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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

'LIFE AMONG THE ARYANS' @ NUYORICAN POETS CAFE

Maurice Carlton And Eric Frazier



NEW YORK -- In "Life Among the Aryans," an American political satire by Ishmael Reed, directed by Rome Neal, the time is the future and the political pendulum has swung way back. Now the president is Jewish and the head of the FBI is a Black woman, presenting such a nightmare to the far right that they now miss the president they called The Muslim King. The government has enacted reparations to Black Americans for the unpaid labor of their ancestors. This inspires envy and desperation among impecunious members of the Alt-Right. But it also inspires them to a new, uproarious strategy of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." The Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Ishmael Reed will present the satire May 31 to June 24 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East Third Street (betw. Avenues B and C).


The play presents a cunning satire of White class consciousness. In its hilariously dystopian future, it's clear that white supremacists have been hornswoggled by their Alt-Right President, P.P. Spanky, who has shuffled up all their wealth to his billionaire friends. But these white folks still don't realize that all along, Blacks should have been their natural allies in their fight against exploitation. Alt-Right activists contort themselves ideologically to fit into the new world order while their wives escape the misery of their home lives by "going Black." With wordplay and irony, the play reminds us how nowadays, red state ideologues have enthusiastically elected their own exploiters, making them share with Black America the butt end of the economy. In Ishmael Reed's traditional style, every character is a clown. The play uses time-honored techniques of signifyin' to make light of how white folks are oblivious to the irony of their political situation.


The play was originally workshopped at the Cafe with the support of NYSCA.

Monday, May 14, 2018

THE VICTORY CUP 'AMERICAS POLO MATCH NEW YORK

The Victory Cup, ‘America’s Polo Match




Patterson, NY -- The Victory Cup, ‘America’s Polo Match’, is teaming up with craft brewers from New York and beyond this summer to put on a craft brewers festival in Patterson this summer. We are excited to announce the partnership between “The Beer Festival” and “The Victory Cup” for 2018! In addition to dozens of local food partners, breweries, wineries and distilleries, the event will also have a farm to table brunch and dinner, live music, classic cars, and intense polo matches!


With the help of awesome partners and sponsors, this event keeps growing. Major partners and sponsors include vineyard vines, Land Rover, Chateau E’sclans wine, KICKS 105.5, Purple Heart Homes and Examiner Media group.


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, a classic Land Rover show, children’s playground, a plush Cigar Lounge provided by Blue Smoke and an informal fashion contest. Not to be missed, enjoy dinner with the players, as the Victory Cup boasts one of the largest and certainly most unique farm to table dinner experiences in the nation. The farm to table dinner will be catered by Aversano’s this year, among other partners!


If you love craft beer, horses, wine, spirits or brunch, the Victory Cup has you covered! This is a family friendly event held atop a bucolic set of hills in New York’s Hudson Valley with picturesque views. Thousands of craft beer lovers from New York and surrounding states will enjoy chatting with the brewers responsible for these tasty libations. Not to be left out, food lovers, wine lovers and our craft spirit friends are also excited for an amazing day!


Alcohol tastings will be provided by Tommyrotter Distillery, Clifton Cider, Peony Vodka, Fishers Island Lemonade, New Paltz Brewing Co, YaVe Tequila, 1857 Spirits, Gristmill Distillers, Treasury Hard Cider, Broken Bow Brewery, RS Taylor & Sons Brewery, Cross Roads Brewery, Twin Stills, Seneca Lake Brew, Cooperstown Distillery, Blue Toad Hard Cider, and Sahm Brewing Company.


Food partners include Aversanos, Le Express Bistro, Mason Catering, Ice & Vine, Skinny Pines, Waffles & Dinges, San Matteo Pizzeria, The Butcher Bar, Corfu Grill, Essie’s Restaurant, Elia’s Market and Heritage Food & Drink.


Come out and enjoy a gorgeous day of awesome craft brews, green grass, majestic horses, fun people, great vendors and heart pounding polo! We are a family friendly and pet friendly festival. The farm hosting this event, 3J Ranch, is centrally located off of 684 and I 84.


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!

BROADWAY'S HIT 'MEAN GIRLS' NATIONAL TOUR 2019

Mean Girls



Mean Girls, the Tony Award-nominated new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hilarious hit film, 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.



Dates and cities for the tour, along with casting and other information, will be announced at a later date.



“Working with Tina and Jeff to bring Mean Girls to Broadway these past five years has been one of the happiest experiences of my life,” said producer Lorne Michaels. “We’re so proud of the show and thrilled people all over the country will see it.”



Mean Girls on Broadway is now nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; Best Book for Tina Fey; Best Original Score for Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin; Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for Casey Nicholaw. Fey is this year’s Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Book of a Musical. The production is also nominated for 10 Drama Desk Awards and 3 Drama League Awards including Best Musical, along with 3 Helen Hayes (Washington D.C.) Awards including Outstanding Visiting Production.



