Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 3/8/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Staten Island Education Administrator to Appear in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 3/8 - 3/8/2014

My Big Gay Italian Wedding will host a very special performance on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 when Angela Scotto Carannante takes to the stage to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony Pinnunziato' and 'Andrew Polinski.'

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014TELL ME ON A SUNDAY Starring Marti Webb Extends Run - 3/8/2014

Barry Satchwell Smith, Robert Mackintosh, St. James Theatre Productions Ltd and Nimax Theatres are delighted to announce that due to further public demand, the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's classic Tell Me On a Sunday starring the original Marti Webb will extend its two week run at the Duchess Theatre to three weeks, from Tuesday 18 February - Saturday 8 March. Tickets are now on sale.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Sarasota Opera to Host Exhibition from the Rome Opera House, HOMAGE TO Giuseppe Verdi - 3/8/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Divaria Productions, La Rioja Lirica, and Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Presents Jose Serrano's LA DOLOROSA - 3/8/2014

As a tribute to International Women's Day, on Saturday March 8 at 7:30 pm, the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in collaboration with New York opera company Divaria Productions and Spain's La Rioja Lirica, will present La Dolorosa, the fascinating Spanish zarzuela dedicated to women, their courage and their bravery.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Elks Theatre To Present Mel Brooks-A-THON As Part of Their Classic Film Series - 3/8/2014

Elks Theatre will be kicking off this Spring's classic film schedule, with a month long tribute to that master of comedy, Mel Brooks. The theatre has handpicked three of his most beloved classics, and are bringing them back to the big screen over the course of three separate weekends. Furthermore, Elks Theatre is proud to announce that all of their Mel Brooks titles will be screened from 35mm prints.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Amoralfest to Feature Seven New Play Readings - 3/8/2014

As part of the company's 8th season, downtown theatre company The Amoralists will present full-length readings of 7 new plays at 'AmoralFEST 2014: Revengeance.' AmoralFEST is an annually curated series of public readings of full-length plays, portions of which The Amoralists have, over the course of the last season, read in AmoraLAB, the company's monthly(ish) experiment that hands their actors over to promising playwrights and their provocative new plays.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Lewis, Panaro, Ripley & More Set for SIDE SHOW Concert at 54 Below - 3/9/2014

Lauren Kennedy, Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley, The Skivvies and more will take part in 'I Will Never Leave You: 54 Sings Side Show' on March 9, 2014 at 54 Below.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA Featuring 'Broadway' Stars - 3/9/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Urban Stages Welcomes Back Family Series - 3/9/2014

Urban Stages will continue its celebrated family programing with three Sundays filled with puppets, poetry and endless fun for the whole family. All shows begin at 1:30pm at Urban Stages (259 W 30 Street).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Lindsay Stars in Mitchell-Helmed DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - 3/10/2014

The Daily Mail reports that Robert Lindsay will join Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell at the Savoy Theatre. The show begins in the West End on March 10 after runs at the Manchester Opera House (beginning February 12) and the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury (beginning February 26).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Rory O'Malley to Premiere New Autobiographical Show at Joe's Pub, 3/10 - 3/10/2014

Tony Award nominee Rory O'Malley (THE BOOK OF MORMON) will debut the world premiere of his autobiographical show, PUB CRAWL, at Joe's Pub on March 10, 2014 at 7:30pm.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Roundabout Honors Sam Mendes at 2014 Spring Gala - 3/10/2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents its annual 2014 Spring Gala 'In Here, Life Is Beautiful' on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Academy Award, Olivier and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Distinguished Concerts International Presents LUST AND LA FEMME MYSTIQUE - 3/10/2014

Distinguished Concerts International New York presents an evening of musically epic proportions, featuring Carl Orff's 1936 masterwork Carmina Burana, as conducted by revered conductor Vance George, with a beautiful selection of music for women's chorus in celebration of International Women's Day, conducted by Hilary Apfelstadt and performed by 16 outstanding choruses hailing from across North America; Vienna; Hong Kong; Munich; Curitiba, Brazil; and Brunswick, Australia. Lust & La Femme Mystique takes place on Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to Hold Open Auditions for Vocalists - 3/10/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Hadary, Kravits & Liberatore Set for ROCKET TO THE MOON Reading - 3/10/2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents a staged reading of Clifford Odets's ROCKET TO THE MOON, directed by Dan Wackerman at the Theatre at St. Clement's on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. The reading will star Jonathan Hadary (Broadway's Golden Boy, Awake and Sing! and Gypsy); Jason Kravitz (Broadway's Relatively Speaking and The Drowsy Chaperone); and Lou Liberatore (Tony nominee for Burn This).

