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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Scoop Week of 5/31/20 - Current and Upcoming Alternatives to Live In Person Events and More

1) RESCHEDULED TO 6/4 Apollo Theatre Benefit Concert Presented by Gibson June 2, 7:30 PM
2) Ballet Hispanico's Facebook Watch Parties Every Wednesday in June 7:00 PM
3) Bloomingdale School of Music 20th Annual Performathon
4) POSTPONED Broadway.com Salutes the Tonys Streaming June 7, 7:00 PM
5) Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for Kids Inspector Pulse at Home Fridays 11:00 AM
6) Field Station: Dinosaurs Online Steam and Science Art Activities
7) RESCHEDULED TO  6/22 Grace & Milt, a New Play Live Virtual Benefit Performance
8) Lincoln Square Business Improvement District Virtual Happenings
9) The Sound of Music Crafting Corner Educational Activity for Children
10) South Street Seaport Museum Afternnoon of Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music June 7
11) Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institutes Presents Vangeline Theater on Demand
12) Works & Progress at the Guggenheim American Reperory Theater's Ocean Filibuster June 8
13) Works & Progess at the Guggenheim Presents Storm Performed by Sara Mearns
14) Works & Progress at the Guggenheim Virtual Commissions June Premieres
15) York Theatre Company's Uniquely York Online Auction Extends to June 30

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 4


GIBSON PRESENTS:
1) LET’S STAY (IN) TOGETHER: 
A BENEFIT TO SUPPORT THE APOLLO
LIVE CONCERT WILL KICK OFF BLACK MUSIC MONTH IN JUNE 
 ON TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 7:30p ET AT

FIRST-EVER, FREE, VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE APOLLO THEATER FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY:
“CAPTAIN” KIRK DOUGLAS OF THE ROOTS, KOOL & THE GANG, GARY CLARK JR., ROBERT RANDOLPH, RAY CHEW,
MICHAEL MCDONALD, LIL BUCK & JON BOOGZ, KEB MO, CELISSE HENDERSON, INFINITY’S SONG, MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH and DJ REBORN WITH APPEARANCES FROM DIONNE WARWICK, DOUG E. FRESH, ROY WOOD JR., TEDDY RILEY AND MORE

Gibson the iconic, American-made, leading instrument brand is proud to partner with the legendary Apollo Theater for the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” benefit concert. The celebration marks the launch of a partnership between Gibson and the Apollo Theater which will include collaborations on future show programming, music education initiatives, music preservation and support established and emerging talent. The LIVE, free virtual benefit concert will kick off Black Music Month in June and will offer critical support to safeguard the ground-breaking institution’s future following the unprecedented cancellation of more than 100 programs due to COVID-19. Tune in to watch the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” livestream this coming Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30p ET/4:30p PT at www.apollotheater.org.
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2) Ballet Hispánico's Facebook Watch Parties every Wednesday 
in June at 7pm EDT


Ballet Hispánico continues B Unidos, its video series, with Watch Parties in June 2020, available at www.facebook.com/ballethispanicohttps://www.ballethispanico.org/bunidos/watch-party, or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeBVCPHnWSLKF4c53fAqDRw/.

Enjoy a Company performance from the comfort of your own home, followed by live Q&A sessions with Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and Company dancers:
June 3 at 7pm: El Viaje
June 10 at 7pm: Nací
June 17 at 7pm: Sombrerísimo (female cast)
June 24 at 7:30pm: Noche Unidos, a night of dance and unity (details tba)

El Viaje (2019)
Choreography by Edwaard Liang
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Costume Design by Danielle Truss
Lighting Design by Joshua Paul Weckesser
Liang evokes emotion through moving sound and lush movement to exemplify how many individuals feel when one leaves one's homeland or country of birth to seek a new life, including moments of remembering, sharing, and letting go. He particularly focuses on the Chinese mass emigration from the nineteenth century to 1949 and the Chinese-Cuban diaspora to explore identity and the ghosts of a former life.

