THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 14-20
Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: MATILDA wins big, Signature Theatre honors Patti, Corbin starts as Jesus, and so much more!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 7-13.
The 36th Olivier Awards welcomed the United Kingdom's biggest stars on April 15, at the Royal Opera House in London. In attendance was Matthew Warchus, Tim Minchin and Bertie Carvel with Sophia Kiely, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Kerry Ingram and Cleo Demetriou, winners of Best Actress in a Musical for Matilda the Musical. For more photos from the big event, click here.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, by Rick Elice, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers began preview performances on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Wednesday, March 28 and opened on April 15th. The cast is led by Adam Chanler-Berat as Boy, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Molly and Christian Borle as Black Stache. Click here for complete coverage of opening night!
The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre honored esteemed stage actress Patti LuPone with the company's third Stephen SondheimAward on April 16, 2012. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential contemporary musical theater writer and composer, was presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC. For more photos from the celebration, click here!
"Submissions Only" is in full production for Episode 8 of its second season, and BroadwayWorld was invited inside the shoot with special guest star Jesse Tyler Ferguson! "Submissions Only" is a grassroots web sitcom that shows viewers what really goes on off stage. Click here for more photos from his appearance!
The company of Broadway's first-ever revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical GODSPELL welcomed a new leading man -- stage and screen star Corbin Bleu (Disney's "High School Musical," Broadway's In the Heights) -- to the starring role of Jesus this week. For more photos from his opening night, click here!
THE LYONS debuted last fall at the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre and just began previews on April 5, with an official opening night set for April 23. THE LYONS comes to Broadway with its entire original cast: Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa along with Michael Esper,Kate Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley and Gregory Wooddell. For additional production shots, click here.
Playwrights Horizons just began rehearsals for the world premiere production of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Gian Gionfriddo, directed by Peter DuBois. Cast members include five-time Emmy Award nominee and “Private Practice” and “Judging Amy” star Amy Brenneman (Catherine), Beth Dixon (Alice), Virginia Kull (Avery), Kellie Overbey (Gwen) and Lee Tergesen (Don). Click here for more photos of the cast.
On March 27, Raven-Symone took over the leading role of Deloris Van Cartier in Broadway's SISTER ACT. She is stepping into the high-heeled boots of Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller, who gave her final performance on Sunday, March 18. SISTER ACT, which will celebrate its one-year Anniversary on Broadway today, April 20, is playing at the Broadway Theater. Click here for more photos of Raven in action!
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors opened at the Music Box Theatre on Wednesday April 18. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is a comedy by Richard Bean, based on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, with songs by Grant Olding and directed by Nicholas Hytner. Click here for more photos from opening night!
Pulitzer Prize-winning play CLYBOURNE PARK, by Bruce Norris, directed by Pam McKinnon, opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre last night, April 19. CLYBOURNE PARK is about race, real estate and the volatile values of each, told through two acts set 50 years apart. The first takes place in 1959 as nervous community leaders try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. The second is set in the same house in its present-day, predominantly African-American neighborhood. For more photos from opening night, click here!