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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/24/2007

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 6/24/2007. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Romeo and Juliet - 6/24/2007

Lauren Ambrose, the "Six Feet Under" star who made her Broadway debut in Awake and Sing! last year, will star with Oscar Isaac in the title roles of the Public Theater's upcoming Romeo and Juliet. Shows begin June 5, June 24th is Opening Night.

As previously announced, Michael Greif (Grey Gardens, Rent) will direct the production of Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy, which will run from June 5th through July 8th at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Romeo and Juliet is, of course, the tale of two star-crossed lovers from feuding families.

According to Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, 2007 "is the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and we hope to revisit the utopian and joyous impulses of that era through the medium of two of the greatest of Shakespeare's plays."

Visit www.publictheater.org for more information.

Capathia Jenkins @ Birdland - 6/24/2007

The concerts take place at Birdland, located at 315 West 44th Street, on Sunday and Monday nights at 7 PM. Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com present.

On Sunday, June 24 Broadway's Capathia Jenkins (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline Or Change, The Civil War) and award-winning composer Louis Rosen will offer a "sneak preview" of the new songs Rosen has composed to the words of the renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, which will be recorded by PS Classics. They will also perform songs from their highly acclaimed debut CD "South Side Stories." Pianist Kimberly Grigsby and bassist Dave Phillips will be joining the duo. There is a $25 cover and $10 food/drink minimum for Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen.

For reservations, call (212) 581-3080 or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.

Oliver Twist - Closing - 6/24/2007

Berkeley Repertory Theatre ends its 2006/07 Season with an astonishing twist – a dark and delightful new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist staged by one of Britain's most innovative theatre artists. Like the title character, this show has become a runaway success, leaving audiences in London, Boston, and New York clamoring for more. Now Neil Bartlett brings his brilliant production to Berkeley Rep for its West Coast premiere.

Oliver Twist begins previews in the Roda Theatre on May 11, opens May 16, and closes June 24.

"Inspired by the vivid world of the Victorian music hall, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist uses original language from the novel to dramatize one of the most deeply felt stories ever written about childhood," details press notes, "A cast of unforgettable characters brings the underworld of London to thrilling life – a 19th-century city teeming with danger and fear – all seen through the eyes of a bewildered child. By turns comic and tragic, musical and dramatic, Bartlett's Twist has stolen the hearts of critics and theatre-goers on two continents."

Oliver Twist is adapted and directed by Neil Bartlett, with music by Gerard McBurney; designed by Rae Smith (sets and costumes), Scott Zielinski, (lights), and David Remedios (sound). Featuring Remo Airaldi, Steven Boyer, Gregory Derelian, Thomas Derrah, Ned Eisenberg, Carson Elrod, Jennifer Ikeda, Elizabeth Jasicki, Will LeBlow, Karen MacDonald, Craig Pattison, Lucas Steele, and Michael Wartella.

This version of Oliver Twist was originally commissioned and produced for the Lyric Hammersmith in London, and Berkeley Rep presents its US tour in association with American Repertory Theatre and Theatre for a New Audience.

Show times: Previews are May 11 – 15, Opening May 16, performances through June 24. Tuesdays & Fridays at 8PM; Wednesdays at 7PM; Thursdays & Saturdays at 2 & 8PM; Sundays at 2 & 7PM. No performance Friday, June 22 and no matinees during previews or on May 17, 26 & 31, June 9 & 14.

Special Events: Target ® Teen Night: May 11 at 6:30 PM Student matinee: Wednesday May 23 at 12PM Post-play discussions: May 31, June 12 & 15 at 8PM Book club: June 5 at 6PM Docent presentations: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7PM

Tickets to Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist are on sale now, priced from $33 to $61. Discounts are available for students, seniors, groups, UC Berkeley alumni, employees of K-12 schools, and anyone under 30 years of age. For every weekday performance, half-price HotTix go on sale that day at noon at the box office. All discounts are subject to availability.

Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre is located at 2015 Addison Street, one block from Berkeley's downtown BART station and close to AC Transit bus lines. The theatre is accessible to the handicapped, offering wheelchair seating and special services for those with hearing- or vision-impairment. The box office is next door at 2025 Addison Street. For tickets or information, call 510-647-2949 or toll-free at 888-4-BRT-Tix – or simply click www.berkeleyrep.org.

Legendary Entertainer Clint Holmes Debuts Musical - 6/24/2007

Legendary Entertainer Clint Holmes Debuts Musical "Just Another Man" June 1 at UNLV

Las Vegas, NV - Legendary entertainer Clint Holmes, a favorite on the Las Vegas stage whose career has spanned more than two decades, previews his autobiographical musical "Just Another Man" beginning June 1, exclusively for Las Vegas audiences, inside the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV. The show, a look at the life and career of an extraordinary talent, will eventually travel to London, before hopefully premiering on Broadway.

"Just Another Man" is based on the true story of Holmes' parents his father an African-American jazz musician and his mother, a classically trained opera singer from Great Britain. It begins in 1944 and covers six decades.

Holmes spent three years writing "Just Another Man," along with Larry Moss and Bill Fayne. Moss directs the production, and according to Holmes, was integral to making the emotion of the show shine through.

