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

Monday, January 31, 2022

Let's Talk About the Olympics

Me - The Olympics, wow! I like the Summer Olympics better than the Winter Olympics. I like the Summer Olympics better because there are more sports I like to watch.

In the winter, all I watch is Figure Skating.  I like all of the Figure Skating, but my favorite event is Ice Dancing. It is pretty and graceful.  I don't have a current favorite skater. I used to like Gracie Gold and Sasha Cohen, but I heard Sasha Cohen was not very nice so I don't like her anymore. She doesn't skate anymore anyway. I don't think Gracie Gold does either though.

I do not have a favorite sport in the Summer Olympics. I like Swimming, Diving, Track and Field, and Gymnastics.   My favorite summer Olympian used to be gymnast, McKayla Maroney.  I liked the whole McKayla is not impressed face that she made when she won her bronze medal. My mom and  I used to joke about that for a long time. Like when we were not impressed with something we'd say "McKayla is not impressed." I also loved gymnast, Gabby Douglass. 

I iked swimmers, Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin too. I don't have any current favorite Olympian though.  I still enjoy the Olympics, but I haven't been following them as much as before.

Mom - I love the Olympics. I like both the Summer and Winter Olympics. I like the summer Olympics a little bit better though. I like more sports in the Summer than in the Winter. 

In the Summer, my favorite event is Gymnastics. I also like Swimming, Diving,  and Track and Field a lot too though. In the Winter, I mostly like Figure Skating.  I especially like Ice Dancing and Pairs although I also like Men's and Women's too. I  also like Speedskating, but not so much Short-Track Speed Skating which is more like a battle to me than a sporting event. I occasionally watch other sports in the Winter Olympics too like Luge, Bobsled, and/or Skiing. 

I don't really watch team sports in the Olympics. In general, I prefer individual sports to team sports although I do like at least some teams sports like baseball and hockey. However, I don't even like to watch the team sports that I enjoy in the Olympics. I especially don't like when NHL players and other players from professional sports leagues play in the Olympics. It is too strange to me when the professional players are all playing for their home countries. Suddenly, you are expected to be rooting against someone you would normally root for. In fact, I don't really like rooting against anyone at all. That is one thing I don't like about sports. There are always winners and losers. I mean you can say all you want about it isn't if you win or lose, it's how you play the game, but there are still always winners and losers.

In the Olympics, sometimes people act as if even winning a silver or bronze medal is still losing. However, out of all the people or teams in your event to come in second or third is still pretty awesome. It must be pretty great to stand up there on that podium with a medal around your neck and your country's flag flying above you. I do admit though that it must be even a little bit greater when your country's national anthem is the one playing, and it's playing for you. That is something that most of us will never get to experience.

And that's our view. Do you prefer the Summer Olympics or the Winter Olympics?

Tune tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sunday Scoop Week of 1/30/22 - What's Happening This Week & More

1) Arts on Site Announces February Performance Schedule
2) B Is dor Broadway Book to Be Released In Support of The Actor's Fund
3) BAM Kids Announces Spring Programming
4) Centenary Stage Co. Accepting Registrations for Spring 2022 Session
5) The Flea Presents New Work "Arden: A Ritual for Love and Liberation" Starting 2/6
6) Garment District and Flat Iron Tours February 2022
7) THE HANG Extends Run at HERE to 3/6
8) J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Announces BOGO Tix Deal for "A Class Act"
9) Kelsey Theatre Upcoming Production Scenery Fri, Sat, Sun 2/4 - 2/13
10) The McKittrick Hotel's Sleep No More Reopens 2/3
11) Nick Rashad Burroughs Presents New Concert Experience "Groove Machine Live"
12) NYFOS Upcoming Digital Programs as Part of NYFOS Home Series
13) On Sugarland Performances Begin 2/3 UPDATE WILL NOW OPEN  3/3
14) Roundabout Now Accepting Applications: Directing Fellowships and Directors Group
15) South Street Seaport Museum Virtual Sea Chanteys & Maritime Music Sing-Along 2/6
16) South Street Seaport Museum Winter Exhibitions
17) TD Five Boro Bike Tour 5/1 Registration Open Now
18) Tina the Musical Welcomes NaTasha Yvette Williams to the Cast 2/4
19) Vangeline Theatre NY/NY Butoh Institute Resume In-Person Butoh Classes & More
20) White Wave Dance Presents 6th Annual Dance Solo Festival 2/6 -2/7
21) Wild Projects 2022 Wild Culture Intiative Presents Manning Jordan's "Vape Lord"

1) Arts On Site announces 
February Performances

Arts On Site (AOS) announces February performances, featuring dance, music, and film in the heart of the East Village at Studio 3R, 12 St. Mark’s Place, NYC. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at https://artsonsite.ticketleap.com/studio-3r-performances/.

