Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 3/29/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE - 3/29/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! Extends Through 3/29 Off-Broadway - 3/29/2014

Bayside! The Musical!, the musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama "Saved By The Bell", has extended its Off-Broadway run at Theatre 80 through March 29, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Victorian Opera and the Monash University Academy of Performing Arts Present GAMES OF LOVE AND CHANCE - 3/29/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Andrew Lloyd Webber's STEPHEN WARD Closes in the West End - 3/29/2014

The West End production of Stephen Ward will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 29 March 2014. Stephen Ward received its world premiere in December last year with a cast led by Alexander Hanson in the title role, Charlotte Spenceras Christine Keeler and Charlotte Blackledge as Mandy Rice Davies. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Ward has book and lyrics by playwright Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black. The production is directed by Richard Eyre with set and costume designs by Rob Howell, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Paul Groothuis, projection design by Jon Driscoll and choreography by Stephen Mear.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of 'KAMA SUTRA' at Playwrights Horizons - 3/29/2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Off-Broadway's BILL W. AND DR. BOB Extends Through 3/30 at Soho Playhouse - 3/30/2014

BILL W. AND DR. BOB - the critically acclaimed play by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey that Variety calls "deeply human, audience embracing, [and] a remarkable story" - will once again extend its Off-Broadway run at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), now through March 30, 2014, it has been announced by Dr. Shem and Dr. Surrey, and General Manager Darren Lee Cole. BILL W. AND DR. began its run at the Soho Playhouse on July 8, 2013 and officially opened on July 16, 2013; the Off-Broadway play is currently in its sixth month of performances and recently celebrated its 150th performance on December 27, 2013.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014New Musical BEACHES Closes at Signature Theatre - 3/30/2014

Due to popular demand Virginia's Signature Theatre announces that the world premiere musical Beaches is now extended through March 30, 2014. Adapted from the beloved 1985 novel by Iris Rainer Dart, Beaches is directed by Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). This heartfelt chronicle of a decades-long friendship between two unforgettable women stars Mara Davi (Broadway's A Chorus Line and The Drowsy Chaperone) as Bertie and Alysha Umphress (Broadway's American Idiot and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) as Cee Cee Bloom.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014North Carolina Opera Presents RUSALKA - 3/30/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Signature Theatre Extends Will Eno's THE OPEN HOUSE Through 3/30 - 3/30/2014

Signature Theatre has announced a one-week extension for the world premiere of Will Eno's, new play THE OPEN HOUSE, directed by Oliver Butler. The production will now play through Sunday, March 30. The show is currently playing in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatreat The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The initial run of the production is sold out.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014HUMAN FRUIT BOWL Set for Off-Broadway Portrait - 3/30/2014

After winning the FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award and Best Production at Prague Fringe Festival, HUMAN FRUIT BOWL makes the leap to Off-Broadway. This acclaimed portrait of live nude modeling is written by Andrea Kuchlewska, performed by Harmony Stempel, and directed by Jessi D. Hill. Presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center in association with terraNOVA Collective & soloNOVA Arts, performances of this limited engagement begin March 27 at the Rose Nagelberg Theater. Opening night is March 30.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Eric Whitacre and Stephen Schwartz Join Forces for DEFYING GRAVITY Concert - 3/30/2014

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents a thrilling afternoon of song with Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre on Sunday, March 30 at 2:00pm at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014France Joli Set for MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL Tonight! - 3/30/2014

After making her debut last year in 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding' France Joli is returning to the Off-Broadway stage in the sequel 'My Big Gay Italian Funeral.' France will be taking on a cameo role in the night club sequence where she will be performing her classic hit 'Come To Me.'

