Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/6/2013

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 4/6/2013. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Bedlam's SAINT JOAN Revival Closes Off-Broadway - 4/6/2013

Access Theater will present a 4-week encore engagement of Bedlam's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's rarely produced 1923 masterpiece SAINT JOAN. In this bold, environmental staging directed by Eric Tucker, Shaw's play is performed in its entirety using an ensemble of only four actors to play all 24 roles. Performances begin March 6 at Access Theater where it will play in repertory with a new production of HAMLET as performed by the same four actors.


Joseph Rescigno Conducts Rare Staging of Rossini's LA GAZZETTA at Paramount Theater - 4/6/2013

Joseph Rescigno will conduct a rare staging of Rossini's opera buffa, La gazzetta, ossia Il matrimonio per concorso ('The Newspaper, or The Wedding Contest'), presented by the New England Conservatory at Boston's Paramount Theater, April 6-9, 2013. The fully staged production with all-student cast and orchestra will be directed by NEC's Chair of Opera Studies, Joshua Major.


'Big Ang' Adds Encore in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING - 4/6/2013

The original thought of 'Big Ang' doing one night in NYC at St. Luke's has quickly been changed since she sold out less than twenty-four hours following her announcement on the Wendy Williams show. After receiving hundreds of tweets and facebook messages from angry fans who could not get tickets, she called her agent and immediately asked for another night in 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding.' She said, 'I fell in love with the cast and crew of this show during rehearsals and I think Broadway could be what I was born to do!'


L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Screens I STAND CORRECTED; Jennifer Leitham to Play at Reception - 4/6/2013

StandOut Productions and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center present a screening of the award-winning documentary I Stand Corrected, followed by a hosted reception and a concert by the film's subject, transgender jazz bass virtuoso Jennifer Leitham. This special event celebrates the one-year anniversary of the film's premiere and is a rare opportunity to see the film and Ms. Leitham's acclaimed trio in one evening.


TBTB's ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN Begins Previews at Theatre Row - 4/6/2013

Off-Broadway's Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) continues its 33rd Season with the Off-Broadway premiere of ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN by Bruce Graham (THE OUTGOING TIDE, ANY GIVEN MONDAY), with previews set to begin April 6, prior to its official press opening April 14, at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). TBTB artistic director and founder Ike Schambelan directs.


BILLY, GOAT, GRUFF Musical Debuts Off-Broadway - 4/6/2013

The New Theater at 45th Street & New York Music/Theatre Project have announced their first children's theatre co-production & the New York City premiere of BILLY, GOAT, GRUFF: The Musical, at The New Theater at 45th Street, located in the heart of the theatre district & Hell's Kitchen. Directed by Chris Fink & Amanda Sayles, with Musical Direction by Ben Mackel, BILLY, GOAT, GRUFF: The Musical has Book & Lyrics by Gwen Edwards & Music by Ben Mackel.


Laura Jordan to Join SILENCE! THE MUSICAL on April 6 - 4/6/2013

Beginning Saturday, April 6th, Laura Jordan will join the cast of Off-Broadway's smash hit SILENCE! The Musical as Clarice Starling. Following the announcement that SILENCE! would be ending its long run at the end of 2012, ticket sales unexpectedly soared, shattering all previous box office records held by the show. Subsequently, the producers determined that the production would reopen on January 19th. After opening initially at Theatre 80 on July 9, 2011 to unanimous rave reviews, SILENCE! was extended numerous times by popular demand and transferred theatres twice, ultimately landing at the new Elektra Theatre in Times Square which was constructed especially for the show.


Miami Lyric Opera Opens CARMEN - 4/6/2013

Carmen an opera in 4 acts with music by George Bizet, will run at Miami Lyric Opera on April 6 and 7, 2013.


HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Begins Spring Schedule - 4/6/2013

Earlier this month, the producers of the hit Off-Broadway comedy HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER added an extra performance to the weekly playing schedule. Due to continuing increased demand for tickets, they are adding yet another performance to the schedule on Saturday evenings beginning April 6th at Sofia's Downstairs Theater in Times Square.


Alan Cumming's Solo MACBETH Begins on Broadway - 4/7/2013

According to The New York Times' ArtsBeat blog, Alan Cumming's one-man production of Macbeth is heading to Broadway. It will begin previews April 7 for an opening on April 21, 2013, at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. Once's John Tiffany will direct alongside Andrew Goldberg.


Reed Birney, Billy Crudup, Peter Dinklage and More Star in STAND BY ME at 52nd Street Project - 4/7/2013

Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays culminates The 52nd Street Project's semi-annual Playmaking Series, through which kids new to the project show their creations to the public for the first time.


