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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday Scoop post of 6/6/21 - Theater Reopenings, Rescheduled Show Dates, Live and Virtual Events Coming Up This Week, and More

 Broadway Reopenings and Rescheduled Show Dates 

Girl From the North Country - Reopens 10/13/21 at the Belasco Theatre. 
For more information or to purchase tickets go to northcountryonbroadway.com

The Lehman Trilogy - Previews Start  9/25/21  Opening Night 10/14/21
at the Nederlander Theatre.
For more information or to purchase tickets go to thelehmantrilogy.com

Live and Virtual Events This Week and More

1) All Together Now June Lineup
2) Art Park & Company Announces Eleventh Annual Fairy House Festival 6/12
3) Art Park Presents So Percussion 6/13
4) Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella Releases New Song Ahead of Album Release
5) Black Theatre Coalition Announces Paid FellowshipProgram For Aspiring Theatre Makers
6) Center at West Park Upcoming Schedule - My Cyrano 6/11 & 6/12
7) CrossCurrent Contemporary Festival 6/11
8) DanceRising NYC Hyper-Local Dance Outs 6/10 & 6/12
9) Equus Projects Releases Joanna Mendel Shaw''s Physical Listening
10) George Street Playhouse Virtual Summer Academy Registration Open Now
11) Intar Returns Off-Broadway and Celebrates Gay Pride Month
12) Jim Brickman's Brickman's Big Break Talent Search for Singers and Musicians Over 40
13) Love, Linda: The Live of Mrs. Cole Porter Streaming on Demand 6/9 - 6/26
14) MCC Theater Announces 2021/2022 Schedule 
15) McCarter Theatre Center 2021 Gala 6/11
16) Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Returns to Live In-Person Performances 
17) The Player's Theater's Upcoming Schedule - Short Play Festival & More
18) Paper Mill Playhouse's 2021/2022 Season
19) Pop-Up Magazine's New Issue Unfolds on the Sidewalks of Brooklyn, LA, & San Francisco
20) TRU Upcoming Community Gathering Via Zoom 6/11
21) TRU Workshop How to Write a Musical That Works Part One: The World We Want 6/13
22) Uproar Theatrics New All-Digital Theatre Licensing Company

1) MONTHLY LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR A picture containing logo

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All Together Now, a media and technology company that brings communities together through live digital events, has announced their upcoming events including the annual awards for Scholarship Plus and the 10th anniversary of CO/LAB Theater Group.

For ticketing links to each event, visit AllTogetherNow.live/shows.  

For more information on All Together Now, visit AllTogetherNow.live.

The upcoming events include:

  • Scholarship Plus Award: Annual Awards Night
    Wednesday, June 9, 6:00pm ET

Scholarship Plus supports New York City high school graduates from low-income households through the full journey of college with a four-year scholarship, plus a network that opens opportunities for life. This year they are welcoming their 11th and largest class of scholars in a special virtual event. They will be celebrating college graduates, welcoming the new class of scholars, and honoring their Teachers Who Make a Difference. 

  • CO/LAB Theater Group 10th Anniversary
    Monday, June 21, 

Founded in 2011 by four Syracuse graduates – Laura BorgwardtBecky LeifmanArielle Lever, and Sarah Olbrantz – who participated in a similar program while at Syracuse. CO/LAB has expanded from one pilot class of 13 actors to a full schedule of theater classes for individuals with developmental disabilities, and they have developed dozens of original musicals and ensemble-created theatrical performances.
















Polydor Records/Ume has announced the release of “Far Too Late” from the forthcoming album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. “Far Too Late” is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher and is available now across all DSPs.

“Far Too Late” is the latest in a string of acclaimed tracks from the album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella which is set for release on Friday, July 9. The album, written and produced during lockdown in the UK, features voices from the cast of the highly anticipated new musical, as well as some soon-to-be announced, high-profile guest vocalists.

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, the first new West End production to open after the coronavirus pandemic, will be at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Friday, June 25. Cinderella is a new romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book by 2021 Oscar® winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and lyrics by Tony® and Olivier® Award winner David Zippel (City of Angels). Laurence Connor (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatSchool of Rock) directs, with choreography by Joann M. Hunter.

Pre-order the album here: https://cinderella.lnk.to/albumpr


All further information is available at www.andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com 


3) Artpark & Company
Eleventh Annual Fairy House Festival
June 12, 2021

Artpark & Company announces the eleventh annual Fairy House Festival as part of the 2021 season on June 12, 2021, 12pm-4pm. The festival has evolved from an art walk of the miniature fairy houses installed in the park by both local community and professional artists, to now an international, interdisciplinary and immersive performing arts festival with European street theater groups, modern dance, interactive performances by local actors, music bands presented in the setting of the park overlooking the stunning Niagara Gorge. Timed entry tickets for the event are $10 and are available at artpark.net/fairy-house-festival-2021

Please note that this year the Festival will be modified to include contact-free activities and will feature a walk-through tour of artist-created fairy houses, winding through the Artpark woods. While tickets for admittance and Fairy House tour will be sold on a timed basis, guests are welcome to arrive before and/or remain on the grounds after their tour to enjoy other activities and concessions.

