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. 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 Getty Images.
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last week,Roberta Peters, one of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, has passed away at the age of 86. Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998.Up on the Marque: COME FROM AWAY January 23, 2017
Just last night, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs gathered across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway! January 20, 2017
The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway.Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JITNEY January 20, 2017
The long-awaited Broadway debut ofAugust Wilson'sJitney, directed by Tony Award winnerRuben Santiago-Hudson(The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC'sSamuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completesAugust Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway.Photo Coverage: August Wilson's JITNEY Takes Broadway Bows At Last! January 20, 2017
Arthur Miller'sThe Pricewill begin preview performances on Thursday, February 16, and open officially on Thursday, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Check out photos of the marquee below!FREEZE FRAME: The Company of Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Meets the Press January 19, 2017
Arthur Miller'sThe Pricewill begin preview performances on Thursday, February 16, and open officially on Thursday, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).Up on the Marquee: PRESENT LAUGHTER, Starring Kevin Kline January 19, 2017
Academy Award and two-time Tony Award winner Kevin Kline will make his long awaited return to the Broadway stage, following a decade-long absence, to star in Noel Coward's uproarious comedy, Present Laughter. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, this strictly limited engagement will mark Mr. Kline's return to Broadway's St. James Theatre, the site of his first Tony Award-winning turn in On the Twentieth Century. Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 5.Photo Coverage: Billy Porter & Daphne Rubin-Vega Help Launch ART Theatres January 19, 2017
Just yesterday, The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York,New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, welcomedBilly Porterto host the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES, located at 502 West 53rd Street. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day, and you can check out complete photo coverage below!Photo Coverage: ON YOUR FEET! Congas Into 500th Performance on Broadway! January 19, 2017
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19thand newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC January 16, 2017
Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - continued their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13 at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC).Up on the Marquee: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 January 13, 2017
Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2will come to Broadwayin a production directed by Tony Award-winnerSam Gold. A wildly inventive new American play that picks up afterHenrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes, A Doll's House, Part 2 will boast an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony Award-nomineeLaurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winnerChris Cooper, Tony Award-winnerJayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony Award-nomineeCondola Rashad. Beginning preview performances at Broadway'sJohn GoldenTheatre (252 West 45th Street) on Saturday, April 1, 2017, this 16-week engagement will officially open on Thursday, April 27.Photo Coverage: AVENUE Q Celebrates 13th Anniversary and 3000th Performance Off Broadway! January 13, 2017
Avenue Q is the Tony Award winning musical featuring a cast of people and puppets, now in its 13th year on stage in NYC and around the globe. Avenue Q marked the occasion of its 3,000th performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St. in NYC) on January 4, 2017. The landmark performance was just celebrated with pre and post-show festivities bar-mitzvah/bat-mitzvah style as the musical turns 13, and begins its 14th year on New York stages!Up on the Marquee: BANDSTAND Arrives! January 13, 2017
Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winnerAndy Blankenbuehler(Hamilton), will begin previews March 31 and open April 26, 2017 at TheBernard B. JacobsTheatre (242 West 45 Street).The new musical, starringingTony Award nomineeLaura Osnes(Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) andCorey Cott(Gigi),features music byRichard Oberackerand a book and lyrics byRobert TaylorandRichard Oberacker.
Check out photos of the marquee below!