Billy Haines Opening Night

Will Mcabe, Jason T. Gaffney, Suzanne Brockmann

A new comedy Looking For Billy Haines about a gay movie star from the 1920’s and 1930’s, who sacrificed his career to live openly with his partner, opened March 25th at Theatre Row’s Lion Theatre. The clever story written by NY Times best- selling author Suzanne Brockmann (All Through the Night) and Will McCabe is directed by Brockmann as well. The show features music by Barry Singer and cool tap choreography by Joseph Cullinane, which the cast perform with commited zest. The limited run engagement will play until May 22. Purchase tickets from TicketCentral.com or call 212-279-4200.
Barry Gordin

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Broadway By The Year 1948

Melissa Manchester, Scott Siegel

Grammy Award-Winner Melissa Manchester joined the star studded cast of Broadway By The Year 1948 Created/Written/ and Hosted for The Town Hall  by Scott Siegel.

Photography:Barry Gordin

 

 

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Michael Bolton @ WHBPAC

Clare Bisceglia, Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton performed  many of his countless hits, thrilling the audience with his concert at  West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHPAC) on Sunday March 28. The internationally known singer has sold over 53 million recordings and has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame along with  multipile Grammy & American Music Awards. 

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The Astaire Awards

Alan Cumming
Ava Astaire

The Astaire Awards honoring the Best Dance and Choreography on Broadway and Film was hosted by Alan Cumming and presented by Ava Astaire in tribute to her Father and Aunt in The Haft Auditroium at The Fashion Institute of Technology.

Photography: Barry Gordin

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Sharon Stone Honored @ HIFF

Sharon Stone

The Hamptons International Film Festival welcomed American film icon Sharon Stone as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award and a mentor to their up-and-coming Breakthrough Performers.

 
 

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Evidence Dance Company

Rhonda Ross, Patrick Christiano
Jennifer Holliday

Evidence Dance Company honored founder and artistic director, Ronald K. Brown, on their 25th Anniversary with the GRACE IN WINTER SILVER BALL in the ballroom of the Plaza Hotel.

 

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Live Out Loud Benefit

Dustin Lance Black, Leo Preziosi, Jr.

Live Out Loud held a festive benefit @ Clodagh for The Homecoming Project, a program that brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) leaders back to their high schools to share their personal stories and life lessons with today’s students. Oscar winner Lance Black ("Milk") was on hand and answered questions about the documentary film  about his experiences returning to his high school, which made a lasting impression on thousands of students which is inspiring other schools.
Photography: Barry Gordin

 

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Divo Night @ The Friars Club

Randie Levine-Miller, Len Cariou

Randie Levine-Miller presented DIVO NIGHT, a splendid musical evening of only male vocalists, at The Friars Club.  Some of the finest Broadway and Cabaret performers in the business including Frank Basile, Tom D’Angelo, Zero Mostel  (aka Jim Brochu!), Martin Vidnovic, Len Cariou, John De Marco, Myles Savage, Sal Viviano and Paul Chamlin performed to an appreciative packed house.  Randie not only hosted this terrific show, but added a little spice by singing as well. Look for more of these wonderful evenings, which Randie produces at The Friars Club.

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Jamie de Roy The Oscar Show

Terri White, Jamie deRoy, Larry Gatlin

Jamie deRoy & friends performed The OSCAR SHOW !!! at  Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, on Sunday February 28 at 6pm. Jamie’s standout revue of Academy Award winning songs and movies has become a popular annual happening starring John McDaniel, Peter Sachon,Terri White, Gregg Edelmanm Christina Bianco, Bonnie Langford, Larry Gatlin and the incmparable Jame deRoy. The show was Directed by Barry Kleinbort and Musical Direction by Lanny Meyers.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Albee Benefits LongHouse

Jack Lenor Larsen, Edward Albee

Edward Albee, a two time t, hosted an intimate private/cocktail party in his enormous art-filled loft dominated by 90-100 pieces of African art. They are displayed in dynamic juxtaposition with adventurous contemporary art that he has been accumulating for around five decades. Most of the pieces were not high priced when he acquired them and many were gifts from the artists themselves, but today several of the artists, like Chagall and Milton Avery are renowned.  Early on the 80 year old playwight, who has won two Tonys and two  Drama Desk Awards, developed an enthusiasm for African masks and sculpture in general, which began his journey.

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Guild Hall Awards Gala

Bob Balaban & The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Guild Hall of East Hampton held their 25th anniversary Lifetime Achievements Awards Dinner at Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York. The annual event, a highlight of Guild Hall’s social season, honored film director Bob Balaban, playwright Marsha Norman and visual artist Richard Prince. Also recognized at the celebratory evening hosted by comedian Angela LaGreca were Susan and Alan Patricof for their leadership and philanthropic endeavors.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Pride in The Hamptons Live Out Loud Benefit

Ronnie Kroell, Bruce T. Sloane, Edward Wilkerson

LIVE OUT LOUD’S 1st Annual Fundraiser was held at the magnificent home of Bruce T. Sloane in East Hampton’s Grace Estate. Guests enjoyed cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, a fabulous silent auction and dancing overlooking the water at a gorgeous sunset. The evening benefited LIVE OUT LOUD, a Non-Profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBT youth by connecting them with successful LGBT professionals in their Community. Bravo!  For more information: www.liveoutloud.info

 

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Alda & Behar @ Bay Street

Joy Behar, Alan Alda

Alan Alda and Joy Behar performed to a sold out audience at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor showcasing a very special evening of comedy and conversation. Alan Alda, actor, director,  and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the TV series M*A*S*H joined  Daytime Emmy Award-Winning comedian, writer, actress Joy Behar, a co-host of "The View" for a marvelous evening. These two sensations had everyone laughing the second they hit the stage at a special benefit to support Bay Street. Well done!

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Brian Stokes Mitchell WHBPAC

Clare Bisceglia, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Terri Seidman

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell performed to a sold out enthusiatic crowd at West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center over the Labor Day weekend with Mark Hummel on piano.

Photography: Barry Gordin

 

 

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The Hampton Classic

Hillary Dobbs

Hillary Dobbs Claims Repeat Win in $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge
to Open 34th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.

 

 

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