THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 29-April 4
Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's '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 this week include a look at opening night celebrations of IF/THEN, a first look at the West End production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, a sneak peak at THE REALISTIC JONESES, and more!
Cast members of Bullets Over Broadway. Credit: @blondiejdnyc
Ever wondered what actors do during intermission? #SIP, or Saturday Intermission Pics, is a tradition among Broadway (and regional!) casts. This week's roundup includes shots from Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Rocky, Matilda, Newsies, and more! Here, @blondiejdnyc tweeted "#SIP Red Cap girls take over the orchestra pit @BulletsOverBway @Cabaret_Musical @browniejdnyc @brittmasch @kimfourA". Click here for more #SIPs!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound as the conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson competing for the riches and the heart of the young impressionable heiress, Christine Colgate (played by Katherine Kingsley). The musical is based on the legendary 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, directed by Frank Oz. It will be the UK premiere of this new production, which has been reconceived and reimagined for the UK stage. Check out photos of the cast in action here!
The stars of Broadway's If/Then, which opened March 30, took to the red carpet in an opening night celebration - and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities! The show marks Idina Menzel's return to Broadway and reunites the star with her former Rent co-star, Anthony Rapp. LaChanze and James Snyder also star. Click here for photo coverage of the cast and creative team!
What do you really know about your neighbors? Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei invite you to find out. The Realistic Joneses is currently in previews, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014. The production is directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold and comes to Broadway after a critically-acclaimed run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action here!
The National Corporate Theatre Fund honored Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation, for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala last week. Known to most as Glinda from Wicked, Broadway legend and Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth received the "Theatre Artist Award" at the Gala. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage here!
Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renée (Big Fish) assumed the roles of "Pippin" and "Leading Player" respectively in the Tony Award-winning musical Pippin this past week. PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? The show is noted for many Broadway standards including "Corner of the Sky," "Magic To Do," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song." BroadwayWorld brings you photos from their first curtain call here!
The cast of Mamma Mia. Credit: Richard Conde
STAGE17, a new digital platform that specializes in original and curated entertainment for the Internet, recently held its launch party at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. STAGE17 presents a digital experience for audiences in which quality, originality, and ease of use are paramount. It is aimed at a growing community of tech-savvy individuals, with a strong interest in theater and entertainment, for whom there is currently no dedicated digital platform. BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at the evening with Kate Baldwin, George Brescia and more here!
Idina Menzel, star of Broadway's If/Then and the recent hit movie Frozen, stopped by the Today Show earlier this week for a special performance. If/Then follows Elizabeth (Menzel) as she rebuilds her life in New York, a city of infinite possibilities - a city where choice and chance collide. Menzel also spoke about being part of the show's creative process since its inception. Check out photos from her appearance here!
The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast and directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 20. The Cripple of Inishmaan comes to Broadway following its sold out run last summer at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage from the big event here!