I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Theater Thursday - A Commercial Jingle For Regina Comet

We were given complimentary tickets for review purposes to A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own 


What: A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet 

Where: DR2 Theatre
             103 E. 15th St.
             New York,  NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 12 and Up


When: Through November 14, 2021



A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet is the first new musical live in New York City since the pandemic, and there is definitely something to be said for that.  It is a fun musical with a lot of humor in it. It has some nice songs too.  The stirring anthem, One Hit Song, which you can find on YouTube, is particularly catchy. The show is not a great one, however. For one thing, the plot is a little thin and everything just seems to resolve itself too quickly and too easily. For another, it is hard to get attached to the characters when the writers, Ben Fankhauser and Alex Wyse, who are also 2/3 of the performers in the show, didn't even think their characters were important enough to give them names. They are just called Man 2 and Other Man. Both are quite amusing in their roles, however. Bryonha Marie Parham in the title role of Regina Comet is a powerhouse. She really commands the stage. Overall, while there is a lot to like about A  Commercial Jingle hopefully there are even better things to come for Frankhauser and Wyse as musical writers.



And that's our view. For more about A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet or to purchase ticket,s visit reginacomet.com.

Tune in Saturday for Still More Theater Saturday.

Photo credits: All A Commerical Jingle for Regina Comet production photos by Matthew Murphy

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Where-To Go Wednesday Kusama: Cosmic Nature at the New York Botanical Garden

We were given complimentary tickets for review purposes to the Kusama: Cosmic Nature exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: Kusama: Cosmic Nature

Where: New York Botanical Garden
              2900 Southern Blvd
              Bronx, NY

Who: All ages

When: Through October 31, 2021



Me - The Kusama: Cosmic Nature exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens was nice. It was mostly made up of big colorful statues. They were very unique. They were cool! There was at least one that was so big you could walk under it. 



There was a room of flowers but it was mostly if not all flower stickers. There were a lot of stickers the room was completely covered with them. When you walked into the room, they gave you a sticker to place there, but it was so full of stickers already that it was hard to find an empty place to stick it. There were also big flower statues in the water they were pretty. There were a lot of real flowers too. They were also pretty. There was a lot to see at the Kusama: Cosmic Nature exhibit. It was fun to visit.



Mom - Yayoi Kusama is a Japanse artist. Currently, some of her fun contemporary works are on display at the New York Botanical Garden as part of the exhibit Kusama: Cosmic Nature. The exhibit consists mostly of giant colorful outdoor sculptures, but there are some quirky indoor exhibits as well. Dancing Pumpkin is a giant sculpture that you can walk underneath. There is a sculpture that looks like a giant colorful sun. There are trees wrapped in pink fabric covered with white polka dots. There is a mirrored room. These are only a few of the whimsical creations that are part of this charming exhibit.



The New York Botanical is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. A vaccine is required to visit the Botanical Garden. A mask is required to visit any indoor exhibits. The Kusama: Cosmic Nature exhibit will be open through October 31 only. For more information visit or to purchase tickets, visit www.nybg.org/event/kusama.



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

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tips for Tuesday - Books: The Santa Suit and Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives and Misc: Ameriwipes

We may have been given complimentary copies for review purposes of one or more of the books and/or other products mentioned below. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: The Santa Suit and Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives


Today we are recommending The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews. If you want to get an early start on your holiday season, you might enjoy this charmer from one of the queens of romance. The story revolves around a woman named Ivy Perkins who after a divorce picks up and moves to a small town. When she finds an old Santa Suit left by the previous owner of her new home, miraculous things beginning happening, and both the townspeople and Ivy's lives are changed for the better. Although a lot of this story is somewhat predictable, particularly the main romance that doesn't make it any less sweet nor does it make this delightful book any less fun to read.


Today we are recommending Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives by John Volanthen. This book is part instructional manual detailing how to make and carry through a successful plan to conquer any challenge and part harrowing tale of the Thai Cave rescue of a troop of Boy Scouts and their leader. The lessons provided are not always what you would think. For instance,  one of them involves listening to the quiet voice within yourself and another involves defining your own happiness. Each piece of advice provided is backed either by a lesson from the Thai Cave Rescue or another rescue and or dive that John Volanthen participated in. The parts of the book that specifically describe the cave rescue are thrilling but very unemotionally told. If you are looking for a book that is more emotional and delves more into the boys and their experience, this is not it. If you are looking for a motivational book and/or detailed manual of what it's like to be an underwater cave diver which includes numerous stories of actual cave rescues and/or a detailed account of Thai Cave Rescue, in particular, you may enjoy this book. 

Misc.:Ameriwipes

Today we are recommending Ameriwipes. Ameriwipes are a good choice if you are looking for a wipe that does not have an overwhelming scent or leave a watery mess when used. They are strong and can stand up to big messes without ripping. They are safe on skin and approved by both the  EPA and FDA. They are even biodegradable. All in all, not only do they work well, but they are great for the environment and great for you as well. 

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

Monday, September 27, 2021

Great Reasons to See Music Man!

As we wait for Broadway to fully reopen with shows starting to reopen now, this is the nineteenth post in our series, Great Reasons to See... focusing on different shows returning to Broadway or coming to Broadway soon. We have now turned our attention to shows coming to Broadway soon. Although, we obviously have not seen the current production of The Music Man yet, below are some great reasons to see it based on what know about the show itself and the current production.

Great Reasons to See Music Man!

1) It is a beloved show that has been on Broadway at least three other times.

2) The popular score by Meredith Wilson includes such hits as (Ya Got) Trouble, Seventy-Six Trombones, and Gary, Indiana.

3) Another of the shows songs, Til There Was You was even recorded by the Beatles.

4) The show stars movie, Broadway star, and multi-award winner, Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill.

5) The show also stars two time Tony award winner and the star of TV's Younger, Sutton Foster.

6) The original 1958 production was nominated for and won numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical.

