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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/7/2007

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 11/6/2007. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Argonautika - 11/7/2007

Argonautika – West Coast Premiere Berkeley Rep - Roda Theatre Conceived and directed by Mary Zimmerman November 2 – December 16, 2007 (Press Night: Wednesday, November 7)

Next, in November, Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman makes another mythic trek to the Roda Theatre for the West Coast premiere of Argonautika. Each time the MacArthur genius brings a show to Berkeley Rep, audiences embrace it: Journey to the West, Metamorphoses, and The Secret in the Wings all made their West Coast debuts here, and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci also opened to acclaim. This time, Zimmerman joins Jason on his ancient quest for the Golden Fleece – an epic journey of love and loss, hubris and honor, danger and adventure. Jason confronts giants, kings, sirens, nymphs, centaurs, sea monsters, and one treacherously heartsick sorceress. In her latest perilous voyage, Zimmerman shows us that love is the bane of all mankind – and yet it's all that we know of heaven on this earth. Visually spectacular and theatrically dazzling, Argonautika led the Chicago Tribune's list of the Top 10 Plays of the Year.

History Boy West Coast Premiere - 11/7/2007

History Boys at the Ahmanson: http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/

Meet Me in St.Louis - Papermill - 11/7/2007

Paper Mill Playhouse, during its 2007-2008 season, will explore six outstanding titles with intergenerational appeal – some new to the Paper Mill stage and some returning favorites:

November 7 - December 16 Meet Me in St. Louis A Paper Mill Premiere "Based on The Kensington Stories by Sally Benson this beloved MGM movie musical explodes on stage in this Paper Mill premiere directed by Paper Mill's Acting Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee. Travel back to the turn of the century St. Louis, where the streets buzz with trolley cars, and the people buzz with excitement. The World's Fair is coming soon—and so is a world of changes for the Smith family. While older sisters Rose and Esther dream of happily-ever-after with their handsome beaus, the younger girls, Agnes and Tootie, spend their hours dreaming up mischief. But when their father announces the family is moving to New York, will all those dreams become one big nightmare? "

With a score by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, Meet Me in St. Louis includes the beloved standards; "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door," and "The Trolley Song." This nostalgically romantic production written by Hugh Wheeler captures the exuberance and innocence of the original in an utterly entertaining experience the whole family will enjoy. Meet Me in St. Louis is sponsored by RBC Dain Rauscher.

The performance schedule for the 2007-2008 season at Paper Mill Playhouse is: Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM. Single tickets go on sale on August 13th and range in price from $25-$92. Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

Joy Luck Club - 11/7/2007

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre launches their 31st season with a new production of The Joy Luck Club, a play by Susan Kim based on the acclaimed novel by Amy Tan.

Directed by Tisa Chang, The Joy Luck Club runs October 28th – November 25th at the Julia Miles Theatre (424 W. 55 th Street between 9 th & 10th Aves). Opening night is Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm.

"Set in San Francisco in the 80's, The Joy Luck Club follows four Mahjong playing mothers from different provinces in China and their relationships with their American born daughters," state press notes.

Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm with matinees on Sunday at 3:00pm Tickets are $50. www.Telecharge.com, (212) 239-6200. Visit www.PanAsianRep.org for more information.

Much Ado About Nothing - 11/7/2007

Everyman Theatre. Through December 16. $16-$35. www.everymantheatre.org

Baby with the Bathwater - 11/7/2007

Ground UP Productions is proud to present Baby with the Bathwater, a scorching family satire from three-time Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang. Directed by Kevin Connell, Baby with the Bathwater opens November 7 at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal Street, between Waverly Pl. and West 8th St.).

"Baby with the Bathwater is a wickedly funny comedy of manners. Eccentric couple John and Helen Dingleberry are unprepared for the rigors of childrearing. When they bring their newborn baby home, they have no idea what to do when the child cries or even what gender the baby is. An outrageous Nanny and clueless school principal only make things worse. As Daisy Dingleberry grows from a young child into a confused man, he confronts his unconventional childhood and tries to establish his own identity. Can he possibly figure it all out?" state press notes.

