Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway

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Yee Haw! Lucky Guy, a new musical comedy, written and directed by Willard Beckham, officially opened last night (May 19th) and plays a 12-week engagement through Sunday, July 24th at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th & Dyer Avenues). L. Glenn Poppleton produces. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the curtain call and brings you photo coverage below!

Lucky Guy stars Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace," My Trip Down the Pink Carpet), Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) (Chicago, "Ugly Betty"), Kyle Dean Massey (Next To Normal, Wicked), Jenn Colella (Urban Cowboy, High Fidelity), Jim Newman (Curtains, Steel Pier), Savannah Wise (Rock of Ages, Ragtime), and Callan Bergmann, Xavier Cano, Wes Hart and Joshua Woodie as The Buckaroos.

The Lucky Guy creative team includes Rob Bissinger (set design), Paul Miller (lighting design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Kurt Fischer (sound design), A.C. Ciulla (choreography), Todd Ellison (orchestrations and musical supervision) and Mark Hummel (dance arrangements).

Welcome to Nashville - a town full of colorful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck - and preferably all three. Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA.

The performance schedule for Lucky Guy is: Monday, Wednesday-Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2 & 8pm; Sunday at 2 & 7:30pm. Tickets are $44.00-$86.50 (Premium seating is available) and can be purchased through TeleCharge.com/212-239-6200 or at the theatre box office from 12-6pm.

Join Lucky Guy online at www.luckyguythemusical.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Theatre Marquee during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Merchandise during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Merchandise during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Merchandise during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Cast Board during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Jim Newman & Jenn Colella during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Jim Newman & Jenn Colella during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Jim Newman & Jenn Colella during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Savannah Wise & Kyle Dean Massey during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Savannah Wise & Kyle Dean Massey during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Savannah Wise during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Savannah Wise, Kyle Dean Massey, Leslie Jordan, Varla Jean Merman, Jim Newman & Jenn Colella with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman with Ensemble during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway
Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Lucky Guy' at the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.

Photo Coverage: LUCKY GUY Opens Off-Broadway

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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.