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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday Scoop post of 6/13/21 Show Openings, Reopenings, and Live and Virtual Events Coming Up This Week, and More

Broadway Openings and Reopenings 

To Kill a Mockingbird - Reopens 10/5 starring original cast members Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan Bolger at the Shubert Theater.
For more information or to purchase tickets go to tokillamockingbirdbroadway.com

Paradise Square - New Musical Previews Start 2/22/22 Opening Night 3/20/22
For more information, visit paradisesquaremusical.com

Thoughts of a Colored Man - Previews Start 10/1/21 Opens 10/31/21 at the Golden Theater 
For more information go to thoughtsofacoloredman.com

Live and Virtual Events This Week and More

1) 10 Regional Theatres Stream Jodi Picoult's Breathe the Musical Through 7/2 
2) ArtPark & Co. Announces Free Family Saturdays Beginning 6/19
3) Bowne & Co.Letterpress Demonstrations October 2021 Fridays & Saturdays
4) Centenary Stage Company Registration Open for Young Performers Workshop 2021
5) Centenary Stage Company Seeks Applicants for 2021 Paid Artistic Internship Program
6) Co/Lab Theater Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Virtual Festival & Benefit 6-7 - 6/21
7) Don't Tell Mama Presents Celia Mei Rubin & Friends Sing Seth Bisen-Hersh 6/18
8) Field Station Dinosaurs Grand Re-Opening 6/19
9) Haus of Dust Multi-sensory Theatrical Event at Teatro Circulo 6/17 - 6/25
10) George Street Playhouse Presents It's Only A Play 6/15 - 6/21 Final Show of Virtual Season
11) Housewives of Secaucus Announces Hot Vax Secaucus Rush Tix
12) Immersive Van Gogh Launches App Enhance Guest Experience
13) Intar Presents MicroTEATRO Festival- 6 Playwrights - 14 Actors - 7 Neighborhood Locations
14) Kinesis Project Dance Theatre In-Person Development Peformance of Search (Light) 6/18
15) On Location Tours Private TV/Movie Tours for Any Group
16) Nai-Ni Chen Dance Schedule for The Bridge Free One Hour Company Zoom Class 4/14 - 4/17
17) NYCC Presents Argentine Tangoe Superstars Through 6/17
18) Opera Saratoga 2021 Summer Festival Lineup
19) Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Virtual Series NuWorks 2021 6/21 - 6/30
20) Peter Stahas Dance Presents the Virtual Premiere of What We Have to Give 6/18 - 6/20
21) Rupaul's Drag Race Star, Shuga Joins Cast of Seven Deadly Sins
22) Shakina Nayfack Opens at 54 Below With Whatever Gets You Through It 6/17
23) Show of Titles An Evening of Broadway's Best Performing Title Songs from Shows 6.12
24) TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series 6/20, 6/27, & 7/11
25) Two River Theater Summer 2021 Season
26) WP Theater's Weightless Streaming on Demand Through 6/30

1) Theatre Streaming Platform OVERTURE+


Brings Debut Broadway Musical


by Bestselling Novelist Jodi Picoult to 

Regional Theatre Venues

Affiliate Venues Stream BREATHE to Local 

Audiences Now through July 2, 2021


Theatre streaming platform OVERTURE+ is proud to announce the opportunity for 10 regional affiliate theatres to stream BREATHE, the new musical conceived by #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult (in her theatrical debut) and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald, to local audiences now through Friday, July 2More than a virtual streaming event, by involving the affiliates, this national streaming opportunity is brought to the local level, ultimately benefiting theatre venues across several markets that have been struggling to keep doors open since early last year. Patrons can purchase tickets via BreatheMusical.com as well as through the affiliates’ websites - all made possible by the OVERTURE+ platform - through the duration of the run which ends Friday, July 2 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Written as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, BREATHE chronicles the virus’ impact on five very different relationships. Told in five interlocking suites - each with a different songwriting team and director - BREATHE features an all-star cast that includes Tony Award® winners Kelli O’Hara and Brian Stokes MitchellPatti MurinColin DonnellDenée BentonRubén J. CarbajalMatt DoyleMax ClaytonDaniel YearwoodT. Oliver Reid and Josh Davis.

Affiliate Theatre Venues Streaming BREATHE:

Laguna Playhouse (Laguna Beach, Calif.) / www.lagunaplayhouse.com

Slow Burn Theatre (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) / www.slowburntheatre.org

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (Miami) / www.actorsplayhouse.org

Cottage Theatre (Eugene, Ore.) / www.cottagetheatre.org

Gold Coast Arts (Great Neck, N.Y.) / www.goldcoastarts.org

M&D Playhouse (North Conway, N.H.) / www.mdplayhouse.com

Cameco Capitol Arts Centre (Ontario, Canada) / www.capitoltheatre.com

Mad Cow Theatre Company (Orlando, Fla.) / www.madcowtheatre.com

ASU Gammage (Tempe, Ariz.) / www.asugammage.com

Lockdown Theatre (London, U.K.) / www.rtflockdown.com


Available via regional affiliate websites (visit individual websites listed above for more information) as well as via BreatheMusical.com now through Friday, July 2. BREATHE features a running time of approximately one hour, fifty minutes.

2) Artpark & Company
FREE Family Saturdays
Saturdays beginning June 19, 2021 from 12pm-4pm
Artpark Amphitheater

Artpark & Company announces FREE Family Saturdays as part of the summer 2021 season on Saturdays from June 19, 2021-August 28, 2021, from 12pm-4pm at the Artpark Amphitheater, 450 S 4th St, Lewiston, NY 14092. 

Summer is for families at Artpark, where afternoons are filled with creative hands-on discovery (arts and crafts, stories and workshops) and live performances for all ages. This year, the series’ popular activities of pottery and hands-on crafts will be enhanced with a new program curated by Artpark’s Indigenous Arts Producer Michele Elise Burnette: Indigenous Ways of Knowing, a slew of educational fun activities for all ages; Treaty teachings & Wampum bracelets workshops, soap carvings, Sonic storytelling, Haudenosaunee dance performance, Corn Husk Doll workshop, as well as a performance “Branche” by an innovative circus company Cirque Barcode.

The Family Stage is more than a place to play; it will be a place where the audience will experience Indigenous Ways of Knowing with expressive Native American Culture through interactive, land-based workshops, storytelling and teachings by well-respected local knowledge keepers in their disciplines. Visitors will explore, discover and be part of the unique culture, traditions, and passed-down heritage of the People of Turtle Island at The Family Stage every Saturday. Talking Turtle Stories will kick off the season with Traditional Master Storyteller and Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation Perry Ground, who will share several Haudenosaunee Stories which have been passed down from time immortal, with a very energetic, fun, engaging style and makes the audience part of the story experience. 

Admission and parking is free and all lots are accessible to the Amphitheater. For more information and to register, visit artpark.net


Saturday, June 19, 2021: Art of Niagara and Onondaga 
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage at 1pm and 3pm:
Traditional Master Storyteller, Perry Ground: “Stories from the People of the Longhouse" traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legends 

Saturday, June 26, 2021: Art of Clay 
Pottery: 12-4pm Free Paint: 12-4pm Family Stage: 
Soapstone Carving for KidsPre-registration is required and limited to 20 registrants per session. Guests will learn the basic techniques of stone and antler sculpture from renown Antler Carver, Hayden Hanes. Sessions are: 1-2pm and 3-4pm 

Saturday, July 3, 2021: Art of Paint 
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage at 1pm-1:45pm and 3pm-3:45pm: 
Acoustic Storytelling - Tonemah.
Award winning Tuscarora singer-songwriter will share Native stories from his experiences and relationships he has made along his journey. His organic storytelling style has become his trademark. Tonemah's life experiences of growing up on, and off, reservations coupled with his professional undertakings have given Tonemah a truly unique perspective that he brings to his songwriting and stories. 

Saturday, July 10, 2021: Art of Water 
Workshops under the awnings:
Gyotaku Fish Prints, Boats that Float, Mermaids, Aquatic Wind socks
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage:
Antler and Bone Uses of the Haudenosaunee: Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 registrants per session. Guests will learn the basic techniques of bone and antler sculpture from renown Antler Carver, Hayden Hanes. Sessions are: 1-2pm and 3-4pm 

Saturday, July 17, 2021: Art in Motion 
Workshops under the awnings: Mobiles, Kites, Planes, Pin-wheels Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm 
Family Stage:
Wampum Belts with Dr Richard Hamell
Display, history, demonstration and workshops: Two Row Wampum beading workshop. Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 registrants per session.
Sessions 12:30- 1:30 and 2:00 - 3:00pm 

Saturday, July 24, 2021: Art illuminated 
Workshops under the awnings:
"Stained Glass" windows, Cyannotypes, X-Rays
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage:
12:30-2:30pm - Kehala Smith: Corn Husk Doll workshop and teachings.Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 registrants
3 -3:45pm - Art of Haudenosaunee Dance performance with Jordan Smith 

Saturday, July 31, 2021: Art of Animals 
Workshops under the awnings:
Paw Prints, jellyfish, birds that bobble 
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage at 1pm and 3pm:
Traditional Master Storyteller Perry Ground: Haudenosaunee Stories: Tricky Fox and other Animal Tales & "Powerful Women" 

Saturday, August 7, 2021: Art of Disguise 
Workshops under the awnings:
Mustachio, Masquerade Masks, Glorious Glasses, Wearable accessories,
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage at 1pm and 3pm: Stone Carving Demonstration with Hayden Haynes 

Saturday, August 14, 2021: Art of Sound 
Workshops under the awnings:
Shakers, Music Makers, Wind Chimes
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage:
Wampum Belts display, Haudenosaunee Four Sacred Direction and Mother Earth beading workshop with Dr Richard Hamel. Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 registrants per session.
Sessions 12:30- 1:30 and 2:00 - 3:00pm 

Saturday, August 21, 2021: Art of Monsters 
Workshops under the awnings:
Creature Planters, Monster Plush, Peek-a-boo puppets, toy box theater
Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage: Branche by Cirque Barcode
Pottery Lawn at 1pm and 3pm:
Traditional Master Storyteller Perry Ground: Stories from the Haudenosaunee " Life in a Longhouse Village & Hero and Heroine Tales 

August 28: Art of Nature 
Workshops under the awnings:
Leaf prints, Sand plaster molds, pet rocks, walking sticks Pottery: 12-4pm
Free Paint: 12-4pm
Family Stage:
Family Stage:
Acoustic Storytelling - Tonemah. 
Award winning Tuscarora singer-songwriter will share Native stories from his experiences and relationships he has made along his journey. His organic storytelling style has become his trademark. Tonemah's life experiences of growing up on, and off, reservations coupled with his professional undertakings have given Tonemah a truly unique perspective that he brings to his songwriting and stories.

3) South Street Seaport Museum
Bowne & Co. Letterpress Demonstrations Beginning June 11
Fri & Sat Through October 2021

Plus Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree 
And Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16
Fri-Sun Through October 2021

South Street Seaport Museum announces that as part of the 2021 Season of Seaport Museum Open Days, Bowne & Co. will host FREE, outdoor letterpress printing demonstrations from June 11 to October 10, 2021 on Fridays and Saturdays. 

The printers will set up a selection of historic presses outdoors on the steps of 209-211 Water Street. Demonstrations will take place every hour on the hour between 11am-5pm and each will run from five to seven minutes long, illustrating the 19th century printing process with a variety of presses and equipment from the Museum’s Printing History Collection. Items printed throughout the day will be given away as tangible reminders of the experience. Bowne & Co. public programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

Alongside demonstrations, new products are now available for purchase from Bowne & Co., Stationers in the online shop at bowne.co, including new lines of letterpress-made postcards, broadsides, and boxed notecard sets. Grab a broadside to support your favorite New York City borough or to celebrate the woodtype characters the Bowne & Co. team used previously as part of the #36DaysofType project. Items purchased online can be shipped anywhere in the country or scheduled for in-person pick up at 209-211 Water Street on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Visit bowne.co to browse and purchase.

Seaport Museum Open Days also include free entry to 1885 tall ship Wavertree, now through October 2021 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with timed tickets, from 11am-5pm at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets). Entry is FREE and includes access to the ship’s main deck and raised rear deck, as well as the cargo hold. To learn more and reserve tickets, visit seaportmuseum.org/visitwaver

Wavertree is designated on the National Register of Historic Places and represents the thousands of ships that docked along New York’s waterfront over the centuries. Guests will visit the traditional sailing ship docked at Pier 16. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop our new viewing platform where you can take in the massive main cargo area. Climb up onto the quarterdeck and pose for a photo at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights. Or look landward and see the skyline of the Financial District, which flourished because of ships like Wavertree which brought in the goods that helped businesses thrive. 

Visits will be self-guided along a set route. The Museum will allow no more than 150 guests on board the ship at any time to encourage social distancing from different households. All guests above the age of two will be required to wear a face-covering and to sanitize their hands at all times aboard Wavertree and at the Museum’s pop-up gift shop.

The Seaport Museum is also offering a FREE outdoor exhibition on Pier 16, which will provide the opportunity to discover this chapter of New York City’s history. This series of panels and window graphics will celebrate the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in the South Street Seaport Historic District, and the many businesses that created the foundations for New York to thrive and become the business and culture mecca it is today. Using historic photographs, prints, lithographs, and paintings, the exhibition highlights some of the Seaport Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 artifacts and works of art, and over 55,000 historic records.

Centenary Stage Company is now accepting registration for their Young Performers Workshop Summer 2021 musical theatre intensive. 


Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop is now seeking new and returning applicants for the 2021 Summer Program. The Summer Session of YPW will run for 4 weeks starting July 19th and ending August 15th. The session will culminate with live a performance opportunity for the students to be performed in May. The show(s) that the YPW students will put together will be chosen based on the number of students and available talents once the program begins.

The Summer Session will return to an “in-person” format, following last summer’s successful online workshop program which allowed the program to take place during the height of COVID-19. This summer with things “returning to normal” the program will once again be in person on the campus of Centenary University. The Summer session will give students the opportunity to work with program director and Broadway, film and television veteran, Michael Blevins, to develop technique in dance, singing, acting, and backstage experience that goes into a professional level musical production. On top of that, they will also work with leading industry professionals and take “class” electives in many aspects of theatre production. Electives are based on professor availability but can include classes in voice, box office management, graphic design, technical theatre, playwrighting, prop design, dance, and costume design. The Summer YPW program is an accelerated intensive, so students will attend class/rehearsal Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. All of their work will come together to perform on Centenary Stage Company’s main stage in the Sitnik Theatre!

As always, the YPW program has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced performers. Tuition for the program starts at $795 per student, with family discounts available for additional children from the same household, and the registration deadline is July 5th. No experience is necessary to enroll; however, all applicants must schedule an interview with the program director prior to registration. Please call the administrative office at (908) 979-0900 or email the box office at boxoffice@centenarystageco.org.

The Summer session begins on July 19th (registration deadline July 5th) with the final performances scheduled for the weekend of August 13-15th. Classes will meet in the Dance Studio in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the Centenary University campus. Students will be put into groups to attend all the electives as well as rehearsals. Groups are created based on age and experience level, so siblings may not be grouped together. Classes are 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Students’ individual schedules may fluctuate based on electives taken.

Centenary Stage Company will adhere to all current and up-to-date CDC and state regulations regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and at the time of this release will be requesting that all students continue to wear masks while inside the university buildings.

Tuition for the 4-week program is $795 per student, with a family discount of $695 for a second child with family discounts available for additional children. Children in the program may also elect to purchase a commemorative t-shirt for their session for an additional $15. A $75 non-refundable registration fee applied towards tuition is required. Tuition must be paid by the first class. The registration deadline is July 5th and there is a $30 late fee for registration payment received after this date. Additionally, there is a $12 fee to be charged for any returned checks. The Centenary Stage Company return policy states that any refunds requested after the first YPW session has begun will result in a 75% refund and 50% after the second session. The registration fee is non-refundable and there will be no refunds offered after the third session.

