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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/31/2013


Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 8/31/2013. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Oak Bluffs Public Library Screens WWII Documentary TWO WHO DARED - 8/31/2013

Fourteen-year-old Artemis Joukowsky had no idea the heroic role his family played during World War II until he began to interview his grandparents, Martha and Waitstill Sharp, for a homework assignment on moral courage. Flash forward a few decades, and the documentary based on their humble recounting of the story, Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War, a film that was ten years in the making, is now being released through a grassroots effort at churches, synagogues and theaters across the country and worldwide.

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene New Play Contest Reaches Entry Deadline - 9/1/2013

The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene is announcing a first of its kind new play contest. The contest will encourage writers and directors to conceive and develop new works in Yiddish, or based on Yiddish sources, to add to the great legacy of the Yiddish theatre. The contest's jury includes the producer Manny Azenberg, the composer and songwriter Jason Robert Brown, and the playwrights Joe DiPietro; Israel Horovitz and Jon Marans. The contest's winning play or musical will be showcased during the First New York International Festival of Jewish Performing Arts, which Folksbiene inaugurates in June of 2015 to commemorate its first 100 years.

ANN Starring Holland Taylor Extends on Broadway Through September 1 - 9/1/2013

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, has been extended through Sunday, September 1, 2013, on Broadway atLincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Extends Through September 1 - 9/1/2013

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, which had been scheduled for a 14-week limited engagement through July 7, will extend eight additional weeks and will now run through September 1, 2013.

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Closes at The Westside Theatre Off-Broadway - 9/1/2013

My Name is Asher Lev, the long-running play adapted from the acclaimed novel by Chaim Potok at The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street) has announced its final weeks of performances with the original cast.

ALEKSANDR'S PRICE Comes to VOD - 9/1/2013

Following a world premiere to audience acclaim at Philadelphia QFest, Breaking Glass Pictures and QC Cinema are proud to announce that Aleksandr's Price will be available nationwide on DVD September 24th.

THE BIG PICTURE: A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS Plays The Hollywood Bowl - 9/1/2013

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Big Picture: A Night at the Oscars celebrating the legacy of Academy Award-winning films and music at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM. From Casablanca to King Kong and Jaws to Up, with music composed by Max Steiner, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, George and Ira Gershwin, among many others, The Big Picture features clips and music from some of the most beloved and acclaimed movies of all time. Iconic scenes are projected in HD on the Hollywood Bowl's giant screens -including the four brand-new LED HD screens located throughout the venue - while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by David Newman, performs live from the films' magnificent scores.

POTTED POTTER Closes Off-Broadway; Heads Out on National Tour - 9/1/2013

This is the final week to see Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner in the hit off-Broadway show Potted Potter before they fly off on their national tour.

LAURENCE ANYWAYS Now Available on VOD - 9/1/2013

Breaking Glass Pictures will bring Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways to cable VOD this fall. The American presentation, from executive producer Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk), will be available to rent nationwide through all domestic cable providers on September 1st.

The Fugitive Celebrates 20th Annivesary with Blu-ray Debut - 9/3/2013

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Academy Award®-nominated (1993 for Best Picture) The Fugitive on September 3 with a new anniversary Blu-ray™ edition.

Family Comedy PETUNA Now Available on DVD - 9/3/2013

Award-winning Writer/Director Ash Christian (Fat Girl, Mangus!) assembled a stellar ensemble cast for his idiosyncratic family comedy PETUNIA, debuting across all digital platforms beginning August 6th and landing on DVD September 3rd from Wolfe Video.

Glenn Gaylord's 'I Do' Out on DVD - 9/3/2013

Breaking News: Craig Bierko and Jill Paice to Join MATILDA on September 3 - 9/3/2013

Producers of the Tony Award winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Craig Bierko and Jill Paice will join the company as Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey, respectively, on September 3. Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward will play their final performances in those roles on September 1.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Stars in I DO, Now Available on DVD - 9/3/2013

Breaking Glass Pictures is pleased to announce the September 3rd DVD release of I DO.

Littman & Lutz Join Cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - 9/3/2013

Producer Cedric Yau has announced that Gary Littman & Matt Lutz will step into the roles of Passepartout & Detective Fix (respectively) in Around the World in 80 Days, beginning Tuesday, September 3rd. They will replace John Gregorio & Stephen Guarino, whose last performance will be Sunday, September 1st. Guy Lemonnier heads the cast as the phlegmatic Phileas Fogg, with Shirine Babb & Jimmy Ray Bennett rounding out the ensemble cast. Rachel Klein directs.

Sci-fi Thriller SCAVENGERS Now Available on DVD & VOD - 9/3/2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the adrenaline-fuelled, sci-fi thriller, Scavengers, starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Roark Critchlow (V), and Jeremy London (Party of Five) and directed by Travis Zariwny. Scavengers will be available VOD and on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on September 3, 2013.

