Broadwaycon 2017

Some of Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators from classic and current shows gathered at the incomparable Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to perform, discuss, debate, and celebrate theatre at Broadwaycon 2017.
January 27-29 2017.
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Drama Desk 2016 Holiday Party

On Monday, December 5, 2016 the Drama Desk hosted their Annual Holiday Party for members and guests at the Coffee House Club on West 44th Street in the theater district. The 61st Annual  Drama Desk Awards will be presented by TheaterMania on June 5 2016 at Town Hall  in New York City.
1_21Lauren Yarger, Richie Ridge, Charles Wright, Edward Karam

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VERED Gallery in East Hampton hosted an opening reception on Saturday July 2nd for Contemporary Artist David Demers. The exhibition, IT’S COLOR, including works from Helen Frankenthaler, Norman Bluhm, Paul Jenkins, Lee Krasner and Perle Fine along with Demers’ vibrant canvases is now on view at VERED Gallery, 68 Park Place Passage across the street from the East Hampton Cinema.

By: Patrick Christiano

Amanda_Washburn__Moma___Janet_Lehr_1Amanda Washburn (Moma), Janet Lehr (Vered Gallery)

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ARF Garden Tour

DSC03465The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons 30th Anniversary Garden Tour was hosted by Barbara Slifka and Mark Fichlandler  on a picture perfect day on June 18

 The ARF  tour featured six beautiful gardens: Rosalind and Ken Landis, Susan Calhoun and Charlie Moss, The Madoo Conseranvy, Gillian Spreckels Fuller, Bettysue and Jeffrey Hughes and Nancy Corzine in Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, and Wainscott.
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Red Carpet @ DD Awards

Photos from the RedCarpet at the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards that were presented by TheaterMania on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at The Town Hall in NYC hosted by Michael Urie

Lin-Manuel Miranda

For a Complete List of Winners CLICK HERE
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Meet The 2016 Tony Nominees

The nominees for the 2016 Tony Awards attended a Meet the Nominees Press Junket on Wednesday, May 4th, at The Diamond Horseshoe in The Paramount Hotel on West 46th Street. Producers, writers, actors and creative talent in the 24 competitive categories came out to meet the press at the annual press junket where they celebrated their nominations with their fellow nominees.
Lyn_Manuel_MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda “Hamilton”

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2016 Drama Desk Nominations

The Nominations for the 2016 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced @ Feinstein’s/54 Below by Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, “Ugly Betty”) and Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, “Glee”).
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Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Redgrave
DSC_0349President of the Drama Desk Charles Wright

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The Actors Fund Benefit

Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy

The Actors Fund Benefit celebrating 25 years and Jamie DeRoys’ 40th annual 30th Birthday Gala.
Proceeds from the evening benefited The Actors Fund’s new program, The Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. The program was created to assist people working in the cabaret industry who seek help for medical needs and concerns made available through the comprehensive services and programs at The Actors Fund.

Performance Photography: Maryann Lopinto
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“Dead and Breathing” Opening

        By: Patrick Christiano
The New York premiere of Dead and Breathing by Chisa Hutchinson, a GLAAD Media Award winner, opened at Barbara Ann Teer’s NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE, the oldest ongoing black theater in New York on November 5. The engaging 90 minute two character tale by the talented playwright is a provocative and witty look at a controversial issue, the right to die, as well as a frank take on sexual identity and religion. Two women, who have little in common except race, clash head to head over the gift of life in an escalating power struggle that takes several surprising turns before Hutchinson’s explosively nuanced play makes a final fade out. 
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Jonathan Mccrory (director), Chisa Hutchinson (playwright), Sade Lythcott (CEO The National Black Theatre)

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The 60th Drama Desk Awards

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Outstanding Book, Music and Lyrics “Hamilton” Lin-Manuel Miranda

ounced the winners of the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards at The Town Hall honoring the best of Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway in New York City. Hamilton was the big winner (7 awards) including Outstanding New Musical, followed by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Tine (6 awards) including Outsanding New Play.

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Guild Hall Awards

   Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards

Alec Baldwin

The 29th Annual Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards celebrated an evening of artistic achievement at Sotheby’s in NYC on March 10, 2014 with Alec Baldwin as Master of Ceremonies. Barbara Walters received the Literary-Media Arts Award presented by Alan Alda. Blythe Danner received the Performing Arts Award presented by Bob Balaban. Philippe de Montebello received the Visual Arts Award presented by Ann Tenenbaum. Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder received a Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors presented by Michael Lynne. Congratulations
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Jamie deRoy @ Birdland

Jamie deRoy & friends @ Birdland

Jamie deRoy, Clint Holmes, Kevin Meaney, Beth Leavel,

Jamie deRoy & friends came to Birdland for a fantastic evening of entertainment to benefit the Actor’s Fund. The evening served as the kick-off of an initiative by Jamie for cabaret performers that will make all the services that benefit actors also available to cabaret performers. The Actor’s Fund is an incredible organization. In November of 2015 there will be a big event on Broadway by Jamie deRoy & Friends to benefit the Actor’s Fund and to celebrate Jamie deRoy & friends 25th Anniversary along with Jamie’s 70th birthday. The kick-off evening was stellar and the multi-faceted talent was show stopping. Clint Homes, who was amongst Jamie’s roster of talent can be seen at the Café Carlyle with Frank Wildhorn and Jane Monheit through February 1.

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“Forum” Opening @ Bay Street

Tracy Mitchell, Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Bay Street Theatre is presenting a hilarious revival of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM directed and choeorgraphed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge as the final show of their 2013 MAINSTAGE Season.  The zany FORUM with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  will run through September 1 and stars Peter Scolari, with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. Broadway Producer and East End local Stewart Lane plays Erronius. The book of the classic Broadway show is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and the evening’s musical direction is by Ethyl Will.
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