For more information, to register visit centenarystageco.org, email the Centenary Stage Company box office at boxoffice@centenarystageco.org, or call the office at (908) 979 - 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 - 5pm. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

Centenary Stage Company the not-for-profit professional theatre company in residency on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ is seeking applicants for the 2021-22 season Artistic Internship Program. 

Qualified candidates will have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution.  An arts related degree is preferred however not required.  Interested candidates should exhibit a strong passion for the performing arts.  Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and the Adobe Suite a plus but not necessary.  Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter a plus.  Qualified candidates should exhibit an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, strong communication skills, a willingness to and ability to learn quickly, have a friendly customer service demeanor, and approach all assignments with energetic enthusiasm.  The internship program requires an hourly commitment of 30 – 35 hours per week (pending event scheduling) with weekend and holiday availability expected.  The internship is paid and provides a small monthly stipend.  Housing and transportation are not provided or reimbursed.  Qualified applicants should be local hire, have a car, and the ability to commute to and from the University.  The internship program runs for a one-year period from the time of acceptance to the program.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter & two letters of recommendation to CSC General Manager, Christopher Young.  Materials may be sent by via e-mail to christopher.young15@centenaryuniversity.edu or by mail to Attn: Christopher Young, Centenary Stage Company, (INTERNSHIP), 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Deadline to apply for the 2021-22 season is Monday, June 21 2021 with a start date to be determined.

The Centenary Stage Company Artistic Internship offers qualified candidates the opportunity to serve as artistic interns for a full season with the professional Centenary Stage Company, and offers a monthly stipend for candidates who are accepted into the program.  The program provides each intern the opportunity to explore all aspects of theatre and performing arts production, and is geared toward candidates who have completed their undergraduate training and are seeking to bridge the gap between an academic career and a career in the professional industry. 

The aim of the program is to provide young artists a place to build their early careers by arming interns with a clear understanding of how the business of theatre works on every level.  Interns within the program gain real-world experience in a number of capacities using and learning a wide range of skills, while also offering performance and technical opportunities through the program.  Performance minded interns may be eligible to earn points toward their Actor’s Equity Association membership via the AEA Equity Membership Candidacy Program (EMC), if cast in a main-stage production.  Additionally, interns are allotted the opportunity to work closely and network with visiting industry professionals from all over the country.

For more information about Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Artistic Internship Program please visit www.centenarystageco.org/internship or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900.  The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 pm and two hours prior to every performance.  Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.





















CO/LAB Theater Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts, celebrates their 10th Anniversary with a virtual festival with both pre-recorded and live events from June 17-June 20 and a live virtual benefit on their 10th Anniversary, June 21. The benefit will be hosted by award-winning journalist Liz Plank and The Book of Mormon actor and activist Dimitri Moise.

CO/LAB’s June Festival, Beyond the Horizon, will feature four consecutive evenings of original content created by their neurodiverse ensemble of Actors, Teaching Artists, and Supporting Artists. Included in the festival is an SNL-inspired evening of comedy; a live play reading of work written by their Playwriting class; and the premiere of PLOOTO: A Space Oddity, a new musical inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with guest appearance by disability rights activist Judy Heumann.


The festival weekend culminates in CO/LAB’s 10th Birthday Party, a live virtual benefit celebrating a decade of collaboration, community, and creativity. Attendees can explore different virtual rooms, engage with members of the CO/LAB community, and enter to win exciting raffle prizes. This year’s benefit honorees are co-founders and Teaching Artists Laura Borgwardt and Arielle Lever, and NYC arts service organization ART/NY, which has been a longtime partner of CO/LAB’s work.

For tickets to the festival and benefit, please visit www.colabtheatergroup.com. Tickets are $15 per show at the festival, $20-75 for the benefit, and ticket packages range from $30-115 and include tickets to one show + benefit, two shows + benefit, or an all-access pass to all five events are also available.

Donations can be made by visiting: secure.givelively.org/donate/co-lab-theater-group-inc/imwithcolab-crowdfunding-2021.


7) Broadway’s Celia Mei Rubin & Friends sing Seth Bisen-Hersh’s songs at Don’t Tell Mama on June 18th

Celia Mei Rubin (Matilda, The Great Comet, A Christmas Carol) is bringing a celebration of live cabaret featuring the songs of award-winning composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh (Love Quirks off-Bway), to world-renowned cabaret venue Don’t Tell Mama on Friday, June 18th at 7PM. Starring a Broadway cast accompanied by a live band, the evening will be a grand toast to the return of live cabaret and this iconic venue!

Rubin and Bisen-Hersh will be joined by Leah Hofmann (Big Fish, Something Rotten Nat’l Tour), Kimberly Immanuel (The Fantasticks off-Bway, Pacific Overtures off-Bway), Erin Lamar (Love Quirks off-Bway), Kimberly Marable (Hadestown, The Lion King), Andrew Mayer (The Great Comet), Analise Scarpaci (Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda), Megan Sikora (Wicked, Curtains, Netflix’s “Gypsy”), Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks off-Bway) and Puppetress Millie Minnelli in her stage debut.

Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 W. 46th St.  The show has a $25 cover and 2 drink minimum, which is cash only.  Tickets can be reserved at: https://www.donttellmamanyc.com/shows/main/6155-celia-mei-rubin-friends-sing-seth-bisen-hersh-6-18-21.
8) Field Station Dinosaurs 
Grand Re-Opening June 19

The 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that call Field Station: Dinosaurs  Grand Reopening will take place on Saturday June 19, 2021. 

 Field Station: Dinosaurs is an Education Partner of Bergen County and has been located in Overpeck County Park since 2016. In 2021, the County will be making a number of enhancements to the park, including refinished trails and parking lot, new restrooms, and a shaded amphitheater for the Field Station’s shows and educational programs.

 Field Station: Dinosaurs is an Education Partner of Bergen County and has been located in Overpeck County Park since 2016. In 2021, the County will be making a number of enhancements to the park, including refinished trails and parking lot, new restrooms, and a shaded amphitheater for the Field Station’s shows and educational programs.

 For more information on Field Station: Dinosaurs visit www.JerseyDinos.com.

9) HAUS OF DUST, an immersive socially distanced multi-sensory theatrical event, makes its World Premiere at Teatro Círculo in June

HAUS OF DUST, a bold and imaginative immersive production written and directed by Gabriel Torres, makes its world premiere in NYC beginning Thursday, June 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 25Press Opening is Sunday, June 20 at 3:30 pm.
Presented by Theatro Circulo, with support from The Laundromat Project and The Stonewall Community FoundationHAUS OF DUST is produced by Aaron Salazar and in association with The Tank NYC, as part of their annual PrideFest, and presented by Teatro Circulo. The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 6 pm, 7:15 pm, and 8:30 pmSunday at 12:30 pm, 2 pm & 3:30 pm. Performances are at the climate-controlled Teatro Círculo ( 64 E 4th St, 3rd floor, between Bowery and Second Avenue; F train to 2nd Ave.). The regular ticket price is $50. For tickets and more information, visit iamdust.org. The running time is 70 minutes, with no intermission.

Welcome to The Abysm, a bar situated between the living and the dead. Dripping in neon and covered in plants, only spirits and ghosts are allowed. But for HAUS OF DUST, six humans are invited to experience an intimate open mic performance, where ten specters entertain with stories of identity, love, and survival.
A mix of video, immersive installation, and live performance, HAUS OF DUST is a hybrid, multi-sensory, and immersive ghost story that guides the audience into a hallucinatory world that intersects addiction, recovery, queerness, and immigration.

10) George Street Playhouse Wraps Their Virtual Season With 

Broadway Legend, Terrence McNally’s Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy Hit,

 It’s Only A Play

Kick off summer with this must-see production,
streaming June 15 Through July 4, 2021

George Street Playhouse (GSP) is excited to announce the production of “It’s Only A Play”, directed by Kevin Cahoon. This hilarious work by Award-Winning playwright Terrence McNally. Filled with sharp wit, ridiculous sight gags and a dash of Broadway magic, this is one play that is sure to keep you laughing until the end. Streaming will begin June 15 and will run through July 4, 2021.

