Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 4/19/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS to Premiere this April on HBO - 4/19/2014

HBO has confirmed the debut date for Billy Crystal 700 SUNDAYS, with the special slated to premiere on Saturday, Arpil 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Rattlestick's ODE TO JOY Ends Extended Run - 4/19/2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, will extend three weeks through Saturday, April 19 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Alan Cumming & More Perform One Night Only REEFER MADNESS Benefit Concert at New World Stages - 4/19/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Variations Theatre Group Stages DRAGULA THE MUSICAL Reading - 4/19/2014

Variations Theatre Group continues its commitment to develop new and exciting work with DRAGULA, a new musical by John Arthur Long and Theodore Kastrinos, which will be presented in a special one-night-only performance at the Chain Theatre April 19th at 8pm.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Radcliffe Returns to Broadway in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN - 4/20/2014

Daniel Radcliffe will return to the Broadway stage this season. The New York Times reports that the Harry Potter star, who last graced the Great White Way in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING in 2011, will star in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at the Court Theater, beginning April 12 with an official opening slated for April 20, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014America's Got Talent's FORTE OPERA TRIO to Perform at 2014 FWOpera Festival's Opening - 4/20/2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) is excited to announce today the details of a one-night concert performance by the stars of NBC's America's Got Talent, crossover opera trio Forte. Just back from their holiday engagement at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and the National Christmas Tree Lighting, the three tenors of Forte, featuring FWOpera star Sean Panikkar, will bring their powerful voices and unique blend of part-pop, part-opera to Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm. This exclusive performance will feature a limited number of 100 VIP experience seats for $100 each. These VIP experience tickets include premium orchestra seating and a pre-show VIP champagne reception. The VIP reception will be hosted from 6-7 pm before the show's 7:30 pm start time.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014London Wall Extends at Mint Theater Through 4/20 - 4/20/2014

Mint Theater's new production, London Wall by John Van Druten, featuring Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears, and Alex Trow will now continue through April 20th at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). This is the American premiere of John Van Druten's 'rivetingly entertaining' (The Guardian) romantic drama, which opened Monday February 24th.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Meet Richard Moore Before Tribeca Film Festival's Premiere of His Film SLAYING THE BADGER - 4/20/2014

Cycling enthusiasts are invited to a talk and booksigning with award-winning sports journalist Richard Moore at Rapha Cycle Club New York City before the worldwide film premiere of Slaying the Badger, Moore's retelling of the 1986 Tour de France rivalry between American Greg LeMond and Frenchman Bernard Hinault. Moore will draw from his extensive first-person interviews with LeMond, Hinault, and their teammates to offer insight into cycling's greatest rivalry and preview scenes from the movie. Guests will leave the event primed for a deeper appreciation of the film premiere.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Meryl Streep Honored with O'Neill Center's Monte Cristo Award - 4/21/2014

Variety reports that Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated stage and screen powerhouse Meryl Streep will receive the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's annual Monte Cristo award for her distinguished contributions to theater. Streep will be presented the Monte Cristo award by actor and Yale School of Drama classmate Joe Grifasi on April 21, 2014 in New York City.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Kuhn, Maroulis, Mann & More Set for THE LIGHTNING THIEF Concert, 4/21 - 4/21/2014

On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m., stage and screen stars Chuck Cooper, Charlotte d'Amboise, Kate Flannery, Judy Kuhn, Terrence Mann, John Tartaglia and many more will join together at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert production of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Carrie St. Louis to Join Broadway's ROCK OF AGES as 'Sherrie' Tonight - 4/21/2014

Producers of the five-time Tony Award nominated hit musical ROCK OF AGES are have announced that direct from the Las Vegas production Carrie St. Louis will make her Broadway debut in the lead role of Sherrie - the 'small town girl' who 'took the midnight train goin' anywhere' - on Monday, April 21, 2014. Carrie St. Louis originated the role of Sherrie in the Las Vegas production, which opened on January 5, 2013, for which she received The Broadway World Las Vegas Award for Best Actress in a Musical.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Javier Camarena to Sing the Role of Prince Ramiro in the First Three Performances of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of LA CENERENTOLA - 4/21/2014

Javier Camarena will sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the season's three initial performances of Rossini's La Cenerentola on April 21, 25, and 28, replacing Juan Diego Florez, who is ill. Florez is scheduled to return for the three final performances of the opera, on May 2, May 6, and the May 10 matinee, which will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Met's Live in HD series.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Joyce DiDonato Stars in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA - 4/21/2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning April 21.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Chalfant, Wicks & More Set for THE LIGHTNING THIEF Benefit Concert on 4/21 - 4/21/2014

Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit, 'House of Cards'), Teal Wicks (Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked), Stephen DeRosa (HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing) and Matthew Schechter (Act One) have joined the roster of performers set to appear in the one-night-only benefit concert of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014MoMA Kicks Off ContemporAsian 2014 with Films from Hong Kong, Iran, South Korea and Japan - 4/21/2014

