Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Body of work

Steve Martin and Diane Sawyer
Steve Martin and Diane Sawyer were among the guests at The Public Theater’s 50th Anniversary of the Delacorte Theater.
Last Monday night, a week ago, they celebrated The Public Theater’s 50th Anniversary of the Delacorte Theater, home of Shakespeare in the Park beginning with a gala outdoor dinner on the grounds of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where they honored Al Pacino for his body of work at The Public Theater. It was a beautiful June night in New York with a cool breeze rustling through the trees to cool off the day. There were a couple hundred dinner guests. Pacino’s words of acknowledgement and thanks were animated and charming. His presence gave a special feeling to the evening.

Then after dinner, there was the show -- a benefit reading of Romeo and Julietfeaturing Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet, and an all-star cast.
Meryl Streep as Juliet, Kevin Kline as Romeo and the company in the reading of Romeo and Juliet
Meryl Streep as Juliet, Kevin Kline as Romeo, and the company in the reading of Romeo and Juliet
Young or new New Yorkers may not know that Shakespeare in the Park was conceived by Public Theater founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all. It was a revolutionary idea in the early 1960s when the entire culture was changing with the liberation movements and the artists who were making New York the center of the Art World. Before Shakespeare in the Park there were very few performances of the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon in the city itself?  Papp’s vision changed all that: in the past five decades more than five million people have enjoyed over 150 productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater, which officially opened on June 18, 1962.
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Public Theater Chairman of the Board Warren Spector, Al Pacino, and Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Public Theater Chairman of the Board Warren Spector, Al Pacino, and Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Gala co-chairs Alexandra Shiva and Arielle Tepper Madover, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, and Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Gala co-chairs Alexandra Shiva and Arielle Tepper Madover, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, and Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham
Keith Lieberthal and Julianna Margulius
Keith Lieberthal and Julianna Margulies
Julia Stiles and David Harbour
Julia Stiles and David Harbour
Julianna Margulius, Keith Lieberthal and guests
Julianna Margulius, Keith Lieberthal, and guests
Evan Jonigkeit, , Kathleen Turner, and guests
Evan Jonigkeit, Kathleen Turner, and guests
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
Jeanine Tesori, Mark Harris and Tony Kushner
Jeanine Tesori, Mark Harris, and Tony Kushner
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy McCarter, and Laurie Eustis
Oskar Eustis, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy McCarter, and Laurie Eustis
Dr. George Campbell
Dr. George Campbell
Gail Merrifield Papp
Gail Merrifield Papp
Arielle Tepper Madover, Ian Madover and Pat Schoenfeld
Arielle Tepper Madover, Ian Madover, and Pat Schoenfeld
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Bob Balaban
Oskar Eustis and Bob Balaban
Guest, Justin and Anne Beeber
Justin and Anne Beeber
Ethan Hawke, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer and guest
Ethan Hawke, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer, and Louise Grunwald
Oskar Eustis and Chelsea Clinton
Oskar Eustis and Chelsea Clinton
Julianna Margulius and Laura Linney
Julianna Margulies and Laura Linney
Charles and Clo Cohen
Charles and Clo Cohen
Christine Quinn and Public Theater Chairman of the Board Warren Spector
Christine Quinn and Public Theater Chairman of the Board Warren Spector
Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham and Reda Ali CHarafeddine
Patrick Willingham and Reda Ali CHarafeddine
Mike Nichols and Steve Martin
Mike Nichols and Steve Martin
Elizabeth and Sam Peabody
Oskar Eustis, Lily Rabe, and Marc Mezvinsky
Oskar Eustis, Lily Rabe, and Marc Mezvinsky
Jesse L. Martin, Phylicia Rashad, and Joe Morton
Jesse L. Martin, Phylicia Rashad, and Joe Morton
Renee Beaumont and Michael Corcoran
Michael Corcoran and Renee Beaumont
Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict
Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict
Hettienne Park and Lily Rabe
Hettienne Park and Lily Rabe
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Stephen Spinella
Oskar Eustis and Stephen Spinella
Sandra Oh and Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham
Sandra Oh and Patrick Willingham
Al Pacino and Kathleen Turner
Al Pacino and Kathleen Turner
A packed crowd of 1,000 VIP collectors and guests attended the opening of Art Greenwich aboard the 228-foot mega-yacht SeaFair. The distinguished crowd was in high spirits despite the less than ideal weather conditions, unanimous in their praise of the inaugural May event. Differing from its returning sister fair in September, which will feature 19th and early 20th Century works, as well as haute and period jewelry, the spring edition boasts 28 contemporary galleries and special installations.

