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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/16/2007

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Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 10/16/2007. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

The Overwhelming - 10/17/2007

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the American premiere of The Overwhelming, written by J.T. Rogers (Madagascar, White People), directed by Max Stafford-Clark.

The Overwhelming will begin previews on Friday, September 28th and open officially on Wednesday, October 17th, Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through December 23rd, 2007.

The cast and design team will be announced shortly.

The Overwhelming is, according to press notes, "the gripping story of an American family, newly arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, in early 1994, who come face-to-face with the realization that nothing and no one around them is what they understood it to be. Finding themselves embroiled in events beyond their understanding, three Americans struggle to discover who they can trust and what they will do when faced with matters of life and death."

The world premiere of The Overwhelming took place in May 2006 at London's Cottesloe Theatre, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, presented by The National Theatre in association with Out of Joint. The acclaimed production then toured England throughout the summer and fall of 2006.

The Overwhelming will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will be available in August 2007 by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street). Ticket prices will be confirmed shortly.

After the Quake - Berkeley Rep 10/17/2007

After the Quake Berkeley Rep - Thrust Stage Written by Haruki Murakami Translated by Jay Rubin Adapted for the stage and directed by Frank Galati October 12 – November 25, 2007 (Press Night: Wednesday, October 17)

In October, the Theatre's epicenter shifts to the intimate Thrust Stage for after the quake, a bittersweet tale that measures love on the Richter scale. Director Frank Galati earned rave reviews for Broadway's Ragtime and two Tony Awards for The Grapes of Wrath. Writer Haruki Murakami won Japan's equivalent of the Pulitzer for novels such as Kafka on the Shoreand The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Now the two talents collide in after the quake, which the New York Times called "an elegant, economic, gently hypnotic piece of theatre." A timid man woos an old flame, enchanting her anxious daughter with whimsical stories of a six-foot frog's fight to save Tokyo.

Linda Kosut @ Barnes & Noble - 10/17/2007

San Francisco vocalist LINDA KOSUT presents her sophomore CD "Long As You're Living – the songs & poetry of Oscar Brown Jr." at Lincoln Center's Barnes and Noble (66th and Broadway) in New York City on Wednesday, October 17 as part of Barnes & Noble's Any Wednesday Series celebrating the best in jazz, cabaret and theater performers. Linda is in New York as part of her 2007 CD Release tour with a full show at the Reprise Room at Dillon's (www.brownpapertickets.com/event/18440) on October 13,

This free concert starts at 6PM and is followed by a signing/meet-and-greet session. For questions, comments or if you require further information, please call 212-595-9340. For more information visit www.lindakosut.com.

Philoktetes - 10/17/2007

Soho Rep presents Philoktetes by John Jesurun, beginning previews October 13 with an opening date of October 17 for its 2007-08 season opener at Soho Rep (46 Walker Street) in Manhattan.

"One of the most innovative forces in Contemporary Theatre in the last 30 years, Jesurun's signature hybrid of vernacular and lyrical language, cinematic and stage acting, and lush projection blend in this Philoktetes of beauty and brutality. Ten years after abandoning Philoktetes on an island, his fellow soldiers return to retrieve him, now needing him to win the Trojan War: Jesurun creates a war-of-wills chamber piece about a formidable and broken man unwilling to fight in his comrades' war," explain press notes. Philoktetes has lighting design by Jeff Nash and costume design by Ruth Pongstaphone.

Scheduled October 13 through October 28, performances of Philoktetes run Tuesday - Sundays at 7:30PM (with an added performance on Monday, October 15 at 7:30PM and no performance on Thursday, October 19 at 7:30PM).

Tickets are as follows: 99 cents for all Sunday performances; $10 for tickets purchased anytime before October 14; $25 for remaining seats. Tickets can be reserved by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com. For additional details, please visit www.sohorep.org.

Spamalot UK 1st Anniversary - 10/17/2007

On October 17, Monty Python's Spamalot will celebrate a year in London's West End at the Palace Theatre where it is currently booking until March 1, 2008.

