I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday Scoop Week of 3/15/20 What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Due to the Cornavirus outbreak, things are rapidly changing in the world of entertainment. Accordingly, we highly recommend that you check back here or on the various show or event websites to make sure that a show or event hasn't been cancelled or postponed since it was originally listed. We will do our best to update information as soon as it comes in. 

Please note the following closures and postponements:
(for events that are still going forward as of now see below)

New Jersey: 

George Street Playhouse has cancelled the rest of its season.

All Kelsey Theater shows and events are closed through March 31.

All Two River Theater shows and events have been cancelled through March 31.

New York:

Theater and Related Live Events:

All 59E59 Theatres shows have been cancelled through March 31.

All BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) live events have been cancelled through March 29

All Broadway shows have been cancelled through April 12

All Carnegie Hall shows and events have been cancelled through March 31.

All further performances of Engarde Arts Fandango for Butterflies (and coyotes) have been cancelled.

All Feinstein's/54 Below performance have been cancelled through April 8.

All The Flea Theater performances have been cancelled through April 2.

All Lincoln Center public performances and screenings have been cancelled through March 31.

MCC Theatre's production of Nollywood Dreams scheduled to start previews 3/19 will be postponed

MCC Theatre's Miscast 20, the 20th Annual Gala will be postponed from 4/6 to 6/16

All McKittrick Hotel performance have been cancelled through April 12.

All New World Stages shows have been cancelled through April 12.

New York City Center Encores! Presentation of Love Life has been cancelled.

Second Stage Theater has cancelled all remaining performances of We're Gonna Die and performances of Take Me Out will now begin on April 14.

All Symphony Space shows and events cancelled through April 1.

Works and Process at the Guggenheim will be cancelling performances from March through May to be rescheduled at a later date.


The New York Historical Society is temporarily closed and all programs and events will be cancelled or postponed through the end of April.

The Paley Center for Media will be closed through March 31.



The Franklin Institute will be closed for at least two weeks starting March 14.

For all other shows and events or locations, check their websites.
Here are a few events coming up soon  that are still scheduled to proceed at this time.

1) New Play Borders to Delve Into Private Gay Dating App Conversations Between Two Middle Eastern Men 3/19

2) Broadway Records to Release Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco  Fever Dream 3/20

3) Upcoming at Historic Philadelphia

Proclaiming Liberty and Justice Programs
Philadelphia Women and the Fight to Vote 3/21
Our Sons  Are What We Make Them:The Anti-Suffrage Movement in the US 3/21
Born for Liberty: Woman in the War for Independence 3/22

New Temporary Exhibit in March
Raising Their Voices for Women's Suffrage

Women's Storytelling at the Betsy Ross House
Suffragist Saturdays with Dora Lewis 3/21 & 3/28
Women's Storytelling Saturdays 3/22 & 3/29

1) New Play BORDERS to Delve Into the Private Gay Dating App Conversations Between Two Middle Eastern Men - 

Previews Begin 3/19

March 19 - April 27 at the Stonewall Inn
April 30 - May 17 at the Kraine Theatre
(Official Opening on Thursday May 7)
June 14 - June 21 

Dirty Laundry Theatre, an emerging New York City-based theatre production company founded by Israeli-American artists seeking to unite various cultures by airing their “dirty laundry”, invite you to review its inaugural production BORDERS, a new play written by Nimrod Danishman and directed by Michael R. Piazza that delves deep into the private gay dating app conversations between two middle-eastern men who struggle with taking their virtual relationship offline and into the real world. The two-hander features Adrian Rifat and Eli M. Shoenfeld.
BORDERS will have two special advance preview engagements this Spring. The first begins on Thursday, March 19th at the Stonewall Inn (marking the first time an Israeli play will be presented at the historic venue’s stage) and the second begins on Saturday, April 30th the Kraine Theatre, where it will also have its official opening on Thursday, May 7th.  The production will also run during NYC PRIDE weekend, on Sunday, June 14th – Sunday, June 21st at the 14ST Y PRIDE Fest. 

“Looking for now?” What divides or connect two people who meet online? The virtual fantasy, the distance, the foreignness, the border? Boaz and George meet on Grindr. They are attracted to one another instantly and want to meet in person, but something prevents them from doing so. One lives in Israel, the other - in Lebanon. Is it just the physical border that keeps them apart? Would their virtual relationship survive in the real world? An intriguing and timely drama about what it means to connect with another human in a highly politicized and hyper-virtual world, BORDERS boldly examine the relationship between virtual space and physical life.

BORDERS has a running time of 60 minutes. For more info and support: www.dirtylaundrytheatre.org
The performance schedule for BORDERS is as follows:



  • Thursday, 3/19 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 4/2 at 7:30pm
  • Monday, 4/27 at 2:30pm (There will be a post-show talk back with the playwright.


