Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX

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Scott Organ's dark romantic comedy Phoenix, directed by Jennifer DeLia and starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Julia Stiles and James Wirt plays a limited engagement through Saturday, August 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party, at The Leonora in New York City, below!

Stiles, known for 10 Things I Hate About You, the Bourne series with Matt Damon, and David Mamet's Oleanna on Broadway, will be joined by Wirt, who also stars in DeLia's directorial debut feature film Billy Bates, due out in theaters in November. Stiles and Wirt will co-star with Lily Rabe, Michael Pitt,Billy Magnussen and Louisa Krause in Julie Pacino and Jennifer DeLia's upcoming film The First. A film adaptation of Phoenix, under the direction of Amy Redford is currently development.

When Bruce (James Wirt) and Sue (Julia Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her inPhoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss.Phoenix is a one-act dark romantic comedy.

PHOENIX premiered at the 34th Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actor's Theatre of Louisville on March 5, 2010, and received its Off-Broadway premiere produced by The Barrow GroupTheatre Company on April 10, 2010.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
Director Jennifer DeLia, James Wirt and Julia Stiles

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
James Wirt and Julia Stiles

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
James Wirt and Julia Stiles

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
James Wirt and Julia Stiles

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
James Wirt and Julia Stiles

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
Julia Stiles, Nicholas Jabbour, Jennifer DeLia, Julie Pacino, RIan Patrick Durham and James Wirt

Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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Photo Coverage: Julia Stiles and James Wirt Celebrate Opening Night of PHOENIX
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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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