Event will be limited to up to 500 attendants and will not require social distancing or masking for vaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated individuals or all ages will be ask to maintain social distance and face coverings.

For more see below or visit https://www.artpark.net.

4) Artpark presents
Sō Percussion
June 13, 2021

Artpark announces a performance by Sō Percussion as part of the 2021 New Music in the Park series on June 13, 2021 at 4pm. Not just a world-renowned ensemble, but an institution, Sō Percussion is a percussion-based music organization that creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences and educational initiatives to engaged students, while providing meaningful service to its communities, in order to exemplify the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds. Tickets for the event are $12 and are available at artpark.net/events/so-percussion

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test are not required for this event. Patrons will just be required to maintain social distance and wear a mask if they are not fully vaccinated.

The Artpark summer season runs May 15 - September 15, 2021, and also includes:

For more visit https://www.artpark.net



$50,000 EACH








Co-founders T. Oliver ReidWarren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Board Members Aaliytha Stevens and Naila McKenzie, announced today that applications are being accepted for their paid BTC Fellowship ProgramBlack Theatre Coalition (BTC), the organization aiming “to build a sustainable, ethical roadmap to increase employment opportunities for Black theatre professionals” has been building these programs over the past 11 months.

To apply, visit blacktheatrecoalition.org/fellowship/


The application submissions will be accepted for six weeks beginning June 1, 2021 through July 16, 2021 with 12-month Fellowships in Producing, Writing, Composition, Directing, Choreography, Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Sound Design, Video Design, Wigs/Hair Design, Stage Management, Theatre Management, Musical Direction, Casting, Marketing & Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Media, Talent Agenting, and a 24-month Fellowship in General Management.


Each Fellow will receive $50,000 in salary and grant over the 12-month Fellowship.


A total of 48 Fellowships will be awarded with two in each category, except for General Management and Producing, which will both include six Fellows each.




Immersion in their area of the Industry on a daily basis, working alongside current industry leaders at the highest levels, learning the process of theater making from the executive, creative and /or administrative areas.


Connecting with Industry Leader and Broadway’s power players after business hours through BTC sponsored events.


Mentorship and guidance throughout the Fellowship Program from Black professionals currently working in the industry and from BTC Accomplices within companies/offices where fellows will be placed.


Black Theatre Coalition will produce “Pop Up Events” in which the full cohort of fellows will have the opportunity to work together to put their skills into practice.




JUNE 11 & 12




New Wave Arts in association with Salon Z announced the latest installation in their “Inspired by Baroque” Series, a two-night-only premiere of My Cyrano, an improvisation featuring extracts from Edmond Rostand’s classic heroic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac and extracts from the poem “My Cyrano” by Tanya Lebedinskaya. Presented in Russian with English supertitles, My Cyrano blends musical, dance, and theatrical performance in the style of Rock-Baroque.

New Wave Arts in association with Salon Z announced today the latest installation in their “Inspired by Baroque” Series, a two-night-only premiere of My Cyrano, an improvisation featuring extracts from Edmond Rostand’s classic heroic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac and extracts from the poem “My Cyrano” by Tanya Lebedinskaya. Presented in Russian with English supertitles, My Cyrano blends musical, dance, and theatrical performance in the style of Rock-Baroque.

ickets, priced at $65 for show-only tickets and $100 for VIP tickets, are available for purchase by visiting here.

7) 7th Season of CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Festival Returns to Flushing Town Hall on June 11

The virtual festival, produced by Nai-Ni Chen, will stream on Flushing Town Hall’s YouTube channel as part of FTH at Home.

Flushing Town Hall will celebrate the vibrant choreography of New York’s diverse, Asian American, contemporary dance community at 7:30 PM on Friday, June 11 when it presents the 7th season of Nai-Ni Chen’s CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Festival.

The virtual festival brings together some of the best and most creative, contemporary choreographers, showcasing new works by Asian American dance artists, followed by a live conversation led by Nai-Ni Chen.

The virtual festival is being presented free of charge, but audiences must RSVP to attend online.


8) Dance Rising NYC:
Next Hyper-Local Dance Outs
Thursday, June 10, 2021 and Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 7pm

Dance Rising NYC announces the next Hyper-Local Dance Outs on Thursday, June 10, 2021 and Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 7pm-7:30pm ET. NY, NJ, CT, and PA professional dancers will take to the parks, streets, and rooftops to dance, focusing public attention on a resilient industry that is still struggling to survive due to closures and lack of support during COVID. All artists identifying as a professional dancer, choreographer or teacher are invited to take part.  To sign up and for more information, visit https://bit.ly/SpringDanceOutSignUp

9) JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Artistic Director of The Equus Projects
announces the release of
Physical Listening: A Dancer’s Interspecies Journey
Now Available for Purchase Online

In Physical Listening: A Dancers Interspecies Journey, JoAnna Mendl Shaw invites audiences to explore her unusual dance career, a path that took her into a deep dive into the world of horses and equine training. Physical Listening is the deeply personal journey of an artist who at age 74 is still pursuing her passions, bringing an interspecies perspective into the dance world and the sensibility of an artist into the horse world.

