Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper

Award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran's heartfelt new work, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, opened last night, February 21, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum and continues through March 20. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry festivities below!

Directed by Robert Egan (Artistic Director/Producer of the Ojai Playwrights Conference), the production features, in alphabetical order, Sharon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue," "Rizzoli and Isles," "Poor Behavior" at the Taper), David Pittu ("Is He Dead?" and "LoveMusik," Broadway; "Parade," national tour), Robert Towers ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "1776," national tour), York Walker ("One Night in Miami," Denver Center; "Napoli," ACT; "A Raisin In The Sun," California Shakespeare Theater) and Mae Whitman ("Speech and Debate," The Blank Theatre; the film "The Duff" and TV's "Parenthood").

Insightful and compassionate, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX is the story of four people whose lives are inextricably intertwined. Charlotte and Jonny are two college students who have been friends since they were nine years old. Attending college together, they contemplate taking their relationship to a romantic level, but Charlotte's parents don't take the news very well, and an onslaught of uncomfortable truths about all four of them is unleashed.

Scenic design is by Takeshi Kata, costume design is by Laura Bauer, lighting design is by Rui Rita, original music and sound design is by Karl Fredrik Lundeberg and casting is by Meg Fister. The production stage manager is David S. Franklin.

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX had its world premiere at Lincoln Center Theatre in April, 2015. Tickets for the show are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or online at 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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Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members David Pittu, Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and York Walker

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members David Pittu, Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and York Walker

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast member David Pittu, director Robert Egan and cast members Mae Whitman, Sharon Lawrence and York Walker

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Lauren Graham, cast member Mae Whitman and actor Peter Krause

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Lauren Graham, cast member Mae Whitman and actor Peter Krause

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members York Walker and Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members York Walker and Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members York Walker and Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members David Pittu and Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members David Pittu and Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members Mae Whitman and David Pittu

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members York Walker and David Pittu

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members York Walker and David Pittu

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members Sharon Lawrence and Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members Sharon Lawrence and Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members Sharon Lawrence and Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
David Pittu and Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
David Pittu and Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Lauren Graham and cast members Mae Whitman and Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Lauren Graham and cast members Mae Whitman and Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Daphne Zuniga and cast member Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
TV producer/writer Norman Lear and cast member Sharon Lawrence

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Charlie Brand, actor, Peter Krause, actress Lauren Graham, cast member Mae Whitman and director Robert Egan

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast member York Walker, playwright Bathsheba Doran and cast member David Pittu

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actors Peter Krause and Lauren Graham

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actors Peter Krause and Lauren Graham

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members York Walker and Sharon Lawrence, director Robert Egan, Lyn Lear, TV producer/writer Norman Lear, and cast member Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and cast members Sharon Lawrence and David Pittu

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and cast members Sharon Lawrence and David Pittu

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
CTG Board President Kiki Ramos Gindler and director Robert Egan

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Playwright Bathsheba Doran and director Robert Egan

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast member Sharon Lawrence and actress Lauren Graham

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast member York Walker and director Robert Egan

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Paula Montgomery and cast members Sharon Lawrence and Robert Towers

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Lauren Graham and cast member Mae Whitman

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and cast members Sharon Lawrence and David Pittu

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and cast member York Walker

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Playwright Bathsheba Doran, cast member Mae Whitman and actress Daphne Zuniga

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Cast members David Pittu and Robert Towers

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actor Larry Powell and cast member York Walker

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Debbie Allen

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Debbie Allen

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
TV producer/writer Norman Lear and Lyn Lear

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Director Robert Egan

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Daphne Zuniga

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Daphne Zuniga

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actor Andrew Robinson

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actor John de Lancie

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Bettina Bush

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress Bettina Bush

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actors Hugo Armstrong and Melissa Jones

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress/playwright Sandra Tsing Loh and producer Frier McCollister

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress/playwright Sandra Tsing Loh and producer Frier McCollister

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Director John Pasquin and Actress JoBeth Williams

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Actress JoBeth Williams

Photo Flash: Sharon Lawrence, Mae Whitman and More Celebrate THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX Opening at the Taper
Director John Pasquin and Actress JoBeth Williams



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