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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/30/2009

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 3/30/2009. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Mel B and Kelly Monaco Join Jerry Mitchell's Upcoming Vegas Based 'PEEP SHOW'! - 3/30/2009

Tickets are on sale today for preview and regular performances of PEEPSHOW, the sexy new production set to open at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. PEEPSHOW, starring pop superstar and television personality Mel B., will open for preview performances on March 30, 2009, with an opening night gala planned for April 18 of 2009.


MARY STUART - 3/30/2009

Additional casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of MARY STUART, Friedrich Schiller's classic play in a new version by Peter Oswald, which opens April 19, 2009 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The production, starring its acclaimed original London leads Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, begins previews on March 30, 2009 for a limited run of 20 weeks only.


Amas Anniversary Gala Honors Dionne Warwick, Woodie King Jr. - 3/30/2009

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director; Rosetta LeNoire, Founder), will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a Gala evening on Monday, March 30th featuring a special "Blast from the Past" concert of songs and numbers from four decades of Amas Musicals, including Bubbling Brown Sugar, It's So Nice to Be Civilized, Zanna Don't!, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Four Guys Named Jose, Stormy Weather, Langston Hughes's Little Ham, From My Hometown, Lone Star Love, and Wanda's World, among others. The event will take place at the Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street, at 7pm.


AMT Hosts BLAST FROM THE PAST Concert - 3/30/2009

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director; Rosetta LeNoire, Founder), will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a Gala evening on Monday, March 30th featuring a special "Blast from the Past" concert of songs and numbers from four decades of Amas Musicals, including Bubbling Brown Sugar, It's So Nice to Be Civilized, Zanna Don't!, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Four Guys Named Jose, Stormy Weather, Langston Hughes's Little Ham, From My Hometown, Lone Star Love, and Wanda's World, among others. The event will take place at the Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street, at 7pm.


The Pearl Theater Co Presents TARTUFFE - 3/30/2009

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to present the fourth play of its 25 th Anniversary Season; Moli?re's riotous comedy Tartuffe. The production will open March 30, 2009. This wickedly gleeful comedy offers the story of the hypocritical Tartuffe and his designs on the affluent (and painfully gullible) Orgon.

Orgon's family must find a way to break Tartuffe's hold on them before they lose everything - and it won't be easy. In THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY'S production of Tartuffe, Moli?re's madcap dance of cunning plans and comic irrationality, the question is: what will win the day - blind faith or common sense? "This translation is Richard Wilbur's masterpeice", says Tartuffe Director, Gus Kaikkonen. In this revival, Kaikkonen plans to explore what happens when an entire family combats each other, all in the name of love.


The Flea's Moses' LOVE/STORIES - 3/30/2009

The Flea Theater will extend its critically acclaimed World Premiere production of Itamar Moses' LOVE/STORIES (OR BUT YOU WILL GET USED TO IT), a collection of five short new plays. Moses is the author of The Four of Us, Bach at Leipzig, Back Back Back and Celebrity Row, a playwright whose sensibility is the perfect match for The Bats, The Flea's resident company of emerging artists. Originally scheduled to close March 9, the production has been extended for 3 more weeks, through March 30.


John Treacy Egan, Kristy Cates & More Sing 'Cronin Songs' at Lincoln Center - 3/30/2009

The music of Bobby Cronin will be showcased on Monday, March 30 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The event which starts at 6pm will be hosted by Erica Ruff and John Zindarsic.


Amas Celebrates 40th Anniversary W/ Benefit Gala - 3/30/2009

New York: Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director; Rosetta LeNoire, Founder), will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a Benefit Gala on Monday, March 30th, 2009. The evening will feature a special "Blast from the Past" concert of songs and numbers from four decades of Amas Musicals, including Bubbling Brown Sugar, Zanna Don't!, Barrio Babies, Bobos, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Four Guys Named Jose, Latin Heat, Starmites, Langston Hughes's Little Ham, From My Hometown, Lone Star Love, and Wanda's World. The director and choreographer for the evening is Amas Artist-in-Residence Maria Torres, with musical direction by Doug Oberhamer. The event will take place at the Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street, at 7pm.


