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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/18/2013


Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 5/18/2013. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

F#%KING UP EVERYTHING Closes Off-Broadway - 5/18/2013

Bowing to public pressure over the use of the word 'f#@king' in its title, the producer of the hit rock musical comedy F#@KING UP EVERYTHING, which last week announced plans for its off-Broadway debut in March at the Elektra Theatre, announced today that the name of the show has been changed. It will now be known as F#%KING UP EVERYTHING.

Transport Group's MEMORY SHOW Closes at The Duke on 42nd - 5/18/2013

The Memory Show, presented by the Transport Group Theatre Company, will play off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, beginning Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 7PM, opening Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 7PM and running through Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 8PM.

New Aaron Tveit 54 Below Dates Added - 5/18/2013

Due to overwhelming demand, 54 Below has added two new dates to the upcoming 54 Below debut of LES MISERABLES Breakout star and Broadway marquee name Aaron Tveit.

WNO Presents Opera in the Outfield Performance of SHOW BOAT at Nationals Park - 5/18/2013

Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates its fifth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M'S Opera in the Outfield performance of the American classic Show Boat on Saturday, May 18.

3rd Annual Tony Awards Film Series Will Feature CAROUSEL, 1971 Tony Awards - 5/18/2013

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Extends Again Through 5/18 - 5/18/2013

Second Stage Theatre's acclaimed production of Jason Robert Brown's musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, has received a third and final one-week extension, and will now end its run on Saturday, May 18. The musical has broken box office records for the off-Broadway institution and ranks among the longest-running productions in Second Stage's 34 year history.

BOUNTIFUL's Williams Hosts WABC-TV's BWAY BACKSTAGE - 5/18/2013

This weekend, WABC-7 airs a half-hour special covering highlights of the spring season on Broadway, including ANNIE, THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, I'LL EAT YOU LAST, JERSEY BOYS, LUCKY GUY, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, PIPPIN, and more. 'Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview' airs on Saturday, May 18 from 7:00-7:30PM.

Frog & Peach Theatre Closes MEASURE FOR MEASURE - 5/19/2013

Frog & Peach Theatre Company will present a Weimar vision of Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' April 25 to May 19 at the West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street. Artistic Director Lynnea Benson directs. The classic will be set in the 1930s Germany in order to comment on the corruption and hypocrisy that underlies the smug patina of modern life.

Breaking News: ORPHANS to Close on Broadway May 19 - 5/19/2013

The producers of the Tony Award-nominated play ORPHANS have announced that the Broadway production will play its final performance on SUNDAY, MAY 19 after 27 previews and 37 regular performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The production began performances on March 26 and opened on April 18. The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler'sORPHANS stars Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge and is directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Tanner Bollinger Stars in HOME WORK Concert Reading at New World Stages - 5/20/2013

Tanner Bollinger ('Luke' from the national tour of 'Altar Boyz') and Montclair's Phil Sloves star in the highly anticipated new musical, HOME WORK (formerly known as THE GODS OF FRIDAY NIGHT: The Lone Star Gridiron Musical), brings the popularity of Texas high school football to the stage.

Espinoza & More Join Bollinger in HOME WORK Off-Broadway - 5/20/2013

HOME WORK, the new anti-bullying musical, takes a look at the 'dark side of high school' focusing on bullying, depression, suicide, gun violence, fitting in, and relationships. From the creator and writer of MANCHESTER HIGH: IF THESE LOCKERS COULD TALK, a film about bullying and teen empowerment, Nicholas B. Holstein (book writer and lyrics), Jeremy Blachman (lyrics) and Sophia E. DiGonis (music) brings to the New York stage an emotional, high energy, and impactful show much in the style of DEGRASSI meets NEXT TO NORMAL.

HOME WORK Reading Plays New World Stages, 5/20 - 5/20/2013

HOME WORK, the new anti-bullying musical, comes from the creator and writer of MANCHESTER HIGH: IF THESE LOCKERS COULD TALK, a film about bullying and teen empowerment, with Nicholas B. Holstein (book writer and lyrics), Jeremy Blachman (lyrics), Sophia E. DiGonis and Evan Webb (music).

O'Malley, Rapp Set forLarry Kramer KISSED ME Benefit - 5/20/2013

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents a one-night, 20th anniversary performance of the landmark show THE NIGHT Larry Kramer KISSED ME at 8 pm on Monday, May 20 at the Gerard W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).

