Photo Coverage: 'The Grinch' Opening Night

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical officially opened on Broadway November 9 after making its return to Broadway on November 1, with performances originally scheduled through January 6, 2008 at the St. James Theatre. Plus, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic book. 

Once Broadway doors open again, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical will be offering 15 performances a week with 8 shows on weekends and multiple matinees during the week, providing families with even more opportunities to experience The Grinch.

The cast includes: Patrick Page (The Grinch), Ed Dixon (Old Max), Rusty Ross (Young Max), Darin DePaul (Grandpa Seth Who), Aaron Galligan-Stierle (JP Who), Tari Kelly (Mama Who), Caroline London (Cindy Lou Who), Jan Neuberger (Grandma Who), Athena Ripka (Cindy Lou Who). Plus the citizens of Whoville: Jahaan Amin, Juliette Allen Angelo, Hunter Bell, Janet Dickinson, Sky Flaherty, Eamon Foley, Sami Gayle, Brianna Gentilella, Amy Griffin, Joseph Harrington, Michael Hoey, Carly Hughes, Kurt Kelly, Liesl Jaye, Jess Le Protto, Marina Micalizzi, Katie Micha, Jillian Mueller, Andy Richardson, Josephine Rose Roberts, William Ryall, Jordan Samuels, Johnny Schaffer, Jeff Skowron, Tianna Jane Stevens, Heather Tepe and Janelle Viscomi.

The 2007 creative team includes: Jack O'Brien (Original Production Conceiver and Director), Timothy Mason (Book and Lyrics), Mel Marvin (Composer), Matt August (Director), John DeLuca (Original Choreographer), Bob Richard (Co-Choreographer), John Lee Beatty (Scenic Designer), Pat Collins (Lighting Designer), Robert Morgan (Costume Designer), Michael Curry (Puppetry), Joshua Rosenblum (Musical Director and Vocal Arranger), ACME Sound Partners (Sound Designer), Michael Starobin (Orchestrator), David Krane (Dance Music Arranger), Telsey + Co (Casting), Gregory Meeh (Special Effects Designer), Angelina Avallone (Makeup Designer), Thomas Augustine (Hair/Wig Designer).

Ticket prices range from $25 - $99 with Premium and Group seating also available. Telecharge, 212-239-6200 or www.GrinchMusical.com; Groups call 800-223-7565.

Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy


How The Grinch Stole Christmas opened on Broadway November 8


The St. James Thetre stage door

OPENING NIGHT ARRIVALS


Jackson Pace


Timothy Mason (book and lyrics)


Paige Davis


Sammi Hanratty of "Pushing Daisies"


Sammi Hanratty


Peyton List "Cashmere Mafia"


Peyton List


Mel Marvin (composer)


Teri Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" and daughter Emerson


Teri Hatcher and daughter Emerson


Teri Hatcher


Teri Hatcher


Brad Blanks of WPLJ Radio


Brad Blanks


Jack O'Brien (Original Conceiver/Director)


Matt August (Director)


Matt August and his fiancee Amy Redford


Barrett Foa


Aerin Lauder


Salt of 'Salt n Pepa' with family


Salt

Teri Hatcher READS AN EXCERPT FROM "HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS" PRE-SHOW


Teri Hatcher


Teri Hatcher reading with children on-stage


Teri Hatcher

CURTAIN CALL "THE RED CAST" (Double-Cast Production)


Jan Neuberger (Grandma Who)


Aaron Galligan Stierle (Papa Who)


Tari Kelly (Mama Who)


Tari Kelly, Caroline London (Cindy-Lou Who) and Aaron Galligan Stierle


Rusty Ross (Young Max)


Patrick Page (The Grinch)


Patrick Page


The cast


Rusty Ross, Caroline London, Patrick Page and Ed Dixon (Old Max)


Patrick Page


Ed Dixon


The cast


The cast


The cast


Patrick Page and Ed Dixon


Patrick Page


The cast

THE AFTER PARTY WAS HELD AT THE HAWAIIAN TROPIC RESTAURANT (729 7th Ave)


The Who Ville Lounge


The Who Ville Lounge


The Who Ville Lounge


Peyton List and Sammi Hanratty with Yesenia Calle and Rebecca Cannon who were greeting the guests at the door


Rusty Ross


Jack O'Brien and Patrick Page


Jack O'Brien, Patrick Page and Mel Marvin


Mel Marvin and Jack O'Brien

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