Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of NIGHTINGALE, the new play written and performed by Lynn Redgrave and directed by Joseph Hardy, opened  last night, Tuesday, November 3 opening at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there as the acting icon celebrated Opening Night.

Tony Award® and Academy Award® nominee Lynn Redgrave stars in her new play inspired by her need to create a life for her maternal grandmother, a woman she barely knew. NIGHTINGALE is a play about a promising woman stymied by society and all but erased by history, a touching personal tribute and a resounding song for all those people whose voices we've lost, or never known.

The creative team for NIGHTINGALE includes Tobin Ost (Scenic Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Rui Rita(Lighting Design), and John Gromada (Original Music & Sound Design).

Manhattan Theatre Club's complete Broadway season at the Samuel J. Friedman includes the new production of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY now in previews, the New York premiere of Donald Margulies' TIME STANDS STILL, and the Broadway premiere of Margulies' COLLECTED STORIES. In addition to NIGHTINGALE, the complete Off-Broadway season includes Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION and Polly Stenham's THAT FACE.

Subscriptions to MTC's 2009-2010 season are currently available by calling (212) 399-3050, Monday - Friday, noon - 10 PM, Saturday 2 PM - 6 PM with a major credit card. Subscriptions are also available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned a total of 16 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has their Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Ruined; The American Plan; Top Girls; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain't Misbehavin'.

Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org. Tickets for NIGHTINGALE are $75.

    For more information visit, www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com

    Photos by Peter James Zielinski

    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
    Lynn Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave

    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Photo Coverage: Lynn Redgrave's NIGHTINGALE Celebrates Opening Night at NY City Center
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    Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com