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[GALLERY] Opening Night Photos of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at CTG/Mark Taper Forum

From left, director Phylicia Rashad, Ten Chimneys Foundation President Randy Bryant and cast member Ed Swidey pose during the party for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, Officer with Links, Inc. Deborah Beavers-Watford, President of the Museum of African American Art Berlinda Fontenot Jamerson and Carole Hall arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actress Chandra Wilson arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, Ronice White and actor Al White arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Author Logan Westbrooks arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, Amber Morse and actor Dominic Hoffman arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actor Jason Winston George arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actress Jackee Harry arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actress Anna Maria Horsford arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, actor Merle Dandridge and Chris Johnston arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actress Nikki Crawford arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Dancer Vivian Nixon and actor John Earl Jelks arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Writer Matthew Weiner arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actor Shawn Carter Peterson arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Cast member Lillias White waves during the curtain call for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actor Wilson Cruz arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Director Phylicia Rashad (center left) and the cast pose during the party for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, director Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, Debbie Allen, director Phylicia Rashad, actress Kate Burton and dancer Vivian Nixon arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, cast members Lillias White, Lamar Richardson and Nija Okoro pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, actresses Angela Bassett and Dawnn Lewis pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, actress Margaret Avery, cast members Glynn Turman and Damon Gupton, actress Dawnn Lewis and cast member Jason Dirden pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, cast member Jason Dirden and actor Jesse Williams pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, actor Jason Winston George, cast member Keith David and actor Dule Hill pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actors Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Merle Dandridge pose during the party for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, cast members Damon Gupton, Jason Dirden and Greg Bryan pose during the party for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner and director Phylicia Rashad celebrate during the party for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, cast member Damon Gupton, actress Kate Burton and Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actor Roger Guenveur Smith and cast member Lillias White pose during the party for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, cast member Lamar Richardson and actor John Earl Jelks pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
From left, cast members Matthew Henerson and Greg Bryan pose backstage after the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actors Wilson Cruz and Angela Bassett arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actors Dule Hill and Jazmyn Simon arrive for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Musician Cree Summer arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Actor Jesse Williams arrives for the opening night performance of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
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