Creative Staff Announced For THE TEMPRAMENTALS - 3/30/2009

MAN underdog presents "The Temperamentals" by Jon Marans, Off Broadway at The Barrow Group Studio Theater, 312 West 36 Street 3rd Floor. Previews begin Thursday, April 30, 2009 and the opening is Monday, May 4 at 8:00 pm for the limited engagement. It is directed by Jonathan Silverstein. Set & /Costume design is by Clint Ramos, lighting by Josh Bradford and Daniel Kluger is the sound designer. Classical composer and vocal coach Aaron Dai is the Musical Consultant. The cast will soon be announced. "Temperamental" was a code word for "homosexual" in the early 1950s, part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate. In this underground world, danger was always an underlying presence. But with it, a heady, intoxicating secrecy also hung in the air.


Murney & Burgess Join Stitt & Friends in Concert at Birdland - 3/30/2009

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is proud to announce the return of songwriter Georgia Stitt in Concert on Monday, March 30 at 9pm, in continuation of the Broadway at Birdland series.


Dean, Schwartz, Mallory and Douglas Ullman, Jr. Join THE FANTASTICKS - 3/30/2009

Bradley Dean, Jonathan Schwartz, Ramona Mallory and Douglas Ullman, Jr. will join the Off Broadway cast of The Fantasticks as El Gallo, Matt, Luisa and The Mute, respectively, beginning Monday, March 30, 2009.


HAIR Announces Cancellation - 3/30/2009

The producers of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical have announced the cancelleation of the Monday, March 30th performance of the show "to allow the company a day of rest in the midst of a long string of consecutive performances."


Iraq Veterans Playwrights Workshop - 3/30/2009

Iraq Veterans Playwright Workshop presents Returns, Written by Joshua Casteel (USA) and Directed by David Gothard (UK) Post-reading discussion with Emily Mann (USA) + others Join us for a reading of Returns: A Meditation in Post-Trauma, written by former Abu Ghraib interrogator turned conscientious objector Joshua Casteel (USA) and directed by David Gothard (UK).


RIGHT YOU ARE, IF YOU THINK YOU ARE Reading Held In NYC - 3/30/2009

Luigi Pirandello described the plot of his play, Right You Are, If You Think You Are as "a great deviltry." John Martello has fashioned a new translation of this invigorating classic. The reading is free and is in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Pirandello Society of America.


Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 - 3/30/2009

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas) will join the cast of Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, which is presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall.


South Pacific.jpg" align="right" hspace="5" class="fotgal" border=0 />South Pacific 50th Anniv. Collector's Edition Blu-ray & DVD Released - 3/31/2009

20th Century Fox 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring 'South Pacific: 50th Anniversary Edition' to Blu-ray on March 31st, day-and-date with the DVD re-release. This two disc set will present both the theatrical and roadshow versions of the film utilizing 2.20:1 1080p video accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.


Barefoot Theater Co Presents THE 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT - 3/31/2009

NYC's Barefoot Theatre Company will present THE 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT, a worldwide, year-long celebration of the 70th birthday of internationally-acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz. Barefoot will lead over 50 theatre companies from around the globe including France, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Scotland, Australia, England, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Japan, Korea & the United States, performing readings, staged readings & fully staged productions of 70 of Horovitz's plays. THE 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT will begin with a gala & a reading of Sins of the Mother (directed by Jo Bonney) at the Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street on Israel's birthday, March 31, 2009 & will continue throughout the following year, ending on March 31, 2010. The evening will be hosted by Barefoot Theatre Company Advisory Board Member, Pierre Dulaine. The entire Barefoot Theatre Company will be present at the event to greet all guests, along with the Horovitz family.


