PHOTO CALL: Russell, McCarthy Ridicule Piven's Fat Pig at Off-Bway Opening

News   PHOTO CALL: Russell, McCarthy Ridicule Piven's Fat Pig at Off-Bway Opening Playwright Neil LaBute, known for his scathing social commentaries (bash, The Mercy Seat), adds another to his repertoire with the opening of his newest work, Fat Pig, at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre.
From Top: Matthew Morrison and Allsion Pill
From Top: Matthew Morrison and Allsion Pill

MCC Theater produces the work that brings actress Ashlie Atkinson (in the unfortunate title role) and Jeremy Piven ("Entourage") together in a romantic relationship that is scorned and chided by cynics Keri Russell ("Felicity") and Andrew McCarthy (Side Man). At left, original Hairspray star Matthew Morrison and actress Allison Pill ("Pieces of April") arrive at the opening night party, hosted by the Robert Miller Gallery on West 26th Street in Manhattan, on Dec. 15. Below, castmembers Piven, Atkinson, Russell and McCarthy are seen with director Jo Bonney.

Fat Pig announced an extension to Feb. 5, 2005 the day after its opening.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben


From Left: Jeremy Piven, Jo Bonney, Ashlie Atkinson, Keri Russell and Andrew McCarthy
From Left: Jeremy Piven, Jo Bonney, Ashlie Atkinson, Keri Russell and Andrew McCarthy