Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 1/11/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Marilu Henner & Brooke D'Orsay Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie JUNE IN JANUARY Today - 1/11/2014

Marilu Henner stars with Brooke D'Orsay and Wes Brown in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie 'June in January,' premiering Saturday, January 11 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Soprano Patricia Racette to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY - 1/11/2014

American soprano Patricia Racette, known throughout the world for her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San (a.k.a. Madama Butterfly), will star in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Puccini's ever-popular masterpiece, Madama Butterfly, which opens at Lyric on Saturday, January 11. There will be six performances - Jan. 11, 14, 17, and 20 beginning at 7:30pm, and Jan. 23 and 26 beginning at 2pm.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Opera Columbus' Free Performances of THE MERRY WIDOW Resume in 2014 - 1/11/2014

Opera Columbus will continue its successful, innovative collaboration with Shadowbox Live in 2014, resuming free performances of an abridged, English-language adaptation of Lehar's classic operetta, The Merry Widow. This lighthearted, romantic story and its engaging characters are transported into a modern-day setting and transformed into an immersive, interactive, and highly accessible experience. Cast with local performers, The Merry Widow is supported by a grant from PNC Arts Alive, a multi-year initiative to support visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Minnesota Opera's Youth Ensemble Closes GRIFFELKIN - 1/12/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Announcing CCM's Spring 2014 Performance Schedule - Nearly 150 Shows - 1/12/2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is delighted to announce its spring schedule of major events. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents nearly 150 major public performances from Jan. 12 through May 18, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Company XIV Extends NUTCRACKER ROUGE Off-Broadway Through 1/12 - 1/12/2014

Company XIV and The Saint At Large are announcing a one week extension for the critically acclaimed New York Premiere of Nutcracker Rouge, conceived, directed and choreographed by Austin Mccormick, with a script adapted and written by Jeff Takacs. Nutcracker Rouge's Off-Broadway run began on November 30, 2013 and now extends with six added performances through January 12, 2014 at the Minetta Lane Theatre, located at 18 Minetta Lane between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. The show officially opened on December 4.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA Featuring The Andrew Sisters and More - 1/12/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Rudetsky & More Set for Off Broadway Alliance Seminar - 1/12/2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, January 12th.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014'REAL HOUSEWIFE' Kandi Burruss to Join Cast of Off-Broadway's NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL, 1/13 - 1/13/2014

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and reality television star Kandi Burruss joins the cast of off Broadway's smash comedy NEWSical The Musical for two weeks, beginning Monday, January 13th. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From Honey Boo Boo to selfies, Pope Francis to Miley Cyrus, marriage equality to Obamacare, NEWSical The Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. NEWSical The Musical plays daily (except Wednesdays) at Theatre Row on 42nd Street. Kandi Burruss' final performance will be Sunday, January 26th.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Larry Kirwan's HARD TIMES to Open 1/13 at the cell - 1/13/2014

Having received critical and popular acclaim last season, Larry Kirwan's Stephen Foster musical 'Hard Times' will return to Off Broadway at the the cell, A Twenty First Century Salon (Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian), (338 West 23rd Street), opening Monday, January 13th (7PM) --- to commemorate the 150 anniversary of Mr. Foster's death. Directed by Kira Simring, choreographed by Joe Barros and produced by the cell, Hard Times will start preview performances on Thursday, January 9th (8PM).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Oscar 'Andy' Hammerstein, III Signs Copies of THE HAMMERSTEINS - 1/13/2014

Oscar 'Andy' Hammerstein III is set for a book signing of THE HAMMERSTEINS, A Musical Family on Sunday, January 13th, 2014 at Rizzoli from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Borle & Chalfant Named Honorary Chairs for THE ANT, 1/13 - 1/13/2014

The American National Theatre (ANT) (Sean Cullen, Founder and Producing Artistic Director, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, NBC, 2013, GOLDEN BOY, BELASCO, 2013, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, HBO, 2013) will host "The ANT, Made & Played in America" on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th St., New York, NY).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Molina & Tam Set for MARRY ME A LITTLE Appearance at Barnes & Noble, 1/13 - 1/13/2014

