At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.
Abingdon Theatre Company's Marathon '33 was a star-studded celebration and special presentation of a new stage show inspired by June Havoc's 1963 play of the same title for one night only on Monday, October 19th at Webster Hall. BroadwayWorld.com's Monica Simoes, a true artist, documented the evening in her expert fashion.Photo Coverage: Broadway Impact: The Journey to D.C. October 14, 2009
On Sunday, October 11th, over 150,000 people descended on the nation's capital to support equal rights for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered communities. Numerous Broadway celebrities were part of this effort, adding their voices to the cause that had approximately 1,400 people under the Broadway Impact banner alone.Photo Coverage: Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Join Broadway's MARY POPPINS! October 13, 2009
Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS welcomed the West End's original 'Mary', Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, and Tony Award nominee Christian Borle (Broadway's Legally Blonde) beginning Monday, October 12 at 7pm. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16.Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read' October 6, 2009
Bernadette Peters, Gregory Jbara, Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Cavenaugh, Constantine Maroulis and Linda Eder were among the participants of the third annual New York Times 'Great Children's Read.' The day-long event was a free celebration of reading featuring live entertainment for children and families, presented by Target.Photo Coverage: Back2Broadway Panel: Broadway Leading Ladies October 1, 2009
September Back2Broadway Month came to a close with the finale of Star Chats: where Broadway stars and insiders reveal what happens on stage and behind the scenes. Leading Ladies will be broadcast as the opening program of American Theatre Wing's 31st season of 'Working in the Theatre.'Photo Coverage: NYMF 2009 - Music Preview October 9, 2009
Tony winner Alan Cumming gave a special performance and signing in celebration of the release of his new solo recording 'I Bought a Blue Car Today' from Yellow Sound Label. The event took place Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Triangle on Broadway.Photo Spotlight: ROCK OF AGES On-Stage And Beyond September 6, 2009
In this 'Photo Spotlight' we bring you the wild sights of Broadway's smash hit ROCK OF AGES from performance and beyond through the talented lens of Monica Simoes. Look for more of her photo essays right here on BroadwayWorld.com.