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Off Broadway Alliance Hosts Contracting Seminar - 3/30/2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, March 30th.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Skeet Ulrich Stars in Horse Racing Film '50 to 1' Out Today - 3/31/2014

Mine That Bird, the underdog racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, is the focus of a new Hollywood film "50 to 1" that opens in theaters March 21, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Miranda, Borle, Mamet & More Set for MCC's MISCAST 2014 Honoring Janney - 3/31/2014

MCC THEATER as announced the preliminary lineup of performers for the annual Miscast 2014 gala, which will feature one-night-only performances from stars of stage and screen including Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L. Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle, and Nicole Parker. Phil Reno will serve as Musical Director. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Miscast 2014 will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and gala dinner followed by the Miscast performances. Show-only tickets are now on sale at

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Kristin Chenoweth Honored at NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala - 3/31/2014

On March 31st at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will honor Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening will be chaired by Chairman James S. Turley, Cisco Systems, Inc, Wells Fargo/Joseph F. Kirk and world-renowned playwright David Henry Hwang.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Mays, Pinkham & Tomlin Set for NCTF 2014 Awards Gala Honoring Chenoweth, 3/31 - 3/31/2014

On March 31st at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will honor Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Mercy College Screens HBO Doc THE UNIVERSITY OF SING SING - 3/31/2014

There will be a 'The University of Sing Sing' Special Screening at Mercy College on March 31, 2014 in the Rotunda, Mercy Hall, Dobbs Ferry, New York. The public is welcome.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Keenan-Bolger, Huffman & More to Star in Reading of Rhodes' CONSENT Tonight! - 3/31/2014

The award winning Choice Films, Michael Cohen, Robin Reinach & Ben Feldman will present an invite-only reading of the new play CONSENT, by critically acclaimed playwright David Rhodes, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Josh Hecht. The reading will take place in New York City on March 31st, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Jarrod Spector Celebrates Album Release at 54 Below - 3/31/2014

Broadway Records is getting ready to release Jarrod Spector's 'A Little Help From My Friends: Live At 54 BELOW' digitally and on CD on March 25th, 2014, and the album will be available in advance to those attending Jarrod's upcoming 54 BELOW concerts on March 23rd and 24th. Spector will be signing CDs at these 54 BELOW performances as well as at his engagement on March 31st at 54 BELOW, so be sure to come see him live!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Bianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week - 3/31/2014

Latina superstar Bianca Marroquin returns to Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, March 31. She is also the newly-crowned National Ambassador for the Broadway industry's new Viva Broadway initiative. (Click image to download full-size JPG) On Monday, March 31, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago is pleased to welcome back Latina stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of Roxie Hart.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of Nelson Mandela Musical, 3/31 - 3/31/2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014TCM Greatest Classic Films Releases Four New Collections - 4/1/2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. (WBHE) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are adding four new collections to their TCM Greatest Classic Films line, which spotlights Hollywood's most legendary actors and actresses in classic cinema.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014THE LITTLE RASCALS SAVE THE DAY Now On Blu-ray/DVD - 4/1/2014

The most adorable rabble-rousers in film history return in The Little Rascals Save the Day, a fun-filled, all-new adventure featuring Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Petey the Dog and all their friends.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Debuts on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, 4/1 - 4/1/2014

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES arrives April 1, 2014 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Wildlife Filmmaker Doug Allan Kicks Off 2014 UK Speaking Tour - 4/1/2014

Multiple EMMY and BAFTA award-winning wildlife cameraman and photographer, Doug Allan, heads out this April to talk to audiences around the UK about his incredible experiences with some of the world's most majestic animals. Following on from his acclaimed Life Behind the Lens tours in 2012 and 2013, In the Company of Giants is an all-new show, full of new stories and fresh insights, told in Doug's inimitable style.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Psychological Thriller FORGETTING THE GIRL Now on Blu-ray/DVD - 4/1/2014

RAM Releasing today announces the home video release of FORGETTING THE GIR

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Hosts Talkback After Every Performance - 4/1/2014

Producers Larry Kaye & HOP Theatricals and Van Dean & The Broadway Consortium announced today that after every preview performance of the new critically acclaimed American play THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, from Tuesday, April 1, through Sunday, April 20, audience members will be invited to stay for a complimentary post-show 'Inside Velocity' talkback, featuring different members of the cast and creative team, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014MICHAEL LUCAS' Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda Now on DVD - 4/1/2014

