Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop

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Actress Elaine Bromka was presented with the refurbished "horse head" worn by her husband Peter Phillips in the Original 1974 Broadway production of Peter Shaffer's EQUUS. The restored headpiece -carefully executed by the current EQUUS Prop Supervisor Mike Smanko - was presented by the actors who portray the horses in the new hit production of the play at the Broadhurst Theatre before the matinee performance on Wednesday,November 12th, 2008

Under the direction of Thea SharrockEQUUS began previews September 5 and opened officially on September 25 for a limited 22-week engagement through February 8, 2009 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).   

Daniel  Radcliffe has played the title role in all five of the  "Harry Potter" films to date, and will star again in the sixth, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," due out July 2009.  Other films include "December Boys" and "Tailor of Panama."  He recently appeared on television in the PBS-TV Masterpiece's "My Boy Jack," and he made a cameo appearance on stage in the West End in "The Play What I Wrote." 

EQUUS is Mr. Shaffer's play about a boy with a secret and the surprising things that happen when a beautiful young girl brings that secret to light.  After the mild-mannered stable boy Alan Strang (played by Daniel Radcliffe) has committed a serious crime, the court-appointed psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Richard Griffiths) is charged with revealing the mysteries behind the boy's behavior while confronting his own self-doubt in his marriage, his profession and his life.

The cast of EQUUS also features Kate MulgrewAnna CampCarolyn McCormick,Lorenzo PisoniT. Ryder SmithGraeme MalcolmSandra ShipleyCollin BajaTyrone JacksonSpencer LiffAdesola Osakalumi, and Marc Spaulding

For more information about EQUUS, visit www.EquusOnBroadway.com.

Photos By Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
The Original production 'Horse Head'

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
EQUUS

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
EQUUS Prop Supervisor Mike Smanko

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Mike Smanko

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Mike Smanko and Collin Baja

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Mike Smanko and Collin Baja

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni and Mike Smanko

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni and Mike Smanko

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe tries on the original

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Elaine Bromka, Daniel Radcliffe, Adesola Osakalumi, Kevin Boseman, Marc Spaulding and Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Elaine Bromka, Daniel Radcliffe, Adesola Osakalumi, Kevin Boseman, Marc Spaulding and Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Elaine Bromka and Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Elaine Bromka and Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Daniel Radcliffe

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Elaine Bromka, Daniel Radcliffe, Adesola Osakalumi, Kevin Boseman, Marc Spaulding and Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Elaine Bromka, Daniel Radcliffe, Adesola Osakalumi, Kevin Boseman, Marc Spaulding and Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Mike Smanko, Elaine Bromka, Collin Baja, Adesola Osakalumi, Daniel Radcliffe, Lorenzo Pisoni, Kevin Boseman and Marc Spaulding

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Mike Smanko, Elaine Bromka, Collin Baja, Adesola Osakalumi, Daniel Radcliffe, Lorenzo Pisoni, Kevin Boseman and Marc Spaulding

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni with The current production 'Horse Head'

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Lorenzo Pisoni

Photo Coverage: EQUUS Unveils Original 'Horse Head' Prop
Mike Smanko, Elaine Bromka, Collin Baja, Adesola Osakalumi, Daniel Radcliffe, Lorenzo Pisoni, Kevin Boseman and Marc Spaulding

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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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