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Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening

The new Broadway musical Baby It's You! tells the inspiring story of 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. Starring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Greenberg (just nominated for a 2011 Tony for the role), conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutruxand 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! began performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) Saturday, March 26, 2011, and opened on, April 27, 2011. Prior to Broadway, the production held an out-of-town try out at the Pasedena Playhouse in California.  In celebration of the show's progress and success, friends of the Pasadena hosted a pre-Broadway opening reception at Angus McIndoe. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below!

Baby It's You! features a cast of 19 that includes Allan Louis, Geno Henderson, Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Brandon Uranowitz,Alison Cimmet, Erica Dorfler, Berlando Drake, Adam Heller, Jahi A. Kearse, Annette Moore, Zachary Prince, Ken Robinson and Chelsea Morgan Stock.

Baby It's You! is choreographed by Birgitte Mutrux, with musical supervision and arrangements by Rahn 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 by Jason H. Thompson, hair and wig design by David Lawrence, with legendary music producer Richard Perry as consulting producer. Baby It's You! is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and American Pop Anthology.

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Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Birgitte Mutrux & Floyd Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Birgitte Mutrux & Floyd Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Stephen Eich, Sheldon Epps, Birgitte Mutrux & Floyd Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Stephen Eich & Sheldon Epps attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Stephen Eich, Guest & Jerry Katell attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Michele Dedeaux Engemann with Bill & Brenda Galloway attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
(L-R) Patti Eisenberg, Sheldon Epps, 'Baby It's You!' Co-Bookwriter ans Co-Director Floyd Mutrux and Choreographer Birgitte Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Michele Dedeaux Engemann with Bill & Brenda Galloway attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Guests (L-R) Alvin and Yolanda Brown, Brenda and Bill Galloway attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Diane Fay Skomars, Alvin & Yolanda Brown & Guest attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Guests (L-R) Alvin and Yolanda Brown, Brenda and Bill Galloway with Michele Dedeaux Engemann attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Nicole Klyczek & David DiCristofaro attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Agent Elliot Stahler, Michele Dedeaux Engemann, Danielle Stahler & Patti Eisenberg attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Michele Dedeaux Engemann, Mary Lea Carroll with Guests attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Stephen Eich & Michele Dedeaux Engemann attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Stephen Eich, Sheldon Epps, Birgitte Mutrux & Floyd Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
(l-R) Stephen Eich, Shelia Grether-Marion, Sheldon Epps, Michele Dedeaux Engemann & David DiCristofaro attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
guests attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Sheldon Epps & Diane Fay Skomars attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Co-Bookwriter Colin Escott & wife attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Courtney Harper & Guest attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Courtney Harper & Guest attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
'Baby It's You!' Co-Bookwriter ans Co-Director Floyd Mutrux and Choreographer Birgitte Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Co-Bookwriter Colin Escott & wife with Brigitte Mutrux & Floyd Mutrux attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
The Pasadena Playhouse Staff, Board & Guests attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Danielle & Elliot Staler with Sheldon Epps attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
The Pasadena Playhouse Staff, Board & Guests attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
The Pasadena Playhouse Board Committee (L-R) Sheldon Epps, Board Chair Michele Dedeaux Engemann, Stephen Elich, Board Secretary Linda Boyd Griffey, Board Vice Chair Shelia Grether-Marion and Board Treasurer David DiChristofaro attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Pasadena Playhouse Staff, Board & Guests attending the Pasadena Playhouse Pre-Broadway Opening Night Reception for 'Baby It's You!' at Angus Restaurant in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Sheldon Epps (Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse and (co-Director of 'Baby it's You!' ) and Rahnn Coleman (Musical Supervisor and Arranger) attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Baby It's You!' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Sheldon Epps (Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse and (co-Director of 'Baby it's You!' ) and Rahnn Coleman (Musical Supervisor and Arranger) attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Baby It's You!' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Sheldon Epps (Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse and (co-Director of 'Baby it's You!' ) and Stephen Elich attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Baby It's You!' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening
Sheldon Epps (Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse and (co-Director of 'Baby it's You!' ) and Stephen Elich attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Baby It's You!' in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates BABY IT'S YOU! Opening

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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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