Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/17/2012

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 11/17/2012. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Nancy Redman's EMERGENCY A LA CARTE Plays United Solo Fest - 11/17/2012

Actress/writer/comedian NANCY REDMAN will once again join forces with director Austin Pendleton for the premiere of her one-woman show "EMERGENCY A La Carte," in which "a comedian dies and finds that death is her toughest audience." Two performances in the United Solo Theatre Festival, October 15 & November 17, both at 9 PM, at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd St.

'Mob Wives' Ramona Rizzo and Karen Gravano Make Guest Appearances In MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING - 11/17/2012

Ramona Rizzo and Karen Gravano of the hit VH1 series "Mob Wives" will be publicly make a stand in support of marriage equality on November 17th and December 1st when they officiate the wedding of "Anthony" and "Andrew" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Wedding."

Columbia Stages Closes JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE - 11/17/2012

Columbia Stages presents JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE, the 2012/13 MFA Actors' Thesis Production conceived and directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright. JOAN OF ARC: VOICES IN THE FIRE will open at The Riverside Theatre on Thursday, November 8, 2012 and run through November 17.

Ann Morrison Encores TREVOR'S FIRE at United Solo Festival - 11/17/2012

Ann Morrison (Merrily We Roll Along, LoveMusik, Goblin Market), is the author of "Linda Lovely Goes to Broadway" a solo play in which she performs with direction by Blake Walton and "Trevor's Fire" performed by Blake Walton under Morrison's direction.

New TWILIGHT Cast Members Celebrate BREAKING DAWN Part 2 Release in Las Vegas - 11/17/2012

Tabu, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino's stylish boutique nightclub will welcome Angela Sarafyan and Rami Malek, two of the newest cast members in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," Saturday, Nov. 17. Sarafyan and Malek will host the evening during opening weekend of "Breaking Dawn Part 2," the final movie in the Twilight series.

Arturo Chacon-Cruz and Ailyn Perez Lead Florida Grand Opera's LA BOHEME - 11/17/2012

THE OTHER SON Screens at Forum Theatre Arts Center - 11/17/2012

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS Closes at NYU's Skirball Center - 11/18/2012

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, will return to New York City by popular demand for five performances only. The limited engagement will run at the NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (LaGuardia Place and Washington Square South), Thursday, November 15 at 8 p.m.; Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 17 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m; and Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m. In 2010 THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS was anine-month hit at New York's Westside Theatre.

Transport Group Closes HOUSE FOR SALE World Premiere at The Duke - 11/18/2012

OBIE and Drama Desk Award-winning Transport Group brings you the world Premiere of HOUSE FOR SALE, the first of any work by National Book Award novelist and Pulitzer finalist Jonathan Franzen (FREEDOM, THE CORRECTIONS) to be presented on stage. The show will play The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, Times Square, NYC), beginning previews October 13, 2012, opening on October 24, 2012 and running through November 18, 2012.

Atlanta Opera Closes Bizet's CARMEN - 11/18/2012

On November 10 at 8:00 p.m., The Atlanta Opera opens its 2012-13 season at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with Bizet's Carmen.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Extends Through 11/18 - 11/18/2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that the critically acclaimed revival of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, is extending one week due to popular demand at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tickets for the production are now on sale through Sunday, November 18.

SORRY Closes at The Public Theater - 11/18/2012

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere production of Richard Nelson's new play SORRY on Tuesday, October 30. SORRY, play three of The Apple Family Plays, takes place over a meal during the day the country will choose the next president – Election Day. The cast features Jon Devries, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, and J. Smith-Cameron.

The Public Theater Ends Extended Run of WILD WITH HAPPY - 11/18/2012

The Public Theater announced today that the acclaimed production of Wild With Happy, written by Colman Domingo and directed by Robert O'Hara, will extend an additional week to Sunday, November 18.

Kelli O'Hara, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2012 Benefit - 11/18/2012

On the heels of its record-breaking 2012 Summer Season, Williamstown Theatre Festival will pay tribute to Abe Burrows, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and director, at its 2012 Benefit, to be held on Sunday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Edison Ballroom in New York City (240 West 47th Street), it was announced today. The evening will feature performances by recent Williamstown Theatre Festival alumni David Hyde Pierce (director of last season's The Importance of Being Earnest), Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara (WTF's Far From Heaven), Greg Naughton, Malcolm Gets (WTF's Ten Cents a Dance) and more.

SAndy Jordan'S WORLD OF JAZZ AND CABARET Film Makes World Premiere at Tribeca Cinemas - 11/18/2012

"SAndy Jordan's World of Jazz and Cabaret" is a kind of companion film to "The Zen of Bennett," a documentary about Tony Bennett by Unjoo Moon. SAndy Jordan -- a star of New York night clubs and cabaret for over three decades -- has focused her incredible experience and energy on a star-studded hour-long documentary film called "SAndy Jordan's World of Jazz and Cabaret." The world premiere is November 18 at 8 PM at Tribeca Cinemas. It is directed by David Capurso.

