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

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saturday Special - An Interview with David Serero; Director, Producer and Star of the Upcoming Ten Commandments Musical

The Ten Commandments Musical will be making its New York Premiere at the Center for Jewish History beginning this coming Thursday, May 5, 2022. Today we are speaking with David Serero (DS) who not only directed, produced, and starred in the production but he also adapted the current version of the show.

Has this version of The Ten Commandments Musical been presented before?

(DS) This is a brand new adaptation and a new fresh version of the show. This musical was initially done in the French language and was one of France's most successful back in the 2000s. It's also Americanized in the vocal musical theater culture and style by adding dialogue. This version was never presented before, and it's the first time it's presented in the English language. 

Why did you decide to present this particular play at this particular time?

(DS) I'm at a time when I will not wait a single day to make my dreams come true. This musical is one of my dearest dreams, especially since I admire the works of Elie Chouraqui, Pascal Obispo, Patrice Guiraro, Lionel Florence, and Kamel Ouali, who have created the show. To bring this musical, which not only tells the story of Moses, but it's about getting people together and the human aspects of each character, is an enormous responsibility, which I feel ready to take and present to the exigent New York audience. Plus, we're right after Passover, and this Jewish holiday celebrates the story of the Jews in Egypt, which makes it timely.

What ages will this show appeal to?

(DS)   (It is) for everyone, and for every religion. Love is for everyone! 

What has been the best part of putting this show together?

(DS)  To decide to do it. My biggest talent is to open doors and make things happen. I have an incredible cast who are passionate about the story and the staging. I also cast actors who are young but with intense training and experience to shine with all their diversity, as this story of the Ten Commandments is about life and bringing people together. It's always a great reward for me as the director and producer to see actors who didn't know each other before getting together to sing a piece that comes from abroad and have the audience applauding it. I'm passionate about the human experience and building bridges.

What has been the hardest part of putting this show together?

(DS)  Anything biblical is always challenging to stage. Imagine having on stage the Red Sea opening for Moses and remaining believable. It requires more creativity and effort. You can not go halfway on it. The English adaptation, which I did, was also very challenging as I didn't want it to sound like a translation but also I wanted to bring more of the story to the lyrics. I had the full support of the original French lyricists, Mr. Guirao and Florence. Plus, to put together a show of that scale in the challenging era of semi post covid is always a tough one. 

Why do you think this show will appeal to audiences?

(DS) No one can remain indifferent to the music of Pascal Obispo. There will not be a dry eye in the audience. The whole idea is to bring all these biblical characters' feelings and human qualities and tell the story.

What will audiences find surprising about this show?

(DS) They will learn a beautiful story and that humans have not changed even (in over)  5,000 years. 

 Is there anything else you would like to share about this show?

(DS) This show ends with an encore song called The Will To Love (L'envie d'aimer), which became #1 on French music charts for a long time and was a hit of the original Moses, Daniel Levi, with whom I went to work and study, so he could teach me some particular vocal colors of what Moses is. This song is about loving each other and has a positive message. I put all my influences (into it): Classical theater, American musical culture, the French savoir-faire from Pascal Obispo, Guirao, and Florence. I want the audience to leave the room (feeling) something and be inspired.

The Center for Jewish History is located at 15 W. 16th St., (Between 5th and 6th Ave.), New York, NY.  The Ten Commandments will have performances on the following dates and times:

May 5,   3:00 PM
May 8,   6:00 PM (Premeire)
May 10, 8:00 PM
May 12, 10:00 PM
May 15,  6:00 PM

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thetencommandmentsthemusical.com.

Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Theater Thursday - MJ and A Strange Loop

We were given complimentary tickets to MJ for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: MJ

Where: Neil Simon Theatre
             250 W. 52nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 10 and Up

MJ is not your typical jukebox musical. You probably aren't going to learn anything you didn't already know about Michael Jackson by seeing this show. On the whole, the show is rather underwhelming. This is not to say that there is not anything good about it. Miles Frost who plays MJ is terrific. He really does a wonderful job of embodying Jackson right down to the voice. The dancing is great too and of course, there are plenty of Jackson's iconic dance movies like the Moonwalk in the show.

The music is kind of a disappointment. Although there is a lot to like about it, including full reproductions of some of Jackson's best-loved songs including Thriller, Smooth Criminal, and Billie Jean, many of the full songs in the show are not the more popular ones. Many of the more popular songs are only partially sung or only a bit of the music from the song is played which is like a tease especially if that song is one of your favorites. Obviously, they could not possibly have included all of Jackson's songs in the show or even all of his best-known and/or loved songs, and they could not possibly please everyone with their song choices. However, it just seems like the song choices were very random and could have been a little better. They should have chosen more of the hits and less of the more obscure songs.

The plot of the show is not that interesting either. It revolves around a couple of reporters doing a documentary as Jackson prepares for his Dangerous tour. However, they don't learn all that much about him and neither does the audience. Also, at the end of the show, we are left hanging because we don't ever find out what happens with the tour or the documentary. In fact, the show leaves a lot unsaid. It seems like there is a lot more to Michael Jackson's life and his story than what is in this show. If you want to relive a few of his iconic songs and hear some of his songs that you may never have heard before, go and see this show. If you really want to learn about Michael Jackson and his life,  you should probably look somewhere else.

For more information about MJ or to purchase tickets, visit https://mjthemusical.com
We were given complimenary tickets to A Strange Loop for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: A Strange Loop

Where: Lyceum Theatre
             149 W. 45th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and Up

Michael Jackson, the pop star is not the only Michael Jackson whose work is currently appearing on Broadway. Playwright, Michael R. Jackson's Pultizer Prize-winning musical, A Strange Loop is now playing at the Lyceum Theatre. The show is a show within a show within a show ... It revolves around a Black Queer writer writing a show about a Black Queer writing a show about a Black Queer writer ... Accordingly, it is very timely and touches on some important issues which are very much in the forefront including what it is like to be Queer in America today and what it is like to be a Black man in America today.