In Physical Listening: A Dancer’s Interspecies Journey, author JoAnna Mendl Shaw takes readers into an inter-species creative process that has revealed far more about life, love and leadership than she ever expected. Follow The Equus Projects as the company devises interspecies performances with local equestrians and their horses throughout the States and in Sweden. Learn how dancers train to work with equine partners and translate that training into a studio practice. Explore guided embodied exercises that will deepen your Physical Listening. Discover over 450 full-color photographs, choreographic maps, and illustrations in an 8 1/2” x 11” format. 

Physical Listening is available for purchase online at the Equus Projects website ($60) or Amazon ($75). Students can purchase a black and white version of the book for $20 by emailing jmsnyc@aol.com

A visual expression of Shaw’s story can be found in the film Imprinted, Dancing with Foals (2021). The film captures an extraordinary occurrence: the co-creation of a choreographic language between three dancers, two mares, and they newborn foals. Learn more at imprintedthefilm.com.

10) George Street Playhouse announces Virtual 

Summer Theater Academy with award-winning actors   and playwrights 


Registration begins June 2nd. 

Visit GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org or call 732-497-8097

George Street Playhouse, New Jersey’s acclaimed regional theater, announced its 2021  Virtual Summer Theater Academy for young people between the ages of 5-18.   

Taught by professional theater artists, the classes are ideal for students with or without theater experience. 

This refreshing, thought provoking program is designed to stretch each students’ imagination as they develop theater skills through original plays and musicals. 

All classes culminate in a virtual sharing with family and friends.

Space is limited!  Registration opens now!

Financial Assistance is available for New Jersey-based students who demonstrate need. Visit George Street Playhouse’s website for a scholarship application.  

The two week virtual theater programs begin July 12 and continue through July 23. Hours are 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday through Friday.      

The summer program includes three companies: 

Junior Company - Star Power Kids (Ages 5-8)

Rising Company -- Be The Light (Ages 9-12)

Young Company -- Expressions (Ages 13-18)

The “Star Power Kids” (ages 5-8) features an original, new play with music by Broadway actress Laiona Michelle (Amazing Grace, Book of Mormon, Little Girl Blue (GSP).  

A story about friendship and how a community of kids come together to help solve problems in their neighborhood, this fun, warmhearted musical teaches teamwork, empathy, and friendship. 

Students will explore acting, singing and dancing as player’s learn the choreography and music of an imaginary world.  

In addition, participants will develop confidence, stage presence and team building skills and strengthen positive peer relationships and social/emotional skills. 

“Be the Light” (ages 9-12) students will dive into the challenges facing the new world.  Inspired by Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem for the country, “The Hill We Climb,” students will create an original play with music that will explore choices and consequences while reminding us all of our resilience. 

Students will develop acting, singing and dancing skills, develop confidence, stage presence and team building skills and will strengthen positive peer relationships and social / emotional skills.   


“Expressions” (ages 13-18) students will discover their voice through spoken word poetry and storytelling with award-winning actress and playwright Tracey Conyer Lee.  She will team up with choreographer Sade Murray from Disney’s National Tour of The Lion King.  

This duo dream team will inspire students to unlock their inner drum as they free their bodies and imaginations.  

Students will learn acting, singing, movement and writing skills, as well as develop confidence, stage presence, and team building skills, along with strengthening positive peer relationships and social emotional skills through trust exercises.   

Registration open now.  Visit www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org or call 732-497-8097 

Cost per attendee is $275 for the two week program.   

The two week virtual theater programs begin July 12 and continue through July 23. Hours are 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday through Friday.  












 INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director, Paul Slee Rodriguez ,Executive Director,  Nidia Medina, Artistic Producer), announced today that the Off-Broadway theater company is back on the boards and will present the new musical, Oso Fabuloso & The Bear Backs!. Performances begin this Saturday, June 5 on an outdoor stage in front of the theater at 500 West 52nd Street (just West of 10th Avenue).

A Queer Latino bear named Oso Fabuloso has recently been dumped by a two-timing daddy bear. In order to overcome his depression, Oso seeks the help of his therapist Dr. Calvo who convinces him to use his gift of song to sing the blues away. Oso agrees to go on tour with his therapist/guitarist and his two best friends/backup singers, Gummy and Grizz, hoping it will cure him of his romantic woes!


