Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION

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The cast of MCC Theater's Submission, starring Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, "Glee"), Will Rogers (When the Rain Stops Falling), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie, HBO's "How to Make It in America"), and Rutina Wesley ("True Blood," The Vertical Hour) met the press today, August 8. The production will be directed by Tony Award-Winner Walter Bobbie (School for Lies, Chicago). Performances begin at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 8, 2011 and continue through October 22, 2011. An official opening is set for September 26, 2011. Check out photos from the event below!

Shaleeha G'ntamobi's stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card sharp son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation's preeminent theater festival. Trouble is, Shaleeha G'ntamobi doesn't exist, except in the imagination of wannabe-playwright Danny Larsen (Groff), who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume. But a nom-de-guerre may prove more useful as the lies pile up, shaky alliances are forged, and everyone dear to Danny must decide whether or not to run for cover as the whole thing threatens to blow up in his lily white face. New York-based actor Jeff Talbott makes an auspicious play-writing debut with The Submission after taking home the first-ever Laurents/Hatcher Award for the play earlier this year.

Later in the season, MCC Theater will present the world premiere of Wild Animals You Should Know and the newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical. Season subscriptions for all three 2011-2012 mainstage productions are priced at $109-$149 and are available by visiting www.mcctheater.org. Individual tickets will go on-sale at a later date. All performances will take place at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

MCC Theater recently celebrated its 25th anniversary season as one of New York City's leading Off Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and world premieres each season. When MCC Theater was founded in 1986, its mission was simple: to bring new theatrical voices to theater-going audiences. MCC Theater continues to accomplish this yearly through three programmatic areas: its mainstage works; its Playwrights' Coalition, which actively seeks and develops new and emerging writers; and its Education & Outreach Programs, including the Youth Company, which allow more than 1,200 students yearly to experience theater, increase literacy and discover their own voices through the creation of original theater pieces. Notable MCC Theater highlights include: the 2008 Tony Award-nominated reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, last season's The Pride, Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery's Frozen; Neil LaBute's Fat Pig; Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living; Marsha Norman's Trudy Blue; Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone and Alan Bowne's Beirut. Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earned MCC Theater a variety of awards.

For more information on MCC Theater, visit www.mcctheater.org.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Robert LuPone attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Playwright: Jeff Talbott, Director: Walter Bobbie & Robert LuPone attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Blake West, Bernard Telsey, Jeff Talbott, William Cantler & Robert LuPone attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Walter Bobbie attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Playwright: Jeff Talbot & Director: Walter Bobbie attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Jeff Talbott attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Playwright: Jeff Talbott attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Eddie Kaye Thomas attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Eddie Kaye Thomas attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Eddie Kaye Thomas, Will Rogers & Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Rutina Wesley attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Rutina Wesley attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Rutina Wesley & Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

 

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION

Rutina Wesley & Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

 

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Will Rogers attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Will Rogers attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Will Rogers attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Playwright: Jeff Talbot & Director: Walter Bobbie attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Walter Bobbie & Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Rutina Wesley, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Will Rogers & Jonathan Groff & Director: Walter Bobbie attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION
Rutina Wesley, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Will Rogers & Jonathan Groff attending the Meet & Greet the Cast for MCC's Premiere Production of 'The Submission' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast & Creatives of THE SUBMISSION

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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.