Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cinderella balls all over town

The Ballet Hispanico Company performs at its Black Slipper Ball.
Ballet Hispanico's Black Slipper Ball at the Grand Ballroom at the Plaza honored the company's founder Tina Ramirez with the Dance Inspiration Award.
Allison Griesedieck, Paul Guilden, Coco Morris, Tina Ramirez, Mrs. Fisher, and Jules Fisher
Waldemar Quinones, Angel DeLeon, Angelica Burgos, Eric Rivera, Michael DeLorenzo, Candice Monet McCall, Min Tzu Li, Coco Pelaez, and Daniella Rodriguez
Since its inception, The Ballet Hispanico Company has roused audiences worldwide with its magnetic energy and vivacious choreography. Under the watchful eye of Artistic Director Tina Ramirez, its 13 members perform works by the foremost Latino choreographers of our time as well as those of emerging artists. Their works fuse Latin dance with elements of classical and contemporary forms to create a new sphere of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move. Over 77 pieces have been commissioned for the Company, conveying a spirit of pride and affinity to audiences in the millions.
Kelly Devine, Tina Ramirez, and Sergio Trujillo
Allison Griesedieck, Josephine Weil, Rodney Hamilton, Celine McDonald, Vin Cippola, and Marjorie Hyman
Carlos Mendez, Tom Priore, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Eduardo Vilaro
Alison Deane and Aruturo O'Farrill
Albie Hecht, Herb Scannell, and Marie-Louise Steall
Eduardo Vilaro, Steve Abrams, and Rick Beinecke
Linda Ardigo and Angel DeLeon
Angel DeLeon, Michael DeLorenzo, Alison Deane, and Arturo O'Farrill
Blanca Prouve, Christina Keer, Maria Keer, and Christina Razmani
Dieter Zander and Charlotte-Anne Nelson
Judy Diamond and Paul Arnhold
Ira Weitzman, Jules Fisher, Mrs. Fisher, and Tina Ramirez
Eduardo Vilaro, Jodi Arnhold, and Lois Betts
Risheilly Gutierrez and Maya Wright
Kelly Devine and Sergio Trujillo
Paul Guilden, Linda Ardigo, Jose Costas, Coco Morris, and Carol Caputo
Maggie Lear, John Lapook, and Kate Lear
Marcos Rodriguez, Verdery Roosevelt, and David Perez
Jimmy Nicholas and Kiwon Wang
Dancing early, but strong
Mayalen and Raul Pineda
Coco Morris and Tina Ramirez
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
Ted Bartwink and Bill Perlmuth
Maritza Williamson, Pedro Lichtinger, and Iracilda Lichtinger
Priscilla Lopez, Paul Guilden, and Coco Morris
Frederic Fekkai Fifth hosted a book launch for Jill Kargman and her new novel, The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund, at their 712 Fifth Avenue location.
Daniel Benedict and Andrew Saffir
Coco and Arie Kopelman
Melissa Berkelhammer
Allison Aston
Bronson van Wyck
Alexandra Lebenthal and Michelle Smith
Marjorie Gubelmann
Byrdie Bell and Stacey Bendet Eisner
Blair Voltz Clark
Elizabeth Meigher
Gillian Miniter
Annie Churchill and Adelina Wong Ettelson
Jill Kargman, Sadie Kargman, and Coco Kopelman
Andrew Fry
Jill Roosevelt
Gigi Stone and Sabine Heller
Kate Schelter
Celerie Kemble
Shoshanna Gruss
The New York Philharmonic held its Spring Gala at Avery Fisher Hall with Marvin Hamlisch conducting and hosting “New York Moments.” The program featured “Wilkommen” by Joel Grey who created the number in the original “Cabaret,” “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by newcomer Nikki Yanofsky; “This Nearly Was Mine” sung by Paulo Szot who performs it in the current production; “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Show Me" by Kelli O'Hara who also performed “If I Loved You” with Mr. Szot; “I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” by Jennifer Holliday who introduced it in the original “Dream Girls”; The Symphonic Story of Jerome Kern; “Children and Art” by Maria Friedman; “Manhattan” performed on the piano by Mr. Hamlisch; Cole Porter’s “I Happen to Like New York” sung by Ashley Brown; “Take the A Train” also by Nikki Yanofsky; an "On The Town" orchestral medley; “New York, New York” by the lady herself, Liza Minnelli; and finally “The Way We Were” again performed by Mr. Hamlisch on piano.
Ashley Brown
Debbie Bancroft
Mary Jane Hekemian, Heather Maloumian, and Flossie Maloumian
Julie Skarrat
Joel Grey
Nikki Yanofsky
Marvin Hamlisch
Jennifer Holiday
Kelli O'Hara
Larry and Marilyn Freidland
Maria Freidman
Kevin Krier and Debbie Bancroft
Bruce Sparano
Pierre Levai and Marcia Levine
Victoria Racimo and Xiayin Wang
Liz Newman and Heidi Neuhoff
Lois Peerce
Paulo Szot
Liz and Gerry Byrne
Pia Lindstrom
Mary Wallach and Tony Bechara
Michelle Wolfram and Cosby George
Robert Hekemian, Mary Jane Hekemian, and Edward Lowenthal
The Blossom Ball to benefit the Endometriosis Foundation of America, was held at the Prince George Ballroom ...
Padma Lakshmi and Dr. Tamer Seckin
Whoopi Goldberg's kicks
Tiffany Barbour and Stephanie St. James
Helena Christensen
Nicole Trunfio
Oluchi Onweagba
Alexandra Tomlinson
Whoopi Goldberg
Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict
Tina Brown
The Dramatist's Fund held its annual Benefit Gala at the Hudson Theatre.
Victor Gotesman and Joan Firestone
The gala event helps to raise monies for future generations of writers, writers in need and many theater companies across the country that support and present the work of new American playwrights.
Alfred Uhry
Angela Lansbury
B.D. Wong
Doug Wright and Jefferson Mays
Lynn Cohen
Idina Menzel
Julienne Marie and James Earl Jones
Gretchen Cryer
Chris Sieber
Christopher Durang
David Henry Hwang
Marsha Norman and John Weidman
Rosie O'Donnell and Angela Lansbury
Jane Alexander
Karen Olivo and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Liz Calloway
Joseph Stein and friends
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Michael Korie
John Kander
Terrence McNally
The National Corporate Theatre Fund held its 2009 Chairman's Awards Gala at Cipriani's Pegasus ...
Billy Zavelson and Matt Cavenaugh
Zach Grenier
Elaine Stritch and Jane Fonda
Matt Cavenaugh, Lauren Ambrose, and Jenny Powers
Francesca Zambello
Nan Breglio, John Breglio, and Swoosie Kurtz
Gabrielle Ruiz
Swoosie Kurtz and Kate Burton
Jenny Powers

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