Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 12/3/2016. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

War Dog Musical 'SGT. STUBBY' Melts Hearts at St. Luke's - 12/3/2016

Patriots, dog lovers and history buffs, Attention! SGT. STUBBY: THE GREAT AMERICAN WAR DOG MUSICAL, a new musical inspired by the most decorated war dog of World War I, with book & lyrics by Jack Dyville and music & lyrics by Lawrence Wankel will make its New York premiere on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at St. Luke's Theatre, 46th Street in Manhattan.


FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Heads to Honolulu for Pearl Harbor Commemoration - 12/3/2016

Multiple award-winning film and theatre lyricist Tim Rice is bringing excerpts of his latest musical, “From Here to Eternity,” to Honolulu to participate in the commemoration events of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.


Judy Gold Leads THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL as 'Scrooge' at NJPAC - 12/3/2016

A new holiday tradition is born when Broadway Sings The Muppet Christmas Carol takes to the stage. NJPAC is happy to present a concert version of the music, the magic and the holiday cheer of the Muppets' memorable rendition of the Dickens tale.


SHAH'S OF SUNSET Star G.G. Gharachedaghi Joins 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway - 12/3/2016

The producers have announced Golnesa “G.G.” Gharachedaghi, star of “Shahs of Sunset,” will make her stage debut in New York's longest running comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man for a limited two-week engagement this December. 


Menken & Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening - 12/3/2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM.


THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Dance Party Kicks Off the Holidays at The McKittrick Hotel - 12/3/2016

The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, continues its monthly film-inspired Supercinema dance parties with an evening celebrating Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, on Saturday, December 3, 2016, fittingly just as the holidays kick into full gear.


Irish Storytellers & Stano Team for 'IN BETWEEN SILENCE' at Barrow Street - 12/3/2016

A spellbinding collaboration between several of Ireland's top contemporary writers and the composer Stano, comes to the Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, for a limited 12-performance engagement from December 3 to December 13.


Photos: G.G. Gharachedaghi Kicks Off Extended Run in 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway - 12/3/2016

Due to popular demand, Golnesa 'G.G.' Gharachedaghi, star of 'Shahs of Sunset,' will extend her limited engagement in New York's longest running comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man as 'Robyn' by one week. Previously set to depart the show on Saturday, December 10, G.G. will now play her final performance on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at The 777 Theatre (777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets). BroadwayWorld has a first look at G.G. onstage below!


DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens on Broadway - 12/4/2016

The Broadway premiere of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen has found a new home: it will officially open at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St), and not at the Belasco Theatre, as previously announced.


AMELIE, Staring Phillipa Soo, Begins in L.A. - 12/4/2016

Casting has been set for Center Theatre Group's production of “Amélie, A New Musical” at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017.


THE LION KING's Thuli Dumakude Leads SING! South African Holiday Celebration Off-Broadway - 12/4/2016

Led by the magnificent voice of Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, the film Cry Freedom) and featuring an ensemble of American and South African women, SING! A SOUTH AFRICAN AND AMERICAN MUSICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION will celebrate the joyous holiday season from many threads of culture.


Angela Lansbury and More Honored at LA Press Club Gala - 12/4/2016


DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens on Broadway Tonight - 12/4/2016

A friendly reminder! Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, begins performances on Broadway tonight, November 14, at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). Dear Evan Hansen will officially open on Sunday, December 4, 2016. 


David Schwimmer, Jessica Hecht & More Set for AFTER ORLANDO Readings - 12/4/2016

AFTER ORLANDO, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg, is an international theater action comprised of more than 70 short plays written in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016.


Bening & Rockwell Honored at New York Stage and Film's Winter Gala - 12/4/2016

New York Stage and Film has announced that its annual Winter Gala will honor two titans of the entertainment industry: four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer David Rockwell.


HAMILTON Cast Performs Songs from the Show for Free at BROADWAY AT W - 12/4/2016

Can't get into Hamilton on Broadway? No problem. You can see the cast perform for free on Sunday, December 4 at 7PM in The Living Room at W New York - Times Square as part of the BROADWAY AT W series. Get ready for a raw, acoustic, up-close-and-personal evening with Broadway's brightest talents.


Retter Entertainment presents Jingle Jam! - 12/4/2016


WICKED Becomes 9th Longest-Running Show in Broadway History - 12/4/2016

The international blockbuster Wicked will play its 5,462nd Broadway performance on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm, surpassing Beauty and the Beast to become the 9th longest-running production in Broadway history.


HAMILTON's Nicholas Christopher & More Headline BROADWAY AT W - 12/4/2016

This Sunday, December 4th, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork and W Times Square will welcome cast members from the revolutionary show HAMILTON for the ninth installment of the hit Sunday night experience, 'Broadway at W.' 


VIDEO: Bette Midler Chats Broadway's HELLO DOLLY on NBC's 'Sunday Today' - 12/4/2016

The December 4th edition of ‘Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist will feature a special profile on Bette Midler in which she talks about her return to Broadway in HELLO DOLLY! this Spring.


Halston, Radnor, Reaser & More Lead LCT's THE BABYLON LINE - 12/5/2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65thStreet). The production, to be directed by Terry Kinney, will feature Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and will begin performances Thursday, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5.


Joel Grey Receives Oscar Hammerstein Award at York's 2016 Gala - 12/5/2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary Oscar and Tony award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue).


Tony Nominee Micah Stock Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT - 12/5/2016

Maberry Theatricals have announced two new stars for the New York premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour.


Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings - 12/5/2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, will present staged readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano.


R&B Star Monifah joins Broadway Vet Virginia Woodruff in FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the Everyday Diva - 12/5/2016


R&B Star Monifah joins Broadway Vet Virginia Woodruff in FOR ALL MY GIRLS: A Musical Celebrating the Everyday Diva - 12/5/2016


Daly, Danieley & More Complete Cast for A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Concert - 12/5/2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group has announced that Tyne Daly (Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole), Jason Danieley (The Visit, Chicago), Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell), and Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, Finding Neverland) will join Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' You Can't Take it With You) in its concert of A Man of No Importance, which takes places Monday, December 5 at 8pm at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street.


Photo: First Look at Radnor & Reaser in THE BABYLON LINE at LC Theater - 12/5/2016

Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, is currently in previews for an opening on December 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Groban, Benton & the Cast of 'GREAT COMET' Set for NOVA BALL REMIX - 12/5/2016

Ars Nova announces Nova Ball Remix, the non-profit's winter gala, which will take place on Monday, December 5 at Capitale (130 Bowery). Nova Ball Remix will celebrate Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and the Broadway debuts of its writer and composer Dave Malloy, director Rachel Chavkin and originating producer Ars Nova. The evening features performances by Josh Groban, Denée Benton & the Broadway cast of The Great Comet, Heather Christian, Joe Iconis & Family, Anais Mitchel, Sky Pony, and more.


Cheryl Strayed & More Slated for the Public's Spring Forum Lineup - 12/5/2016

The Public Theater has announced the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up, featuring an exciting series of one-night-only events and expanded audience engagement programming to explore the ideas and themes presented on The Public Theater's stages.


Off-Broadway Hit BUYER & CELLAR Airs on THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up Tonight - 12/5/2016


TONIGHT SHOW Celebrates Release of 'Hamilton Mixtape' Tonight - 12/5/2016


Foster, O'Malley, Peters & More Join York's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey - 12/5/2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue).


Stars of FALSETTOS, HAMILTON, JERSEY BOYS & More Set for GYPSY OF THE YEAR - 12/5/2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits will share one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition on Monday, December 5 (4:30 pm) and Tuesday, December 8 (2 pm). The show is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


Cast of Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS Perform on NBC's 'Today' - 12/5/2016

NBC has announced that on Monday, December 5th, the cast of Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS will perform on 'Today' during the show's 10-11 am hour.


