Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!

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MCC Theater's production of Jeff Talbott's THE SUBMISSION opened last night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.  The production features Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, "Glee"), Will Rogers (When the Rain Stops Falling), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, HBO's "How to Make It in America"), and Rutina Wesley ("True Blood," The Vertical Hour). SUBMISSION is directed by Tony Award-Winner Walter Bobbie (School for Lies, Chicago). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below!

Shaleeha G'ntamobi's stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card sharp son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation's preeminent theater festival. Trouble is, Shaleeha G'ntamobi doesn't exist, except in the imagination of wannabe-playwright Danny Larsen (Jonathan Groff), who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume.

But a nom-de-guerre may prove more useful as the lies pile up, shaky alliances are forged, and everyone dear to Danny must decide whether or not to run for cover as the whole thing threatens to blow up in his lily white face. New York-based actor Jeff Talbott makes an auspicious play-writing debut with The Submission after taking home the first-ever Laurents/Hatcher Award for the play earlier this year.

The production features actors Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, "Glee"), Will Rogers (When the Rain Stops Falling), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, HBO's "How to Make It in America"), and Rutina Wesley ("True Blood," The Vertical Hour).

For more information on MCC Theater or THE SUBMISSION, visit www.mcctheater.org.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Theatre Marquee - 'The Submission'

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Theatre Marquee 

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jonathan Groff, Rutina Wesley & Will Rogers

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Eddie Kaye Thomas & Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Eddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jonathan Groff & Rutina Wesley

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Jonathan Groff, Rutina Wesley, Will RogersEddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Bernard Telsey, Blake West, Robert LuPone & William Cantler

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Playwright Jeff Talbott

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Director Walter Bobbie

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Tom Kirdahy & Terrence McNally

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Sharr White

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Sharr White

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Terrence Mann & Charlotte d'Amboise

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Marin Mazzie

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Jason Danieley

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
John Earl Jelks

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Thomas Higgins

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Gideon Glick

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Patrick Breen

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Hugh Dancy

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Hugh Dancy & Nina Arianda

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
John Behlman

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
John Behlman

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Rutina Wesley

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Rutina Wesley

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Eddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Eddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Will Rogers

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Will Rogers

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Jonathan Groff

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!
Jonathan Groff, Rutina Wesley, Will Rogers, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff Opens in THE SUBMISSION!

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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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