7) Even now more than sixty years after it ran on Broadway the original production of the show is still one of the 100 longest running musicals of all time.

And that's our view. Music Man begins preview performances on Broadway on December 20, 2021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit musicmanonbroadway.com.

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

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Scoop Week of 9/26/21 Live and Virtual Events Coming Up This Week, and More


1) A Jingle for Regina Comet Announces Digital Lottery
2) ACT of Conneticutt Production of Smokey Joe's Cafe Begins Performance
3) ALS Benefit Concert of Nice Work If You Can Get It  -RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER
4) Amas Musical Theatre Presents Sol of El Barrio: The AfroLatindad Connection10/3
5) Ballet Hispanico Open Audition for Male-Identifying Dancer 9/28
6) Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Late Registration
7) Ballet Hispanico Virtual La Calle Block Party 10/1
8) Broadway on Demand to Stream Global New Musical Festival
9) Broadway Workshop Offers Free Parents & Student Industry Q & A
10) Centenary Stage Company Tribute to Aretha Franklin 10/2
11) Concord Theatricals Launches Celebration of Return to Live Theater
12) Covers From Away New Folk Album Available Now
13) Fiasco Theater 2020/2021 Season
14) Franklin Square Fall 2021 Season
15) The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway Announces Digitial Lottery 
16) Little Shop of Horrors Now Re-Open Off-Broadway
17) Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Schedule for The Bridge 9/27 - 9/30
18) New York Butoh Institute Presents Women Defining Butoh Free Virtual Series 10/1 - 10/30
19) Off-Broadway in the Boros Announces Lineup and Locations
20) Second Stage Theater Production of Take Me Out Tickets on Sale Now
21) South Street Seaport Monthly Virtual Sea Chantey and Maritime Music 10/3
22) Stranger Singes the Musical Parody Original Cast Recording Out Now
23) Two River Theater One Night Only Benefit Joe Iconis & Family 10/2
24) White Wave Dances Three Free Performances October 2021

1) DIGITAL LOTTERY ANNOUNCED FOR


THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET

OPENING NIGHT ON
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

AT THE DR2 THEATRE


A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York City since the shutdown began, announced today a digital lottery for $39 tickets to the show. Available via www.ReginaComet.com, the lottery will be available for select performances. Lottery opens the day before the performance at 10:00AM and winners will be drawn two hours before the performance. Winners will have 90 minutes to pay for the tickets by visiting the box office with a credit card. Tickets will be held at the box office.

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet is set for an official Opening Night on Monday, September 27, with the strictly limited engagement set to run through Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th Street).

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

Tickets, starting at $55, can be purchased by visiting the DR2 Theatre box office (Mondays – Friday, 12-7pm; beginning September 17: Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm - curtain), online at www.Telecharge.com, or by calling 800-447-7400.

For more information, please visit www.ReginaComet.com
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2) ACT OF CONNECTICUT 


KICKS OFF THEIR 2021-2022 SEASON WITH

THE RECORD-BREAKING SMASH-HIT MUSICAL REVUE 


S M O K E Y  J O E ’S  C A F E


PERFORMANCES BEGIN THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH


ACT of Connecticut will welcome audiences back for their 2021-2022 Season with the record-breaking Broadway smash-hit musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran, Stephanie Pope Lofgren (Pippin, Chicago), the electrifying musical celebration of 1950’s Rock n’ Roll will begin performances on Thursday, September 30, 2021 and continue on through Sunday, October 24, 2021 at ACT of CT (36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877). Tickets are now available. 

Performances of Smokey Joe’s Cafe run September 30 - October 24, with preview performances on September 30th and October 1st. Performance times are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM with additional performances on Sunday, October 17 at 7 PM and Thursday, October 21 at 2 PM. Tickets range from $60-74 and are available for purchase by visiting actofct.org or by calling (475) 215-5497

For more information about ACT of CT, ticket and annual subscription sales, fall education programs, sponsor/donor opportunities, and other theater-related news and announcements, visit actofct.org.
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 12/17

3) TONY AWARD WINNER JUDY KAYE
TO HOST BENEFIT CONCER*T
OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
“NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT”
HONORING THE MEMORY OF REBECCA LUKER

FEATURING NEW JERSEY’S JESSE WALKER
WITH COOPER GRODIN AND DINANDA KLAASSEN
AND, MORE!

LIVE STREAMING EVENT ONE NIGHT ONLY!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 AT 7:00PM

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT AND SUPPORT
PROJECT ALS THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH

Help Make a Difference! New Jersey’s Jesse Walker, host of the online celebrity show “The Jesse Walker Show,” in support of Project ALS, will join 2-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye for a special benefit virtual performance of the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It to honor the love and memory of the late Rebecca Luker. Hosted by Ms. Kaye, the evening will feature Jesse Walker as Jimmy Winter, Cooper Grodin as Cookie and Dinanda Klaassen as Billie Bendix, with Estelle Balsirow as Eileen, William Brown as Chief Berry, Loren Dunn as Duke Mahoney, Carol Flanagan as Milicent Winter, Nancy Homan as Duchess Estonia Dulworth, Wolf Krebs as Senator Max Evergreen and Rose Taylor as Jeannie Muldoon.

The ONE-NIGHT ONLY special benefit concert will live stream on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 7:00PM EST / 5:00PM PST.

Watch via livestream on all “The Jesse Walker Show” social media pages:
YOUTUBE:www.youtube.com/channel/UC0XB61vkgqBBJRQphNIEwTg?view_as=subscriber

FACEBOOK:www.facebook.com/The-Jesse-Walker-Show-1035226623323386/?modal=suggested_action&notif_id=1590438154317499&notif_t=page_user_activity

Donations may be made by visiting fundraise.projectals.org/give/351504/#!/donation/checkout

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit and support Project ALS therapeutics research.

