 1/31 & 2/1
11) News from Karen Greco PR
      11A) New Light Theater Project Seeks Play Submissions Through 2/15
      11B) Whats On at the Wild Project 1/28 & 1/29
      11C) New Light Theater's Brecht: Call & Response (an evening of  3 one acts) 1/30 -2/15
      11D) Packrat at Dixon Place 1/31 - 2/14
12) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
      Company at Works & Process at the Guggenhein 3/3
13) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
     American Symphony Goes Beyond Beethoven at Carnegie Hall 1/31
14) News from Richard Hillman PR
       Unmasked: The Music of Andre Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse 1/30 - 3/1

1) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

Ecstatic Music: Bang on a Can , 
PREformances with Allison Charney 

Tuesday January 28, 7:30 PM
Ecstatic Music: Bang on a Can People's Comissioning Fund Concert

A New Sounds co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
Featuring world premieres by Amanda Berlind, Alvin Curran, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Qasim Naqvi, plus Phil Kline's Exquisite Corpses and Julius Eastman's Stay on It.

Thursday January 30, 2:00 PM

PREformances with Allison Charney

Your exclusive preview to the world’s premier classical music performed by today’s celebrated musicians. Featuring The Neave Trio, violinist Miranda Cuckson, violist Daniel Panner and cellist Sophie Shao.

2) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

American Songbook , 
Atrium 360,  Great Performers 

Wednesday, January 29 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook André De Shields: Old Dawg; New Tricks 
“The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing,” advised André De Shields upon accepting the 2019 Tony Award for his performances as Hermes in Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown. And keep climbing he does. At the age of 73, De Shields was the triple crown winner of the 2019 award season (also securing an Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award along with his Tony). In an illustrious career that has spanned a half century, he has distinguished himself as an actor, director, and educator, getting his start as the title character in The Wiz in 1975. With profound wit, elegance, and charm, this silky veteran of the stage proves why his star is still on the rise. 
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle. 
TICKETS start at $85 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/AmericanSongbook

*FREE Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm 
Atrium 360° 
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber’s
 “Porgy & Bess The AstroBlack Trapfish Row Variations” 
The “multiracial jam army” (Rolling Stone) returns with their “caramelizations” to renovate Gershwin’s masterpiece for the 21st century. 
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, January 30 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook Stephanie Blythe is Blythely Oratonio in: 
“Blythely Ever After” 
Blythely Ever After is a musical journey through the life of the tender, testosterone-filled tenor of the century, Blythely Oratonio. Known as the outrageous alter ego of renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, Oratonio takes you on a journey through his art and life in a mouthwatering musical cocktail of opera, rock and pop arias, garnished with a copious amount of facial hair. Blythe has performed on many of the world’s great stages, such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Paris National Opera, and opera houses across the U.S. But fans of the opera powerhouse have rarely seen or heard her—him—quite like this. John Jarboe, co-writer & director; Arrangements by Daniel Kazemi; Costumes by Machine Dazzle with Rebecca Kanach. Developed in collaboration with The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Opera Philadelphia. 
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle. 
TICKETS start at $40 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/AmericanSongbook.
Friday, January 31 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook Cowboy Junkies 
More than 30 years ago, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session, recorded at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity, was like a whisper that cut through the noise—and it was compelling. The album stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that had come to define the late ’80s. The now-classic recording combined folk, blues, and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than a million copies. With their new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up, to take notice. “It’s a deeper and a more complete record than we’ve ever done before,” says guitarist and songwriter Michael Timmins. “These songs are about reckoning on a personal level and reckoning on a political level.” 
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle. 
TICKETS start at $100 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/AmericanSongbook. 

