Showing posts with label TICKETS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TICKETS. Show all posts

Saturday, August 25, 2018


Anita Baker

Anita Baker Makes Her Sold-Out Debut of Her Farewell Concert Series at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV last night.

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Jennifer Simard

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard (Disaster!, Hello, Dolly!) will join the cast of Mean Girls, the award-winning hit new Broadway musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film, as Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George beginning Tuesday, September 11.

Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler will play her final performance in these roles on Sunday, September 9.

Mean Girls has played to sold-out houses at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) since beginning previews in March. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., playing a sold-out run October 31 to December 3, 2017. Mean Girls will launch a National Tour in the fall of 2019.

Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

The cast is currently led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Kerry Butler as Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall. The cast also includes Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius R. Copes, Kevin Csolak, Ashley De La Rosa, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Riza Takahashi, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli, and Iain Young.

Photo Courtesy of: BoneauBryanBrown


Killing An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

Summoners Ensemble Theatre, in association with the Merchant’s House Museum, is pleased to announce Killing An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe, a haunting new solo showcase that will play ten performances only this fall at the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. 4th Street, Manhattan), New York City's only 19th century family home preserved intact, inside and out.

Killing An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe will be performed by John Kevin Jones, seen previously over the past 5 years in A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House. His Christmas Carol collaborator, director Rhonda Dodd, also helms Killing An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe.

Killing An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe is an Actors' Equity Association approved Showcase.

Tickets, priced at $18 for all performances, are now on sale HERE or (800) 838-3006. Seating is strictly limited to 40 per performance.

In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe lived on Amity Street (now W. 3rd Street) just blocks from the Merchant's House. His publication of “The Raven” had brought him instant fame and invitations to the city's most fashionable literary salons. Join John Kevin Jones (A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House) as the great master of horror in the Tredwells’ candlelit double parlor for a hauntingly memorable performance of Poe's thrilling tales, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Raven.” It will be a bone-chilling evening of irrational revenge, obsession and premeditated murder, dismemberment, and the very, very dark.

The production’s performance schedule is:

· Friday, October 12 at 7PM

· Saturday, October 13 at 7PM

· Sunday, October 14 at 7PM

· Monday, October 15 at 7PM

· Tuesday, October 16 at 7PM

· Monday, October 22 at 7PM

· Tuesday, October 23 at 5PM

· Tuesday, October 23 at 7PM

· Wednesday, October 31 at 6:30PM

· Wednesday, October 31 at 8:30PM

For more information, please visit and

JOHN KEVIN JONES: Kevin is the executive director of Summoners Ensemble and a member of Actors Equity Association, and the Dramatists Guild of America. New York: A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House (SET), Nothing But Trash (TFTNC) Jeffrey (starring Bryan Batt - Lincoln Center) The Winter’s Tale and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Hipgnosis Theatre). Regional: The Pavilion (American Stage), Othello (Arkansas Rep), The Rivals, All My Sons (Kentucky Rep), Angels in America, Gross Indecency (Playhouse on the Square). BA in Theatre Performance from the University of South Florida and MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Memphis.

DR. RHONDA DODD (Director) – An award winning actor, technician, and director, Rhonda made her New York acting debut with Terese Hayden and Jacqueline Brookes’ Workshop in Tennessee Williams’ Period of Adjustment. She spent 10 years working at Circle in the Square Theatre School, mostly as Associate Director, while acting and producing around town and regionally. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and The Playground Experiment – a fun forum for theatre artists to explore, test, and showcase new work while finding inspiration and support from the community that it creates. Dr. Dodd is the Artistic Director of Summoners Ensemble Theatre whose mission is to promote recognition of diverse non-profits through collaborative works with performing artists.

SUMMONERS ENSEMBLE: Founded by a group of actors who studied together at Circle in the Square Theatre School’s Professional Acting Training program, Summoners Ensemble joined the ranks of New York theatre companies in 1993. Created as a collaborative to allow the members to share in all of the functions needed in running a theatre company, Summoners remains a collective effort as we jointly produce theatrical events with other non-profits or as we find ourselves acting and directing, writing and producing. As part of this mission, Summoners is now in its fourth year of producing our Executive Director and Artistic Director’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House in alliance with the Merchant’s House Museum.

MERCHANT’S HOUSE MUSEUM: Built in 1832, the Merchant’s House is New York City’s only 19th century family home preserved virtually intact, with original family furnishings and personal belongings. A unique survivor of Old New York, the House offers an intimate glimpse of how a prosperous merchant family and their Irish servants lived from 1835-1865, when New York City grew from seaport to thriving metropolis.

