BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011

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BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!

SHOWS THAT OPENED ON THIS DATE:

OPENING SOON:
The School for Lies
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 5/1/11

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 5/5/11

Follies
(Washington, DC (Regional) - 2011)
opening 5/7/11

A Minister's Wife
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 5/8/11

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 5/9/11

Lucky Guy
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 5/19/11

The Extinction Method
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 5/25/11

The Illusion
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 6/5/11

Desperate Writers
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 6/6/11

Through a Glass Darkly
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 6/6/11

The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 6/7/11

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
(Broadway - 2011)
opening 6/14/11

Shrek the Musical
(West End - 2011)
opening 6/14/11

A Long and Happy Life
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 6/23/11

Master Class
(Broadway - 2011)
opening 7/7/11

Death Takes a Holiday
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 7/14/11

Ghost the Musical
(West End - 2011)
opening 7/19/11

The Shoemaker
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 7/24/11

Rent
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
opening 8/11/11

CLOSING SOON:
Janie Condon: Raw and Unchained!
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/1/11

Go Back to Where You Are
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/1/11

The Divine Sister
(Off-Broadway - 2010)
closing 5/1/11

La Cage aux Folles
(Broadway - 2010)
closing 5/1/11

Marie and Bruce
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/7/11

Ghetto Klown
(Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/15/11

Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/15/11

Picked
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/15/11

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/22/11

The School for Lies
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/22/11

That Championship Season
(Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/29/11

Good People
(Broadway - 2011)
closing 5/29/11

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 6/12/11

A Minister's Wife
(Off-Broadway - 2011)
closing 6/12/11

Blithe Spirit
(West End - 2011)
closing 6/18/11

The People in the Picture
(Broadway - 2011)
closing 6/19/11

Follies
(Washington, DC (Regional) - 2011)
closing 6/19/11

Arcadia
(Broadway - 2011)
closing 6/19/11

The Motherf**ker With the Hat
(Broadway - 2011)
closing 6/26/11

COMING UP:

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Alice Ripley Gives DAILY PRACTICE Concert in Chicago
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Alice Ripley Fan Package' in anticipation of Alice's Chicago concert Daily Practice: The Acoustic Sessions. A rare opportunity for both Broadway and music fans, The Ripley Cover Contest invites participants to perform a video cover of one of their favorite Alice Ripley songs for the chance to win two (2) VIP, front-row tickets to Daily Practice: The Acoustic Sessions to be held May 2, 2011 at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont), backstage Meet & Greet passes, and exclusive event merchandise. The contest will celebrate Alice's new sophomore album, featuring acoustic covers of some of her favorite rock songs.">Alice Ripley Launches Cover Contest!
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Steven Reineke has announced that Tyne Daly, Tom Wopat, Gregg Edelman, Aaron Lazar, Tony DeSare, Michele Lee and Jamie Barton have joined the roster of guest artists to perform at The New York Pops' 28th Birthday Gala, Celebrate Hope, on May 2, 2011. A grand gala evening celebrating the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honoring decades of support by Interpublic Group, the event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a special lineup of concert artists, followed by a black tie dinner and dance held at the luxurious Plaza Hotel. ">Daly, Wopat et al. Join NY Pops 28th Birthday Celebration
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Bradley Cooper; Tony Award-winning stars of the upcoming Roundabout Theatre revival of 'Anything Goes,' Sutton Foster and Joel Grey with director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall; Tony Award-winning British playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard; two-time Golden Globe winner, Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner; and Academy Award-winning director Gerardine Wurzburg with the two men featured in her new documentary 'Wretches & Jabberers,' Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher, and Autism Society president and CEO Lee Grossman.">Kathleen Turner Joins TIMES TALKS Line-up
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:45 AM. Drama Desk and Tony winners Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber will announce the nominations in the various categories. In addition, there will be remarks by Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg, Drama Desk Awards Executive Producer Robert R. Blume, Nominating Committee Chairperson Barbara Siegel and Randie Levine-Miller, Drama Desk Director of Special Events, who has produced this event at the Friars Club for the past 15 years.">McDonald, Schreiber to Announce Drama Desk Noms
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Bob Hope and honoring decades of support by Interpublic Group. The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a special lineup of concert artists - including Brooke Shields, Cheyenne Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, Maurice Hines, Cartier Williams and special guest Angela Lansbury - under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. The New York Pops will also be joined on stage by the singers of The Camp Broadway Kids and the West Point Glee Club. Following the concert, a black tie dinner and dance will be held at the luxurious Plaza Hotel.">Shields, Lansbury, Jackson et al. Wish NY Pops a Happy Bday
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Stella Adler Studio of Acting will hold the Sixth Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala on May 2nd at the home of songwriter and philanthropist, Denise Rich. This year's honorees include Annette Bening, Liza Minnelli, Muriel 'Mickie' Siebert and Donald Katz.">Stella Adler Studio Honors Minnelli, Bening et al.
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Monday May 2, 2011:
Marvin Leffler, President of The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) is pleased to announce a celebration and performance in honor of The Town Hall's 90th Anniversary. The historic building, will celebrate 90 years of politically informative, musically innovative and electrifying cultural history. The concert pays tribute to the rich cultural history of The Town Hall from 1921 to the present day, starring Tony® Award winner Jason Robert Brown, Tony® Award nominee Liz Callaway, Tony® Award nominee and Drama Desk, Theatre world and Emmy® Award winner Tovah Feldshuh, legendary Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, Tony® Award nominee Emily Skinner and more, to be announced. Scott Siegel has written and will host the concert. Siegel is also the creator/writer and host of The Town Hall's acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series. All proceeds will benefit The Town Hall's Educational Outreach program.">Town Hall Turns 90! Brown, Feldshuh et al. Celebrate
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Tuesday May 3, 2011:
Hugh Jackman, in Performance at The Curran Theatre for a two week limited engagement May 3-15 in San Francisco. Hugh Jackman will perform his Broadway and Hollywood favorite musical numbers backed by a 17 piece orchestra. ">Hugh Jackman in Concert to Play San Francisco
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Tuesday May 3, 2011:
Kristin Chenoweth will return to GLEE as April Rhodes on the May 3 installment of the show. Ryan Murhy has previously revealed that she will sing 'It's 10 AM, I'm Drunk' in the episode.">Kristin Chenoweth to Return to GLEE
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Tuesday May 3, 2011:
MEMPHIS to Hit Movie Screens Four Nights Only
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Tuesday May 3, 2011:
Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announce the 2011 Tony Awards nominees! The video webcast will air live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City.">Watch 2011 Tony Nominations LIVE on BroadwayWorld
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Tuesday May 3, 2011:
Frank Wildhorn, David Lai and Jason Howland.. Visit MasterworksBroadway.com for more information.">WONDERLAND Cast Album Set for Release
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Tuesday May 3, 2011:
Walnut Street Theatre's 2010-2011 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an all-new production celebrating the memorable music of Ol' Blue Eyes, MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO Frank Sinatra.">WST Presents MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO Frank Sinatra
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Wednesday May 4, 2011:
DRIVE Plays Open Fist
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Wednesday May 4, 2011:
La Lupe, the one-woman show starring Dexter's Lauren Velez, Off-Broadway's prominent LATEA Theater is proud to present a rare glimpse into the lives of a Dominican-York family.">Latea Theater Presents THE LIGHT OF A CIGARETTE
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Wednesday May 4, 2011:
Athol Fugard, starring Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) and directed by Lonny Price (New York Philharmonic's Company with Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert, Emmy Award winning director of Sweeney Todd), will host a screening at the Quad Cinema (34 W. 13th Street) at 6 PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, as part of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. The screening is open to the public, and tickets are available now for purchase at www.masterharoldandtheboys.com.">Quad Cinema Hosts Screening of MASTER HAROLD Film
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Wednesday May 4, 2011:
Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 55th St. (Corner of 9th Ave). Box Office & Info: 212.715.1914 or www.treehouseshakers.com">Treehouse Shakers Presents COYOTE'S DANCE
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Thursday May 5, 2011:
BIG IN JAPAN: Harajuku Variety Show Performed At Under Je'bon Sushi
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Thursday May 5, 2011:
Calipo Theatre Co Presents PINEAPPLE
BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2011 Thursday May 5, 2011:
Galt MacDermot's (HAIR) musical, THE HUMAN COMEDY, with libretto by William Dumaresq based on the story by William Saroyan.">Libby, Bundonis, Gregg Lead Astoria PAC's THE HUMAN COMEDY

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