THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 1 - 7
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 the cast of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher's debut performance of CINDERELLA, intermission and superbowl pictures from casts across Broadway, and more!
Quinto Ott & Company. Credit: @quintoott
Quinto Ott, company member of The Phantom of the Opera's national tour, tweeted "Just a touch of makeup for this afternoon's performance of @PhantomOnTour fun fun fun! #SIP" during intermission on Saturday. Click here for more intermission photos from backstage at The Book of Mormon, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Wicked, and more!
Whoopi Goldberg hosted a star-studded evening at the famed Pierre Hotel honoring Neil Patrick Harris. Stars the likes of Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald joined in the celebration. Harris is the latest in a long list of honorees including Liza Minnelli, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chita Rivera, Rosie O'Donnell and Terrence McNally. Click here for photo coverage of the event!
Broadway stars Daniel Breaker (Shrek, Passing Strange), Norbert Leo Butz (Big Fish, Catch Me If You Can), Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde), and Condola Rashad (Romeo & Juliet, The Trip To Bountiful) performed in a cabaret-style fundraiser at the Manhattan Theatre Club's annual Winter Benefit. Proceeds went to MTC's mission as a leading non-profit theatre company producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway. More photos of the evening can be found here!
Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher both made their debuts on Feb. 4, with Jepsen as the title character and Drescher as the wicked stepmother, Madame. Cinderella is in its second year at the Broadway Theater. Check out BroadwayWorld's coverage of Cinderella's curtain call here!
ROCKY brings to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed, as well as his blossoming romance with fellow outsider Adrian. The new musical is set to open in previews Feb. 11, with an official opening date of March 13. Check out the cast in rehearsal here!
Annaleigh Ashford. Credit: Jenny Anderson
Annaleigh Ashford, nominated for a Tony Award for her work in Kinky Boots, and who has also been seen on Showtime's Masters of Sex, brought her one woman show "Lost in the Stars" to 54 Below. Ashford, who will return for an encore performance Feb. 15, is best known for her work in Rent (Maureen), Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda), and Legally Blonde (Margot). Click here for more photos of the event!
"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." Hedwig and the Angry Inch is set to open at the Belasco Theatre April 22. Click here for photo coverage of the cast.
Katherine Crockett. Credit: Jenny Anderson
A dark debutante ball thrown by The Marchesa for her daughter Pamina, Queen of the Night is a fusion of dance, music, fashion, circus, culinary delights, theater and nightlife that welcomes the audience into a wholly interactive entertainment experience. Queen of the Night opened Feb. 1 and will continue its run through March 23. Check out photos from opening night here!
The Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet currently starring Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Carribbean, Lord of the Rings) and Condola Rashad (Smash, Sex and the City 2) will be broadcast on the big screen from February 13-19. BroadwayWorld takes you backstage at the red carpet of the NYC premiere here!
Bronx Bombers officially opened at Circle in the Square Feb. 6, after beginning previews on Jan. 10. The show follows beloved icon Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen through a century of the team's trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee greats together on one stage. Click here for photo coverage of opening night!