Saturday, February 1 at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm 
Sunday, February 2 at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm 
Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm 
Sunday, February 9 at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm 
LC Kids 
All are welcome at this immersive, multisensory theatrical experience that takes the seemingly mundane task of going to the laundromat and transforms it into an exhilarating adventure filled with water, soap, and bubbles. Adventure Guides are paired with audience members to tailor the production to their unique needs and interests. SUDS is specially created for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Recommended for ages 5-8. 
Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor. 
TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by calling 212.721.6500 or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 pm 
American Songbook 
Joe Iconis 
With special guests Betty Buckley and Annie Golden 
A musical-theater writer with “a knack for story and a taste for strange” (New York Times), Joe Iconis enjoyed an industry breakthrough when his song for NBC’s Smash—“Broadway, Here I Come!”—was hailed by the New York Times as a new entry in the Great American Songbook. His musicals Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams at Greenwich House Theater), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits, ReWrite, and Be More Chill —the pharmaceutically enhanced teen satire that took Broadway by storm— have distinguished the prodigiously talented Iconis as a household name. A viral sensation Be More Chill earned Iconis a Tony nomination, along with a platform to share his rock- and pop-infused songs with a whole new legion of fans. The self-proclaimed rabble rouser now brings his trademark mash-up of show-tune cabaret and rock ‘n’ roll jam session to American Songbook for an incendiary set of classic tunes and new numbers. 
The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle. 
TICKETS start at $40 and are available by calling 212.721.6500 or visiting LincolnCenter.org/AmericanSongbook

Sunday, February 2 at 11:00 am 
Great Performers 
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 
István Várdai 
The young Hungarian cellist István Várdai, who made his American recital debut in 2014 performing Bach’s Cello Suites Nos. 1, 5, and 6, returns to New York for more unaccompanied fare: this time, Bach’s Suite No. 3, paired with the solo cello sonata of one of his countrymen. 
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street. 
TICKETS start at $25 and are available by calling 212.721.6500 or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Great-Performers.
3) Upcoming at New York City Center
131 W. 55th St.
New York, NY

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

January 30 - February 9

Get up close and personal with lead swans Matthew BallWill Bozier, and Max Westwell as they share insights about what it’s like to perform in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, a production that inspired their artistic journeys in dance and theater from a young age. Also hear from choreographer Matthew Bourne about how Swan Lake changed his life and “still has the power to move and affect people.”

This can't-miss dance event returns for 13 performances only and begins next week. Make sure you’re in the audience to see Bourne’s magnificent dancers on stage.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2019-2020/matthew-bournes-swan-lake
4) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

 David Darwin: One Man Side Show

Saturday February 1, 11:00 AM

The theater will erupt with raucous whip-cracking, plate spinning, lassoing, unicycling, impossible contortions, and more. David Darwin juggles, dances, spins, contorts, and sings in amazing acts that earned him an appearance on NBC TV's "America's Got Talent." Darwin invites audiences to step inside a world of his own creation -- a place where the chains of technology can be broken by the spectacle of inspired live performance. He has evolved past sideshow into a new age of vaudeville -- the one man guaranteed to astound audiences of all ages.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
5) Upcoming at Broadway Workshop

Musical Theatre Master Class with Ashley Park

Ages: 12 - 19
Dates: Sunday, February 2nd
Times: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios - 520 Eighth Avenue 
Tuition: $185

We are thrilled to welcome back Broadway star and Tony Award Nominee, ASHLEY PARK, for a Musical Theatre Master Class! Ashley Park can currently be seen starring in Grand Horizons on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater.  She most recently starred as Gretchen Weiners in the Original Broadway Cast of Mean Girls, a role in which she earned a Tony Award nomination.  She was also seen on Broadway in The King and ISunday in the Park with George, and Mamma Mia! Ashley is an incredible teacher who has taught numerous workshops with us in the past. We are so excited for her to share her amazing master class with our students again.

Ashley will work with each student on audition technique and song interpretation in this special one-day Musical Theatre Master Class. We will focus on giving actors the opportunity to bring their audition and performance skills to the next level and how to better connect to their audition material. Students will break down their song material with one-on-one coaching in a class setting. Students will also have the opportunity to be part of a Q&A with Ms. Park and the Broadway Workshop team.

For more information or to register, visit 
6) Upcoming at 
Feinsteins/54 Below
254 W. 54 St.
New York, NY

Sunday February 2, 9:30 PM

Recent Rock n ’Roll Hall of Fame inductee Whitney Houston will be celebrated in song at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Sunday, February 2 nd , at 9:30pm.

