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Monday, July 16, 2018

A SIGN OF THE TIMES: SONGS OF PETULA CLARK

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: www.DelawareTheatre.org.


ROCK LEGEND ERIC JOHNSON @ NEW JERSEY PAC

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 NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.


NJPAC

One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Photo Courtesy of: NJ PAC


PRE BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT OF MOULIN ROUGE !

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

VICTORY CUP NYC CLASSIC @ GOVERNORS ISLAND

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: victorycup.org/nyc.

Monday, June 25, 2018

THE 37TH ANNUAL NYC BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL

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

AThomasProject

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

Hivewild

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

BROADWAY'S MEAN GIRLS BREAKS RECORDS AGAIN

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 'PRAY FOR THE WICKED' TOUR


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 PanicAtTheDisco.com.


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

MOST AWARDED SHOW OF THE BROADWAY SEASON

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 www.HarryPotterThePlay.com.



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 Broadway.com 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 HAMPTON'S GARDEN EVENT

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 www.amandaselwyndance.org.



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

SUMMER OF LOVE @ SOUTHAMPTON HALSEY HOUSE

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 southamptonhistory.org




THE AMAZING KRESKIN @ THE WELLMONT THEATER


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 www.wellmonttheater.com.



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.”



THE AMAZING KRESKIN



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 www.wellmonttheater.com and the Wellmont Box Office

BROADWAY CENTER STAGE @ KENNEDY CENTER

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

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

PIONEER'S SAILING SEASON @ SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

CHARTER CHASEBOAT



The South Street Seaport Museum announces Pioneer's Sailing Season, which began on Monday, May 28, 2018. Daily Sails available at 7pm Wednesday - Friday and 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm Saturday - Sunday. (evening sails begin at 6:30 starting September 5, 2018). Tickets are $32 (Seniors 65+ & Children ages 0-12 $28). 




Throughout the sailing season Pioneer also offers special 3 hour Family Ecology Sails where families and visitors can board the historic schooner and set sail past Governors Island for the fishing grounds of Bay Ridge. Guests will help set a trawl net and haul it in, bringing up a variety of creatures from blue crabs to flounder. Children and adults help raise the sails to continue the exploration the old fashioned way. While sailing past the Statue of Liberty families will learn about the sea creatures caught with the trawl, examine plankton through a view-scope, test the water to learn about our marine ecosystem.


Schooner Pioneer is also available for charters throughout the sailing season. Charters sail within New York Harbor, one of the most fascinating harbors in the world and afford unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the New York and New Jersey skylines, as well as a chance to witness all manner of vessels, from tugboats to cruise ships, as they perform their duties on the waterfront. Pioneer is the ideal vessel for private sails, group or company outings, and photo or film shoots! Your custom charter experience can be booked by emailing charters@seany.org.


In the days before paved roads, small coastal schooners such as Pioneer were the delivery trucks of their era, carrying various cargoes between coastal communities: lumber and stone from the islands of Maine, brick on the Hudson River, and oyster shell on the Chesapeake Bay. Almost all American cargo sloops and schooners were wood, but because she was built in what was then this country's center of iron shipbuilding, Pioneer had wrought-iron hull. She was the first of only two cargo sloops built of iron in this country, and is the only iron-hulled American merchant sailing vessel still in existence.


By 1930, when new owners moved her from the Delaware River to Massachusetts, she had been fitted with an engine, and was no longer using sails. In 1966 she was substantially rebuilt and turned into a sailing vessel once again. Today she plies the waters of NY Harbor carrying adults and children instead of cargo in her current role as a piece of "living history."


Today Pioneer is an award winning sail training vessel teaching volunteers of all kinds, traditional maritime skills, and the art of tall ship sailing. Visitors can board Pioneer for 2-hour day and evening cruises, special programs, and charter experiences as she sails New York Harbor May through October.

JUDY WOODRUFF TO BE HONORED @ GRACIE AWARDS

Alliance For Women In Media Foundation




New York City – The leadership of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announces that Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour,” will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon. Hosting the luncheon will be another television news veteran, Erica Hill of CNN. The annual Gracies Luncheon honors the accomplishments of local and student women in media & entertainment and takes place June 27 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.


The Gracie Awards recognize individual achievement and outstanding programming created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. Given this year to Woodruff, who has covered politics and other news for more than four decades, the Gracies Lifetime Achievement Award honors a woman in media who exemplifies and embodies the essence of the iconic trailblazer, the late Gracie Allen, the namesake of The Gracie Awards.


“The Gracie Awards celebrate the female storytellers who are changing the narrative and pushing boundaries in the quest toward diversity and equality,” said AWMF Chair Christine Travaglini, President, Katz Radio Group. “Since the beginning of her journalism career in 1976, Judy Woodruff’s connected, well-researched approach is consistently present and illustrates why she is so worthy of this.


Lifetime Achievement Award. We at AWM and AWMF, through the Gracies, are incredibly proud to honor and celebrate outstanding talent and content for, by and about women.”


Woodruff’s award-winning career includes roles at CNN, NBC, and PBS:


For 12 years, she served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN.

 
At PBS from 1983-1993, Woodruff was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984-1990, she also anchored PBS' documentary series, "Frontline with Judy Woodruff."


At NBC News, Woodruff was White House correspondent for several years and served one year as Chief Washington Correspondent for "TODAY."


She also anchored a monthly program for Bloomberg Television, "Conversations with Judy Woodruff."