The performance schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 5 and Friday, June 11 at 8:30 PM and Saturdays, June 19 and 26 at 5:30 and 8:30 PM. Performances are outdoor, and seating will be assigned, limited, and socially distanced. All current CDC Covid guidelines will be strictly adhered to and enforced. Camry A’Keen will serve as Health and Safety Officer. A New York City Health and Hospitals Mobile Covid Vaccination Van will be onsite as well. For more information and to purchase tickets ($25.00) please visit www.intartheatre.org.











Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, let your talent shine! The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that Jim Brickman is presenting Brickman’s Big Break, the only talent search for singers and musicians over 40, to benefit The Actors Fund.


If you’ve always felt like you wanted to share your talent with the world (and you’re over 40) Brickman’s Big Break contest could be your chance! In a world where TV Talent shows focus on ages 18-30, Brickman’s Big Break embraces talented men & women 40+.

The final top 20 will be determined by Jim Brickman’s team of industry pros, and votes from fans. Then narrowed down to a Top 10 who will be featured on a LIVE stream concert for fans and experts to vote.

Industry experts include luminaries from “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” “High Profile Talent Managers,” and Grammy winning songwriters.


For more information and registration, please visit www.jimbrickman.com/brickmans-big-break.






Cole Porter fans will be able to celebrate his birthday on June 9th in style this year with the world premiere on demand presentation of the Off-Broadway musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter. With book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter and arrangements and additional music by Mr. Friedman. The filmed presentation of this solo show stars the musical’s co-creator and originator of the role Stevie Holland, as directed for the stage by Richard Maltby, Jr.*

Tickets for the world premiere on demand event are priced at $15 and are available online at Broadway On Demand at https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/f8KQPQwXdRfI-love-linda--on-demand.

Love, Linda tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With innovative arrangements, Cole Porter’s timeless songs weave through the compelling narrative, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their glamorous lives. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale."

Stage presentations of Love, Linda are currently being presented in theaters across the country and around the globe. www.lovelindathemusical.com.

14) MCC Theater Returns Home 
For 2021/2022 Season

That's right. This Fall,they're coming back with LIVE PRODUCTIONS!

Return home with Hell's Kitchen starting this OCTOBER. 

 2 WAYS for you to JOIN :

Been ready? Become a SUBSCRIBER today

Want more flexibility? Become a MEMBER today

They're even throwing in some EXCLUSIVE items for those who JOIN before JUNE 18!

2021/22 SEASON features the anticipated return of MCC alums, including Burnt-Umber Playwright-in-residence, JOCELYN BIOH (SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY) and director MIKE DONAHUE (COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES), plus the MCC debuts of playwrights DONJA R. LOVE and ANA NOGUEIRA and directors SAHEEM ALI and WHITNEY WHITE. AND, a BRAND NEW musical from VAN HUGHES and NICK BLAEMIRE!

Full Schedule

Nollywood Dreams - October 2021 

It’s the 1990s and in Lagos, Nigeria, the NOLLYWOOD film industry is exploding and taking the world by storm. Ayamma dreams of stardom while working at her parents’ travel agency alongside her lovable and celebrity-obsessed sister Dede. When Ayamma lands an audition for a new film by Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria’s hottest director, she comes head-to-head with Gbenga’s former leading lady, Fayola. Tensions flare just as sparks start flying between Ayamma, the aspiring ingénue, and Wale, Nollywood’s biggest heartthrob, in this hilarious new play about dreaming big.

Space Dogs - January 2022

SPACE DOGS tells the heartbreaking, mind-blowing true story of Laika and the Chief Designer — a stray dog and the top secret Russian scientist who sent her to space during the Cold War. Written and performed by actor-musicians Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire, it is a sweeping, kaleidoscopic tale of invention, betrayal, international political intrigue, and the immortal friendship that exists between man and dog, as they journey together to the stars.

Here She Is, Boys - April 2022

The year is 2015 and Jeff and Judy are right where they’re supposed to be: waiting outside the stage door of If/Then to get an autograph from the star. But the conversation they have while they wait will change the course of their decades-long friendship forever. Warning: Beware of Tourists.

soft - May 2022

Flowers are in full bloom—in Mr. Isaiah’s classroom, in the halls of the correctional boarding school where he teaches, and in the depths of his students’ imaginations. After one boy dies by suicide, Mr. Isaiah struggles to figure out how to save the Black and Brown boys he teaches from a world that tries to crush their softness.

Uncensored - Spring 2022

In annual highlight of the MCC calendar, the 21st edition of Uncensored will feature New York City teens taking over MCC’s main stage to speak their truth. MCC Youth Company’s Performance Lab and Brooklyn Youth Company branches put on exhilarating shows with student-written monologues, scenes, music, and ensemble pieces.  Uncensored is a celebration of young voices who speak to their experiences, hopes and dreams reflecting on today, while looking toward the future.  Their words are emboldened with music and movement, resulting in a show that will bring you to your feet.

