Awards season is just about in full swing, and BroadwayWorld brought you complete coverage as the nominations rolled in - including the Drama Desk nominees, announced by Brian d'Arcy James and Donna Murphy, plus statistics; the Drama League nominees, announced by Raven-Symone, Megan Hilty and Justin Long, plus statistics; the Outer Critics Circle nominees, announced by Lily Rabe and Richard Thomas, plus statistics, and more! Get a look at what's ahead here! And don't forget to check back this week for a comprehensive list of this year's Tony Award nominees on Tuesday, complete with interviews, photos and much, much more!
This week was also one full of the spring season's opening nights. From A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE on Sunday to LEAP OF FAITH on Thursday, BroadwayWorld was on hand. Check out the LEAP OF FAITH cast taking their opening night bows and celebrating at the after party along with reviews and interviews. Take a look at THE LYONS' curtain call and arrivals and THE COLUMNIST's red carpet and reviews. Don't forget to look back at A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE's starry opening night, from curtain call and arrivals to after party and reviews, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's curtain call, reviews, after party, interviews and red carpet, along with DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER's arrivals, curtain call, reviews and after party and GHOST's bows, red carpet, after party and reviews.
Broadway's brightest gathered for the 26th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised $3,677,855, the result of six weeks of intensive fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by 51 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. Check out photos from day one and two of performances, along with highlights and more!
In this week's casting news, ANNIE has found its title character: 11-year-old Lilla Crawford, who last appeared on Broadway in BILLY ELLIOT, will play the famous orphan. Darius de Haas, Adam Jacobs, Saycon Sengbloh and more joined Paper Mill's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND; Patrick Breen, Christopher J. Hanke and Luke MacFarlane will lead THE NORMAL HEART's national tour.
- STAGE ART took a new look at Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Christian Borle and Rick Holmes in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.
- ON THIS DAY looked back at CHESS, THE MUSIC MAN, COMPANY, THE SECRET GARDEN, Barbra Streisand, TITANIC and ASSASSINS.
- BroadwayWorld's Pat Cerasaro chatted with Marin Mazzie, Sergio Trujillo, Laura Osnes, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
- THE FRIDAY SIX featured GODSPELL's Uzo Aduba.