THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 3 - 10
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by BWW Special Coverage
Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: A first look at the new musical CHAPLIN, BULLET FOR ADOLF celebrates opening night, the casts of REBECCA, NEWSIES and RENT perform at Broadway at Bryant Park and so much more!
For last week's biggest events visit: This Week in Pictures: July 28 - August 2
Patrick Page played his final performance as 'The Green Goblin' in SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK on August 5. Broadway star Robert Cuccioli, best known for his Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle winning and Tony-nominated performance as the star of Jekyll and Hyde, will take on the role. Page originated the role on Broadway first in the preview version, during which his character was killed in the first act. His Green Goblin role was expanded following the show's extended preview period of more than 180 performances. To check out more photos from the final performance, click here!
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Broadway veteran and GLEE star Jonathan Groff stars opposite original cast member Alfred Molina in the Los Angeles premiere of RED at the Mark Taper Forum. The production is currently running through September 9. Michael Grandage directs. To view more production photos, click here!
Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz
Composer Marvin Hamlisch, whose latest musical theater work is on display in Nashville in the Broadway-bound production of The Nutty Professor, passed away in Los Angeles this week. He was 68 years old. Hamlisch, one of only eleven EGOT winners in the history of the entertainment industry, was awarded three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards for his work. On Broadway, he wrote the music for A Chorus Line—which received the Pulitzer Prize—as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success. For more photos of the legendary composer, click here.
Photo credit: Walter McBride
The York Theatre Company has added two new additions to one of the best reviewed Off-Broadway shows of the year, Closer Than Ever with Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Music by David Shire: Broadway veterans Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) and Julia Murney (Wicked, Wild Party). Ms. Donovan replaced Christiane Noll and Ms. Murney replaced Jenn Colella who departed to join the company of the new Broadway musical Chaplin. To view more photos of Murney and Donovan,click here.
Photo Credit:Carol Rosegg
Rob McClure, who originated the role of Chaplin at the La Jolla Playhouse, will star in the title role of the new Broadway musical CHAPLIN, a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin. The production will open on Broadway on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Barrymore Theatre with previews beginning Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Acclaimed director/choreographer Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs the production. CHAPLIN's cast and creative team gave a preview of the new show this week and BroadwayWorld was there to catch the cast in action. Click here for more photos.
Photo credit: Walter McBride
Bullet for Adolf, a new comedy by Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman, had its American premiere on August 8. Directed by Harrelson—Academy Award nominee for The Messenger and The People vs. Larry Flynt—the show began performances on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at New World Stages. The production is scheduled to play through Sunday, September 9, 2012. To view more photos of the cast in action click here. Check out photos of the opening night after party here!
Photo credit: Carol Rosegg
Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American premiere of Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s new version of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes on Broadway this fall. Starring four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE will play the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with previews beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2012 and opening on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The cast and creative team met with the press this week. To view more photos of the event, click here.
Photo credit: Jennifer Broski
Broadway star Robert Cuccioli, best known for his Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle winning and Tony-nominated performance as the star of Jekyll and Hyde, takes on another dual role in his long-anticipated return to Broadway: Norman Osborn /The Green Goblin in Broadway’s SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Cuccioli played his first performance on August 7, 2012 at the Foxwoods Theatre. View photos from Cuccioli's first curtain call and the following after party here!
Photo credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
The Public Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, part of The Public’s 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte, officially opened on August 9. This week it was announced that the production's run will be extended one final week through Saturday, September 1. Directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel, INTO THE WOODS began previews on Tuesday, July 24. Click here to get a first look at the production! View photos of the opening night curtain call here.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
The best of Broadway is presented FREE on Thursdays this summer with “106.7 Lite FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park 2012“ – a lunchtime series that began July 12 at 12:30 p.m. on the Bryant Park Stage. The twelfth annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through August 16. Featured in this week's event were the casts of Chicago, Rebecca, Evita, Newsies, RENT, and a special guest performance by Sista's: The Musical. Catch photos of all the performances here!
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy