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Photos: Beth Dixon, Polly Draper, Mandy Patinkin, Tony Shalhoub and More Celebrate 20TH CENTURY BLUES Opening Off-Broadway

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The New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST), directed by two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (HAVING OUR SAY, ANNA IN THE TROPICS), just opened lat night, November 26, for a run through Sunday, January 28 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

The company features Beth Dixon ("The Good Wife," Infinitely Polar Bear, MAJOR BARBARA,), three-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Franchelle Stewart Dorn (Red Bull Theater's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE), Emmy Award nominee Polly Draper ("thirtysomething," Obvious Child, CLOSER), two Time OBIE Award-winner Kathryn Grody (TOP GIRLS, THE MODEL APARTMENT), OBIE Award-winner Ellen Parker (THE HEIDI CHRONICLES), and Charles Socarides (SONS OF THE PROPHET, "When We Rise").

A reunion. An argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become, and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. Sharply funny and evocative, 20TH CENTURY BLUES is a new play by Susan Miller that questions our place in the world and with one another.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

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The 20th Century Blues company takes their opening curtain call

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Anna Louizos, Mark Brokaw and Robyn Goodman

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Beth Dixon

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Beth Dixon

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Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub

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Charles Socarides

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Director Emily Mann

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Ellen Parker

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Emily Mann and Joyce Carol Oates

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Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Polly Draper, Beth Dixon, Charles Socarides, Ellen Parker and Kathryn Grody

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Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Susan Miller, Beth Dixon, Polly Draper, Emily Mann, Charles Socarides, Lida Orzeck, Ellen Parker and Kathryn Grody

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Franchelle Stewart Dorn

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Gail Papp and Susan Miller

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Gretchen Cryer

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Kathryn Grody

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Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody

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Mary McCann and Catherine Curtin

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Michael Wolff, Polly Draper and Nat Wolff

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Nat Wolff and Grace Van Patten

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Patricia Cronin and Deborah Kass

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Playwright Susan Miller and Director Emily Mann

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Polly Draper

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Polly Draper

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Producer Lida Orzeck and Playwright Susan Miller

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Producer Lida Orzeck and Playwright Susan Miller

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T.D. Mitchell

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