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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 3 - 8

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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!

For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 27 - April 1.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger,Sarah Saltzberg, and Derrick Baskin. Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

A slew of Broadway stars performed songs from several of Second Stage's most memorable musicals for a one-night-only benefit, A MOMENT WITH YOU, on April 4 at Hammerstein Ballroom. The evening honored Second Stage Theatre Board Member Donna Perret Rosen. Stephen Sondheim served as the evening's Honorary Chair. For full coverage, click here.


Billie Joe Armstrong and Cast of AMERICAN IDIOT. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Back in September, Green Day frontman and the musical's composer/ co-author Billie Joe Armstrong made his Broadway debut as "St. Jimmy" at the St. James Theatre in AMERICAN IDIOT. This week Armstrong returned to the role for the show's final weeks. Check out some more photos of him in the production here!


Reece Shearsmith and JaCK Edwards. Photo Credit: Jane Hobson

Everybody's been talking about the animatronic pig which cost a reported £100,000 from BETTY BLUE EYES. The new musical is based on the Handmade Film "A PRIVATE FUNCTION" by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray. Opening at West End's Novello Theatre on April 13, the production marks the first original musical thatCameron Mackintosh has produced in ten years. Click here for more production images.


Kirstie Alley, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

This week on 'Dancing with the Stars' the top 10 got a chance to dance to songs that were personal to them, but Wendy Williams and partner Tony Dovolani failed to impress, becoming the second couple eliminated. This followed an embarrassing mishap the night before, when Kirstie Alley fell on top of partner Chmerkovskiy. Check out more photos from the episode here.


Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy. Photo Credit: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy lead the cast of Ghost The Musical playing Sam and Molly in Matthew Warchus' stage musical version of the Academy Award winning film. Featuring new music and lyrics by Grammy award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, the show begins its West End run at the Piccadilly Theatre on June 22. Check out more rehearsal photos here.


Jane Lynch, Jessalyn Gilsig, Cheyenne Jackson, Stephen Tobolowsky. Photo Credit: Adam Rose/FOX

On Aril 12, Fox's GLEE returns after a month-long hiatus with the highly anticipated, 90-minute 'Born this Way' episode. On April 19, Broadway veteran Cheyenne Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow return to the show for the 'Night of Neglect' episode. For more photos from the installment, click here.


David Johnson, Ashley Spencer, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey, Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson and Nick Adams. Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

The stars of Broadway's new hit PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL appeared at a special live performance at Barnes & Noble's upper east side flagship location (150 East 86th Street at Lexington Avenue) yesterday, April 7 to celebrate the release of the musical's Original Broadway Cast Recording. Check out photos from the event here!


Anne Horak and the cast of Curtains. Photo Credit: Bruce Bonnett

The next show in the Paper Mill line-up is CURTAINS, featuring the talents of daytime television starsRobert Newman(Frank Cioffi) andKim Zimmer(Carmen Bernstein). CURTAINS will run at the Millburn theater from April 27 through May 22, 2011. For more of the new production shots, click here.


Cast of COMPANY. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

The New York Philharmonic is presenting Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking Company, with an all-star cast led by Neil Patrick Harris. The concert production played its first show last night, and features an all-star cast comprised of Patti LuPone, Anika Noni Rose, Martha Plimpton, Jim Walton, Stephen Colbert, Craig Bierko, Jon Cryer and more. Click here for more production images!


Pia Toscano. Photo Credit: Michael Becker/FOX

On American Idol this week, the Top 9 got to sing the ‘500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll,' and Pia Toscano was eliminated from the show. This surprise came after she sang a stellar "River Deep Mountain High," leaving the front-runner as eighth runner-up. Check out photos from the episode here!


Cast of ANYTHING GOES. Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as "Reno Sweeney" and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as "Moonface Martin," opened on Broadway last night to great reviews. For more opening night photos, click here!


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