PHOTO CALL: Anna in New York; Pulitzer Winner Opens on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Anna in New York; Pulitzer Winner Opens on Broadway Anna in the Tropics, this year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, celebrated its opening night performance on Broadway on Nov. 16.

The cast of Anna in the Tropics
The cast of Anna in the Tropics

At left, the cast is seen giving their opening night bow. The play, by Nilo Cruz and directed by Emily Mann, takes place in a cigar rolling factory in Tampa, Florida. It recounts the tale of the workers in the family-run factory and how all of their lives are affected by the arrival of Juan Julian, a lector, hired in the grand Cuban tradition, to read to the workers while they roll their cigars.

Below, playwright Nilo Cruz, director Emily Mann, and cast members Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Jimmy Smits are seen arriving at the opening night party at the Supper Club on West 47th St.

Anna in the Tropics is directed by Emily Mann, with settings by Robert Brill, lights by Peter Kaczorowski, costumes by Anita Yavich, and sound by Dan Moses Schreier. The production at the Royale Theatre was originally produced at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. The cast was the same and includes; Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Victor Argo, Vanessa Aspillaga, John Ortiz, David Zayas, and Priscilla Lopez.

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All photos are by Aubrey Reuben.

From Left: Nilo Cruz and Emily Mann, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Jimmy Smits
From Left: Nilo Cruz and Emily Mann, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Jimmy Smits