BEAUTIFUL Pre-Sale to Begin 9/3; General On Sale 9/14 - 9/3/2013

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that tickets for the Broadway Premiere of the highly anticipated new musical Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will be available to Citi Cardmembers through an exclusive pre-sale beginning Tuesday, September 3, through Friday, September 13, 2013, by visiting Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, September 14, via

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set for B&N Show and CD Signing - 9/4/2013

Ghostlight Records will celebrate their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODYwith two special events in September. Amanda Green, the show's co-composer and lyricist and book writer Doug Wright, as well as several stars of the show, will appear at an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). The event will feature original Broadway cast members Keith Carradine, Keala Settle, Janet Krupin, Corey March, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua and Dale Soules.

Tickets Now on Sale for GLASS MENAGERIE on Broadway! - 9/5/2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards and John N. Hart Jr., in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 17-week limited engagement of the critically-acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) with performances beginning Thursday, September 5, 2013, and an opening night set for Thursday, September 26th. The production will star multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller.

USER'S GUIDE TO HELL to Play Atlantic Stage II, Begin. 9/5 - 9/5/2013

A User's Guide to Hell, featuring Bernard Madoff is produced by the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company at Atlantic Stage II, 330 West 16th Street, previewing Thursday, September 5, at 8:00pm for an opening Saturday evening, September 7, at 8:00pm and a run through September 28.

Atlanta Opera to Open 2013-14 Season with TOSCA; Tickets On Sale 9/5 - 9/5/2013

The Atlanta Opera opens its 2013-2014 season with a production of Giacomo Puccini's dramatic tour de force, Tosca. Tosca will be presented on October 5, 8, 11 and 13 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, and will be directed by new General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, who joined the Opera on June 1. Single tickets, ranging from $26-$133 plus convenience and venue fees, go on sale Sept. 5 at 10 a.m., and can be purchased online at, or by calling 404-881-8885. Season tickets are still available as well, offering patrons the best seats at the best prices.

Art Gallery Tours New York Announces Chelsea Gallery Tour - 9/5/2013

"Art Gallery Tours New York' announces a Chelsea gallery openings evening tour, Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6:00 PM. Meet at 526 W. 26th St. (10th & 11th Ave.), West Chelsea Arts Building. The cost of the tour is $25

Nicholas Phan Launches Trinity Wall Street's CELEBRATING BRITTEN FESTIVAL and More in 2013-14 Season - 9/5/2013

Tenor Nicholas Phan will kick off his 2013-14 season as one of the prime voices heard in celebrations of the composer's centenary as they culminate this fall. On September 5, Phan helps launch Trinity Wall Street's four-month Celebrating Britten Festival with the orchestral song cycle Nocturne. The tenor also curates the 2013 Collaborative Works Festival as the Artistic Director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, performing Britten's Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac and The Heart of the Matter, plus folk-song arrangements by Beethoven (Sept 11-15). Phan and pianist Myra Huang then embark on a U.S. recital tour - starting at Trinity Wall Street on September 21 - with a program juxtaposing Britten and Schubert.

Tveit's 'Radio in My Head' Show to Get Live Album! - 9/6/2013

Aaron Tveit's sold out concerts in May at New York's 54 BELOW will be recorded and released by Broadway Records. 'The Radio In My Head: Live At 54 BELOW' will be released digitally on September 6th and on CD on September 10, 2013. The CD is now available for pre-order at

Broadway Records Will Release Live Benanti Album - 9/6/2013

Laura Benanti's forthcoming engagement at New York's 54 BELOW will be recorded and released by Broadway Records. 'In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live At 54 BELOW' will be released digitally on September 6th and on CD on September 10, 2013. The CD is now available for pre-order at

Active Fox Productions Releases New Films TIO PAPI and 36 SAINTS - 9/6/2013

Active Fox Productions will release two new films TIO PAPI and 36 SAINTS on September 6th.

Winnie Mandela Biopic Starring Hudson Hits Theaters - 9/6/2013

According to, the Winnie Mandela biopic starring Jennifer Hudson will hit theaters on September 6, 2013, distributed by Image Entertainment, who acquired the rights at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival. Budgeted at $15 million, the film is an adaptation of Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob's biography Winnie Mandela: A Life and is written and directed by Darrell J. Roodt.

Capitol City Opera Company to Stage LA BOHEME, 9/6-8 - 9/6/2013

Capitol City Opera, the only opera company in the Southeast that champions local singers and produces opera accessible to everyone, will present Puccini's beloved and tragic opera, La boheme, September 6 - 8, 2013 at the Conant Center for the Performing Arts atOglethorpe University. Tickets are $30-40, and are available online at

Pacific Opera Project Presents THE MIKADO - 9/6/2013

Pacific Opera Project takes on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic in a colorful production influenced by eclectic, Harajuku style.

The Royal Opera House Presents Simon Callow One-Man Show - 9/6/2013

Simon Callow will perform a one-man show Inside Wagner's Head, inspired by the life of composer Richard Wagner, Sept. 3 at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre, with an official opening Sept. 6, for a run through Sept. 29.