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the new Ghostlight Records cast recording MARRY ME A LITTLE - featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim - with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing on Monday, January 13 at 6:00 PM. The event will include performances by the show's stars Lauren Molina and Jason Tam, who will be joined on piano by Musical Director John Bell. It will be hosted by Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director of Keen Company. The album is based on the company's recent hit production. Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues on the Upper East Side. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Please call (212) 369-2180 for details. The CD is currently available in stores and online outlets. To order the album, please visit

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Photo Flash: First Look at Off-Broadway's HARD TIMES - 1/13/2014

Hard Times the new Stephen Foster musical will serve up an Irish Wake in honor of the show's opening Off Broadway on January 13th---the 150th Anniversary of Foster's death. At a post-performance party all audience and cast members will share shots of Irish Whiskey to salute the acclaimed 'father of American music', and pre-eminent 19th century songwriter. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Andriana Chuchman Sings Role of 'Adina' in Met Opera's L'ELISIR D'AMORE - 1/13/2014

Andriana Chuchman will sing the role of Adina in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore on Thursday, January 9 and Monday, January 13, replacing Anna Netrebko, who has withdrawn from the first two performances of the run because she is suffering from the flu. The January 9 performance will be Chuchman's Met debut.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Glover Stars in Acting Company's REAL INSPECTOR HOUND Reading - 1/13/2014

The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard at 7 pm on Monday, January 13 at the Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). The performance--starring John Glover (Macbeth), Francesca Faridany (Macbeth), Julia Coffey, Lee Aaron Rosen Acting Company Members Sam Tsoutsouvas, Michele Tauber, Andy Weems, Stephen Pilkington (The Winslow Boy) and Andy Nagosky--will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of The Acting Company.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014GLEE's Max Adler & Sandra Bernhard Guest Star On SWITCHED AT BIRTH, 1/13 - 1/13/2014

Memorable GLEE featured player Max Adler, who famously portrayed bullied, closeted gay football star Dave Karofsky on the hit FOX musical dramedy series, joins iconic stand-up comedian, actress and stage performer Sandra Bernhard in the third season of ABC Family's hit series SWITCHED AT BIRTH and a new clip of the guest stars in action is now available to view.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014MURDER FOR TWO Hosts Album Release Party at New World Stages - 1/13/2014

The original cast recording of MURDER FOR TWO, the hit new musical comedy starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, will be released digitally on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Ghostlight Records. To celebrate, the cast and creative team of MURDER FOR TWO are throwing an album release party immediately following the 7pm performance on Monday, January 13, 2014 at New World Stages.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014U.S. Premiere of WALLY WATTHEAD AND HIS LOST GLOW Set for New World Stages, 1/14 - 1/14/2014

The Amazing Magic Theatre Ltd. will present the American premiere of their acclaimed family entertainment Wally Watthead and his Lost Glow at New World Stages, created and performed by Janne Raudaskoski, on January 14, 2014. The show will begin at 7:00 PM and has a 50-minute running time with no intermission. A new kind of theatrical experience combining magic, clowning, mime, black light theatre, video, various special effects, humor and heart debuts in the states after acclaimed performances in London, Russia and China and other spots around the globe. In fact, the Fall 2013 tour through China sold out their biggest venues, including the Guangzhou Opera House and Tianjin Grand Theatre, and the show was seen across the nation on China Central Television. According toHelsingin Sanomat, Finland's most popular newspaper, "The magical performance for children delivers great entertainment for adults as well. The show is recommended not only for children but to everyone."

