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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Birthdays: Barbara Bosson [1939], Toni Collette [1972], Larry Flynt [1942], Robert Foxworth [1941], Anthony Kiedis [1962], Lyle Lovett [1957], Jenny McCarthy [1972], Dermot Mulroney [1963], Rachel Ticotin [1958].

"Charlotte Rae: A Celebration." Friends of Charlotte will gather for a celebration of her life and distinguished career on Broadway, films and television. Charlotte passed away on August 5th. The New York City invitational Celebration is hosted by Ted Seifman, Jim Brochu, David Staller and Ted Snowdon. For more information: John Smith (555) 555-5555

12:00 noon - Bake sale; SAG-AFTRA members will host a bake sale rally outside of Bartle Bogle Hegarty's New York office. Members will be joined by notable elected political and labor officials, a live brass band and will "raise" money to help BBH make ends meet. The ad agency said recently that it was no longer a SAG-AFTRA signatory, violating its contract in the process. The action is part of an ongoing strike with BBH. Share a cookie and a cupcake with: Rebecca Damon, SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President, NY Local President; Brad Hoylman, NY State Senator, 27th Senate District; Mario Cilento, President, NY State AFL-CIO; Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council. BBH New York, 32 6th Avenue. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

5:00 p.m. - 2018 World of Children Awards Ceremony and benefit, honoring heroes of children. Celebrities expected: Featured speakers Caryl Stern (President and CEO, US Fund for UNICEF), Alina Cho (World of Children Advisory Council, CBS Sunday Morning Contributor), and Andy Adler (Sportscaster, Journalist, TV Personality). Additional attendees Devin & Sarah Beresheim (World of Children Board of Governors' Award Honorees), Daniela Braga (Model, Host Committee), Marco Felci (CEO of the Americas, Etro), Leonard Gorski (President & CEO, Gorski Group), Kay Isaacson Leibowitz and Harry Leibowitz (World of Children Co-Founders, Event Co-Chairs), Rebecca Minkoff (Co-Founder & Creative Director, Rebecca Minkoff), Greg Scott (CEO, New York & Company), and more. 5:00 media check in; 5:30 red carpet arrivals. 583 Park Avenue. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