On February Feb 4th & 5th, Arts On Site will present an All Women Choreographers APAP Showcase Series. The performances will feature Dual Rivet/ Chelsea Ainsworth and Jessica Smith, Kayla Farrish, Demi Remick, Annie Rigney, and Amber Sloan. 

The GoodBad Theater will present Fool for Love on February 10th through 12th. Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can't live without each other whether they like it or not. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie finds her there and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she had fled, until another man shows up... Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in an explosive, emotional experience.

APAP Women Choreographer Showcase
Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8:30pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:30pm
Tickets: $30
Amber Sloan, Annie Rigney, Dual Rivet, Demi Remick, & Kayla Farrish

GOODBAD Theater 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 8:30pm
Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:30pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 8:30pm
Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 8:30pm
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8:30pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 8:30pm 
Tickets: $30 
Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can't live without each other whether they like it or not. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie finds her there and threatens to drag her back into the life from which she had fled, until another man shows up... Reality and dream; truth and lies; past and present mingle in an explosive, emotional experience.

Dual Rivet Film Premiere
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $30 

DUAL RIVET is a women-led dance company focused on creating and sharing highly physical contemporary dance to a wide audience. Based in NYC, Dual Rivet creates work for stage and film that exchanges a cinematic and visceral language to influence both platforms. Directors Jessica Smith and Chelsea Ainsworth have been making and presenting work since 2017.  They come from an international background of creating and performing work in places such as England, France, Germany, Japan, Philippines, West Africa, Canada, and the United States. Dual Rivet has performed at venues such as West End Theatre, Kittery Maine, Musikfest Pennsylvania, Peridance Capezio Center, CreateArt, and Arts On Site. The company teaches a myriad of classes, throughout the United States, with an emphasis on contemporary partnering and floorwork. Dual Rivet is currently on faculty at Juilliard, Gibney, Peridance and DanceWave. Dual Rivet aims to share what it means to be female leaders in the arts. For more info: www.dualrivetdance.com

John Fisher
Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2pm & 4pm
Tickets: $30 

Covid-19 Protocols
Arts On Site is enforcing COVID-19 restrictions. Each performance is located in Arts On Site’s large space, Studio 3R, with an air filter. The stage is set up in a proscenium style with a clear division between the artist and the audience. Seating is limited and the front row of seating is set at least 10 feet from the stage. Additional safety measures include:
  • Limited occupancy at each event, with only 34 audience members total at one time
  • Hand hygiene stations provided on site
  • Requirements that audience members are masked and performers be vaccinated
  • Signage posted throughout the location to remind personnel and visitors to adhere to proper hygiene practices, use PPE appropriately, and follow disinfection protocols
  • Designation of a site safety monitor whose responsibilities include continuous compliance with all aspects of the site safety plan
  • Only selling tickets online only prior to the event, with no tickets sold at the door
All visitors are required to:
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before performance (6:15 & 8:15pm)
  • Complete COVID-19 questionnaire (listed below)
  • Complete safety waiver
  • Wear appropriate face covering
  • Sanitize hands upon arrival
Visitors are not allowed entry if they answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
  • Have you had COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days?

For more information, visit artsonsite.org.













Random House Children’s Books and The Actors Fund announced that they have partnered to release B IS FOR BROADWAY: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z. The book is the follow-up to the hit debut picture book A Is for Audra, which has had Broadway fans young and old clamoring to add it to their collections. Written by John Robert Allman with illustrations by Peter Emmerich, a portion of the book’s proceeds will be donated to The Actors Fund.


B IS FOR BROADWAY: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z will be released on Tuesday, February 1st.  Pre-order wherever books are sold. For a list of retailers click HERE.

Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway legends! Start with A for audition with the iconic lineup from A Chorus Line, then peek behind B to see the backstage buzz, and dance along with C for choreographers.


Children and grown-ups alike can spot beloved stars and creators from today and yesterday, such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Irving Berlin, Jennifer Holliday, and Billy Porter. Readers will also see famous New York theaters, beloved shows such as Rent and Les Misérables, and the crew, stylists, and technicians who are vital to each performance. It’s a celebration of the American stage that no fan will want to miss.


3) Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announces new exciting BAMkids spring programming

Highlights include the 24th annual BAMkids Film Festival, theater puppetry, and music

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announces its 2022 BAMkids spring programming—a line-up of theater puppetry, music, and film for kids and families. The exciting new season features one-of-a-kind programs channeling the power of live performance. 

The spring season kicks off with the joyous return of circus, dance, and interactive activities at the 24th annual BAMkids Film Festival — complemented by virtual workshops and on-demand offerings. Additional programs include the stunning shadow puppetry of Song of the North and the live energetic jazz and hip-hop concert Get Up, Stand Up! Jazz Rapastic. This season invites kids to come together to dream, laugh, and let loose with their creativity. 

Tickets for BAMkids Film Festival (in person) go on sale on January 20 for the general public (January 18 for Members). Tickets for Song of the North and Get Up, Stand Up! Jazz Rapastic go on sale on February 10 for the general public (February 3 for Members). Visit BAM.org/kids for tickets and more details. 

**All events will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. Capacities for all events will comply with government-issued guidelines. Current protocols can be found here and will continue to be updated as they evolve** 

Now—Feb 13  Heroes of Color HQ
Feb 5 & 6   BAMkids Film Festival 2022 (in person)
Feb 5—13  BAMkids Film Festival 2022 (virtual)
Mar 5—12  Song of the North
Apr 2   Get Up, Stand Up! Jazz Raptastic

For more information, visit www.bam.org/kids


 Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop returns this spring from February 12 through June 5, and the deadline to apply is February 11. This is a 15-week theatre training program that will conclude with a weekend of shows performed by the students. All applicants must complete an interview with the director of the program, Michael Blevins, before registering. The price for the first student is $425.00, a second student is $395.00, and a third student is $300.00. For more information or to schedule your interview 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 Young Performers Workshop is directed by Broadway, movie, and television alumnus Michael Blevins. Some of Blevins’ previous credits include director and choreographer of the National Tours of Babes in ToylandAladdin, and Tom Sawyer, and most recently he directed and choreographed the NYC revival of Seesaw. Blevins also directed and choreographed his original musical Count to Ten at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He has worked with many Tony and Academy Award winning directors and choreographers including Sir Richard Attenborough, Woody Allen, and Bob Fosse. Michael Blevins has performed with many professionals including Michael Douglas, Victor Garber, Brooke Shields, Beth Leavel, and Robert Downey Jr. He has appeared in several Broadway productions including Bring Back Birdie, Neil Simon’s Little Me, and Tony winning Tap Dance Kid in which he created the role “Winslow”. He is most widely known for his portrayal of Mark in the movie A Chorus Line. Most recently, Blevins joined artists around the world to celebrate one of America’s greatest art forms and performed selections from Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ at City Center in the Career Transition for Dancer’s Benefit Gala. 

The deadline to register is February 11 and the course will run from February 12 through June 5. Those interested in joining the program must call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900 or email boxoffice@centenarystageco.org to schedule an interview with the director of the program, Michael Blevins. For more information about the program visit the Centenary Stage Company website at centenarystageco.org or call the box office 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, TikTok, 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. 













The Flea announced today the limited engagement of ARDEN: A Ritual for Love and Liberation, a genre-bending, boundary-breaking, and interactive new work commissioned by The Flea and led by Black and queer artists. ARDEN creates space for grace and communal practice in the face of indifference and division. The limited engagement of ARDEN is set to begin previews on February 6, 2022 with an official opening night of February 11, 2022, and play through March 6, 2022.

ARDEN is a new performance ritual developed in collaboration by Niegel SmithDiana OhPeter Born, and MacArthur Fellows Okwui Okpokwasili and Carrie Mae Weems.

Love. Liberation. Ritual. Let’s light a light and lay it all down. ARDEN invites you to take a walk down a path that leads to a clearing. In this clearing, you are invited into a strange, raw and delightful ritual full of song, dance, and testimony. Come to Arden and happen upon a kind of love that feels too dangerous for the world we live in.