Professionally filmed onstage at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Tony Award winner Terrence McNally’s hit comedy comes to life for this new streaming production! It is opening night on Broadway, and an unforgettable cast of characters, from the self-possessed leading lady to the starry-eyed coat check boy, is eagerly awaiting “rave” reviews. Equal parts uproarious and heartfelt — It’s Only a Play will remind you why there’s no business like show business.

Tickets are available for $33 per household at GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org. Virtual Household Tickets will be available to purchase until 8 PM EST on Saturday, July 3, 2021 







Monday through Friday can sometimes be a drag, but the Off-Broadway lip sync musical comedy HOUSEWIVES OF SECAUCUS: WHAT A DRAG has announced that on June 11, it will start adding Friday nights at 9:30PM into its performance schedule. The New York Times recently cited the show as one of the "N.Y.C. Pride 2021 Events to Check Out"  and it's a super fun pregame event to get any pride weekend started during pride month. 

The show has also just announced that it will introduce a new rush ticket program that offers $30 tickets to theatergoers who can offer up proof of vaccination. Ticket buyers will have to arrive at the box office 10 minutes before each show to take advantage of the "Hot Vax Secaucus" rush ticket program and offer up either the Excelsior Pass or their state vaccination card. Limit 2 tickets per customer while supplies last. 

HOUSEWIVES OF SECAUCUS: WHAT A DRAG! is a new lip sync musical comedy conceived by Nancy Levine, written by three-time Emmy Award Winner Anthony Wilkinson (creator of the My Big Gay Italian franchise) and directed by Hank Fitzgerald-Kiraly has an open-ended run at Actors Temple Theatre, (339 West 47thStreet).  Audience members are still required to wear masks, submit to temperature checks and adhere to social distancing within the theatre. 

Regular priced tickets can be purchased through Telecharge: https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/The-Housewives-of-Secaucus-What-a-Drag/Overview

If you love drag, reality tv, reunion shows, and 1980s girl power anthems, don't miss the new lip sync musical comedy that’s getting Off-Broadway back on its feet - and into high heels!  THE HOUSEWIVES OF SECAUCUS: WHAT A DRAG! spoofs those popular housewife shows you love to hate. Hold onto your wigs, because five queens of the Garden State are about to 'werk-it' at the annual Mad Hatters Brunch - competing for ‘Best Hat’, ‘Woman of the Year’ and even mayor of ‘Beautiful’ Secaucus, New Jersey. Who will be unfriended? Who’s having an affair with who? Could the competition be...dun dun dun...rigged? Queens are spilling tea everywhere at this interactive extravaganza!

Performances of HOUSEWIVES OF SECAUCUS: WHAT A DRAG! are now on Friday's at 9:30PM and Saturdays at 8:00PM.

Actors Temple Theatre is located at 339 West 47th Street, in the historic Actors Temple Synagogue building located in the heart of New York’s Times Square Theatre District.



 Lighthouse Immersive, the company behind Immersive Van Gogh, the critically acclaimed art installation now at New York’s Pier 35, announces the release of an innovative, immersive app that will enhance and complement the company’s digital offerings throughout North America. 
Available for free on iOS and coming this month to Android, the Lighthouse Immersive app includes digital activations designed to augment, personalize and extend each element of the Immersive Van Gogh experience. The app provides access to exclusive content: explorations of individual paintings, augmented reality engagements, cultural editorials and behind-the-scenes interviews, creating a connection to the artist that will stay with audiences long after they have left the venue.   

For Immersive Van Gogh, the app includes: an audio introduction voiced by acclaimed Stratford actor Colm Feore; a video of actress and producer Lily Collins touring the show in Chicagoarticles from smART Magazine, including an exclusive interview with David Korins, Immersive Van Gogh’s Creative Director New York and set designer of Broadway’s Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen; a gallery showcasing 16 of Van Gogh’s paintings, alongside anecdotes about the artist and the period in which he lived; access to the full playlist of songs from the exhibit curated by Italian composer Luca Longobardi; an audio walkthrough of the exhibit with renowned journalist and critic Richard Ouzounian; and access to two custom-designed augmented reality Van Gogh activations.










INTAR’S MicroTEATRO Festival  will be performed on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen starting on June 17, 2021.

MicroTEATRO refers to a collection of small format plays surrounding the same themes (or not) presented at the same time for a rotating audience. In this version of MicroTEATRO, INTAR is collaborating with local businesses in their Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood (between 9 and 10 Avenues from 51 St to 53 St). These locations will serve not only as an inspiration for the playwrights, but also as the setting for their short 10-minute plays. The plays are limited to up to 3 actors and will be presented to a small audience of 4 members, in conjunction space/Covid restrictions.


Locations for the performances will be: Sonny’s 10th Avenue Meat Market, LeNoble Lumber Co., Police Athletic League, Inc. William J. Duncan Center, Epstein’s Paint Center, Housing Conservation Coordinators and The 52nd Street Projects.


By Carmen Rivera, directed by Sofia Ubilla

Location: Sonny's 10th Ave Meat Market: 758 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Featuring: Camila PérezDylan ArredondoDaniela Thome


Unfinished Stories

By Mariana Carreñodirected by Brisa Areli Muñoz

Location: 52nd Street Project Box Office, 789 10th Ave, 

Featuring: Valeria AvinaDaniela González y Pérez


Foul Shots

By Christin Eve Cato, directed by Itzel Ayala

Location: Patrolman William J. Duncan Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Center, 552 W 52nd St,

Featuring: Ashley Marie OrtizMaria Renee Lavalle Mendez



By C. Quintana, directed by Melissa Crespo

Location: West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues

Featuring: Andres Nicolas ChavezKaelyn A. Gonzalez


Baby Steps

By Caridad Svich, directed by Estefanía Fadul

Location: Housing Conservation Coordinators, 777 10th Ave #1,

Featuring: Michael LeónAshley Alvarez


Epstein's Paint

By Julissa Contreras, directed by Rebecca Martinez

Location: Epstein's Paint Center, 562 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

Featuring: Sijean Gonzalez, Alexander Lambi

Tickets are priced at the low price of $5.00 per play making one four-play package at $20.00 per person. For all tickets and information go to www.intartheatre.org. Tickets hub for pick up will be Ardesia Wine Bar at 510 West 52 St. As a special partner, Ardesia Wine Bar is offering $2.00 of any wine or draft beer by the glass to ticketholders. Performance schedule will be: Thursday, June 17, Friday, June 18, Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25th. Performance times will be 7:30 pm, 8:15 pm, 9:00 pm and 9:45 pm each night.


14) Kinesis Project dance theatre
In-Person Development Performance of Search(Light)
Friday, June 18, 2021 at 6:45pm
at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Kinesis Project dance theatre announces their first in-person performance of Search(Light) on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 6:45pm ET at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 141 Flushing Ave, Building 77 Floor 15, Brooklyn, NY. Doors open at 6:45pm and the performance begins at 7pm. Music by Sandbox Percussion Quartet with David Crowell and a live violin solo by Doori Na. For more information and to reserve a ticket, visit https://www.kinesisproject.com/events/2021/6/18/searchlight-in-person-development-performance-at-brooklyn-navy-yard.

Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Kinesis Project dance theatre is developing their newest work, Search(Light). The company is publicly sharing the creation process as they build toward a cross-country experience - sharing live performances between dancers in NYC and Seattle, WA. Audiences can join this boundary-breaking dance company as they invite you into their process. 

