Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/30/2014

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 8/30/2014. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

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.

LA Movies in the Park Series Showing Django Unchained at the Autry National Center on August 30 - 8/30/2014

Eat|See|Hear, LA's premier outdoor cinema experience, is hosting an event in Griffith Park on Saturday, August 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Autry National Center. The event will take place outdoors on the museum's expansive front lawn and will conclude with a showing of the Quentin Tarantino film 'Django Unchained' at 8:30 p.m.

Tune In! Menzel & Cast of IF/THEN Guest on Sirius XM - 8/30/2014

Starting this weekend, tune in to "Broadway Names with Julie James" on SiriusXM ON Broadway for a special edition with Idina Menzel and the cast of IF/THEN, featuring LaChanze, Anthony Rapp and James Snyder.

TRADE PRACTICES, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 Season - 8/31/2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.

SEX WITH STRANGERS Ends Run at Second Stage Theatre - 8/31/2014

Second Stage Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Laura Eason's play, SEX WITH STRANGERS, has been extended one week and will now play through Sunday, August 31st. The production stars Emmy Award Winner Anna Gunn and Tony Award Nominee Billy Magnussen and is directed by David Schwimmer. SEX WITH STRANGERS opened on Wednesday, July 30th.

Youthful Cast Brings Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE to Life on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES - 8/31/2014

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.

Gunderson's BAUER Storms 59E59's Inaugural 5A Season - 9/2/2014

59E59 Theaters presents the second show in the inaugural 5A Season with the New York premiere of BAUER, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Bill English. Produced by the San Francisco Playhouse, BAUER begins performances on Tuesday, September 2 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 12. Opening Night is Tuesday, September 9 at 7 PM.

Painter Rudolf Bauer Is the Subject of New Play BAUER at 59E59 - 9/2/2014

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.

Universal's CLASSIC MONSTERS Complete 30-Film Collection Now on DVD - 9/2/2014

Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time.

Morisseau, Katz & More Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG - 9/2/2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5.

JACKHAMMER Out Today on VOD - 9/2/2014

Gravitas (US and International) and Phase 4 Films (Canada) announced today that they have acquired VOD rights to JACKHAMMER, a male stripper comedy from writer/director/star Michael Hanus, co-writers Guy Christie, Duncan MacLellan, Julian Paul and Jason Burkart. The film features Jamie Kennedy, Jason Burkart, Peter Shinkoda, Robb Wells, Nicole Sullivan and a cameo appearance from Pamela Anderson. The film is slated for a VOD release with numerous cable operators, online platforms and online partnerships, worldwide on September 2nd, 2014.

Single Tickets Go on Sale for Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season - 9/2/2014

Single tickets go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office (61 N. Pineapple Avenue) Tuesday, September 2nd for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, and is located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in the Pavilion Building at the Sarasota Opera House. Visit for more information.

Single Tickets for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season To Go On Sale - 9/2/2014

Single tickets go on sale at the Sarasota Opera Box Office (61 N. Pineapple Avenue) Tuesday, September 2nd for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Box office hours are Mondaythrough Friday, 10am - 4pm, and is located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue in the Pavilion Building at the Sarasota Opera House. for more information.

Petri Entertainment's Movie FIND ME Can be Found 9/2 on Demand - 9/2/2014

Find Me, the latest film from director Andy Palmer, will shock audiences when it's released on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Gravitas Ventures acquired the paranormal thriller from Petri Entertainment and will release it On Demand in the United States and Canada, while World Wide Film Entertainment will release it in foreign territories.

'This film is extremely special to me,' Palmer said today. 'We shot it in my hometown of Basalt, Colorado some of it at my old high school. The cast and crew became a tight-knit family as we fought through the Colorado winter to bring this scary little tale to life.

'I am so grateful to everyone involved who helped make Find Me a success. I'm especially grateful to the folks at Gravitas Ventures for having the faith in our little film to release it to the world.'

Find Me may be a 'little film,' but it is packed with big scares and fine performances.

It tells the story of newlyweds Emily and Tim as they settle into a small farm house in Emily's childhood hometown. Before the boxes are even unpacked, the couple realizes there are strange occurrences in the house that were not disclosed by the real estate agent. At first more curious than scared, Tim, Emily and Emily's childhood friend Claire embark on finding out who or what is haunting their house. As clues to a dark history unfold, what began as a series of unusual paranormal episodes soon morphs into violent acts of vengeance.