  • April 30th - May 17th
  • Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7:00pm 
  • Sundays at 5:00pm 


  • Sunday, June 14, 2020, 8pm
  • Friday, June 19, 2020, 6pm
  • Sunday, June 21, 2020: 1pm


Broadway Records today announced that Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream will be released digitally on Friday, March 20, 2020 and in stores on Friday, April 17, 2020. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.

Imagine Stephen Sondheim’s music and lyrics pumping through the magical haze of a discotheque. Adapted and expanded from a 2018 concert, this studio recording conceived and created by Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman places Sondheim's work into the popular music of the 1970's and 80's, fusing the master of musical theatre with various styles of disco.
Celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday with this unique and imaginative reinterpretation. Inspired by musical theatre/disco crossovers such as The Ethel Merman Disco Album and Gordon Grody’s “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd,” the 12-track album combines over forty of the master’s songs and  features the talents of Alison Luff (WaitressWicked), Blaine Krauss (PoseGreat Comet), Aneesa Folds (Freestyle Love Supreme), Charity Angél Dawson (Waitress), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), Brittnie Price (Postmodern Jukebox), Juwan Crawley (Aladdin), Deonté L. Warren (Aladdin), Joshua Hinck (Hail Oblivion), Aili Venho (50 Shades! The Musical), and Onyie Nwachukwu (Rent Natl Tour), as well as a special cameo from Chip Zien. The singers are backed by a thirteen-piece orchestra, and the album features liner notes by David Levy.

Track Listing:
  1. Opening (Doors)
  2. There are Giants Somewhere
  3. Hello Pretty Lady/Lovely Moments By the Sea
  4. Unworthy of Your Love
  5. Our Time
  6. No One Is Alone
  7. The Miller’s Son
  8. Artists Are Bizarre…
  9. Color and Light
  10. It’s Hot Up Here in this City on Fire
  11. Losing My Mind
  12. Megamix: Take Me to the World

To learn more, visit BroadwayRecords.com.
3) Upcoming at Historic Philadelphia

Independence National Historical Park:
·       A park ranger serves as a guide in The Unfinished Revolution: African American Women &
the Struggle for the Vote. Learn about some of history’s most influential African American women along with the challenges and adversity they faced before and after the 19th Amendment was passed. This free event takes place on March 29 from 3-3:30 pm from 4-4:30 pm at the Second Bank of the U.S.
·       Philadelphia Women and the Fight to Vote runs on March 21 from 1-2 pm. In this unique offering, two women from the year 1920 offer visitors a look into the race to ratification and the other issues women in that time faced. This will take place at the Benjamin Franklin Museum. Admission is free. 
·       Take time to learn about the politicization of women in Our Sons Are What We Make Them: The Anti- Suffrage Movement in the United States. This experience details the differences between the Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage movements. It will be held on March 21 from 3-4 pm at the Second Bank of the U.S. Admission is free. 
·       Born for Liberty: Women in the War for Independence details how the Revolutionary War paved the way for the women’s suffrage movement. This program will be held at the Second Bank of the U.S. on March 22, 28, and 29 from 3-3:30 pm. Admission is free.
·       A new temporary exhibits will open in March,:
o   The first, “Raising Their Voices for Women’s Suffrage” will open in the East Wing of Independence Hall on March 25. Explore women’s suffrage stories connected to Independence Square and stand in the place where women made history. The stories of Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Frances Watkins Harper are featured. The exhibit will include hands-on elements to explore with interest for the whole family

Suffragist Saturdays with Dora Lewis will be held on March 21, and 28 from 11 am – 2 pm. Visitors can meet Dora Lewis, a native Philadelphian and heroine of the American suffrage movement, as she tells real stories about her struggles and hardships for the cause. In addition, Women’s Story Telling Sundays will be held on March 22, and 29 from 11 am – 2 pm. Both of these programs are free with regular admission to the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.

Throughout the month, as well as year-round, Betsy Ross will be working away in the country’s only fully functional 18th-century upholstery shop from 10 am to 4 pm daily through March and every day the House is open. Talk with the First Lady of the Stars & Stripes and hear stories from her fascinating life and times. Visitors will also meet Phillis the washerwoman in March, Thursdays through Sundays from 12 noon – 5 pm. Phillis was a free African American woman who was born into slavery in Philadelphia. Hear how she gained her freedom and how she supports herself in 18th century Philadelphia’s growing free black community as she works in the Women at Work in Revolutionary America exhibit.
And that's the scoop.  Stay Healthy! Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.


  1. Thanks for sharing. I will be ecstatic when the hysteria surrounding the Corona Virus dissipates and things get back to normal again.

  2. Me too! I'm so bored and I can't wait to get back out and start doing things again. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.