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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday Scoop Post of 7/11/21 - Show Opening and Live and Virtual Events Coming Up This Week, and More

Broadway Openings and Reopenings 

Company - Reopens for Previews 11/15 Opening Night 12/9
at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit companymusical.com

Live and Virtual Events This Week and More

1) Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella Releases Full Album
2) Ari Groover's Message from a Wanderer at Feinstein's/54 Below 7/17
3) Art Park Presents The Power of Niagara by the Jon Lehrer Dance Company 7/17
4) Bedlam's World Premiere of Persuasion Based on the Jane Austen Novel Tickets on Sale Now
5) Broadway on Demand to Stream All Asian Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder 7/15 - 7.22
6) Centennial Stage Company Opens First 2021 Summerfest Musical, Forever Plaid
7) Centennial Stage Company Season Subscription and Flex Passes on Sale for 2021/2022
8) Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Co. New Digital Platform Dance with Us Available Online
9) East to Edinburgh Goes Virtual 
10) Friends the Musical Parody 7/19 - 9/19 The Jerry Orbach Theater
11) iPlay America Live Music Season Long
12) The 2021 Jimmy Awards Facebook & YouTube 7/15
13) Lincoln Center Presents, You Are Here, New Commission by Andrea Miller 7/14 - 7/30
14) Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Schedule for The Bridge 7/12 - 7/15
15) The Wild Project Premiere of Mur Children of the Earth 7/15 & 7/16
16) Susan Sez Virtual Tour Belmont in the Bronx NYC's Real Little Italy 7/13
17) Town Hall Announces 2021 -2022 Centennial In-Person Season
18)  Two River Theater Next  Plaza Players Performance: Real People Things 7/15 - 7/18




Full Album Now Available












Polydor Records recently released the full album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. The album, written and produced during lockdown in the UK, features voices from the cast of the new musical, as well as high-profile guest vocalists including Todrick Hall and Adam Lambert.  Todrick Hall contributes his unique version of ‘’Only You, Lonely You’’ – originally sung by cast member Ivano Turco – as a bonus track.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella will host its world premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on July 20, 2021. Cinderella is a new romantic musical comedy based on an original story by 2021 Oscar® winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and lyrics by Tony & 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. 

The full track list for Cinderella is revealed below:



  1. Buns ‘N’ Roses
  2. It Has To Be Her
  3. Bad Cinderella
  4. So Long
  5. Unfair
  6. Unbreakable
  7. Hunks’ Song
  8. Man’s Man
  9. So Long (Reprise) / Introduction To Only You Lonely You
  10. Only You, Lonely You
  11. The Queen’s Boudoir In The Palace
  12. I Know You
  13. I Know You (Reprise)
  14. The Village Square
  15. Unfair (Reprise)
  16. The Godmother’s Shop
  17. Beauty Has A Price



  1. Fanfare
  2. The Cinderella Waltz
  3. The Ball
  4. I Know I Have A Heart
  5. Act 2 Scene 2
  6. I Am No Longer Me
  7. Moment of Triumph
  8. What Were You Thinking? /Introduction To Far Too Late
  9. Far Too Late
  10. Ego Has A Price (Reprise)
  11. The Wedding Fanfare
  12. The Wedding March
  13. The Ceremony
  14. The Vanquishing of the Three-Headed Sea Witch
  15. Man’s Man (Reprise)
  16. Marry For Love
  17. Cinderella’s Soliloquy
  18. The Wedding Party
  19. Finale



  1. Marry for Love (Full Version / Bonus Track)
  2. Only You, Lonely You (US Single Version / Bonus Track)




Broadway gem and DJ Ari Groover (Ari Grooves) brings a new kind of show to Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 W 54th St. Cellar) with Message From a Wanderer on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 9.45pm (doors at 9.00pm).  Celebrating her upcoming debut album of the same name, Ari Grooves (Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalLittle Shop of Horrors) is changing the narrative by taking audiences on a wonderful, intergalactic ride into unpacking themselves after the dystopian year that was 2020.

Message From a Wanderer follows a super-powered woman from the future who travels into the past, to the year 2020.  On a quest to understand where her powers originated, she is tasked to find the understanding of self and what it truly means to be a “wanderer.”  On her journey, she learns that only by wandering through the joys and pains of 2020, could she awaken her power.  