Leading up to the live performance on June 18th, Kinesis Project dance theatre invites the public to go “behind the dance” for two open rehearsals in their series “Revealing Dances.” Guests can be part of the conversation and engage in dialogue with the artists on June 10 and June 17 at 12:15pm, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 141 Flushing Ave, Building 77, 15th Floor, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are available on a sliding scale at www.kinesisproject.com/events

As it is developing now, Search(Light) draws from the science of light, as well as how we connect, how we are pulled in, how light guides and informs, and how light, connection and distance intertwine. Riker and the dancers have been developing the vocabulary of the work since November 2019, workshopping the connectedness of light and dancing of the piece by being in person and then when the global pandemic hit in 2020, shifting to Zoom and then cross-country, real-time live stream to keep the full company in collaboration. 

Search(light) is set to premiere in NYC at the Navy Yard on October 9 and 10th in partnership with Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, WA. 
15) Private TV/Movie-Themed Events for any Group with On Location Tours

 On Location Tours in NYC  is currently offering the following virtual and in-person events for different groups, including corporate groups (team-building), camp groups, school groups, au pair/nanny groups, alumni groups (homecomings, reunions, etc), senior groups, and plenty of others. We also have birthday party and bachelor/bachelorette packages available. If you are an event planner and are looking for a fun TV/movie-themed event for your group, look no further! See options below.

Virtual Events:
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Virtual Tour Package: 2 hour virtual event with live host! Tour guide walks to 18 different virtual locations used in the series, including the famous apartment building. Comes with an hour of trivia via Kahoot. Prize included for winner. Groups of 50+: $15/person. 
  • Virtual Trivia Night: 1 hour virtual event with live host! Choose from these themes: Sitcoms, Seinfeld, Friends, Gossip Girl, Sopranos, Sex and the City, Golden Girls, TCM Classic Movies. Prize included for winner. Groups of 50+: $10/person. Groups of under 50: $300 flat rate.
In-Person Events (COVID-19 health and safety measures apply):
  • Make A Movie Workshop: Socially-distanced, three-hour workshop in NYC, where groups get behind the camera and shoot, produce, direct, and edit their own mini movie, while learning the ins and outs of production technology and what it's like to act in front of the camera. No experience is necessary, and actually, we prefer it that way! It's perfect for all groups, including students and coworkers. Please inquire about pricing. 
  • NYC TV & Movie Bus Tour: On this 2.5-hour guided sightseeing bus tour, groups will see over 60 NYC locations featured in their favorite TV shows and movies, including Friends, Home Alone 2, Ghostbusters, and more!  Please inquire about pricing. 
  • Central Park TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour: On this 2-hour leisurely walking tour, groups will spot more than 30 film and television locations shot in the most filmed location in the world: Central Park. Locations from The Avengers, Elf, Enchanted, and more!  Please inquire about pricing.  
  • Check out our other tour offerings here.
If you are interested in booking any of their virtual or in-person events, or want to inquire about pricing, visit here for further information or to set up an appointment to speak with Erin https://calendly.com/erin-onlocationtours 

The Bridge
Virtual Dance Institute
 of boundary-breaking dance experiences
Free One-Hour Company Class on Zoom
Open to All Dancers at an Intermediate to Advanced Level
June 14-June 17, 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute through Zoom, The Bridge.  The Institute’s aim is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are embedded in the community and are focused on advancing the art of dance that transform the personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces. Interested dancers can join the class by registering on Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company’s website: https://www.nainichen.org/thebridge.

As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite world renowned as well as up and coming dancers and choreographer to come to guest teach the class. Advanced/Intermediate level professional or pre-professional dancers who are looking to explore beyond their own boundaries and looking for new dance experiences are encouraged to participate. The core program is based on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates the Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with contemporary dance practices she studied in America. Guest artists will cover a wide range of folk and classical dance styles.

The Bridge Class schedule are as follows: 
Week of 6/14/2021
Monday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Tuesday Amalia Suryani (Flow (West Sumatra Indonesian Dance) at 11am
Wednesday Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Thursday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Friday no class
17) Argentine Tango Superstars on Studio 5

International superstar Gabriel Missé and partner Maru Rifourcat showcase their highly traditional form of Argentine tango with Korean female tango pair Karen & Kei in the new episode of the five-part digital series Studio 5 | Dancing Across Continents. This fourth episode premieres at noon today on City Center’s YouTube page and website and is available on demand through June 17.

Exploring a diversity of dance styles, a new episode premieres for free at noon every Tuesday and is then available on demand for the next 10 days. See the full lineup.







Opera Saratoga recently announced the company’s return to the stage for its 60th Anniversary with a season of performances inspired by the iconic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Working closely with a team of medical professionals and a dedicated COVID Safety Officer, Opera Saratoga is committed to bringing audiences and artists together safely for the 2021 Summer Festival, which will be produced outdoors during June and July in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Saratoga Spa State Park, and Pitney Meadows Community Farm to provide three unique performance spaces for audiences to safely enjoy two fully staged productions and a special concert. 

In partnership with SPAC, Opera Saratoga will present MAN OF LA MANCHA, the Tony Award winning musical, featuring Broadway and Opera star Zachary James in the role of Cervantes / Don Quixote; and Opera Saratoga favorite, Kelly Glyptis, returning to Saratoga Springs as Aldonza. The production, directed and choreographed by Opera Saratoga’s Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson in full compliance with New York State COVID safety guidelines, will feature projection and lighting design by Barry Steele, costumes by Glenn Avery Breed, and will be conducted by Laura Bergquist - who most recently led the musical Allegiance on Broadway. The beloved musical, with a book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion, was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece Don Quixote. A universal tale of love, hope, and adventure, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life not as it is, but as it ought to be. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.” Three performances are scheduled on the SPAC Amphitheater Stage on July 8th, 9th, and 10th at 8pm.

In a more classical vein, Opera Saratoga will also present DON QUICHOTTE AT CAMACHO’S WEDDING, a one-act comic serenata by Georg Philipp Telemann with a libretto by Daniel Schiebeler, taken from an episode from Part Two of Cervantes' celebrated novel, in which the Knight and his squire Sancho Panza encounter some rather strange wedding celebrations as they roam the world in search of adventure. The al fresco production will be staged by Rebecca Miller Kratzer and will be conducted by Michelle Rofrano in and around the Columbia Pavilion in Saratoga Spa State Park, with the backdrop of the forest creating a natural set for this pastoral adventure. The performances will feature Festival Artists from Opera Saratoga’s Young Artist Program – the second oldest professional training program for emerging professional singers in the country. Twelve performances are scheduled between July 14th and July 18th, with performances at 11am, 1pm, and 6pm.

The two staged productions will be complemented by QUIXOTIC OPERA, a concert of scenes from other operas inspired by Cervantes’ novel, presented in partnership with Pitney Meadows Community Farm. The program, under the music direction of Laurie Rogers, will feature scenes from Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse (1743) by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Charles Simon Favart; Die Hochzeit des Camacho (1827) by Felix Mendelssohn and Friedrich Voigts; Il furioso all'isola di San Domingo (1833) by Gaetano Donizetti and Jacopo Ferretti; Don Quixote (1898) by Wilhelm Kienzl; La Venta de Don Quijote (1902) by Ruperto Chapí and Carlos Fernandez Shaw; Don Quichotte (1910) by Jules Massenet and Henri Caïn; and El retablo de maese Pedro (1923) by Manuel de Falla. Two performances are scheduled on June 24th and 25th at 7pm.

Leading up to the Festival, Opera Saratoga will also offer an 8-week online course: Another Age, Another Place, Another La Mancha: Don Quixote and the Birth of the Modern World. Taught by Skidmore Professor Grace Burton, this course will explore why the story of an old man’s wanderings through the dusty plains of 17th-century Spain have captured the imagination of philosophers and filmmakers, composers and choreographers, dramatists, and dreamers alike. “To answer this question, we will go back to the time and space of Cervantes’ La Mancha,” says Burton. “What we will find there is a man who, having arrived too late to live in a chivalric world filled with knights in shining armor and damsels in distress, sets out on an adventure that leads not to the past he so fervently admires, but to a future he never could have imagined: the world we now recognize as modern.” The course will be offered via Zoom, on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, from May 12th through June 30th


Opera Saratoga is committed to ensuring that audiences have a safe and enjoyable experience this summer. All performances will be produced in compliance with New York State and CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of audience members, artists, and staff. As required by New York State, all ticket buyers will be required to show either proof of vaccination at least 14 days prior to their attendance, or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the performance they are attending. In addition, attendees will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire and pass a mandatory temperature check prior to entry. Audience members will be required to wear masks at all performances, regardless of vaccination status or proof of a negative testRestrooms will be available with social distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols in place in accordance with recommended guidelines. 


