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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/7/2009

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Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 11/7/2009. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Apollo Theatre Welcomes Pre-Tour 'DREAMGIRLS' - 11/7/2009

The new incarnation of "Dreamgirls" will arrive at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York City, where it will open for a limited engagement from November 7th through December 5th 2009.


Career Transition For Dancers' 24th Anniversary Jubilee To Take Place - 11/7/2009

Rolex presents ?America Dances! Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage ? Broadway, TV & Film?- Career Transition For Dancers? 24th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (bet. 7 & 6 Aves) NYC. It will be followed by an Anniversary Supper with the Stars at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.


Casting Announced for DREAMGIRLS National Tour; Opens at Apollo - 11/7/2009

Producer John Breglio and the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. announced casting today for the premiere engagement at the Apollo Theater, prior to the national tour of the groundbreaking musical. Dreamgirls will introduce Moya Angela as Effie White and feature, as The Dreams, Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson, and Margaret Hoffman as Michelle Morris with Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Curtis Taylor, Jr., Chester Gregory is James "Thunder" Early, Trevon Davis as C.C. White, Milton Craig Nealy as Marty Madison in a cast of 26 that also features Tallia Brinson, Felicia Boswell, Ronald Duncan, Talitha Farrow, Brittney Griffin, James Harkness, Robert Hartwell, Eric Jackson, Chauncey Jenkins, Jared Joseph, Nikki Kimbrough, Brittany Lewis, Douglas Lyons, Kimberly Marable, Jarran Muse, Amaker Smith and Marc Spaulding.


New York Opera Announces Casting For 2009-10 Season, Begins With ESTHER - 11/7/2009

New York City Opera today released full casting details for the 2009-2010 season, its first under the new leadership of General Manager and Artistic Director George Steel. The company will present five operas in 2009-2010, in fall and spring seasons, in the newly renovated David H. Koch Theater (formerly the New York State Theater).


GOD OF CARNAGE Cast To Host Post-Show Benefit For Purple Rose Theatre At Sardi's 11/7 - 11/7/2009

Saturday, November 7, the producers and stars of GOD OF CARNAGE will host an extraordinary event to benefit the Purple Rose Theatre of Chelsea, Michigan.


STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES Returns To NYC - 11/7/2009

The acclaimed comedy team of Steve Hayes and Tom Cayler return to the New York this fall to reprise their newest comedy "STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES" after a sold-out run this summer.


NY Philharmonic Launches New Season of Young Peoples Concerts - 11/7/2009

The first New York Philharmonic Young People's Concert (YPC) of the 2009-10 season will take place Saturday, November 7, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.


Henning Rubsam: SENSEDANCE Performs For Premiere Of IMPENDING VISIT At Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater - 11/7/2009

Henning Rübsam: SENSEDANCE performs a special engagement for its 2009 season with the New York premiere of "Impending Visit" at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater (the original location of the FAME high school), 120 West 46th Street (bet. Broadway & 6th Ave.) NYC.


Magnet Theater Presents The First Annual New York Musical Improv Festival - 11/7/2009

Magnet Theater presents the first annual New York Musical Improv Festival from November 6-7, 2009 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC.


Scott Kerns & Kevin Spirtas Star in Loaded at Theatre Row - 11/7/2009

Loaded, a new play written by Elliot Ramón Potts, is set for a limited engagement from November 7, 2009 through January 23, 2010 at Theatre Row. Directed by Michael Unger, this production will have its Official Opening on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00PM.


Shane Bertram Baker Returns To The Stage In BIG BUPKIS At The Workmen's Circle - 11/7/2009

Shane Bertram Baker, unquestionably the biggest star in Yiddish vaudeville today, returns in his mega-hit sensation, "The Big Bupkis! A Complete Gentile's Guide to Yiddish Vaudeville" for the first open-run of a Yiddish-related show in twenty years.