Nice Work If You Can Get It is a musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, with a book written by Joe DiPietro, based on material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen MarshallNice Work If You Can Get It premiered on Broadway in April 2012 and featured Matthew Broderick as Jimmy Winter, Kelli O’Hara as Billie Bendix, and Judy Kaye who received a Tony Award for her performance as Duchess Estonia Dulworth.
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4) AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE
PRESENTS

SOL OF EL BARRIO: THE AFROLATINIDAD CONNECTION
A CELEBRATION OF AFROLATINIDAD HISTORY IN NEW YORK CITY
CREATED, HOSTED AND DIRECTED BY MARIA TORRES

THEATER 555

(555 WEST 42ND STREET @ 11TH AVE.)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 @ 5PM

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present “Sol of El Barrio: The AfroLatinidad Connection” a celebration of AfroLatinidad history in New York City. Created, hosted and directed by Maria Torres, the event will take place on Sunday, October 3 at 5pm at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street @ 11th Avenue). A donation of $10 is suggested and reservations may be made at www.amasmusical.org.

The AfroLatinidad connection is reflected in our ancestors who migrated here to the new generation claiming Latinx. Join us as we explore our culture through dance, poetry, and the spoken word and salute the beautiful facets and kaleidoscope of colors that is our Latin Community.
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5) Ballet Hispánico Announces 
In-Person Open Audition for Male-Identifying Dancer 
September 28, 2021

Dance for America's Largest Latinx Dance Organization and
One of America's Cultural Treasures

Ballet Hispánico is seeking a male-identifying dancer to join the Professional Company to begin immediately in preparation for the 2021-2022 national touring season. 

Open auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12noon ET at Ballet Hispánico, 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. The audition is FREE and open to all male-identifying dancers ages 18+. 

As part of the BH familia, the dancer will have the opportunity to perform on New York City’s greatest stages, tour nationwide, and share the depth and breadth of Latinx cultures through hands-on programming with communities of all abilities, backgrounds, and needs.

Dancers are required to wear a mask throughout the entirety of the audition, show proof of vaccination, and provide a headshot and resume. There will be no warm-up or class the day of the audition. Dancers should arrive warm and prepared to dance.

Please bring printed copies of your headshot and resume. No fee is required.

Visit ballethispanico.org to learn more or e-mail questions to auditions@ballethispanico.org.
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6) Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 
Announces School Year Programs
Late Registration Available
Through October 1, 2021

Ballet Hispánico announces that there is still time to register for its School of Dance 2021-2022 school year programs. With programs ranging from early childhood classes through professional studies, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance has school year offerings for dancers of all ages. Class offerings include Ballet, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Latin Rhythms, Afro-Caribbean, Salsa, Jazz, Tap, and other modern and contemporary forms for early childhood through adult. 

Students who missed the original registration period have an opportunity to sign up for remaining class options in the late registration period, so don’t miss your chance to enroll beginning Saturday, September 25, 2021 through Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:59pm ET. Late registrants are still able to apply for scholarships and will be permitted to join classes starting the week of October 4, 2021. The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is the direct link to the organization's values of access, opportunity, and pride for all students interested in dance and Latinx culture. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/ or email school@ballethispanico.org.

Students have opportunities to perform in Ballet Hispánico's A La Calle Block Party, Pequeños con Sueños: Stars of Tomorrow student showcase, Winter Showcase, End of Year Recital, and more. Annual Enrichment opportunities connect student learning to the dance field at large through on- and off-site events and tailored activities, including field trips, master classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations, virtual online series', exclusive performances, and more!

In accordance with COVID-19 and Ballet Hispánico safety protocols and restrictions, class sizes will be limited.

Los Pasitos: Early Childhood Program (Ages 2-5)
Through May 27, 2022
Ballet Hispánico’s Los Pasitos Early Childhood Program for ages 2-5 merges creativity, cultures, and technique. Its curriculum focuses on developing coordination, spatial awareness, and musicality, with an emphasis on each child’s individual self-expression. Students learn proper dance etiquette, explore the wide spectrum of Latino cultures, and build a solid foundation for dance training in a joyful, creative environment. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/school-year-programs/early-childhood

Encuentros: Open Class Program (Ages 6-18)
Through June 9, 2022
Providing the young dance enthusiast with cultural enrichment alongside excellent dance training, the Encuentros Program at Ballet Hispánico offers something for everyone. Developed with the highest level of artistic excellence, our program supports dancers interested in taking anywhere from one to multiple dance classes per week. Offering a wide array of classes including Ballet, Flamenco, Hip-Hop, Latin Rhythms, West African Rhythms, Salsa, Jazz, and Tap, our students can create a tailored schedule to fit their needs. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/school-year-programs/encuentros

La Academia: Pre-Professional & Professional Studies Program (Ages 7-23)
Through June 9, 2022
Ballet Hispánico’s Pre-Professional & Professional Studies division, La Academia, trains eclectic, versatile dancers who stand out in a competitive field of dance for their mastery of the classical ballet tradition, contemporary techniques, Spanish Dance, and performance skills. This program is designed to support students interested in attending performing arts schools, conservatory/university programs, and/or those pursuing a career in dance. High school and college-aged students that reach Level 5 in La Academia have the option of pursuing the full curriculum or one of three specialized tracks: ballet, Spanish Dance, or contemporary. For more information, visit ballethispanico.org/school/school-year-programs/la-academiaAuditions are required for Ballet Hispanico’s La Academia: Pre-Professional & Professional Studies Program. Reach out to school@ballethispanico for information on how to audition. 
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7) *UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT WITH NEW ADDITIONS TO PROGRAMMING*
BALLET HISPÁNICO CELEBRATES THE ARTISTRY AND CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LATINX COMMUNITY WITH MARQUEE
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH DANCE PROGRAMMING
A LA CALLE BLOCK PARTY RETURNS ON OCTOBER 1 FOR A ONE-HOUR VIRTUAL SHOW BY THE COMPANY
FEATURING LATINX DANCE COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK
PERFORMANCES TO BE LIVESTREAMED NATIONWIDE
TWO NEW DIÁLOGOS DISCUSSIONS TO DEBUT IN OCTOBER

Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a robust and engaging programming line-up anchored by the organization’s annual A La Calle Block Party. The fourth edition of the popular community event will take place virtually on Friday, October 1, from 7:00 -8:00 p.m. Eastern. Out of an abundance of caution, due to the rapidly increasing rates of COVID-19 infection across New York City, this year’s online event will be streamed for free for audiences nationwide to enjoy the festivities. 

