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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday Scoop Week of 2/2/20 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

In This Week's Scoop

1) Upcoming at Lincoln Center
     Great Performers: Susan Graham 2/2, Atrium 360: Telegraph Quartet 2/6
2) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
    Young Concert Artists: Do-Hyun Kim 2/4, Broadway Playhouse: Jeanine Tesori 2/9
    Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition Winners Concert 2/9
3) Upcoming at iPlay America
    American Finalist, Wade Cota 2/7
4) Upcoming at Symphony Space
    Docktor Kaboom 2/8
5) Upstaged 1: Step and the City NCPA Step Dance Championships 2/8
6) Wykoff's Blue Moon Cafe and Cycle Bar To Raise Funds for Burned Church in Franklin Lake, NJ

PR Firm Roundup

7) News from Andrea Alton PR
    Comedic Solo Show, Unstuck Returns to the Tank Through February 23
8) News from DKC/O&M
    8A) Upcoming at New York Stage and Film
            Inspired by True Events 24, Growing Wild 2/7, Whitelisted 2/10
    8B) MCC Theater's All the Natalie Portmans Performances Begin 2/6
9) News from JT Public Relations
    Royal Family Productions Presents Female Forward Festival 2/7 -2/20
10) New from KampFire PR
      Chasing the River World Premiere 2/7 -2/29
11) News from Karen Greco PR
     11A) Engarde Arts Production of Fandango for Butterflies 2/6 - 2/28
     11B) The Hearth Premieres The Commons 2/6 -2/23
     11C) A Peregrine Falls at The Wild Project 2/6 - 2/29
12) News from Michelle Tabnick PR
     Intimate Apparel at Works & Process at the Guggenheim
13) News from Pascal Nadon Communications
       13A) Orchestra of St. Lukes  Handel & Vivaldi Rare Works for Double Orchestra 2/6
       13B) Orchestra Now Ton Fisher Series: Beethoven's Eroica

Out of the Area

The Louder We Get Running at Theater Calgary Through February 22

1) Upcoming at Lincoln Center

 Great Performers: Susan Graham, 
Atrium 360: Telegraph Quartet 

Tuesday, February 4 at 7:30 pm 
Great Performers 
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano 
Malcoln Martineau, piano 
“America’s favorite mezzo” Susan Graham (Gramophone) returns to the stage where she made her New York recital debut, bringing her lustrous voice and exquisite tones to Schumann’s beloved song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben, in dialogue with works by Fauré, Mahler, Strauss, and others, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau. 
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway. 
TICKETS start at $45 and are available by calling 212.721.6500 or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Great-Performers

*FREE Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 pm 
Atrium 360° 
Telegraph Quartet
The Telegraph Quartet is known for its “soulfulness, tonal beauty and intelligent attention to detail” (San Francisco Chronicle). For this free, hour-long program, the ensemble highlights the dashing “Lobkowitz” F- 3 major Quartet by Haydn, the final quartet written by this master of the form. Britten’s atmospheric String Quartet No. 2 pays tribute to another great English composer, Henry Purcell. Presented in collaboration with Great Performers 
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.
2) Upcoming at Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

 Young Concert Artists: Do-Hyun Kim  
Broadway Playhouse: Jeanine Tesori 
Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition Winners Concert 

Tuesday February 4, 7:30 PM
Young Concert Artists: Do-Hyun Kim

The First Prize Winner at the 2017 Young Concert Artists International Auditions performs works by Bach, Mozart, Bartók and Chopin.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to  

Sunday February 9, 11:00 AM
Broadway Playhouse: Jeanine Tesori

Learn about the Tony winning composer and her hit musicals Shrek The MusicalThoroughly Modern Millie and Fun Home through mini-musicals, medleys, sing-alongs and interactive games. Ages 4-11

For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/broadway-playhouse-jeanine-tesori

Sunday February 9, 5:00 PM
Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition Winners Concert 

Concerto Competition winners from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School perform solo works with orchestra.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/concerto-competition-winners-concert
3) Upcoming at iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ

American Idol Finalist, Wade Cota

Friday February 7

Wade Cota is headed to the tristate area when he launches his 2020 tour and he’s making a stop at The Event Center at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey. The singer-songwriter earned himself a top finalist spot on American Idol in 2019 and is ready to hit the iPlay America stage on February 7th.

