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Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper

"Immediate Family," a biting new comedy written by Paul Oakley Stovall and directed by Phylicia Rashad, opened at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, May 3. Performances continue through June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

The play explores evolving ideas of marriage and family. When the Bryant siblings come together for the first time in five years to attend a wedding, the family reunion quickly becomes a hilarious family showdown. Secrets are revealed and long-held beliefs are challenged as a spirited game of cards brings all of the family dysfunctions to the table.

The cast for "Immediate Family" includes Kamal Angelo Bolden, J. Nicole Brooks, Bryan Terrell Clark, Shanésia Davis, Mark Jude Sullivan and Cynda Williams.

Sets for "Immediate Family" are by John Iacovelli, costumes by ESOSA, lights by Elizabeth Harper, sound is by Joshua Horvath with wigs and hair by Carol F. Doran. The production stage manager is David Blackwell.

Tickets for "Immediate Family" are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or visiting www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Tickets range from $25 - $85 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

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Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Mark Jude Sullivan, Cynda Williams, Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall and cast members Kamal Angelo Bolden, Shanesia Davis, Bryan Terrell Clark, J. Nicole Brooks and Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Mark Jude Sullivan, Cynda Williams, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Shanesia Davis, Bryan Terrell Clark and J. Nicole Brooks

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Film Director Ava DuVernay and Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Film Director Ava DuVernay and Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Film Director Ava DuVernay and Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress/director Debbie Allen, Director Phylicia Rashad and Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress/director Debbie Allen, Director Phylicia Rashad and Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall and Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress/director Debbie Allen, Director Phylicia Rashad and Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Film director Ava DuVernay and cast member Bryan Terrell Clark

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Kamal Angelo Bolden and actor James Pickens Jr.

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Shanesia Davis and actor James Pickens Jr.

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall and Director Phylicia Rashad

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Shanesia Davis, J. Nicole Brooks, Director Phylicia Rashad and cast member Cynda Williams

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Mark Jude Sullivan, actress JoNell Kennedy, Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall and actress Milauna Jemai Jackson

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Tracie Thoms, cast member Kamal Angelo Bolden and actors James Pickens Jr., Dawnn Lewis and JoNell Kennedy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Mark Jude Sullivan, Bryan Terrell Clark, Shanesia Davis and actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Shanesia Davis and actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Bryan Terrell Clark and Mark Jude Sullivan

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Shanesia Davis and actress JoNell Kennedy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Shanesia Davis, Cynda Williams and J. Nicole Brooks

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actresses Dawnn Lewis, Vanessa Williams, cast member Shanesia Davis and actress JoNell Kennedy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actresses Dawnn Lewis, cast member Shanesia Davis and actress Vanessa Williams

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Dawnn Lewis and cast member Bryan Terrell Clark

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Bryan Terrell Clark and actress Tracie Thoms

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Dawnn Lewis, cast member Bryan Terrell Clark and actress Tracie Thoms

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Mark Jude Sullivan and Kamal Angelo Bolden

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast members Mark Jude Sullivan, Kamal Angelo Bolden and Bryan Terrell Clark

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actresses Tracie Thoms, Dawnn Lewis and JoNell Kennedy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Bryan Terrell Clark and actress Vanessa Williams

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Cast member Bryan Terrell Clark and actors Edwina Findley Dickerson, Obba Babatunde and Malachi Cohen

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Shawn Carter Peterson and cast member Bryan Terrell Clark

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Wilson Cruz and cast member Cynda Williams

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Director Phylicia Rashad and Theatre Producer Stephen Hendel

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Scenic Designer John Iacovelli, Director Phylicia Rashad and Film Director John Simmons

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress JoNell Kennedy and Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress JoNell Kennedy and Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall and Film Director Ava DuVernay

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall and Film Director Ava DuVernay

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Film Director Ava DuVernay

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Dawnn Lewis

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Dawnn Lewis

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Tracie Thoms

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Tracie Thoms

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Tracie Thoms

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Vanessa Williams

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Vanessa Williams

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress JoNell Kennedy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress JoNell Kennedy

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Edwina Findley Dickerson

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Edwina Findley Dickerson

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Edwina Findley Dickerson

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Wilson Cruz

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Wilson Cruz

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Ed Begley, Jr.

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Ed Begley, Jr.

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actors Malachi Cohen and Obba Babatunde

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actors Malachi Cohen and Obba Babatunde

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Erika Alexander

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Erika Alexander

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Rosanna DeSoto

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Pamela Guest and Nicholas Guest

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Jackee Harry

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Armelia McQueen

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Nicole Phillips and Joseph C. Phillips

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor James Pickens Jr. and Debbie Allen

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actor Shawn Carter Peterson

Photos: Phylicia Rashad and the Cast of IMMEDIATE FAMILY Celebrate Opening Night at the Taper
Actress Dalila Ali Rajah


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