HS Students Can Apply For Macdonald Arts Scholarship - 3/31/2009

High school students who want to further their interests in the fine arts are invited to enter the 2009 James C. Macdonald Arts Scholarship Competition. Sponsored by the Alden Theatre and the McLean Community Center, the scholarship competition encourages artistic achievement and promotes study in the arts by high school students who reside in or attend school in Dranesville Small Tax District 1-A. The deadline for applying for this year's competition is Tuesday, March 31.


Chester Gregory Releases 'In Search Of High Love' Album - 3/31/2009

Broadway Star/R&B Soul Recording Artist Chester Gregory prepares for the release of his debut album "In Search of High Love", in stores on March 31, 2009. The lead singe is the classic remake of "I Only Have Eyes 4 U", by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.


The ILIAD: Book One Comes To Aquila Theater - 3/31/2009

AQUILA THEATRE (Peter Meineck, Artistic Director) is proud to announce that they will continue their season with Homer's Iliad: Book One, beginning March 31st, and continuing through April 25th. Opening Night is set for April 16th. Directed by Peter Meineck, Iliad: Book One will have original music by Anthony Cochrane and movement by Desiree Sanchez. Iliad: Book One will feature John Buxton, Nathan Flower, Jeffrey Golde, Jay Painter, Natasha Piletich, and Vaishnavi Sharma.


Diana Krall Gives Free Concert At WFC Winter Garden - 3/31/2009

With the beautiful Hudson River as her backdrop, Grammy winner, multi-platinum seller and "jazz's premier female song stylist" (Billboard), Diana Krall will perform selections from her new album Quiet Nights. For this rare concert, she will perform with her quartet (including Anthony Wilson, Jeff Hamilton and Robert Hurst) and a 32-piece orchestra conducted by Alan Broadbent.


KNIVES & OTHER SHARP OBJECTS Post Show Convos - 3/31/2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will present post-show discussions following every Tuesday evening performance of KNIVES AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS, the third play of the 2008-2009 Public LAB season. The Public LAB Speaker Series, held every Tuesday following Public LAB shows, consists of engaging conversations with the artists and notable panelists


Cannavale & Stuhlbarg Join Barefoot Theater's THE 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT - 3/31/2009

NYC's Barefoot Theatre Company will present THE 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT, a worldwide, year-long celebration of the 70th birthday of internationally-acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz. Barefoot will lead over 50 theatre companies from around the globe including France, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Scotland, Australia, England, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Japan, Korea & the United States, performing readings, staged readings & fully staged productions of 70 of Horovitz's plays. THE 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT will begin with a gala & a reading of Sins of the Mother (directed by Jo Bonney) at the Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street on Israel's birthday, March 31, 2009 & will continue throughout the following year, ending on March 31, 2010. The evening will be hosted by Barefoot Theatre Company Advisory Board Member, Pierre Dulaine. The entire Barefoot Theatre Company will be present at the event to greet all guests, along with the Horovitz family.


Theater At The Center Presents DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN - 4/1/2009

Munster native Kevin Burke will star in special performances Wednesday, April 1 through Sunday, April 5

Munster, IN- Defending the Caveman, the longest running solo play in Broadway history, has won the hearts of over eight million people worldwide in more than 16 different languages. Defending the Caveman, written by Rob Becker and starring Munster native Kevin Burke, plays Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, from Wednesday, April 1 through Sunday, April 5 as a special event during their 2009 season. Burke, on break from his hit, sold-out run of Defending the Caveman at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas, will be performing this engagement specifically for his hometown audience before returning to Las Vegas.


Controversial Play THE BUS STOP At Theater HAN - 4/1/2009

Theatre HAN will present the New York Premiere of THE BUS STOP, the ground-breaking 1983 comedy by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian. Condemned as "spiritual pollution" by Chinese Communist Party officials and banned from production, the controversial play, which recalls Beckett's Waiting for Godot, earned Gao a reputation as an avant-garde writer to watch. Interpreted as an analogy for ineffective Communist government, the play was described by one eminent member of the party as "the most pernicious piece of writing since the foundation of the People's Republic." Translated by Shiao-Ling Yu and directed by Samantha Shechtman, previews begin March 26 at Sanford Meisner Theater. Opening night is slated for April 1.


DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN Comes To Theater At The Center - 4/1/2009

Defending the Caveman, the longest running solo play in Broadway history, has won the hearts of over eight million people worldwide in more than 16 different languages. Defending the Caveman, written by Rob Becker and starring Munster native Kevin Burke, plays Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, from Wednesday, April 1 through Sunday, April 5 as a special event during their 2009 season. Burke, on break from his hit, sold-out run of Defending the Caveman at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas, will be performing this engagement specifically for his hometown audience before returning to Las Vegas.


BOO-Arts Announces MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION - 4/1/2009

BOO-Arts Productions is pleased to announce their production of George Bernard Shaw's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, directed by Kathleen O'Neill. MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION will play a three-week limited engagement at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10011). Performances begin Wednesday, April 1st and continue through Saturday, April 18th. Opening Night is Thursday, April 2nd (7 p.m.).


MITF Seeks Script Submissions For SHORT SUBJECTS - 4/1/2009

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) seeks script submissions for SHORT SUBJECTS, a new division for plays that run under 60 minutes. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2009. Productions submitted to SHORT SUBJECTS may be combined into longer programs which will be presented at the Where Eagles Dare studio theatre, 347 W. 36th Street, NYC, and The WorkShop Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC. The MITF's 2009 season runs from July 13 - August 2, 2009


Beowulf: A Thousand Years Of Baggage - 4/1/2009

2008 winner of the Bay Are Glickman Award for Best Play, Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, a Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay, presented by the Shotgun Players. Beowulf was written by written by Jason Craig with music by 2009 Larson Award Winner Dave Malloy, and directed by Rod Hipskind. Beowulf will be begin performances on March 31, opening on Sunday, April 5 and will initially run through April 18 at the Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street @ Pitt).


THE BATTERY'S DOWN Season 2 - 4/1/2009

The Battery's Down, the hit online television series, will return for a second season on Wednesday, April 1, on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. Filmed in a style similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm or The Office, The Battery's Down chronicles The Life of young actor Jake Wilson in New York City. Each twenty-minute, two-part episode will premiere at 12:01AM the first of every month.


First Annual Playwrighting Fest Benefits YMCA - 4/1/2009

The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA will host its First Annual Playwrighting Festival on April 1 and 2 at 8pm. Playwrights from throughout the tri-state region submitted their work for consideration. Nine 10-15 minute plays were selected and will be presented on stage, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting the West Side YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.


American Theater Celebrates 25th Anniversary Issue - 4/1/2009

Long considered the essential magazine for professional not-for-profit theatre, AMERICAN THEATRE (AT), published monthly by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has been providing theatre professionals, students, advocates and audiences a comprehensive journal for nearly 25 years.


LaBute's 'reasons to be pretty' at Lyceum - 4/2/2009

Due to encouraging business on Broadway this fall with four dramatic hits, it was announced today that this season?s production of Neil LaBute's new play reasons to be pretty will play the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Terry Kinney will direct Mr. LaBute's Broadway debut. The show will go into rehearsals on Friday, February 16, 2009 with preview performances slated to begin Friday, March 6 2009 and an opening night scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2009. Casting announcements will be forthcoming.


Jennifer Hudson Announces Solo Tour, lands in Philly - 4/2/2009

Star magazine is revealing that after slowly making her way back into the spotlight with performances at the Super Bowl and Grammys, Jennifer Hudson has announced that she'll be kicking off her first solo tour. Hudson and R&B singer Robin Thicke will co-headline a five-week tour which will kick off April 2 in Philadelphia and concludes May 8 in Houston reports Star..


