Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/1/2016

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 10/1/2016. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Capitol City Opera Presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF - 10/1/2016

?Capitol City Opera Company's (CCOC) Opera Outreach for Children will present The Billy Goats Gruff on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs, Ga.


'Real Housewife' Sonja Morgan Makes Stage Debut in 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway - 10/1/2016

?Sonja Morgan, star and fan-favorite of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York City,' will make her stage debut in New York's longest running comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man for a limited four-week engagement this October.


Susan Graham in 2016-17: Octavian with BSO, “Dead Man Walking,” Met gala & much more - 10/1/2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San Francisco Symphony's opening night gala.


COMMUNION Playwright Daniel MacIvor Set for Drama Book Shop - 10/1/2016

This Saturday, October 1, 2016 between 1-2pm, celebrated Obie Award-Winning playwright, Daniel MacIvor, who will be at The Drama Book Shop to meet and greet fans and sign copies of his plays.


'WONDERETTES: DREAM ON' Original Cast Album Signing Tonight in Houston - 10/1/2016

Stages Repertory Theatre has announced the release of the Original Cast Album of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, featuring the original Houston cast.


Tjasa Ferme's Wild Child in the City Kicks Off Theaterlab's Fall in Love with Solo Season - 10/2/2016


Mel Schwartz Sleeps with Mae West - Madcap Musical Comedy of Errors with a Transgender Twist - 10/2/2016


Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep - 10/2/2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy.


NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM Hosts '...And Justice For All?' Discussion - 10/2/2016

NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM, the first production of the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2016/17 Season, will host a post-performance discussion entitled “…And Justice for All?” on Sunday, October 2 following the 7pm performance with leaders from the faith-based, legal, political, social justice, and artistic communities.


HEDWIG National Tour Kicks Off in Darren Criss's Hometown This Sunday - 10/2/2016

A friendly reminder! Darren Criss and Lena Hall will launch the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, reprising their critically-acclaimed performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27).


GOLDEN GIRLS Puppet Parody Premieres Off-Broadway - 10/3/2016

Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Rockefeller debuts a brand new tribute show entitled That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody that will have its world premiere in NYC.


Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Fall - 10/3/2016

Just announced, Grammy Award winner and international opera star Joyce DiDonato will perform on October 3 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, presented by Maberry Theatricals.


Reid, Anderson and Thurber Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series - 10/3/2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers.


Ken Bloom's SHOW AND TELL Broadway Anecdotes Book Out Now - 10/3/2016

Ken Bloom, who is a leading authority on American popular song and musical theatre, has written SHOW AND TELL: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes to be released October 3, 2016.


THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! Opens Off-Broadway - 10/3/2016

As previously announced, Drama Desk nominee Jonathan Rockefeller debuts a brand new tribute show entitled That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody that will have its world premiere in NYC.


Photos: Meet the Company of PREMIERES 'Inner Voices' Series - 10/3/2016

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 new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances will begin on Monday, October 3rd at 8:00pm (and continue through October 29) at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, October 13th at 8:00pm. Scroll down for photos from the meet & greet below!


Richard Greenberg Signs, Discusses Essay Collection at The Drama Book Shop - 10/3/2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (The Assembled Parties, Take Me Out, Three Days Of Rain) for a discussion and signing celebrating his new essay collection, Rules For Others To Live By, on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 5:00pm.


SHOW AND TELL Book of Broadway Anecdotes - 10/3/2016

Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof? Or that Lin-Manuel Miranda called out an audience member on Twitter for texting during a performance of Hamilton? In SHOW AND TELL, Broadway aficionado-in-chief Ken Bloom takes readers on a spirited spin through some of the most intriguing factoids in show business, offering up an unconventional history of the theatre in all its idiosyncratic glory.


Couples Perform Cirque du Soleil-Inspired Numbers on DWTS - 10/3/2016

One of the biggest shows 'Dancing with the Stars' has ever put on will unfold on the ballroom floor as the 11 remaining celebrities perform big spectacle dances for Cirque du Soleil night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, Monday, October 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.


Box Office Opens for A Cappella Musical IN TRANSIT - 10/3/2016

The box office for Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit will open on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10am at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).


BABY BUMPS, a new musical, presents industry reading October 7th in NYC - 10/3/2016


Kitt & Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Premieres at D.C's Signature Theatre - 10/4/2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that D.C.'s Signature Theatre will present the world-premiere production of the new musical FREAKY FRIDAY.


Robert Sean Leonard Crowned in CAMELOT at Westport Country Playhouse - 10/4/2016

Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv's 'House,' film's 'Dead Poet's Society,' and Broadway's 'The Invention of Love' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' will portRay King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's 'Camelot,' a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 - 30.


Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY Begins at The Public - 10/4/2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20.


George Salazar Completes Cast of TICK, TICK... BOOM! Off-Broadway - 10/4/2016

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced that George Salazar, seen on Broadway in Godspell and off-Broadway in Here Lies Love, will complete the cast of Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...BOOM!


Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda and More Star in MTC's VIETGONE - 10/4/2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of Vietgone, the new play by Qui Nguyen (She Kills Monsters), directed by May Adrales (Luce).


TACT Kicks Off 2016-17 Season with Revival of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - 10/4/2016

TACT today announced the cast for a rare NY revival of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer, which will kick off the theatre's 2016 - '17 season.    


PLENTY, Starring Rachel Weisz, Begins at The Public Theater - 10/4/2016

The Public Theater announced today that PLENTY, written by David Hare, will extend two weeks through Sunday, November 20.


DVR Alert - Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Goodman Visit NBC's TONIGHT SHOW - 10/4/2016

On Tuesday, October 4th, John Goodman, currently starring opposite Nathan Lane in Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE, will appear on the show to discuss the new comedy. HAMILTON creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is also scheduled to guest on the show.


DVR Alert: Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Tonight's Jimmy Kimmel LIVE on ABC - 10/4/2016

ABC has announced that on Tuesday, October 4th, Kristin Chenoweth will appear on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE to discuss her new album, "The Art of Elegance" and her return to Broadway in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY.


THE ROADS TO HOME at Primary Stages - 10/5/2016

Primary Stages, in association with Catherine Adler, Jamie deRoy, and David Richenthal, has announced complete casting for the first show of the 2016/17 season, THE ROADS TO HOME, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote (Harrison, TX).


CHRIS GETHARD: CAREER SUICIDE Brings Dark Comedy Off-Broadway - 10/5/2016

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, a new comedy written and performed by Chris Gethard, will play The Lynn Redgrave Theater, (45 Bleecker Street at the corner of Lafayette Street) beginning October 5th with the official opening scheduled for October 13th.


Get Practicing! WAITRESS Hosts Encore CAST ALBUM KARAOKE - 10/5/2016

Due to the success of Waitress's recent and first-ever 'Cast Album Karaoke,' following the Wednesday evening Oct 5 performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street), audience members will have another chance to sing on a Broadway stage.


DVR Alert: Idina Menzel Guests on Tonight's Jimmy Kimmel LIVE on ABC - 10/5/2016

ABC has announced that on Tuesday, October 4th, Kristin Chenoweth will appear on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE to discuss her new album, "The Art of Elegance" and her return to Broadway in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY.


NT Live Broadcasts THE DEEP BLUE SEA - 10/6/2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016.


THE COLLECTOR and More Slated for 59E59 Theaters This Fall - 10/6/2016

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2016. All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).


Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway - 10/6/2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends).


Helen Edmundson's THE CLEARING Gets Revival at 59E59 - 10/6/2016

59E59 Theaters will host Theater 808 with THE CLEARING, written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Pamela Moller Kareman.


US Premiere of COMMUNION Opens at Urban Stages - 10/6/2016

Urban Stages will kick off its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Communion by celebrated Obie Award- winning, Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, who will direct the production.


Daniela Galli Guest Stars in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway - 10/6/2016

Brazilian artist Daniela Galli will be a guest performer in THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre, October 6-9, 2016.


The Florentine Opera Premieres SISTER CARRIE - 10/7/2016

Milwaukee, WI -- The Florentine continues to craft its seasons with a blend of imaginatively staged classic operas and important new American works. The nation's sixth oldest opera company will launch the 83rd Season with the world premiere of SISTER CARRIE, a new work by the two-time Grammy Award-winning creators of Elmer Gantry.


New Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center - 10/7/2016

SISTER CARRIE, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM.


Aaron Tveit & Annaleigh Ashford Star in New Comedy BETTER OFF SINGLE, Out Today - 10/7/2016

BETTER OFF SINGLE, a new comedy starring Aaron Tveit, will hit theaters and On Demand on October 7th.


Norm Lewis Stars as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA in Seattle - 10/7/2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre.


Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Makes World Premiere - 10/7/2016

WP Theater welcomes Obie Award Winning actress Zainab Jah (Eclipsed) and rising actress Jessica Luck, joining two-time Grammy-nominated comedian Lisa Lampanelli (HBO, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show) and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella) in completing the cast for the world premiere of STUFFED, a new play written by Lampanelli, with additional material by Ashley Austin Morris.


Dark Comedy STORAGE LOCKER Begins at IATI Theater - 10/7/2016

That people try to get rich off the contents of repossessed storage units is sort of tragic and shocking. Playwright Jeff Stolzer makes provocative dark comedy of it in his new play, 'Storage Locker,' which will be produced Off-Broadway October 7 to 30 by IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street, which developed the piece in its Cimientos play development program.  Julián J. Mesri directs.


Richard Dreyfuss Stars in St. Germain's New Play RELATIVITY in Hartford - 10/7/2016

TheaterWorks announced today that Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will be joining the cast of RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero.


Jeff Stolzer's STORAGE LOCKER Premieres Off-Broadway - 10/7/2016

That people try to get rich off the contents of repossessed storage units is sort of tragic and shocking. Playwright Jeff Stolzer makes provocative dark comedy of it in his new play, 'Storage Locker,' which will be produced Off-Broadway October 7 to 30 by IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street, which developed the piece in its Cimientos play development program. Julián J. Mesri directs.


