Photo Coverage: 'The Ritz' Opening Night & After Party

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The Ritz officially opened on Thursday, October 11 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th St) where it will play a limited engagement through December 2, 2007. 

"When garbageman Gaetano Proclo's brother-in-law orders him killed by the mob, he hides in the most unsuspecting place -- a gay bathhouse! Hilarity and chaos ensue, as Gaetano and his outrageous new friends hatch a plan to save his life," explain press notes.

The Ritz, written by Terrence McNally, is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.  The cast stars Rosie Perez, Kevin Chamberlin, Brooks Ashmanskas plus performances by Ashlie Atkinson and Seth Rudetsky.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street). Ticket prices range from $31.25 - $96.25.

MORE PHOTOS: THE RITZ OPENING NIGHT ARRIVALS CLICK HERE

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

CURTAIN CALL


Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and David Turner


Terrence Riordan


Ashlie Atkinson and Lenny Venito


Patrick Kerr


Brooks Ashmanskas


Brooks Ashmanskas


Rosie Perez and Kevin Chamberlin


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez with cast in "The Last Dance"


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez with the cast


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez with the cast


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez and the cast


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez with the cast


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez


Kevin Chamberlin and Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez and Kevin Chamberlin


Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez


The Ritz

THE AFTER PARTY


Christopher Gattelli (Choreographer)


Terrence McNally (Playwright)


Adam Sietz


Jeffrey Evan Thomas


Teddy Coluca


Patrick Kerr


Angela Pietropinto


Angela Pietropinto and Patrick Kerr


Teddy Coluca and Angela Pietropinto


Teddy Coluca and Angela Pietropinto


Billy Magnussen


Billy Magnussen and Patrick Kerr


Nick Mayo, Patrick Kerr, Mark Leydorf and Matthew Montelongo


Matthew Montelongo


Mark Leydorf


Terrence Riordan


Lenny Venito


Justin Clynes


Josh Brekenridge


Justin Clynes and Josh Brekenridge


Justin Clynes, Terrence Riordan and Josh Brekenridge


Lucas Near-Verbrugghe


David Turner


Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and David Turner


David Turner, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Dillion Porter and Billy Magnussen


Richard Ridge ("Broadway Beat") with Ryan Idol


Ryan Idol


Ryan Idol


Seth Rudetsky


Ashlie Atkinson


Ashlie Atkinson


Brooks Ashmanskas


Brooks Ashmanskas


Kevin Chamberlin


Kevin Chamberlin


Kevin Chamberlin and Terrence McNally


Kevin Chamberlin and Terrence McNally


Richard Ridge with Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez with guest


Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez


Rosie Perez

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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.