Zac Efron Named ShoWest's 'Breakthrough Performer of the Year' - 4/2/2009

Variety reports that ShoWest has named Zac Efron as its 2009 breakthrough performer of the year. Efron will be presented with the honor at ShoWest's Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 2nd, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.


Michael Caine Receives ShoWest's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award - 4/2/2009

Two-time Academy Award winner, Michael Caine, will receive the ShoWest 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event, which will be held March 30-April 2, 2009, in Las Vegas. Caine will be presented with the ShoWest Lifetime Achievement Award at ShoWest's Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 2, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.


BRUNCH The Musical At Chernuchin Theatre - 4/2/2009

Meghann Dreyfuss (currently in MAMMA MIA! on Broadway); Kevin T. Collins (ANGELS - The Musical); and Maxx Mann (lead singer of the rock orchestra TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will lead the cast of the new musical BRUNCH - The Musical, being given its world-premiere production with previews starting Thursday, April 2 prior to the official press opening Thursday, April 9 Off-Broadway at the Chernuchin Theatre (314 W. 54 St.) in Manhattan. BRUNCH - The Musical has music & lyrics by Rick Kunzi, book by Mr. Kunzi & Adam Barnosky, and is directed by Rick Kunzi.


Oppenheimer Play TRINITY 5:29 - 4/2/2009

Axis Company (1 Sheridan Square, just off 7th Avenue) invites you to the World Premiere of TRINITY 5:29, a new drama about atomic bomb creator J. Robert Oppenheimer. Conceived by Axis Company, directed by Randy Sharp, and presented on an Off-Broadway contract, performances of this limited engagement run April 2 - May 9.


First Annual Playwrighting Fest Benefits YMCA - 4/2/2009

The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA will host its First Annual Playwrighting Festival on April 1 and 2 at 8pm. Playwrights from throughout the tri-state region submitted their work for consideration. Nine 10-15 minute plays were selected and will be presented on stage, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting the West Side YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.


BEYOND.WORDS. Addresses Autism Through Dance At BMCC - 4/2/2009

Contemporary dance company dre.dance (Andrew Palermo and Taye Diggs) examines autism in their latest World Premiere, BEYOND.WORDS. Performances of this challenging new work run April 2-4 at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.


Big Night Out Continues With Open Mic Series - 4/2/2009

The critically acclaimed open mic series, Big Night Out continues! Billed as a delicious gathering for the musical community, Big Night Out is a unique and supportive environment for performers and composers of all backgrounds to come together and perform the music that they love.


ONWARD Explores Loch Ness, Cape Horn & More At 59E59 - 4/2/2009

ONWARD, a collection of three musical tales spanning the murky depths of Loch Ness, the mystical waves of the Bermuda Triangle, and the treacherous waters of Cape Horn, will be presented April 2-5 at 59E59 Theaters. The new musical adventure is a magical exploration of love and mortality, where rules are challenged, mysteries unraveled, and lives are forever transformed.


MCCC's MEL LEIPZIG To Hold American Art Discussion - 4/2/2009

Mel Leipzig, nationally renowned artist and professor of art at Mercer County Community College, will discuss prominent contributors to the American realist art tradition in his talk, ?Seven Modern American Realists,? on Thursday, April 2 at 12 noon. Leipzig?s slide lecture takes place in the Communications Building, CM 110, on MCCC?s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Free and open to the public, his talk concludes Mercer?s Distinguished Lecture Series for the Spring 2009 semester.


Cupcakes & Performances Set For TerraNOVA Benefit - 4/2/2009

terraNOVA Collective is set to host an evening to benfit terraNOVA Collective Thursday, April 2 at DR2 Theatre and D-Lounge 103 East 15th Street. This extra special evening will begin with a Welcome Reception at 7pm in the DR2 Lobby with chocolate and desserts from some of New York?s finest bakeries including Magnolia Bakery & Tonnie?s. The Mainstage Performance will begin at 8pm in the DR2 Theatre. Performances will include Roger Bonair-Agard (HBO's Def Poetry Jam) and previews from the upcoming 2009 soloNOVA Arts Festival, including: Preston Martin (Fun Design with Svelte) and magician Jeff Grow (Creating Illusion). Concluding the performances, packages will be up for sale including tickets to some of the hottest Broadway shows as well as NY & NJ sporting events.


