Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 1/18/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

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

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Houston 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 - 1/18/2014The 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.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/201425th Producers Guild of America Awards - 1/19/2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that the Producers Guild Awards, honoring excellence in motion picture, television and new media productions, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Breaking News: Annie Potts to Join Cast PIPPIN as 'Berthe'; Tovah Feldshuh to Depart on 1/19 - 1/19/2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning PIPPIN just announced that Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women," God of Carnage) will assume the role of "Berthe" in the production beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, January 19th. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014St. Ann's Warehouse to Present KATE TEMPEST, 1/10-19 - 1/19/2014

St. Ann's Warehouse will present the American Premiere of Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients, which garnered considerable critical acclaim and the prestigious Herald Angel Award at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tempest is also the first winner under 40 of the TEd Hughes Poetry Award. Brand New Ancients, which will run from January 10 - 19, continues the St Ann's Warehouse tradition of introducing American audiences to exceptional theater artists and companies from across the pond, including Kneehigh, Enda Walsh, Stephen Hoggett, John Tiffany, and Daniel Kitson, who first recommended Tempest to St. Ann's Artistic Director, Susan Feldman. A co-production with Battersea Arts Centre on Tour, Brand New Ancients will run for eight performances at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Photos: First Look at Jake Jeppson's THE CLEARING Off-Broadway - 1/19/2014

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 now through February 9, 2014. Previews began 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Channing to Answer Fans' Questions at Town Hall Show with Bond, 1/20 - 1/20/2014

Producer Daniel Nardicio invites fans and friends of Carol Channing to ask anything their heart desires. Eight video questions will be chosen and screened live on stage when the three-time Tony Award winning actress Carol Channing will be joined by LGBT icon and Tony Nominee Justin VivIan Bond in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: An Intimate Evening with Carol Channing and Justin VivIan Bond on Monday, January 20, 2014 at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St, NYC). The evening conveniently coincides with the 50th anniversary of Hello Dolly! on Broadway, and will be one week before the living legend's 93rd birthday.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/20142014 Sundance Film Festival Screens HOOP DREAMS For 'From the Collection' - 1/20/2014

Sundance Institute today announced that the newly restored Hoop Dreams (1994) will screen in the From the Collection program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 20 years after the film made its world premiere at the 1994 Festival. The recently completed restoration represents the collaborative effort of Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films. Filmmakers Steve James, Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx and subject Arthur Agee are expected to participate in an extended Q&A immediately following the January 20 screening. The 2014 Festival will be January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Brent Barrett Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn' Next Week - 1/20/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Tim Federle's FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE! Released - 1/21/2014

Author Tim Federle's follow-up to Better Nate Than Ever -- FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE! -- will be published by Simon and Schuster on January 21, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014MACHETE KILLS Now On DVD & On Demand - 1/21/2014

Get ready for the knife-wielding hero to return in Machete Kills, the sequel to the hugely successful Machete film from acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez. Machete Kills arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD,& Digital HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on January 21, 2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/20142-for-1 Tickets to MATILDA & More Offered During Broadway Week, 1/21-2/6 - 1/21/2014

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced that Broadway Week will return this winter with 2-for-1 theater tickets to 26 Broadway shows-more than any previous iteration of the campaign. The promotion will run from January 21 through February 6, and theatergoers can take advantage of this savings opportunity by purchasing 2-for-1 tickets starting on January 6 at

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY Out On Blu-ray, 1/21 - 1/21/2014

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy,a "shockumentary" highlighting the horrifying history of Freddy Krueger, on Blu-ray for the very first time.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014American Master's Airs 15 Additional Minutes of SALINGER Documentary Not Seen in Theaters - 1/21/2014

THIRTEEN's American Masters launches its 28th season with the series' 200th episode: the exclusive director's cut of Shane Salerno's documentary, Salinger with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Off Broadway Alliance Kicks Off '20at20' Deal - 1/21/2014

The Off Broadway Alliance will again sponsor 20at20, the bi-annual celebration of Off Broadway. The popular promotion, which begins January 21st and continues through February 9th, makes $20 tickets available for 48 Off Broadway plays and musicals twenty minutes prior to curtain. Now in its 8th year, 20at20 has become one of New York's most eagerly-anticipated promotions for budget-conscious theatre-goers.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Transport Group Theatre Opens ALMOST, MAINE - 1/21/2014