Tickets for ARDEN are priced $15-$35 and are available now at www.theflea.org.
6) Free Tours of the Garment District
and the Flatiron District in February

Garment District 3 Free Tours; Sponsored by the Garment District BID

Virtual Tour :  
1. Thursday Feb 03, 2022, at 7:00pm Via Zoom Link below   
Join Zoom Meeting

2. Walking Tours
Meet at 10:55am at the NE corner of 7th Ave. and W.39th street.
Wednesday February 09, and 
Monday February 21st. 
Tour begins at 11:

3 There will also be conducting a FREE Flatiron District Walking tour on Sunday Feb 20th.
Meets at 10:55am at the Flatiron Building, 23rd St and 5th Ave.

For more information www.Mikesnyctours.com

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The Obie Award-winning HERE (Founding Artistic Director Kristin Marting) announced today a two-week extension for The Hang, featuring book and lyrics by Taylor Mac, music by Matt Ray and direction by Niegel Smith. The Hang began performances on Thursday January 20, 2022 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY 10013), and opened Sunday January 23 to rave reviews. Originally set to close Sunday February 20, The Hang will now run through Sunday March 6, 2022.

 The Obie Award-winning HERE (Founding Artistic Director Kristin Marting) announced today a two-week extension for The Hang, featuring book and lyrics by Taylor Mac, music by Matt Ray and direction by Niegel Smith. The Hang began performances on Thursday January 20, 2022 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY 10013), and opened Sunday January 23 to rave reviews. Originally set to close Sunday February 20, The Hang will now run through Sunday March 6, 2022.

The Hang is a ritual celebration of queerness, questions, and the eternity of a moment. Rooted in the jazz tradition and operatic form, it imagines the final hours of the life of Socrates, as he asks his friends to use every moment left to think on virtue.  What transpires is a centuries-long communal consideration, full of jazz, dance, debates, and queer romps. Through this foray into the calamities of our past intelligentsia, Taylor MacMatt Ray and their collaborators invite the audience to their party and create a performance, which advocates for a more inclusive and joyous world.

The Hang features a book and lyrics by Taylor Mac, music by Matt Ray, with direction by Niegel Smith and choreography by Chanon Judson.

The performance schedule for The Hang is as follows: Wednesday - Saturday at 8:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets begin at $35 and are available at here.org/shows/the-hang.




FEBRUARY 10, 2022

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company (Jim Jimirro, Executive Producer/Co-Founder; Robert W. Schneider, Artistic Director/Co-Founder) recently announced a special “Buy One Get One” ticket offer for the organization’s 2022 season opener: the Linda Kline and Lonny Price (book) and Edward Kleban (music and lyrics) Tony Award-nominated musical A Class Act

Ticket buyers can receive a complimentary ticket when they purchase one at regular price ($55) using code J2BOGO at j2spotlightnyc.com

A Class Act plays February 10 - 20 at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th and Dyer Avenues). 

In A Class Act, Ed Kleban, the Tony Award-winning lyricist of A Chorus Line and one of the unsung champions of Broadway, returns to his own memorial service to set the record straight in this vibrant musical about musicals. A colorful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed’s life including the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch and stage wizard Michael Bennett all appear to celebrate Ed’s life, loves, and legacy. Songs include: “Better,” “Paris Through The Window,” and “The Next Best Thing To Love.”
9) Kelsey Theatre 
Upcoming Production

February 4, 5, 11, 12, 2022 at 8:00 PM
February 6, 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Streaming Friday February 11 at 8:00 PM

The award-winning production team of MPOnStage brings you the backstage comedy SCENERY. Scenery focuses on a pair of successful New York veteran actors, married for 20 years. The pair is facing both the decline of their craft's popularity and the evolution of their relationship as they prepare for and execute the opening night of a play neither has the heart for. This humorous theatrical romp lets us laugh at and examine our definitions of art, marriage, and partnership.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit kelsey.mccc.edu/shows_current.shtml#SCE

Kelsey Theatre is located at Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton RoadWest Windsor, NJ 



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The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC) announces its original theatrical experience, New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and “most memorable” experience of the decade, Sleep No More, will now begin on February 3, with an official grand opening on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Tickets are on sale through April 17, 2022.


Presented by EmursivePunchdrunk’s Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.


The story unfolds through an awe-inspiring blend of acrobatic choreography, film noir soundtrack, and 100 rooms of densely detailed atmosphere sprawling over 100,000 square feet of space. The elements intertwine for a subversive and intoxicating 360-degree sensory immersion. During their stay, guests may also enjoy live music with cocktails, wine & spirits in the revelrous Manderley Bar.


