THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 21-27
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: January 14-20.
On Thursday, January 19th, Ghost the Musical hosted The Ghost Light Sessions Live, a special sneak peek presentation at the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. In an unprecedented presentation for a Broadway musical, Facebook users had exclusive access to screenings of this very special event on Tuesday. The Ghost Light Sessions provided an exciting opportunity for fans to get a first look at performances from the show as well as hear from the cast and creative team about bringing this highly anticipated new musical to Broadway. Click here for full coverage of the event.
Nick Jonas officially made his Broadway return on January 24th, to a bevy of hysterical fans at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Starting performances alongside Jonas was Michael Urie as Bud Frump. They join Beau Bridges to complete the show's newest starring trio. HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING began previews on Saturday, February 26, 2011 and opened Sunday, March 27 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Click here for more photos from their first performance!
Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season, is now in rehearsals in anticipation of a February 8 - February 19 run. The production stars Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Stanley and Betsy Wolfe, and more! Click here for more photos of the cast on costume!
When GLEE returns on January 31, The New Directions-Warblers rivalry gets serious as Regionals near; Kurt and Rachel hear about their NYADA applications; and things heat up between Sam and Mercedes. For more photos from the special Michael Jackson tribute episode, click here.
With an intoxicating script by Marc Camoletti, Boeing-Boeing tells the tale of Bernard, an American playboy in swinging '60s Paris who juggles three flight-attendant fiancées-one American, one German, and one Italian. Paper Mill Playhouse's production, directed by James Brennan, features: Anne Horak, Brynn O'Malley, Heather Parcells, John Scherer, Matt Walton and Tony® Award-winner Beth Leavel. For more photos from opening night, click here!
Last night was the World-premiere of NBC's highly-anticipated drama series SMASH, held at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber were among the celebrities joining the cast and creative team behind the musical drama along with network executives Ted Harbert, Chairman of NBC Broadcasting, Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. For more photos from the festivities, click here.
Cast of GIANT. Photo Credit: Karen Almond
Dallas Theater Center presents Giant at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center through Feb. 19. Tony Award-nominated Michael Greif directs this new musical by Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa. Aaron Lazar stars as Bick and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow) plays Leslie. Additional members of the cast include: P.J. Griffith as Jett; Enrique Acevado as Miguel; Raul Aranas as Poloand more. Click here for additional production shots!
WIT by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow and starring Cynthia Nixon opened on Broadway last night, January 26 to rave reviews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. In addition to Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon, WIT also features Pun Bandhu (Technician), Olivier Award winner Suzanne Bertish (E.M. Ashford), Michael Countryman (Harvey Kelekian/Mr. Bearing), Jessica Dickey (Technician), Chiké Johnson (Technician), Greg Keller (Jason Posner), Carra Patterson (Susie Monahan), and Zachary Spicer (Technician). For more photos from the star-studded evening, click here.