Feldshuh Set to Host BWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT on 5/20 - 5/20/2013

It was announced today that four-time Tony Award nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will return to host the seventh annual Broadway Beauty Pageant. Celebrity judges have also been announced. Andrea Martin (Pippin), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), and Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar) have been tapped to judge the event which will take place on Monday evening, May 20th, at 8:00p.m., at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Lisa Lambert, the Tony Award-winning lyricist of The Drowsy Chaperone, will write the opening number. The popular event is the annual benefit of New York's Ali Forney Center.

BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT Lineup Announced - 5/20/2013

The contestants for the seventh annual Broadway Beauty Pageant have been announced. Participants include Callan Bergmann (Silence! The Musical), Julius C. Carter (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), Yurel Echezarreta (Matilda), Matthew Goodrich (The Nance), Orion Griffiths (Pippin), and Paul HeeSang Miller (Mamma Mia!). As previously announced, four-time Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will host the event which will take place on Monday evening, May 20th, at 8:00p.m., at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). The popular event is the annual benefit of New York's Ali Forney Center.

Second Stage Theatre Celebrates Annual Spring Gala, 5/20 - 5/20/2013

Second Stage Theatre's Spring Gala celebration will honor The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, which has been an ongoing supporter of New York City arts and Second Stage Theatre for many years, as well as playwright and filmmaker Paul Weitz, whose plays Privilege, Show People, Trust, and Lonely, I'm Nothave all premiered with the off-Broadway company. The evening will also celebrate the first ten years of Second Stage Uptown and its curator, Christopher Burney, which has become an incubator for many theatre artists in the past decade. The gala will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Best Buy Theatre, 1515 Broadway at 44th street. The evening begins with cocktails at 6:00pm; dinner and the performance begin at 7:00pm.

FACT Presents SONG OF EDDIE KING Reading at Roy Arias - 5/20/2013

THE SONG OF EDDIE KING, a modern day Oedipus, will be presented as a reading by FRIENDS ALWAYS CREATING (FACT) THEATRE as part of a benefit evening being held Monday, May 20th at 7:00PM at Roy Arias Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street. The evening will consist of an hour long reading of the new play, an auction and raffle and wine and a talk back with the author of the play, Jamesai Schempp.

Schwarzenegger 's THE LAST STAND Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD & VOD - 5/21/2013

When the leader of a drug cartel escapes from the FBI and attempts to make his way to Mexico, it's up to Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop him in his tracks in THE LAST STAND arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Copy and Ultraviolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on May 21

CLEOPATRA 50th Anniversary Collection Now Available on Blu-ray - 5/21/2013

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is proud to announce that the four-time Academy Award® winning* classic CLEOPATRA, will be released on Blu-ray Disc for the first time May 21 in a speciAl Golden anniversary edition and is available for pre-order at major retailers.

STAND UP GUYS Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD & Digital Download - 5/21/2013

Academy Award® winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin star in STAND UP GUYS arriving on Blu-ray Disc (Plus Ultraviolet Digital Copy), DVD (plus Ultraviolet Digital Copy) and Digital Download May 21 (with an early Video on Demand Window Beginning May 7) from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

GIANT Original Cast Album Gets 5/21 Release - 5/21/2013

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT online and in stores on May21, 2013. GIANT had its New York Premiere at The Public Theater last fall, and was a co-production with Dallas Theater Center. GIANT features music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and a book by Sybille Pearson, based on the novel by Edna Ferber. This production was directed by Michael Greif and had choreography by Alex Sanchez. To pre-order the album, please visit

AUDIO: Listen to McDonald's GO BACK HOME Album - 5/21/2013

Nonesuch releases Audra McDonald's first solo album in seven years-Go Back Home-on May 21, 2013. After four seasons spent in Los Angeles playing Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's hit medical drama Private Practice, the acclaimed singer and actress returned to New York and Broadway last year, winning her record-tying fifth Tony Award for her role in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. With Go Back Home, the Grammy Award-winning soprano, whose voice Stephen Sondheim has hailed as "one of the glories of the American theater," makes her highly anticipated return to recording, presenting her most personal album to date.