Scheduled November 7 through 17, Baby with the Bathwater performs at Manhattan Theatre Source Wednesday through Friday at 8PM and Saturday at 2PM & 8PM.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or on-line at www.theatresource.org. The running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission. For additional information, please visit www.groundupproductions.org.

Things We Want - 11/7/2007

The New Group proudly presents the world premiere of Things We Want by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Ethan Hawke. Kicking off The New Group's 2007-2008 season, the production features Paul Dano, Peter Dinklage, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will play October 22 through December 15 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theater/410 West 42nd Street). Things We Want will have its Official Opening Night on Wednesday, November 7 at 7PM.

"In Things We Want, three brothers reunite in their inherited childhood home. Forced to live together again as adults, they struggle to redefine themselves as they pursue the things they want in life. While facing their own personal obstacles, a drastic shift in dynamics occurs when a sexy young neighbor suddenly enters their lives," explain press notes. Directed by Ethan Hawke, this dark comedy by Jonathan Marc Sherman paints an insightful and bittersweet picture of the illusions people have about what makes them happy and what is within their power to change.

Things We Want will play at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theater / 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Ave) as follows: Monday at 8PM, Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM and Saturday at 2PM. Please note: No performance on Thursday, November 22. There will be an additional performance at 7Pm on Sunday, November 25.

Tickets may be arranged through Ticket Central at www.ticketcentral.com or (212) 279-4200, or at the Theatre Row Box Office (12:00–8:00 PM daily). Tickets are $56.25. For more information, visit www.thenewgroup.org.

Andrea Burns @ Live at Lincoln - 11/7/2007

"Voices of Broadway" is the theme of three consecutive evenings of the Barnes & Noble popular "Live at Lincoln" program celebrating the simultaneous release of three solo albums from PS Classics.

Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30PM Andrea Burns, who has appeared in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, and most recently the Off- Broadway hit, In the Heights (2007 Drama Desk Award), blends styles for a fresh and popular take on Broadway standards from "A Deeper Shade of Red." Brook Ashmanskas (The Ritz) and songwriter John Bucchino ("Grateful") join her at this special Any Wednesday presentation.

The vocalists and their guests will perform for 30 minutes followed by a CD signing at these free events. They all take place in the unique event space on the third floor of Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle, on Broadway at 66th Street.

Mel & El @ Duplex - 11/7/2007

"Mel & El: This Show Rhymes" has been extended! The comedic duo of Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin will return to The Duplex yet again on November 7 and November 28 with their hilarious two-woman musical.

Created and performed by Mel and El, with music by Patrick Spencer Bodd, Kimberly Stern, Evan Toth, Noah Diamond and Amanda Sisk, MEL "Mel & El: This Show Rhymes"is a 75 minute musical tour-de-force featuring in-your-crotch comedy coupled with songs that are witty, heartfelt and irreverent.

Tickets are $15 plus a two drink minimum. To make reservations for November 7 at 7PM or November 28 at 9:30PM visit www.theduplex.com or call 212-255-5438.

Is He Dead? - 11/8/2007

Is He Dead?, a new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, and starring Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz, will open on November 29, 2007 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Previews begin November 8.

"Written in 1898, Is He Dead? remained unpublished until it was rediscovered in 2002 by noted Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin," state press materials. "Inspired by the posthumous bidding war that broke out between the United States and France over Jean-Francois Millet's painting The Angelus, Is He Dead? is a fast-paced comedy about a group of poor artists who stage the death of their mentor to drive up the price of his paintings. In order for the scheme to succeed, the artists hatch various hilarious plots involving cross-dressing, a full-scale fake funeral, lovers' deceptions, and much more."

