Photo Flash: First Look at Sarah Joy Miller, Robert Brubaker and More in ANNA NICOLE Opera

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival opened Sept. 17 with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are on sale at BAM.org or through BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below!

Steven Sloane conducts 66 members of the New York City Opera Orchestra. Richard Jones directs a large cast of Broadway veterans and accomplished opera singers: Sarah Joy Miller (Anna Nicole), James Barbour (Daddy Hogan, Anna Nicole's father),Susan Bickley (Virgie, Anna Nicole's mother), Robert Brubaker (J. Howard Marshall II, Anna Nicole's second husband), Ben Davis(Billy, Anna Nicole's first husband), John Easterlin (Larry King, a television journalist), Rod Gilfry (Stern, Anna Nicole's lawyer),Michael Hance (Mayor of Mexia), Joshua Jeremiah (Deputy Mayor of Mexia, Roy Fiction), Elizabeth Pojanowski (Shelley, Anna Nicole's cousin), Christina Sajous (Blossom), Mary Testa (Aunt Kay), Richard Troxell (Doctor Yes), and Stephen Wallem (Trucker). The production's jazz trio features Peter Erskine (drums), Lincoln Schleifer (bass/mandolin), and Nir Felder (guitar/mandolin).

Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger

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John Easterlin, Sarah Joy Miller and Rod Gilfry


Sarah Joy Miller and Company


The Company


Sarah Joy Miller


Nicholas Brasch and Sarah Joy Miller


Sarah Joy Miller and John Easterlin


The Cast


The Company


Brett Azar, Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole Smith and Henry Akinsanya


Sarah Joy Miller as Anna Nicole Smith and Griffin Reese


Robert Brubaker , Sarah Joy Miller and Griffin Reese


ANNA NICOLE


Sarah Joy Miller and Company


Sarah Joy Miller and Robert Brubaker


Robert Brubaker , Griffin Reese and Sarah Joy Miller


Sarah Coomes (newscaster) Robert Brubaker and Sarah Joy Miller


Sarah Joy Miller


Richard Troxell and Company

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