Mean Girls opened on Broadway last month to rave reviews 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.



New York Magazine calls Mean Girls “HILARIOUS! A smart, splashy new musical that delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” Chicago Tribune said “Tina Fey writes FUNNIER, SMARTER, SHARPER satire than anyone else in the business.” People Magazine calls the show “FRESH, FUN AND INFECTIOUS – Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin’s songs keep the laughs coming!” The New York Daily News said Mean Girls “TICKLES THE EARS, EYES AND FUNNY BONE – the direction by Casey Nicholaw packs style, invention and red bull-force energy.” And, Entertainment Weekly calls it “A MARVEL: DAZZLING & HILARIOUS!”



The Broadway cast is 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, 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.


Friday, May 11, 2018

WHEN BROOKLYN WAS QUEER @ SEAPORT MUSEUM

Casey Stevedores Bathing




The South Street Seaport Museum presents a special lecture in celebration of Pride Month, The Queer Histories of Brooklyn's Waterfront by Brooklyn-based writer and curator Hugh Ryan on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are $10 (free for members). Doors open at 6:15pm. Reception to follow.


In Brooklyn, queer history began along the waterfront, from the docks of downtown Brooklyn to the factories of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, to the seaside amusements of Coney Island. In this talk, Hugh Ryan covers 100+ years of queer Brooklyn, from Walt Whitman to WWII and beyond.


Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn, whose book When Brooklyn Was Queer, chronicles the LGBTQ history of Brooklyn, and is due out in March 2019 from St. Martin's Press. He is the Founder of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History and sits on the Boards of QED: A Journal in LGBTQ Worldmaking, and the Museum of Transgender History and Art. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Buzzfeed, the LA Review of Books, Out, and many other venues. He is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Martin Duberman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, and a 2018 residency at The Watermill Center.


The Seaport Museum's monthly book talk and lecture series in 2018 explores New York's rich maritime history. Authors and guest speakers discuss topics from the great clipper ships in the Golden Age of Sail (Baron of the Seas by Steve Ujifusa) to the Erie Canal (Heaven's Ditch by Jack Kelly), New York's many islands, and the murky history of piracy on the high seas.


ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM


The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."


Photo Courtesy Of: Michelle Tabnick PR

Thursday, May 10, 2018

MTC WORLD PREMIERE OF 'SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS'

Sugar In Our Wounds




Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love, directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit).



The production, which begins rehearsals tomorrow, will star Stephanie Berry (Drowning Crow, The Hummingbird's Tour) as Aunt Mama, Sheldon Best (Romeo and Juliet) as James, Fern Cozine (Off-Broadway debut) as Isabel, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) as Mattie, and Chinaza Uche (Sojourners/Her Portmanteau, Nigerian Prince) as Henry.



Sugar in Our Wounds will begin previews Tuesday, June 5, 2018 ahead of a Tuesday, June 19, 2018 opening night at The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center – Stage II (131 West 55th Street).



On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love's exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history.



Sugar in Our Wounds’ creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (sound design), Michael Thurber (original music), Darrell Grand Moultrie (movement), and Cookie Jordan (hair & makeup design).



Special “Sugar” Events:



Next Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30pm, playwright Donja R. Love and Oscar-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (MTC’s upcoming Broadway premiere of Choir Boy) will participate in the Theater Talks series at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, exploring the impact of black queer voices in theater and the power of diverse narratives to propel humanity forward. Registration details can be found HERE.



In addition, to connect with audiences at the intersection of Blackness and Queerness, Bridging Access to Care will be hosting a breakfast and panel discussion with Donja R. Love on Saturday, June 9 from 11am – 1pm at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn. Further details to come.



Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living by Martyna Majok; Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; August Wilson’s Jitney and The Piano Lesson; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical.



TICKETING INFORMATION


Single tickets are available for purchase online at www.nycitycenter.org, by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, or by visiting the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). New and renewing subscribers can join MTC’s 2018-2019 season by calling The MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050. For more information, please visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com.



To sign up for MTC’s “30 Under 30” program, offering $30 tickets for theatregoers age 30 and under, visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30under30.



'DANCE TO UNITE' PRESENTS 5TH ANNUAL BENEFIT

Fire Island Dance Festival



Dance to Unite presents the 5th Annual Benefit: Lead the Wayon Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:30pm, featuring a dance performance from Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, at the Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, NYC. Tickets are $150.


Join the Dance to Unite Board, Host Committee, Guests, and Volunteer Teachers for an unforgettable evening of performances, wine reception, passed hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, music and mingling to celebrate dance and diversity in New York City. The evening will include a performance by Dance to Unite students from PS64 and Emmy Award-winning journalist Susan Farkas presents a mini-documentary. All proceeds support Dance to Unite's critical work in offering free multicultural, dance classes to inner-city public school kids in Manhattan's Lower East Side, Chinatown, Chelsea, East Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx.