“I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “I Have Nothing,” “How Will I Know,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Greatest Love of All”— the powerhouse hits of seven-time Grammy Award- winning singer/songwriter, Whitney Houston, will be just some of the great Whitney songs that will raise the roof at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

The 9:30PM performance is scheduled to include Jessie Hooker-Bailey (Waitress), LaDonna Burns (Caroline, or Change), Allyson Kaye Daniel (Unexpected Joy, Elf), Atiauna Grant (Jesus Christ Superstar), Aisha Jackson (Frozen), Arica Jackson (Caroline, or Change), Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels), Lori Minor (March On), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Alexia Sielo (We Are the Tigers), Diamond Essence White (Dear Evan Hansen), Angela Wildflower (Motown The Musical).

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
7) Upcoming at 
NYC Children's Theater
The Pete at the Flea Theater
20 Thomas St.
New York, NY

Taste the Clouds

February 2 - April 26 Every Sunday 10:00 AM & 12:00 Pm

New York City Children's Theater returns to The Pete at The Flea after their successful and sweet Pillowland to present their new production - Taste the Clouds - created by the award-winning theater company Hit the Lights! Theatre Co.
Discover how your senses can make impossible things possible through the journey of a young girl as she learns to harness her imagination and uses her senses to better understand the world around her in this new 30-minute production. Perfect for younger theater goers (ages 2 - 5) to enjoy Taste the Clouds production filled with shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive theater. 
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://nycchildrenstheater.org/shows-and-programs/taste-the-clouds
PR Firm Roundup

8) News from DDPR




Emojiland The Musical will extend its run at The Duke on 42nd Street through Thursday, March 19, 2020. Tickets for the extended performances are on sale now.

Emojiland runs at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). The production garnered 12 nominations and 5 wins at the 2018 NYMF Awards and was a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.

Performances are on Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm, and Sundays at 7pm.

Tickets for EMOJILAND are available for purchase online at Dukeon42.org; by phone at 646-223-3010; or in person at The Duke on 42nd Street at 229 West 42nd Street (Tuesdays-Fridays 4-7 and Saturdays 12-6).

For more information, visit https://www.emojiland.com

8B) The UK's Orthodox Jewish Comedian Ashley Blaker Returns to New York in 

GOY FRIENDLY, a new Off-Broadway comedy starring the UK’s internationally acclaimed Jewish stand-up comedian Ashley Blaker. ASHLEY BLAKER: GOY FRIENDLY tells the story of how Ashley’s close friendship with a Muslim completely changed his life, and will have a limited engagement run Monday, February 3, 2020 – Sunday, February 23, 2020 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). 

With Anti-Semitism on the rise across the globe, and with some of the most recent instances unfolding in New York and New Jersey, ASHLEY BLAKER: GOY FRIENDLY is a timely show, using humor to break down walls and demystify Judaism to the outside world. Blaker says ‘This show is about Jewish life; its beauty, its intricacies and absurdities; what divides us and most importantly what unites us – to each other and the wider world. The show aims to make the audience laugh but also for the audience to understand a little bit about why we do what we do.

In ASHLEY BLAKER: GOY FRIENDLY, Blaker explains how the way he saw his life was completely changed by his friendship with an Islamic comedian called Imran Yusuf. His Muslim friend wanted him to explain Judaism and, having initially struggled to do it, Blaker developed a new Ten Commandments for the 21st Century. In the show, Blaker goes through his new commandments and covers everything from the bizarre world of kosher restaurants to the almost biblical requirement to develop Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
9) News from DKC/O&M


Jordan Fisher will return to Broadway, joining the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, playing the title role for a limited 16-week engagement, beginning Tuesday, January 28. Fisher succeeds Andrew Barth Feldman, who plays his final performance today Sunday, January 26.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dearevanhansen.com
10) News from JT Public Relations

TheaterWorksUSA partners with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
to present the NY Premiere of

Warriors Don't Cry

Based on the Little Rock Nine memoir by Melba Patillo Beals
Written and co-conceived by Donnetta Lavinia Grays 
Directed and co-conceived by Tamilla Woodard

January 31 at 11am; February 1, 2020 at 2 pm
At Sheen Center’s Loreto Theater

TheaterWorksUSA and The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture will present the New York premiere of Warriors Don’t Cry on January 31 and February 1 at the Sheen Center’s Loreto Theatre (18 Bleecker St). Tickets are $15-$20 and can be purchased by visiting www.sheencenter.org or by calling (212) 925-2812.