Comedy Central Presents 'Gabriel Iglesias The Fluffy Shop' Tour, Tickets On Sale - 11/7/2009

Comedy Central’s electrifying and gifted comedian, Gabriel Iglesias, known to millions of fans as the “fluffy” comic in a Hawaiian shirt, has announced his 2010 tour, "Comedy Central Live: Gabriel Iglesias The Fluffy Shop.” The Live Nation produced tour kicks off on January 14th with a 50 date trek across North America. Tickets go on sale beginning November 7th at LiveNation.com with a fan club presale beginning November 4th.


Carlo Chapelle Debut CD 'Shade of Blue' to be Released Celebration Held At Davenport's - 11/7/2009

LMGPOP is proud to announce the recording debut of Chicago based singer, Carlo Chapelle. "Shade of Blue" recorded over three years in Chicago, Indiana features an eclectic group of songs including several standards.


The Tank Presents FULL - 11/7/2009

"FULL" Saturday, November 7, 2009; 3:00pm - $7, Sunday, November 8, 2009; 7:00pm - $7, Location: The Tank at 354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 A new physical theater piece that investigates the messy terrain between fierce idealism, vitriolic rage, paralyzing pessimism and joyous ecstasy. FULL celebrates the exhilarating torture of knowing how much there is to experience and knowing you will never touch it all.


The Tank Presents New Works: Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith - 11/7/2009

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith's Blanket premieres at The Tank on November 6th and 7th at 7:30pm.


Shirley Knight to Teach Shakespeare Workshop at Producer's Club - 11/7/2009

Shakespeare's Sister Company will present Tony Award-winning actress, Shirley Knight as she works with students on monologues & techniques to use as actors. Shirley KnightS SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP - "It's Not About the Monologue," will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 2-5pm at the Producer's Club's Grande Theater. Participants must prepare a Shakespeare verse monologue & each will work with Shirley in front of an audience. Observers are welcome to ask questions at the end of the workshop.


Thomas Hampson to Make Debut as NY Philharmonic's Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence - 11/7/2009

Baritone Thomas Hampson will give his first performances as the New York Philharmonic's Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence when he joins the Orchestra, led by Neeme Järvi, for performances of Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony, Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 6, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m.


Magnet Theater Presents The First Annual New York Musical Improv Festival - 11/7/2009

Magnet Theater presents the first annual New York Musical Improv Festival from November 6-7, 2009 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC.


Magnet Theater Presents The First Annual New York Musical Improv Festival - 11/7/2009

Magnet Theater presents the first annual New York Musical Improv Festival from November 6-7, 2009 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC.


SenseDance's IMPENDING VISIT Gets NY Premiere At Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater - 11/7/2009

The world premiere of "Impending Visit" was at the Fiesta Iberoamericana de las Artes at the Tapia Theater in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, October 31, 2009.


JERSEY BOYS Featured On NY1's 'On Stage' - 11/7/2009

Tune in to NY-1's "On Stage" this weekend to watch a segment on the global success of the smash hit JERSEY BOYS. The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical is playing to sold-out houses on 3 continents with 7 productions worldwide: New York, London, Toronto, Melbourne, Las Vegas, Chicago and the US Tour.


SHOW BIZ: Billboard Top Cast Albums Chart - 11/7/2009

Billboard's Top Cast Albums chart for week ending 11/7/2009.


Only Make Believe Charity Auction Features A Steady Rain, Jackman, Radcliffe, Shrek & More - 11/7/2009

Current auctions items include: a photo-op with Hugh Jackman and house seats to the last performance of A Steady Rain; a New York Weekend Escape with two nights at the Carlyle Hotel and haircut by owner of Mark Garrison Salon; Four house seats and backstage tour to Broadway's Shrek; Harry Potter Boxed Set autographed by Daniel Radcliffe; and an exclusive private tour of the Sotheby's Auction House.


LGBT Honors Tony-Winning Producer Robyn Goodman - 11/7/2009

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center will honor celebrated Tony Award-winning producer Robyn Goodman at its 12th Annual Women's Event on November 7 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers.


