THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 18-24
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!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 11-17.
Josh Young, The Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
BroadwayWorld.com was on hand on Friday night, February 17th when cast members from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performed a secret concert for a few VERY lucky fans of the show. The concert featured some of the show's most notable hit songs, performed at the very appropriate venue of 'The Crypt' at The Church of the Intercession on 155th Street and Broadway in New York City. For more photos from the special concert, click here!
ONCE, an acclaimed new musical based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, will begin previews on Tuesday, February 28 and open Sunday, March 18 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The cast of ONCE features Steve Kazee as 'Guy' and Cristin Milioti as 'Girl.' Also in the company are David Abeles, Claire Candela, Will Connolly, Elizabeth A. Davis, David PatRick Kelly, Anne L. Nathan, Lucas Papaelias, Andy Taylor, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty, and J. Michael Zygo. The cast just met the press and you can check out more pictures here.
Original cast members Michael Crawford and Danielle Hope both recently departed the West End production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, and have been replaced by Over the Rainbow finalist Sopie Evans and Russell Grant and Dorothy and the Wizard respectively. Andrew Lloyd Webber's new THE WIZARD OF OZ combines all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score with new songs written with Tim Rice. Click here for more production images of the newcomers in action!
Cast of HURT VILLAGE. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Katori Hall's HURT VILLAGE, directed by Patricia McGregor. HURT VILLAGE runs through March 18, 2012 with a February 27th opening night. HURT VILLAGE features Marsha Stephanie Blake, Nicholas Christopher, Corey Hawkins, Charlie Hudson III, Ron Cephas Jones, Joaquina Kalukango, Tonya Pinkins, Saycon Sengbloh and Lloyd Watts. Check out more production shots here.
The contestants for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant have been announced. Participants include Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Wilkie Ferguson (Porgy and Bess), Corey Mach (Godspell), Jesse Swimm (Mary Poppins), and Anthony Wayne (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Brent Barrett (Chicago) and past Pageant winners Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia!) and Michael Cusumano (Chicago) are set to perform. As previously announced, four-time Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will host the event which will take place March 19th, 8p.m., at Symphony Space . Click here for more photos of the contestants.
In SEMINAR, four aspiring young novelists (Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater, Jerry O'Connell and Hettienne Park) sign up for private writing classes with Leonard (Mr. Rickman), an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this provocative new comedy. The show celebrated 100 performances on Wednesday, February 15. For more photos from the celebration, click here.
James Corden. Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton
The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed production of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS begins previews on April 6 and the official opening is April 18, 2012 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on Broadway. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is a comedy by Richard Bean, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with songs by Grant Olding, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Click here for more production shots!
Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's GALILEO (translated by Charles Laughton) starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, runs through Sunday, March 18 and opens tonight, Thursday, February 23 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). GALILEO is directed by CSC's Artistic Director Brian Kulick. Abraham is joined in the cast by Jon Devries, Robert Dorfman, Aaron Himelstein, Andy Phelan, Amanda Quaid, Steven Rattazzi, Steven Skybell and Nick Westrate. Click here for more production shots!
Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris and the entire cast of SILENCE! The Musical took to the stage at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble yesterday, February 23rd at 5 PM to perform selections from the hit parody of the classic film The Silence of the Lambs. Brian J. Nash musical directed the event, which included a CD signing by the company of the newly released cast album. SILENCE! The Musical, is currently playing at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.). For more photos from the event, click here.
Sutton Foster & Cast of "Anything Goes". Photo credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBC
All the excitement of the Broadway stage was broadcast into viewers' homes this week, with Broadway Week on LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon. Last night, Fallon featured Roundabout Theatre Company's 2011 Tony Award winning musical "Anything Goes." Sutton Foster took the "Late Night" stage to sing a rousing selection from this saucy production set on the S.S. American. For more photos from the episode, click here.