Crowns Opening NIght

STARTS 7/9/2012

Goodman Theatre hosted the opening night of Regina Taylor's Crowns on July 9, 2012.

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    (L-R) Goodman Theatre Immediate Past Chairman Patricia Cox with Playwright/Director Regina Taylor at the Sponsor's Toast in the Patron's Lounge at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Randy Thrall, Judi Gorman and Goodman Theatre Past Chairman Lester N. Coney at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Resident Director Chuck Smith (center) at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (Front) Ellen Chube and John Rogers, (Back) Jim Reynolds and Marty Nesbit proceeding to opening night at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Courtney Vance and his mother, Leslie, with Playright/Director Regina Taylor (center) at the opening night reception at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    The cast at the opening night reception at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Craig Marberry, author of the book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats on which the musical is based, and wife Yuko Ichioka enjoy the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Sweet Honey in the Rock's Carol Maillard and Crowns Choreographer Dianne McIntyre at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Awolowo Johnson with Crowns Music Director Fred Carl at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Crowns cast members Jasondra Johnson (Velma), Marketta P. Wilder (Yolanda), Choreographer Dianne McIntyre, Pauletta Washington (Wanda), David Jennings (Preacher) and Shari Addison (Ensemble) at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Crowns cast member E. Faye Butler (Mabel) with Toi Overton of the Black Ensemble Theater at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Board Chairman Ruth Ann Gillis and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Loop Capital Markets James Reynolds, Jr. at the Sponsor's Toast in the Patron's Lounge at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Crowns cast member Marketta P. Wilder (Yolanda, center) with her family (L-R) Priscilla Wilder, Albert Chandler and Michael Wilder at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Crowns cast member Pauletta Washington (Wanda), Tachina Arnold, Shari Addison (Ensemble) and Mary Jenkins at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Alexis Jennings with her uncle, Crowns cast member David Jennings (Preacher) at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Crowns cast members Alexis J. Rogers (Jeanette) and Kelvin Roston (Ensemble) at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Joi McCowan, Cheryl Frazier, Crowns cast member Jasondra Johnson (Velma) and Dana Clinton at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Duncan Schultz, Crowns cast member Yusha-Marie Sorzano (Ensemble) and Creighton Stevenson at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Kassandra Brezill, Crowns cast member Melanie Brezill (Ensemble) and Claire Rainge at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Robert Irving III, Crowns cast member Laura Walls (Ensemble), Maurice Walls and Denise Hetherington at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Publicist Dionne Williams with Crowns cast member Pauletta Washington (Wanda) at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L) Jenny Pfanenstiel of Forme Millinery who designed the Opening Night "crown" for Playwright/Director Regina Taylor (R) at Crowns.

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    (L-R) Life Trustee Sondra Healy and Playwright/Director Regina Taylor at the Sponsor's Dinner at Petterino's at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Erika Allen and Milliner Marjorie Marshall sporting Marshall's beautiful "crowns" at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun and Director Regina Taylor at the Sponsor's Dinner at Petterino's at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun and Goodman Theatre Past Chairman Lester N. Coney at the Sponsor's Dinner at Petterino's at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Amina Dickerson proceeding to opening night at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    (L-R) Bishop Isabell Brazier, Davita White and Vera Shipp proceeding to opening night at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Women's Board member Pauline Montgomery at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Members of Muntu Dance Theater performing traditional West African drums at the July 9 Opening Night of Crowns.

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    Season Sponsor and Goodman Trustee Alice Rapoport, Maggie Rock (PwC), playwright and Goodman Artistic Associate Regina Taylor, Amy Newkirk (PwC), and Season Sponsor and Goodman Chairman Ruth Ann M. Gillis (Exelon); PwC LLP is a Corporate Sponsor Partner of Crowns.

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    Director's Society Sponsor and Women's Board member Margaret M. Janus and Joanne Gaines

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    Director's Society Sponsors William and Linda W. Aylesworth (Women’s Board member)

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    Director's Society Sponsor Kimbra Walter and Guest

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    Angelique Power (The Joyce Foundation)

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    Director's Society Sponsors John and Alice Young Sabl (Goodman Vice President and Women's Board member)

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