Photo Coverage: 'Come Back, Little Sheba' Opening Night Arrivals

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Dozens of stars from stage and screen attended the official opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba on January 24 at Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Pressman ("Law & Order," To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday).

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner and Tony Award nominee S. Epatha Merkerson and Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee Kevin Anderson head the cast of this new production which also includes Joseph Adams, Chad Hoeppner , Daniel Damon Joyce, Lyle Kanouse, Zoe Kazan, Brian J. Smith, Keith Randolph Smith, Brenda Wehle and Matthew J. Williamson.

"Lola (Merkerson) is a faded beauty queen trapped in a lonely marriage to Doc (Anderson), a recovering alcoholic on the brink of relapse. When a pretty young woman becomes a boarder in their cluttered Midwest home, their lives are unsettled as unspoken passions rise to the surface. As the emptiness of their marriage is laid bare, can they find their way back to each other or will they be undone? This new look at William Inge's great American story is an absorbing tale of lost hopes and unfulfilled promise, told with unflinching honesty and heartbreaking power," explain press notes.

Tickets to Come Back, Little Sheba are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com, and at the Biltmore Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). For group ticket information, call (800) 432-7780.  Tickets range in price from $46.50-91.50.  Student rush tickets are available the day of the performance at the Biltmore Theatre box office for $26.50.

Show times are Tuesday – Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. For information on how to subscribe please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.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.


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