The Rocky Horror Show - 10/17/2007

Chicago, IL— The biggest and baddest rock n' roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, will be whipping Chicago audiences into a frenzy when the production previews Friday, October 12th, opens Wednesday, October 17th and runs through Sunday, December 2nd at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, it was announced today. The musical, written by Richard O'Brien, will be presented by CreatiVision Entertainment, a newly formed Production Company devoted to innovative and fresh, state-of-the art productions.

When newly-engaged couple Brad and Janet take a trip to visit their high school science teacher they catch a flat tire and are forced to take shelter in an old castle. As they reluctantly approach the castle they are greeted by Riff Raff, the handyman. Brad and Janet soon after encounter Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Master of the Castle, who explains he is a "Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania." Confusion and debauchery ensue as this night of scandalous events continues, and provides the backdrop for an evening of wild and sexy entertainment!!

The performance schedule for The Rocky Horror Show is Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 11:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $30 to $42.50 and are available by calling the Mercury Theater box office at 773.325.1700. Group rates available at the theater are $5.00 off per ticket with groups of 10 or more. College student tickets are $20.00 for all performances from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16 with valid ID. Mention "college" when purchasing tickets. The show contains adult subject matter and is limited to ages 17 and older. For more information on The Rocky Horror Show call 773.325.1700. Valet parking is available.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile - 10/18/2007

B Building Theatre at CCBC - Essex. Through October 23. www.ccbcmd.edu/performingarts or 410-780-6369

Laura Bell Bundy @ Cutting Room - 10/18/2007

Laura Bell (Legally Blonde) will be bringing her own blend of country music called "y'alternative" to The Cutting Room located (19 West 24th Street) when she sings from her popular debut album "Longing for a Place Already Gone." She will be performing with her band on October 18 at 11:30PM.

Laura Bell, a native of Kentucky has country music in her soul. She has been influenced by such artists as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Elvis to name a few. "Longing for a Place Already Gone" is inspired by those country music idols and from Country Music from the 1940's.

Co-produced and co-written with her well respected music partner Larson Paine, this album is full of original songs such as "The C-Word," written about her passion for chocolate, "Between Me and You" inspired by their parent's relationship, the popular ballad "Lovin' and Lyin'" and some good ole fashion country fun with "Designated Drunk," and "I'll Make the Money" including their own hillbilly dance rendition of Billy Idol's "Dancin' With Myself."

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling the Cutting Room 212-691-1900 www.smarttix.com.

The Gossip Factory @ Beechman - 10/18/2007

The West Bank Café announces our October, 2007 line-up of live entertainment, to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St. (at Ninth Avenue). For reservations, please call 212-695-6909, between the hours of 12PM & 6PM.

Please note there is a $15 food and/or beverage minimum at each performance, with the exception of The After Party. All major credit cards are accepted.

The Gossip Factory Thursdays, October 18 & 25 at 9:30PM $12 cover Reminiscent of a "Saved by the Bell" episode gone horribly awry, the Gossip Factory invites you on an adventurous journey through a typical day for Halliburton Middle School students. An outrageous ensemble cast presents these angst-ridden teens as they face the tribulations of middle class bourgeois life and struggle with the American dream of today's youth. This original Gossip Factory creation whisks audiences back to the glorious days of book reports and bus rides, hall passes and history, puberty and PE.

The Screwtape Letters - 10/18/2007

Fellowship of the Performing Arts Theater Company announces the return engagement of C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters off-Broadway at the Theatre at St. Clements October 18 – December 9 with opening night set for November 8. The initial production of The Screwtape Letters opened at Theatre 315 in NYC in January 2006 for a limited three week run but, due to popular demand, ran for eleven sold-out weeks.

Returning to the devilish role of Screwtape will be Max McLean along with his stalwart secretary, Toadpipe, played by Karen Eleanor Wright. McLean is best known to audiences across the country for his popular theatrical presentations of Mark's Gospel, Genesis and The Screwtape Letters.

