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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/11/2014

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 10/11/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season - 10/11/2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from the Met stage, will feature the world's finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists.


The Broadway Cruise Sails from NYC to Canada and New England Today! - 10/11/2014


Cultural Council to Screen REGENERATION CITY, 10/11 - 10/11/2014

'ReGeneration City,' a documentary film about 'urban acupuncture,' will screen at The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Saturday, October 11 at 3 p.m. A panel discussion will follow. Urban acupuncture is the practice of creating small urban projects that act as a catalyst to revive the city neighborhoods. The film highlights community engagement and the transformation of a small Italian town.


Bing Arts Center to Premiere RED RIGHT WRONG, 10/11 - 10/11/2014

The Bing Arts Center will present the World Premiere screening of Red Right Wrong at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11.


Second Children's Family FilmFest at WHBPAC Set for 10/11 - 10/11/2014

Back by popular demand, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents its 2nd Family FilmFest for all ages on Saturday, October 11 with two showings at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are FREE and are first come, first sit.


The Met's Gallery Met Shorts Series Launches with MACBETH - 10/11/2014

?The Met will expand its visual arts initiatives with a new series of short films, Gallery Met Shorts, in which celebrated visual artists use animation, video, and film to create original artworks set to music from operas in the Met's current season.


Photo Flash: Premieres Opens INNER VOICES 2014 - 10/11/2014

Premieres, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring news teams of playwrights and composers. Performances started on Saturday, October 4th at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is this Saturday, October 11th at 8:00pm. Performances will continue through November 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below!


BEDBUGS!!! Set for RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT in Times Square - 10/11/2014

This Saturday October 11, 2014, the hit Off-Broadway musical BEDBUGS!!! will perform the song "Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite" as part of Comic Con's Super Week, in front of Times Square's Ripley's Believe It or Not (234 West 42nd Street) between 12pm -1pm. The cast will include Courtney Bassett, Danny Bolero, Colin Scott Cahill, Nicholas Park, Barry Shafrin and Gretchen Wylder.


THE FATAL WEAKNESS at Mint Theatre Closes Today - 10/12/2014

Mint Theater's next production will be The Fatal Weakness by George Kelly. Jesse Marchese directs a cast that features Cliff Bemis, Cynthia Darlow, Kristin Griffith, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Patricia Kilgarriff, and Victoria Mack. The Fatal Weakness will have scenic design Vicki R. Davis, costume design by Andrea Varga, lighting design by Christian DeAngelis, original music & sound design by Jane Shaw, and properties design by Joshua Yocom. Performances will begin Tuesday August 19th and continue through October 12th. Opening Night is set for Monday September 15th (7pm) at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street, just west of 8th Avenue).


SHUT UP SIT DOWN AND EAT Begins Off-Broadway - 10/12/2014

The hit "plomedy," SHUT UP SIT DOWN & EAT returns for NYC for a limited 12-week engagement at Times Square's Snapple Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50 Street). Written by and starring four New York based comedians, Tina Giorgi (Falling Up, 'The Late Late Show,' 'Comics Unleashed,' 'Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn'), Joe Moffa ("Blue Bloods," Carlito's Way), Chris Monty (PBS's 'The Business of Comedy,' Biloxi Blues) and Eric Tartaglione (That Championship Season, NBC's 'Last Comic Standing'), directed by Eve Brandstein.


Michael Hoffman to Premiere THE BEST OF ME in Boise, 10/12 - 10/12/2014

Tickets go on sale Wednesday September 24 for the Boise Premiere of Michael Hoffman's new film THE BEST OF ME to benefit the Agency for New Americans and Boise Contemporary Theater. This event will be held on Sunday,October 12, 2014, with a scheduled appearance by Director Michael Hoffman and stars of the flim Michelle Monaghan and Liana Liberato. The screening of Relativity Media's love story begins at 7pm at the Egyptian Movie Theater. Immediately following the screening there will be a reception with Michael Hoffman, Michelle Monaghan and Liana Liberato at Berryhill & Company (121 N. 9th St.). The film, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, also stars James Marsden, Luke Bracey, Gerald McRaney and Jon Tenney.


