Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/4/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 1/4/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Titus Family Gift to Dallas Opera Launches new Art Song Series - 1/4/2014

Julia Roberts Receives Palm Springs Festival Award For 'OSAGE COUNTY' - 1/4/2014

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Julia Roberts will be honored for her performance in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY with the Spotlight Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2014.

Billy Crystal to Bring Tony-Winning 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway - 1/5/2014

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 SUNDAYSis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff.

Breaking News: It's the Hard Knock Life - ANNIE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014 - 1/5/2014

The producers of ANNIE announced this evening that the show will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Upon closing, the production, which opened on November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street), will have played 487 performances and 38 previews.

Sebastian Arcelus, Jenny Bacon & More to Join Olympia Dukakis in Midtown Direct Rep's ABSENCE Reading, 1/5 - 1/5/2014

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the resident theater company at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), has announced that Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis will be joined by Midtown Direct Rep company members Sebastian Arcelus, Jenny Bacon, Emily Bauer and Stephanie Kurtzuba, plus special guests Kendra Jain and Dan Ziskie in a one-night-only staged reading of ABSENCE, a new play about memory loss. Former-actress turned director Margaret Whitton stages this new work by emerging playwright Peter M. Floyd that was honored by the Kennedy Center's 2012 Jean Kennedy Smith Award and the 2012 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. The performance, part of MDR's Theatre in the Loft series focusing on new and innovative American theatre, is Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 7 pm at SOPAC (One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). Tickets, which are $15, are available at or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). The performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, the cast and creative team. In ABSENCE, an excitingly theatrical play about aging, power, grace and imagination, Olympia Dukakis plays Helen, an iron-willed woman who suffers from memory loss. As her sense of self dissolves with her memories, she struggles to find meaning in her new existence.

Opera Australia Presents GREAT OPERA HITS - 1/5/2014

Join us for a charmed Sunday afternoon of favourite opera arias with Opera Australia's annual series of Sunday concerts. With a repertoire sure to delight every music lover, Great Opera Hits presents some of the classics of opera in a relaxed 90-minute concert in Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

Jean-Guy Lecat Kicks Off TFANA's New Public Series - 1/5/2014

Jean-Guy Lecat-scenic designer and architectural consultant for Peter Brook's Theatre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, BAM Harvey Theater, and consultant to Jeffrey Horowitz -will be interviewed by Randy Gener, award-winning editor, writer, critic, and artist.

Moten, Orsini, Iman & More Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees - 1/6/2014

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the 2012 Clive Barnes Awards, a distinguished annual honor recognizing the work of young actors and dancers in New York City.

MUSCLE SHOALS Screens at Boulder Theater - 1/6/2014

Boulder Weekly Film Series and Z2 Entertainment are proud to present the screening of Muscle Shoals to the Boulder Theater on January 6th, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, November 15th at 10:00 am for $10.00 general admission.

Frank Langella Stars in KING LEAR at BAM - 1/7/2014

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella will play the title role in a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear opening at Chichester Festival Theatre this autumn, prior to transferring to the Harvey Theater at BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music) in New York.

THE KILLING FIELDS 30th Anniversary Edition Now Available on Blu-ray - 1/7/2014

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Killing Fields, the haunting war story based on true events from the 1975 Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, will make its Blu-ray™ HD debut on January 7.

DEAD OF THE NITE Now on DVD & VOD - 1/7/2014

Tony Todd will creep out viewers in DEAD OF NITE, coming to DVD and VOD starting January 7, 2014.

TV: Behind-the-Scenes of Michael Milligan's MERCY KILLERS - 1/7/2014

Working Theater, in its 29th season off?Broadway, will in a co?production with the Harold Clurman Lab Theater, offer a piercing perspective on healthcare reform in the United States, with MERCY KILLERS, written and performed by Michael Milligan. The play, directed by Tom Oppenheim will make its off?Broadway premiere on January 7th at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, 31 West 27th Street. The production will have its official opening on January 15th and will be performed in various communities throughout New York City in order to directly realize Working Theater's mission to bring theater to communities where working people live. Check out a behind the scenes look below!

THE AESTHETICS OF SHADOW, PART 1: JAPAN and More Set for MoMA's Jan 2014 Film Exhibitions - 1/7/2014

The Museum of Modern Art has announced its film exhibitions for January 2014. Scroll down for details!