"C. S. Lewis' brilliant novel explores the spiritual warfare of souls between heaven and hell as told from demons' point of view. Beloved by both audiences and critics alike, The Screwtape Letters on stage offers a humorous and thought-provoking tale that could change the way you think about the influence of angels and demons in individual lives," describe press notes, "When first published in 1942, The Screwtape Letters brought immediate fame to a little known Oxford don whose field of study was medieval English literature. Over the past sixty years its wit and wisdom have made it one of C. S. Lewis' most widely read and influential works."

The creative team includes Cameron Anderson (scenic), Michael Bevins (costumes) Tyler Micoleau (lighting) and Bart Fasbender (sound).

Playing schedule is Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM; Saturday at 4PM; and Sundays at 3PM & 7PM. Tickets are $48 and are available at www.ticketcentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200. For more information visit www.ScrewtapeOnStage.com

Savage in Limbo - 10/18/2007

The Process Group presents a gripping production of John Patrick Shanley's Savage in Limbo at the DUO Theater on October 18 through November 4. The play is directed by Bryan Close.

"The story begins in an 80's Bronx bar with Murk, a baby-faced bartender with a wooden foot, and his regular costumer, April White, a failed nun. Soon Denise Savage – who is still a virgin at 32 – stomps into the bar, searching vainly for action. The action arrives with Linda Rotunda, who has the opposite situation. Linda has had too much sex and enters crying in fear that she is losing her 'Monday night workout,' Tony Aronica. The Italian stud comes bursting in shortly thereafter to explain, as only he can, why he wants to leave Linda for "ugly girls" who 'know things that he don't.' Seeing the kind of action she's looking for, Denise makes a play for Tony. Things get really interesting as April's serenity becomes hysteria, Murk fights to keep glasses filled and two proposals of marriage get slapped on the table," explain press notes.

Performances: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8PM and Sundays 3PM. The DUO Theater is located at 62 East 4th Street. General admission tickets for Savage in Limbo are $25. Tickets may be purchased online at www.smarttix.com, by phone 212-868-4444, or at the box office thirty minutes prior to curtain.

Stephen Schwartz Tribute @ Town Hall - 10/19/2007

The Town Hall presents the 3rd Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival, October 19-21, featuring a tribute to Stephen Schwartz, a concert with legendary Betty Buckley, and an afternoon compellation of some of Broadway's Originals!

The festival begins Friday, October 19 at 8PM as Liz Callaway, Judy Kuhn and Lari White with other talented Broadway stars honor Stephen Schwartz, composer of Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, Working and Wicked. Winner of four Grammys, three Oscars and countless theatre awards, Schwartz will be in attendance.

Tickets ($50) are available for this all-star weekend through TicketMaster, 212-307-4100, or www.ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the Town Hall Box Office between 12noon and 6PM (except Sundays) at 123 West 43rd Street, 212-840-2824 or visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org

Antigone - 10/19/2007

Baltimore Shakespeare Festival at St. Mary's in Hampden. Through November 11. Fri - Sat at 8PM, Sun at 5. www.baltimoreshakespeare.org or 410-366-8596

Rock 'n' Roll - 10/19/2007

Following a record-breaking run in London's West End, Rock 'n' Roll will open on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on November 4, 2007. Previews will begin on October 19, 2007.

Members of the original London company, including Brian Cox, Sinéad Cusack and Rufus Sewell (winner of the Olivier, London Evening Standard and London Critics' Circle Awards for his performance), along with Nicole Ansari and Alice Eve, will appear in the Broadway production of Rock 'n' Roll.

"It's August 1968, and Russian tanks are rolling in to Prague. Jan, the Czech student, lives for rock music, Max, the English professor, lives for Communism and Esme, the flower child, is high. By 1990, the tanks are rolling out, the Stones are rolling in and idealism has hit the wall. A deeply felt look at the connection between rock music and revolution, Stoppard's sweeping and witty play spans two countries, three generations and twenty-two turbulent years, at the end of which love remains - and so does rock 'n' roll," as press notes describe the play.

Visit www.RocknRollThePlay.com for more information.

