Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/5/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 7/5/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Pinchgut Opera Presents THE CHIMNEY SWEEP - 7/5/2014

Our annual December productions have become synonymous with Christmas and the start of the silly season. As Harriet Cunningham wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald in 2006, 'When the fairy lights go up in Martin Place, the house lights go down in City Recital Hall as this resilient and enormously talented bunch of artists present their annual foray into neglected operatic treasures.'

Gabe Bowling Joins Cast of MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Today - 7/5/2014

Beginning July 5th, 2014, Gabe Bowling will step into the role of Gregorio, the hot misunderstood villain of the bridal party, at St. Luke's Theatre.

Photos: Sneak Peek at LONE STAR and LAUNDRY & BOURBON Off-Broadway - 7/5/2014

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas will make its New York debut in July 2014 with LONE STAR and LAUNDRY & BOURBON. The two one-acts by the widely-produced late playwright James McLure give a flavorful slice of life in rural Texas. Now in its 13th season, the celebrated regional theater company has been named 'Best Theatre Company' by the Dallas Observer. Their productions are regularly selected in the 'Top 10 Shows of the Year' from the Dallas Voice. LONE STAR and LAUNDRY & BOURBON, directed by Cynthia Hestand, will be performed at The Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) from July 5 to July 26. Scroll down for a sneak peek at both shows!

THEY CALL ME Q Adds Saturday Matinees - 7/5/2014

Off-Broadway's newest hit, THEY CALL ME Q, is adding 2 PM Saturday matinees beginning July 5th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened June 4th.

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of Pinchgut Opera's Production of THE CHIMNEY SWEEP - 7/5/2014

Bowling, Gruber, Abbott Join MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING/FUNERAL Off-Broadway - 7/5/2014

Beginning July 5th, 2014, new cast mates will join the cast of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" as it sets to continue its run every Saturday night at 8pm at St. Luke's Theatre through September 27th. "My Big Gay Italian Funeral," now in its second year, is also set to continue at St. Luke's Theatre every Sunday at 7pm through September 28th with cast changes as well.

RSC's HENRY IV, PART 2 Hits U.S. Movie Theaters - 7/5/2014

This weekend the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV Part 2 will begin cinemas screenings across the US. Henry IV Part 2 was filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.

John Bolton Joins Cast of PAGEANT Today - 7/6/2014

Producers of PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL have announced John Bolton (A Christmas Story, "Gossip Girl") will join the cast beginning Sunday, July 6, 2014, taking over for a previously announced Kevin Meaney.

THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE to Make Off-Broadway Debut, 7/7-8/24 - 7/7/2014

After a sold-out run in the Theatre's Thrust Stage last fall, Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces that The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring internationally acclaimed pianist Mona Golabek, will make its off-Broadway debut at 59E59 Theaters July 7 - August 24, 2014. Golabek's unforgettable, musically infused performance was one of the biggest hits in the Theatre's history, selling out virtually all 52 performances of its originally scheduled engagement and all 29 performances of its extension. Its record-breaking run landed The Pianist of Willesden Lane as one of 10 shows in the last 25 years of the Theatre's history to draw more than 30,000 patrons. The Pianist of Willesden Laneis the 29th show the Theatre has helped send to New York in the last 27 years.

MOVIE MONDAYS at Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 7/7/2014

Orange County movie fans can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as Movie Mondays returns for its eighth season on the Arts Plaza. Movie Mondays 2014 kicks off with the heartwarming 1935 classic The Little Colonel, starring Shirley Temple. From post Civil War America we head to 1990s London with the sparkling Spice Girls starring in the jet set musical, Spice World. Then it is off to turn-of-the-20th century Paris with the Academy Award®-winning musical Gigi, directed by Vincente Minnelli and featuring some of the most memorable Lerner & Loewe tunes. Continuing with the winner of this year's Audience Favorite Fan Poll, Cabaret, starring Oscar winners Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Shirley MacLaine as the eternal optimist in Sweet Charity wraps up the summer film series. Center audiences will have a chance to see MacLaine live when she makes her Center debut on September 20 in her one-woman show.

