Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012

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Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 12/8/2012. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Jackie Hoffman Will Reprise A CHANUKAH CHAROL at New World Stages - 12/8/2012


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Arturo Chacon-Cruz and Ailyn Perez Lead Florida Grand Opera's LA BOHEME - 12/8/2012


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Closes A SUMMER DAY - 12/8/2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the American premiere of A Summer Day, a play written by Jon Fosse (International Ibsen Award in 2010), and directed and translated by Sarah Cameron Sunde, will extend through Saturday, December 8.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012LAByrinth Theater Company's RADIANCE Extends Through 12/8 - 12/8/2012

LAByrinth Theater Company's (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vazquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), has announced the World Premiere production of Radiance, written by Cusi Cram and directed by Suzanne Agins, will extend at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Science Fiction Festival Hosts NY Premiere of NINJAS VS.MONSTERS - 12/8/2012

The first Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is pleased to announce that they will host the New York premiere of Justin Timpane's NINJAS VS.MONSTERS, the concluding chapter of the Ninjas trilogy.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012THE LION KING Special Exhibit in Bryant Park Opens Workshops - 12/8/2012

‘Inside The Lion King,' the first immersive, pop-up exhibit ever created for a Broadway show, arrives adjacent to Bryant Park, on 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas, for a limited time to celebrate 15 years of The Lion King in New York City. More than 65 million people have experienced The Lion King, but never before like this. In this free exhibit, fans of all ages will experience and interact with 86 museum-quality artifacts including hand-made puppets, sculpted masks, elaborate artisan costumes and extraordinary sets that have appeared in productions from around the world.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Two Verdi Operas Screen at Peterborough Players from The Met: Live in HD - 12/8/2012

Two operas by Giuseppe Verdi will be simulcast live on the Peterborough Players big screen on two successive Saturdays at 1:00 pm: a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) on December 8; and Aida on December 15.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012ON KENTUCKY AVENUE a Musical Revue Debuts at Laurie Beechman Theater, 12/8 - 12/8/2012


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012WHITE CHRISTMAS Screens in Middletown, PA, to Support Elks Theatre - 12/8/2012

Get into the swing of things this holiday season with Bing Crobsy in the musical classic White Christmas in 35mm at The Elks Theatre. For two nights only this special SAVE THE ELKS! screening will benefit the Greater Middletown Economic Development Corporation's campaign to install a vital digital projection system and new art deco marquee. White Christmas screens at 9:30pm on Saturday December 8th and 5pm on Sunday December 9th.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012IF THERE IS... Hosts Climate Change Talkback - 12/9/2012

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a special talkback at If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet on the topic of climate change following the 2:00pm performance on Sunday, December 9. The talkback is complimentary for ticketholders to this performance, and a limited number of tickets are still available to purchase.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012TICK TOCK BOOM CLAP, Starring Broadway's Melissa Fahn and Sam Zeller, Ends DVD Kickstarter Campaign - 12/9/2012

Following successful screenings in Beverly Hills, Northern California, and New York City, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched for DVD distribution of the independent romantic dramedy "Tick Tock Boom Clap". The campaign has a deadline of December 9th , and can be found HERE or by going to www.ticktockboomclap.com and clicking on the Kickstarter link.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012WHITE CHRISTMAS Screens in Middletown, PA, to Support Elks Theatre - 12/9/2012

Get into the swing of things this holiday season with Bing Crobsy in the musical classic White Christmas in 35mm at The Elks Theatre. For two nights only this special SAVE THE ELKS! screening will benefit the Greater Middletown Economic Development Corporation's campaign to install a vital digital projection system and new art deco marquee. White Christmas screens at 9:30pm on Saturday December 8th and 5pm on Sunday December 9th.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Rattlestick's 2012 F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS! Festival Comes to a Close - 12/10/2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced that the 2012 F*ck!ng Good Plays (festival, III)--ten (10) days of new play readings by nine (9) of today's hottest playwrights--will begin Saturday, December 1 and continue through Monday, December 10. The festival will be presented at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South, between West 11 and Perry Streets).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Steggert, Fuller to Lead PTERODACTYLS Reading - 12/10/2012


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Trip Cullman Directs PTERODACTYLS Reading at Vineyard Theatre - 12/10/2012

Vineyard Theatre continues its series of one-night-only readings of notable plays from its acclaimed history in celebration of the company's 30th Anniversary with Nicky Silver's award winning 1993 hit PTERODACTYLS, directed by Trip Cullman. An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species, PTERODACTYLS will feature Emmy Award-winner Penny Fuller (THE DINNER PARTY, APPLAUSE) as Duncan family matriarch, Grace; Tony-nominee Bobby Steggert (RAGTIME) as son, Todd; Virginia Kull (THE HEIRESS) as daughter, Emma; and Claybourne Elder (BONNIE & CLYDE) as Emma's fiance Tommy (the role of family patriarch, Arthur, is TBD).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Cast of STARCATCHER & More Set for Transport Group Gala - 12/10/2012

