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Photo Coverage: Inside CASA VALENTINA's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Casa Valentina, the play by four-time Tony Award winnerHarvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello just opened last night, April 23, 2014 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below!

Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men-white-collar professionals with families-to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when they got the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, these "self-made women" had to decide whether the freedom they would gain by emerging from hiding was worth the risk of personal ruin.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Edie Falco

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Katherine Cummings

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Lea DeLaria

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Hannah Yelland

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Colin Callender, Elizabeth Callender

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Jerry Mitchell

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Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell

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John Patrick Shanley

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Darko Tresnjak, Josh Pearson

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Barry Grove

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Elizabeth Marvel, Debra Winger

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Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker

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Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman

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Alfred Uhry, Dana Ivey

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John Bolton

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Leigh Silverman, Mandy Greenfield

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George C. Wolfe

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Judith Light

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Anthony Edwards

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Shakina Nayfack

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Sierra Boggess

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Matthew Lopez

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Benjamin Scheuer

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Helen Boyd, Rachel Kramer

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Alan Menken, Janis Menken

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Walter Bobbie

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Alexandra Silber

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Jessica Hecht

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Robert Cole, Laura Cole

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Mario Cantone

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Mark Consuelos

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Andy Cohen

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Mark Consuelos, Andy Cohen

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Jason Hayes, Keith Claffey

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Tony Cacciotti, Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper, Lynne Meadow

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Lynne Meadow

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Patch Darragh, Teresa Condon

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Amy Herzog, Sam Gold


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