Michael Keaton Talks New Film 'Birdman' & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING - 10/12/2014

Lee Cowan catches up with the actor at his Montana ranch, where Keaton says he's been living a regular life while fielding offers for movie parts, just not any he wanted, in an interview on CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH Charles Osgood


HERE LIES LOVE Opens at London's New Dorfman Theatre - 10/13/2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project. Here Lies Love plays from 30 September to 8 January, with a press night on 13 October.


John Lahr Talks New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf - 10/13/2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre.


York Theatre Marks 45th Anniversary With '45 AT 54' Concert - 10/13/2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season will travel across town for to two special concerts, "45 at 54." The concerts are presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests.


THE RIDE IN MASQUERADE Enchants NYC for the Halloween Season - 10/13/2014

Approaching its 5,500th performance and awaiting its 200,000th RIDER, the spectacular, immersive, interactive, Award-Winning phenomenon, THE RIDE, will be in bewitching masquerade for this Halloween Season from October 13th through November 1st.


Tom Wojtunik & Justin Fischer Join Creative Team of York's 45 AT 54 Concert, 10/13 - 10/13/2014

Tom Wojtunik and Justin Fischer have joined the creative time of '45 at 54' presented by the York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season. The first of two planned concerts is presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests.


Universal Studios Releases Steven Spielberg Director's Collection on Blu-ray/DVD - 10/14/2014

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collection, available on Blu-rayand DVD on October 14, 2014


CORPUS CHRISTI Documentary Now on DVD and VOD - 10/14/2014

What if Jesus was gay? Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, a feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally's controversial Broadway play 'Corpus Christi,' which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Terrence McNally's CORPUS CHRISTI Featured in Documentary Now on DVD - 10/14/2014


Happy Early Holidays! Idina Menzel's HOLIDAY WISHES Album Released - 10/14/2014

Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel will release a Christmas album, entitled Holiday Wishes, on October 14th on Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey) and features such classic favorites as 'A Holly Jolly Christmas' and 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,' as well as Joni Mitchell's Christmas-themed 'River,' one of Menzel's favorites. More info aboutHoliday Wishes, including the full track-listing and special guests, will be revealed soon.


Alvy Ray Smith, Glen Keane, and Tom McGrath Speak at 2014 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy - 10/14/2014

"It is with extreme pride and great pleasure that I announce our 2014 VIEW Conference keynote speakers," says conference director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. "Alvy Ray Smith, Glen Keane, and Tom McGrath are highly respected gurus in the computer graphics and digital entertainment industry and we are immensely honored to host them in our beautiful city."


Follow the Search for Physical Perfection in New Documentary BOOBS, Now Out on VOD & DVD - 10/14/2014


Brooke Shields, Drake Bell & More Star in UNDER WRAPS, Now Available on DVD - 10/14/2014

Director Gordon Crum's UNDER WRAPS will be available on DVD October 14th. Written by Allison Ross, the film features the voices of Brooke Shields, Drake Bell, and Matthew Lillard


York Theatre Kicks Off Musical Theater Game Show TUNE IN TIME - 10/14/2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, partners with producers Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields to present a new game show for musical theater lovers called Tune in Time, hosted by Emily McNamara, music direction by Nate Buccieri, with Sheila Head as the annoyingly insistent timekeeper. Performances are set for Tuesday evenings October 14, 2014, October 28, 2014, November 11, 2014 and December 2, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peters (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.


LGBT Festival Hit MY STRAIGHT SON Releases on DVD 10/14 - 10/14/2014


Roberts-Bulette's Plastic Surgery Documentary Boobs Releases to DVD and VOD 10/14 - 10/14/2014


Gotham Chamber Opera Presents Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge - 10/14/2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents a double bill of Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, both by Bohuslav Martinu, from October 14 - 18, 2014 at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street.