Find Me is produced by Warner Davis (Awaken, Alien Strain, Welcome to Kain). It was written by Kathryn Lyn (IFC's The Grid) and Cameron Bender (ABC's Mistresses), who star as Emily and Tim. Also starring are Rachelle DiMaria (Alien Dawn, Welcome to Kain) and Carlos Alazraqui (Comedy Central's Reno 911).

Director Andy Palmer is regarded as a rising star of independent films. He's currently filming the thriller, Welcome To Kain, while his sci fi horror film, Alien Strain, is in post-production. An award-winning film and television director, producer and editor, his other feature film credits include the neo-cult classic Andre the Butcher and the multiple award winning documentary, Chasing the Horizon.

He's also edited television shows for networks including ABC, Spike, National Geographic and MTV, directed over 20 short films for the sketch comedy group Man in the Van, and wrote, produced and directed two short films, SleepWalker, and The Last Call, which have been accepted into several film festivals. In 2011, he produced the feature film Awaken, which had its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival and is now available on DVD and Video On Demand.

Petri Entertainment is an independent Production Company focusing on genre-driven films. Their standard and goal is to complete and deliver first class, upbeat, highly-marketable feature film presentations at a low cost as compared to today's escalated market.

BULL DURHAM at the ALLIANCE THEATRE Opens Tonight! - 9/3/2014

John Behlmann, Melissa Errico and Will Swenson will star in BULL DURHAM, the new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustrated proclaimed the '#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time.' BULL DURHAM will premiere at the ALLIANCE THEATRE on September 3, and will run until October 5. Season tickets are on sale now and single tickets go on sale in July, visit or call 404-733-5000. The ALLIANCE THEATRE is located in the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Free Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's HD Broadcast of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE To Go On Sale - 9/3/2014

RoseMary Harris Stars in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK - 9/4/2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner RoseMary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

Chicago's Polarity Ensemble Releases Two Novels, Produce Two Premieres - 9/4/2014

For its eleventh season Polarity Ensemble Theatre offers a unique blend of new work by Chicago area authors on both the page and the stage. Polarity Ensemble Theatre Books will release two new novels this season while the Ensemble produces two world premiere plays and its annual DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS. The two novels will be linked with the second play of the season and presented as the AFTERLIFE TRILOGY. All performances will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival Kicks Off - 9/4/2014

The OBIE Award-winning Theater:Village festival, which is presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, returns for its second year, September 4 - October 5. Following last year's The Hill Town Plays, which presented five works by the playwright Lucy Thurber, this year's festival, titled E Pluribus, will feature four new plays celebrating the diversity of America.

Drexel Theatre to Host Talk-Back Following ALIVE INSIDE Screening, 9/4 - 9/4/2014

Following the 7pm debut screening of Alive Inside on Thursday, September 4, the Drexel Theatre will hold an audience talk-back to discuss the effects of music in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Panel members will include Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D., director of the Ohio Department of Aging; Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Toronto; Dan Cohen, founder and executive director of Music & Memory; and Salli Bollin, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Ralph, Bowman and Wayne Talk 'MIGHTY REAL' Musical - 9/5/2014

TV/Film Star and Original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kendrell Bowman and Anthony Wayne appeared on HERE AND NOW to talk about the new off-Broadway Musical 'MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL'. Click HERE for the interview!


Complete casting has just been announced for the highly anticipated Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL - the brand new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s disco queen SYLVESTER, with songs like '(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real', 'Can't Stop Dancing' and 'You Are My Friend'. Previews are set to begin at Theatre at St. Clement's on September 5th, 2014 with an opening set for September 14th, 2014. Check out a brand new commercial for the show below!

LEVITATED MASS to Premiere at Landmark's Nuart Theater, 9/5 - 9/5/2014

First Run Features announces the worldwide theatrical premiere of Doug Pray's latest documentary, Levitated Mass, at Landmark's Nuart Theater in Los Angeles, on September 5, 2014. Produced by Jamie Patricof and Electric City Entertainment (Half Nelson, Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines), Levitated Mass will follow its Los Angeles opening with runs in New York and other cities.

