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.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Kirby's Mill and the Medford Historical Society



What:
Kirby's Mill and the Medford Historical Society 

Where: 275 Church Rd.
            Medford, NJ

Who: All ages



Kirby's Mill was the last operating commercial mill in the state of New Jersey. The mill was still using water power as late as 1961, and even after it converted to electricity it was still operating in some capacity through 1969. The mill is now a State Historic Site and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. 


The mill also houses the Medford Historical Society. Other buildings located on the property include a carriage barn, a working blacksmith shop, and more. There is also an old storage barn that has been converted into a museum that houses a wide assortment of farming tools and machines. Objects on display include a potato sorter, a feed cutter, both a horsepower treadmill and a small animal treadmill, and more. 



The mill will be open to visitors on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM throughout the months of July and August. They are also open the second Saturday of the month from May through October from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to demonstrate the milling process. They will be milling corn. You can visit on other dates and at other times but you will only be able to walk around the ground and not enter the buildings. Events hosted throughout the year including the following: The Milford Quilt Show gives visitors the opportunity to view a wide array of handmade quilts. On Medford Day, among other things, visitors can view demonstrations of various crafts including weaving, broom making, and more.  They may even get the opportunity to try a craft themselves. The next event will be the Medford Apple Festival which will take place on October 9, 2021. In addition to a variety of crafts and plenty of food especially apple-related foods, including apple cider donuts made on-site, there will be music and a whole lot more.  Kirby's Mill special events are completely free to attend as is a visit to the mill on a day when there aren't any special events. For more information, visit www.medfordhistory.org



And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tips for Tuesday - Books: To Sir With Love and Movies: Jimmy's Jungle

We may have been given complimentary copies of any books and/or other products mentioned below and/or complimentary access to any audio or visual media. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: To Sir With Love 


Today we are recommending To Sir With Love by Lauren Layne. This book is a You've Got Mail for the current age. It is the latest version of stories with similar themes that started with a Hungarian play called Parfumerie in 1937 and continued with the movies The Shop Around The Corner in 1940 and In the Good Old Summertime in 1949 and the stage musical She Loves Me in 1964 before even getting to You've Got Mail in 1998. In this version of the story, Gracie Cooper is struggling to keep the family wine shop she inherited from her father afloat when all she wants to do is paint. She meets a man only known to her as Sir on a dating app. They began exchanging texts. She begins falling for him, but even though he really seems to like her too, he is reluctant to meet her in person. In her real life, she meets Sebastian and is drawn to him immediately. When she finds out he is the man who has been trying to purchase her family business, she tries to shake him off but she can't quite get him out of her mind. He seems to keep putting himself in her path which doesn't help, but still, she keeps finding reasons not to trust him.  Plus, she still can't get Sir out of her mind. If you are familiar with any of the aforementioned stories and even if you're just a fan of romance novels, you'll probably know where this story is going from the get-go. However, that doesn't make it any less romantic and sweet nor does it makes the big revelation any less satisfying.  It just makes you want to read the book that much quicker to get to the heart-melting conclusion that much faster.

Movies: Jimmy's Jungle


Today we are recommending Jimmy's Jungle. Jimmy is a boy who dreams of being an animal trainer. When he is sent to stay with his crotchety old grandfather for the summer, it is a dream come true when he discovers the animal sanctuary next door. When an evil corporation tries to put the sanctuary out of business it's up to Jimmy, his best friend, and the sanctuary owner's granddaughter to stop them. Although this film is full of cliches the grouchy old man who's revealed to be an old softy at heart, the irredeemably evil bad guy and his bumbling henchman, the smarter than the adults, kids who have to save the day, that doesn't make it any less likable. It's also full of adorable creatures large and small including a cat, a tiger, a baby white lion, a really smart dog, and more. If you like animals, you will probably enjoy this family-friendly fun film. 

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Great Reasons to See The Phantom of the Opera!

