THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 19-25
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.
Earlier this week, the cast of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING gathered at Barnes and Noble to celebrate the release of their 2014 Un-Original Cast Album. The cast recently finished their run at the Davenport Theatre. The cast album is now available in stores and online. Click here to see more coverage of the release party!
BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was the sixth in the Broadway Sings concert series. Complete with a full jazz band as well as original orchestrations, over a dozen Broadway performers came together to perform at (le) Poisson Rouge. The talent featured at the concert included this year's Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Ciara Renee (Pippin), Andy Mientus (LES MISERABLES), and many more! Click here to see more!
Legendary musician and Disney composer Phil Collins visited the cast of Broadway's ALADDIN this week. The cast stars Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine, and Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, who stops the show with his energetic and upbeat performance in "Friend Like Me." Click here to see more photos!
FINDING NEVERLAND began previews this week at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, under the direction of Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, the show is set to end its A.R.T. run in late September, though the production is eyeing a spot in the upcoming Broadway season. Click here to see more photos!
The New York Civil Liberties Union's annual benefit concert BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM was held earlier this week at NYU's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Special guests and performers included Lena Hall, Barrett Foa, Seth Rudetsky, Bryce Pinkham, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and many more. Click here to see coverage of this special evening!
Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez recently joined the cast of the 2013 Tony Award winning production of PIPPIN in the role of Berthe. Lopez, a PIPPIN alumni, was a replacement for the role of Fastrada in the original Broadway cast of the show. She also appeared in the original Broadway cast of A CHORUS LINE. Click here to see more coverage of Lopez's first performance as Berthe!
Earlier this week, the Middleweight World Champion boxer Gennady Golovkin, accompanied by legendary announcer Michael Buffer, made cameo appearances at Broadway's ROCKY. Rocky, which is ending is Broadway run on August 17th, won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design. Click here to see more of BroadwayWorld's coverage of this special event!
Pictured: Patti LuPone. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski.
This week, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone previewed her new concert at 54 Below. Lupone recently made an agreement with 54 Below that calls for her to perform at Broadway's supper club twice yearly in two-week engagements through 2016. The contract launches with this concert: "The Lady with the Torch." Click here to see more coverage of the preview!
Pictured: Company of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Photo Credit: Walter McBride.
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's famous YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is returning to Broadway this season in an nineteen-week limited engagement! The star-studded cast includes Tony Award Winner James Earl Jones, Emmy nominee Rose Byrne, Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford, Tony Award Winner Elizabeth Ashley, and many more. Click here to see more coverage of this talented cast!