Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/7/2013

Below is's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 9/7/2013. For the complete calendar of upcoming events, concerts, openings, closings and more, visit's Event Calendar.

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.

WANDA'S MONSTER to Close Off Broadway at Vineyard's Dimson Theatre, 9/8 - 9/8/2013

Due to popular demand and critical acclaim, WANDA'S MONSTER A Family Musical will receive a commercial Off-Broadway engagement beginning July 13 and running through September 8 at The Vineyard's Dimson Theatre (108 East 15th Street), it has been announced by Barbara Zinn Krieger, Artistic Director of Making Books Sing, the non-profit and theatre company that commissioned the musical and presented it to critical acclaim and sold-out houses earlier this season. The official press re-opening night of WANDA'S MONSTER A Family Musical is Sunday July 21, 2013, and is presented Off-Broadway by Making Books Sing and Jamie Cesa.

Ridgewood Playhouse Film Society Presents SILENT SNOW Documentary - 9/8/2013

The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society "Documentary Film Series" presents "Silent Snow: The Invisible Poisoning of the World," on Sunday, September 8th, at 6:30pm.

Little Italy Sings! Opens with THE FANTASTICKS - 9/8/2013

The Little Italy Merchants Association and Little Italy, NYC has announced its first in a series of live performances featuring some of Broadway's very best shows and brightest stars. Little Italy Sings! will celebrate its opening performance featuring "THE FANTASTICKS."

Settle, Hall & More Set for BWAY SINGS Amy Winehouse - 9/9/2013

Some of Broadway's brightest talents will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of Amy Winehouse in the next concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series. More than 20 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a full band playing brand new, original orchestrations of the English singer's greatest songs. The concert is the fifth of the series; previously honored were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Stevie Wonder.

Tveit's 'Radio in My Head' Show to Get Live Album! - 9/10/2013

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

THE WIZARD OF OZ North American Tour to Launch from Las Vegas in September 2013; Danielle Wade to Play 'Dorothy' - 9/10/2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures have just announced that the first North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will commence on September 10, 2013 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Available For Pre-Order, Release 9/10 - 9/10/2013

The rapturous recent arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's internationally celebrated rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra-Violet in the US at long last on on September 10 and the items are all now available for pre-order.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Set for Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & DVD Release on 9/10 - 9/10/2013

Lauded by critics as 'a sleek, thrilling epic' (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly), 'a clever, exhilarating action adventure' (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and 'stratospherically entertaining' (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), director J.J. Abrams' phenomenal global sensation STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS makes its highly-anticipated debut on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand on September 10, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Fans can be the first to own the film on Digital when it arrives three weeks early on August 20 th. Boasting 'spectacular visual effects' (Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer) and 'one of the best villains in recent memory' (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News) STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS delighted audiences around the world, earning a coveted A CinemaScore.

REALITY TERROR NIGHT Set for DVD & VOD Release on 9/10 - 9/10/2013

Lightyear Entertainment has announced the release of a new horror film, Reality Terror Night, on DVD and Video On Demand, as well as download to own and rent, on September 10, 2013.

SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Gets September 10 DVD Release! - 9/10/2013

An extraordinary new live stage production of one of the world's most popular musicals, Jesus Christ Superstar, comes to Blu-ray((TM)) and DVD on September 10, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The legendary rock opera by lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, The Phantom of the Opera) returns in a fresh, cutting-edge performance the U.K.'s Daily StarSunday calls 'an almighty success' that 'will go down as one of the best productions yet.'

Morton & Maxwell in FILM SOCIETY & More Set for Keen - 9/10/2013

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that their 2013 - '14 season will begin with Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed 1989 play The Film Society, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. It will be followed by a rare revival of Middle Of The Night by Academy Award winner Paddy Chayefsky.


The beloved Smurfs are back for some Halloween fun in ?THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW™, an all-new animated mini-movie from Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment makes its debut nationwide on DVD on September 10th.

Fishamble Brings I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW to 59E59 - 9/10/2013

59E59 Theaters welcomes the return of Fishamble: The New Play Company with the New York City premiere of I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW (THE WHEELCHAIR ON MY FACE), written and performed by Sonya Kelly and directed by Gina Moxley. Part of Origin's 1st Irish at 59E59 Theaters, I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW (THE WHEELCHAIR ON MY FACE) begins performances on Tuesday, September 10 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 29.