Reluctant to cope with one more tragedy in a school—raise your hand if you feel me!—young activist Ya Girl is ready to call it quits on leading her million-plus Instagram followers in the fight for social justice. When Melba Pattillo Beals steps out of history and into Ya Girl’s phone to share the story of her battle to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, Ya Girl learns to see herself in Melba—and in all the young warriors who came before her to raise their hands and make a difference

Inspired by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals's Little Rock Nine memoir Warriors Don't Cry, this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, and community engagement.

11) News from Karen Greco PR

11A) New Light Theater Project seeks play submissions for 2020-2021 New Light New Voices Award

Submissions now open thru February 15, 2020 for NYC-based writers who have never had a professional production in New York

Submissions are open for the award-winning New Light Theater Project’New Light New Voices Award. NLNV is a program and development platform designed to support emerging theater voices in New York City.

Winners of New Light  Theater Projects’ New Light New Voices Award receive developmental support and a $1000 fee. Further, New Light Theater Project will produce the winning play, giving the playwright their NYC debut.

Women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming artists, and artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

here is no entry fee. Electronic submissions for the New Light New Voices Award must be submitted no later than February 15, 2020. The submission window closes at 11:59 pm EST.
 * Playwrights must be based in NYC
  * This contest is restricted to un-produced plays written in the English language.
  * Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays. Translations, musicals, adaptations, screenplays, one-act plays, and children's plays are not accepted.
  * Playwrights may submit only one script per year.
  * Playwrights that have been professionally produced in NYC are not eligible.
  * Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.
  * Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission. NLTP will have right of first refusal if script is selected.
  * Plays must be typed/word-processed and page-numbered.
  * Plays must be submitted electronically. No hard copies, please.

The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title and a 2-3 sentence description of the play. Your play title with your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography must be submitted in a separate attachment.

Please send the script in PDF format with the title format: PLAY TITLE.pdf

Submit the electronic copy of your manuscript to:
NewLightNewVoicesAward@gmail.com with the subject line “NEW LIGHT NEW VOICES SUBMISSION: (title of your play)”

Please note: the award is contingent on the playwright's agreeing to the terms of the production agreement.

The winner will receive a four-week production run in the summer of 2021.

11B) What's on at The Wild Project

January 28
Schedule: Tuesday at 7 pm
Tickets: Free

In Instrucciones para lamentar / Instructions for Lamentation we will be introduced to the formal construction of lamentation, its elaborate methodology, and performative history. A passionate outpouring of grief, the lament is carefully crafted and varied. This work is being presented as part of A-Museum of Quickroots / Un-Museo de Raices Movedizas (“A-Museum”), currently on view through Jan. 31.

January 29
A Benefit for the Wild Project
Schedule:  Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20

A frank and intimate conversation between two of downtown’s iconic performers, Justin Vivian Bond and Linda Simpson. Proceeds from this intimate and frank conversation benefit the wild project’s mission and programming.


11C) Brecht: Call and Respond (an evening of three one-acts) marks new commissioned series from New Light Theater Project 

Two new one-act plays by Arlene Hutton and Kristin Idaszak addressing race, gender, and the apocalypse will accompany Bertold Brecht’s one-act The Jewish Wife

New Light Theater Project is thrilled to present Brecht: Call and Respond (an evening of three one-acts), featuring The Jewish Wife by  Bertolt Brecht with the commissioned one-acts Self Help in the Anthropocene by Kristin Idaszak and Sunset Point by Arlene Hutton.  Directed by Jerry HeymannBrecht: Call and Respond (an evening of three one-acts) begins performances on Thursday, January 30 for a limited engagement through Saturday, February 15.  Press opening is Sunday, February 2 at 3 pm.  The performance schedule is Wednesday – Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm & 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 3 pmPlease note the following schedule adjustments: there is no matinee performance on Saturday 2/1; there is an added performance on Tue 2/11 at 7:30 pm.  Performances are at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue).

