Sunday, September 25, 2011

TheatreScene: September 19 - 25 in Pictures

Here is the TheatreScene for September 19 - 25, 2011!

BROADWAY BOX OFFICE (September 12 - 18):

Top Gross: Wicked: $1.479M
Photo by Joan Marcus

Top Attendance: The Book of Mormon: 102.4%
Top Average Ticket Price: The Book of Mormon: $147.58
Photo by Joan Marcus

Biggest Drop (Over previous week):
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark -3.3%
Photo by Jacob Cohl
Now in previews:
Man and Boy: Previews: September 9; Opens October 9
Relatively Speaking: Previews: September 20; Opens October 20
The Mountaintop: Previews: September 13; Opens October 13


Kathleen Turner and Evan Jonigkeit in High
Photo by Joan Marcus

8 included actors Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson
Photo by Joseph Marzullo
September 19:
  • High didn't last but a week on Broadway last season, but Kathleen Turner and Evan Jonigkeit will be taking their troubled souls on the road for a national tour starting in Boston.
  • 8, by Academy Award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black, had a star-filled benefit reading at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre directed by Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello.

Reeve Carney and Diane Pagan (center) along with all
the Spider-Men at the announcement of the first Everyday Hero.
Photo by Krissie Fullerton
September 21:
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's Reeve Carney announced that show's first honoree in their "Everyday Heroes" program.  Her name is Diane Pagan, honored for her work making house calls to home bound patients in an effort for them to avoid hospitalization.  She's been doing this important work for six years!

Follies at the Marquis Theatre through January 22, 2012
Photo by Joan Marcus
September 22:
  • Follies has been extended for an additional 3 weeks at the Marquis Theatre.  The critically-acclaimed revival will now close January 22.

September 25:
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS held its 25th annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction today.


The Addams Family: A Portrait
Photo by Jeremy Daniel
  • Roger Rees will continue in the role of Gomez Addams opposite the Morticia of Brooke Shields through the closing night of The Addams Family, December 31.

Anything Goes: Reno Sweeney (Sutton Foster, center) and her Angels
Photo by Joan Marcus
  • Tony-winner Sutton Foster also extended her contract this week with Anything Goes.  This tap dancing phenom will now play Reno Sweeney through April 29, 2012.  Of course, this also means that the show will go on at least that long as well!

Bobby Steggert (left) in a scene from a previous production of Yank!
  • Yank! will be getting a New York reading before heading off to the Old Globe Theatre, and, one hopes, then returning to Broadway.  The reading will star Bobby Steggert, Santino Fontana and Nellie McKay.


A Little Night Music's Hunter Ryan Herdlicka
in Dallas Theater Center's The Tempest
Photo by Karen Almond

The Submission as rendered by (left) Ken Fallin and (right) "Squigs"
Last week, Spider-Man, this week,  Assassins
and Cabaret  star Neil Patrick Harris
makes the cover of a magazine.  

The making of the latest Roxie Hart, Kara DioGuardi:

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for giving a shout out to our Everyday Heroes initiative in your weekly highlights! If you, or any of your readers, are interested in nominating/voting, click the link for more info:


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