This year, Dance to Unite proudly honors Allen Kovac, CEO and President of 10th Street Entertainment, one of the world's leading music management companies. He will be joined by featured speaker, Igal Perry, Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and founder of Peridance, named one of the best dance schools by Time Out Magazine.



ALLEN KOVAC



CEO/Founder, Tenth Street Entertainment/The Eleven Seven Music Group


In his more than four-decade-long career in the music business, Allen Kovac has been an independent maverick and entrepreneur, a pioneering, self-taught executive who not only predicted music industry trends, but put them into practice. At his core, though, the record company management firm/music publisher founder is at heart an artist advocate, one who makes sure to maximize that talent through creative marketing, promotion and a big data-based approach. As a leading voice in the indie community, Kovac is involved as a committee member for A2IM (American Association of Independent Music) and has been instrumental in working with international trade organization Merlin to improve relations with the major streaming services.


Born in Israel to Holocaust survivor parents who fought in the country war for independence in 1948, Kovac moved with his family to Houston at three, revealing his business skills when he joined with his older (by a year) brother Phillip to book acts like ZZ Top and Michael Murphey to his high school. Dropping out of the University of Oregon in Eugene after a year, he convinced a local Chinese restaurant owner to let him use the venue to promote rock bands there at night. The Place became a vital tour stop for groups between San Francisco and Portland, with Allen and Phillip's company, TDA (Totally Dedicated to Artists) Productions bringing in such acts as Tom Petty, Talking Heads and Elvis Costello to the 500-capacity room between 1974 and 1984. "Back then there was a culture of music," he recalls. "People like Ken Kesey and the Grateful Dead... It was a true community."


In 1985 Allen created Tenth Street Entertainment, an artist management company in LA that included Richard Marx, Duran Duran, The Cranberries, Motley Crue and Meatloaf. By 1995 Allen had an interest in branching out from traditional music marketing and created a joint venture with DDB Needham and Strategic Research. These companies were media buying and consumer research ventures for the music industry. Highlights include Garth Brooks, Meatloaf Bat Out Of Hell 2, and the Beatles. He continued expanding management to The Bee Gees, Blondie, Luther Vandross, Yes, and En Vogue.


In 2006 Allen founded E7LG - The Eleven Seven Music Group to give artists the integrated world wide marketing campaigns and direct distribution with ITunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and Deezer.


While the major labels tend to their quarterly billing with a steady diet of hip-hop and pop, Kovac has doubled down on rock and artist development, which he's studied for nearly 45 years now, recognizing what it takes to succeed, and applying principles both old school and up-to-date.


From Richard Marx to Nothing More, the Santa Antonio, TX band which just garnered three Grammy nominations earlier this year, Allen Kovac has had his finger on the pulse of the music business, and he's not about to let up.


Allen is currently co-producing the movie "The Dirt" (based the on biography of the legendary rock band Mötely Crü) with Julie and Rick Yorn for Netflix, and a musical based on Nikki Sixx's autobiography "The Heroin Diaries."


Allen Kovac continues to break new ground. "Whatever I don't know, I learn," he says simply. Call him a quick learner.


IGAL PERRY


Founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Capezio Center.


Igal Perry is a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master, and dance educator. Mr. Perry's elegant choreography, often in collaboration with contemporary composers, has been described as "blessedly inventive" (Jennifer Dunning, NYTimes). His works have been set on prestigious companies and performed at renowned festivals including Florence Dance Festival and Invito Alla Danza (Italy), Batsheva and Bat-Dor Dance Companies and the Karmiel Dance Festival (Israel), Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet (NYC), Companhia de Danca de Lisboa (Portugal), and Alberta Ballet (Canada). This year his new work Infinity will be set on the San Jose Ballet.


Born in Israel, Igal Perry began his dancing career with Karmon, a folk dance company. He later joined the Bat-Dor Dance Company, where he worked with leading teachers and choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Benjamin Harkarvy, John Butler, Rudi Van Dantzig, Inesse Alexandrov, Paul Sanasardo, and Lar Lubovitch. Upon arriving in the United States, Mr. Perry joined Dennis Wayne's Dancers as ballet master and choreographer. During that period, he staged John Butler's work for the NYC Opera, the Opera of Munich, Caracas Ballet, and Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, where he also directed the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki's opera Paradise Lost. From 1981-1982, Mr. Perry headed the ballet department at Jacob's Pillow. In 1983, he launched his dance school, Peridance Capezio Center, now one of New York City's leading dance institutions. A year later he founded Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, for which he has choreographed over 50 works, with performances at BAM, The Joyce Theater, and City Center.


