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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/13/2014


Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 12/13/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Opera Australia to Participate in MAZDA OPERA IN THE BOWL - 12/13/2014

It's a Saturday evening in summer. You're sitting in a park with family and friends and a fabulous picnic dinner. The picture is completed when the glorious live music begins. Especially when the music is some of the most?loved opera choruses and arias from four leading Opera Australia soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria. This marvellous combination could only be the annual Mazda Opera in the Bowl on Saturday 13 December, 2014.

THE RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION Extends Through Dec 13 at Soho Playhouse - 12/13/2014

After an acclaimed premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Soho Playhouse announces the extension of the New York Premiere of THE RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION, a new musical written by and starring Drama Desk Award nominee Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Evolution). Directed by Darren Lee Cole, performances of this Off-Broadway premiere, which opened October 10, will now run through December 13 at SoHo Playhouse.

A Class Act NY Stages SEUSSICAL JR. at the York Theatre - 12/13/2014

A Class Act NY, Manhattan's award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, will be putting up two full-scale productions of SEUSSICAL this December 13 and 14 at the York Theatre in Manhattan.

Documentary RYE COALITION Release Party Set for Today - 12/13/2014

The Documentary's DVD Release Party + Live Performance set for WFMU's Monty Hall on December 13th.

The Met Screens Wagner's 'MEISTERSINGER' in First-Ever Live in HD Performance - 12/13/2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance on Saturday, December 13 at 12pm EST.

THE PLACE WE BUILT Set to Play Marilyn Monroe Theatre; Runs 12/11-14 - 12/14/2014

THE PLACE WE BUILT - a new play by Sarah Gancher that marks the 2nd annual production from the Clifford Odets Play Commission - will receive its debut December 11-14 at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre (115 E. 15 St. Lee Strasberg Way) in Manhattan. The play is presented by the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the Lee Strasberg Center in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Department of Drama.

SOUL DOCTOR Opens Off-Broadway at Actors Temple - 12/14/2014

The producers of the new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, announced today that the show will return off-Broadway to the Actors Temple Theatre (339 W47th Street) with previews beginning November 25, 2014 and opening scheduled for Sunday, December 14.

The New Group's STICKS AND BONES with Holly Hunter & Bill Pullman Opens - 12/14/2014

The New Group has announced today complete production dates for David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the first production in the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Previews begin Tuesday, October 21, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. As announced earlier, Sticks and Bones, directed by Scott Elliott and featuring Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman, will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

La Jolla Playhouse Closes THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - 12/14/2014

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces a week-long extension for its U.S. premiere production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will now run October 26 - December 14, 2014 in The Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre.

CSC Extends ALLEGRO Through 12/14 - 12/14/2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin, and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced today that its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle, now in previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) will extend its limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. The official opening night of ALLEGRO is Wednesday, November 19. The cast of ALLEGRO features George Abud (Charlie Townsend), Alma Cuervo (Grandma Taylor), Elizabeth A. Davis (Jenny Brinker), Claybourne Elder (Joseph Taylor Jr.), David Finch (understudy), Malcolm Gets (Joe Taylor Sr.), Maggie Lakis (Hazel), Megan Loomis (Beulah), Paul Lincoln (Brook Lansdale), Kara Mikula (understudy), Jane Pfitsch (Emily), Randy Redd (Dr. Bigby Denby), Ed Romanoff (Ned Brinker) and Jessica Tyler Wright (Marjorie Taylor).


In celebration of Disney Theatrical Productions' 20 years on Broadway, the ABC Television Network will air BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS, airing SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 7:00 p.m

Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Emcee America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 75th Anniversary Gala - 12/14/2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) presents its 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, honoring Grammy Award-winning violinist and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari. AICF has nurtured more than 17,000 Israeli artists since 1939. A highlight of New York's fall performance season, AICF's gala is a true celebration of the Israeli arts. Dozens of top artists, ranging from cutting-edge visual artists to top contemporary and classical instrumentalists and singers, celebrate the diversity of Israel's contributions to global culture. Proceeds from the event will be used to sponsor the next generation of talented Israelis in their training and career development, as AICF continues it 75-year history of providing artists with the resources and encouragement that help budding ability to flourish into world-class talent.