"Larry made me dive deep emotionally to find the kind of truths that are difficult to face, whether they be personal or professional," Holmes said. "These truths are what make this production important and honest. This is definitely the most difficult and rewarding thing I have ever done creatively."

Moss said Holmes' ability to hold an audience is an art form, and one that needs to be shared.

"Three years ago I saw Clint Holmes perform, and after the third song, I just put my head down and cried," Moss said. "I didn't think there was anyone left who could entertain an audience by just walking on a stage. It takes a great performer to excite an audience on that level and take them on this spiritual, magical journey."

"Just Another Man," is presented by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV and features music by Holmes and Fayne and lyrics by Holmes. Set design is by Doug Schmidt; lighting by Ken Billington and David Segal; and sound by Peter Fitzgerald.

Preview performances for "Just Another Man" are June 1, 2, 3, and 6 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on June 2 and 3. Performances are June 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 and 24 at 8 p.m. and June 9, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Performing Arts Center Box Office and are $20, $27.50, and $35. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached by calling 895-ARTS (2787).

Great Men of Genius Marathon - 6/24/2007

This June, masterful monologist Mike Daisey returns to Berkeley Rep with Great Men of Genius, a series of shows that apply his trademark wit and eccentric insight to fascinating historical figures performed June 6 through July 1. On consecutive nights, Mike explores the legendary lives of P.T. Barnum, Bertolt Brecht, L. Ron Hubbard, and Nikola Tesla – and on Sundays he performs all four monologues in a manic marathon worthy of a mad scientist.

"In Great Men of Genius, directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, Mike Daisey crashes his audacious style of storytelling into the lives of four masterminds and explores the nature of genius, wrestling with the pride, insanity, and chauvinism that bind these men together – and revealing what the heights and depths of their gifts can teach us about ourselves," states press notes, "Along the way, of course, he discovers unexpected aspects of himself. Each monologue is unique and can be viewed independently, but the four together form an epic oral account of triumph and folly told with Daisey's dark and hilarious intensity."

Great Men of Genius will be performed on the following schedule: o Brecht on Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 8PM o Barnum on Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 8PM o Tesla on Fridays: June 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 8PM o Hubbard on Saturdays: June 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 8PM

Marathons on Sundays: o Brecht and Barnum at 2PM: June 10, 17 & 24 and July 1 o Tesla and Hubbard at 7PM: June 10, 17 & 24 and July 1

Tickets: $30 for one genius; $50 for two genius; and $75 all four geniuses. Half-price tickets available to those under 30 (some restrictions apply). Berkeley Rep subscribers save $5 on one genius, $10 on two geniuses, and $15 if they see three or more. For tickets or information call 510-647-2949 or toll-free at 888-4BRT-Tix or visit www.berkeleyrep.org.

Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage is located at 2025 Addison Street, one block from Berkeley's downtown BART station and close to AC Transit bus lines. The theatre is accessible to the handicapped, offering wheelchair seating and special services for those with hearing- or vision-impairment.

Betrayal - 6/24/2007

Closes June 24. Everyman Theatre www.everymantheatre.org or 410-752-2208

Talk Radio - Closing - 6/24/2007

The Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's 1987 play Talk Radio will take its final bow on June 24th after playing 150 performances at the Longacre Theater on West 48th Street.

The current production, starring Liev Schreiber, opened on March 11, 2007. Schreiber garnered some of the best reviews of any actor in an already strong season, and he won the 2007 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for his performance as Barry Champlain.

LoveMusik - Closing - 6/24/2007

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of LoveMusik will begin its final week of performances Tuesday, June 19. The limited engagement will end on Sunday, June 24 at the Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production will have played 24 previews and 61 regular performances.

LoveMusik follows the lives of the unlikeliest of lovers – the brilliant, intellectual German composer Kurt Weill (Michael Cerveris) and the woman who became his muse and star, Lotte Lenya (Donna Murphy). LoveMusik is "an epic romance, set in Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood, spanning 25 years in the lives of this complicated couple."

Jeremy Schonfeld @ Joe's Pub - 6/24/2007

Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman and Rent film star Tracie Thoms have joined the cast of Jeremy Schonfeld's (Drift) Joe's Pub show, which will take place on Sunday, June 24.

"Jeremy Schonfeld makes his Joe's Pub debut with his singular blend of rock and theater, featuring a cast of today's top Broadway talent. Smart and contemporary with intelligent lyrics, Schonfeld's fusion of tuneful pop, hard-edged rock, gospel, soul and blues has drawn him comparisons to Billy Joel and Jonathan Larson in the New York Times," as described in press notes. As previously announced, the concert will also feature the talents of Shoshana Bean, Christian Campbell, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Donnie Kehr, Michael Lanning, Karla Mosley and Nikki Snelson.

Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette St. The show is at 7:00pm and tickets are $25. Visit www.joespub.com or www.jeremyschonfeld.com for more information.