'NEW YORK POPS' Awarded Grant For Strouse Tribute - 4/3/2009

The New York Pops has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant, awarded in the category "Access to Artistic Excellence," will support Once Upon a Time and Tomorrow: The Best of Charles Strouse, a concert celebrating the 80th birthday of the Tony Award-winning Broadway composer. The performance will provide the opportunity to explore the works of this time-honored American composer whose talent has advanced the art of musical theater and touched the hearts of music-lovers for generations. The New York Pops holds the unique distinction of being the only symphonic pops orchestra in the country to receive an award from the NEA in the category of "Access to Artistic Excellence."


Roundabout's WAITING FOR GODOT - 4/3/2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents (in order of speaking) Nathan Lane (Estragon), Bill Irwin (Vladimir), John Goodman (Pozzo), David Strathairn (Lucky) and in a new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and directed by Tony? award winner Anthony Page. Waiting for Godot will now begin previews one week earlier on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 and open officially on Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). This will be a limited engagement. The cast will also include Matthew Schechter (Boy). The design team includes Santo Loquasto (Sets), Jane Greenwood (Costumes) and Peter Kaczorowski (Lights).


MACBETH Comes To The Hipgnosis Theater - 4/3/2009

The Hipgnosis Theatre Company proudly presents William Shakespeare's Macbeth, one of his best-known and darkest works, directed by John Castro. Macbeth runs from April 3 to 19, 2009 in a limited engagement at the Clemente Soto Velez Center (Flamboyan Theater), located at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington & Delancey, in NYC. Official opening is April 3. The play follows on the heels of the company's acclaimed 2008 production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, which received a 2008 NY Innovative Theater Award nomination for Outstanding Production Of A Play.


Liliane Montevecchi To Be Honored By Boys' Town Of Italy - 4/3/2009

Tony award-winning actress, Liliane Montevecchi, is being honored on April 3rd, 2009 by Boys' Towns of Italy at their 64th Annual "Ball of the Year" Gala at The Pierre. The Broadway star is being recognized for her contribution to the stage and screen. Other honorees include Italian fashion designer and master tailor Domenico Vacca, famed philanthropist Veronica Atkins and Lt. Governor of Connecticut, Michael Fedele.


WON AND LOST Debuts At Apple Core Theater - 4/3/2009

Apple Core Theater Company is pleased to announce the upcoming production of WON AND LOST, a pair of one-acts examining the American veteran experience. The official debut of Apple Core Theater Company, WON AND LOST will feature a revival of PVT. WARS by James McLure and the premiere of THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS by Steven Gridley.


NY Pops Play Best Of Charles Strouse At Carnegie Hall - 4/3/2009

The New York Pops presents Once Upon a Time and Tomorrow: The Best of Charles Strouse at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 3 at 8:00 PM with conductor Martin Yates. This concert is a tribute to the Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, Applause and Bye Bye Birdie. Accompanying The New York Pops will be guest artists Gregg Edelman, Debbie Gravitte, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Emma Rowley and Eric Jordan Young. The Young People's Chorus of New York City, directed by Francisco N??ez, will also be featured in the evening's program.


Edelman, Luker & More Join NY Pops Tribute For Strouse - 4/3/2009

The New York Pops presents Once Upon a Time and Tomorrow: The Best of Charles Strouse at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 3 at 8:00 PM with conductor Martin Yates. This concert is a tribute to the Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, Applause and Bye Bye Birdie. Accompanying The New York Pops will be guest artists Gregg Edelman, Debbie Gravitte, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Emma Rowley and Eric Jordan Young. The Young People's Chorus of New York City, directed by Francisco N??ez, will also be featured in the evening's program.


