THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 22-28
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!
For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 15-21.
From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the pop phenomenon "Teenage Dream," GLEE has sold more than 36 million songs. Now GLEE has reached another impressive milestone: 300 musical performances. The 300th performance, a momentous mash-up of "Rumor Has It - Someone Like You," will debut in the upcoming all-new episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. GLEE will return with all-new new episodes Tuesday, Nov. 1 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Click here for more photos from the milestone performance!
The stars of EVITA - world renowned music artist Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger in her Broadway debut as Eva Perón and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón - recently gathered in a studio in New York City for a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Frank Ockenfels. As previously announced, Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage will direct and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford will choreograph. Check out more photos of the new cast here!
Lauren Kennedy. Photo Credit: Curtis Brown Photography
North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musical revival just opened its own production of Evita, which runs through Sunday, October 30th in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Raleigh native-turned-Broadway star, Lauren Kennedy stars as ‘Eva Peron' and Broadway veteran, now Raleigh resident, Ray Walker stars as ‘Che'. Click here for more production shots.
Hugh Jackman wasn't the only Broadway star back on stage last night as fans have been clammoring for. The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS welcomed Tony Nominee Adam Pascal as "Huey Calhoun," beginning performances on Tuesday, October 25th. Click here for more photos from the star's first curtain call!
Performances began this week for Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Everyone remembering the stage door frenzy at his previous two Broadway bows in A STEADY RAIN and THE BOY FROM OZ has been wondering just how crazy 44th street would become. As expected, fans mobbed both sides of the street, and we can expect them to remain there for the next ten weeks! Click here for more photos from the beginning of previews!
New York City Center has just reopened following a historic renovation and modernization with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and star-studded gala, October 25 at New York City Center. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg conducted The Encores! Orchestra in the opening number (as a nod to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who conducted the New York Philharmonic when City Center opened as a performing arts center in 1943). Check out more photos from the big reopening here.
Last night, October 27, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater opened Asuncion, a new comedy by Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The official opening night is Thursday, October 27. The production is scheduled to run through November 27. The cast includes Eisenberg, Remy Auberjonois (The Country Girl, Frost/Nixon), Justin Bartha (Lend Me A Tenor, The Hangover 1 & 2) and Camille Mana (Smart People, "One on One"), making her Off-Broadway debut in the title role. Click here for full coverage from opening night.
The national touring production of MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, kicked off on October 16, 2011 at the Orpheum Theatre in - where else - Memphis, TN, where it played through October 23. The company is now in Houston, where is plays through the weekend, and will next head to Tulsa from November 1 through November 6). Click here for more production shots from the tour!
Last night, October 27, CHINGLISH opened at the Longacre Theatre, making its Broadway premiere following its world premiere production at Goodman Theatre in Chicago this summer. The show began performances on October 11. CHINGLISH is a new comedy about an American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for his family's sign-making firm. For full coverage from opening night, click here.