Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/27/2013

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 7/27/2013. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Brenda Braxton Will Return to COUGAR THE MUSICAL; COUGAR Extends Through 7/27 - 7/27/2013

Tony Nominee Ms. Brenda Braxton originated the role of ClariTy Jones in Donna Moore's surprise Off-Broadway hit Cougar the Musical and will reprise her role now that her successful tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie has come to an end. Now in its ninth month, Cougar the Musical, continues to offer new blocks of tickets for the summer, now through July 27, 2013.

THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT Closes 7/27 - 7/27/2013

"The Accidental Pervert" - the hilarious autobiographical no holds barred play about one man's obsessive love of pornography which recently received its second international production in Panama City, Panama, has extended its Off-Broadway run for a sixth time, now through July 27, 2013 at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre (50 West 13th Street, btw 5th and 6th Avenues) it has been announced by the plays' author Andrew Goffman.

Unpublished Marilyn Monroe Photographs Sold at Auction - 7/27/2013

Over 3,700 unpublished Marilyn Monroe images highlight the auction. All images are to be sold with copyright and will go up for auction on July 27.

GARY GOLDFARB: MASTER ESCAPIST to Close at The Pershing Square Signature Center - 7/27/2013

The 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist a world premiere musical comedy with book & lyrics by Omri Schein, and music by James Olmstead. John Znidarsic directs a cast of seven including Jared Loftin, Krista Buccellato*, Todd Thurston*, James David Larson*, Shoba Narayanan*, Dimitri Moise, and another cast member to be announced shortly.Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist is being staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 27, 2013. The Pershing Square Signature Center is the official hub of The New York Musical Theatre Festival. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Mint Theater's A PICTURE OF AUTUMN Closes 7/27 - 7/27/2013

Mint Theater (Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director) today announced a two week extension for for the American Premiere of A Picture of Autumn by N.C. Hunter, directed by Gus Kaikkonen. The Mint production will now run until July 27th at its home (311 West 43rd Street).

Elks Theatre to Present 35mm Screening of THE SHINING, 7/27 - 7/27/2013

The Elks Theatre presents a rare 35mm screening of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece of modern horror-The Shining. This feature, part of the Elks Theatre's Cult Corner Series, will be shown at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 27. There will be a prize giveaway just before the start of the feature.

Center Stage Opera Presents Gregory Buchalter Master Class - 7/27/2013

On Saturday July 27, 2013 at 2:00pm, Join Center Stage Opera and Maestro Gregory Buchalter as he coaches the next generation of opera stars in this unique, intimate setting. In addition to working individually with each participating singer, Maestro Buchalter will be answering questions from the audience and sharing his deep insight, born of working in one of the most important opera houses in the world.

TV: Jordan Sings 'The Wheel' from TUCK EVERLASTING! - 7/28/2013

The world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING will play at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) from July 28-August 18, 2013. The pre-Broadway production will feature (in alphabetical order): Fred Applegate (Sister Act) as 'Constable Joe,'Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers) as 'Nana,' Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) as 'Ma Tuck,' David Garrison (Titanic) as 'The Man In The Yellow Suit,' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as 'Jesse Tuck,' Daytime Emmy Award Winner Michael Park (How To Succeed...) as 'Pa Tuck,' Michael Wartella (The Kid) as 'Hugo,' and Valerie Wright (Elf) as 'Mother,' and will introduce Sadie Sink in the role of 'Winnie.'

In the video below, watch Jeremy Jordan sing 'The Wheel' from the new musical!

Shields to Direct CHICAGO at Hollywood Bowl; Runs 7/26-28 - 7/28/2013

Brooke Shields has been announced as the director of the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of CHICAGO, which holds the record as the third longest running show in Broadway history. Rob Fisher has also been announced as the conductor of the production. Shields starred in CHICAGO both on Broadway and in London's West End and this marks her directing debut. Fisher's association with the show began with the 1996 Broadway revival and he continues to be supervising music director of CHICAGo Productions around the globe.

VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Extends Through July 28 - 7/28/2013

Producers Joey Parnes and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will extend its premiere Broadway engagement at the Golden Theatre by four weeks due to popular demand.

HERE LIES LOVE Closes at the Public July 28 - 7/28/2013

Due to overwhelming demand, The Public Theater announced a final four-week extension for the critically acclaimed world premiere musical Here Lies Love, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrneand Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love officially opened on Tuesday, April 23 and has been extended a fourth and final time to Sunday, July 28.

Jonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in PARSIFAL on Met Debut - 7/28/2013

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new production of Wagner's final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director Francois Girard in his Met debut, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 28 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera in two parts: Friday, August 16 at 9 p.m. and Friday, August 23 at 9 p.m.)

Irish Rep Closes GIBRALTAR on 7/28 - 7/28/2013

The Irish Repertory Theatre announces a second two-week extension of GIBRALTAR-Patrick Fitzgerald's acclaimed two-character adaptation of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'-with Off-Broadway performances now set to run through July 28 in the company's W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). Terry Kinney directs.

MARRY HARRY Closes at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre - 7/28/2013

STANDBY Closes at The Romulus Linney Courtyard - 7/28/2013

SMURFS Appear at Blue Carpet Premieres Worldwide On 'Super Smurf Sunday' - 7/28/2013

In celebration of the July 31, 2013 release of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's family comedy THE SMURFS 2, the studio will host 162-day and date blue carpet premieres in cities around the world.

BEND IN THE ROAD to End Off-Broadway Run this Sunday, 7/28 - 7/28/2013

BEND IN THE ROAD, a new musical comedy, is an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) 2013 Next Link Project. The sold out run is set to end this Sunday, July 28th.

Comprehensive Collection of SOUND OF MUSIC Costumes Set for Profiles In History Auction - 7/29/2013

The most comprehensive collection of signature costumes from The Sound of Music will be going up for auction later this month. Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is thrilled to announce that these iconic costumes worn by Julie Andrews and the 'Von Trapp' children, will be on the auction block at their Hollywood auction on July 29th. The Sound of Music is the most successful movie musical in history which spawned some of the most beloved songs in the American songbook, including 'Edelweiss', 'Do-Re-Mi', 'Sixteen Going on 17', and 'My Favorite Things.'

Sundance Institute Kicks Off Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives - 7/29/2013

Sundance Institute today announced the participants for its annual Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both held the week of July 29 at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. These activities are part of the Institute's year-round Creative Producing Initiative, which encompasses a series of Labs, Fellowships and other events that support independent producers.

LOW MOVIE Premieres at Lincoln Center - 7/29/2013

Low Movie shows Monday July 29, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The film follows the entire career of iconic band Low and their relationship with director Philip Harder.

Raab Resumes Role as 'Christine' in PHANTOM - 7/29/2013

Principal cast changes have been announced for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the longest-running show in Broadway history. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Group, Inc. and directed by Harold Prince, the musical phenomenon this year celebrated an unprecedented 25 Years in New York, where it plays at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street).

Peccadillo's LIGHT UP THE SKY Reading - 7/29/2013

Tony Award winner Richard Easton, Liz Larsen, Steve Vinovich, and Glory Crampton are set to star in The Peccadillo Theater Company's upcoming staged reading of Moss Hart's 1948 play LIGHT UP THE SKY Monday, July 29th at 7 PM at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) Under the direction of Christopher Hart, the cast ofLIGHT UP THE SKY will also feature Peter Cormican (Follies, The Rivalry), Charles E. Gerber ('Royal Pains,' 'Third Watch'), Lucy Martin (Children of a Lesser God, The Sister Rosensweig), Michael Quinlan ('Blue Bloods,' Death of a Salesmanw/Dustin Hoffman), Bruch Reed (Lombardi), Tony Triano (The Man Who Came to Dinner), Marisa Vitale ('Bored to Death'), and John Wernke (The Lyons, The Royal Family).

Box Office for BETRAYAL to Open Early for One Week, July 29 - August 4 - 7/29/2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, on Monday, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. The box office will be open July 29-August 3 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and August 4 from Noon to 6:00 pm. After August 4, the box office at the Barrymore will reopen on Tuesday, September 3.

BETRAYAL Box Office Opening 7/29 for One Week Only - 7/29/2013

Due to overwhelming demand for "this season's box office champ" (New York Post), the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47th Street) will open early, for one week only, on Monday, July 29 at 10:00 am through Sunday, August 4 at 6:00 pm, for tickets to Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL, starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Rafe Spall, and directed by ten-time Tony Award-winner Mike Nichols. The box office will be open July 29-August 3 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, andAugust 4 from Noon to 6:00 pm. After August 4, the box office at the Barrymore will reopen on Tuesday, September 3.

