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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 26- June 1

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 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!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: HARVEY returns to Broadway, Anne Hathaway dreams a dream,  Norm Lewis get a caricature, and so much more!

For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 19-25.


Freddie Gershon, Nick Jonas, Drew Cohen. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Earlier this week, Nick Jonas – the popular singer/songwriter who was most recently seen in the Tony-nominated How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying – served as master of ceremonies as hundreds of students from middle and intermediate New York City Public Schools in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Manhattan made their Broadway debut on stage at the Shubert Theatre, the culminating event of the 7th annual Shubert Foundation/MTI Broadway JR. Student Program. For more photos from the festivities click here.


Anne Hathaway

The long-running Broadway musical LES MISERABLES, based on Victor Hugo's 19th-century French fable of social injustice, will come to the big screen on December 14th. The film, under the direction of Tom Hooper will star Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier. Original stage stars Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and others will appear as well. Check out additional stills here!


Hannah Elless and the cast of GODSPELL. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

GODSPELL just welcomed Hannah Elless to the cast on May 22, replacing Lindsay Mendez. Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific), GODSPELL also stars Corbin Bleu as Jesus, Wallace Smith as Judas, and co-stars Uzo Aduba, Nick Blaemire, Celisse Henderson, Morgan James, Telly Leung, George Salazar and Anna Maria Perezde Tagle. Click here for more photos of Elless in action!


Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis & David Alan Grier. Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Tony nominee Norm Lewis, currently starring on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS, joined the legendary walls of Sardi’s when his caricature was unveiled and hung on May 30th, during a special ceremony. His portrait joins the hundreds of Broadway and Hollywood celebrities, including his co-star and fellow 2012 Tony nominee Audra McDonald, as well as co-star David Alan Grier also Tony-nominated for his performance in The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS. For more photos from the event, click here!


Jessica Hecht and Jim Parsons. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway production of Mary Chase’s Harvey starring Jim Parsons (Elwood P. Dowd), Jessica Hecht (Veta Louise Simmons), Charles Kimbrough (William R. Chumley, M.D.), Larry Bryggman (Judge Omar Gaffney), Carol Kane (Betty Chumley), Peter Benson (E.J. Lofgren), and directed by Scott Ellis. Click here for additional production shots!


Katrina Lenk, Reeve Carney, Rebecca Faulkenberry. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

On May 29, Katrina Lenk joined the cast of Broadway’s SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark in the role of “Arachne”. Christina Sajous, who had played the role of “Arachne”, played her final performance on Sunday, May 27th. Reeve Carney, Patrick Page, and Rebecca Faulkenberry continue in their roles as “Peter Parker/Spider-Man”, “Norman Osborn/Green Goblin”, and “Mary Jane Watson” respectively. Check out full coverage here.


Malin Akerman, Tom Cruise

ROCK OF AGES will open in theaters on June 15, 2012. The film stars Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, along with Diego Boneta as "Drew," Julianne Hough as "Sherrie," Russell Brand as "Lonny," Alec Baldwin as "Dennis," Mary J. Blige as "Justice," Brian Cranston as the Mayor, Malin Akerman as "Constance Sack," Paul Giamatti as "Paul Gill," and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the "Mayor's Wife." Click here for more movie stills!


Darius de Haas, Saycon Sengbloh, Jerold E. Solomon, Kenita R. Miller, AureLia Williams, Alan Mingo Jr., Syesha Mercado and Courtney Reed. Photo Credit: Photo credit: Jerry Dalia

More than 20 years after its premiere, Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens are re-inventing their first musical with Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Lombardi, Magic/Bird), choreographer Bradley Rapier (So You Think You Can Dance, Jesus Christ Superstar) and new orchestrations by music director Lynne Shankel (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Altar Boyz). Click here for more production shots!


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