Photo Coverage: Opening Night at Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical Thinking opened on March 29 at Broadway's Booth Theatre. The one-woman production, written by acclaimed author Joan Didion and based on her best-selling memoir, stars Vanessa Redgrave (Oscar-winner for Julia) and will run for a limited engagement of 24 weeks. David Hare directs. 

The Year of Magical Thinking follows Didion, author of Democracy and Slouching Towards Bethlehem, reflecting on the sudden death of her husband of 40 years as her only child lay in a coma. "Capturing the compassion, humor, and bewilderment of a fiercely intelligent woman whose world lurches suddenly from the ordinary to the unimaginable, The Year of Magical Thinking is a love letter to a child and a tribute to an extraordinary, unconventional marriage told with raw candor and a storyteller's gift for the absurd," state press materials.

The Booth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 222 West 45th Street. Tickets are $76.25-$96.25, and are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. For more information visit www.MagicalThinkingonBroadway.com.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Arrivals


Christine Baranski


Christine Baranski and Matthew Cowles


Matthew Cowles and Christine Baranski


Mike Wallace


Griffin Dunne


Griffin Dunne and Dominick Dunne


Joan Didion 


Joan Didion


David Hare


David Hare and Nicole Farhi


Anna Deavere Smith


Anna Deavere Smith


George C. Wolfe


Karen Akers



Karen Akers


Lynn Redgrave


Lynn Redgrave and Joseph Hardy


Joely Richardson


Joely Richardson


Carlo Gabriel Nero, Daisy Bevan and Joely Richardson


Paul Rudnick


Cynthia Nixon


Cynthia Nixon


Linda Dano


Rosie O'Donnell and Linda Dano


Rosie O'Donnell and Kelli O'Donnell


Pierce Brosnan


Pierce Brosnan and wife


Claire Danes


Claire Danes


Mamie Gummer


Mamie Gummer and Claire Danes


Marian Seldes


Bill Nighy


Bill Nighy


Patti Smith


Scott Rudin


Jane Krakowski


Jane Krakowski


Dana Delany


Paul Haggis


Paul Haggis and Dana Delany


Eve Ensler


Eve Ensler and guest


Joan Rivers


Joan Rivers


Jenna Elfman


Jenna Elfman


Jenna Elfman


Marisa Tomei


Marisa Tomei


Stockard Channing


Jack O'Brien and Stockard Channing


Jack O'Brien and Stockard Channing


Jane Fonda


Jane Fonda


Costume Designer Ann Roth and Jane Fonda


Ann Roth and Jane Fonda


Jane Fonda and boyfriend


Jane Fonda and boyfriend

Curtain call


Vanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave


David Hare, Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave


David Hare, Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave


Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave


Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave and Joan Didion


Vanessa Redgrave and Joan Didion


Vanessa Redgrave and Joan Didion


Vanessa Redgrave and Joan Didion


David Hare, Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave

The Redgrave Family heads to the after-party


Daisy Bevan, her mom Joely Richardson, Carlo Gabriel Nero, Lynn Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave


Daisy Bevan, Joely Richardson, Carlo Gabriel Nero (Vanessa Redgrave's son), Lynn Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave


Vanessa Redgrave with her son


Vanessa Redgrave

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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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