LINSANITY The True Story of Basketball Phenom Jeremy Lin's NBA Rise Now on DVD - 1/7/2014

Directed by Evan Leong and narrated by Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0), Ming Yao, Jeremy Lin, LINSANITY The True Story of Basketball Phenom Jeremy Lin's NBA Rise is coming to DVD on January 7, 2014.


One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you the double feature of In Sickness and In Health and To Love and To Cherish on DVD on Jan. 7, 2014.

Beth Morrison Project Kicks Off PROTOTYPE 2014: OPERA/THEATRE/NOW - 1/8/2014

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the second annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 8-18, 2014.

275 Films Up for Consideration at 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards - 1/8/2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today released the list of entries for the EE British Academy Film Awards. 275 films have been entered this year for consideration by over 6,500 BAFTA members; Round One voting opens on Wednesday 11 December. The full list of nominations will be announced on Wednesday 8 January 2014 at 7.30am.

WICKED & More to Participate in KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY 2014 - 1/8/2014

The Broadway League announced today the shows participating in the 18thKIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, which will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Tickets to participating shows will be available to the public starting Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. ET.

Helen McCrory, Luke Evans Announce 2014 BAFTA Nominations - 1/8/2014

On Wednesday 8 January 2014, actors Helen McCrory and Luke Evans will join BAFTA's Chairman John Willis to announce the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2014.

Richard H. Blake to Join Cast of JERSEY BOYS as 'Tommy DeVito' in January - 1/9/2014

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Richard H. Blake (Legally Blonde, Wicked) will join the cast on Thursday, January 9, 2014 in the role of "Tommy DeVito." He assumes the role from Andy Karl who departs the production following the Sunday, December 1st performance. John Gardiner, who played "Tommy" on the national tour, will perform the role from December 3, 2013 through Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

John Rando Helms 'ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN' at The Acting Company - 1/9/2014

After 27 years, Tom Stoppard's seminal work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the New York stage directed by Tony-winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story). Presented by The Acting Company in rotating repertory with Hamlet, directed by Ian Belknap, performances begin January 9 and run through February 1 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC.

Jon Fosse's I AM THE WIND Sails Into 59E59 Theaters - 1/9/2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome the return of The Shop with the US premiere of I AM THE WIND, written by Jon Fosse, translated by Simon Stephens, and directed by Paul Takacs. I AM THE WIND begins performances on Thursday, January 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 26. Press opening is Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 PM.

'ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN' Plays in Rep with HAMLET at the Pearl - 1/9/2014

After 27 years, Tom Stoppard's seminal work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead returns to the New York stage directed by Tony-winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story). Presented by The Acting Company in rotating repertory with Hamlet, directed by Ian Belknap, performances begin January 9 and run through February 1 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC.

Theatre Mitu in El Paso, TX Premieres JUAREZ: A DOCUMENTARY MYTHOLOGY - 1/9/2014

Following more than two years of research and development, Theater Mitu premieres its most daring work to date - a documentary-style exploration into the complicated relationship between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and its sister city immediately over the border, El Paso, TX.

Opera On Tap Presents a HOME BREWED OPERA - 1/9/2014

Jay Mohr Stars in DUMBBELLS, Coming to Theaters/VOD Today - 1/10/2014

DUMBBELLS, the buddy comedy starring comedic legend Carl Reiner, eccentrics Tom Arnold, Jay Mohr, Jaleel White and Andy Milonakis, and celebrated models Fabio and Hoyt Richards, has been acquired by GoDigital Inc.

STAGE TUBE: Red Band Trailer DUMBBELLS Out in Theaters and VOD Today - 1/10/2014

Hilarious red band trailer for buddy comedy DUMBBELLS- The movie will hit theaters and VOD January 10th via GoDigital.

Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 100th Anniversary Gala Broadcast on PBS' LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - 1/10/2014

On November 17, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the legendary tenor's birth with a star-studded gala at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Isabel Leonard, the 2013 Richard Tucker Award-winner and a rising star in the U.S. and abroad, joins an outstanding group of singers including Stephanie Blythe, Stephen Costello, Joyce DiDonato, Renee Fleming, Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Greer Grimsley, Angela Meade, Eric Owens, Ailyn Perez, Matthew Polenzani, and Patricia Racette. With the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Choral Society led by Riccardo Frizza they will present a program of arias and ensembles by Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, Dvorak, Puccini and Offenbach. Following the concert, which is being taped for broadcast on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center on January 10, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST (check local listings), the foundation will host a gala dinner on the Grand Promenade of Avery Fisher Hall.

Minnesota Opera's Youth Ensemble Presents GRIFFELKIN - 1/10/2014

Bruce Ramsay's HAMLET Comes to Select Screens - 1/10/2014

Hamlet Productions and Breaking Glass Pictures are pleased to announce the January 10th limited theatrical release of Bruce Ramsay's Hamlet, the latest adaptation of William Shakespeare's immortal classic about the melancholy Dane.

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present KATE TEMPEST, 1/10-19 - 1/10/2014

St. Ann's Warehouse will present the American Premiere of Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients, which garnered considerable critical acclaim and the prestigious Herald Angel Award at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tempest is also the first winner under 40 of the TEd Hughes Poetry Award. Brand New Ancients, which will run from January 10 - 19, continues the St Ann's Warehouse tradition of introducing American audiences to exceptional theater artists and companies from across the pond, including Kneehigh, Enda Walsh, Stephen Hoggett, John Tiffany, and Daniel Kitson, who first recommended Tempest to St. Ann's Artistic Director, Susan Feldman. A co-production with Battersea Arts Centre on Tour, Brand New Ancients will run for eight performances at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn).

I COULD SAY MORE to Begin Performances 1/10 Off-Broadway - 1/10/2014

I COULD SAY MORE -- a new play by Chuck Blasius -- will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway, with previews starting Friday, January 10, 2014 prior to an official press opening night on Monday, January 13 at Hudson Guild Theatre (441 W. 26 St.) in Manhattan.

Bruce Ramsay's HAMLET Opens in Select Theaters - 1/10/2014

Hamlet Productions and Breaking Glass Pictures are pleased to announce the January 10th limited theatrical release of Bruce Ramsay's Hamlet

Balagan Theatre & Seattle Theatre Group Present Jerry Springer: THE OPERA - 1/10/2014

Come and see America's favorite talk show host suffer the worst day of his career in the award-winning, smash-hit British musical, Jerry Springer: The Opera, January 10-26, 2014, at the Moore Theatre, co-produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group.

TRUTH, Starring Sean Paul Lockhart, Opens at New York's Quad Cinema - 1/10/2014

Left of Center Entertainment and Border 2 Border Entertainment are excited to announce that Rob Moretti's Truth will open at New York's Quad Cinema January 10th.

Thriller THE SARATOV APPROACH Hits Theaters Nationwide - 1/10/2014

A new trailer for Garrett Batty's inspirational thriller, THE SARATOV APPROACH has been released. After breaking box-office records during its limited theatrical run in Utah and Idaho, the film begins its national expansion on January 10th

Marilu Henner & Brooke D'Orsay Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie JUNE IN JANUARY Today - 1/11/2014

Marilu Henner stars with Brooke D'Orsay and Wes Brown in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie 'June in January,' premiering Saturday, January 11 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C).

Soprano Patricia Racette to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's MADAMA BUTTERFLY - 1/11/2014

American soprano Patricia Racette, known throughout the world for her portrayal of Cio-Cio-San (a.k.a. Madama Butterfly), will star in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Puccini's ever-popular masterpiece, Madama Butterfly, which opens at Lyric on Saturday, January 11. There will be six performances - Jan. 11, 14, 17, and 20 beginning at 7:30pm, and Jan. 23 and 26 beginning at 2pm.

Opera Columbus' Free Performances of THE MERRY WIDOW Resume in 2014 - 1/11/2014

Opera Columbus will continue its successful, innovative collaboration with Shadowbox Live in 2014, resuming free performances of an abridged, English-language adaptation of Lehar's classic operetta, The Merry Widow. This lighthearted, romantic story and its engaging characters are transported into a modern-day setting and transformed into an immersive, interactive, and highly accessible experience. Cast with local performers, The Merry Widow is supported by a grant from PNC Arts Alive, a multi-year initiative to support visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways.

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