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Previews for Born Yesterday began March 31, at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Directed by Doug Hughes, this revival of Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics opened last night, Easter Sunday, April 24 and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the opening night curtain call!

Emmy Award nominee Jim Belushi ("According to Jim," "The Defenders"), Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (Best Featured Actor for The Invention of Love), and Outer Critics' Circle nominee Nina Arianda ("A breakout performance-one of the highlights of the year" Charles Isherwood, The New York Times for Venus in Fur) head the cast in Born Yesterday. Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs this timeless and timely story of a not-so-honest businessman and a not-so-dumb blonde out to "capitalize" on everything Washington has to offer.

Rounding out the cast of Born Yesterday are Frank Wood (Tony winner for Sideman), Terry Beaver (Tony nominee for The Last Night of Ballyhoo), Patricia Hodges (A Man for All Seasons), Michael McGrath (Tony nominee for Spamalot), Fred Arsenault, Bill Christ, Jennifer Regan, Liv Rooth, Danny Rutigliano, Andrew Weems, and Robert Emmet Lunney.

Born Yesterday had its New York premiere on February 4, 1946 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, starring Paul Douglas, Judy Holliday, and Gary Merrill, and produced by Max Gordon. It became an instant hit, ran for 1,642 performances (moving to the Henry Miller's Theatre), and remains the seventh longest running play in Broadway history. The play was adapted to the screen in 1950 with Judy Holliday winning an Academy Award for repeating her stage triumph, this time alongside Broderick Crawford and William Holden with George Cukor directing. Born Yesterday was revived on Broadway in 1989, starring Ed Asner and Madeline Kahn, and ran for five months, following a national tour.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

 

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Theatre Marquee for the the Broadway Opening Night Performance for 'Born Yesterday' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Atmosphere at the Broadway Opening Night Performance for 'Born Yesterday' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'Born Yesterday' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Fred Arsenault, Liv Rooth & Bill Christ

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Fred Arsenault, Liv Rooth, Bill Christ & Danny Rutigliano

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jennifer Regan

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McGrath

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McGrath

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Patricia Hodges

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Patricia Hodges

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Frank Wood & Terry Beaver

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Frank Wood & Terry Beaver

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Frank Wood & Terry Beaver

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Frank Wood, Robert Sean Leonard, James Belushi, Nina Arianda & Terry Beaver

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard & Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Frank Wood & Robert Sean Leonard & Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Frank Wood & Robert Sean Leonard & Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard & Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Robert Sean Leonard & Jim Belushi

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call
Jim Belushi & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: BORN YESTERDAY Opening Night Curtain Call

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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.