Center Stage Opera and L'Affair Cafe Present LES AMIS DE LA MUSIQUE - 12/14/2014

Public Theater to Present THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER as Part of Public Forum, 12/14 - 12/14/2014

The Public Theater announced the return of Public Forum's holiday tradition, a one-night-only Drama Club reading and discussion of THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Joe's Pub at The Public. Just in time for the holidays, this exciting evening will feature a reading of Thornton Wilder's 1931 one-act featuring Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder. Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play traces 90 years in the life of an American family, and will spark a discussion about family and storytelling in a society that's rapidly accelerating.

Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Closes Off-Broadway - 12/14/2014

Signature Theatre's world premiere of Katori Hall's Our Lady of Kibeho, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, will play its final eight performances this week through Sunday, December 14th only. The production opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

POCATELLO Opens at Playwrights Horizons - 12/15/2014

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21 for the Playwrights Horizons production of POCATELLO, the world premiere of a new play by Obie, Drama Desk and Lortel awards winner and 2014 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grantee Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, The Few, A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, The Few, London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water by the Spoonful), the play will be the third production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.

Marathon Event Screenings of All Three of Peter Jackson's HOBBIT Films Set for Today - 12/15/2014

As the Studio has done in the past with such epic film series as "Harry Potter" and "The Dark Knight," Warner Bros. Pictures, in conjunction with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), is once again treating uber-fans to a movie marathon

DVR ALERT: Idina Menzel Performs on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW - 12/15/2014

JCC Manhattan Presents PREformances with Allison Charney - 12/15/2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 15th at 7:30pm.

Soundtrack for Disney's INTO THE WOODS Now Available - 12/16/2014

According to the official soundtrack recording for Disney's big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS will be released on December 16th. The recording is now available for pre-order.

2-Disc Deluxe Edition INTO THE WOODS Soundtrack Available Today - 12/16/2014

The official soundtrack recording for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS will be released on Tuesday, December 16th.

Jim Parsons Stars in NBC's Animated Musical Christmas Special Based on Broadway's ELF - 12/16/2014

NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hourlong animated special "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," set to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Based on the popular film "Elf" and the hit Broadway show "Elf: The Musical," the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") as Buddy.

THE LAST SHIP Original Cast Album Will Get 12/16 Release - 12/16/2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey opened on Broadway on October 26 with overwhelming praise for its emotionally powerful score. On December 16, Universal Music Classics will release the Original Broadway Cast Album for THE LAST SHIP, produced by the Emmy-Award winning and multi-Grammy-nominated producer Rob Mathes. The play is directed by Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett, with musical direction, orchestrations and arrangements also by Rob Mathes.

Horror Anthology HI-8 Now Available on DVD - 12/16/2014

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the December 16th DVD release of Hi-8: Horror Independent 8. The eight-part anthology brings together some of the most recognizable names in home video horror of the past 30 years

Alix Lambert's Award-Winning Documentary MENTOR Heads to VOD/DVD Today - 12/16/2014

Garden Thieves Pictures has announced that Mentor, the latest documentary from award-winning director Alix Lambert, will be available nationwide on cable and internet VOD and DVD December 16th.

The Guardian to Host LOVE LETTERS Talkback with Stars Alan Alda & Candice Bergen, 12/16 - 12/16/2014

Following the Tuesday, December 16, 7pm performance of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS, London's Pulitzer Prize winning publication, The Guardian, will sponsor an intimate post-show talkback featuring current stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street).

UH Faculty, Alums Team with Eric Roberts in ROGUE STRIKE - 12/16/2014

?Cougar connections run deep. In the film "Rogue Strike," they run very deep as the film focuses on a sunken submarine carrying a dangerous secret weapon.