The Merchant’s House is a National Historic Landmark and in New York City is distinguished as one of only 117 buildings that have NYC landmark status for both its exterior and interior.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Penny Arcade

Baruch Performing Arts Center announces their 2018/2019 season, featuring premieres by composers Huang Ruo, Gregory Spears, and the late Matt Marks, and choreographer Dusan Týnek. The season includes the 27th year of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives series, a 5th Anniversary celebration of the CUNY Dance Initiative, and work in progress by veteran writer-performer Penny Arcade. For more information and tickets, visit here. All performances take place at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

"BPAC is your arts center and we hope that you'll come celebrate with us," said Ted Altschuler, director of Baruch Performing Arts Center. "Our 2018-19 season is all about celebrating diverse cultures and perspectives with compelling programs that are relevant to the issues of the day. Get close by experiencing performances in intimately scaled venues. Go deep by engaging with artists as they create work. Come often because we keep our prices affordable."

BPAC 2018-19 Season

Harman Writers Series - Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
October 16, 2018 5:30pm

A reading from the latest play by 2016 MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and a discussion with author and director of Harman Writers Series Bridgett Davis.
Tickets $16

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play, for his plays Appropriate and An Octoroon. His plays Gloria and Everybody were finalists for the 2016 and 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama respectively.

Guy Livingston Dada at the Movies
October 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets $36

"An exceptionally agile and charismatic performer" - Los Angeles Times
"A pianist with a flair for modernism"- The New York Times

On July 8, 1923, the Parisian Dadaists organized their most famous event ever. It included a play by Tristan Tzara, films by Man Ray and Hans Richter, live music by George Antheil, Erik Satie, and Darius Milhaud. During the show, a riot broke out and the poet Paul Eluard was thrown off the stage. The gendarmes were summoned, and the soirée was memorialized as one of the great art scandals of all time. Pianist Guy Livingston brings us back to that evening, re-creating the music together with the films in a new interdisciplinary performance commissioned by the Holland Festival.

Words on the Street
Performances on October 26, 27, 29, 30, November 1, 2, 3, 2018 at 7:30pm, and November 4 at 3pm
Tickets $36

Words on the Street is a mystery, and the crime involves all humanity. An infant is abducted and the seven deadly sins play out their power struggle while pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teaming with hearsay and falsehood and plagued by threat and insecurity. This series of poems written by Anna Rabinowitz has been transformed into a hybrid performance event, collaboratively conceived and developed by the writer, director Kristin Marting, video designer Lianne Arnold, and the late composer Matt Marks (1980-2018) with additional compositions by Lainie Fefferman, John Glover, Mary Kouyoumdjian, David T. Little, Kamala Sankaram, Caroline Shaw, and Randall Woolf and music direction by Mila Henry. A diverse ensemble of performers includes acclaimed soprano Lauren Flanigan, Sumayya Ali, Paul An, Caitlin Cisco, John Kelly, Paul Pinto, and Adrian Rosas.

Silberman Recital Series
Tessa Lark (violin) & Andrew Armstrong (piano)
October 31, 2018 at 6:30pm
Tickets are FREE to the public thanks to the Silberman Family.

"Lark is an accomplished and expressive artist worthy of all the fuss" - Albany Times Union

Recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and winner of both an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Naumburg Violin competition, violinist Tessa Lark is beloved of audiences and lauded by critics for her technical agility, elegance, and astounding range. Ms. Lark has performed as a featured soloist with numerous U.S. orchestras since debuting with the Cincinnati Symphony at age sixteen and appeared last year at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall on the Distinctive Debuts series. She will be joined by pianist Andrew Armstrong, whose busy career includes performances this year at the Caramoor Festival and Wigmore Hall. Their program includes works of Beethoven, Stravinsky and Lark's original composition Appalachian Fantasy, a work inspired by her Kentucky roots, combining classical and bluegrass.

Alexander String Quartet
November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets $36

"Dream-come-true performances." - Boston Globe

The Fall concert includes Mozart: String Quartet No. 8 in F major, K. 168 (1773); Ravel: String Quartet (1902-3); Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden" (1824).

Joshua Roman (Cello) & Gilles Vonsattel (piano)
Nov 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $36

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation as "A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts." San Francisco Chronicle. His commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways extends to roles, as an accomplished composer, curator, and he was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015. Roman will be joined by Gilles Vonsattel, a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions. In recent years, Vonsattel has made his Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, and San Francisco Symphony debuts. In this program, they will perform Janacek, Beethoven, Pärt, Brahms, and more.