Young Frankenstein - 11/8/2007

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, a new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash The Producers, opening on Broadway November 8th 2007 at the Hilton Theatre (213 W 42nd St). Previews begin October 11th, 2007.

The production stars Roger Bart (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (Elizabeth), Sutton Foster (Inga), Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Andrea Martin (Frau Blucher), Fred Applegate (Kemp) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor).

"Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family's tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga?," state press notes. "Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show's raucous score includes 'The Transylvania Mania,' 'He Vas My Boyfriend' and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin's 'Puttin' On the Ritz.'"

Visit www.youngfrankensteinthemusical.com for more information.

The Screwtape Letters - 11/8/2007

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

Pumpgirl - 11/8/2007

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce complete casting for the American premiere production of Pumpgirl by Abbie Spallen. Previews begin November 8 for a December 4 opening at New York City Center – Stage II (131 West 55th Street).

Directed by Carolyn Cantor, the cast will feature: Hannah Cabell, Geraldine Hughes and Paul Sparks.

"In this gripping play from one of Ireland's brightest new talents, playwright Abbie Spallen shapes a startling tale of three lives colliding in rural Ireland. The play unfolds with the story of a homely, tomboyish pump girl (Cabell) at a rundown gas station. When a local racetrack star (Sparks) becomes the focus of her obsession, the affair threatens more than the feelings of his disenchanted wife (Hughes). A blazing success last season in Edinburgh and at London's renowned Bush Theatre, the play is in the best tradition of richly detailed and unforgettable Irish storytelling," explain press notes.

Show times are as follows: November 8 – December 9: Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30PM, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30PM. After December 10: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30PM; Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30PM

Single tickets for all Manhattan Theatre Club productions at New York City Center can be purchased by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212. Tickets for Pumpgirl are $50. www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Lauren Kennedy @ Live at Lincoln - 11/8/2007

"Voices of Broadway" is the theme of three consecutive evenings of the Barnes & Noble popular "Live at Lincoln" program celebrating the simultaneous release of three solo albums from PS Classics.

Thursday, November 8 at 5:30PM Lauren Kennedy of Broadway's Side Show and Sunset Boulevard, and most recently seen as Spamalot's The Lady of the Lake, performs the work of the newest crop of composers and lyricists shaping Broadway and popular song in "Here and Now." She'll be joined by composers Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Joshua Salzman (I Love You Because) at this special event.

The vocalists and their guests will perform for 30 minutes followed by a CD signing at these free events. They all take place in the unique event space on the third floor of Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle, on Broadway at 66th Street.

Ray Charles Live! - 11/9/2007

Ray Charles Live! -- A New Musical, a musical biography of soul legend Ray Charles, will receive its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse on November 9th for a run through December 9th, according to Variety.

According to the article, the "musical is set in a concert hall where Charles is recording his final live album. He reviews his life, and characters from his past appear onstage. There is a central Charles figure, plus an actor portraying Charles as a young boy and another playing him in his late teens and early 20s." The stage musical will cover his entire life.

The show will feature a cast of 20 (casting to be announced), with a band of between 8 and 12 musicians. The show will include choreography by Ken Roberson, sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Donald Holder and orchestrations by Harold Wheeler.

Visit www.pasadenaplayhouse.org for more information.

Death Warmed Over - 11/9/2007

A Do or Die Murder Mystery November 9 & 10 Spotlighters Theatre 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 www.spotlighters.org or 410-752-1225 $18 Adults/$15 Students, Seniors and BTA members

Broadway Bound - 11/9/2007

Fells Point Corner Theatre. Through December 9. Directed by Steve Goldklang. www.fpct.org or 410-276-7837.

Much Ado About Nothing - 11/9/2007

Everyman Theatre. Through December 16. $16-$35. www.everymantheatre.org

Bingo with the Indians - 11/9/2007

After directing the critically acclaimed production of Julian Shepard's Los Angeles at The Flea last season, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Adam Rapp will return to the famed Tribeca institution with the World Premiere of Bingo with the Indians. Written and directed by Rapp, previews for the play begin October 25 with opening night set for November 9.

