Photo Coverage: 'Glory Days' Arrivals

Glory Days, a new musical by Nick Blaemire (Music and Lyrics) and James Gardiner (Book) opened Tuesday, May 6, 6:45PM at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street, NYC).  Previews began on Tuesday, April 22. 
 
Glory Days received its world premiere at DC's Signature Theatre (January 2008) in a sold-out, critically-lauded production, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Putting It Together), who recreates his staging for Broadway.  Glory Days marks Signature's first direct-to-Broadway transfer. 
 
The production features the acclaimed Signature cast: Steven Booth (Will), Andrew C. Call (Andy), Adam Halpin (Skip), and Jesse JP Johnson (Jack).  Glory Days marks the Broadway debuts for Booth, Halpin and Johnson.
 
Glory Days is the story of four best friends who reunite one year after high school graduation, only to find out how much they have grown apart.  As they attempt to understand each other's differences, they soon realize that nothing can compare to the Glory Days of high school when life was simpler. 

At 23, Nick Blaemire (Music and Lyrics) is making his Broadway debut this season both as a songwriter with Glory Days and as a performer in the ensemble of Cry-BabyJames Gardiner (Book), 24, is making his debut as a book writer with Glory Days
 
Led by director Eric Schaeffer, the creative team also includes James Kronzer (scenic design), Sasha Ludwig-Siegel (costume design), Mark Lanks (lighting design) and Peter Hylenski (sound design).  Vocal arrangements are by Nick Blaemire and Jesse Vargas.  Music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations are by Jesse Vargas.  
 
Glory Days is produced by John O'Boyle, Ricky Stevens, Richard E. Leopold and Lizzie Leopold, Max Productions, Alan Mingo, Jr. and Broadway Across America in association with Signature Theatre.
 
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.



Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of Glory Days at Circle in the Square Theatre


Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of Glory Days at Circle in the Square Theatre


Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of Glory Days at Circle in the Square Theatre


Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of Glory Days at Circle in the Square Theatre


Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner


Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner


Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner


Zac Brian, Kilberg Spitunilc, Ryan Wax Kinson, and Nick Blaemire


Rob Ashford


Rob Ashford


Ashley Brown


Ashley Brown


Ashley Brown


Ashley Brown


Ashley Brown and Brad Haak


Ashley Brown and Brad Haak


Kathie Lee Gifford


Kathie Lee Gifford


Kathie Lee Gifford


Kathie Lee Gifford


Eric Schaeffer and Kathie Lee Gifford


Eric Schaeffer and Kathie Lee Gifford


Nick Blaemire, Eric Schaeffer, Kathie Lee Gifford, and James Gardiner


Nick Blaemire, Eric Schaeffer, Kathie Lee Gifford, and James Gardiner


Gavin Lee


Gavin Lee and Emily Harvey


Gavin Lee and Emily Harvey


Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee


Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee


Rebecca Luker


Rebecca Luker


Rebecca Luker


Rebecca Luker and George Dvorsky


Eric Schaeffer


Eric Schaeffer


Nick Blaemire, Eric Schaeffer, and James Gardiner


Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of Glory Days at Circle in the Square Theatre

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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.