Hart to Host & Direct Peccadillo's Reading of LIGHT UP THE SKY, 7/29 - 7/29/2013

Tony Award winner Richard Easton, Liz Larsen, Steve Vinovich, and Glory Crampton are set to star in The Peccadillo Theater Company's upcoming staged reading of Moss Hart's 1948 play LIGHT UP THE SKY this Monday, July 29th at 7 PM at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) The evening will be hosted and directed by Christopher Hart, the son of playwright Moss Hart and actress Kitty Carlisle Hart. Featured in the cast of LIGHT UP THE SKY are Peter Cormican (Follies, The Rivalry), Charles E. Gerber ("Royal Pains," "Third Watch"), Lucy Martin (Children of a Lesser God, The Sister Rosensweig), Michael Quinlan ("Blue Bloods," Death of a Salesman w/Dustin Hoffman), Bruch Reed (Lombardi), Tony Triano (The Man Who Came to Dinner), Marisa Vitale ("Bored to Death"), and John Wernke (The Lyons, The Royal Family).

BLAZE YOU OUT Now Available on DVD - 7/30/2013

The Definitive Guide to the Mob arrives on DVD July 16 and Blaze You Out will be available on DVD, Digital Download and Video On Demand July 30 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION to Hit Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, & DVD on 7/30 - 7/30/2013

Called 'a stunning, high-flying, super-charged blast of fun' (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV), the $355+ million worldwide blockbuster G.I. JOE: RETALIATION explodes onto Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand July 30, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Based on Hasbro's popular G.I. JOE brand, the film will be available on Digital two weeks early on July 16 th. 'Born to play a G.I. JOE' (Scott Bowles, USA Today), Dwayne Johnson embodies ROADBLOCK and he and Channing Tatum 'are a match made in action flick heaven' (James Oster, in this 'cool ride' (Richard Corliss, Time) that is 'awesome times 10!' (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV). From Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION also stars action legend Bruce Willis as the original G.I. JOE, as well as Adrianne Palicki, D.J. Cotrona and Jonathan Pryce. In director Jon M. Chu's heart-pounding thrill ride, the G.I. JOE team not only faces off against its mortal enemy COBRA, it is also forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize its very existence.

Patricia Richardson to Lead I FORGIVE YOU, Ronald Reagan at The Beckett Theatre - 7/30/2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for a limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances will begin at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) on Monday, July 15. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th.

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH Now Available on DVD & Digital Download - 7/30/2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the unconventional and haunting thriller, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, available on DVD and digital download July 30, 2013

Universal Studios Home Entertainment's MEET THE SMALL POTATOES Available on DVD - 7/30/2013

The world's most adorable band of singing spuds comes to DVD when Meet the Small Potatoes debuts on July 30, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Olympia Dukakis Stars in CLOUDBURST, Now Available on DVD - 7/30/2013

Writer/Director Thom Fitzgerald's (3 Needles, The Hanging Garden) award-winning romantic road movie CLOUDBURST debuts across all digital platforms beginning July 23rd and lands on DVD July 30th.

Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Film starring Will Houston, Available on DVD July 30 - 7/30/2013

Kultur has announced announce the DVD release of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the feature film available on July 30, 2013.

This vibrant and colorful new cinema version of Shakespeare's most popular tragedy features a powerful performance in the lead role by rising star William Houston.

With superb supporting performances by the cream of British acting talent including Christopher Timothy, Iain Cuthbertson and Gareth Thomas, the plot unfolds in an atmospheric setting against a stunning visual backdrop.

Title: Hamlet - The Film starring Will Houston Street Date: July 30, 2013 SRP: $24.99 SKU: D4878 Run Time: 114 Minutes UPC: 032031487895 ISBN: 978-0-7697-5031-6 Territory: U.S. and CanadaRegion 1

More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at

RUSHLIGHTS Now Available on DVD/Blu-ray - 7/30/2013

Vertical Entertainment will be releasing RUSHLIGHTS on DVD & Blu-ray July 30, 2013. The film stars Josh Henderson, Beau Bridges, Aidan Quinn, Haley Webb and is directed by Antoni Stutz.

Grammy Winner Luis Enrique to Join FOREVER TANGO on 7/30 - 7/30/2013

Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer and composer Luis Enrique will join the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for three weeks only. 'El Principe de la Salsa' (The Prince of Salsa) will perform nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), Tuesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 18, 2013. 'Dancing with the Stars' duoKarina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will appear through Sunday, August 11, 2013 and special guest star Gilberto Santa Rosa will play his final performance on July 28, 2013.