Ragtime's Terrence McNally To Guest On NY-1's 'The New York Times Close Up' - 11/7/2009

Tune in to NY-1 News' "The New York Times Close Up" tomorrow, Saturday November 7th at 10:00PM to watch an interview with RAGTIME's Tony Award-winning book writer Terrence McNally and The New York Times' writer Larry Rohter as they discuss a recent trip with the entire creative team of RAGTIME to Ellis Island, exploring the continuing relevance of this epic American story.


TRU Announces Honorees for 8th Annual TRU Love Benefit Held - 11/8/2009

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) proudly announces the two honorees for their 8th annual TRU Love Benefit, which will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2009 from noon to 4pm at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway at 49th Street, NYC. Elysabeth Kleinhans of 59E59 Theatres will receive the TRU "Spirit of Theater" Award for her ongoing generosity towards TRU as well as the off-Broadway producing community in general; and Allan Buchman of Culture Project will be acknowledged with the TRU Humanitarian Award for his dedication to bringing politically and socially conscious works to life in New York theater, and successfully using the arts for social change.


SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces 'SHREKtoberfest' - 11/8/2009

SHREK THE MUSICAL® is excited to announce "SHREKtoberfest," a month-long festival of "OGRE-SIZED" events leading up to and celebrating the production's one year anniversary on Broadway on November 8th.


A QUARRELING PAIR Comes To La MaMa E.T.C. - 11/8/2009

Following revelatory sell-out seasons at La Mama Melbourne and Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, "A Quarreling Pair" by Australia's Aphids returns to its inspirational and intellectual source, New York City, to be presented by La MaMa E.T.C., 74A East Fourth Street from October 29 to November 8.


Henning Rubsam: SENSEDANCE Performs For Premiere Of IMPENDING VISIT At Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater - 11/8/2009

Henning Rübsam: SENSEDANCE performs a special engagement for its 2009 season with the New York premiere of "Impending Visit" at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater (the original location of the FAME high school), 120 West 46th Street (bet. Broadway & 6th Ave.) NYC.


Second Stage Theatre Presents Anna Deavere Smith's LET ME DOWN EASY - 11/8/2009

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will launch its 31st season this fall with the New York premiere of Anna Deavere Smith's LET ME DOWN EASY. Conceived, written, and performed by Ms. Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia, LET ME DOWN EASY will begin preview performances on Tuesday, September 15 and will officially open on Wednesday, October 7 at 6:45pm.


The Han Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble Make Joyce Theater Debut - 11/8/2009

The Joyce Theater will present a one-week engagement of The Han Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble, a special guest company of the China Festival at Carnegie Hall, from November 3-8.


The 1st Annual Hell's Kitchen Artist Studio Tour To Be Held - 11/8/2009

The First Annual Hell's Kitchen Artist Studio Tour is a free event where dozens of artists open their homes, galleries, and studios for a self guided tour.


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes The Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company - 11/8/2009

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2009-2010 World Stages: Dance series with a performance by the internationally renowned Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:00pm. Direct from Kiev, this spectacular company of 65 dancers and musicians combines classical ballet technique with traditional folk dance in a tribute to the culture, beauty and spirit of Ukraine.


The Han Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble Make Joyce Theater Debut - 11/8/2009

The Joyce Theater will present a one-week engagement of The Han Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble, a special guest company of the China Festival at Carnegie Hall, from November 3-8.


Acting Favorite Tovah Feldshuh Set for A Series of Honors in Coming Months - 11/8/2009

After an acclaimed run at the Walter Kerr as Polish Christian rescuer Irena Gut Opdyke in IRENA'S VOW, Broadway actress and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh is enjoying "An Autumn of Honors."


Scott, Wallach, And Faison Set For Neighborhood Playhouse CONVERSATIONS - 11/8/2009

Eli Wallach, Sherie Rene Scott, Sandy Faison join moderator, Tom Stewart to talk about their training at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the role it played in their careers on November 8th at 2:30PM. All are Playhouse alumni.


