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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/29/2012


Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 9/29/2012. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

Araca Project Closes THE RESCIGNOS - 9/29/2012

The second annual Araca Project will present six original shows August 1-September 29 at the American Theater of Actors (314 West 54th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

COC Opens IL TROVATORE, 9/29 - 9/29/2012

The Canadian Opera Company's 2012/2013 season opens with the quintessential Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore, featuring internationally renowned Mexican tenor Ramon Vargas and acclaimed Canadian baritone Russell Braun in role debut performances.

Partial Comfort Closes TEN at The Wild Project - 9/29/2012

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Partial Comfort Productions will present TEN beginning September 18th at The Wild Project. TEN is a single evening of 10 short plays by 10 writers helmed by 10 directors and featuring a cast of 10 actors.

Austin Lyric Opera and Butler Opera Center Team for THE PAGLIACCI PROJECT - 9/29/2012

The Pagliacci Project is an exciting new collaboration between Austin Lyric Opera (ALO) and the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas (BOC). This partnership will culminate in numerous live performances of Act II from Leoncavallo's renowned opera, Pagliacci, in public venues in and around Austin, reaching audiences and communities new to opera. Performed in English, with updated sets and costumes, The Pagliacci Project will take place in a variety of highly-visible locations, such as outdoor street festivals, shopping malls, and clubs. Performances are free to the general public.

Jessica Lowndes and GLEE's Grant Gustin Star in Lifetime Movie A MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE - 9/29/2012

Jessica Lowndes ("90210"), Grant Gustin ("Glee") and Annabeth Gish ("Pretty Little Liars") Star in the World Premiere of "A Mother's Nightmare" on Saturday, September 29th.

Photo Flash: Meet the Doctors of ESCAPE FIRE Documentary - 9/29/2012

A distinguished panel of medical experts – Erin Martin, M.D., Pamela Ross, M.D., and Richard C. Niemtzow, M.D., Ph.D – physicians featured in the documentary "Escape Fire", will be on hand for the Q&A along with Victoria Veltri, JD.LLM, Health Advocate for the State of Connecticut. The hosts for the film are Morton Dean, EMMY Award winning television journalist and Dr. Mitchell Prywes. Check out photos of the doctors on the panel below!

FLY ME TO THE MOON Closes NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters - 9/30/2012

59E59 Theaters hosts the NY premiere of FLY ME TO THE MOON, written and directed by Marie Jones. Produced by Green Shoot Productions and part of 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters, FLY ME TO THE MOON begins performances on Wednesday, September 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 30. Press opening is Wednesday, September 12 at 7:15 PM.

York Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER Ends Extended Run - 9/30/2012

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company in association with Edward Negley, Neil Berg and Adam Friedson, has announced a second extension through September 30th for one of the best reviewed shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire now in performance at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

ONCE Sets Actors Fund Benefit Performance for 9/30 - 9/30/2012

The Actors Fund today that ONCE will perform a benefit performance on September 30 at 7pm.

OperaUpClose and Eclectic Opera's FLOURISH Competition Presents Shortlist Showcase - 9/30/2012

OperaUpClose and Eclectic Opera have announced that the judging panel for the live showcase on September 30 will be made up of Mark Ravenhill, Robert Saxton, Glyn Maxwell and James Clutton.

MATILDA to Hold Open Casting Call for Title Role - 9/30/2012

MATILDA The Musical will be holding an open call for the role of Matilda in New York City on Sunday, September 30th at Pearl Studios (519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor, between 35th and 36th streets). Check-in begins at 10:00 AM in Studio C on a first come / first serve basis. Auditions will begin at 11:00 AM.

BULLET FOR ADOLF Set to Play Final Performance - 9/30/2012

Bullet for Adolf, the outrageous new comedy by Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman, will play its final performance Sunday evening, September 30, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Previews began on July 19, 2012 with Opening Night on August 8, 2012. The production was originally scheduled to end its limited engagement on Sunday, September 9, but announced an extension shortly following opening night.

