Photo Coverage: REASON TO BE HAPPY'S Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!

MCC Theater recently announced that Neil LaBute's new play, Reasons to be Happy, also directed by LaBute, will now extend through Saturday, June 29th. Reasons to Be Happy is a companion piece to LaBute's critically-acclaimed award-winning play,Reasons to Be Pretty, first produced at MCC Theater in 2008 before moving to Broadway where it was nominated for three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on May 16, 2013. It officially opened last night and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the theatre arrivals below!

Emmy Award nominee Jenna Fischer, making her Off-Broadway debut, joins Reasons to be Happy as the ninth and final season of NBC's smash hit "The Office" comes to a close. Also making her Off-Broadway debut is Leslie Bibb, who has appeared in films such as Iron Man and Talladega Nights and on television in ABC's "GCB" and The CW's "Popular," among many others. Both are join by stage veteran Josh Hamilton, who has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning hits The Coast of Utopia and Proof; and Fred Weller, an MCC alum who also starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Take Me Out as well as acclaimed revivals of Edward Albee's Seascape and David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of the MCC Theater's Production of 'Reasons To Be Happy' at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City on June 11, 2013


Theatre Marquee


Neil LaBute Star on sidewalk


Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell


Dominic Fumusa


Sharr White


Molly Ranson


Molly Ranson


Molly Ranson


Julianna Margulies


Julianna Margulies


Julianna Margulies


Julianna Margulies


Paul Rudd; Bobby Cannavale


Paul Rudd; Bobby Cannavale holding hands


Paul Rudd; Bobby Cannavale holding hands


Paul Rudd; Bobby Cannavale


Paul Rudd


Paul Rudd


Dominic Fumusa


Stephen Belber


Stephen Belber; Dominic Fumusa


Thomas Higgins


Thomas Higgins

Sharr White


Sharr White


Angela Lewis


Angela Lewis


Angela Lewis


Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell

Will Cantler, Bernie Telsey, Robert LuPone and Blake West


Jake Boyd


Jake Boyd


Maxx Brewer


Maxx Brewer


Mackenzie Bell


Mackenzie Bell


Evan Jonigkeit; Paul Downs Colaizzo


Evan Jonigkeit


Paul Downs Colaizzo


Anne Tolpegin


John Behlmann


John Behlmann


John Behlmann


Josh Charles with wife Sophie Flack


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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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