Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group's "Zoot Suit" has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for "Zoot Suit" began January 31. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, "Zoot Suit" is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has photos from Sunday's opening festivities below!

"Zoot Suit" was originally commissioned and developed by Center Theatre Group, playing for nearly a year in Los Angeles first at the Taper from August 6 to October 1, 1978, then from October 10, 1978, through July 1, 1979, at the Aquarius in Hollywood. It went on to become Broadway's first Chicano play, was made into a major motion picture and became a cultural phenomenon.

Nearly 40 years after its world premiere, original creator Luis Valdez will once again fill the Taper's stage with a company of 25 actors, singers and dancers weaving fact and fiction together as they portray the events surrounding the infamous 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder in Los Angeles. Filled with heart, sly wit and the infectious songs of Lalo Guerrero, "Zoot Suit" remains an urgent portrayal of the clash between generations in a Chicano family, the rifts between cultures in America and how racism and injustice can haunt a city and a society.

The cast includes (in alphabetical order), Brian Abraham, Mariela Arteaga, Demian Bichir, Melinna Bobadilla, Oscar Camacho, Stephani Candelaria, Raul Cardona, Fiona Cheung, Tiffany Dupont, Caleb Foote, Holly Hyman, Kimberlee Kidd, Rocío López, Jeanine Mason, Tom G. McMahon, Andres Ortiz, Michael Naydoe Pinedo, Matias Ponce, Rose Portillo, Gilbert Saldivar, Richard Steinmetz, Evan Strand, Bradford Tatum, Raphael Thomas and Daniel Valdez.

Choreography for "Zoot Suit" is by Maria Torres, the production includes songs composed by Lalo Guerrero, the music director is Daniel Valdez, casting is by Rosalinda Morales, Pauline O'con, CSA, and Candido Cornejo, Jr., CSA. Scenic design is by Christopher Acebo, costume design is by Ann Closs-Farley, lighting design is by Pablo Santiago, sound design is by Philip G. Allen and projection design is by David Murakami.

For tickets and more information, visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

high res photos Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
The cast take their bows during the curtain call for the opening night performance ZOOT SUIT at Mark Taper Forum.

Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Demian Bichir and the company take their bows Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Demian Bichir and the company take their bows Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Demian Bichir and the company take their bows Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Demian Bichir and the company take their bows Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Tim Roth with cast members Demian Bichir and Daniel Valdez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Edward James Olmos and cast member Demian Bichir Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Edward James Olmos and cast member Demian Bichir Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Tiffany Dupont, Matias Ponce and Jeanine Mason Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Tiffany Dupont and Matias Ponce Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Matias Ponce and Demian Bichir Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Matias Ponce, actor Edward James Olmos and cast member Andres Ortiz Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller, choreographer Maria Torres and Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Choreographer Maria Torres and cast member Demian Bichir Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Herbert Siguenza, Cheech Marin, Richard Montoya and Ric Salinas Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Andres Ortiz and Matias Ponce Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Michael Naydoe Pinedo, assistant choreographer Reina Hidalgo and cast members Richard Steinmetz and Gilbert Saldivar Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Associate director Kinan Valdez, cast member Demian Bichir and writer/director Luis Valdez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Associate director Kinan Valdez, choreographer Maria Torres and writer/director Luis Valdez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, writer/director Luis Valdez, Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller and Lupe Valdez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Lupe Valdez, writer/director Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino board members Marilyn Abad-Cardinalli and Joe Cardinalli Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Daniel Valdez and choreographer Maria Torres Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Tom G. McMahon and Bradford Tatum Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Rose Portillo and Daniel Valdez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Mariela Arteaga, choreographer Maria Torres and cast members Kimberlee Kidd and Holly Hyman Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Fiona Cheung and associate director Kinan Valdez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Melinna Bobadilla and Stephani Candelaria Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Rocio Lopez and Michael Naydoe Pinedo Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Raphael Thomas, Evan Strand, Mariela Arteaga and Holly Hyman Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Caleb Foote and Jeanine Mason Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast members Oscar Camacho, Jeanine Mason and Brian Abraham Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cast member Tiffany Dupont, Center Theatre Group Board President Kiki Ramos Gindler and David Gindler Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Edward James Olmos, Eva Longoria, Cheech Marin and Daniel Guerrero Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Eva Longoria and Edward James Olmos Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Eva Longoria and Edward James Olmos Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Eva Longoria Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Edward James Olmos and Cheech Marin Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Tim Roth Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Tim Roth Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Ana Ortiz Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Ana Ortiz Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Concert pianist Natasha Rubin and actor Cheech Marin Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Heidi Balvanera and Jaime Camil Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Justina Machado Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Justina Machado Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Richard Montoya and Herbert Siguenza Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Cheech Marin and Daniel Guerrero Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Cheech Marin and Daniel Guerrero Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Linda Lopez, actors Edward James Olmos, Cheech Marin and Daniel Guerrero Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actors Amy Aquino and Suzanne Cryer Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and guest Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and guest Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Jose Luis Valenzuela and actor Evelina Fernandez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Marabina Jaimes and Julio Martinez Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Actor Hugo Armstrong Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cristina Frias and Daniel Guerrero Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Cristina Frias and Daniel Guerrero Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Linda Lopez and Daniel Guerrero Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
Linda Lopez and actor Marabina Jaimes



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