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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/6/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 12/6/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Slant Theatre Project's NAPERVILLE to Play June Havoc Theatre, 11/20-12/6 - 12/6/2014

Slant Theatre Project announces the world premiere production of Mat Smart's NAPERVILLE, a comedy directed by Adam Knight. NAPERVILLE will be performed Thursday November 20th through Saturday, December 6th, 2014 Off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). The press Opening is scheduled for Monday, November 24th at 8 PM.

ANNA BOLENA, Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Opens at the Lyric - 12/6/2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Tudor tragedy Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) in a new production by Kevin Newbury conducted by Patrick Summers. It opens on Saturday, December 6 with 8 performances through Friday, January 16. Performance dates are Dec. 6, 9, 15, Jan. 7, 10, and 16 at 7:30pm; and Dec. 12 and 21at 2pm.

THE ELEPHANT MAN Opens on Broadway - 12/7/2014

Due to a scheduling conflict, the producers of THE ELEPHANT MAN have announced that the show will now begin performances on Friday, November 7, 2014, and open on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St). Tickets are currently on sale to the general public.

CSC's ALLEGRO, Starring Elizabeth A. Davis, Claybourne Elder, and More Opens Tonight - 12/7/2014

Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical ALLEGRO opens tonight, Nov. 1. Under the direction and design of John Doyle, ALLEGRO runs Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm, through Dec. 7.

'Yale in New York' Series Presents Songs from the Koch Collection with Yale Opera Singers - 12/7/2014

? The Yale School of Music continues its acclaimed Yale in New York series when singers of Yale Opera bring manuscripts to life in a concert on Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Holiday Classics CHRISTMAS CAROL, CHRISTMAS IN CT Return to Big Screen Today - 12/7/2014

The joy of the holiday season is coming to the big screen with a classic Christmas double feature, "TCM Presents: 'A Christmas Carol' and 'Christmas in Connecticut,'" brought to you by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Criss, Chenoweth a& Lauper Team Up for 2014 New Now Next Awards - 12/7/2014

LOGO TV today announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is slated to perform a song from her live CD Coming Home on the Logo TV's 2014 'New Now Next' Awards premiering on LOGO TV on Sunday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and MTV on December 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Actor and singer Darren Criss will host the event, which kicks off Art Basel from Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, and serves as the definitive farewell party for 2014 and predictor to who and what will dominate pop culture in the year to come. Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will narrate the New Now Next Awards, which will also feature special appearances by Nick Cannon, Tyler Glenn, 'Looking' stars Raul Castillo & Frankie Alvarez, 'Girl Code's' Nicole Byer, 'Awkward's' Molly Tarlov, as well as 'Faking It's' Katie Stevens and Michael J. Willett.

A.J. Shively Stars in Abingdon's MERTON OF THE MOVIES Concert Reading - 12/8/2014

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a concert reading of MERTON OF THE MOVIES -- an uproarious new musical comedy set in the rollicking age of Keystone Cops, Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton -- with book by Donald Brenner, music and lyrics by Doug Katsaros, on Monday, December 8 at 7pm at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) in Manhattan. Donald Brenner, whose directorial credits include MARCH MADNESS and the upcoming MALLORCA at Abingdon, will direct.

Lee Wilson Signs 'REBEL ON POINTE' Memoir at Barnes & Noble - 12/8/2014

Lee Wilson, former cast member of Hello Dolly!, A Chorus Line, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Meet Me in St. Louis, will discuss and sign her new book, Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway, at Barnes & Noble on Broadway on Dec. 8.

Velocity Teams with Northwest Film Forum Presents Next Dance Cinema 2014 - 12/8/2014

Velocity once again reaches out to Northwest Film Forum to partner to present the 8th annual Next Dance Cinema festival, part of Velocity's Next Fest NW. Founded by Velocity in 2006, Next Dance Cinema offers dance lovers and film lovers alike insight into how dance continues to expand the possibilities of the screen. Next Dance Cinema grows this year from two programs to four, bringing audiences more of the best in local, and inter/national dance film.

James Franco to Sign Copies of HOLLYWOOD DREAMING at the Strand - 12/8/2014

James Franco visits the Strand Book Store in NYC on December 8, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an exclusive signing of his book, Hollywood Dreaming, a story-picture-poem mashup that blurs lines of reality and fiction in a compelling coming-of-age tale.

Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY & More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - 12/8/2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year, to be presented Monday, December 8 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 9 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz and feature performances by the uber-talented 'gypsies' of 12 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

NT Live Broadcasts JOHN - 12/9/2014

Celebrating its 5th year bringing Live Theatre to cinema audiences around the world, NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is proud to present two upcoming titles, broadcast to cinemas internationally.

JAmes Brown Biopic GET ON UP Now on Digital HD - 12/9/2014

Pioneering American music icon JAmes Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up, a spectacular portrait of the life of the charismatic performer, debuting on Digital HD on December 9, 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet on January 6, 2015

Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS - CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Soundtrack Released - 12/9/2014

Cirque du Soleil announced today that the soundtrack to KURIOS -- Cabinet of Curiosities -- the latest Big Top spectacle from Cirque du Soleil -- will be available on CD and digital release beginning Tuesday, December 9.

Tony Nominee Anika Larsen Will Release SING YOU TO SLEEP Album on 12/9 - 12/9/2014

On December 9, Yellow Sound Label will release the debut solo album of Tony nominee and BEAUTIFUL star Anika Lasen, titled 'Sing You to Sleep.' Anika writes: 'I have cared for a lot of little ones in my time, and I have sung all of them to sleep with some of my all-time favorite songs. I am so thrilled to be able to share this unique combination of ballads and dreamy standards through this album.'