The Faghag and Her Friends in The Summer of Love
December 6 - 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $31

The latest offering from veteran playwright/performer Penny Arcade, at the peak of her powers, features Arcade's spot-on impersonations and intoxicating improvisational style, "stiletto wit...blistering" - The New York Times. Together with longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner, they move into new territory, embedding a narrative play into a filmic abstract that travels from 1967 Provincetown to the cafes and night clubs of New York City's celebrated demimonde, where tragedy and transformation walked hand in hand and created a breeding ground for revolutionary thinking and artistic innovation. "When I was 15, 16... my goal every night was to sit at the table with the old queens, a difficult invitation to get for a teenage girl...The old queens knew everything I wanted to know ...They did not tolerate banality nor mediocrity and theirs was a fierce and unapologetic intelligence. Just sitting at that table in a dark bar or fluorescent coffee shop, lifted your IQ twenty points!"

A collaboration with PROTOTYPE music-theater Festival, co-presented with Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center.
Performances January 5 - 12, 2019

The 2017-18 collaboration - the world premiere of The Echo Drift was called: "One of the most exciting events of the 2018 festival... a truly moving, dynamic piece of music theater." - Opera News

Thursday, August 02, 2018


A Summer in the Life of

Philanthropist and Author Jean Shafiroff

The Exclusive 2018 Hamptons Summer Agenda

Jean Shafiroff

Hamptons power player Jean Shafiroff, who is best known for her philanthropic impact, can be found hosting, chairing and receiving high honors at exclusive galas and events for numerous charitable causes throughout Summer 2018. As a volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson, her efforts improve the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and wellbeing, healthcare, animal welfare and resources for children in need.

Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services for more than 20 years, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays. In addition, Jean is an Ambassador for the American Humane Society, the Ambassador-at-large for the Southampton Animal Shelter, and remains a very active Board Alumna of the New York Women’s Foundation.

For a glimpse of what Jean Shafiroff may experience day-to-day and to learn where her passion derives from, she authored a practical guide to modern giving in 2016, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life By What You Give. As a philanthropist and a member of charity’s Board of Directors, giving her time, knowledge and resources can be far more valuable than the customary financial contribution.

Jean Shafiroff’s many notable events in the Hamptons this summer 2018 include:

· Southampton Hospital’s 60th Annual Summer Party

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. | The corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Road in Southampton, NY

The Southampton Hospital’s 60th Annual Summer Party is an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, which is the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually. Philanthropists Martin and Jean Shafiroff will serve as Chairmen of the President’s Committee.

· Hadassah Woman of the Year Luncheon Award Jean Shafiroff

Monday, August 6th, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Oceanbleu at the Bath & Tennis Hotel, Westhampton Beach

The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah will hold its 24th Annual "Woman of the Year" fundraiser luncheon in Westhampton Beach. Philanthropist, activist, and author, Jean Shafiroff is the recipient of the 2018 “Woman of the Year” Award. Every year Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. awards women who motivate, inspire, and strengthen their partnership with Israel to ensure Jewish continuity and the potential as a dynamic force in American society.

· UNCF 2018 “A Mind is…” Hamptons Summer Benefit

Saturday, August 18th, 2018 |Begins at 6:00 p.m. | Private Residence in Sag Harbor, NY

UNCF’s President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax, joined by co-chairs, Jean Shafiroff and Gregory Lowe II will celebrate distinguished individuals who continue to make extraordinary contributions in the field of education. Proceeds from the event will benefit UNCF’s educational initiatives and ensure deserving low-income students get the resources they need to get to and through college.

Thursday, July 26, 2018



An Evening Of Enchantment

Jean Shafiroff will be the Gala Chair for this great hampton's event this weekend. You can still get your tickets for The Ellen Hermanson Foundation on Saturday July 28, 2018. The event is from 6:30 PM 11:00 PM @ The Topping Rose House,1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Bridgehampton, NY, 11932.

Hosted by The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Board of Directors

Julie Ratner, Ed.D, Chair

Emily Levin, Esq., Vice Chair

Hugo Moreno, Treasurer

Constance Chen, MD

Ann Ciardullo

Hope Klein Langer

Amanda Polk

Dee Rivera

Iris Shokoff

Cathy Tweedy

Friends of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation 

Bobbie Braun

Bob Chaloner & Oscar Mandes

Sam Eskenazi

Jennifer Finkelstein & Robert Fafalak, MD

Rick Friedman & Cindy Lou Wakefield

Patti Kenner

Kathleen King & Zvi Friedman

Edyle & David O'Brien

Eileen Rappaport

Jill Rappaport

Jan Rose

Mercedes Ruehl

Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein

Tickets and sponsorships in excess of $250 per ticket are tax deductible.

