Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/2/2014
Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 8/2/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.
|Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent Leads KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms - 8/2/2014
Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement.
|BAYSIDE! Adds Performance Featuring Dennis Haskins, 8/2 - 8/2/2014
Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's #1 teen drama 'Saved By The Bell' welcomes Bayside High Alumni Dennis Haskins, who played the iconic Mr. Belding on 'Saved By The Bell', on July 31, August 1 and 2! Due to overwhelming demand a late night show has been added Sat Aug 2 at 10:30 PM!
|Photo Flash: First Look at THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway - 8/3/2014
Direct from celebrated tours in the United Kingdom and Belgium, the award-winning Czech stage drama THE GOOD AND THE TRUE -- starring Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin -- will have its American premiere this summer at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St.). Conceived and originally produced under the auspices of Prague's acclaimed leading repertory theatre Svandovo Divadlo, THE GOOD AND THE TRUE will play an eight-week limited engagement beginning Thursday, July 24, 2014 with an official opening on Sunday, August 3. The production will conclude its American premiere engagement on Sunday, September 14. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
|THE GOOD AND THE TRUE to Open Tonight - 8/3/2014
Owing to a delay in the processing of international work visas, the American premiere of the award-winning Czech stage drama THE GOOD AND THE TRUE -- starring Isobel Pravda and Saul Reichlin -- has delayed the start of preview performances at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St.).
|HEATHERS at New World Stages Closes Today - 8/4/2014
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will play its final performance of its limited engagement at New World Stages on Monday, August 4, 2014 after 17 previews and 145 regular performances.
|HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Launches Audience Rewards Presale on 8/4! - 8/4/2014
HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly awaited new Broadway musical, announces its exclusive ticket pre-sale through Audience Rewards will begin Monday, July 28 at 10 AM. Single tickets for the production will go on sale on Monday, August 4 via Ticketmaster.com.
|Jason Robert Brown Adds Second SubCulture Show, 8/4 - 8/4/2014
Multi-award-winning composer/lyricist and acclaimed concert performer Jason Robert Brown is set to headline a new intimate solo show along with backing band Caucasian Rhythm Kings next month at NYC concert venue SubCulture and a second performance has just been added.
|LOSING LEBRON's Cable VOD Release Is Today - 8/5/2014
Take Action Hollywood!, in association with Coasting Films, released the digital version of the new documentary film Losing LeBron on May 20, 2014 through Devolver Digital Films. Losing LeBron, directed by Nicole Prowell Hart and Allyson Sherlock, examines the impact of NBA star LeBRon James' decision to leave the city of Cleveland. Told through the eyes of the fans he left behind, the feature-length film explores why sports are so important to the struggling city. Losing LeBron will be available to rent/own on digital VOD (Video On Demand) via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, VuDu, VHX, Distrify, and others. Pre-orders on iTunes are available now. The film's cable VOD release is scheduled for August 5, 2014 (check local listings).
|MORE THAN THE RAINBOW, DREAM DECEIVERS and MODERN LIFE Out on DVD - 8/5/2014
Three documentaries will hit the shelves on DVD on August 5, 2014. Scroll down for details!
|FACT OR FICTION: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A PING PONG HUSTLER Makes North American Premiere at SPiN Toronto - 8/5/2014
The North American premiere of Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler, chronicling the final final three years of former international table tennis champion-turned-money player Marty Reisman's life, will be hosted at Toronto's ping pong social club SPiN Toronto on Tuesday, August 5.
|The Public's A SECOND CHANCE Recording Out Online, In Stores - 8/5/2014|
|Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Signature Theatre's AND I AND SILENCE - 8/5/2014
Signature Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of And I and Silence, by Naomi Wallace and directed by Caitlin McLeod. The production runs August 5 through September 14, 2014 with a August 25 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9thand 10th Avenues). Get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!
|Francois Sagat Stars in MAN AT BATH, Now on DVD - 8/5/2014
Canteen Outlaws, the new label from veteran LGBT giant TLA Releasing, has announced the DVD release of Man at Bath, the debut mainstream performance from adult superstar Francois Sagat.
|18th Year of FringeNYC to Begin with Press Preview - 8/5/2014|
|A SURVEY OF OPEN SPACE Out on VOD via Devolver - 8/5/2014
Devolver Digital Films has announced the digital VOD release of the bicycle adventure film, A Survey of Open Space. Directed by multimedia artist/filmmaker Peat Duggins, the new feature-length documentary follows a pair of urbanites who embark on a 4000-mile bicycle ride in search of the last wild place in America.
|MY STUBBORN TONGUE at New Ohio Theatre Opens Today - 8/6/2014
New Ohio Theatre presents XO Feminist Productions' MY STUBBORN TONGUE written and performed by Anna Fishbeyn ('Sex in Mommyville') directed by Scott Klavan ('Irena's Vow') with performances beginning August 6 prior to an official press opening of August 8 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, inside the landmark Archive Building, between Greenwich Street and Washington Street in the West Village).