Originally built in 1939, The McKittrick Hotel was intended to be the finest and most decadent luxury hotel of its time. Six weeks before opening, and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was condemned and left locked, permanently sealed from the public - until Emursive brought the Grande Dame back to life, reinventing the legendary space in collaboration with London’s award-winning Punchdrunk theater company.

Performances will be offered on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7PM, Fridays at 7:30PM, and Saturdays at 3PM and 8PM. Tickets, priced from $99.50, are now on sale.


Tickets are also on sale for the “dazzling” Speakeasy Magick and The Woman in Black – a ghost story in a pub. Visit www.mckittrickhotel.com for a full schedule of events.


Guests are welcome to dine at the hotel’s winter rooftop hideaway, Gallow Green, before or after the performance. Visit www.mckittrickhotel.com/gallow-green for menus, reservations, or to customize a private gathering.


The McKittrick Hotel is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities both for guests and for the members of our shows. Guests attending Sleep No More will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival. All reopening plans will be done in compliance with state and local government COVID-19 protocols, and are subject to the approval of the NY State Department of Health and the Governor.


The McKittrick Hotel is located at 530 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. Tickets are available online at www.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling the Box Office at 212-904-1880.









Broadway star and recording artist  Nick Rashad Burroughs, who currently stars as Ike Turner in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, will present a brand new concert experience, “Groove Machine Live,” featuring songs from his Pop Smash Radio Award-nominated EP “Groove Machine” and more, for one-night-only on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 8:00 PM at The Cutting Room NYC (44 East 32nd Street New York, NY 10016). Tickets ($20 - $25) are now available here

Groove Machine Live is a night of Funk, Pop, R&B, and Rock & Roll featuring the singles "Tonight" and "Crazy" from Nick’s debut EP “Groove Machine,” as well as songs that inspired him to write the album, backed by a full live band and featuring special surprise guests.

Burroughs can currently be seen on Broadway in Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, in which he has just assumed the role of Ike TurnerAdditionally, fans know him from performances in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, King Kong, and the first national tour of Something Rotten. Nick can also be seen singing "Ordinary Day" on Todrick Hall's number one pop visual album, "Forbidden." Nick received a Broadway World Award for his portrayal of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. Other favorite credits include James Brown in James Brown Live at the Apollo Music Cafe, Shrek the Musical (Donkey) Ragtime (Coalhouse), and Company (Robert).


And…We’re Back!, Recorded November 16, 2021, 
Streaming Beginning February 1, 2022

NYFOS Next: 9 Under 34, Recorded October 22, 2021, 
Streaming Beginning March 1, 2022

Buenos Aires: Then and Now, Recorded February 15, 2022, 
Streaming Beginning April 5, 2022

The Wider View: Songs by Black Composers, Recorded April 13, 2022, 
Streaming Beginning May 10, 2022


 New York Festival of Song, led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, presents four digital programs in 2022 as part of its free NYFOS@Home Digital Series launched in Fall 2020. Two concerts that premiered in-person in the fall will stream online (And…We’re Back!, recorded on November 16, 2021 and NYFOS Next: 9 Under 34, recorded on October 22, 2021) in addition to two upcoming concerts which will stream online following their in-person premieres (Buenos Aires: Then and Now on February 15, 2022 and The Wider View: Songs by Black Composers on April 13, 2022). Each free digital concert will be available for four weeks following its premiere and is accessible following registration on Eventbrite.

Live chats with the artists, hosted by Steven Blier, will follow the premiere of each video, during which artists will respond in real time to audience questions typed in the YouTube comments section or submitted in advance via email or on the NYFOS social media channels.

2022 digital programming kicks off with And…We’re Back! which premieres on Tuesday, February 1 at 7pm ET (available to stream through March 1). This November 16, 2021 reunion concert at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center includes songs that got artists and audiences through the pandemic, along with songs that celebrate being together again, from Schubert to Jobim. Artists include Paul ApplebyAmanda Lynn BottomsRebecca Jo LoebJohnathan McCullough, and Maggie Reneé with guitarist Rupert Boyd, percussionist Leonardo Granados, and pianist and NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier.

The series continues on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7pm ET with the digital premiere of NYFOS Next: 9 Under 34, which premiered in-person at the Ann Goodman Recital Hall at Kaufman Music Center on October 22, 2021. The program, available to stream through March 29, is a compendium of songs by composers born after NYFOS’s first program in 1988 and is co-curated by baritone Gregory Feldmann. Performers include Feldmann, mezzo-soprano and 2021 Naumburg Award winner Erin Wagner, pianists Nathaniel LaNasa and Shawn Chang, cellist Thapelo Masita, and guitarist Rupert Boyd. Featured composers include Jake LandauSato MatsuiShawn ChangIván Enrique RodríguezDavid Clay MettensEmily CooleyTariq al-SabirCurtis Stewart, and Molly Joyce.

