Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/4/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 1/4/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/4/2014Titus Family Gift to Dallas Opera Launches new Art Song Series - 1/4/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/4/2014Julia Roberts Receives Palm Springs Festival Award For 'OSAGE COUNTY' - 1/4/2014

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Julia Roberts will be honored for her performance in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY with the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/4/2014Billy Crystal to Bring Tony-Winning 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway - 1/5/2014

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 SUNDAYSis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/4/2014Breaking News: It's the Hard Knock Life - ANNIE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014 - 1/5/2014

The producers of ANNIE announced this evening that the show will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Upon closing, the production, which opened on November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street), will have played 487 performances and 38 previews.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/4/2014Sebastian Arcelus, Jenny Bacon & More to Join Olympia Dukakis in Midtown Direct Rep's ABSENCE Reading, 1/5 - 1/5/2014

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the resident theater company at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), has announced that Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis will be joined by Midtown Direct Rep company members Sebastian Arcelus, Jenny Bacon, Emily Bauer and Stephanie Kurtzuba, plus special guests Kendra Jain and Dan Ziskie in a one-night-only staged reading of ABSENCE, a new play about memory loss. Former-actress turned director Margaret Whitton stages this new work by emerging playwright Peter M. Floyd that was honored by the Kennedy Center's 2012 Jean Kennedy Smith Award and the 2012 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. The performance, part of MDR's Theatre in the Loft series focusing on new and innovative American theatre, is Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7 pm at SOPAC (One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). Tickets, which are $15, are available at or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). The performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, the cast and creative team. In ABSENCE, an excitingly theatrical play about aging, power, grace and imagination, Olympia Dukakis plays Helen, an iron-willed woman who suffers from memory loss. As her sense of self dissolves with her memories, she struggles to find meaning in her new existence.

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