"In Bingo with the Indians, a disgruntled East Village theater company with more on their minds then playing Bingo descends upon a small New England town," state press notes.

Bingo with the Indians runs October 25 - December 22, Tuesday - Saturday at 9pm with 7pm shows December 2, 9 & 16. The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street (between Broadway & Church Streets). Tickets are $20 - $30, available at 212-352-3101 or www.theflea.org.

The Crowd You're In With - 11/10/2007

Magic Theatre, the premiere home for new plays, announces its 2007-08 Season of six world premiere productions. Opening September 2007 and running through June 2008, the season brings together Magic Theatre veterans and Bay Area newcomers with a compelling mix of theatrical storytelling.

Subscriptions and pass memberships are available for Magic Theatre's 2007-2008 Season. Six-play subscriptions range from $120 to $240 with flexible six-ticket passes from $144 to $264. Under-30 theatregoers can take advantage of the 3/30<30 membership and see three plays for only $30. All subscriptions are on sale now at www.magictheatre.org and 415-441-8822.

Magic Theatre's 2007-08 Season presents: The Crowd You're In With A World Premiere Play by Rebecca Gilman directed by Associate Artist Amy Glazer November 10 – December 9, 2007 Opening: November 17 at 8PM

A backyard barbeque is the perfect place to tackle the big questions: Is the chicken done? Does the band need a new tune? Is it the right time to have a baby? Gilman's fresh and moving new play takes a close look at modern families, friendships, and whether sometimes two people in love just might be enough.

Rebel Voices - 11/10/2007

The Culture Project (55 Mercer) presents "Rebel Voices" previews begin November 10; opening November 18.

Tickets ($20 previews, $40 general) available at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/22301

Rebel Voices is an important testimony to the strength of the individual voice, as told through first-hand accounts from people who have shaped the course of U.S. history, often struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds. The Rebel Voices include Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X as well as lesser-known figures like Maria Stewart, a pioneer Black abolitionist from the early 1800s, Stella Nowicki, a union organizer in the 1930s and contemporary voices such as Iraq war resister Camilo Mejea and Patricia Thompson, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina.

Performances are: Saturday at 9PM, Sunday at 5PM and Tuesday at 8PM

What About Dick? - 11/10/2007

Eric Idle (Spamalot) will try-out his new play "What About Dick?" a Film for Radio, with music by John Du Prez, two feature two workshop performances at the Richardo Montalban Theatre on November 10 and 11.

The all-star cast includes Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Jane Leeves, Emily Mortimer, Tony Palermo, Jim Piddock, John Du Prez, and Tracy Ullman.

In this work-in-progress from Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award winning author Eric Idle, a lowbrow comedy about highbrow people, eight actors are gathered together to perform a classic radio drama What About Dick? live on stage at the original Lux Radio Theater in 1948 (now the Ricardo Montalbán.)

There will be two try-out performances only of this work in progress, Saturday November 10 at 8PM and Sunday November 11 at 5PM, with all seats only $35. The www.goldstarevents.com pre-sale begins Monday, October 15 at 9AM

What about Dick? has been produced by WestBeth Entertainment, which has been producing, presenting and promoting entertainment events for 30 years and is the premiere promoters of UK comedy in the United States. In Los Angeles they currently promote Eddie Izzard's Coronet Theatre performances and presented Billy Connolly at The Brentwood Theatre.

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles.

Saturday Night Underground - 11/10/2007

On November 10 "Saturday Night Underground" is pleased to welcome an array of New York's most ground-breaking talent, including: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee's Stanley Bahorek, The Chaos Theories' two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser, LOGO New/Now/Next's Wendy Ho and the original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones.