Kismet - UK - 6/25/2007

English National Opera announces that Michael Ball will perform the role of Hajj/Poet in the new production of Robert Wright & George Forrest's KISMET. Based on themes of Alexander Borodin and the play by Edward Knoblock, the book is by Charles Lederer & Luther Davies. This is the first new West End production for almost 30 years.

Wright & Forrest's Kismet is an eclectic choice to suit ENO's abilities and resources, with special emphasis on the Chorus. Based on themes including Borodin's Prince Igor, the symphonic score incorporates a string of great numbers, a major dance element and requires a blend of performance styles from musicals and opera to carry off its stratospheric vocal demands. This makes Kismet ideally suited to an opera ensemble and to a stage such as that of the London Coliseum, the premier venue for big American musicals in the 1940s and 1950s.

To meet the specific demands of the score with its mix of classical and Broadway styles, ENO has engaged two conductors, Richard Hickox, Music Director Opera Australia and, as Musical Associate, Simon Lee, conductor of On the Town.

The designer is Ultz, who created the stunning set for The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which opened ENO's 2005/06 Sky & Artsworld Season.

For the first time ENO has scheduled a consecutive run of performances.

Further casting will be announced later in the year.

19 PERFORMANCES ONLY: Reduced price previews 25, 26 June. Performances 27 June - 14 July 2007.

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 2006 0870 145 0900 / www.eno.org

Bob Stillman @ Zipper - 6/25/2007

The Zipper Factory will feature the following artists and acts:

Bob Stillman Monday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. Two-time Tony nominated actor/composer/musician Bob Stillman (currently in Grey Gardens on Broadway) presents a concert of his original material. Currently appearing on Broadway in the acclaimed musical Grey Gardens as pianist/ songwriter George Gould Strong, Stillman appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Grand Hotel and Dirty Blonde, for which he received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor. He received a second Tony nomination for his contributions to the score of Urban Cowboy. Tickets are $20.00

The Zipper Factory presents an eclectic line-up of theatrical events, concerts, burlesque, comedy and cabaret. Since 2001, The Zipper has become known as one of New York's preeminent entertainment destinations, a desired venue for the city's most gifted artists, both renowned and up-and-coming. Located at 336 West 37th Street. The Zipper Factory has added a new tavern and balcony bar to the complex. The tavern is directly accessible to/from the theatre space. For advance tickets to all Zipper Factory Events, call Ovation tickets at 212-352-3101 or visit online at www.zippertheater.com.

Elaine Joyce @ Don't Tell Mama - 6/25/2007

Elaine Joyce is set to make her New York nightclub debut in "Second Time Around," a new one-woman play with music written by Elaine Joyce and Neil Simon. Performances are June 25, 27 and 28 at 9 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.)

Elaine Joyce's "Second Time Around" is, according to press materials, "the first time that audiences will see her in a new way. In a sense, a small Broadway show; in reality, a trip through the 'ins and outs' of a woman's best days, not so best days, but always days that keep us asking for more." Musical numbers she plans to perform along the way include "Whoever You Are," "Money, Money, Money," "A Sunday Kind of Love," "Funny Girl," "In Your Eyes," and "Second Time Around." The Musical Director for "Second Time ARound" is Emily Olin.

The cover is $3 with a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call 212-757-0788

Cause Celeb! @ Cutting Room - 6/25/2007

"Cause Celeb!" is back, as Charlotte Booker and Nancy Balbirer present a very special tribute to Father's Day on Monday, June 25th at 7:30 PM at the Cutting Room.

The series will next feature "heartwarming tales of daddy's girls." The June 25th edition will feature the talents of: Marylouise Burke as Rain Pryor, Charles Busch as Joan Crawford, Sean Cullen as Papa John Phillips, Murray Hill as Eddie Fisher, Michael Musto as Amy Fisher, Nancy Balbirer as Tatum O'Neal and Charlotte Booker as Mia Farrow.

"'Cause Celeb!' is a cult downtown hit alternative cabaret series that features interpretive readings of celebrity autobiographies. Created by Nancy Balbirer and Charlotte Booker, each themed evening draws from the most sensational (and often salacious) passages of starry tomes, to hilariously dramatic effect," state press notes.

The Cutting Room is located at 19 W. 24th St. (between Broadway and 6th Ave.). There is a $15 cover and 2 drink minimum. Call 212.691.1900 for reservations.

The Salon Series - At War - 6/25/2007

The Fire Dept launches "The Salon Series," staged readings of new plays that address compelling contemporary issues, on Monday, June 25 at 6:30PM at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South).

The first event in the series is "At War: American Playwrights Respond to Iraq." The cast includes Michael Cerveris, Julianna Margulies, David Strathairn, Jason Antoon, Jessica Blank, David Calvitto, Judith Hawking, Laura Heisler, Sal Inzerillo, Erik Jensen, Ty Jones, Haskell King, Aasif Mandvi, Audrey Rosenberg, Jonathan Schaefer, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Schwartz, Paul Sparks and Mather Zickel. Directed by Erica Gould.

According to press notes, "'At War' will comprise original theatrical material written by noted American playwrights including Jose Rivera, Bathsheba Doran, Cory Hinkle, Rajiv Joseph, Jessica Blank, Erik Jensen, Ryan Kelly, Peter Maloney, Lynn Rosen, and Jonathan Schaefer, woven together to present a kaleidoscope of views on the war in Iraq."