Queensland's Great Neck Arts Center Screens BODY OF WAR; Hosts Q&A with Producer Phil Donahue - 4/7/2013

BODY OF WAR will receive a film screening and Q&A with producer Phil Donahue on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm (doors open at 3pm) at Great Neck Arts Center Theatre (113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck).


Playwrights Horizons Ends Extended Run of THE FLICK - 4/7/2013

Due to popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced an extension of its critically-acclaimed, sold out World Premiere production of The Flick, a new play by the heralded Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation at PH, The Aliens, her recent adaptation of Uncle Vanya). Originally set to play a limited engagement through Sunday, March 31, the production has extended to Sunday, April 7 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).


BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Screening and Talk Back Set for Schoolhouse Theater - 4/7/2013

The heartwarming documentary 'Beautiful People,' directed by Elzbieta Szoka, will be screened for one time only at The Schoolhouse Theater on Sunday, April 7, at 3 pm.


Alan Cumming Has No Qualms Saying 'MACBETH' - 4/7/2013

Stage and screen crossover star Alan Cumming has revealed that he has no qualms uttering the infamous title of Shakespeare's bloodiest play, while in rehearsals for the New York mounting of the new production.


FOREVER DUSTY to Close 4/7 at New World Stages - 4/7/2013

Forever Dusty, the new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, will play its final New York performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Sunday, April 7, producers announced today.


Off Broadway Alliance Hosts ABCs OF PRODUCING OFF BROADWAY Seminar - 4/7/2013

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its series of seminars focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway next Sunday, April 7th.


Sterlin and Titley Join Alan Cumming in MACBETH - 4/7/2013

Producer Ken Davenport has announced that veteran stage actors Jenny Sterlin and Brendan Titley complete the cast of Broadway's powerful new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee Alan Cumming (Cabaret, 'The Good Wife').


Musicals Tonight! to Continue Salute to Standbys with AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at Lion Theatre - 4/7/2013

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of At This Performance… to be held on Sunday, April 7th at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM.


New-York Historical Society Screens Yom haShoah's A JOURNEY WITH A PURPOSE - 4/7/2013

New-York HIstorical Society's Dimenna Children's History Museum commemorates Yom haShoah with a film screening and discussion. Featuring: Gail Becker (filmmaker), Joshua Becker (filmmaker's son), Facing History and Ourselves (organization), and Families (Ideal for ages 9 and up).


New Clips Of Tom Hewitt In ANOTHER MEDEA - 4/7/2013

Broadway regular Tom Hewitt steps into a new role as part of the provacative new production ANOTHER MEDEA, which plays its final two performances on April 7 and 9, and new clips have been released from the absorbing monodrama.


MACBETH Announces $30 Rush Tickets - 4/7/2013

Producer Ken Davenport has announced details for the '$30 Under 30' rush ticket program for the upcoming Broadway engagement of MACBETH, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner and two-time Emmy nominee Alan Cumming (Cabaret, 'The Good Wife').


Rivera, Davis & More Set for Marty Richards Memorial - 4/8/2013

At 6:30pm, on Monday, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life.


Christine Pedi Will Join CHICAGO, 4/8 - 4/8/2013

On Monday, April 8, 2013, Broadway's acclaimed revival of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash CHICAGO welcomes Christine Pedi in the role of Cook County Jail's 'keeper of the keys' -- Matron 'Mama' Morton.


Adam Pascal Will Join CHICAGO as 'Billy Flynn,' 4/8 - 4/8/2013

On Monday, April 8, 2013, Broadway's CHICAGO welcomes Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal in the role of slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn.


Universal's PLANET OCEAN Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD - 4/9/2013

Directed by highly acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Home) and narrated by actor Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Life As We Know It), PLANET OCEAN is a cinematic adventure that invites viewers of all ages to change the way they look at the ocean and appreciate its greatest natural mystery.


Off-Broadway's THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Opens in Panama - 4/9/2013

'The Accidental Pervert' - the hilarious autobiographical no holds barred play about one man's obsessive love of pornography that is in its 4th year Off-Broadway (playing Fridays at Saturdays at 7pm at the 13th Street Repertory Company, 50 W 13th St New York, NY 10011) and nearing its 400th New York performance - will receive its second international production, the play begins performances April 9, 2013 at La Quadra Theatre in Panama City, Panama, it has been announced by the play's author Andrew Goffman.


Vincent Ricciardi and La Toya Lewis Perform at Enrico Caruso Room - 4/9/2013

The Enrico Caruso Room at Little Italy's famed Grotta Azzurra Ristorante will present monthly Tuesday Night Opera & Dinner Shows beginning Tuesday, April 9, 2013 when tenor Vincent Ricciardi and soprano La Toya Lewis share the spotlight.