Wade Cota is from Phoenix, Arizona and is well-known for his mix of indie rock and future base sound. Those who caught the 27-year-old on American Idol Season 17 will want to see his unique talent coupled with his humble and giving personality live and in person.

Tickets to see Wade Cota at The Event Center at iPlay America are on-sale now including General Admission and VIP Packages. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the event will start at 8:00 PM.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
4) Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Doktor Kaboom 

Saturday February 11, 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Nothing says science like KABOOM! Doktor Kaboom is an over-the-top German physicist with an unbridled and contagious passion for science. Sporting chrome goggles, orange lab coat, motorcycle boots, and wicked-cool hair, Doktor Kaboom travels the world, thrilling adults and children alike with an eruptive comedic style.This side-splitting series of increasingly spectacular, and (often) successful, demonstrations of the physical sciences includes an homage to Mister Wizard, a tabletop catapult, illusions of the mind, and surprising chemical reactions. 

David Epley, a Seattle-based actor-comedian who used to be a firefighter, tours the nation thrilling and inspiring young audiences as Doktor Kaboom. For his first-ever show at Symphony Space, Doktor Kaboom promises to bring his air cannon. He will also dispel the popular misconception that vacuum cleaners suck up dirt. "Suction is a myth," he explains.

View a video of Doktor Kaboom's show at the recent USA Science and Engineering Festival.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 


UpStaged Scholastic Productions, a diversified student performer platform, will host UpStaged 1: Step and the City, the National Collegiate Performing Arts (NCPA) ™ Step Championship on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 7.30pm at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (1941 Broadway at W. 65th St). 

Tickets for UpStaged 1: Step and the City are $49-199 and available by visiting bit.ly/UpStaged1Tix, calling 212.721.6500, or in-person at the box office of Alice Tully Hall.  For more information on UpStaged, visit UpStagedU.com.

The winner of the 16-team bracket-style competition will walk away with the UpStaged College National Champion title, and top finalists will receive UpStaged NCPA Step All-American recognition, and a share in over $5,000 in prize money. Step, talent, and modeling agents will be in attendance to select performers for Step Afrika and Off-Broadway’s Stomp, as well other talent and modeling castings. 

UpStaged 1: Step and the City features a dynamic new performing arts championship format, like collegiate athletic brackets, with one on one matches in quarters, semis, and finals, where the winner advances in NCAA tournament style.  Celebrity judges include the legendary star of Off-Broadway’s StompJohn Sawicki, and Step Afrika CEO/founder Brian Williams

Scheduled during the height of New York Fashion Week at the largest U.S. performing arts center, the championship line-up features top teams from Brandeis UniversityEmory UniversityMercy CollegePace University, St. John’s UniversitySyracuse UniversityTemple UniversityTufts UniversityWilliams College, and Yale University, with additional teams to be confirmed. 

Featured in the films Stomp the Yard and Spike Lee’s School Daze, and the documentary Step, step dance is rooted in African-American competitive group song and dance rituals incorporating the entire body as an instrument to produce rhythms and sounds involving aspects of cheer, gymnastics, breakdance, drill team, and call-and-response. 

Step represents the first among many performing genres, like NCAA sports, for which UpStaged is building competitions.  Currently, 480,000 NCAA athletes are efficiently organized and marketed in 19-21 men’s and women’s sports, while 7.5 million college and high school performers in 35 genres remain a fragmented landscape without overriding national structure. 
6) Wyckoff’s Blue Moon Mexican Café and Cycle Bar   
Declare Sunday, February 9, 2020 as 
The Day BothLocations Will Raise Funds for 
the Burned Down Church In Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Blue Moon Mexican Café and Cycle Bar Wyckoff have teamed up and Declared 
February 9, 2020 as the day both locations will raise funds for the recently burned 
Most Blessed Sacrament Church located in Franklin Lakes, N.J. From Opening to 
Closing, Blue Moon will offer 20% of dining in, take-out, local delivery, catering and 
gift cards with the mention of “Church Fire” to rebuild the Most Blessed Sacrament 
Church.  Cycle Bar’s Wyckoff location will donate 100% of all proceeds from their 
12:30PM Spin Class on Sunday, February 9th to Most Blessed Sacrament Church. 
The funds will be used to restore the church located at 787 Franklin Lake Road in 
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

The Most Blessed Sacrament Church was completely and deliberately burned down 
on December 11, 2019 in the middle of the night.  The surrounding community is 
devastated and heartbroken to see the bell tower and pile of bricks, which is all
that is left of the beloved church. The community is coming together to rebuild the 
church and assistance is needed from the entire county.