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Award-Winning Drama FOUR Debuts on DVD - 1/14/2014

Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Shinn, first-time Director Joshua Sanchez's award-winning drama FOUR debuts across all digital platforms beginning December 17th

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Ghostlight to Release MURDER FOR TWO Cast Recording on 1/14 - 1/14/2014

The original cast recording of MURDER FOR TWO, the hit new musical comedy starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, will be released digitally on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Ghostlight Records. Produced by Joel Moss and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch, the album will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The physical CD features complete lyrics, never-before-seen photos, a show synopsis by creators Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair and an essay by Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. Admission to the album release party is exclusive to ticket holders of the Monday, January 13, 2014performance of Murder For Two. Sign up to pre-order the original cast recording at

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Will Return to CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' in January - 1/14/2014

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth returns to the scene of the crime, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot: Broadway's record-breaking smash-hit musical CHICAGO.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Marvin Hamlisch: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Doc Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 1/14 - 1/14/2014

The sensational recent PBS American Masters special spotlighting EGOT recipient Marvin Hamlisch's life and career is now available to order.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014MGM's A CHORUS LINE Now Available on Blu-ray - 1/14/2014

Two MGM classics are coming to Blu-ray January 14: "A Chorus Line" and "In the Heat of the Night"

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Off-Broadway's THE CLEARING - 1/15/2014

Theatre at St. Clement's will host the World Premiere of The Clearing, written by Jake Jeppson (Jerome Fellowship recipient) and directed by Josh Hecht (Drama Desk Award winner for Christine Jorgensen Reveals). The Clearing runs Off-Broadway from January 15 - February 9, 2014. Previews begin January 15 for a January 19 opening. Theatre at St. Clement's is located at 423 West 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in New York City. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014LCT3 Opens STOP HITTING YOURSELF - 1/15/2014

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will present STOP HITTING YOURSELF, created by Rude Mechs, directed by Shawn Sides and written Kirk Lynn. Featuring: Thomas Graves, Heather Hanna, Joey Hood, Hannah Kenah, Lana Lesley, E. Jason Liebrecht and Pail Soileau.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014MSNBC's Peterson Set for BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Talk Back Series - 1/15/2014

Dr. James Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, will moderate the first Breakfast With Mugabe Wednesday Night Talk Back, on January 15 immediately following the evening performance.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Sundance Institute Kicks Off Films in U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT <=> at 2014 Festival - 1/16/2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014The Atlanta Opera Brings EN MIS PALABRAS and NIGHTLY NEWS to Venues Throughout the City - 1/16/2014

As part of its 2013-2014 Studio Tour, The Atlanta Opera will present a total of eight performances of En Mis Palabras and Knightly News in venues throughout the Atlanta area.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Sundance Institute Kicks Off Short Film Program for 2014 Film Festival - 1/16/2014

Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The 2014 Short Film program is comprised of 66 short films selected from a record 8,161 submissions (59 more than for the 2013 Festival).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Andre Hyland's Short Film FUNNEL Set for Sundance 2014 - 1/16/2014

"Funnel," a short film written, directed and starring comedic performer Andre Hyland, has been accepted into the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, which will take place in Park City, Utah, January 16-26.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Three New Sopranos Take on Title Role of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Met - 1/16/2014

Three sopranos will sing their first Met performances of the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Met this season.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab Presents WATER FROM THE MOON - 1/16/2014

The not-for-profit musical theater development group Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab (formerly Musical Mondays Theatre Lab) has announced that the third presentation of its 2013-2014 season is the new musical, WATER FROM THE MOON, written by MAC Award Winning Cabaret Performer Rosemary Loar and her husband Robert W. Atwood. In fall 2011, MMTL presented the Loar/Atwood musical Spoolie Girl, which was subsequently nominated for 11 "Best of the Fest" awards at the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival, including winning the award for 'Outstanding Music and Lyrics' and a nomination for "Best Production of a Musical."

