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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/12/2015

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 9/12/2015. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

MAMMA MIA! Ends Record-Breaking Broadway Run - 9/12/2015

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA!, inspired by the songs of ABBA, will now end its historic, record-breaking run on Broadway on Saturday, September 12, 2015, following 5,773 performances. (September 5 was the previously-announced closing date.)

LA Opera to Join Classical KUSC to Broadcast LIVE Show of Double Bill Opener - 9/12/2015

(Los Angeles) September 8, 2015 — LA Opera has partnered with Classical KUSC for the ninth consecutive year to bring the excitement of live performances to KUSC listeners. The opening night of LA Opera's 30th Anniversary Season, a double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliaccibeginning at 6pm on September 12, will be broadcast locally on 91.5fm. The live broadcast will also be streamed online for audiences around the world at

THE BLACK BOOK Makes World Premiere Off-Broadway - 9/13/2015

THE BLACK BOOK, a mystery thriller that challenges you to 'read between the minds,' will have its Off-Broadway premiere on Saturday, September 5th with an opening slated for Sunday, September 13th at the American Theatre of Actors (314 W 54th St).

Breaking News: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Sets Broadway Closing Date - 9/13/2015

Hedwig will soon put the wig back on the shelf.

Photos: First Look at THE BLACK BOOK, Opening This Weekend Off-Broadway - 9/13/2015

THE BLACK BOOK, a mystery thriller that challenges you to 'read between the minds,' will premiere Off-Broadway and open Sunday, September 13th at the American Theatre of Actors (314 W 54th St). The play is written and directed by Phil Blechman and will will play a limited engagement through November 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Gloria Estefan Headlines Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway - 9/14/2015

The Broadway League announces the date for Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine: A Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway. The concert will take place on Monday, September 14th at 8:00pm at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan.

Julie Reyburn To Revive Award-Winning FATE IS KIND For New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 9/14 - 9/14/2015

For the first time in 15 years, cabaret star Julie Reyburn brings back her award-winning show, Fate Is Kind, to a New York nightclub stage when she performs the classic at the Metropolitan Room on Monday, September 14 at 7 pm as part of the new monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, produced by Stephen Hanks' Cabaret Life Productions with cabaret supporter Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD as Associate Producer. [Reyburn's show will follow the Series launch on August 26 at 7 pm with Mark Nadler's critically acclaimed Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians), which won a 2003 Bistro Award.] Reyburn and her celebrated Musical Director Mark Janas (Producer of the Award-Winning Open-Mic show Salon) introduced Fate Is Kind in February 2000 at The Singer's Forum as a benefit cabaret for their scholarship program. It then moved to Judy's Chelsea in March 2000 for its official cabaret debut, and the show ran off and on there for most of the year. Fate Is Kind world earn Reyburn MAC and Bistro Awards in 2001 for "Outstanding Female Cabaret Debut."

Lazar, Umphress & Leaming Among The Sheen Center's Grand Opening Lineup - 9/14/2015

The Catholic Archdiocese of New York's new downtown cultural initiative, The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, located at 18 Bleecker Street, today announced a schedule of diverse and dynamic programming, as part of its upcoming Grand Opening. The celebratory events will run from Monday, September 14 through Sunday, October 4, 2015, presenting works that explore the heights and depths of the human condition through thought and culture.

FURIOUS 7: Extended Edition Now on Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand - 9/15/2015

The unstoppable global franchise built on speed delivers its best, biggest and boldest film yet as Furious 7 blasts onto Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on September 15, 2015

Cult-Horror Favorite DOLLFACE Comes to VOD/DVD - 9/15/2015

Breaking Glass Pictures and Vicious Circle Films will release the award-winning, film-festival favorite DOLLFACE on DVD and VOD September 15, 2015.

IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE Cast Album to be Released, 9/15 - 9/15/2015

'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' is being released on September 15th. The show, which drew packed houses throughout its limited engagement at the 13th Street Theater, features 44 of the songs that helped make Irving Berlin the most successful songwriter in history. Some members of Deffaa's cast will perform at Birdland to help launch the new CD, which will be available via,, iTunes, etc.

Joely Richardson Leads Trevor Nunn's THE WARS OF THE ROSES - 9/16/2015

According to the Daily Mail, Joely Richardson will portray Shakespeare's heroine 'Margaret of Anjou' in THE WARS OF THE ROSES, helmed by Trevor Nunn at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, beginning in September.

Barry, Daunno, Kirk & Papaelias Star in THESE PAPER BULLETS at the Geffen - 9/16/2015

Geffen Playhouse has announced the cast for its West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, opening the not-for-profit organization's 20th anniversary season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay, THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014.

Memorial Service for Met Opera Radio Host Margaret Juntwait - 9/16/2015

Margaret Juntwait, American radio broadcaster, and the voice of the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts, debuted in this position on December 11, 2004, replacing Peter Allen upon his retirement after twenty-nine years.  She lost her life to cancer on June 3, 2015.

