THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 9-15
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: ONCE scores big at the Tonys, ROCK OF AGES hits the big screen, HARVEY returns to Broadway, and so much more!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 2-8.
Neil Patrick Harris with the cast of Peter and the Starcatcher
Tony night was one for the record books and BroadwayWorld.com brought you live updates all night. The three-hour ceremony was broadcast from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Check out more photos from the ceremony here!
BroadwayWorld was on hand inside the winners’ room at the 2012 Tony Awards, where each of the night’s honorees stopped by to celebrate. Click here for more from the winners’ room.
The evening's big winners included ONCE for Best Musical, CLYBOURNE PARK for Best Play and DEATH OF A SALESMAN for Best Revival of a Play and PORGY & BESS for Best Revival of a Musical. Steve Kazee, Audra McDonald, Nina Arianda and James Corden were honored as Best Actors in their respective categories. For ore photos from the after-party, click here.
Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre presented a concert performance of Lionel Bart's OLIVER! for its 2012 Annual Benefit Gala at The Shubert Theatre, helmed by Charlotte Moore. The all-star company was led by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony Award-winner for KISS ME, KATE, as Fagin; James Barbour (A TALE OF TWO CITIES) as Bil Sykes; and Tony-nominee Melissa Errico (AMOUR) as Nancy. Click here for more photos from the event!
Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons celebrated its annual Spring Gala on June 11th at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled “The Highest Standard”, the evening celebrated its five Pulitzer Prize-winning productions and honor the creators of these memorable works for the theater. The honorees were James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George), Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park), Stephen Sondheim (Sunday in the Park with George), Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), Wendy Wasserstein (The Heidi Chronicles) and Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife). Click here for full coverage from the evening.
On June 11, The Broadway cast of Rock Of Ages celebrated the upcoming Rock Of Ages film at the Regal E-Walk Stadium Theaters in Times Square. The film opened in theaters today, June 15, 2012 and stars Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, along with Diego Boneta as "Drew," and Julianne Hough as "Sherrie.” For more photos from the festivities, click here.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the 2011 Tony Award-winning production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. George C. Wolfe, who directed the show’s sold-out Broadway engagement last season, is mounting the professional D.C.-area premiere of this production, which features returning Broadway cast members Patrick Breen and Luke MacFarlane, among others. Presented by special arrangement with Daryl Roth, The Normal Heart is now playing through July 29 in the Kreeger Theater. For more production shots, click here.
The Public Theater began previews on Tuesday, June 5, for AS YOU LIKE IT, the first show of The Public’s 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park--home of free Shakespeare in the Park. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, AS YOU LIKE IT will continue for four weeks through Saturday, June 30, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 21. Click here for more production shots!
Cast of First You Dream. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb opened at the Kennedy Center last on June 13, where it plays in the Eisenhower Theater through July 1, 2012. The show stars Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Alan H. Green, Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller, and Matthew Scott. Originally produced at Signature Theatre in Virginia and co-conceived by David Loud and Eric Schaeffer, the production features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and is directed by Eric Schaeffer. Click here for additional production shots.
Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Don Gregory, is presenting the new Broadway production of Mary Chase’s Harvey, starring Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons), Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.), Larry Bryggman (Judge Omar Gaffney), and Carol Kane (Betty Chumley). The production officially opened last night, June 14, 2012 for a limited engagement through August 5th, 2012. For more photos from opening night, click here.