The main character, Usher is the only real character in the show. The rest are all just thoughts in his head. It is confusing though because some are clearly his thoughts like the character that is constantly putting him down and others are people in his life like his mother and his father so it feels like they could actually be real but they are not. The handful of actors who take on the roles of all these different thoughts and characters running around in Usher's head do a great job with them. They are extremely funny. Jacquel Spivey does a nice job with the lead role of Usher as well. 

The music is mostly good and there are some really fun songs including Tyler Perry Writes Real Life and Writing a Gospel Play. The original soundtrack is already available for purchase as  a CD or MP3 download it was recorded by the original cast of the musical when it appeared Off-Broadway at Playwright's Horizon pre-pandemic.  A new recording of the Broadway cast has also been made and is expected to be released shortly.

The show is extremely inappropriate for young children due to language and subject matter which includes lots of talk about sex and simulated sex. The show also may not appeal to anyone who prefers a show that is more rooted in the here and now and things that are actually happening and not just in a character's head. If you are interested in an very unique extremely introspective show, however, you may enjoy this one.

For more about A Strange Loop or to purchase tickets, visit strangeloopmusical.com.

And that's our view. Tune in Saturday for a Saturday Special. 

Photo credits: All MJ production photos by Matthew Murphy
                       All A Strange Loop production photos by Marc J. Franklin.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Pier 25 Hudson River Park Miniature Golf Course

What: Pier 25 Hudson River Park Miniature Golf

Where: 353 W. St.
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

Me & Mom - Pier 25 Miniature Golf was fun. It is not particularly special nor is the course particularly exciting. There are no cute little buildings. It is, however, an easy course to follow even though the hole numbers are not always clear. The holes are just one after another and not in some strange configuration like at some courses. 

You are only allowed 4 shots per golfer at each hole. At least, this is true when the course is crowded. We have not been there when it is not. However, it is possible to get the ball in the hole in 4 shots at least at most of the holes even for people like us who are not particularly good golfers. Overall although it is definitely not the most thrilling miniature golf course in the world or even the most exciting course we have ever been to, it is definitely enjoyable, and you can have a good time there.

There are also plenty of other things to do at Pier 25. Here are just a few examples. There is a beach volleyball court. There is a playground. There is even a retired Coast Guard Cutter you can visit. We hope to post more about the latter in a future post. For more about Pier 25 Hudson River Park and what there is to do there, visit pier25.com.

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Tips for Tuesday - Books: I'll Be You & Movies: Tethered

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

Books: I'll Be You

Today we are recommending I'll Be You by Janelle Brown. Sam and Elli are identical twin sisters. As children sharing a role in a successful TV series, they learned how to fool people by pretending to be each other. As they grew older Sam was the messed up one with drug addiction and Elli was the successful one with the perfect life or so it seemed. Now, Elli has gone off on a retreat with a mysterious group called GenFem and their parents request Sam's help taking care of Elli's daughter, a daughter Sam knew nothing about. It's up to Sam to unravel the truth about her sister, and about GenFem, and what it all has to do with Elli's daughter, Charlotte. This book is about the tenuous bonds of family and how you can never really know what is going on with another person unless you truly put yourself in their shoes. Sam and Elli are both extremely flawed characters but their innate desire to improve their lives and be better people makes them easy to root for. The plot, which is full of interesting twists and turns, moves along at a steady pace until the book reaches its inevitable conclusion.

Movies: Tethered

Today we are talking about Tethered. This movie is about a blind young man named Solomon who lives on his own and is able to get around by tying a long rope around his waist that keeps him attached to the cabin where he lives. This film is billed as psychological horror, and it definitely lives up to that description. The scenarios you come up with in your mind are probably a lot worse than most of what happens on screen. The way the film is shot and the sinister-sounding music throughout the film make it seem like something terrible is going to happen at any minute, but hardly anything happens at all until the last five or ten minutes of the movie when everything happens at once. If you like a film that is just a little bit scary and doesn't get bogged down in explaining things, you may enjoy this one. 

Tethered is available on streaming platforms. For more information, visit gravitasventures.com/tethered-2022.

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

Monday, April 25, 2022

More Theater Monday - Islander

We were given complimentary tickets to Islander for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own, 

What: Islander 

Where: Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's
             308 W. 46th St.
              New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 12 and Up

Islander is a charming little musical about an island girl who finds a mysterious stranger on the beach. This two-hander is never boring. It is touching and sweet and often funny. 

In addition to playing the two main characters, Kristy Findlay and Bethany Tennick do a fabulous job of slipping in and out of various other characters who inhabit the island. They have the most gorgeous accents, and they are lovely to listen to. Their singing voices, which are enhanced only by live-mixing, layering, and using loop technology, are equally as beautiful. Every song in the show sounds amazing.

The whole show only runs about an hour and a half without an intermission, but you'll definitely wish it was longer. You won't want to miss this gem of a show!

For more information about Islander or to purchase tickets, visit islandermusical.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All Islander production photos by Maria Baranova

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sunday Scoop post of 4/24/22 - What's Coming Up This Week and More

1) 92Y Harkness Dance Center Presents of NYC Premiere of AMOC's With Care 4/28
2) Andre & Dorine from Spain's Kulunka Teatro Begins 4/27
3) Arts on Site Announces Megan Williams and Ori Flomin 4/30 & 5/1
4) Ballet Hispanico In-Person Company Auditions 4/27
5) Battery Dance Accepting Applications for Young Voices in Dance through 5/15
6) Bedlam: Do More Play Series 4/29 - 5/1
7) For Colored Girls ... Now Open on Broadway
8) George Street Playhouse Presents A Walk on the Moon Beginning 4/26
9) Harmony Extends Run Through 5/15
10) Jody Sperling/ Time Lapse Dance Returns to the Stage
11) Mandell Presents Melting Ice/ Changing Winds 4/29
12) Mr. Saturday Night Opens on Broadway 4/27
13) NYC & Bike New York TD Five Boro Bike Ride 5/1
14) New Ohio Theatre & IRT Theater's Archive Residency'S World Premiere of iNegro
15) The Old People's Channel Releases Episodes 9 & 10
16) The Pennington Players Presents Art at Kelsey Theater at MCC
17) POTUS Begins Performances and Announces Daily Ticket Lottery
18) Queen's Theatre Presents Hiplet Ballerina
19) Roundabout Announces the Refocus Project Season 2
20) Roundabout Underground Presents Exception to the Rule Begining 4/28
21) South Street Seaport Sailing Season and More
22) That Golden Girls Puppet Show Parody Final Farewell Engagement Starts 4/29
23) Trojan Woman Adaptation Begins April 30
24) Volt Festival Celebrates the Work of Karen Hartman
25) wild project Artists in Residence Program Begins with Kim Katzberg