Art enthusiasts were not left wanting, with three decks of international artists' works to peruse including works by pop art and post war icons Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, Adolph Gottlieb, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell.
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Jean Marc Bara, Marianne Bara, Barbara Timon, and Cray Timon
Wonda-Clyatt,-Bob-Clyatt,-Marko-Remee
Wonda Clyatt, Bob Clyatt, and Marko Remee
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Elvira and Eduardo Ruiz Huidobro
Tina-Williams,-Suzy-Stewart
Tina Williams and Suzy Stewart
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Elvira Ruiz Huidobro, Patricia Arnillas, and Eduardo Ruiz Huidobro
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Suzan Hurtuk, Loren Costantini, and Brenda Taylor
Betsy-Minor,-Morgan-Glasebrook,-Lance-Minor
Betsy Minor, Morgan Glasebrook, and Lance Minor
Elizabeth-Orlov,-David-Datuna,-Narina-Shuster,-Adriana-Shuster
Elizabeth Orlov, David Datuna, Narina Shuster, and Adriana Shuster
Fernando-Luis-Alvarez,-Rebecca-Hansen
Fernando Luis Alvarez and Rebecca Hansen
Ryan-Odinak,-Tracey-Thomas,-Suzanne-Pacne
Ryan Odinak, Tracey Thomas, and Suzanne Pacne
Sue-Lapsien,-Jadu
Sue Lapsien and Jadu
Karen-Tscherne,-Steve-Hartman
Karen Tscherne and Steve Hartman
Marilyn-Simon,-Paul-Master-Karnik
Marilyn Simon and Paul Master Karnik
Trevor-O'Reilly,-Seol-Park
Trevor O'Reilly and Seol Park
Patricia-Pond,-Ron-More
Patricia Pond and Ron More
Laura-Grad,-Nancy-Duffy
Laura Grad and Nancy Duffy
Andrea-Renaud,-Reed-McMillan
Andrea Renaud and Reed McMillan
Jennifer-Yates,-Steve-Lergangis
Jennifer Yates and Steve Lergangis
Rozsa-Gaston,-Joanna-Meyer
Rozsa Gaston and Joanna Meyer
Julia-and-Joann-Cancro
Julia and Joann Cancro
Katherine-Lelarge,-Claudia-Mollo
Katherine Lelarge and Claudia Mollo
Cynthia-Whalen
Cynthia Whalen
Ian-and-Anita-Shapolsky
Ian and Anita Shapolsky
Kirsten-and-Rich-Reynolds
Kirsten and Rich Reynolds
Tana-Wolski-Kazakowitz
Tana Wolski Kazakowitz
Ron-Cavalier,-Debranne-Cingari
Ron Cavalier and Debranne Cingari
Lee-Ann-Lester,-Phil-Fine
Lee Ann Lester and Phil Fine
Over 400 people attended “Bridges to Mental Health: A Celebration of Hope”, benefitting The Mental Health Association of New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 5, 2012. Harry Carson, Sylvia Mackey and Sarah Rainey were the 2012 honorees. MHA-NYC also honored James Introne, New York State deputy Secretary for Health, representing the Cuomo Administration, for their leadership on youth concussion prevention with the passage of the Concussion Management and Awareness Act and the “When in Doubt…Take Them Out” public health campaign.

