Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY

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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long present the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, which just opened last night at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The cast features Kathryn Erbe ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent"), Roxanna Hope (Frost/Nixon) and Arliss Howard (Moneyball, Natural Born Killers). Ode to Joy is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 30. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!

Ode to Joy tells the story of love, heartbreak, addiction, and illness through the eyes of Adele, an audacious painter and her destructive relations with Mala and Bill, her two lovers.

The set design for Ode to Joy is by Andrew Boyce; costume design is by Catherine Zuber; lighting design is by Paul Whitaker; sound design is byDaniel Kluger. The production manager is Eugenia Furneaux; the production stage manager isMichael Denis.

Photo CRedit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Craig Lucas

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Frankie Krainz and Craig Lucas

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Frankie Krainz and Craig Lucas

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY

Frankie Krainz

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Florencia Lozano

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Florencia Lozano

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Florencia Lozano

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Florencia Lozano

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Florencia Lozano and guest

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Mare Winningham

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Mare Winningham

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Christopher Abbott and Aya Cash

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Christopher Abbott

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Christopher Abbott

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Christopher Abbott and Aya Cash

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Aya Cash

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Christopher Abbott

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Aya Cash

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Jay O. Sanders

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Maryann Plunkett

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Jay O. Sanders and wife Maryann Plunkett

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Jay O. Sanders

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Amy Irving

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Amy Irving and husband Kenneth Bowser

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Amy Irving and husband Kenneth Bowser

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Will Pullen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Will Pullen and guest

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Will Pullen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Jose Rivera

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Will Rogers

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Maren Bush and Will Rogers

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Will Rogers

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Maren Bush

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Pam Shaw and Victor Syrmis

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Chris Stackl

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Chris Stackl a

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Danielle Slavick

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Brian Miskell

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
CURTAIN CALL ...

Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard and Kathryn Erbe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Stage & set

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard, Kathryn Erbe and Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Debra Winger

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Debra Winger and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Debra Winger and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Debra Winger and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Kathryn Erbe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Kathryn Erbe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Kathryn Erbe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Kathryn Erbe and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Roxanna Hope

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Craig Lucas and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Roxanna Hope, Kathryn Erbe and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Roxanna Hope, Kathryn Erbe and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Roxanna Hope, Craig Lucas, Kathryn Erbe and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Debra Winger and Kathryn Erbe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Debra Winger and Kathryn Erbe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Debra Winger and Kathryn Erbe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Gideon Babe Ruth Howard, Debra Winger and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Noah Hutton, Gideon Babe Ruth Howard, Debra Winger and Arliss Howard

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's ODE TO JOY
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production of Craig Lucas's 'Ode to Joy' at the Cherry Lane Theatre

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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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