1) 92Y Harkness Dance Center Presents the New York City Premiere of
Created by Bobbi Jene Smith in Collaboration with Keir GoGwilt

Bobbi Jene Smith (dancer), Or Schraiber (dancer), Keir GoGwilt (violinist), and Miranda Cuckson (violinist)

In Person Performance
Thursday, April 28, 8 pm ET

Friday April 29, noon ET – 
Sunday, May 1, midnight ET

Tickets from $15

The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center’s 2021-22 Mainstage Series continues with the New York City premiere of AMOC’s With Care, created by Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwiltWith Care is a visceral, moving work for two dancers (Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, both former stars of the Batsheva Dance Company) and two violinists (Keir GoGwilt and Miranda Cuckson). Building on the cross-disciplinary work of Smith’s and GoGwilt’s A Study on EffortWith Care investigates the dynamics of caregiving, carelessness, and loss through a theatrical fusion of dance, music, and spoken word.

Born of disillusionment and a fierce self-excavation, Kareem M. Lucas’s Afro-surrealist solo show, iNegro, a rhapsody, takes the audience on a hilarious and harrowing ride through a young Black man’s consciousness as he carves out the space to wrestle with his community, his faith, his culture and himself. Production Concept by Stevie Walker-Webb and featuring an original jazz score by Mauricio Escamilla, iNegro is a thrilling verbal dance and a poetic, vulgar subversion of the sacred culminating in a wondrous act of surrender and salvation. It reminds us that we can save ourselves. Inspiring, intricate, intense, intoxicating, inciting, iNegro.

iNegro, a rhapsody, runs from April 28 - May 14, 2022. Previews begin April 28 for a May 1 opening. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $26 and $19 (students and seniors). Running time is approximately 60 minutes. Purchase at https://newohiotheatre.org.

3) Arts On Site announces 
Megan Williams & Ori Flomin

Arts On Site (AOS) announces April 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/.

Megan Williams & Ori Flomin
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm 
Tickets: $30

Longtime friends who share parallel paths as performers and dance makers, Megan Williams and Ori Flomin join together in a split program to present new work. Williams will perform the first installment of a post-menopausal celebration solo series that questions what happens to cycles once the cycles are gone and will present a duet for Mary Lyn Graves and Chelsea Hecht about tenderness and longing. Flomin will perform a new solo that explores our relationship to technology and the need to seek healing during turbulent times, with an original sound score performed live by Mal Stein. Join us for an exciting evening of innovative dance at ARTS ON SITE.

MEGAN WILLIAMS is an independent dance artist, teacher and choreographer with forty years in the field. She was the DanceNow Commissioned Artist in 2018 and a Center for Ballet and the Arts Fellow in 2019. For more info, mwdanceprojects.com

ORI FLOMIN has been dancing, living, surviving, and thriving in NYC since 1989. He holds an MFA from Tisch, NYU. His choreography has been presented in NYC and internationally. He is a guest teacher at festivals and schools across Europe, Asia, and Australia, in addition to colleges around NYC: He’s performed in the works of Stephen Petronio, Maria Hassabi, Neil Greenberg, and Molissa Fenley to name a few. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, he had presented dance films, taught virtually, and developed his Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu practice to help participants find healing through self-massage during these stressful times. www.Oriflomin.com

4) Ballet Hispánico Announces 
In-Person Open Company Auditions 
April 27, 2022

Ballet Hispánico is seeking dancers to join the Professional Company immediately. Open auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 167 West 89th St., NYC. Online registration is required prior to the audition. Applicants will receive an audition time slot after submitting the registration form. On the day of the audition, applicants are required to provide a negative COVID test, taken within 24 hours of the audition, and proof of vaccination. For more information and to access the online registration form, visit https://www.ballethispanico.org/audition.

5)  Battery Dance
Now Accepting Applications
for its Newest Addition 
Young Voices in Dance
DEADLINE: May 15, 2022

Battery Dance is now accepting applications for Young Voices in Dance. Applications must be submitted online by May 15, 2022 at batterydance.org/apply-young-voices-in-dance-open.

Young Voices in Dance, Battery Dance Festival's newest addition, celebrates the next generation of choreographers. The program highlights the intellectual curiosity, innovation, and artistic excellence of youth (ages 15-22) from around the world. Young Voices in Dance will feature live performances with original works made and danced by youth. Battery Dance encourages submissions that have a clear concept or theme, integrate interdisciplinary collaborations, and showcase a unique voice as a choreographer. All styles of dance are eligible to apply. Selected pieces will perform at the 41st Annual Battery Dance Festival at Rockefeller Park in NYC on August 13, 2022. 

* Choreographers must be between 15-22 years of age by August 13, 2022 to apply. 
* Individual artists and collectives are welcome to apply. You do not need to be a formal organization to be considered.
* Duration of group works (2 or more dancers) should be between 5-10 minutes. The duration of solo works should be between 2-5 minutes. In selecting work for consideration, please be mindful of the outdoor performance situation with minimal supplemental lighting and an audience generally not on risers. 
* If a work exists only in-progress, please send a rehearsal video of the required length by May 15, 2022, with sufficient supplemental information with which to be fairly considered. World premiere performances and NYC debuts/premieres are welcomed and encouraged.
* Each company/artist can submit only one application; however, dancers can perform in more than one work.
* Battery Dance does not cover travel expenses. 
* Applications will be reviewed by the Battery Dance Festival Manager and a youth curatorial panel.  