Due to social distancing at all performances, tickets are extremely limited this season, and it is anticipated that performances will sell out in advance. At all venues, tickets will be sold in socially distanced pods of two seats. At SPAC, pods of one, two, or four seats will also be available on the SPAC lawn for Man of La Mancha. Very limited single tickets will be available under the roof of the amphitheater for Man of La Mancha, but single tickets are not available for Quixotic Opera or Don Quichotte at Camacho’s Wedding due to the seating configurations at these venues. Advance ticket purchases are required for Quixotic Opera and Don Quichotte at Camacho’s Wedding. Advance ticket purchases are strongly advised for Man of La Mancha. If tickets are available on the day of performance at SPAC, ticket purchases will be subject to an additional fee.

For more information, visit www.operasaratoga.org


NuWORKS 2021


STREAMING JUNE 21-30, 2021


Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director) presents a special virtual event: NuWorks 2021, the annual experimental series of self-created work from innovative artists exploring an eclectic range of genres and techniques using poetry, text, dance and music. Featuring new works by diverse artists Annie Ngar-Lai Cheung, Shebana Coelho, Tyler Dobies, M.J. Kang, Jo Shui and Shigeko Sara SugaNuWORKS 2021* is curated by playwrights Damon Chua (The Emperors Nightingale)Richard Chang (Citizen Wong), and Project Directors Ernest Abuba and Chongren Fan.

A one price pass ticket is available for $30 that will allow access to all six performances. Virtual performances begin Monday, June 21, 2021 at 5:00PM and will be available on demand through Wednesday, June 30, 2021. To make a reservation please visit http://panasiannuworks2021.eventbrite.com A link will be sent with confirmation of purchase. Additional information is available on the Pan Asians Repertory Theatre website at www.panasianrep.org

NuWORKS 2021
All screenings available beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 at 5:00PM
Available on demand through Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Once I was a Stone, una piedra, ek pathar
Created and Performed by Shebana Coelho

A solo work about a stone lost at sea that finds its way home, only to face a new world that upends old notions of race, place and purpose. The play is a mixture of poetry, monologues, and dance drawn from flamenco, kutiyattam and bharatanatyam - in English with fragments of Hindi and Spanish. Running time: 45 minutes

Shebana Coelho is a performer and writer, originally from India, and currently living in New Mexico. Her solo plays include The Good Manners of Colonized SubjectsOnce I was a stoneuna piedra, ek pathar and the sun and shade of desire (in development). She received a Fiction Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Fulbright Grant to Mongolia. She facilitates creativity workshops and story consults as part of Faraway is Close, resonant cross-cultural encounters to Write Journey Embody the stories under the skin. Visit shebanacoelho.com.

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Shop In Peace
Written and Directed by Jo Shui
Featuring Ariel Estrada, Emma Lipschutz, Trevor Swann and Jen Yip.
Dramaturg: Weldon Wong Powers

Shop In Peace is a compilation of scenes exposing the pervasive racism that Asian Americans face even while doing something as routine as shopping. Running time: 20 minutes

Jo Shui, writer/actor, is thrilled to be working with Pan Asian Rep again! Writing credits: True Asian Hottie (Pan Asian Rep's NuWorks Festival, Downtown Urban Theater Festival), Family Dreams (Pan Asian Rep's NuWorks). Acting credits Tea (Pan Asian Rep), Mouse (Greg Pak Film), “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” (recurring roles). Member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA.

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We Must See These Things
Created and Performed by Tyler Dobies
Videographer: John Quincy Lee

We Must See These Things is a conglomerate of stories made from existing in a world that doesn't see you (or sees you too much?) told through spoken word and verbatim performance. Running time: 34 minutes

Tyler Dobies (he/him) is an actor, singer, and poet based in NYC. He is the product of aspen trees, dirt roads, liberal arts, homeschooling, and the feeling of not being good enough. Tyler holds a BFA in Acting/Directing from Pacific Lutheran University and a MM in Vocal Performance from NYU. www.tylerdobies.com

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Asians Dating
Written and Directed by M.J. Kang
Featuring Eva Ding, Barron Leung and M.J. Kang.
Stage Manager: Katie Scibelli
Dramaturg: Hayley Silvers

Asians Dating is a light-hearted portrayal of two recently divorced professionals who are trying to navigate love, life and cats while being Asian. Running time: 21 minutes

M.J. Kang is a playwright, actor, director and storyteller based in Los Angeles. She's currently in the playwrighting group at Company of Angels and has been commissioned by AFO, Shotgun Players, Silicon Valley Shakespeare. She is part of the writer’s team for the anthology film, Moving Day, produced by Cotton Bush Productions and Restorative Stories at The Barrow Group. Her improv troupe, Killer Kimchi, will be performing at Twin Cities Horror Festival. She's won three Moth story slams among many other story slams.

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Created and Performed by Annie Ngar-lai Cheung

Teetering dangerously between tragedy and comedy, Annie takes you into the high-achieving but insecure world of a lawyer turned actress.

Annie Ngar-lai Cheung is a trilingual, experienced Hong Kong actress with over 40 performance credits in the last decade. Former full-time actress at Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and former artiste at Hong Kong Television Network Limited. Performed in Hong Kong, China, Macau, Los Angeles and London. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Mrs. Muller in Doubt by John Patrick Shanley at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2013. Her first solo show DOTS was staged in Camden Fringe 2018, the Actors Centre in 2019 and featured as one of the programs at SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2021. She recently starred as Dr. Rieux in The Plague by Neil Bartlett (after Albert Camus’ La Peste), a world premiere Cantonese production commissioned by the 49th Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021.

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Une Saison en Enfer
Selected poetry from A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud
Performed in English with dialogue in French and songs in Spanish
Adopted and Directed by Shigeko Sara Suga
Featuring Dinh James Doan, Zach Lusk, and Shigeko Sara Suga

A love affair gone wrong - Arthur Rimbaud's agony after being shot by his lover Verlaine and to be ostracized by the whole literary society in France.

Shigeko Sara Suga, a senior artist at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, has performed in over 140 local and international theatrical productions in the past mainly with Pan Asian Rep, Ellen Stewart's Great Jones Rep and Yara Arts Group. Her recent credits include John Gabriel Borkman online play reading as Mrs. Borkman, News From Fukushima as Yu (Reporter), a feature length documentary in multiple international film festivals, and Endlings as Haenyeo (Korean sea diver) at New York Theatre Workshop. www.shigekosuga.com

For additional information, please visit the website at www.panasianrep.org

20) Peter Stathas Dance
the Virtual Premiere of 
What We Have to Give
June 18-20, 2021

Peter Stathas Dance presents the virtual premiere of What We Have To Give, June 18, 2021. The evening is a fundraiser showcasing a stripped-down assortment of solos and one duet that were conceived through a process of remote creativity and capture different moments in time throughout the last year. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for dancers and are available at https://secure.givelively.org/event/peter-stathas-dance-inc/what-we-have-to-give-fundraiser/what-we-have-to-give. The piece will be available from June 18, 2021 at 7pm ET through June 20, 2021 at 10pm ET. 

Utilizing the technical means they could access, Stathas and the dancers began the collaborative process of crafting a dance, reflecting on the times, their hardships, and the meaning of the spaces they all found themselves in. The outcome is a collection of solos and one duet that has a stripped down, raw, and honest value.

What We Have to Give is simply a collection of dances that explains the love and commitment Peter Stathas and his dancers have to their art form and how the separation of the pandemic manifested for each dancer. The dancers worked to create truth, beauty, and meaning without being in one another’s physical presence, relying instead on what connects us in ways we could not have previously known. After much reflection about whether to somehow weave these stories together and make some alchemy, it was decided there was more integrity in keeping things simple--to allow the audience into the intimate lives of these gifted performers; presenting each piece in the chronological order it was made. 

