Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the opening night after party below!

This new work about a young man's coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women features Elain Graham (The Picture Box, "Smash"), Sheria Irving (Romeo & Juliet, Ethel Sings), Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba; "Law & Order"), Kevyn Morrow (Ragtime - Olivier nominee; Dreamgirls), Larry Powell(Broke-ology, The Christians), Sharon Washington (The Scottsboro Boys, Wild With Happy), and Tony Award winnerLillias White (The Life, Fela!).

"This play is a love letter to my mother, my sister, and the women who raised me," says Porter. "Reflecting on my own life experience as a gay, black, Christian man, and survivor of abuse, I wanted to write a play that was about family, faith and the healing power of forgiveness, three things very necessary to move forward and make change in your life. Change is possible, but it takes patience."

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Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Leslie Odom Jr.

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Leslie Odom Jr. and Nicolette Robinson

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Jason Prince

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Jason Prince

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Stark Sands

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
GEmma Clarke and Stark Sands

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Stark Sands

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
GEmma Clarke and Stark Sands

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
GEmma Clarke and Stark Sands

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheryl Kaller

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheryl Kaller and Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheryl Kaller and Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheryl Kaller and Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheryl Kaller

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheryl Kaller and Susan Dietz

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Billy Porter, Michelle Bossy and Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
S. Epatha Merkerson with Billy Porter's mother

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
S. Epatha Merkerson with Billy Porter's mother

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
S. Epatha Merkerson

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
S. Epatha Merkerson

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
S. Epatha Merkerson

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Lilias White

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Elain Graham

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Elain Graham

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Elain Graham

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheria Irving

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sheria Irving

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sharon Washington

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Sharon Washington

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Larry Powell

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Larry Powell

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Larry Powell

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Lilias White

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
S. Epatha Merkerson

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Billy Porter, Michelle Bossy and Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter, billy's sister Mary Martha Ford and billy's mother

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
(1st row) Larry Powell, Susan Dietz, Billy's mother and Sheryl Kaller. (2nd row) Sharon Washington, Elain Graham, Lilias White, S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter, Mary Martha Ford, Sheria Irving and Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
(1st row) Larry Powell, Susan Dietz, Billy's mother and Sheryl Kaller. (2nd row) Sharon Washington, Elain Graham, Lilias White, S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter, Mary Martha Ford, Sheria Irving and Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Larry Powell, Elain Graham, Sharon Washington, Lilias White, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sheria Irving and Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Larry Powell, Elain Graham, Sharon Washington, Lilias White, Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sheria Irving and Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Andrew Leynse, Michelle Bossy, Larry Powell, Elain Graham, Sharon Washington, Lilias White, Sheryl Kaller, Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sheria Irving, Casey Childs and Kevyn Morrow

Photo Coverage: Inside WHILE I YET LIVE's Opening Night After Party
Andrew Leynse, Michelle Bossy, Larry Powell, Elain Graham, Sharon Washington, Lilias White, Sheryl Kaller, Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sheria Irving, Casey Childs and Kevyn Morrow

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