Photo Coverage: High Fidelity Opening Night Arrivals

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The new Broadway musical High Fidelity opened on December 7th at the Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.) after beginning previews on November 20th.

"A first-time collaboration between three talented young writers -- composer Tom Kitt, lyricist Amanda Green, and book-writer David Lindsay-Abaire, the Tony-nominated playwright -- High Fidelity is a new musical comedy based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby," state notes. The show "tells the story of Rob, a record store owner who knows almost everything there is to know about pop music, but almost nothing about how to hold on to a girl. Rob's love life, already a broken record of heartache, falls off the charts completely when he gets dumped by Laura….but that just sets him up for one of the top 5 romantic comebacks ever."

High Fidelity stars Will Chase (Lennon, Rent and Aida) as Rob and Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy) as Laura.  They are joined in the 14-member cast by Jay Klaitz as Barry and Christian Anderson as Dick (who play the colorful clerks in Rob's record store Championship Vinyl), Jeb Brown as Ian (Rob and Laura's New Age-intensive upstairs neighbor), as well as Rachel Stern, Emily Swallow, Kirsten Wyatt, Caren Lyn Manuel and Anne Warren (who portray the women from Rob's checkered romantic past). High Fidelity is choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Altar Boyz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me).

For more information about High Fidelity, visit the show's website at www.topfivebreakups.com.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


John Lloyd Young


John Lloyd Young


Lari White


Lari White


Andy Karl


Orfeh


Orfeh and Andy Karl


Orfeh and Andy Karl


Stephen Schwartz


Stephen Schwartz


Bebe Neuwirth


Terrence McNally


Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy


Victoria Tennant


Dan Zanes


Jeffrey Seller and boyfriend


Karen Ziemba


Karen Ziemba


Constantine Maroulis


Constantine Maroulis and Cynthia Kirshner


Kelli Sawyer and Lucy The Slut


Barbara Kopple


Jerry Mitchell


Jerry Mitchell


Ruthie Henshall


Ruthie Henshall


Gavin Lee


Gavin Lee


Dana Delany


Hope Davis


Alec Baldwin


James Naughton


James Naughton and Walter Bobbie


John Guare


Amanda Green and John Guare


Amanda Green


The creative team: David Lindsay-Abaire, Amanda Green, Nick Hornby and Tom Kitt


David Lindsay-Abaire and wife


Tom Kitt


Tom Kitt and wife


Phyllis Newman and Lauren Bacall


Phyllis Newman, Amanda Green and Lauren Bacall

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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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