General Single Tickets: $600 per person when purchased after July 14



$600.00 - Single Ticket: One ticket for An Evening of Enchantment

$1,500.00 - Supporter: Includes 2 tickets, promotional name recognition

$3,000.00 - Advocate: Includes 4 tickets, promotional logo recognition

$4,500.00 - Patron: Includes 6 tickets, promotional logo recognition

$6,000.00 - Benefactor: Includes 8 tickets, promotional logo recognition

$10,000.00 - Funder: Table of 10, prominent logo recognition

$12,000.00 - Underwriter: Table of 10, prominent logo recognition, plaque

About The Ellen Hermanson Foundation

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation ensures access to state-of-the-art breast health care and empowers people affected by cancer. Funds raised support 3D mammography screenings at The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and its satellite locations in Hampton Bays and East Hampton. Through Ellen’s Well, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation provides oncological social worker-led support groups, nutrition, yoga, reiki and other healing opportunities for breast cancer survivors. Programs sponsored by Ellen's Well are free of charge. No patient is turned away from The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment.

Monday, July 16, 2018


A Sign Of The Times

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, will join the Delaware Theater Company’s 40th Anniversary Season, from November 28 – December 23. Featuring a book by legendary comedy writer and six-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch, based on an original story by Richard Robin, the show is directed by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock). The production will star Broadway notables Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Lincoln Center’s Bull In A China Shop), and Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera). Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Opening night is set for December 4.

Featuring the songs of a generation, A Sign of the Times tells the story of Cindy (Kennedy), a young woman pursuing her passion and finding her voice in New York City in 1965. Set against the backdrop of women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and the Vietnam War - events as relevant today as they were then, A Sign of the Times will transport audiences to the big city in the 60s with heart and soul, featuring such classic songs as “Downtown,” “You Don't Own Me,” “Don't Sleep in the Subway,” “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss),” and “The Boy From New York City.”

Additional creative team members include Paul Tate DePoo lII (Scenic Design), Jennifer Caprio (Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), Benjamin Pearcy (Projection Design), Shannon Slaton (Sound Design), J. Jared Janas (Hair Design), Rick Fox (Music Direction), Joseph Church (Music Supervision & Orchestrations), Alchemy Production Group (General Management) and Tara Rubin Casting (Casting). A Sign of the Times played a nearly sold out world premiere engagement at Goodspeed Musicals in 2016.

Tickets are now on-sale. For performance schedule and pricing, visit:


Eric Johnson

Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents GRAMMY-winning rock legend Eric Johnson and his original band performing their landmark 1990 album, Ah Via Musicom, live and in its entirety on Saturday, October 20th.

As a performer, composer and recording artist, Eric Johnson been at the forefront of contemporary music for well over 20 years. Ah Via Musicom, Johnson’s third studio album, was certified platinum and introduced his signature hit, “Cliffs of Dover,” which won that year’s GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The album also spawned two other chart-topping singles – “Trademark” and “Righteous” – which made Johnson the first artist ever to score three “Top 10” instrumentals. All Music Guide recently described Ah Via Musicom as “a recording that has reached near-classic proportions within the guitar community,” and one that has seen Johnson “compared with rock's immortals.”

"Eric Johnson plays guitar the way Michelangelo painted ceilings,” says The New Age Music Guide, “with a colorful vibrancy that's more real than life." Guitar Player recently classified him as “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet.” On his most recent album, 2017’s Collage, Johnson combines five new, original songs with inventive covers of titles made famous by Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, B.B. King and more.

Tickets to see Eric Johnson will be available on Friday, July 20th at or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.


One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Photo Courtesy of: NJ PAC


Moulin Rouge

Boston, MA – The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical began performances on Tuesday July 10, at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. The production runs through August 19.

As previously announced, reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston’s crown jewel reopens its doors this summer with the world premiere of the musical, based on the 2001 20th Century Fox motion picture by Baz Luhrmann.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical stars Karen Olivo (Tony Award® for West Side Story, In the Heights), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), Danny Burstein (six-time Tony Award®-nominee, Fiddler On the Roof, Cabaret), Sahr Ngaujah (Tony® and Olivier award-nominee for Fela), Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago, Encores!’s Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers), Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It).

The ensemble and swings include Jacqueline Arnold, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam Cahn, Joe Carroll, Max Clayton, Natalie Cortez, Jennifer Florentino, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Holly James, Reed Luplau, Jeigh Madjus, Daniel Maldonado, Morgan Marcell, Brandt Martinez, Jodi McFadden, Kevyn Morrow, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Petinaud, Benjamin Rivera, and Connor Wince.

Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian (Aaron Tveit), and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine (Karen Olivo). Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Danny Burstein), the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah), the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago (Ricky Rojas), the tempting Nini (Robyn Hurder), and The Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu), the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.

Directed by Alex Timbers (Tony Award®-nominated for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Peter and the Starcatcher) with a book by John Logan (Tony Award® for Red), choreography by Sonya Tayeh (Lucille Lortel Award and Obie Award for Kung Fu, and Emmy winner), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Justin Levine (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Moulin Rouge! The Musical will play this limited engagement at the newly refurbished venue (106 Boylston Street) prior to Broadway (New York City details to be announced).

The design team for Moulin Rouge! The Musical includes Tony Award® winner Derek McLane (sets), Tony Award® winner Catherine Zuber (costumes), two-time Tony Award® nominee Justin Townsend (lighting), Tony Award® winner Peter Hylenski (sound) and Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown (wig and hair design).

As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the last 50 years. The stage musical features many of the iconic songs from the movie and also includes recent hits released since the movie premiered 15 years ago.

Global Creatures (Carmen Pavlovic) is the producer and Bill Damaschke is the executive producer. General management is by Foresight Theatrical.

Released by 20th Century Fox, “Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!” premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and won two.

As previously announced, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) – Stephen Lewin, CEO, North America; Kristin Caskey, Executive Vice President of Content and Creative, North America – the world’s number one live-theatre company, has entered into a long-term lease agreement with Emerson College to operate the landmark venue.

Sunday, July 08, 2018


America’s Polo Match

Governors Island NYC  -- The Victory Cup, ‘America’s Polo Match’, returns to Governors Island, NYC on Saturday August 4th to host The Victory Cup NYC Classic Polo Match.

With the help of awesome partners and sponsors, this event is back and will be even bigger than last year. Major partners and sponsors include: vineyard vines, Peroni Beer, The United State Polo Association, The Wagner Hotel, Avenue Magazine, Whispering Angel Wine, True Model Management, Bai Water, Speed Pro Imaging and more!

A true entertainment experience, the Victory Cup has not only lined up exciting rival polo matches, but polo-goers will also enjoy dozens of local chefs, restaurants, children’s playground and an informal fashion contest. Not to be missed, enjoy lunch with the polo players, as the Victory Cup boasts one of the largest and certainly most unique farm to table dinner experiences in the nation.

If you love horses, wine, craft beer or spirits, the Victory Cup has you covered! This is a family friendly event held just a few hundred yards from lower Manhattan. Thousands of attendees will enjoy of beautiful day on Governors Island. Bring the whole family, come casual or get dressed up for drinks, food, live music and polo and dust off the floppy hats, pastel dresses and seersucker suits. General Admission and VIP passes are both available and there is something for everyone!

Hungry or thirsty? Farms and local vineyards, distilleries and breweries will be providing tastings at the event. While enjoying amazing food and drinks, guests will be able to relax in a gorgeous setting while taking in the majesty of the horses, the sights of beautiful lower Manhattan and the thrill of heart pounding polo!

Alcohol partners include: Clifton Dry Cider, Whispering Angel Wine, Tommyrotter Distillery, 1857 Spirits Vodka, Diner Brewing Co, Radeberger Beer, YaVe Tequila, Chang Beer, Cooperstown Distillery, Malfy Gin, Twin Stills, Toma Bloody Mary Mix and more!

Food partners include: Corfu Grill, Bona Bona Ice Cream, Madison Kitchen, 212 Steakhouse, Mason Catering Services, Stuf’d Food Truck, Tai Rock, Ice & Vine, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Morton’s Steakhouse, Dino’s BBQ, Davio’s, Waffles & Dinges, Skinny Pines, Black Iron Burger, Victory Club, Caribbean King, San Matteo Pizzeria, LoLo’s Lobster Truck, Sprinkles Bakery, People's Pops, Chef Samir Truck and Yankee Doodle Dandy’s Truck.

For tickets or more information please visit:

Monday, June 25, 2018


Maheshwari And Taneja

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 37th Annual Battery Dance Festival with performances from August 12-17, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 18, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. Tickets for August 18 will be available beginning 8/1.

In addition to the live performances, there will be a screening of the film Moving Stories held in the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8pm. Moving Stories, which recently premiered at the MoMa Doc Fortnight Festival, follows Battery Dance's dancers as they travel to India, Romania, Korea, and Iraq working with at-risk youth through the Dancing to Connect program. With just one week to teach the tools of choreography and collaboration to the youth in preparation for a final performance, the film captures the struggle, frustration, determination, and transformation of both students and teachers. Moving Stories is a film by Sundance Award-winning director Rob Fruchtman, writer-producer Cornelia Ravenal, filmmaker Mikael Södersten, and producer Wendy Sax.

