Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/28/2012

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 4/28/2012. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

LEAP OF FAITH Featured on CBS EARLY SHOW Today - 4/28/2012

Watch the CBS Early Show tomorrow, Saturday April 28, in the 8 AM half-hour for a feature on LEAP OF FAITH hosted by correspondent Elaine Quihano. LEAP OF FAITH opened last night at The St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street, with four-time Tony nominee Raul Esparza leading the company.

Robert Redford, Prince of Wales Open First-Ever London Sundance Film & Music Festival - 4/28/2012

Sundance Institute and The O2 today announced that HRH The Prince of Wales will introduce the Worldwide Theatrical Premiere screening of the film HARMONY: A New Way of Looking at Our World at the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival on April 28 at The O2. HRH will be joined by Sundance Institute President & Founder Robert Redford.

Tracy Shayne to Join CHICAGO as Roxie Hart, 4/28 - 4/28/2012

Beginning Saturday, April 28, 2012, CHICAGO will welcome Tracy Shayne to the role of merry murderess Roxie Hart.

Sundance Channel Premieres Robert Redford PRESENTS - 4/28/2012

Sundance Channel announced today that Creative Director Robert Redford will appear on Sundance Channel to introduce some of the most distinguished independent films of recent years. Airing every Saturday night beginning April 28th, Redford will introduce each film and offer a personal critique.

Usher to Appear in Off-Bway's FUERZA BRUTA - 4/28/2012

The off-Broadway show in New York City, FUERZA BRUTA, has just announced seven-time Grammy Award winning superstar, Usher will join the critically acclaimed cast as the lead Running Man for two performances on April 28th. Fans will experience an exclusively intimate and electrifying performance of FUERZA BRUTA with one of the world's most beloved music icons at their fingertips. Shows are at 7 p.m. EDT and 10 p.m. EDT at the Daryl Roth Theatre with general show tickets on sale now for $150 at A limited amount of special VIP tickets will be available for $200 including a FUERZA BRUTA T-shirt, a special edition program signed by Usher and a digital download of Usher's upcoming new release Looking For Myself, available for redemption on June 12.

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Extends at the Thirteenth Street Rep - 4/28/2012

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards Announced; Festival Ends Today - 4/29/2012

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight, April 26, at a ceremony hosted at the Conrad New York in New York City. The Festival runs through April 29, 2012. The honorees are listed below.

Cherry Lane Studio Theatre Presents EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, Opening 4/29 - 4/29/2012

Lynn Cohen is set to headline the cast of the world-premiere of Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg's EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, presented Off-Broadway by Barefoot Theatre Company with previews beginning April 20 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, April 29 at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Ronald Cohen will direct.

MUSICAL MOMENTUM Concert Benefits Trevor Project - 4/29/2012

Musical Momentum, a very unique benefit concert series, will kick-off with its first event True Colors: A Benefit/Fundraiser for the Trevor Project at the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York on Sunday 29th April at 9:30pm.

NKOTB, Backstreet Boys O2Concert Screened Live to European Cinemas - 4/29/2012

The April 29th live O2 show featuring two of the biggest pop bands of the last 20 years, New Kids on the Block and The Backstreet Boys is set to make history with a cinema cast live to cinemas across Europe.

KILL DADDY GOOD NIGHT Rounds Out Museum of the Moving Image Retrospective - 4/29/2012

One of the most versatile and original talents in contemporary world cinema, the Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has made an art of crossing boundaries, both geographic and formal. From April 19-29, 2012, Museum of the Moving Image will present the first U.S. retrospective to feature both Glawogger's documentary and fiction films.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Premieres Patrick Link's HEADSTRONG - 4/29/2012

The World Premiere production of playwright Patrick Link's Headstrong, directed by William Carden, tackles the subject of football-related brain damage. It opens April 29 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Met Opera Guild Hosts Benefit for Education Programs - 4/29/2012

The Metropolitan Opera Guild and Opera News, the award-winning magazine published by the Guild since 1936, will present two notable events this spring. On Tuesday, March 22, the Guild honors Thomas Hampson, one of today's foremost singers, in its "Met Mastersingers" series at New York City's Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. The great American baritone – who is making his company role debut as Verdi's Macbeth at the Met this month – will engage in an informal conversation with Paul Gruber, the Guild's Executive Director of Program Development. The evening program will also showcase video excerpts of Hampson's most celebrated performances; a new video biography created for the occasion; and the honoree performing songs by Liszt, Barber, and Porter (program subject to change). On Sunday, April 29, the seventh annual Opera News Awards will be presented in a gala celebration in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza in New York City, paying tribute to five extraordinary artists who have made an invaluable contribution to the art form: sopranos Karita Mattila and Anja Silja, baritones Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Peter Mattei, and director Peter Sellars.

