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Photo Coverage: LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!

LEAP OF FAITH opened on Broadway last night, April 26th, with four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza leading the company along with Jessica PhillipsKendra KassebaumKecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Krystal Joy Brown and Talon Ackerman. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's emotional (and wet!) curtain call!

The cast also features Hettie BarnhillKyle Brenn, Ta’Rea Campbell, Michelle DuffyLynorris EvansManoly FarrellDierdre FrielBob GaynorLucia GiannettaAngela GroveyLouis HobsonTiffany Janene HowardGrasan KingsberryFletcher McTaggartMaurice MurphyIan PagetTerita Redd, Eliseo Román, Bryce RynessAnn SandersC.E. SmithDanny StilesDennis StoweBetsy StruxnessRoberta Wall, and Virginia Ann Woodruff.

Broadway’s LEAP OF FAITH is based on the motion picture Leap of Faith, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone. Directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, LEAP OF FAITH features music by Alan Menken, a book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and music supervision by Michael Kosarin. The design features scenery by Robin Wagner, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Don Holder, sound by John Shivers, wigs & hair design by Paul Huntley, and make up by Angelina Avallone. The music features orchestrations by Michael Starobin and Joseph Joubert, vocal & incidental music arrangements by Michael Kosarin, dance music arrangements by Zane Mark, and music direction by Brent-Alan Huffman.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Kendra Kassebaum

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Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Jessica Phillips

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Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips & Company

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Company

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Company

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Company

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Leslie Odom Jr. Kecia Lewis-Evans, Raul Esparza, Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum & Talon Ackerman

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Leslie Odom Jr. Kecia Lewis-Evans, Raul Esparza, Jessica Phillips, Kendra Kassebaum & Talon Ackerman

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Kecia Lewis-Evans, Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Company

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!
Raul Esparza & Jessica Phillips

Photo Coverage:  LEAP OF FAITH - Opening Night Curtain Call!

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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.