Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party

MCC Theater (Robert LuPoneBernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) presents the world premiere ofAlexander Dinelaris' Still Life, directed by Will Frears. The cast features Dominic ChianeseHalley Feiffer, Ian Kahn, Adriane LenoxKelly McAndrewSarah Paulson,Matthew Rauch and Frederick Weller. Performances began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) on September 16 and continue through November 1, 2009. Opening night was celebrated, Monday, October 5th and BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to capture all the opening night festivities.

In Still Life, photographer Carrie Ann inexplicably shuts down at the pinnacle of her career. Lost, and afraid to even pick up a camera, her sudden descent is interrupted by a whirlwind romance with Jeff, a trend analyst who becomes determined to help her move on, even while facing his own dark future. Two-time Drama Desk-nominated playwright Alexander Dinelaris (Red Dog Howls) is quickly being recognized as a stunning new voice in American theater. Film and theater director Will Frears(Omnium Gatherum) brings his discerning eye to this funny and heartbreaking play about a generation paralyzed by fear.

The creative team for Still Life includes David Cornis (Scenic Design), Sarah J. Holden(Costume Design), David Weiner (Lighting Design), Fitz Patton (Sound Design) and Michael Friedman (Original Music).

Performances are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $59 and are available by visiting www.ticketcentral.com or by calling 212-279-4200.

Later in the season, Beth Henley's Family Week, directed by Jonathan Demme, will starRosemarie Dewitt and Sarah Jones. Complete casting for Family Week is forthcoming.

MCC Theater is one of New York City's leading Off Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and world premieres each season. When MCC Theater was founded in 1986, its mission was simple: to bring new theatrical voices to theater-going audiences. MCC Theater continues to accomplish this yearly through presentation of its mainstage works; its Literary Program, which actively seeks and develops new and emerging writers and its Education & Outreach Program, allowing more than 1,200 students yearly to experience theater, increase literacy and discover their own voices in the arts. Notable MCC Theaterhighlights include: the 2008 Tony Award-nominated reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, last season's Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery's Frozen; Neil LaBute's Fat Pig; Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living; Marsha Norman's Trudy Blue; Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone and Alan Bowne's Beirut. Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earnedMCC Theater a variety of awards.

For a complete production history, visit www.mcctheater.org.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
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Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Bobby Cannavale

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Bobby Cannavale

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Dominic Chianese

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Dominic Chianese

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Jules Feiffer

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Halley Feiffer

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Halley Feiffer

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Jules Feiffer and Halley Feiffer

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Alexander Dinelaris

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Halley Feiffer

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Halley Feiffer

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Halley Feiffer

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Robert LuPone

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Will Frears

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Alexander Dinelaris

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Will Frears and Alexander Dinelaris

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Ian Kahn

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Ian Kahn

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Ian Kahn

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Kelly McAndrew and Ian Kahn

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Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Adriane Lenox

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Adriane Lenox

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Matthew Rauch

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Matthew Rauch

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Matthew Rauch

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Kelly McAndrew

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Kelly McAndrew

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Kelly McAndrew

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Frederick Weller

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Frederick Weller

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Frederick Weller

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Sarah Paulson

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Sarah Paulson

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Sarah Paulson

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Sarah Paulson

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Sarah Paulson and Frederick Weller

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Sarah Paulson, Frederick Weller and Halley Feiffer

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Matthew Rauch, Dominic Chianese, Adriane Lenox, Ian Kahn, Kelly McAndrew, Sarah Paulson, Frederick Weller and Halley Feiffer

Photo Coverage: STILL LIFE Opening Night Party
Matthew Rauch, Dominic Chianese, Adriane Lenox, Ian Kahn, Kelly McAndrew, Sarah Paulson, Frederick Weller and Halley Feiffer

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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.