The Rolling Stones CROSSFIRE HURRICANE Now Available on DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Video - 5/21/2013

Classic and Contemporary Warner Bros Gangster Films Now Available on Blu-Ray - 5/21/2013

As part of the studio's 90th Anniversary celebration, eight of Warner Bros. Pictures' greatest gangster films - from Edward G. Robinson's 1931 classic Little Caesar to Martin Scorsese's Oscar®-winning masterpiece The Departed[i] -- will now be available in two Blu-ray™ sets May 21.

Bazemore, Berkshire Set for CTG's SCOTTSBORO BOYS - 5/21/2013

Casting has been announced for "The Scottsboro Boys," which begins previews May 21 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013.

Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Will Release New Album, 5/21 - 5/21/2013

A mix of Broadway stars and indie pop artists can be heard on Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's sophomore album Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live, due to release on May 21, 2013.

Christian Filippella's SILVER CASE Now Available on DVD and VOD - 5/21/2013

Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the nationwide release of Silver Case, starring Oscar nominee Eric Roberts, Claire Falconer, BrIan Keith Gamble, Chris Facey, Seymour Cassel, Shalim Ortiz, Vincent DePaul and Brad Light. The film premiered on broadcast VOD on April 15th, and will soon enjoy a May 21st DVD release.

WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS Soundtrack Released - 5/21/2013

Back Lot Records will issue a digital release of the soundtrack for We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, the new documentary from Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, on Tuesday May 21st . The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Fall On Your Sword. A world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks will be released by Focus World in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, May 24th and in select cities on Friday, May 31st; and on digital platforms including VOD beginning on Friday, June 7th.

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE Debuts at Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight - 5/21/2013

Jim Mickle's suspenseful horror thriller WE ARE WHAT WE ARE comes full circle. Acquired by eOne for U.S. theatrical rights off of the film's critically acclaimed world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE finds a home at the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight.

ANTIVIRAL Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now Available - 5/21/2013

Lakeshore Records will release the Antiviral - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 21, 2013. Antiviral was written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg and debuted at Cannes in 2012. E.C. Woodley (Rhinoceros Eyes, The Dark Hours) composed the original score.

THE VISITOR, ATOMIC AGE Released in Theaters - 5/21/2013

ATOMIC AGE and THE VISITOR to be released May 21, 2013.

Lea Salonga Will Return to the Cafe Carlyle With BACK TO BEFORE, 5/21-6/8 - 5/21/2013

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel will welcome back Tony Award-Winner Lea Salonga to the Cafe Carlyle for her highly anticipated three-week engagement. Her new program, 'Back to Before,' is a nostalgic repertoire in which she revisits her life as a New Yorker and pays tribute to her favorite ladies-most notably Ella Fitzgerald and her idol, Barbra Streisand. 'Back to Before' will be making its debut at the Cafe Carlyle. Ms. Salonga's engagement at the Cafe Carlyle will run from May 21st to June 8th.


DON'T LET THE RIVERBEAST GET YOU! is the next independent horror film set to release from Brain Damage Films. You'll believe in him when he starts to eat you! The film comes to DVD May 21st, 2013.

Universal's FAST & FURIOUS 6 Races Into International IMAX Theaters - 5/22/2013

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA), today announced that FAST & FURIOUS 6, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in select IMAX theatres internationally starting May 22.

Canadian Opera Company Closes Richard Strauss' SALOME - 5/22/2013

The Canadian Opera Company's 2013 spring season marks the return of celebrated Canadian director Atom Egoyan with his searing, critically acclaimed COC production of Richard Strauss's Salome.

Frances Ruffelle Sets 54 Below Gig, 5/22 - 5/22/2013

Tony Award-winning LES MISERABLES onstage and onscreen star Frances Ruffelle will be coming to NYC for a special show at 54 Below on May 22.

MURDER BALLAD to Open at Union Square Theatre on 5/22; Levy to Replace Olivo - 5/22/2013

MURDER BALLAD, the new musical that enjoyed an acclaimed, sold-out engagement at Manhattan Theatre Club's The Studio at Stage II, will transfer to the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street) this spring for a strictly limited nine week engagement, featuring three of the critically acclaimed cast members from the MTC run of the musical: John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Will Swenson. They will be joined by Caissie Levy who will play the role of 'Sara.'

Cherry Jones to Return to Broadway in MTC's WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID - 5/22/2013

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) just announced Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner Cherry Jones will return to Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) for the world premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, the new play by Sarah Treem ('House of Cards,' 'In Treatment'), directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park).

