THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 5-11
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!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: CINDERELLA preps for Broadway, Blythe Danner joins NICE WORK, FLASHDANCE launches its national tour, and so much more!
The new production of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella will begin performances in January at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd St). RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw. Josh Rhodes is choreographer. For more photos from the cast meet & greet, click here.
Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner has joined the cast of Nice Work If You Can Get It for 12 weeks only, continuing through March 10th. Ms. Danner assumes the role of Millicent Winter, the mother of Matthew Broderick's character Jimmy Winter. The role was originated on Broadway by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons, who played her final performance on Sunday, December 16. Check out more photos of Danner in action here!
Emily Padgett. Photo Credit: Kyle Froman
Performances for the upcoming national tour of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, began January 1st and run through January 6 at Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. At a recent press event, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl officially announced January 1st as FLASHDANCE day. Following the Pittsburgh engagement, FLASHDANCE will embark on a national tour to more than 25 cities in the next seven months with additional bookings to be announced soon. Click here for more shots of the cast in action!
- Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Stage THE GOD OF THIS WORLD Reading, 3/23
- New Nightclub Verboten to Open 3/14 in the Heart of Williamsburg
- Amused Moose Soho to Host Remaining Quarterfinals for 2014 LAUGH OFF, March 30 & April 6
- Amused Moose Soho Sets LAUGH OFF Quarterfinals 1 & 2 for March 23
- Mike Sommers to Bring HICK IN THE HOOD to Town Hall Theater, 3/30
- MTC Playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Martin Zimmerman Are 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award Finalists
- Bruce Vilanch and More Set for THE BIG GAY COMEDY SHOW to Benefit REAF, 4/13
- Purple Rose Theatre to Offer Voice and Movement Classes, Beg. 4/5
- Playwright Leslye Headland to Appear at Brooklyn Premiere of BACHELORETTE for Q&A, 3/15
- Photo Flash: First Look at American Blues Theate's AMERICAN MYTH