The Han Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble Make Joyce Theater Debut - 11/8/2009

The Joyce Theater will present a one-week engagement of The Han Tang Yuefu Music and Dance Ensemble, a special guest company of the China Festival at Carnegie Hall, from November 3-8.


The Tank Presents FULL - 11/8/2009

"FULL" Saturday, November 7, 2009; 3:00pm - $7, Sunday, November 8, 2009; 7:00pm - $7, Location: The Tank at 354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036 A new physical theater piece that investigates the messy terrain between fierce idealism, vitriolic rage, paralyzing pessimism and joyous ecstasy. FULL celebrates the exhilarating torture of knowing how much there is to experience and knowing you will never touch it all.


PENNY PENNIWORTH Announces One Week Extension - 11/8/2009

Due to popular and critical demand, EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE has announced a 1-week extension of the Off-Broadway Premiere of PENNY PENNIWORTH by Chris Weikel. This spoof of Dickens, directed by Mark Finley, has added performances through November 8th at TADA Theatre. It is produced on Off-Broadway contract.


Butoh Presents FURNACE, An Ensemble Work, At Dixon Place - 11/8/2009

"Furnace," an ensemble work of collective creation led by Tokyo based master Ko Murobushi, director-performer Ximena Garnica and visual artist Shige Moriya, has been commissioned by the 2009 CAVE New York Butoh Festival and will premiere November 5 to 8 at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, which is co-presenting the piece.


'FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SETH & ALEX'S ALMOST LIVE COMEDY SHOW' - 11/8/2009

Microsoft Corp. and FOX One have announced an ambitious, unique marketing collaboration that will showcase the best of Windows 7, the newest version of Microsoft's operating system that will be available in market on Oct. 22. The cornerstone of the effort is the exclusive Windows 7 sponsorship of an upcoming television event devoted to the comedy of Seth MacFarlane, creator of FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD and THE CLEVELAND SHOW.


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes The Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company - 11/8/2009

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2009-2010 World Stages: Dance series with a performance by the internationally renowned Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:00pm. Direct from Kiev, this spectacular company of 65 dancers and musicians combines classical ballet technique with traditional folk dance in a tribute to the culture, beauty and spirit of Ukraine.


Mind The Gap Theatre Presents BRIT BITS 6 At Manhattan Theatre Source - 11/8/2009

Mind The Gap Theatre returns with their sixth series of new short plays by, for or about the British, November 6-8, 2009 at Manhattan Theatre Source in the West Village.


Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Celebrates 50 Years with Gala Event - 11/8/2009

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) has announced that the culmination of the union's 50th anniversary year is a gala celebration on Sunday, November 8 at the Tribeca Rooftop.


A STEADY RAIN Supports the Actors Fund: Hosts Benefit Performance - 11/8/2009

A STEADY RAIN, currently playing at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, will dedicate the November 8th performance to The Actors Fund, granting proceeds to the fund in support of their programs and services. The curtain rises at 7:00pm.


Joanna Gleason, Jenny Powers, Fisher Stevens and Ramsey Faragallah to perform at the Ninth Annual TRU Love Benefit - 11/8/2009

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that Joanna Gleason, Jenny Powers, Fisher Stevens and Ramsey Faragallah will perform at the Ninth Annual TRU Love Benefit.


The New Group Presents CONCEIVING THE KID: Adapting A Book Into A Musical - 11/8/2009

The New Group is proud to present Conceiving The Kid: Adapting A Book Into A Musical as the next offering in its Sunday evening Dark Nights Series. This one-night-only special event takes place Sunday, November 8 at 8:00 PM.


SenseDance's IMPENDING VISIT Gets NY Premiere At Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater - 11/8/2009

The world premiere of "Impending Visit" was at the Fiesta Iberoamericana de las Artes at the Tapia Theater in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, October 31, 2009.


