Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton. The show began previews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 and opened last night, March 10.

BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below!

In Hit The Wall, it's the early hours of June 28, 1969 when a routine police raid on The Stonewall Inn, a popular underground gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparks a full-scale riot. Violent protests and street demonstrations continued for the next several days in what became known as The Stonewall Riots, thrusting a group of unlikely revolutionaries onto the frontlines of history and igniting one of the most influential social and political movements of the 20th Century. Hit The Wall focuses on that wild and enigmatic first night of the riots, placing the audience just on the periphery of the conflict. With an imaginative and theatrical blend of history and mythology, Hit The Wall shines a contemporary light on the legacy of Stonewall.

The Barrow Street Theatre is located in the heart of the Greenwich Village and mere steps away from the site of the riots. For over 40 years, millions have gathered annually in that iconic New York neighborhood on the last Sunday in June to honor The Stonewall Riots. In June 2011, thousands gathered at The Stonewall Inn, still in operation, to celebrate the passage of the right to Same-Sex Marriage in the State of New York under the Marriage Equality Act.

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Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
The New York Premiere of the Opening Night Performance of 'Hit The Wall' at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City 3/10/2013

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
'Hit The Wall'

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Eric Hoff & Ike Holter

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Proclamation honoring the Barrow Street Theatre at the New York Premiere of the Opening Night Performance of 'Hit The Wall' at the Barrow Street Theatre

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Tom Wirtshafter, Scott Morfee and Jean Doumanian

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Austin Pendleton, Michael Shannon, Tom Wirtshafter, Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Eric Hoff, Ike Holter, Tracy Lette, Mare Winningham, David Cromer and Josh Schmidt

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Austin Pendleton, Michael Shannon, Tom Wirtshafter, Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Eric Hoff, Ike Holter, Tracy Lette, Mare Winningham, David Cromer and Josh Schmidt

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Andrew Lippa

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Blythe Danner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Kate Arrington

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Michael Shannon & Kate Arrington

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Tracy Letts & Carrie Coon

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Tracy Letts & Carrie Coon

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Cromer

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Austin Pendleton

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Bloch & Andrew Lippa

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Blythe Danner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Blythe Danner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Cory Michael Smith

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Eric Hoff & Ike Holter

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Ike Holter

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Tracy Letts

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Jean Doumanian

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Cromer

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Cory Michael Smith

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Andrew Lippa

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Michael Shannon

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Michael Shannon

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Michael Shannon & Kate Arrington

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Kate Arrington

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Kate Arrington

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Michael Shannon & Kate Arrington

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Mare Winningham

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Mare Winningham

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Tracy Letts & Carrie Coon

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Tracy Letts & Carrie Coon

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Cromer

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Austin Pendleton attending the New York Premiere of the Opening Night Performance of 'Hit The Wall' at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City on 3/10/2013

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Bloch & Andrew Lippa

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Mixner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Mixner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Josh Schmidt

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Blythe Danner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Blythe Danner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Blythe Danner

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Danny Garvin

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Danny Garvin

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Bruce Cohen

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Larry Kramer

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Larry Kramer

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Martin Boyce

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Cory Michael Smith

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Cory Michael Smith

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Michael Shannon

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Michael Shannon & Kate Arrington

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Taylor Negron

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Schweitzer

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
David Schweitzer & Taylor Negron

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Abigail Breslin

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Abigail Breslin

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Abigail Breslin

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
Blythe Danner & Austin Pendleton

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
'Hit The Wall'

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!

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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.