The Museum of Modern Art presents the seventh season of ContemporAsian, an ongoing series showcasing films that get little exposure outside of their home countries or on the international festival circuit, but which engage the various styles, histories, and changes in Asian cinema, from April 21 to August 31, 2014, in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Suspense Thriller SORCERER Now On Blu-ray - 4/22/2014

William Friedkin's Sorcerer, the cult suspense thriller that has been largely overlooked since its 1977 release, has now been acquired and fully restored by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and will make its Blu-ray™ debut on April 22, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014NYTW's RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE Begins Performances - 4/22/2014

Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker have announced that Red-Eye to Havre de Grace will begin performances Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4 Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is by Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, created by Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm, David Wilhelm, Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi with Ean Sheehy and music by Wilhelm Bros. & Co. and direction and stage design by Thaddeus Phillips, Opening night is set for Thursday, May 1 at 7pm. Red-Eye to Havre de Grace is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 1, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Working Theater Presents CHERRY SMOKE at Urban Stages - 4/22/2014

Working Theater, in its 29th season off-Broadway, will continue its current exploration of the face of poverty in America, with James Mcmanus' Princess Grace Award-winning play, CHERRY SMOKE. The play is a brutal love story that details the irrational hope of four destitute young people, all stretching to grasp the American dream. Directed by Tamilla Woodard, the production will run April 22nd through May 18th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Thursday, May 1st.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Retro Slasher SCREAM PARK Releasing to DVD and VOD Today - 4/22/2014

Wild Eye Releasing is excited to announce that Cary Hill's Scream Park will be available nationwide on DVD and VOD April 22nd.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014New Film FAVOR Comes to VOD and iTunes Today - 4/22/2014

ComingSoon.net has exclusively shared the trailer for Paul Osborne's new film FAVOR


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014CHANCES ARE 25th Anniversary Edition Now on Blu-ray - 4/22/2014

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Chances Are, a zany romantic comedy with an all-star cast.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Birmingham Opera Company Presents KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry - 4/22/2014

Birmingham Opera Company announced today that KHOVANSKYGATE: A National Enquiry will be performed in The Freedom Tent at Cannon Hill, The People's Park Birmingham.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE Gets Cast Recording Out Today! - 4/22/2014

The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, has been recorded and will be released on April 22nd, just one week into its upcoming open-ended commercial run at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014THE SUSPECT Available on Blu-ray and DVD - 4/22/2014

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you THE SUSPECT on DVD and Blu-ray on April 22, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014THE BEAUTIFUL DARK Opens at The Barrow Group - 4/23/2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, New York, NY from April 23 through May 18, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Harry Melling's PEDDLING Receives US Premiere at 'Brits Off Broadway' - 4/23/2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome HighTide Festival Theatre with the US premiere of PEDDLING, written and performed by Harry Melling, and directed by Steven Atkinson. PEDDLING begins performances on Wednesday, April 23 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press Opening is Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Emma Hunton Will Join WICKED's First National Tour Cast as Elphaba, 4/23 - 4/23/2014

Hunton's credits include the Broadway company of Spring Awakening (Ilse) as well as the Off-Broadway company of RENT (Maureen). She was last on tour with the 1st National Tour of Next to Normal (Natalie) and most recently playEd Ryan in the world premiere of Witness Uganda at the American Repertory Theater.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Peter Gabriel's New Concert Event 'Back to Front' Now In U.S. Theaters - 4/23/2014

On Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. local time, Fathom Events, More2Screen, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Real World will take U.S. moviegoers on a VIP experience for an exclusive concert event, "Peter Gabriel: Back to Front."


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014The Barrow Group Presents New Play THE BEAUTIFUL DARK - 4/23/2014

The Barrow Group announces its production of The Beautiful Dark by Erik Gernand. The play will run in the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, floor 3, NY, NY from April 23 through May 18, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Ripple Effect Present DEATHBED to Benefit Gilda's Club - 4/23/2014

Ripple Effect Artists and its producer, Jessie Fahay, believe that art should do more than imitate life; it should help it ... even save it. Each production in their repertoire serves as a parable for a situation in the world today that demands our attention.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014TFANA to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with Special KING LEAR Performance Tonight - 4/23/2014

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), New York's pre-eminent classical theatre company, will celebrate the Bard's 450th birthday with a special performance of its critically acclaimed production of KING LEAR, featuring Michael Pennington in a cast of 22.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Lane Joins Daly & McNally for MOTHERS AND SONS Talkback - 4/23/2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), will hold a special talkback on Wednesday, April 23rd with Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly joined by fellow Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, who previously worked with McNally on Love! Valour! Compassion!; Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams; and the film version of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Brewer & Futral Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Begin. 4/24/2014 - 4/24/2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director Anthony Freud announced today that two internationally acclaimed opera singers, American sopranos Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, have been cast for the new production and company premiere of The Sound of Music, to be presented next spring.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming Star in CABARET, Opening on Broadway - 4/24/2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has officially announced that Oscar nominee Michelle Williams will star for the first time on Broadway as 'Sally Bowles' in its upcoming production of Cabaret. She will take the stage at Studio 54 alongside Alan Cumming as the Emcee, reprising the role that won him a Tony Award in 1998.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Newport Beach Film Festival Features Fabulous Films, Full Slate of Parties and More - 4/24/2014

