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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9

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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: Jesus is back on Broadway, Raul Esparza feels the spirit, Norm Lewis sings for the Public, and so much more!

For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 25- March 2.

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Andrew Rannells and Betty Buckley. Photos by Linda Lenzi

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7 played Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre earlier this week. The show featured some of Broadway’s biggest names singing songs originally written for the opposite gender: women singing songs written for men and men singing songs written for women. Performers included Bryan Batt, Sierra Boggess, Betty Buckley, Robin De Jesús, and more. For more photos from the event, click here!

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Renee Elise Goldsberry and Norm Lewis. Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola

The Public Theater hosted the Public Sings! benefit on March 5. The evening featured David Byrne, Alan Cumming, Montego Glover, Gabriel Kahane, Ethan Lipton, Kelli O’Hara, Jesse L. Martin, Benjamin Walker, Jessica Phillips and more at Joe's Pub. The evening was directed by Daisy Prince with musical direction by Chris Fenwick and celebrated the rich history of musicals produced by The Public Theater, including HAIR; A Chorus Line; Caroline, or Change; and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Click here for more photos from the concert!

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Latoya Brooks, Danelle Morgan, Derrick Baskin, Tony Vincent, Corinne Tighe, Christina Sajous, and Justin Johnston. Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

The world-famous Rockettes and Knicks City Dancers along with Broadway stars Tony Vincent (American Idiot, NBC’s “The Voice”), Christina Sajous (Spiderman), Derrick Baskin (Memphis) and Justin Johnson (Rent) are serving as this year's guest artists mentoring for nearly 100 children partaking in the Garden of Dreams Talent Show. The Garden of Dreams Talent Show is an annual event where children from various Garden of Dreams partner organizations, all facing various issues are presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall. For more photos from the rehearsal click here.

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
The cast of Merrily We Roll Along. Photo Credit: Sandy Underwood

Tony Award-winning director John Doyle, who has previously staged Broadway revivals of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD and COMPANY directs the composer-lyricist's musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park which runs through March 31. Starring in MERRILY are Malcolm Gets, Daniel Jenkins and Becky Ann Baker. Click here for more production shots!

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Corey Mach, Wilkie Ferguson III, Brent Barrett, Jesse Swimm, Andrew Chappelle, Anthony Wayne. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

This year's Broadway Beauty Pageant will take place on Monday evening, March 19th, at 8p.m. at Symphony Space. The popular event is the annual benefit of New York's Ali Forney Center. Participants include Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Wilkie Ferguson III (Porgy and Bess), Corey Mach (Godspell), Jesse Swimm (Mary Poppins), and Anthony Wayne (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Click here for additional rehearsal photos!

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Giovanni Bonaventura, Corey Hummerston and Mike Cannon. Photo Credit: Ken Jacques

Paper Mill Playhouse just began previews for Damn Yankees, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by Denis Jones. The cast features Howard McGillin (Applegate), Chryssie Whitehead (Lola), Christopher Charles Wood (Joe Hardy), Joseph Kolinski (Joe Boyd), Patti Cohenour (Meg Boyd) and Nancy Anderson (Gloria Thorpe). Damn Yankees runs at the Millburn, New Jersey theater through Sunday, April 1, 2012. Opening night is scheduled for Sunday, March 11, 2012. For more production shots, click here!

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Raul Esparza. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

The Broadway production of LEAP OF FAITH begins previews on Tuesday, April 3 and will open on April 26 at the St. James Theatre. LEAP OF FAITH stars four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza and features Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krystal Joy Brown and Talon Ackerman. When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town, part-time reverend and full-time con artist Jonas Nightingale (Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. Click here for more photos from the cast meet & greet!

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Adam Chandler-Berat. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony® Award-nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby) and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-Wee Herman Show), has an official opening night set for Sunday, April 15, 2012 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. In the new play, a company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
Chilina Kennedy, Josh Young, Paul Nolan

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Artistic Director and 2-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opens March 22, 2012 (previews began March 1) at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The cast features Paul Nolan as Jesus Christ, Josh Young as Judas Iscariot, Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene, Tom Hewitt as Pontius Pilate, Bruce Dow as King Herod, Marcus Nance as Caiaphas and Aaron Walpole as Annas. Click here for more production shots!

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9

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