Tickets ($35) for "At War: American Playwrights Respond to Iraq" are available through Theatermania at 212-352-3101 or 1-866-811-4111 and www.theatermania.com. For casting updates and more detailed information about The Fire Dept and "The Salon Series," please go to www.thefiredept.org.

Broadway Night Mets Game - 6/25/2007

Stephanie J. Block (The Pirate Queen, Wicked) will sing the National Anthem at Mets game June 25th, Broadway Night at Shea at 7:10PM.

Join Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and the New York Mets for a night at Shea Stadium with the casts and crews of your favorite Broadway shows! Benefiting BC/EFA in association with the Broadway Show League.

See the Mets face the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals at Shea for the first time since Game 7 of the NLCS last October. For more information visit BroadwayCares.org.

Tickets are $20 and are available at www.mets.com/groups. Sign-In ID: BROADWAY Password: METS

Nunsensations! DVD Release - 6/26/2007

For the first time, the critically-acclaimed show Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue will be available nationwide on DVD.

"After its 1983 debut in New York City, Dan Goggin's production of Nunsense instantly became a smash hit and ran for over a decade Off-Broadway," state press notes. "Twenty-five years later, Goggin's extremely successful run has grown with six additional Nunsense musicals, each production funnier than the last...The over-the-top musical takes the now familiar Little Sisters of Hoboken to brand new territories and in Vegas-style fashion!" Along with the original cast, the program also includes a guest appearance by Georgia Engel ("Mary Tyler Moore," "Everybody Loves Raymond"). SRO Entertainment presents the DVD premiere on June 26, 2007 for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Grease - 6/26/2007

Musical/Dinner Theatre Through August 19 Thurs - Sun, plus selected Tues, Weds evenings and Thurs matinees www.tobysdinnertheatre.com or 1-866-99TOBYS

Crazy Mary - Closing - 6/26/2007

Playwrights Horizons has announced it will extend its sold out hit production of Crazy Mary, the World Premiere of a new play by A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, The Perfect Party, Later Life and The Old Boy all at Playwrights Horizons, Love Letters, Sylvia, Mrs. Farnsworth). Originally set to play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17, the production will now extend through Tuesday, June 26 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street).

Frost/Nixon on Today Show - 6/26/2007

Frost/Nixon will be featured on NBC's "The Today Show" on Tuesday, June 26 between 8:30am and 9:00am (Eastern). NBC News National Correspondent Jamie Gangel reports on Broadway's newest hit play. The play opened on Broadway on April 22nd for a limited engagement through August 19th only at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy - 6/26/2007

Steve Solomon's hilarious one-man show, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy, the story of one man's unconventional upbringing in a multi-ethnic, thoroughly dysfunctional family, begins an exclusive Bay Area engagement direct from New York!

Performances begin June 26, opening June 28 and closes July 22 at the Marines Memorial Theatre.

Show times are Tuesdays at 8PM; Wednesdays at 3 & 8PM; Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM; Saturdays at 3 & 8PM; and Sundays at 3PM. There is no performance July 4. Additional performances July 8 & 15 at 7PM.

Tickets ($30-$69) are on sale now by phone 415-771-6900 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The Marines Memorial Theatre is located at 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. For information visit www.MarinesMemorialTheatre.com.

Kismet - UK - 6/27/2007

English National Opera announces that Michael Ball will perform the role of Hajj/Poet in the new production of Robert Wright & George Forrest's KISMET. Based on themes of Alexander Borodin and the play by Edward Knoblock, the book is by Charles Lederer & Luther Davies. This is the first new West End production for almost 30 years.

Wright & Forrest's Kismet is an eclectic choice to suit ENO's abilities and resources, with special emphasis on the Chorus. Based on themes including Borodin's Prince Igor, the symphonic score incorporates a string of great numbers, a major dance element and requires a blend of performance styles from musicals and opera to carry off its stratospheric vocal demands. This makes Kismet ideally suited to an opera ensemble and to a stage such as that of the London Coliseum, the premier venue for big American musicals in the 1940s and 1950s.

To meet the specific demands of the score with its mix of classical and Broadway styles, ENO has engaged two conductors, Richard Hickox, Music Director Opera Australia and, as Musical Associate, Simon Lee, conductor of On the Town.

The designer is Ultz, who created the stunning set for The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which opened ENO's 2005/06 Sky & Artsworld Season.

For the first time ENO has scheduled a consecutive run of performances.

Further casting will be announced later in the year.

19 PERFORMANCES ONLY: Reduced price previews 25, 26 June. Performances 27 June - 14 July 2007.

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 2006 0870 145 0900 / www.eno.org

AntiGravity - 6/27/2007

After playing to sold-out houses across the U.S. this spring, Performance Art Group AntiGravity is returning from a U.S. Spring Tour to play a weeklong engagement of AntiGravity: The 2007 Tour at Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street), from Wednesday, June 27 through Sunday, July 1, 2007.

