THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 9-15
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.
Broadway's long-running hit ONCE celebrated 1,000 performances with a special theatrical event this week. In honor of reaching this milestone, one of the creators and composers of the show Glen Hansard joined the company in a performance. Hansard, who originated the role of Guy in the film, flew from Los Angelas to join the cast during the curtain call. Click here to see more photos of the special celebration!
Last Monday, the legendary and beloved Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63. On Thursday, Broadway honored the actor by dimming the marquis of each Broadway theatre for exactly one minutes, beginning at 7:45pm. Williams was famous for countless films, including "Dead Poets Society," "Good Will Hunting," and many more. He made his Broadway debut in 2011 in BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO. Click here to read more.
Among the first of Broadway's shows to open this season is THIS IS OUR YOUTH, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The production, opening on September 11th, stars Michael Cera, Tieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson and will play at the Cort Theatre. The play tells the story of a group of young adults living in the Upper West Side. Click here to see more photos of the press event!
On Tuesday morning, Broadway legend Lauren Bacall passed away at the age of 89. The theatre community honored her memory with a special tribute in Times Square. Bacall won two Tony Awards during her career, for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Click here to see more photos from the special commemoration.
New York's MCC Theatre is preparing for the world premiere of THE MONEY SHOT, written by Neil LaBute and directed by Terry Kinney. With an opening in late September, the play tells the story of two once-glamorous movie stars, desperate to return to stardom. Heather Graham and Frederick Weller star in the production, alongside Callie Thorne and Gia Grovatin. Click here to see more photos from the meet the press event!
Pictured: Marisa Kennedy, Jennifer Bowles, Heather Tepe, Sean Montgomery, Alex Brightman, Geoff Packard, John Arthur Greene, Timothy Cao, Grace Capeless, Ava DeMary, Jonah Halperin, Alexa Shae Niziak, Sofia Roma Rubino, Analise Scarpaci, Mitchell Sink, Chris Sumpter, Beatrice Tulchin and Ted Wilson. Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy.
BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK ended its summer concert series this Thursday with performances from the casts of Broadway hits Matilda and Motown, as well as from the highly-anticipated musical revival On the Town. This was the sixth concert of the summer, all of which were free. Click here to see more coverage of the concert!
Tony Yazbeck, who is about to return to the Great White Way as Gabey in ON THE TOWN, recently previewed his debut 54 Below concert, THE FLOOR ABOVE ME. Yazbeck's set list will include a variety of tunes, spanning artists such as MGM and Joni Mitchell. His concert will be unusual in that it will feature tap dancing. Click here to see more photos from the preview!
The Tony Award-winning musical revival HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is preparing to welcome a new Hedwig: Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells. Rannells, who begins performances on August 20th, will take over the title role from Neil Patrick Harris, who just won a Tony Award for his performance. He will join Lena Hall (Yitzhak), who also won a Tony Award this June. Click here to see more photos of the new cast member and creative team in a press event!
On Sunday's matinee performance of Neil Simon's BROADWAY BOUND, directed by Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, the audience and cast were treated to a visit from the playwright himself. The Odyssey Theatre welcomed the legendary Simon with a front row seat. Click here to see more photos from the special visit!