THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 15-21
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!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 8-14.
Cast of MAMMA MIA!. Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
On October 18, the international hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 10th year on Broadway. MAMMA MIA! opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on October 18, 2001, and has become one of the most successful musicals of all time. In celebration of the milestone, the company treated fans in Times Square to an encore performance in the streets. Catch more photos from the event here.
Rosie Benton, Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Condola Rashad all star in STICK FLY, the critically-acclaimed American play by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Alicia Keys. STICK FLY begins previews on Friday, November 18, 2011 and officially opens on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Cort Theatre. The company just met the press and you can check out full coverage here!
The Tempest, the third production in the Trevor Nunn Season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, will have its final performance on 29 October 2011 as previously announced. Ralph Fiennes leads the cast as Prospero alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst, Chris Andrew Mellon, Michael Benz, Tom Byam Shaw, Jim Creighton, Ian Drysdale, Elisabeth Hopper, and more. Click here for more production shots!
Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman will return to the New York stage this month in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, playing October 25, 2011 to January 1, 2012 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra, Jackman will perform a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers that reflect on the stage and film star's remarkable life and career, from The Boy from Oz to Hollywood. This week, Jackman hosted a press event and you can check out full coverage from the festivities here.
In the upcoming November 1 episode of GLEE, (airing 8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT) entitled "Pot O' Gold", Will (Matthew Morrison) wants to bring some magic back to the glee club. New student Rory, (Damien McGinty, winner of THE GLEE PROJECT), makes his debut appearance and finds himself getting picked on by members of the student body. Check out more photos from the upcoming episode here.
On October 19, MEMPHIS celebrated its second anniversary on Broadway. On hand to celebrate at Glass House Tavern were MEMPHIS creators David Bryan and Joe DiPietro along with their Tony winning cast including Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, John Jellison, and Nancy Opel. Click here for more photos from the celebration!
Joan Stein and Richard Frankel, are presenting Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, featuring Tony Award-nominee and Theatre World Award winner Craig Bierko (The Music Man), Daytime Emmy nominee and frequent "Live with Regis and Kelly" co-host Mark Consuelos, Emmy Award-nominee Polly Draper ("thirtysomething") and Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Previews on Monday, November 7 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 13 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The company met the press this week, and you can check out full coverage here.
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents Asuncion, a new comedy by Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and co-starring Justin Bartha, which plays at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). The official opening night is Thursday, October 27. The production is scheduled to run through November 27. Kip Fagan directs. Click here to check out more production shots from the show!
The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's landmark rock musical GODSPELL is now in preview performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific), the show will open on Monday, November 7. Last week, we brought you a first look at the production and this week, we bring you the newest production shots just released! You can check out even more production shots here.
Tony nominee Adam Pascal will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning best musical MEMPHIS next week on Tuesday October 25th. Yesterday afternoon, October 20th, fans and press got a special preview as Adam performed numbers from the show on the stage of Broadway's Shubert Theatre for the first time with the cast. Click here for more photos from the event!
The world premiere production of RELATIVELY SPEAKING- three one-act comedies by the prolific writing trio of Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, and directed by John Turturro- opened last night October 20 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The ensemble cast of 15 stars Caroline Aaron, Bill Army, Katherine Borowitz, Lisa Emery, Ari Graynor, Steve Guttenberg, Danny Hoch, Julie Kavner, Jason Kravits, Richard Libertini, Mark Linn-Baker, Fred Melamed, Patricia O'Connell, Grant Shaud, Marlo Thomas. Click here for full coverage from the opening!