Photo Coverage: 'IMPRESSIONISM' Opening Night Party

Tony Award winners Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons have returned to Broadway to star together in the world premiere of Impressionism, a new American play by Michael Jacobs opening at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre on Tuesday March 24, 2009. The production, directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien, began preview performances on February 28. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there for the starry opening night party at Sardi's!

IMPRESSIONISM stars Tony Award winners Jeremy Ironsand Joan Allen and is directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O'Brien. The cast features Marsha Mason, André De Shields, Michael T. Weiss, Aaron Lazar, Margarita Levieva and Hadley Delany.

IMPRESSIONISM's creative team is Scott Pask (scenic design),Catherine Zuber (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Elaine McCarthy (projection design) and Leon Rothenberg (sound design). Original music is by Bob James.

The production will mark Ms. Allen's first return to Broadway since The Heidi Chronicles in 1989, and Mr. Irons' first time on Broadway since The Real Thing in 1984.

IMPRESSIONISM is produced by Ostar Productions, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Chase Mishkin, Jamie DeRoy, Thomas Murphy, Broadway Across America, Michael Filerman,Eric Falkenstein, Morris Berchard, Matt Murphy/Suisman-Gasparian Philip Geier/Donald R. Keough, Jennifer Manocherian/Wendy Federman, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara Freitag/Ergo Entertainment, Max OnStage/Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan.

IMPRESSIONISM is the story of a world traveling photojournalist and a New York gallery owner who discover each other and also that there might be an art to repairing broken lives.

For more information, visit www.impressionismtheplay.com

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: 'IMPRESSIONISM' Opening Night Party
IMPRESSIONISM Opening Party at Sardi's Restaurant

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Bob Balaban

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Bob Balaban

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Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway

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Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway

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Rocco DiSpirito

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Rocco DiSpirito

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Rocco DiSpirito

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Rocco DiSpirito

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Hadley Delany

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Hadley Delany

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Andre De Shields

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Andre De Shields

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Andre De Shields

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Elizabeth Olsen

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Elizabeth Olsen

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Elizabeth Olsen

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Elizabeth Olsen

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Aaron Lazar

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Aaron Lazar

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Margarita Levieva

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Aaron Lazar and Margarita Levieva

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Aaron Lazar and Margarita Levieva

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Margarita Levieva

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Margarita Levieva

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Margarita Levieva

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Margarita Levieva

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Michael T. Weiss

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Michael T. Weiss

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Michael T. Weiss

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Michael T. Weiss

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Michael T. Weiss

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Marsha Mason

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Marsha Mason

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Marsha Mason

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Jack O'Brien

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Jack O'Brien

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Jeremy Irons

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Jeremy Irons

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Joan Allen

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Joan Allen

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Joan Allen

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Joan Allen

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Joan Allen

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Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons

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Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons

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Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons

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Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons

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Jeremy Irons

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Jeremy Irons

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Jeremy Irons

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Jeremy Irons

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Jeremy Irons

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Joan Allen

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Joan Allen

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Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons

 

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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.