Tickets are $30-65, with a $25 food and beverage minimum, and can be purchased at bit.ly/AriGrooves717.  For more information, visit linktr.ee/AriGrooves.  


3) Artpark presents
The Power of Niagara
by the Jon Lehrer Dance Company
July 17, 2021

Artpark announces a performance of The Power of Niagara by the Jon Lehrer Dance Company on July 17, 2021 at 8pm on the site of Artpark Gene Davis “Niagara 1979” Painted Lot. The internationally renowned Jon Lehrer Dance Company (JLDC) will bring edge-of-your seat excitement to Artpark with a world premiere performance inspired by the power and majesty of Niagara. With JLDC’s trademark combination of artistry, athleticism, and accessibility, this breathtaking performance will inspire and entertain, speaking to audiences of all backgrounds and dance experience. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available at the Artpark Box Office (Fri/Sat 10AM-4PM) and ticketmaster.com.

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 through September 15, 2021. Visit https://www.artpark.net/ for a current schedule.


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A World Premiere by SARAH ROSE KEARNS

Adapted from the novel by JANE AUSTEN

Directed by Eric Tucker






BEDLAM (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Sarah Bellin, Managing Director) announces its return to New York with PERSUASIONa new play by Sarah Rose Kearns adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, and directed by Eric Tucker.  Performances of BEDLAM’s World Premiere of PERSUASION begin Saturday, September 11, 2021, at The Connelly Theater (220 East Fourth Street), opening Tuesday, September 21, for a limited 7-week engagement.  Full casting and design team for BEDLAM’s production of PERSUASION to be announced soon. 


Complimentary seats will be available to underserved communities at every performance of PERSUASION.  561 tickets have been set aside in the first row of the theater to accommodate those who want to see live theatre but have been prevented from attending due to the cost of a ticket.  For full details please visit www.bedlam.org.

In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, a shy English spinster seeks to win back the love of the man she jilted eight years before.  Jane Austen's last and most romantic novel, PERSUASION first appeared in print in 1818and is a meditation on love and loss, and what is constant in a changing world.

Tickets are now on sale for BEDLAM’s production of PERSUASION at www.bedlam.org (833-4BEDLAM). Tickets range from $20 – $80, and the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. 













JULY 15th-JULY 22, 2021

Broadway On Demand, the industry-leading theater streaming platform, is proud to announce that it will stream CollaborAzian’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder beginning on July 15th-July 22, 2021. Tony Award Winner and Disney Legend Lea Salonga will make a special appearance as the host of this abridged version of Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's Tony Award winning musical and features an all-Asian American cast and production team.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit coalition that tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


Tickets are available now at: http://bit.ly/collaborazian-ggtlm


Centenary Stage Company’s NextStage Repertory’s annual summer musical theatre series returns with Stuart Ross’ Forever Plaid. Performances run through  July 18 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  Ticket prices range from $18.00 to $29.50 with discounts available on select performances.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900.

Centenary Stage Company, the not-for-profit professional theatre company, prepares a full schedule of professional theatrical performances for their 36th season. Productions from the Professional Theatre Series, Fringe Festival, NEXTstage Repertory, and Women Playwright’s Series will make up the company’s 2021 – 2022 season. Early access to tickets and seat selection for the entire CSC season is now open to all returning and new Season Subscribers and Flex Pass holders. Season subscriptions can be purchased online at CentenaryStageCo.org, by calling the box office at (908) 979-0900, or by stopping by the box office in person. Box office hours are Monday - Friday from 1:00PM – 5:00PM and it is located at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown.

The Season Subscription package from CSC is called the “Season Producer Pass” and costs $200. This package offers patrons admission into all CSC events plus all NEXTStage Rep events during the CSC 2021-22 Season. This includes CeCe Teneal but excludes Hackettstown Rotary Fundraiser Concerts and NJCYB performances. The benefits for this subscription package include advance season renewal with preferred seating selection, no restrictions on the date or time of the performance selection, cost savings, and no order, exchange, or mailing fees.

Note that patrons who wish to have specific seating for each event must provide dates and times when purchasing the “Flex Pass” by directly contacting the CSC Box Office. Otherwise, CSC cannot guarantee patrons will have their desired seats. “Flex Passes” do not carry over to the next season, and cannot be used towards CSC Curtain Up! Events, Hackettstown Rotary Fundraiser Concerts, or NJCYB performances.  