AUDIO Exclusive: Listen to Allison Williams & the Lost Boys Sing 'I Won't Grow Up' from NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! Soundtrack- Available Starting 12/16! - 12/16/2014

As BWW previously reported, the soundtrack for NBC's highly anticipated PETER PAN LIVE! starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken will be released on Tuesday, December 16th from Broadway Records. CLICK HERE to preorder today! Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive track from the upcoming album, featuring the Lost Boys and Peter Pan himself- Allison Williams. Click below to preview 'I Won't Grow Up.'

INTO THE WOODS' Chris Pine Visits GOOD MORNING AMERICA's and LIVE Today - 12/16/2014

LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL has announced that INTO THE WOODS stars Emily Blunt and Chris Pine will be among the guests on next week's line-up. Also on tap for the show, ANNIE star Quvenzhane Wallis.

Paul Schneider Stars in GOODBYE TO ALL THAT, Out in Theaters, on VOD - 12/17/2014

IFC Films presents Angus MacLachlan's GOODBYE TO ALL THAT, starring Paul Schneider in his Tribeca Film Festival 'Best Actor' Award-winning performance.

Streisand, Grande & More Set for Michael Buble'S CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK Tonight on NBC - 12/17/2014

Multi Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Buble celebrates the holiday season with his fourth annual NBC Christmas special, "Michael Buble's Christmas in New York," airing Wednesday, Dec. 17 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

A VERY BAYSIDE CHRISTMAS to Welcome Ed 'The Max' Alonzo, 12/17-20 - 12/17/2014

National Lampoon's Bayside! The Musical! - the hilarious unauthorized parody of the wholesome Saturday morning program "Saved by the Bell" - will present a "A Very Bayside Christmas" for the week of Wednesday, December 17 through Saturday, December 20.

The Flea Extends SMOKE Through 12/18 - 12/18/2014

The Flea Theater has announced another extension of Kim Davies' World Premiere SMOKE, directed by Flea Resident Director Tom Costello (The Wundelsteipen (and other difficult roles for young people)) and featuring members of The Bats, the resident Acting Company at The Flea. Says Producing Director Carol Ostrow, "where 50 Shades of Grey dances on the surface of BDSM, Smoke cuts to the core."

The Met Opens English-Language HANSEL AND GRETEL - 12/18/2014

Continuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met will offer a holiday presentation this December and January: an English-language performance of an opera, with special weekday matinees and discount pricing designed to make the Met affordable for families with children. This year's production, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, opens December 18 and will star Aleksandra Kurzak, Heidi Stober, and Andriana Chuchman as Gretel; Christine Rice and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Hansel; Michaela Martens and DWayne Croft as Gertrude and Peter, the wayward children's parents; and Robert Brubaker as the wicked Witch who captures them. Sir Andrew Davis will conduct all seven performances of the opera, which plays through January 8. There will be special weekday matinees at 11 a.m. on December 23 and December 30.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 Hits Theaters Today - 12/19/2014

20th Century Fox just announced that it is pushing up the release of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3, starring Ben Stiller, to December 19, 2014.

Greig to Star in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in the West End - 12/20/2014

The Daily Mail writes that Tamsin Greig will star in the West End in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film. Bartlett Sher returns in the director's chair for the production -- he helmed the Broadway cast in 2010. 'BREAKDOWN' begins previews at The Playhouse Theatre on December 20, with an opening slated for January 12, 2015.

'PIRATE HOLIDAY SPECTACULARRR!' Docks Off-Broadway - 12/20/2014

Off Sides Entertainment, Inc. has announced that after the critically-acclaimed eight-month, off-Broadway run and first national tour of their interactive, improvised musical, THE GREATEST PIRATE STORY NEVER TOLD!, their merry band of singing pirates will return to the Snapple Theater Center with an all new production: THE GREATEST PIRATE HOLIDAY SPECTACULARRR! The production will open on Saturday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. for a strictly limited holiday engagement of only ten performances. Co-authors Christopher and Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson will direct.

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