Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast

The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, a new play by David Bertolino, directed by Jerry Douglas, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at 45 Bleecker Street Theatre (just east of Lafayette Street), beginning performances Friday, September 17th. Opening Night is set for October 10th.

Finally the true story will be revealed: In 1972, a hairdresser from the Bronx made a little movie that grossed over $600 Million (possibly the most profitable film of all time) and ignited thesexual revolution. The Deep Throat Sex Scandal takes you behind the scenes, into the secret world of adult filmmaking and introduces you to the legendary Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems.  Follow the bizarre journey from the creation of the movie, through the raids, arrests andthe banning of the film, to the political fallout of the ensuing courtroom drama, which launchedthe career of Allen Dershowitz.

The cast will feature Lori Gardner as Linda Lovelace and Malcolm Madera as Harry Reems, with Graham Stuart Allen, Frank Blocker, Stephen Hope, John-Charles Kelly, Rita Rehn, and Zach Wegner. The Deep Throat Sex Scandal will have scenic design by Josh Iacovelli, lighting design by Graham Kindred, and costume design by Jeffrey Wallach.  

Born and raised in the Boston area, David Bertolino created his first theatrical venture, Spookyworld, a Halloween theme park that ran for 14 years and showcased the talent of over 200 actors each evening.  Guest stars included Linda Blair, Elvira, Alice Cooper, Robert Englund, Willard Scott, Bill Maher, and Jerry Springer, among others; David also produced thecomeback career of Tiny Tim, presenting Tiny's wedding live on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" from Spookyworld and hosting an episode of MTV's "The Real World."  Many a career was launched for dozens of special effects directors and technicians as well.  Spookyworld sold over a million tickets under Berolino's reign, during which time, he also partnered with the New England Patriots Football Team.  The Deep Throat Sex Scandal is Bertolino's first foray into New York theater. 

Jerry Douglas, a native of Iowa, attended Drake University and did his graduate work atthe Yale School of Drama. Broadway and Off-Broadway plays he has written and/or directed include Rondelay, Circle in the Water, Score (where he discovered a young Sylvester Stallone, getting him his Equity card), Tubstrip, and Max's Millions. He also wrote the screenplay for Radley Metzger's film version of Score. In the early 1970s he directed two films, The Back Rowand Both Ways, then began to focus on a career as a free-lance journalist for such publications as The Advocate and Manshots. Among his more recent films are More of a Man, Kiss-Off, Honorable Discharge, Flesh & Blood, Dream Team, and BuckleRoos.  Douglas is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Free Speech Coalition and was inducted in the AVN Hall of Fame in 1998.

Performances will be Tuesday though Friday evenings at 8pm, Saturday at 7:30pm & 11pm and Sundays at 4pm and 7:30pm. Tickets for all performances will be $25 - $79.50* and are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212/239-6200.  For more information, visitwww.deepthroattheplay.com.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Graham Stuart Allen

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Graham Stuart Allen

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Graham Stuart Allen

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Lori Gardner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Lori Gardner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
John-Charles Kelly

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
John-Charles Kelly

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Frank Blocker

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Stephen Hope

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Stephen Hope

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Rita Rehn

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Rita Rehn

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Rita Rehn

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Stephen Hope & John-Charles Kelly

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera & Rita Rehn

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner & Lori Gardner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner & Lori Gardner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner & Lori Gardner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera & Lori Gardner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera & Lori Gardner

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera & Rita Rehn

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera & Rita Rehn

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera & Rita Rehn

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera, Lori Gardner & Graham Stuart

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Malcolm Madera, Lori Gardner & Graham Stuart

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner, Malcolm Madera & Graham Stuart

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner, Malcolm Madera & Graham Stuart

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner, Malcolm Madera & Graham Stuart

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner, John-Charles Kelly, Malcolm Madera, Lori Gardner,Frank Blocker, Rita Rehn, Stephen Hope, Graham Stuart Allen

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Zach Wagner, John-Charles Kelly, Malcolm Madera, Lori Gardner,Frank Blocker, Rita Rehn, Stephen Hope, Graham Stuart Allen

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Rita Rehn, Grahan Stuart Allen, Lori Gardner, Malcolm Madera, David Bertolino (Playwright), Jerry Douglas (Director), Zach Wagner, John-Charles Kelly, Frank Blocker, Stephen Hope

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
LUNCH BREAK

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Lunch Break at the Hot Dog Stand: (l to r) Stephen Hope, John-Charles Kelly, Lori Gardner, Malcolm Madera, Rita Rehn, Zach Wagner, Graham Stuart Allen, Frank Blocker

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast
Lunch Break at the Hot Dog Stand: (l to r) Stephen Hope, John-Charles Kelly, Lori Gardner, Malcolm Madera, Rita Rehn, Zach Wagner, Graham Stuart Allen, Frank Blocker

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast

Photo Coverage: THE DEEP THROAT SEX SCANDAL - Meet The Cast

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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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