For more information, specific performance dates or ticket price details for individual ticket sales or any of the season subscription and flex pass packages, please visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1PM-5PM 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.


Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey and Centenary University including, but not limited to; observing social distancing, COVID-19 Screening Questionnaires, and requiring masks or facial coverings. For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies, and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.

8) Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company 
Launches Digital Platform Dance With Us
New York-based nonprofit performing and teaching organization Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company announces the opening of Dance With Us. The online platform’s doors are now open! Available at https://dancewithus.org

Centered around the premiere of a series of new dance films, the launch of Dance With Us was celebrated with a live program from June 25-27, 2021. The weekend, attended by 250 guests, included premieres of the films and the reveal of the platform, with Daniel Gwirtzman as emcee and special guests Dante PuleioTiffany Rea-FisherSeán Curran, and Michael Novak.

The Dance With Us platform is now live. Featured on the site are exclusive narrated video clips from all of the premiere’s special guests, as well as an exclusive guided tour which provided the first inside peek of the site from Daniel. And so much more! Make sure to visit the HOME page for a visual overview of all featured content.

The biggest highlight of the evening was the screening of the three world premieres: the colorful Parade, the powerful Willow, and the playful Dollhouse. All are available for public screening thanks to the Company’s commitment to contribute this digital resource widely and freely, contributing to the Open Educational Resources movement (OER), a commitment to equity, inclusion, and access.

The launch weekend ignited with a festive, pride-focused ribbon-cutting ritual initiated by each evening’s guest artist. The swift-moving program took audiences on a guided tour of the new platform, the heart of which is the release of footage from the Company's acclaimed productions of Encore. A show about putting on a show, this viewing of Encore is a dynamic, accessible way to usher patrons behind-the scenes and into the center of the creative and performing processes. The platform uses dance films to illuminate and illustrate dance concepts and compositional devices. Each month, a new slate of film premieres will launch on the platform. 
9) 59E59 Theaters announces 
the line-up for


59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) has turned their crowd-pleasing summer festival East To Edinburgh into a virtual showcase of Fringe-worthy productions with EAST TO EDINBURGH GOES VIRTUAL 2021.

The 2021 curated line-up, which features nine shows, begins streaming on July 15 for a limited engagement through July 25. The shows are available on-demand at the 59E59 Theaters website. The  $20 ($18 for 59E59 Members) festival pass gives one household access to all nine shows. The pass, which is available now, can be purchased via www.59e59.org.