This year’s Block Party will serve as the centerpiece for the month-long celebration and will include performances by the internationally renowned Company and prestigious School of Dance students. The Company will perform two numbers, a solo from Arabesque by Vicente Nebrada and an excerpt from 18+1 by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. New to the block party this year and as part of its commitment to champion and amplify voices within its community, Ballet Hispánico will be inviting select Latinx dance companies from around New York City to perform as guest artists, including Bombazo Dance Company, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and CONTRA-TIEMPO. 

Students from the School of Dance will also take to the virtual stage to perform Jerez, Paula y Curro choreographed by Bélen Maya and Flavas of Hip Hop by Ana "Rockafella" Garcia, from the 50th Anniversary Gala.

The event will be available on demand on Ballet Hispánico’s YouTube channel through October 15.

Other programming highlights for the month include:

  • October 5- In conjunction with The Moss Arts Center and the faculty of Virginia Tech, members of Ballet Hispánico will be hosting a new Diálogos conversation, addressing the topic of Colorism in the Arts and Anti-Blackness within Latinx Communities.
  • October 9 and 10 - As part of the New York Botanical Garden’s Contemporary Dance Series, a series of spontaneous outdoor performances, dancers from Ballet Hispánico will be performing at locations throughout the grounds. 
  • October 12First Republic Bank will present a complimentary Company performance and Latin Social Dance Class. This class will feature Salsa, Mambo and Merengue, with movement that is easy for the whole family to follow.
  • October 15- The monthly celebration will conclude with another engaging Diálogos session centered on the celebration of Ballet Hispánico’s 50 years and legacy. The conversation will examine the past, present and future of the organization.
  • Ballet Hispánico will be featured in Google Arts & Culture’s "Latino Cultures in the US," a hub to highlight the contributions and experiences of Latinos in the United States. The online exhibits created for Hispanic Heritage Month feature the Company’s history, artists and ongoing legacy.
  • Ballet Hispánico has also partnered with OvationTV, an independent television and digital media company dedicated to celebrating and supporting all forms of arts and culture. A series of Ballet Hispánico PSAs will air on the network throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. 

For more information, please visit www.ballethispanico.org/HHM.
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8) BROADWAY ON DEMAND


TO STREAM GLOBAL NEW MUSICAL FESTIVALS


IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

 

FESTIVALS INCLUDE BEAM (UK), DIMF (SOUTH KOREA)


 AND NAMT (US).


Broadway On Demand, the industry-leading theater streaming platform, has announced that it will stream the global new musical festivals BEAM (UK) now through October 1st; The Daegu International Musical Festival (South Korea) from October 1st through October 15th and The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (US) from October 21st through November 5th.

 

BEAM is the UK’s biggest showcase of new musical theatre and BEAM2021 will be a hybrid, digital and live event, happening live at Hackney Empire and live streamed. There will be pitches from 38 new musicals in development, some pre-filmed, with ideas ranging from daytime bhangra raves, to climate change told as a love story, from challenging the UK’s hostile environment policy to singing lesbian pirates, as well as panel discussions and networking.

 

DIMF is the first international musical festival in Asia that encompasses production, performance officials and the public from all over the world, representing Daegu, Korea.

 

This year, NAMT will film live presentations of all Festival musicals. Those presentations will then be screened at an in-person event on October 21 and 22. Members of the industry are invited to attend the screening, where they can also meet the writers, or they can view a livestream of the presentations, which will be presented in collaboration with Broadway On Demand.

 

For further information on BEAM please click HERE.

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9) FREE EVENT!!!
Parent & Student Industry Q&A
with MARC TUMMINELLI and KRISTIAN CHARBONIER of The Telsey Office

Date: Thursday September 30
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00pm ET
Zoom
Open to Parents and Students any age!
FREE

Parents and students will have the opportunity to be part of this completely free event where they will be able to ask questions they have about working in the industry and beyond…

Marc and Kristian will cover topics including: How to best prepare for auditions, What should be on a proper resume, How to best find/work with youth managers/agents, What are the best college programs for students, Preparing for Zoom auditions, What common mistakes are made in the audition and callback process, How to pick the best musical and acting material for auditions and much more. We will also open it up to our group to ask any possible questions about the industry that parents and students have.

For more information or to register, go to www.broadwayworkshop.com/program/free-parent-student-industry-qa/
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10) CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 8:00 PM.


Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Curtain Up! Gala performance, CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen, a tribute to Aretha Franklin will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 8:00 pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.  Tickets for the Curtain Up! Gala performance of CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen are $27.50. Ticket prices increase by $5.00 the day of the performance, and a live stream link is available for purchase for $10.00. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900 or visit Centenary Stage Company on-line at centenarystageco.org


Centenary Stage Company’s Curtain Up! Gala is the first event of the season, and this year will kick off with CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen. This concert tribute to Aretha Franklin is performed with interpretation by award-winning songstress CeCe Teneal. All of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits from her 50+ years in the music industry will be performed, including Chain of FoolsNatural WomanThinkBridge Over Troubled Water, and Respect. This performance will be the first of many for Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Season and tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at centenarystageco.org or by phone by calling the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.

