Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum

In honor of comedy legend Carl Reiner's 75 years in the business, Center Theatre Group presented a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical," which is inspired by Reiner's experiences as a young man struggling to break into theatre in New York. The one night only event directed by Stuart Ross ("Forever Plaid"), was performed at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, January 28, 2013. Box office receipts were $290,000 and proceeds from this special event benefit CTG programs that support emerging artists.
BroadwayWorld has photos from the event, which included a pre-show cocktail tribute hosted by Billy Crystal and Bob Reiner and cast party, below!

Adapted from Carl Reiner's first book, a semi-autobiographical work of the same name, "Enter Laughing" features book by Joseph Stein ("Fiddler on the Roof" and "Zorba the Greek"), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels ("Taxi," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and orchestrations by Matt Castle. It was presented by special arrangement with Dan Whitten and Tiger Theatricals in association with Carl Reiner.

The cast featured Deborah S. Craig, Erick Devine, John Grisetti, Sharon Lawrence, Michele Lee, Alan Mandell, Gerry McIntyre, Gina Milo, Sara Niemietz, Kevin Odekirk, Stuart Pankin, Rob Reiner, Darcie Roberts, John Rubinstein and Robb Sapp.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members Josh Grisetti, Sharon Lawrence, honoree Carl Reiner and cast member Kevin Odekirk

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actor Rob Reiner and honoree Carl Reiner

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Janice Crystal and actor Billy Crystal

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Billy Crystal

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members Josh Grisetti, Alan Mandell, Sharon Lawrence, honoree Carl Reiner and cast member Kevin Odekirk

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Honoree Carl Reiner speaks during the curtain call

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast member Michele Lee hugs honoree Carl Reiner

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members Gina Milo, Josh Grisetti and Rob Reiner

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members Josh Grisetti and Sara Niemietz

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members Rob Reiner and Josh Grisetti

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast member Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast member Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members John Rubinstein and Stuart Pankin

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members Josh Grisetti and Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast member Josh Grisetti

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
The cast performs a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical".

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast member Josh Grisetti

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
The curtain call after a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical".

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actress Kate Burton, Tom Beckmen, Judy Beckmen and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actress Charlotte Rae, honoree Carl Reiner and CTG Board Member Brindell Roberts Gottlieb

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
CTG Board Member Brindell Roberts Gottlieb and actor Billy Crystal

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
CTG Board Chairman Martin Massman and event chair Dante di Loreto, President of Ryan Murphy Television

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actress Charlotte Rae and cast member Josh Grisetti

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast member Alan Mandell and actress Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Judi Davidson and CTG Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Debi Bishton and Norris Bishton

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Cast members Sara Niemietz and Josh Grisetti

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actress Sharon Lawrence and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actor Hal Linden

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actress Charlotte Rae

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
CTG Board Chairman Martin Massman and actor Billy Crystal

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actor Billy Crystal speaks at the reception for a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical".

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actor Rob Reiner speaks at the reception for a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical".

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie speaks at the reception.

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Honoree Carl Reiner speaks at the reception for a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical".

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Honoree Carl Reiner

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Honoree Carl Reiner

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Honoree Carl Reiner

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Actor Rob Reiner

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
Honoree Carl Reiner is introduced

Photo Flash: Carl Reiner, Billy Crystal and More at ENTER LAUGHING Benefit at CTG's Mark Taper Forum

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