THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 2- 8
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: KChen takes on City Center, POTTED POTTER comes to America, MAMMA MIA! gets new leads, and so much more!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 26-June 1.
On June 2, BroadwayWorld was there for Kristin Chenoweth's live concert tour at NYC’s City Center. The star, one of Broadway's greatest recent exports, has in her cast: Tyler Hanes (who did DANCING WITH THE STARS with her), Chelsea Packard (who was in PROMISES, PROMISES with her) and Will Taylor, who she saw in THE PRODUCERS. The concert tour is directed byRichard Jay-Alexander with musical direction by Mary Mitchell Campbell. Check out our full photo coverage here!
More than 20 years after its premiere, Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens have re-invented their first musical with Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi, Magic/Bird), choreographer Bradley Rapier (So You Think You Can Dance, Jesus Christ Superstar) and new orchestrations by music director Lynne Shankel (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Altar Boyz). Once On This Island just opened on June 3, and you can check out photos from opening night here.
The 68th annual Theatre World Awards were just held on June 5th, 2012. The winners for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performances during the 2011-2012 theatrical season were: Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow), Phillip Boykin (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park), Russell Harvard (Tribes), Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde) and more! Click here for more photos from the celebration!
Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions are presenting the US premiere of the Olivier Award nomintated UK production, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff. Potted Potter has played to sold out houses in Toronto, London, Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand, and made its US debut on Saturday May 19th at the Little Shubert Theatre. The production celebrated its official opening night on June 3rd, and you can check out coverage here.
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA! welcomed new principals Christy Altomare, Lauren Cohn, Daniel Cooney, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar, Graham Rowat and Zak Resnick who join Judy McLane as “Donna Sheridan” at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 4. Click here for full coverage of their first curtain call.
Patti LuPone. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
On June 5, theatre legend Patti LuPone opened the new nightclub and restaurant, 54 Below, with a two-week engagement of a new act that will run through June 16. LuPone will play the venue Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm. In honor of the grand opening, LuPone treated the press to a special sneak peek of the show and you can check out coverage here.
Lost In Love, the new musical based on the hit songs of Air Supply, played the Triad Theatre on June 5. The production last held an industry-only reading in April. Andrea McArdle, Constantine Maroulis and Justin Matthew Sargent returned to star in this latest installment of the production. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage here!
Josh Young, Michael Cerveris, Tom Edden, Judy Kaye, Phillip Boykin, Condola Rashad, Jeremy Shamos, David Alan Grier, Kelli O'Hara, James Earl Jones, Judith Light, Spencer Kayden, Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Da'Vine Joy Randolph. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
On June 5, several of this year's Tony nominees enjoyed the sunshine on top of the Empire State building for a special meet and greet and photo op. On hand for the event was Michael Cerveris, Kelli O'Hara, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Norm Lewis, James Earl Jones, Josh Young and more! Click here for more photos from the event!
2012 Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara from the Tony-nominated Best Musical NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT joined the Sardi's "Wall of Fame" on June 5, joined by fellow stars Judy Kaye and Matthew Broderick. View complete photo coverage from the celebration here!