Peter and Jerry - 10/19/2007

Second Stage Theatre kicks off its 29th season with the New York Premiere of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry, directed by Pam MacKinnon and featuring JohAnna Day, Bill Pullman, and Dallas Roberts. The production begins previews on Friday, October 19; opening on Sunday, November 11 at 6:30PM at Second Stage Theatre, (307 West 43rd Street). Tickets may be purchased by calling the Second Stage Theatre Box Office at 212-246-4422 or online at www.2ST.com.

"Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee delves deeper into his 1958 play The Zoo Story by adding a first-act, Homelife, leading to Peter's (Bill Pullman) fateful meeting with Jerry (Dallas Roberts) on a park bench in Central Park," describe press notes.

Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry will be performed through Sunday, December 9 at Second Stage Theatre (307 West 43rd Street, just west of 8th Avenue) on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM, Wednesday & Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Note: All evening performances the week of November 12 will begin at 7:00PM. Matinee curtain times remain the same. There will be 2 & 7PM performances on Sunday, October 21 and Sunday, November 25. There will be an additional 8PM performance on Monday, November 19 and no performance on Thanksgiving, November 22.

Tickets are $70 and may be purchased by phoning 212-246-4422 or 800-766-6048 or online at www.2ST.com. Patrons under age 25 may purchase a limited number of specially-priced $25 tickets in advance. A limited number of student rush tickets are $15 and are available 30 minutes prior to curtain. Group tickets are available by phoning 212-889-4300 or 800-331-0472.

Into the Woods - Seattle - 10/19/2007

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods beginning October 19.

"Inspired by the timeless tales of The Brothers Grimm, Into the Woods tells the story of a Baker and his Wife who journey into the woods on a quest to lift a witch's curse. On the way they cross paths with Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and a menagerie of other fairy tale characters. They each pursue individual wishes until their stories become entangled in unexpected ways – revealing what happens after 'happily ever after,'" explain press notes.

Tickets to Into the Woods are priced from $20 - $77. Tickets are available over the phone by calling 206-625-1900 (toll free 888-5TH-4TIX), online at www.5thavenue.org or in person at the box office in downtown Seattle. There is no service charge when purchasing tickets in person at The 5th Avenue Theatre Box Office.

Performances are October 19 through November 10. Showtimes are Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30PM, Thursday & Friday at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM, and Sunday at 1:30PM & 7PM.

Victoria Clark on All My Children - 10/19/2007

Tony Award-winner, Victoria Clark will make a guest star appearance on ABC's "All My Children," on Friday, October 19. Clark plays the role of Sharon Borg, a party planner and will have scenes with Jeff Branson and Leven Rambin.

Crossing Brooklyn - 10/19/2007

Transport Group, the winner of a special 2007 Drama Desk Award and a 2007 Obie Award, will present Crossing Brooklyn, a world premiere musical, with music by Jenny Giering and book and lyrics by Laura Harrington, and directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III (a Drama Desk nominee for Transport Group's The Audience) beginning performances Friday, October 19, at the Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A and B. The opening has been scheduled for Sunday, October 28.

"A modern musical that deals with the emotional aftermath of September 11 in New York, Crossing Brooklyn tells the story of Des and AJ, a young, idealistic couple—both public school teachers bent on changing the world, one kid at a time. Life is full of promise and endless possibility until Des begins to unravel under the weight of her fears, ignited from that fateful September day. Splitting apart from the pressure, they struggle to find their way back to each other. The lessons they learn will change them forever," explain press notes. With music by a Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer and book and lyrics by an Emmy Award winner.

Crossing Brooklyn plays Wednesday through Saturday and Monday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM through Sunday, November 18, at the Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, between Avenues A & B (6 to Astor Place, W/N to 8th Street or F/V to Second Avenue). There is only one performance on Saturday, October 20 at 4PM. The evening performance on Saturday, October 27 is at 7PM. The running time is 95 minutes.

Tickets are $38 and are available at www.transportgroup.org or by phoning TheaterMania at (212) 352-3101. For more information about Transport Group and Crossing Brooklyn, visit www.transportgroup.org.

