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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN

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Festen, after beginning previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 W. 45th St.) on March 23rd, opened on April 9th.

Bill Kenwright and Marla Rubin present The Almeida Theatre production, which stars Jeremy Sisto ("Six Feet Under," Thirteen), Larry Bryggman (Twelve Angry Men, Proof), Michael Hayden (Henry IV, Carousel), Ali MacGraw (films such as Love Story) and Julianna Margulies ("ER"), as well as
John Carter, Diane Davis, Keith Davis, David PatRick Kelly, Stephen Kunken, Carrie Preston, Christopher Evan Welch and C.J. Wilson. Directed by Rufus Norris (who won the Evening Standard and Critic's Circle awards for directing the London production), Festen is seen in a dramatization by David Eldridge from the Danish 1998 film.

In Festen, "a beloved patriarch (Bryggman), surrounded by his wife (MacGraw), his daughter (Margulies), his two sons (Hayden as Christian; Sisto as Michael) and a host of family and friends, is celebrating his 60th birthday at his country home. This promises to be a very special occasion, but as the evening progresses, the man's eldest son, Christian, feels compelled to break the silence surrounding a family secret. Standing to propose a toast, he offers his father - much to the delight of the guests - an amusing yet simple choice. And so the games begin. Revelations and accusations tumble across the dinner table, paving the way for a celebration that no one will ever forget," state press notes.

Tickets are $95-$75-$30, and are available at the box office, through Telecharge, 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Michael Hayden, Diane Davis and C.J. Wilson

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Jeremy Sisto, David PatRick Kelly, Ezra Knight and Julianna Margulies

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Christopher Evan Welch, Meredith Lipson, Michael Bakkensen, Carrie Preston, Jeremy Sisto, David PatRick Kelly, Ezra Knight, Julianna Margulies, Michael Hayden and Diane Davis

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Edie Falco

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Jeremy Sisto

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Christopher Evan Welch

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C.J. Wilson

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Julianna Margulies

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Julianna Margulies and Larry Bryggman

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Julianna Margulies and Ali MacGraw

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Ali MacGraw and Larry Bryggman

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Ali MacGraw

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Diane Davis

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Keith Davis

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Stephen Kunken

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
Rufus Norris

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night at FESTEN
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