PRISONERS, Starring Hugh Jackman, World Premieres at TIFF - 9/6/2013

PRISONERS, from Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve, will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday, September 6th

Indie Action Thriller MISSION PARK Now Playing in Select AMC Theaters - 9/6/2013

Inside the Opera Studio Presents Francesca Mondanaro and Fabrizio Melano in 'The Life and Music of Maria Callas' - 9/6/2013

Inside the Opera Studio starts off the season on Friday, September 6 (7:30 pm) and Sunday, September 8 (2pm) with The Life and Music of Maria Callas. This one-of-a-kind program by Soprano Francesca Mondanaro and narrator Fabrizio Melano (world renowned director and close personal friend of Maria Callas) is not to be missed.

Ildar Abdrazakov Launches 2013-14 in San Francisco Opera's MEFISTOFELE - 9/6/2013

Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov launches his 2013-14 in devilish style, opening the San Francisco Opera season by making his staged role debut as the title character of Boito's Mefistofele (Sep 6-Oct 2).

Bay Street Theatre's HarborFest Weekend to Feature Gene Kelly Classics, 9/6-7 - 9/6/2013

Bay Street Theatre announced its HarborFest Weekend events will be the showing of Gene Kelly classics on the big screen Sept. 6 and 7. They are the kick off to the fall lineup of The Picture Show, sponsored by Peconic Landing. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will be showing on Friday, Sept. 6 and FOR ME AND MY GAL on Saturday Sept. 7. Both begin at 8 pm.

MISSION PARK Hits Select AMC Theaters - 9/6/2013

The award-winning indie action-thriller MISSION PARK is hitting select AMC Theatres on September 6th.

THIS IS THE END Returns to Theaters - 9/6/2013 reports that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's THIS IS THE END will return to theaters next week on September 6 after its initial June release. Watch the TV spot below!

Andre De Shields Set to Lead Huntington's THE JUNGLE BOOK - 9/7/2013

Mary Zimmerman returns to the Huntington Theatre Company for The Jungle Book, a world premiere stage adaptation produced in association with Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The production premieres in Chicago on June 21 and plays at the Huntington September 7 - October 6, 2013. Based on Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling's 1893 collection of stories set in the Indian jungle and Walt Disney's 1967 animated film, Zimmerman's adaptation of The Jungle Book is a music- and movement-filled adventure of young Mowgli's coming-of-age in the animal kingdom.

Center Stage Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE - 9/7/2013

Mozart's The Magic Flute ushers us into a never-never land of enchantment, filled with magic, mythical beings and sorcerers. The mystical warrior, good battling evil, light versus darkness - it is a tale as old as humanity itself. Today, we encounter this age-old tale through cartoons, and those very cartoons were the inspiration for director Dylan F. Thomas' new production of The Magic Flute. In Thomas' imaginative vision, our hero is transported into a cartoon world, where the battle of good and evil is transformed into a fantastic tale of initiation into manhood. Make no mistake: this cartoon is no children's show. We follow Tamino through the portal from the ordinary world into the cartoon realm, and share his journey as he faces death and is ultimately reborn through marriage into manhood. And all set to Mozart's surpassingly beautiful score, music that seems to come from a magical realm of its own.

British Youth Opera Performs PAUL BUNYAN - 9/7/2013

This year British Youth Opera (BYO) will showcase the next generation of opera stars and celebrate Benjamin Britten's centenary with the only performance in England of Paul Bunyan. A week of BYO performances will take place at the Sadler's Wells' Peacock Theatre from 7 - 14 September.

Verismo Opera Launches 24th Season with Open House, 9/7 - 9/7/2013

Celebrate the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's (Verismo Opera) 24th season with Love, Comedy, Obsession & Murder. Artistic Director and Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara invites the public, singers, actors, and people interested in volunteering with the organization to attend a free open house to learn more about Verismo Opera on Saturday, September 7, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey.

STARS OF LYRIC OPERA Concert Set for Millennium Park - 9/7/2013

On Saturday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m., Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual gift to the city, a free outdoor concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The concert annually attracts capacity crowds of 11,000+.

New Worlds Theatre Project's CARCASS Begins at HERE - 9/7/2013

New Worlds Theatre Project has announced that it will present the English language premiere of Peretz Hirshbein's Yiddish play, Carcass, beginning Saturday, September 7 at 7pm at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue. The opening night is set for Thursday, September 12.

RED OBSESSION Doc Set for Limited Theatrical & VOD Release, 9/7 - 9/7/2013

Through a partnership with event-based distribution company AREA 23A, RED OBSESSION will open in theaters in New York and Miami on September 6, Chicago on September 7 and Los Angeles on September 13 with select cities across the US to follow. FilmBuff will release the film on VOD September 6 in the US and Canada on all leading On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, YouTube, XBOX, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu.

Moving Image Kicks Off THE COMPLETE Howard Hawks Retrospective - 9/7/2013

Howard Hawks, the quintessential Hollywood director known for his mastery of many genres, will be the subject of a complete retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image from September 7 through November 10, 2013. The Museum will present 39 features. All of the films will be shown in 35mm-many in stunning restorations-except for Red Line 7000, which will be shown in 16mm.

THE DOG Makes World Premiere at TIFF 2013 - 9/7/2013

The world premiere launch of Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren's The Dog is set for the upcoming 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The Dog will also be having its U.S. premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival in October.

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