Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

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Lynn Nottage's world premiere comedy, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, already extended one week through May 29 at Second Stage Theatre, and opened last night, May 9. Directed by Jo Bonney, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is Ms. Nottage's first play to be produced in New York since she won the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined in 2009. For ticket information, please call the Second Stage Box Office at 212-246-4422 or visit the company's website, www.2ST.com

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK features Stephanie J. Block, Tony Award-nominee Daniel Breaker, Tony Award-nominee David Garrison, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Kevin Isola, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, and Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo.

In a new comedy from the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright of Ruined, Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930's to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK is a seventy year journey through the life of Vera Stark (Sanaa Lathan), a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star (Stephanie J. Block) desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances collide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come.

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK features scenic design by Neil Patel, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, costume design by ESosa and original music & sound design by John Gromada.

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Linda Powell and Harriett D. Foy

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Seth Stewart

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Kelly Bishop and Priscilla Lopez

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Elizabeth Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
John Earl Jelks

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Chester Gregory

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Beth Leavel

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Condola Rashad and Cherise Boothe

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Tracee Chimo

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Colman Domingo

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Eric Bogosian

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Glen Davis

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Miriam Shor

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Emily Bergl

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Chester Gregory and Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Tom Kitt and Rita Kitt

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Jo Bonney and Lynn Nottage

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Karen Olivo

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
David Garrison, Karen Olivo, Daniel Breaker, and Kevin Isola

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Karen Olivo, David Garrison, Stephanie J. Block, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Kevin Isola and Daniel Breaker

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
David Garrison

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Daniel Breaker

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Kevin Isola

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Karen Olivo, Stephanie J. Block, and Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Kimberly Hebert Gregory

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Sanaa Lathan

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Sanaa Lathan

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Sanaa Lathan and Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Sanaa Lathan, Lynn Nottage and Stephanie J. Block and Karen Olivo

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK
Sanaa Lathan and Karen Olivo

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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