|This past Monday night at the Rainbow Room, the Drama League Directors Project celebrated their 25th anniversary at a black tie benefit gala. They honored producers Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley.
This annual benefit is down home New York theatre. Mainly civilians who love Broadway and want to find ways to support there and to get just a little closer. This benefit provides that. Entertainment – and entertainment is Primary at the Drama League galas -- was Chita Rivera, Donna Murphy, Christine Ebersole, Cady Huffman and Julie Halston. Plus show-stoppers recreated by the original cast members of “La Cage Aux Folles,” “Urinetown,” and “The Will Rogers Follies.” It delivers.
|Benefit chair was Harriet Inselbuch; co-chairs were Jamie DeRoy, Katy McGovern, Julie Meister. Vice-chairs were: Cass and Jason Adelman, Edward Bell Leslie Feldma, Sharon Ferretti, Daisy and Jimmy Sinclair.|
|Bettina Zilkha and La Mer had a cocktail reception to celebrate Oceana at Bettina's apartment overlooking the snowy park.|
|There were several stars among the boldfaced ones, including Jeff Goldblum. No kidding.|
|DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS celebrated the launch of DINING BY DESIGN 2009 with wine and hors d’oeuvres at ADOUR. The afternoon brought together some of the most talented and celebrated individuals in the worlds of fashion, interior design, art, and architecture to create spectacular, over-the-top dining environments.
Among those attending: DIFFA Chairman David Rockwell, Trustees Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Meier, Carleton Varney and Chef Alain Ducasse. Other guests included: David Beahm, Geoffrey Zakarian, Preston Bailey, Paola Antonelli, Bill Sofield, Ali Tayar, Robert Verdi, Jason Wu, Tracy Stern, Clodagh, Thomas Noel, James Charles, Elaine Griffen, B. Smith and Gourmet’s Ruth Reichl.
|Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com and Ann Watt (Drama League).|