THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 19-25
Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's '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 this week include a look at HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starring Neil Patrick Harris, photo coverage of a REEFER MADNESS benefit concert, a peek at the opening night curtain calls of VIOLET, CABARET, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and more!
Pictured: The cast of Sunset Boulevard. Credit: The Media Theatre
The Media Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's take on "Sunset Boulevard", the classic 1950 film noir, is on now through May 18. Broadway's Tony nominee Ann Crumb (nominated for "Anna Karenina") portrays Norma Desmond, the former silent film star desperate for a return to motion picture glory. She has also been seen on Broadway in "Aspects of Love", "Chess", "Les Miserables", and more. Philadelphia's Sean Thompson, seen on The Media Theatre stage in "Forever Plaid", "Oliver!" and "Dr. Dolittle", plays Joe Gillis, a young screenwriter drawn into Norma's web of manipulation. Check out photos of the cast in action here!
Pictured: Cast members of Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Credit: @DillonCody
@DillonCody tweeted: "A gentleman always sports his (or her) finest Easter mustache. @GentlemansGuide #SIP" during the intermission of last Saturday's performance of Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger (@KeenanBlogger) and Max von Essen (@MaxizPad), dedicated performers and excited fans, now you can see for yourself. Check out this week's #SIPs here!
"Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson (Neil Patrick Harris) brings her fourth-wall-smashing rock and roll saga to New York to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch." Neil Patrick Harris returns to Broadway in a new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch that opened April 22, and BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the cast in action here!
The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast opened on April 20. Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy (Daniel Radcliffe), if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life. Catch an inside look at the first curtain call here!
Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, opened April 20, and BroadwayWorld was there! Violet tells the story of a young woman's quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Check out photos from the opening night curtain call here!
The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement through June 1. Twenty years ago, Emma (Megan Mullally) walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses (Nick Offerman), in the middle of the night. Now hearing he's in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the worst and best of their former bond. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party here!
Meryl Streep was honored with the 14th-Annual Monte Cristo Award at Edison Ballroom on April 21, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Streep's friend and fellow Eugene O'Neill Theater Center alumnus Joe Grifasi presented the award. Judith Light, Tony Kushner, John Patrick Shanley and Tracy Letts also shared stories about their time working with Streep as the part of the evening's program. Check out a look at the festivities here!
Pictured: Leslie Margherita and ensemble. Credit: Michael Hull
REEFER MADNESS, the cult classic with book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and book and music by Dan Studney, played a one night only benefit concert for Baby Quest Foundation at New World Stages. The event featured Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde, Rock of Ages), Telly Leung ("Glee", Godspell), Harry S. Murphy (Reefer Madness), Allison Scagliotti ("Warehouse 13," Jasper in Deadland), Kevin Carolan (Newsies, The Jungle Book), America Olivo ("Chicago, P.D."), Alan Cumming (Cabaret, "The Good Wife"), Lea Delaria ("Orange is the New Black"), Amy Spanger (Elf, "Reefer Madness" film), James Snyder (If/Then), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Christian Campbell (Reefer Madness), Thomas Dekker ("The Secret Circle," "A Nightmare on Elm Street") John Kassir (Reefer Madness), and Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event here!
Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret opened last night April 24, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene! For this production, Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer) have recreated their Tony-nominated direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production. The revival stars Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as "Emcee" and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as "Sally Bowles". Check out photos from the cast's first curtain call here!