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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/20/2016

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 2/20/2016. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Center Stage Opera to Present THE BEST OF BROADWAY - 2/20/2016

Center Stage Opera brings a bevy of Broadway's greatest hits to The Performing Arts Center at Reseda High, Feb. 20 at 7:30 pm, and Feb. 21 at 3 pm. The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Ghost, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys & Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Show Boat, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler On The Roof, West Side Story… Our stage runneth over with Tony Award-winning classics!       And we've got a fabulous cast to match  - Bobby Akinboboye, Kate Bass, Amanda Benjamin, Katie McTyre, Andrew Schufman, Jonas Sills, Dylan F. Thomas, Shira Renee Thomas, and our special guest star… four-time Grammy Award winner Deniece Williams!


Pittsburgh Opera to Present Ricky Ian Gordon's 27 - 2/20/2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27.

Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce Vavrek's 'quick-witted libretto.'


Photos: Meet the Stars of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27 at Pittsburgh Opera - 2/20/2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 77th season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 27. Spotlighting larger-than-life novelist, poet, playwright, and Pittsburgh native Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, 27 will delight you with Ricky Ian Gordon's 'tuneful score' and Royce Vavrek's 'quick-witted libretto.' BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below!


Long Beach Opera Presents HOPE AND HEALING - 2/20/2016

On Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016, Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents HOPE AND HEALING at the Veterans Administration Hospital of Long Beach.


Bartlett Sher Directs New Staging of Verdi's OTELLO on PBS's 'Great Performances' - 2/21/2016


Idina Menzel Performs 'Let It Go' on ABC's DISNEYLAND 60 Celebration Tonight - 2/21/2016

Tony Award-winning star of stage, film, television and music Idina Menzel to perform on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60.


Vital Theatre's FASHION ACADEMY THE MUSICAL Ends Run at The Theater at Blessed Sacrament - 2/21/2016

Vital Theatre Company's production of FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL will play its final performance next Sunday, February 21st.


Canadian Opera Company to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO - 2/22/2016

Toronto – The future of Canadian opera will be on full display on February 22, 2016 when the rising young stars of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio sing the lead roles in Mozart's comedic tour-de-force, The Marriage of Figaro. This special, one-night-only performance of the COC's new production takes place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, with all tickets accessibly priced at $25 and $55. The Marriage of Figaro is sung in Italian with English SURTITLES.


Lyric Opera of Chicago Launches 61st Season With ROMEO AND JULIET - 2/22/2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago continues its 61st season with Romeo and Juliet in a new-to-Chicago production created by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher, Monday, February 22 through Saturday, March 19(nine performances). This is the eighth and final mainstage opera production of the widely acclaimed 2015/16 season.


Photos: First Look at Winningham, Friedman & More in HER REQUIEM at LCT3 - 2/22/2016

Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Patten and Mare Winningham are featured in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of HER REQUIEM, by Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey. HER REQUIEM is currently in previews for a February 22nd opening and will run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 20 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Opera Australia to Launch NSW Schools Tour with HANSEL AND GRETEL - 2/22/2016

February 2016: Opera Australia's touring program will present the opera version of Hansel and Gretel to

NSW schools, launching at Marrickville West Primary School on Friday 19 February, 2016.


Kevin Kline & Nina Arianda Lead Reading of Noel Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER - 2/22/2016

Just announced, The Acting Company will continue its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Noel Coward's charming comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER on Monday, February 22nd at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY.


Transgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Begins at The Public Theater - 2/23/2016

The Public Theater announced today that the transformative, heart-soaring musical SOUTHERN COMFORT has been added to the 2015-16 downtown season. Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.


Leslie Uggams Takes on Title Role in Colman Domingo's DOT at the Vineyard - 2/23/2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that Leslie Uggams -- the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress who has been opening doors for African-American actors for five decades –-- will perform the title role in the NY debut of Colman Domingo's newest play, DOT, at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) beginning February 4, 2016 and opening February 23.


Bobby Steggert and More Headline Anna Ziegler's BOY Off-Broadway - 2/23/2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the cast for BOY, Keen Company's spring production, featuring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil').


New Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Begins at The Public Theater - 2/23/2016

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia, on Tuesday, February 23. As an ongoing advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, The Public has also announced a variety of Talk Backs, Audience Conversations, and Speaker Series discussions focusing on the larger themes of Southern Comfort.


Caldwell's Bomb Explodes in New York City - 2/23/2016


Caldwell's Bomb Explodes in New York City - 2/23/2016


Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING Rounds Out Atlantic's 30th Season - 2/24/2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced the final production of its 30th anniversary season, the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe.


Site-Specific Premiere of INSIGNIFICANCE Stars Max Baker at Lanagham Place - 2/24/2016

The acclaimed UK based theater company Defibrillator will present the New York premiere of INSIGNIFICANCE by Tony Award winner Terry Johnson. The production will open this February at the five-star hotel Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue. The play, which takes place in a hotel room in 1953, will be staged entirely within a hotel room on the 5th floor of Langham Place, New York.