Musicals Tonight! Continues Its Salute To Broadway At The McGinn/Cazale Theatre - 11/8/2009

Musicals Tonight! Continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys and Understudies with its next editions of At This Performance...TM to be held on Sunday, November 8th and Monday, November 9th at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, (above the Promenade Theatre- Broadway at 76th Street), 3rd Floor at 8 PM.


SHREK Celebrates 1st Broadway Anniversary - 11/8/2009

The cast and crew of SHREK THE MUSICAL®, the Tony Award®-winning production, will celebrate the show's one year anniversary on Broadway with a reception on stage at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, November 8th after the matinee performance. Cupcakes will be provided to the cast by CRUMBS Bake Shop.


JERSEY BOYS Featured On NY1's 'On Stage' - 11/8/2009

Tune in to NY-1's "On Stage" this weekend to watch a segment on the global success of the smash hit JERSEY BOYS. The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical is playing to sold-out houses on 3 continents with 7 productions worldwide: New York, London, Toronto, Melbourne, Las Vegas, Chicago and the US Tour.


Only Make Believe Charity Auction Features A Steady Rain, Jackman, Radcliffe, Shrek & More - 11/8/2009

Current auctions items include: a photo-op with Hugh Jackman and house seats to the last performance of A Steady Rain; a New York Weekend Escape with two nights at the Carlyle Hotel and haircut by owner of Mark Garrison Salon; Four house seats and backstage tour to Broadway's Shrek; Harry Potter Boxed Set autographed by Daniel Radcliffe; and an exclusive private tour of the Sotheby's Auction House.


Cook, 'Bye Bye Blackbird', Baldwin, Holland and Porter Guest On EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN - 11/8/2009

On Sunday, November 8th, 2009 from 9:00PM-11:00PM on EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN will feature the music of Barbara Cook. Some of the songs from her career that will be heard are "It's Better With A Band" John Bucchino'S "Sweet Dreams" "Close As Pages In A Book" (Sigmund Romberg / Dorothy Fields) of course, "Glitter And Be Gay" and "Give Me The Simple Life" from her new CD Box Set THE ESSENTIAL Barbara Cook COLLECTION released through DRG Records (CD-92500) and more!


Bernadette Peters: 'A Special Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares' Plays The Minskoff - 11/9/2009

Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS has announced the exciting news that Broadway star, Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe Award winner, and long-time BC/EFA friend and Trustee Bernadette Peters will perform a special one night only concert "Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares" on Monday, November 9 at 8 PM at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway).


Busch And Halston To Host Primary Stages 25th Anniversary Gala - 11/9/2009

Charles Busch and Julie Halston will host this year's Primary Stages 25th Anniversary Gala Benefit to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (109 East 42nd Street) on Monday, November 9, 2009. This year's "Leading Ladies" Penny Fuller and Isabel Keating are set to perform and will be joined by Elysabeth Kleinhans, and celebrity guests Allison Janney, Marian Seldes and Elizabeth Wilson in helping Primary Stages celebrate their 25th Anniversary Season.


Rivera, Alda, McKechnie Among Talent Roster For Orbach Tribute 'Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage' - 11/9/2009

A host of film and theater celebrities will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM.


Patrick DeGennaro Returns To? Broadway At Birdland - 11/9/2009

Jim Caruso?s Cast Party is set to present the return of Patrick DeGennaro to the Broadway at Birdland concert series. Patrick DeGennaro will bring "Unbroken" to Birdland on Monday, November 9th at 7:00pm.


LAByrinth Theatre Company Announces Lineup for its 'Barn Series' and 'Live Nude Plays' Reading Series - 11/9/2009

20 new stage works, including plays by John Patrick Shanley and Daphne Rubin-Vega, will be featured as part of the upcoming fall reading series offered by the LAByrinth Theatre Company and hosted by The Public Theatre. The tenth annual 'Barn Series' will run from October 6-30, and 'Live Nude Plays' will follow from October 31- November 9.


Playwrights Horizons To Present STORIES ON 5 STORIES Benefit Series - 11/9/2009

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced it will present the return of its popular benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday, November 9.