Buenos Aires: Then and Now makes its digital premiere on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7pm ET (available to stream through May 3). The concert, which will be recorded during its in-person performance on February 15, 2022 at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, is a tribute to the diverse musical culture of Buenos Aires, with music from its iconic masters (Guastavino, Ginastera, López Buchardo, Piazzolla) and its contemporary voices. Created in collaboration with Opera Hispánica, with the assistance of Jorge Parodi, the program features Nicoletta BerryRaquel González, and others, with Steven Blier and Shawn Chang as pianists and hosts.

Spring 2022 digital programming concludes with The Wider View: Songs by Black Composers on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7pm ET (available to stream through June 8). The concert features music by Hale Smith, Margaret Bonds, Adolphus C. Hailstork, H. Leslie Adams, and more, performed by Lucia BradfordJorell Williams, and others, with pianist and NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier. The concert will be recorded at its in-person performance at Merkin Hall on April 13, 2022.

Additional programming in NYFOS’ 2021-22 season includes Love Songs in 176 Keys: 4 hands, 4 voices, 4 countries on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8:00pm with Caramoor’s 2022 Vocal Rising Stars at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Digital Program Information

And…We’re Back! 
Streaming February 1, 2022 at 7pm ET through March 1
Free registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/andwere-back-tickets-
Recorded November 16, 2021 at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

NYFOS Next: 9 Under 34 
Streaming Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7pm ET through March 29
Free registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9-under-34-tickets-239165318907
Recorded October 22, 2021 at Ann Goodman Recital Hall at Kaufman Music Center

Buenos Aires: Then and Now 
Streaming Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7pm ET through May 3
Free registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buenos-aires-then-and-now-tickets-239173162367 
Recorded February 15, 2022 at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

The Wider View: Songs by Black Composers
Streaming Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7pm ET through June 8
Free registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wider-view-songs-by-black-composers-tickets-239194777017
Recorded April 13, 2022 at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

All concerts will be available for four weeks following its premiere date.
















THIS SHOW WILL  NOW OPEN ON March 3, 2022 and run through March 20, 2022


New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced a change to the performance schedule for On Sugarland by Obie Award winner Aleshea Harris (Is God Is, What to Send Up When It Goes Down), directed by Obie Award winner, NYTW Usual Suspect & former 2050 Fellow Whitney White (SemblanceWhat to Send Up When It Goes Down) and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly (Hurricane Diane, The House That Will Not Stand). Previews, which were set to begin on Wednesday February 2, 2022, will now start on Thursday February 3 to allow the team more time for technical rehearsals. Additionally, the performance on Friday February 4 has been cancelled. On Sugarland is set to open at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003) on Wednesday February 23, for a limited run through Sunday March 13, 2022.

Sugarland is on precarious soil—three mobile homes line a southern cul-de-sac replete with years and years of decorative folk-art treasures and keepsakes. Young Sadie calls on generations of matriarchal ancestors to find the truth about her mother while the denizens of Sugarland rise each day to holler for the dead—conscripted soldiers lost to a greedy war—in a ritual reclamation of timeless grief.

The performance schedule for On Sugarland is as follows: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. Exceptions: there will be no performances Friday February 4, Saturday February 5 at 2pm, Wednesday February 23, Thursday February 24, or Sunday March 13 at 7pm.

A series of For the Culture affinity events will be held at select performances. These events will include the following:

  • For the Culture Series Kickoff on Thursday February 3
  • Community Love Night on Saturday February 12
  • ROWDY Night on Tuesday February 15
  • Veteran’s Night on Thursday February 17
  • Black Theatre Night on Saturday February 26

Single tickets for On Sugarland start at $35 and vary by performance date and time. $25 tickets are available for the first two CHEAPTIX performances on February 3rd and 5thTickets are available now at NYTW.org.

In order to provide access to those in their surrounding community and those with income limitations, NYTW launched CHEAPTIX, an affordable ticket program. At the first two performances of every NYTW production, tickets are sold to the general public for just $25. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, online at NYTW.org or by phone from the NYTW Box Office at 212-460-5475. Standard ticketing fees apply.