2011 Opera News Awards Honorees Announced - 4/29/2012

Grey to Continue as Moonface Martin in AGOES - 4/29/2012

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced that Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey will continue to play "Moonface Martin" through April 29th, 2012 with 2011 Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as "Reno Sweeney." Anything Goes is directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

Minnelli & Rivera to Duet at Kander & Ebb Gala - 4/29/2012

Oscar-winning Hollywood legend Liza Minnelli has signed up to appear at a major charity gala in London on 29 April 2012 to celebrate the work of legendary songwriters Kander & Ebb. The all-star gala at the Victoria Palace Theatre is being produced by veteran promoter and producer Barry Mishon in collaboration with John Kander, and will be in aid of the Ovarian Cancer Action charity.

Photos: The New Group's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE Opens Tonight! - 4/30/2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. See the photos below for a first look at the production!

The American National Theatre Presents Free Readings Featuring Laila Robbins, Brian Murray, et al., 4/30 - 4/30/2012

The American National Theatre (Sean Cullen, Founder; Mark Rubinsky, President) will present, in association with InViolet Repertory Theater and Urban Stages, a staged reading of Erin Mallon's Branched, and Robert Emmet Lunney's For Nina, in association with The Directors Company and Two River Theater Company on Monday, April 30 at Theater Row's Clurman Theater (410 West 42nd Street). This day of readings follows The ANT's first presentation Nobody Suspects a Butterfly, by Christine Henry. Branched will be performed at 4:00PM, and For Nina at 7:00PM. Admission is FREE to the public.

AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE to Open Off-Broadway April 30 - 4/30/2012

Marin Mazzie, Andrew Rannells and More Join New York Pops Gala, 4/30 - 4/30/2012

Ahrens and Flaherty to be Honored at 2012 NY Pops Gala - 4/30/2012

On Monday, April 30, The New York Pops marks its 29th birthday with a grand gala evening titled ‘Journey On' honoring Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated songwriting team of such renowned Broadway musicals as Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical, My Favorite Year, A Man of No Importance, The Glorious Ones and the feature film Anastasia. The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. Following the concert, a black tie dinner and dance will be held at the luxurious Plaza Hotel.

Rene Ricard Presents CHELSEA GIRLS at Anthology Film Archives Tonight - 5/1/2012

The Tenant's Association of the Chelsea Hotel presents a rare screening of Andy Warhol's 1966 masterpiece, Chelsea Girls, introduced by poet and Warhol superstar Rene Ricard, May 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Anthology Film Archives, located at 32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street NYC. Admission is $25.

Circle in the Square Theatre Host Theodore Mann Memorial Tribute - 5/1/2012

A Memorial Tribute honoring Theodore Mann, Circle in the Square's Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Co-Producer, who passed away on February 24 at the age of 87, will be held at Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway, at 50th Street, on Tuesday, May 1, at 1 p.m. Seating is open to the general public on a first come, first-served basis.

SULLIVAN'S TRAVEL Plays at The Invisible Dog - 5/1/2012

Openings, closings, last chances and first glances - April is ending, May is beginning. T. S. Eliot told us that April is the cruelest month, but at the Invisible Dog it isn't cruel, it's just too short! Films, readings, performances and a brand new ground floor installation will all be happening in the next 4 weeks.

STAGE TUBE: SHE'S NOT MY SISTER Now Available on DVD & Digital Download - 5/1/2012

Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is proud to announce the release of SHE'S NOT OUR SISTER, playwright Johnnie Johnsons' biting, bickering and hilarious musical comedy, to the Home Entertainment arena.

Theater Masters Presents TAKE 10: MFA Student Playwright Competition - 5/1/2012

Aspen's acclaimed Theater Masters will present its sixth annual "Take 10," an evening of six 10-minute plays from award-winning MFA graduate playwriting students across the country as part of its National MFA Playwrights competition on May 1st – 5th at Off-Broadway's The Studio Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street).