In addition to his daily class at Peridance, Mr. Perry serves as guest faculty/choreographer at The Jacob's Pillow Festival, The Ailey School, and Marymount Manhattan College. Since 1995, Mr. Perry has served as a guest teacher at The Juilliard School, where he staged his Intimate Voices and Mourning Song. His international teaching engagements include Scapino Ballet and Het National Ballet (Holland), Laterna Magica and the National Ballet (Prague), Architanz (Tokyo), The Royal Ballet of Sweden and Balettakademien (Sweden), the National Ballet of China, and the Kwang-Ju City Ballet Company (Korea).


PERIDANCE CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY


Founded by Artistic Director Igal Perry, New York City's Peridance Contemporary Dance Company has been a powerhouse of energetic and evocative dance since 1984. Operating from its home at the renowned Peridance Capezio Center at Union Square, the Company presents an annual New York Season at the Salvatore Capezio Theater as well as guest performances in venues such as the Joyce Theater, BAM, and Lincoln Center. In addition to Perry's signature works, described by the NY Times as "blessedly inventive", the Company has commissioned and performed works by many choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden, and Sidra Bell. In the past five years alone, the Company's domestic and international tours have brought contemporary dance to over 45,000 audience members around the globe in festivals and venues such as Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Big Arts Florida, Spring to Dance St. Louis, Florence Dance Festival, Tel Aviv Dance, Seoul International Dance Festival, and many more. The Company's "Dance-Break" outreach program provides an array of creative dance workshops for youth, often in underserved schools. PCDC has been generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Capezio Dance Foundation, Harkness Foundation, Google, the Jewish Communal Fund, PNC Bank, and the Sequoia Foundation.


Dance to Unite, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to use dance as a vehicle to teach and to celebrate cultural diversity. We are committed to creating positive experiences for children to develop understanding, acceptance, respect and compassion for all cultures culminating in unity for the purpose of future peace. Dance to Unite, Inc. partners with After School programs to offer weekly free dance classes with an educational component that celebrates cultural diversity. The classes are complemented periodically with special guest artists who conduct workshops to promote our mission of unity and peace. Each Dance to Unite class culminates with and end of the year performance. More Info www.dancetounite.org



Photo Courtesy Of: Michelle Tabnick PR / Daniel-Roberts

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

SOUTHAMPTON HISTORY MUSEUM'S 9TH HOUSE TOUR

Rogers Mansion



From a lakefront gabled home to a recently renovated the turn-of-the-century residence, the Southampton History Museum's ninth annual "Insider's View" house tour on Saturday, June 2, will offer a unique opportunity to enter and admire a few of Southampton's most extraordinary architectural gems.


 Attendees will have a rare chance to view stunning interiors furnished with flair, whether the owner favors a high-style contemporary look, classic elegance or an eclectic approach that reflects the personal style of a connoisseur. An early-season highlight on the Hamptons social calendar, the tour is a favorite with design mavens and others who come in search of inspiration and a good time.


Houses are open from 1 to 4 p.m., after which attendees are invited to a champagne reception, catered by Sant Ambroeus restaurant, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the beautiful Rogers Mansion at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton.

$95 IN ADVANCE & $110 DAY OF THE TOUR



Or call the Museum at (631) 283-2494


SOUTHAMPTON HISTORY MUSEUM

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
(631) 283-2494


DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL AFTER PARTY @ BOND 45

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical



Now you won’t have to stop dancing after the curtain comes down on SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Beginning last night Bond 45 in its new location next door to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will host an after-party after every performance of SUMMER. The celebration will continue downstairs at Bond 45 with dancing to all of SUMMER’s greatest hits and a themed menu of signature SUMMER cocktails including ‘Hot Stuff,’ ‘Bad Girls,’ and ‘Last Dance.’.


The producers of SUMMER said "Audiences at SUMMER are dancing in the aisles, and this is the perfect way to keep the party going after the show."


"We are thrilled to welcome the cast and audiences of SUMMER to continue the celebration next door at Bond 45 putting our own special spin on the party," Said Shelly Fireman, owner of Bond 45 and President of Fireman Hospitality Group, "We are so thankful to have been embraced so warmly by the Broadway community in our new location, from producers to casts to crew members to theatre audiences from around the world. Hosting the SUMMER after-party is exactly the kind of fun and community we hope to be bringing to the heart of the theatre district."


"If you’re lookin’ for some hot stuff on Broadway, you’ve come to the right place. SUMMER: The ‪Donna Summer Musical delivers the seasonal sunshine....Of course, the music is terrific; ‪Donna Summer isn’t the undisputed Queen of Disco for nothing....This production lives or dies on the shoulders of its three Donnas — and they are incredible. LaChanze, DeBose, and Broadway newcomer Lever all deliver vocal performances that made me sit back in my seat and mouth “whoa." - Entertainment Weekly



Three actresses who play the role of musical icon Donna Summer in SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical are Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) as “Diva Donna,” Ariana DeBose (A Bronx Tale, Hamilton) as “Disco Donna” and Storm Lever (Freaky Friday) as “Duckling Donna.”