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Opens at Ars Nova - 10/1/2012

Ars Nova has announced the world premiere of Ars Nova 2011 Composer-in-Residence Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Directed by Rachel Chavkin, this production will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement October 1 – November 10. Official Opening Night is set for Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM.

A THURBER CARNIVAL Reading and More Set for Pearl Theatre Opening on 42nd Street - 10/1/2012

On Monday, October 1, The Pearl Theatre Company celebrates the opening of The Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street), its first permanent home, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a benefit reading of James Thurber's A Thurber Carnival, arranged and directed by Michael McKean, who will also perform. The reading's all-star cast also includes Jason Butler Harner, Jackie Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Dakin Matthews, Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Annette O'Toole.

York Theatre Company Announces MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF Concerts, 10/1 & 2 - 10/1/2012

Tickets for TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 Now Available Through Fandango - 10/1/2012

Fandango announced today that advance tickets for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2 will go on sale October 1 at midnight EST, more than six weeks before the movie's November 16 release date. According to a recent survey, a majority of Fandango moviegoers named "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" the most anticipated movie of the fall season.

HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO Cast Recording Features Broadway's Carey Anderson, Lori Hammel, Edward Juvier & More - 10/1/2012

WonderWorks, Inc. has announced the October 1, 2012, release of a studio cast recording of HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO, an all-original, Halloween-themed musical revue with book, music, and lyrics by Jennifer Winegardner.

Alec Baldwin and David Brooks Set for Public Theater's 'Duet' Discussion - 10/1/2012

The Public Theater's $40 million revitalization of its downtown home at Astor Place will be unveiled October 4 and celebrated through a series of events designed to engage the entire New York community and marking a rededication to its founding principles. The Public Forum – The company's celebrated new series of lectures, debates, and discussions will mark the rededication with a special series of "Duet" programs, pairing an artist who has been important to the life of The Public and a leading voice from outside the world of theater.

MATILDA Tickets Go On Sale October 1 - 10/1/2012

GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2 vailable Nationwide On Demand - 10/2/2012

In 2011, GRAVE ENCOUNTERS was a found-footage horror phenomenon from the Vicious Brothers, with a trailer garnering over 20 million views on YouTube. Many people believed it was just a movie. They were wrong, and film student Alex Wright is out to prove it in GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2.

BROKE Kicks Off ESPN Films' 30 FOR 30: VOL. II - 10/2/2012

ESPN Films, creators of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 film series, has announced the schedule for the new slate of films in its 30 for 30 series, presented by Buick Verano. The series kicks off with Broke on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. on ESPN/ESPNHD and will air on consecutive Tuesday nights in October, concluding the 2012 run with one film airing in December after the Heisman Trophy Presentation. The 30 for 30 documentaries airing this fall are: Broke, 9.79*, There's No Place Like Home, Benji, Ghosts of Ole Miss, and You Don't Know Bo.

OperaUpClose & Malmo Opera Present TOSCA - 10/2/2012

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose in association with Malmo Opera will premiere a new production of Puccini's Tosca, directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher from Tuesday October 2.

COWGIRLS 'N ANGELS Comes to Blu-ray/DVD - 10/2/2012

The rodeo is coming to town as COWGIRLS 'N ANGELS arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 2 2012. The film stars Young Artist Award winner Bailee Madison, (Just Go With It) and Oscar nominee James Cromwell (The Artist).


From the creators of TRANSFORMERS PRIME comes an all-new animated series TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, created specifically for the younger generation of TRANSFORMERS fans by Hasbro Studios.