Bob Saget Joins 'The Drowsy Chaperone' - 10/19/2007

Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone will welcome actor and comedian Bob Saget as "Man in Chair" on Friday, October 19 for a 4-month limited engagement.

The Pillowman - 10/20/2007

At The Mobtown Theatre at Meadow Mill. Through October 20. $12 General/$10 Students and Seniors. www.mobtownplayers.com or 410-467-3057

Betty Buckley @ Town Hall - 10/20/2007

The Town Hall presents the 3rd Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival, October 19-21, featuring a tribute to Stephen Schwartz, a concert with legendary Betty Buckley, and an afternoon compellation of some of Broadway's Originals!

Tony Award-winner Betty Buckley makes her Town Hall debut on Saturday, October 20 at 8PM. Buckley's musical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Cats, 1776, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Pippin

Tickets ($50) are available for this all-star weekend through TicketMaster, 212-307-4100, or www.ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the Town Hall Box Office between 12noon and 6PM (except Sundays) at 123 West 43rd Street, 212-840-2824 or visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org

Rhythm is Our Business - 10/20/2007

Barry Levitt returns to Landmark on Main Street on Saturday, October 20th to kick off his popular Standard Fair Series with "Rhythm is Our Business."

In the tradition of "Sophisticated Ladies," "Bubbling Brown Sugar" and "Five Guys Named Moe," this is a salute to the great African-American songwriters of the 20's, 30's and 40's. Full of hit songs, blues, swing and jazz standards such as "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Them There Eyes," "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," "Some of These Days" and "The Charleson." Hosted by Tony-Award Winning Actor and Singer Chuck Cooper, the program also stars EuGene Fleming, Lawrence Hamilton, La Tanya Hall and Gabriele Stravelli.

Tickets are Premium Seats $40 and Standard $35 with discounts for purchasing the Barry Levitt Standard Fair Series (which also includes the Songs of Rodgers and Hart on May 10th and Broadway Today on June 21st), groups and Friends of Landmark. Please purchase tickets by calling the box office at 516 767-6444 or by visiting the Landmark on Main Street website at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Landmark on Main Street is a not-for profit community center, located at 232 Main Street in Port Washington, housing the beautiful Jeanne Rimsky Theater. Visit www.landmarkonmainstreet.org for more information.

Rue McClanahan @ Bridgeport - 10/20/2007

Emmy Award winner Rue McClanahan, whose acting career has spanned more than four decades, will appear as a benefit for Playhouse on the Green with stories from her memoir, "My First Five Husbands…and the Ones That Got Away," on Saturday, October 20 at 8PM and Sunday, October 21 at 3PM at The Playhouse, 177 State St., Bridgeport.

Tickets for "An Evening with Rue McClanahan" are $30. Box office opens September 20. Tickets may be purchased on-line at www.PlayhouseontheGreen.org, or call the box office at (203) 333-3666, Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Playhouse on the Green is located at 177 State Street, Bridgeport. Free parking available.

Brandon & Ray's Birthday Bash @ Beechman - 10/20/2007

Brandon Cutrell and Ray Fellman mark their special day with "Brandon and Ray's Birthday Bash," celebrated on Saturday, October 20 at 11PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Special guests include Liz McCartney (The Phantom of the Opera), Marcus Paul James (Rent), Telly Leung (Rent) and Kenny Holcomb.

There is a $15 cover and a $15 food/beverage minimum for this performance.

Reservations are highly recommended for this event. Please call 212-695-6909 to make your reservation.

The Birthday Bash takes place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (within the West Bank Café, 407 West 42nd Street at 9th Ave) New York, on Saturday October 20 at 11PM

Julien Sharp @ Beechman - 10/20/2007

The West Bank Café announces our October, 2007 line-up of live entertainment, to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St. (at Ninth Avenue). For reservations, please call 212-695-6909, between the hours of 12PM & 6PM.

Please note there is a $15 food and/or beverage minimum at each performance, with the exception of The After Party. All major credit cards are accepted.

