Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/1/2012

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 12/1/2012. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

SKIN TIGHT, Presented by One Year Lease Theater Company, Plays 59E59 Theaters - 12/1/2012

'Mob Wives' Ramona Rizzo and Karen Gravano Make Guest Appearances In MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING - 12/1/2012

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."

Gaby Hoffmann and Greg Mullavey Featured in THE LAST SEDER at Theater Three - 12/1/2012

Rosalind Productions Inc. will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Jennifer Maisel's The Last Seder. This Off-Broadway limited engagement at Theater Three (311 West 43rd Street) begins December 1st and continues through December 20th only. Opening Night is set for Tuesday December 4th (7pm). The show runs 90 minutes without an intermission.

Revised Version of Schwartz's WORKING Opens at 59E59 Theaters - 12/1/2012

59E59 Theaters has announced the Prospect Theater Company production of WORKING, from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. Songs are by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, WORKING begins performances on Saturday, December 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30.

PiPe Dream Theatre Opens Steam-Punk Show THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING Off-Broadway - 12/1/2012

PiPE DREAM THEATRE has announced the world premiere production of Liz Muller and Collin Simon's THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING, directed by Liz Muller. THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Beckett Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street). Performances begin Wednesday, November 28 and continue through Saturday, December 15. Opening Night is Saturday, December 1.

Davidson Returns to THE FANTASTICKS as 'Bellomy' - 12/1/2012

Beloved television, stage, and film actor, John Davidson, will continue his love affair with the world's longest running musical The Fantasticks on December 1, 2012. Davidson returns this time in the role of Bellomy, the quirky loveable father to Luisa, which marks his third role in The Fantasticks.

ALT's THE GOLDEN TICKET Releases Live Recording - 12/1/2012

American Lyric Theater (ALT) announces that the live recording of its first commissioned opera, The Golden Ticket, a comic opera by Peter Ash and Donald Sturrock based on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is now available for pre-order from Albany Records on The Golden Ticket will be officially released on CD this December 1, 2012.

THE LION KING Brings Special Exhibit to Bryant Park - 12/1/2012

‘Inside The Lion King,' the first immersive, pop-up exhibit ever created for a Broadway show, arrives adjacent to Bryant Park, on 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas, for a limited time to celebrate 15 years of The Lion King in New York City. More than 65 million people have experienced The Lion King, but never before like this. In this free exhibit, fans of all ages will experience and interact with 86 museum-quality artifacts including hand-made puppets, sculpted masks, elaborate artisan costumes and extraordinary sets that have appeared in productions from around the world.

Rattlestick Kicks Off F*CK!NG GOOD PLAYS! Festival - 12/1/2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced that the 2012 F*ck!ng Good Plays (festival, III)--ten (10) days of new play readings by nine (9) of today's hottest playwrights--will begin Saturday, December 1 and continue through Monday, December 10. The festival will be presented at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South, between West 11 and Perry Streets).

POPCORN & PASQUALE Launches at Lyric Opera of Chicago - 12/2/2012

Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director, today announced two performance events that exemplify different facets of the ambitious new Lyric Unlimited* program being launched this year: Popcorn & Pasquale on December 2 and The Second City Guide to the Opera on January 5.

Tony Kushner and Rachel Maddow Set for Public Theater's 'Duet' Discussion - 12/2/2012

The Public Theater's $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place will be unveiled October 4 and celebrated through a series of events designed to engage the entire New York community and marking a rededication to its founding principles. The Public Forum – the Company's celebrated new series of lectures, debates, and discussions will mark the rededication with a special series of "Duet" programs, pairing an artist who has been important to the life of The Public and a leading voice from outside the world of theater.

Playwrights Horizons Closes THE WHALE Off-Broadway - 12/2/2012

Previews begin Friday, October 12 for the Playwrights Horizons' production of THE WHALE, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage), the production has an Opening Night set for Monday, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

MoMA Closes The Rolling Stones Film Retrospective - 12/2/2012

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, The Museum of Modern Art presents The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film, November 15–December 2, 2012.

Culture Project's THE EXONERATED Extends Through December 2 - 12/2/2012

Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Founder & Artistic Director), in association with Innocence Project, Marc & Steven Kaplan, and Cheryl Wiesenfeld, has announced a 4-week extension of the acclaimed 10th anniversary production of the hit award-winning play, The Exonerated, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. New block of tickets now on sale through December 2nd at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street) where performances began September 15th.

