CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!

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2012 is coming to a close, and from EVITA to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and THE HEIRESS to ELF, it's been a huge year on the Great White Way. BroadwayWorld has been there for it all, covering this year's openings, closings, celebrations, and more!

BroadwayWorld Senior Photographer Walter McBride has picked his favorite onstage photos from the year and you can check out his full collection below! CLICK HERE to check out Part 2.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Clarke Thorell, Anthony Warlow, Lilla Crawford, Katie Finneran, Merwin Foard, Brynn O'Malley & Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre in New York City on 11/08/2012

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Mark Nelson, Ari Brand & Jenny Bacon during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'My Name Is Asher Lev' at The Westside Theatre in New York City. November 28, 2012.

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Opening Night Curtain Call as Tracie Bennett debuts on Broadway as Judy Garland in 'End of the Rainbow' with Tom Pelphrey & Michael Cumpsty at the Belasco Theatre in New York City on 4/2/2012

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Opening Night Curtain Call as Tracie Bennett debuts on Broadway as Judy Garland in 'End of the Rainbow' at the Belasco Theatre in New York City on 4/2/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Opening Night Curtain Call as Tracie Bennett debuts on Broadway as Judy Garland in 'End of the Rainbow' at the Belasco Theatre in New York City on 4/2/2012

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(L-R) Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik.during the Curtain Call for 'Billy Elliot' Final Performance on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre in New York City. 1/8/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Emily Skinner with the ensemble cast.during the Curtain Call for 'Billy Elliot' Final Performance on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre in New York City. 1/8/2012

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Current Billy's in red (L-R) Joseph Harrington, Peter Mazurowski, Julian Elia and Tade Biesinger with past Billy's .during the Curtain Call for 'Billy Elliot' Final Performance on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre in New York City. 1/8/2012

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Joseph Harrington with the ensemble cast.during the Curtain Call for 'Billy Elliot' Final Performance on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre in New York City. 1/8/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
(L-R) Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez and Trent Kowalik with the ensemble cast.during the Curtain Call for 'Billy Elliot' Final Performance on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre in New York City. 1/8/2012

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Ensemble Cast with Andy Blankenbueher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Amanda Green, Jeff Whitty, & Alex Lacamoire during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Bring it On The Musical' at the St. James Theatre in New York City on 8/1/2012

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Lee Osorio, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Woody Harrelson, Nick Wyman, Shamika Cotton, Brandon Coffey, David Coomber, Shannon Garland, Tyler Jacob Rollinson & Frankie Hyman during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Bullet For Adolf' at the New World Stages in New York City on 8/8/2012.

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Jessica Chastain during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Heiress' at The Walter Kerr Theatre on 11/01/2012 in New York.

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David Strathairn, Jessica Chastain, Dee Nelson, Caitlin O'Connell and Dan Steven during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Heiress' at The Walter Kerr Theatre on 11/01/2012 in New York.

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David Strathairn during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Heiress' at The Walter Kerr Theatre on 11/01/2012 in New York.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Jessica Chastain during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Heiress' at The Walter Kerr Theatre on 11/01/2012 in New York.

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David Strathairn, Jessica Chastain, Dee Nelson, Caitlin O'Connell and Dan Steven with the Ensemble cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Heiress' at The Walter Kerr Theatre on 11/01/2012 in New York.

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Molly Ranson.during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the MCC Theater's Production of 'CARRIE' at The Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 1, 2012 in New York City.

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Marin Mazzie & Molly Ranson during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the MCC Theater's Production of 'CARRIE' at The Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 1, 2012 in New York City.

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Rob McClure during the Curtain Call and check presentation to The Lil' Bravest Charity at 'Chaplin' at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City on 11/09/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Rob McClure during the Curtain Call and check presentation to The Lil' Bravest Charity Inc. at 'Chaplin' at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City on 11/09/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Christiane Noll, Wayne Alan Wilcox, Rob McClure, Erin Mackey, Jenn Colella & Company during the Curtain Call and check presentation to The Lil' Bravest Charity Inc. at 'Chaplin' at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City on 11/09/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Anthony LaPaglia & Kathryn Erbe during the Curtain Call for the Opening Celebration of 'Checkers' at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City on 11/11/2012

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Joel Marsh Garland, Kelly Coffield Park, Robert Stanton, Lewis J. Stadlen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kathryn Erbe, Kevin O'Rourke, John Ottavino & Mark Shanahan during the Curtain Call for the Opening Celebration of 'Checkers' at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City on 11/11/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Billy Ray Cyrus making his Broadway Debut Curtain Call in 'Chicago' at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City on 11/05/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Dan Lauria & Johnny Rabe during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'A Christmas Story - The Musical' at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York City on 11/19/2012.

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John Bolton, Dan Lauria, Johnny Rabe, Erin Dilly, Zac Ballard & Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'A Christmas Story - The Musical' at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York City on 11/19/2012.

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John Bolton, Dan Lauria, Johnny Rabe, Erin Dilly, Zac Ballard & Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'A Christmas Story - The Musical' at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York City on 11/19/2012.

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Josh Hamilton, Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz, Jayne Houdyshell & Judy Greer during Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Dead Accounts' at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. November 29, 2012.

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Katie Holmes during Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Dead Accounts' at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. November 29, 2012.

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Judy Greer, Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz, Jayne Houdyshell & Josh Hamilton during Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Dead Accounts' at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. November 29, 2012.

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Josh Hamilton, Katie Holmes & Norbert Leo Butz during Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Dead Accounts' at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. November 29, 2012.