York Theatre Company Announces MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF Concerts, 10/1 & 2 - 10/2/2012

Betty Buckley to Return to Feinstein's in 'The Other Women' - 10/2/2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will continue its Fall 2012 season with the return engagement of Tony Award-winning actress and singer Betty Buckley. In an exclusive four-week run, Ms. Buckley will premiere her new collection of songs "The Other Women: The Vixens of Broadway." She will perform highlights from some of Broadway's most popular shows, but will celebrate the second female leads, who have introduced classics like "When You're Good to Mama" (Chicago), Another Suitcase In Another Hall (Evita), "I Know Things Now (Into the Woods), "Ribbons Down My Back" (Hello, Dolly!), "Whatever Lola Wants" (Damn Yankees) and "The Miller's Son" (A Little Night Music). Ms. Buckley – who will be joined by Christian Jacob on piano, Tony Marino on bass, Vic Juris on guitar and Todd Isler on drums – will also feature a selection from her new CD Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway, from Palmetto Records, which is based on last year's acclaimed Feinstein's show. "The Other Woman: The Vixens of Broadway" will run from October 2 – 27 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

Rock of Ages and The Boot Campaign Host Military Tribute Night and Prize Giveaway - 10/2/2012

The five-time Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Rock of Ages, along with non-profit organization The Boot Campaign – a Texas-based non-profit that promotes patriotism and awareness of current U.S. Armed Forces and veterans' issues – will host a Military Tribute Night at the smash hit musical on Monday, October 2, 2012 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th Street, NYC.

Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championship Rolls into Cinemas - 10/2/2012

The Maloof Money Cup will be broadcast to movie theaters nationwide for the first time with the "Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championship Event" on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Showcasing the World Skateboarding Championship pro street finals from South Africa, this in-theater event features competition highlights, behind-the-scenes footage and up-close action that will take fans on an exciting, big-screen ride with the competitors. This special event will also include never-before-seen Money Cup highlights, jaw-dropping tricks and exclusive interviews. The event pre-show will also announce three amateur skateboard winners, chosen out of thousands, who submitted home videos of personal best tricks during the Best Trick Big Screen online contest.

JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY Premieres - 10/3/2012

Henry Jaglom's screen adaptation of his 2009 play, JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY, starring Tanna Frederick and Judd Nelson, opens in Los Angeles, October 3 and in New York on October 17.

E.T. Returns to Big Screen Nationwide - 10/3/2012

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is coming back to the big screen in an exclusive one day only event on October 3rd in select movie theaters nationwide! Join NCM® Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal as we celebrate 100 years of Universal Pictures with a special presentation of one of the most beloved tales of all time - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - in a newly remastered version made for the big screen.

NJ Native Janeane Garofalo Stars in BAD PARENTS, Premiering at Montclair Film Festival - 10/3/2012

"Bad Parents," a feature film starring the comedic talents of Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Titus, Cheri Oteri, Michael Boatman, Ben Bailey and Kristen Johnston will have its red carpet world premiere on October 3rd at the Bellevue Theater in Montclair, NJ, in association with the Montclair Film Festival. Janeane Garofalo, who grew up in Madison, NJ and Morristown resident and Emmy award winning comedian Ben Bailey will walk the red carpet as well as writer/director/producer and New Jersey resident Caytha Jentis. Additional guests will be announced as the event approaches.

Irish Repertory Theatre to Present Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY - 10/3/2012

Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre launches its 25th Anniversary Season with Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY – with previews set to begin October 3, prior to an official press opening October 14 on the Irish Repertory's Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 West 22nd Street). Performances are set to run through November 25. Ciaran O'Reilly directs.

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Returns to Big Screen for 50th Anniversary - 10/4/2012

One of the most popular and influential films in the history of cinema returns to the silver screen with "Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Event: Digitally Restored" on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters.

THE EMPLOYER and More Among SHRIEKFEST Film Festival's 2012 Selections - 10/4/2012

SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL has announced the full, expanded schedule for the 12th annual horror film festival, returning to Raleigh Studios Chaplin theatres, October 4-7th, 2012.