Blue Moon’s Mexican Café owner Howie Felixbrod is challenging all area retailers 
and restaurants to join in this community fundraiser on Sunday, February 9th, 2020.  

Visit Blue Moon Mexican Café on Sunday, February 9, 2020 with the mention of 
“Church Fire” Blue Moon will donate 20% of Checks, Delivery, Catering & Take Out 
and Gift Certificates to the beloved Franklin Lakes Church.  Gift Certificates 
purchased now to February 9th  Blue Moon will donate 20 % of to the church by 

Blue Moon Wyckoff
327 Franklin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ  07481
Phone:  201.891.1331
Monday & Tuesday 11:30am - 10pm
Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday 10:30am - 10pm

PR Firm Roundup

7) News from Andrea Alton PR

A new solo-show about the intersection of OCD 

and queer identity


January 30 - February 23 at The Tank 

in Midtown

After a sold-out run in August, Olivia Levine’s solo-show, UNSTUCK, returns to The Tank for a limited engagement. The production runs January 30 through February 23 with opening night slated for January 30. UNSTUCK is written and performed by Levine and follows her journey with OCD from childhood to adulthood. Molly Rose Heller directs

Ever been afraid to use the word “delectable” in a sentence after JonBenet Ramsey said it the night before she was murdered in the JonBenet Ramsey Lifetime Original Movie? Ever have to shout “green car, green car, green car,” every time a green car zooms down the street? If you answered yes, you probably have OCD. We've all heard about the hand washing, the touching, the counting. But most of us haven't heard the rest of it -- the fear of accidentally causing violent harm to a loved one, the fear that using a particular word might result in the death of your best friend. Killing people with your vagina germs! Accidentally impregnating your mother! The list goes on.

UNSTUCK explores the intersection of Olivia Levine’s OCD with her sexuality and identity as a queer woman, focusing on how it engages with her familial, platonic and romantic relationships. Using storytelling, standup, and movement, she explores the evolution of her OCD and the pains, surprises, and gifts it has afforded her.

The Tank is located at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th avenues), 4th Floor, New York, New York 10018. Subways: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 34th Street. Running time: 1:15. Tickets are $18 and are available at https://bit.ly/2rNepHZ.
8) News from DKC/O&M

8A) Upcoming at New York Stage 

and Film

New York Stage and Film’s NYC Winter Season, held at The Lark’s Barebones Studio (311 West 43rd Street, 5th Floor), will feature:

Inspired By True Events
by Ryan Spahn
directed by Michael Urie
Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00pm

Based on an actual incident at a community theater, Inspired By True Events reminds us that the show must go on – no matter what terrifying and harrowing event has occurred.

Growing Wild
by Shona Tucker
directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke
live music by Jack Gulielmetti
Friday, February 7 at 7:00pm

Shona Tucker (To Kill A Mockingbird) will perform her lyrical solo play with live music, Growing Wild, about a New York actress who returns to her southern Kentucky hometown to perform at Actors Theatre, only to learn that everything she believed about the death of her free-spirited sister was a lie. Through time shifts, we witness a family's inter-generational quest to heal from the trauma of a mysterious sex crime.

Tickets are free and can be reserved by visiting 






All The Natalie Portmans begins performances on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space ,511 West 52nd Street with official opening night set for Monday, February 24th.  Tickets go on sale Monday, January 6th. Tickets are available at www.mcctheater.org.

