THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's '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.
The newest Tony Award hopeful of the 2014-2015 Broadway season has arrived at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre! LOVE LETTERS, starring Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy, tells the story of two friends and their lifetimes of exchanging notes, letters, and everything in between with each other. This production will cycle out casts regularly, so audiences can look forward to seeing the performances of Angelica Huston, Martin Sheen, Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, and many more in the next few months. Click here to see more coverage from opening night!
Pictured: PigPen Theatre Co. Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon.
The PigPen Theatre Company may have begun a new tradition earlier this week with their unprecedented, one-day only live performance on 42nd Street, entertaining unsuspecting crowds who were lucky enough to be walking by. The group also entertained crowds in areas beyond the theatre district, such as the Highline, the New York Public Library, and the subway. BroadwayWorld was lucky enough to catch one of the performances, and you can see more coverage here!
Donald Marguelis's new play THE COUNTRY HOUSE has officially begun preview performances through Manhattan Theatre Club. Set to open on Broadway on Thursday, October 2nd, the production stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner as the matriarch of a group of creative artists, famous and otherwise, visiting the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Berkshires. A first look at the production was released earlier this week. Click here to see more photos of this exciting new production!
After its extremely successful beginning in the West End, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME has finally made its way to the Great White Way. Currently in previews at the Barrymore Theatre, the show will make its official opening on Sunday, October 5th. Simon Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's popular novel has gained widespread critical acclaim. Click here to see more photos from this upcoming new play!
Dame Angela Lansbury, winner of five Tony Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and an Honorary Oscar for her extraordinary seventy-five year career, was honored earlier this week at the American Theatre Wing's annual gala. The gala, which was held at the Plaza Hotel, celebrated the Ms. Lansbury's legendary talented, as well as her position as Honorary Chairman of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees, a position that she has held since 2010. BroadwayWorld was there for the red carpet; click here to see more photos!
This Monday, an all-star cast came together at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre to celebrate Global Equality Night, in UPRISING OF LOVE. Cast members included Patti LuPone, Sting, Lena Hall, Billy Porter, and many more. Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block gave a special performance with the cast of Wicked, for which the Gershwin Theatre is home. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event; to see more photos, click here!
In anticipation of her new album, Broadway legend Barbra Streisand joined Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show this week for a special performance. Her album PARTNERS was released by Columbia Records on September 16th and features a dozen duets with famous male vocalists. Billy Joel, John Mayer, Michael Bublé, and Lionel Richie are just a few of the big names that contributed to the album. Click here to see more photos from her appearance on Jimmy Fallon!
Pictured: International Company of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon.
For the first time in history, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is launching an international tour. Opening in October, the show will be performed in English. It will begin in Istanbul, and from there will travel to Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. The company of the upcoming tour met the press this week, and BroadwayWorld was there for the event. Click here to see more photos!
Pictured: Julie Keyes, Shawna Hamic, Adam Feldman, John McDaniel, Lindsie VanWinkle, Edward Hibbert, Sara Jean Ford, Beth Leavel, Paul Iacono, Ben Rimalower, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Eric Ulloa, Noah Aberlin, Christine Ebersole and Harriet Harris. Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy.
Earlier this week, a tribute to the late Elaine Stritch was held at Broadway's Supper Club, 54 Below, with an all-star cast, including Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, Jeremy Benton, Harriet Harris, and many more. Directed by Eric Ulloa with musical direction by John McDaniel, RISE, RISE, RISE featured a compilation of songs that the Broadway legend had sung or made famous during her incredible career in entertainment. Click here to see more photos from this one-night-only event!