The 2021 EAST TO EDINBURGH line up is:
by Tristan Bernays
Directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson
Produced by Via Brooklyn Theatre Co
With Biko Eisen-Martin, Jessica Giannone, Cori Hundt, Doron Jépaul Mitchell, Desireé Rodriguez
A sacrificial son. Sisters with a shocking secret. A man on Death Row.
Set in modern-day America, TESTAMENT is playwright Tristan Bernays’ (Frankenstein at Classic Stage Company) compelling re-imagining of four oft-forgotten Bible characters. Under a haunting score of gospel and blues, their lives unfold in today’s society. Bear witness to the dark underbelly of The Good Book.
Recommended for ages 15 years +
Created and performed by Magdalene Zinky
Produced by The Junkyard
Pam, Barb, Olga, and Kakie are taking a break. From men, from the irritations of daily life, from the pressures of the cutthroat regional darts league. They’re taking a break from bartenders with funny ears and family members with too many needs. They’re taking in the beauty of Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Paradise, Michigan. As far as they get from all of it, though, they can’t escape the ties that bind: pain, poverty, and party.
By Katherine Teed-Arthur
Directed by Max Cameron Fearon, Cara Rebecca and  Lee Stone
Produced by Friendly Bear Theatre Company
With Katherine Teed-Arthur, Monique Danielle, Simon Gagnon, and Lee Stone
Who would Jehanne have been if not called to be Joan?
A nineteen-year-old girl sits in a prison cell waiting for judgment. Experience the pride and doubt of this teenager through her dreams, memories, and conversations with the voices who have guided her there. As Joan stands against those who wish to take her down, she must decide what matters most: the story they’ll tell about her, or her life.
Recommended for ages 12+
Created and produced by Paper Doll Ensemble
With Grayce Hoffman, Taiwo Sokan, and Sara Vanasse
Cameras. Wine. Spanx.
When three women form an alliance on a reality TV dating show, lunacy ensues. Join Julie, Taylor, and Bridget as they find love in this devised pastiche of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” true crime, and all things tequila-drenched-love-obsessed-pop-culture-horror.
MARRY, MARRY, QUITE CONTRARY pries back the masks we wear and reveals the cracking pressure of maintaining our personas. How does your garden grow?
Written and performed by Priyanka Shetty
Directed by Joe Bishara
Produced by Abbey Theater of Dublin
Constructed verbatim from interviews with local residents who were impacted by the events of the Unite The Right white supremacist rally and the subsequent riots that took place from August. 11–12, 2017, #Charlottesville explores the deep-seated racial inequities that have existed historically in this Virginia town.
By Somebody Jones
Directed by Khadifa Wong
Produced by Somebody Jones & Khadifa Wong
With Clara Emanuel, Merryl Ansah, Risha Silvera, Arianne Carless, and Christelle Belinga.
BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN is a support group featuring a collection of interviews with (you guessed it) Black women who are in long-term relationships with white men. Expect talks about privilege, activism, and the mystery of headscarves in this “engaging, funny, blunt and thoughtful” (The Guardian) play by Somebody Jones (How I Learned to Swim at the Jermyn Street Theatre).
By Monica Bauer
Directed by John D. FitzGibbon
Produced by Good Works Productions, John Fico and John D. Fitzgibbon
With John Fico
Bitter Professor B. has given the same crazed lecture to his online class for an entire Covid stricken semester, complete with wine and expletives. There is an online petition to have him fired. It’s the last class of the term, his job is on the line, and the Dean is watching. Will the dance number and a desperate plea for help save his job?
East to Edinburgh stalwart Monica Bauer returns with this 35 minute comic romp through an online political philosophy class, complete with Plato and Aristotle sock puppets.
Recommended for ages 16 years +
Written and directed by Sienna Aczon
Produced by Sienna Aczon
With Sienna Aczon, Camellia Bayle-Spence, and Fara Faidzan
This debut solo show is Sienna Aczon's love letter to Hawaii, New York, and the Philippines; exploration of her heritage as a Filipino-American; homage to her Grandfather's journey as an educator and immigrant; and response to the question "Do You Speak?"
Created and performed by Daniel Amedee and Conor Kelly O'Brien
Directed by Michael Pillot
Produced by Golden Lights
A father and son attempt to mend their broken relationship by taking a long delayed road trip to New Orleans. Heartwarming and haunting, this virtual return engagement of the intimate two-hander that combines live music with a simplistic approach to staging, and digital projection, premiered live at East to Edinburgh in 2019.
Recommended for ages 13+ 



As friends across America begin to gather again, Right Angle Entertainment, producer of the smash hits The Office! An Unauthorized Musical Parody and Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody today announced that FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY, the hilarious unauthorized sendup of the iconic tv series, will kick off a national tour with a limited engagement Summertime run (through September 19th) in New York City. Previews begin Monday, July 19th Off-Broadway, in the Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway. The production will have its official opening on Tuesday, July 27th.  Casting is soon to be announced. Tickets start at $29 and are on sale now: https://www.ticketmaster.com/friends-the-musical-parody-new-york-tickets/artist/2789721

Immediately following the limited NYC engagement, FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY – North American Tour will hit the road on a 52-city tour starting in San Antonio and traveling through Dallas, Morristown, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Atlanta, San Diego, Anaheim, Seattle and more. Dates and tickets available at FriendsParodyonTour.com.

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY is the unauthorized comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-somethings as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride bursts in and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The musical recreates favorite moments from all 10 seasons of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp. The show is recommended for audiences aged 13+. FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY was created by Bob and Tobly McSmith.

