Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter present the New York premiere of the new play, Hit The Wall by Ike Holter, a theatrical exploration of the first night of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Directed by Eric Hoff, with original music & music supervision by Dan Lipton, performances for Hit The Wallbegin on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue), with an opening night set for Sunday, March 10, 2013. The cast just met the press, and you can check out BWW's full photo coverage of the festivities below!

It's the early hours of June 28, 1969 when a routine police raid on The Stonewall Inn, a popular underground gay bar in Greenwich Village, sparks a full-scale riot. Violent protests and street demonstrations continued for the next several days in what became known as The Stonewall Riots, thrusting a group of unlikely revolutionaries onto the frontlines of history and igniting one of the most influential social and political movements of the 20th Century. Hit The Wall focuses on that wild and enigmatic first night of the riots, placing the audience just on the periphery of the conflict. With an imaginative and theatrical blend of history and mythology, Hit The Wall shines a contemporary light on the legacy of Stonewall.

The Barrow Street Theatre is located in the heart of the Greenwich Village and mere steps away from the site of the riots. For over 40 years, millions have gathered annually in that iconic New York neighborhood on the last Sunday in June to honor The Stonewall Riots. In June 2011, thousands gathered at The Stonewall Inn, still in operation, to celebrate the passage of the right to Same-Sex Marriage in the State of New York under the Marriage Equality Act.

Hit the Wall will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays-Fridays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM & 7:30PM. Tickets for the production are now on sale via www.smarttix.com, on the phone at 212-868-4444, or in person at the Barrow Street Theatre box office, open at 1:00 PM daily and are priced as follows: $25 - $55 for preview performances (February 19 - March 9), $35 - $75 for performance beginning March 11. Student Rush tickets are priced at $20 (with valid student I.D.) and available on the day of performance. For more information, visit www.barrowstreettheatre.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Theatre Marquee

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
'Stonewall' set design

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Scott Morfee (Producer)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Lauren Helpern (Scenic Design)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Musicians: Jonathan Mastro, Indigo Street & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Musicians: Jonathan Mastro, Indigo Street & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Scott Morfee (Producer)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Scott Morfee (Producer)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Scott Morfee (Producer)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Scott Morfee (Producer)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Scott Morfee (Producer)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Lauren Helpern (Scenic Design)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Lauren Helpern (Scenic Design)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Lauren Helpern (Scenic Design)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Dan Lipton (Music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Dan Lipton (Music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Dan Lipton (Music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Dan Lipton (Music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Dan Lipton (Music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Dan Lipton (Music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Musicians: Jonathan Mastro, Indigo Street & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Musicians: Jonathan Mastro, Indigo Street & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Dan Lipton (music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright) & Dan Lipton (Music)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
first row: Rania Salem Manganaro, Nathan Lee Graham, Gregory Haney & Nick Bailey second row: Arturo Soria, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Sean Allan Krill, Jessica Dickey, Ben Diskant, Matthew Greer & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
first row: Jonathan Mastro, Rania Salem Manganaro, Nathan Lee Graham, Gregory Haney & Nick Bailey second row: Indigo Street, Arturo Soria, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Sean Allan Krill, Jessica Dickey, Ben Diskant, Matthew Greer & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
first row: Jonathan Mastro, Rania Salem Manganaro, Nathan Lee Graham, Gregory Haney & Nick Bailey second row: Indigo Street, Arturo Soria, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Sean Allan Krill, Jessica Dickey, Ben Diskant, Matthew Greer & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
first row: Jonathan Mastro, Rania Salem Manganaro, Nathan Lee Graham, Gregory Haney, Nick Bailey & Eric Hoff second row: Ike Holter, Indigo Street, Arturo Soria, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Sean Allan Krill, Jessica Dickey, Ben Diskant, Matthew Greer & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
first row: Jonathan Mastro, Rania Salem Manganaro, Nathan Lee Graham, Gregory Haney, Nick Bailey & Eric Hoff second row: Ike Holter, Indigo Street, Arturo Soria, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Sean Allan Krill, Jessica Dickey, Ben Diskant, Matthew Greer & Ray Rizzo

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Ike Holter (Playwright) & Eric Hoff (Director)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Eric Hoff (Director), Ike Holter (Playwright)

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian & Tom Wirshafter

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Jean Doumanian

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian & Tom Wirshafter

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
The Ensemble cast (L to R): Nathan Lee Graham, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Gregory Haney, Jonathan Mastro, Ben Diskant, Rania Salem Manganaro, Nick Bailey, Matthew Greer, Jessica Dickey, Sean Allan Krill, Indigo Street, Ray Rizzo & Arturo Soria

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
The Ensemble cast (L to R): Nathan Lee Graham, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Gregory Haney, Jonathan Mastro, Ben Diskant, Rania Salem Manganaro, Nick Bailey, Matthew Greer, Jessica Dickey, Sean Allan Krill, Indigo Street, Ray Rizzo & Arturo Soria

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!
The Ensemble cast (L to R): Nathan Lee Graham, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Gregory Haney, Jonathan Mastro, Ben Diskant, Rania Salem Manganaro, Nick Bailey, Matthew Greer, Jessica Dickey, Sean Allan Krill, Indigo Street, Ray Rizzo & Arturo Soria

Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL Company Meets the Press!


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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.