Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!

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Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of CLOSE UP SPACE, the new play by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Leigh Silverman opened last night, Monday, December 19 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I. CLOSE UP SPACE features Obie Award winner Michael Chernus (The Aliens, In The Wake), Jessica DiGiovanni (Off-Broadway debut), Colby Minifie (The Pillowman, Landscape of the Body), Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Rosie Perez (Fearless, The Ritz) and Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier," Curtains). BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and brings you photo coverage below!

Tony Award and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce brings his signature wit back to the MTC stage as Paul Barrow, an obsessive book editor on a major deadline. With an assistant (Chernus) who's been camping in the office, a famous author (Perez) threatening to bail on him and an intern (DiGiovanni) who is no help at all, Paul's just about had it! But when his fiery daughter (Minifie) shows up and lambasts him in Russian, Paul faces a glaring personal error that can't be corrected with red ink. Leigh Silverman (Well, From Up Here, Chinglish) returns to MTC to direct this funny and poignant new play about how hard it can be to communicate... in any language.

The creative team for CLOSE UP SPACE includes: Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Emily Rebholz (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design), and Paul Huntley (hair design).

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Tickets for CLOSE UP SPACE are available via the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org. Tickets for CLOSE UP SPACE are $80.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd. 

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Playwright Molly Smith Metzler

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Director Leigh Silverman

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Playwright Molly Smith Metzler & Director Leigh Silverman

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
David Hyde Pierce & Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Playwright Molly Smith Metzler & Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Director Leigh Silverman

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Michael Chernus, Playwright Molly Smith Metzler

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Michael Chernus, Playwright Molly Smith Metzler & Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Colby Minifie & Jessica Digiovan

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Michael Chernus

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Colby Minifie

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Jessica DiGiovanni

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Michael Chernus, Colby Minifie & Jessica DiGiovanni

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
David Hyde Pierce & Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Michael Chernus, Colby Minifie, Jessica DiGiovanni, David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!
Leigh Silverman, Michael Chernus, Colby Minifie, Jessica DiGiovanni, David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez, Molly Smith Metzler

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce, Rosie Perez & More Open MTC's CLOSE UP SPACE!

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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.