Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo presents A Civil War Christmas, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Tina Landau. Performances of this holiday-themed work begin Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 7pm at NYTW, 79 East 4 Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue. Opening night is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm. A Civil War Christmas is scheduled to run through Sunday, December 30.

The cast and creative team met the press today, and you can check out photos from the event below!

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves a rich tapestry of a beleaguered and divided nation, war-weary and desperate for goodwill, on a blustery Christmas Eve in 1864. Through the personal stories and struggles of a wide range of historical figures and fictional characters – from the President’s wife to runaway slaves, Union and Confederate soldiers to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Walt Whitman – we learn that, for all their differences, one thing is clear: the yearning for peace cuts across religious and class divisions, color lines and, of course, the Mason-Dixon Line.

At once familiar and freshly re-imagined, the story of that winter night is alive with history, hope and humanity. Vividly staged by director Tina Landau and infused throughout with traditional carols and period music, A Civil War Christmas takes a sprawling new look at the seemingly intractable challenges we once faced to see how far we’ve come as a nation and how far we still have to go.

The cast of A Civil War Christmas will include De’adre Aziza, Sumaya Bouhbal, K. Todd Freeman, Chris Henry, Rachel Spencer Hewitt, Antwayn Hopper, Jonathan-David, Karen Kandel, Sean Allan Krill, Alice Ripley, and Bob Stillman.

The music supervision and arrangements for A Civil War Christmas are by Daryl Waters; the musical director is Andrew Resnick; scenic design is by James Schuette; costume design is by Toni Leslie James; lighting design is by Scott Zielinski; sound design is by Jill BC Du Boff; production stage manager is Lori Lundquist.

A Civil War Christmas will play at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, between second Avenue and Bowery. The regular performance schedule is Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00pm; Thursday and Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. A Civil War Christmas runs through December 30. Tickets start at $70 and may be purchased online at www.ticketcentral.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by phoning Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200. For exact dates and times of performance, visit www.nytw.org.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
The Cast - Front Row: Alice Ripley, De'Adre Aziza, Sumaya Bouhbal, Karen Kandel, Rachel Spencer Hewitt Back Row: Bob Stillman, K. Todd Freeman, Chris Henry, Jonathan-David,Antwayn Hopper, Sean Allan Krill

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Sean Allan Krill

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
K. Todd Freeman

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Sumaya Bouhbal

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
De'Adre Aziza

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Jonathan-David

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Chris Henry

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Rachel Spencer Hewitt

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Antwayn Hopper

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Karen Kandel

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Alice Ripley

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Alice Ripley

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Sean Allan Krill

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
K. Todd Freeman

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
De'Adre Aziza

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Bob Stillman

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Jonathan-David

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Sumaya Bouhbal

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Chris Henry

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Rachel Spencer Hewitt

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Antwayn Hopper

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Alice Ripley

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Karen Kandel

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
playwright Paula Vogel and director Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
playwright Paula Vogel and director Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
The Cast - Front Row: Alice Ripley, De'Adre Aziza, Sumaya Bouhbal, Karen Kandel, Rachel Spencer Hewitt Back Row: Bob Stillman, K. Todd Freeman, Chris Henry, Jonathan-David,Antwayn Hopper, Sean Allan Krill

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
The Company - Front Row: Alice Ripley, De'Adre Aziza, Sumaya Bouhbal, Karen Kandel, Rachel Spencer Hewitt Back Row: playwright Paula Vogel, Bob Stillman, K. Todd Freeman, Chris Henry, Jonathan-David,Antwayn Hopper, Sean Allan Krill and director Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
The Company Having Fun - Front Row: Alice Ripley, De'Adre Aziza, Sumaya Bouhbal, Karen Kandel, Rachel Spencer Hewitt Back Row: playwright Paula Vogel, Bob Stillman, K. Todd Freeman, Chris Henry, Jonathan-David, Antwayn Hopper, Sean Allan Krill

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
The Company Having Fun - Front Row: Alice Ripley, De'Adre Aziza, Sumaya Bouhbal, Karen Kandel, Rachel Spencer Hewitt Back Row: playwright Paula Vogel, Bob Stillman, K. Todd Freeman, Chris Henry, Jonathan-David, Antwayn Hopper, Sean Allan Krill

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of NYTW's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS



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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.