Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Broadway production of Hedda Gabler, starring Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks and Peter Stormare. Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen with a new adaptation by Christopher Shinn, is directed by Ian Rickson at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

The cast also includes Lois Markle, Ana Reeder and Helen Carey.

Hedda Gabler officially opened on Sunday, January 25th, 2009. This is a limited engagement through March 29th, 2009.

Mary-Louise Parker stars as "Hedda Gabler" in this new interpretation of Henrik Ibsen's modern classic. A woman of dangerous independence restrained by a conventional marriage, Hedda Gabler indulges in a cruel game, amusing herself with the misfortune she inflicts on those around her. As Hedda struggles to balance her wild desires against her chosen life, she sets into motion a manic chain of events that bring her story to a chilling end.

Roundabout Theatre Company has produced a number of Henrik Ibsen's plays including Hedda Gabler (1994, Broadway), An Enemy of the People (1985), The Master Builder (1983), Hedda Gabler (1981), Little Eyolf (1979), John Gabriel Borkman (1976), Rosmersholm (1974) and The Master Builder (1971).

Roundabout Theatre Company is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres. The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences.

Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. American Express is the 2008-2009 season sponsor of the Roundabout Theatre Company.American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company.The Westin New York is the official hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company.

 

Hedda Gabler will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Roundabout Theatre Company's Hedda Gabler

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
The Cast of Hedda Gabler

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Ana Reeder, Paul Sparks, Michael Cerveris, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Carey, Lois Markle and Peter Stormare

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Paul Sparks, Michael Cerveris, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Carey, Lois Markle and Peter Stormare

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Paul Sparks, Michael Cerveris, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Carey, Lois Markle and Peter Stormare

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Carey

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris and Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Carey

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris and Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Paul Sparks, Michael Cerveris, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Carey, Lois Markle and Peter Stormare

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Ana Reeder, Paul Sparks, Michael Cerveris, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Carey, Lois Markle and Peter Stormare

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris and Mary-Louise Parker

Photo Coverage: HEDDA GABLER Opening Night Curtain Call
Michael Cerveris and Mary-Louise Parker

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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.