American Museum of Natural History to Screen Great White Shark Film - 7/7/2014

Great White Shark, a giant-screen adventure unraveling the mystery of this much-feared animal, opens at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday, July 7. The film will screen at the Museum through January 7, 2015.

Gallerani, Haze & More Star in THE LONG SHRIFT, Directed by Franco at Rattlestick - 7/7/2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the World Premiere of The Long Shrift, written by Robert Boswell and directed by James Franco, will begin previews July 7th, 2014. The official opening night is set for July 13th, 2014 and closing night is August 23rd, 2014.

Strouse, Flaherty, LaChiusa & More Set for NYMF's MEETING OUR HEROES - 7/7/2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival will launch this season with a special opening night event "MEETING OUR HEROES: A Tribute to the Composers Who Inspire Us" at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street) on Monday, July 7 at 7:00 PM. Four of musical theater's most celebrated composers will appear to be honored by four emerging songwriters for an intimate, history-making night of songs and stories, as they pay tribute to the writers who inspire us. Featuring a cast of Broadway friends, this one-night-only concert opens NYMF with music from established and new writers alike and honors the individuals who have made an indelible mark on the musical theater community.

GERTRUDE: THE CRY Kicks Off PTP/NYC's 28th Season - 7/8/2014

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 28th repertory season, its 8th consecutive in New York, running from July 8 - August 10, 2014 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in New York City.

Award Winning WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? Now on DVD - 7/8/2014

Film Movement (, the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that WILL YOU STIL LOVE ME TOMORROW?, the infectiously delightful second feature film from rising-star filmmaker Arvin Chen (Au Revoir Taipei), will be released on DVD on July 8th in North America.

666DSM, Jay Z & ME, NAKED IN ALASKA and More Among 59E59 Theaters' 2014 EAST TO EDINBURGH Festival Lineup - 7/8/2014

59E59 Theaters announces the 2014 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival, beginning on Tuesday, July 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 27. The performance schedule varies.

Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley Opens Today - 7/8/2014

Universal Orlando Resort today announced that "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley" will officially open on July 8th.

Leon & Rashad Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre - 7/8/2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad.

Skylight Theatre Brings YEARS TO THE DAY to 59E59 - 7/8/2014

Skylight Theatre Company sends original work to New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festival - YEARS TO THE DAY, A DARK COMEDY written by Allen Barton and directed by Joel Polis. Performances will run: July 8th - 12th at 59 E. 59th St, New York AND July 30th - Aug 24th at Ines Wurth, Pleasance Road, Edinburgh.

The National Portrait Gallery Presents A LIVING SELF-PORTRAIT: Rita Moreno - 7/9/2014

PaTricia Kelly Presents Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY At Symphony Space Today - 7/9/2014

Historian and executor of the Gene Kelly Estate, Patricia Ward Kelly, will return to New York City to present her fascinating solo show Gene Kelly: THE LEGACY this July at Symphony Space - an encore presentation of the previous two sold-out shows Kelly introduced at the Academy Of Motion Pictures at Lincoln Center in NYC.

Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory Open Weinberg's THE PASSENGER - 7/10/2014

Nigel Redden, director of the Lincoln Center Festival, and Rebecca Robertson, President and Executive Producer, Park Avenue Armory, today announced that the two organizations will co-present The Passenger, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's uncompromising 1968 opera about the Holocaust, performed by Houston Grand Opera and directed by David Pountney, in its New York premiere performances July 10, 12 and 13 at Lincoln Center Festival 2014. Pountney's production will have its U.S. premiere on January 18, 2014 at Houston Grand Opera.

Leslie Uggams Stars as 'Mama Rose' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY - 7/10/2014

Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal has announced that Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable onstage July 10-20. GYPSY, is the third show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes A CHORUS LINE (June 5-14) and THE SUNSHINE BOYS (June 19-29) starring Jerry Adler and Richard Kline.

Comedian Brad Williams Comedy Works to Play New Show at the Landmark - 7/10/2014

Orpheum Theatre Screens CLUE Tonight - 7/10/2014

On Thursday, July 10th at 7:00 PM, the Orpheum Theatre's 2014 Summer Movie Series, sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union, presents the cult comedy CLUE. Audiences can exercise their sleuthing skills in the days leading up to the film through the Orpheum's social media outlets in addition to pre-movie activities on the night of the event.