As we wait for Broadway to fully reopen with many shows now scheduled to reopen as early as September, this is the sixth post in our series, Great Reasons to See... focusing on different shows returning to Broadway or coming to Broadway soon.

Here are some great reasons to see The Phantom of the Opera!

1) It's based on the classic romantic horror novel by Gaston Leroux.

2) It's got beautiful music by Andrew Lloyd Webber including Music of the Night, Think of Me, and The Phantom of the Opera.

3) It's a touching bittersweet love story.

4)  It's got special effects like a falling chandelier.

5) You get to see what's under the phantom mask.

7) Even after all these years the quality of the show and caliber of its casts are still great.

8) It's the longest-running show on Broadway and has been running for over thirty years.

9) It's the only show to have reached over 10,000 performances, and you don't want to be one of the only people in the world who's never seen it.

And that's our view. The Phantom of the Opera returns to Broadway on October 22, 2021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit us.thephantomoftheopera.com.

To find out more about other returning and/or upcoming Broadway shows go to What to See On Broadway.

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/27/21 - Show Openings and Live and Virtual Events Coming Up This Week, and More

Broadway Openings 

Chicken & Biscuits - Starts Previews 9/23/21 Opening Night 10/10/21

CHICKEN & BISCUITS is a raucous family comedy so full of laughter and love, it’ll leave you begging for seconds. The Jenkins family is coming together to celebrate the life of their father—hopefully without killing each other! But any hopes for a peaceful reunion unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral…


For more information or to purchase tickets, go to chickenandbiscuitsbway.com

The Minutes - Starts Previews 3/2022 Opening Night 4/7/22
at Studio 54 

The Minutes, the record-breaking hit production from Steppenwolf Theatre Company, takes a hard look at the inner workings of a city council meeting and the hypocrisy, greed and ambition that bubble to the surface when a newcomer to the small town of Big Cherry starts to ask the wrong questions. Why is someone on the council mysteriously missing? What happened to all those bicycles? Is there skullduggery afoot with the city’s finances? What’s the deal with the available parking space? What the F is going on with the Lincoln Smackdown? And why are the minutes from the last meeting being kept secret? 

For more information go to www.theminutesbroadway.com

Off-Broadway Openings 

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet - Starts Previews 9/17/21 Opening Night 9/27/21
at the DR2 Theatre.

Two nobodies dream of writing one hit song for everybody, but their day job composing jingles for commercials isn’t the big break they hoped. That is, until they’re plucked from obscurity by a world-famous pop star named Regina Comet (if destiny had a child, it would be her) and she wants them to create an anthem for her supernova pipes... and her new perfume. They’re so close to the big-time they can smell it, but following your passion doesn’t always lead where you expect. Making a hit song can be a shit-show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ReginaComet.com.

Live and Virtual Events This Week and More

1) Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy Accepting Applicants
2) Applied Mechanics Presents Other Orbits Episode One: PlaNet Radio
3) Ballet Hispanico Professional Development for Dance Teachers 7/5 - 7/9
4) Crossovers Live New Live Talk Show Hosted by Brian Stokes Mitchell
5) Faison Firehouse Theatre Needs Your Help to Keep Going
6) Feinstein's 54 Below Upcoming Shows
7) Fruma-Sarah Premieres Off Broadway 7/1
8) Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose Streaming Through 7/ 18
9) Gracie Mansion Salute to Broadway's Return 6/30/21
10) iPlay America Game Time Bar & Grill Promotions & More All Summer Long
11) Michael Kushner Sings His Hits for Pride at Feinstein's 54 Below 6/30
12) Music Man Tickets Now on Sale 
13) NYCC Presents Lars Lubovitchs Concert Sixty Twenty-Two Through 6/30
14) New Jersey Theatre Alliance Hosts Indigenous Theatremakers in Conversation 6/28
15) South Street Seaport Monthly Virtual Sea Chantey and Maritime Music Sing-Along 7/4
16) Thoughts of a Colored Man Tickets on Sale Now

1) AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE

AND

THE ROSETTA LENOIRE MUSICAL

 THEATRE ACADEMY


ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR ITS


SUMMER TEEN ACADEMY 2021 MUSICAL

 THEATRE INTENSIVE

FOR STUDENTS 12-18

IN-PERSON CLASS INSTRUCTION
JULY 27TH – AUGUST 12TH

LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) is accepting a limited number of applicants for its Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy “Summer Teen Academy 2021 Musical Theatre Intensive” for students ages 12-18 to be held this summer from July 27-August 12. The classes will be held in person on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:45am to 3:00pm in the company’s new, fully ventilated studio in the heart of Times Square (630 Ninth Avenue – between 44th & 45th Streets). A qualified team of instructors – Christopher Scott (Acting), Monica Johnson (Dance) and Chris Lavely (Voice) will immerse the students in singing, dancing and acting, while enhancing and strengthening their artistic skills.

The classes will be comprised of instruction in voice, acting and dance. The voice studio will help students find their own unique voice by exploring musical theatre songs using good vocal technique. They will learn how to bring storytelling and musicianship to a song. Acting classes will help students hone their acting skills by exploring imaginary circumstances, examing character, relationships and objectives through monologues, scene work, and acting excercises. Finally, dance classes will feature ballet barre, jazz warm-ups, dancercise fitness, tap basics and theatre style jazz. It will be both an instructive - and fun time!

The fee is $600 and scholarships are available. No prior experience is necessary. Registration is at www.amasmusical.org.
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2) APPLIED MECHANICS PRESENTS 

OTHER ORBITS EPISODE ONE:

PlaNet Radio

Eclectic Radio Broadcast to Premiere 

June 30 - July 31, 2021


Visionary theater collective Applied Mechanics returns with their newest creation Other Orbits Episode One: PlaNet  Radio,  an  eclectic  radio broadcast about the obscure festivals, slow jams, and scandals of this cooperative, sci-fi worldOther Orbits is a serial multi-media play created by Applied MechanicsEpisode One: PlaNet Radio premieres June 30 - July 31, 2021.

Tickets are $15-40, with subscriptions available for Episodes 1-3 at $40. To purchase, visit bit.ly/AppliedMechanicsTix. Ticket holders will receive a private link to enjoy the show.

Unveiling over nine episodes, audiences of Other Orbits will be engrossed in an immersive adventure through time and space experiencing a variety of mediums including radio broadcasts, time capsules through the mail, role playing games (RPGs), a record album, and ultimately a live performance. The project follows a motley crew of non-human beings navigating enormous changes on a distant planet. Other Orbits is not far off from our current world and digs deep into the values of a cooperative and non-hierarchical world, which does not require human interference to survive and thrive.

 

The first of nine episodes, Other Orbits Episode One: PlaNet Radio spins the cosmic dial and teases you into the sounds and songs of this epic, alternative planet. Featuring animals, mutants, A.I., thing beings, and the sentient planet itself; you’ll get to eavesdrop on walrus gossip, bop to pop songs created by mushrooms, catch up on historic planetary news and philosophical discourse from the planet’s immortal creatures. Applied Mechanics is dishing out their most radical performance project yet. 


For more information about Applied Mechanics, visit AppliedMechanics.us.

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 3) Ballet Hispánico
School of Dance Announces
Professional Development for Dance Teachers
Best Practices: We Support Learning! 
July 5-9, 2021

Featuring Guest Presenters: 
Michelle Manzanales, Frederick Curry, Rebecca Tsivkin, 
Dr. Diane Duggan, Kiri Avelar, Dr. Alfdaniels Mabingo, 
Elisa De La Rosa, Thea Grier, and Joshua Winzeler

 Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces a week-long summer professional development program for dance teachers, Best Practices: We Support Learning!, July 5-9, 2021, 9am-6pm ET, with virtual and in-person options. To register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/additional-learning/professional-development by June 4, 2021. 