Host Ben Rimalower will mingle with the crowd, inviting people to join the show. From 11PM-2AM, join host Ben Rimalower, the fabulous "girl group" The Dreams and pianist Matt Castle for this new, regular event in the theatre district.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located downstairs, within The West Bank Café (407 West 42nd St., at 9th Avenue.) There is a full bar menu available, and reservations are not necessary for this event. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis, and priority may be given to those who wish to order from the bar menu. There is no cover charge.

A Hard Heart - 11/11/2007

Epic Theatre Ensemble (formerly Epic Theatre Center) announced that celebrated actor and activist Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role of 'Riddler' in the New York premiere of A Hard Heart, a play by Howard Barker, directed by Will Pomerantz (Great Expectations; Culture Project Director-in-Residence). Kicking off the newly re-christened company's seventh season, performances of this provocative and timely work begin on October 30, 2007, at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) and run through December 2, 2007. Opening night is November 11, 2007.

"Written long before 9/11, the Patriot Act, the new Pope and the current immigration debate, A Hard Heart is a prescient and electrifying play exploring the ways we protect our political and human borders. Barker's prophetic drama imagines a country facing invasion. 'Praxis' the Queen enlists the Genius 'Riddler' to devise a strategy to protect their threatened culture, but is the sacrifice too much? Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to finally bring this chilling tale to our own city under siege. In conjunction with A Hard Heart, Epic has announced that Post-Show forums will follow every performance," as described in press notes.

Tickets are $50.00 and will be available as of August 23, 2007 through TicketCentral by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting www.ticketcentral.com.

Titanic: The Musical - 11/11/2007

Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia. Through November 11. Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. www.tobysdinnertheatre.com

Dreamgirls - 11/11/2007

Toby's Dinner Theatre of Baltimore. Through November 11. Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. www.tobysdinnertheatre.com

Antigone - 11/11/2007

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

Victoria Clark @ 92Y - 11/11/2007

The 92nd Street Y announces a wide-variety of theatre-events this fall. The 92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. For tickets and information call 212-415-5500 or visit www.92Y.org.

Master Class: Victoria Clark Sunday, November 11 at 7PM Tickets: $25

"Tony Award-winning singer and actress Victoria Clark has appeared in such Broadway productions as The Light in the Piazza, Titanic and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She has also created the musical staging for many operas and musicals, including Don Giovanni and Regina for the Chautauqua Opera. This November, Clark shares her expertise with advanced students in a vocal master class at the 92nd Street Y."

Peter and Jerry - 11/11/2007

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.

What About Dick? - 11/11/2007

Eric Idle (Spamalot) will try-out his new play "What About Dick?" a Film for Radio, with music by John Du Prez, two feature two workshop performances at the Richardo Montalban Theatre on November 10 and 11.

The all-star cast includes Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard, Jane Leeves, Emily Mortimer, Tony Palermo, Jim Piddock, John Du Prez, and Tracy Ullman.

In this work-in-progress from Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award winning author Eric Idle, a lowbrow comedy about highbrow people, eight actors are gathered together to perform a classic radio drama What About Dick? live on stage at the original Lux Radio Theater in 1948 (now the Ricardo Montalbán.)

There will be two try-out performances only of this work in progress, Saturday November 10 at 8PM and Sunday November 11 at 5PM, with all seats only $35. The www.goldstarevents.com pre-sale begins Monday, October 15 at 9AM

What about Dick? has been produced by WestBeth Entertainment, which has been producing, presenting and promoting entertainment events for 30 years and is the premiere promoters of UK comedy in the United States. In Los Angeles they currently promote Eddie Izzard's Coronet Theatre performances and presented Billy Connolly at The Brentwood Theatre.

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles.

Meet Me in St. Louis - Papermill - 11/11/2007

Meet Me in Saint Louis will run at the Millburn Theatre from November 7 – December 16. Meet Me in St. Louis officially opens November 11 at 7:30PM. Sponsored by RBC Dain Raushcer. The book for Meet Me in St. Louis is by Hugh Wheeler, with music and lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane.

Meet Me in St. Louis will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM.