Dancers: Ty Graynor, Selina Hack, Andrew McShea, Paulina Meneses, Jesse Obremski, Emilee Pratt, Sasha Rydlizky, Lauren Twomley














Drag sensation Shuga Cain, the beloved season 11 contestant of the Emmy Award®-winning reality television series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” will be the Mistress of Ceremonies in Seven Deadly Sinsthe sexy and adventurous outdoor theatrical experience, coming to New York City’s Meatpacking District. 

Cain joins the diverse troupe of leading theater actors and exciting new comers which also includes Tricia Alexandro (Perp at the Barrow Group), Shavanna Calder (HBO’s “Los Espookys”), nationally ranked pole dancer and movement artist Donna CarnowShamika Cotton (HBO's “The Wire”), Brandon J. Ellis (Bandstand), Brad Fleischer (LCT’s Golden Boy), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), Kahyum Kim (STARZ’s “American Gods”), Morgan McGhee (Ain’t Too Proud), Bianca Norwood (New York stage debut), Caitlin O’Connell (The Crucible), Cody Sloan (Off-Broadway debut), and Eric Ulloa (On Your Feet).

Additionally, Seven Deadly Sins has revealed additional details about each of the world premiere plays, a titillating collection of keenly observed works from the country’s most provocative playwrights.


Tell Me Everything You Know (inspired by Gluttony) by Ngozi Anyanwu

Two women in a garden (Shavanna Calder and Morgan McGhee). One knows everything, the other hungry to know anything. Tell Me Everything You Know is a lesson in curiosity, information overload, and generally just minding your own damn business.

Hard (inspired by Sloth) by Thomas Bradshaw
Viagra is just about the only thing Jeff (Brandon J. Ellis) isn’t consuming these days. His and his wife’s (Shamika Cotton) sex life is going through a dry spell thanks to Jeff’s commitment to video games and not much else, but tonight she won’t take no for an answer.


Wild Pride (inspired by Pride) by MJ Kaufman

Not all advice is good advice… Wild Pride follows a trans YouTube influencer’s (Cody Sloan) quest to give his followers (Bianca Norwood) the confidence he thinks they need…no matter the cost.


All I Want is Everything (inspired by Greed) by Moisés Kaufman

Two siblings (Tricia Alexandro, Eric Ulloa), one inheritance. Things get dirty even when they’re not the ones digging the grave six feet under.


Naples (inspired by Envy) by Jeffrey LaHoste
In the Palace of Versailles, Princess Charlotte (Caitlin O’Connell) discovers a secret that might bring ruin to her husband’s young lover, Philippe (Andrew Keenan-Bolger). Will she protect him or throw him to the lions? A love triangle with only two sides can be very unstable. But who will prevail when their envy gets the best of them?


Longhorn (inspired by Wrath) by Ming Peiffer

What sins will you confess when pushed to the limit? A professional dominatrix (Kahyum Kim) whips her newest client (Brad Fleischer) into shape (literally and figuratively) as she discovers his questionable beliefs.


Lust by Bess Wohl
An exotic dancer (Donna Carnow) takes to the pole, business as usual, but when her worst nightmare walks in, it’s not just her clothes that get stripped away.


The limited engagement of Seven Deadly Sins will begin performances on Tuesday, June 22 ahead of a Tuesday, June 29 official opening night. Tickets are available via www.sevendeadlysinsnyc.com or via TodayTix at www.todaytix.com  or through the iOS and Android app.

Seven Deadly Sins takes audiences on a tantalizing tour of their inner demons. No subject is taboo as audiences rotate through seven uniquely designed storefronts, exploring the depths of desire, jealousy, rage, and more in a thrilling evening that merges live theater with performance art, dazzling design, and CDC-mandated regulations. Helmed by Moisés Kaufman and Tony Award® winning scenic designer David RockwellSeven Deadly Sins is a carnival for the senses, welcoming New Yorkers back to live entertainment.


In a format that was conceived by Michel Hausmann and originally produced by Miami New Drama, audiences will gather and be welcomed with a brief performance at their first stop of the evening, Purgatory. They will then depart on their journey as they divide into small, socially distanced pods, safely exploring the perils and pleasures of each sin’s storefront window, listening through headphones while wearing masks. Sanitized headphones will be provided, or audience members can bring their own standard jack, hardwired headphones if preferred.


22) Shakina Nayfack to Open Feinstein’s/54 Below

with Songs from New Collaboration 

with Dan. G. Sells

The award-winning writer and performer is penning lyrics for the musical adaptation of  Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”

Shakina Nayfack announced today that her performance re-opening night of Feinstein’s/54 Below will feature new songs from a musical collaboration with Dan. G. Sells, composer of the West End hit “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.”  The two are writing music and lyrics for a new musical adaptation of Ed Graczyk's play Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” with a book by Ashley Robinson (book writer for Sells’ forthcoming “Brokeback Mountain'' musical). 

The 1976 Broadway play, which later became a Robert Altman film in 1982, starred Sandy Dennis, Cher, and Cathy Bates, and features a major transgender character, originally played on Broadway by Karen Black. The story is set in 1975 and follows a fan club of die-hard James Dean fans who meet on the 20th anniversary of his death to reconnect, opening old wounds and facing new ones. 

The new songs, which were written between Nayfack and Sells intercontinentally during the COVID-19 shutdown, will be performed live for the first time on Thursday, June 17, at 9:45 pm, the first night that Feinstein’s/54 reopens to audiences.  Nayfack’s evening of music, which she has titled Whatever Gets You Through It, will also feature original, never-before-heard songs that, according to Nayfack, “honor the heart’s hard work of keeping faith and reawakening relationships.” Jacob Yates music directs and Lauren Marcus (“Be More Chill”) is a special guest.

Shakina Nayfack in “Whatever Gets You Through It” plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Thursday, June 17, at 9:45 pm. There is a $35-$75 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at http://www.54Below.com Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.



An evening of celebrated stars performing the titles songs from Broadway’s best.




John Leguizamo, Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block, Blair Underwood, Ben Stiller

& Kerry Butler join the show!


Show of Titles Trailer

Broadway’s Best Shows musical extravaganza “Show of Titles” will premiere on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 7pm ET and be available for four days only.  The show features dozens of Broadway stars performing the title songs from over 20 beloved musicals.  Among the songs included are:  Anything GoesHallelujah, Baby!Sweet CharityMan of La ManchaThe Happy TimeThe Sound of MusicFade Out — Fade InShe Loves MeOn a Clear Day You Can See ForeverOh, Lady Be Good!CabaretCamelot and many more.

All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund.

The evening will feature performances by Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Kerry Butler, Len Cariou, Glenn Close, Gavin Creel, Darren Criss, Dame Edna, Santino Fontana, Kelsey Grammar, David Alan Grier, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isabelle Huppert, Norm Lewis, Patti LuPone, Rob McClure, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Melba Moore, Jessie Mueller, Eva Noblezada, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale, Michael Rupert, Ernie Sabella, Lea Salonga, Phillipa Soo, Will Swenson, Aaron Tveit, Leslie Uggams, Vanessa Williams & Patrick Wilson and special appearances by Debbie Allen, Broadway Inspirational Voices, Candice Bergen, Danny Burstein, Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn, Adam Guettel John Kander, Angela LansburyJohn Leguizamo, John Lithgow, Lindsay Mendez, Phylicia Rashad, Chita Rivera, Ben Stiller, Charles Strouse, Richard Thomas, Blair Underwood, BD Wong Florian Zeller. 

“Show of Titles” will be a rousing and memorable celebration of title songs from more than two dozen Broadway musicals spanning nine decades, ranging from “Lady Be Good” to “The Light in the Piazza.”   But is the original title song disappearing from the theatrical map? What used to be the norm has become a rarity.  Tony nominees, for example, from the 60’s frequently had title songs.  Contrast the 1965-1966-67-68 seasons when 75% of the nominated musicals had title songs, with the three most recent seasons when there was no original title song from a Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

For more information and more exclusive content, go to Broadway’s Best Shows

“Show of Titles” will be livestreamed on Stellar at 7PM EST/4PM PST and available for a strictly limited amount of time.  Tickets are $39.  Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Actor’s Fund.

