HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Chita turns 80, STARCATCHER takes its final bow, ROCK OF AGES starts a party in Vegas, and so much more!
The Cast of Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Peter and the Starcatcher will follow Avenue Q, Rent and Million Dollar Quartet by opening off Broadway at New World Stages. According to Telecharge, the show will begin off-Broadway on March 18. The show just played its final performance on Broadway on January 20, and BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage from the final curtain call here!
Jordan Roth with Barry Manilow. Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Grammy Award-winning superstar Barry Manilow's hometown concert event, Manilow on Broadway, began its limited Broadway engagement on January 18, 2013, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The music icon met the press earlier this week, where he had a special chat with Jujamcyn Theaters' Jordan Roth about his concert return to the Great White Way. Check out photo more coverage from the festivities here!
Mark Shunock, Justin Mortelliti. Photo Credit:Denise Trucello
On January 5, the high-octane musical ROCK OF AGES opened at The Venetian Las Vegas to an enthusiastic, full house at the Rock of Ages Theatre. The production is a hilarious, feel-good love story that celebrates the great rock songs of the '80s including "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin'," "We Built This City," "Wanted Dead or Alive," and more. Check out photos of the Vegas cast in action here!
Tony Sheldon, Robert Petkoff, Margaret Robinson, Sean MacLaughlin and Alexander Levin
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Camelot, running through Feb. 3, 2013 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot is the definitive musical theatre fable. Click here for more production shots.
Michelle Williams & Adesola Osakalumi. Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Former member of Destiny's Child Michelle Williams will join the national tour of the hit Award-winning Broadway musical Fela! when it opens at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, DC on January 29. Fela! received three 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Choreography. Williams and the rest of the cast met the press earlier this week, and you can click here full full coverage!
Christiane Noll, Lillias White and Karen Ziemba
On Jan. 21, Broadway performers paid tribute to late composer Marvin Hamlisch at the McCallum Theatre. The concert was scheduled for Jan. 21, the date Hamlisch had been scheduled to perform at the Palm Desert venue. Hamlisch died Aug. 6 in Los Angeles at age 68. "Marvin Hamlisch: A Celebration of His Life and Music," featured Ball's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, and Broadway singers: Jason Graae, Christiane Noll, Lillias White, Karen Ziemba. For more photos form the event, click here.
Kate Baldwin, Jenn Gambatese, Erin Dilly, Emily Skinner. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
Bock and Harnick's Fiorello!, the opening musical of the Encores! 20th Anniversary season, will star Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, Jenn Gambatese, Shuler Hensley and Emily Skinner, with Danny Rutigliano as Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello! will be directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Alex Sanchez and music direction by Rob Berman. The show will run for seven performances from January 30 - February 3 at New York City Center. The cast just met the press and you can check out more photos of them together here!
Chita Rivera and the cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) through March 10th, 2013. The original end date was February 10th, 2013. On Wednesday, the cast celebrated the birthday of Broadway legend and cast member Chita Rivera, and BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration. Check out full coverage here!
Marissa Perry and Nick Adams
Marking the 25th anniversary of the John Waters' original film, Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly brought together an all-star cast of Broadway, film and TV stars for the full symphonic production of the Broadway musical, Hairspray. Hairspray: In Concert! premiered with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Jan. 11-13, 2013, and will premiere with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Jan. 24-27, 2013. BroadwayWorld has more photos from the festivities here!