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Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call

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Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). ELF is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python's Spamalot).

ELF opened on Sunday, November 14th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). The production will play a limited engagement for the holiday season through Sunday, January 2nd. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture all of the opening night fun!

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF!

Photos by Walter McBride / WM Photos / Corbis

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
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Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
"Elf" Marquee

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
"Elf" Marquee

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Nancy Johnston

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Nancy Johnston

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Nancy Johnston

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Nancy Johnston

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus & Amy Spanger

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Nancy Johnston

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
George Wendt & Nancy Johnston

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
George Wendt & Nancy Johnston & Michael Mandell & Michael McCormick

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
"Elf" Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
"Elf" Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
"Elf" Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Mandell

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Matthew Gumley

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Matthew Gumley

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McCormick & Valerie Wright

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McCormick & Valerie Wright

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McCormick

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Valerie Wright

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Valerie Wright

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Mark Jacoby & Beth Leavel & Matthew Gumle

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Mark Jacoby & Beth Leavel & Matthew Gumle

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Mark Jacoby

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Beth Leavel

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
George Wendt

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
George Wendt

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Valerie Wright, Michael McCormick & Amy Spanger

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger & George Wendt

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Amy Spanger & George Wendt

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McCormick & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Sebastian Arcelus & Marl Jacoby & Beth Leavel

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McCormick & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Sebastian Arcelus & Marl Jacoby & Beth Leavel

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael McCormick & Amy Spanger & George Wendt & Sebastian Arcelus & Marl Jacoby & Beth Leavel

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call
"Elf" Marquee

Photo Coverage: ELF on Broadway 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.