"For more than 15 years, AntiGravity has astounded audiences around the world with its high-energy theatrics and astonishing aerial performances. Its troupe of international champion athletes defy more than the laws of physics - merging athletics and aesthetics into a breathtaking and shocking live-performance art form," continuing, "AntiGravity: The 2007 Tour is an edgy, action-packed display of heart-pounding physicality and audacious beauty in AntiGravity's unique style, melding aerial acrobatics, extreme sports and urban dance with technology and popular culture. This full-scale show promises to be a highly visceral experience and a wildly fun night of awe-inspiring, death-defying levity set to the biggest names in pop music."

Performances of AntiGravity: The 2007 Tour are Wednesday, June 27 through Sunday, July 1 at 8 p.m., with an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday, June 30. Tickets for the orchestra level viewing are $35, and are general admission (all standing-room, no seating), and tickets for the two balcony tiers (reserved seating) are $40-45.

AntiGravity: The 2007 Tour runs 1 hour and 45 minutes (including intermission), and is recommended for ages 10 and up. Visit www.anti-gravity.com for more information. Beginning Monday, May 14 (10 a.m.), tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 212-307-4100. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Hammerstein Ballroom Box Office. Box Office hours are 5 p.m. until show time each day. On Saturday, June 29, the Box Office opens at noon.

Kismet - 6/27/2007

English National Opera announces that Michael Ball will perform the role of Hajj/Poet in the new production of Robert Wright & George Forrest's KISMET. Based on themes of Alexander Borodin and the play by Edward Knoblock, the book is by Charles Lederer & Luther Davies. This is the first new West End production for almost 30 years.

Wright & Forrest's Kismet is an eclectic choice to suit ENO's abilities and resources, with special emphasis on the Chorus. Based on themes including Borodin's Prince Igor, the symphonic score incorporates a string of great numbers, a major dance element and requires a blend of performance styles from musicals and opera to carry off its stratospheric vocal demands. This makes Kismet ideally suited to an opera ensemble and to a stage such as that of the London Coliseum, the premier venue for big American musicals in the 1940s and 1950s.

To meet the specific demands of the score with its mix of classical and Broadway styles, ENO has engaged two conductors, Richard Hickox, Music Director Opera Australia and, as Musical Associate, Simon Lee, conductor of On the Town.

The designer is Ultz, who created the stunning set for The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which opened ENO's 2005/06 Sky & Artsworld Season.

For the first time ENO has scheduled a consecutive run of performances.

Further casting will be announced later in the year.

19 PERFORMANCES ONLY: Reduced price previews 25, 26 June. Performances 27 June - 14 July 2007.

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 2006 0870 145 0900 / www.eno.org

Menopause: The Musical - 6/27/2007

Previews begin 06/27/2007. Opening 07/19/2007. Open Run. At the M&T Pavillion at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center www.france-merrickpac.com

Old Acquaintance - 6/28/2007

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a revival of John Van Druten's 1940 play Old Acquaintance.

Directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson (Enchanted April), the production of the drawing room comedy will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on June 1st for a June 28th opening. It will play a limited run through August 19th.

Old Acquaintance will star Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Kennedy Center Mame), Margaret Colin (Defiance, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg) and Lily Rabe (Heartbreak House, Steel Magnolias).

Old Acquaintance opened at the Morosco Theatre on December 23, 1940 to run for 170 performances. The play concerns the romantic travails of Millie, a woman who, with the help of her "serious author" friend Kit, publishes a trashy pulp novel. Millie's friendship with Kit is severely tested by Millie's belief that Kit has stolen her husband.

Morning Star - 6/28/2007

The OBIE and Lortel Award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present the first New York City revival of Sylvia Regan's 1940 play Morning Star. Performances will be at Bank Street Theatre (155 Bank Street), and will begin on Thursday, June 28th, continuing through Saturday, July 28th.

"Beginning in 1910, Sylvia Regan's Morning Star tells the story of the hopes and struggles of an immigrant Jewish family on the Lower East Side of New York. Becky Felderman, a widow, has brought her four children to America so they might have a better life than they would in Russia. Their fortunes are shaped by the momentous events happening around them: the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, World War I and the Great Depression. First produced on Broadway in 1940, Morning Star shares with us a poignant quest for family, love and the promise of the American dream. The play went on to be produced all over the world, as Ellen Schiff points out in her collection Awake and Singing: 'Although Morning Star showcases major chapters in American Jewish experience, the play's international successes demonstrate its wide appeal.' Peccadillo is pleased to bring Morning Star back to the city where it is set," state production notes.

Morning Star will begin performances on Thursday, June 28th and will continue through Saturday, July 28th. Opening is scheduled for Monday, July 2nd. The schedule will be Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm, with a special Monday evening performance on July 2nd at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling Smarttix at (212) 868-4444, or online at www.smarttix.com.

Lost Eden - 6/28/2007

Pay-what-you-can Preview Lost Eden: A One Man Show, starring Jay Tilley Zemfira Stage at The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA Call 703-318-0619 or go to www.zemfirastage.com

Goodbye April, Hello May - 6/28/2007

Roadworks Productions NY will present the world premiere of Ethan Lipton's new play Goodbye April, Hello May. Patrick McNulty (productions at Vineyard Theatre, Culture Project, etc.), will stage the production set to open on the mainstage of HERE Arts Center beginning June 28, 2007.

