The curtain goes up on the Bedford Gallery's newest exhibit, "Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain," on Dec. 6. The show runs through Feb. 17.

The exhibit features artist Stephen Joseph's composite 360-degree photographs of some of Broadway's most acclaimed productions through lighting, directing and staging, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at props and costumes. There are photos from productions such as "Spider-Man," "American Idiot," and "Chicago."

After the Bedford opening, the show will travel across the United States.

The opening reception for "Broadway Revealed" is from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6, at the Bedford Gallery, in the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are by the Bedford Gallery Guild, and the event is sponsored by the Diablo Regional Arts Association.

General admission is $5, and free for Friends of the Bedford. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 6-8 p.m. when there are theater productions at the Lesher Center. The gallery will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1. Visit www.bedfordgallery.org.