Additionally, a $25 day-of CHEAPTIX RUSH will be available for young people, seniors, artists and Lower East Side residents. Rush tickets are subject to availability and are sold cash-only, limit two per person. Proper identification is required for all rush tickets. Youth (ages 25 and under) and seniors (ages 65+) may present an ID indicating date-of-birth; Artists may present an ID and a program or union card; Lower East Side residents may present an ID that includes your address.

NYTW is pleased to announce a new ticketing initiative for the 2021/22 season which will offer free tickets at all performances to members of our theatre community who lost work during the pandemic and may find cost a barrier to entry to attending shows and participating fully in the return to in-person performances.

A simple submission form will enable participants to select a free ticket from available locations via the NYTW ticketing system, just as they would if they were purchasing. A limited number of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. While NYTW won't be able to accommodate every single person who would benefit from the opportunity, the theater hopes in some small way to be of service to the community as it continues to rebuild. For more information about the initiative, visit nytw.org/covid-ticket-initiative.


NYTW is committed to keeping the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff a top priority. Everyone's experience and comfort level with the pandemic will look different and NYTW is committed to a whole person approach in safety-first customer service. Changes include updates to ventilation and air filtration systems, creation of a COVID Compliance Team, flexible exchange and past-date policies. In compliance with New York City guidelines, all attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination. Masks are required at all times inside the building and theatre. For updated information about evolving COVID policies, please visit nytw.org/covid.







Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 10 at 11:59pm (ET)

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is now accepting applications for two of the institution’s signature Artists-in-Residence programs: the Roundabout Directing Fellowship and the Leon Levy Foundation Roundabout Directors Group. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 10 at 11:59pm (ET). Applicants may apply for one or both programs. For more information and to submit an application, please visit LINK.

An online Information Session for both programs will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 5:00pm (ET). To register, please visit here to receive the Zoom link. Interested applicants who are unable to attend the Information Session can e-mail DirectingPrograms@roundabouttheatre.org with any questions.

15) South Street Seaport Museum
Announces Monthly Virtual
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Live Sing-Along
Sunday, February 6, 2022 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, February 6, 2022 at 2pm ETFrom 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.

16) South Street Seaport Museum
New Winter Exhibitions
at 12 Fulton Street

The South Street Seaport Museum announces the continuation of two winter exhibitions exploring the turn of the century in downtown Manhattan, resumed on January 29, 2022 at 12 Fulton St. The exhibitions include a new introductory gallery South Street and the Rise of New York, as well as a newly reconfigured return of the popular Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914, which was last on view prior to the pandemic. Each exhibition will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free, and advanced timed tickets can be reserved at seaportmuseum.org/onview.

America’s most popular bike ride

and is back at 32,000 participants

Bike New York has announced that registration for the 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour will open on Wednesday, January 26 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT. Registration was delayed earlier this month due to the rise in COVID cases associated with Omicron, but with numbers in New York and other parts of the country on the decline, Bike New York and its City partners are now opening registration for America’s biggest and best bike ride.

Additionally, after last year’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour was capped at 20,000 registrants and notably delayed until August, this year’s Tour is scheduled in the spring on Sunday, May 1st and planned for full capacity, with 32,000 cyclists riding.

The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the premier fundraising event for Bike New York, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to empowering New Yorkers to transform their lives and their communities through cycling. Proceeds from the event directly fund free public bike education programs for over 30,000 adults and kids throughout the five boroughs. Bike New York co-produces this iconic New York tradition with the New York City Department of Transportation.

For more information and to register for the 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, visit www.bike.nyc/tour.




Stage EntertainmentJames L. Nederlander and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner, announce that NaTasha Yvette Williams will assume the role of “Zelma” beginning Friday, February 4, 2022 in the smash hit TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

NaTasha Yvette Williams was most recently seen on Broadway earlier this season in Chicken and Biscuits as “Brianna” and previously in Chicago as “Mama Morton,” Waitress as “Becky,” A Night With Janis Joplin as “Aretha” and “Joplinaire,” The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess as “Mariah,” and The Color Purple as “Sofia.” She will soon be featured in Netflix’s “Partner Track” and the upcoming historical thriller ALICE, which opens in movie theaters on March 18, 2022. NaTasha is a proud founding member of Black Theatre United.


Tickets for Broadway’s TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL range from $59.00 – $199.00 and are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.