A true Broadway establishment in its location on 46th Street, Bond 45 features a newly imagined downstairs bar designed by David Korins (production designer for ‘Hamilton’, Dear Evan Hansen’) with lighting design by Donald Holder (‘The Lion King”, ‘My Fair Lady’). Nestled between the Lunt-Fontane Theater and the Edison Hotel, the restaurant’s two-story, 7,800-square-foot space is complemented by its distinguished menu of exceptional Italian dishes crafted by Executive Chef Brando De Oliveira from Bologna, Italy.



The cast of SUMMER also includes Aaron Krohn (Cabaret) as “Neil Bogart,” Ken Robinson (The Color Purple) as “Andrew Gaines,” and Jared Zirilli (Lysistrata Jones) as “Bruce Sudano.” The ensemble is comprised of Angelica Beliard (On Your Feet), Mackenzie Bell (Sunset Boulevard), Kaleigh Cronin (A Bronx Tale), Kimberly Dodson (Duress film), Anissa Felix (Sunset Boulevard), Drew Wildman Foster (Sunset Boulevard), Kendal Hartse (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Afra Hines (Shuffle Along), Jenny Laroche (“Smash”), Wonu Ogunfowora (A Bronx Tale), Rebecca Riker (An American in Paris), Christina Acosta Robinson (“Dexter”), Jessica Rush (Jersey Boys) and Harris M. Turner (Mamma Mia!). Swings include Aurelia Michael (Legally Blonde), Jody Reynard (Chicago tour) and Kim Steele (Jerry Springer The Opera).



SUMMER features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and is directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and scenic design by Robert Brill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Gareth Owen and projections by Sean Nieuwenhuis.



SUMMER is produced by Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers. Co-Producers are Steven A. and Alexandra Cohen, Thalia Sodi, Courtney Sachs, Ollawood Productions, Lawrence S. Toppall, Rodney Rigby, Morris Goldfarb, James L. Nederlander, Universal Music Group, The John Gore Organization.



Tickets are available through www.Ticketmaster.com online or by phone at 877-250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office. Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Group sales (of 12 or more) are available by calling 877-536-3437 or by email at groups@dodger.com.



SUMMER offers a limited number of $40 rush tickets, available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, beginning when the Box Office opens each day. There is a limit of two tickets per customer. Rush tickets can only be purchased the day of the performance. Tickets are non-transferable, subject to availability and may be partial view.



She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.



About Bond 45:



BOND 45 relocated in Fall 2017 to its new home in the heart of the theater district, 221 West 46th Street. Nestled between the Lunt-Fontanne Theater and the Edison Hotel, the restaurant’s new two-story, 7,800-square-foot space seats 268 guests. Complemented by its distinguished menu of exceptional Italian dishes crafted by Executive Chef Brando De Oliveira from Bologna, Italy, the restaurant’s carefully curated new environment honors the classic décor and lively atmosphere of the original BOND 45 on the main floor while offering fresh and exciting new design on its downstairs level, the Bond Bar Below.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

CONDOLA RASHAD TO HOST MTC GALA @ CIPRIANI

Condola Rashad




Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 14 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street), hosted by four-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, who is currently starring in Saint Joan at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, featuring performances by many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including The Band’s Visit, Escape to Margaritaville, Frozen, Mean Girls, Once On This Island, SpongeBob SquarePants, and SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. All performances are subject to change.



The evening will be directed by Richard Maltby Jr. The creative team includes Jason Lyons (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (sound design), and Justin Hornback (music direction).



The MTC Spring Gala co-chairs are Matthew C. Blank, Marie T. Gallagher (SVP and Controller, PepsiCo), and Thomas F. Secunda (Founding Partner, Bloomberg).



The Spring Gala begins with cocktails at 7 PM, followed by dinner and the gala performance beginning at approximately 9:15 PM. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC’s mission as a leading non-profit theatre company developing and producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway, as well as its renowned education program, which deepens students’ understanding of themselves and the world through the medium of theatre.



Individual tickets for MTC’s Spring Gala, including cocktails, dinner, and the show, are available for $5,000, $3,500, and $2,500. Tables of 10 are also available for $50,000, $35,000, and $25,000. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com/gala or by calling (212) 399-3000, ext. 4147.


Tuesday, May 01, 2018

BANDSTAND: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL ON SCREEN

BANDSTAND: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL ON SCREEN




NEW YORK, NY – “Bandstand,” Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker’s Broadway musical directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will bring high-octane, heart-stopping, spectacular dancing to movie theaters nationwide this summer in “BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen.” In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage of the production.



Tickets for “BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen” are available at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.



Presented by Fathom Events and Sing Out, Louise! Productions, this special two-night event will premiere in more than 700 U.S. cinemas on Monday, June 25 and Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).



