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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 1-6

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: April 24-29


Aaron Lazar, Tony DeSare, Christine Ebersole, Tom Wopat, Michele Lee & Zak Resnick. Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

May 2, Steven Reineke led a roster of artists including Tyne Daly, Tom Wopat, Gregg Edelman, Aaron Lazar, Tony DeSare, Michele Lee, Jamie Barton, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, Maurice Hines, Cartier Williams, Randy Redd, Zak Resnick, Matt Dengler and special guest Angela Lansbury in the New York Pops' 28th Birthday Gala concert, Celebrate Hope. The evening celebrated the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honored decades of support by Interpublic Group. Click here for more photos from the event.


Patina Miller, Alex Timbers, Michael Friedman and Billy Porter. Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

On May 1, the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out to recipients in 14 categories and 3 special awards. This year's ceremony benefited The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the special night including the winners, presenters and performers. Click here for full coverage of the ceremony.


Christopher Sieber, Harvey Fierstein. Photo Credit: Peter James Zeilinski

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical, played its final Broadway performance on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). At closing, the production had played 433 performances and 15 previews. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will be launching a national tour this fall, starting in October in Des Moines, IA and starring George Hamilton. Click here for additional images from the event!


Matthew Broderick, Anika Noni Rose. Photo Credit Walter McBride

Past Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announced the 2011 Tony Awards nominees live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City this morning, May 3. Click here for photos from the big announcement!


Daniel Radcliffe, Richie Ridge. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Nominations for The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. Former Drama Desk Award winners Audra MacDonald and Liev Schreiber made the announcements, and on May 2 an official reception was held for this year's nominees. Click here for full coverage.


Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet. Photo Credit: Adam Rose/Fox

This week on GLEE, Kristin Chenoweth returned as lovable alcoholic April Rhodes ,and next week the return of the Broadway stars continues. In the May 10 episode, Jesse St. James (played by Jonathan Groff) tries to win back Rachel, and the competition of prom king and queen gets serious. Catch a sneak peek of the episode here!


Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. On Wednesday, the proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Check out full coverage from the event here!


Victoria Clark & Patina Miller & Edie Falco. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. On Wednesday, the proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Check out full coverage from the event here!


Kirsten Scott, Nick Verina, Lora Lee Gayer, and Christian Delcroix. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

The John F. Kennedy Center's revival production of Follies includes principal casting includes Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone, and Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion. Follies will run May 7 to June 19, 2011 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Click here for additional information on the production!


Scotty McCreery, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk. Photo Credit: Michael Becker

This week on American Idol, the Top 5 got a chance to sing twice, taking on songs from Now and Then. In last night's suspenseful results show, Jacob Lusk was sent home, leaving just four contestants in the competition. Check out photos from the episode here!


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