Photo Coverage: 'Come Back, Little Sheba' Opening Night Bows & Party

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba officially opened on January 24 at Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Pressman. The Opening Night After Party was held at Planet Hollywood.

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


Come Back, Little Sheba officially opened Thursday, January 24, 2008 at MTC's Biltmore Theatre



CURTAIN CALL


l-r: Daniel Damon Joyce, Keith Randolph Smith and Joseph Adams


l-r: Daniel Damon Joyce, Keith Randolph Smith and Joseph Adams


l-r: Matthew J. Williamson, Brenda Wehle and Lyle Kanouse


l-r: Matthew J. Williamson, Brenda Wehle and Lyle Kanouse


Chad Hoeppner


Brian J. Smith and Chad Hoeppner


Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan


Kevin Anderson


Kevin Anderson


Kevin Anderson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson, Kevin Anderson and Zoe Kazan


S. Epatha Merkerson, Kevin Anderson and Zoe Kazan


l-r: Matthew J. Williamson, Brenda Wehle, Daniel Damon Joyce, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kevin Anderson, Zoe Kazan and Chad Hoeppner


l-r: Matthew J. Williamson, Brenda Wehle, Daniel Damon Joyce, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kevin Anderson, Zoe Kazan and Chad Hoeppner

AFTER PARTY



Director Michael Pressman


Michael Pressman


Brenda Wehle


Brenda Wehle


Joseph Adams


Keith Randolph Smith


Keith Randolph Smith and Joseph Adams


Lyle Kanouse


Matthew J. Williamson


Matthew J. Williamson


Chad Hoeppner


Daniel Damon Joyce


Daniel Damon Joyce


Daniel Damon Joyce and Chad Hoeppner


Brian J. Smith, Daniel Damon Joyce and Chad Hoeppner


Brian J. Smith


Paul Dano


Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan


Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan


Kevin Anderson


Kevin Anderson and Jean Inge (niece of playwright William Inge)


Kevin Anderson


Kevin Anderson


Kevin Anderson


Kevin Anderson and Richard Ridge of "Broadway Beat"


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston


S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston


S. Epatha Merkerson and Sam Waterston


Kevin Anderson and Zoe Kazan


Kevin Anderson and Zoe Kazan


Kevin Anderson and Zoe Kazan


Zoe Kazan, Kevin Anderson and S. Epatha Merkerson


Zoe Kazan, Kevin Anderson and S. Epatha Merkerson


Zoe Kazan, Kevin Anderson and S. Epatha Merkerson


The cast of Come Back, Little Sheba

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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.