Monday, February 2, 2009

Jill Krementz Photo Journal - Enter Laughing

Joseph Stein, who wrote the adaptation for "Enter Laughing," based on the novel by Carl Reiner. Stein was introduced to the audience as "an up-and-coming writer." He is 96.
"Enter Laughing, The Musical" opened at The York Theater on Thursday night. I haven't seen anything so funny in years.
Carolyn Meehan. Legendary lyricist Sheldon Harnick with his wife, Margery Gray. Sam Dishy, with his mother, Judy Graubart.
Arts critic, Howard Kissel. Elisa Stein. Geoff Josselson, who did the pitch-perfect casting of the production.
Curtain Call: Allison Spratt, Rob Sapp, Betsy DiLellio, Emily Shoolin, Bob Dishy, Josh Grisetti, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, and Ray DeMattis
Publicity photograph of Josh Grisetti by Carol Rosegg. Josh Grisetti, one of the most talented actors I've ever seen perform on stage.
Jill Eikenberry and her husband, Michael Tucker with Joe Stein. Eickenberry, Tucker, and Grisetti in production still by Carol Rosegg.
Michael Tucker with his daughter, Alison. She works as a personal caterer. Tucker's recent book published by Morgan Entrekin, Grove Press. A must-read for anyone who loves Italy and/or food.
Music Director, Matt Castle.
L. to r.: Director Stuart Ross with Chris Robinson, the show's lighting director; Joe Stein with his son-in-law, Roger Berkowitz and his daughter, Jenny Lyn Bader; Jennifer Paulson Lee, Associate Choreographer, gets a hug from Director Stuart Ross.
Tom Meehan congratulating Bob Dishy on his performance. Anne Jackson, Bob Dishy, and Eli Wallach.
I first photographed Bob Dishy in 1965 with Liza Minnelli in Boston, Massachusetts. They were both appearing in "Flora, the Red Menace." The play, directed by George Abbott and Hal Prince, was in out-of-town previews at The Colonial Theater prior to its New York run.
Brandon Wardell, Curtis Howard, and cast member Gerry McIntyre.
James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of The York Theater Company, toasting cast and guests at the after-party. Josh Grisetti and Joseph Stein. Biff Liff, legendary William Morris agent.
The Director, Stuart Ross with the Meehans and Gabriel Barre.
Enter Laughing merchandise: T-shirts: $20; Clock: $20. Devin Guinn, Audience Services Manager, 212-935-5820. This is the guy you're going to call and beg for tickets!
"Enter Laughing, The Musical": The York Theater; St.Peter's Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street; January 21st-March 8, 2009.
All photographs © by Jill Krementz: all rights reserved.