THE OTHER SON Screens at Forum Theatre Arts Center - 11/18/2012

Stage Left Studio's THAT PLAY: A SOLO MACBETH Ends Extended Run - 11/19/2012

Extended by popular demand, THAT PLAY, A Solo Macbeth will now run Off-Broadway through November 19, 2012. Starring Tom Gualtieri, written by Gualtieri and Heather Hill, directed by Hill, the show features original music and sound by Erin Hill.

A CHRISTMAS STORY Receives Holiday Bway Run; Opens 11/19! - 11/19/2012

Christmas Story, The Musical! will arrive on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. The producers have announced that the new musical, based on the 1983 movie perennial, will play a November 5 – December 30 holiday engagement. Opening night is Monday, November 19.

Gemignani to Receive York's Lifetime Achievement Award - 11/19/2012

The York Theatre Company will honor legendary Broadway Music Director and Conductor Paul Gemignani with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 21st Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).

WNO Opens Three World Premieres for American Opera Initiative - 11/19/2012

Washington National Opera (WNO) will present the world premieres of three new 20-minute operas on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater: The Game of Hearts by composer Douglas Pew and librettist Dara Weinberg, Part of the Act by composer Liam Wade and librettist John Grimmett, and Charon by composer Scott Perkins and librettist Nat Cassidy. The three operas, each highlighting American culture and themes, are the first new works created under the auspices of the American Opera Initiative, WNO's new commissioning program.

Hilty, Hunton and More Set for Rokicki's Release Concert - 11/19/2012

Award-winning musical theatre composer/lyricist Rob Rokicki celebrates the release of his album, I'm Ready: The Songs of Rob Rokicki at The Triad (Stage 72) on Monday, November 19th at 9:15 p.m. Showcasing a collection of songs Rokicki has written over the past decade, the concert will feature Becca Ayers (Addams Family, Giant), Melinda Bass (Messiah Rocks), Brittney Bertier, Nick Dalton (Surf, Legally Blonde), Alexandra Ferrara, Amanda Flynn (Mamma Mia, Wicked), Brian Gallagher (Jekyll & Hyde), Leslie Henstock (Les Miserables, Light in the Piazza), Carly Hughes (Ghost, Ragtime), Megan Hilty (SMASH, 9 to 5, Wicked), Gwen Hollander (Little Women), Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Rent), Joe Iconis (Things to Ruin), Lauren Marcus (The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks), Ashley Moniz (Sister Act, Legally Blonde), Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Hands on a Hardbody, Legally Blonde), and Michael James Scott (Book of Mormon, Elf). The band includes Micah Burgess, Rob Cookman, Seth Eliser, Zach Jones, and Dennis Michael Keefe. Rachel Lee and Rachel Sussman produce.

Theater Talk to Feature the Cast and Creative Team of CHECKERS, 11/9 - 11/19/2012

In 1952, vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon, facing accusations of financial improprieties, went on national television to defend his place on Dwight D. Eisenhower's Republican ticket.

COSI FAN TUTTE Ends Performances at Julliard School - 11/19/2012

Alan Gilbert, whose tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic has just been extended through the 2016-17 season, heads across Lincoln Center Plaza this month to lead three fully-staged performances of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte at the Juilliard School (Nov 14, 17, & 19), where he serves as Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies.

THREE BLIND SAINTS Set for DVD Release by FilmWorks Entertainment - 11/20/2012

THREE BLIND SAINTS, the family-friendly comedy about three childhood friends scheming to make it big, announced today that it has signed a deal with FilmWorks Entertainment Inc. for worldwide distribution. The U.S. release is set just in time for Thanksgiving and the film will be available on DVD, digital and video-on-demand Nov. 20, 2012. International sales efforts will begin this October at the MIPCOM market, which is held in Cannes, France, Oct. 8-11, 2012.

TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection Now Available on Blu-ray Disc - 11/20/2012

Celebrating Quentin Tarantino's legendary filmmaking, Lionsgate and Miramax are proud to present the TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection, arriving on Blu-ray Disc November 20th.

5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE Closes at SoHo Playhouse - 11/20/2012

Coming straight off of its extended run at the New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series, The New Colony's award-winning 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will be added to the SoHo Playhouse, Inc. (15 Vandam Street, New York City) fall 2012 season. The play will hold a six-week run at the SoHo Playhouse from October 13 to November 20, 2012.

TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection Now Available on Blu-ray - 11/20/2012

Lionsgate and Miramax have announced the TARANTINO XX: 8-Film Collection, coming to Blu-ray on November 20th. Check out the official trailer below!

Breaking Glass Pictures Releases EXTREME HORROR, PROVACATIVE DOCS Box Sets - 11/20/2012

Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the upcoming release of "Extreme Horror Collection, Volume 1" and "Provocative Docs: Documentary Series, Volume 1", both available on November 20 (SRP $29.99). Each box includes three mind-blowing titles of the respective genre.