Elijah Wood, Rosie Perez and Amber Tamblyn To Star in 'The 24 Hour Plays' on Broadway - 11/9/2009

Elijah Wood, Rosie Perez and Amber Tamblyn are a few of the stars confirmed to perform in the 9th annual "The 24 Hour Plays" on Broadway, to be presented November 9 at the American Airlines Theatre. Each year, the event raises money for the Urban Arts Partnership, an organization that brings vital arts education programs into New York City public school classrooms.


Just Announced: Rubin-Vega To Join Burgess, Young and More In 'Cutting Edge Composers' Concert - 11/9/2009

Josh Young and Laura Pietropinto present the second installment of Cutting Edge Composers: A New Generation of Musical Theater Songwriters.


Theater For The New City's Green Roof Benefit Held - 11/9/2009

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Artistic Director, presents "Raising the Roof," an evening of "green" entertainment to benefit its green roof garden project.


Acting Favorite Tovah Feldshuh Set for A Series of Honors in Coming Months - 11/9/2009

After an acclaimed run at the Walter Kerr as Polish Christian rescuer Irena Gut Opdyke in IRENA'S VOW, Broadway actress and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh is enjoying "An Autumn of Honors."


Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Offers Bernadette Peters 'Broadway Diva Package' - 11/9/2009

In-keeping with their series of once in a lifetime auction packages, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA)'s announces an ultimate Broadway Diva package


Tony Kushner to Receive Courage Award from NYC Anti-Violence Project - 11/9/2009

Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner will be honored by the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) during their 13th annual Courage Awards on Monday, November 9 at the W New York Ballroom, the AVP reports.


Ashton Kutcher to Make His New York Stage Debut with THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY - 11/9/2009

Montblanc presents the 9 th annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY on Monday, November 9 th 2009 at the American Airlines Theatre. Proceeds benefit Urban Arts Partnership, a not-for-profit organization that brings vital arts education programs into New York City public school classrooms.


LGBT's 'Newsmakers' Launches with GLEE's Jane Lynch - 11/9/2009

On November 9 at 7:00pm, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center will launch its Newsmakers conversation series, celebratrating important figures in the arts and politics, with Glee's Jany Lynch.


MARLOWE VS. SHAKESPEARE to Feature James Shapiro, John Douglas Thompson & Matthew Rauch - 11/9/2009

The Shakespeare Society will host an evening entitled MARLOWE VS. SHAKESPEARE: RIVALRY, IMITATION, & INFLUENCE, which will be held at the Kaye Theatre on November 9th. The evening will feature Broadway's John Douglas Thompson and Matthew Rauch, as well as Columbia University professor James Shapiro. The evening will be a discussion of the Elizabethan authors, Marlowe and Shakespeare, and their works.


Michele Pawk to Play Joan Crawford in Joan Crawford IN...'FLESH AND BLOOD!' - 11/9/2009

Tony Award winner Michele Pawk will star in a private industry reading of a new play with music titled Joan Crawford In..."FLESH AND BLOOD!" presented by Shea Sullivan in Manhattan.


Wiest & Monk Lead STORIES ON 5 STORIES at Playwrights Horizons - 11/9/2009

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced nine initial performers who will participate in the return of its unique benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday, November 9. Among those taking part in the special event will be two-time Academy Award winner and two-time Obie Award winner Diane Wiest (Memory House at Playwrights Horizons/PH, Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway), Tony Award winner Debra Monk (Assassins at PH, Redwood Curtain, Curtains), Obie Award winner Jason Butler Harner (current Stage Manager in Our Town, Hedda Gabler, The Coast of Utopia), Clarence Derwent Award winner Zoe Kazan (100 Saints You Should Know at PH; Come Back, Little Sheba; Things We Want), Theatre World Award winner Cassie Beck (The Drunken City and Prayer for My Enemy at PH), Cristin Milioti (The Retributionists at PH, the upcoming The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), Sue Jean Kim (The Drunken City and BFE at PH, 365 Days/365 Plays), Carmen M. Herlihy (The Thugs, Crooked) and Greg Keller (Broadway's Uncle Vanya, The Rainmaker). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.