Azuka Theatre Continues 2015-2016 Season with Second World Premiere Local Girls by Emma Goidel Runs February 24 – March 13 - 2/24/2016


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlantic Theater's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING - 2/24/2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. HOLD ON TO ME DARLING will feature Adelaide Clemens ('Rectify'), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Hogan (As Is), Jenn Lyon (Fish in the Dark), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi), Emmy Award nominee Timothy Olyphant ('Justified') and C.J. Wilson (Bronx Bombers). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team below!


MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Cast Set for Jam Session at El Original TXMX - 2/24/2016

Tap dancing brothers John & Leo Manzari and MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE musical director Sherrie Maricle and members of the Diva Jazz Orchestra will perform a late night “jam” session at El Original TXMX (730 10th Avenue at 50th Street) on Wednesday, February 24th beginning at 10:30pm, after TAPPIN' THRU LIFE concludes.


Thousands of NYC Students See HUGHIE with New 'Access for All' Initiative - 2/24/2016

The producers of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage, just announced the launch of ACCESS FOR ALL, a partnership with Broadway For All.


THE WIZ LIVE's Uzo Aduba Leads THE MAIDS at Trafalgar Studios - 2/25/2016

According to WhatsOnStage, Uzo Aduba, star of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and NBC's upcoming presentation of THE WIZ LIVE!, has nabbed one of the lead roles in THE MAIDS, slated to play Trafalgar Studios, this February, directed by Jamie Lloyd as his company's first 2016 production.


Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Begins on Broadway - 2/25/2016

Some bright news from BRIGHT STAR! BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, will play Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).


Colorado Ballet to Host Queen of Hearts Ball, Featuring Tom Wopat - 2/25/2016

DENVER – Colorado Ballet will host the “Queen of Hearts Ball,” an Alice in Wonderland-themed gala at 5:30 p.m. on February 25, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  The evening's entertainment will include a performance by Colorado Ballet dancers performing sections from the ballet Alice (in Wonderland).  In addition, Tom Wopat, who began his career as Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard and went on to become a Tony-nominated Broadway singer, television and movie actor will perform live.


RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS Makes U.S. Debut at SoHo Playhouse - 2/25/2016

NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director.


Photo Flash: First Look at Mint Theater Company's WOMEN WITHOUT MEN - 2/25/2016

Performances are on now for the next Mint Theater production, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, and continue through March 26th at New York City Center Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The play explores the clash of conflicting natures and petty competitions that erupt amongst the cloistered teaching staff of an all-girls boarding school. Opening Night is set for February 25th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Renowned Russian Stage Director Stages The Strange Genius of Nikolai Gogol - 2/26/2016


Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out Today - 2/26/2016

Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016.


Broadway Vet Matt Doyle Celebrates UNCONTROLLED Album Release at LPR - 2/26/2016

Broadway veteran Matt Doyle (THE BOOK OF MORMON, WAR HORSE, SPRING AWAKENING) will release his first full-length album -- UNCONTROLLED -- on February 26th, 2016. He is thrilled to celebrate the release of the album at Le Poisson Rouge.


HSA Theatre Department Presents: Medea - 2/26/2016


Washington National Opera to Present Leah Crocetto in Recital - 2/26/2016

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with Leah Crocetto in Recital, featuring the celebrated star of last season's Dialogues of the Carmelites, on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Mark Markham, Ms. Crocetto will perform art songs by Strauss, Duparc, and Barber, as well as popular opera arias and a few of her favorite jazz standards.


Masterworks Broadway Releases THE ESSENTIAL STEPHEN SONDHEIM Collection - 2/26/2016

It's time to put in your winter pre-orders! Masterworks Broadway has just announced its slate of releases for Winter 2016, including three classic albums from the archives - SWEET CHARITY (February 12), SALAD DAYS (March 18), and KISMET (April 15). On February 26, Masterworks Broadway releases THE ESSENTIAL STEPHEN SONDHEIM, celebrating the 85th birthday year of the legendary theater composer and lyricist.


DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's DISASTER Perform on NBC's 'Today' - 2/26/2016

NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's DISASTER! will perform on 'Today' on Friday, February 26th during the 10 - 11 am hour of the morning show. Be sure to set your DVR's. BWW will bring you video of the appearance as soon as it becomes available. 


CAPS FOR SALE THE MUSICAL Makes Off-Broadway Debut - 2/27/2016

Adventure Theatre MTC, as a part of the Women's Voices Theatre Festival, brings the classic folktale and book by Esphyr Slobodkina, CAPS FOR SALE, to the stage on its 75th Anniversary with a limited three-week world premiere engagement, September 11- 27, 2015. CAPS FOR SALE, THE MUSICAL will then pack up its caps on a National Tour, October 5-November 28, 2015, to over 17 cities and finally end its monkey business Off-Broadway at The New Victory Theater February 27- March 6, 2016.


Renowned Russian Stage Director Stages The Strange Genius of Nikolai Gogol - 2/27/2016


The White Stag Quadrilogy - 2/27/2016


Azuka Theatre Continues 2015-2016 Season with Second World Premiere Local Girls by Emma Goidel Runs February 24 – March 13 - 2/27/2016


Caldwell's Bomb Explodes in New York City - 2/27/2016





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