This program is an opportunity for dance teachers to immerse themselves amongst fellow educators, share best practices, and further their teaching artistry. All educators are welcome, from seasoned faculty to new teachers, community dance practitioners, dance education undergraduates/graduates, dance studio owners, and K-12 teachers.

Tuition for In-Person Attendees: 
In-Person: $525
 
Tuition for Virtual Attendees: 
Virtual: $435

Program highlights include: 

  • Network while nurturing personal and professional relationships with fellow colleagues in the dance field.
  • Observe in-person and/or virtual class offerings at Ballet Hispánico headquarters, led by seasoned School of Dance faculty addressing varied age groups and dance genres.
  • Discuss and reflect on class observations and presentations with an emphasis on application for each teacher's individual practice.
  • Examine Early Childhood curricular bridging points and other developmental benchmarks for instruction. 
  • Exchange ideas about online and hybrid learning models and experiences.
  • Engage with Ballet Hispánico pedagogy and curricular design through the lens of culture and repertory.
  • Interact with tools for social-emotional learning and addressing the diverse student-learner.
  • Challenge narratives of collective dance histories and dance archives through plática as critical pedagogy.
  • Identify cultura and other teaching identities, and their implications for pedagogical practices.
  • Financial Aid Scholarships available! (*Special discounted price offers for NDEO members).
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion!
 
Financial support is available for our Professional Development participants. E-mail the School of Dance at school@ballethispanico.org for more information.
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4) CROSSOVERS LIVE!


A NEW INNOVATIVE LIVE TALK SHOW HOSTED BY


BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL

A STELLAR ORIGINAL

 

SIX EPISODE SEASON PREMIERES JULY 26TH WITH


VANESSA WILLIAMS AS FEATURED GUEST


OTHER GUESTS INCLUDE MARC SHAIMAN,


 BERNADETTE PETERS, KRISTIN CHENOWETH AND 


DAVID HYDE PIERCE

 

PORTION OF TICKET SALES 


TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND

 

Stellar in association with Atomic Focus Entertainment announced today the launch of a

new talk show to livestream exclusively on StellerHosted by Tony Award®-

winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, “Crossovers Live! features icons who’ve made the

jump from stage to film, television, or music.

“Crossovers Live!” debuts on Monday, July 26th with Vanessa Williams followed

by Marc Shaiman on August 30thBernadette Peters on September

27thKristin Chenoweth on October 25th, David Hyde Pierce on November

22nd and a special star-studded Holiday Finale on December 20th (finale guests

will be announced at a later date).

Subscription tickets for the six-show series are priced at $49 and include the


livestream show along with video on demand access. These tickets will go on sale


on Wednesday, June 23There are also premium Subscription Packages available 


for purchase. Single tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 30 at 12 AM. For all 


information on tickets go to crossoverslive.stellartickets.comA portion of ticket 


sales will benefit The Actors Fund of America.

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5) Save the Faison Firehouse Theatre

The Faison Firehouse Theatre theater, located at 6 Hancock Place in South Harlem, has served the community well for over two decades.

Developers are very interested in purchasing the site but will undoubtedly do what developers do – tear it down.

In 1997, TONY Award winner George Faison and his companion, Ted Schnugg, lovingly renovated this firehouse built in 1909.  Since then, the pair have done yeoman-like work to create this Arts Center.  But Ted died three years ago and running the operation solo must have been a real strain.
 
The Firehouse could continue to serve this community with an infusion of new energy (as well as a goodly amount of cash).