The Glimmerglass Festival Celebrates Young Artists with GL!MMERATA - 4/10/2013

The Glimmerglass Festival, the Central New York summer opera company, will celebrate its Young Artists and Summer Internship programs at GL!MMERATA, its 2013 Spring Gala, April 10 at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. The 2013 season marks the 25th anniversary of the company's Young Artists Program, the acclaimed apprenticeship for emerging singers.


Red Bull Theater Begins THE DANCE OF DEATH at Lucille Lortel Theatre - 4/10/2013

Red Bull Theater will present the American Premiere of a new adaptation of August Strindberg's The Dance of Death by Mike Poulton (Tony Award Nominee for Best Play for Fortune's Fool), directed by Joseph Hardy (Tony Award winner for Best Director for Child's Play), for a strictly limited engagement beginning April 10th and continuing through May 4th only, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets). Opening Night is set for Thursday April 18th.


SONGS OF Francis Poulenc, THE LION AND THE MOUSE, Mostly Music and More Set for The Driehaus Museum, Spring 2013 - 4/10/2013

The Driehaus Museum's spring 2013 programs include popular annual favorites and exciting new events.


Working Theater Kicks Off Site-Specific Work LA RUTA - 4/10/2013

Working Theater, the 28-year-old Off-Broadway company, in collaboration with Magnum Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the Magnum Photos legacy and supporting photography around social justice issues, have joined forces to present Ed Cardona, Jr.'s LA RUTA, a world premiere immigration-themed play that will be staged inside the trailer and cab of an actual 48' truck. An accompanying photographic installation about the immigrant experience will also be presented.


Photo: First Look at MATILDA's 4 Leading Ladies in Costume! - 4/11/2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, will open on April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom will be making her Broadway debut. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the four leading ladies in action below!


Film Society of Lincoln Center Kicks Off BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES' CINEMATIC ADVENTURES - 4/12/2013

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a BRAZILIAN SAGA: CARLOS DIEGUES' CINEMATIC ADVENTURES, a comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking filmmaker's work, from April 12 - 18. A pioneer of the revolutionary Cinema Novo movement, which made film an integral part of the cultural and sociopolitical struggles facing Brazil in the 60's. Diegues' now-iconic films had a historical emphasis and were among the first to bring Afro-Brazilian culture to life on film.


Jordan, Murney & More Set to Honor Schwartz, 4/12 - 4/12/2013

On April 12, 2013, The New York Pops continues its 30th season with an evening celebrating the 65th birthday of Stephen Schwartz and the 10th anniversary of his hit musical Wicked with The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz.


Mezzo-Soprano Tara Erraught Launches North American Recital Tour - 4/12/2013

Mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught makes her premiere recital tour to North America this spring.


Dallas Opera Celebrates 25th Anniversary of THE ASPERN PAPERS World Premiere - 4/12/2013

The Dallas Opera presents Dominick Argento's riveting 1988 opera, THE ASPERN PAPERS, in a brand-new production to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of its TDO world premiere. THE ASPERN PAPERS will open on the evening of Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.


Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT Comes to a Close - 4/13/2013

One of the nation's leading programs for emerging playwrights -- Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT -- celebrates its 15th anniversary this season with the production of four new plays by emerging writers -- each of whom is paired with an accomplished mentor playwright -- from February 20, 2012 to April 13 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan. MENTOR PROJECT is the recipient of the Ross Wetzsteon Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of New Work, along with the 2009 James Kirkwood Award for fostering and promoting the work of contemporary American Playwrights.


Puccini's SUOR ANGELIA and GIANNI SCHICCHI Open at Opera San Jose - 4/13/2013

Opera San Jose continues its 29th season with Giacomo Puccini's, double-bill Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi.


Deborah Voigt Plays 'Brunnhilde' in the Met's RING - 4/13/2013

Soprano Deborah Voigt has embodied Puccini's "Golden Girl" - the pistol-packing, poker-playing barmaid Minnie, one of her favorite roles - in productions of La fanciulla del West from San Francisco to Chicago to New York over the past few seasons, including the centennial revival of the work at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010. Voigt reprises her Minnie at Opera Royal de Liege in Belgium from February 22 to March 5. The soprano resumes another of her all-time favorite roles, Wagner's Brunnhilde, in Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung from April 13 to May 11 at the Metropolitan Opera, in Robert Lepage's production of the Ring cycle. Later in May, Voigt makes her performance debut in China with orchestral concerts in Beijing and Shanghai.





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