Khusidman & Mann Lead AUGUST RUSH Musical Workshop - 12/9/2014

Producers Southpaw Entertainment (Richard Lewis, CEO) and CJ E&M (Byeong-seok Kim, Senior Vice President) announced today that August Rush, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated 2007 motion picture, which starred Robin Williams and Freddie Highmore, will have a developmental lab presentation in December 2014.

Photo Flash: CALVARY Out on DVD/Blu-ray - 12/9/2014

Scroll down for a first look at character cards from CALVARY, out on DVD and Blu-ray December 9!

Garden Theatre to Host Holiday Movie Series Based on A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/9-18 - 12/9/2014

The Garden Theatre presents a Holiday Movie Series as a part of What The Dickens Orlando, a celebration of the life and times of Charles Dickens, Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 9 - 18, 2014 at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street).

ALADDIN's James Iglehart & Adam Jacobs Perform on ABC's 'The View' Today - 12/9/2014

ABC has announced that in celebration of "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years", ALADDIN stars Adam Jacobs and Tony award-winner James Monroe Iglehart will perform on THE VIEW on Tuesday, December 9th.

Gay Thriller THE DARK PLACE Now Available on DVD/VOD - 12/10/2014

Breaking Glass Pictures is releasing the gay mystery-thriller The Dark Place on DVD/VOD December 10, 2014.

John Putch's ROUTE 30 THREE! Makes LA Premiere - 12/10/2014

John Putch's anti-Hollywood movie screens in North Hollywood! What?!! The Valley Film Festival Presents as its opening night film: ROUTE 30 THREE! The final film in the Route 30 Trilogy.

Houston Grand Opera to Honor Houston Ship Channel's Centennial in Song - 12/10/2014

Houston, November 25, 2014-Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration initiative, HGOco, will present an original song cycle,On This Muddy Water: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, in a series of free concerts beginning December 10, 2014. Presented in conjunction with the Houston Arts Alliance's Folklore and Traditional Arts Program's exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel, the songs will give voice to the men and women who make up the Houston Ship Channel's immense workforce. Composed by D. J. Sparr to a libretto by Janine Joseph and performed by mezzo-soprano Lauren Pastorek and baritone Heath Martin, On This Muddy Water will capture and explore stories from the history and tradition of the port through words and song. the concerts will take place on December 10, 17, January 7, and 21 at 5:30 p.m., with a reception following the December 10world premiere, all at the Julia Ideson Library. Each concert will be preceded by a brief conversation with a member of the Ship Channel community.

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

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.

Target Margin Theater's TMT LAB: YIDDISH VERSION Begins 12/11 - 12/11/2014

Target Margin Theater launches its 2013-14 season with their annual TMT Lab: Yiddish Version curated by TMT Artistic Producer John Del Gaudio. TMT's Lab offers a sampler of works from the canon of Yiddish theater and literature, to remind us all how diverse and sophisticated Yiddish culture was, and how great its loss.

Sam Underwood, Michael LaMasa & Brieghanna Minnema to Star in AMAS' Benefit Readings of GOTTA GETTA GIRL, 12/11 - 12/11/2014

Amas Musical Theatre in support of The Amas Salon will present special benefit staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930's musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell

Quinn Kelsey Sings 'Giorgio Germont' in First Three Performances of the Met's LA TRAVIATA - 12/11/2014

American baritone Quinn Kelsey will sing the role of Giorgio Germont in the first three performances of La Traviata on December 11, 16, and 19, replacing Ludovic Tezier who is ill. Tezier is expected to return to the role for the remaining performances.

Sting, Josh Radnor & More Set to Take Part in DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB on 12/11 - 12/11/2014

Don't Quit Your Night Job, the longest-running variety show featuring Broadway Stars since The Ziegfeld Follies, awakens from hibernation just in time to present the Don't Quit Your Night Job Holiday Spectacular!!!, Thursday, December 11 at 11:30PM at 54 Below. Special guests will include 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting (The Last Ship), Josh Radnor (Disgraced, 'How I Met Your Mother'), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Derrick Baskin (Piece of My Heart), Alex Brightman (Matilda), Jenn Colella, (If/Then), Erin Davie (Side Show), Dion Flynn (Obama on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'), Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon), Jason Kravits (Relatively Speaking, Lords of the Playground), Maurice Murphy(Motown), Emily Padgett (Side Show), Alysha Umphresss (On The Town), Kate Wetherhead(Submissions Only, The Other Josh Cohen), and more, joining creators Steve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg, andMusic Director Dan Lipton, with a visit from creator David Rossmer.

Drama LAST SUMMER Now Available on DVD and VOD - 12/12/2014

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing the drama Last Summer on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant) on December 2, 2014. Last Summer was directed by Mark Thiedeman and stars Samuel Pettit as Luke and Sean Rose as Jonah.

Sundance Selects Releases Lina Esco's FREE THE NIPPLE in Theaters, on VOD - 12/12/2014

Sundance Selects presents FREE THE NIPPLE, the film that inspired the empowering real-life movement supported by celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunham, Russell Simmons, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and many more! Starring Lina Esco (LOL), Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), Monique Coleman (High School Musical) and Zach Grenier ('The Good Wife'), the film is also directed by Esco. Sundance Selects will release FREE THE NIPPLE on December 12, 2014, theatrically and on VOD.

Idina Menzel Performs on Today's LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL - 12/12/2014

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.

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