THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: Tonys Edition! June 12-17
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 new 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! In this speacial Tony Awards edition, relive the magical evening with highlights from the big event as well as the rest of the week!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 4- 10!
Neil Patrick Harris. Photo Credit: CBS/John P. Filo /Landov
The 2011 Tony Awards were celebrated on Sunday June 12, at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan! The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television. Click here for full coverage of the ceremony!
Daniel Radcliffe, cast of HOW TO SUCCEED. Photo Credit: CBS/John P. Filo /Landov
Marking 65 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards was broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre. The ceremony featured a performance of "Brotherhood of Man" by Daniel Radcliffe and the cast of HOW TO SUCCEED. Click here for full coverage of the festivities.
Norbert Leo Butz, Cast of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Photo Credit: CBS/John P. Filo /Landov
Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz took to the stage as Carl Handratty (the part that one him his second Tony Award) with the cast of Best Musical nominee CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to perform the Act I show-stopper "Dont Break the Rules." Click here for full coverage of the festivities.
Andrew Rannell, Cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON. Photo Credit: CBS/John P. Filo /Landov
Patina Miller, Cast of SISTER ACT. Photo Credit: CBS/John P. Filo /Landov
Bringing a heavenly quality to the evening was the cast of SISTER ACT lead by nominee Patina Miller. The singing nuns busted into the show's anthem "Raise Your Voice." Click here for full coverage of the festivities.
Taking home the big awards of the evening were Nobert Leo Butz for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Sutton Foster for ANYTHING GOES, Mark Rylance for JERUSALEM, and Frances McDormand for GOOD PEOPLE. Click here for more post-win photos from the evening.
Nikki M James. Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Taking the only acting Tony of her BOOK OF MORMON cast, Nikki M. James delivered perhaps the most memorable speech of the night, dedicating her performance to her late father and exclaiming that she 'came from a long line of bumblebees!' Click here for more post-win photos from the evening.
The big winner of the night was THE BOOK OF MORMON with nine awards followed by WAR HORSE with 5 and THE NORMAL HEART and ANYTHING GOES with 3. Click here for more post-win photos from the evening.
SCOTTSBORO BOYS Protestors
Not everyone is in a celebratory mood on the Upper West Side tonight. In protest of The Scottsboro Boys 12 Tony nominations, naysayers have taken over the sidewalk outside of the Beacon Theatre. The Freedom Party and others were frequent visitors of the Lyceum Theatre throughout the show's run last fall, making headlines for the show. Click here for full coverage of the commotion.
While the Broadway world was still abuzz from Sunday's Tony Awards, all eyes turned to another star-studded red carpet event: the much-delayed opening of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK. Julie Taymor - the former director who was now-infamously ousted from the show prior to its May shutdown, was there for the opening and and joined the cast on stage for the first official curtain call. For more photos from the opening, click here.
The production has been revamped by new creative team, as previously announced: Philip William McKinley stepped into the role of director, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reworked the book, and Chase Brock choreographed. The expanded team also includes musical consultant Paul Bogaev and sound designer Peter Hylenski. For more photos from the opening, click here.
Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's hit Off Broadway show, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, celebrated its 700th performance at The Westside Theatre last night, June 16. The production opened to rave reviews on October 1, 2009. On hand to celebrate were cast members, Emily Bergl, Emme, Julie Halston, Ashley Austin Morris and Susan Sullivan. Click here for coverage of the celebration!
The original lead singer of The Shirelles, Shirley Alston Reeves, attended Broadway's Baby It's You! on June 14, and made a special curtain call announcement that she will be giving special post-show concerts from Tuesday July 19th - Friday July 22nd. For more photos from the big event, click here.
The hit musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, celebrated its 500th performance with a special cake-cutting with the cast: Tony Award winner Roger Rees as Gomez; two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, Brad Oscar as Fester, Rachel Potter as Wednesday, Jackie Hoffman as Grandma, Zachary James as Lurch, Heidi Blickenstaff as Alice Beineke, Adam Grupper as Mal Beineke and Jesse Swenson as Lucas Beineke. Click here for full coverage of the celebration.
Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of the new musical Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, and directed by Doug Hughes. Death Takes a Holiday is based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella, rewritten for the American stage by Walter Ferris, and originally produced by Messrs. Shubert. The production began performances on Friday, June 10, 2011 and opens officially on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre. Click here for more production shots!