Ashanti and Ja Rule Perform 'Helpless' from 'Hamilton Mixtape' on SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO Tonight - 12/5/2016

Ashanti and Ja Rule will perform “Helpless,” from “The Hamilton Mixtape.” JoJo, Busta Rhymes, T.I. and the legendary Chaka Kahn also are set to perform. The star-studded special will air Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


Emily Skinner Stars in Reimagined INTO THE WOODS at TUTS - 12/6/2016

In a monumental move, Tony Award nominee Robert Longbottom will serve as director and choreographer for a newly conceptualized production of Into The Woods at Theatre Under The Stars this holiday season.


FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Arrives On DVD Today - 12/6/2016

Transcend your expectations as THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN arrives on an extended cut DVD on December 6th!


HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY Returns to 59E59 This Winter - 12/6/2016

59E59 Theaters hosts a return engagement of HIS ROYALHIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY, written and performed by Jake Broder and directed by David Ellenstein.


Edward Albee Memorial Takes Place at the August Wilson Theatre - 12/6/2016

A memorial service to pay tribute to the playwright Edward Albee – who died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 – will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 1 pm at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), it has been announced by a group of Mr. Albee's friends and associates who are organizing the memorial.


RoseMary Harris, Terrence McNally & More Slated for Edward Albee Memorial - 12/6/2016

Friends and colleagues who will participate in the memorial to Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6 at 1 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.) in NYC, have been announced. Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY.


NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE - 12/7/2016

NBC just announced an all-star team of Broadway's finest creatives -- featuring familiar faces Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein -- for its upcoming production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE, the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of THE WIZ LIVE. The telecast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The cast for HAIRSPRAY LIVE will be announced at a later date, but based on this news, BWW can't wait to see what NBC has in store!


TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Opens at The Public Theater - 12/7/2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.'


The Atlanta Opera Presents FROM OPERA TO OPRY - 12/7/2016

The Atlanta Opera will present the first-ever production of From Opera to Opry: Liquor, Love and the Lord on Wednesday, December 7 at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. The concert event, in collaboration with ADA Ovations, will feature renowned professional opera singers... as well as the bluegrass and country stylings of Cletus McHatfield and the McHatfield Fambly Singers. The evening will include an entertaining blend of country music, bluegrass, opera arias, and humor that gets right to the heart of the striking similarity between the themes and inspiration that drove both legendary opera composers and iconic country songwriters to write the music that speaks to us all.


Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904 - 12/8/2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced full casting for the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, 'The Dead,' adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known).


CURIOUSITIES Returns at New Off-Broadway Home - 12/8/2016


Sophie Knapp Stars in MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS at Theatre Row - 12/8/2016

KOTA Productions presents Madeline's Christmas, an enchanting musical based on the beloved book series by Ludwig Bemelman. Performances run Dec 8-18 at The Lion Theatre, located at 410 West 42nd Street.


Patrick Page to Star as 'Scrooge' in CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL - 12/9/2016

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 25thAnniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater.


LA LA LAND Soundtrack Out Today - 12/9/2016

La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - which features songs from Lionsgate's upcoming original musical, La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - is now available for pre-order via all digital retailers. The album is due from Interscope Records on December 9th, the same day the film opens with a limited engagement.


Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc - 12/9/2016

Internationally-renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Shai Wosner release an all-Beethoven disc on the Onyx Classics label on December 9, 2016.  The duo's album, which was recorded live in London's Wigmore Hall, consists of the complete Beethoven cello sonatas and variations, to be released as a two-disc set.  Last season, Kirshbaum and Wosner performed Beethoven cycles extensively throughout the United States and Europe; the tour culminated with a performance of the complete cycle in London, recorded for Onyx Classics.  Mr. Kirshbaum and Mr. Wosner continue their performances of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano in March, with a two-concert series at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, followed by a performance with Chamber Music Sedona in Arizona.


Mannes Opera Young Artists Present COSI FAN TUTTE - 12/9/2016

LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JOSEPH COLANERI, the critically acclaimEd Mannes Opera Young Artists present a fully staged performance of Cosi fan tutte by Mozart, in collaboration with the Mannes Orchestra. The performance will take place Friday, December 9 at 7:30 and Saturday, December 10th at 1:30.


Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Marathons at The Public Theater - 12/10/2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family will present marathon performances of all three shows in this acclaimed trilogy.


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