Marcia Gay Harden, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Rosie O'Donnell, Adrienne Barbeau, Rue McLanahan, Bill Pullman, Julia Stiles, Sutton Foster, and Andrew Lloyd Webber were among the celebrities on the scene this week.
After six years, Avenue Q concluded its Broadway run on Sunday, September 13 -- although the show will reopen on October 9 at New World Stages. Original cast members Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Rick Lyon were among those who came to the Golden Theater for the "closing" performance.
On Sunday, September 13, TheaterMania.com presented an afternoon of entertainment at the 34th Annual Third Avenue Community Benefit Street Fair. Among the participants were the cast of the long-running Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz.
Tony Award winner Tyne Daly -- another cast member of the upcoming Off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- was among the many celebrity attendees at Celebrating Bea Arthur at the Majestic Theatre on September 14.
On September 15, cast and creative team members of the upcoming Carnegie Hall concert presentation of Kristina -- Benny Andersson, Helen Sjoholm, Kevin Odekirk, Louise Pitre, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Lars Rudolfsson -- met the press at New 42nd Street Studios.
The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 9,000th performance on Wednesday, September 15 with an onstage cake-cutting ceremony on the stage of the Majestic Theatre. Taking part were director Harold Prince, star John Cudia, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, choreographer Gillian Lynne, and co-star Ryan Silverman.
On Thursday, September 17, the winners of the "Not Your Ordinary Princess" conest -- Laura Laureano (left) and Hannah Beatt (right) -- met Shrek star Sutton Foster outside the Broadway Theatre, where they will join her in the roles of "Teen Fiona" and "Young Fiona" respectively for the show's September 19 performance.
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