THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 22-28
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!
Joining Edward Watts (Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman was Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Alli Mauzey, Adam Monley, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman played at City Center for seven performances only. Check out more photos from closing night here.
The Los Angeles based Festival of New American Musicals was formed specifically to cultivate new American musicals and nurture America's musical youth. SHOWSEARCH, the Festival's nation-wide search for the best ten minute musical written by 16-to-25-year-olds crowned its winners March 23rd in Los Angeles at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, in cooperation with the LAUSD. Go here to see more photos from the festivities!
ONCE's Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti, Will Connolly and Elizabeth A. Davis, from the original cast, played their final performance on March 24, 2013. Beginning this week Ben Hope took over as "Guy," Laura Dreyfuss as "Girl," Carlos Valdes as "Andrej" and Claire Wellin as "Réza". The show just celebrated on year on Broadway and you can check out more photos from the celebration here.
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka just made his 54 Below debut after almost two years starring on Broadway in the Tony Award Winning revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, playing opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, followed by Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. On March 25, Hunter performed his new show "You Make Me Feel So Young" that recently played to sold-out crowds at the Austin Cabaret Theatre in Austin, TX. Go here to see more photos from the concert!
Broadway's Annie, Lilla Crawford, celebrated her 12th birthday at Times Square's new Cake Boss Café, inspired by the hit TLC show, "Cake Boss"earlier this week. In attendance to celebrate Lilla's birthday were her fellow young Broadway stars Alex Drier (The Assembled Party, Billy Elliot), Lewis Grasso (Newsies, Ragtime), Jack Broderick (Billy Elliot, Matilda), Ava DiMary (Billy Elliot, Matilda), Emma Howard (Matilda), Sadie Sink (ANNIE, Tuck Everlasting), and many more. Check out more photos here!
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY will soon release the Original Cast Recording of Kinky Boots, produced by Cyndi Lauper, William Wittman and Stephen Oremus. The cast was just in the recording studio and you can check out more photos from the recording session here!
Henry Hodges. Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
On March 26th, Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever, interviewed the 19 year old author, Henry Hodges, who wrote "How To Act Like a Kid," at the Drama Book Shop. The interview was followed by a Q&A with the audience followed by a book signing. To purchase the book, visit: http://www.amazon.com. Check out more photos from the signing here!
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Big Knife, by Clifford Odets, is currently in previews and officially opens on April 16, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). The cast of The Big Knife features Rachel Brosnahan, Bobby Cannavale, Marin Ireland, Billy Eugene, Richard Kind, Ana Reeder, Reg Rogers, Joey Slotnick, Brenda Wehle, C.J. Wilson, Chip Zien, and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. Go here for more production shots!
Cast of NEWSIES. Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. The show just celebrated one year on Broadway and you can check out more photos from the celebration here!