THIS WEEK IN PICTURES November 30 - December 6
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!
This past week, Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Broadway and television star Cheyenne Jackson. This is the New York celebration for his recently-released album, "I''m Blue, Skies." Cheyenne's special musical guest for both concerts was two-time Tony-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole. The show will included original songs from his new album, "I''m Blue, Skies," as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show "Music of the Mad Men Era." For more pictures from the concert, click here.
The Fred Ebb Foundation presented the ninth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond last night, December 2. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by Joel Grey. The prize includes a $50,000 award, and a one-night-only showcase of the winner's work. For more pictures from the night, click here.
Cast of NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is now playing at the opulent custom venue Kazino, for a 14-week limited run. NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 began performances on Friday, September 27 and is scheduled to run through Sunday, January 5, and recently celebrated their 200th performance! For more pictures of the festivities, click here!
This week, BroadwayWorld got a sneak peek at the rehearsals of the new West End Musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, before the show opened on December 3rd. The show will run through January 25th, 2014, and currently stars Doctor Who's Matt Smith, as well as Charlie Anson, Eugene McCoy, Hugh Skinner, Jonathan Bailey (pictured above). Wildly controversial on publication, American Psycho is now acknowledged as one of the great literary satires. In the narcissistic yuppie psychopath Patrick Bateman, writer Bret Easton Ellis created one of the most iconic antiheroes of the 20th century. For more pictures of the rehearsal, click here.
This week, MTC's cast of the world premiere upcoming show OUTSIDE MULLINGAR met the press. The story revolves around Anthony (O'Byrne) and Rosemary (Messing), two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that "due to his painful shyness" suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. The play is by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes. For more pictures from the cast's press meet and greet, click here.
Last night, NBC put on a live broadcast of the famous musical SOUND OF MUSIC. The show starred Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle. The broadcast included Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," among others. The broadcast earned a 10.9 rating/18 share in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m., a result which far exceeded all expectations. For more pictures from the broadcsat, click here.
The New York Theatre Workshop production of the world premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, just opened last night. What's It All About? features music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David and others, musical arrangements by Kyle Riabko, and directed bySteven Hoggett. The cast includes Daniel Bailen, Laura Dreyfuss, James Nathan Hopkins, Nathaly Lopez, Kyle Riabko, James Williams, and Daniel Woods. The music of Burt Bacharach is given new life as musician and actor Kyle Riabko (Spring Awakening, Hair) performs his unique, soulful arrangements of the Bacharach songbook with an eclectic group of young musicians and performers. For more pictures of the show, click here.