Photo Coverage: Shining City Opening Night

May 10
11:25 AM 2006

The American premiere of Conor McPherson's Shining City, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street) on Tuesday, May 9; previews began on Thursday, April 20. An after-party followed at the Bryant Park Grill.

The show, which is directed by Robert Falls, stars Tony Award-winner Brían F. O'Byrne (Ian), Oliver Platt (John), Martha Plimpton (Neasa), and Peter Scanavino (Laurence). "Originally produced at London's Royal Court Theater to critical acclaim, Shining City is set in Dublin, where a guilt-ridden man (Platt) reaches out to a therapist (O'Byrne) after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the therapist can only do so much to help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives," state press notes.

Tickets are available at Telecharge at 212-239-6200 and at and at the Biltmore box office (261 West 47th Street). Visit for more information.

Photos Copyright: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Peter Scanavino

Oliver Platt

Brian F. O'Bryne

Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton, Oliver Platt and Brian F. O'Byrne

Oliver Platt, Brian F. O'Byrne and Peter Scanavino

Peter Scanavino

Martha Plimpton with her mom and Keith Carradine

Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton and Conor McPherson

Brian Dennehy

Craig Bierko

Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker

Edie Falco

Robert Falls

Lynne Meadow

Barry Grove

Kristine Nielsen

Brian F. O'Byrne, Oliver Platt, Martha Plimpton and Peter Scanavino

Brian F. O'Byrne

Oliver Platt

Pedro Pascal

Martha Plimpton and her mother

Shining City at the Biltmore Theatre

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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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