Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits

On Thursday, April 22, RACE stars James Spader, David Alan Grier and Kerry Washington received portraits on the famed Sardi's wall (co-star Richard Thomas has previously been inducted for a prior performance but was on hand to celebrate).  BroadwayWorld was there to capture the event.

RACE is the new play by America's foremost playwright, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Mamet (Glengarry GLen Ross, Speed-the-Plows, American Buffalo, November), in which three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman.

Directed by the playwright, it stars Emmy Award winner James Spader ("Boston legal," Sex, Lies, and Videotape), Tony nominee and television star David Alan Grier ("A Soldier's Story," "In Living Color," "Chocolate News"), Kerry Washington (Ray, Lakeview Terrace) and Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," Democray, Twelve Angry Men).

RACE began performances on Monday, November 16, 2009 and officially opened on Sunday, December 6, 2009. The producers of RACE recently announced that David Mamet's new play has recouped its investment, making it the first new play to recoup on Broadway this season. The play is on sale for its limited run through June 13th at the Barrymore Theatre.

RACE features sets by Santo Loquasto, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and costumes by Tom Broecker.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200 in the New York area, and 800-432-7250 outside the New York metro area.

RACE is produced by: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, JAM Theatricals, JK Productions, Peggy Hill & Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Scott M. Delman, Terry Allen Kramer/James L. Nederlander, Swinsky Deitch, Bat-Barry Productions, Ronald Frankel, James Fuld Jr., Kathleen K. Johnson, Terry Schnuck, The Weinstein Company, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Stewart Mercer and Marc Frankel.

For more information, visit www.raceonbroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington and Mom

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington and Mom

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Richard Thomas

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Richard Thomas and Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Richard Thomas and Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Richard Thomas and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Richard Thomas and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier and Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier and James Spader

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Richard Thomas, James Spader, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Richard Thomas, James Spader, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Sardi's Portrait of David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader Signs Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
James Spader with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington with Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington Signs Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington Signs Portrait

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, James Spader and Richard Thomas with Portraits

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, James Spader and Richard Thomas with Portraits

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, James Spader and Richard Thomas with Portraits

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier and James Spader with Portraits

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier and James Spader with Portraits

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Sardi's Portrait of Richard Thomas

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Sardi's Portrait of Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Sardi's Portrait of James Spader

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Sardi's Portrait of David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits
Sardi's Portraits of RACE's David Alan Grier, James Spader and Kerry Washington

Photo Coverage: RACE Stars Receive Sardi's Portraits



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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.