For more information or to be come a member or subscriber go to 
15) McCarter Theatre Center 
Presents 2021 Virtual Gala

McCarter Theater Center is excited to announce the 2021 Gala that will take place on June 11th at 7pm. This virtual event will include performance segments and tribute messages from special McCarter artists, giving audiences a sneak peek at the programming for McCarter's re-opening season. The evening’s co-chairs, Timothy M. AndrewsDaniela Bonafede Chhabra and Ashvin ChhabraChristi and Rahul Gautam, and Cheryl and Richard Goldman invite ticket buyers to gather friends and assemble a watch party at the “virtual theater” and take a seat at the “virtual table” to mingle with guests in a private party.

The one hour evening includes special guests including Emanuel AxLaurie BerknerJ’Nai Bridges, Shawn Colvin, Rhiannon GiddensJoe HenryWynton Marsalis, Audra McDonaldNellaThe Hot SardinesDavid SedarisSomi, and Mitsuko Uchida. To make the night extra special, Princeton’s The Meeting House is crafting a three-course meal and wine pairing that is available for pick up on the night of the Gala. The famed restaurant and bar offers American cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, seasonal cocktail menu, locally brewed beers and well-curated list of new- and old-world wines.

Tickets start at $100 and virtual tables of 10 start at $5,000. For more information, visit

Returns to Live, In-Person Performances in June

Jamaica Dance Festival 2021 in NYC and
Summer Heat Festival in Tulsa, OK

After going virtual since March 2021 and creating several productions online, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is pleased to announce its return to performing for live audiences in June 2021 in both indoor and outdoor presentations. 

The Company’s first live audience-facing performance will be presented by the Jamaica Dance Festival outdoors at Rufus King Park. 150-29 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York on Saturday, June 12 at 7:30PM. The Jamaica Dance Festival is a program of A Better Jamaica, an advocacy organization for the community. On June 19th at 8PM, the Company will be performing for a live audience of less than 750 presented by the 2021 Summer Heat Festival held annually by Choregus Productions at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Chapman Music Hall which has a 2000 seat capacity. 

Highlights of the Program to be presented will include new works: Luminescence, a dance highlighting the importance of nature and conservation. Shadow Force, a new work on the importance of being connected and working together for equity and justice. Emissary of Light, a Asian movement centered solo that celebrates the healing power of nature. In addition, Nai-Ni Chen will present her powerful martial-arts infused The Way of Five - Fire, showing the spirit of the warrior. She is also bringing one of her signature dances, Whirlwind, a powerful eight dancers work inspired by her observation of a natural phenomenon on the Silk Road.

For additional Company information, visit their website, www.nainichen.org.
17) Upcoming at The Players Theater
115 MacDougal Street New York City

18) Paper Mill Playhouse's 2021/2022 Season

Paper Mill Playhouse located at 22 Brookside Drive, Milburn, NJ recently announced their upcoming 2021/2022 season.  For more see below:

Songs for A New World  - Oct 13 - Nov 7, 2021

This groundbreaking musical put Tony Award–winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown on the map. From the deck of a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue penthouse, Songs for a New World transports audiences through time to meet a startling array of characters on the brink of a life-changing decision. Brown (Honeymoon in Vegas, Parade, The Bridges of Madison County) weaves their stories together in a powerful collection of songs that examine life, love, and the choices we make. Carolyn Cantor (Paper Mill’s Diary of Anne Frank) directs.

A Jolly Holiday With Disney on Broadway  - Dec 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Celebrate the holidays with some of Broadway’s brightest stars performing hits from Disney’s biggest Broadway shows in this festive concert. Enjoy your favorite songs from The Lion King, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Hercules, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Aida, High School Musical, Freaky Friday, and Frozen. Like Mary Poppins herself, this show is guaranteed to make your heart feel light!

Clue - Jan 26–Feb 20, 2022

Getting its Paper Mill production after a postponement in the fall of 2020, murder and blackmail are back on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble for a dinner party at Boddy Manor. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro game, this farce-meetsmurder- mystery is bloody good fun. Casey Hushion (Paper Mill’s Beehive and Call Me Madam at New York City Center Encores!) directs.

THE WANDERER - Mar 24–Apr 24, 2022

He’s coming back around after a postponement in the spring of 2020. Dion. One name set the standard of cool for a generation. An Italian-American kid from the Bronx, Dion DiMucci skyrocketed to fame as a teenage heartthrob in the 1950s and early ’60s with hits like “Runaround Sue,” “Teenager in Love,” and “I Wonder Why.” Now, his extraordinary journey comes to the stage in a moving and intimate new musical about a life lived in the glow of the spotlight and in the shadow of addiction. Starring Michael Wartella (Chasing Rainbows) as Dion, Christy Altomare (Anastasia), and Joey McIntyre (Wicked, Waitress, New Kids on the Block), and directed by Kenneth Ferrone (FOX’s Rent and Grease Live!).

