Ashley Olsen Attends Boyfriend Justin Bartha's Broadway Debut

by EMMA WATKINSON · April 5, 2010

[All photos by Nick Hunt for PMc] A host of stars flocked to Broadway for the opening night of Stanley Tucci's staging of the popular farce by Ken Ludwig, 'Lend me a Tenor' on April 4th. Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate made an appearance to support Ashley's beau Justin Bartha.-

Despite some relatively poor reviews, the afterparty deserved an encore. After the final curtain call, the cast headed to the sleek ultrachic midtown hotspot Espace to celebrate with their celebrity pals. A-list attendees included Academy Award winning actresses Julianne Moore and Viola Davis.

The farce, set in 1934, revolves around renowned tenor Tito Merelli who pre-performance accidentally overdoses on sleeping tablets. In true 'the show must go on' style, his role falls upon the aspiring persistent assistant Max (Bartha) to assume the guise of 'Il Stupendo'. Max fools the audience whilst Merelli awakes mid-performance and wanders onto the stage - cue a series of entrances, exits, mistaken identities, innuendos and hilarious plot twists.

Julianne MooreViola Davis Julianne Moore ---------------Viola Davis

Jason Bartha Brooke Adams Justin Bartha                                        Brooke Adams

Jan Maxwell, Mary Catherine Garrison, Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Anthony LaPaglia Jan Maxwell, Mary Catherine Garrison, Tony Shalhoub, Brooke Adams, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Anthony LaPaglia

Stanley TucciSam Rockwell Stanley Tucci                                                 Sam Rockwell

Ludwig and family Ken Ludwig and family

Mary Catherine Garrison, Tony Shalhoub Jennifer Laura Thompson Mary Catherine Garrison, Tony Shalhoub     Jennifer Laura Thompson