The Flea to Present Second Part of THE CUTTHROAT SERIES, 10/14-25 - 10/14/2014

The Flea Theater presents Pod 2 of their terrifying 4 part theatrical event - THE CUTTHROAT SERIES: GRAND GUIGNOL DUELS beginning October 14. These turn of the century French plays alternate between ghastly horrors and carnal comedies to create a gripping, deplorable evening of theater. To add to that thrill, audience members will vote on their favorite play from each of the four pods (titled GORE, CRUELTY, NIGHT TERROR, and LUST) and the winners will return for an extended run in January. The winner from GORE was TICS, OR DOING THE DEED.


BWW Interviews: Terrence McNally on CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION - 10/14/2014

Terrence McNally has both a hit play on Broadway and a new film documentary about a traveling group of actors performing CORPUS CHRISTIE: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION soon to be released on DVD and via streaming. We ask the playwright some questions about what prompted him to write a play about religion with an LGBT subtext..


Terrence McNally's Controversial Broadway Play Inspires New Documentary CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION, Now Out on DVD & VOD - 10/14/2014

What if Jesus was gay? Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, a feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally's controversial Broadway play 'Corpus Christi,' which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Racey, Mach, Podschun, Murin & More Lead Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN World Premiere - 10/15/2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014.


Kuperman Brothers Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE - 10/15/2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America.


Music Director Leon Botstein to Honor Richard Strauss' 150th Anniversary at ASO Opening Celebration - 10/15/2014

Few marriages in classical music have been more mused upon than that of Richard and Pauline Strauss. Despite her disappointment with her own musical career, and her famously sharp-tongued barbs that were frequently directed at Strauss himself and remarked upon by the likes of Thomas Beecham and Alma Mahler, the marriage not only endured but was a rock for them both. At Strauss's funeral, Pauline fell to her knees in racking cries. With all the many celebrations of Strauss's 150th anniversary in 2014, ASO Music Director Leon Botstein shines a light upon this central theme in the composer's life, and in his music.


Sting and Michael Esper Will Take Part in THE LAST SHIP Social Media Q&A on 10/15 - 10/15/2014

Get an inside look at the development process of Broadway's new musical THE LAST SHIP with a LIVE Social Media Q&A featuring star Michael Esper and composer Sting. On Wednesday, October 15 from 5pm EST to 6pm EST, join Sting and Michael Esper LIVE from The Neil Simon Theater as they answer questions from the show's Twitter (@LastShipMusical) and on Weev, a new video social app from Stephen Moyer (HBO's 'True Blood,' NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live').


CCM's GOLD RUSH Expedition Race Documentary Film Series Comes to Universal Sports Network - 10/16/2014

The University of Cincinnati's student-produced Gold Rush Expedition Race documentary film series will be coming to television sets nationwide this fall courtesy of a new broadcast agreement with Universal Sports Network.


Public Theater Extends Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Through 10/16 - 10/16/2014

Due to popular demand, The Public Theater has extended Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub to Thursday, October 16. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series.


Comedienne Anjelah Johnson to Perform at Straz Center - 10/16/2014

West Coast comedienne Anjelah Johnson was an Oakland Raiders Cheerleader Rookie of the Year before her viral video hit "Nail Salon"made her an overnight sensation. (See video clip of portion of 'Nail Salon' at this link: Click here: Anjelah Johnson ) Fans know her from MADtv and her character Bon Qui Qui, a mouthy, gum-smacking fast food employee who has a following of her own. She's been on Comedy Central with her special, That's How We Do It, and on NuvoTV with another one-hour special, The Homecoming Show. Her live shows play to sell out audiences who are usually on their feet for her before the first joke.


The Public's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS Up Next on PBS's THEATER CLOSE-UP - 10/16/2014

Theater Close-Up, a unique collaboration between THIRTEEN, The Public Theater, and a community of non-profit Off-Broadway theaters, will bring a diverse cross-section of provocative plays to primetime and online audiences, including Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY.


WWII Action Drama FURY Charges Into Select Overseas IMAX' Theatres Today - 10/16/2014

Fury, the World War II action drama from director David Ayer (End of Watch)that stars Brad Pitt, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released into IMAX theatres in select international territories starting Oct. 16.