Off-Broadway Show Reanimated in Los Angeles - Frankenstein - A New Musical - 10/7/2016


Off-Broadway Show Reanimated in Los Angeles - Frankenstein - A New Musical - 10/7/2016


Joe Sutton's ORWELL IN AMERICA Makes NYC Debut at 59E59 Theaters - 10/7/2016

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ORWELL IN AMERICA, written by Joe Sutton and directed by Peter Hackett. Produced by Northern Stage, ORWELL IN AMERICA begins performances on Friday, October 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 30. Press opening is Wednesday, October 12 at 7:15 PM.


Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME - 10/7/2016

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, for the world-premiere production of Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner, directed by Kip Fagan, as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season.


HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording - 10/7/2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle.


Rufus Bonds, Jr. Replaces Norm Lewis in MAN OF LA MANCHA in Seattle - 10/7/2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade.


Broadway's Lewis Black: BLACK TO THE FUTURE to Be Presented on Comedy Central Tonight - 10/7/2016

Just in time for the elections, Lewis Black returns to one of Broadway's biggest stages to take on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Lewis Black: BLACK TO THE FUTURE which is currently running as a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.


'48HOURS IN... HARLEM' Celebrates 1st Anthology Launch at Drama Book Shop - 10/7/2016

Six years after a group of virtual strangers assembled to form Harlem9 and present an annual event, '48HOURS IN... HARLEM' – a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival –  Harlem9, will celebrate their first anthology with a discussion and readings of two of the 12 plays in their first anthology at The Drama Book Shop.


Solo Play About Iconic Women's Suffragist, Inez Milholland, Finds Her Light At United Solo Off-Broadway - 10/7/2016


Solo Play About Iconic Women's Suffragist, Inez Milholland, Finds Her Light At United Solo Off-Broadway - 10/7/2016


Solo Play About Iconic Women's Suffragist, Inez Milholland, Finds Her Light At United Solo Off-Broadway - 10/7/2016


Fellowes, Drewe & Stiles Bring THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to the Stage - 10/8/2016

Another children's classic is headed to the theatre! DOWNTON ABBEY creator Julian Fellowes and MARY POPPINS songwriting team Anthony Drewe and George Stiles are joining forces to adapt THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS for the stage. The Daily Mail writes that the trio is writing a new musical version of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 novel, following the adventures of Badger, Mole, Ratty, Toad -- and a new character!


LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Begins on Broadway - 10/8/2016

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.


Pittsburgh Opera To Premiere LA TRAVIATA - 10/8/2016

Pittsburgh Opera opens its 78th season with the Giuseppe Verdi favorite La traviata, at the Benedum Center October 8th-16th. La traviata – the fallen woman – is a compelling tale of love, intrigue, money, and power in 19th century France. It tells the heart-wrenching story of courtesan Violetta Valéry, played by Pittsburgh favorite Danielle Pastin.


Pittsburgh Opera Opens with Verdi's LA TRAVIATA - 10/8/2016

Pittsburgh Opera opens its 78th season with the Giuseppe Verdi favorite La traviata, at the Benedum Center October 8th -16th.


Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub Read ABOUT ALICE at The New Yorker Festival - 10/8/2016

The New Yorker Festival will present a Theatre for a New Audience production of a reading of the new two-character play About Alice that Calvin Trillin adapted from his memoir about his late wife, the educator Alice Stewart Trillin. About Alice, with Jessica Hecht as Alice and Tony Shalhoub as Calvin and directed by Leonard Foglia, will be heard one night only at the Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, Saturday, October 8, at 7:00pm.


Photos: In Rehearsal for Samuel D. Hunter's THE HARVEST at LCT3 - 10/8/2016

LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater will open its 2016-2017 season with the world premiere of The Harvest, by Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Davis McCallum. The Harvest, whose cast will feature Gideon Glick, Scott Jaeck, Leah Karpel, Peter Mark Kendall, Madeleine Martin, Christopher Sears, and Zoë Winters, will begin performances Saturday, October 8th, and run for six weeks only through Sunday, November 20th at the Claire Tow Theater. Opening Night is Monday, October 24th. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!


Houston Grand Opera Hosts Costume Sale - 10/8/2016

Calling all kings and queens, knights and ladies-in-waiting! Houston Grand Opera announces a fabulous costume sale from its private warehouse on Saturday, October 8, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.


Photos: First Look at New FRANKENSTEIN Musical at The Players Theatre - 10/8/2016

As autumn seeps into our summer daydreams and long days surrender to long shadows, the idea of a gothic horror story has much appeal. Be Bold! Productions new musical, Frankenstein, will begin previews Off-Broadway tonight at 7p, officially opening on October 8 and running through November 13 at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village, NYC. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Tonight - 10/8/2016

BWW has just learned that Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host the Oct. 8 telecast of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. 




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