Lucas Documentaries and Breaking Glass Pictures have signed a deal to release adult-film entrepreneur, activist and political columnist Michael Lucas' Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda on DVD April 1st (SRP $19.99) and VOD this May.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga Stars in Romantic Comedy AT MIDDLETON, Now on Blu-ray and DVD - 4/1/2014

Anchor Bay Films presents Academy Award nominees Andy Garcia (Ocean's Eleven, City Island) and Vera Farmiga (A&E's 'Bates Motel', Up in the Air) in, AT MIDDLETON, on Blu-ray and DVD on April 1, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Bette Midler Re-Releases Memoir A VIEW FROM A BROAD With New Intro - 4/1/2014

According to PEOPLE, Broadway and movie star Bette Midler will be reissuing her 1980 memoir A VIEW FROM A BROAD on April 1, complete with a new introduction.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay & Gene Weygandt to Join WICKED Second National Tour in April - 4/2/2014

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Gene Weygandt as the Wizard beginning Wednesday, April 2 in Fresno, CA.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Wesbrooks' DRAMATIC CIRCUMSTANCES Hits the Shelves - 4/2/2014

In his groundbreaking book, Dramatic Circumstances: On Acting Singing, and Living Inside the Stories We Tell (April 2, Applause Books, $24.99), noted director and educator William Wesbrooks provides an exciting and eminently practical approach for singers and actors who want to think about their work in a way that brings them a greater sense of vitality, freedom, and empowerment.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/201459E59 Kicks Off 'Scotland Week' with 'A RESPECTABLE WIDOW' & CLEAN - 4/2/2014

59E59 Theaters will launch the Scotland Week celebrations with US premiere of the double bill of A RESPECTABLE WIDOW TAKES TO VULGARITY by Douglas Maxwell and CLEAN by Sabrina Mahfouz, both directed by Orla O'Loughlin. Produced by the Traverse Theatre, A RESPECTABLE WIDOW TAKES TO VULGARITY and CLEAN begin performances on Wednesday, April 2 for a limited engagement through Saturday, April 26. Press opening is Wednesday, April 9 at 7:15 PM.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Traverse Theatre's 'A RESPECTABLE WIDOW' & CLEAN Set for 59E59 - 4/2/2014

Traverse Theatre Company will be in New York this April, taking Fringe 2013 hits A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity and Clean for a month-long run at 59E59 Theaters, marking New York's Scotland Week (3 - 10 April) as part of 59E59 Theaters' Brits Off Broadway season.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Civil War Era Film THE RETRIEVAL Out in Limited Release - 4/2/2014

Variance Films will release the civil war era film "The Retrieval" in theaters starting on April 2nd in New York at the Film Forum

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014The American Lyric Theater Presents THE LIVING LIBRETTO: OPERA IN EDEN - 4/2/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Charitybuzz Bidding in Support of MCC Theatre Ends Today - 4/2/2014

Charitybuzz bidders have the opportunity to win some pretty fabulous prizes in support of MCC Theater, now through April 2, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Cherry Lane's 2014 Mentor Project Concludes With RAGGED CLAWS - 4/2/2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights concludes its 16th season with Lina Patel's new play RAGGED CLAWS, running at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) from April 2 to 12. Jedadiah Schultz directs RAGGED CLAWS, and the Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang serves as Ms. Patel's Mentor Playwright.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014AMC Theatres Presents CAPTAIN AMERICA Double Feature in RealD 3D - 4/3/2014

AMC Theatres® (AMC) is inviting guests to catch up on the story of Steve Rogers and Captain America with Marvel's Captain America Double Feature in RealD 3D at 158 AMC locations nationwide on Thursday, April 3.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014A RAISIN IN THE SUN Broadway Revival Opens Tonight! - 4/3/2014

Previews begin tonight, Saturday, March 8, at 8pm for the return to Broadway of Tony Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington starring as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN. This new production begins previews nearly 55 years to the day that A RAISIN IN THE SUN had its Broadway premiere (March 11, 1959) at the same theatre, the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Opening night for A RAISIN IN THE SUN is Thursday, April 3 at 6:45pm. The 14-week limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 15.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014THE INTERNATIONAL at The Cell Begins Previews Tonight - 4/3/2014