Songs from FRIENDS! The Musical Parody include:
      •           “495 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?”
      •           “How You Doin’?” – Joey
      •           “We Were On A Break!” – Ross
      •           “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!” – Janice
      •           “Will They or Won’t They?” – Ross and Rachel
      •           “The Ballad of Fat Monica” 
      •           “Could I BE Anymore...In Love with You” – Chandler
      •           “The One Where We Make a Million Dollars an Episode”
       •           “We’ll Always Be There For You”

11) Live Events are back at the 
Event Center at iPlay America

iPlay America is proud to announce the return of live events to The Event Center at iPlay America with 2 unique live experiences!

New Jersey Sports Card Convention!
NEW Jersey’s NEWEST Sport Card and Collectibles Convention, this event features everything from experienced card collectors and dealers to novelties and memorabilia.
Friday, September 17 thru Sunday, September 19

Jake Miller: Hi, I Missed You Tour
Coming to The Event Center at iPlay America, this show also features Fly By Midnight and Just Seconds Apart!
Friday, October 1

Learn more and get tickets.

The FUN doesn’t end there! Kick back and relax with food and drink in hand as you enjoy Live Music from Game Time Bar & Grill’s Outdoor Patio!

See the line-up below
Friday, July 2: Sean Tobin
Saturday, July 3: Kathleen Elle
Friday, July 9: Chris P
Friday, July 16: Mike Carlo
Saturday, July 17: The Jordan Collective
Friday, July 23: Jay Robinson
Saturday, July 24: Kathleen Elle
Friday, July 30: Chris P
Saturday, July 31: Phil Engel

*No live music on Saturday, July 10 due to UFC 264.


12) Watch the Jimmy Awards on July 15!

Watch today's high school students become tomorrow's Broadway stars on Facebook and YouTube on July 15th at 7:30pm ET. The 12th annual Jimmy Awards is brought to you by The Broadway League Foundation and the Pittsburgh CLO. Apples and Oranges Arts is the streaming and video production partner. The official media partner is WABC-TV.

Additionally, the Inspiring Teacher Award presented by Wells Fargo will be given to Katelin Ruzzamenti Knight, Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah and Benjamin Pesenti, Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, NY. These teachers will be honored for the encouragement and inspiration that led their students to win the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor at the most recent past Jimmy Awards ceremony, in 2019.

13) You Are Here, 
New Commission by Andrea Miller to
Animate Lincoln Center Campus as Part of Restart Stages
July 14-30, 2021

 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces casting for the world premiere of You Are Here, a free public sculpture, sound, and live performance installation conceived by Andrea Miller, award-winning choreographer and artistic director of movement-based production company GALLIM.

Visitors first experience You Are Here as a free sculpture and sound installation open to the public on Hearst Plaza. Each sculpture created by scenic designer Mimi Lien houses a speaker through which audio portraits of New Yorkers are projected. Composer and sound artist Justin Hicks has created an aural garden that stretches across the footprint of the plaza. Artists, ushers, security guards, educators, and other staff members nominated by Lincoln Center constituent organizations and community partners from across the city will tell a story, dance, sing, breathe, or reflect — offering a window into their experiences processing this past year.

July 14-16 from 11:30am–6:30pm
July 17 from 2:30–8:30pm
July 18-19 from 11:30am–6:30pm
July 21-23 from 11:30am–6:30pm

LIVE PERFORMANCES on Hearst Plaza – 7/24-30 at 7pm
From July 24–30 at 7pm, the audio portraits are replaced by live performances by the Lincoln Center and New York community participants (tickets available through TodayTix Lottery), each featuring several portraits now brought to life, co-directed by Andrea Miller and Lynsey Peisinger, with choreography by Miller—performed by GALLIM dancers: Lauryn Hayes, Christopher Kinsey, Nouhoum Koita, Misa Lucyshyn, Gary Reagan, Connor Speetjens, Taylor Stanley, Haley Sung, Georgia Usborne, Amadi Washington. (Sound installation will open at 6:00pm each day, prior to showtime, for ticketed guests.)

Free tickets for each evening will be made available through the TodayTix Lottery, the Official Ticketing Partner of Restart Stages. The TodayTix Lottery will open for entries two weeks before the performance and close three days prior to the performance at 12:59pm EDT. Attendees who secure tickets will be required to follow safety protocols. For more information visit TodayTix.com or download the TodayTix app.*

*No purchase is necessary to enter the TodayTix Lottery and reserve free tickets for these performances. The prize value of tickets is $0. The odds of winning tickets depend on the number of eligible entries received. The TodayTix Lottery is open to residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or over. Complete official rules, prize description, and giveaway entry information will be available on the TodayTix website.