Nací (2009)

Choreography by Andrea Miller

Assisted by Allysen Hooks and Dan Walczack

Music by A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Capilla Antigua De Chincilla, Tony Gatlif, Francoise Atlan, Aicha Redouane, Monserrat Figueras, Pari intervallo, and Banda Ionica

Costume Design by Andrea Miller and Diana Ruettiger

Lighting Design by Savannah Bell

Drawing from the duality of her Spanish and Jewish-American background, choreographer Andrea Miller employs her distinctive movement style to investigate the Sephardic culture of Spain, with its Moorish influence and profound sense of community, despite hardship.



Sombrerísimo (2013)

Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Music by Banda Ionica featuring Macaco el Mono Loco, Titi Robin, and soundscape by various artists

Costume Design by Diana Ruettiger

Lighting Design by Joshua Preston

Inspired by the surrealist world of Belgian painter René Magritte, famous for his paintings of men in bowler hats, Sombrerísimo references the iconic sombreros (hats) found throughout the world that help to represent culture. Originally choreographed for an all-male cast, Sombrerísimo has evolved into a work that can also be performed by an all-female or mixed-gender cast.

Sombrerísimo was commissioned by New York City Center for the Fall for Dance Festival.
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3) Bloomingdale School of Music
20th Annual Performathon

an online student-driven performance fundraiser 

for BSM's Scholarship Fund

culminating in a live musical event

June 6, 2020 at 6pm



Bloomingdale School of Music announces its 20th Annual Performathon, an online student-driven performance fundraiser for the school's scholarship fund, which will culminate in a live musical Zoom event on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 6pm. The RSVP-only event is free, with registration available here. Donations are accepted online



Also online is a two-week silent auction, offering quarantined New Yorkers tired of cooking the chance to enjoy a meal delivered to their door by one of New York's fine dining establishments, as well as other COVID-curated auction items.  



All are invited to join the Bloomingdale community on June 6 for a culminating live Zoom event-a first for the broader community-featuring student performance highlights, a layered BSM artist-faculty ensemble video finale, and a shout out to all the graduating seniors during these virtual times. Hear live from Bloomingdale students how studying music at Bloomingdale has impacted their lives. Join the chat to celebrate Bloomingdale's musical community from near and far!

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

4) SHOW OF SHOWS:

BROADWAY.COM SALUTES

THE TONYS

TO PREMIERE

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 AT 7:00 PM ET

ON

BROADWAY.COM AND YOUTUBE

AN ALL-STAR TOAST TO

BROADWAY’S BIGGEST NIGHT

IN SUPPORT OF

THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING

AND THE BROADWAY LEAGUE

Broadway.com, the theater world’s premier content provider, will pay tribute to the Tony Awards® with a special benefit, “Show of Shows: Broadway.com Salutes the Tonys,” on Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 PM ET. The free online event will air on the same night that the now-postponed 2020 Tony Awards were originally scheduled to be held.
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5) Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for Kids

INSPECTOR PULSE @ HOME


Fridays at 11:00 AM ET on Facebook, then available for on demand viewing on the CMS website

Join Bruce Adolphe as the world’s greatest and only Private Ear, Inspector Pulse, for short, weekly music lessons exploring the fundamentals of music-making and a digital Q&A. Perfect for young and curious music-lovers

Streaming on Fridays at 11:00 am on the CMS Facebook page, videos will then be available for on-demand streaming on the CMS website with accompanying activities and a learning guide.

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6) FIELD STATION: DINOSAURS CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DINOSAUR DAY WITH ONLINE STEAM SCIENCE AND ART ACTIVITIES

On Mon., June 1st, Field Station: Dinosaurs is celebrating International Dinosaur Day with extensive Facebook Live content including live feeds from its Derby, KS. location with Expedition Commander, Guy Gsell and The Mighty T-Rex, a 15-foot Juvenile T-Rex puppet.



