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Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!

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In BABY IT'S YOU!, Beth Leavel stars as Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry's first female powerhouse. The cast performed for press at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City and BroadwayWorld.com was of course there!

Conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet, Baby It's You! begins performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) Saturday, March 26, 2011, and opens Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 6:30pm. Baby It's You! features a cast of 19 that includes Allan LouisGeno HendersonErica AshKelli BarrettKyra DaCostaCrystal Starr KnightonBarry PearlChristina SajousBrandon Uranowitz,Alison CimmetErica DorflerBerlando DrakeAdam HellerJahi A. KearseAnnette Moore,Zachary PrinceKen Robinson and Chelsea Morgan Stock.

Baby It's You! is choreographed by Birgitte Mutrux, with musical supervision and arrangements byRahn Coleman, Orchestrations by Don Sebesky, musical direction/conducted by Shelton Becton, scenic design by two time Tony nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by Lizz Wolf, lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Carl Casella, projection design byJason H. Thompson, and hair and wig design by David Lawrence. Baby It's You! is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and American Pop Anthology in association with Universal Music Group and Pasadena Playhouse, with Jonathan Sanger, Artie Ripp, and legendary record producerRichard Perry as Consulting Producers for American Pop Anthology.

Before Motown and the British Invasion, Florence Greenberg took the male-dominated music industry by storm, revolutionizing pop music and becoming the most influential and successful female record company president ever. After discovering one of the greatest girl-groups of all time, The Shirelles, at her daughter's high school Greenberg packed the girls in her car, drove across the George Washington Bridge to New York City, and embarked on a trailblazing journey from New Jersey housewife to record mogul, creating the independent house of hits that was Scepter Records. Showcasing non-stop doo-wop, pop and rock ‘n' roll classics such as "Dedicated To The One I Love," "Duke Of Earl," "He's So Fine," "I Say A Little Prayer," "It's My Party," "Louie Louie," "Mama Said," "Shout," "Sixteen Candles," "Stop In The Name Of Love," ‘Twist and Shout" and many more, Baby It's You! is the true story of how Florence Greenberg launched the careers of such groundbreaking musical sensations as The Isley Brothers, B.J. Thomas, The Kingsmen, Chuck Jackson, Burt BacharachHal David, and Dionne Warwick.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Beth Leavel, Erica Ash & Christina Sajous attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Beth Leavel with producers attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Beth Leavel, Erica Ash & Christina Sajous attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Beth Leavel, Erica Ash & Christina Sajous attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!
Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Beth Leavel, Erica Ash & Christina Sajous attending the Meet & Greet the cast of the New Broadwayy Musical "Baby It's You" at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Broadway Cast of BABY IT'S YOU!

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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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