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
July 12 - July 15

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 will hold classes Monday-Thursday for the remainder of the summer due to the schedules of teachers and participants.

The Bridge Class schedule are as follows: 
Week of 7/12/2021
Monday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Tuesday Rio Kikuchi (GyroKinesis) at 11am
Wednesday Nai-Ni Chen (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Thursday Peiju Chien Pott (Graham (Modern) at 11am

For additional Company information, visit www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, P.O. Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246.

15) What's on at the wild project

Up Next:

July 15 – July 16
Music and lyrics by Mur
Choreography by Hannah Cullen
Visual Collaboration with Victor Jeffreys II
Starring Tessa Albertson, Aisha Kerensa, Jade Litaker, Alphonse Gonzales, Malcolm Durning, and Mur
Visual Collaboration with Victor Jeffreys II
Directed by Mur
Presented by the wild project
Schedule: Thursday & Friday at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20
A new series of “Musical Mantras” to invoke the gods, the theys, and a return to love on planet earth.
The lyrics in CHILDREN OF THE EARTH are inspired by the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Oprah Winfrey, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The score was composed underground; in the basement of a Buddhist temple in Chinatown.
The music’s purpose is to serve as a cognitive light switch; a reminder that humanity is good even when blue.
Mur is a New York City-based composer and performance artist. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, The Cut, PAPER, Nylon, and Vogue. Mur has exhibited and performed solo works in collaboration with La MaMa, National Sawdust, Guggenheim (with Anthony Roth Costanzo), Le Poisson Rouge (with Justin Vivian Bond), and as a special guest for Alan Cumming at Club Cumming. Commissioned works include Nordstrom, Soho House, Illesteva, and Susan Alexandra for New York Fashion Week. Follow Mur @murnewyork.

All performances are at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased online at www.thewildproject.org.
The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

16) Susan Sez virtual tour of 

NYC's Real Little Italy

Belmont in The Bronx

hosted again by New York Adventure Club

Thursday, July 13 @ 7:PM - 8:30 PM ET.

Join in reminiscing the "old neighborhood" and learning about the rich cultural heritage of this Italian-American "colony" in The Bronx.

Can't make the tour?

With your ticket, you get access to the recording for one week. 


The Town Hall (www.thetownhall.org), in the heart of Times Square, has announced the conclusion of its current virtual season this July as well as unveiling its 2021-2022 centennial in-person season.

From music and comedy to politics and LGBTQIA+ events, The Town Hall's upcoming programming is as eclectic and diverse as the famed building itself.  Having played an integral part in the cultural fabric of New York City for what is going on 100 years, the mission of The Town Hall remains the same: to educate, inspire and explore.
The Town Hall presents a special digital event
August 3, 2021 at 7pm

Putting It Together: An Evening With James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim

Join Tony Award-winning playwright and director James Lapine and composer Stephen Sondheim in a special livestream digital event celebrating the release of Lapine's book Putting It Together. In the book, Lapine tells the story of Sunday in the Park with George, the first of his collaborations with Sondheim. On August 3, the two Broadway legends will come together to discuss Putting It Together and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that commenced their decades-long working relationship.

Special guest moderator to be announced.
Ticket Prices: 
$45 ticket/book bundle for domestic audiences. 
$60 ticket/book bundle for international audiences. 
$25 ticket for livestream without book.

The Town Hall's 2021-2022 In-Person Centennial Season
Tickets for all events are available by visiting: www.thetownhall.org
September 28, 2021 at 8pm
Believing with Anita Hill: An Evening with Anita Hill and Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Anita Hill will take The Town Hall stage to present and reflect on her latest book Believing. Thirty years after her landmark testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee committee, Hill has written a text that tells the story of gender based violence in the United States through her stories and the stories of others. A legal scholar, educator and advocate, Hill brings her specific analytical skill to create a manifesto and map forward for addressing the unrelenting history of sexual harassment and gender based violence. Scholar Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., author of 2020's Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, will moderate.
Ticket Prices: 
In person: $45, $50. Each ticket comes with a book.