SISTER ACT - Jun 1–26, 2022

Finally, the sisters will sing after a postponement in the spring of 2020. Based on the 1992 hit film, this feel-good musical comedy smash sizzles with powerful music, spectacular dancing, and a story that’s guaranteed to lift your spirits. The madcap plot is set in motion when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and must go into hiding in a convent, where she helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

For more informationor to purchase or renew a subscription,visit 

19) Pop-Up Magazine’s new issue unfolds on the sidewalks of Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and San Francisco


Multimedia stories simultaneously take over three neighborhoods

June 4–20

Pop-Up Magazine, the acclaimed live magazine that sells out grand, historic venues across the country, is pleased to announce an all-new experience, with stories unfolding across the sidewalks, storefronts, and newsracks of your city.

 The Sidewalk Issue invites you to discover film, sound, photography, illustration and more as you take a closer look at the neighborhood around you. This free, outdoor, self-guided experience runs from June 4–20 simultaneously in Hayes Valley (San Francisco), Downtown LA (Los Angeles), and Fort Greene (Brooklyn), presented with support from Google. The table of contents is a map which can be picked up from one of our partners in each neighborhood: the BAM Fisher in Brooklyn, Ritual Coffee Roasters in San Francisco, and Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Or start your experience online and learn more at popupmagazine.com/sidewalk. (Hint: bring headphones or earbuds and a handful of quarters!)

Pop-up story locations in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood include BAM’s David Byrne-designed bike racks, BRICMark Morris Dance GroupTacombi, and Theatre for a New Audience

Pop-Up Magazine’s Sidewalk Issue will feature new stories and art from artist Hank Willis Thomas and the For Freedoms collectiveauthors Chanel Miller (Know My Name)Brit Bennett (Vanishing Half), Tommy Orange (There, There), and Laura van den Berg (The Third HotelI Hold a Wolf by the Ears); artists Christine Sun KimJillian Tamaki (This One Summer), Nathaniel Russelland David Huang; radio producers Robert Krulwich (Radiolab) and Ian Chillag (Everything is Alive); journalist Javier Cabral (L.A. TACO); comedians Cameron Esposito and Margaret Cho, photographer Anand Varma (National Geographic), graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (The Hard Tomorrow); musician Lucy Dacus, actors Jena Malone (Inherent ViceDonnie Darko), Larry Owens (A Strange LoopHigh Maintenance), and Lea Delario (Orange is the New Black); composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and many more.

You can explore each story outside at your own pace.

The stories are timely, surprising, emotional — a National Geographic photographer, an acclaimed novelist, a founding co-host of Radiolab, and a composer offer a unique look at the lives of jellyfish; a comedian and actor go inside the mind of a bicycle; a renowned graphic novelist explores work/life balance at epic scale; a dishwasher shares life lessons from nearly four decades in the kitchen of one legendary restaurant; a tabloid spills over with meditations on love from more than a dozen prominent artists and writers; and five brilliant artists tackle the question on all of our minds, where do we go from here?

20) Theater Resources Unlimited
Upcoming TRU Community Gathering via Zoom:

6/11 - The Regional Perspective, 5: A Tale of Two Theaters (and the Return to Live Performance)

A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 52 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020. TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm ET via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19. Ask questions, bring answers, be part of a community – it’s an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about keeping theater alive during these challenging times. 

To receive the Zoom invitation, email TRUnltd@aol.com with “Zoom Me” in the subject line. Check the upcoming schedule and reserve at truonline.org/tru-community-gathering. These gatherings are free for TRU members, non-members are asked to make a tax deductible donation – or consider joining TRU – to support the organization during these challenging times.

Friday 6/11 - The Regional Perspective, 5: A Tale of Two Theaters (and the Return to Live Performance). In the room: Joe Grandy, consulting producer of the Cape Playhouse in Cape Cod, and Daniel C. Levine, Artistic Director of ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut. Two very different theater companies: one just a few years old, the other a part of theater history since 1927. The shutdown impacted them each in very different ways. How did they maintain their audience bases, and perhaps even increase their visibility during COVID, and how is each approaching the return to live performance? CLICK HERE to register and receive the link.

Videos of past Community Gatherings may be viewed on TRU’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UC43rsChi4fA23dNLeloaF_A/
21) Theater Resources Unlimited
Virtual Feedback Workshop #1
How to Write a Musical That Works
Part One: The World and the Want

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a Virtual Feedback Workshop: How to Write a Musical that Works Part One: The World and the Want on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 12pm-7pm ET. This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new musical works. Submissions are due Monday, May 24, 2021. For more information and to submit, visit https://truonline.org/events/2021-virtual-world-and-the-want/.

Each workshop will accept up to ten writing teams and/or producers who will share works in progress and get feedback from a panel of expert evaluators. Audience members will also have a chance to offer their observations and participate in discussions.