Tickets for Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Curtain Up! Gala are on sale now. The price of tickets are $27.50 each and increase by $5.00 the day of the performance. If you are unable to view the concert in-person, a live stream link is available for purchase for $10.00. More information as well as ticket and live stream purchases can be found online at cetenarystageco.org and by phone at (908) 979-0900.


For more information or to reserve visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900.  The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to all performances.  The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC 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.  For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.

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11) CONCORD THEATRICALS
LAUNCHES

THERE’S NO BUSINESS
LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

A CELEBRATION OF THE RETURN OF LIVE THEATER

Today, Concord Theatricals, on behalf of The Irving Berlin Music Company, announces the launch of the “There’s No Business Like Show Business” campaign, a digital celebration of the return of live theater and all of the incredible people who help to make it happen. The celebration coincides with the 75th anniversary of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun and its iconic showstopper “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” a song that has more resonance than ever this year.

To participate in the campaign, this fall theater-makers and theater goers around the world are encouraged to document their triumphant return to the theater on social media using the hashtag #NoBusinessLikeShowBusiness. Whether they’re onstage or off – a creator, performer, technician, audience member, or fan – Concord Theatricals wants to honor all the incredible people who help to make theater happen. Contributions will be showcased on a new landing page on ConcordTheatricals.com.

On Friday, September 17, 2021, Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell performed a rousing and resonant take on the Irving Berlin tune in the heart of Times Square at the kick-off event for the Curtain Up! festival.

Click HERE to learn more about how to participate.
Click HERE to watch Brian Stokes Mitchell’s performance.
Click HERE to view the first posts from theater fans around the world!

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12) COVERS FROM AWAY

A NEW FOLK ALBUM FROM THE

ARTISTS WHO INSPIRED THE HIT MUSICAL

COME FROM AWAY

NOW AVAILABLE


Craft Recordings and Concord Theatricals announce the release of Covers From Awaya new folk album featuring songs from the hit Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away by Irene Sankoff & David Hein, reinterpreted by the Newfoundland and Labrador bands and artists who originally inspired the sound of the musical.

The musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Track List:

  1. “Welcome To The Rock” – performed by The Navigators
  2. “I Am Here” – performed by Rosemary Lawton
  3. “Wherever We Are” – performed by The Punters
  4. “Heave Away” – performed by Alan Doyle
  5. “Stop The World” – performed by The Once
  6. “Costume Party” – performed by Rachel Cousins and Abigale
  7. “Lead Us Out Of The Darkness” – performed by Silver Wolf Band
  8. “Screech In” – performed by Shanneyganock
  9. “Me And The Sky” – performed by Damhnait Doyle
  10. “Prayer Of St. Francis” / “Mi’kmaq Honor Song” – performed by Jason Benoit
  11. “Blankets And Bedding” – performed by The Irish Descendants
  12. “Somewhere In The Middle Of Nowhere” – performed by Sherman Downey
  13. “Screech Out” – performed by The Dardanelles
  14. “Themes From Come From Away” – performed by Ofra Harnoy, Mike Herriott and Bob Hallet.

For more information or to find out how to listen or purchase,  visit found.ee/coversfromaway
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13) Fiasco Theater Announces 2021-2022 Season,

Tickets Available for In-Person Fall Productions

 

New performance initiatives will showcase classics and new works


ith the return of live theater in New York underway, Fiasco Theater is delighted to announce its 2021–22 season. This season features the dynamic ensemble work and inventive reimagining of classics that has defined Fiasco’s work since its inception, as well as an expansion into work on new plays and musicals. This fall, Fiasco will launch three new performance initiatives – Open Your EarsSome Of Its Parts, and Without A Net, offering audiences dynamic new ways to be a part of the creative process.

On September 23 at 7 p.m., Fiasco will initiate the “Open Your Ears” reading series with Aphra Behn’s hilarious 1688 proto-feminist restoration comedy THE LUCKY CHANCE at Theatre Row. Tickets are available hereTickets are choose-your-price ranging from $20-$60.

 

On October 7 at 7 p.m., Fiasco Theater will begin “Some Of Its Parts,” an initiative that invites the audience in to the conceptual development process, with an investigation of Bertolt Brecht’s THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, a sweeping morality parable about a community looking for clarity after conflict, and the transformative power of radical love and empathy. Also at Theatre Row. Tickets are free with a suggested donation and are available here.

 

From November 18 through 20, Fiasco will present Aditi Brennan Kapil’s IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING at The Connelly Theater as part of their “Without A Net Series”In this new program a play is table-worked, thrown on its feet, and shared with an audience in a free-wheeling, joyful performance in only two weeks.This play about a theater company in transition, a bear who loves the stage, and the power of who gets written into (and out of) history is the ideal piece to launch this new initiative. Tickets are available here. Tickets are choose-your-price ranging from $25-$75.

 

Fiasco is also thrilled to announce the return of their Conservatory training program. Expanding on the success of the 2019 Conservatory, they are offering a 9 Week Conservatory program for 16 emerging artists in January-March of 2022. Applications are open now and due in mid-October. There are no fees to apply and significant financial aid is available. More information is available here.


Please note that all audiences, artists and students must be fully vaccinated; artists involved in Fiasco projects will be tested twice weekly, and audiences must stay masked at all times.

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14) Franklin Square 2021 Season

Fall 2021

6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia’s Historic District

www.historicphiladelphia.org or 215-629-4026

 

Franklin Square, Philadelphia’s original green space, is a beautiful oasis in Historic Philadelphia. Historic Philadelphia, Inc. is the non-profit that funds, manages, and operates Franklin Square. First created as open space in the 1682 plan of Philadelphia, the seven-and-a-half acre Franklin Square offers family fun in one of the city’s most charming historic parks filled with expansive lawns and shady trees. Steps away from the Liberty Bell, in one of William Penn’s original five squares, award-winning Franklin Square features one of the country’s oldest public fountains featuring a daytime and nighttime water and light show, Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98, Parx Liberty Carousel, two playgrounds, and SquareBurger, operated by Cooperage. Putt through some of the city’s most famous icons, take a ride on hometown racehorse heroes Afleet Alex or Smarty Jones aboard the carousel, swing along with the dancing water of the fountain, and dine on the finest burgers and shakes in town. Franklin Square opens daily, 7 days a week, beginning at 10 am. All hours are weather permitting.

