Mr. Met, the official mascot of the NY Mets, was on hand to help Broadway cast members celebrate the occasion. ***
At left (from top): Nikki Snelson, Mr. Met and Kate Shindle; Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer; Kate Shindle, Nikki Snelson and Richard H. Blake throw out the first balls of the season; John Lloyd Young and Christian Hoff sing the National Anthem; Daniel Reichard and Kate Shindle; Daniel Reichard, Mr. Met and Christian Hoff.
Below: Broadway cast members accept a check for $50,000 from Anheuser-Busch to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
photos by Aubrey Reuben