Photo Coverage: 'The Drowsy Chaperone' Closing Night Party

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To commemorate its acclaimed and beloved Broadway run, The Drowsy Chaperone hosted a VIP private closing night party at Havana Central (151 West 46th Street) on December 30.† The entire current Broadway cast and creative team, plus former cast members and friends celebrated the musical and toasted to its success.

The five-time Tony Award winning hit musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone played its final performance on Broadway at The Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) on Sunday evening, December 30, 2007 at 7PM following 674 performances and 32 previews.

The sleeper hit became the most celebrated musical of the 2006 season and garnered thirteen major awards, thirteen Tony Award nominations and the most Tonys of any musical - five in total, including Best Book and Best Score. The Drowsy Chaperone was also honored with seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical; four Outer Critic's Circle Awards, including Outstanding Score; and the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.

The Drowsy Chaperone recouped its initial investment on Broadway in only thirty weeks and in less than seven months, paying back its $8 million capitalization during the week ending November 26, 2006.

Photos by Mark Rupp


Blythe Danner and Bob Saget


Bob Saget and Bob Martin


Bob Martin


Bob Martin


Troy Britton Johnson and Rebecca Luker


Kate Burton and Troy Britton Johnson


Troy Britton Johnson and Blythe Danner


Troy Britton Johnson, Blythe Danner and Sonny Everett


Roy Miller and Cindy Williams


Kecia Lewis-Evans and Kate Burton


Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker


Blythe Danner, Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker


Henry Hodges, Rebecca Luker, Sutton Foster, Zach Burstein, Danny Burstein and Alex Burstein


Rebecca Luker and Sutton Foster


Henry Hodges and Alex Burstein


Garth Kravits and Cindy Williams


Mara Davi and Sutton Foster


Henry Hodges, Zach Burstein, Alex Burstein and Rebecca Luker


Garth Kravits and wife with Adam Duritz of Counting Crows


Mara Davi and Rebecca Luker


Austin Miller, Lisa Lambert and Troy Britton Johnson


Troy Britton Johnson, Eddie Korbich and Austin Miller


Bob Martin and Lisa Lambert


Bob Saget and girlfriend Michelle


Bob Saget, with girlfriend Michelle and the Producers of The Drowsy Chaperone


Danny Burstein and Lenny Wolpe


Jason Kravits, Lenny Wolpe and Jennifer Smith


Linda Gabler and Gerry Vichi


Edward Hibbert and Kate Burton


Troy Britton Johnson and Cindy Williams


Lynne Marie Stewart, Troy Britton Johnson and Cindy Williams


Lynne Marie Stewart and Troy Britton Johnson (aka Miss Yvonne and Pee Wee Johnson)


Troy Britton Johnson, Lynne Marie Stewart and Austin Miller


Troy Britton Johnson and Eddie Korbich

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Mark Rupp Mark Rupp, aside from working in the film and modeling industries

has been a working photographer for 20+ years. His work has been published in a multitude of magazines and websites.