Photo Coverage: AMERICAN BUFFALO Arrivals

American Buffalo opened Monday, November 17th at the Belasco Theatre, 111 West 44 Street. BroadwayWorld sent our cameras to capture the starry crowd as they joined the celebration of Opening Night.

David Mamet's classic American comedic drama American Buffalo, directed by two time Tony Award winner Robert Falls and starring Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo, and in their Broadway debuts,Cedric The Entertainer and Academy Award nominee Haley Joel Osment, follows three small-time crooks who wax philosophically about society while conspiring to steal a rare and valuable coin from a neighborhood collector. 

Volcanic and motor mouthed Teach (Leguizamo) schemes and spars with fatherly, street-smart junk shop owner Donny (Cedric The Entertainer) enlisting Bobby (Osment), a slow-witted and desperate young delinquent, to carry out their misbegotten robbery. A hilarious, banter-fueled heist comedy and a heartbreaking portrait of criminal desperation, American Buffalo's all-star cast is powered by David Mamet's stark, rapid-fire, uniquely American and unforgettable dialogue.

Robert Falls, artistic director of Chicago's Goodman Theater which received the Regional Theatre Tony Award under his helm in 1991, has had numerous Broadway successes.  He received a Tony award for the 50th anniversary production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, starring Brian Dennehy, and also directed Eugene O'Neill's Long Days Journey Into Night, starring Dennehy, Vanessa RedgravePhillip Seymour Hoffman, and Robert Sean Leonard, which received three Tony Awards.

American Buffalo is produced by Elliot MartinBen SprecherLouise Forlenza, Bryan Bantry/Michae  S. Rosenberg, Max Weitzenhoffer/Nica BurnsWendy Federman, The Bozeman Group LLC, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie ComleyJay Harris, William Franzblau, Oscar Joyner, Ken Wydro/Vy HigginsenRay Larsen and Nelle Nugent.  In association with Max Cooper and Norton Herrick.

American Buffalo will play the following schedule at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues): Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.  Tickets can be arranged through www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6262 / (888) 268-2020 (outside the NY Metro Area).  For more information, visitwww.AmericanBuffaloBroadway.com.

Photos By 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.