Apple Core Theater Presents WON AND LOST - 4/3/2009

Apple Core Theater Company is pleased to announce the upcoming production of WON AND LOST, a pair of one-acts examining the veteran experience. The official debut of Apple Core Theater Company, WON AND LOST will feature a revival of PVT. WARS by James McLure and the premiere of THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS by Steven Gridley.


Alan Cumming Named as Grand Marshall of NYC Tartan Day Parade - 4/4/2009

Scottish born actor Alan Cumming will serve as Grand Marshall of New York's Tartan Day Parade. On April 4th, Cumming will lead the parade of bagpipers, Scottish-American organizations, dignitaries, and even Scotties and Westies, up 6th Avenue.


TRU Invites Actors To Register For TRU Audition Event - 4/4/2009

Actors Connection, Bluface Photography, The Network, The Barrow Group Theatre Company, Actors Access, Samuel French Co., Weist Barron, Precision Photos Plus, The Players Theatre and Back Stage present The 2009 TRU AUDITION EVENT April 4-5, 2009 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) invites actors to register for the annual TRU Audition Event, attended by more than 40 NY-area theatre companies, directors, and producers, Equity and non-Equity producing companies, and other individuals, including casting directors and agents.


Cherry Lane Mentor Project Presents HOUSEBREAKING - 4/4/2009

The Cherry Lane Theatre will present the 11th season of its Obie Award-winning Cherry Lane Mentor Project with the new play HOUSEBREAKING - written by Jakob Holder, mentored by playwright Charles Mee - with performances set to run March 24-April 4 at The Cherry Lane Studio (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Daniella Topol directs.


Michael Amante Sings at the St. George Theatre - 4/4/2009

Michael Amante is set to perform the St. George Theatre on April 4th for one show only.


NYPL Presents On An Anniversay: J.M. Synge - 4/4/2009

Through staged readings, song, dance, panel discussions, and films, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will mark the centennial of the death of famed Irish playwright and poet J. M Synge and examine his 1904 tragedy Riders to the Sea. "On an Anniversary": J.M. Synge, 1871 - 1909 is a free series of five programs that explore the importance and influence of this writer and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre.


BEYOND.WORDS. Addresses Autism Through Dance At BMCC - 4/4/2009

Contemporary dance company dre.dance (Andrew Palermo and Taye Diggs) examines autism in their latest World Premiere, BEYOND.WORDS. Performances of this challenging new work run April 2-4 at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.


Grammy Winner Janis Ian Performs At McLean Theater - 4/4/2009

Singer/songwriter Janis Ian, whose hit song "At Seventeen" won her a Grammy award for Best Female Pop Vocalist in 1976, will perform at McLean's Alden Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. Tickets are $34/$28 McLean district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.


SUNNY SIDE UP Comes Up Next At 92nd Street Y - 4/4/2009

The 92nd Street Y continues the 2009 season of Lyrics & LyricistsTM with SUNNY SIDE UP, featuring the Lennon/McCartney of their time, DeSylva, Brown & Henderson. Subtitled "Roaring through the Twenties," the show focuses on the megastar songwriting team of Prohibition-Era Tin Pan Alley who turned out hits like "You're the Cream in My Coffee," "Button Up Your Overcoat," "The Best Things in Life Are Free" and the definitive college musical, Good News.


Tickets Avaliable For THE GOLDEN TICKET In NYC - 4/4/2009

Tickets for the April 4th reading of The Golden Ticket are going quickly... Do you have yours yet? If the thought of Augustus Gloop being swept away in the Chocolate River, Violet Beauregarde inflating like a giant blueberry, Mike Teavee being demagnified into the tele-dimension, and Veruca Salt being thrown down the rubbish shoot by a gang of nut-inspecting squirrels sounds like your idea of a fun night at the opera - or better yet, unlike any night at the opera or theater you've ever experienced - you won't want to miss this preview of one of the most exciting new operas in years.


