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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 16- 22!

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: July 9-15!


The cast of Rock of Ages. Photo Credit: PeterJames Zielinski

Last weekend, the Broadway cast of ROCK OF AGES, including Rebecca Faulkenberry, Dan Domenech, MiG Ayesa, Mitchell Jarvis, Adam Dannheisser, Cody Scott Lancaster, Michele Mais, Josephine Rose Roberts, Paul Schoeffler, Tessa Alves, Ericka Hunter, Jenifer Foote, Tony LePage, Michael Minarik, Andre Ward, Emily Williams and Jeremy Woodard celebrated 1000 performances of the hit musical on Broadway. For more photos from the celebration, click here.


Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz

Just released are the first stills from Roman Polanski's upcoming big screen adaptation of God of Carnage that will debut this summer at the Venice Film Festival (August 31- September 10). The film features John C. Reilly, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz in the new version of Yasmina Reva's Tony-winning play and is due to hit movie theatres in the United States on November 18, 2011. Click here for more photos from the film.


Patina Miller, Julia Murney & Laura Osnes. Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

2010 Jonathan Larson Grant Winners Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond celebrated the release of their new album Out of Our Heads: The Music of Kooman and Dimond on July 18th with a one night only concert at Birdland, produced by MNA Entertainment Inc. The concert featured Patina Miller (Sister Act), Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon), Anderson Davis (Les Miserables), Matt Doyle(War Horse, Spring Awakening), Jeremy Jordan (Rock of Ages, West Side Story), Kyle Dean Massey(Next To Normal, Wicked), and more. Click here for more photos from the concert!


Brian Gonzales, James Monroe Iglehart, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Adam Jacobs, and Brandon O'Neill. Photo Credit: Chris Bennion

The 5th Avenue Theatre began previews for Aladdin, a new stage musical adapted from Disney's 1992 animated feature film on July 7, 2011, in anticipation of a July 21, 2011 opening. Aladdin, featuring the Academy Award®-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, will run through July 31, 2011. Check out more production shots here!


Patrick Page . Photo Credit: Jenny Anderson

Members of the cast and creative team of Broadway's SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark joined Bono and The Edge on CBS's "The Late Show With David Letterman" on July 18. Patrick Page('Norman Osborn/Green Goblin') and the show's ensemble debuted the show's newest song, "A Freak Like Me" as part of the promotional appearance. Official photos of the appearance have been released and can be viewed here!


Andrew Langtree, Caissie Levy, Richard Fleesham and Sharon D.Clarke with Dave Stewart and Matthew Warchus. Photo Credit: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

On Tuesday night, Ghost the Musical opened in the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre, where Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy led the cast playing Sam and Molly. Accompanied by Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl, Ghost The Musical has new music and lyrics by Grammy® award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard as well as featuring the iconic song Unchained Melody. For full coverage of the opening, and all the reviews, click here.


Photo Credit: Batman Live - World Arena Tour

While much of the attention around the world was focused on one comic book musical adaptation opening this summer, another was also making its beginning - BATMAN LIVE, which began an arena tour in the UK this month. The show follows Dick Grayson, an orphaned circus performer who is looked after by Bruce Wayne. In his search for justice, he discovers the true identity of Batman and joins him as his crime-fighting sidekick, Robin. Check out additional production shots by clicking here.


FOLLIES Marquee. Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

Rehearsals began this week for the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES, directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore. FOLLIES will begin previews on Sunday, August 7, 2011 and open on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Marquis Theatre. For for photos of the marquee going up, click here.


Patina Miller & Victoria Clark . Photo Credit: Walter McBride

On July 19, Sister Act celebrated it's 100th performance on Broadway. SISTER ACT features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken, lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater, and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. Stars Patina Miller and Victoria Clark were on hand for the celebration with the company. Click here for more photos from the festivities.


Cast of OKLAHOMA! Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

After kicking off the inaugural season of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, shattering all box office records from Arena Stage's 60-year history and rounding up 10 Helen Hayes Awards nominations, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! has returned for a summer run under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. The revival, featuring the entire original principal cast and most of the ensemble, has already broken more company records by selling the highest number of single tickets for a production in 24 hours when tickets went on sale March 3, 2011. For more photos of the production, click here.


Rebecca Luker, Jill Paice & Kevin Earley. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Roundabout Theatre Company opened Death Takes a Holiday last night, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. As reported yesterday, leading man Julian Ovenden was unable take part in the opening because of a case of laryngitis. His understdy, Kevin Earley, stepped in to play the role of Prince Sirki/Death. He will remain in the show until Ovenden returns, which is expected to be sometime next week. Click here for full coverage of the opening!


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