Photo Coverage: LoveMusik Opening Night Party

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Manhattan Theatre Club's LoveMusik, starring Michael Cerveris as Kurt Weill and Donna Murphy as Lotte Lenya, opened at the Biltmore Theatre on May 3rd.

Suggested by the letters of Weill and Lenya, LoveMusik features a book by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, Parade). Musical staging is provided by Patricia Birch (A Little Night Music), and direction by 21-time Tony Award-winner Harold Prince (The Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd). "LoveMusik follows the lives of the unlikeliest of lovers – the brilliant, intellectual German composer Kurt Weill (Cerveris) and the woman who became his muse and star, Lotte Lenya (Murphy). LoveMusik is an epic romance, set in Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood, spanning 25 years in the lives of this complicated couple," state press notes.

The production also features David Pittu (Bertolt Brecht) and John Scherer (George Davis), with Judith Blazer, Edwin Cahill, Herndon Lackey, Erik Liberman, Ann Morrison, Graham Rowat, Rachel Ulanet and Jessica WrightLoveMusik features the lyrics of Maxwell Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Howard Dietz, Roger Fernay, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Maurice Magre, Ogden Nash, Elmer Rice and Kurt Weill.

Visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.  Click here for photo coverage of LoveMusik's star-studded red carpet and curtain call.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

 


Judith Blazer


Judith Blazer


Judith Blazer


Judith Blazer


Erik Liberman


Erik Liberman


Erik Liberman


Graham Rowat


Graham Rowat


Rachel Ulanet


Rachel Ulanet


Jessica Wright


Jessica Wright and Edwin Cahill


Herndon Lackey


Ann Morrison


Ann Morrison


David Pittu


David Pittu


David Pittu


David Pittu


Alfred Uhry


Alfred Uhry


Alfred Uhry


Alfred Uhry


Harold Prince


Harold Prince


Harold Prince


Harold Prince


Harold Prince


Michael Cerveris


Michael Cerveris


Michael Cerveris


Michael Cerveris


Michael Cerveris


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy and Richie Ridge ("Broadway Beat")


Richie Ridge and Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy


Donna Murphy and Michael Cerveris


Donna Murphy and Michael Cerveris


Donna Murphy and Michael Cerveris

Click here for photo coverage of LoveMusik's star-studded red carpet and 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.