Photo Coverage: Times They Are A-Changin' Opening Night

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The Times They Are A-Changin,' the new musical collaboration between Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan, opened on October 26th at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 

The Times They Are A-Changin' was previously a hit in its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. The Broadway run stars Michael Arden (Bare, Big River), Thom Sesma (Man of La Mancha revival, La Cage aux Folles), and Lisa Brescia (The Woman in White, Aida). In addition, Tony Award-nominee John Selya (Movin' Out) performs in the show's ensemble. Lisa Gajda, Charlie Hodges, Luke Longacre, Jason McDole, Jonathan Nosan and Ron Todorowski are among the show's other performers.

As with Movin' Out, in which she directed and choreographed a narrative dance piece set to the songs of Billy Joel, Tharp has envisioned a theatrical world based on the songs of legendary folk-rock singer/songwriter Dylan.  The Times They Are A-Changin' is "set within a low-rent traveling circus run by Capt. Arab, whose wagon hasn't moved from its location in some time, though not by lack of effort from his ragtag band of clowns and performers. One such performer is the animal trainer Cleo, a young woman exploited by Capt. Arab and loved by his son, Coyote. Coyote longs for a world outside the confines of the family business, and as the circus show plays out, he must decide whether to flee or stay, and if he does stay, how to inspire change within the troupe," according to press notes. Sesma plays Capt. Arab, while Brescia and Arden are featured as Cleo and Coyote, respectively.

For tickets and more information, visit www.timestheyareachangin.com.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Arrivals


Shannon Devine


Noah Emmerich


Raoul Felder


Jerry Mitchell


Jerry Mitchell


Bebe Neuwirth


Bebe Neuwirth

 
Arnold Scassi


Tony Roberts


Phyllis Somerville


Tommy Tune


Tommy Tune


Celia Weston


Celia Weston and Sylvia Miles


Kathleen Turner


Kathleen Turner


Twyla Tharp


Twyla Tharp

Curtain Call


Michael Arden


Michael Arden


Lisa Brescia and Michael Arden


The cast, featuring Lisa Brescia, Michael Arden, and Thom Sesma


Lisa Brescia, Michael Arden and Thom Sesma


Michael Arden


Lisa Brescia, Michael Arden and cast members


Thom Sesma and cast member


Twyla Tharp with cast members


Twyla Tharp with cast members


Lisa Brescia, Michael Arden, Twyla Tharp and Thom Sesma

Opening Night Party


Richie Ridge and Kathleen Turner


Kathleen Turner


Kathleen Turner


Michael Dansicker


Jason Wooten


John Selya


John Selya


Lisa Gajda and John Selya


Ron Todorowski


Neil Haskell


Michael Arden


Michael Arden

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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.