“This stunning film captures the spirit of the Broadway production, but at the same time allows the audience to get closer than they ever would be able to in the theater,” Blankenbuehler said. “It is a powerful reminder about the importance of honoring all the sacrifices that have gotten us to where we are. Service men and women, teachers, mentors, parents…they have built a foundation underneath all of us. And this beautiful story shows us that art and love can heal the soul no matter how deep the injuries go.”



America’s soldiers come home from war in 1945 to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, while Private First Class Donny Novitski (Corey Cott), singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, inspiration strikes. Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, each an astonishing musician, and young war widow Julia Trojan (Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes), an aspiring jazz singer. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally feel like they have a place to call home.


Bandstand is presented in special partnership with the military non-profit TAPS, which cares for the families of America's fallen heroes. The Broadway musical was also the first live entertainment production ever to be “6 Certified” by Got Your 6, for its accurate portrayal of the veteran experience.



“It’s very exciting to bring an original musical of this stature to the big screen,” Fathom Events Chief Content and Programming Officer Gordon Synn said. “This show has not only world-class singing and dancing but also a lot of heart and a great message that we hope will touch cinema audiences across the U.S.”



“It is a great honor and thrill to bring this completely original musical, filled with heart and hope, to the big screen,” producer Tom Smedes said. “While on Broadway we saw firsthand how much this story resonated with audiences and, most especially, veterans. It’s a tribute to them and all American heroes and we are overjoyed that the film of the Broadway musical will now be able to reach the entire country.”

OFF BROADWAY EXTENSION OF 'THE GREAT LEAP'

The Great Leap




Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) announces a one-week extension of the New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar. The production, which opens on Monday, June 4th, will now play through Sunday, June 24th, 2018 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street).



The Great Leap, which begins performances on Wednesday, May 23rd, will feature Ali Ahn (“The Path” on Hulu), Ned Eisenberg (Six Degrees of Separation), Tony Aidan Vo (Pan Asian Rep’s NoNo Boy), and Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee BD Wong (“Mr. Robot,” “Law & Order: SVU,” M. Butterfly).



San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a “friendship” game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history.



Inspired by events from her father’s life and (short-lived) basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker’s Wife) makes her Atlantic debut with this tender and fearless play. Yee’s play King of the Yees is enjoying its premiere this season at The Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group, followed by productions at ACT Theatre and Canada’s National Arts Centre. Taibi Magar recently directed the critically acclaimed Master at the Foundry Theatre and the Obie Award-winning production of Underground Railroad Game at Ars Nova, both New York Times Critic’s Picks. Her work was seen on stage this year in Aleshea Harris’ Is God Is at Soho Rep.



The Great Leap will feature scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Eric Southern, sound design and original music by Palmer Hefferan, projection design by David Bengali, movement direction by Jesse Perez, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: David Caparelliotis, CSA; Lauren Port, CSA; and Joseph Gery.



The Great Leap was originally developed and produced by Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Chris Coleman, Artistic Director.



ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is an award-winning Off-Broadway theater dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully while utilizing an artistic ensemble. At Atlantic, we believe that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in our repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today’s finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences. Alongside being an award-winning producing organization, we’ve also been teaching theater since our inception. The internationally-acclaimed Atlantic Acting School has the only conservatory program in the world that offers in-depth training in co-Founders David Mamet and William H. Macy’s unique and influential approach to acting: Practical Aesthetics, the Atlantic Technique. Our school’s mission is to ensure that each graduate masters the essential analytical and physical disciplines of acting and to empower every student with skills necessary for success in the profession. We also bring theater into the classroom through robust arts education initiatives that serve a record 4,200 public school students each year. Since its inception, Atlantic has produced more than 150 plays including Tony Award-winning productions of Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik) and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipient Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics’ Circle winner for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson); the New York Premiere of Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); and Lucille Lortel, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award-winning The Band’s Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), now playing on Broadway; among many others! Atlantic has garnered 12 Tony Awards, 24 Obie Awards, 21 Lucille Lortel Awards, 10 Drama Desk Awards, 8 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 4 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, 3 Drama League Awards, 3 Theater World Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.



Schedule:

Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

Sunday 7:30pm performances on 5/27, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24

Monday 7:30pm performance on 6/11

No Tuesday performances on 6/5, 6/12


Tickets:

Tickets for The Great Leap are now on sale. Regular tickets begin at $50. Order online at atlantictheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office (336 West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues).




Friday, April 13, 2018

BROADWAY BARES ANNOUNCES GAME NIGHT JUNE 17

Broadway Bares



You’re invited to a friendly game night where the only type of poker to play is strip, where the lead pipe in the library is more flirty than fatal and where playtime is for more than just the games. This year’s theme for Broadway Bares, announced today, is Game Night, an unparalleled evening of seductive striptease with a gamified twist. The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.



Broadway Bares: Game Night (#BroadwayBares) will feature more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City, rolling the dice and their well-toned bodies in the highly choreographed, highly produced annual spectacular.