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com) brings the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight spectacular days, April 24 - May 1, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014USD Theatre Closes Season with PIPPIN - 4/24/2014

USD Theatre closes on this season with "Pippin," music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz based on the book by Roger O. Hirson. Earlier this year, the Broadway revival of this modern musical received Tony Awards for Best Musical and several other categories. Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, sets out to make his life special by dabbling in women, war and politics in his quest for true love. The broad comedy, featuring bawdy characters in often dark circumstances, performs at 7:30 p.m., April 24 through April 26 and again on April 28 with a 2 p.m. show slated for April 27.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents THE RITE OF SPRING - 4/24/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Zener's Upcoming Solo Show at Gallery Henoch - 4/24/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014LAMBERT & STAMP Documentary Screens at Sundance London - 4/25/2014

Sundance Institute today announced the selection of LAMBERT & STAMP for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, U.S.A.) and the third Sundance London film and music festival (April 25-27 at The O2 in London).


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 4/25/2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers - Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert - have been cast in the new production and company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic The Sound of Music, to be presented at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, in Chicago, this spring.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/201459th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall - 4/25/2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Billy Zane Stars as Captain von Trapp in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 4/25/2014

Billy Zane, star of James Cameron's international blockbuster Titanic and critically acclaimed for his portrayal of Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago, has been cast as Captain von Trapp, completing principal casting for Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, April 25-May 18, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014The Canadian Opera Company Presents ROBERTO DEVEREUX with Sondra Radvanovsky - 4/25/2014

World renowned American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring in the ultimate diva role, Queen Elizabeth I, for the COC premiere of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. The tumultuous final days of the reign of the Virgin Queen are depicted in this powerful drama of show-stopping vocal fireworks, directed by Stephen Lawless and conducted by Corrado Rovaris. Roberto Devereux is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 25, 29, May 3, 10, 15, 18, 21, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014World Premiere 17 ORCHARD POINT at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row Opens Tonight! - 4/25/2014

The world premiere of 17 Orchard Point, a new play starring Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, will begin performances on Friday, April 25 for a limited four-week Off-Broadway run at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) through May 24. Written by Anton Dudley (Substitution, Getting Home) & Stephanie DiMaggio, and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, 17 Orchard Point will have its official opening night on Sunday, May 4 at 7pm. Tickets for 17 Orchard Point are $45 and can be arranged online at www.telecharge.com or 212.239.6200 or at the Theatre Row Box Office located at 410 West 42nd Street. For more information, please visit www.17OrchardPoint.com.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Tribeca Film Festival Presents 'Film for All Friday' Day of Free Screenings - 4/25/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Opera Philadelphia Presents DON GIOVANNI - 4/25/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Sony Movie Channel Goes Behind the Scenes of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 in New Special - 4/25/2014

Sony Movie Channel slings into action this April, with HEROES AND VILLAINS: THE AMAZING WORLD OF SPIDER-MAN, on Friday, April 25


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014XLrator Media Releases Sci-Fi Thriller THE MACHINE - 4/25/2014

XLrator Media will be releasing THE MACHINE in theaters on April 25th. The film stars Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz and Denis Lawson and written and directed by Caradog W. James.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Light Opera of New York Presents ORANGE BLOSSOMS at Symphony Space - 4/25/2014

Light Opera of New York presents the first NYC staged production since 1920, and the premiere recording by Albany records, utilizing the original orchestrations, of Victor Herbert's 'ORANGE BLOSSOMS', based on the play by Frederique de Gresac, with lyrics by B.G. de Sylva. April 25, 26, 2014 7:30 PM at Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 2537 Broadway, NYC.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Zane and Jenn Gambatese in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 4/25/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Petite Opera Presents SNOOPY!!! The Musical - 4/25/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Opera Atelier Presents PERSEE - 4/26/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 4/26/2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced today.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014OperaDelaware Presents SPRING SINGS - 4/26/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014BJORK: BIOPHILLIA Screens at The Tribeca Film Festival - 4/26/2014

From a mind unlike any other, Biophilia Live chronicles the multidimensional concert centered on the eighth studio album of avant-garde Icelandic artist, Bjork.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Lyric Opera of Kansas City Presents Johann Strauss' DIE FLEDERMAUS - 4/26/2014


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014Zukerman and More Set for NYC Premiere of ANNELIES at Alice Tully Hall - 4/26/2014

Annelies, James Whitbourn's internationally acclaimed choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank receives its New York City premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts this April 26, 2014 by an internationally and nationally renowned ensemble of artists: soprano Arianna Zukerman, clarinetist Bharat Chandra, The Lincoln Trio, and The Westminster Williamson Voices led by choir conductor James Jordan.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/19/2014The Met Live in HD Presents COSÍ FAN TUTTE - 4/26/2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts the first Live in HD performance of Mozart's barbed romance Cosi fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancee's fidelity. Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiances, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle De Niese as their feisty maid Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso.


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