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Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show "Best in Show" winner Banana Joe made his Broadway debut last night in Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The first affenpinscher to win Best in Show, Banana Joe performed the role of "Macaco," usually played by Macaco, a 5-year old, 3 ½ lb Maltese/Yorkie mix, who generously agreed to take the night off to offer this once in a lifetime experience to Banana Joe.

Quote from Macaco: "I am so happy for the toy group of dogs to be represented by Banana Joe. His performance last night was spectacular. I'm thrilled he will have an opportunity to make his Broadway debut with my owner and leading lady Stephanie J. Block. Meanwhile, I will take the evening to catch up on sleep and some long overdue emails."

Check out full photo coverage from the special appearance below!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) through March 10th, 2013. The original end date was February 10th, 2013.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 'Best in Show' winner Banana Joe makes his Broadway debut

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & cast with Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & cast with Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Peter Benson, Spencer Plachy, Stephanie J. Block & cast with Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Peter Benson, Spencer Plachy, Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & cast with Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block, Andrew Samonsky & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Peter Benson, Stephanie J. Block & cast with Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block with cast & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Janine DiVita, Gregg Edelman, Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block with Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Robert Creighton, Stephanie J. Block, Kyle Coffman & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Robert Creighton, Stephanie J. Block, Jessie Mueller, Kyle Coffman & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Waiting in the Wings: Ernesto Lara & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Taking a Bow: Ernesto Lara & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Taking a Bow: Ernesto Lara & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Taking a Bow: Ernesto Lara & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Taking a Bow: Ernesto Lara & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
Taking a Bow: Ernesto Lara & Banana Joe

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!

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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.