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.
LCT3's production of WHEN I COME TO DIE, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, opens Thursday (February 10) at 6:45 pm at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project, (229 W. 42 Street). LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences. WHEN I COME TO DIE is the second of three LCT3 productions during its 2010-2011 season.Photo Coverage: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Meets the Press February 10, 2011
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will begin on Friday, March 11, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street and will open on Sunday, April 10, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for a performance preview this morning and brings you photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: First Look - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN in Rehearsal February 10, 2011
Rising songwriters Jonathan Reid Gealt and Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk had a joint celebration of their respective CD releases 'Thirteen Stories Down' and 'Our First Mistake' on Sh-K-Boom Records with back-to-back concerts at downtown venue (Le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, February 7th. Gealt's concert beganat 7pm. Check out some photos from the event below!Photo Flash: Jones, Osnes, et al. Sing Kerrigan & Lowdermilk at CD Release Concert February 9, 2011
Rising songwriters Jonathan Reid Gealt and Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk had a joint celebration of their respective CD releases 'Thirteen Stories Down' and 'Our First Mistake' on Sh-K-Boom Records with back-to-back concerts at downtown venue (Le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, February 7th. Check out these photos from the Kerrigan-Lowdermilk concert below!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of ARCADIA! February 4, 2011
World-renowned watchmaker Audemars Piguet partnered with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and the Tony Awards today, to host more than 1,000 underserved New York City Public School Students at their very first Broadway show. Through 'Inspire Change,' an initiative launched by the producers of Memphis, students from 11 public schools throughout the 5 boroughs of Manhattan enjoyed this special performance of Memphis in addition to in-school workshops and a 'talk-back' with the cast and producers of the show and representatives from the Tony Awards.Photo Coverage: THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE Opens Off-Broadway January 31, 2011
Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway production of The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, by Tennessee Williams, directed by Michael Wilson, opened last night, January 30. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: Lee Rocker Ends Run in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET January 31, 2011
Lee Rocker, bassist and vocalist for the Grammy nominated band The Stray Cats, participated in a special on stage jam session at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET during his final performance with the show yesterday, January 30. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: Kerrigan & Lowdermilk Kick Off YOU MADE THIS Tour January 19, 2011
The Broadway Boys hosted the 5th annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS last night, December 20th at 7pm. The benefit concert for Toys for Tots will be held at Symphony Space's Thalia Theater and will celebrate the holiday season with exciting performances by The Broadway Boys as well as a host of Broadway favorites including: Elizabeth Stanley (MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET), Shoshana Bean (WICKED), Antonique Smith (RENT), Orfeh (LEGALLY BLONDE), Bradley Dean (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC) and more!
Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert December 20, 2010
Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director) proudly presented the return of The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular on Friday, December 17, Saturday December 18 and Sunday, December 19, 2010. Joe Iconis and cast members from his musical, Bloodsong of Love, were joined by a merry band of musical theater punks in the third annual insane celebration of all things red and green. The event featured brand new holiday songs, old favorites, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and an ungodly number of candy canes. Photo Coverage: DEAR EDWINA Opens Off-Broadway December 20, 2010
Producer Daryl Roth presents the musical DEAR EDWINA, a holiday favorite with critics and audiences alike, returning for its third season to the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street, NYC) for a limited run beginning Friday, December 17, 2010, playing through Friday, February 25, 2011. This musical comedy for all ages is written by Zina Goldrich (music) and Marcy Heisler (book and lyrics) and is directed by Timothy McDonald. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: Butler, Davis and More Sing for Broadway Dreams Foundation November 23, 2010
Some of Broadway's most celebrate talent lent their voices to the THE BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION'S Second Annual Holiday Benefit Concert at New World Stages last night, November 22. The evening of entertainment benefits the national non-profit organization that brings young talent closer to their Broadway Dreams though intensive week-long Broadway training programs across the country. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: Liza Minnelli Returns to the Concert Stage! November 21, 2010
Liza Minnelli performed in concert for one night only on November 20, at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island. Minnelli, who had been sidelined with bronchial pneumonia, has made a compete recovery and was in great form according to those in attendance.
Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night! November 19, 2010
The Lincoln Center Theater production of John Guare's new play, A FREE MAN OF COLOR, directed by George C. Wolfe, opened last night Thursday, November 18 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The cast features Yao Ababio, Peter Bartlett, Nicole Beharie, Arnie Burton, Rosal Coln,Veanne Cox, Paul Dano, Sara Gettelfinger, Derric Harris, Justina Machado, Joseph Marcell, John McMartin, Nick Mennell, Mos, Teyonnah Parris, Postell Pringle, Esau Pritchett, Brian Reddy, Reg Rogers, Triney Sandoval, Robert Stanton, Wendy Rich Stetson, Jerome Stigler, Senfaub Stoney,David Emerson Toney and Jeffrey Wright.
Photo Coverage: UP ON THE MARQUEE Broadway at Night Special! November 21, 2010
'They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway' and nothing could be truer as you gaze through this dazzling gallery of new photos taken by Monica Simoes of Broadway at night. Before Times Square started looking like Piccadilly Circus and Tokyo at night, it was the Broadway theatres that lit up the Great White Way.
These pictures prove that the legend of Broadway has not lost it glitter.Photo Coverage: Rapp's GHOSTS IN THE COTTONWOODS Opens Off-Broadway November 15, 2010
The Amoralists present the New York Premiere of Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, written and directed by Adam Rapp. Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, Adam Rapp's first full-length play, runs Off-Broadway now through December 6, 2010 in a limited engagement at Theatre 80 St. Marks, located at 80 St. Marks Place between 1st and 2nd Avenues in NYC. Previews began November 11 and opened on November 13. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photo coverage below.Photo Coverage: Ripley, Danieley et al. Join Hobson Onstage at Joes Pub November 11, 2010
Last night, November 10, Next To Normal's Louis Hobson held a concert at Joe's Pub with the help of Normal co-stars Alice Ripley, Jason Danieley, Adam Chanler-Berat and Meghann Fahy. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the concert and brings you photo coverage below!