Mel Miller, of Musicals Tonight, is hoping to spur interest before the wrecking ball arrives. He does not see himself as an appropriate Artistic Director, but would like to act as the focal point for suggested solutions to the problem.  He can be contacted here: musicalstonight@aol.com
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6) Feinstein's 54 Below
Upcoming Show

June 28 & July 13  at 7:00 PM Lee Roy Reams 

June 28 at 9:45 PM I Wish:: Roles That Could Have Been

June 29 & July 3 at 7:00 PM Derrick Baskin

June 29 at 9:45 Nicole Vanessa Ortiz Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute Pride Edition

June 30 at 9:45 PM Michael Kushner Sings His Hits for Pride

July 1 at 9:45 PM Kuhoo Verma: Sounds of Healing

July 3 at 9:45 PM Our New York Renaissance! A Celebration in Song!

July 4 at 7:00 PM & 9:45 PM Broadway Celebrates the 4th of July

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 54below.com
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7) JACKIE HOFFMAN is
FRUMAH SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS)

Limited Run Off-Broadway Engagement Begins July 1

Imagination Hive with Spin Cycle and Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre (Kira Simring, Artistic Director) presents the Off-Broadway Premiere of E. Dale Smith’s FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS). Directed by Braden M. Burns and starring Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan, The Bite, The Politician) and Kelly Kinsella, performances begin previews July 1 at the cell with opening set for July 8.

Weighed down by the reality of her current situation and yards of rented cheesecloth, aging community theater star Ariana Russo sits backstage awaiting her entrance as Fruma-Sarah, the screeching deceased wife of Lazer Wolf. Tethered to the fly system overhead, she prepares to navigate her hour-long exile to stage left alone when she meets Margo, a feisty substitute fly captain for the night.  Set in real time, while a production of Fiddler on the Roof is happening onstage, the wait begins to wear on Ariana, exposing the deep cracks in her bombastic facade. This love letter to theater explores themes of isolation, being stuck in your situation, and what happens when you are no longer seen by the people around you. Sometimes to feel alive, you have to play a ghost. 

FRUMA-SARAH (WAITING IN THE WINGS) runs July 1 - 25, Tuesday – Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm & 8pm and Sunday at 4pm. Please note: no performance July 4. Running time is 75 minutes, no intermission. Patrons are required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival and follow all current city, state and theatrical union mandated Covid safety protocols. Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre is located at 338 West 23rd Street. Tickets are $35 - $57, available at www.SpinCycleNYC.comTickets are all general admission, with the least expensive tickets available on a first come, first served basis -- or pay a bit more and support the artists and organizations involved.
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8) FINAL FOUR WEEKS!

WINNER OF THE DRAMA DESK AWARD FOR “BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE”

MARY COSSETTE, DAVID ELLIOTT, AND MARTIN PLATT
ARE PRESENTING
AN ON-DEMAND STREAMING OF
THE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION
GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES 

WITH

 GEORGE ROSE
WRITTEN BY AND STARRING ED DIXON
DIRECTED BY ERIC SCHAEFFER

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH THEATERMANIA.COM
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY AND EL PORTAL THEATRE
OFFERING STREAM TO SUBSCRIBERS

STREAMING ON DEMAND NOW THROUGH JULY 18

Producers Mary Cossette, David Elliott, and Martin Platt are presenting an (8) eight-week streaming presentation of the award-winning play Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables) and directed by Eric Schaeffer. This critically acclaimed production which had its debut stream on Monday, May 24, is available on-demand for (4) four more weeks through Sunday, July 18. Tickets are $25 and are available through Theatermania.com here.

The stream is also be available from coast to coast at The York Theatre Company (New York) www.yorktheatre.org and at El Portal Theatre (Los Angeles) at www.elportaltheatre.com, while across the pond, on Theatermania’s UK platform What’sOnStage (www.whatsonstage.com).

Georgie is a tale of how a chance encounter began an unlikely twenty-year friendship that flourished until the unimaginable changed everything. It is an amazing journey for all who love theater.

