THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 7-13
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: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS crosses the pond, LYSISTRATA JONES reunites, Joel turns 80, and so much more!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 31-April 6.
A long-standing opening night tradition on the Great White Way, the fabled Gypsy Robe is bestowed upon a veteran Broadway chorus member for each opening production. In what has now become a theatrical ritual, originating on Broadway 60 years ago, the latest recipient was EVITA cast member Matt Wall at EVITA's opening night on April 5, at the Marquis Theatre. Click here for more photos from the ceremony!
One Man, Two Guvnors, held its Broadway toast following its first preview, April 6, leading up to the show's Broadway opening at the Music Box Theatre on April 18, 2012.Directed by Nicholas Hynter and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors, showcases physical comedy director is Cal McCrystal, designs by Mark Thompson and choreography by Adam Penford. Click here for more photos from the celebration.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING stars Nick Jonas, Michael Urie and Stephanie Rothenberg made an appearance at Time Square's Planet Hollywood Monday, April 9, to donate a costume from the show to the restaurant's memorabilia collection. Catherine Zuber designed the costume. Check out the photos from the appearance here!
The Collegiate Chorale presenTed Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado at Carnegie Hall on April 10 featuring soloists Chuck Cooper, Jason Danieley, Christopher Fitzgerald, Victoria Clark and Kelli O'Hara. One of the most frequently produced musical theatre pieces in history, The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Debuted by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy Theatre in London on March 14, 1885, The Mikado was Gilbert and Sullivan’s ninth collaborative work. Check out full coverage of the concert here!
The cast of Seminar. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
On April 3, Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum (The Pillowman, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Justin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You, The Break Up, Live Free or Die Hard, Dodgeball, “Ed”), and Zoe Lister-Jones (The Little Dog Laughed, The Marriage of Bette and Boo) took their official opening night bows in SEMINAR, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Omnium Gatherum, “NYBD Blue,” “Smash”). Check out more photos of the new cast in action here.
Ghost the Musical, The show, adapted from the Academy Award winning film, opens Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Set in modern day New York City, Ghost the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her. For more production shots, click here!
On May 15, Broadway Records will release the original cast recording of the Broadway musical, LYSISTRATA JONES, featuring music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn and book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. To celebrate the album release, on April 9, the company reunited at Joe's Pub for a special concert,featuring Jason Tam, Josh Segarra, Libby Servais, Liz Mikel, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, LaQuet Shamell and more! For full coverage of the concert, click here.
A Streetcar Named Desire starring Blair Underwood as Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker as Blanche, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Stella and Wood Harris as Mitch, began its limited Broadway run at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 3, 2012, and celebrates its opening Sunday, April 22, 2012. The production will run through July 22, 2012. Click here for more production shots!
The Cast of EVITA. Photo credit: Ida Mae Astute/ABC
The cast of EVITA, including Ricky Martin, Michael Cerveris and Elena Roger performed 'Buenos Aires' and 'High Flying Adored' yesterday on 'Good Morning America'. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, EVITA opened April 5, 2012 at The Marquis Theatre. Click here for more photos from the performance.
On April 11, MAGIC/BIRD opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, with special appearances by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird themselves. MAGIC/BIRD, directed by Tony Nominee Thomas Kail, reunites Lombardi playwright, Eric Simonson on MAGIC/BIRD, a new American Play chronicling the intertwined life stories of two of the most influential figures in sports and pop culture of the past 25 years, basketball Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Click here for full opening night coverage.
Bernadette Peters surprised Broadway legend Joel Grey on his 80th birthday with a cake backstage at Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City on April 11, 2012. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration and brings you complete photo coverage here!