Ackerman, Cohen, Andrews Reunite for STARTING HERE - 12/2/2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), following the recent successful five month run of Closer Than Ever, continues the celebration with a one-night only performance of the hit Off-Broadway musical revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, on Sunday evening, December 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

AMNH Closes 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival - 12/2/2012

The 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival, as the preeminent showcase for contemporary cultural storytelling, will screen 29 outstanding films and host special multi-media events and performances. The Margaret Mead Film Festival strives to illuminate the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world. Encompassing a broad spectrum of creative storytelling from indigenous community media to experimental documentaries, the films present a range of cultural perspectives and offer forums for discussion with filmmakers and renowned speakers.

Off Broadway Alliance Hosts 'Producing Readings, Staged Readings and Workshops' Panel - 12/2/2012

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its series of seminars focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, December 2nd.

DARK KNIGHT RISES Now Available on Blu-ray/Digital Download - 12/3/2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Warner Bros has announced that the film will be released on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Digital Download on December 3.

THE NUTCRACKER Plays Movie Theaters Nationwide - 12/3/2012


MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC – Adventures in the Crystal Empire is coming to DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! Adventures in the Crystal Empire includes 5 episodes from the beloved Friendship Is Magic series. Bonus features include a sing-along and coloring sheet.

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for Jon Garcia's THE FALLS; Just Released on DVD - 12/4/2012

Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the December 4 DVD release of The Falls. Reminiscent of The Seminarian and Latter Days, The Falls is the story of two young Mormon men beginning to question just what it means to be faithful to God while being true to themselves. Ultimately, it illuminates one basic truth: that love is not a sin. Watch the trailer below!

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD RIDE Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD - 12/4/2012

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is coming to Blu-ray & DVD on December 4, 2012. Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year's most acclaimed films.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACT Film to be Released on VOD Beginning 12/4 - 12/4/2012

After a successful national theatrical release, Kenneth Del Vecchio's AN AFFIRMATIVE ACT – the first-ever courtroom drama about the legalization of gay marriage – is now available on iTunes and DVD. This historic film, released by Screen Media Films and Universal, will be available on VOD beginning December 4, 2012.

Tarantino's PULP FICTION and RESERVOIR DOGS Play in Theaters - 12/4/2012

Celebrating Quentin Tarantino's filmmaking career spanning two decades, Miramax, NCM® Fathom and IGN present two of his most acclaimed works "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction," each in theaters for only one night this December.

OKLAHOMA!, Starring Hugh Jackman, Out on Blu-ray - 12/4/2012

In 1999 a young Australian actor named Hugh Jackman took London by Storm Playing "Curly" in a West End revival of the classic musical "Oklahoma!," lighting the rocket he soon took to international stardom. Image Entertainment presents this theatrical milestone for the first time ever on Blu-ray on December 4th at an SRP of $29.98.

St. Luke Theatre's ZELDA AT THE OASIS Opens Today! - 12/4/2012

13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI Makes NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters - 12/4/2012

INSPIRED: The Voices Against Prop 8 Now Available on DVD - 12/4/2012

On the heels of the historic reelection of President Barack Obama and marriage equality advancing in four more states, director Charlie Gage is proud to announce the DVD release of INSPIRED: The Voices Against Prop 8. The film will be available on DVD December 4th (SRP $24.99) from Garden Thieves Pictures. Get a first look below!

JetBlue's Live From T5 Concert Features Italian Operatic Teen Trio Il Volo at JFK - 12/4/2012

JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, today announces an exclusive live performance by critically acclaimed Italian operatic teen trio Il Volo (Italian for "flight") on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5 p.m. ET at its world-class Terminal 5 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.


On the heels of the historic reelection of President Barack Obama and marriage equality advancing in four more states, director Charlie Gage is proud to announce the DVD release of INSPIRED: THE VOICES AGAINST PROP 8. The film will be available on DVD December 4th (SRP $24.99) from Garden Thieves Pictures.

Andrea Martin Plays 'Berthe' in Diane Paulus' PIPPIN Revival at A.R.T. - 12/5/2012

According to the New York Daily News, Tony and Emmy award winner Andrea Martin will play 'Berthe' in Diane Paulus' revival of the Stephen Schwartz musical Pippin, running Dec. 5-Jan. 20 at Cambridge's American Repertory Theater, with hopes of heading to Broadway.

