Photo Blast from the Past: Maureen McGovern & Rex Smith in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems.

Today, we're featuring Maureen McGovern and Rex Smith in the curtain call for the 1981 Broadway production of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE!

McGovern is known for her Drama Desk-nominated performance in Little Women, 3 Penny Opera, Nine and The Pirates of Penzance as well as off-Broadway's Brownstone. Her recording of "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure hit number one on the Billboard charts and won an Oscar. Smith first appeared on Broadway in the lead role of Danny Zuko in the original production of GREASE and later tackled the role of Frederic in the Joseph Papp version of PIRATES OF PENZANCE. He also appeared opposite Kevin Kline and Linda Rondstadt in the Universal Pictures film version of "Pirates."

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Blast from the Past: Maureen McGovern & Rex Smith in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Photo Blast from the Past: Maureen McGovern & Rex Smith in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Curtain Call for THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. Cast features: Maureen McGovern & Rex Smith, September 1981

Photo Blast from the Past: Maureen McGovern & Rex Smith in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

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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.