December 17 at 8pm
Judy Collins: Winter Stories
Judy Collins is bringing WINTER STORIES to the stage at The Town Hall, NYC with special guests:  Chatham County LineThe Secret Sisters, and Lizz Wright.   Judy will reunite with Chatham County Line to perform some of their songs from their acclaimed 2019 WINTER STORIES collection which includes classics like Joni Mitchell's "The River" and other hits.  Come celebrate the holidays with a night of storytelling, holiday music and winter classics with Ms. Collins and special guests.  
Ticket Prices: $50, $65, $75, $85 VIP $150

December 18, 2021 at 8pm
Darlene Love: Home For The Holidays

LOVE is in the air! Over the past few decades, rock and roll legend DarleneLove has brought her booming voice and infectious cheer to New York with a series of concerts each holiday season. For the first time ever, Love is taking to The Town Hall stage for a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance. Don't miss the "Queen of Christmas" in her only New York City holiday show.

Ticket Prices: $50, $70, $75, $85, VIP $100 meet and greet (LIMITED)
December 29-31, 2021 at 8pm
John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask Return to the Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig

Following a sold-out, now legendary three-night engagement in honor of last year's PRIDE50 and capacity crowds across the US, Australia, Japan, and Korea, Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creators John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask are back with the rock spectacle RETURN TO THE ORIGIN OF LOVE at The Town Hall. Mitchell, Trask, and co-star Amber Martin will conjure a collective New Year's catharsis with a holiday program celebrating all that we have loved and lost across this craziest of years, featuring as many special guests, songs and antics as they can fit. VIP level tickets on December 30th and 31st come with a gift bag of unique autographed items. All proceeds from VIP ticket sales will go to extraordinary organizations working across the LGBTQIA community, including The Chosen Family Law Center and Burritos Not Bombs. Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann.
12/29: 8pm
(Rescheduled from June 25th, 2020) All tickets will be honored from postponed June 25-26, 2020 concerts.
Tickets: $50, $60, $70, $80. VIP $350. (LIMITED: 50)
VIP level tickets on December 29th include a post-concert wine reception with the artists. All proceeds from VIP ticket sales will go to extraordinary organizations working across the LGBTQIA community, including The Chosen Family Law Center and Burritos Not Bombs.
12/30: 8pm
(Rescheduled from June 26th, 2020) All tickets will be honored from postponed June 25-26, 2020 concerts.
Tickets: $50, $60, $70, $80. VIP $500. (LIMITED: 50)
12/31: 9pm
Tickets: $65, $75, $85, $125. VIP $500. (LIMITED: 50)
VIP level tickets on December 30th and 31st come with a gift bag of unique autographed items. All proceeds from VIP ticket sales will go to extraordinary organizations working across the LGBTQIA community, including The Chosen Family Law Center and Burritos Not Bombs.

March 5, 2022 at 8pm
Now in its 13th edition, the festival started by Stephane Wrembel has grown into a major event that takes the music of Django Reinhardt as a starting point and celebrates the constant evolution of Gypsy Jazz. The concert's repertoire follows the Django canon and veers into re-interpretation, improvisation and interplay between musicians from various backgrounds. Starring:  Stéphane Wrembel, (artistic director, guitar), Raphael Faÿs (guitar), David Gastine (guitar), Laurent Hestin (guitar), Sebastien Felix (guitar), Russell Welsh (guitar), Josh Kaye (guitar/oud), Aurora Nealand (saxophone/vocals), Daisy Castro (violin), David Langlois (washboard), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), and Nick Anderson (drums).
Tickets: $47, $57, $67, $77

March 12, 2022 at 8pm
The Chieftans: The Irish Goodbye
Performing their final NYC concert after a storied 57 year career, six-time Grammy Award winners The Chieftains have been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably proven them to be one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.
Tickets: $42, $64.50, $74.50, $89.50

September 20, 2021 at 7pm in Bryant Park - The Town Hall celebrates their 100th anniversary with
The Town Hall: Centennial Concert with Grammy-winning musician Chris Thile and More

MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile, who The Guardian calls "that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical," and NPR calls a "genre-defying musical genius," is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. For four years, Thile hosted public radio favorite Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly known as A Prairie Home Companion). With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener "one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty" (New York Times). Most recently, Chris recorded Laysongs, released June 4, 2021 on Nonesuch. The Town Hall's centennial concert in Bryant Park, hosted by Chris Thile, will pay tribute to the great artists and art forms that the hall nurtured and introduced to New York City. Known for being at the vanguard, the Town Hall held the concert hall debuts of many great artists like Marian Anderson, Isaac Stern, Billie Holiday, Glenn Gould, Leontyne Price, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Coretta Scott King and João Gilberto, among others. From 1935- 1956, The Town Hall hosted America's Town Meeting of the Air, one of the first of the radio "talk shows," a program which featured guests, scholars, and experts who discussed important issues of the day. Over its two decade run, the program's guests included Eleanor Roosevelt, Langston Hughes, Earl Browder, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Carl Sandburg, Pearl Buck and Mary McLeod Bethune. 
The event is free and open to the public and is the finale of the 2021 season of Bryant Park Picnic PerformancesAdvance ticket registration is no longer required and the Park opens at 5:30pm for in person attendance.

From July 6-27, 2021The Town Hall concludes its virtual season with The Town Hall Laughs: a series about the history of comedy, which is free to the public and presented digitally. Over the course of the last century, The Town Hall has been home to groundbreaking live events that have cemented the hall as a historical landmark. The Town Hall's legacy as a comedy venue is buried under the legacy of America's Town Meeting of the Air and the hall's historic concerts such as the debuts of Isaac Stern and Nina Simone. During this special July series, Century of Story and Song will celebrate four important events in the hall's comedy history. Join The Town Hall this July to learn about Redd Foxx, Will Rogers, Dick Gregory and Nichols and May.

July 6 at 7pm
Dick Gregory: Kent State, Black Power and Comedy
On April 22, 1971 Dick Gregory spoke at The Town Hall as part of a Speakers Series that included Ralph Nader. Gregory took the stage to speak about the direction of the civil rights movement in the 70s, of which he would play a significant role as demonstrated in the 1972 National Black Political Convention the following year. Scholar and author Dr. Mark Anthony Neal will join The Town Hall to speak about Gregory's legacy and 1971 as a pivotal year in history and in Gregory's own life. Discussion to include Gregory's fasts, his political speeches and his recordings, including his record Dick Gregory at Kent State (1971). 

July 20 at 7pm
Will Rogers: A Biography
In 1922 and 1927, groundbreaking comedian Will Rogers took The Town Hall stage to lend his voice to political campaigns. Widely considered one of the most influential entertainers and humorists in American history, Rogers was a social critic, rancher, cowboy and Guinness World Record lasso roper. Professor and author of Will Rogers: A Biography, Ben Yagoda will join The Town Hall for a discussion of one of the United State's most important humorists: the vaudevillian, film actor and writer Will Rogers.

July 27 at 7pm
Nichols and May: The Town Hall Debut
On May 1, 1959, after working clubs and opening for acts such as Eartha Kitt and Mort Sahl, legendary comedy duo Elaine May and Mike Nichols made their headlining theater debut at Town Hall. Nichols and May performed their witty skits and improvisational dialogues to rave reviews and two sold-out audiences. Within a few years, they were television regulars with best-selling comedy albums and a hit show at the John Golden Theatre on Broadway. In a conversation with May decades later, Nichols noted: "The best show we did was in Town Hall." Join Mark Harris, author of Mike Nichols: A Life, in a discussion about Nichols and May, their live act and Nichol's stage career. 
Tickets for The Town Hall Laughs: a series about the history of comedy are free to the public and available at www.thetownhall.org.
18) Next at Two River Theater 

July 1518 at 7:00 PM

Table of 2: $50 | Table of 4: $100

Don't miss this pop/folk musical about finding a real connection over the internet! We follow Rosie Peters and Theo Goldberg after they match on a dating app and fall in love over text messages, phone calls and FaceTimes during the April 2020 lockdown in New York City.

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 partnership has introduced the theater and our patrons to incredible artists such as Joe Iconis, (Be More Chill, Love in Hate Nation)! Don't miss this chance to be introduced to Janey Miles Feingold and Bela Konstancja Kawalec, a writing duo (class of '21!) focused on musical storytelling for TV, Film, Audio and Stage!

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to tworivertheater.org/whats-on/real-people-things

And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.

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