Transport Group Theatre Company presents ALMOST, MAINE, A Romantic Comedy by John Cariani, directed by Jack Cummings III. Previews begin January 21, with Opening Night set for February 4. The closing performance will be held on February 23, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014First Look At HBO's Josh Groban: SING YOUR SONG YoungArts Special, Premieres 1/21 - 1/21/2014

A tantalyzing first look at HBO's new documentary spotlighting internationally celebrated concert performer and recording artist Josh Groban, Josh Groban: SING YOUR SONG, is now available to view.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014'SEX TIPS' to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 1/22 - 1/22/2014

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, a new comedy written by Matt Murphy and Drama Desk Award winner Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Big Voice: God or Merman), based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, will have its world premiere at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets). Directed by Tim Drucker (writer/director of Spidermusical, co-book writer for the musical Fat Camp) Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man will begin performances on January 22, 2014. The press opening is set for February 9, 2014. Tickets for Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man are priced at $49.69 - $69.69 and are now on sale online at

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014EMORY CINEMATIQUE Series Explores French Cinema's Global Perspective - 1/22/2014

Emory Cinematheque, a free weekly series of 35mm film screenings, returns Wed., Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the 1937 war film "Le Grande Illusion" (1937), directed by Jean Renoir.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Lewis & More Are GOING HOLLYWOOD at Festival of New American Musicals - 1/22/2014

The FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN MUSICALS kicks off its 7th year with a staged reading of GOING HOLLYWOOD on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22 and 23, 7:30pm at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater in HOLLYWOOD.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014NewFilmmakers NY Presents Documentary Series Featuring THE CARETAKER - 1/22/2014

On Wednesday, January 22nd, New Filmmakers presents a Documentary Series with the Third World Newsreel, a Special Program curated by Tova Beck-Friedman, and the feature THE CARETAKER.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Opera Lafayette Presents Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE and Philidor's LES FEMMES VENGEES - 1/23/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Renee Fleming Stars in the Title Role of RUSALKA - 1/23/2014

Renee Fleming will return to one of her signature roles, the title character in Dvorak's Rusalka, for six performances beginning January 23.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Vivino to Celebrate BEAUTIFUL DREAMER Release with Show at 54 Below, 1/23 - 1/23/2014

Donna Vivino, the rising Broadway and vocal star, will celebrate the release of Beautiful Dreamer - her debut solo album from Ghostlight Records - with a special performance at 54 Below on Thursday, January 23 at 9:30 PM. The veteran of Broadway's "Wicked" and "Les Miserables," Vivino will reprise her solo concert "It's Not Easy Being Green" with special numbers from the new recording. She will be joined by Musical Director Ken Levinsky on piano and Jeff Ganz on bass. The album was released in stores and via online outlets December 10, 2013.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014NO MAN'S LAND Cast Set for Talk Back Series - 1/23/2014

A talk back series for the acclaimed Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley, will begin Thursday, January 23, featuring the cast. Following the first date, moderated by the production's director Sean Mathias, talk back dates include Thursdays, February 6, February 13, February 20 and February 27. After the performance of NO MAN'S LAND on Thursday, January 23, Sean Mathias and the actors will discuss Harold Pinter's play and answer audience questions about the production and the acclaimed repertory season. The ticketed audience for each performance is welcome to stay, free of charge, for the talk back. A ticket is required for the performance.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014LIFE IS STRANGE Makes NYC Premiere at Quad Cinema - 1/24/2014

A living document of a lost world, Isaac Hertz's film Life Is Strange will receive its NYC premiere in a limited engagement, January 24 - 30, at the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, NYC.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014North Carolina Opera Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME - 1/24/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Cohenour, Burnham and Mackey-Led PIAZZA to Open 1/24 at South Coast Rep - 1/24/2014

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by ElizaBeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runs Jan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014CABARET, SHOW BOAT & More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series - 1/24/2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed… big!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Steph Green's RUN & JUMP Hits Select Theaters - 1/24/2014

Sundance Selects presents RUN & JUMP, the feature debut of Academy Award-nominated director Steph Green, starring Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam and Will Forte. IFC Films will release 'Run & Jump' in select cities on January 24th.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/18/2014Jennifer Holliday Signs Copies of THE SONG IS YOU at Barnes & Noble - 1/24/2014

According to a post on Jennifer Holliday's Facebook page, the Broadway star and singer will appear at the Barnes & Noble Upper East Side (86th and Lexington) to sign copies and celebrate the release of her new album 'The Song Is You' on Friday, January 24, 2014.

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