THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 24-30
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: SEMINAR gets a new cast, HOW TO SUCCEED celebrates first birthday, NEWSIES takes a Broadway bow, and so much more!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 17-23.
MCC Theater presented the company’s highly anticipated annual gala, Miscast on March 26 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The starry line up of participants included Jonathan Groff, Megan Hilty, Tony® Award-winner Nikki M. James, Josh Gad, Jan Maxwell, Rory O’Malley, Nicole Parker. Click here for more photos from the event!
NOW. HERE. THIS. which is currently receiving its world-premiere production and opened this week at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street), will extend by one-week – now through April 22 – due to popular demand and strong ticket sales, it has been announced by Artistic Director Douglas Aibel, and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. NOW. HERE. THIS. is the newest work from the creators and cast of the legendary musical [title of show]. For full opening night coverage, click here.
On March 27, Raven-Symone took over the leading role of Deloris Van Cartier in Broadway's SISTER ACT. She is stepping into the high-heeled boots of Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller, who gave her final performance on Sunday, March 18. SISTER ACT, which will celebrate its one-year Anniversary on Broadway on April 20, is playing at the Broadway Theater. Click here for full coverage of her first performance.
Cast of MAGIC/BIRD.
MAGIC/BIRD, a new play from the team that brought LOMBARDI to Broadway last season, will play the Longacre Theater this sping. Previews began Wednesday, March 21, 2012 and the show will open on April 11, 2012. At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all-time battled for multiple championships and the future of their sport. For additional production shots, click here.
Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long, and Zoe Lister-Jones will join the cast of the Broadway season’s hit comedy SEMINAR, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Omnium Gatherum, “NYBD Blue,” NBC’s new hit series “Smash”) beginning Tuesday, April 3. The new cast just met the press and you can check out more photos here!
One year ago, the nine-time Tony nominated revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, led by Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. On Wednesday, the current cast celebrated the special milestone at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and you can check out more photos here!
Cast of PIPE DREAM. Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, the second Encores! production of the 2011-12 season, began performances this week, running through April 1 at New York City Center. Pipe Dream is being directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Kelli Barclay. Check out more photos from the opening night curtain call here!
Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN begins previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. An official opening is set for Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is coming to Broadway in an all-star theatrical event with two time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Candice Bergen, Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack, Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, Drama Desk Award winner Michael McKean and five time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury. Click here for more production shots!
The ensemble of NEWSIES. Photo Credit: Deen van Meer
Newsies, the new American musical just opened last night at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. The score includes songs from the film such as "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York" and "Santa Fe." It also features six new songs, three of which ("The Bottom Line," "That's Rich" and "Something to Believe In") have been added for the Broadway production. For more production shots, click here!