Bedlam continues its work of cultivating a more just, equitable, and inclusive next generation of classics this Spring. DO MORE: NEW PLAYS will run April 29 – May 1 at The Connelly Theater (220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009). Curated by Associate Artistic Director Zachary Elkind, this series features five new plays that interrogate and explode the idea of a "classic" itself. The series will support the Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC), a Tony Award-winning organization building the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to dismantle the systems that perpetuate racism through the power of storytelling and the leadership of people directly affected.



Sparks Fly Upward

April 29 at 7pm

Written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Zachary Elkind; cast includes Gregg Mozgala, Jordan Boatman, Evelyn Spahr, and Leland Fowler.


The Good John Proctor

April 30 at 3pm

Written by Talene Monahon and directed by Cristina Angeles; cast includes Midori Francis, Susannah Perkins, and Tavi Gevinson.


Mother Says She’s Shocked

April 30 at 7pm

Written by Emily Breeze and directed by Katherine Wilkinson; cast includes Violeta Picayo, Zo Tipp, Masha Breeze, Danielle Purdy, Zoe Goslin, Donnie Cianciotto, Nora Kaye, Anik Zarkos, and Renelle Wilson.


love i awethu further

May 1 at 3pm

Written by a.k. payne and directed by Jacob Basri; cast includes Abigail C. Onwunali, Tavia Elise Hunt, Whitney Andrews, Janiah Francois, Maggie McCaffery, Tyler Cruz, Jasminn Johnson, and N’yomi Stewart.



May 1 at 7pm

Written and directed by Zack Fine; cast includes Steve Epp, Richard Thierrot, Luis Quintero, Luis Moreno, Merritt Janson, Leland Fowler, and Andy Grotelueschen.







The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown (Once On This Island, Choir Boy, co-director and choreographer of Fire Shut Up in My Bones) now open tat the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street).

The show marks Camille A. Brown’s directorial debut on Broadway. She becomes the first Black woman to serve as both director and choreographer on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.  

Tickets are on sale for the 20-week limited engagement at www.telecharge.com.

Join the circle as seven women share their stories and find strength in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of music, dance, poetry and song that explodes off the stage and resonates with all. It’s time for joy. It’s time for sisterhood. It’s time for colored girls.


8) A Walk on the Moon 
A New Musical 
At George Street Playhouse
April 26 through May 21

The George Street Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of the new musical A Walk on the Moon, which begins preview performances April 26 and opens May 6 at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, only a short train ride from New York City.

Based on the award-winning movie by Pamela Gray, A Walk on the Moon stars Wicked alums Jackie Burns (Broadway’s longest running Elphaba) and Jonah Platt (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar) as Pearl and Marty Kantrowitz and John Arthur Greene (Tootsie) as the Blouse Man Walker Jerome. They’re joined by Jill Abromovitz (Beetlejuice), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Cody Braveryman (film: The Harbinger), Maya Jacobson (Off-Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish), Wesley Zurich (Off-Broadway: On the Shore of the Wide World), Blair Goldberg (Kinky Boots), Jonathon Timpanelli (School of Rock), David R. Gordon (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ), Megan Kane (Emojiland), Stephanie Lynne Mason (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish), and Dan Rosales (Spamilton ).

Street Playhouse Artistic Director, David Saint welcomed Director Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons), Choreographer Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Writer Pamela Gray (A Walk on the Moon film), Composer AnnMarie Millazzo (Joy), and Music Supervisor  Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!) along with cast and friends as rehearsals commenced at Open Jar Studios in New York City, two years and one day after the production had been postponed due to the pandemic shutdown in 2020.

Based on the award-winning movie by Pamela Gray, A Walk on the Moon stars Wicked alums Jackie Burns (Broadway’s longest running Elphaba) and Jonah Platt (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar) as Pearl and Marty Kantrowitz and John Arthur Greene (Tootsie) as the Blouse Man Walker Jerome. They’re joined by Jill Abromovitz (Beetlejuice), Carly Gendell (School of Rock), Cody Braveryman (film: The Harbinger), Maya Jacobson (Off-Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish), Wesley Zurich (Off-Broadway: On the Shore of the Wide World), Blair Goldberg (Kinky Boots), Jonathon Timpanelli (School of Rock), David R. Gordon (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ), Megan Kane (Emojiland), Stephanie Lynne Mason (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish), and Dan Rosales (Spamilton ).

Welcome to the iconic summer of 1969, when men walked on the moon, the Vietnam War raged on, Woodstock was going to change the world, and in upstate New York, one woman took a giant leap of her own.

Every year, Pearl Kantrowitz packs up her family for another summer in the Catskills with the same friends, same mah-jongg games, and the same Blouse Man. But this summer is different. A free-spirited salesman sweeps through the Jewish bungalow colony and awakens Pearl to a version of herself she’d forgotten.

While contending with a rebellious teenage daughter, a mother-in-law who knows too much, and a loving husband who is content with the status quo, Pearl must decide if she’s willing to break free from her predictable world to embrace the unknown. In the new musical A Walk on the Moon, one thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same.

Tickets begin at $25, and groups of 10 or more save up to 20% on seats. To book now or learn more, visit GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org, or call 732-246-7717. 

9) New York Times Critic’s Pick

Harmony: A New Musical

Extends Through May 15, 2022

At National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene 

Tickets are available NOW at www.nytf.org/harmony 

Harmony: A New Musical, starring musical theatre icons Chip Zien (Into the WoodsCaroline, Or Change) and Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera), has extended its limited engagement through May 15th at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF).

Written by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman and directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle, Harmony tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.


For tickets to Harmony, visit NYTF.org or call 855-449-4658. Contact 212-655-7653 for all other inquiries.


10) Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
Returns to the Stage 
Five Onstage Shows in Philadelphia & NYC
April 29 & May 5-7, 2022

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance (TLD) announces five onstage shows in Philadelphia and New York City in a continuation of their acclaimed climate change-themed collaboration with Matthew Burtner. The series of shows features live music by Burtner, Sperling as a soloist, and TLD’s brilliant all-women ensemble.

In Philadelphia, the Mandell Theater presents the Melting Ice/Changing Winds: Dance and Music of Climate Change on April 29, 2022 at 7pm. The program features Ice Cycle, which was inspired by Sperling’s experience dancing on polar sea ice and expresses the fragility and dynamism of Arctic sea ice. Dance Tabs called it “an unusually beautiful vision.” Also featured in the program is Wind Rose (“hypnotic,” World Policy Institute), which renders changing atmospheric patterns into palpable sight, sound, and touch. Sperling will also share a solo excerpt from a new work-in-progress, American Elm (“breathtaking,” Dance Enthusiast), which considers the relationship between trees and people.

In New York City, The Theater at the 14th Street Y and TLD co-present Time Lapse Dance Onstage on May 5 & 6, 2022 at 7pm and May 7 at 2pm & 7pm, featuring Wind RoseAmerican Elm, and the stage premiere of Plastic Harvest, which explores the proliferation of plastic pollution. The dancers wear costumes fashioned from hundreds of plastic bags, creating a surreal spectacle with their actions and provoking contemplation about the beauty of what—and who—our society throws away. Dance Enthusiast called the street iteration “a folk dance for the 21st Century.” The opening night gala on May 5 will include a full performance followed by a special benefit reception and conversation with the artists.

Melting Ice/Changing Winds: Dance and Music of Climate Change
Mandell Theater at Drexel University
Corner of 33rd & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, April 29 at 7pm
Tickets: FREE, reservations required

Time Lapse Onstage: Wind Rose, American Elm, and the stage premiere of Plastic Harvest
Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street, NYC

Thursday, May 5 at 7pm
Gala, featuring performance, artist talk, and a special benefit reception 
Tickets: $50 (artists), $100+ (patron)

Friday, May 6 at 7pm
Performed in-person and livestreamed 
Tickets: $10 (livestream), $20 (student & senior), $30 (adult) 

Saturday, May 7 at 2pm 
In-person family program 
Tickets: $20 (student & senior), $30 (adult), $35 (family rate of 1 adult + 1 child + $10 per additional child)

Saturday, May 7 at 7pm
In-person finale performance 
Tickets: $20 (student & senior), $30 (adult)


In Fall 2021, Drexel University’s Department of Performing Arts, housed within the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, announced the public launch of the Mandell Presents series as part of the 2021-2022 academic year. Mandell Presents expands on the mission of Drexel’s Department of Performing Arts to engage a broader University and community audience through an interdisciplinary series of theater, music, and dance productions. Featuring high caliber professional artists who engage with provocative ideas and innovative concepts through their work, the series delves deeply into contemporary issues impacting our community. 

The second performance, Melting Ice/Changing Winds, is a collaboration between acclaimed choreographer Jody Sperling (Time Lapse Dance) and composer Matthew Burtner, inspired by Jody’s unique experience in the Arctic and addressing global climate change. The program has been described as “an unusually beautiful vision suggesting, at times, the effects of global warming, encompassing Sperling’s environmental concerns as well as her choreographic and design mastery.” (Dance Tabs)

The evening features Ice Cycle which expresses the fragility and dynamism of sea ice and transports the Arctic to the stage. Also featured is Wind Rose (“hypnotic,” World Policy Institute) which renders changing atmospheric patterns palpable to sight, sound, and touch. Sperling shares a solo excerpt from a new work-in-progress, American Elm (“breathtaking,” Dance Enthusiast), considering the relationship between trees and people.




MR. SATURDAY NIGHT will officially open on April 27, 2022 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.  

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT is the story of Buddy Young Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television.  Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he’s at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.

Billy Crystal returns to the role of Buddy Young Jr. that he portrayed in the original 1992 Columbia Pictures film of the same name, which also marked his directorial debut.

For more information, please visit MrSaturdayNightOnBroadway.com


While an hour may have been lost for daylight savings, Bike New York is gaining an hour for the upcoming 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour. In partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), Bike New York announced today that riders in the 2022 Tour will now have an additional hour to enjoy the sights and sounds of the most exciting city in the world car free! The additional hour marks the Tour’s first significant change in decades, providing an enhanced experience for riders to enjoy the boroughs with a lot more space between other riders. The extra hour will be built into the beginning of the Tour with starting waves running from 7:30 am to 11:30 am.


The announcement comes as the Tour, which was capped at 20,000 registrants last year and notably delayed until August, will operate at full capacity for the first time since 2019, with 32,000 cyclists riding. Registration for the Sunday, May 1 ride is now open for New Yorkers and visitors as the world reopens and as cycling surges in popularity with thousands of local cyclists hopping on the bike bandwagon. During the height of the pandemic, average weekday cycling ridership was up an estimated 33 percent with shops selling out of bikes and parts. Overall ridership continues to trend upwards.

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




Kulunka Teatro, Spain’s internationally-acclaimed mask and physical theatre company, is proud to present the New York premiere of André & Dorine, running from April 27 - May 29, 2022 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 West 46 Street) in New York City. Previews begin April 27 for an April 29 opening.

From the Max Award-winning, internationally-acclaimed Kulunka Teatro, comes the unique theatrical event André & Dorine. Through movement, puppetry and mask, this deeply emotional new work follows a pair of elderly artists as Alzheimer’s forces them to relive and reinvent their love. André & Dorine is a poignant illustration of enduring love and a celebration of theater’s ability to capture the most intimate of bonds.

Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Running time is 80 minutes. Tickets are $39.50 - $49.50. Purchase at https://andreanddorinetour.com.