2015 Student Academy Awards - 9/17/2015

The Academy just announced this year's Student Academy Awards finalists.

Michael Laurence's HAMLET IN BED Opens at Rattlestick - 9/17/2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, will now open Thursday, September 17, a week later than the previously announced date of September 10. The change was made to accommodate for the holiday weekend.

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Laurence and Annette O'Toole in HAMLET IN BED - 9/17/2015

HAMLET IN BED, written by Michael Laurence and directed by Lisa Peterson, is currently in previews for a September 17, 2015 opening. HAMLET IN BED plays at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. Joining Mr. Laurence in the cast is Annette O'Toole. The production runs through Sunday, October 25. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below!

BECKY SHAW Is The Community NYC's Inaugural Show at The Producers Club - 9/17/2015

The Community NYC which was founded in 2014,  is producing their inaugural theatrical production, Gina Gionfriddo's award winning play BECKY SHAW. The production is directed by Elena Kritter (Producing Director for The Community NYC) who also serves as the Executive Producer. The cast of BECKY SHAW is comprised of graduates of The William Esper Studio. In addition to theatre, The Community NYC also produces short films and hosts events such as readings, cultural excursions and improv jams.

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents PINES OF ROME - 9/17/2015

Goodspeed Musicals Adds A WONDERFUL LIFE to 2015 Mainstage Season - 9/18/2015

MARCH 10, 2015: A new title has been added to Goodspeed Musicals' 2015 main stage season. A Wonderful Life, adapted from the beloved Frank Capra film “It's A Wonderful Life,” will begin this fall. Featuring book and lyrics by Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick and music by Grammy and Emmy Award winner Joe Raposo, this musical is sure to captivate theater-goers. A Wonderful Life will replace the previously announced production of The Honeymooners. This past November, Goodspeed presented a workshop of the show in New York where the authors and creative team were able to work on and see the show fully staged for the first time. Since then, Goodspeed has been told that the show is ready for Broadway.

Cafeteria Food Creates Kid Zombies in Horror Movie COOTIES - 9/18/2015

From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of 'Glee'), COOTIES is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills.

TV: Whose Side Are You On? New Trailer for MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS - 9/18/2015

Whose side are you on? Watch a brand-new trailer for MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS below!

SCANDAL's Jeff Perry Helms A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance - 9/18/2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that The Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of A STEADY RAIN, a contemporary crime drama by writer and producer Keith Huff (Mad Men, American Crime), will be directed by Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (who currently plays White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene on ABC's SCANDAL).


The New York Philharmonic will present the third season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 18–21, 2015, featuring two complete Academy Award-winning films screened with live performances of their acclaimed scores: On the Waterfront and The Godfather.

Duke Lafoon Stars in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE - 9/18/2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn.

Odyssey Opera Presents the Boston Premiere of LE CID in One-­Night Concert - 9/18/2015

Odyssey Opera, a Boston-­??based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire, presents the Boston premiere of one of France's great operas, Le Cid (1885), composed by Jules Massenet (1842-­??1912). A rarity that has been sadly absent from opera houses worldwide in the 20th and 21st centuries, Le Cid is rarely produced in the United States. With its grand themes of honor, love, bravery, and sacrifice, Le Cid encompasses the sweep of historical epic and the depths of the heart. Conducted by Gil Rose, this one-­??night-­??only performance breathes new dramatic life into the legendary medieval Spanish warrior Rodrigue, known as “Le Cid” (“The Lord”) (played by American tenor Paul Groves.)

THIS IS THE END Comes to Life in All-New 3D Maze at Universal Studios - 9/18/2015

In a bold, new approach to bringing iconic horror films to life during 'Halloween Horror Nights,' Universal Studios Hollywood will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze, This is the End 3D, based on 2013's hit movie starring James Franco, Seth Rogen Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, beginning on Friday, September 18, 2015.

Breaking: Bienskie, McKechnie, Podschun & More Set for IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe! - 9/18/2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages.

Breaking: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is First Broadway Show on COLBERT - 9/18/2015

The Tony Award-winning new Broadway musical An American in Paris will perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' Friday, September 18 at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT on CBS, marking the first Broadway performance on the new late night show. An American in Paris is now playing at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street).

Mezzo-Soprano Tara Erraught Launches New Season at Ireland's CULTURE NIGHT 2015 - 9/18/2015

Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught kicks off her 2015-16 season with a special event for her native country: she serves as one of 11 honorary ambassadors and will perform at RTE Arena in Meeting House Square for Ireland's Culture Night 2015, a significant national all-island cultural event involving over 900 venues throughout Ireland celebrating culture, creativity and the arts now in its tenth year.

Music, Dance, Silent Films and More Slated for Schimmel Center's 2015-16 Season - 9/19/2015

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to announce the 2015 | 2016 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University, located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge.  Schimmel Center is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on showcasing the globe's greatest talents in the areas of theatre, music, cabaret, dance, film and family entertainment. 

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