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Photo Coverage: IN THE SPOTLIGHT Series - THE MOTHERF**CKER WITH THE HAT

The world premiere on Broadway of THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis stars Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vázquez. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the show is playing a strictly limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York City) and officially opened on April 11, 2011.

Here are the first photos in a new BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride that takes a look at the stars in profile on opening night!

THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Public Theater Productions, LAByrinth Theater Company, Fabula Media Partners LLC, Jean Doumanian, Ruth Hendel, Carl Moellenberg, Jon B. Platt, Tulchin Bartner/Jamie deRoy.

THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT is a new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living and loving with his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them - except a hat.

The creative team includes scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Mimi O'Donnell, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and original music by Terence Blanchard.

Tickets on Monday through Thursday evenings and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees range in price from $66.50 to $121.50. Tickets on Friday and Saturday evenings range in price from $76.50 to $131.50. Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

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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.