Georgie is the remarkable, giddy, and moving story of a young actor named Ed Dixon, who finds himself on tour with the two-time Tony Award winning character actor George Rose, the star of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance and 17 other Broadway plays and musicals. Georgie introduces us to the greatest stars of the London and Broadway stage with laughs and surprises, tantalizing anecdotes, and brilliant flashes of song and dance. Georgie is as hilarious and captivating as it is poignant and powerful.
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9) GRACIE MANSION



“THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE”


CELEBRATES 


THE RETURN OF BROADWAY


WITH ITS 2021 VIRTUAL GALA



“RAISING THE CURTAIN: 


THEATER IS BACK!”

 

FEATURING APPEARANCES BY


STEVE H. BROADNAX III, JOHN GALLAGHER JR., DAVID HENRY HWANG,


 JESSICA PHILLIPS, KEENAN SCOTT II, BOBBY CONTE THORNTON, 


LORD ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

 

AND PERFORMANCES FROM


“COMPANY,” “THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN” AND “SWEPT AWAY”

 

HOSTED BY TONY AWARD NOMINEE

SHERYL LEE RALPH

 

TONY AWARD WINNER


BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL


WILL BE PRESENTED


THE KEY TO THE CITY


FOR HIS WORK AS CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTORS FUND

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 AT 6:00 PM ET

 

ALL PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT THE GRACIE MANSION CONSERVANCY


AND THE ACTORS FUND



The 2021 Gracie Mansion Conservancy Gala, hosted by Broadway’s original Deena Jones from Dreamgirls, Tony Award nominee, producer, and AIDS activist, Ms. Sheryl Lee Ralph (in the 40th Anniversary year of Dreamgirls) features premiere performances and appearances from the upcoming Thoughts of a Colored Man playwright Keenan Scott II and director Steve H. Broadnax III; the Co-Chair of the American Theatre Wing, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, three-time Obie Award winner, and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, David Henry Hwang; from the upcoming much-anticipated revival of CompanyBobby Conte Thornton; from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, Jessica Phillips; from the brand-new musical Swept Away, having its premiere at Berkeley Rep next year, John Gallagher, Jr.; and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, the composer of the longest-running show in Broadway history. Gracie Mansion Conservancy, stewards of The People’s House, has announced that its 2021 Gala, “RAISING THE CURTAIN: THEATER IS BACK!” will be presented virtually next Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET. This one-of-a-kind evening is a celebration of Broadway, the heartbeat of New York City.

 

As part of this year’s Gala, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be presented the Key to the City for his work as Chairman of The Actors Fund which has raised over $22 million to support over 40,000 out-of-work theater and entertainment professionals during the COVID pandemic.


In addition, there will be a Silent Auction featuring artists exhibited in the Gracie Mansion public rooms since 2019 in the shows She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919-2019 and CATALYST: Art and Social Justice.


Tickets ($25 - $500), with proceeds benefiting the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and The Actors Fund, can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raising-the-curtain-theater-is-back-registration-154598421039

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10)  iPlay America Game Time Bar & Grill Promotions & More All Summer Long

 iPlay America is the perfect place to Get Inside the FUN All Summer Long in Central Jersey. This expansive indoor park hosts the region’s largest arcade, with over 250 arcade games, as well as a number of great DEALS on rides, attractions, food & FUN! See what’s going on during the All Star Summer below.

iPlay America is stepping up to the plate and taking a swing with their one-of-a-kind All Star Summer featuring the Summer Season Pass. This pass – just $59.99 – gives guests Unlimited Rides for Unlimited FUN All Summer Long, plus over $150 worth of EXCLUSIVE Coupons!

The good times don’t end there – book and celebrate your kid’s birthday NOW thru August 31 and they’ll receive a FREE Summer Season Pass!

Summer Season Pass Unlimited Rides Include Kite Flyer, Freedom Rider, Sky Scraper, Reverse Time, Go-Karts, Happy Swing, Crazy Cabs, Dizzy Dragons and Mini Carousel.

