The opening night of Fiddler on the Roof
Jill Molina, Jeff Goldblum, Catherine Wreford, and Alfred Molina
John Cariani with his parents
Fiddler on the Roof, the Sheldon Harnick-Jerry Bock musical that opened on Broadway (with Zero Mostel in the original role) and ran for years, opened again this past week at the Minskoff with Alfred Molina in the starring role of Tevye, and directed by David Leveaux who also directed the recent award winning revival of Nine with Antonio Banderas.

Opening night had a star-studded audience. Among the attendees: Rue McClanahan, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, Frank and Kathy Lee Gifford, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tommy Tune, Julie Wilson, Julie Taymor, Edie Falco, Vanessa Redgrave and producer Terry Allen Kramer, and the show’s producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley.
Regina Resnik, Marty Richards, and Floria Lasky
Sharyn and Stephen Mann
Sheldon Harnick, Glenn Close, and Margery Harnick
Francis Sternhagen
Bebe Neuwirth with New York's Finest
Jimmy Nederlander, Sr. and Cindy Adams
Bonnie Comley, Jerry Boch, Joseph Stein, Sheldon Harnick, and Stewart F. Lane
Floria Lasky and Alfred Molina

Charles Busch and Daryl Roth
Elisa Stein and Tommy Tune
Kathy Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford

Lynn Redgrave
Nilo Cruz
Randy Graff
Edie Falco

Brad Oscar and Michelle Millardi
Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal
Maria Ayala Rich and Lea Lane

L. to r.: Bob Levine and Marty Richards; Brian Stokes Mitchell and Allyson Tucker; Joseph Stein, Elise Stein, and Stewart F. Lane.

L. to r.: Stewart Lane with his mom; Ann Reinking; Enrique Brown and David Wohl.

L. to r.: Molly Ephraim and David Ayers with a friend; Robert Petkoff and Molly Ephraim; Sally Murphy and John Cariani.
Jimmy Nederlander, Jr., Nick Simunek, Terry Allen Kramer, David Leveaux, and Francine LeFrak and Rick Friedberg
Sean Curly (right) with his family

Photographs by Rob Rich/516-676-3939

The opening of Premier Cru, a fine wine boutique on Madison Avenue

Antoine Bissieux with Robert and Michael Eigen
Ali Nichols, Trish Becker, and Mary Hamilton
Lesley Gurkin and Leanne Freemer
Shoshanna Gruss, Liz Cohen, Anan Abdul, and Jennifer Raines
On a chilly Tuesday evening, bubbly and baubles mixed at the grand opening of Premier Cru, a fine wine boutique at 1200 Madison Avenue between 86th and 87th streets.

The event was co-hosted by Cru, neighboring Micheal Eigen a fine jewelry store, and jewelry designer Trish Becker. Rachel Peters, Liz Cohen and Jimmy Hausman (both back from Jamaica with killer tans), Leanne Fremar, Amy Cohn, Renata De Dalmas, Oscar Anderson, Jennifer Raines, Eric Richman, among others, discussed winter plans while sipping on champagne courtesy of storeowners Robert and Michael Eigen.

Meanwhile, Becker displayed (and sold) some looks from her spring collection Shoshanna Gruss, Fernanda Niven, Courtnee Glasser, Samantha Boardman, Di Petroff, and Ali Nichols were just a few of the ladies who tried on some of the must have for summer earrings.

Liz Cohen, Robert Eigen, Shoshanna Gruss, and Michael Eigen
Rachel Peters and Samantha Boardman
Suzy and Amy Cohen

Photographs by Chance Yeh/PMc

Champagne Perrier Jouët celebrates Hunt Slonem’s new art studio

L. to r.: Ann Rapp; Francine LeFrak and Rick Friedberg; Hervé Deschamps, Monique van Vooren, Hunt Slonem, and Liz Dueland.
Olivia Chantecaille, Andrew Saffir, Bettina Zilkha, Daniel Benedict, and Eric Villency

Monique van Vooren, Anne Rapp, Julien and Carol Niccolini, Eric Villency, Daniel Benedict, Bettina Zilkha, Andrew Saffir, and Olivia Chantecaille, to name a few, recently attended a reception and sit-down dinner hosted by Champagne Perrier Jouët to celebrate the opening of Hunt Slonem’s new 100-room West Village art studio.

A specially created “Fleurtation” menu (from Daniel Boulud’s Feast and Fetes) paired with Champagnes of Perrier Jouët was served. And Champagne Perrier Jouët’s Chef de Caves, or Winemaker, Hervé Deschamps capped off the evening by sabering a bottle of Fleur de Champagne with a silver Christofle champagne.

Photographs by Patrick McMullan


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