Photo Coverage: High Fidelity Opening Night Arrivals

December 8
1:31 PM 2006

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

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

John Lloyd Young

John Lloyd Young

Lari White

Lari White

Andy Karl


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

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Tom Kitt

Tom Kitt and wife

Phyllis Newman and Lauren Bacall

Phyllis Newman, Amanda Green and Lauren Bacall

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