Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Drama; the good kind

Dr. Ruth at The Princess Ball Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala.
This past Monday night, the stars were out to honor the now legendary Angela Lansbury at the Drama League’s 26th annual all-star gala at the Pierre.

“A Musical Celebration of Broadway” brought out Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Victor Garber, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cheyenne Jackson, Malcolm Gets, Len Cariou, Charles Busch, James Barbour, Will Chase, Christopher Sieber, Donna Murphy, Chita Rivera, Alexaner Gemignani, Dee Hoty, Sarah Rice, Edy Falco, Marian Seldes, Chad Kimball, Beth Fowler, Will Swenson, T. R. Knight.

There were musical selections from “Mame,” “Sweeney Todd,” Beauty and the Beast,” “Anyone Can Whistle,” and “Gypsy.”
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley
Beth Fowler and Len Cariou
Edie Falco
Donna and Dick Soloway
Donna Murphy and Victor Garber
Angela Lansbury
Michael Mayer and Beatrice Terry
Bernadette Peters
Gabriel Shanks and Bonnie Comley
Ann Hampton Galloway
Lee and CeCe Black
Will Swenson, James Barbour, and Derrick Baskin
Marc Rosen and Arlene Dahl
Bonnie Comley, Angela Lansbury, and Jano Herbosch
Photographs by Rob Rich

Last Friday night at Cipriani 42nd Street, the air was filled with “mystery, magic and intrigue” as HRH Crown Prince Alexander and HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, TRH Prince Peter, Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Serbia hosted The Princess Ball Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala.

The night was a whirlwind of razzle dazzle tothe sounds of RIO provided by Anna Maria Tornaghi and her Brazilian connection. Capoeira acrobats and Brazilian dancers inspired the crowd to move and shake. International sensation Donna D’Cruz provided hot beats for part of the evening and had guests including husband, Tom Silverman on the dance floor. Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, turned heads in her scarlet gown by up-and-coming Lebanese designer, Jad Ghandour, the two beauties were a force to reckon with. A five-tier cake, specially designed for the party by TLC’s Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, served as the center piece of the evening. The rainbow-colored cake was cut by the royal family and served with a champagne toast.
The scene at Cipriani 42nd STreet.
The cake.
The ice bar.
Cutting the cake.
HRH Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia and sons, Prince Alexander, Prince Peter and Prince Philip of Serbia.
The dancers ...
Among the attendees: HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Dayana Mendoza, Heidi Albertsen, Brooke Cohen, Stephanie and Jesse Newhouse, Rod and Judy Gilbert, Heidi Albertsen, Fabiola Beracasa, Kipton Cronkite, Catherine Forbes, Andrea Catsimatidis, Christopher Nixon Cox.

Proceeds of the gala benefitted The Lifeline Humanitarian Organization, founded by patron Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia in 1993. Lifeline continues to provide the most desperately needed humanitarian aid for Serbia’s medical facilities, handicapped children and orphans. Serbia has the largest refugee population in Europe. The country is also overwhelmed by both the highest incidence of breast cancer in Europe and the highest infant mortality rate. Lifeline is responsible for providing incubators to neonatal intensive care units throughout the country.
Amelia Ogunlesi, Jean Shafiroff, Donna Soloway, and Frederico Wasserman
HRH Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, and Catherine Forbes
Bill Paress, Cory Paness, Jean Zimmerman, and Arne Zimmerman
Catherine Saxton, Ashley Lauren Fisher, and Michael Thorne
John Foster and Caroline Winston
Mchael Donnelly and John Tomlin
Samantha Rudin and Rey Allen
Lauren Rae Levy and Steven Beltrani
Ashley Lauren Fisher and Michael Thorne
Stephanie Newhouse and Jesse Newhouse
Tom Silverman and Justo Artigas
Lucy Atwood and HRH Prince Philip of Serbia
Dayana Mendoza and Jad Ghandour
Michka Bengio and Tatiana Stepanovic
Latoya Newton and Daniele Politz
Andrea Catsimatidis and Mary Williamson
Ray Allsen and Samantha Rudin
Guest and Donna D'Cruz
Susan Korwin and Dr. Robert Korwin
Anna Maria Tornaghi, Rod O'Connell, and Marci Mac Donald
John Tomlin and Melissa Tomlin
Diane Passage and Dr Ruth
Heidi Albertsen
Richard Soloway and Donna Soloway
Christine Schott and Lucia Hwong Gordon
HRH Princess Katherine of Serbia, Stewart Lane, and Bonnie Comley
Catherine Saxton
Mitzie Perdue
Tia Walker
Josee Nadeau
Photographs by Ann Watt

KiDS of NYU Foundation, Inc., sponsored a family bowling party to benefit children’s health services at NYU Langone Medical Center two Sundays ago on January 31st at Chelsea Piers. Kids from toddlers to teens, along with their parents, grandparents and guests, filled the 40 lanes, and also enjoyed roving magicians, face-painting, caricaturists, arts and crafts, and more.

The "bowling bash" was co-chaired by Abigail Scheuer Atema, Lisa Anderson and Barry Goldfeder, Dierdre and Joshua Laterman, Kimberly Pozner, and Jessica and Michael Weaver. The event raised over $100,000.
Caricatures and Bowling.
Anthony Johnson, Lorrain Wint-Johnson, with Genesis, Camryn, and Jahmal Johnson
KiDS' next event, Springfling, will be held on Tuesday, May 25th at The Plaza. This year’s Sprinfling will honor Dr. Achi Ludmoirsky, director of pediatric cardiology at NYU Langone Medical Center and will also pay tribute to Eugenie Doyle, a pioneer in pediatric cardiology at NYU Langone.

KiDS of NYU, an organization of parents, physicians and friends, supports children's health service at NYU Langone Medical Center through philanthropy, community service and advocacy.
Connor Green and Brandon Katz
Hannah and Jessica Weaver
Harry and Heidi Lackowitz
Juliette, William, Avery, and Dr. David Salsberg
Jill Melnick Sedley and Emily Melnick
Bobby and Keith Kuenzler MD
A little magic
Event Co-Chairs Lisa Anderson, Michael Weaver, Abigail Scheuer Atema, Kimberly Pozner, and Joshua Laterman
Caroline and her caricature
Aaron Erlanger and Sam Pozner
Michael and Sadie Weaver
Catherine S. Manno MD and Michael Bordoni
Beth Klein, Kate Klein, Abigail Scheuer Atema, and Ella Atema
Guy and Meg Geslin with Janet and Howard B. Ginsburg, MD
Alexis and Kate Mintz, Kim Saperstein, and Lexi Colodne
Jake Feinstein and Xenia Siamas
Sandra Tomita MD and Li Chun Berkowitz
Jackie Witmondt, Emily Melnick, Daniel Witmondt, and Justin Witmondt
Ingrid and Katie Large
Dierdre Laterman with Beatrice, Cyrus, and Camilla
Freddi Baranoff with Michael, Prissy, and Nate
Photographs by Ann Watt

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