Brecht: Call and Respond (an evening of three one-acts) is the first in a new series of works commissioned by New Light Theater Project. The new series is a way to breathe new life into classic works by asking contemporary playwrights to pen plays inspired by, in response to, or rebelling against the work selected. 

Set in the not-to-distant past, the very present, and the not-far-off future, these three one-act plays in Brecht: Call and Respond (an evening of three one-acts) blend human stories with the political. 

Bertolt Brecht’s The Jewish Wife is a chilling look at the way in which the politics of hate seeps into the everyday lives of ordinary people. Judith is a beloved wife, a friend, a bridge player, a housewife, and Jewish. But this chronicle of everyday German life at the dawn of the Nazi regime explores how relationships contort and fear and suspicion penetrate every layer of society.

Joy and her wife are throwing a party tonight..but Joy's wife is nowhere to be found, so she is tidying alone. As Joy sorts through their belongings, she struggles to make sense of her past and the present world around her. Kristin Idaszak’s Self Help in the Anthropocene examines the holes in our lives that we try to fill through consumption, and how we decide what to keep and what to leave behind. Who and what will survive the sixth mass extinction? And will it spark joy?

Arlene Hutton’s Sunset Point finds recently engaged Rachel and Henson both returning back home to New York after hectic travels from other ends of the country. But before either person can settle in or unpack, a set of papers in the mail cause a fissure between the two. If the past represents a haven to one and anguish to another, can a couple find common ground in the present?

To purchase tickets, visit www.newlighttheaterproject.com.

11D) A story of adventure, courage, and survival, Concrete Temple Theatre’s PACKRAT makes NYC premiere at Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents Concrete Temple Theater’s next multi-media puppet-theater creation PACKRAT, written and directed by Renee Philippi with puppetry design and construction by Carlo Adinolfi and an original score by Lewis FlinnPACKRAT begins performances on Friday, January 31 for a limited engagement through Friday, February 14. Performances are at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington & Delancey). The performance schedule is Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm

nspired by the classic novel Watership Down, and commissioned by Dixon Place, PACKRAT is a puppet-forward new multi-media play that contemplates humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

Bud is a peculiar rodent with a penchant for hoarding humankind's goods. When a discarded cigar sparks a wildfire, the animals in Bud’s valley flee for their lives. Bud, already an outcast among the desert animals for his hoarding instincts, gets blamed for the human-made disasters infiltrating their lives. Banned from the community, Bud must set out alone amidst the raging fire to confront human-made dangers and a few natural ones. PACKRAT is a poignant account of Bud’s journey to find his place in the world, and his ultimate realization that the interconnectedness of life rules the day.

For PACKRAT, puppet designer Carlo Adinolfi created two different puppets - Desert Puppets and Dream Puppets - to inhabit this desert world. Each has its own unique and distinct style of puppetry. The Desert Puppets are modified Bunraku style puppets made from wood, wire, and papier-mâché. The Dream Puppets are crafted from bamboo and are hybrid puppets, incorporating carnival and hand puppet styles.

Tickets are $19 in advance; $22 at the door. (For Students/Seniors/ID NYC: $17 in advance and $20 at-the-door.) To purchase tickets, visit www.dixonplace.orgThe running time is 60 minutes with no intermission; recommended for ages 7 and up.
12) News from Michelle Tabnick PR

