In celebration of the 50th off-Broadway performance of Becoming Dr. Ruth, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer hosted a special book signing session and talkback at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street) today, November 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek below! Be sure to check back for our full coverage!

Following today's 2PM performance (3:45 - 4:30PM) and prior to the 7PM performance (5:30 - 6:15PM), America's favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth, signed copies of her bestselling books Sex for Dummies and Musically Speaking. In addition, playwright Mark St. Germain joined Dr. Ruth to sign copies of the Becoming Dr. Ruth script, with a special appearance by star Debra Jo Rupp.

The day's festivities will continue with a talkback following tonight's performance. Audience members are invited to stay in their seats to hear Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Mark St. Germain and Debra Jo Rupp discuss the play, and ask their own questions.

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became "Dr. Ruth", America's most famous sex therapist.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Debra Jo Rupp and Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer with Playwright Mark St. Germain host a special 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' book signing on the first day of Hanukkah at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre on November 27, 2013 in New York City.

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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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