Krysta Rodriguez Directs, Choreographs A CHORUS LINE in Orange County - 10/16/2014

Krysta Rodriguez, an OCSA alumna (Class of 2002) who played 'Bebe' in the Broadway Revival of A CHORUS LINE, will return to The Orange County School of the Arts to guest direct A CHORUS LINE, running October 16-19, 2014.


Teton Gravity Research and Jeremy Jones' HIGHER Set for NYC Premiere - 10/16/2014

Action sports brand Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Jeremy Jones announce the New York City premiere of the feature length film 'Higher,' presented by Subaru, October 16 at 8:00pm at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. Co-directed by Jeremy Jones and his brothers, TGR co-founders Todd and Steve Jones, Higher traces the origins and pinnacle achievements of Jeremy Jones, one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time.


Sony's WWII Epic FURY, Starring Brad Pitt Released Today - 10/17/2014

Sony Pictures has announced that it has bumped up the release of FURY to October 17. The film, starring Brad Pitt and written and directed by David Ayer, was originally slated for a November 14 release.


VIDEO: New Trailer for William H. Macy's RUDDERLESS - 10/17/2014

RUDDERLESS is the feature directorial debut of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee William H. Macy. Check out a new trailer for the movie below!


TV: New Trailer for LISTEN UP PHILIP, Starring Schwartzman & Moss - 10/17/2014

Alex Ross Perry's acclaimed dark comedy, LISTEN UP PHILIP, starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss, just released a new trailer. Check it out below!


OSIRIS AND ISIS Opens at UChicago's Oriental Institute - 10/17/2014

CHICAGO (September 17, 2014) -The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago presents a preview showing of Osiris and Isis, a new evening-length story-ballet choreographed by Chicagoan Ron De Jesus and performed by his namesake company, Ron De Jesus Dance, inspired by the ancient Egyptian myth of Osiris, the god who was murdered by his brother, Seth, and resurrected by his loving wife, Isis. The preview is presented one night only in the Yelda Khorsabad Court of the Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street in Hyde Park, Friday, October 17 at 7 pm.


Warner Theatre to Screen THE SHINING, 10/17 - 10/17/2014

The tide of terror that swept America will sweep the Warner Theatre Friday, October 17 at 7:30 pm with THE SHINING, on the Warner's 50 foot screen!


Alex Ross Perry's LISTEN UP PHILIP Hits Theaters in New York - 10/17/2014

Tribeca Film presents presents LISTEN UP PHILIP, directed and written by Alex Ross Perry, opening theatrically beginning October 17, 2014 in NY, expanding nationally on October 23.


Indian Film 'Current Theega' Released in India, UK and US Today! - 10/17/2014


San Francisco Opera's Production of THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS to Premiere on PBS - 10/17/2014


ALGORITHMS Hits Theaters in LA - 10/17/2014

First Run Features presents The Blind Chess Players of India in ALGORITHMS. The movie hits theaters in Los Angeles on October 17 and opens in New York City on October 24, 2014.


New Victory Theater Kicks Off 2014-15 Autism-Friendly Performances - 10/18/2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier performing arts venue dedicated to bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids, will host a series of autism-friendly performances in the 2014-15 Season to encourage regular theatergoing for families with kids on the autism spectrum.


Off-Broadway's Hit THEY CALL ME Q Now on Sale Through 10/18 - 10/18/2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the hit Off-Broadway play THEY CALL ME Q today put a new block of seats on sale through October 18th. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened on June 4th to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which lauded the emotionally charged comedy for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx."


13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Released - 10/18/2014

Famed gossip columnist Liz Smith -- "the Grande Dame of Dish" -- has won countless honors, including an Emmy Award, in her long career. But she's never before been depicted on the stage. In "Theater Boys" -- the new musical comedy by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, now playing at the 13th Street Repertory Theater -- she's not only a character in the show, she's the subject of a whole song about her, a rousing fast-boogie simply titled "Liz Smith." That song will also be heard on the show's cast album (sung by Ricky Schroder and the ensemble), being released October 18th.



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