"Goodbye April, Hello May is an eye-opening comedic look into a future where most of our fears have already come true. Set in Coney Island in the early 22nd century, Ethan Lipton's new play follows five roommates in their 40s and 50s who are struggling just to get by. Despite the fact that the world is falling down around them, these deluded, neurotic New Yorkers continue to obsess over the minutiae of their little lives. Yes, New York is still the greatest city on earth, but rents are criminal, the children are violent and everyone's a little self-centered," state press notes. Visit www.ethanlipton.com for more information.

Gulliver's Travels - LA - 6/28/2007

The Actors' Gang will combine puppets, music, songs and theater magic to create a new adaptation of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels for the stage.

Keythe Farley (co-author, Bat Boy The Musical) as Gulliver is joined by Chris Bell, Corey G. Lovett, Vanessa Mizzone, Molly O'Neill, Steven M. Porter and Malcolm Foster Smith in Swift's fairy tale for adults, adapted by company member Joshua Zeller and directed by P. Adam Walsh. Gulliver's Travels opens Saturday, July 7 and continues through September 8 at The Gang's home in Culver City's Ivy Substation, with low-priced previews beginning June 28.

"In Jonathan Swift's eighteenth century social satire, Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon, encounters a series of mishaps on the way to recognized ports, and ends up instead on several unknown islands living with people and animals of unusual sizes, behaviors and philosophies that lead him to a new understanding of humanity and his world," as press notes describe.

Performances of Gulliver's Travels take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, July 7 through September 8. Five preview performances take place on Thursdays, June 28 & July 5 at 8 pm; Friday, June 29 at 8 pm; Saturday, June 30 at 8 pm; and Sunday, July 1 at 3 pm. Tickets are $25.00 Friday through Sunday ($20.00.for students and seniors) and $15.00 for previews, except Friday July 7, a gala performance for which tickets are $95.00 and include a catered post-show reception with the cast. All Thursday evening performances are Pay-What-You-Can. The performance on Friday, July 13 will be sign-language interpreted and audio described for the hearing and sight impaired.

The Actors' Gang is located in the Ivy Substation at 9070 Venice Boulevard (near the intersection of Culver and Venice Blvds.) in Culver City. For reservations and information, call The Actors' Gang Box Office at 310-838-GANG (310-838-4264) or go to www.theactorsgang.com.

AIDA - ArtsCentric - 6/28/2007

Elton John and Tim Rice's musical June 28 - July 8: Thus at 11AM, Fri & Sat at 8PM, Sun at 5PM. Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center/Turpin-Lamb Theatre 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21251 $20 general, $15 senior, $10 student www.artscentric.org or 443-870-3669

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy - 6/28/2007

Steve Solomon's hilarious one-man show, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy, the story of one man's unconventional upbringing in a multi-ethnic, thoroughly dysfunctional family, begins an exclusive Bay Area engagement direct from New York!

Performances begin June 26, opening June 28 and closes July 22 at the Marines Memorial Theatre.

Show times are Tuesdays at 8PM; Wednesdays at 3 & 8PM; Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM; Saturdays at 3 & 8PM; and Sundays at 3PM. There is no performance July 4. Additional performances July 8 & 15 at 7PM.

Tickets ($30-$69) are on sale now by phone 415-771-6900 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The Marines Memorial Theatre is located at 609 Sutter St., San Francisco. For information visit www.MarinesMemorialTheatre.com.

Lost Eden - 6/29/2007

Lost Eden: A One Man Show, starring Jay Tilley Fri, Sat @ 8PM, Sun @ 7:30PM, through July 15 (NO SHOW JUNE 30) Zemfira Stage at The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA Tickets: $15.00 Adult/$10.00 Students, Seniors and Military Call 703-318-0619 or go to www.zemfirastage.com

AIDA - Artscentric - 6/29/2007

Elton John and Tim Rice's musical June 28 - July 8: Thus at 11AM, Fri & Sat at 8PM, Sun at 5PM. Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center/Turpin-Lamb Theatre 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21251 $20 general, $15 senior, $10 student www.artscentric.org or 443-870-3669

Ella - 6/29/2007

Ella, the musical play about one of the most influential Jazz vocalists of the 20th century, comes to San Jose Rep. A theatrical event that weaves myth and memory, comedy and drama, mystery and music, Ella, will take you inside the heart and soul of Ella Fitzgerald, one of the world's most beloved jazz singers. Performances begins June 23, opening June 29, through July 22.

"The time is July, 1966. The place is a concert stage in Nice on the French Riviera. Ella Fitzgerald, 'The First Lady of Song,' rehearses for an upcoming concert to be taped for posterity," describes press notes, "Her producer requests that she add more patter about her life to the show. Gathered with her favorite musicians, Ella begins to reminisce, uncovering a past the public never knew. Starring Broadway veteran Tina Fabrique as Ella Fitzgerald and featuring 14 of her greatest hits, including: 'That Old Black Magic,' 'A Tiskit, A Tasket,' 'How High The Moon' and 'They Can't Take That Away From Me,' this critically acclaimed musical play has the entire nation falling in love with Ella all over again."

