The Friars Club presented an awesome musical evening to kick off the Fall Season with Broadways stars Beth Fowler, Anita Gillette, Jackie Hoffman, Victoria Mallory, Christine Pedi, Kurt Peterson (Divo), Jana Robbins and Melinda Sullivan. Producer Randie Levine-Miller who not only hosted this very memorable show also surprised the audience with a special treat by performing as well. Bravo!
Jamie de Roy and friends celebrated the upcoming 2009 Tony Awards at the Metropolitan Room on West 22nd Street with Loni Ackerman, Dee Hoty, Robert Klein, Michael Longoria, Karen Mason, Kerry O’Malley, Chip Zien and Ian Herman. The 2009 Tony Awards will be televised live on CBS this Sunday June 7th at 8 pm.
Katrina Bowden of NBC’s “30 Rock” kicked off DAFFY’S summer promotion offer – a once in a lifetime opportunity for a Lucky winner to live in a luxurious West Village apartment for a fraction of the $7,000 monthly rent. Beginning July 23, you can enter for a chance to win a rental lease on the fully furnished state of the art 2 bedroom, 2 bath loft for Daffy’s amazingly discounted price of $700/month for one year.
Euan Morton opened his new show, “Caledonia: Songs for the Homecoming,” at the popular cabaret venue the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street in NYC. Morton a Tony and Drama Desk nominee for his fantastic performance as Boy George in the Broadway musical “Taboo, a role he originated in London where he received an Olivier Award nomination, is native of Scotland. Morton,backed by Bryan Reeder on piano and Maud Reardon on violin, dwelled on music from his homeland, particulary the songs of the great Scottish songwriter/poet, Robert Burns, who wrote Auld Lang Syne.
Chelsea Marie Tennariello, 15, will be appearing in an Off Broadway play, an autobiography of "Eddie Money – TwoTickets To Paradise", some time this summer. Chelsea has won many awards for her dancing including the "NationalTitle Miss Jr. Starquest 2006" and the "Regional StarquestArtistic Award". Chelsea is also one of the background dancers in the music video with singer Tina Ann. When asked her aspirations? What else, "to someday appear in a Broadway musical."
Oh, what a night! Webster Hall, packed to the rafters on Monday (May 18th) for the 54th Annual Obie Awards brought out a wild assortment of Village types and onlookers — Anne Hathaway to drag king Murray Hill, belly dancers to pierced all over S&M performers. The evening, co-hosted by Martha Plimpton and Daniel Breaker celebrated the works of Stephen Sondheim (“Road Show”) along with playwright Lynn Nottage and the actors Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Saidah Arrika Ekulona and Russell Gebert Jones for their work on “Ruined”.
The Lilly Pulitzer store on Madison Avenue was the place to be on May 4 when a percentage of the proceeds went to The Drama League. The Drama League Awards will be held on Friday May 15, In The Broadway Ballroom at The Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
A KANDER AND EBB celebration by an all-star cast benefiting The Acting Company will be held on Monday May 4th at 7pm at the Greald Schoenfeld Theatre. Raúl Esparza, Terrence McNally, Liza Minnelli, Debra Monk, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Tom Wopat, Karen Ziemba, among other Kander and Ebb alums, will headline Come to the Cabaret: A Celebration of Kander andEbb.
Lee Roy Reams was honored with the Friars Thespian Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater at The Friars Club in New York City. The star studded evening was produced and directed by Randie Levine Miller. Past honorees included Jim Dale, Tony Roberts, Len Cariou. Photography: Richard Lewin
Nominations for the 54th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced at the New York Friars Club by Faith Prince and Jim Dale, multi-award winning stage stars. They were joined for the announcement by William Wolf, Drama Desk President, Barbara Siegel, Chairperson of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee, Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards ceremony, and Randie Levine-Miller, Director of Special Events for the Drama Desk.