BLOOD Now Available on Blu-ray & Digital Download - 9/10/2013

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has officially announced the release of BLOOD on DVD, Blu-rayTM and Digital Download on Sept. 10, 2013.

CHINOOK DOWN, THE FEED, AMERICAN VETERANS and More Set for NewFilmmakers NY, 9/11 - 9/11/2013

On Wednesday, September 11h, NewFilmmakers presents its annual 911 Screening Series as well as a Short Film Program and the feature AMERICAN VETERANS: DISCARDED AND FORGOTTEN.

BAYSIDE! THE MUSICAL! to Open at Theatre 80, 9/12 - 9/12/2013

Bayside! The Musical!, the unauthorized musical parody of TV's 'Saved By The Bell', will begin an Off-Broadway run at Theatre 80 on September 12, 2013.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GONG SHOW LIVE - 9/12/2013

Executive Produced by Leslie Gold (The Award-Winning Radiochick) and produced by Emmy-Nominated Peppy Castro and Broadway's Kenn Lubin THE GONG SHOW LIVE is an even better idea than The Gong Show on TV. It's LIVE. In a theatre. Where most of the 1970's American population wanted to be. Right there and up close with the lunacy. The beautiful new Cutting Room (44 East 32 Street - between Park & Madison Avenues). Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the GONG SHOW's performances!

FRIDAY THE 13TH Complete Collection Now Available on Blu-ray - 9/13/2013

On September 13th, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will provide plenty of blood-curdling thrills when Friday The 13th: The Complete Collection debuts on Blu-ray™.

MCO Presents MINI-RING with Jane Eaglen, Richard Paul Fink, Jay Hunter Morris & More - 9/13/2013

In association with the Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest, Minnesota Concert Opera (MCO) announces its all-star lineup for a concert version of David Seaman's abbreviated Ring Cycle, which reduces the four-opera, 16-hour cycle to one four-hour performance.

Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre Screens THE LITTLE MERMAID 3D - 9/13/2013

?It was announced today by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 'The El Capitan Theatre is the only theatre in the world screening 'The Little Mermaid' in 3D.' This exclusive presentation also features a live preshow sing-a-long with Sofia from Disney's 'Sofia the First' along with a special live appearance by Ariel after the movie. El Capitan guests will also receive an exclusive giveaway at every show from Disney Junior (while supplies last).

Bailey, Garnham & More Lead West End's [TITLE OF SHOW] - 9/14/2013

Full casting is announced today for the London Premiere of Broadway musical [title of show], which will play at the Landor Theatre from Wednesday 7 August (press night Monday 12 August) to Saturday 14 September 2013. The cast will feature Simon Bailey as 'Jeff', Scott Garnham as 'Hunter', Sarah Galbraith as 'Susan' and Sophia Ragavelas as 'Heidi'.

Boston Festival of Indie Games Presents BOSTON PLAYS INDIES - 9/14/2013

September 14th, 2013 the Boston Festival of Indie Games Presents Boston Plays Indies, a night of Video Game & Chiptune music from some of the worlds most exciting performers!

New Zealand Opera Opens THE FLYING DUTCHMAN - 9/14/2013

'Expect theatricality!' says Wyn Davies, conductor of New Zealand Opera's forthcoming new production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, opening in Wellington on 14 September and in Auckland on 5 October.

Bryce Dallas Howard Talks Family Legacy at Hollywood Networking Breakfast - 9/14/2013

Sandra Lord, founder of The Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB), has announced that Bryce Dallas Howard will take the hot seat for the Hollywood Networking Breakfast at Raleigh Studios, on Sept 14th.

STRAIGHT SHOOTING Set for Music Box's Silent Cinema Series - 9/14/2013

This fall, Music Box Theatre's monthly Second Saturday Silent Cinema series screens a trio of excellent matinees. John Ford's remarkable first picture Straight Shooting - a Western, naturally - bows September 14, followed by Buster Keaton's must-see masterpiece The General on October 12 and the stop-motion sci-fi classic The Lost World on November 9. Named by Chicago magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011 and hailed by the Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones as one of the best movie matinee series in the city, the Silent Cinema Series is presented the second Saturday of each month at noon. All films are shown authentically in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live accompaniment by Dennis Scott at the Music Box theatre organ.

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