5:15 p.m. - The International Rescue Committee's Rescue Dinner supports the organization's lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. Celebrities expected: Honorees Diane von Furstenberg (designer & philanthropist) and Laurence D. Fink (Chairman and CEO BlackRock, Inc.). Additional guests to include: Barry Diller, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Brokaw, Vicky Cornell, Toni Cornell, Belly and David Miliband, President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee. 5:15 media check in; 5:30 arrivals. New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor Ballroom. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:00 p.m. - The Fragrance Foundation Circle of Champions, honoring Kate Oldham, SVP, GMM Beauty, Jewelry & Home, Saks Fifth Avenue. The Park Hyatt Onyx Room, 153 W. 57th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:00 p.m. - Kick4Life Gala, football charity providing education to disadvantaged boys & girls in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Celebrities expected: host, Mike Geddes [formerly of BBC Sport], performance by Marieme, and more. The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, 172 Norfolk Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:30 p.m. - The WOMEN'S MEDIA CENTER presents the 2018 WOMEN'S MEDIA AWARDS. Celebrities expected: host Soledad O'Brien, honorees Lisa Borders, Abigail Disney, Fatima Goss Graves, Cindy Holland, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Maxine Waters.Capitale, 130 Bowery. Contact : John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - Play opening; new Broadway production of HARVEY FIERSTEIN'S TORCH SONG, which will play Broadway's Hayes Theater, the same Broadway stage where the Tony Award®-winning 1982 premiere forever changed the face of popular entertainment and ushered in a new era of American understanding of love and family. Directed by Tony Awardnominee Moisés Kaufman, starring Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award® winner Mercedes Ruehl. Hayes Theater, 240 West 44th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - 92nd Street Y presents: "Uncommon Type" Gayle King interviews Tom Hanks about his first collection of fiction. Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - Play opening; Regeneration Theatre Regeneration - acclaimed for finding forgotten stage gems and giving them a new life, now brings SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS by Tennessee Williams back to the stage. An expansion of an earlier one-act play, "Confessional," this play centers on a motley group of people gathered in a seedy coastal bar in Southern California. The guests read like a list of Williams' favorite types: lusty Leona Dawson, an embittered middle-aged woman; her ne'er-do-well live-in lover Bill McCorkle; Doc, an alcoholic who lost his license to practice medicine (but still does); Violet, who has eyes for Bill regardless of Leona; Steve, a depressed middle-aged short order cook; two gay men - Quentin, a washed-up screenwriter, and Bobby, a young man Quentin picked up on the road... and Monk, the obligatory bartender running a place of refuge for the vulnerable and the lost. Thirteenth Street Playhouse, 50 West 13th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - Live recording; Heather Christian and the ANIMAL WISDOM family are getting back together to make a much anticipated soundtrack recording of a Blackout Requiem Mass. Part fund-raiser, part mini-mass, part barn-raising revival, the ANIMAL WISDOM Live Taping will take place at Town Stages with a larger ensemble, newly fleshed-out arrangements, and the full complement of the original ANIMAL WISDOM choir, plus more than 40 additional special guest voices including local NYC personalities and musicians. Today, All Saints' Day, and tomorrow, All Souls' Day. Town Stages, 221 W. Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - In concert; Lee Child, author of the beloved and bestselling Jack Reacher series, will perform live with the Americana band Naked Blue. The Loft at City Winery, 155 Varick St., Soho. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - The New York Landmarks Conservancy honors distinguished New Yorkers as "Living Landmarks" for their contributions to the City. This year's honorees are Stephen S. Lash, preservationist and Christie's Americas Chairman Emeritus; acclaimed parks designer Lynden B. Miller; philanthropists Liz & Jeffrey Peek; Broadway legend Chita Rivera; renowned surgeon Thomas Sculco MD, dynamic educator Ruth Lande Shuman, Shubert Foundation President and Columbia University legal scholar Michael I. Sovern, and former MTA Chair Peter Stangl. The Plaza at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is "to bring new music theater to light," presents INNER VOICES, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. The 2018 biennial series of three dramatic and intimate one-act solo musicals for INNER VOICES are: "Scaffolding," with words and music by Tony© Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz. Broadway veteran and Tony© Award nominee Rebecca Luker (Cinderella) stars in this musical that finds a single mom's relationship with her brilliant only child tested when he interviews for the college of his choice. Directed by Tony© Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza). "The Costume," with words and music by Daniel Zaitchik. Newcomer Finn Douglas (A Man's World) stars in this musical that finds 10-year old Leo on Halloween 1954 given the unexpected task of caring for an injured bird overnight. Directed by Noah Himmelstein. "Window Treatment," with words by Deborah Zoe Laufer and music by Daniel Green. Broadway's Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You) is set to star in this musical that finds a lonely New Yorker planning her future with a stranger across the courtyard. Directed by Portia Krieger. The TBG Mainstage Theatre, 312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - In concert; Heather Headley, original Nala in "The Lion King" on Broadway, in support of her new album, "Broadway My Way." Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:30 p.m. - Film premiere at Big Apple Film Festival, "ReRUN," starring Christopher Lloyd, directed by Alyssa Rallo Bennett, written by Gary O. Bennett. SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Birthdays: k.d. lang [1961], Nelly (Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) [1974], Stephanie Powers [1942], David Schwimmer [1966], Alfre Woodard [1953].

10:00 a.m. - Press screening in Los Angeles of Gravitas Ventures' holiday comedy LEZ BOMB. Soho House Screening Room, 29-35 9th Avenue. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - Premiere of new production of American composer Raphael Mostel's TRAVELS OF BABAR, a multimedia composition based on the much-loved classic French book by Jean de Brunhoff. This LIVE performance will feature the complete original version of the score. Ensemble conducted by Neal Goren. FIAF Board Member Leah Pisar will narrate all three shows. Friday's performance will be narrated in French, and followed by a book signing with the author's son Laurent de Brunhoff. The new English translation by author Phyllis Rose will be used in the performances on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 and 4 PM. French Institute/Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall, 22 E. 60th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - 92nd Street Y presents the red-carpet premiere event for IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS, a new feature documentary from Emmy-nominated filmmaker Gabe Polsky (Red Army, Genius). The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Polsky and several iconic NY athletes. Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