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Presents Eduction Through Music Gala - 5/1/2012

Tomorrow, April 18, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the hit musical now playing at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), will celebrate the beginning of its 3rd electrifying year in New York and the 300th performance of the show at New World Stages. Following tomorrow's matinee performance, the cast will celebrate the landmark with four students representing the Education Through Music Foundation.

Photos: Army et al. at Old Jews Telling Jokes Cast Photo Call - 5/1/2012

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will begin performances on Tuesday May 1 and open on May 20 at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The Off Broadway show will star Bill Army, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman, Audrey Lynn Weston and Lenny Wolpe, pictured at the cast photo call below!

THE AVENGERS Soundtrack is Released - 5/1/2012

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records announce the return of Soundgarden with the release of the band's first song in 15 years, "Live to Rise." The song will be featured in the end credits to this year's highly anticipated movie, "Marvel's The Avengers." "Live to Rise" is included on Avengers Assemble, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film. Avengers Assemble will be released on May 1, 2012.

Martin Scorsese's George HarrisON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD is Released on Blu-ray/DVD - 5/1/2012

Martin Scorsese's George HarrisON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD, which premiered on HBO last October, makes its home video debut in North America. Universal Music Enterprises is pleased to announce that it will be releasing the film on May 1, 2012.

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES to Begin Previews May 1, Open May 20 - 5/1/2012

Madonna's W.E. Releases on DVD and Blu-ray 5/1 - 5/1/2012

Mikel Rouse To Release?Double CD: Boost|False Doors - 5/1/2012

Page 73 Closes Application Process For 2013 P73 Development Programs - 5/1/2012

Tongue in Cheek Presents HUMANS ANONYMOUS - 5/2/2012

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (Jake Lipman, Artistic Director and Producer) announces its spring 2012 production of Humans Anonymous by Kate Hewlett. Brock H. Hill directs the New York City revival. Humans Anonymous marks Tongue in Cheek Theater's seventeenth production.

Christine Dwyer & Billy Harrigan Tighe Join WICKED Tour - 5/2/2012

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Christine Dwyer as Elphaba and Billy Harrigan Tighe as Fiyero on Wednesday, May 2 in Durham, NC.

Great Neck Arts Center Presents GOLD COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in May 2012 - 5/2/2012

Disneynature's CHIMPANZEE Screens at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre - 5/3/2012

THE RUNNER STUMBLES to Make Off-Broadway Debut, 5/3 - 5/3/2012

Retro Productions and The Bleecker Company, in association with The Arclight Theatre, present Milan Stitt's drama THE RUNNER STUMBLES, with an Off-Broadway run set to open Thursday, May 3 at The Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street). Peter Zinn, who helmed Retro Productions' revivals Michael Frayn's BENEFACTORS and Sally Nemeth's HOLY DAYS, directs.

Long Beach Opera Presents David Henry Hwang REVEALS HIS AINADAMAR - 5/5/2012

RING KINGS: Mayweather vs. Cotto to Show Live in Movie Theaters Nationwide on May 5 - 5/5/2012

This Cinco de Mayo, boxing superstar and seven-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather will take on current WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto in the big screen event, Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight Live on Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Broadcast in high definition to nearly 440 movie theaters nationwide from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the highly anticipated match-up will give fans a ringside seat as Mayweather steps up in weight to challenge Cotto for the super welterweight championship. Also featured on this blockbuster card, will be young superstar Canelo Alvarez facing six–time World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley.

Seattle Opera Screens Free MADAME BUTTERFLY Simulcast at KeyArena - 5/5/2012

Seattle Opera celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Seattle Center with a free, live, HD simulcast of Madama Butterfly. On opening night, Saturday, May 5, Seattle Opera will capture the McCaw Hall performance and project the live, multi-camera feed onto a 50' x 80' screen at KeyArena, bringing the joy and beauty of opera to thousands, free of charge.

Anthony Rapp to Lead POP! at Pittsburgh's City Theatre - 5/5/2012

Pittsburgh's City Theatre will present POP!- a rock musical about Andy Warhol. This brand new show will star Anthony Rapp (Rent, Dazed and Confused) as Andy Warhol and will be directed by Brad Rouse (Hedwig at City Theatre) and choreographed by Billy Porter (Broadway star and international recording artist). Audition for a chance to star as one of the members of Andy's Factory in this hit new musical to be performed at City Theatre May 5-27, 2012.

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