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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/1/2007

Below is BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 7/1/2007. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit BroadwayWorld.com's Event Calendar.

Nancy Anderson @ Birdland - 7/2/2007

The series of Sunday and Monday night concerts beginning at 7 PM, presented by Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania, features top Broadway stars and theater songwriters continues at the legendary Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, NYC. The series is presented by Jim Caruso's Cast Party and TheaterMania.com.

For reservations call Birdland at (212) 581-3080 or www.Birdlandjazz.com.

On Monday, July 2 - Nancy Anderson (Fanny Hill, London Kiss, Me Kate, Broadway's Wonderful Town) "returns to Birdland with musical director Ross Patterson and his Little Big Band to celebrate her recording, 'Ten Cents a Dance,' which features standards and lost treasures from the 1920's and 30's. Produced by Bill Daugherty with Ross Patterson and Danny Whitby as musical directors, the CD includes 'The Trouble with Me is You,' 'My Romance,' 'But Not for Me,' and the title track 'Ten Cents a Dance,'" state press notes. There is a $30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum for Ms. Anderson.

Christine Pedi @ Metropolitan Room - 7/2/2007

The Metropolitan Room, the popular cabaret located at 34 W. 22nd St., has announced a partial July line-up of performers, which is as follows:

7/1 7:00- Christine Pedi "Great Dames" "The long time Forbidden Broadway diva (currently in Talk Radio on B'way) conjures up the spirits of the great ladies of the stage, screen and beyond." $20.00

7/2 7:00- Christine Pedi "Great Dames" $20.00

Call (212) 206-0440 or visit www.metropolitanroom.com for reservations. There is a 2 beverage minimum per person for each show in addition to the cover charge.

4th Meal Productions Benefit - 7/2/2007

More stars have signed on to the "4th Meal Productions Benefit Concert," which will take place Monday, July 2 at 11:30 PM at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.).

"4th Meal Productions, a newly founded theater company, will be hosting a benefit concert featuring Celia Keenan-Bolger, Steven Pasquale, Daniel Reichard, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Marya Grandy, Marissa McGowan, Steve Rosen, Lisa Howard, Joey Dudding and Sarah Saltzberg. All proceeds will go towards 4th Meal's first production, an original play called "Dorm Stories."

Tickets are $20. Visit www.joespub.com for tickets and more information.

Tongues Will Wag - 7/3/2007

When he completes the run of his acclaimed series, Great Men of Genius, solo performer Mike Daisey will workshop a new show at Berkeley Repertory Theatre for a special one-night-only performance!

On July 3 at 8PM, Daisey takes the stage again with Tongues Will Wag. Because this is a work-in-progress, tickets are only $5!

"By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Tongues Will Wag is a two-headed tale of love and loss," states press notes, "With wit and pathos, Daisey juxtaposes a young couple undergoing an unwanted pregnancy with the unlikely story of rearing a puppy. Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, Tongues Will Wag strives to humanize the delicate, essential questions created by choice and its consequences. Don't miss this opportunity to see a new work come to life onstage."

Tongues Will Wag will be performed on Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage located at 2025 Addison Street in downtown Berkeley. For tickets or information, call 510-647-2949 or toll-free at 888-4-BRT-Tix or visit www.berkeleyrep.org.

Anneliese van der Pol on Regis & Kelly - 7/3/2007

Anneliese van der Pol (Disney Channel's "That's So Raven"), who is making her Broadway debut as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, will be discussing her starring role on Broadway and performing a number from the show on "Live with Regis & Kelly" on Tuesday, July 3rd between 9am – 10am. "Live with Regis & Kelly" airs locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7. Check local listings.

The Best of Broadway SF Symphony Concert - 7/4/2007

Randall Craig Fleischer leads the San Francisco Symphony in "The Best of Broadway," at 8PM on Wednesday, July 4 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.

The Broadway-themed concert features music from a variety of Broadway favorites including The Sound of Music and The Lion King, along with film clips from classics like An American in Paris and others. The concert finishes with a spectacular fireworks show. Fun for the entire family begins at 5:00PM with pre-concert entertainment featuring magicians and face painters.

Randall Craig Fleischer conducts the San Francisco Symphony with special guest vocalists: Nikki Renee Daniels, Doug LaBrecque and Anne Runolfsson.

To purchase tickets call Ticketmaster at 415-421-TIXS. Ticket prices do not include parking. Reserved seating ($29.50/$24); Lawn ($24); 4-pack seats ($79); 4-pack lawn ($69); Children 12 and under ($15); Groups of 20 or more ($15 each); Mountain View residents ($13.50). Parking $10 per vehicle.

For more information visit the SF Symphony website at www.sfsymphony.org. The Shoreline Amphitheatre is located at One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View CA.

BPF - Touch of Spring - 7/5/2007

Baltimore Playwrights Festival (www.baltimoreplaywrightsfestival.org) Play by Ben Logan, directed by Gordon Parks At Fells Point Corner Theatre 251 S. Ann St., Baltimore 21231 July 5 - 22, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8PM, Sun at 7PM www.fpct.org or 410-276-7837

BPF - The Blessed Mothers of War - 7/5/2007

Baltimore Playwrights Festival (www.baltimoreplaywrightsfestival.org) Play by Ty DeMartino, directed by Barry Feinstein Theatrical Mining Company Marian Copeland Theatre at The College of Notre Dame of Maryland July 5 - 22, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8PM, Sun at 7PM $12/Thurs: Pay What You Can 410-347-0832

Joseph Dreamcoat - UK Revival - 7/6/2007

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," produced by Tony Award-winning composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), will (subject to final confirmation) begin previews on July 6th and open on July 17th at the Adelphi Theatre.

