THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 19-25
Anxiously waiting for WAITRESS to begin previews tonight? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's "This Week in Pictures."
In anticipation of WAITRESS opening on Broadway, BroadwayWorld met with the 5 year-old twin girls who will be sharing the role of Jenna's daughter- Claire and McKenna Keane. Meet the adorable duo here!
Pictured: The cast of Bright Star. Photo Credit: Walter McBride
With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Starbegan performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened just last night, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the first official curtain call here!
The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of Head of Passes, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season, Head of Passes began previews on March 17, in the Newman Theater and runs through Sunday, April 17, with an official press opening on Monday, March 28. Check out a first look at the production here!
The Public Theater presents the world premiere play Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess, directed by Thomas Kail. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, this deliciously funny new drama about the people shaping, and skewing, the American economy has been extended a final week to Sunday, May 1. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night here!
Tony Award winner Lena Hall reunited with Golden Globe and SAG award winner Michael C. Hall for Radiohead: Obsessed on March 19 at Café Carlyle. Radiohead: Obsessed is a show dedicated to artists who inspired singular devotion. The duo performed a selection of the band's modern alternative rock classics along with surprising renditions of lesser-known gems from Radiohead's deep catalog. Click here for more photos!
Pictured: The cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon
Cast members from Fiddler on the Roof visited the Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street) yesterday, Friday, March 18th in celebration of the New 2016 Broadway Cast Album being released worldwide by Broadway Records. BroadwayWorld was there for the performance and CD signing, and you can check out photos here!
The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled last night, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of Broadway Backwards. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Click here for more photos!
Pictured: Kim Maresca. Photo Credit: Michael Stever
Kim Maresca garnered rave reviews this season with her Off-Broadway debut in Ruthless! The Musical. By popular demand, Kim returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with a dazzling encore engagement last Thursday night, March 17th. One of the highlights of the sold-out evening was a special surprise appearance by Mark Evans (star of Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Ghost). Click here for more photos!
Cameron Mackintosh's production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musicalLes Miserables just celebrated its Second Anniversary Wednesday, March 23 at the Imperial Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The current Broadway version of Les Miserables, which will end its acclaimed run September 4, is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America. Click here for more photos!