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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/2/2015

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 5/2/2015. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

MPEG Honors Joseph A. Aredas with Fellowship and Service Award - 5/2/2015

The Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), Local 700 IATSE. will honor retired machinist, cinetechnician and union representative Joseph A. Aredas with its prestigious Fellowship and Service Award on May 2, 2015 at a dinner at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Pittsburgh Opera to Close Season with DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT - 5/2/2015

What: Donizetti's comic opera DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT

Where: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Pittsburgh

When: Saturday, May 2, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.* Sunday, May 10, 2:00 p.m.

Shout! Factory and Children's Hospital Los Angeles to Host Benefit Screening of MAYA THE BEE MOVIE, 5/2 - 5/2/2015

To celebrate the theatrical release of highly anticipated animated feature 'MAYA THE BEE MOVIE,' Shout! Factory Kids and Children's Hospital Los Angeles have teamed up to present a benefit premiere screening of this fun-filled family movie on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Laemmle's Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills. Shout! Factory Kids will donate all ticket proceeds from this benefit screening to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Studio 100 Media, the film's Production Company, and Shout! Factory have offered to match the funds raised at this screening as additional donation to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

San Francisco Opera to Perform LUCREZIA BORGIA at Bijou Theatre - 5/2/2015

BRIDGEPORT, CT (Tuesday, April 21st, 2015) - The Bijou Theatre presents Lucrezia Borgia, from the San Francisco Opera, as a part of their Opera in Cinema Series playing on Saturday, May 2nd at 11:00am. Discussion of the Opera starts at 10:30am. Ticketsare $20 for general admission seating.

Photo Flash: Orchestra Rehearses for BxO's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO - 5/2/2015

The Bronx Opera's 48th Season comes to a close with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. A massive orchestra recently rolled into the opulenT Lovinger Theater at Lehman College for the production. Scroll down for photos of the musicians in rehearsal!

RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION Ends Extended Run at SoHo Playhouse - 5/3/2015

After a successful five-star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a two month run with the 2014 Edinburgh Encore series at SoHo Playhouse, the theater's Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole, is proud to announce the final extension of Rap Guide to Religion with its final performance on May 3rd, 2015.

A QUEEN FOR A DAY, Starring Proval & Pastore, Opens Off-Broadway - 5/3/2015

Michael Ricigliano Jr.'s A QUEEN FOR A DAY directed by John Gould Rubin will begin performances on April 14 and will open on May 3 running through July 26, 2015 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46 Street).

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Closes Early on Broadway - 5/3/2015

The New York Times writes that Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles, starring Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham, will close early on May 3, 2015.

Jon Peterson Marks 10th Anniversary Starring as George M. Cohan - 5/3/2015

Jon Peterson has a lot to celebrate right now. Peterson, who won numerous honors when he starred in Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical play 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Irish Repertory Theater, will celebrate on Friday his tenth year of starring in the show, which--since its debut in New York--has taken him all across the country.

I AM BIG BIRD's Caroll Spinney Appears at Moving Image Spring Family Day - 5/3/2015

For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch -- and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. At Museum of the Moving Image's Spring Family Day, Spinney will make an appearance and pose for photos before a preview screening of the new documentary about his life and career I Am Big Bird: The Story of Caroll Spinney on Sunday, May 3, 2015. After the film, he and his wife Debi Spinney will participate in a Q&A moderated by Craig Shemin, President of the Jim Henson Legacy.

ALADDIN Star & Tony Winner James Iglehart Appears at 54 Below - 5/4/2015

James Monroe Iglehart makes his 54 Below debut with How the Heck Did I Get Here? on Monday, May 4th at 7 pm.

Anna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall - 5/4/2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.

HBO to Debut Documentary KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, 5/4 - 5/4/2015

?Kurt Cobain, legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana, "the flagship band of Generation X," remains an object of reverence and fascination for music fans around the world.

Andrea Most Chats 'THEATRICAL LIBERALISM' Book at TFANA - 5/4/2015

Andrea Most, author of Theatrical Liberalism: Jews and Popular Entertainment in America, will discuss her book at a free event on Monday, May 4, at 7:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.

Costume Designer Jean-Pierre Dorleac's THE NAKED TRUTH Hits the Shelves - 5/4/2015

Award-winning costume designer, Jean-Pierre Dorleac's entertaining chronicle of 12 years, The Naked Truth, mixes social, business and personal meetings together with revealing private stories to create an intoxicating account of the theater, film and television industry from a unique point of view, never-before heard.

