THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 19-25
Listening to the HAMILTON cast album on repeat since Monday? Gearing up for SPRING AWAKENING's Opening Night? 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."
Highlights from this week include a first look at the first National Tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Laura Osnes in BANDSTAND and so much more! Check it out below!
Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in The Bandstand. The Bandstand begins performances Thursday, October 8, 2015, and runs through Sunday, November 8, 2015. Check out more photos here.
The North American Tour of the Tony® & Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical officially launched at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, on September 18, 2015. The run at PPAC was September 15-20, 2015, and the production is now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC from September 23 - October 4, 2015. Current schedule at www.beautifulonbroadway.com/tour.The National Tour cast for Beautiful features Abby Mueller as 'Carole King,' Liam Tobin as 'Gerry Goffin,' Becky Gulsvig as 'Cynthia Weil,' Ben Fankhauser as 'Barry Mann,' Curt Bouril as 'Don Kirshner,' Suzanne Grodner as 'Genie Klein,' For more photos visit here.
On September 15, the Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time welcomed Tyler Lea in his Broadway debut as Christopher, Rosie Benton (Stick Fly) as Siobhan,Andrew Long (The Iceman Cometh at BAM) as Ed, and Nancy Robinette ("Louie") as Mrs. Alexander. Check out more photos of the new cast here.
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present acclaimed singer, actor and impressionist Christina Bianco, who returned to the historic stage with her solo show, PARTY OF ONE, this past Sunday and Monday.In this new show, Christina shared her eclectic musical and artistic influences. From her New York roots, to global travels, to her love of celebrity divas, Christina took the packed houses on a musical comedy journey, retracing the steps that led her to become a multi-faceted party of one. Check out more photos here.
Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly star in Old Times, the unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Owen is Deeley, a man quite looking forward to meeting Anna (Best), his wife Kate's (Reilly) friend from long ago. But as the night goes on, Anna's visit quickly shifts from an ordinary sharing of memories to a quiet battle for power. Douglas Hodge, a frequent performer and director of Pinter's works, directs the haunting and passionate revival. Check out more photos by clicking here.
Pictured: The cast of A Wonderful Life. Photo Credit: Diane Sobolewski
Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A WONDERFUL LIFE reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A WONDERFUL LIFE is currentlyi running through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be October 14, 2015. Check out more photos here.
Pictured: The cast of La Mirada's immersive CARRIE THE MUSICAL, coming to the Los Angeles Theatre.
Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that CARRIE THE MUSICAL will return to Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, the first theatrical musical at that venue. CARRIE THE MUSICAL begins previews on October 1, 2015 and officially opens on October 8, 2015. Check out more photos by clicking here.
Pictured: Alexandra Slade (Anna), Rebecca B. Thomas (Thea), Emily Chelsea (Wendla), Kaylee Bryant (Martha) and Lindsay Joan (Ilse) sing 'Mama Who Bore Me' to Katherine Larsen (Adult Woman). Photo Credit: Matthew Herman
SPRING AWAKENING closes out The Barn Stage Company's 2015 Summer Series. After working on the national tour of MURDER FOR TWO and Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, J. Scott Lapp returns to The Barn Stage Company directing this Tony Award-winning musical sensation. The Barn Stage Company's engagement began performances on September 17 and will run through September 27, 2015, in the newly renovated Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. Check out more photos here.
54 BELOW presents Josh Grisetti in "Don't Bother, I'm Here", continuing tonight, September 24, at 7pm. Through laughter and song, Josh candidly tells one man's harrowing true story of Broadway dreaming and disaster, LIVE with a 7-piece band! Inspired by an article published earlier this year by Michael Gioia, Josh narrates his own journey from a small-town kid to Broadway's newest star- exposing all of the victories and defeats in between. The story begins with Josh seeing his first musical, and ends in real-time with his first-ever solo performance at 54 Below, months after making a critically-acclaimed Broadway debut (the title role in this season's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU). Check out more photos here.
Now in its record breaking 30th year at the Queen's Theatre, Les Miserables stars Phil Daniels as 'Thénardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine', Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thénardier' Zoë Doano as 'Cosette', Peter Lockyer as 'Jean Valjean', Rob Houchen as 'Marius', Carrie Hope Fletcher as 'Eponine' and Bradley Jaden as 'Enjolras'. Check out more photos here.