6th & Race Streets.

2021 Franklin Square Operating Hours:

September 7 – 30: daily, 10 am - 8 pm

October 1 – 31: daily, 10 am - 10 pm

November 1 – 17: daily, 10 am - 5 pm

November 18 – December 31: daily (closed Nov. 25 & Dec. 25), 10 am - 9 pm, Fri & Sat until 10 pm

     

2021 SPECIAL EVENTS AT FRANKLIN SQUARE

·       Spooky Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98October 1 – 31, 6 - 10 pm – Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises. ($15 adults, $12 children). Advanced timed tickets are required available online at historicphiladelphia.org.     

·       Franklin Square Fountain Show, Through October 31, with daily performances every 30


minutes from 12 pm until closing – In 2006, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. restored the central fountain for the first time in thirty years. In 2019, the 181-year-old historic fountain was further renovated to dazzle while being enhanced with a choreographed water spectacular with lights. Fountain jets dance magically with dramatic lighting and music as LED lights glisten for visitors. All of the additions serve to enhance and modernize the fountain’s beauty while entertaining visitors, ensuring its longevity for generations to come. Guests visiting the park day or night can enjoy choreographed “performances” that showcase the historic infrastructure of the fountain. Each performance is a selection of one of six songs. FREE.

o   “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti, Theme from Rocky

o   “Beautiful Day” by U2

o   “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

o   “Motownphilly” by Boyz II Men

o   “Firework” by Katy Perry

o   “Under the Sea” by Howard Ashman from The Little Mermaid

In between the shows, the Fountain is colored to complement the fall atmosphere in the Square.

After closing, the fountain is colored pink in support of Lights for the Fight saluting those who have survived breast cancer and reminding others stay vigilant in this fight.

·       Storytime presented by the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Thursdays, September 30 – October 28, 10:30 am

Join Franklin Square in the Pavilion for a delightful program of stories read to children of all ages – in English AND Mandarin. FREE.

·       Trick-or-Treat Street sponsored by Fox Rothschild, October 30, 12 - 2 pm – The annual Trick-or-Treat Street in Franklin Square is all about safe fun. Children can follow the path through Franklin Square to special houses along the Trick-or-Treat Street to receive a treat. FREE for children 10 and under. (Advance reservations are required at historicphiladelphia.org and capacity is limited). Walk up tickets are not available.

·       Winter in Franklin Square presented by Citizens featuring the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO, November 18 – December 31, daily 5 - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 5 - 10 pm – Experience the magic of the holiday and celebrate traditions new and old at Winter in Franklin Square presented by Citizens. Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO, warm up with comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages in the Winter Beer Garden.  

·       Franklin Square Walking Path presented by Penn Medicineopen anytime – Keep up with a healthy lifestyle by walking three times around the Square, the equivalent of one mile on this marked path.

 

YEAR-ROUND ATTRACTIONS IN FRANKLIN SQUARE

·       Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98: Putt around the city on this Philadelphia-themed miniature golf course. Daytime tickets: $10 adults/$8 children (3-12); Nighttime tickets (after 6 pm through September 30): $12 adults/$10 children (3-12); FREE for children under 2.

·       Parx Liberty Carousel: A zebra, a lion, an eagle, horses and more! Hop on this spectacular all-American style carousel with hometown racehorse heroes Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones. $3 per person (adult or child), FREE for children under 2.


·       Playgrounds: Slides, swings, and spinners…bring the kids and enjoy two playgrounds! Open year-round and free.

·       SquareBurgerOpens daily at 12 pm – SquareBurger, operated by Cooperage, has a delicious menu which includes burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, cheesesteak, chicken tenders, panini Caprese, jumbo pretzels, waffle fries, nachos, as well as ice cream and milkshakes. The legendary Original Cake Shake made with Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets®, will continue to be a highlight.

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15) THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

on Broadway

ANNOUNCES


DIGITAL LOTTERY

 


A digital lottery for The Lehman Trilogy, the highly-acclaimed, five-time Olivier nominated epic play by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, was announced ahead of the production’s first preview on Saturday, September 25.  This strictly limited, 99-performance engagement, comes to Broadway after the smash-hit, sold-out runs at London’s National Theatre and New York’s Park Avenue Armory, as well as a by-popular-demand sold out engagement in London’s West End. Directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester, in his Broadway debut, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

 

The Lehman Trilogy digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, offers $40 tickets through the following link:

https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/lehman-ny/.

The lottery will be available for all performances and winners will be notified within minutes of the drawing. Lottery opens the day before the performance at 10:00AM and closes at 4:00PM. Winners will have 60 minutes to pay for tickets online with a credit card. Tickets will be delivered via email the day of the performance. Seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability and may be partial view.


Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event and New York Times Critics’ pick charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. The Lehman Trilogy, “a remarkable, spellbinding exercise in storytelling” (The Washington Post), is the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family. Simon Russell Beale and Adam Godley reprise their critically acclaimed portrayals of the Lehman brothers, their sons, and grandsons, told in three parts presented as one evening in this “extraordinary theatrical experience” (The Daily Telegraph). And the company welcomes the heralded Adrian Lester for this special Broadway engagement in his Broadway debut. 

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16) LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

NOW RE-OPENS IN NYC


TONY AWARD NOMINEE JEREMY JORDAN AS SEYMOUR,

EMMY AWARD WINNER TAMMY BLANCHARD AS AUDREY, AND

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER CHRISTIAN BORLE AS ORIN SCRIVELLO, D.D.S.

AND MORE


The award-winning Off-Broadway production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, has restarted performances at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).


