Photo Coverage: THURGOOD-After Party

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On Wednesday, April 30th THURGOOD opened at the Booth Theatre. THURGOOD stars Lawrence Fishburne as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

"Thurgood is the remarkable and triumphant story of Thurgood Marshall, who rose from a childhood in the backstreets of Baltimore to the Supreme Court of the United States. Along the way, Mr. Marshall overcame many adversities but through them all, remained focused and positive to maintain the great country he wanted to serve. And did. Thurgood brings to the stage the words, the wit, the tenacity and the wisdom of one of American's greatest heroes," explain press notes.

Perhaps most recognized for his stirring role in the box-office hit movie trilogy – The Matrix – actor, producer and director, Laurence Fishburne also recently starred in Lionsgate's Akeelah & the Bee, which he produced through his Cinema Gypsy productions. He later co-starred opposite Tom Cruise and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Paramount's summer film Mission Impossible 3. Later in 2006, Fishburne joined the impressive cast of Bobby, which was nominated for a SAG award for best ensemble cast.

Fishburne stage credits include Without Walls by Alfred Uhry, directed by Christopher Ashley, at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. For this performance he was awarded Best Actor at the 17th Annual NAACP Theater Award. He then starred opposite Angela Bassett at The Pasadena Playhouse in August Wilson's play Fences, which broke playhouse sales records in its sold-out run.

In 1992, he was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critic's Circle Award, and a Theater World Award for his work on Broadway as Sterling Johnson in August Wilson's Two Trains Running.  In 1999 he appeared at the Roundabout Theater on Broadway, playing the lead role of Henry II, in The Lion in Winter.

Ticket prices are $70 and $95 and available at www.Telecharge.com.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.



Thurgood Opening NIght


Maria Bello


Rory Kennedy


Ethel Kennedy


Ethel Kennedy and Rory Kennedy


Ethel Kennedy and Rory Kennedy


Richard Kind


Donna Murphy


Richard Kind


Leelee Sobieski & Matthew Davis


Leelee Sobieski


Matthew Davis


Leelee Sobieski & Matthew Davis


Leelee Sobieski & Matthew Davis


Lori Petty


Lori Petty


George Stevens Jr.


Laurence Fishburne


Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torrez


Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torrez


Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torrez


Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torrez


Laurence Fishburne receiving an Award form the Thurgood Marshall College Fund from Dwayne Ashley and Dr. Joyce Payne


Laurence Fishburne (receiving an Award form the Thurgood Marshall College Fund)


Laurence Fishburne receiving an Award form the Thurgood Marshall College Fund from Dwayne Ashley and Dr. Joyce Payne


Laurence Fishburne (receiving an Award form the Thurgood Marshall College Fund)


Laurence Fishburne and Richie Ridge


Laurence Fishburne


Laurence Fishburne


Laurence Fishburne


Laurence Fishburne (receiving an Award form the Thurgood Marshall College Fund)

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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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