Part One: The World and the Want will focus on two main aspects of a show: 1) the opening number (or any number that invites the audience into the world of the show and sets the storytelling rules); and 2) the songs and scenes in which characters are introduces and audiences invited to follow their journeys. Topics for discussion will include "I want" songs, "I am" songs and "I feel" songs, and the function of each, with special attention to the way they move the action. In addition, the workshop will continually explore the delicate balance between script and song, so it is important that a continuous portion of scene and song is presented from the show.

Due to the virtual issues of lag and latency, writers will need to record and edit any musical presentations that involve more than one singer. TRU music director Benjamin Doyle will be available to play and record the tracks, as well as edit duets, trios and ensemble numbers into a recorded format that can be played for the feedback panel and the room. Writers may also use their own music director, editor or other resources to help produce a professional presentation. 

Writers or producers are invited to submit no more than the first 25 pages of a show you are working on, plus mp3s of the songs within those pages. Submission fee is $20 ($10 for TRU members). A recorded presentation is not required to submit.

12:00-12:45 am - Discussion: how do you engage an audience in the world of your show? What constitutes an effective opening number? What does the audience need to know?

12:45 am to 3:15 pm - Five writing teams will explain their work’s overall concept (in 30 seconds or less) and present up to 12 minutes of the opening scene and song. After each presentation, panelists will provide feedback.

The professional feedback panel of commercial producers, directors and writers will include:

  • Ken Cerniglia, former dramaturg and literary manager Disney Theatrical Group;
  • Cheryl Davis, Kleban and Larsen Award winning librettist and lyricist (Barnstormer), Audelco Award winning playwright (Maid's Door), general counsel for The Author's Guild;
  • Skip Kennon, composer/lyricist (Herringbone, Don Juan DeMarco, Time and Again), former artistic coordinator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and teacher for two decades;
  • plus 3 others to be confirmed.

LUNCH/ZOOM BREAK (Stretch, rest your eyes)

4:15 pm to 5:00 pm - Discussion: How does the audience know whose story to follow? Who is the engine of your show? Do all of your characters have "wants"? Do they need to? Panelists will comment and invite additional audience feedback.

5:15 pm to 7:15 pm - Four writing teams will explain their work’s overall concept (in 30 seconds or less) and present up to 12 minutes that include the main characters' “I Want” song or songs. After each presentations, panelists will provide feedback.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.

Curated, cutting edge material for artists and audiences who crave it.

Uproar Theatrics, (www.UproarTheatrics.com) a new digital theatrical licensing company, has been created to transform how regional, school, stock, and amateur groups license plays and musicals. Founded by Nathan Sheffield (Broadway entertainment lawyer), Kyle Holmes (playwright and theatre educator), Laura Hall (actor and director), and David Taylor Gomes (composer), Uproar Theatrics is expanding the theatrical pipeline to bring thrilling, fresh theatre to creators and audiences across America.
Uproar is looking to shake up a space that's ripe for reinvention. Traditional licensing was established when fans had to learn about shows through professional productions, reviews, word of mouth, or buying cast recordings from record stores. With the internet, however, there is now immediate and unrestricted access to content, allowing plays and musicals to build cult followings long before finding traction in commercial theatre. Uproar Theatrics' unique approach licenses both new and established works, giving opportunities to veteran and up-and-coming writers to find success in educational and regional markets.
Uproar Theatricslicensing-only digital model allows creators the opportunity to update their work, so the words on the page are dictated by the creators' artistic vision. When Uproar receives a new draft from a writer, it's reflected on their website as the new licensed version right away. Writers can continue to update material, providing a uniquely collaborative opportunity for directors and teachers to participate in the development process.
Uproar Theatrics' all-digital model eliminates the need for warehouse space, costly shipping fees, and the hours spent erasing librettos to ensure deposits are returned. Each theatre will receive customized, watermarked PDFs for production members and all of the necessary files waiting in the cloud.

The current licensing environment can generally be broken down into two categories: shows that have found traditional success through a commercial production, and shows that cater to school groups. Uproar's catalogue will feature high quality pieces centering around the lives of characters in their teens through 30s, grappling relevant issues with nuance, complexity, and grace. 

With a book by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs), and Tony and Olivier Award nominee and Obie award winner Michael Berresse ([Title of Show], Kiss Me, Kate), and music and lyrics by Gordon, Analog and Vinyl is a Faustian tale paying homage to the bygone era of LPs and rock & roll.
Being Earnest tells an updated version of the Oscar Wilde classic set in 1965 in the heart of Carnaby Street, with book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon, and music by Gordon and three-time Emmy nominated and GENIE nominated composer Jay GruskaBeing Earnest premiered at TheatreWorks Palo Alto, and the production will be available to be streamed on StreamingMusicals.com this spring.