Summer hours start Wednesday, June 23!

See all hours here.

When you’re done in the park, make sure to hop over to Game Time Bar & Grill and Topgolf Swing Suite to carry on the FUN. Whether you feel like kicking back to relax, or getting up and dancing, the Outdoor Patio at Game Time Bar & Grill has you covered.

The Outdoor Patio at Game Time Bar & Grill is the perfect place to enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday in Central Jersey.

Upcoming acts include Chris P., Phil Engel and Sean Tobin.
See all upcoming live music.

Looking to cool off after the Outdoor Patio? Catch the next big game as you enjoy food and drink off our NEW Menu at Game Time Bar & Grill – boasting everything from the Austin Smoke House Burger to Cajun Fettuccine, everyone’s pallets are sure to be satisfied.

Make sure to catch all the FUN iPlay America and Game Time Bar & Grill have to offer during the All Star Summer!
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11) MICHAEL KUSHNER
SINGS HIS HITS FOR PRIDE

AT
54 BELOW


WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY ALICE RIPLEY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 AT 9:45PM

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s supper club, welcomes back actor/photographer/producer Michael Kushner with his show Michael Kushner Sings His Hits For Pride on Wednesday, June 30, at 9:45 PM.

Join Broadway legend (in his mind) Michael Kushner as he regales his glory days on Broadway (again, in his mind) while singing the tunes that made him famous (once again… in his mind). This vaudevillian, gay romp is the perfect musical theater comedy way to celebrate Pride as we collectively recover from a global pandemic. This show was reviewed by The Jewish Journal as “not to be believed, mainly because we haven’t seen it yet!” Enjoy personal and hysterical stories complete with tunes from musicals such as The Producers, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the RoadGypsy, and more.

With a special guest appearance from Alice RipleyMichael Kushner Sings His Hits For Pride features Musical Direction by Debbie TjongNate Hopkins on piano, Debbie Tjong on bass, Devon Medock on trumpet, and Joe Cogen on drums. 

Michael Kushner Sings His Hits For Pride plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Wednesday, June 30 at 9:45 PM. There is a $35-45 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.54below.com
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12) TICKETS ON SALE NOW


FOR

 

HUGH JACKMAN

AS

PROFESSOR HAROLD HILL

IN


MEREDITH WILLSON’S


QUINTESSENTIAL BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY


THE MUSIC MAN

 

ALSO STARRING

SUTTON FOSTER


AS MARIAN PAROO

 

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES WILL BEGIN ON 

DECEMBER 20, 2021

OPENING NIGHT IS SET FOR 


FEBRUARY 10, 2022


AT THE WINTER GARDEN THEATRE


Tickets for the highly-anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man are on now on sale.Ticket for all performances can be purchased via Telecharge.com.

 

**Best Ticket Availability May 2022 through July 2022**


Starring two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award®-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, and also starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, preview performances of The Music Man are set to begin on Monday, December 20, 2021, with Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway).


For more information, visit www.Musicmanonbroadway.com

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13) Watch Lars Lubovitch 
Timeless Male Duet

In celebration of NYC PRIDE, watch this free encore presentation of the enduring and timeless duet from Lar Lubvitch’s Concerto Six Twenty-Two featuring NYCB principal dancers, and partners in real-life, Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon from the 2020 Fall for Dance Festival—on demand through June 30.

In 1987, Lubovitch conceived and initiated “Dancing for Life,” the first-ever response to the AIDS crisis by the dance community, which united 13 different companies to raise money for AIDS care, research, and education. On the program was his duet from Concerto Six Twenty-Two

Although men dancing together has existed in modern dance almost from the beginning, the duet brought a new freedom of expression to this concept. While the piece does not tell a literal story, it does indelibly portray men as caring and supportive of one another. In the mid-80s, this aspect gave the piece a special resonance in the face of the AIDS crisis. 