Rene Pape's 2012-2013 Season Includes Engagements in Berlin, New York, Chicago, and More - 10/4/2012

Rene Pape will travel to Germany to reprise his acclaimed Wotan at the Berlin State Opera, in a production of Wagner's Die Walkure conducted by Daniel Barenboim (Oct 4-14). For concerts celebrating the centennial of Sir Georg Solti's birth, the singer joins conductor Valery Gergiev and the World Orchestra for Peace at Carnegie Hall (Oct 19) and in Chicago (Oct 21). Pape returns to La Scala--where he just made his recital debut on Sunday, September 16--in December to open its opera season, portraying King Heinrich in Wagner's Lohengrin, together with his friend Jonas Kaufmann and frequent musical partner Daniel Barenboim (Dec 7-17). On New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Pape re-joins Barenboim for performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at the Staatskapelle Berlin. And in 2013, to help mark the bicentennial of Wagner's birth, Pape sings his signature Gurnemanz in the new Francois Girard production of Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Daniele Gatti (Feb 15-March 8).

Untitled Theater Co. #61's Theater 61 Press Launches THE HAVEL COLLECTION - 10/4/2012

Theater 61 Press, a division of the Off-Broadway theater company Untitled Theater Co. #61, announces the October 4, 2012 launch event for the Havel Collection: A series of five new books of translation of plays by Vaclav Havel. Every volume will include translations that have never before been available. The launch will include a staged reading of excerpts from the books as well as conversations with translators Stepan Stimek and Edward Einhorn.

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie to be Released in IMAX 10/5 - 10/5/2012

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Tim Burton's stop-motion, animated film, Frankenweenie will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released in IMAX® digital theatres worldwide day-and-date on Oct. 5, 2012. The film marks the first black and white Hollywood feature and first stop-motion animated movie to be presented in IMAX.

STAGE TUBE: Watch the PITCH PERFECT Movie Trailer, Feat. Anna Kendrick - 10/5/2012

Whether you're a fan NBC's The Sing Off or just love a capella groups, check out PITCH PERFECT, starring Anna Kendrick. Watch the trailer below!

Global James Bond Day Celebrates 50th Anniversary - 10/5/2012

Opera Company of Middlebury Brings MADAMA BUTTERFLY to Town Hall Theater - 10/5/2012

It is the most produced opera in North America – and with good reason. The heartbreaking story and the sumptuous music make Madama Butterfly one of the most beloved operas of all time. The Opera Company of Middlebury will bring Puccini's classic to Middlebury in a semi-staged concert version at Town Hall Theater on October 5 and 7.

Playwrights Realm Closes RED-HANDED OTTER World Premiere - 10/6/2012

Ethan Lipton's new play Red-Handed Otter will be given its world premiere by Playwrights Realm, Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director and Renee Blinkwolt, Producing Director, when it begins previews at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00pm for an opening Thursday, September 20, at 7:00pm.

Washington National Opera Closes ANNA BOLENA - 10/6/2012

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2012-2013 season with Gaetano Donizetti's Anna Bolena, September 15 to October 6 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Celebrated American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky returns to WNO to make her role debut as Anne Boleyn. This striking production, new to Washington, is directed by Stephen Lawless, and the WNO Orchestra will be led by Italian conductor Antonello Allemandi in his WNO debut.

ROUTE 30, TOO! Cast and Filmmakers to Appear at World Premiere in Gettysburg - 10/6/2012

John Putch's locally shot follow up film to ROUTE 30, entitled ROUTE 30, TOO! will have its world premiere September 8th and 9th at Chambersburg's Historic Capitol Theater, 159 S. Main St. Chambersburg, Penn., followed by an October 6th Premiere in Gettysburg at the Majestic Theatre. Putch and some of his cast and crew will be in Chambersburg for the premiere to participate in an audience Q&A after the screenings.

FANNIE LOU Sells Out Premiere Matinee - 10/6/2012

There are no big-name stars. No large-scale production number. And there's only a shoestring budget. But with a sold-out first show more than a month before opening, the historically based Off-Broadway musical Fannie Lou is shaping up to become one of the hottest tickets in town.

The Royal Court Theatre's THE COCKFIGHT PLAY Ends Run 10/6 - 10/6/2012

Mike Bartlett's hit play COCK will complete its critically acclaimed limited run on Saturday, October 6 at 8pm. Only 5 weeks remain before the show will play its final performance.

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