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 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


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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