The Houston Grand Opera Presents the New York Premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's THE PASSENGER - 7/10/2014

Houston Grand Opera's U.S. premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger- the long-suppressed Holocaust opera that Shostakovich declared "a perfect masterpiece"- earned virtually universal acclaim earlier this year. The Chicago Tribune declared The Passenger to be an "engrossing, thought-provoking experience," while the Houston Chronicle praised the presentation for "ingenious storytelling, potent music, commanding performances and vivid, fast-paced staging." Now HGO brings the David Pountney production of The Passenger for its New York premiere in three performances- July 10, 12, 13 -at the Park Avenue Armory as part of the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival. Pountney's staging was inspired, in part, by the soaring space of Park Avenue Armory's massive Wade Thompson Drill Hall, where he producEd Zimmerman'sDie Soldaten for Lincoln Center Festival in 2008. HGO artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will conduct the HGO Orchestra and Chorus; reviewing the Houston performances, the Wall Street Journal praised Summers for the way he "shaped the evening with enormous care." The Dallas Morning News commended all the singers - headed by mezzo-soprano Michelle Breedt in the title role - by saying: "Top to bottom, the cast is excellent."

Ellen Burstyn Leads THE CHERRY ORCHARD at The Actors Studio - 7/10/2014

The Actors Studio has announced that Academy Award, Emmy and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn will lead the cast in a new staging of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie) at The Actors Studio (432 West 44th Street) on July 10-21, 2014, Thursdays-Mondays only.

IN THE HEIGHTS Star Arielle Jacobs Debuts Solo Cabaret at Rockwell: Table & Stage - 7/11/2014

'Arielle Jacobs: Back to Free' begins at 7 PM on Monday June 30, 2014, at Stage 72: The Triad, located at 158 West 72nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus.

Cape Town Opera Makes History with 4 Productions in 4 Different Countries - 7/11/2014

It's not simply the inspiration of living under our beautiful flat-topped mountain with its snowy table cloth that makes Cape Town the undisputed opera capital of South Africa. There are other important factors. Like the support and presence of a vibrant university with a music department that year after year trains young men and women from all backgrounds to become polished performers in multi-languages.

Crested Butte Music Festival's 2014 OPERA IN PARADISE - 7/12/2014

The 18th annual Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) announces a superb lineup of performances and world-class artists for Opera In Paradise, running from July 12 - 27, 2014. Opera lovers will experience the power and passion of opera in intimate settings from Home Soirees in beautiful mountain residences to fully staged productions of Puccini's Suor Angelica and Verdi's Rigoletto at Center for the Arts Crested Butte.

Last Chance to see THE MYSTERIES at The Flea! - 7/12/2014

The Flea Theater has announced the extension of the World Premiere of THE MYSTERIES - a radical retelling of the Bible. Playwrights commissioned by Jim Simpson and Carol Ostrow including Tony Award and Academy Award winners and nominees David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas, Billy Porter, Jose Rivera and Jeff Whitty; Flea alumni, Mallery Avidon, Trista Baldwin, Erin Courtney, Yussef El Guindi, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, Nick Jones, Qui Nguyen, and Jenny Schwartz; and a host of notable newcomers, Marc Acito, Johnna Adams, Liz Duffy Adams, Bill Cain, CollaborationTown, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Eisa Davis, Gabriel Jason Dean, Chris Dimond, Madeleine George, Kate Gersten, Sevan K. Greene, Kirsten Greenidge, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Lucas Hnath, Ann Marie Healy, Meghan Kennedy, Kimber Lee, Kenneth Lin, Laura Marks, Ellen McLaughlin, Michael Mitnick, Don Nguyen, Dael Orlandersmith, A. Rey Pamatmat, Max Posner, Kate Moira Ryan, Najla Said, Jordan Seavey, Matthew Stephen Smith, Lloyd Suh, Jason Williamson and Bess Wohl join together to tell the entire History of Man's Salvation in 52 episodes from The Fall of Lucifer through and including Judgment Day.

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