The Mynabirds Announce Release of BODY OF WORK 7" - 11/20/2012

About to embark on a month long tour alongside A.C. Newman, The Mynabirds announce the November 20th release of their limited-edition, colored BODY OF WORK 7 on Saddle Creek. The preorder for the 7" is available here, and the tracks will additionally be available at iTunes and all digital outlets.

Lakeshore Records Releases SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS Original Soundtrack - 11/20/2012

Lakeshore Records will release the SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 23rd and in stores on November 20th , 2012. The album features original music by Carter Burwell (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2, Burn After Reading).

Gottfried's THE DIET SHOW Opens at the Triad - 11/20/2012

Gilbert Gottfried Presents "The Diet Show". America is on a Diet Craze! Low Carbs, No Carbs, High Fat, Low Fat, Pills, Tablets, Shakes, Mixes, Sprinkles and Sprays, America is fighting the bitter fight on fat and trying to Diet!

Lakeshore Records Releases INVADER ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - 11/20/2012

Lakeshore Records will release the Invader – Original Soundtrack digitally on Tuesday, November 20th and in stores on December 4, 2012. The album features original music by Spanish composer Lucas Vidal (The Raven, The Cold Light of Day).

Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean Releases 'Runnin' Out of Days' Single on iTunes - 11/20/2012

"Runnin' Out of Days," the debut single from Shoshana Bean's forthcoming album will be available on iTunes November 20th. Check out the cover art below!

Gilbert Gottfried's THE DIET SHOW Opens 11/20 - 11/20/2012

Beginning November 20 at STAGE 72, comedy star Gilbert Gottfried (Disney's Aladdin, The Aristocrats, cast member of Saturday Night Live) will present an open-ended NYC run of the brand new comedy production THE DIET SHOW, which will star past winners, finalists and contestants of the hit ABC TV show The Biggest Loser.

DEATHTRAP and GYPSY Get Blu-Ray Release - 11/20/2012

The Warner Archive Collection (WAC) – the Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) division dedicated to releasing on DVD previously unavailable films and television shows – today announced the launch of its first Blu-ray titles. The two titles, Deathtrap and Gypsy, will debut on November 20. Beginning in February 2013, WAC expects to release a minimum of one to two Blu-ray titles per month. Future titles include The Hudsucker Proxy and Fearless.

Original Motion Picture Sountrack to THE BAY Now Available Digitally - 11/20/2012

Lakeshore Records is excited to announce it's upcoming release of the THE BAY: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Marcelo Zarvos.

LIFE OF PI Opens In Theaters - 11/21/2012

Twentieth Century Fox Film has released a featurette of Ang Lee's LIFE OF PI, opening in 3D and 2D theaters on November 21. Check it out!

Documentary GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN AND THE DREAMING CHILD Opens November 23 in NY - 11/23/2012

Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the creation of The Child Dreams, an opera designed by world-famous Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein for the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv in 2010. The Child Dreams is based on the play written by Israel's most famous and celebrated playwright, Hanoch Levin, who died in 1999. The libretto portrays the hopes and dreams of children in search of freedom and peace. Helnwein was chosen as production designer because the themes of childhood are a motif through much of his work and because of his LA Opera production ofDer RosenCavalier, which was brought to the Israeli Opera in 2005.

Stage Adaptation of MISERY to Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse - 11/24/2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Castle Rock Entertainment and Playhouse Productions announced today that they will present the world premiere of MISERY at Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street, New Hope PA) this fall. Written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (who wrote the screenplay for Misery as well as The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King and directed by Will Frears (Coach, Year Zero), MISERY will play a limited developmental engagement of 11 performances only, November 24th through December 8th.

'Project Runway' Star Chris March Opens 'BUTT-CRACKER SUITE' Off-Broadway - 11/24/2012

HERE presents the World Premiere of Chris March'S BUTT-CRACKER SUITE! Written, directed, and designed by Chris March ("Project Runway" and Bravo's "Mad Fashion"), previews begin November 24. Opening of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for November 30 at HERE.

Chris March'S BUTT-CRACKER SUITE Opens at HERE Arts Center - 11/24/2012

HERE presents the World Premiere of Chris March'S BUTT-CRACKER SUITE! Written, directed, and designed by Chris March ("Project Runway" and Bravo's "Mad Fashion"), previews begin November 24. Opening of this limited run Off-Broadway engagement is set for November 30 at HERE.

FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL Begins at The Culture Project, 11/24 - 11/24/2012

Vital Theatre Company's newest smash hit Fancy Nancy The Musical, is moving downtown to Culture Project. Beginning November 24th, performances will run every Saturday at 1:30 pm and every Sunday at 12 noon. Tickets are $29.50. Premium seats are available for $49.50. For reservations, visit, call us at (212) 579-0528, or visit McGinn/Cazale box office Mondays-Fridays from 9-5, or visit the Culture Project box office one hour before the show. Culture Project is located downtown at 45 Bleecker St.

Film Society at Lincoln Center Kicks Off Family Films and Midnight Movies Series, Nov-Dec 2012 - 11/24/2012

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that the November and December lineups for its ongoing Family Films series and Midnight Movies series.

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