Combining the sexy wink of classic burlesque with today’s favorite pop music, Broadway Bares: Game Night will put a sassy, seductive spin on games you know and love. From a pulsating poke at pinball to saucy virtual reality video games, don’t miss the titillating live show where anything can happen.



The 28th annual edition of Broadway Bares will take place at 9:30 pm and midnight on Sunday, June 17, at Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC).



The show will be directed by Nick Kenkel, co-choreographer of the upcoming Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Laya Barak, an accomplished dancer and choreographer whose work has appeared in the last four editions of Broadway Bares. Aaron Hamilton serves as associate director.



Wanna play? Tickets for Broadway Bares: Game Night range from $50 to $3,000. VIP tickets include unlimited specialty cocktails and exclusive seating. The fabulous "Stripper Spectacular" package includes a premium reserved table seat at either show with specialty cocktails, admission to a private cocktail party at Broadway Bares creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell’s penthouse apartment and a backstage tour. The “Barest Backstage Insider Experience” includes a premium reserved table seat at the midnight show with specialty cocktails, a pre-show, behind-the-scenes backstage tour and access to the final “undressed” rehearsal the evening of the show.



Ticket details are at broadwaycares.org. For other information and merchandise, visit broadwaybares.com.



Broadway Bares was created in 1992 by Mitchell, then a Broadway dancer, as a way to raise awareness and money for those living with HIV/AIDS. In Broadway Bares’ first year, Mitchell and six of his friends danced on a New York City bar and raised $8,000.

OFF BROADWAY'S HIT 'PARADISE BLUE' EXTENDED RUN

Paradise Blue



The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Paradise Blue by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson has been extended one week, the company announced today. The production, which opens on May 14, will now run through June 10, 2018.



Paradise Blue is the first play of Morisseau’s Signature Residency 5, which will include three productions over the course of five years. Performances begin on April 24 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).



This production of Paradise Blue features Obie Award-winner Francois Battiste (Head of Passes, “Ten Days in the Valley”), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen, The Liquid Plain), Simone Missick (“Luke Cage,” “The Defenders”), J. Alphonse Nicholson (“Tales,” “Luke Cage”), Keith Randolph Smith (Malcolm X, Jitney).



In 1949, Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance. Paradise Blue is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.

Monday, April 09, 2018

WILLIAM SHATNER & MEL BROOKS TO HOST NJ PAC

William Shatner




Newark, New Jersey- This spring and summer, New Jersey Performing Arts Center will give movie buffs the unique opportunity to view classic comedy and science-fiction films and hear stories and insight from the iconic actors behind them. The screenings in May, June and July take place at NJPAC in Newark in Prudential Hall and also at Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall in Asbury Park. NJPAC’s most recent partnership with Madison Marquette continues to bring new and exciting programming to Asbury Park’s Boardwalk, just in time for summer.



The bill includes legendary producer/director Mel Brooks looking back at the classic outer space spoof, “Spaceballs;” comedy legend John Cleese appearing for “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”; and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, hosting “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” In addition, John Cusack presents the romantic comedy, “Say Anything;” and Cary Elwes talks about laugh-out-loud comedy, “The Princess Bride.”



Saturday, May 6th at 8PM


Mel Brooks: The Schwartz Awakens – A Screening of Spaceballs
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: $49 - $119


Mel Brooks – The Schwartz Awakens invites you to experience Spaceballs like you’ve never seen it before – in full-format on the big screen – followed by Mel Brooks live on stage with a candid, hilarious look back.





Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 PM



William Shatner LIVE plus Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: Starting at $39


Prepare to be beamed up for this spectacular screening of the space classic, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, followed by award-winning actor and sci-fi legend William Shatner live on stage!





Saturday, June 16th at 7:30 PM


The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Location: Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park
Price: Starting at $39


Q&A with a Performance by CARY ELWES





Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM


Say Anything with John Cusack
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: Starting at $39


Hollywood icon John Cusack comes to NJPAC live with this screening of his iconic 1989 romance, Say Anything.





Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 PM


John Cleese & Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Location: Convention Hall, Asbury Park
Price: Starting at $47


Comedy legend John Cleese is heading in your general direction for this live and truly unforgettable afternoon of hilarity, featuring a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.




LEA MICHELE & DARREN CRISS @ NEW JERSEY PAC

Lea Michele




Newark, New Jersey - Metropolitan Entertainment and New Jersey Performing Arts Center present actors and musicians Lea Michele and Darren Criss in concert this June. The duo will hit the stage together and solo, performing songs from Broadway, Glee and original songs from their recent solo albums. The co-headlining limited run tour was announced this afternoon during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and kicks off May 30, 2018 in Nashville. The LM/DC tour makes only one New York City stop in Newark, NJ at NJPAC on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8pm.



“We’ve always had so much fun performing together for one-off gigs, so it’s high time we took that show on the road,” Michele and Criss said in a joint statement. "We share so much musical history together between Glee, Broadway, and our own solo projects, so it will be fun to put it all together for our fans in one big show."



