FREEZE FRAME: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Meets the Press

Today, Playwrights Horizons' began rehearsals today for the world premiere production of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Gian Gionfriddo, directed by Peter DuBois. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you a photo preview below! Stay tuned for more coverage coming soon.

Ms. Gionfriddo and Mr. DuBois are reuniting for the first time since their hit production Becky Shaw.

Cast members include five-time Emmy Award nominee and "Private Practice" and "Judging Amy" star Amy Brenneman (Catherine), Beth Dixon (Alice), Virginia Kull (Avery), Kellie Overbey (Gwen) and Lee Tergesen (Don).

After grad school, Catherine (Ms. Brenneman) and Gwen (Ms. Overbey) chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs – the prize being Gwen's husband (Mr. Tergesen). Gina Gionfriddo's comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals. Previews begin Friday, May 18 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, June 12 with a limited engagement through Sunday, June 24.

for more information, visit www.PlaywrightsHorizons.org.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

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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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