To learn more, visit Broadways Best Shows .
24) Theater Resources Unlimited
TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series
Presented with The StoryLine Project
Sundays, June 20, June 27, and July 11, 2021 at 3:00pm

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announced the 22nd annual series of new plays, now virtual, by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, as part of TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series. Presented with generous support from The StoyLine Project, the plays will be performed on Sundays, June 20, June 27, and July 11, 2021 at 3:00pm. Each play will be followed by a "Dollars and Sense" panel on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers. Tickets are on at https://www.onthestage.com/theater-resources-unlimited

Sunday June 20th, 2021, 3:00pm EDT
Iben Cenholt/LIVEtheatrical and Evan Bernardin Productions present
Tiny Empty Nest
by David Beardsley
directed by Jesica Garrou

"You are cordially invited to attend the Bookers' midlife meltdown. Hard hat required." With their only child in college, it's becoming clear that Ben and Claire Booker's relationship needs a jump start. When Ben proposes auditioning for Tiny Empty Nest, a reality TV show that chronicles empty nesters living in tiny houses, Claire is skeptical but goes along. Audition day arrives and, with nowhere to hide and a tiny house to build, Ben and Claire search for the emotional stamina and honesty they need to stay together. Tickets and details at https://our.show/tru/tiny-empty-nest

Sunday June 27th, 2021, 3:00pm EDT
Golden Wings
by Coolidge Harris II
directed by Rain Pryor

"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free." Golden Wings explores the complexities of love, loyalty, and the sanctity of marriage. When the line is crossed in the Pinkens family, it is revealed that the truth can bring you out of the darkness and into a whole new light. Tickets and details at https://our.show/tru/golden-wings

Sunday, July 11th, 2021, 3:00pm EDT
Stephanie Pope Lofgren presents
No One Cries for the Blacksmith
by Lloyd Khaner
directed by Tonya Pinkins

"There's light at the end of every tunnel." No One Cries for the Blacksmith follows a hope-filled New York City taxi cab driver and his confident marketing executive passenger on the best, the worst and possibly the last day of their lives. Based on true events, this intense drama infused with humor will take you on a journey wondering if these strangers turned friends will make it out alive. Tickets and details at https://our.show/tru/blacksmith
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.





Two River Theater invites audiences back to in-person performances with their exciting summer season of theater, music and comedy. Kicking it all off is the brand-new Plaza Players Series with Tony-Nominated writer and composer Joe Iconis (Be More ChillLove in Hate Nation) joined by Lauren Marcus (Be More ChillLove in Hate Nation) and other special guests.

The series will continue throughout the summer with performances by NYU Graduate Musical Theater writers Janey Miles Feingold and Bela Konstancja Kawalec, writer/musician Rinde Eckert (Pericles), musician Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza and Columbian artist Alea, and actor/musician Chesney Snow (OO-BLA-DEE) and musician/composer Faye Chiao.

To end the summer, comedian Hasan Minhaj showcases and prepares new material for his new one man show in an intimate settingThe global success of his Netflix comedy special “Homecoming King” garnered rave reviews and won a 2018 Peabody Award. “Experiment Time” will run for six performances in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater from August 26 – 29, 2021.

Tickets for all shows on sale now at at tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400


Performances will begin at 7:00 PM on the theater’s outdoor Plaza. Each evening will run about 75 minutes. Tables of two and four are available for purchase at the rate of $50 or $100 per table. Through a new partnership with Sickles Market in Red Bank, a special menu of snacks and light fare have been specially curated for this series. 
For more details: https://tworivertheater.org/plaza-players/

Joe Iconis + Lauren Marcus, with other special guests!
June 25, 26, 27 and July 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7:00 PM

Two River opens its Plaza Players Series with Tony-Nominated writer and composer Joe Iconis (Be More ChillLove in Hate Nation). Featuring Lauren Marcus and other special guests, Iconis will rock Red Bank into Summer.

Real People Things
By Janey Miles Feingold and Bela Konstancja Kawalec
July 15-18 at 7:00 PM

Since 2010 Two River has welcomed students and alumni from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program to Red Bank for our annual NYU Cabaret. This Summer the writing team of Janey Miles Feingold and Bela Konstancja Kawalec bring a live concert presentation of a new musical about finding love on the internet to Two River’s Plaza Stage. In Real People Things, we eavesdrop on the intimate conversations between Rosie Peters and Theo Goldberg as they get to know each other through pixels and wires and spotty WiFi all leading to the moment when they have to decide to put down their phones and meet in person. Featuring original, character-driven pop songs performed by the Real People Things Band.

ToyBox Live with Rinde Eckert
July 22-25 at 7:00 PM

Rinde Eckert (Pericles) returns to Two River with his eclectic collection of instruments to share a selection of songs, readings, monologues, and unexpected imaginings. Rinde brings his online program to a live stage for the first time.

Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza and Alea
July 29-Aug 1 and Aug 5-8 at 7:00 PM 

Alea is a progressive and pioneering Columbian artist whose music arrests you with authenticity and honesty. Alongside Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, Alea delivers a high-energy performance that traces the musical heritage of many Latin American countries and walks the line between cumbia, vallenato, ranchera, jazz, and pop.

By Chesney Snow and Faye Chiao
Aug 12-15 and Aug 19-22 at 7:00 PM

Chesney Snow (OO-BLA-DEE) returns to Two River with musician/composer Faye Chiao. Upstream fuses piano, beatboxing, spoken word, and soaring vocals to weave a magical musical journey of songs ranging from intimate ballads to hip-hop for all ages. 




Performances will take place in the Rechnitz Theater. Approximate show time is 80-90 minutes.
Ticket prices: $54.50 (Section A), $39.50 (Section B) and $25 (Section C). For more details: https://tworivertheater.org/whats-on/hasan-minhaj-experiment-time/

August 26 at 8:00 PM

August 27 and August 28 at 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM

August 29 at 3:00 PM


Comedian Hasan Minhaj showcases and prepares new material for his new one man show in an intimate setting.


Hasan Minhaj was the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. The show received a 2019 Peabody Award, a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Motion Design,” and was recognized for a 2020 Television Academy Honor. In 2017, Minhaj earned rave reviews for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, and for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. A first generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent in November 2014, where he was Jon’s last hire. He continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year and remained on the show through August 2018.


The safety of Two River Theater’s patrons, staff and artists is of the utmost importance. Two River Theater’s reopening safety plans have been created using CDC, state and local government mandated practices, in consultation with medical professionals through Keeping America Safe: Hackensack Meridian Health’s Assist Program and Intelligent Crowd Solutions. For more information health and safety protocols for each performance visit tworivertheater.org.


26) WP Theater Presents 

Weightless Streaming Now

On Demand through June 30
a theatrical concert film by 
The Kilbanes
directed by 
Tamilla Woodard
performed by 
Lila BlueKofy BrownDan HarrisKate KilbaneDan Moses, and Joshua Pollock
produced with support from 
piece by piece productions

Sisterhood. Love. Betrayal. Flight. Weaving together ancient myth and indie rock, Weightless tells the tale of two deeply devoted sisters, Procne and Philomela, separated by circumstance, who must travel across worlds and make devastating sacrifices in order to reunite, and the god who shapes and is shaped by that journey. Inspired by a tale from Ovid’s MetamorphosesWeightless is a visual concept album—the band and the cast are one and the same—blurring the line between actors and musicians, between musical theater, video art, and rock concert, and between the virtual world and a world in which we can all hold and feel one another again.

Filmed under strict COVID guidelines in a spectacular outdoor setting in the Bay Area, Weightless intertwines animation, live rock performance, and storytelling into a musical experience like no other.

For more information or to get tickets, visit https://wptheater.org/show/weightless/
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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