2021 Yale Drama Series Prize recipient Rachel Lynett presents two pieces - Abortion Road Trip and He Did It. The 2020 Kilroy List title He Did It focuses on a story of sexual abuse in in the arts industry, and Abortion Road Trip follows two young women and their driver on a road trip from San Antonio to New Mexico to get an abortion. Lynett's plays have been featured at Theatre Lab, Magic Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and as part of the Amplified Series at Indiana University.
The Unfortunates is a darkly comic musical set against the backdrop of war and plague, about the pains of loss, the search for salvation and our ability to love in times of adversity, all steeped in a red-hot score of gospel, hip-hop and blues. The show was created by Jon BeaversCasey HurtIan Merrigan, and Ramiz Monsef, with additional material by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity). Originally developed and produced by The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and later by American Conservatory Theater.
From West Hyler (Cirque du Soleil ParamourBig Apple Circus) and Shelley Butler's (A Doll's House Part Two) Drama-League award nominated theatre company Artistic Stamp comes Electra's Diaryan epistolary theatre experience. The play-by-mail production takes audiences on interactive adventures via handwritten correspondence with the cast, and culminates with a live performance featuring the letters written by audience and cast members.
Island Song is a poignant, off-beat dramedy with a kinetic pop-rock score (boasting 9 MAC-nominated songs) with words by Sam Carner, music by Derek Gregor, story by Carner, Gregor, and Marlo Hunter. After premiering at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in 2016, Island Song released a cast album featuring Jeremy Jordan, Jackie Burns, Kimiko Glenn, Lilli Cooper, and Troy Iwata. Since 2018, the show has been performed in London, Tokyo, Singapore, Bologna, Paris, and at dozens of colleges, high schools, and theatre companies around the US and Canada.
The Hippest Wizard of Oz is being created specifically for Uproar's catalogue by the award winning team of J Kyle Manzay (concept, book, music & lyrics), Ronvé O'Daniel (music & lyrics), Jevares C. Myrick (music & orchestrations). The story follows Dorothy as she is transported from a record store in the Bronx to the magical, musical land of Oz, where she must gain an appreciation for the cultural history of hip-hop and click her golden Adidas three times to make it home. The writing team's musical, Once Upon a Rhyme (formerly illa!), is one of four musicals featured in the new competition TV series Opening Night America, where they will compete for a live stage premiere under the direction and guidance of celebrity mentors such as Tony and Emmy award winner Kirstin Chenoweth
Ranked, A Musical with book by Kyle Holmes and music and lyrics by David Taylor Gomes, is set in a dystopian world where your grades and test scores govern everything from where you sit to what your future holds. The musical is the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary, tentatively titled RANKED. Despite the pandemic, over the last year the musical has been licensed by over thirty schools across the country, as well as in China and England.
From playwright Tara MosesSections explores the stark difference between professed value systems and actually living them, told through the lens of a racially ambiguous young woman and her white, liberal well-intentioned friends. Moses is a director, multi award-winning playwright, co-Artistic Director in Residence at Red Eagle Soaring, Producing Artistic Director of telatúlsa, co-Founder of Groundwater Arts, and a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.
Peter, Who? (formerly known as The Spidey Project) is the unauthorized musical parody of everyone's favorite web-slinging spider-based superhero. With music by Emmy Award-winning composer Doug Katsaros (arr. Rocky HorrorFootlooseAltar Boyz) and Adam Podd (The Boston Pops, The National Symphony Orchestra, Idina Menzel; Darlene Love) and book and lyrics by Justin Moran (NYMF's POPE! An Epic Musical) and Jon Roufaeal (Nightfall on Miranga Island). Written in response to all of the time and money it took to mount a specific arachnid-centered Broadway flop, the musical parody was hailed as "The Spider-Man musical fans deserve!" by MTV.com.
Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers by Michael Lluberes is a visceral new adaptation that works from J.M. Barrie's original texts to craft a darker, scarier, and more dimensional version of Peter Pan for a modern audience. This fantastical exploration of the fears of growing up and the power of the human imagination found critical acclaim at the Kennedy Center Page To Stage Festival Reading, No Rules Theatre Company Production, and The Blank Theatre Production.
Inside a very normal-looking suburban home is David, a young man who lives in the bathroom and never comes out, eating only what flat food his mother can fit under the door. The Boy In The Bathroom, a musical by Michael Lluberes and Joe Maloney takes a delicate and riveting look at a young man's experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder as he struggles to let a newcomer in. This Richard Rogers Award finalist has met glowing reviews at Adirondack Theatre Festival, Chance Theatre, and Bloomington Playwrights Project.

Parker and the City in the Sea is a heartfelt teen drama about grief, family, and about two siblings' quest for redemption, penned by award-winning, internationally-produced playwright Ian August. August's work has been developed with the Powerhouse Theatre Season, Ashland New Plays Festival, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, among others.
Premiering last fall as a part of UC Davis' Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank, Become the Flowers, written by new playwright Talia Friedenberg, is a one act play about an unexpected pair that find themselves waiting for the end of the world together, exploring grief, joy, mortality and connection.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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