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.
The Public Theater began previews on Monday, June 6 for the 2011 Shakespeare in the Park summer season featuring MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by David Esbjornson, and ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, directed by Daniel Sullivan. The two shows will run in repertory with the same company of actors through Saturday, July 30 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Last night marked the official launch gala for the 2011 Shakespeare in the Park season and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the photo op!Photo Coverage: Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Judith Light & More at the 2011 Tony Cocktail Party June 12, 2011
Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 22 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Yesterday, a cocktail reception was held to honor the nominees before the big night. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below!Photo Coverage: Domingo, Nottage et al. Celebrate Emerging Playwrights at Vineyard June 10, 2011
Donna Hanover and Colman Domingo hosted a luncheon yesterday, June 9 at the National Arts Club. A benefit for the Vineyard Theatre's artistic and education programs, playwright Branden Jacobs Jenkins was presented with the Vineyard Theatre's 4th annual Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, given each year to a gifted emerging playwright. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: 2011 Tony Nominees Visit the Empire State Building! June 9, 2011
8 of the 2011 Tony Award nominees visited the Empire State Building's world famous Observatory including Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical'), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical'), Judith Light (Lombardi, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play'), Patina Miller (Sister Act, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical'), Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play'), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon, 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical'), Lily Rabe (Merchant of Venice, 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play') and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical').Photo Coverage: Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION Opens at Signature Theatre June 7, 2011
Tony Kushner's THE ILLUSION, directed by Michael Mayer opened on Sunday, June 5, 2011. The production will play through Sunday, July 17, 2011, having extended one week. THE ILLUSION began previews Tuesday, May 17 at the Peter Norton Space. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below!Emily Bergl, Julie Halston, et al. Return to LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE June 3, 2011
Emily Bergl, Emme, Susan Sullivan, Ashley Austin Morris & Julie Halston joined the latest cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore, now in its second smash year at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the event and brings you coverage below!
Photo Coverage: Broadway at Fleet Week May 29, 2011
The City of New York and the United States Navy and Fleet Week Committee are celebrating the 24th annual Fleet Week, going on through May 30, 2011. Fleet Week is America's premier tribute and 'thank you' to the men and women who serve in the armed forces. This year's festivities were hosted by Tony winner Gregory Jbara.
On Friday, May 27, cast members from current Broadway shows PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, ANYTHING GOES, JERSEY BOYS, CHICAGO, MAMMA MIA and ROCK OF AGES performed and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to bring you photo coverage from the performances below!Photo Coverage: Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine Challenges ROCK OF AGES in Subway's Contest May 27, 2011
To celebrate the one year birthday of SUBWAY breakfast, Robert Irvine, celebrity chef, author, and host of popular Food Network programs, Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and Restaurant: Impossible challenged fans, including cast members from Rock of Ages, in a series of SUBWAY breakfast sandwich cook-offs to create the best customized and most flavorized SUBWAY breakfast sandwich. Judges included Jared Fogle, 'The Subway Guy,' and SUBWAY Executive Chef, Chris Martone. The public event took place yesterday, May 26. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: Plummer, McGregor & More at BEGINNERS Screening in NYC May 25, 2011
BEGINNERS writer/director Mike Mills and his stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mlanie Laurent, producers Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen attended a special screening of their Beginners film yesterday, May 24. Guests included Julianna Margulies, Samantha Mathis, Miranda July, Mike Diamond, Kate Spade, Justin Vivian Bond, Pam Ann, Tom Sachs, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer; Focus Features' James Schamus and Andrew Karpen and more. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the starry red carpet and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: The Actor's Fund Honors Bebe Neuwirth and Al Pacino May 24, 2011
The Actors Fund's annual gala last night, May 23, 2011 at the New York Marriott Marquis honored Tony and Emmy Award winning actress and current star of 'The Addams Family,' Bebe Neuwirth ('Chicago,' 'Sweet Charity,' 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'); Tony, Emmy and Academy Award winning actor Al Pacino ('The Godfather: Parts I, II and III,' 'Scent of a Woman,' HBO's 'Angels in America' and 'You Don't Know Jack,' 'The Merchant of Venice'), and Vice President, Market General Manager for New York City's Marriott & Renaissance Hotels Michael J. Stengel. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the starry event and brings you photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: [title of show] Creators Greet Fans for Their Latest NOW. HERE. THIS. at Vineyard May 24, 2011