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Company with Marianne Elliott
February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
Company with Marianne Elliott on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:30pm.
Two-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott illuminates the creative process behind her revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, with Tony Award-winning panelists Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. On the heels of its Olivier Award-winning, sensational hit run in London's West End, Company will open on Broadway in a visionary new production featuring a gender-swapped, marriage-shy Bobbie at her 35th birthday party, where all her friends ask: Why isn't she married? Why can't she find the right man? Isn't it time she settles down and starts a family? But Bobbie isn't sure she's ready to commit. Before the premiere on March 22, Elliott participates in a moderated discussion and members of the cast perform highlights.
$45, $40 members (unless otherwise noted)
$10 TodayTix Lottery and student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability (student tickets for those under 30 with valid ID)
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts Dec 10 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.
For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.
Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway: 4, 5, 6, or Q train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue
13) News from Pascal Nadon Communications


ASO Returns to Peter Norton Symphony Space
With Performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
February 2, 2020

 American Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a concert that investigates how his music inspired others on Friday January 31, 8 pm at Carnegie Hall. From Liszt’s fantasia on the “Turkish March” to Spohr’s Beethovenesque scherzo and Reger’s variations on a bagatelle theme by Beethoven, the program also celebrates the 100th anniversary of an often-overlooked 20th-century master, Galina Ustvolskaya. Her Piano Concerto is considered her first composition and demands the listener’s ear with a pounding rhythmic motif that is repeated by the piano until the closing chord.
French pianist Lucas Debargue—who makes his Carnegie Hall mainstage and New York City symphonic debut at this performance—is the soloist. The only musician at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition awarded with the Moscow Music Critic’s Prize, the Huffington Post wrote that “Since Glenn Gould’s visit to Moscow and Van Cliburn’s victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition, never has a foreign pianist provoked such frenzy.” Following an unconventional path to success, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Paris Diderot as a teen, and didn’t change his primary focus to piano until his twenties, when Debargue started professional training at the Paris Cortot Music School and made a formal commitment to music. Since winning First Prize at the Gaillard International Piano Competition in 2014 and becoming a prize winner in the Tchaikovsky Competition, he has released four solo albums with Sony, received a prestigious 2017 German ECHO Klassik prize, and was the subject of a documentary following his Tchaikovsky Competition break-through. A composer as well, his Orpheo di camera concertino for piano, drums and string orchestra was premiered with Kremerata Baltica in Latvia in 2017. This season, he appears in Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, on tour with the Russian National Orchestra and Maestro Pletnev to the Middle East and Berlin, in concerts with violinist Gidon Kremer, and is returning to the Verbier Festival. 
Music director Leon Botstein will provide the musical context for the program in a lively, 30-minute Conductor’s Notes Q&A session, free for all ticket holders, one hour before the concert. As for all ASO programs, these discussions offer animated learning opportunities for both concert-goers and music connoisseurs alike.
After a four-year hiatus, the ASO also marks the return of its popular series at New York City’s Symphony Space with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, continuing the Orchestra’s celebration of the great composer’s 250th birthday (February 2).
14) News from Richard Hillman PR

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard CurtisUnmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors BankOpening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.
One of the most successful musical theater composers of all time takes audiences behind the scenes in Unmasked, a world premiere featuring stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work. This funny and warm musical portrait, a concert for the theater, offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky family and bohemian youth in London to the creation of such smash hits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. You’ll hear new and sometimes unexpected interpretations of his best-loved songs, rediscovered gems, and some new material specially written for this production.
Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday and will play the following schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm 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.
Paper Mill Playhouse, a leader in accessibility, will offer audio-described performances for Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 1:30pm and Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 1:30pm. Prior to these performances at noon, the theater will offer free sensory seminars. Sensory seminars offer an opportunity for patrons with vision loss to hear a live, in-depth description of the production elements of the show and hands-on interaction with key sets, props, and costumes. There will be a sign-interpreted and open-captioned performance on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 7:00pm.
CONVERSATION CLUB: Join us Thursday evenings, January 20, February 6, 13, and 20, one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. You'll learn more about the performance you're about to see.
THE DIRECTOR'S VIEWPOINT: One hour before curtain onWednesday, February 5, 2020, a pre-show discussion with the show’s director in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.
Q&A WITH THE CAST: After the matinee on Saturday, February 29, 2020 stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members directly following the performance.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for A More Theater Monday Monthly Mashup.

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