* 7:00 p.m. - Film opening; BOY, ERASED, followed by Q&A with "Boy Erased" memoir author Garrard Conley. Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston Street at Mercer. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:30 p.m. - Play opening; White Light Festival continues: Ireland's inestimable Druid theater company and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes present Samuel Beckett's irreverent existentialist masterpiece, WAITING FOR GODOT. In this refreshing reimagining infused with slapstick comedy, Druid's award-winning production joins the festival for a 14-performance run, in the culmination of a well-received international tour. Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - In concert; Dweezil Zappa Choice Cuts World Tour 2018. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - In concert; Pistol Annies, combining the talents of acclaimed country forces of Miranda Lambert (Lone Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie) and Angaleena Presley (Holler Annie), in support of their third studio album INTERSTATE GOSPEL.Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

10:00 p.m. - Apollo Music Café featuring Sy Smith. Often called the "Queen of Underground Soul," the critically acclaimed vocalist treats audiences to music from her fifth studio album, "Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete." Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Birthdays: Melody Anderson [1955], Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) [1975], Dabney Coleman [1932], Mel Gibson [1956], John Paul Jones [1946], Eli Manning [1981], Victoria Principal [1944], Stephen Stills [1944]. [J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892.]

2:00 p.m. - Film premiere; THE GRINCH [Universal]. Celebrities expected: from the film, directors Scott Mosier & Yarrow Cheney; producers Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy; cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely; writers Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow; executive producers Chris Renaud, Latifah Ouaou; composer Danny Elfman; musician and song composer Tyler, the Creator. 2:00 press call time; 3:00 arrivals; 4:00 screening. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, Lincoln Center. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

3:00 p.m. - Solo show opening; Hollywood legend Judy Garland's infamous private recordings are the basis of THE BOOK THAT I'M GOING TO WRITE, faithfully adapted and performed by Jason Powell. On the heels of winning The Producer's Encore Award at Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles, the show makes its New York City debut for three performances through November 5. The Jerry Orbach Theater, 1627 Broadway at 50th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - Solo cabaret show; Paul Fraccalvieri, best known for his quick-witted sense of humor and leading man voice, brings a mixture of mirth and music in THE ROAD TO JOY, inspired by the book about the friendship between the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:30 p.m. - In concert; Behemoth "Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v" tour with special guests At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room. PlayStation Theater, Times Square, 1515 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


9:30 p.m. - Comedy; CLIP SHOW live sketch comedy. Each month, the cast creates a completely new and unique show to deliver one hour of live, uproarious and clever comedy that lies at the intersection of silly, shocking and sincere. This month, the team continues to focus their sketches around pop-culture, but they'll also feature material with a 'historical revisionist' bent. The People's Improv Theater Mainstage (Striker). 123 E. 24th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Birthdays: Sean Combs [1969], Bethenny Frankel [1970], Kathy Griffin [1960], Eric Karros [1967], Ralph Macchio [1962], Matthew McConaughey [1969], Markie Post [1950], Loretta Swit [1937]. [Walter Cronkite, 1916; Art Carney, 1918; Doris Roberts, 1929.]

8:30 a.m. - TCS New York Marathon. Starting line is in Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge; finish line is in Central Park. NY Road Runners thanks all residents and visitors for their patience and understanding as we stage the world's largest marathon in the world's most dynamic city. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

12:00 noon - Theater Resources Unlimited presents the 2018 TRU Love Benefit, "The Power of Community" honoring "A Chorus Line" co-star and co-founder of the National Asian Artists Project Baayork Lee, and off-off-Broadway maverick, creator of the former OOBR Awards and the Midtown International Theatre Festival, John Chatterton. Members of many casts of "A Chorus Line" including the upcoming 50th Anniversary New York City Center production join the celebration. Caroline's Comedy Club, 1626 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

3:00 p.m. - Play closing; "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller." Stage 42, 422 West 42nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