Transport Group has announced that, Jenn Colella, Tyne Daly, Montego Glover, Ann Harada, Elizabeth Stanley, and Sally Wilfert will perform at its gala benefit GIMME A BREAK! honoring Christian Borle, Sue Frost, and Paul Huntley on Monday, December 10, 2011 at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue. The evening will be hosted by Julie Halston and will feature a special performance by the cast of the Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatch


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD - 12/11/2012

Ahoy, matey! Blue Sky Studios unveils a brand new chapter in one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Bringing together the visually epic and the emotionally powerful, ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT sets sail on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on December 11, just in time for the holidays.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012TED Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand - 12/11/2012

A foul-mouthed, hard-partying teddy bear and his 35-year-old best friend come together in the #1 comedy of the year, TED, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD - 12/11/2012

20th Century Home Entertainment announces the releases of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days on Blu-ray & DVD December 18, 2012 and Ice Age: Continental Drift on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD December 11, 2012.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012THE BOURNE LEGACY Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD & Digital Copy - 12/11/2012

On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government's intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs in THE BOURNE LEGACY, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand December 11, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012THE SKINNY Now Available on DVD - 12/11/2012

Breaking Glass Pictures/QC Cinema and Tall Skinny Black Boy Productions have closed the deal to release THE SKINNY, the latest film from Patrik-Ian Polk, director of Sundance favorite Punks and creator of Logo's popular series "Noah's Arc" and the award-winning film Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Andrea McArdle Releases CD 70s AND SUNNY: LIVE AT 54 BELOW - 12/11/2012

Broadway legend Andrea McArdle has two new albums set for release on Broadway Records. The first, "70s and Sunny: Live At 54 BELOW", was recorded during her triumphant debut at the new Broadway hotspot 54 BELOW and will be released on December 11, 2012 and is available for pre-order HERE. The second recording, "Calendar Dream", is an exciting new project that teams Andrea up with a stellar array of Broadway's most awarded writers to journey though a year of a woman's life.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/201213 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI Makes NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters - 12/11/2012


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012The Plowmen Present SOLDIER at HERE, Beginning 12/11 - 12/11/2012

The Plowmen will present the World Premiere of Soldier, written and performed by Jonathan Draxton, and directed by Kevin O'Rourke (Mayor Edward Bader on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"). Soldier runs from December 11 - 22, 2012 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews begin December 11 for a December 13 opening.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Releases Motion Picture Soundtrack - 12/11/2012

WaterTower Music has announced the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all retailers on December 11th. The soundtrack will be available both digitally and as a 2 CD set. A Special Edition of the soundtrack featuring six exclusive bonus tracks, seven extended score cues, and deluxe liner notes will also be available December 11. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features original score by Academy Award® winner Howard Shore recorded at famed Abbey Road studios by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally it includes an original song entitled "Song of the Lonely Mountain," written and performed by Neil Finn (Crowded House). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of a trilogy of films from Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), will be released in the U.S. on December 14, 2012.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Robert Petkoff Joins the Cast of AMAZING GRACE the New Musical - 12/11/2012

Robert Petkoff is joining Broadway & film star Robby Benson and Tony nominee Josh Young in the upcoming special invitational presentation of selections from the original new musical AMAZING GRACE, with music & lyrics by Christopher Smithand book by Mr. Smith & Arthur Giron, December 11th and 12th at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater. AMAZING GRACE has been in development over the past four years and the musical had a record-breaking run at Goodpeed's Norma Terris Theatre last summer. Under the direction of Gabriel Barre, the cast will also feature Whitney Bashor (The Fantasticks, Happy Days), Chris Hoch (Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime, Memphis), and Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia!, Once on This Island).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Red Bull Theater Presents Workshop of THE AENEID - 12/12/2012

The Red Bull Theater presents an "In the Raw" workshop of THE AENEID, by Oliver Kemeid, a powerful new play inspired by Virgil that transports Aeneas's search for a homeland into the modern world of middle-eastern revolution. THE AENEID will play at the St. Clements Theater for three performances on Feb. 11 and 12.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Summoners Ensemble Stages One-Man A CHRISTMAS CAROL - 12/12/2012

Summoners Ensemble Theatre presents John Kevin Jones in his solo performance of A Christmas Carol directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd. A Christmas Carol will play four performances only December 12-15 at The Studio Theatre in Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and More Set for Universal Pictures' THIS IS 40 Premiere at Grauman's Chinese in Hollywood - 12/12/2012

The world premiere of the comedy THIS IS 40 will be held at Grauman's Chinese, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The screening begins at 7 p.m. following celebrity arrivals.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Robert Petkoff Joins the Cast of AMAZING GRACE the New Musical - 12/12/2012