Scaglione, Bwarie to ReplAce Young in JERSEY BOYS, 7/30 - 7/30/2013

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Dominic Scaglione Jr. and Joseph Leo Bwarie will assume the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. A veteran of the Broadway company, Mr. Scaglione previously played this role to great acclaim in the Chicago and Las Vegas productions. Mr. Bwarie, who will be making his Broadway debut, played Frankie Valli to rave reviews across the country in the first national tour. John Lloyd Young will play his final performance as Frankie Valli on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

G.I. JOE RETALIATION Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand - 7/30/2013 has shared an exclusive first look at a clip from the "COBRA Strikes" a featurette for the upcoming home release of GI. JOE RETALIATION. Check it out below!

Henk Kivits To Step Down as CEO of Stage Entertainment Group - 7/31/2013

Joop Van Den Ende and Henk Kivits have jointly agreed that Mr Kivits will step down as CEO of Stage Entertainment Group on 31 July 2013. Mr Kivits decided not to accept Joop Van Den Ende's offer to extend his contract as CEO of the interNational Theatre Company by an additional two years. Kivits has been CEO since 1 August 2007.

5th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival Set for 7/31-8/4 - 7/31/2013

The 5th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival will take place from July 31st - August 4th of 2013 at the legendary Egyptian Theatre located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028.

2057 RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND Premieres in Florida - 7/31/2013

As Nicely 'Taxman' Jean of and Annya Bright (of Burt Renolds Film Institute) both residents Boynton Beach prepare for the Hollywood style premiere of '2057 RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND' a sequel which is he stars in, Palm Beach County's skies will envy the shinning star! The sci-fi film is set in a post apocalyptic future after The Asian Powers dropped weapons of mass destruction on the world in 2045, payback for the bombs dropped in Japan in 1945. As the war nearly destroyed everything, people are living like they did "back in the past". Some including the Corporal (Nicely 'TaxMan' Jean) still maintain their military outfits even though there's no more real armies or countries.

Ruhl & More Lead Workshops to Support THE CLEARING - 7/31/2013

Tony nominee Sarah Ruhl and Smash's Wesley Taylor lead a one-of-kind workshop series for theater artists of all kinds. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn with some of the masters of the craft! All proceeds from every workshop will help fund the upcoming Off-Broadway play produced by Feola and BrIan Patrick Murphy.

Pasquale, Hickey and Clarkson Join WTF Casts - 8/1/2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced that Festival veteran Steven Pasquale will play 'Robert Kincaid' in this summer's World Premiere of The Bridges of Madison County. As previously announced, the new musical, which runs on the Main Stage from August 1 - 18, 2013, features a book by Marsha Norman, music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and direction by Bartlett Sher. Pasquale returns to WTF after appearing opposite Kelli O'Hara last summer in the World Premiere of Far From Heaven.

GIANT's Baldwin, James, LaChiusa Set for B&N CD Signing - 8/1/2013

Giant's Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James and Michael John LaChiusa will be present for a CD signing and performance at Barnes & Noble at 86th & Lexington Ave in NYC on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7 PM.

TV: Teaser Trailer - ORION EXPERIENCE at XL Nightclub - 8/1/2013

The Orion Experience has released a teaser trailer in advance of its Off-Broadway run at XL Nightclub in New York, which begins next week Thursday, August 1. The show is an interactive dance party featuring original electro-pop music by the group of the same name, complete with a 9-piece band, dancers, aerialists, drag, space vampires, cocktails and plenty of other immersive activities to get the audience involved. Check out the teaser below!

Sarasota Opera Announces 2013-2014 Season; Tickets on Sale - 8/1/2013

Single tickets will go on sale exclusively ONLINE at Thursday, August 1st, 2013for Sarasota Opera's 2013-2014 Fall and Winter Season. Celebrating its 55th consecutive Season, Sarasota Opera continues its tradition of assembling international talent to perform a mixture of classic favorites paired with rarely performed works of artistic excellence in the beautiful historic Sarasota Opera House.

25th Annual Western Australia Screen Awards Return to Perth - 8/2/2013

The 25th annual WA Screen Awards (WASAs), presented by the Film & Television Institute (FTI) are set to return with a bang at the Astor Theatre in Perth on Friday 2 August 2013, with a record number of entries, brand new award categories and celebrity guests including Rachael Blake (SLEEPING BEAUTY, LANTANA, THE STRAITS) and Tony Martin (WILDSIDE, HEARTBREAK HIGH, CANDY).

