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Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night

"Joe Turner's Come and Gone" opened last night, May 8, at CTG's Mark Taper Forum, directed by Phylicia Rashad. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

In attendance were Rashad, Debbie Allen, Obba Babatundé, Angela Bassett, James Pickens, Jr., Malcolm Jamal-Warner, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Yvette Nicole Brown, Barry Shabaka Henley, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Russell Hornsby, John Earl Jelks, Diarra Kilpatrick, Richard Lawson, Harry Lennix, Dawnn Lewis, Jenifer Lewis, Garrett Morris, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Dondre Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Calvin Sykes, DeSean Terry, Rutina Wesley, Tristan Wilds, Harold Wheeler and Hattie Winston, Lynn Whitfield and Kym Whitley, among others.

"Joe Turner's Come and Gone" is set in 1911 in a Pittsburgh boarding house, where tenants come and go, forming a community that is altered time and time again. The daily routine of meals, conversation, gossip, arrivals and departures, and the changes that occur within this fluid grouping of people, is set against a great tide of Americans of African descent, only 50 years out of bondage, who are moving toward the industrial cities of the North in search of economic opportunity, lost family members and new beginnings.

Performances run at te Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles, 90012. "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" continues through June 9, 2013. Tickets are available in person at the CTG box office, by phone (213) 628-2772 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Skye Barrett, Vivian Nixon, January LaVoy, Lillias White and Erica Tazel

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Vivian Nixon, January LaVoy, Lillias White and Erica Tazel

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Gabriel Brown, Skye Barrett, Vivian Nixon, January LaVoy, Lillias White and Erica Tazel

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member Lillias White and actress Angela Bassett

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Understudy Ben Cain and actor Russell Hornsby

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member Vivian Nixon and actress Debbie Allen

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Vivian Nixon and January LaVoy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Keith David

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Keith David and John Douglas Thompson

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Raynor Scheine and Glynn Turman

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
James Pickens, Jr. and cast member Lillias White

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Actor Russell Hornsby and cast member Nathaniel James Potvin

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member John Douglas Thompson and Composer Kathryn Bostic

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member Skye Barrett and actress Angela Bassett

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member Glynn Turman and wife Jo-An Turman

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Nathaniel James Potvin, Glynn Turman and Skye Barrett

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Glynn Turman

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Glynn Turman

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Raynor Scheine

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member Nathaniel James Potvin and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
James Pickens, Jr. and cast member John Douglas Thompson

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member January LaVoy and actor DeSean Terry

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Skye Barrett

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and cast member Erica Tazel

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member January LaVoy is congratulated by Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member Lillias White poses with Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast members Gabriel Brown and January LaVoy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Cast member Nathaniel James Potvin

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Pamela Warner and Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Director Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Director Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Pamela Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Director Phylicia Rashad greets guests

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Yvette Nicole Brown

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Dondre Whitfield

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Hattie Winston and Harold Wheeler

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
James Pickens, Jr.

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Shohreh Aghdashloo

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Garrett Morris and Angela Bassett

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Russell Hornsby

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
John Earl Jelks

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Dawnn Lewis and Harry Lennix

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Russell Hornsby and Harry Lennix

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Calvin Sykes

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Obba Babatunde

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
Lamman Rucker

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night
DeSean Terry

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and More at JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Opening Night


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