A post-show talkback will follow the Sunday, May 1 performance featuring experts on Alzheimer’s along with the artists. Panelists include facilitator Gabri Christa (artist and curator, Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Dance, Director Movement Lab at Barnard College of Columbia University), Georges Naasan, MD (Associate Professor | Neurology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Specialty Neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC), and Garbiñe Insausti (actor in André & Dorine and co-founder of Kulunka Teatro).





The OPC, an original scripted podcast series created and written by Richard Curtis has released its ninth and tenth episodes, each under 20 minutes, now available on all streaming platforms.

A modern twist on the classic radio play format, The OPC is equal parts comedy and heart. Easy to binge and hard to forget, this is one podcast that will leave you wanting more. (And more is on the way: a second season is being scripted.)

To listen, and for additional information, please visit TheOldPeoplesChannel.com.
16) The Pennington Players
at Kelsey Theater at MCC

One Weekend Only!
Friday, Apr. 29 at 8pm
Saturday, Apr. 30 at 8pm
Sunday, May 1 at 2pm

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? Marc, Serge and Ivan discuss the painting and, as their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: “Go on.” This is where the friendship is finally tested and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds. Pennington Players presents this thought provoking play.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ci.ovationtix.com/35232/production/1084140

Kelsey Theatre at MCC is located 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ

17) POTUS:

Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive


In her Broadway Debut

Directed by Five-Time Tony Award Winner SUSAN STROMAN





The world premiere of Selina Fillinger’s modern farce POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive  recently announced a daily ticket lottery and box office rush policy, to provide theatregoers access to affordable ticketsPatrons may enter the Telecharge Digital Lottery for POTUS from 12am to 3pm one day before the performance. Winners drawn at 9am and 3pm have 6 hours to purchase by credit card, with the option to purchase up to two tickets for $39 each (plus a $4 service charge per ticket). Seating locations are subject to daily availability. Visit potusbway.com/lottery to enter.\

One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. A 2019 selection for The Kilroys’ List, POTUS marks the Broadway debut of 28-year-old playwright Selina Fillinger (Something Clean), in a production directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys).


Broadway’s uproarious new comedy about the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world, POTUS began previews at the iconic Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) on Thursday, April 14, 2022, and will celebrate its press opening on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 2:00PM, for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14, 2022. A special gala opening celebration will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Tickets to POTUS are on sale now at Telecharge.com/212-239-6200. The preview performance schedule is be Monday–Saturday at 8pm, with Saturday matinees at 2pm. There are additional matinees on Wednesday, April 27 & Wednesday, May 4 at 2pm, and on Sunday, May 8 at 3pm. After April 27, the regular schedule will be Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2 & 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Schedules may vary - check the website for the most accurate information. Same-day Rush Tickets are $39, and available at the Box Office only on the day of the performance. Entries to the POTUS lottery for $39 tickets can be made at potusbway.com/lotteryLimit 2 tickets per customer for both Rush and Lottery Tickets, seats may be partial view and are subject to availability.


18) Queens Theatre Presents Hiplet Ballerinas

Queens Theatre proudly presents Hiplet Ballerinas for three shows only, on Saturday, April 30th at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday, May 1st at 3 PM. This must-see performance fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop, and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. Promoting inclusivity in both their cast and audience, Hiplet™features true-toned tights, modern music, and dancers of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

Created by Homer Bryant, founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, and specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, Hiplet™ incorporates current popular songs from Black Violin to Beyonce that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. Hiplet Ballerinas may mix the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe - all while showcasing Hiplet's trademark sass, hip movements, and struts.

Tickets start at $20 for seating in the rear and side sections. Seating in the center section is $35. Students and seniors receive a 10% discount. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call the Box Office at: (718) 760-0064.


In association with PREGONES/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater




Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to announce the second season of The Refocus Project, its multi-year project to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon. This year’s series of readings, for which Roundabout is partnering with Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (PRTT), will feature Latinx playwrights: René Marqués, Fausto Avendaño, María Irene Fornés, Rosalba Rolón and Desmar Guevara.


The plays have been selected in partnership with Pregones/PRTT and will be workshopped and performed in a reading series this summer in Roundabout and Pregones/PRTT spaces, featuring on stage and behind-the-scenes artists from both theaters.  In the fall, a streamed version of three readings will be available online featuring both English and Spanish.


The play streaming series is free of charge.  All suggested donations will directly support Pregones/PRTT and their ongoing work championing the rich Latinx cultural legacy of theatre.


The Refocus Project also features a robust selection of materials, available to industry professionals and the public, including an online resource library and community and education events.


Audiences can access The Refocus Project here. 


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The World Premiere Of


Previews begin April 28, 2022

Official Opening May 18, 2022

Limited engagement through June 26, 2022

Off-Broadway at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre


This production marks the 14th season of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Underground.

All tickets $30.

Exception to the Rule begins preview performances on Thursday, April 28, 2022 and opens officially on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 26, 2022. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $30.

How do you make it through detention? In the worst high school in the city, six Black students are stuck in Room 111. They flirt. They fight. They tease. Should they follow the rules and stay put, or find an escape? Are the walls keeping them in, or are stronger forces at play? Dave Harris’s new work crackles with humor and suspense—confronting the tactics for surviving institutions that were not built for you.

This production of Exception to the Rule comes from a combination of several of Roundabout’s emerging-artists programs, including the New Play Initiative and the Roundabout Directing Fellowship.


Now in its 14th season, Roundabout Underground is part of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative, discovering new writers, producing their New York debuts, and providing them long-term development and production support. In addition to the Black Box production, every Underground playwright gets a commission for a future play. Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Jill Rafson serves as Artistic Producer.


All tickets for Exception to the Rule are $30 General Admission tickets and are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.


