Photo Coverage: 'Pygmalion' Press Meet with Claire Danes

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The Roundabout Theatre Company held a press meet and greet for the cast of the up-coming Broadway production of Pygmalion. Starring Claire Danes at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street, between 7th & 8th Ave), Pygmalion begins previews on September 21, with an opening night set for October 18.  

The cast also includes Jefferson Mays (Journey's End, I Am My Own Wife - Tony Award), Boyd Gaines (Gypsy Encores!, Journey's End) and Jay O. Sanders; directed by David Grindley.

"George Bernard Shaw's famous play, Pygmalion, inspired the legendary and award winning musical My Fair Lady, written and composed by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Based on the classical myth, Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world. When Professor Henry Higgins (Mays) comes across a poor and uneducated Cockney girl named Eliza Doolittle (Danes), Higgins makes a bet that he can take Eliza from the gutters of London and pass her off as a society lady, by simply teaching her the right dialect in which to speak. Higgins soon discovers that this task involves much more than knowledge; it involves patience and most importantly, affairs of the heart," state press notes.

Pygmalion will play the following schedule: Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8PM; Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 2PM.  Special Sunday evening performance September 23 at 7:30PM; plus special 7PM curtains November 12 - 23; also a Monday evening performance November 19 at 8PM; no performance Thursday November 22.

Tickets ($51.25-$96.25) and information are available at www.RoundaboutTheatre.org

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Pygmalion begins Broadway previews October 18, 2007 at the American Airlines Theatre


Claire Danes


Claire Danes


Claire Danes


Claire Danes


Claire Danes


Claire Danes


Jefferson Mays


Jefferson Mays


Jefferson Mays


Jefferson Mays and Claire Danes


Boyd Gaines


Jay O. Sanders


Jay O. Sanders


Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Jay O. Sanders


Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Jay O. Sanders


Director David Grindley


Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays, Claire Danes and Jay O. Sanders


Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays, Claire Danes and Jay O. Sanders


David Grindley, Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays, Claire Danes and Jay O. Sanders

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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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