Photos: First Look at Dan Lauria & More in DINNER WITH THE BOYS Off-Broadway - 5/4/2015

Currently in previews, DINNER WITH THE BOYS is a new comedy by the beloved actor and writer Dan Lauria (LOMBARDI, 'The Wonder Years' and 'Sullivan & Son') and will open May 4 Off-Broadway at the Acorn Theatre at Theater Row (410 W. 42 St.) in New York City. It is produced by Pat Addiss and Olympus Theatricals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Chilina Kennedy Celebrates Album Release at The Cutting Room - 5/4/2015

BEAUTIFUL's newest star Chilina Kennedy just released a solo folk-pop album titled WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE on April 14, 2015 via Ollies Records. She will appear at The Cutting Room this coming Monday, May 4th, to celebrate the record's release. 

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss Visits Today's LIVE! - 5/4/2015

Broadway stars will be shining all through next week on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL. Be sure to set your DVR's!

GOOD FELLAS Remastered 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Now Out - 5/5/2015

On May 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release GoodFellas on 2-Disc Blu-ray featuring a new documentary with interviews from Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta and more

Diana Ross' MAHOGANY Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Couture DVD Edition Out Today - 5/5/2015

Celebrate 40 years of the classic story of one young woman's passion to achieve her dreams with MAHOGANY The Couture Edition arriving on DVD May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

PS Classics Debuts Recording of Vernon Duke Musical MISIA - 5/5/2015

According to a listing on their website, PS Classics is set to release the world premiere 2015 Studio Cast Recording MISIA, showcasing the tunes of Vernon Duke, on May 5, 2015.

Jessica Digiovanni Leads MELISSA'S CHOICE at The Lion - 5/5/2015

Casting for Melissa's Choice, a new play by award-winning playwright Steven Somkin, is now complete. The production opens May 5 for a limited run at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd St.

Critically Acclaimed Epic SELMA Out on Blu-ray Combo Pack Today - 5/5/2015

Hailed as "extraordinary" (David Denby, The New Yorker), "deeply moving" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and "a triumph" (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay's powerful drama SELMA debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015

Jessica Digiovanni Stars in MELISSA'S CHOICE at The Lion Theatre - 5/5/2015

?Casting for Melissa's Choice, a new play by award-winning playwright Steven Somkin, is now complete. The production opens May 5 for a limited run at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd St.

Oscar Award-Winning Film SELMA to be Available on Blu-Ray 5/5 - 5/5/2015

Hailed as "extraordinary" (David Denby, The New Yorker), "deeply moving" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and "a triumph" (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay's powerful drama SELMA debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution

Documentary Ron Jeremy: LIFE AFTER THE BUFFET Now on DVD/VOD - 5/5/2015

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing their latest documentary Ron Jeremy: Life After the Buffet on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Vubiquity) on May 5, 2015.

Anthony Burgess' ONE HAND CLAPPING Gets US Premiere at 59E59 - 5/5/2015

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to host Anthony Burgess' ONE HAND CLAPPING, adapted and directed by Lucia Cox. Produced by House of Orphans (Manchester, UK), Anthony Burgess' ONE HAND CLAPPING begins performances on Tuesday, May 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 31. Press opening is Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 PM.

PITCH PERFECT Sing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition Out on Blu-ray/DVD Today - 5/5/2015

Fans of the fabulous Bellas of Barden University won't be able to stop belting out their favorite songs when Pitch PerfectSing-Along Aca-Awesome Edition comes to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever on May 5, 2015

Ron Jeremy: LIFE AFTER THE BUFFET Now on DVD & VOD - 5/5/2015

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing their latest documentary Ron Jeremy: Life After the Buffet on DVD and VOD on May 5, 2015.

Photos: First Look at Keith David & More in TOAST at The Public Theater - 5/5/2015

TOAST began performances at The Public Theater on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth Visits Today's LIVE! - 5/5/2015

Broadway stars will be shining all through next week on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL. Be sure to set your DVR's!

Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE - 5/6/2015

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartungreturns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castleis sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Working Theater's FIVE BOROUGHS / ONE CITY Comes to Abingdon Complex - 5/6/2015

Working Theater, the Off-Broadway company under the direction of Artistic Producing Director Mark Plesent, will continue celebrating its 30th Anniversary season by presenting "work in progress" showings of the FIVE BOROUGHS / ONE CITY plays that five teams of critically acclaimed playwrights and directors have developed in collaboration with communities and residents in each of the five boroughs in New York City. Showings will be held May 6 - May 10 at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 West 36th Street, first floor.

AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Visits Today's LIVE! - 5/6/2015

Broadway stars will be shining all through next week on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL. Be sure to set your DVR's!

Goodspeed Presents Works From Jason Robert Brown, Elizabeth A. Davis, Kathleen Marshall, and More for 2015 Festival of New Musicals - 5/7/2015

Today at Goodspeed's 10th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for three new musicals to be produced at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015.

Boulder Symphony to Present Bizet's CARMEN, Featuring Erica Papillion-Posey - 5/7/2015

(April 13- Boulder, CO) - Mezzo-soprano, Erica Papillion-Posey described by the Miami Herald as "… the best Carmen this city has seen in decades" is headed to Boulder, Colorado to perform her signature role of Carmen with the Boulder Symphony.

Cordero, Rooth & More Star in Labyrinth's NICE GIRL - 5/7/2015

LAByrinth Theater Company announces casting and creative team for the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl. The production, May 7-June 7, reunites the LAByrinth Theater Company member with director Mimi O'Donnell, who worked together on the 2011 production of Thinner Than Water. Thinner Than Water marked both the playwriting debut of Ross and the directorial debut of O'Donnell.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for FIVE PLAYS BY Steven Carl McCasland - 5/7/2015

Five plays by Steven Carl McCasland will be presented in repertory during a month-long celebration of the young playwright. Each play focuses on a different character from history, with a cast of 25 portraying such historical figures as Laurette Taylor, Rose Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Agatha Christie, Joseph Goebbels, Gertrude Stein, Lillian Hellman and John F. Kennedy. Performances begin May 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

Prioleau, Washington & More Lead Masterworks' THE GLASS MENAGERIE - 5/8/2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street).

Rennie Harris Returns to the New Vic with LUV: AMERICAN-STYLE - 5/8/2015

?Alvin Ailey Award recipient and renowned choreographer Dr. Rennie Harris (RHAW, New Vic 2013; Legends of Hip-Hop, New Vic 2004, 2006; Puremovement, New Vic 1999) returns with his company of young performers, Rennie Harris Awe-inspiring Works (RHAW), in LUV: American-Style running at The New Victory Theater May 8-17. Popping and locking to a soundtrack of chart-topping rock, the talented performers use dance and dialogue to portray one young man's struggle with identity, love and justice.

Opera in the Heights Hosts BRAVISSIMO 2015 Fundraiser - 5/8/2015

Opera in the Heights (OH!) announces "Bravissimo 2015 -- An Evening in the Magnolia City," the nonprofit organization's major fundraiser of the year, to be held on May 8 at the Petroleum Club.

O BRAZIL Series Returns to Moving Image This Spring - 5/8/2015

After last fall's successful debut of O Brazil, a series of contemporary Brazilian films that represent the nation's thriving film scene, Museum of the Moving Image announces the series' second installment with a selection of three new films centered around music.

Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Plays Benefit Performance at Cherry Lane - 5/8/2015

On April 22nd, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES was performed at the Taconic Correctional Facility. For two hours, the women at Taconic experienced a theatrical piece that transported them into the witty and poignant insights surrounding the female experience. Following the performance, the women participated in a powerful talkback with playwright Eve Ensler. Scroll down for photos!

OperaDelaware Hosts Spring Opera Festival - 5/8/2015


OperaDelaware Monday entered rehearsals for its spring opera festival, which begins May 8 and continues over two weekends through May 17.  The festival highlights the best of French opera.

OPERA IN THE PINES to Premiere as Part of NC Opera Season, 5/9 - 5/9/2015

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Opera will be returning to the great outdoors this coming May with a program of Opera in the Pines, presented at the picturesque Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00pm.

Staten Island's St. George Theatre Presents 'An Evening With Carol Burnett' Tonight - 5/9/2015

Staten Island's St. George Theatre presents 'An Evening With Carol Burnett', on Saturday May 9th at 8 pm.

Tickets Now On Sale For Mandy Patinkin In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, 5/9-31 - 5/9/2015

Mandy Patinkin is returning to the stage!

SVA's Film & Animation Festival to Run 5/9-12 - 5/9/2015

Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film & Video and BFA Animation programs at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), announced today that the 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival will be held in New York City, Saturday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Washington National Opera Presents Rossini's CINDERELLA - 5/9/2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) concludes its 2014-2015 season with a new-to-Washington staging of Gioachino Rossini's charming romance-Cinderella, May 9-21 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Family FilmFest Set for WHBPAC, 5/9 - 5/9/2015

Back by popular demand, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents its 3rd Family FilmFest for all ages on Saturday, May 9 with two showings at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at (631) 288-1500.

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