"Meet Me in St. Louis, the beloved MGM movie musical explodes on stage in this Paper Mill premiere. It's turn of the century St. Louis, the World's Fair is coming soon - and so is a world of changes for the Smith family. While older sisters Rose and Esther dream of happily-ever-after with their handsome beaus, the younger girls, Agnes and Tootie, spend their hours dreaming up mischief. But when their father announces the family is moving to New York, will all those dreams become one big nightmare?" explain press notes. Featuring show-stopping choreography and a treasured score, Meet Me in St. Louis includes the beloved standards "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Boy Next Door," and "The Trolley Song."

Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25 to $92. Student rush tickets are $16.25 and are available the day of performance in person with current student ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.

Bad Jazz - 11/11/2007

The Play Company kicks off its 2007-2008 season with the American premiere of Bad Jazz by Robert Farquhar. Directed by Trip Cullman, Bad Jazz will play a limited Off-Broadway run from Sunday, November 4 – Sunday, November 25 at the Ohio Theatre (66 Wooster Street). Official opening is set for Sunday, November 11 at 7PM.

"Bad Jazz chronicles the lives of young artists in pursuit of a shared dream, as an actress takes a role that puts her sanity at risk, an actor struggles to remain true to his artistic ideals and a director drives his company past the point of reason. When the lines between reality and performance begin to blur, relationships are tested and this group of desperate souls is forced to ask themselves how far they're prepared to go for art's sake," explain press notes. Trip Cullman directs Robert Farquhar's gleefully raunchy satire illustrating what can happen when art imitates life and life imitates art.

Bad Jazz will play Tuesday – Sunday at 8PM, Saturday at 4PM, at the Ohio Theatre (66 Wooster Street). Please note: No evening performances on Thursday, November 22 or Sunday, November 25. There will be an additional performance at 4:00 PM (matinee) on Sunday, November 18 and Sunday, November 25.

Tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased through SmartTix at (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com, or in person at the Ohio Theatre Box Office (cash only at the door). Student rush tickets are $5 and available at the Ohio Theatre Box Office prior to each performance.

I Kreon - 11/11/2007

New Moon Rep and Roust Theatre Company will present the world premiere of I Kreon, a contemporary verse adaptation by Aole T. Miller of the Sophocles classic drama Antigone. Directed by Aole T. Miller, I Kreon will begin performances on November 8, with the official opening scheduled for November 11. Performances will be at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street) in TriBeCa, and will continue through December 1.

"I Kreon focuses on Kreon's point of view. How does the leader of a shattered nation, a nation who's Towers have fallen, begin the process of rebuilding and reuniting that nation? How does he best honor the dead? What sacrifice is he willing to make to secure this rebuilt nation? Dealing with the issue of being an American today, I Kreon is set in the post-apocalyptic world of New Thebes and asks the poignant question, 'Can a modern ruler rebuilding a nation destroyed by terrorism be both a benevolent 'father' and an officer of the state?' It is a story of the struggle for love and community obligation, within a world of deception and fear. Written in verse with a contemporary spin, I Kreon challenges all who choose to blame others for the state of society. I Kreon questions the role of the community and the collective responsibility of its individuals," ask press notes.

The cast for I Kreon will be Claire Siebers, James Luse, Maggie Surovell, Max Arnaud, David Beck, Ian Eaton, Rebecca Hackett, Paul Harkins, Rafael Jordan and Ian Lowe.

I Kreon runs November 8 – December 1. Performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8PM (no performance on Thanksgiving); plus Sunday matinees at 3PM. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved by calling SmartTix at 212 868 4444 or online at www.SmartTix.com. Performances at the Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street (between Church Street and Broadway).

Jennifer Naimo @ Beechman - 11/11/2007

Jennifer Naimo, who plays Mary Delgado, Frankie Valli's wife, in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys, will perform in "Many the Miles" (a Cabaret) at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street and 9th Avenue) on Sunday, November 11 at 9:30 PM.