Jackman, Parker, and More Set for New 42nd Street Gala - 12/5/2012

The New 42nd Street Gala, in celebration of the New Victory Education Programs, will honor the Australia Council for the Arts with the New Victory Arts Award on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. The annual event will feature a special performance by the Melbourne-based Australian troupe Circus Oz at The New Victory Theater, followed by a dinner reception at The Liberty Theater.

SiriusXM Broadcasts TARANTINO ON TARANTINO Event - 12/5/2012

Sirius XM Radio announced today that Academy Award®-winning screenwriter, director and producer Quentin Tarantino will sit down for an in-depth Q&A session, in front of an audience, about his life, award-winning film career, his fascination with violence and his latest movie, Django Unchained.

THE GONG SHOW LIVE Partners With Area Businesses to Give 300 Tickets To Area Sandy Victims! - 12/6/2012

People hardest hit by Sandy can enjoy the Off-Broadway show, THE GONG SHOW LIVE and food and drink on December 6 at the new The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, in New York City, at 7:30 pm. THE GONG SHOW LIVE--the Off Broadway stage show of the iconic TV series, THE GONG SHOW - has partnered with five sponsors, to give 300 tickets to unlucky victims of horrible Hurricane Sandy

Redmayne Joins LES MIS Film; Release - 12/7/2012

As first reported by BroadwayWorld back in August, actress Anne Hathaway will join the upcoming film version of LES MISÉRABLES alongside Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

WAGNER & ME to Premiere at Quad Cinema - 12/7/2012

In his new documentary film Wagner & Me, director Patrick McGrady follows one of Britain's most loved performers, actor and writer Stephen Fry (Wilde, Bones), as he explores his life-long passion for the world's most controversial composer: Richard Wagner. As a Jew, when Fry enters the world of the Wagner creations he loves, he is intensely aware that it is the same music that was also loved by and inspired Adolf Hitler. Can he disentangle the music from the composer's dark associations with anti-Semitism and Nazis?

BAD KIDS GO TO HELL Released in Theaters - 12/7/2012

Bad Kids Productions announces today that BAD KIDS GO TO HELL, starring Judd Nelson and directed by Matthew Spradlin, will have its theatrical release on December 7th, in select markets nation-wide. Check out the just-released poster for the film below!

Montclair Film Festival Presents Jon Stewart IN CONVERSATION WITH Stephen Colbert - 12/7/2012

The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) announced today a one-night-only live event: Jon Stewart IN CONVERSATION WITH Stephen Colbert on Friday, December 7, 2012 (Doors: 7:00 PM, Show: 8:00 PM) at the Wellmont Theatre in downtown Montclair, NJ, with support from Audi and Investors Bank.

Jackie Hoffman Will Reprise A CHANUKAH CHAROL at New World Stages - 12/8/2012

Arturo Chacon-Cruz and Ailyn Perez Lead Florida Grand Opera's LA BOHEME - 12/8/2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Closes A SUMMER DAY - 12/8/2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that the American premiere of A Summer Day, a play written by Jon Fosse (International Ibsen Award in 2010), and directed and translated by Sarah Cameron Sunde, will extend through Saturday, December 8.

LAByrinth Theater Company's RADIANCE Extends Through 12/8 - 12/8/2012

LAByrinth Theater Company's (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vazquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), has announced the World Premiere production of Radiance, written by Cusi Cram and directed by Suzanne Agins, will extend at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).

Science Fiction Festival Hosts NY Premiere of NINJAS VS.MONSTERS - 12/8/2012

The first Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is pleased to announce that they will host the New York premiere of Justin Timpane's NINJAS VS.MONSTERS, the concluding chapter of the Ninjas trilogy.

THE LION KING Special Exhibit in Bryant Park Opens Workshops - 12/8/2012

‘Inside The Lion King,' the first immersive, pop-up exhibit ever created for a Broadway show, arrives adjacent to Bryant Park, on 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas, for a limited time to celebrate 15 years of The Lion King in New York City. More than 65 million people have experienced The Lion King, but never before like this. In this free exhibit, fans of all ages will experience and interact with 86 museum-quality artifacts including hand-made puppets, sculpted masks, elaborate artisan costumes and extraordinary sets that have appeared in productions from around the world.

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