Tim Ruddy's boldly original new drama, 'The International,' receives its world premiere in a five-week Off-Broadway run at the cell in New York playing from Thursday April 3 to Sunday May 4. Presented by the cell, 338 West 23rd Street, Origin Theatre Company's production is directed by Christopher Randolph.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Taymor, Shields, Rubin-Vega & More Appear During FIRST TIME FEST - 4/3/2014

Following last year's acclaimed first edition, FIRST TIME FEST is back, and it shows that the secondtime is even better. The Second Time Around for FIRST TIME FEST is set for April 3 - 7, 2014, and it will be based at their new home. NeueHouse (110 East 25th St.). NeueHouse will be the location for panels, workshops, selected film presentations, parties and the filmmaker lounge. Most screenings, including all the competition films, will take place at the AMC Loews Village 7 (11th St. & Third Ave.)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Photo Flash: First Look - New Poster and Still for Supernatural Thriller JINN - 4/4/2014

In honor of Friday the 13th, Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing have revealed a new poster and chilling still from Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad's upcoming supernatural thriller JINN, set for release on April 4, 2014. Check them out below!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES to Play Off-Broadway's Soho Playhouse, Begin. 4/4 - 4/4/2014

Soho Playhouse, the downtown Off-Broadway theatre located at 15 Vandam Street, will present the world premiere of EXTRAORDINARY EXTREMITIES with previews beginning April 4 prior to an official press opening of April 13 it has been announced by producer Darren Lee Cole.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Local Films A MAN FULL OF TROUBLE, RECOVERY and More Set for 2014 Media Film Festival - 4/4/2014

Exceptional local films along with others from as far away as Singapore, Italy and the United Kingdom will be shown as part of the Media Film Festival, April 4th and 5th. Now in its 7th year, the festival of short films has moved to the historic Media Theatre on State Street in downtown Media.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014The Metropolitan Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY with James Valenti - 4/4/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Storm Theatre & Blackfriar's Rep Bring OUR GOD'S BROTHER Off-Broadway - 4/4/2014

The Storm Theatre Company in association with Blackfriar's Repertory Theatre announce that the play Our God's Brother by Karol Wojtyla will be their next production at the Storm Theatre, 114th Street and Morningside Drive (in the Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame). Performances will begin on April 4th and will the limited engagement will run through May 3rd. Opening is set for April 12th.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Opera On Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS TROIS OPERAS- MINUTES - 4/4/2014

We're New Brew. We're young, we're full of life!! We don't have no time for some stinking five-act grand opera! If we're going to do the O-thang, it had better be short and sweet. Or sour, or bitter, or downright toxic, but definitely short. Like, ten minutes or less.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Central City Opera Announces the THEATRE OF DREAMS GALA - 4/5/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Peter Sellars Returns to the Canadian Opera Company with a New Production of HERCULES, - 4/5/2014

Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that propels the Greek myth into the modern day, giving voice to the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications faced by veterans returning home. The COC premiere of Hercules reunites Sellars with celebrated conductorHarry Bicket and the all-star cast that presented this co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago to unequivocal praise at its debut in Chicago in 2011. Hercules is sung in English with English SURTITLES and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 5, 11, 15, 19, 24, 27, 30, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Pan Asian Repertory Theater to Present FISHING FOR WIVES, 4/5-27 - 4/5/2014

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE continues its 37th Milestone Season with the New York premiere of FISHING FOR WIVES, a comic battle of the sexes written by Edward Sakamoto and directed by Ron Nakahara. The production will begin previews on April 5, 2014 and run until April 27, 2014 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer). The official opening is on Thursday April 10th at 7:30PM.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014Opera Immediat Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR - 4/5/2014

Opera Immediat presents Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor (1839) Opera Immediat was founded in 2009 by Sophie De Cruz, soprano and conductor. Together with a dynamic team of fellow classical music professionals, she has successfully set out to put on one opera per year.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/29/2014The Met: Live in HD Presents LA BOHÈME - 4/5/2014

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