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.
Yesterday, April 28, Australian Consul General Phillip Scanlan welcomed Tony Sheldon and the cast of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT to a special reception to congratulate the company. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebratory honor and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Celebrates 6000 Performances on Broadway April 29, 2011
Now starring world-famous supermodel Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart (in a limited guest-starring engagement thru Sunday, June 19), CHICAGO is now the fifth-longest running show in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest running musical revival. Last night, the production celebrated 6000 performances on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand, of course, for the celebratory cake cutting, and brings you photo coverage below.
Photo Coverage: Family Equality Council Honors PRISCILLA April 26, 2011
The New York Philharmonic is presenting Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking Company, with an all-star cast led by Neil Patrick Harris (Robert). The concert production played its first show last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the starry arrivals! The award-winning musical is being produced and directed by Lonny Price, who directed and co-produced last season's SONDHEIM: The Birthday Concert!, and is being conducted by Sondheim specialist Paul Gemignani, with the original orchestrations for a 35-piece orchestra by Jonathan Tunick. The concert runs through April 9, 2011.Photo Coverage: BRING US THE HEAD OF YOUR DAUGHTER Opens Off-Broadway April 7, 2011
The Amoralists, celebrating their 5th anniversary season, are proud to present the World Premiere of Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter, written and directed by Derek Ahonen. Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter runs Off-Broadway from March 31 - April 24, 2011 in a limited engagement at Performance Space 122's 9th Space theater, located at 150 1st Avenue (at East 9th Street) in New York City. Opening Night was April 2 and BroadwayWorld was there!Photo Coverage: IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE 6 March 30, 2011
If It Only Even Runs A Minute 6 is the sixth edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds!Photo Coverage: Daisy Eagan Visits the Broadway Workshop March 28, 2011
Following smash hit productions in Australia, London and Toronto, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL began previews on Broadway on February 28 and opened on Sunday night, March 20, 2011. BroadwayWorld.com was there to party with the cast!Photo Coverage: SPIDERMUSICAL in Performance! March 17, 2011
From the creators of Fat Camp (NYMF Best of Fest 2009) and Perez Hilton Saves the Universe!(Best Musical at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival) comes a new superhero comedy, Spidermusical, which opened March 15 at the Mint Theatre. Check out photos from the opening number below!Photo Coverage: SPIDERMUSICAL Opens! March 16, 2011
Veteran humorist and playwright, Justin Moran, launched 'Spiderman Smackdown', a guerilla theatre project to write, rehearse, and perform a fully realized musical based on the character Spiderman in under 30 days with a budget of $0. Moran's musical was the first Spiderman Musical to officially open in New York City last night, March 15. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the arrivals and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: ABC Daytime Stars Salute BC/EFA March 14, 2011
'All My Children' stars Walt Willey and Bobbie Eakes co-hosted the Grand Finale Celebration of 'ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares' in New York City on March 13, 2011. Mr. Willey and Ms. Eakes have been part of the benefit since the very first production in celebration of 'All My Children's' 35th anniversary show.Photo Coverage: Healdey, Olivo, Brown, Honor Judy Garland at NY Pops March 14, 2011
Fifty years after her legendary Carnegie Hall debut, The New York Pops remembered Hollywood icon Judy Garland with a song-for-song re-creation of the 1961 performance that is referred to by so many as 'the greatest night in show business history'. Under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke, Broadway luminary Ashley Brown, Grammy Award winner Heather Headley and West Side Story star Karen Olivo took the stage in this vibrant revival of the historic concert, which features signature Garland favorites, such as 'Over the Rainbow', 'The Trolley Song', 'Come Rain or Come Shine' and 'The Man That Got Away'.Photo Coverage: Ashley Brown Returns to MARY POPPINS March 9, 2011
Ashley Brown, Broadway's original MARY POPPINS, returned to the company yesterday, March 8, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Brown assumes the title role through Sunday, July 17 (Laura Michelle Kelly, currently playing the role, will take a brief hiatus for a film project, returning to the show on Tuesday, July 19). Brown reunites with her original Broadway Bert,' co-star Gavin Lee, having last performed with him when they launched and headlined the MARY POPPINS North American tour. BroadwayWorld was on hand for her encore curtain call and brings you photo coverage below!Photo Flash: Joe Iconis's THINGS TO RUIN Takes Le Poisson Rouge! March 8, 2011
Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records have joined with Sara Jane Mercer to present Things to Ruin for a strictly-limited run at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). Show times are February 28 at 10pm, March 7 at 7:30pm, and March 20 and March 28 at 10:30pm. The cast includes Ben Arons, Nick Blaemire, Starr Busby, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Ian Kagey, Carrie Manolakos, Eric William Morris, Mike Pettry, Lance Rubin, Jason 'Sweet Tooth' Williams and Joe Iconis.Photo Coverage: WONDERLAND Cast in the Recording Studio March 6, 2011
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY was in the recording studio this weekend working on the upcoming recording of the Original Broadway Cast of WONDERLAND - A New Alice. A New Musical. The album will be produced by Frank Wildhorn, David Lai and Jason Howland and will be available in May 2011. BroadwayWorld.com stopped by to get a peak behind the scenes!
Photo Coverage: Morgan Karr Plays Rockwood Music Hall March 7, 2011
MORGAN KARR, Nashville-born singer/songwriter, made his Rockwood Music Hall debut after playing to sold out crowds at Joe's Pub and The Bitter End this past fall. Adding a full band to his soaring vocals, Karr showcased his soulful pop/rock sound by playing his original music as well as his own twist on hits by Sara Bareilles, Bruno Mars, and The Fugees.Photo Flash: NewMusicalTheatre.com Concert Features Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's YOU MADE THIS TOUR March 2, 2011
The ever-growing music seller and online community NewMusicalTheatre.com (www.newmusicaltheatre.com) followed up its wildly popular April 2010 launch concert and celebration with an even bigger event at Tribeca's Canal Room on Monday, February 28.Kerrigan-Lowdermilk's 'You Made This Tour' opened the evening with a 7:30pm act.Grammer, Hodge & De Jesus Final LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Farewell February 14, 2011
Current stars five-time Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer, 2010 Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge and 2010 Tony Award nominee Robin De Jess played their final performances on Sunday, February 13 and BroadwayWorld.com was there to catch their final farewell.
PRISCILLA Divas Perform at the Time Warner Center February 11, 2011
On February 11, the divas from the highly anticipated musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert performed a melody of music from the show as well as a meet and greet. The event took place at the Coca Cola Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Time Warner Center.