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Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, the second Encores! production of the 2011-12 season, began performances last night, running through April 1 at New York City Center. Pipe Dream is being directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Kelli Barclay.

BroadwayWorld was there for opening night, and we bring you photos from the first curtain call below!

The complete cast of Pipe Dream is Will Chase, James Clow, Philip Hernández, James Moye, Laura Osnes, Steve Routman, Leslie Uggams, Stephen Wallem and Tom Wopat, with Matthew Bauman, Jack Doyle, Lora Lee Gayer, James Harkness, Jessica Hershberg, Emily Hsu,Cara Kjellman, Denis Lambert, Analisa Leaming, Jay Lusteck, Linda Mugleston, Shannon M. O'Bryan, Monica L. Patton, Richard Pruitt, Vincent Rodriguez III, Kelly Sheehan, Martín Solá, Charlie Sutton, Nicholas Ward and Victor James Wisehart.

Outcasts living by their wits populate the bordellos and flophouses of a 1950s California seaside town in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, based on John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday. The show features many of Steinbeck's Cannery Row characters and tells the story of the romance between Doc (Will Chase), a marine biologist, and Suzy (Laura Osnes), a young woman who hitchhikes into town looking for a better life. Doc's friends include Mac (Tom Wopat), Hazel (Stephen Wallem), and Fauna (Leslie Uggams), the owner of the local brothel. Pipe Dream opened at the Shubert Theatre on November 30, 1955, and ran for 246 performances. It was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Ensemble

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Ensemble

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Ensemble

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Steve Routman & James Clow & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
The Ensemble

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Hernandez & James Moye & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Hernandez & James Moye & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Stephen Wallerm & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Stephen Wallerm & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Tom Wopat & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Tom Wopat & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Will Chase, Laura Osnes & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Laura Osnes & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Laura Osnes & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Laura Osnes & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Will Chase & Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Will Chase

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Leslie Uggams with Will Chase & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Leslie Uggams with Stephen Wallem, Will Chase, Laura Osnes & Company

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Hernandez, Stephen Wallem, Will Chase, Leslie Uggams, Laura Osnes, Tom Wopat & James Clow

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Hernandez, Stephen Wallem, Will Chase, Leslie Uggams, Laura Osnes, Tom Wopat & James Clow

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Phillip Hernandez, Stephen Wallem, Will Chase, Leslie Uggams, Laura Osnes, Tom Wopat & James Clow

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Leslie Uggams & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!
Will Chase & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: PIPE DREAM's Opening Night Curtain Call!

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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.