Photo Coverage: 'The Ritz' Opening Night Arrivals

October 12
9:47 AM 2007

An impressive collection of Broadway and screen celebrities arrived for the officially opening of The Ritz 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 or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street). Ticket prices range from $31.25 - $96.25.


Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

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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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