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Jennifer Tilly during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Production of 'Don't Dress For Dinner' at the American Airlines Theater on 4/26/2012 in New York City.

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Patricia Kalember, Adam James, Jennifer Tilly, Ben Daniels, Spencer Kayden & David Aron Damane.during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Production of 'Don't Dress For Dinner' at the American Airlines Theater on 4/26/2012 in New York City.

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Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera, Jim Norton, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Andy Karl, Robert Creighton & Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' at Studio 54 in New York City on 11/13/2012

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Peter Benson, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera, Jim Norton, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Andy Karl, Robert Creighton & Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' at Studio 54 in New York City on 11/13/2012

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Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera & Company during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' at Studio 54 in New York City on 11/13/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!

Wayne Knight during the First Performance Curtain Call of the Broadway Holiday Hit Musical 'Elf' at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City on 11/09/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Leslie Kritzer during the First Performance Curtain Call of the Broadway Holiday Hit Musical 'Elf' at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City on 11/09/2012

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Wayne Knight, Leslie Kritzer & Jordan Gelber during the First Performance Curtain Call of the Broadway Holiday Hit Musical 'Elf' at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City on 11/09/2012

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Amber Riley during the Curtain Call for Encores! 'Cotton Club Parade' at City Center in New York City on 11/17/2012

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Joshua Henry, Amber Riley (GLEE) & Company during the Curtain Call for Encores! 'Cotton Club Parade' at City Center in New York City on 11/17/2012

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Ricky Martin.during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'EVITA' at the Marquis Theatre in New York City on 4/5/2012

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Michael Cerveris & Elena Roger & Ricky Martin with the Company.during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'EVITA' at the Marquis Theatre in New York City on 4/5/2012

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Rachel Potter, Michael Cerveris, Elena Roger, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Ricky Martin & Max von Essen with the Company.during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'EVITA' at the Marquis Theatre in New York City on 4/5/2012

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Brian Dennehy during the Curtain Call for the 10th Anniversary Production of 'The Exonerated' at the Culture Project in New York City on 9/19/2012.

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Chris Sarandon during the Curtain Call for the 10th Anniversary Production of 'The Exonerated' at the Culture Project in New York City on 9/19/2012.

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Bruce Kronenberg, Chris Sarandon, Amelia Campbell,Brian Dennehy, Delroy Lindo, Stockard Channing, JD Williams, April Yvette Thompson & Curtis McClarin during the Curtain Call for the 10th Anniversary Production of 'The Exonerated' at the Culture Project in New York City on 9/19/2012.

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Stockard Channing & Sunny Jacobs (Exoneree) during the Curtain Call for the 10th Anniversary Production of 'The Exonerated' at the Culture Project in New York City on 9/19/2012.

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Nicholas Rodriguez during the Curtain Call for the Arena Stage Production of 'My Fair Lady' at the Mead Center in Washington, D.C. on November 30, 2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Manna Nichols & Benedict Campbell during the Curtain Call for the Arena Stage Production of 'My Fair Lady' at the Mead Center in Washington, D.C. on November 30, 2012.

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Jacey Powers, Daniel Everidge, Julia Murney, Daniel Pearce and Celia Howard during the Off-Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Falling' at Minetta Lane Theatre on October 15, 2012 in New York City.

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Richard Fleeshman & Caissie Levy.during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'GHOST' a the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on 4/23/2012 in New York City.

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Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy & Bryce Pinkham with the Company.during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'GHOST' a the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on 4/23/2012 in New York City.

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Dave Stewart.during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'GHOST' a the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on 4/23/2012 in New York City.

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Stephanie J. Block & Company.during the Curtain Call as 'Anything Goes' Celebrates their 400th Performance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City on March 21, 2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Stephanie J. Block & Company.during the Curtain Call as 'Anything Goes' Celebrates their 400th Performance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City on March 21, 2012.

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Michael Shannon during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Grace' at the Cort Theatre in New York City on 10/4/2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Paul Rudd during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Grace' at the Cort Theatre in New York City on 10/4/2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, Paul Rudd and Ed Asner during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Grace' at the Cort Theatre in New York City on 10/4/2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Grace' at the Cort Theatre in New York City on 10/4/2012.

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Jake Gyllenhaal during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Production of 'If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet' at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City on 9/20/2012.

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Jake Gyllenhaal during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Production of 'If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet' at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City on 9/20/2012.

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Chilina Kennedy.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on March 22, 2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Josh Young.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on March 22, 2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Paul Nolan.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on March 22, 2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice with Paul Nolan.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on March 22, 2012.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice with Tom Hewitt, Marcus Nance, Mike Nadajewski, Josh Young, Paul Nolan, Director Des McAnuff, Chilina Kennedy, Bruce Dow & Company.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on March 22, 2012.

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!

CURTAIN UP: Most Memorable Moments of 2012 - Part One!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips.during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for the 'Leap Of Faith' at the St. James Theatre on 4/26/2012 in New York City.

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Jason Tam during the opening night performance curtain call for the Keen Company production of Marry Me A Little at the Clurman Theatre in New York City on10/2/2012.

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Lauren Molina and Jason Tam during the opening night performance curtain call for the Keen Company production of Marry Me A Little at the Clurman Theatre in New York City on10/2/2012.

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Carla Gugino.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of 'The Road To Mecca' at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. 1/17/2012

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Carla Gugino, RoseMary Harris and Jim Dale.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of 'The Road To Mecca' at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. 1/17/2012

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RoseMary Harris.during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of 'The Road To Mecca' at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City. 1/17/2012

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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