FORREST GUMP Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Exclusive One-Week IMAX Release - 9/5/2014

Robert Zemeckis' Academy Award Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump will get an exclusive one-week IMAX re-release

Baseball Documentary NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY Hits Theaters - 9/5/2014

The documentary NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY will be in theaters on September 5th and DVDs. The film is about former Pittburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, who tossed a no-hitter in 1970 while on LSD

The Theatre Project Opens MACBETH - 9/5/2014

Tickets are now on sale for The Theatre Project's new Off-Broadway engagement of Macbeth. Produced in association with their "Exciting and Innovative" rep-company TP&co, The Theatre Project presents another classically-driven adaptation from the Shakespearean cannon. The production runs September 5 through October 4, 2014 at The Players Theatre (115 Macdougal Street between West 3rd and Minetta Lane).

FALCON RISING Hits Theaters - 9/5/2014

Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Freestyle Releasing announce that they have concluded a deal to release the Brazilian-set action thriller FALCON RISING. The film, which stars Michael Jai White (THE DARK KNIGHT, SPAWN), Laila Ali ('American Gladiators,' 'Daddy's Girl') and Neal McDonough ('Justified,' MINORITY REPORT), was produced by Etchie Stroh and Shahar Stroh, directed by Ernie Barbarash and is slated for a theatrical release on September 5th, 2014 with VOD bowing one day earlier. Check out the latest poster (left) and trailer (below)!

San Francisco Opera Opens 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA - 9/5/2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's Bel Canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestess Adalgisa; Italian tenor Marco Berti is Pollione; and American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn is Oroveso. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Director Kevin Newbury and set designer David Korins return to San Francisco Opera to premiere this vivid, large-scale new co-production with Toronto's Canadian Opera Company, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Norma runs for seven performances through September 30.

Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez Launch 2014-15 with U.S. LOVE DUETS Recital Tour - 9/5/2014

On a U.S. duo recital tour this September, Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez -- the husband-and-wife team dubbed "Perello" by the BBC and "the Jay-Z and Beyonce" of opera by Vanity Fair -- sing romantic favorites from their hit album release, Love Duets.

THE LONGEST WEEK, Starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde, Hits Theaters - 9/5/2014

Written and directed by Peter Glanz, THE LONGEST WEEK, starring Jenny Slate, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup, and Jason Bateman, will be in theaters on September 5th, 2014.

Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera - 9/5/2014

Described by Opera News as the "lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all," Ailyn Perez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season that features house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera, the latter also serving as a role debut for Perez as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello.

Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE, Feat. Mendez & Fitzgerald, Begins 9/5 - 9/5/2014

The Public Theater will begin free performances for the community-based Public Works production of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet, with music and lyrics by Todd Almond, and choreography by Chase Brock on Friday, September 5. This original musical adaption will run for three nights only through Sunday, September 7 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at

Jamie Barton Sings 'Adalgisa' in San Francisco Opera's NORMA - 9/5/2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's season-opening new production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, presented September 5-30, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton--recent winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition--will make her Company debut as Adalgisa for five of the opera's seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. A casting update for the September 19 & 23 performances will be announced at a later date.

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

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

San Francisco Opera Presents Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH - 9/6/2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk.

ALFAprensa Presents Diego Norton's THE VISITOR, 09/06-09/20 - 9/6/2014

El Visitante es un thriller psicologico - genero pocas veces frecuentado en teatro en nuestro pais - el cual ofrece una opcion nueva, distinta y atractiva a la cartelera teatral porteña. Este espectaculo se destaca por su inteligente estructura, con giros inesperados, sin elementos previsibles, con personajes intensos, que mantiene en vilo al espectador, y con un final inesperado.

98.7WFMT Broadcasts the Lyric Opera's 2014-15 Season - 9/6/2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts kick off the 2014-15 season on Sat., Sept. 6 with the live broadcast of the "Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park" free concert on 98.7WFMT and The classical station's afternoon drive host Suzanne Nance and Lyric's dramaturg Roger Pines will serve as host and commentator respectively of this season's Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts.

Center Stage Opera Presents Adam del Monte's Special Benefit Concert - 9/6/2014

York Theatre Company to Present Larry Gilbert Tribute THE GIFT OF MUSIC, 9/6-7 - 9/6/2014

The York Theatre Company presents a special event, The Gift of Music, a father's legacy, a concert tribute to cantor and Broadway performer Larry Gilbert, written by Stephen Cole, directed by Pamela Hunt with music direction by Michael Rice. The cast features George Dvorsky, Marcie Henderson and Quinn Lemley. Two performances only on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.)

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