"Many the Miles" marks Jennifer's New York cabaret debut and traces her personal journey of success, separation and love in an eclectic evening of standards, pop, jazz and blues. Many the Miles is directed by Andy Gale, with musical direction by Chris Haberl and Jennifer is backed up by the Jersey Boys band.

Tickets to "Many the Miles" are $16 (cover) and a $15 food/drink minimum. For reservations, call 212-695-6909. Doors open at 9PM.

Susan Anton @ Feinstein's - 11/11/2007

Feinstein's at Loews Regency will continue their Fall 2007 season with the debut of film stage and TV star Susan Anton. Her new show "Let's Get It On" – featuring pop and soul numbers by artists such as Marc Cohn, Bob Dylan and India Arie – will run for two nights only, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. Both shows are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

The special Sunday and Monday Night Series at Feinstein's at Loews Regency has performances at 8:30 PM. This show has a $40.00 cover charge and a two drink minimum. Jackets are suggested, but not required. Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information call (212) 339-4095, or visit www.Ticketweb.com or www.feinsteinsattheregency.com.

The Seagull/King Lear - UK - 11/12/2007

The Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of King Lear and The Seagull will transfer to the West End's New London Theatre, where they will play in repertory beginning on November 12th.

The productions of Shakespeare's tragedy and Chekhov's dramatic comedy, both directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn and starring Tony Award-winner Ian McKellen are currently playing in repertory in Stratford-upon-Avon through the end of June. A world tour will precede the West End transfer.

King Lear, in which the pride of a king leads to the downfall of both him and his favorite daughter, stars McKellen as Lear and Frances Barber as Goneril. The production has, according to the article, been in the British news for a scene in which McKellen appears nude. The Seagull, which follows the romantic entanglements and frustrations of a group of actors and writers, will feature Barber as Arkadina and McKellen as Sorin (he shares the role with William Gaunt). Visit www.rsc.org.uk for more information.

John Barrowman UK CD Release - 11/12/2007

John Barrowman announces the West End release of his highly anticipated album "Another Side" on November 12, on Sony BMG.

"Another Side" is a collection of songs that "John has long admired and wanted to reinterpret in his own distinctive way. Across a number of musical genres, but predominantly sumptuous, streamlined pop, he lends his rich vocals to, amongst others, Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time,' Elton John's 'Your Song,' and Chicago's 'If You Leave Me Now'. His rendition of Billy Joel's 'She's Always A Woman To Me' is velvet and sensuous, as is his heartfelt interpretation of 'All Out of Love'."

Patti LuPone @ UCLA - 11/12/2007

Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone brings her new concert "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda," conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Dick Gallagher as a one-night-only event, Monday November 12 to UCLA's Freud Playhouse.

LuPone performs songs from musicals, which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. The list of shows includes Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story and Peter Pan and, of course, from her award winning performances in Evita and Anything Goes.

"Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" is presented in Los Angeles by Reprise! Broadway's Best for one night only on Monday, November 12, at UCLA's intimate Freud Playhouse. For tickets, please call the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or visit www.reprise.org.

Dai (enough) - 11/12/2007

The return of Dai (enough), written and performed by Iris Bahr. Dai premiered last season at The Culture Project, after which it played a sold-out month-long engagement at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in August.

erformances of Dai begin at The 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street) on Monday, November 12 with the final performance occurring on Sunday, March 2, 2008. Opening night for Dai is Monday, November 19. Dai will be sharing the stage with current 47th Street occupant Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening.