Julien Sharp: Cruisin' Fusion Saturday, October 20 at 4PM No cover Cruisin' Fusion: Because cruise ships don't run on fuel alone… music is in the mix! Julien's performance career has taken her from regional theater and cabaret to radio and television appearances throughout the United States. She has performed on cabaret stages of every size and is an accomplished headliner on cruise ships. In this special one-night-only show, Julien teams up with pianist Andy Milne (who also conducts the show's five piece band) to present Cruisin' Fusion, an eclectic and entertaining collection of songs she has performed on cruise ships all over the world. From the Carpenters to Carole King, from blues to Broadway, there is something to satisfy everyone's musical tastes. www.juliensharp.com

Terri Troiano @ Beechman - 10/20/2007

The West Bank Café announces our October, 2007 line-up of live entertainment, to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St. (at Ninth Avenue). For reservations, please call 212-695-6909, between the hours of 12PM & 6PM.

Please note there is a $15 food and/or beverage minimum at each performance, with the exception of The After Party. All major credit cards are accepted.

Terri Troiano: Nobody Does it Like Me Saturday, October 20 at 7PM $12 cover In her newest show, Terri performs a selection of tunes ranging from jazz standards to musical theater classics. She's performed several sold out shows at Danny's Skylight Room and now brings her wit and music to The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

The Phantom of the Opera - Chicago - 10/21/2007

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, currently the longest-running show in Broadway history, will see production this fall at the Cadillace Palace Theatre, under the direction of Harold Prince. The show will run a limited eight-week holiday engagement, Wednesday, October 21—Saturday, January 5, 2008.

The Cadillac Palace Theatre is at 151 W Randolph St. Performances are as follows:

October 31 - November 4: Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Thursday 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 & 8 p.m., Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m..; November 6 - January 5: Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Wednesday 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 & 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; Exceptions: Additional performances on Friday, November 22 at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 4 at 2 p.m. No performances on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving), Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) or Tuesday, January 1 (New Year's Day).

Tickets are currently on sale to groups of 20 or more by calling (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, June 17. For more information, log onto www.broadwayinchicago.com or visit the official The Phantom of the Opera website at www.thephantomoftheopera.com.

Triumph of Love - Closing - 10/21/2007

San Jose Repertory Theatre, under the art direction of Timothy Near, announced their 2007-2008 Season with five of six plays. Near has assembled an entertaining, captivating and challenging season, balancing the revelations and excitement of contemporary plays with the thrill of seeing the classics innovatively interpreted and produced, a hallmark for Near and San Jose Rep.

The 2007-2008 Subscription Season is filled with romance, intrigue, suspense, music and laughter! Five of the six plays are announced.

Subscriptions are now available to renewing subscribers and reservations are being taken for new subscriptions. Prices begin at $222 for a six play subscription. For subscription tickets, call 408-367-7255 or buy online at www.SJRep.com:

Triumph of Love September 22 – October 21, 2007 The exciting collaboration with California Shakespeare Theater launches the season with the World Premiere Adaptation of Triumph of Love, by Pierre Marivaux, one of France's most influential playwrights. This beautifully stylish 18th century romantic comedy is full of delicious deception, gender confusions and all the complexities of l'amour. A beautiful young princess disguises herself as a man in order to win the love of a prince. The princess Leonide learns her throne rightfully belongs to Agis, who is in exile and was raised as her enemy. Bedazzled by Agis, the mischievous Leonide will stop at nothing to charm his heart and win his affection. The wildly creative and imaginative Lillian Garrett-Groag returns to the Rep to mount a world premiere of her own adaptation of this elegantly composed classic.

Hairspray - National Tour - 10/21/2007

Return Engagement of the Big Fat Musical Hit! October 16 - 21. Tues - Sat at 8PM, Sat at 2PM, Sun at 1PM and 6:30PM Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center $24 - $69, plus restoration and sevice fees. www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Baltimore or 410-547-SEAT or 800-551-SEAT Group Sales 410-837-0110

Anna in the Tropics - 10/21/2007

Fells Point Corner Theatre. Through October 21. Directed by Richard Dean Stover. www.fpct.org or 410-276-7837.