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Ripley & Gershon Join Second Stage's I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT Benefit, 3/10 - 3/10/2014

Second Stage Theatre has announced the addition of Alice Ripley, Gina Gershon, HENRY ALFORD, Ilana Levine, and Sandra Santiago to the line-up for Annabelle Gurwitch's I See You Made An Effort on March 10th, 2014. This one-night only benefit event is a part of the 35th Anniversary Season at Second Stage Theatre. I See You Made An Effort will also feature the previously announced Amy Brenneman, Judy Gold, Jessica Hecht, Tonya Pinkins, and Annabella Sciorra.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Harris, DeLaria, Tartaglia & More Set for The New Group's 2014 Gala - 3/10/2014

Off-Broadway's The New Group honors Beth Henley, playwright, author of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian, and Geoff Rich, Executive Director of The New Group 2002-2013, with The 2014 Michael Mendelson Award at the company's Annual Gala, 'Bright Lights Off-Broadway.' The Gala, set to take place Monday, March 10 beginning at 6:00pm at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street), features appearances by Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Carol Kane, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Jonathan Marc Sherman and performances by Stephen Bogardus, Lea DeLaria and John Tartaglia, along with cocktails, dinner, and silent and live auctions filled with an array of exciting items and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Former Soap Star Robert Newman to Join the Cast of PERFECT CRIME, 3/10 - 3/10/2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28 year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light, will be joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME, in the role of Inspector Ascher on March 10.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014BARBIE THE PEARL PRINCESS Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD - 3/11/2014

Barbie stars as Lumina, a mermaid who dreams of being a princess. As long as she can remember, she's had a magical power that makes pearls dance and glow!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014HOMEFRONT, Starring James Franco, Arrives on Blu-ray/DVD Today - 3/11/2014

Jason Statham (The Transporter franchise, The Mechanic), James Franco (127 Hours, Oz the Great and Powerful), Winona Ryder (Star Trek, BLACK SWAN) and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, Blue Crush) star in Homefront, a gripping story about how far one man will go to protect his family.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Inside Look: Casa Valentina - 3/11/2014

Inside Look, The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR's special live event series featuring sneak peeks at some of theater's most-anticipated productions, is back this spring with three Broadway premieres and the revival of an American classic.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/201450 SHADES! THE MUSICAL to Open Off-Broadway at Elektra Theatre on 3/12 - 3/12/2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody ( has announced new dates and opening night at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street). The show will begin performances on Friday, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. The change was due to a shift in management at the Elektra Theatre, which is now complete. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Natalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall - 3/12/2014

French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her highly anticipated New York recital debut onWednesday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joined by pianist and frequent collaborator Philippe Cassard. Ms. Dessay and Mr. Cassard recently released an acclaimed recording of Debussy's works in 2012 (Virgin Classics), two of which are featured in this program-"Apparition," and 'La romance d'Ariel.' The program also features German works by Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Richard Strauss, and French works by Duparc, Poulenc, and Faure. Full program information is below.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Monk Parrots' World Premiere of BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA - 3/12/2014

La MaMa, in association with Monk Parrots, proudly presents the World Premiere of Bum Phillips All-American Opera, a new contemporary opera conceptualized and directed by Luke Leonard, composed and conducted by Peter Stopschinski, with a libretto by Kirk Lynn. Bum Phillips All-American Opera runs from March 12 - 30, 2014 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin March 12 for a March 15 opening.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Urban Stages' CHARACTER MAN Kicks Off Wednesday Post-Show Talks - 3/12/2014

Urban Stages Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director and producer Peter Napolitano present the World Premiere of Character Man. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir now at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street), with opening night set for Wednesday March 5th. This limited run will continue through March 30th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014AMC Theatres to Host VERONICA MARS Film Fan Events on 3/13 - 3/13/2014

The fans of VERONICA MARS are at it again. After an unprecedented Kickstarter campaign helped bring the beloved show to the big screen, opening March 14 exclusively at AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) in most major markets, AMC and Warner Bros. teamed up to bring the movie to backers of the Kickstarter campaign a day early with the VERONICA MARS Fan Events, at 8 p.m. March 13.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Cerveris, Kuhn & More Set for FUN HOME CD Signing at Barnes & Noble - 3/13/2014

Barnes & Noble at 86th and Lexington in New York City will welcome the cast and creators of FUN HOME, The Public Theater production based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, for a musical performance and CD signing on Thursday March 13, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Japan Society Presents A TRIBUTE TO DONALD RICHIE (1924-2013), PART 2 - 3/13/2014

This spring Japan Society continues to honor the late Donald Richie, whose criticism, commentary and advocacy contributed incomparably toward making Japanese art and culture, especially its cinema, revered throughout the world. As the second and final leg of the ongoing series, again curated by noted film scholar Kyoko Hirano, A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 2: Richie's Electric Eight: The Bold & the Daring encompasses eight films that reflect the complexity, nuance, and brilliance of Japanese society, as seen through Richie's unflinching and insatiable eye.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Opera On Tap Presents HOME BREWED OPERA: SEASONAL BREW - 3/13/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Returns to Times Square - 3/13/2014