3:00 p.m. - Play opening; AMERICAN SON, Written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences), starring Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe Nominee Kerry Washington ("Scandal," Race), Drama Desk Award Nominee Steven Pasquale ("The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story," Bridges Of Madison County), Eugene Lee (Gem of the Ocean), and Tony Award Nominee Jeremy Jordan ("Supergirl," Newsies). Booth Theatre on Broadway, 222 West 45th Street. Contact: Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

4:00 p.m. - In concert; KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, and Live Nation are announcing a special fan appreciation concert event to wrap up the KIDZ BOP tour. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

5:00 p.m. - Special screening; THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB [MGM/New Regency Pictures]. Celebrities expected: Claire Foy and others. Henry Luce Theater, 225 Liberty Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

* 6:00 p.m. - Special screening of THE GIRL IN THE SPIDERS WEB. Celebrities expected: Claire Foy, Lakeith Stanfield, and others. Henry Luce Theater, 225 Liberty Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Birthdays: Bryan Adams [1959], Art Garfunkel [1941], Luke Hemsworth [1981], Famke Janssen [1964], Kris Jenner [1955], Kevin Jonas [1987], Andrea McArdle [1964], Tatum O'Neal [1963], Peter Noone [1947], Robert Patrick [1958], Sam Rockwell [1968], Armin Shimerman [1949], Elke Sommer [1940], Tilda Swinton [1960], Bill Walton [1952]. [Roy Rogers, 1912; Ike Turner, 1931; Sam Shepard, 1943.]

10:00 a.m. - Press screening; THE LONG DUMB ROAD [Universal] by writer/director Hannah Fidell. The Quad, 34 West 13th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:00 p.m. - Hudson Union presents a screening of "Stella's Last Weekend," & interview of writer/director/star Polly Draper. All events take place in Manhattan (most in mid-town Manhattan). Due to security, once someone registers venue details are automatically emailed. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:30 p.m. - The Drama League 35th Annual Benefit Gala, honoring Nathan Lane. Other celebrities expected: host Matthew Broderick, Christine Baranski, Mark Linn-Baker, Alex Newell, Ernie Sabella, Susan Stroman, Terrence McNally, Andrea Martin, Billy Eichner, Santino Fontana, Jarrod Spector, Teal Wicks, and Jerry Zaks. Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - The Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th annual New York Fall Gala. At this year's gala, EJAF Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will honor Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, philanthropist Patricia Hearst, and long-time advocate Joe McMillan, CEO and Chairman of DDG, with EJAF's Enduring Vision Award. Nine-time Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter Sheryl Crow will be the special musical guest, and Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the featured speaker. CBS This Morning co-anchor and journalist Gayle King will host the event. Cipriani on 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street between Park and Madison. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - New York Public Library's 2018 Library Lions gala, honoring Ron Chernow, Francis Ford Coppola, Jessye Norman, Claudia Rankine, and Elizabeth Strout, with a special performance by Renée Fleming. The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - New York Comedy Festival, through 11/11. First night's acts include: Best Of New Talent at Caroline's; The Bechdel Cast Live at Baby's All Right; Don't Reach In The Bag at The Creek And The Cave; "Me, Right Now," A Night of Jen Kirkman Comedy at The Bell House; Stand Up For Heroes [see separate listing] and much more.Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:00 p.m. - Paul Rudd's 7th Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit for SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young. Celebrities expected: David Alan Basche, Kate Arrington, Erich Bergen, Everett Bradley, Geneva Carr, Maddie Corman, Frank DiLella, Brandon Victor Dixon, John Fugelsang, Dominic Fumusa, Annie Golden, Gilbert Gottfried, Jenna Leigh Green, Mariska Hargitay, Jeremy Hays, Seth Herzog, Cady Huffman, Andy Karl, Richard Kind, Terry Kinney, Tom Kitt, Ilana Levine, Emma Myles, Keira Naughton, Michael Oberholtzer, Orfeh, Alysia Reiner, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Michael Shannon, Evan Todd, Kori Withers, Betsy Wolfe, and more. Lucky Strike, 624-660 West 42nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:30 p.m. - AwardsLine screening; documentary LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY, followed by interview with writer/director Ashley Bell. The Landmark at 57 West, 657 West 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:30 p.m. - Solo show; Carol Ostrow, Joan Finkelstein, and The Actors' Temple Board Of Directors begin the new season of extraordinary events and activities at the beautiful Actors' Temple with the brilliant Jim Bronchu as Zero Mostel in ZERO HOUR, directed by Piper Laurie, featuring John Fischer at the piano. The building has had a miraculous transformation at its 101 years of age--come see the beautification project at this "Jewel of a Shul" and this fabulous show. The Actors' Temple, 339 West 47th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - STAND UP FOR HEROES, presented by the BWF and the New York Comedy Festival NYCF, one of New York's most anticipated nights of hope, healing and laughter, honors our nation's post-9/11 impacted veterans and their families, and raise funds and awareness to support the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Performances by Jimmy Carr, Eric Church, Jim Gaffigan, Seth Meyers, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart. Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Four Pennsylvania Plaza, Seventh Avenue at 32nd Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - In concert; Slenderbodies "Take You Home World Tour." Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 ELECTION DAY