Established by Battery Dance in 1982 the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival attracts a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for both established and emerging dance companies to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Robert Battle, Jacqulyn Buglisi and Elisa Monte have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

"Having the opportunity to perform and teach around the world, it is only natural that we would bring back to our home in lower Manhattan the amazing treasures we discover overseas," said Jonathan Hollander, artistic director of Battery Dance. "With countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America this summer, we will celebrate and explore vibrant forms of dance in a setting that represents New York's history as a destination for immigrants."

This year's featured artists include the best of New York City as well as dancers from Botswana, Canada, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Spain, Turkey and a collection of India's greatest Kathak dancers.

Anuj Mishra, Kantika Mishra and Neha Singh (Lucknow, India)
Ariel Rivka Dance

Asya Zlatina and Dancers


Ballet Nepantla

Battery Dance

Caterina Rago Dance Company

Citadel + Compagnie (Toronto, Canada)

Damir Tasmagambetov (Kazakhstan)

DANAKA | Dana Katz

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Douglas Dunn + Dancers


Iker Karrera Dance Company

Jamal Jackson Dance Company

JOIN Ensemble
Martha Graham School

Mophato Dance Theater (Botswana)

Parul Shah Dance Company

Piyush Chauhan and Preeti Sharma (New Delhi, India)

Sandip Mallick (Kolkata, India)

Skopje Dance Theater (Macedonia)
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

Support for the 2018 Battery Dance Festival

American Express, Lead Sponsor; Public Funds have been provided by New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Councilmember Margaret Chin's Office. Generous sponsorship provided by Goldman Sachs, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Consulate General of India in New York, Canada Council, Consulate General of Spain in New York, Spain Arts and Culture, First National Bank Botswana, Botswana Tourism Organization, Ministry of Culture of Gabon, Gabon Federation of Urban Dance, Ministry of Culture of Macedonia, Weill Cornell Medicine.

Photo Courtesy Of: Michelle Tabnick PR


Tina Fey

The award-winning hit new Broadway musical Mean Girls, produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, has broken the August Wilson Theatre box office record for the third time for an eight performance week, grossing $1,578,400.75 for the week ending June 24, 2018. This is the second record-breaking week in a row for the show. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 7, 2019 with group bookings open through November 24, 2019.

Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Mean Girls is now playing at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), where it has played to sold-out houses since beginning previews in March. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., playing a sold-out run October 31 to December 3, 2017. Mean Girls will launch a National Tour in the fall of 2019.


Thursday, June 14, 2018


Panic! At The Disco

Los Angeles, CA  - Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco today announced a second leg of their upcoming Pray For The Wicked North American arena tour that will kick off on January 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY, and wrap on February 20, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. Produced by AEG Presents, the 28-city leg will feature support from Two Feet and an opener is to be announced.

Fans who pre-order Pray for the Wicked via Panic's webstore before June 21 at 7pm ET will receive a unique presale code for first access to tickets. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning June 22 at 9am local time and general tickets will be available to the public beginning June 22 at 12:00 p.m. local time at

Panic! At The Disco will also do an international run of dates visiting Australia, Japan, New Zealand, The Philippines, and Mexico in October.

The first leg of the Pray For The Wicked Tour, which has sold out multiple venues including NYC's Madison Square Garden, will kick off on July 11, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN, and will visit major markets throughout the summer before concluding in the band's hometown of Las Vegas on August 18th. A R I Z O N A and Hayley Kiyoko provide support. Tickets for the leg one are on sale now.

Panic! At The Disco will release their highly anticipated new album Pray For The Wicked on June 22 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records. Announced in March after a week of cryptic clues that set the internet a buzz. Fans who pre-order the album will receive immediate downloads of the album's lead single "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" and tracks "(Fuck A) Silver Lining" and "High Hopes".

On June 29, Panic! At The Disco will perform live on the Plaza as part of the 2018 Citi Concert Series on TODAY on NBC. Watch the band's thrilling performances of "Say Amen (Saturday Night)" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Voice.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

The Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is officially the most awarded show of the Broadway season. The production won six Tony Awards including Best Play at the 72nd annual ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City last night. It also took honors in Directing for John Tiffany, Set Design for Christine Jones, Costume Design for Katrina Lindsay, Lighting Design for Neil Austin and Sound Design for Gareth Fry. Tickets are available now for all performances. A new play in two parts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is playing at the Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, NYC). For more information, visit

In total, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 25 major awards this season with six Tony Awards including Best Play, five Drama Desk Awards, six Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Broadway Play, the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or off-Broadway Play, the Audience Choice Award for Favorite New Play, four BroadwayWorld’s Theater Fans' Choice Awards including Best Play and two Theatre World Awards.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London where it continues to play to sold out houses.