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014MAD Opens Godfrey Reggio Cinematic Retrospective - 1/16/2014

The Museum of Arts and Design presents a full cinematic retrospective of Godfrey Reggio's work this winter with its latest film series, Life with Technology: The Cinema of Godfrey Reggio, from January 16 through March 14, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014LAMBERT & STAMP Documentary Screens at 2014 Sundance Film Festival - 1/16/2014

Sundance Institute today announced the selection of LAMBERT & STAMP for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, U.S.A.) and the third Sundance London film and music festival (April 25-27 at The O2 in London).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Tracy Chapman, Dana Stevens, Bryan Singer, Max Mayer and More Among 2014 Sundance Film Festival Jurors - 1/16/2014

Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 21 at Park City's Jupiter Bowl. Feature film awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 25 in Park City, hosted by husband-and-wife duo Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally and livestreamed at Offerman headlines the film Nick Offerman: American Ham in the Festival's Premieres section. Mullally voices a character in the English-language version of Ernest and Celestine, which will have its world premiere in the Festival's new Sundance Kids section.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Chris Hemsworth, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Announce 86th ACADEMY AWARD Nominations - 1/16/2014

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th Academy Awards® nominations on Thursday, January 16.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Roundabout's DINNER WITH FRIENDS Begins Previews - 1/17/2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Dinner with Friends by Pulitzer Prize winnerDonald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon will open on February 13, 2014. The cast will include Jeremy Shamos as "Gabe," Darren Pettie as "Tom", Marin Hinkle as "Karen," and Maria Dizzia as "Beth."

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Michael Rosenbaum's Comedy BACK IN THE DAY Hits Theaters - 1/17/2014

Michael Rosenbaum's BACK IN THE DAY, starring Morena Baccarin, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Sarah Colonna, Isiaiah Mustafa, Danielle Bisutti, Kristoffer Polaha, Jay R. Ferguson, Liz Carey, and Emma Caulfield hits theaters January 17th (ultra VOD January 7th).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Mary-Louise Parker Stars in Indie Drama JAMESY BOY, Now in Theaters - 1/17/2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer-director Trevor White's JAMSEY BOY "will be released on video on demand on January 3, 2014, and will hit theaters a few weeks later, on January 17th.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Houston Grand Opera to Present U.S. Premiere of THE PASSENGER, 1/18/14 - 1/18/2014

On January 18, 2014, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents the American premiere of The Passenger (1968), a powerful Holocaust opera by exiled Polish-Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Based on a novel by Auschwitz survivor Zofia Posmysz, The Passenger was recognized as "a perfect masterpiece" by Shostakovich but was censored by the Soviet establishment and never performed in Weinberg's lifetime. It premiered at the 2010 Bregenz Festival, and its subsequent UK premiere at the English National Opera took place only thanks to award-winning British director David Pountney, whose staging inspired the Telegraph to write: "Risky though it may be to label a first production 'definitive,' it is hard to imagine it ever being done better." Now HGO brings the same production across the Atlantic, complete with mezzo-soprano Michelle Breedt, who "excelled" (New York Times) in the leading role at two European premieres. All five of The Passenger's first American performances (Jan 18-Feb 2) will be led byPatrick Summers, HGO's artistic and music director.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Houston Grand Opera Presents American Premier of Weinberg's Holocaust Opera, THE PASSENGER - 1/18/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014Houston Grand Opera Presents the American Premiere of THE PASSENGER - 1/18/2014

Houston, October 31, 2013 -- In January 2014, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) presents the American premiere of The Passenger(1968), a powerful opera exploring the Holocaust by exiled Polish-Jewish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Reinforcing the immense significance of this historic event, HGOco-Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration and education initiative-will present a series of concerts and films throughout the city, focused on remembrance of the past and prominent themes explored in the gripping story of genocide. HGOco partners with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the Asia Society Texas Center to produce several concerts and films, inviting audiences to explore the connection from past to present through music, community conversation, and art.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/11/2014The Canadian Opera Company Opens Winter Season With COSI FAN TUTTE - 1/18/2014

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2013/2014 winter season with Cosi fan tutte (or The School for Lovers), Mozart's wry comedy about romantic love, fidelity and temptation. Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES, the COC's Cosi fan tutte comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for 10 performances on January 18, 24, 29, February 1, 6, 7*, 9, 15, 18, 21, 2014.

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