Exception to the Rule plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday matinees at 1:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org


21) Spring at the South Street Seaport Museum
Upcoming Sailing Season and Free Exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street

The South Street Seaport Museum announces spring 2022 exhibitions and sailing season at 12 Fulton St. The free exhibitions include the 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. Each exhibition will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. In addition, tall ship Wavertree, lightship Ambrose, and the outdoor exhibition on Pier 16 are continuing to welcome visitors for free on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. General Admission includes access to the galleries and Wavertree, and advanced timed tickets can be reserved at seaportmuseum.org/visit, where you can also choose to add on a free guided tour of the Ambrose.

The South Street Seaport Museum also announces the 2022 Sailing Season for 1885 schooner Pioneer and rides aboard the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker will run from May 25 to October 30, 2022 from Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets). Advance ticket sales for the Pioneer and Decker will be available to the public starting April 15, 2022 at seaportmuseum.org/sailnyharbor.

Visits on Wavertree are guided along a set route and will include access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform where you can take in the massive main cargo area. Guided tours of Wavertree will depart once every hour. Learn more at seaportmuseum.org/wavertree. Visitors on Ambrose can tour the multiple decks of this National Historic Landmark to see the living and working spaces once inhabited by sailors stationed on Ambrose, as well as the special features that allow the ship to fulfill its mission of staying on station, being seen, and being heard. Free guided tours of Ambrose will depart once every hour. Learn more at seaportmuseum.org/ambrose.

South Street and the Rise of New York explores the critical role played by the Seaport and South Street in securing New York's place as America's leading city and its rise to become the world's busiest port by the start of the 20th century. The exhibition draws from the Seaport Museum's vast collection of works of art and artifacts via large reproduction and selected artifacts on display related to the 19th century history of the Port of New York.

“New York has one of the best natural harbors in the world,” said guest curator Michael R. Harrison. “This amazing harbor allowed New Yorkers to develop world-wide connections that made the city an economic and cultural powerhouse. The port fostered the city’s energy, and that energy attracted the talent and skill of people from around the world, making New York the most ethnically diverse place on the planet.

The exhibition highlights Schermerhorn Row, the block of warehouses and offices that stand on man-made land reclaimed from the East River between about 1797 and 1807; the Museum's fleet of historic ships, which tell the story of New York as a great port city through their connections to world commerce, coastal deliveries, and the working harbor; and Bowne & Co., a contemporary re-interpretation of one of the many printing offices that flourished in lower Manhattan in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900–1914 is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. This exhibition features both original and reproduction artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First Class passengers. 

“Ships like TitanicOlympicLusitaniaMauretania, Aquitania, and Imperator dominated transatlantic travel,” noted William Roka, former Historian at the Seaport Museum. “On each voyage, they transported thousands of people: First Class passengers sailed across the Atlantic in the lap of luxury while Third Class passengers made the voyage in the stuffy lower decks. From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America's wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending over $11.5 billion (2017) on luxury vacations. Even though First Class and Third Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart.”

The exhibition will familiarize viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class.

Sail the New York Harbor on 1885 Schooner Pioneer
The only place to sail New York Harbor aboard a historic 1885 schooner! See the sights of New York Harbor, the magnificent Lower Manhattan skyline, and Governors Island from the decks of this National Register of Historic Places-listed vessel. Bring your family for an afternoon sail, a date for a sunset sail, or just yourself to enjoy history at sea. See the city from a new perspective as you grab a halyard to help raise a sail or simply sit back and enjoy the view. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, afternoon snack, beverages, or a bottle of wine to enjoy on your two-hour sail.

Take a Ride on 1930 Tugboat W.O. Decker
Take an exciting 75-minute ride on the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat W.O. Decker, recently named "Tugboat of the Year" by the Steamship Historical Society of America. Cruises will explore New York Harbor, and views may include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Battery, and Governors Island, as you set out on an adventure unlike any you've had before!

Both the schooner Pioneer and tugboat W.O. Decker are also available for charters from May to October 2022, and charter booking is now open. Charters sail within New York Harbor, one of the most fascinating harbors in the world, and afford unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the New York and New Jersey skylines, as well as a chance to witness all manner of vessels, from tugboats to cruise ships, as they perform their duties on the waterfront. Departing from Pier 16, these historic vessels are ideal for private sails, group or company outings, and photo or film shoots. Pricing ranges from $1,000 to $3,000, and early bird discounts are available. To reserve your group and book a custom charter experience today, contact charters@seany.org.

Educational programs and field trips are offered aboard both ships and booking for school groups is now open. Head into New York Harbor for an outdoor educational experience that students will never forget. During a two- or three-hour sailing program, each class will enjoy one-of-a-kind activities such as hauling on ropes to raise sail, viewing the Statue of Liberty and other historic landmarks, and trawling for organisms from the bottom of the Harbor. Programs are custom-tailored to fit grade level and curriculum, with pricing starting at $500. Scholarships are available, and Title I school groups are encouraged to apply. To learn more or to reserve your group today, contact education@seany.org.

Seaport Museum Memberships include unlimited admission to museum exhibitions, invitations to special events, and great discounts year-round, including 20% off on W.O. Decker and Pioneer sails. Memberships start at $50 and help support Museum’s exhibitions, preserve the ships and the collections, grow public programs, and serve over 12,000 students annually through education initiatives. To join the Museum as a Member, visit seaportmuseum.org/membership.

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900–1914 was curated by William Roka, Seaport Museum's former Historian, and Michelle Kennedy, Collections and Curatorial Assistant, at the Seaport Museum. Exhibition design and art direction by Rob Wilson and Christine Picone of Bowne & Co., the Museum's historic letterpress shop.

Be sure to review the latest COVID-19 protocols at seaportmuseum.org/covid-19-updates. Please note that people over age 5 will be required to show proof they are fully vaccinated to enter the exhibition spaces. Proof of vaccination can be provided in the form of a physical immunization card, NY Excelsior Pass app, or the NYC COVID Safe app when you check in at the reception desk at 12 Fulton Street. Additionally, masks are required at all times within indoor spaces across the Seaport Museum campus, and in accordance with current Federal and New York State COVID-19 guidance for transportation, masks are required at all times on sailing vessels.