All The Natalie Portmans is a fantastical new coming of age comedy.  Sixteen-year-old Keyonna and her older brother Samuel live on the brink of eviction while dreaming of a better tomorrow. Too smart, “too gay” and too lonely to fit in, Keyonna escapes into a world of rom coms, red carpets and all the iconic characters played by her muse, Natalie Portman. But when “all the Natalie Portmans” start talking back to her, Keyonna finally has to face her off-screen drama in this imaginative new play that reminds us to embrace life on the ground while still reaching for the stars.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mcctheater.org  
9) News from JT Public Relations

Featuring New Work by
February 7-10, 2020
Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square-based non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is proud to kick off their season with Royal Family's Resident Choreographer/Creative Associate Lorna Ventura curating the FEMALE FORWARD FESTIVAL. This festival features Blackbirding by Queen Esther (The Moxie Show), Journeys by Rosa Arredondo (TV: “Roswell, New Mexico.” Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire), and This Open Earth by Iman Schuk. Tickets are $30; $100; $250 and can be purchased by clicking royalfamilyproductions.org 
Vocalist, solo performer, playwright, musician,and producer Queen Esther continues to perform internationally with her mentor Riosewllharmelodic guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer as she forges her own sonic path with her Black Americana and jazz projects. Described by Vanity Fair as "...a brutal, original, explosive singer," recent highlights include a TED Talk about the erasure of African-Americans in country and bluegrass, headlining at Dizzy's in Lincoln Center with her project Queen Esther sings Billie Holiday: The Lost Classics and a Black Americana performance at the 2018 Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Ill. After the transatlantic African slave trade was banned in 1807, blackbirding – capturing free African-Americans and fugitive slaves above the Mason-Dixon Line and selling them into slavery – was all the rage. Blackbirding uses sound, vision, and storytelling to recontextualize the concept, bringing it into the present.Blackbirding features Queen Esther, Rosa Curry (Broadway: Dream Girls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), and Jeff McLaughlin as the Guitarist/Music Director.
Written and Performed by Queen Esther
Feb 7th-Feb 10th
FRI, FEB 7 @ 1:00 pm; SAT, FEB 8 @ 6:30 pm and MON, FEB 10 @ 7:30 pm

Rosa Arredondo is thrilled to return to Royal Family Productions with her solo show, JOURNEYS, after appearing in their production of WOMEN ON FIRE: Stories from the Frontlines. You can catch Rosa Arredondo, as Sheriff Valenti, on the hit TV series “Roswell”. Her film credits include the Academy Award-Winning film Still Alice, Baby Girl by award-winning director Macdara Vallely, and Slamdance audience award-winner Silver Tongues.  Rosa’s theatre credits include Emily Mann’s Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, the Cherry Lane’s production of The Surgeon and Her Daughters, the Sonnet Theater Rep’s The Maids, George Wolfe’s Harlem Song, and the Lincoln Center production of The House of Bernarda Alba.  Everyone who has come to this country from another, regardless of age, gender, or background has a story.  Journeys is a series of monologues based on those stories. Why they came, their first impressions, most memorable experience, and who was left behind.  In all, the piece deals with the loneliness, struggles, joys,and dreams of anyone who has ever left home, to start a new life. It serves as a gentle reminder of our ancestors’ … Journeys. Journeys features Rosa Arredondo and Manny Cruz as the musician/Music Director.

Written and Performed by Rosa Arredondo
Feb 7th-Feb 10th;
 FRI, FEB 7 @ 7:00 pm; SAT, FEB 8 @ 2:00 pm and MON, FEB 10 @ 4:00 pm

Iman Schuk is an actress, model and emerging playwright. A student of the human experience, Iman uses her writing to highlight the compelling richness and complexity of everyday people living their everyday lives. She shares this work in honor of her father Sam Smith, who told her to have the courage to follow her own pen wherever it should take her. This Open Earth is a 75-minute play that encourages us to discover the rich texture of the relationships around us. It expresses the subtle but binding experiences and relationships that create the “community” we ultimately depend on. In this play, we consider the idea that maybe the most compelling, interesting, necessary and impactful stories don’t belong to the celebrities or social icons or big personalities, but instead to the real-life people we see moving through their real-life struggles in the apartment right next door. This Open Earth features Alexandra Foucard (Broadway:  Les Mis, Guys and Dolls), Chuk Obasi (NY:  The Actual Dance), and Tonye Patano (HBO’s” Weeds”).

