Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/23/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 8/23/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Atlantic Theater Company Closes BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY on 8/23 - 8/23/2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the world premiere production of Tony Award nominee Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton, has been extended an additional week following opening last night to critical acclaim.

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

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.

MY STUBBORN TONGUE at New Ohio Theatre Closes Today - 8/24/2014

New Ohio Theatre presents XO Feminist Productions' MY STUBBORN TONGUE written and performed by Anna Fishbeyn ('Sex in Mommyville') directed by Scott Klavan ('Irena's Vow') with performances beginning August 6 prior to an official press opening of August 8 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, inside the landmark Archive Building, between Greenwich Street and Washington Street in the West Village).

THE LAW OF RETURN at 4th Street Theatre Closes Today - 8/24/2014

Casting has been announced for the New York premiere of THE LAW OF RETURN, playwright Martin Blank's ('Closing Time,' 'Avenue of the Americas') original spy thriller inspired by events surrounding the Jay Pollard espionage case, directed by Elise Thoron ('County of Kings') and featuring Joel Rooks ('Say Goodnight Gracie'), Ben Mehl ('Habit') and Andre Ware ('Halfway There') with preview performances beginning August 1 prior to an official press opening of August 7 at the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street, btw. Bowery and Second Ave). THE LAW OF RETURN is presented Off-Broadway by Newsom Zipoy Productions.

VESTMENTS OF THE GODS at FringeNYC Closes Today - 8/24/2014

Today, 5000 Broadway Productions announced its newest production, Vestments of the Gods, as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Vestments of the Gods is a musical play written by Owen Panettieri with music by David Carl and lyrics by Owen Panettieri. The show will run for five performances during the festival at FringeNYC Venue #7: Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place. Tickets go on sale at July 18, 2014.

New Jersey Teenagers' Play BITTER AS BEER, SWEET LIKE DAISY to be Produced Off-Broadway - 8/24/2014

Youthful Cast Brings Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE to Life on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES - 8/24/2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Cosi fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancees' fidelity.

Placido Domingo's OPERALIA Returns to Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale Now - 8/25/2014

Painter Rudolf Bauer Is the Subject of TV Documentary on THIRTEEN - 8/25/2014

A new play, public television documentary special, and gallery exhibition will resurrect the life and work of modernist artist Rudolf Bauer, one of the 20th century's most important, yet nearly forgotten, painters. The astonishing paintings. The multiple affairs. The deception. The treachery. And the non-objective art that offered a new way of looking at the world.

HBO's THE NORMAL HEART Now Available on Blu-ray - 8/26/2014

HBO Home Entertainment will bring director Ryan Murphy and writer Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART to Blu-ray on August 26th.

IL VIAGGIO A RIEMS at Baxter Opens Today - 8/26/2014

Flirtation, obsession and panic makes waiting in transit not to be missed entertainment! Cape Town Opera and the UCT Opera School are proud to present the restaging of Rossini's critically acclaimed zany comic opera IL VIAGGIO A REIMS (The Journey to Reims) from 26 to 30 August for five performances only.

AFTERMATH Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD - 8/26/2014

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you the thriller Aftermath, available on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 26, 2014.

SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY Set for VOD Release on 8/26 - 8/26/2014

Devolver Digital Films is proud to announce the digital VOD release of the award-winning dark comedy-drama, See You Next Tuesday. Directed by Drew Tobia and produced by Rachel Wolther, the critically acclaimed feature-length film is about an odd pregnant girl who disrupts the lives of her campy recovering alcoholic mother and vulgar lesbian sister during a nervous breakdown. The digital VOD (Video on Demand) release is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 through Devolver. The film will be available via iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Xbox, VUDU, Vimeo on Demand, VHX, Google Play, and others. A cable VOD release date is set for Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (check your local listings). The film will also screen at New York City's Cinema Village on Friday, August 22, 2014 (info here). A DVD of the film is also in the works for a September 23, 2014 release through BRINKvison. For additional information, please visit

American Premiere of IN THE RING to Play Theater for the New City, 8/26-9/6 - 8/26/2014

DifFRactions Theatre and Theater for The New City present, as part of the Dream Up Festival, the American Premiere of IN THE RING, written by Leonore Confino (a 2014 Moliere Award Best Playwright nominee for the play). Directed by Alexandre Oppecini, this production will mark the World Premiere of the English translation by Perrine Moran. IN THE RING will be presented for six performances only (August 26th through September 6th, 2014) as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, NYC). Tickets are on sale now through For more information, please visit

Film Festival Hit PRESIDENT WOLFMAN Now Available on DVD - 8/26/2014

Wild Eye Releasing has announced that Mike Davis' President Wolfman will be available to own on DVD August 26 following a wildly successful festival run.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Extended & Theatrical Edition Now Available on Digital HD - 8/26/2014

Only one more week until The Fault in Our Stars Extended and Theatrical editions are available on Digital HD.

OLYMPICS ÜBER ALLES Begins Performances 8/27 at St. Luke's Theater - 8/27/2014

Samuel J. Bernstein and Marguerite Krupp's Olympics Über Alles Begins a Limited Engagement August 27th atSt. Luke's Theater Debra Whitfield Directs this Story of Jewish-American Runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller at the 1936 'Nazi Olympics'

Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Screen WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, 8/27 - 8/27/2014

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that Let's "B" Reel: Cult Classic Films at The Rep will screen Wet Hot American Summer August 27that 7:30PM. In addition to the screening of the cult comedy, Let's "B" Reel will have its first ever "Quote-A-Long" encouraging audience members to raise their voices and quote along in time with the film.

Tony Nominee Reed Birney and Drama Desk Winner Nick Westrate Star in New Matthew-Lee Erlbach Reading - 8/27/2014

Matthew-Lee Erlbach's new reading A NEIGHBOR IN THE AREA is being performed at the end of the month. Featuring Tony nominee Reed Birney, Heather Lind, Nick Westrate, Brad Bellamy, Charlotte Booker, and Devin Norik, the reading is being directed by Wes Grantom.

Patrick Page Returns to 54 Below for Encore Performance of 'Good to Be Bad', 8/27 - 8/27/2014

After a 54 Below debut in January, Patrick Page, recently of Casa Valentina, AND BROADWAY'S LEADING BAD GUY returns for an encore performance AT 54 BELOW!

IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID at kef theatrical productions Opens Today - 8/28/2014

kef theatrical productions will present IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID - the new play by Caroline Prugh and directed by Adam Fitzgerald - from August 28 to September 14 at The Hartley House (413 West 46th Street). IT'S ONLY KICKBALL, STUPID is a sly time-bending comedy in a special immersive production that tosses the audience into the center of the action.

Stage Star Justin Mortelliti Releases THE PRINCE OF APRIL - 8/29/2014

Justin Mortellitti, singer, songwriter and actor whose credits include Roger in the West Coast Regional Premier of RENT and Drew in the Las Vegas run of Rock of Ages, has announced the release of his second EP The Prince of April on August 29.

Susan Sarandon Stars in THE CALLING Now in Theaters - 8/29/2014

IL VIAGGIO A RIEMS at Baxter Closes Today - 8/30/2014

Flirtation, obsession and panic makes waiting in transit not to be missed entertainment! Cape Town Opera and the UCT Opera School are proud to present the restaging of Rossini's critically acclaimed zany comic opera IL VIAGGIO A REIMS (The Journey to Reims) from 26 to 30 August for five performances only.

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