Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/5/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 4/5/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Central City Opera Announces the THEATRE OF DREAMS GALA - 4/5/2014

Peter Sellars Returns to the Canadian Opera Company with a New Production of HERCULES, - 4/5/2014

Internationally renowned director Peter Sellars returns to the Canadian Opera Company this spring with a new company production of Handel's Hercules that propels the Greek myth into the modern day, giving voice to the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications faced by veterans returning home. The COC premiere of Hercules reunites Sellars with celebrated conductorHarry Bicket and the all-star cast that presented this co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago to unequivocal praise at its debut in Chicago in 2011. Hercules is sung in English with English SURTITLES and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on April 5, 11, 15, 19, 24, 27, 30, 2014.

Pan Asian Repertory Theater to Present FISHING FOR WIVES, 4/5-27 - 4/5/2014

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE continues its 37th Milestone Season with the New York premiere of FISHING FOR WIVES, a comic battle of the sexes written by Edward Sakamoto and directed by Ron Nakahara. The production will begin previews on April 5, 2014 and run until April 27, 2014 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer). The official opening is on Thursday April 10th at 7:30PM.

Opera Immediat Presents LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR - 4/5/2014

Opera Immediat presents Gaetano Donizetti's tragic opera Lucia di Lammermoor (1839) Opera Immediat was founded in 2009 by Sophie De Cruz, soprano and conductor. Together with a dynamic team of fellow classical music professionals, she has successfully set out to put on one opera per year.

The Met: Live in HD Presents LA BOHÈME - 4/5/2014

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING to Welcome Nancy 'Mama' Jones Tonight - 4/5/2014

This Saturday, My Big Gay Italian Wedding will welcome Nancy 'Mama' Jones to officiate the wedding of 'Anthony' and 'Andrew.' Mama Jones most commonly known for her reality show on VH1 'Love and Hip Hop New York,' has always wanted to make her stage debut in New York City and excited to do so in support of the gay community.

Verismo Opera Presents Verdi's LA TRAVIATA - 4/6/2014

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), the only grand opera company in Bergen County, will present Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata on Sunday, April 6, 3:00 p.m., at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey.

Playwrights Horizons Extends Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS Through 4/6 - 4/6/2014

Due to critical acclaim and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its New York premiere production of STAGE KISS, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room..., Eurydice), directed by Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar at PH; Marie Antoinette, Ms. Ruhl's Orlando, The Scene, Luck of the Irish).


The Verismo Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA with Sets From the New York City Opera - 4/6/2014

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Salutes Director Andrea Meyerson's LAUGHING MATTERS - 4/6/2014

StandOut Productions and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center present a one-night-only salute to director Andrea Meyerson's first fim, Lauging Matters, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its release. The award-winning movie features the hilarious on-stage comedy acts of Kate Clinton, Marga Gomez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Karen Williams, as well as revealing one-on-one interviews. Laughing Matters has been broadcast on Here TV, Viacom's Logo Network, and Canada's Astral Network.

Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA Night Featuring Jason Marquez, Shira Renee Thomas and Dylan F. Thomas - 4/6/2014

The Barrow Group Reading Series Presents RECOVERY - 4/6/2014

The Barrow Group Reading Series presents Recovery, an original drama by Mark Jason Williams on Sunday April 6, 2014; 7 p.m. at the Barrow Group Theatre Company, 312 West 36th Street.

Jim Brochu's CHARACTER MAN Closes at Urban Stages - 4/6/2014

Urban Stages Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director and producer Peter Napolitano, announced the final week of the World Premiere engagement of Character Man. Jim Brochu's new musical memoir at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). This limited run will continue through April 6th only. Robert Bartley directs, with musical direction by Carl Haan. The Final Post-Show Talk will take place on Wednesday, April 2nd with Special Guest Karen Mason (Mamma Mia, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray), moderated by Peter Filichia.

ENTANGLEMENT: The Dramatic Series to Debut at Oakland International Film Festival Today! - 4/6/2014

The exciting new dramatic TV series, Entanglement, will be featured Sunday, April 6, 2014 at The Black Repertory Theater.

Idina Menzel Talks Travolta Flub, Marriage & More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING - 4/6/2014

Newfound fame, driven by John Travolta's Academy Awards name flub, a starring role in a Broadway production, and performing an Oscar winning song, is "very special," actress Idina Menzel tells Tracy Smith in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH Charles Osgood

LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC Features NJ Residents - 4/6/2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents its spring production, La Traviata, this Sunday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). Last performed by the nonprofit company in 2006, Verismo Opera will present Giuseppe Verdi's opera on April 6, 3:00 p.m., at the bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood.

LAByrinth Theatre Company's PULITZER FEST This Week! - 4/7/2014

LAByrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the initial lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring LAByrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend. The weekend schedule will be announced later this month. A post-show discussion with the playwright and a guest moderator will follow select readings for weekday performances. The plays will be presented at Labyrinth's home in New York City's West Village, the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).

DC3 Seeks Design-Based Businesses to Apply for Creative Ventures Residency Program - 4/7/2014

Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) seeks competitive, design-based businesses to apply for its intensive, six-month Creative Ventures Residency Program. Applications will be accepted April 7-20, with accepted businesses announced in June 2014.