This Open Earth
Written by Iman Schuk
Featuring Alexandra Foucard, Chuk Obasi, and Tonye Patano
Feb 9th-Feb 10th
SUN, FEB 9 @ 6:30 pm and MON, FEB 10 @ 6:00 pm

The Female Forward Festival features direction and choreography by Lorna Ventura, scenic and lighting design by Ted Sullivan, dramaturgy by Miles Orduna (for Blackbirding and This Open Earth),, associate direction by Yael Reich, and production stage management by Kyle Conn.
10) News from KampFire

Chasing the River 
will play its World Premiere

Chasing the River will play its World Premiere at the award-winning Off-Broadway Chain Theatre (312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018). Performances begin Friday, February 7 and continue through Saturday, February 29. 

Chasing the River is about survival, second chances and learning to bet on yourself. Recently released from prison, a young woman returns to her childhood home - the scene of the crime that put her away when she was just a teenager. Still entwined in the memories of her tumultuous youth, she struggles to break free and focus on her future.

CHASING THE RIVER plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, February 22: 

 Thursdays at 8 p.m. 
 Fridays at 8 p.m. 
 Saturdays at 8 p.m. 
 Sundays at 3 p.m. 

Tickets are $20 and are now available online at www.chaintheatre.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater’s box office ½ hour prior to performance.

For more information visit www.chaintheatre.org
11) News from Karen Greco PR

11A) En Garde Arts production of Fandango for Butterflies 

(and Coyotes)

Inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrants living in New York, this world premiere play, which is fused with a celebratory fandango, travels to all five boroughs of NYC

Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) begins performances on Thursday, February 6, with a press opening of Monday, February 10 at 7 pm, at the historic Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa before touring all five boroughs of New York, ending its run on Saturday, March 28 at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn (see below for full tour schedule). Single tickets, which range from $10 $45 are on sale now. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.engardearts.orgThe approximate running time is 90 minutes.

On the eve of city-wide ICE raids, a group of immigrants gather in an undisclosed community center in NYC for a fandango. As fear encroaches — fear for family left behind in their home countries, fear for loved ones in the middle of their dangerous journey to New York, fear of leaving the sanctuary of the community center simply to get a bag of ice — a sense of camaraderie builds between the participants. Strangers become friends, friends become family, and the fandango plays on.

Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) is a beautifully rendered expression of hope and celebration of community shared through music, dance, and storytelling.

Free tickets are offered to audience members who bring their jaranas and participate in the fandango during this theatrical celebration!

The performances will be in English and Spanish with supertitles, making it fully accessible to Spanish and English-speaking audiences. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs will be at select performances to provide both immigrants and allies with resources and actionable steps.

Produced by En Garde Arts (Anne Hamburger, Founder and Artistic Director; Heather Cohn, Executive Director), Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) runs from Thursday, February 6 – Saturday, March 28 at the following venues:
February 6 – February 15
Presented by La MaMa
La MaMa (66 East 4th Street, btw Bowery & 2nd Ave, Manhattan)
Thursday – Saturday at 7 pm; Sunday at 3pm, with an added performance on Monday, February 10 at 7 pm
Press Opening: Monday, February 10 at 7 pm
February 19 - 20
In Association with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, Queens)
Wednesday - Thursday at 7:30 pm
February 28
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanic Garden (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island)
Friday at 7 pm
March 12
In Partnership with Lehman Stages
Lehman Stages (250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx)
Thursday at 7 pm
March 20 – 21
In Association with Open Hydrant at The Point
The Point (940 Garrison Ave, Bronx)
Friday at 3 pm & 7:30 pm and Saturday at 3 pm
March 26 – March 28
In Association with Irondale Ensemble Project
Irondale Center (85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn)
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 pm

11B) One of the most exciting young theater companies in NYC, The Hearth, premieres 
at 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director), welcomes the world premiere of THE COMMONS, written by Lily Akerman and directed by Emma Miller. Produced by The HearthTHE COMMONS begins performances on Thursday, February 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 23Press Opening is Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 pm. The performance schedule is Tuesday -  Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison)

Missing almonds, empty apologies, and a pizza box in the recycling bin that clearly belongs in the trash. When space is at a premium, there’s no room for weak links. THE COMMONS is a play about living with strangers and the things that seem small until they aren’t.
 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


