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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 30 - September 5

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's '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.

Highlights this week include meet the press events for ON THE TOWN, Christine Ebersole at 54 Below, the new cast members of CINDERELLA, and more!


Pictured: Jay Armstrong Johnson, Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski.

America's classic musical comedy is coming back to the wonderful town of New York, New York! ON THE TOWN is set to begin preview performances at Broadway's Lyric Theatre on Saturday, September 20th, with an official opening set for Thursday, October 14th. Currently in rehearsals, the cast, led by Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves, and Jay Armstrong Johnson met the press this week. Click here to see more photos of this event!



Pictured: Robert Downey Jr. Photo Credit: Walter McBride.

The Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, is currently underway, now through September 14th. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening presentation of THE JUDGE, led by Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. The drama tells the story of a father and son and their poor relationship, and the crisis that may unexpectedly mend their past. Click here to see more photos from the film's opening!



Pictured: Kyle Taylor Parker. Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy.

The first national tour of the 2013 Best Musical KINKY BOOTS took off last night, September 4th in Denver. The show will tour throughout the west coast in eight subsequent cities before moving to the east coast in 2015. The production stars Kyle Taylor Parker as Lola, and Steven Booth as Charlie. Click here for a first look at Kyle as the fabulous Lola!



Pictured: Hari Dhillon, Karen Pittman, Josh Radnor, Danny Ashok, Gretchen Mol. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski.

The company of the Broadway-bound DISGRACED began rehearsals this week in time for previews to begin on September 27th, with an official opening on October 23rd. The cast includes Hari Dhillon, Karen Pittman, Josh Radnor, Danny Ashok, and Gretchen Mol. The play tells the story of a Muslim-American lawyer and his wife and a dinner party that he hosts for a co-worker and his wife. Click here to see more photos from the meet-the-press event!



Pictured: Christine Ebersole. Photo Credit: Walter McBride.

Two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) is opening a new 54 Below show this fall entitled BIG NEWS FROM WINNETKA. This marks Ebersole's first new show in two years, as she has been extremely busy starring on the TBS comedy Sullivan & Son. Ebersole previewed her new show this week. Click here to see more photos of this exciting new fall event!



Pictured: Judy Kaye, Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski.

Broadway's most magical musical, CINDERELLA, recently welcomed new cast members Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, and Judy Kaye to the Broadway Theatre. Respectively starring as Cinderella, Madame, and the Fairy Godmother, the new cast members are set to begin performances on September 12th. Palmer make her Broadway debut as the first African-American actress to portray Cinderella on Broadway. Click here to see more photos from the press event!



Pictured: Andrea Martin. Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon.

Two-time Tony winner Andrea Martin, who was recently welcomed back to the Music Box Theatre in the Broadway revival of PIPPIN, was honored with a new Pippin portrait on Tony diNapoli's Broadway Wall of Fame. The portrait portrays Martin as Berthe, Pippin's grandmother, alongside current cast members Ciara Renee (The Leading Player) and Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin). Click here to see more photos from the portrait's unveiling!



Pictured: Joseph Mace, Evan Casey, Lucy Alexa Herman, Sadie Rose Herman, 'baby,' Brynn O'Malley, Susan Derry and Gregory Maheu, Dan Manning, Donna Migliaccio, Maria Egler, Claybourne Elder, Valerie Leonard, Mitchell Hebert, Erin Driscoll, Angela Miller and Paul Scanlan. Photo Credit: Walter McBride.

This week, BroadwayWorld had the opportunity to meet the cast of the Signature Theatre's production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. The cast is led by Claybourne Elder as Georges Seurat/George and Brynn O'Malley as Dot/Marie. Click here to see more exclusive photos of the entire cast backstage!



Pictured: Lena Hall, Andrew Rannells, and Tits of Clay. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.

Earlier this week, the production team of the 2014 revival of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH released a new photo of the show's powerful finale, starring Andrew Rannells in the title role of Hedwig. Joined by Tony Winner Lena Hall and the show's band Tits of Clay, Rannells will star as Hedwig through October 12th at the Belasco Theatre. Click here to read more!



Pictured: Lena Hall. Photo Credit: Laura McBride.

2014 Tony Winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) visited Broadway Artists' Alliance's Summer Intensive in a surprise visit to speak with the students. Hall discussed the start of her career, auditioning for Hedwig, and her rock band The Deafening. She is currently starring opposite Tony nominee Andrew Rannells as Hedwig's husband, Yitzhak. Click here to see more photos from her visit!


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