Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call

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FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST began performances at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) on Saturday, August 15th at 2:15pm. Additional performances will be held Wednesday, August 19th at 10pm, Friday, August 21st at 5pm, Monday, August 24th at 3pm, Friday, August 28th at 7pm.

The musical's book, music, and lyrics are by Ben Knox with additional book by Heather Collins and Karen Weatherwax and additional lyrics and arrangements by Brian J. Nash. For tickets, visit www.fringenyc.com.

In 1979, a French-Canadian airline steward flew into San Francisco and all hell broke loose. This bathhouse brouhaha explores the advent of AIDS while satirizing mankind's extremes--religious mania, gay drama and maniacal monkeys make for an outrageous experience!

CHRIST features a cast including Kristy Cates (Wicked), Steven Stafford (Spamalot), Jenna Coker Jones, (Evil Dead), Dan Amboyer (Bash'd), Ben KnoxEric Rubbe, and JamaAl Wilson.

The musical is directed by Holly-Anne Ruggiero (Jersey Boys) with choreography by Holly Cruz (Seussical), sets by Michael Kramer, costumes by DH Withrow, and lights by Christian DeAngelis. FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST is presented by Knoxious Productions with co-line producers, Joey Oliva and Noah Himmelstein.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
2009 Fringe Festival Opening Performance Curtain Call for The Knoxious Productions and imPULSE Theatre production of FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST!

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST!

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Jenna Coker-Jones, Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Jenna Coker-Jones, Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Jenna Coker-Jones, Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Jenna Coker-Jones, Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Jenna Coker-Jones, Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Jenna Coker-Jones, Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Jenna Coker-Jones, Eric Rubbe, Steven Stafford, Marty Thomas, Kristy Cates, Ben Knox, Dan Amboyer, JamaAl Wilson and ensemble

Photo Coverage: FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST! Opening Curtain Call
Ben Knox and Dan Amboyer

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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.


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