11C) What's on at the wild project

February 6 - February 29
A PEREGRINE FALLS written by Leegrid Stevens
Produced by Loading Dock Theater in association with The Workshop Theatre
Schedule: Wednesday - Friday at  7pm; Saturday at 1 pm & 7  pm; Sunday at 1 pm (no matinee no Sat 2/8)
Tickets: $85 (premium reserved); $45 (general admission); $30 (students/seniors)
In his first world premiere since the critically acclaimed Spaceman, which earned fellow company member Erin Treadway a Drama Desk nomination for Best Solo Performance, Leegrid Stevens continues to break apart themes of belief and delusion with A Peregrine Falls. Charlie’s daughter, Kailey, returns home with exciting news of a pregnancy but joy quickly turns to dread when facts emerge that paint Kailey’s story in a much darker light. The play explores the power of illusion and why sometimes it’s impossible to see what’s right in front of you.
All performances are at the Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thewildproject.org.
The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

12) News from 
Michelle TabnickPR

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Lincoln Center Theater:
Intimate Apparel

by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher

February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Lincoln Center Theater: Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage with Bartlett Sher on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Go behind the scenes of a new chamber opera based on Lynn Nottage's popular play Intimate Apparel, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by the playwright and directed by Bartlett Sher. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the opera tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies' undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal and comes to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life's challenges. Dramaturg and Director of the Opera Commissioning Program at The Metropolitan Opera Paul Cremo moderates a discussion with Gordon, Nottage, and Sher and cast members perform highlights, ahead of the opera's opening performance on February 27.

$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

13A) Orchestra of St. Luke's Begins Winter-Spring Season: Handel/Vivaldi Works for Double Orchestra with Daniel Hope & Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Feb. 6)

Orchestra of St. Luke’s begins its 2020 winter-spring season on February 6 when OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie and the Orchestra fill Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with an extravagant program of works for double orchestra by Handel and Vivaldi. Violinist Daniel Hope joins the Orchestra and Bernard Labadie for Vivaldi’s Double Orchestra Concerto in D Major, RV 582, "Per la SS Assontione di Maria Vergine" and his Concerto in A Major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, “per eco in lontana,” while contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux performs two contrasting settings of the Salve Regina by Vivaldi, both for contralto and double orchestra. Also on the program are two of Handel’s Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 333 and 334.
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
Daniel Hope, Violinist
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Contralto
HANDEL Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 333
VIVALDI Double Orchestra Concerto in D Major, RV 582, "Per la SS Assontione di Maria Vergine"
VIVALDI Salve Regina, RV 618
HANDEL Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 334
VIVALDI Concerto in A Major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 552 “per eco in lontana”
VIVALDI Salve Regina, RV 616

Carnegie Hall / Stern Auditorium
57th Street at 7th Avenue

Priced from $15 to $98. Call 212.247.7800 or visit CarnegieHall.org
Visit OSLmusic.org for more details on the orchestra’s Carnegie Hall subscription series, including a program celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a performance of his Choral Fantasy and Mass in C minor on March 5.

13B) Upcoming for Orchestra Now

Fisher Center at Bard, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 8 PM
Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 2 PM
Leon Botstein, conductor
Anna Polonsky, piano
The Consecration of the House Overture
Piano Concerto No. 4
Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Tickets priced at $25–$35 may be purchased online at fishercenter.bard.edu, by calling the Fisher Center at 845.758.7900, or at the Fisher Center box office in the lobby of Sosnoff Theater.
The following is a out of the area we generally cover but we wanted to share it with you. It is similiar to the recent Broadway Musical The Prom.

Lonny Price directs Evan Kinnane, Lee MacDougall, and Thom Allison in 
Theatre Calgary’s 
based on the true story of Marc Hall, with book by Kent Staines, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, and music by Colleen Dauncey.

The Louder We Get follows the true story of former Ontario native Marc Hall, who fought for his right to take his boyfriend to high school prom. 17 years later, the meaning and message of Marc’s story is just as important today, as it motivates and inspires people to embrace equality and stand up for who they are. It is a story about speaking up for what you believe, standing up for someone you care about, and making change.

The Louder We Get runs at Theatre Calgary January 28 - February 22, 2020, in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre, in Calgary Alberta, Canada. 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit theatrecalgary.com.
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