Birthdays: Sally Field [1946], Peter DeLuise [1966], Corey Glover (Living Color) [1964], Ethan Hawke [1970], country singer Stonewall Jackson [1932], Lance Kerwin [1960], Taryn Manning [1978], Thandie Newton [1972], Rebecca Romijn [1972], Kelly Rutherford [1968], Maria Shriver [1955], Lori Singer [1962], Emma Stone [1988].

10:00 a.m. - Press preview; The Whitney Museum of American Art, cordially invites you to preview ANDY WARHOL-FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN.A selection of Warhol's films relating to dance will be screened in the Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - In concert; Iggy Azalea: The Bad Girls Tour. Palace Theater, 1564 Broadway at West 47th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Birthdays: Christopher Knight [1957], Lorde (Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor) [1996], Joni Mitchell [1943], Johnny Rivers [1942], Algee Smith [1994], Judy Tenuta [1956].

Press Day; THE LONG DUMB ROAD [Universal] with cast members Jason Mantzoukas, Tony Revolori, and writer/director Hannah Fidell. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:00 p.m. - The Emery Awards in support of LGBTQ young people. Celebrities expected: host Brandon Dixon; honorees Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer. Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street between William and Hanover. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:30 p.m. - Opera opening; AOP and Pittsburgh Opera present SAVAGE WINTER. In this fiercely contemporary re-imagining of Wilhelm Müller's poetry cycle "Die Winterreise," composer Douglas J. Cuomo and director Jonathan Moore transform Müller's lovelorn winter wanderer into a demon-haunted everyman. Tony Boutté assumes the existential mantle, giving a searing, intense performance as a man desperate for atonement, while electric guitar (Cuomo), trumpet (Frank London), keyboards (conductor Alan Johnson), and electronics-infused with acid jazz and a punk energy-narrate his delirious fever dream. BAM Next Wave Festival at BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

8:00 p.m. - Opening; Will Durst's one-man show, THE DURST CASE SCENARIO, top political satire on the day after the midterm election. The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th Floor. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Birthdays: Alain Delon [1935], Leif Garrett [1961], Christie Hefner [1952], Rickie Lee Jones [1954], Walter Mirisch [1921], Jack Osbourne [1985], Parker Posey [1968], Bonnie Raitt [1949], Courtney Thorne-Smith [1967], Alfre Woodard [1953]. [Katharine Hepburn, 1908; June Havoc, 1913.]

* 9:00 a.m. - DOC NYC, documentary film festival, in partnership with School of Visual Arts. Panels and screenings today, plus the fifth annual Visionaries Tribute lunch will be held at the Edison Ballroom, honoring Wim Wenders and Orlando Bagwell. DOC NYC continues through 11/15. Locations include IFC Center, SVA Theatre and Cinepolis Cinema. Contact John Smith (555) 555-5555

* 12:30 p.m. - Food For Thought Productions presents THE LOTTERY by Shirley Jackson, adapted for the stage by Susan Charlotte, directed by Antony Marsellis, starring Charles Turner, Louise Lasser & Michael Citriniti. 12:30 lunch, 2:00 show, Q&A follows. Chez Josephine, 414 West 42nd Street, off Ninth Avenue. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

