BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Curtain Call Highlights - Part Two

As 2013 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Over the next few days, we'll bring you a look back at what defined 2013 on Broadway, including this year's most-viewed news articles, interviews, production photos, highlights and more!

Today, check out part two of this year's curtain call highlights 2013, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months!

Photos by Walter McBride


Frederick Weller, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for Encores! Off-Center Production of "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road" at City Center on July 24, 2013 in New York City.


Dule Hill and Fantasia Barrino with cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for'After Midnight' at the Brooke Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.


Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for'After Midnight' at the Brooke Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.


Karine Platadit and Adriane Lenox during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for'After Midnight' at the Brooke Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.


Adriane Lenox during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for'After Midnight' at the Brooke Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.


Fantasia Barrino during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for'After Midnight' at the Brooke Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.


Dule Hill and Fantasia Barrino with cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for'After Midnight' at the Brooke Atkinson Theatre on November 3, 2013 in New York City.


Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' at The Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City on November 15, 2013.


Jefferson Mays during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' at The Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City on November 15, 2013.


Jason Jacoby, Danielle K. Thomas, Sala Iwamatsu, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Darren Bluestone, Veronica J. Kuehn, Nicholas Kohn and Trista Dollison with the cast during the 10th Anniversary Performance Presentation and Curtain Call for "Avenue Q" at The World Stages Theatre on July 31, 2013 in New York City.


Conductor David Loud and Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during the Curtain Call for the Sondheim / Marsalis 'A Bed and a Chair - A New York Love Affair' at City Center in New York City on November 15, 2013.


Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra during the Curtain Call for the Sondheim / Marsalis 'A Bed and a Chair - A New York Love Affair' at City Center in New York City on November 15, 2013.


Bobby Steggert, Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwinduring the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Big Fish' at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 6, 2013 29, 2013 in New York City.


JC Montgomery, Bobby Steggert, Norbert Leo Butz, Tally Sessions, Susan Stroman, Kate Baldwin and Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Big Fish' at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 6, 2013 29, 2013 in New York City.


Brad Oscar, Krystal Joy Brown, John August, Bobby Steggert, Susan Stroman, Norbert Leo Butz, Andrew Lippa, Kate Baldwin and Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Big Fish' at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 6, 2013 29, 2013 in New York City.


Cicely Tyson during "The Trip To Bountiful" Final Performance Curtain Call & Celebration at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 9, 2013 in New York City.


Director Michael Wilson and Cicely Tyson during "The Trip To Bountiful" Final Performance Curtain Call & Celebration at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 9, 2013 in New York City.


Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson and Leon Addison Brown during "The Trip To Bountiful" Final Performance Curtain Call & Celebration at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 9, 2013 in New York City.


Michael Urie during the opening night Curtain Call for 'Buyer & Cellar' at the Barrow Street Theatre on June 24, 2013 in New York City.


Michael Urie during the opening night Curtain Call for 'Buyer & Cellar' at the Barrow Street Theatre on June 24, 2013 in New York City.


Michael Urie during the opening night Curtain Call for 'Buyer & Cellar' at the Barrow Street Theatre on June 24, 2013 in New York City.


NEW YORK, NY - July 10, 2013: Robert Petkoff, Martin Moran, Henry Stram, David Margulies, Matthew Saldivar, Judy Kuhn, Eisa Davis, Anika Noni Rose, Raul Esparza, Aidan Gemme, Peter Friedman and Michael Parks during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'The Cradle Will Rock' , New York City Center?s new Encores! Off-Center Series.


NEW YORK, NY - July 10, 2013: David Margulies, Matthew Saldivar, Judy Kuhn, Eisa Davis, Anika Noni Rose and Raul Esparza with conductor Chris Fenwick in the background during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'The Cradle Will Rock' , New York City Center?s new Encores! Off-Center Series.


Billy Crystal during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Billy Crystal - 700 Sundays' at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on November 13, 2013.


Billy Crystal during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Billy Crystal - 700 Sundays' at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on November 13, 2013.


Billy Crystal during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Billy Crystal - 700 Sundays' at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on November 13, 2013.


Billy Crystal during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Billy Crystal - 700 Sundays' at the Imperial Theatre in New York City on November 13, 2013.


Seth Rudetsky, Jack Plotnick and cast during the Off-Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Disaster!' at the St. Luke's Theatre on November 4, 2013 in New York City.


Kelli O'Hara during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of the new musical 'FAR FROM HEAVEN' in New York City on June 02, 2013.


Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale with the ensemble cast during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of the new musical 'FAR FROM HEAVEN' in New York City on June 02, 2013.


Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and Isaiah Johnson.with the ensemble cast during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the Playwrights Horizons World Premiere production of the new musical 'FAR FROM HEAVEN' in New York City on June 02, 2013.


Billy Crudup, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Shuler Hensley during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call of 'Waiting For Godot' at the Cort Theatre in New York City on November 24, 2013.


Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call of 'Waiting For Godot' at the Cort Theatre in New York City on November 24, 2013.


Mary Bridget Davies during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'A Night With Janis Joplin' at the Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013 in New York City.


Taprena Michelle Augustine, de'Andre Aziza, Mary Bbridget Davies, Allison Blackwell and Nikki Kimbrough during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'A Night With Janis Joplin' at the Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013 in New York City.


Mary Bridget Davies during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'A Night With Janis Joplin' at the Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013 in New York City.


Paul Anthony Stewart, Frankie Seratch, David Hyde Pierce and Julia Murney during the Opening Night Curtain Call for The Vineyard Theatre's presentation of 'The Landing' at the Vineyard Theatre on October 23, 2013 in New York City.


David Hyde Pierce during the Opening Night Curtain Call for The Vineyard Theatre's presentation of 'The Landing' at the Vineyard Theatre on October 23, 2013 in New York City.


Jane Lynch during the Curtain Call for Jane Lynch debuting as Miss Hannigan in 'Annie The Musical' on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in New York City on May 16, 2013.


Jane Lynch during the Curtain Call for Jane Lynch debuting as Miss Hannigan in 'Annie The Musical' on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in New York City on May 16, 2013.


Bette Midler as Sue Mengers during the Curtain Call for the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'I'll Eat You Last' at the Booth Theatre in New York City on 4/24/2013


Bette Midler as Sue Mengers during the Curtain Call for the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'I'll Eat You Last' at the Booth Theatre in New York City on 4/24/2013


Bette Midler as Sue Mengers during the Curtain Call for the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'I'll Eat You Last' at the Booth Theatre in New York City on 4/24/2013


Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones & John Ellison Conlee during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Murder Ballad' at the Union Square Theatre in New York City on May 22, 2013.


Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones & John Ellison Conlee during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Murder Ballad' at the Union Square Theatre in New York City on May 22, 2013.


Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones & John Ellison Conlee during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Murder Ballad' at the Union Square Theatre in New York City on May 22, 2013.


NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Shuler Hensley, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Billy Crudup during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "No Man's Land" at the Cort Theatre on November 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)


NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Shuler Hensley, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Billy Crudup during the Opening Night Curtain Call for "No Man's Land" at the Cort Theatre on November 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)


Walter Bobbie, Christine Baranski during the closing night Curtain Call for ENCORES! production of 'On Your Toes' at City Center in New York City on 5/12/2013..


Christine Baranski during the closing night Curtain Call for ENCORES! production of 'On Your Toes' at City Center in New York City on 5/12/2013..


Shonn Wiley, Irina Dvorovenko with Ensemble during the closing night Curtain Call for ENCORES! production of 'On Your Toes' at City Center in New York City on 5/12/2013..


Irina Dvorovenko with Ensemble during the closing night Curtain Call for ENCORES! production of 'On Your Toes' at City Center in New York City on 5/12/2013..


Mark Rylance and The Cast during at the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Richard III' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.


Joseph Timms, Paul Chahidi, Mark Rylance and Samuel Barnett with the cast during at the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Richard III' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.


Joseph Timms, Paul Chahidi, Mark Rylance and Samuel Barnett with the cast during at the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Richard III' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.


Debra Jo Rupp during the Off-Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' at The Westside Theatre on October 29, 2013 in New York City.


Debra Jo Rupp during the Off-Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' at The Westside Theatre on October 29, 2013 in New York City.


Christopher Innvar, Jessica Love, Danny Burstein, Mary-Louise Parker, Victoria Clark, Brian Cross, Evan Jonigkeit during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Snow Geese'' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on October 24, 2013 in New York City.


Patrick Page, Sebastian Arcelus and John Douglas Thompson during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'A Time To Kill' at the Golden Theatre on October 20, 2013 in New York City.


Tonya Pinkins, Fred Dalton Thompson, Patrick Page, Director Ethan McSweeny, Sebastian Arcelus, John Grisham, John Douglas Thompson, Playwright Rupert Holmes, Tom Skerritt, Ashley Williams, Chike Johnson and JR Horne during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'A Time To Kill' at the Golden Theatre on October 20, 2013 in New York City.


Samuel Barnett, Joseph Timms, Mark Rylance and the Cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Twelfth Night' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.


Mark Rylance during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Twelfth Night' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.


Alli Mauzey and Lindsay Mendez during the 10th Anniversary on Broadway Curtain Call for 'Wicked' at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2013 in New York City.


Alli Mauzey and Lindsay Mendez with cast during the 10th Anniversary on Broadway Curtain Call for 'Wicked' at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2013 in New York City.


Chandler Williams, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Spencer Davis Milford, Roger Rees, Alessandro Nivola, Charlotte Parry, Zachary Booth and Henny Russell during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'The Winslow Boy' at the American Airlines Theatre on October 17, 2013 in New York City.


Roger Rees during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'The Winslow Boy' at the American Airlines Theatre on October 17, 2013 in New York City.




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