In addition to its Broadway honors, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.


Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon VI, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 5pm-7pm.

The evening begins at 5 pm with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. After the moving installations, at 5:50 p.m., the audience will move to the lawn for a seated performance of Selwyn's developing work Crossroads. Green Afternoon VI takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at

Crossroads is a new work in development by Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre scheduled to premiere in June 2019. The piece explores forging into unchartered waters and that tumultuous process of self-discovery. Inspired by the work of Margritte and Escher, Selwyn will collaborate with scenic & costume designer, Anna-Alisa Belous to shape a surrealistic landscape that highlights these lingering moments at the crossroads, choosing one path or another, and how these moments steer the course of our lives.

"Amanda Selwyn is a master at illustrating the symbiosis of sound and movement, the romance of motion and emotion - she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping all in the short 55-minute production."
- Inside New York

"Amanda Selwyn's work is masterly and emotionally expressive, she is truly gifted in the art of dance making." - NYC Dance Stuff

Dancers: Torrey McAnena, Jarred Bosch, Manon Halley, Adam Dickerson, Alex Cottone, Sarah Starkweather, and Maggie Westerfield. Costume and Scenic Design: Anna-Alisa Belous. Sound Design: Joel Wilhelmi.

To get to the performance site from the center of East Hampton, take Montauk Highway/Route 27 to first traffic light past windmill. Turn left onto Accabonac Highway. Drive 4 miles to stop sign at forked intersection. Cross main road and turn right onto north-most fork, Old Stone Highway. Drive 0.25 mile to #230 (mailbox on tree). Please park on main road and walk up drive to first house on right.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre creates original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through an interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Presenting dance in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way, we engage audiences from start to finish and beckon a response of thought, feeling, and soul.

Founded in 2000, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre has presented over 65 productions at NYC venues including Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York Live Arts, Dance Theatre Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Kumble Theater, John Jay College, and Mark Morris Dance Center. We have been presented twice at Jacob's Pillow, Westfest, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance Teacher Summit, COOL NY, Movement Research, and Pushing Progress Series. We have toured to festivals, presented open rehearsals, interactive performance events and workshops, and offer arts-in-education programming through Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre to children in the NYC public schools.

Photo Courtesy Of: Michelle Tabnick PR

Monday, June 11, 2018


The Thomas Halsey Homestead

SOUTHAMPTON NY -- On Saturday, July 7, between 5:30 and 8:00 pm the Southampton Historical Museum will celebrate the Summer Of Love at its annual Halsey House Gala. This neighborly lawn party "Be-In" takes place at Southampton’s oldest home - The Thomas Halsey Homestead, established in 1648 by one of our founding families. Attendees to the 2018 Summer of Love fundraiser will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and newly restored herb garden.

Inside the expansive tent, friends can enjoy our nostalgic late-1960s Hamptons chic atmosphere and toast to the summer ahead, while the lavish hors d’oeuvres are locally-sourced from our farms and bays. Spontaneous dancing on the grass is encouraged…music by DJ Twilo will feature Joni Mitchell, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and Jefferson Airplane, among other 60's and 70's hits.

A curated silent auction offers the essentials of life in the Hamptons, like a cocktail cruise on a wooden sailboat, just-found antique treasures, bountiful baskets of organic produce, and delicious Hamptons restaurants' offerings. Support your Museum with a contribution and please join our festivities!

Executive Director Tom Edmonds is very excited about this year’s theme. “I know every person who comes to the Gala and was around during the 1960s will have a great time. Having cocktails, eating delicious foods and watching the sunset - while listening to the great music of that era - will put everyone in a state of joy.”

The Thomas Halsey Homestead is located 249 South Main Street in Southampton. Tickets are $150 each for adults in advance and $200 each on July 7. Special prices for young people include $50 for those age 16 to 30 years old and $20 for children 15 and under. To order tickets call the museum at 631 283-2494 or use PayPal at


The Amazing Kreskin On Jimmy Fallon

“Astounding.” “Flabbergasting.” “Incredible.”

These are just some of the adjectives guaranteed to be flying around when THE AMAZING KRESKIN, the world’s foremost mentalist, returns to his native Montlair, NJ, for a rare autograph show appearance at the StrangeXchange at the Wellmont Theater, following his mind-blowing off-Broadway run this spring.