A $45 ticket digital lottery is available at https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/tina-ny. Powered by Broadway Direct, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s digital lottery will open at 9AM the day before the performance and closed at 3PM the day before the performance. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for tickets online. Seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Maximum 2 tickets per entry. Please note, lottery seats may be partial view.

The performance schedule for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is as follows: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3PM.


This vaccination policy is in effect for performances now through April 30, 2022.

Guests who wish to enter any of the NYC theatres owned and/or operated by the Nederlander Organization, Inc. including the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, will be required to follow the vaccine policy herein. 

In addition to a valid ticket, to be permitted to enter the theatre:

  • Guests ages 12 and older will need to be Vaccinated (as defined below) with an  FDA or WHO authorized vaccine AND present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. (Guests 12-18 may use a government-issued ID or school ID, with or without a photo.)
  • Guests ages 5 – 11 may enter the Theatre only when (1) accompanied by an adult who complies with the theatre entry requirements, and (2) providing full proof of vaccination of two doses of an FDA or WHO approved vaccine.
  • Guests under 5 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status.



  • “Vaccinated” means on the day of the performance date as shown on the valid ticket, a guest has received (a) the second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or (b) the single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized 1-dose vaccine or (c) for international guests, 2 doses of any “mix and match” combination of an FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines is acceptable.
  • Any guest whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the date of performance must, in addition to meeting these requirements, also present proof of (a) a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance time, or (b) a negative COVID-19 antigen test within 6 hours of performance time.
  • Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Guests may display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy. New York State residents, or anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccine in New York State, may present proof through the use of the Excelsior Pass (for more details, visit: epass.ny.gov) or any other CDC-approved digital app.


Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required above.


Other health & safety requirements may be required in addition to the vaccine. See further details on the Health & Safety Protocols.


19) Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute 
Resumes In-Person Butoh Classes on February 5 
And Continues Virtual On-Demand Programming

Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh is pleased to announce that they will resume in-person butoh classes and workshops in New York, starting February 5, 2022. Online classes will continue to be offered via Zoom, along with an expanded on-demand roster of butoh classes and workshops on Vimeo. 

Join them in-person, online via Zoom, or practice butoh on your own time with our popular on-demand classes and workshops. Classes are taught by butoh dancer and expert Vangeline. All online classes are available worldwide and are streamed on Vimeo. They can be watched on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Vimeo and Chromecast.

For a calendar of in-person and online butoh classes, visit www.vangeline.com/calendar.
To take butoh classes on-demand, visit www.vangeline.com/on-demand-classes.

presents the
6th Annual SoloDuo Dance Festival
30 dancemakers from the New York Metropolitan area,
across the U.S., and other countries
Sunday, February 6-Monday, February 7, 2022, at Dixon Place

WHITE WAVE presents the 6th Annual SoloDuo Dance Festival featuring 30 dance makers from the New York Metro area, from across the U.S., and Italy.

Selected by a panel of distinguished dance producers and artists in New York, talented rising national and international dance makers will appear in 2022 year’s festival. 2022 SoloDuo Dance Festival (Feb. 6th & 7th) will take place at DIXON PLACE, in New York City. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door / $15 students & seniors can be purchased at www.whitewavedance.org. Discount group tickets are available by contacting WHITE WAVE at 2022soloduo@gmail.com or 718.855.8822.

Tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door | $15 students & seniors
Purchase Tickets and for more infowww.whitewavedance.org.

21) Manning Jordan’s VAPE LORD launches wild project’s 2022 Wild Culture initiative

wild project launches their 2022 Wild Culture initiative with VAPE LORD, written and performed by Manning Jordan, on Saturday, February 5 at 8 p.m. The one-night-only performance is at wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets are $10 and are available by calling the wild project box office at 212-228-1195 or by visiting thewildproject.org.

Comic and monologist Manning Jordan’s latest work VAPE LORD chronicles a woman’s experience of 30 days in a rehab center.

COVID Safety protocols at wild project
Upon entry, all audience members must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination & Photo ID. The wild project welcomes the NYC Covid Safe App and the New York State Excelsior Pass, which provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination & photo ID. For more information on Excelsior Pass, visit Epass.NY.gov.

To help ensure a fast and efficient entry, wild project asks that guests using the Excelsior Pass Wallet app download the app in advance and log in prior to their visit, ensuring access to documentation before arriving at the venue.

Audience members are required to wear masks at all times within the theater. There is no food or drink permitted within the theater.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.