|Film Society of Lincoln Center Premieres THE DOG: IMAGES OF A REAL BAD BOY Exhibition - 8/6/2014
Drafthouse Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are thrilled to announce the Gallery opening of The Dog: Images of a Real Bad Boy - Photographs By Marcia Resnick, in conjunction with the theatrical release of Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's documentary The Dog.
|Julia Stiles and James Wirt Set to Lead PHOENIX at Cherry Lane Theatre; Opens 8/7 - 8/7/2014
Julie Pacino, Poverty Row Entertainment, RIan Patrick Durham and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, by special arrangement with The Cherry Lane Theatre, just announced that Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles ("Dexter") will return to the New York stage opposite James Wirt in a fresh take on Scott Organ's play PHOENIX. Directed by Jennifer DeLia, PHOENIX begins performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) Monday, July 28, and opens Thursday, August 7. PHOENIX will play a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23. The design team for PHOENIX will be announced shortly.
|dell'Arte Opera Ensemble Presents a Shakespearean Summer with FALSTAFF, MACBETH and More - 8/7/2014
dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, which offers role debut and training opportunities to emerging opera artists, celebrates its eleventh season of high-quality, affordable NYC performances with a Shakespearean summer. The company's Shakespeare Repertoire Project (SRP) includes fully-staged productions of Salieri's 'Falstaff' and Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen,' along with a semi-staged production of Verdi's 'Macbeth,' and an evening of Shakespearean 'Songs and Sonnets.' Kicking off on August 7, 2014, the dell'Arte season takes place in the intimate, 160-seat East 13th Street Theatre, placing its audience feet away from burgeoning talent and timeless opera productions with chamber orchestra.
|HONOR BOUND Kicks Off New August Schedule at St. Luke's Theatre - 8/7/2014|
|Paramount Releases HERCULES, Starring Dwayne Johnson - 8/8/2014
According to Deadline.com, Paramount's Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, has set its release date for August 8, 2014.
|Over 2,400 Artists from 43 Countries Set for Edinburgh International Festival 2014 - 8/8/2014
Today, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Director Jonathan Mills revealed the artists, companies and work from around the world which will fill the stages of Edinburgh's annual cultural celebration. Over 2,400 artists from 43 nations have been invited to Edinburgh to perform in the annual showcase of the world's great performing artists.
|VIDEO: New Trailer for ABOUT ALEX, Starring Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield and More - 8/8/2014|
|Universal Pictures Releases Scarlett Johansson's LUCY to International IMAX Theaters Today - 8/8/2014|
|10th Rural Route Film Festival Comes to Moving Image - 8/8/2014
The Rural Route Film Festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary, returns to Museum of the Moving Image from August 8 through 10, 2014, with its showcase of international films that take the road less traveled, transporting viewers to places far outside of the city.
|Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE Comes to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater - 8/8/2014
Mozart spoke German, but he wrote the popular comic opera Cosi fan tutte in the fashionable Italian language. The opera comes full circle at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater when the Middlebury College German for Singers and Vocal Coaches present the classic comedy in German. The adapted version will be presented Friday, August 8th, and Saturday, August 9th at 8:30 p.m.
|DRUNK SHAKESPEARE Ends Extended Run Off-Broadway - 8/9/2014
Producer Scott Griffin has announced an eight-week extension of Drunk Shakespeare, an irreverent and outrageous new theatrical experience directed by David Hudson. Drunk Shakespeare will now play through August 9, 2014 at Quinn's Bar Upstairs (356 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor).
|Warner Theatre Screens JAWS Tonight - 8/9/2014
On Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 pm, the Warner Theatre will show the iconic film, JAWS, on the Warner's 50 foot screen!
|New Plays by Ahonen & Roberts at The Amoralists Close Today - 8/9/2014
The Amoralists present The Gyre, a two play repertory exploring man's vicious cycles, featuring the World Premiere of Derek Ahonen's The Qualification of Douglas Evans, directed by James Kautz, and the World Premiere of Mark Roberts' Enter at Forest Lawn, directed by Jay Stull.
|VESTMENTS OF THE GODS at FringeNYC Opens Today - 8/9/2014
Today, 5000 Broadway Productions announced its newest production, Vestments of the Gods, as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Vestments of the Gods is a musical play written by Owen Panettieri with music by David Carl and lyrics by Owen Panettieri. The show will run for five performances during the festival at FringeNYC Venue #7: Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place. Tickets go on sale at www.FringeNYC.org July 18, 2014.
|Vickie Shaw Set for I'M NOT YOUR ROLE MODEL Gala Evening at LA LGBT Center - 8/9/2014
The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions present a gala evening celebrating the world premiere of Vickie Shaw's brand new comedy film, I'm Not Your Role Model, directed by StandOut's Andrea Meyerson A 'comedy Q&A' featuring Ms. Shaw and her funniest friends, Roxana Ward and Lisa Koch, will follow the screening. The audience is then invited to an outdoor reception in the beautiful courtyard of the Center's The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The party will take place on Saturday, August 9, starting at 8 p.m.
|Opera on Tap Presents SMASHED: THE CARRIE NATION STORY at The New York International Fringe Festival - 8/9/2014|