MURDER BALLAD Extends Through 9/29 at Union Square! - 5/22/2013

MURDER BALLAD, the critically acclaimed new musical which has been nominated for Best Musical by the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Lortel Awards, is pleased to announce an extension with tickets on sale throughSunday, September 29 at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). MURDER BALLAD is now in previews at the Union Square Theatre with an official press opening set for Wednesday, May 22 featuring John Ellison Conlee, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy, and Will Swenson.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Reschedules Previews; Will Now Begin May 22 - 5/22/2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, has been postponed. The first two previews - scheduled for May 17 and 18, respectively - have been cancelled and performances will now begin May 22 instead of May 23.

The Atlanta Opera Hosts 2013 LA BELLE SOIREE - 5/23/2013

The Atlanta Opera, one of the nation's finest regional opera companies enriching lives through the power of opera, today announced that its 2013 La Belle Soiree, an annual spring fundraiser to benefit the Opera, will take place on May 23, 2013. During the evening, guests will be serenaded by members of The Atlanta Opera Chorus and will be treated to fine fare prepared by Chef Joe Truex of Watershed.

Irish Rep Presents Conor McPherson's THE WEIR Today - 5/23/2013

James Lee Taylor Leads Off-Broadway's TESLA - 5/23/2013

The Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla most known for inventing the rotating magnetic field and production and distribution of electrical energy based on the use of alternate currents has become more prominent over the years through museums and other art forms.

DOGFIGHT Cast Album Signing Set for Barnes & Noble, 5/23 - 5/23/2013

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE LAST OCEAN, Set for newportFILM Screening - 5/23/2013

newportFILM presents THE LAST OCEAN in partnership with The Atlantic Cup and as part of the 'Green Screen' program on Thursday, May 23 at the Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport. Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be light food by Cafe Zelda & Cocktails. The film begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20. To purchase, click HERE. Scroll down for a poster and stills from the film!

AFTER MIDNIGHT Opens in New York & LA - 5/24/2013

A trailer for AFTER MIDNIGHT, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, has been released. The film is directed by Richard Linklater. Check out the trailer!

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Premiere Full Cast Announced! - 5/24/2013

The Pasadena Playhouse, in association with David Shor Productions, announced today the full cast and creative team for SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL. Single tickets are also currently on sale. Performances for the world premiere presentation will begin May 24 through June 23, with an official press opening on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse.

SATC Begins US Premiere of GORILLA at Theatre Row - 5/24/2013

Scandinavian American Theater Company will present the US Premiere of GORILLA by Rhea Leman. The Danish premiere was just nominated for the 2013 Reumert Award (the Danish equivalent of the Tony Award) for Best Playwrighting. Directed by Ari Edelson, previews begin May 24 at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening is slated for May 30.

Danielle Skraastad, Susannah Flood and More Join Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS 2013; Full Cast Announc - 5/24/2013

Complete casting is set for SUMMERWORKS 2013 - the annual season of new plays presented by the four-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb -- it has been announced by Maria Striar, Clubbed Thumb's Producing Artistic Director. SUMMERWORKS 2013 will be presenTed May 24 to June 29 at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St.) in Manhattan.

HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER Extends Through 5/25 - 5/25/2013

Due to overwhelming demand, Off-Broadway's newest hit comedy HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER today put a new block of seats on sale through May 25th. Written and performed by Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle, HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER opened on October 17, 2012 to rave reviews at Sofia's Downstairs Theater in the heart of Times Square.

THE LAST CYCLIST Makes NYC Debut at West End Theatre - 5/25/2013

A dark, anti-semetic joke alluding to cycling made the rounds in Europe between the First and Second World Wars and was the inspiration for a bitter absurdist cabaret called The Last Cyclist written in 1944 in the Terezin Concentration Camp by the young Czech playwright, Karel Švenk. This Chaplin-esque play was seen by many Terezin Ghetto inmates during rehearsals but it was banned by the ghetto's Council of Jewish Elders after its dress rehearsal. Švenk was sent to Auschwitz a few months later and his script was lost forever. Playwright Naomi Patz has reconstructed and reimaged Švenk's integral work and is bringing the The Last Cyclist to New York City audiences for the first time. Performances begin Saturday May 25 at the West End Theatre at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (263 W 86th St).

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