Theater For The New City's Green Roof Benefit - 11/9/2009

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Artistic Director, presents "Raising the Roof," an evening of "green" entertainment to benefit its green roof garden project.


Wiest & Monk Lead STORIES ON 5 STORIES at Playwrights Horizons - 11/9/2009

Acclaimed theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced nine initial performers who will participate in the return of its unique benefit evening STORIES ON 5 STORIES on Monday, November 9. Among those taking part in the special event will be two-time Academy Award winner and two-time Obie Award winner Diane Wiest (Memory House at Playwrights Horizons/PH, Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway), Tony Award winner Debra Monk (Assassins at PH, Redwood Curtain, Curtains), Obie Award winner Jason Butler Harner (current Stage Manager in Our Town, Hedda Gabler, The Coast of Utopia), Clarence Derwent Award winner Zoe Kazan (100 Saints You Should Know at PH; Come Back, Little Sheba; Things We Want), Theatre World Award winner Cassie Beck (The Drunken City and Prayer for My Enemy at PH), Cristin Milioti (The Retributionists at PH, the upcoming The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), Sue Jean Kim (The Drunken City and BFE at PH, 365 Days/365 Plays), Carmen M. Herlihy (The Thugs, Crooked) and Greg Keller (Broadway's Uncle Vanya, The Rainmaker). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.


THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY - 11/9/2009

Montblanc presents the 9 th annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS ON BROADWAY on Monday, November 9 th 2009 at the American Airlines Theatre. Proceeds benefit Urban Arts Partnership, a not-for-profit organization that brings vital arts education programs into New York City public school classrooms.


CAP21 Monday Night Reading Series Presents SALVATION - 11/9/2009

The Theatre Company at CAP21 presents The Dorothy Strelsin New Works Reading Series -Salvation, a New Comedy by James McLindon. Salvation will be presented Monday, November 9th, 7:30PM.


Tuturro, Bogosian & More Set for 'Breakout: Voices From Inside' Event with PEN Prison Writing Program - 11/9/2009

On Monday, November 9, WNYC Radio's The Jerome L Green Performance Space's month dialogue series, 'The NEXT New York Conversation' will host Lemon Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Mary Gaitskill, Jamal Joseph, and John Turturro in a special conversation event entitled 'Breakout: Voices From the Inside.'


Philbin, Belzer, and Cariou Added To Orbachs' REMEMBER HOW I LOVE YOU Release Celebration - 11/9/2009

Regis Philbin, Richard Belzer and Len Cariou have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach’s autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple’s colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM.


Joel Fields Awarded Abingdon Playwriting Honor, Ceremony Held At June Havoc Theatre - 11/9/2009

Abingdon Theatre Company, in an ongoing effort to recognize excellence in playwriting, is set to present its 2009 CHRISTOPHER BRIAN WOLK AWARD to author Joel Fields, best-known for writing episodes of TV's "Ugly Betty," "Raising the Bar," "Commander in Chief" and "Dirt," for his new play HOW I FELL IN LOVE, during an award ceremony and staged reading on Monday, November 9 at 7:30pm at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Jules Ochoa to direct.


Goldberg, Wallach, Meara & More Pay Tribute to Mary Travers - 11/9/2009

Mary Travers, best known as one third of the legendary musical trio Peter, Paul & Mary, died in September at the age of 72 from complications from chemotherapy that she had been receiving to treat leukemia. According to a report in the New York Times, theater vets Whoopi Goldberg, Anne Meara, and Eli Wallach will take part in a public memorial for the singer on Monday, November 9 at Riverside Church at 7pm. Primarily for invited guests only, tickets will be available to the general public on November 9 on a first-come, first-served basis.


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