The Diary of Anne Frank - 10/21/2007

Towson University. October 12 - 13 at 8PM, October 14 at 2PM; October 17 - 20 at 8PM, October 21 at 2PM. $13.00 General/$7.00 Students and Seniors/ $25.00 Booster ($13.00 ticket + $12.00 contribution to the TU Theatre Scholarship Fund) www.towson.edu

Disney's High School Musical - 10/21/2007

Winters Lane Productions. Q Theatre at CCBC - Catonsville. Through October 21. www.winterslaneproductions.org or 410-780-6369

Broadway Originals @ Town Hall - 10/21/2007

The Town Hall presents the 3rd Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival, October 19-21, featuring a tribute to Stephen Schwartz, a concert with legendary Betty Buckley, and an afternoon compellation of some of Broadway's Originals!

Wrapping up the festival is Broadway Originals, a Sunday, October 21 at 3PM. An afternoon of Broadway songs and memories featuring a dazzling array of Broadway performers including Len Cariou, Alan Campbell, Anita Gillette, George S. Irving and Martin Vidnovic; reprising songs they introduced either in original Broadway productions or Broadway revivals spanning over 50 years.

Tickets ($50) are available for this all-star weekend through TicketMaster, 212-307-4100, or www.ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the Town Hall Box Office between 12noon and 6PM (except Sundays) at 123 West 43rd Street, 212-840-2824 or visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org

Die Mommie Die! - 10/21/2007

Charles Busch's acclaimed comedy Die Mommie Die! makes its Off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). Produced by Daryl Roth and Bob Boyett, and directed by Carl Andress, Die Mommie Die! begins preview performances on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. Opening Night is Sunday, October 21 at 7 p.m. This limited Off-Broadway engagement ends on Sunday, February 17, 2008.

"A riotous comedy noir steeped in the glamour of 1960s Hollywood, Die Mommie Die! stars playwright Charles Busch as Angela Arden, a fallen pop diva trapped in a hateful marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. Desperate to find happiness with her younger lover, out-of-work TV actor Tony Parker, Angela gruesomely murders her husband with the aid of a poisoned suppository," state press materials. "In a plot that reflects Greek tragedy as well as Hollywood kitsch, Angela's manipulative daughter, Edith, convinces her 'emotionally disturbed' brother, Lance, that together they must avenge their father's death . by killing their mother!"

Regular Performance Schedule (begins Tuesday, October 23, 2007): Tuesday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 7pm & 10pm; Sunday at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets on-sale Monday, August 27th. (212) 239-6200 or telecharge.com

Blood Wedding - 10/21/2007

Run of the Mill Theater at the Theatre Project on Preston Street, Baltimore. Through October 21. Thurs-Sat at 8PM, Sun at 3PM. www.runofthemilltheater.com

Graae's Anatomy @ Birdland - 10/21/2007

Jason Graae presents "GRAAE'S ANATOMY" at Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 & MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 7 PM presented by Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com.. Cover charge is $25 with a $10 food & drink minimum. Reservations: (212) 581-3080 or go to www.birdlandjazz.com.

Jersey Boys Fans Unite for BC/EFA - 10/21/2007

On Sunday evening October 21 fans of the award winning musical smash Jersey Boys will have the rare opportunity to meet Broadway's "Four Seasons" at an exclusive cocktail party benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA).

Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli), Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff (Tommy DeVito), Daniel Reichard (Bob Gaudio), J. Robert Spencer (Nick Massi) and cast members of Jersey Boys will come together for a special one-time-only evening of conversation, cocktails and hors d'ouevres with fans of the show. The event will be held in The Broadway Lounge on the 8th floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square and will also feature a silent and live auction of rare autographed one of a kind Jersey Boys memorabilia.

Tickets for Jersey Boys Fans Unite to Support BC/EFA are $250 and can be purchased at BC/EFA.org or by calling 212-840-0770 ext 268.

Eddie Varley @ Beechman - 10/21/2007

The West Bank Café announces our October, 2007 line-up of live entertainment, to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. The West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd. St. (at Ninth Avenue). For reservations, please call 212-695-6909, between the hours of 12PM & 6PM.