Previews are June 23, 24, 27 & 28. Opening Night is Friday, June 29 with performances through July 22.

Tickets ($14-$56) are available at the San Jose Rep Box Office at 101 Paseo de San Antonio or can be purchased online at www.SJRep.com or by calling 408-367-7255.

The San Jose Repertory Theatre is located at 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose (between South 2nd & 3rd Streets).

I and Albert - 6/29/2007

The York Theatre Company has announced full casting for I and Albert, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and book by Jay Presson Allen. I and Albert is the second of the four shows in York's Summer 2007 Musicals in Mufti Series -- the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. The show will play June 29, 30 and July 1 at the Theatre at Saint Peters (54th Street, Just East of Lexington Ave).

I and Albert will feature: Nancy Anderson, Edwin Cahill, Roger DeWitt, Nick Galbreith, Stephen Mo Hanan, Ken Krugman, Lorinda Lisitza, Gabriella Malek, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Adam Riegler, Mackenzie Thomas, Gerritt Vandermeer, Sasha Weiss, and Nick Wyman. Michael Montel directs.

All shows will play five performances only: Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2:30 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm. Audience discussions will follow both matinees.

For ticket information visit www.yorktheatre.org or call 212-935-5820. The York Theatre Company is located in Saint Peter's Theatre, 54th Street Just East of Lexington.

Pirates of Penzance - 6/30/2007

Stage and screen star Rex Smith will return to a show he made famous both on Broadway and film, The Pirates of Penzance, in Musical Theatre West's presentation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic beginning June 30.

The Pirates of Penzance will perform through July 15 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Tickets range from $25 to $52 and can be purchased by calling 562-856-1999 ext. 4 or at the box office located at 4350 E. 7th Street in Long Beach.

Pirates of Penzance - 6/30/2007

Stage and screen star Rex Smith will return to a show he made famous both on Broadway and film, The Pirates of Penzance, in Musical Theatre West's presentation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic beginning June 30.

The Pirates of Penzance will perform through July 15 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Tickets range from $25 to $52 and can be purchased by calling 562-856-1999 ext. 4 or at the box office located at 4350 E. 7th Street in Long Beach.

Rex Smith Stars in MTW's 'Penzance' - 6/30/2007

Walt Disney's trilogy of "Pirate" films is not the only swashbuckling game in town. Stage and screen star Rex Smith will return to a show he made famous both on Broadway and film, The Pirates of Penzance, in Musical Theatre West's presentation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic beginning June 30.

Rex Smith Stars in MTW's 'Penzance' - 6/30/2007

Walt Disney's trilogy of "Pirate" films is not the only swashbuckling game in town. Stage and screen star Rex Smith will return to a show he made famous both on Broadway and film, The Pirates of Penzance, in Musical Theatre West's presentation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic beginning June 30.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 6/30/2007

Musical Theare-on-the-Hill - McDaniel College Through June 30 www.mcdaniel.edu/3597

Avenue Q Tour - San Diego - 6/30/2007

San Diego's Old Globe Theatre will produce the West Coast premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; and directed by Jason Moore. The production will run June 30 through August 5, 2007 (press opening: July 11) at the historic Spreckels Theatre.

For more information or to subscribe to The Old Globe's 2007 summer season, please contact the Globe's Ticket Services Department at (619) 23-GLOBE or visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.

Pinkalicious - Reading - 6/30/2007

June 30, 2007 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Word for Word Kids Pinkalicious reading and performance with authors Elizabeth and Victora Kann

The runaway best-selling book, Pinkalicious comes to life with storytime and a performance by the Vital Children's Theatre cast of Pinkalicious, The Musical. Ages 3 and up. Check out the website at: http://www.vitaltheatre.org/pinksoho.php

The event is FREE and open to the public. For updates and additional information, please visit our website at www.bryantpark.org.

The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue: Barnes & Noble Booksellers 555 Fifth Avenue (at 46th Street) 212-697-3048

Fat Pig - Closing - 7/1/2007

The Geffen Playhouse has added an additional two weeks of performances to the West Coast premiere of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig at its Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

The production continues with eight shows per week, and now closes on Sunday, July 1, 2007. Directed by Jo Bonney, the play stars Scott Wolf (Tom) and Kirsten Vangsness (Helen) who take the lead on debating morality as Chris Pine (Carter) and Andrea Anders (Jeannie) agitate conscience. LaBute's cynical play explores a larger-than-life dilemma when love and affection go against the grain of conventional society.

Tickets ($55) are on sale now at the Geffen Playhouse box office, online at www.GeffenPlayhouse.com, via credit card phone order at 310.208.5454, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May and Ritmo Latino locations), or by calling Ticketmaster at 213.365.3500. Eight performances are scheduled per week: Tuesday through Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Fridays at 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adult rush tickets ($35) and student rush tickets ($15) are available 10 minutes prior to curtain. For general information or to request a brochure, call 310.208.5454, or visit the theatre's website.

