Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights

As 2015 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. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015!

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Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for The Manhattan Theatre Club's production of 'Constellations' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 13, 2015 in New York City.

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John Cameron Mitchell during his Curtain Call as he debuts in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at the Belasco Theatre on January 21, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Lena Hall during the Curtain Call as John Cameron Mitchell debuts in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at the Belasco Theatre on January 21, 2015 in New York City.

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Tommy Tune and cast during the final performance Curtain Call of the New York City Center Encores! production of 'Lady Be Good' at City Center on February 8, 2015 in New York City.

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Taylor Schilling, Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra, Peter Dinklage and the cast during the Off-Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'A Month In The Country' at the Classic Stage Company Theatre on January 29, 2015 in New York City.

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Christina Bianco during the Off-Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Application Pending' at the Westside Theatre on February 10, 2015 in New York City.

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Sienna Miller and Alan Cumming during the Curtain Call for Sienna Miller's Debut Performance In Broadway's "Cabaret" at Studio 54 on February 17, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Alan Cumming during the Curtain Call for Sienna Miller's Debut Performance In Broadway's "Cabaret" at Studio 54 on February 17, 2015 in New York City.

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Helen Mirren takes a bow during curtain call for the Broadway Opening night of 'The Audience' at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 8, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Helen Mirren with the cast take a bow during curtain call for the Broadway Opening night of 'The Audience' at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 8, 2015 in New York City.

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Andy Karl, Michael McGrath, Mark Linn-Baker, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Mary Louise Wilson and the cast during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'On The 20th Century' at the American Airlines Theatre on March 12, 2015 in New York City.

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Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Karl during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'On The 20th Century' at the American Airlines Theatre on March 12, 2015 in New York City.

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Jason Biggs and Elisabeth Moss during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'The Heidi Chronicles' at The Music Box Theatre on March 19, 2015 in New York City.

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Michael Oberholtzer, Geneva Carr, Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch and Sarah Stiles during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Hand To God' at Booth Theater on April 7, 2015 in New York City.

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Vanessa Hudgens during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Gigi' at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 8, 2015 in New York City.

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Dee Hoty, Corey Cott, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Clark, Howard McGillin, Steffanie Leigh and cast during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Gigi' at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 8, 2015 in New York City.

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Rebecca Eichenberger, Victor J. Wisehart, Jill Paice, Max von Essen, Leanne Cope, Robert Fairchild, Brandon Uranowitz and Veanne Cox during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'An American In Paris' at The Palace Theatre on April 12, 2015 in New York City.

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Brian Hargrove and David Hyde Pierce during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'It Shoulda Been You' at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 14, 2015 in New York City.

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Nick Spangler, David Burtka, Edward Hibbert, Michael X. Martin, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Tyne Daly, Chip Zien, Sierra Boggess and Josh Grisetti during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'It Shoulda Been You' at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 14, 2015 in New York City.

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Kelsey Grammer, Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly during the Broadway Opening Night Performance curtain call for 'Finding Neverland' at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 15, 2015 in New York City.

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Des McAnuff and Lucy Simon during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Doctor Zhivago' at The Broadway Theatre on April 21, 2015 in New York City.

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Paul Alexander Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer, Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett and Tom Hewitt during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Doctor Zhivago' at The Broadway Theatre on April 21, 2015 in New York City.

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Paul Alexander Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer, Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett and Tom Hewitt during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Doctor Zhivago' at The Broadway Theatre on April 21, 2015 in New York City.

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Brooks Ashmanskas, Kate Reinders, John Cariani, Brian d'Arcy James, Heidi Blickenstaff, Christian Borle and Brad Oscar during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Something Rotten' at the St. James Theatre on April 22, 2015 in New York City.

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Roger Rees during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Visit' at the Lyceum Theatre on April 23, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Graciela Daniele, director John Doyle and Chita Rivera during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Visit' at the Lyceum Theatre on April 23, 2015 in New York City.

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Rebecca Naomi Jones during her debut Curtain Call for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at the Belasco Theatre on April 29, 2015 in New York City.

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Jim Parsons during the Broadway Opening Night curtain call for 'An Act of God' at Studio 54 on May 28, 2015 in New York City.

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Jonathan Groff, Ana Gasteyer and Dan Fogler during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of 'A New Brain' at City Center on June 24, 2015 in New York City.

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Eddie Cooper, Taran Killam, Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Ramona Keller and Marva Hicks during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' at City Center on July 1, 2015 in New York City.

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Joaquina Kalukango, Steven Pasquale, Sutton Foster and Brandon Victor Dixon during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of 'The Wild Party' at City Center on July 15, 2015 in New York City.

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Chuck Cooper, Josh Young and Erin Mackey during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Amazing Grace' at the Nederlander Theatre on July 16, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
The cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Amazing Grace' at the Nederlander Theatre on July 16, 2015 in New York City.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and creative team during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Hamilton' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Lin-Manuel Miranda with the cast and creative team during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Hamilton' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City.

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Eve Best, Clive Owen and Kelly Reilly during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 'Old Times' at the American Airlines Theatre on October 6, 2015 in New York City.

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Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda during the Broadway Opening Night performance Curtain Call for 'Fool For Love' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on October 8, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson during the Broadway Opening Night performance Curtain Call for 'The Gin Game' at the John Golden Theatre on October 14, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Lesli Margherita during the Broadway Opening Night performance Curtain Call for 'Dames At Sea' at The Helen Hayes Theatre on October 22, 2015 in New York City.