Yesterday, May 23, [title of show] creators Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell and Jeff Bowen returned to the Vineyard Theatre to celebrate the Box Office opening for their newest work, Now. Here. This., which is being given a Developmental Lab Production by the Vineyard Theatre from June 4 to June 19, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand as the team greeted fans and brings you photo coverage below!Photo Coverage Exclusive: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Fleet Week - Enter Contest to Win Tix! May 24, 2011
The revival production of ANYTHING GOES, now playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theater has announced the Snap a Sailor! Photo Contest in honor of Fleet Week (May 25 - June 1). Participants are invited to hit the streets of NYC with cameras in hand, keeping an eye out for visiting sailors. When you see a sailor, snap away and take as many photos as you can with the visiting sailors. Once you have your shot selections, CLICK HERE to submit and get all of your friends to vote! Two winners will be selected based on the most fan votes and the most sailors snapped (you can submit multiple photos and sailors will be tallied from all your entries).Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth & Montblanc Celebrate Launch of Tribute to Mont Blanc Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue May 20, 2011
Yesterday, May 19, Kristin Chenoweth and Montblanc paid homage to Europe's most impressive summit, the Mont Blanc mountain, with its new and arresting 'Tribute to the Mont Blanc' collection. For the first time in its 87 year history, the iconic Montblanc Meisterstck Writing Instrument will be offered in snow white lacquer. 'Tribute to the Mont Blanc' also includes a selection of jewelry and leather pieces, and is available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue's New York flagship through June 1, during which time the line will be prominently featured in the store's famed windows. The line will debut in Montblanc boutiques and authorized retailers nationwide on June 1.Photo Coverage: Linda Eder Promotes New Album at Barnes & Noble May 19, 2011
Broadway and pop star Linda Eder promoted her new CD 'Now' at Barnes and Noble yesterday, May 18th. The album promotion preceedes her Town Hall engagement, An Evening with Linda Eder on Friday, May 20th at 8:00pm. Eder is best known for her Drama Desk-winning performance as Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the appearance and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Roger Berlind at Starry Luncheon May 18, 2011
New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, honored 14-time Tony Award winner Roger Berlind with their 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 62nd Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, yesterday, May 17th at the New York Marriott Marquis. Philip J. Smith and Robert E. Wankel of The Shubert Organization served as the Luncheon Chairs. Jim Dale, Emily Mann and Brian Stokes Mitchell were among those paying tribute to Mr Berlind. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you phoot coverage below.Photo Coverage: 2011 Drama Critics Circle Awards May 17, 2011
Yesterday evening, May 16, The New York Drama Critics' Circle presented their 2011 Drama Critics Circle Awards at Angus McIndoe Restaurant in Times Square. The 2011 recipients are Best Play: Good People, by David Lindsay-Abaire; Best Foreign Play: Jerusalem, by Jez Butterworth; Best Musical: The Book of Mormon, by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez; Special Citations: The Broadway revival of The Normal Heart; Mark Rylance for La Bte and Jerusalem; and the direction, design and puppetry of War Horse.Photo Coverage: Radcliffe, Foster & More at the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards May 16, 2011
Yesterday, May 15, the 2011 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards were held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards afe the only awards to recognize excellence in dance & choreography on Broadway and in film. On hand to celebrate were some of Broadway and film's greatest talents including Daniel Radcliffe, Benjamin Millepied, Sutton Foster, Christie Brinkley, Bebe Neuwirth, Lee Roy Reams, Ava Astaire, Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Len Cariou, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bill Irwin, Maurice Hines, Christine Andreas, Karen Ziemba, Nick Adams, Kathleen Marshall, Desmond Richardson, Young Dancers from the National Dance Institute, Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jacques d'Amboise and more.Photo Coverage: Jones, Stanley & More Support Choices in Childbirth May 10, 2011
Yesterday, May 9, The Canal Room hosted The Concert For A Healthy Birth, benefitting Choices in Childbirth, a leading national advocacy organization for maternity care and women's health. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: NY Pops & Broadway's Best Celebrate Hope May 3, 2011
Last night, May 2, Steven Reineke led a roster of artists including Tyne Daly, Tom Wopat, Gregg Edelman, Aaron Lazar, Tony DeSare, Michele Lee, Jamie Barton, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, Maurice Hines, Cartier Williams, Randy Redd, Zak Resnick, Matt Dengler and special guest Angela Lansbury in the New York Pops' 28th Birthday Gala concert, Celebrate Hope. The evening celebrated the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honored decades of support by Interpublic Group.Photo Coverage: Drama Desk Award Nomination Announcements! April 29, 2011
Nominations for The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced on Friday, April 29, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. Former Drama Desk Award winners Audra MacDonald and Liev Schreiber made the announcements. Other speakers included Isa Goldberg, President of the Drama Desk; Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards; Barbara Siegel, chairperson of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee and Randie Levine-Miller, Director of Special Events for the Drama Desk, who has produced the nominations announcement ceremony at the NY Friars Club for the past 15 years.