Passing Strange - Closing - 7/1/2007

The Public Theater has announced that due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange will extend for an additional four weeks with performances continuing through Sunday, July 1st.

Passing Strange is a new rock musical by singer/songwriter and performance artist Stew and Heidi Rodewald, directed by and created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen (Democracy in America, Belgrade Trilogy), and with movement coordination by Karole Armitage (Armitage Gone! Dance Company). A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre that was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab and at the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, Passing Strange began previews Monday, May 1st and opened Monday, May 14th. The show was previously announced to run though Sunday, June 3rd.

"The world premiere of Passing Strange takes musical theatre on a whole new trip. Stew, a popular performer at Joe's Pub, was commissioned by The Public and Berkeley Rep to develop this moving and hilarious story of a young black bohemian in search of self and home who charts a course for "the real" through sex, drugs, and rock and roll...It's a quirky journey from L.A. to authenticity, crossing boundaries of place, identity, and theatrical convention on the way. Stew's unique sound has been dubbed Afro-Baroque cabaret, and Entertainment Weekly has twice named his CDs 'Album of the Year,'" state press materials.

Tickets are on sale at The Public Theater box office, 425 Lafayette Street; on-line at www.publictheater.org or by phone at 212-967-7555 (please note new number).

Great Men of Genius Marathon - 7/1/2007

This June, masterful monologist Mike Daisey returns to Berkeley Rep with Great Men of Genius, a series of shows that apply his trademark wit and eccentric insight to fascinating historical figures performed June 6 through July 1. On consecutive nights, Mike explores the legendary lives of P.T. Barnum, Bertolt Brecht, L. Ron Hubbard, and Nikola Tesla – and on Sundays he performs all four monologues in a manic marathon worthy of a mad scientist.

"In Great Men of Genius, directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, Mike Daisey crashes his audacious style of storytelling into the lives of four masterminds and explores the nature of genius, wrestling with the pride, insanity, and chauvinism that bind these men together – and revealing what the heights and depths of their gifts can teach us about ourselves," states press notes, "Along the way, of course, he discovers unexpected aspects of himself. Each monologue is unique and can be viewed independently, but the four together form an epic oral account of triumph and folly told with Daisey's dark and hilarious intensity."

Great Men of Genius will be performed on the following schedule: o Brecht on Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 8PM o Barnum on Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 8PM o Tesla on Fridays: June 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 8PM o Hubbard on Saturdays: June 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 8PM

Marathons on Sundays: o Brecht and Barnum at 2PM: June 10, 17 & 24 and July 1 o Tesla and Hubbard at 7PM: June 10, 17 & 24 and July 1

Tickets: $30 for one genius; $50 for two genius; and $75 all four geniuses. Half-price tickets available to those under 30 (some restrictions apply). Berkeley Rep subscribers save $5 on one genius, $10 on two geniuses, and $15 if they see three or more. For tickets or information call 510-647-2949 or toll-free at 888-4BRT-Tix or visit www.berkeleyrep.org.

Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage is located at 2025 Addison Street, one block from Berkeley's downtown BART station and close to AC Transit bus lines. The theatre is accessible to the handicapped, offering wheelchair seating and special services for those with hearing- or vision-impairment.

Fat Pig - 7/1/2007

Through July 1. (Fri, Sat at 8, Sun at 2) Spotlighters Theatre www.spotlighters.org BWW Discount available!

Smokey Joe's Cafe - 7/1/2007

Musical Revue Winters Lane Productions at CCBC-Catonsville www.winterslane.org

High Society - 7/1/2007

Musical Cockpit-in-Court Summer Theatre Mainstage Through July 1 www.ccbc.edu/cockpit/

Songs for a New World - 7/1/2007

Musical Cockpit-in-Court Summer Theatre Upstairs Cabaret Through July 1 www.ccbc.edu/cockpit/

Company - Closing - 7/1/2007

The Stephen Sondheim / George Furth musical Company, directed by 2006 Tony Award winner John Doyle and starring Raúl Esparza, will play its final performance on Sunday, July 1, 2007 after 34 preview performances and 247 regular performances.

The revival began previews on Monday, October 29, 2007 and opened on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th Street. Company won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic's Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Revival of a Musical; the star, Raúl Esparza, earned the Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Awards for Best Actor in a Musical and Mary-Mitchell Campbell won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations.

Radio Golf - Closing - 7/1/2007

Radio Golf, August Wilson's final work in his 10 play Century Cycle, the historic decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American life, will play its final performance at the matinee Sunday, July 1st at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). It began previews there April 20th and opened Tuesday, May 8th.

Mayumana's Be - Closing - 7/1/2007

The acclaimed performance troupe Mayumana (my-'YOO-muh-nuh) will play the final performance of its newest stage spectacle Be at Off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre (100 E. 17th St.) on Sunday, July 1, 2007, prior to re-embarking on an international tour. At the end of its U.S. premiere engagement, Mayumana's Be will have played 16 previews and 124 regular performances. Be began previews on Friday, February 23 and officially opened on Tuesday, March 13.


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