Mint Theater's THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD - 4/5/2009

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-wining Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director) continues the 2008-2009 season with The Widowing Of Mrs. Holroyd by D.H. Lawrence opening March 1st. Today Mint announced it would extend the production through April 5th. Five years ago Mint Theater introduced New York audiences to D. H. Lawrence - the playwright - with their highly acclaimed production of The Daughter-in-Law, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival and named one of the highlights of 2003 by The New York Times. Audiences and critics alike were surprised to learn that Lawrence had written a play - in fact he wrote eight.


Pan Asian Rep Presents THE SECRET OF O-SONO - 4/5/2009

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents the premiere production of THE SECRET OF O-SONO, a ghost story for family audiences, March 25th - April 5th at the West End Theatre (263 W. 86th Street between Broadway & West End Avenue in the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 2nd floor). Inspired by the Japanese folk tale "The Dead Secret," collected by Lafcadio Hearn, THE SECRET OF O-SONO is a new play by Elsa Okon Rael, directed by Ron Nakahara, with Japanese movement consulting by Sachiyo Ito, and original music by Shigeko Suga. The production is the centerpiece of Pan Asian Rep's NEWWORKS 09, a four-week celebration of new plays, solo pieces and music featuring some of the brightest young talent in the Asian-American community and beyond.


CRAZY HEAD SPACE Announces Cast And Crew - 4/5/2009

Introducing the Cast and Crew of Abraxas Stage Company's Totally Awesome Inaugural Production! Please take note: The cast and crew of Crazy Head Space are dangerous. They have reportedly been seen committing lewd and lascivious acts, along with disturbing the general public. If you see any of these people, please be advised they may traumatize you. But you will love it - and you will beg for more! Get your tickets now (click here) !


KRAPP, 39 Gets Extended At The Soho Playhouse - 4/5/2009

Due to popular demand, Michael Laurence's Krapp, 39 directed by George Demas, has been extended through April 5th, 2009. Originally slated to close on March 15th, 2009, the Award Winning Krapp, 39, began performances on January 13th, and officially opened on January 20, 2009 at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Tickets are $29-$39 and can be purchased at 212-691-1555 or visit www.sohoplayhouse.com / www.krapp39.com


THE HEY-YA BROTHERS Hit Urban Stages Family Series - 4/5/2009

URBAN STAGES FAMILY SERIES (Frances Hill, Founder/Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) is proud to present the hysterical slap-happy family show, The Hey-Ya Brothers starring the award winning clowns and physical comedians Joel Jeske and Christopher Lueck along with "Special Guest" famed unicycler, Mike Richter. Beginning performance on Sundays, March 15 - April 5 at Urban Stages (259 West 30th St) the tickets are $10 and reservations can be made at urbanstages@gmail.com or by calling 212-421-1380.


Reception For FREDDY Photo Exhibit Held At State Theater - 4/5/2009

An artist's reception for the 3rd Annual FREDDY? Photo Exhibit, featuring photographs by Wilson Black & Tom Kosa from the 2008 FREDDY? Awards program will be held on Sunday, April 5th from 5:30 PM - 7 PM in the Alvin H. Butz Gallery at the State Theatre, 5th & Northampton Streets, Easton. The reception is open to the public and precedes the sold out performance of comedian Lewis Black on the Theatre's main stage at 7 PM.


ONWARD Explores Loch Ness, Cape Horn & More At 59E59 - 4/5/2009

ONWARD, a collection of three musical tales spanning the murky depths of Loch Ness, the mystical waves of the Bermuda Triangle, and the treacherous waters of Cape Horn, will be presented April 2-5 at 59E59 Theaters. The new musical adventure is a magical exploration of love and mortality, where rules are challenged, mysteries unraveled, and lives are forever transformed.


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