Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call

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Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer), by arrangement with Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder and Executive Producer, Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director, Elliot Fox, Managing Director),presents Horton Foote's critically acclaimed new play, DIVIDING THE ESTATE, directed by Michael Wilson at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street).  The production began preview performances on Thursday, October 23th. It celebrated its official Openign Nigh on Thursday, November 20th, BroadwayWorld.com sent our cameras in to bring you all the festive opening night action!

DIVIDING THE ESTATE, a human comedy about a family that must confront its past as it prepares for its future, opened to critical acclaim last fall at Primary Stages.  The production featured a cast of 13 headed by Elizabeth AshleyArthur FrenchHallie FootePenny Fuller and Gerald McRaney, withDevon AbnerPat BowieJames DeMarseVirginia KullMaggie LaceyNicole LowranceJenny Dare Paulin and Keiana Richard, all of whom will reprise their performances this fall.

DIVIDING THE ESTATE features sets by Jeff Cowie, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting by Rui Rita and original music and sound by John Gromada, the play's original design team.

Playwright Horton Foote returns to Lincoln Center Theaterwhere his play The Carpetbagger's Children was presented at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.   His many plays include The Day Emily Married, The Roads to Home, The Young Man From Atlanta, The Trip to Bountiful, Lily Dale, The Widow Claire and Laura Dennis.  His honors include the Pulitzer Prize for The Young Man From Atlanta and two Academy Awards for his screenplays for To Kill A Mockingbird and Tender Mercies.

Director Michael Wilson staged Horton Foote's The Carpetbagger's Children at Lincoln Center Theater as well as the playwright's The Day Emily Married at Primary Stages.  His other recent New York stage credits include Old Acquaintance for the Roundabout Theatre, Chris Shinn's What Didn't Happen, Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets and Jane Anderson's Defying Gravity.  He has been the Artistic Director of the Hartford Stage for the past 10 years.

DIVIDING THE ESTATE will be performed Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3 pm.  (There is no Saturday matinee on Oct. 25.)  Tickets will be available beginning Monday, September 22, at the Booth Theater box office, by calling Tele-Charge at (212) 239-6200 or on-line by visiting www.lct.org.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
DIVIDING THE ESTATE at the Booth

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
DIVIDING THE ESTATE at the Booth

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
DIVIDING THE ESTATE at the Booth

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
DIVIDING THE ESTATE at the Booth

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Penny Fuller, Keiana Richard, Arthur French, Elizabeth Ashley, Virgina Kull and Gerald McRaney

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Virgina Kull, Arthur French, Penny Fuller, Gerald McRaney, Elizabeth Ashley, Hallie Foote and Devon Abner

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Virgina Kull, Arthur French, Penny Fuller, Gerald McRaney, Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney and Elizabeth Ashley

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Elizabeth Ashley

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Elizabeth Ashley

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Penny Fuller, Horton Foote and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Penny Fuller, Horton Foote and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Penny Fuller, Horton Foote and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Penny Fuller, Horton Foote and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
Gerald McRaney, Horton Foote and Hallie Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
The cast cheers on Horton Foote

Photo Coverage: DIVIDING THE ESTATE Curtain Call
DIVIDING THE ESTATE Opens on Broadway

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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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