THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 29- April 5
It was a busy week on The Great White Way and beyond. Miss something? Don't worry becuase Broadwayworld has got you covered. From opening nights to cast meet & greets, Broadwayworld was there so check out this week in pictures below!
The hit musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It welcomed Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, John Treacy Egan and Conrad John Schuck to the production on March 29th in the roles of Billie Bendix, Chief Berry and Senator Max Evergreen. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos of their warm welcome to the show here!
In addition, Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner will perform in the role of Millicent Winter through Sunday, April 28th. Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons returns to the role on Tuesday, April 30th.
Liza Minnelli. Photos by: Will Hart/NBC
Broadway legend Liza Minnelli guest stars as herself on this week's all new episode of SMASH, titled "The Surprise Party."On the episode, with guest star Minnelli in tow, Tom (Christian Borle) plans a surprise for Ivy (Megan Hilty) in an attempt to find a balance between their work life and their friendship. Relations between Karen (Katharine McPhee), Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan), and Derek (Jack Davenport) explode just as "Hit List's" rehearsal process nears its close. For more photos go here.
BroadwayWorld was on hand for the most star studded opening of the season,on April 1, as Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. Check out photos here from the happy and emotional opening night curtain call as George C. Wolfe comes on stage and the cast is surprised by a beautiful digital portrait of writer Nora Ephron!
The Professional Dancers Society (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honored Ben Vereen and presented a special award to Michael Rooney on March 24, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Each year, The Professional Dancers Society holds its Awards Luncheon honoring celebrities who have made a specific contribution to the entertainment field. The luncheon serves as PDS's major fundraising event, bringing in upwards of $100,000 for The Actor's Fund. Check out more photos here!
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Cast of The Wizard of Oz. Photos by Josie DiLuzio
On Wednesday, April 3rd, Oz had a very special visitor, as Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber attended the all-Canadian production of his new musical for the first time. Lloyd Webber was in Toronto last fall for the CBC television show Over the Rainbow, which cast Danielle Wade in the lead role of Dorothy, however he had not yet seen the full production of the show. For more exciting photos of the Lord himself go here!
Gareth Bailey, Bryony Whitfield, Mila de Biaggi. Photos by Concertus Manila
One of the fastest selling shows in London West End, "Dirty Dancing," makes its Manila premiere on Thursday, July 4 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Hi-Definition Radio Inc., and Concertus Manila present Ellen Bergstein's "Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story Onstage" with a limited run of 22 performances. Check out more photos here!
The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge and directed by Daniel Sullivan, is currently in previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) in preparation for a Thursday, April 18 opening night. Go here for more production shots.
Kinky Boots, from four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book), Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Director & Choreographer), began preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on March 3, 2013 and opened on April 4.
BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the whole evening, including the show's rocking curtain call at which the cast was joined by the creative team to celebrate. What are you waiting for? Check out complete coverage here!