Robert Petkoff is joining Broadway & film star Robby Benson and Tony nominee Josh Young in the upcoming special invitational presentation of selections from the original new musical AMAZING GRACE, with music & lyrics by Christopher Smithand book by Mr. Smith & Arthur Giron, December 11th and 12th at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater. AMAZING GRACE has been in development over the past four years and the musical had a record-breaking run at Goodpeed's Norma Terris Theatre last summer. Under the direction of Gabriel Barre, the cast will also feature Whitney Bashor (The Fantasticks, Happy Days), Chris Hoch (Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot), Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime, Memphis), and Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia!, Once on This Island).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012A Rare Revival of Berlioz's LES TROYENS Opens 12/13 at the Met - 12/13/2012

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will lead a rare revival of Berlioz's Les Troyens beginning December 13. Francesca Zambello's production, critically acclaimed when it premiered at the Met in 2003, will star Marcello Giordani in his house role debut as Aeneas, the central character in the grand tragedy, which travels from the crumbling walls of Troy to the North African kingdom of Carthage. Deborah Voigt will reprise her performance of the Trojan prophetess Cassandra, a role she debuted in the premiere of Zambello's production, and Susan Graham will sing her first Met performances of Dido, the lovesick queen of Carthage. The cast also features Julie Boulianneas Aeneas's son, Ascanio; Karen Cargill as Dido's devoted sister, Anna; Paul Appleby as the young sailor Hylas; Eric Cutler as Dido's court poet, Iopas; Richard Bernstein as the Trojan priest Pantheus; DWayne Croft as Cassandra's fiance, Coroebus; and Kwangchul Youn as Narbal, Dido's trusted advisor. The Saturday, January 5 matinee performance of Les Troyens will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met's Live in HD series, which is now seen in more than 1,900 movie theaters in 64 countries around the world.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF SONG Begins 12/13 at St. Luke's - 12/13/2012


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne Premiere MARRYING MOZART, 12/13-16 - 12/13/2012

Dicapo Opera Theatre and Opera Moderne will present the world premiere of Marrying Mozart with four performances beginning Thursday, December 13, 2012. Subsequent presentations take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 & 16, 2012. Thursday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and the final performance on Sunday at 4 p.m.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF SONG Begins Performances 12/13 at St. Luke's - 12/13/2012


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Ailyn Perez to Star in LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's Broadcast of 2012 Richard Tucker Gala - 12/13/2012

Soprano Ailyn Perez, winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, was fresh from a string of European appearances, including her Bolshoi Theater debut and performances at the Hamburg State Opera, when she lit up the stage at New York's Avery Fisher Hall at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala on November 11. The gala was filmed for national broadcast in the U.S. as part of the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center series on PBS and will air on Thursday, December 13. Live from Lincoln Center: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala, which is being hosted by singer and actress Audra McDonald, will include a feature on Perez, backstage access to the artists, and selections from the musical performance.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT Opens - 12/14/2012

Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is coming to theaters on December 14, 2012. Check out a just-released trailer for the highly-anticipated film below!


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012THE HOBBIT: THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Opens in Theaters - 12/14/2012

More advertising art has arrived as New Line Cinema and MGM have released four new banners for their upcoming THE HOBBIT: THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Check them out below!


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012SAVE THE DATE Opens In Theaters - 12/14/2012

A trailer has been released for SAVE THE DATE, opening December 14th. Check it out below!


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Photo Flash: ANY DAY NOW, Starring Alan Cumming, Makes NY and LA Premiere - 12/14/2012

Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. Starring Alan Cumming, directed by Travis Fine and written by Fine and George Arthur Bloom, ANY DAY NOW is set to premiere in New York and Los Angeles via Music Box Films on December 14th. Check out the just-released poster below!


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Kate Winslet's TITANIC Dress, Orlando Bloom's 'Legolas' Bow & More Set for Profiles in History Auction - 12/15/2012

Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that three iconic items, the "Rose DeWitt Bukater" jump dress from Titanic, Orlando Bloom's "Legolas" Bow from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the original Gort helmet from The Day the Earth Stood Still all will be apart of "Drama, Action, Romance- The Hollywood Auction" on December 15 & 16.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Summoners Ensemble Closes One-Man A CHRISTMAS CAROL - 12/15/2012

Summoners Ensemble Theatre presents John Kevin Jones in his solo performance of A Christmas Carol directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd. A Christmas Carol will play four performances only December 12-15 at The Studio Theatre in Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/8/2012Two Verdi Operas Screen at Peterborough Players from The Met: Live in HD - 12/15/2012

Two operas by Giuseppe Verdi will be simulcast live on the Peterborough Players big screen on two successive Saturdays at 1:00 pm: a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) on December 8; and Aida on December 15.


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