Tickets, priced at $39 - $99 (plus applicable fees), go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 13 at 10am ET. Tickets will be available online at NJPAC.org, Ticketmaster.com by phone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722) and in person at NJPAC Box Office located at 1 Center Street in Newark. VIP packages are also available. Please visit www.LMDCtour.com for all details.



Michele last hit the road in the spring of 2017 for a string of sold-out shows on her Intimate Evening With North American tour. Performing songs from her albums Louder and Places, critics stated, “Lea created a really beautiful night and performance. One of the key factors in the concert being so warm and welcoming was the fact that you knew everyone in the room was feeling the same.”

Darren Criss



Criss most recently released a five-track indie EP entitled Homework, his first solo project in over seven years. It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart while SiriusXM described it as a “nice hybrid of early Elton John and Ben Folds.” In 2017, he debuted his indie-pop band Computer Games along with his brother Chuck Criss with their first album Lost Boys Life EP. Billboard deemed the bands single “Every Single Night” as a contender for song of the summer.


JAPANESE BUTOH DANCER @ VANGELINE THEATER

Japanese Butoh Dancer Dai Matsuoka



Vangeline Theater presents Japanese Butoh dancer Dai Matsuoka (principal dancer with celebrated butoh company Sankai Juku) on April 21, 2018, at 8pm at Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio A, NYC. With this performance, Vangeline Theater debuts its Studio Series, where audiences enjoy the unique opportunity to witness the skill and polish of talented dancers in an intimate setting. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased HERE. Doors open at 7:45pm - Space is limited to 60.



Dai Matsuoka is a Butoh Dancer and the Artistic Director of LAND FES. He has been a principal dancer with SANKAI JUKU since 2005 and has danced in eight Sankai Juku pieces including "Kinkan Shonen", "Tobari", "Meguri" and "Unetsu".



Dai Matsuoka is also in collaboration with puppet company Phantom Limb (NYC) and a member of The Dance Archive Network dedicated to the preservation of Butoh legend Yoshito Ohno's digital motion data.



Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in the Japanese postwar avant-garde movement form Butoh. She is the Artistic Director of the Vangeline Theater (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese Butoh while carrying it into the 21st century, and the founder of the New York Butoh Institute.



Vangeline's work has been heralded in publications such as The New York Times ("captivating"), Los Angeles Times ("moves with the clockwork deliberation of a practiced Japanese Butoh artist") and LA Weekly, to name a few. Time OUT Chicago named Vangeline's "one of the best Dance Visits of 2011." More recently her BUTOH BEETHOVEN: Eclipse received critical acclaim in New York and was dubbed: "incredibly moving and powerful. It is clear that Vangeline is an artist who knows the darkness of Butoh well and has the incredible skill to make that darkness dance...Vangeline has the control and poise of a true master of Butoh."



Friday, April 06, 2018

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL @ BOSTON'S EMERSON

Moulin Rouge!




April 2018 – Boston, MA – Global Creatures (Carmen Pavlovic, producer) has announced principal casting for Moulin Rouge! The Musical, playing Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)’s Emerson Colonial Theatre for just 36 performances from June 27, 2018 through August, 5, 2018. Reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston’s crown jewel reopens its doors this summer with the World Premiere engagement of the musical, based on the 2001 20th Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann.



Moulin Rouge! The Musical will star 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-nominated for Fela), Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago, Encores’ Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers), Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Chicago).



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.



Additional tickets for the run of Moulin Rouge! The Musical are now on sale. Tickets start at $55 and are available at EmersonColonialTheatre.com or by calling 888.616.0272.


RMS TITANIC @ SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM

Titanic Headlines



The South Street Seaport Museum presents special programming exploring the legacy of the RMS Titanic during the month of April. First, a Curator's Talk on their exhibition Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are free for members (registration required) or $10 for non-members and can be purchased at seaportmuseum.org/curatortalks or in person at the main Museum building at 12 Fulton Street, NYC. Then, a special walking tour exploring Titanic's life and legacy, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, at 12pm and 2pm



This April marks the 106th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Join the Seaport Museum's historian, and curator of Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914 for special programs commemorating the brief life and journey of the RMS Titanic. First Join us during a special curators talk for an in-depth look at the exhibition: Millions, and New York's special relationship with ocean liners. Then on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, join the Seaport Museum for a special walking tour to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, and the legacy of Titanic's brief life. From Schermerhorn Row to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Seaport District is full of surprising connections to many of Titanic's passengers. Come and discover these forgotten ties between the ill-fated liner and South Street. Tickets are $20 for members or $25 for non-members and can be purchased at seaportmuseum.org/seaportwalkingtours or in person at the main Museum building at 12 Fulton Street, NYC.



About the Exhibition



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.



Ships like Titanic, Olympic, Lusitania, Mauretania, Aquitania, and Imperator dominated transatlantic travel. 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.