Theater: What’s opening and closing this week, Sept. 8

Our best bet for new theater this week is "The Old Friends," starring Betty Buckley, pictured center. Credit: Joan Marcus
Our best bet for new theater this week is “The Old Friends,” starring Betty Buckley, center.
Credit: Joan Marcus

It’s a slow week before the boom of long-awaited fall theater shows. Here’s what’s opening and closing in the meantime:

OPENING

‘The Old Friends’

Written by American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote (“To Kill a Mockingbird”), “The Old Friends” opens Thursday, Sept. 12. Acquaintances from two longtime Texas farming families are forced to confront issues surrounding legacy, loyalty and happiness when they get some alarming news. The show is directed by Michael Wilson and starring Tony winner Betty Buckley (“Sunset Boulevard,” “Cats”), Hallie Foote (“The Orphans Home Cycle,” “Dividing the Estate”) and Lois Smith (“Heartless,” “The Trip to Bountiful”). Tickets are on sale at www.signaturetheatre.org.

CLOSING

 ‘The Awake’

It’s your last chance to see “The Awake” tonight. In this show, three characters struggle to discover what is real and what’s a dream. It is written by Ken Urban and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. The cast includes Maulik Pancholy (“Weeds,” “30 Rock”).  Tickets are on sale at www.59e59.org.

 ‘The Tempest’

Don’t miss the end of a three-night run of “The Tempest” at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park that began Friday, Sept. 6 and has its last show tonight. Creating a new model of engagement between artists, audiences and the community, The Public Theater introduces a new program: Public Works. For its inaugural performance, 200 New Yorkers share the stage with professional actors in a new original adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy. Free tickets are distributed at www.shakespeareinthepark.org.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.