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John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Cary Tedder, Eloise Kropp, Danny Gardner and Mara Davi during the Broadway Opening Night performance Curtain Call for 'Dames At Sea' at The Helen Hayes Theatre on October 22, 2015 in New York City.

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Keira Knightley and Matt Ryan during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call bows for the Roundabout Theatre production of 'Therese Raquin' at Studio 54 on October 29, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Judith Light, Keira Knightley and Matt Ryan during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call bows for the Roundabout Theatre production of 'Therese Raquin' at Studio 54 on October 29, 2015 in New York City.

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Tim Pigott-Smith during the Broadway Opening Night performance curtain call bows for 'King Charles III' at the Music Box Theatre on November 1, 2015 in New York City.

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Tom Robertson, Margot Leicester, Oliver Chris, Miles Richardson, Adam James, Tim Pigott-Smith, Anthony Calf, Lydia Wilson, Sally Scott and Richard Goulding during the Broadway Opening Night performance curtain call bows for 'King Charles III' at the Music Box Theatre on November 1, 2015 in New York City.

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Josh Segarra and Ana Villafane during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call Bows for 'On Your Feet' at the Marquis Theatre on November 5, 2015 in New York City.

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Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung during the Broadway opening night Curtain Call bows for 'Allegiance' at The Longacre Theatre on November 8, 2015 in New York City.

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Dante Melucci during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call bows for 'School of Rock' at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 6, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
John Cameron Mitchell during his Curtain Call as he debuts in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at the Belasco Theatre on January 21, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Lena Hall with the band during the Curtain Call as John Cameron Mitchell debuts in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at the Belasco Theatre on January 21, 2015 in New York City.

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Patti Murin and Colin Donnell during the final performance Curtain Call of the New York City Center Encores! production of 'Lady Be Good' at City Center on February 8, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Taylor Schilling and the cast during the Off-Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'A Month In The Country' at the Classic Stage Company Theatre on January 29, 2015 in New York City.

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Tracee Chimo and Jason Biggs during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'The Heidi Chronicles' at The Music Box Theatre on March 19, 2015 in New York City.

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Creative team Sam Gold, Alison Bechdel, Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron and Danny Mefford greet cast members Zell Steele Morrow, Sydney Lucas, Roberta Colindrez, Michael Cerveris, Beth Malone, Judy Kuhn, Emily Skeggs, Joel Perez and Oscar Williams during the Broadway Opening Performance Curtain Call for 'Fun Home' at Circle in the Square Theatre on April 19, 2015 in New York City.

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Renee Fleming during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Living on Love' at The Longacre Theatre on April 20, 2015 in New York City.

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Darren Criss during the debut Curtain Call for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at the Belasco Theatre on April 29, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Darren Criss during the debut Curtain Call for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at the Belasco Theatre on April 29, 2015 in New York City.

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Marin Mazzie and cast during the closing night performance curtain call of the New York City Center Encores! presents 'Zorba!' at City Center on May 10, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Marin Mazzie during the closing night performance curtain call of the New York City Center Encores! presents 'Zorba!' at City Center on May 10, 2015 in New York City.

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Jelena Stupljanin, Brian Miskell, Kathryn Erbe, Jimi Stanton and Seth Numrich during the curtain call at the Opening Night of 'Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait' at The Gym at Judson on June 9, 2015 in New York City.

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John Behlman, Sas Goldberg, Barbara Barrie, Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson, and Luke Smith during curtain call at the 'Significant Other' Opening Night at Laura Pels Theatre on June 18, 2015 in New York City.

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Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' at City Center on July 1, 2015 in New York City.

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Mo Rocca with Cast Alumni featuring: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jenni Barber, Dan Folger, Deborah S. Craig, Sarah Saltzberg, Jose Llana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Derrick Baskin, Lisa Howard and Jay Reiss during the Curtain Call for the One Night Only 10th Anniversary Concert of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at Town Hall on July 6, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Eve Best, Clive Owen and Kelly Reilly during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 'Old Times' at the American Airlines Theatre on October 6, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson during the Broadway Opening Night performance Curtain Call for 'The Gin Game' at the John Golden Theatre on October 14, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Josh Segarra, Ana Villafane, Jerry Mitchell, Andrea Burns, Sergio Trujillo, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan and cast during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call Bows for 'On Your Feet' at the Marquis Theatre on November 5, 2015 in New York City.

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NeNe Leakes during the curtain call starring as Matron 'Mamma' Morton in Broadway's 'Chicago' at Ambassador Theater on November 23, 2015 in New York City.

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T.R.Knight, Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, Katie Finneran, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock during the curtain call to welcome original cast member Nathan Lane and new cast member T.R. Knight to the production of 'It's Only A Play' at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 31, 2015 in New York City.

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Michael Flatley with the cast onstage during the curtain call for the Broadway Opening and dedut of 'Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games' at The Lyric Theatre on November 10, 2015 in New York City.

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Wayne Brady during his Opening Night Curtain Call bows in 'Kinky Boots' at the Hirschfeld Theatre on December 1, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
Wayne Brady during his Opening Night Curtain Call bows in 'Kinky Boots' at the Hirschfeld Theatre on December 1, 2015 in New York City.

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Jennifer Hudson with the cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Color Purple' at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10, 2015 in New York City.

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Cynthia Erivo during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Color Purple' at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10, 2015 in New York City.

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Alice Walker during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Color Purple' at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10, 2015 in New York City.

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Jessica Hecht and Danny Burnstein during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call bows for 'Fiddler On The Roof' at the Broadway Theatre on December 20, 2015 in New York City.

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
The cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call bows for 'Fiddler On The Roof' at the Broadway Theatre on December 20, 2015 in New York City.



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