OUR CHILDREN Now in Select Theaters - 8/2/2013

OUR CHILDREN will hit theaters on August 2nd. The film, directed by Joachim Lafosse, was Belgium's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Oscars. Get a first look below!

Jay Prasad's EINSTEIN to Begin Performances Off-Broadway on 8/2 - 8/2/2013

EINSTEIN, a world premiere of a new play by Jay Prasad, will begin Off-Broadway performances August 2nd, with the Opening on Sunday, August 11th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)

Gloriae Dei Cantores Celebrates 25 Years with Concerts - 8/2/2013

Gloriae Dei Cantores, the internationally acclaimed choir from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, continues its 2013 25th Anniversary Celebration - a series of concerts illuminating choral treasures from rich cultural traditions around the globe - with concerts on Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3 at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans. The repertoire features rarely performedmasterpieces Missa Brevis by Zoltan Kodaly, Cherubic Hymn by Howard Hanson, Brazilian Psalm by Jean Berger, and Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice by Gerald Finzi. Tickets are $35 ($30 Seniors and Free for students and under 18.) Tickets can be purchased by calling508-240-2400 or online at

Museum of The Moving Image Kicks Off The Rural Route Film Festival - 8/2/2013

Whether it be a modern-day western set in a Chilean desert, a documentary about two Chinese women thrust into the worldwide economic downturn, or a drama about a forced marriage in a Senegalese village, the Rural Route Film Festival screens work about people and cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media.Museum of the Moving Image will continue its partnership with Rural Route Films, to present the ninth edition of their annual film festival, from August 2 through 4, with screenings of 28 films from 13 countries, including five feature films and a program devoted to the late American documentarian Les Blank. This year, the festival will also have an outdoor component at the Museum, with free live music and local food for purchase in the Museum's new George S. Kaufman Courtyard.

Music Academy of the West to Present Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, Begin. 8/2 - 8/2/2013

The Music Academy of the West will present a fully staged production of Mozart's timeless operatic masterpiece The Magic Flute - Santa Barbara's first in 15 years - at the Granada Theatre on Friday, August 2, and Sunday, August 4. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on August 2 and at 2:30 pm on August 4. Tickets start at $15.

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Celebrates 1 Year Off-Bway - 8/2/2013

This August, the surprise hit of the season, Donna Moore's Cougar The Musical, will celebrate its one year anniversary Off-Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Tony Nominated Lynne Taylor Corbett, Cougar The Musical, began performances on August 10 and opened on August 26, 2012. To celebrate this amazing milestone, Cougar The Musical will celebrate with an additional block of tickets available now through September 29, and the celebration will kick-off with cake and cocktails - Cougar style on Friday, August 2, 2013.

The Public Screens Three Shawn & Gregory Films - 8/3/2013

The Public Theater and Theatre for a New Audience will present three special screenings of Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory's most beloved films, Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner, Vanya on 42nd Street, and My Dinner With Andre, at Joe's Pub at The Public in August. These three screenings are presented as part of the current retrospective, The Wallace Shawn-Andre Gregory Project, celebrating the 40-year collaboration between these two artists.

Bookworks Hosts Local and Touring Authors - 8/3/2013

In August, Bookworks hosts events with local and nationally-touring authors that will excite readers' mysterious and romantic sides and appeal to lovers-of books, pets, and music.

STAGE TUBE: A SALUTE TO VIENNA Premieres on PBS - 8/3/2013

A SALUTE TO VIENNA is one of the most lavish song and dance gala concert specials ever produced for public television featuring the superstars of Viennese operetta. The visually spectacular special is hosted by world-famous mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade and Academy Award-winning actor andVienna native Maximilian Schell. Special guests include The Vienna Boys' Choir; Russell Watson, Great Britain's largest-selling, classical-crossover tenor; dancers from the Association of the Vienna State Opera Ballet; the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper Vienna under the direction ofinternationally-knownStrauss Conductor Peter Guth; an international cast of top singing stars including sopranos Daniela Fally, Iva Milhanovic and Alexandra Reinprecht; tenors Dmitry Korchak and Tilmann Unger; baritone, Daniel Serafin, as well as many leading stars from the acclaimed Budapest Operetta Theater. A SALUTE TO VIENNA is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013 (check local listings).

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