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

SUMMER POETRY @ SOUTHAMPTON HALSEY HOUSE

Halsey House Southampton




Summer Poetry Workshops and Readings at Historic 1680 Halsey House lead by award-winning poet Tammy Nuzzio



DESCRIPTION: Take just one or take them all. The Academy will explore a wide body of poetry including the writings of Anne Bradstreet, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsburg, Pablo Neruda, and many others whose poetry reflected and defined the times in which they lived. Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, 2017 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year, will lead this informal series of workshops, open to both novice and more experienced poets. Participants will also have the opportunity to perform at monthly readings, which are open to the public. This program will continue through September.



PROGRAM: POETRY SERIES – WORKSHOP SERIES


TITLE: The Poetry Academy - 6 Workshops on Tuesdays
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

DATES & TIME: JUNE

Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 19, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

JULY

Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

AUGUST

Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 to 8:30 pm

FEE: Free, suggested donation $10, size limited to 10

TO PURCHASE: tammynuzzomorgan@gmail.com or (631) 413-7702



THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS LIVE CONCERT

The Nightmare Before Christmas




Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents The Nightmare Before Christmas on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 & 7:30 PM. Based on a story and characters created by Tim Burton, 1993’s animated The Nightmare Before Christmas (rated PG) was directed by Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach). This magical film follows the earnest but misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town's beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take control of the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock and Barrel – to help in his plot to kidnap Santa Claus.


The film’s score and songs are by four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman, one of the big screen’s most versatile composers, known for his work with top-tier directors like David O. Russell, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson and others. This delightful performance of Elfman’s music will be conducted by John Mauceri, the founding director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, who led similar, sold-out performances of The Nightmare Before Christmas at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl.


Audience members are encouraged to wear Tim Burton-inspired costumes for this event, which will also feature an audience participation costume contest and plenty of unique photo opportunities. Tickets to see Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert go on sale Friday, June 8th at 10 AM, visit NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office.


NJPAC


One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

NEW JERSEY PAC PRESENTS LOS TEMERARIOS

Los Temerarios




Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Los Temerarios on Sunday, November 11, 2018 7:00 PM. After performing at major cities throughout the United States and fill every place where were presented during the 2017, Los Temerarios, the legendary group formed by Adolfo Angel and Gustavo Angel, are ready to start a new phase in its successful "Los Temerarios Tour USA 2018".


Just like they have done throughout their 40-year career, Los Temerarios continue to offer their sold-out acclaimed live show, year after year. Their musical style has evolved over time but always maintaining the unique style that has become one of the more successful artists of the music industry.


Last year, Los Temerarios launched with resounding success, four of the ten songs that will be part of their new album, “Te Diré Que No,” “Solo Quiero Olvidarte,” “Cuando Hablamos De Amor,” y “Me Partiste el Corazón,” which have become some of the most requested songs in their live concerts.


Tickets to see Los Temerarios go on sale Friday, June 8th at 10 AM.



NJPAC


One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
www.njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

 
Photo Courtesy Of: NJ PAC

Thursday, May 31, 2018

NJPAC PRESENTS 'LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS'

John Leguizamo In Latin History For Morons




Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo in a live performance of his Tony-nominated hit, Latin History for Morons, as part of a Netflix special filming at NJPAC, June 28th - 30th, 2018.



A sold-out run at the Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A 2018 Tony Award nomination for best play on Broadway. Chalk it all up to the mad genius of acclaimed writer and actor John Leguizamo.



When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, Leguizamo seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history – from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it – he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. “A funny and surprisingly poignant quest for the perfect Latino hero,” writes The New York Times.



This is Leguizamo’s first appearance at NJPAC following the successful filming of his Ghetto Klown in the Victoria Theater. His other stage works include Mambo Mouth, Spic-o-Rama, Freak (Emmy and Tony award nominations), and Sexaholix … A Love Story (Tony nomination). In addition to his Tony nod for Latin History for Morons, he is being honored with a 2018 special Tony Award for his body of work as a playwright and solo artist.



Leguizamo has been featured in many films, such as To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; Moulin Rouge; Summer of Sam; and Romeo + Juliet, and is the recipient of two Obie, three Drama Desk, three Outer Critics Circle, one Emmy and six Cable ACE awards.



Please note: All performances of John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons will be filmed for television. Seating is general admission and all audience members, including those selecting the VIP package, will be directed to seats by house management based on requirements as determined by the show’s producers. The VIP ticket package will include a special VIP seating area and post-show meet and greet.



Tickets to see John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons go on sale Friday, June 1st at 10 AM. For tickets visit NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE CONFIRM 23 CITY TOUR


Florence + the Machine



NEW YORK, NY – Florence + the Machine confirm a 23 city North American fall headline tour today, kicking off August 5 in Montreal, QC and including stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Barclays Center. Further dates include Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and more.


Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for select dates before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. local time, through Thursday, May 31 at 10 p.m. local time. Visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.


Florence + the Machine’s hugely anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope—co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and featuring contributions from Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu, Jamie xx and Thomas Barlett—is out June 29 on Republic Records. Watch the A.G. Rojas-directed video for first official single “Hunger” above.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO @ NEW JERSEY PAC

Ladysmith Black Mambazo




Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the five-time GRAMMY-winning a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo – “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the world” – makes a welcome return to NJPAC.



Nelson Mandela once famously labeled Ladysmith Black Mambazo “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World,” and that description has continued to follow this acclaimed, all-male ensemble through a career that’s repeatedly taken them to the top of the world music charts.



Since they were first introduced to an international audience on Paul Simon’s classic 1986 Graceland LP, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has gone on to earn a whopping 19 GRAMMY Award nominations and five wins, the most recent this year for “Best World Music Album” for Shaka Zulu Revisited.



Tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo go on sale Friday, June 1st at 10 AM. For tickets visit NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office.



NJPAC

One Center Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102




New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.


Photo Courtesy Of: New Jersey PAC