Please note there is a $15 food and/or beverage minimum at each performance, with the exception of The After Party. All major credit cards are accepted.

Surrender: Eddie Varley and Friends Sing the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Sunday, October 21 at 7PM $15 cover Eddie Varley and his special guest stars perform the seductive melodies of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. It's an evening of passionate solos, dangerous duets and the music of the night as Varley celebrates his unabashed love for the award winning composer of such hits as Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Blvd. and The Woman in White. Varley makes his cabaret debut with the help of Felicia Finley, David Gurland, Robbie Maitner, Bill Weeden and many more surprise guests.

Sweeney Todd - Tour Begins - 10/22/2007

John Doyle's recent revival of Sweeney Todd will play a limited engagement this summer at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA before hitting the road on national tour. The Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical is slated to run Aug 30-Oct 14th.

According to a casting call, scheduled for Jan 31st- Feb 2nd, the musical which features actors playing the entire score, will tour the US following the San Franscico dates. The national tour, playing October 22nd- July 2008, is being produced by Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Ambassador Theatre Group, Adam Kenwright and Tulchin/Barnter/Bagert.

This production of Sweeney Todd, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle with 10 talented actor/musicians, won the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Revival of a Musical and was awarded a Special Citation by the New York Drama Critics Circle.

John Owen-Jones Joins Les Miserables - 10/22/2007

Cameron Mackintosh Broadway and London productions of Les Miserables will swap Jean Valjeans this fall. John Owen-Jones, currently playing Valjean in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre in the West End, will make his Broadway debut in the role beginning October 23 at the Broadhurst Theatre, while on October 22 Drew Sarich, currently playing Valjean on Broadway, will make his West End debut in London's Les Miserables, currently the world's longest-running musical now in its 22nd year.

Drew Sarich Joins UK Les Miserables - 10/22/2007

Cameron Mackintosh Broadway and London productions of Les Miserables will swap Jean Valjeans this fall. John Owen-Jones, currently playing Valjean in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre in the West End, will make his Broadway debut in the role beginning October 23 at the Broadhurst Theatre, while on October 22 Drew Sarich, currently playing Valjean on Broadway, will make his West End debut in London's Les Miserables, currently the world's longest-running musical now in its 22nd year.

Graae's Anatomy @ Birdland - 10/22/2007

Jason Graae presents "GRAAE'S ANATOMY" at Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 & MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 at 7 PM presented by Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com.. Cover charge is $25 with a $10 food & drink minimum. Reservations: (212) 581-3080 or go to www.birdlandjazz.com.

Rockers on Broadway - 10/22/2007

The Path Fund Inc., proudly announces the return of "Rockers on Broadway" on Monday, October 22 at 8PM. This one-night-only benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Wingspan Arts Inc. will take place at BB King Blues Club & Grill.

"Rockers on Broadway" will once again be hosted by actress/comedian Caroline Rhea and will feature performances by legends Darlene Love (Hairspray) and La La Brooks (Hair), Micky Dolenz from the Monkees, Deborah Gibson, singer songwriter Kate Taylor, Mark Pender, Jersey Boys' Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and Christian Hoff, Tevin Campbell (Hairspray), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), Billy Porter, Michael McElroy (Big River), Krisha Marcano (The Color Purple), Renee Elise Goldsberry (The Color Purple), Michael Lanning, Kris Coleman (Jersey Boys), Chester Gregory II (Tarzan), John Eric Parker (All Shook Up) and Anika Ellis (The Color Purple). Broadway vet, writer Rupert Holmes (Curtains), will be on hand to support Holland-Dozier-Holland, his collaborators on the new musical The First Wives Club. All performances subject to change.

All proceeds from the event will go to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Wingspan Arts Inc.

"Rockers on Broadway" will take place on Monday, October 22 at 8PM at BB King Blues Club & Grill (237 West 42nd Street). Tickets, on sale now at the BB King Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com, are $1200 (VIP Reserved table for 8), $900 (VIP Reserved table for 6), $150 (General Admission Floor Seating), $75 (General Admission Balcony Seating), $35 (Standing Room – day-of purchases o


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