THIS WEEK IN PICTURES December 7-15
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!
This past week, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos starred in HIT LIST at 54 Below. The concert celebrated the fictional Broadway show from the second season of NBC's Smash, written by characters played by Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus, and starring Krysta Rodriguez. The shows included some additional songs from these composers that were intended for HIT LIST but never made it to air, and also special appearances. For pictures from the concert, click here.
This past week, the cast of BIG FISH gathered together to record the cast recording for the show. Despite the show's closing in January, Broadway Records will release the original Broadway cast recording of the new musical Big Fish digitally on Friday, February 7, 2014 and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. For more pictures from the day in the studio, click here.
This past week, the Hammerstein Awards, hosted by Norm Lewis, honored Alan Menken with the Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre Award. In addition to that, many Broadway Veterans performed, including Sierra Boggess, Liz Callaway, and Bernadette Peters. For more pictures from the ceremony, click here.
The cast of NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Barnes & Noble and the cast of NATASHA, PIERRE, GREAT COMET OF 1812 celebrated the release of the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of electrapop show NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 with a special in-store performance and CD signing on December 10, the CD release date. The event was hosted by composer/writer Dave Malloy and included director Rachel Chavkin and members of the original cast. For more pictures of the release show, click here.
After six weeks of extraordinary fundraising by 56 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring companies, it was announced on December 10th that an amazing $4,343,234 was raised for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 10, at this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, which included an array of original dances, songs, and skits performed by more than 250 "gypsies," the most talented singers and dancers in the ensembles of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. For more pictures of the GYPSY OF THE YEAR celebration, click here.
This week, caricatures of the stars of KINKY BOOTS were added to the walls of Sardi's. Part of a Broadway tradition, Jerry Mitchell, Analeigh Ashford, Stark Sands, and Billy Porter all were added to the walls of the popular restaurant. Kinky Boots currently plays at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actor (Billy Porter). For more pictures of the presentation at Sardi's, click here.
The ladies and gentlemen of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder departed the Walter Kerr Theatre after yesterday's matinee performance to eat their afternoon tea and biscuits with new friends at the 'Downton Abbey' Food Truck, which was stationed on 50th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues in midtown Manhattan. For more pictures of the cast eating at the food truck, click here.
A Christmas Story, The Musical just arrived at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where it opened last night. Many of the cast are reprising their roles, including Dan Lauria, John Bolton. Newsie's Jake Lucas stars as the lead role of Ralphie. The show will play throughout the the Holiday season for a limited run. For more pictures of opening night, click here.