Seymour is a down-on-his-luck florist with a crush on his co-worker Audrey. When he discovers a mysterious – and voracious – plant, suddenly Seymour and Audrey are thrust into an epic battle that will determine the fate of the entire human race. With a book and lyrics by Grammy and Academy Award winner Howard Ashman (The Little MermaidBeauty and the Beast), and music by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (AladdinNewsies), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS first premiered Off-Broadway in 1982, where it made audiences laugh, scream, and give up gardening for good. The musical has since catapulted into a global phenomenon, with productions across the world from Broadway to London’s West End, to Asia and Australia – plus a hit 1986 film adaptation directed by Frank Oz that starred Rick Moranis, Ellen Green and Steve Martin. Now, the musical has made its highly-anticipated return home to Off-Broadway, in an intimate new production directed by Michael Mayer that offers an unprecedented opportunity to get close — maybe too close — to an incredible plant with an insatiable appetite.


TICKETS & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:

Tickets - starting at $69 - are on sale now for performances beginning September 21, 2021 through January 9, 2022 at Telecharge.com/212-239-6200. The regular performance schedule through November 1, 2021 is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2 & 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.  The regular performance schedule from November 2, 2021 – January 9, 2022 is Tuesday – Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm, and Sunday at 2 & 7:30pm. Holiday Week schedules may vary. Box Office Hours will be announced shortly.

 

The Westside Theatre and the producers of Little Shop of Horrors are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for audiences, performers, and staff. All audience and staff members will be required to follow all CDC, NYS, and NYC health guidelines at the time of performance. COVID protocols may include mask enforcement, social distancing, temperature checks, online health screenings, vaccination and/or negative test verification.  The Westside Theatre will implement increased cleaning and ventilation/filtration enhancements based on city and state requirements.  Please note that these guidelines are subject to change, based on mandates from governmental authorities at the time of the performance. For up to date information, visit http://westsidetheatre.com/covid-19/

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17) NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY
Announces
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
September 27, 30, 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 9/27/2021
Monday Yuka Notsuka (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
Tuesday Andrew Pacho (Flow (Gyrokinesis based)
Wednesday Jainil Mehta (Folk Dance from India) at 11am
Thursday Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral) at 11am
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18) New York Butoh Institute 
presents
Women Defining Butoh
A FREE Butoh Festival Virtual Series
October 1-30, 2021

Live performances at Triskelion Arts

New York Butoh Institute presents a free virtual series highlighting women’s important contributions to butoh, October 1-30, 2021, at vimeo.com/vangelineWomen Defining Butoh will showcase recent works by two generations of women butoh pioneers. 

Virtual performances will live stream and will also be available on-demand for a limited time. The calendar of festivities is available at vangeline.com/calendar-of-upcoming-events. The series will culminate with live performances at Triskelion Arts, October 27-29, 2021, at 8pm and October 30, 2021 at 7pm. Tickets for the in-person performances are $18/$22 and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triskelion-arts-presents-vangeline-theaters-eternity-123-tickets-166080755009
 
Virtual Schedule of Events

October 1-3, 2021: Natsu Nakajima, Saga Kobayashi, Hiroko Tamano. Lifetime achievement awards. Natsu Nakajima in Ihaien, Saga Kobayashi in In Being Jealous of a Dog’s Veins, Hiroko Tamano in Dream Bodies

October 7-9, 2021: Zero with Yumiko Yoshioka and Minako Seki. 

October 14-16, 2021: Yuko Kaseki in Shoot Jeez My Gosh, Eugenia Vargas in Umbria.

October 19-24: Cristal Sabbagh in Sowing Asynchronicities; Joan Laage in Earth Tomes, DAIPANbutoh Collective in Corporate

October 25-30, 2021: Anzu Furuzawa in Four Dances, Vangeline Theater (live performances at Triskelion Arts). 

The series will showcase female pioneers Natsu Nakajima, Saga Kobayashi, Yumiko Yoshioka, Minako Seki, and Yuko Kaseki. Following butoh’s migration East to West, our series follows the spread of butoh in the US via Hiroko Tamano, who settled in San Francisco in 1980, and Joan Laage/Kogut Butoh, who first introduced butoh to Seattle in the ’90s. Women Defining Butoh celebrates the legacy of these butoh legends with performances by the all-female troupe DAIPANbutoh Collective (Seattle), Mexican dancer Eugenia Vargas, Chicago-based dancer Cristal Sabbagh, and a live performance by New York-based company Vangeline Theater at Triskelion Arts.

The festival will feature timeless butoh works; other pieces are more rooted in contemporary culture, as reflected in a haunting piece on gun violence and war by Yuko Kaseki (Shoot Jeez My Gosh); Commedia Futura’s retelling of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Zero); and DAIPANbutoh Collective’s playful commentary on corporate culture (Corporate). “Dancing a line between the everyday, the divine, the personal, and the political,” Cristal Sabbagh challenges definition in Sowing Asychronicities; and with Eternity 123, Vangeline traces the symbolic journey of women's emancipation across time.
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19) NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Announces  

Lineups and Locations for Off-Broadway 

in the Boros Fest  

5-day Event Features Free Off- and Off-Off-Broadway Performances, 

Sept 29 – Oct 3 throughout the Five Boroughs 

 

Performance highlights include STOMP 

Winnie the Pooh:  The New Musical Adaptation 


The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announces the Off-Broadway in the Boros Fest, a series of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatrical performances running from September 29 through October 3 at various locations throughout the five boroughs. Coming on the heels of Broadway’s official reopening weekend, the five-day festival aims to shine a light on local performing artists while offering free entertainment to New Yorkers in neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic. 

Each two-hour performance will take place at a designated Department of Transportation Plaza, Open Street or Open Culture location, which leverages an existing NYC program that allows communities to embrace new public spaces and support small businesses.  The performances will feature a combination of theatrical elements, including concert versions of current or new Off- and Off-Off-Broadway musicals, musicians playing Jazz and Dominican Rock Fusion, tap dancers, singers, circus performers, Brazilian drummers and LatinX dance troupes. 