Known as the 'Granddaddy of Interactive Theater,' Tony n' Tina's Wedding set the gold standard for the genre with an all-inclusive two-part event where audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the bride and groom. Now beginning this spring, the celebration is coming back to the heart of Times Square.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Cast of LES MISERABLES to Perform on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 3/13 - 3/13/2014

The cast of Broadway's LES MISERABLES revival will raise the barricade on ABC's Good Morning America next week, with a performance set for Thursday, March 13. As of now, there's no word on which cast members will appear, or which number will be performed.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014VERONICA MARS Movie Hits Theaters - 3/14/2014

Warner Bros. has announced a spring release date for the Rob Thomas-written and directed 'Veronica Mars' feature film, based on the beloved and acclaimed television series of the same name. The film will open in the U.S. on March 14th in AMC Theatres in select markets across the country. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Scarlet Sky Productions' THE WORD Premieres at CT's Bijou Theatre - 3/14/2014

Scarlet Sky Productions has announced the theatrical release of its award-winning film, THE WORD, at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT. The dramatic thriller stars Kevin O'Donnell in a breakout performance and two-time Tony award winner James Naughton. The premiere takes place March 14-16, 2014 with multiple screenings at The Bijou.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Diana Damrau Sings the Title Role in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA at the Met - 3/14/2014

Diana Damrau will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Amina, the title character in Bellini's Bel Canto showpiece La Sonnambula. Last season, Damrau made an acclaimed role debut as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata in a sold-out series of performances at the Met. La Sonnambula, which opens March 14 in a revival of Mary Zimmerman's 2009 production, will be conducted by Marco Armiliato and also star rising Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Elvino and Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Rodolfo.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014VERONICA MARS Hits Theaters, VOD/Digital - 3/14/2014

Rob Thomas' VERONICA MARS, a project which broke records with its Kickstarter campaign last year, has now become a full-length feature film, hitting theaters on March 14, 2014. Now, Deadline reports that the movie, starring Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring, will receive its VOD/digital release on the same day.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014DEEP CITY: BIRTH OF MIAMI SOUND Screens at Miami International Film Festival - 3/14/2014

Deep City: Birth of the Miami Sound will be showing at the Olympia Theater as part of the Miami International Film Festival on March 14, 2014.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Randi Zuckerberg to Make Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES, Begin. 3/14 - 3/14/2014

The five-time Tony Award Nominated musical ROCK OF AGES marks its 5th Anniversary on Broadway by toasting its beloved 'social network' of fans with a month-long celebration, #RockofAge5, from March 14 - April 14, 2014. Kicking off the party on March 14 is social media rock star Randi Zuckerberg, who makes her Broadway debut as community leader "Regina" (ruh-GINE-ah) for two weeks only - through March 28 (#RandiRocks). The party continues through April 14 with additional 'social' surprises to be announced.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014MOTHERS AND SONS Offers $30 Tix for Patrons Under 30 & Talk Back - 3/14/2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will offer a one-night-only special ticket price of $30 for patrons under the age of 30 for the Friday, March 14th performance of the show at 8PM. Ticket quantities are limited and must be purchased in person at the Golden Theatre box office at 252 West 45th Street during normal box office hours. Limit one ticket per patron with a valid ID. This performance will be followed by a talkback hosted by Playbill's Blake Ross and NY1'sFrank DiLella, with a panel discussion to include Terrence McNally and members of the cast.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014LA Opera Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR - 3/15/2014

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Broadway's John Lloyd Young Joins JERSEY BOYS in the West End - 3/15/2014

The Daily Mail writes that Broadway's John Lloyd Young, who created the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on the Great White Way, will be hopping across the pond to star in Jersey Boys in the West End, beginning March 15 at the show's new home, the Piccadilly Theatre.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014TNC to Present World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's WORSHIP, 3/15-4/13 - 3/15/2014

Theater for the New City, the Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the return of acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado with the world premiere of his new play Worship, directed by Michael Domitrovich. Worship will begin previews Saturday, March 15th at 8 PM, with Opening Night set for Saturday, March 22nd at 8PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets). This limited engagement continues through April 13th.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014World Premiere of BUM PHILLIPS ALL-AMERICAN OPERA Opens at La MaMa - 3/15/2014

La MaMa, in association with Monk Parrots, presents the World Premiere of Bum Phillips All-American Opera, a new contemporary opera conceptualized and directed by Luke Leonard, composed and conducted by Peter Stopschinski, with a libretto by Kirk Lynn. Bum Phillips All-American Opera runs from March 12 - 30, 2014 in a limited engagement at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin March 12 for a March 15 opening.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014Emmy Winner Tom Pelphrey To Make Appearance at Warner Theater Screening of TIGER LILY ROAD - 3/15/2014

Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey one of the stars of award winning Indie Film Tiger Lily Road will make a personal appearance at the Q&A after the screening with director, Michael Medeiros. The screening will take place in the theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/8/2014The Dallas Opera Guild Presents the 26th Annual DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL ASSOCIATION - 3/15/2014

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