Dirdens, Original Cast of RUINED & More Set for Labyrinth's PULITZER FEST - 4/7/2014

LAByrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the final additions to the lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring LAByrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend, including Harvey, How I Learned to Drive, They Knew What They Wanted, and more. Full schedule is below.

Tickets Go on Sale for Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME - 4/7/2014

Tickets go on sale this Monday, April 7 at 10am for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street).

Live Recording of Braly's LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION Hits iTunes - 4/7/2014

Following its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, sold-out Off-Off and Off-Broadway runs, a 14-city national tour presented and produced by Meredith Vieira Productions, and a memoir published by St. Martin's Press, a live audio recording of master storyteller James Braly's critically-acclaimed one-man show will be released on iTunes, Amazon and other digital platforms on April 7, 2014 entitled LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION: Live from Bass Performance Hall.

Live Recording of LIFE IN A MARTIAL INSTITUTION Set for Release - 4/7/2014

Henry Jaglom VOL. 3: THE WOMEN'S QUARTET Out on DVD - 4/8/2014

From legendary maverick filmmaker Henry Jaglom comes Henry Jaglom Collection vol. 3: The Female Quartet available on DVD April 8, 2014 from Breaking Glass Pictures. Jaglom, one of the most prolific directors working today, has assembled three of his most classic comedies starring some of the most talented actresses working today: Tanna Frederick, Frances Fisher, Mary Crosby, Victoria Foyt, Mae Whitman, Victoria Tennant and Oscar-winning legend Lee Grant.

Urban Comedy BLACK COFFEE Available on DVD - 4/8/2014

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you Black Coffee on DVD and digital download April 8, 2014.

Jonathan Groff Hosts AIDS Walk New York Kick-Off Event - 4/8/2014

More big news for Jonathan Groff today! AIDS Walk New York just announced on Twitter that the Tony-nominated star of HBO's LOOKING and THE NORMAL HEART, as well as Disney's FROZEN, is set to host this year's kick-off event on April 8.

WNO Celebrates THE MAGIC FLUTE by Presenting OPERA IN THE OUTFIELD and an Exhibition by Jun Kaneko - 4/9/2014

Breaking News: Marin Mazzie to Play 'Helen Sinclair' in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY; Opens 4/10 at St. James Theatre - 4/10/2014

Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg just announced that three time Tony Award® nominee Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate) will play the role of 'Helen Sinclair' in the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY.

THE INTERNATIONAL at The Cell Opens Tonight! - 4/10/2014

Tim Ruddy's boldly original new drama, 'The International,' receives its world premiere in a five-week Off-Broadway run at the cell in New York playing from Thursday April 3 to Sunday May 4. Presented by the cell, 338 West 23rd Street, Origin Theatre Company's production is directed by Christopher Randolph.

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin to Open Tonight! - 4/10/2014

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin will open at New York City's Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St. / 23rd & Lexington Ave) on Thursday, April 10th, giving fans a chance to see Broadway's acclaimed theatrical rock experience in one of New York's most intimate concert venues. An exclusive presale for Citi Cardholders will begin today, March 17th at 10AM followed by Live Nation and Ticketmaster presales beginning at 10AM on Tuesday, March 18th. Tickets will be available to the general public at 10AM on Wednesday, March 19 via and at the Gramercy Theatre box office.

Cast of CABARET Performs 'Willkommen' on THE TONIGHT SHOW - 4/10/2014

Michael Riedel wrote in his New York Post column today that Alan Cumming and the cast of Broadway's current CABARET revival will perform "Willkommen" on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING Jimmy Fallon on April 10.

Lincoln Center Theater Presents THE CITY OF CONVERSATION - 4/10/2014

Lincoln Center Theater will present THE CITY OF CONVERSATION by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes, with previews beginning Thursday, April 10. The show will open Monday, May 5 at 6:45 p.m. in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 West 65th Street.

The Dallas Opera Presents Their 2014 AT&T Stadium Simulcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE - 4/11/2014

Off-Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance on 4/11 - 4/11/2014

DISASTER!, the 1970s disaster movie musical comedy, will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Friday, April 11th, after a smash six-month run at the St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street). DISASTER! began previews on October 14th, 2013 and opened to critical acclaim on November 4th, 2013. The musical, which performs in repertory with other productions at the St. Luke's Theatre, will have played 11 previews and 86 performances at the time of its closing.

The Knoxville Opera Company Presents NORMA - 4/11/2014

Radcliffe Returns to Broadway in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN - 4/12/2014

Daniel Radcliffe will return to the Broadway stage this season. The New York Times reports that the Harry Potter star, who last graced the Great White Way in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING in 2011, will star in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at the Court Theater, beginning April 12 with an official opening slated for April 20, 2014.

The Minnesota Opera with the LA Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE - 4/12/2014

Opera Australia Presents RIGOLETTO - 4/12/2014

Moving Image Screens THE LEGO MOVIE Matinees, Hosts Animation Workshops - 4/12/2014

During Spring Recess for New York City public schools, Museum of the Moving Image welcomes families to find their inner 'master builder' with big-screen showings of the acclaimEd Warner Bros. film, The LEGO Movie in Dolby Digital 3-D, and stop-motion animation workshops featuring LEGOs!

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