Each two-hour performance will take place at a designated Department of Transportation Plaza, Open Street or Open Culture location, which leverages an existing NYC program that allows communities to embrace new public spaces and support small businesses.  The performances will feature a combination of theatrical elements, including concert versions of current or new Off- and Off-Off-Broadway musicals, musicians playing Jazz and Dominican Rock Fusion, tap dancers, singers, circus performers, Brazilian drummers and LatinX dance troupes. 
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20) TAKE ME OUT

 

Tickets On Sale Now

Previews begin March 9, 2022

Opening Night April 4, 2022


Tickets for the upcoming Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT, will are on sale now to  the general public. The Broadway production will begin previews March 9, 2022 and officially open on April 4, 2022 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). 

Tickets can be purchased by visiting 2ST.com, by calling 212-541-4516. $30 tickets are available to people aged 30 and under with valid ID.

 

In the spirit of welcoming new audiences, a new subscription package, Flip the Script, is available to those ages 30 and under. All five productions, three Broadway and two Off-Broadway, can be purchased for $140. See 2st.com for details.

 

In the Tony Award®-winning TAKE ME OUT, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams), the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory.

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21) South Street Seaport Museum
Announces Monthly Virtual
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Live Sing-Along
Sunday October 3, 2021 at 2pm ET


South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly sea-music event Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music – the original NYC chantey sing, now made popular on TikTok – continues virtually on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 2pm ET broadcast live from the deck of Wavertree. From our living rooms and kitchens, join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear on the first Sunday of every month. The event is FREE. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior: seaportmuseum.org/chanteysing. 
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22) ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY CAST RECORDING OF

STRANGER

 SINGS!

THE PAROD

MUISCAL

AVAILABLE NOW!

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical is proud to release today the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, currently available for purchase on iTunes (https://music.apple.com/us/album/stranger-sings-the-parody-musical-original-off/1587153531), and all major platforms soon. The digital album, which was recorded last month, is distributed by TuneCore, the premier digital music distribution and publishing administration service provider. For more information, please visit www.StrangerSingsTheMusical.com.

Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, which had a smash hit off-Broadway run at The Players Theatre this summer, is a wild and irreverent send-up of the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things” and all its campy 80’s glory. Take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana, 1983: when times were simpler, hair was bigger, and unsupervised children were getting snatched by inter-dimensional creatures. Join Mike, Eleven, Lucas, Dustin, and the whole Hawkins gang for a night of adventure, thrills, indulgent pop culture references, pubescent angst, heavy synth, poor parenting, convoluted love triangles, cheap effects, dancing monsters, and maybe, just maybe… justice for everyone’s favorite frumpy ginger, Barb Holland.

Songs in Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical include:
“Welcome to Hawkins”
“Forever”
“The Adventure Song”
“The Dad I Never Had”
"In These Woods”
“Crazy”
“Getting Closer”
“Stranger”
“Where There’s A Will”
“Nice”
“Barb’s Turn”
“Final Battle”
“The Dad I Never Had (Reprise)”
“Upside Down / Welcome to Hawkins (Reprise)”

For more information, please visit www.StrangerSingsTheMusical.com.
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23) Two River Theater
One Night Only Benefit Concert
Joe Iconis & Family

Join Two River Theater Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at 7:00PM for a special concert performance by Joe Iconis and Family to help benefit new work development and celebrate the original cast recording of Love In Hate Nation by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis.

All proceeds of this event benefit Two River Theater’s multiple programs to develop exciting new work. Past support for new work development includes the commission and development of new musicals, contributing to the success of shows like Two River's Broadway phenomenon Be More Chill.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://tworivertheater.org/whats-on/2021-fall-fundraiser
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24) WHITE WAVE Dance
Announces
Three Free Performances of iyouuswe II
Made Possible by City Artist Corps Grant Initiative
October 2021

WHITE WAVE Dance announces three free performances of their newest production, iyouuswe II (I-You-Us-We-Two), on October 9, 25, and 30, 2021 at Bethesda Fountain, DUMBO Archway, and the Home of WHITE WAVE Dance, respectively, at 5pm EST as part of the City Artist Corps Grant Initiative. iyouuswe II is a multi-year collaboration with pioneering choreographer Young Soon Kim and composer Marco Cappelli, in collaboration with their performers, as they continue to explore the body's three dimensions in space. Probing the weight of human emotions, the work presents a vividly colored vision where movement and mise-en-scène meld seamlessly.

During this critical time of the Covid Pandemic, this piece challenges us to examine who we are and how we relate to ourselves and to each other. It is a story of developing relationships by which we struggle to find a sense of ‘i’ as part of a 'we.’

Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 5pm
DUMBO Archway
155 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
See live performance and meet the WHITE WAVE Dancers

Tuesday, October 28, 2021 at 5pm
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park
Enter from 72nd Street, both East & West side
See live performance and meet the WHITE WAVE Dancers

Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 5pm
Home of WHITE WAVE DANCE
150 MacDougal Street, #1fl. Brooklyn, NY 11233
See live performance at our home backyard with a reception with food & drinks.

PROGRAM

“iyouuswe II” (Work in Progress)

"iyouuswe II" (read I-You-Us-We-Two) is our multi-year collaboration by pioneering choreographer, Young Soon Kim, in collaboration with our performers, as we continue to explore the body's 3 dimensions in space. Probing the weight of human emotions, “iyouuswe II,” a Dance Film, presents a vividly-colored vision where movement and mise-en-scène seamlessly meld. Especially during this critical time of the covid Pandemic, this piece challenges us to examine who we are, and how we relate to ourselves and to each other. It is a story of developing relationships by which we struggle to find a sense of ‘i’ as part of a ‘we.’
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.