 Rockefeller Productions' acclaimed production of The Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody, will play a special final engagement in New York starting on April 29th, 2022, through May 29th, 2022.  Performances will take place at Theatre Row Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street. For all ticketing and information go to www.ThatGoldenGirlsShow.com


That Golden Girls Show! parodies classic Golden Girls moments—with a twist, the cast is all played by puppets! Get ready for an evening of cheesecakes, St. Olaf stories, jazzercise, sex and all the topics that made Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia so much fun and still so popular today. Laughter reigns with stories of Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, Rose’s memories of her life in St. Olaf, Blanche’s sexual escapades and the Fountain of Youth and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life. The four gals from Miami will have you in stitches fondly remembering the brilliance of the television series.

Special offers for fans of the show include VIP tickets that include a signed poster and hat. Following its initial record-breaking run off-Broadway, the show went on to tour in three countries, and has been entirely reimagined for the Farewell Tour which played nationally in over 75 cities before its return to New York City.

For more information, visit www.thatgoldengirlsshow.com

23) American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) Presents
Previews begin April 28

American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) will present THE TROJAN WOMEN: A NATIVE AMERICAN ADAPTATION, directed and adapted by Sarah B. Denison. Previews begin on April 28 at Theatre for the New City with opening night slated for May 6.

THE TROJAN WOMEN: A NATIVE AMERICAN ADAPTATION is a retelling of the classic Greek play The Trojan Women by Euripides. It follows the fates of the women of Troy after a devastating battle, as told through a Native American lens. Exploring themes of colonization and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), it is the story of not only the destruction caused by war, but also of the hope, strength, and survival of Native American matriarchal society. Using Native iconography, traditional Native music and design aesthetics and elements of historical realism of the director’s Native nation, this bold new interpretation draws upon classical Greek theater as an indigenous art form.

THE TROJAN WOMEN: A NATIVE AMERICAN ADAPTATION runs April 28 – May 15, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.  Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue at 10th Street – accessible from the L train at 14th Street. Proof of vaccination required to attend. Tickets are $18 / $15 for seniors and students at 212-254-1109 or www.theaterforthenewcity.net.




























The Lucky Star
Previews on April 26, 2022
Opening night set for May 5 
Limited run through June 12, 2022.

Like so many great mysteries, it all began in an attic with a dusty old suitcase... The discovery of a stash of over two hundred letters in three languages opens clues to an untold history in The Lucky Star—a gripping true story of resilience and determination, a family torn apart by war, fighting to immigrate, escape and survive. With scenes alternating between past and present, this mesmerizing, uplifting, and at times irreverent drama brings Richard Hollander’s book, Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish Family’s Correspondence from Poland to the stage, restoring a family’s uncharted legacy.

The performance schedule for The Lucky Star is as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:00pm, Saturday – Sunday at 2:00pm. 

Tickets to The Lucky Star begin at $25 and are on sale now at 59e59.org/shows/show-detail/the-lucky-star.

New Golden Age

Previews Begin April 28

Opening Night set for May 11

Limited Run through June 9


In an era just beyond our own, two sisters fight for human connection as they face down a big tech dystopia. A folk-hero professor defends our most intimate relationships while her sister attempts a perilous inside maneuver within the corporation that owns and sees allNew Golden Age is a thrilling, revolutionary tale for today that reclaims a bond beyond data.

The performance schedule for New Golden Age is as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:15pm, Saturday – Sunday at 2:15pm. 

Tickets to New Golden Age begin at $25 and are on sale now at 59e59.org/shows/show-detail/new-golden-age

Goldie, Max & Milk

Previews Begin May 1

Opening Night set for May 8

Limited Run through June 4

Max, a single lesbian, just gave birth. She’s unemployed with a house that’s falling apart, an ex on the loose, and no clue how to nurse her newborn. Can Goldie, an Orthodox Jewish lactation consultant, guide Max into motherhood? Or will conflicting family values get the better of them both? A surprising and deeply human comedy about motherhood, family, and doing what comes naturally.

The performance schedule for Goldie, Max & Milk is as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday – Sunday at 2:30pm. 


Tickets to Goldie, Max & Milk begin at $30 and are on sale now at https://www.59e59.org/shows/show-detail/goldie-max-and-milk/

VOLT is an unprecedented festival of three New York City premieres by one writer. In its inaugural year, 59E59 Theaters has selected local playwright Karen Hartman as the focus of the festival and invited three different non-profit theater companies to produce three of her plays: the Directors Company production of The Lucky Star (April 26-June 12), presented by producer Douglas Denoff; New Golden Age (April 28-June 9), presented by Primary Stages  the Resident Off-Broadway Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters; and Goldie, Max & Milk (May 1-June 4), presented by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions. All three productions will be presented simultaneously across 59E59 Theaters’ three spaces from April 26-June 12, 2022.


25) Writer/performer Kim Katzberg is inaugural
Artist-In-Residence at wild project

New residency program developed to aid independent performing artists
in the development of new solo work

Katzberg’s new show, WHOLE K-HOLE, will premiere in April
at the end of her two-week residency

wild project is thrilled to kick off their new Artist-In-Residence program, supporting new solo work by independent performing artists, with their inaugural Artist-in-Residence Kim Katzberg. Katzenberg’s new show WHOLE K-HOLE will perform on April 29 and April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the conclusion of a two-week residency at wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets are $15 and are available by calling the wild project box office at 212-228-1195 or by visiting thewildproject.org.

Actor and writer Kim Katzberg embodies a plethora of darkly comedic characters, including her bipolar suburban Mom circa 1991, in this semi-autobiographical daring, new, solo play. Original songs (sung by a non-singer) zig-zag through a world centered on a strip mall hair salon and the fictional public access TV show, V.C. Andrews’ Faerie Tale Theatre. The piece shines a light on intergenerational mental illness and the pain hidden within a person who wrestles with a troubled mind. The play asks: what are the consequences when an individual’s mental illness is dismissed or denied?


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