Photo Coverage: Radio Golf Opening Night Party

Radio Golf, the tenth and final work in two-time Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson's historic, decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American life, opened on Tuesday, May 8th at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th St.). 

Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Gem of the Ocean), the production stars Anthony Chisholm (Two Trains Running, Gems of the Ocean), John Earl Jelks (Gem of the Ocean), James A. Williams, Harry Lennix (Stomp the Yard, Fox's "24,") and Tony Award-winner and Olivier Award-nominee Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change).

"Set in 1997 in Pittsburgh's Hill District, Radio Golf could be ripped from today's headlines, as Harmond Wilks (Lennix), a charming and powerful African-American politician, is running for the highest office of his career, with the loving support of his savvy wife, Mame (Pinkins). As Harmond steps into political prominence, the past is just a few steps behind him … and gaining fast," state press materials.  The play first premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre on April 22, 2005, and went on to play at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum; The Seattle Repertory Theatre; Baltimore's CenterStage; The Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Chicago's Goodman Theatre and New Jersey's McCarter Theatre."

For tickets and more information, please visit www.radiogolfonbroadway.com

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Leslie Uggams and Phylicia Rashad


Leslie Uggams and Phylicia Rashad


Leslie Uggams and Phylicia Rashad


Leslie Uggams and Phylicia Rashad


Phylicia Rashad


Phylicia Rashad


Tracie Thoms and BD Wong


Tamara Tunie


Tamara Tunie


Mario Van Peebles with Mandello Peebles


Mario Van Peebles


August Wilson's widow Constanza Romero with daughter Azula Carmen Wilson


BD Wong


Tonya Pinkins


Tonya Pinkins


Tonya Pinkins


Tonya Pinkins


Anthony Chisholm


Anthony Chisholm


Anthony Chisholm and Tonya Pinkins


Anthony Chisholm and Tonya Pinkins


Anthony Chisholm, Tonya Pinkins and Harry Lennix


Anthony Chisholm and Tonya Pinkins


Tonya Pinkins and Tamara Tunie


Tonya Pinkins


Harry Lennix


Harry Lennix


Harry Lennix


Harry Lennix


Harry Lennix


Harry Lennix


Harry Lennix and Kenny Leon


Harry Lennix, Tonya Pinkins and Kenny Leon


Anthony Chisholm, Tonya Pinkins, Harry Lennix and James A. Williams


Anthony Chisholm, Tonya Pinkins, Harry Lennix and James A. Williams


Kenny Leon, Anthony Chisholm, Tonya Pinkins, James A. Williams and Harry Lennix


Harry Lennix and Tonya Pinkins


Harry Lennix and Tonya Pinkins

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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.