THE AMAZING KRESKIN appears Saturday, June 16, from 11am to 5pm as the "very special guest" of STRANGEXCHANGE: DADS & GRADS EDITION, at the Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St Montclair , NJ 07042, to meet, greet, sign autographs and take pictures with generations of fans while over 45 vendors sell unique, unusual and "amazing" items at this unique pop-up flea market! The StrangeXchange is fun for the entire family! Tickets are just $5 in advance and can also be purchased at the box office on the day of the event or online at

His recent sold-out off-Broadway show, The Amazing Kreskin Live, showcased the legendary mentalist’s you-gotta-see-‘em-to-believe-‘em abilities as a reader of people’s thoughts which have mesmerized — and yes, amazed — fans of all ages around the world for some six decades. They marvel as Kreskin ascertains the suit and value of cards selected randomly by audience members. They watch in wonder as he displays his unprecedented mental powers by reciting information written in secret by those in attendance.

And, of course, Kreskin climaxes all performances with his signature piece, in which he requests that his check be hidden somewhere in the venue. If he fails to find it, he will forfeit that show’s fee.

To confirm the legitimacy of this and his other awesome feats of psychic literacy, Kreskin now offers the sum of One Million Dollars to anyone who can prove that he employs paid secret assistants, or confederates, or utilizes hidden, secret, electronic devices to accomplish his mental presentations. Not surprisingly, the bounty never has been claimed.

Kreskin counts The Amazing Kreskin Live, as just the latest among his numerous career highlights (which include late-night TV stints with Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman, as well as 88 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and his own hit TV series, The Amazing World of Kreskin).

“I’ve spent my entire adult life travelling the world performing for presidents, kings and the elite of dozens of nations, but never have I been more excited about an engagement than this one,” says Kreskin. “To have the opportunity to perform for New York audiences on an extended basis is one of the great honors and privileges of my career.”


WHERE: StrangeXChange, Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St., Montclair, NJ.

WHEN: Saturday, June 16 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TICKETS: $5 on sale at and the Wellmont Box Office


Michael Urie

WASHINGTON — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, produced as a part of Broadway Center Stage—a Kennedy Center–produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn.

Skylar Astin And Betsy Wolfe

The Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize–winning musical lampooning life on the corporate ladder stars Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as J. Pierrepont Finch, Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos) as Rosemary Pilkington, Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Hamlet) in as Bud Frump, John Bolton (Anastasia, A Christmas Story) as Mr. Bratt, John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Best in Show) as J.B. Biggley, Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple) as Smitty, Tony Award® winner Michael McGrath (She Loves Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It) as Mr. Twimble and Wally Womper, Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) as Hedy La Rue, and D.C. favorite Nova Y. Payton (Ragtime at Ford’s Theater, Caroline, or Change at Round House Theatre) as Miss Jones. The ensemble features Darius Barnes, Sean Bell, Lawrence Clayton, Colin Cunliffe, Kaitlyn Davidson, Casey Garvin, Eloise Kropp, Harris Milgrim, Shina Ann Morris, Kristin Piro, Katerine Popacostas, Tally Sessions, Diana Vaden, and Vishal Vaidya.

With direction by Marc Bruni (Beautiful), choreography by Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas), and music direction by Todd Ellison (An American in Paris), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying runs June 6–10, 2018 in the Eisenhower Theater.

A tune-filled comic gem, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a delightfully funny book by Abe Burrows, Willie Gilbert, and Jack Weinstock. The show follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive. Winner of both the Tony Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize in drama when it debuted in 1961, it has since received Tony Award®–winning Broadway revivals in 1995, starring Matthew Broderick, and 2011, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The design team for this semi-staged concert production includes set design by Scott Pask (The Band’s Visit, The Book of Mormon), lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski (Beautiful, The Producers), costume design by Amy Clark (Chaplin), and sound design by Brian Ronan (Beautiful, The Book of Mormon).

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying concludes the inaugural season of the Broadway Center Stage series, which began with starry sold-out runs of Chess and In the Heights. In the 2018­–2019 season, Broadway Center Stage will feature Little Shop of Horrors; Meredith Wilson’s Tony Award®–winning classic, The Music Man, starring Norm Lewis; and The Who’s Tommy, the Tony Award®–winning musical. The Broadway Center Stage series will also expand to include three one-night-only readings of some of the greatest classic American plays featuring stars in roles they have always dreamed of playing.

Ticket Information

Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be performed Wednesday, June 6–Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. For more information please visit the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or call (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

Photos By: Teresa Wood / KENNEDY CENTER