Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, Henry Winkler Take Their Broadway Bow (Chicka Wow Wow) at the Opening of The Performers
Andy Cohen, Carla Gugino, Justin Long, and Amy Sedaris were among the celebrities who helped welcome the raunchy new comedy to the Great White Way.
The Broadway premiere of David West Read's new play The Performers celebrated its opening night at the Longacre Theatre on Wednesday, November 14. Following the performance, the cast and VIP guests headed down to the Hell's Kitchen venue Espace to fete the production.
Set on the night of the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas, the romantic comedy follows the exploits of journalist Lee (played by Daniel Breaker), who has traveled to Sin City for an interview with his old high school pal Mandrew (Cheyenne Jackson), now a rising adult film star. Meanwhile, when Lee's fiancee Sara (Alicia Silverstone) begins to have doubts about their impending nuptials, she enlists the help of Mandrew's wife Peeps (Ari Graynor) to compare notes. Complications ensue with the arrival of newly well-endowed adult film star Sunshine LeMay (Jenni Barber) and Chuck Wood (Henry Winkler), the hardest working man in the biz.
Guests at the performance included Steve Bakunas, Douglas Carter Beane, Jon Bernthal, Tammy Blanchard, Eric Bogosian, Hamish Bowles, Andy Cohen, James Davis, Colman Domingo, Melissa Errico, Mark Feuerstein, Lewis Flinn, Carla Gugino, Jason Butler Harner, Linda Lavin, Justin Long, Patrick McEnroe, Andy Mientus, Keith Nobbs, Thomas Roberts, Krysta Rodriguez, Amy Sedaris, and Jaymes Vaughn.
The show's creative team includes Anna Louizos (scenic design), Jessica Wegener Shay (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Nevin Steinberg (sound design), Richard DiBella (projection design), Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design), and Julian Fleisher (composer).