10 Photos & Videos From The Week on Broadway That Gave Us All Kinds of Life

Last updated June 27th, 2014 by Josh Ferri
 10 Photos & Videos From The Week on Broadway That Gave Us …

Here they are 10 photos and videos that almost make you forget that it’s hot and it’s summer but you’re clearly inside not enjoying the day.

10. Shia Makes Cabaret Less Beautiful

Cabaret- Shia
Photo by mrknowlesitall Instagram

Okay, this is just too ridiculous: troubled film star Shia LaBeouf was apparently dragged out of Studio 54 after disrupting the June 26 performance of Cabaret—handcuffs and muzzle allegedly followed. Maybe it was all an allergic reaction to pineapples?

9. Things Get Awkward on Hulu Thanks to Wes Taylor

Season Two of the clever, romantic and very addictive series It Could Be Worse premieres on Hulu on July 17. Expect a gaggle of familiar Broadway faces.

8. The OBC of A Chorus Line Brings Us to Tears

OBC Chorus Line
Photo by Bruce Glikas for Broadway.com

When Donna McKechnie, Sammy Williams, Baayork Lee and the other original cast members of A Chorus Line stepped out—top hats in hand—to dance “One” at the Public Theater Gala, it was unbelievable. But when they started that final kickline, it was all tears and chills.

7. James Franco Provides the Meat in a Drag Queen Sandwich

James Franco Bares

Of Mice and Men headliner James Franco got in the spirit at this year’s Broadway Bares with a little help from Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio and Matilda Olivier winner Lesli Margherita. Uncensored photo here.

6. The Last Ship Is Filled to the Brim with Passion & Booze

Based on the b-roll for the Broadway-bound musical The Last Ship, we can expect lots of passion, some great Michael Esper moments and plenty of pints to go around.

5. On The Town Ships Class Back to NYC

OTT- Jay
Photo by @Jay_A_Johnson Instagram

Wouldn’t it be great to be transported back to a New York before rappers pushed CDs into your hands on the streets and the Naked Cowboy(s) split Times Square turf with Elmo? The new revival of On the Town is bringing old New York back for all of us in desperate need to remember why it’s a helluva town. And also, could they find cuter sailors? #MakeEveryWeekFleetWeek

4. And Our Minds Just Went Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Tick tick boom
Photo by @Lin_Manuel Twitter

Seeing original Tick, tick…BOOM! star Raul Esparza backstage with current Encores! star Lin-Manuel Miranda made us question: Is this real life? (But in a David After Dentist kind of way.)

3. Sierra Boggess Takes A Backseat to Bess

Photo by Bruce Glikas for Broadway.com

Lady Day star Audra McDonald took a visit to see her old Porgy and Bess pal Norm Lewis in The Phantom of the Opera, and it looks like poor Sierra Boggess was totally the third wheel. #GirlStoleHerSignaturePose

2. Effie Who?

Dreamgirls Original Broadway Cast
Photo by Martha Swope on NYPL.org

The archives of legendary Broadway photographer Martha Swope are online at the New York Public Library if you want to go down that rabbit hole, but we’ll save you the time. Here’s the photo. The original Dreamgirls giving us all kinds of life in that Act Two Vogue Sequence. Just one more Miss Jones.

1. Checkmate, Ryan Murphy

Side Show
Photo by Joan Marcus

Joan Marcus has outdone herself with this stunning photo of the freaks in the *fingers crossed* Broadway-bound revival of Side Show. We could just study this photo all day. Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Freak Show has some big shoes to fill now.