It’s Facebook page will also include:

  • Live streaming of games, classes and the world premiere of its new theater production of Dinosaur Whodunnit from Field Station: Dinosaurs in Derby, KS.;
  • Dinosaur Troubadours will be singing Field Station favorites live from their homes throughout the day;
  • Kids can ‘Ask the Paleontologist’ questions with world renowned Educator and Paleontologist Jason Schein of The Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute
  • Lessons with experts including Undersea Dinosaur Expert Mike Everhart, Dinosaur Puppet Master Chris Palmeri, Paleoartist Christopher DiPiazza from Prehistoric Beast of the Week
  • A full schedule of live shows, games and activities hosted by Field Station: Dinosaurs;

All of Field Station: Dinosaurs’ International Dinosaur Day online activities can be accessed for free on Mon. June 1st starting at [12pm EST] at www.facebook.com/FieldStationDinosaurs .  For a complete schedule of International Dinosaur Day activities, visit Facebook.

For tickets to Field Station: Dinosaurs in Derby, KS, which opens on Mon. June 1, visit  https://kansasdinos.com/, or in Leonia, N.J., opening Sat. July 11th, visit https://jerseydinos.com/ for information on the 2020 season.
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
TO 6/22
7) DARLENE KAPLAN ENTERTAINMENT
TO PRESENT A LIVE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE OF
GRACE & MILT
A NEW PLAY
BY SHEILA CALLAGHAN & MARCUS GARDLEY
MUSIC BY ROGER BELLON
PROJECTIONS BY NICHOLAS HUSSONG
DIRECTED BY STEVE ZUCKERMAN
INSPIRED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF GAIL ALBERT-HALABAN
FEATURING: ADAM O’BYRNE AND ZOË WINTERS
MONDAY, JUNE 8 @ 8PM ET/5PM PT
A BENEFIT FOR THE BABIES HEART FUND
AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IRVING MEDICAL CENTER
Darlene Kaplan Entertainment will present a live virtual performance of Grace & Milt, a new play by Sheila Callaghan and Marcus Gardley. Inspired by the photographs of Gail Albert-Halaban, the performance will be streamed live on YouTube on Monday, June 8 @ 8PM/5PM ET. Tickets may may be obtained at https://events.columbia.edu/go/graceandmilt.

Isolated in their separate New York City apartments, Grace & Milt are obsessed with watching each other. Can voyeurism lead to a real connection?
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8) Lincoln Square Culture from the Couch - Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) Event Portal Lists Neighborhood Virtual Activities and Happenings for All Audiences

As individuals continue to stay home and practice social distancing, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) has relaunched its online Events Calendar with a comprehensive list of virtual experiences happening within and around the Lincoln Square neighborhood, and beyond.
Listed through a Virtual Events Calendar portal on the BID’s website are the many activities and events allowing individuals from all around the tri-state area who usually come to Lincoln Square to enjoy all that the neighborhood has to offer to experience the vibrant culture of the Upper West Side community from their home. While larger institutions may list their events on their websites, the Lincoln Square BID’s calendar also includes virtual programming from smaller, local institutions, such as the American Folk Art Museum, Kaufman Music Center and others. Check it out for free musical performances, exercise classes, art workshops and more.
In addition to the events portal on local e-happenings, the BID is also a resource for take-out dining and delivery options in the area to enjoy some tasty treats, while taking in an online performance.

For more information on virtual offerings, take out dining and delivery options, resources and updates for small businesses, residents and others impacted by the public health crisis, please visit www.lincolnsquarebid.org.
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9) The Sound of Music 
Educational Activity for Kids

This week The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization partnered with Liz Stanley of Say Yes to create a fun and educational music activity for children of all ages to enjoy! All you need are a few glass bottles and food coloring to teach children about music, science, and color theory – all while playing the fun tune “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music. 

Over the last 60 years, The Sound of Music has filled hearts, theaters, and homes with warmth, laughter and cheer. The newly launched “The Sound of Music Crafting Corner” is an online resource that features a variety of crafts and activities created by influential fans of  The Sound of Music. Through music activities and various crafts, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is encouraging families to create and have fun together during this time. 

Liz Stanley’s full tutorial can be found HERE and her Instagram post can be found HERE 
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10) South Street Seaport Museum 
Announces an Afternoon of 
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music
June 7, 2020

South Street Seaport Museum's monthly sea-music Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues - virtually. From our living rooms and kitchens, and even from the deck of Wavertree, join our round-robin of shared songs, featuring members of the New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear during a Virtual Chantey Sing on Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 2-4pm. The event is FREE. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior: seaportmuseum.org/chanteysing
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11) Vangeline Theater / New York Butoh Institute 
presents
THE LAUNCH OF 
VANGELINE THEATER ON DEMAND
Featuring Erasure with Vangeline (2019)
NOW ONLINE

Due to the COVID 19 crisis, Vangeline Theater/ New York Butoh Institute launches Vangeline Theater on DemandOver the next few months, we keep butoh front and center in New York by sharing rare archival butoh performances with our community. Our first release is the archival footage of Erasure, featuring Vangeline and filmed on May 19, 2010 at Theater for the New City, NY. Rentals are $5.99, and can be purchased online at vimeo.com/ondemand/erasurewithvangeline.
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12) Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents
Virtual Works & Process: 
American Repertory Theater's 
Ocean Filibuster 
by PearlDamour
June 8, 2020 7:30 PM

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a Virtual Works & Process: American Repertory Theater's Ocean Filibuster by PearlDamour on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:30pm. The event is free, but space is limited and RSVP is required at www.worksandprocess.org; a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day of the performance.
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13) Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Presents a WPA Virtual Commission World Premiere
Storm
Performed by Sara Mearns
Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse
Music and Lyrics by Zoe Sarnak
Vocals by Margo Seibert
June 7, 2020 at 7:30pm 


On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will present the premiere of Storm as part of the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Series. A direct response to the pandemic, the initiative was launched to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times by granting over $150,000 in commissioning funds to artists who have been featured at Works & Process. Artists from a wide variety of genres have been commissioned to create new works, less than 5 minutes long, while social distancing, that premiere on FacebookInstagram and YouTube (@worksandprocess).


Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Playlist

Storm
Performed by Sara Mearns
Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse
The Storm Will Pass Soon Now - Music and Lyrics by Zoe Sarnak
Vocals by Margo Seibert
Piano by Zoe Sarnak
Filmed by Joshua Bergasse
Edited by Lee Cherry
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14) Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces WPA Virtual Commissions June Premieres

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to announce June premieres for Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions.

June 1                   Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dick Hyman, Adam Charlap Hyman, and                                Zack Winokur
June 7                   Joshua Bergasse, Sara Mearns, Zoe Sarnak, and Margo Seibert
June 8                   Dylan Crossman
June 13                 Ryan McNamara
June 14                 BalletX with Hope Boykin, Rena Butler, Caili Quan, and Penny                                      Saunders
June 15                 Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott
June 21                 Pontus Lidberg
June 22                 John Jarboe*
June 23                 Victoria Sin*
June 24                 Jack Ferver and Jeremy Jacob*
June 25                 Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung*
June 26                 Viva DeConcini*
June 27                 Machine Dazzle*
June 28                 Simone Dinnerstein, Isaac Mizrahi, Pam Tanowitz*
June 29                 Tom Gold*

*In partnership with the digital exhibition The Guggenheim Circular: Embrace and NYC Pride.

To financially support artists and nurture their creative processes during these challenging times, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions. Through the generosity of our board and donors, over $150,000 in commissioning funds is being granted to artists to produce new video works while social distancing. Each under five minutes long, these virtual performances will spotlight leading creators who have participated in past Works & Process programs. New commissions are posted on FacebookInstagram, and YouTube (@worksandprocess) every Sunday and Monday at 7:30 pm.
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15) THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY’S
50TH ANNIVERSARY “UNIQUELY YORK” ONLINE AUCTION
The York Theatre Company88 (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, has announced an extension of its 50th Anniversary Online Auction now through June 30, 2020. Bidding on select items will conclude this Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 8:00PM. Bids are now being accepted online at www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=21187
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.