"Dai transports us into the fast-paced world of a bustling Tel Aviv café, just moments before a suicide bomber enters. Brought to life through Iris Bahr's razor sharp characterizations, members of all strata of Israeli society, as well as its observers and critics, are captured in what are to be their final moments. But it is Bahr's ability to find the humor and humanity in even the most dire and tragic circumstances that makes Dai sparkle, as we come to know these eccentric, lost, troubled souls, and peer into their hilarious lives, quirks and neuroses," state press materials, "Far from a polemic, Dai is meant not as a political statement. Rather, it is designed as a freshly-cut cross section of people living in and visiting Tel Aviv that portrays many experiences and viewpoints. It is ultimately an exploration of the humanity of Israel, how lives are touched by the conflict and the internal ideological turmoil prevalent in Israeli society – a society that manages to sustain its humor and love for life despite the tragic existential crisis in which both sides find themselves."

The performance schedule for Dai is as follows: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30PM, with matinees on Saturdays at 2PM and Sundays at 5:30PM. (The Thanksgiving week performance schedule is: Wednesday, 11/21: 2PM & 6:30PM; Thursday, 11/22: DARK; Friday, 11/23: 6:30PM; Saturday, 11/24: 6:30PM; Sunday, 11/25: 5:30PM).

Tickets are $65 for all performances. For tickets and information, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. The 47th Street Theatre is located at 304 West 47th Street.

Make Me A Song - 11/12/2007

Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn is coming off Broadway and will open at the New World Stages on Monday, November 12 with previews commencing on Tuesday, October 30.

"Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn is a theatrical revue featuring the songs of one of the most acclaimed composer/lyricists currently writing for the musical theatre. The theatrical revue features classics from Finn's well-known shows in addition with rarely heard selections from Romance in Hard Times, Elegies, and the yet to be produced The Royal Family."

Show times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 8 PM , Friday at 9 PM, Saturday at 5 PM and 9 PM and Sunday at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets are: $61.50 for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday at 7PM; $71.50 for Friday, Saturday at 5PM & 9PM and Sunday at 3PM. Limited number of mezzanine seats are available at $25.00. Tickets are available through www.Telecharge.com and 212-239-6200. Visit MakeMeASongTheMusical.com

Broadway Loves the 80s Vol.2 - 11/12/2007

Jamie McGonnigal and Joe's Pub present "Broadway Loves the 80's Vol. 2," a concert featuring your favorite Broadway stars singing their favorite hits of the awesomest decade ever!

Directed by McGonnigal with Music Direction by Ben Cohn, "Broadway Loves the 80's Vol. 2" will take place on Monday, November 12 at 11:30PM at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, NY.

All seats for "Broadway Loves the 80's Vol. 2" are $25. Tickets available at The Public Theater box office or through www.telecharge.com or 212-239-6200.

Broadway Sings the Phone Book - 11/12/2007

The Make-A-Wish Foundation makes its Broadway debut when 2007 Tony Award Winning Actress Julie White returns to the Broadway stage to host "Broadway Sings The Phone Book," a fundraiser gala concert for the Metro New York Chapter of the organization. "Broadway Sings the Phone Book" will play Studio 54 on November 12, 2007 at 7PM.

Demonstrating the popular expression "I'd listen to 'so-and-so" sing the phone book," producers Jonathan Tessero, Sarah Melissa Rotker, and Joe Tropia have lined up a fun array of Broadway stars singing their trademark songs... with the lyrics replaced either mad lib style or with names from pages ripped randomly from the phone book. A third performance option includes a variation of the title where performances are crafted with words from pages ripped from a dictionary.

900 public tickets which range from $40 to $110 For more information, please visit: www.metrony.wish.org

[title of show] Hosts @ Duplex - 11/12/2007

The acclaimed Monday Nights, New Voices series continues November 12 at 7PM at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. The series, produced by composer Scott Alan, showcases some of today's brightest new talent in New York. The November 12 concert at 7PM will be hosted by [title of show] star's Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen.

The New Voices showcased at November 12 performance will include Michael Harrison, Carrie Johnson, Matt Leisy, Keewa Nurullah and Chuck Ragsdale. The evening will be musically directed by Barbara Anselmi, who will also accompany the New Voices.

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre is located in Manhattan at There is a $12 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212-255-5438 or visit www.theduplex.com



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