Joseph Dreamcoat (Revival) - 7/6/2007

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," produced by Tony Award-winning composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), will (subject to final confirmation) begin previews on July 6th and open on July 17th at the Adelphi Theatre.

The Wizard Of Oz - 7/6/2007

Come see The Wizard Of Oz at the Norris Theatre.

http://www.norriscenter.com/

The Shape of Things - LA - 7/6/2007

The Shape of Things, Neil LaBute's critically acclaimed dark comedy, will receive a limited six week run at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre (4150 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake) in Los Angeles. The production opens July 6 and runs thru August 15, with regular performances Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

"While visiting an art museum, nerdy college student Adam meets an iconoclastic artist named Evelyn, and is instantly smitten. As their relationship develops, she gradually encourages Adam to change in a number of ways. But as his friendships with lost love Jenny and her fiancé Phillip flounder, is change for good or ill? Ditching a dodgy jacket is one thing, but how is Adam's transformation affecting his soul?," state press notes.

The Shape of Things "explores the extremes of art and artifice with devastating effect, and draws a twisted love story about manipulation, the loss of innocence, and the brutality of betrayal."

Tickets are $15. The Sidewalk Studio Theatre is located at 4150 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake. For reservations, visit www.plays411.com.

Gulliver's Travels - LA - 7/7/2007

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.

The Imaginary Invalid - ACT - 7/8/2007

The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) at the San Francisco Geary Theatre, presents its season calendar for the 2006-07 40th-anniversary season.

Tickets for all productions are available by calling ACT Ticket Services at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices for productions at the Geary Theater are $12-$80; season subscriptions are currently available. Single tickets for all of ACT's 2006-07 presentations go on sale Sunday, August 6. Group rates are also available. American Conservatory Theater is located at 415 Geary Street in San Francisco.

The Imaginary Invalid by Molière June 7 – July 8, 2007. Opening June 13. World Premiere Adaption by Constance Congdon, directed by Ron Lagomarsino, featuring former ACT company member Rene Auberjonois and current ACT core acting company members René Augesen, Steven Anthony Jones, Gregory Wallace, and Allison Jean White. Tony Award winner (and multiple nominee) Auberjonois makes a triumphant return to ACT for The Imaginary Invalid, Molière's last and wildest comedy. "In this cheeky satire, an old hypochondriac named Argan believes in nothing and no one – except the dubious diagnoses his quack doctors keep delivering. A hysterical caricature of society's childlike devotion to the healthcare system – as well as a prescription for a fabulous evening of laughter."

The Imaginary Invalid - Closing - 7/8/2007

The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) at the San Francisco Geary Theatre, presents its season calendar for the 2006-07 40th-anniversary season.

Tickets for all productions are available by calling ACT Ticket Services at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices for productions at the Geary Theater are $12-$80; season subscriptions are currently available. Single tickets for all of ACT's 2006-07 presentations go on sale Sunday, August 6. Group rates are also available. American Conservatory Theater is located at 415 Geary Street in San Francisco.

The Imaginary Invalid by Molière June 7 – July 8, 2007. Opening June 13. World Premiere Adaption by Constance Congdon, directed by Ron Lagomarsino, featuring former ACT company member Rene Auberjonois and current ACT core acting company members René Augesen, Steven Anthony Jones, Gregory Wallace, and Allison Jean White. Tony Award winner (and multiple nominee) Auberjonois makes a triumphant return to ACT for The Imaginary Invalid, Molière's last and wildest comedy. "In this cheeky satire, an old hypochondriac named Argan believes in nothing and no one – except the dubious diagnoses his quack doctors keep delivering. A hysterical caricature of society's childlike devotion to the healthcare system – as well as a prescription for a fabulous evening of laughter."

As You Like It/Henry V - 7/8/2007

Closes July 8. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company at the Ruins in Ellicott City www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com

Epic Proportions - 7/8/2007

Through July 8. (Fri, Sat at 8,Sun at 2) Vagabonds Players, Baltimore www.vagabondplayers.com

AIDA - Artscentric - 7/8/2007

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

Tarzan - Closing - 7/8/2007

Presented by Disney Theatrical Productions (Thomas Schumacher, Producer) and based on the Disney animated film, TARZAN® will play its final performance on Sunday, July 8th at 6:30pm. The Broadway production has been seen by more than 500,000 people, having opened in March, 2006 and played 486 regular performances and 35 preview performances.

Bunny Tales Episode IV: Bunny Wars - 7/8/2007

West of Broadway, in association with Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California present "Bunny Tales Episode IV: Bunny Wars." Back by popular demand at a new larger venue, "Bunny Tales Episode IV: Bunny Wars" is a fresh adaptation of the classic story, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." This updated re-telling combines traditional theater with active audience participation—a high-energy good time and a must-see for children of all ages. The special engagement runs July 8 to July 29 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts located at 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica. Shows are on Sundays at 4:00pm. Weekday shows for groups, private parties and special events are available by appointment. For reservations go to www.westofbroadway.com or call 310-428-3343. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for premium seats. The premium seats are closer to the stage and include "Bunny Tales" activity hand out and audience participation. The activity programs given away at each performance feature an illustrated version of the original Beatrix Potter story, along with puzzle activities.

 



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