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SpongeBob SquarePants: A Joyous Effervescent Bubbly Funfest
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SpongeBob SquarePants: A Joyous Effervescent Bubbly Funfest

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, at the Palace Theatre, is a lively musical based on the worldwide favorite Nickelodeon cartoon series. It’s the story of a sponge who lives under a pineapple in the undersea world of Bikini Bottom—which is threatened with extinction by a volcanic eruption. All of the characters panic, but the day…

Once on This Island: An Enthralling, Joyous Musical Celebration
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Once on This Island: An Enthralling, Joyous Musical Celebration

Once on This Island, at the Circle in the Square Theatre, is a wonderful revival of the 1990 musical, as well as a reunion of the Tony award-winning team of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty (Anastasia and Ragtime). The show bursts with Caribbean rhythms and dance as the story unfolds. Lea Salonga, Phillip…

Good Guy Jake: A Christmas Treat for Every Union Household
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Good Guy Jake: A Christmas Treat for Every Union Household

New York, NY – This Yuletide season, while the Janus v. AFSCME case continues to percolate inside the U.S. Supreme Court and so-called “Right-To-Work” legislation grips GOP-controlled state houses across the land — union households can keep the Grinch at bay with a wonderful new children’s book that warmly illustrates both the profundity of giving and the…

Playwrights Honored At Lincoln Center
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Playwrights Honored At Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, N.Y.—This year’s biennial Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre Dec. 4, went to Ayad Akhtar and Lucas Hnath. Both playwrights’ most recent work explores sociopolitical themes, with Akhtar’s Junk, at the Lincoln Center Theater through Jan. 7, depicting the rapacious Wall Street of the 1980s and Hnath’s A Doll’s…

The Band’s Visit: A Charming and Sweet Musical
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The Band’s Visit: A Charming and Sweet Musical

The Band’s Visit, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, has moved to Broadway after an award-winning run Off-Broadway last winter. Written by Itamar Moses, it’s based upon an award-winning 2007 Israeli movie. It’s a tongue-in-cheek story of an Egyptian band, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, which due to language misunderstandings, takes the wrong bus to a…

Local 802 – Jazz in the Afternoon November 16
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Local 802 – Jazz in the Afternoon November 16

New York, NY – The Jazz in the Afternoon series  featuring some of NYC’s best musicians, returns for another memorable event with Memo Acevedo and his daughter Jacquelene Acevedo, as they present their 10-piece band, Manhattan Bridges Orchestra. The program is scheduled on Thursday  November 16, 2017 at 5:00pm.The event is taking place at Local 802 “Club…

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