Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!

MCC Theater is currently presenting a special reading of Neil LaBute's The Heart of The Matter for four performances only that began on June 13 and closes tomorrow, June 16.  The reading stars Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, MCC's The Submission), Tammy Blanchard (Gypsy, How to Succeed…), and Michael Chernus (In The Wake, The Aliens) alongside Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage," "The Borgias"), Cheyenne Jackson ("30 Rock," Xanadu) and Krysten Ritter ("Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," "Breaking Bad"). All performances are being held at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and are directed by Carolyn Cantor (Regrets at Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC's production of LaBute's In a Dark Dark House). Proceeds will support MCC Theater's Playwrights' Coalition program, free PlayLab reading series and literary development activities.

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebratory party and brings you photo coverage below!

When acclaimed playwright-provocateur Neil LaBute turns his acid wit to affairs of the heart, one thing is certain…there will be blood! Passion, emotion, sexual negotiation, and infidelity all converge in this collection of recent one-act plays, each featuring a pair of lovers in crisis. A four-performance benefit event in the vein of LaBute's Filthy Talk for Troubled Times staged at MCC in 2010, The Heart of the Matter is an attempt to comprehend the true nature of love (or at least the fallout it can leave behind).

Tickets are now on-sale for this event, priced between $39 and $99, and may be purchased by visiting www.mcctheater.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. 

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Krysten Ritter

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Brian Geraghty

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Tammy Blanchard

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Eddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Molly Ranson

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Melissa Leo

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Michael Chernus

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Mary Beth Peil

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Michael Chernus

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Brian Geraghty

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Eddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Krysten Ritter

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Krysten Ritter

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Brian Geraghty

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Brian Geraghty & Krysten Ritter

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Michael Chernus & Tammy Blanchard

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Molly Ranson

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Melissa Leo

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!
Tammy Blanchard

Photo Coverage: MCC's THE HEART OF THE MATTER Reading Celebrates Opening - Krysten Ritter & More!

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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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