5:30 p.m. - 10th Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit Concert. Celebrities expected: Honorees Trombone Shorty and Lake Street Dive, plus special guests Jon Batiste, Bernie Williams, Grace Kelly, and musical director, Will Lee. The evening will be hosted by Paul Shaffer. 5:30 press check in; 6:00 red carpet. PlayStation Theater, Times Square, 1515 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:30 p.m. - Play opening; KING KONG, written by Jack Thorne with a score by Marius de Vries and songs by Eddie Perfect, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

6:30 p.m. - Gilda's Club Annual New York City Benefit Gala. Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 37th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

* 7:00 p.m. - Play opening; WP Theater (formerly known as Women's Project Theater), presents NATURAL SHOCKS, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone), starring Pascale Armand (Eclipsed, The Trip to Bountiful). NATURAL SHOCKS is a darkly hilarious solo tour-de-force where an unnamed woman is forced into her basement when she finds herself in the path of a tornado. Trapped there, she spills over into confession, regret, long-held secrets, and giddy new love. But as the storm approaches, she becomes less and less sure where safety lies - and how best to defy the danger that awaits. WP Theater, 2162 Broadway. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

7:30 p.m. - Comedy tour: "Team Coco Presents Conan and Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips" featuring Conan O'Brien, Rory Scovel, James Veitch, Marina Franklin, and Flula Borg. Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Birthdays: Nikki Blonsky [1988], Lou Ferrigno [1952], Vanessa Lachey [1980], Robert Duncan McNeil [1964], Pepa (Sandra Denton of Salt-N-Pepa) [1969]. [Hedy Lamarr, 1913.]

* 11:00 a.m. - The Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular kicks off for the season. New technology, new finale for the classic show. Continues through January 1. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

* 8:00 p.m. - Play opening; FORT DICKS, a new musical comedy, written and directed by Jeffrey E. Milstein. Based on true stories, Jeffrey Milstein "lampoons to the tunes of Brooks, Reiner, and Simon" in telling the story of a low-level prison in the famed military installation ... and then sets the whole things to music. American Theatre of Actors, 314 W. 54th Street. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

* 8:00 p.m. - In concert; Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist EDEN, born Jonathon Ng, in support of his new two-song release via Astralwerks: "all you need is love" is an inspired reimagining of the Beatles' classic "All You Need Is Love" and the hypnotic "nowhere else," is an emotional plea to a lover for transparency. Brooklyn Steel, 319 Frost Street, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

CREDENTIAL DEADLINES

11/2 - 2018 national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented By Capital One. NY concert is on December 7. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

12/3 - 91st OSCARS PRESS CREDENTIALS
Online applications for media credentials for the 91st Oscars on Sunday, February 24, 2019, are NOW AVAILABLE. Applications must be completed online NO LATER than 5 p.m. PT on Monday, December 3, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. All applications must be filled out and submitted online. John Smith (555) 555-5555

CLOSED - 56th New York Film Festival (September 28 - October 14). Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


FOR FUTURE PLANNING

11/7 - Film premiere; FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD [Warner Brothers]. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/10 - Critics' Choice Documentary Awards Gala. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/12 - Second Stage Theater Fall Benefit, honoring Harvey Fierstein. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/12 - The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) Gala, honoring Sheldon Harnick. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/12 - The York Theatre Company's 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Awards. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/13 - The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) present the tenth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony, to honor the artists and professionals For 25, 35 And 50+ Years of Service to The Broadway Community. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/15 - 2018 ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/15 - Joe Torre Safe at Home 16th Annual New York City Gala. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/15 - The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) 21st anniversary Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/19 - Manhattan Theatre Club 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring legendary three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/29 - Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Fashion, Gala, "An Evening Honoring Coach." Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

11/30 - 2018 Get Your Rescue On Gala by the North Shore Animal League America. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

12/3 - 2018 Steinberg Playwright Awards. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555

12/10 - Legionnaires of Laughter (LOL) present their inaugural Legacy Awards. Contact: John Smith (555) 555-5555


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