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14) New Jersey Theater Alliance Hosts Indigenous Theatre Makers in Conversation: A Virtual Panel Discussion on June 28 at 7:00pm, 

Moderated by Rev. Dr. John Norwood of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe

 

The Panel Will Include Ryan Pierce (The Eagle Project), 

Madeline Sayet (Red Eagle Soaring), and 

DeLanna Studi (Native Voices at the Autry)


New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“The Alliance”), one of the state’s largest arts service organizations, invites the public to join them virtually on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm for Indigenous Theatre Makers in Conversation: A Virtual Panel Discussion, sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission. This event will be a candid and collegial conversation among Indigenous theatre makers based in our local area of Lenapehoking (colonially known as New Jersey and New York) and beyond. 

The discussion will touch on the greatest challenges and joys of making theatre as an Indigenous artist, the panelists' visions for the future of theatre and performance, and how Indigenous arts leadership can, should, and will be part of the future of the field.

Panelists include Ryan Pierce (The Eagle Project), whose work is currently being developed in partnership with Rattlestick Theatre and Lincoln Center; Madeline Sayet (Red Eagle Soaring), whose one-woman play Where we Belong is currently available to stream from Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington DC; and DeLanna Studi (Native Voices at the Autrywho is currently producing her theatre’s  27th Annual New Play Festival, also available to watch online. 

The discussion is free and open to the public but requires registration. Interested participants can register to attend here: https://bit.ly/3q2JvF0
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15) South Street Seaport Museum
Announces Monthly Virtual
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Live Sing-Along
Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 2pm ET
South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly sea-music event Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music – the original NYC chantey sing, now made popular on TikTok – continues virtually on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 2pm ET. Broadcast live from the deck of Wavertree, this month’s sing-along will include patriotic songs in celebration of Independence Day. From our living rooms and kitchens, join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear on the first Sunday of every month. The event is FREE. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior: seaportmuseum.org/chanteysing. 

After years of meeting in person on the historic tall ship Wavertree, the event moved online in April 2020. Now in its second year of virtual incarnation, South Street Seaport Museum’s Virtual Chantey Sing has evolved into the preeminent virtual chantey sing in the world, featuring professionals and amateurs, old salts and new initiates, from across the street, across the country, and across the pond. South Street Seaport Museum actively recruits and supports new and diverse singers for each sing

Each online singalong includes a virtual look at some objects from the Museum’s collection related to the songs being sung. Many singalongs also include a virtual visit to one of the Museum's ships and a chat with a member of the crew.

South Street Seaport Museum has also opened the 1885 tall ship Wavertree and is offering a FREE outdoor exhibition on Pier 16 to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 2021, with timed entry, from 11am-5pm at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets). Entry is FREE and includes access to the ship’s outdoor areas, including the main deck and raised rear deck, and the cargo hold. Timed-entry tickets can be reserved at seaportmuseum.org/visitwavertreeAdditionally, the printers at Bowne & Co. will be offering free outdoor printing demonstrations using the Seaport Museum's working collection of 19th century printing presses on the steps of 209 Water Street on Fridays and Saturdays every hour on the hour from 11am to 5pm. No tickets required, and visitors will get to take home a printed sample.
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THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN


NOW ON SALE


TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC TODAY

 


Tickets for the limited engagement of Thoughts of a Colored Man  went on sale today to the general public via www.thoughtsofacoloredman.comwww.telecharge.com, or by calling 800 447 7400.

Thoughts of a Colored Man will begin preview performances on Friday, October 1 and open Sunday, October 31 at Broadway’s Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) pending Broadway’s anticipated return with government approval and following health and safety guidelines.


As the sun rises on a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, seven Black men are about to discover the extraordinary – together. By Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm, and humor into a daringly universal new play. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud, and thriving in the 21st century.


For more information, visit www.thoughtsofacoloredman.com 

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