VIPs attending “Bridges to Mental Health: A Celebration of Hope” included honorees Harry Carson, NY Giants hall of fame Linebacker and Maribel Carson, Sylvia Mackey, creator of the NFL’s “88 Plan”, and Sarah Rainey, youth concussion advocate, as well as Mark Bavaro, two-time Super Bowl champion, Heisman trophy winner Gary Beban, Super Bowl Winner Howard Cross, basketball legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Olympic gold medalist ice-skater Sarah Hughes, World Cup Rugby Star Phaidra Knight, and Dallas Cowboys star and Super Bowl winner AB Whitfield.
The-MHA-NYC-Bridges-to-Mental-Health-A-Celebration-of-Hope-Gala-at-Cipriani-42nd-Street
The MHA NYC Bridges to Mental Health: A Celebration of Hope Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street
Other VIPs attending “Bridges to Mental Health: A Celebration of Hope” included: Gala Dinner Chair Frank Branchini, President and COO, Emblem Health; James Introne, Deputy Secretary of Health, New York State; Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, Commissioner of Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services; Michael Hogan, Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health; Giselle Stolper, President and CEO, MHA-NYC; Kevin J. Danehy, Chair of the Board, MHA-NYC and Sheri Danehy; Margaret Brennan, CBS News Correspondent; Kafi Drexel, Chief Medical and Fitness Reporter, NY1 News Television; Rachael Kun, 60 Minutes and CBS Evening News; Timothy Mandala star of the Vin Diesel series, The Ropes, Rich "Big Daddy" Salgado, President of Coastal Advisors, LLC Insurance Consultants and Nancy Knapp;Mike Woods, Meteorologist and Reporter, Fox 5 Good Day New York and Rita Garza;James Grant, President of JGPRand Camilla Barungi of Project Runway fame.
The-Silent-Auction-for-the-MHA-NYC-Celebration-of-Hope-Gala
The Silent Auction
Sheri Danehy and Diana Gaines served as Planning Committee co-chairs. Auction Committee included Sheri Danehy, Beth Mullaney, Janet Robinson, and Denise Shearer. Journal Committee chair was Diana Gaines.

Platinum Sponsors included: Bristol-Meyers Squibb, New York Gracie Square Hospital and Cynthia Zirinsky.

Gold Sponsors: Emdeon, Goldman Sachs, and KKR.

The Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) is a nonprofit organization providing life-saving hotlines, programs and services to both New Yorkers and those across the nation.
Howard-Cross
Howard Cross
Mark-Barvaro-autographs-a-football
Mark Barvaro autographs a football
Host-Lee-Woodruff
Host Lee Woodruff
Harry-Carson
Harry Carson
Mark-Bavaro-throws-footballs-into-the-audience-at-Cipriani-with-Ottis-Anderson
Mark Bavaro throws footballs into the audience at Cipriani with Ottis Anderson
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Giselle Stolper with Commissioners Gonzalez Sanchez and Hogan present an award to James Introne
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Timothy Mandala, Rita Garza, Mike Woods, and James Grant
Howard-Cross,-Maribel-Carson,-Ottis-Anderson,-Frank-Branchini-&-Kevin-Danehy
Howard Cross, Maribel Carson, Ottis Anderson, Frank Branchini, and Kevin Danehy
Lynda-Gardner,-Diana-Gaines,-Michael-Gardner,-Meyer-Mintz
Lynda Gardner, Diana Gaines, Michael Gardner, and Meyer Mintz
Kevin-&-Sheri-Danehy
Kevin and Sheri Danehy
Sarah-Hughes-&-Rachael-Kun
Sarah Hughes and Rachael Kun
Richie-Big-Daddy-Salgado
Richie Big Daddy Salgado
George-Martin,-Ottis-Anderson,-Earl-Monroe,-A.B.-Whitfield-and-Barry-Jordan
George Martin, Ottis Anderson, Earl Monroe, A.B. Whitfield, and Barry Jordan
Sylvia-Mackey,-Kevin-Danehy,-Lee-Woodruff,-Giselle-Stolper-&-Sarah-Rainey
Sylvia Mackey, Kevin Danehy, Lee Woodruff, Giselle Stolper, and Sarah Rainey
Michael-Hogan
Michael Hogan
Sarah-Hughes-&-Timothy-Mandala
Sarah Hughes and Timothy Mandala
Frank-Branchini,-Giselle-Stolper,-Phaidra-Knight-&-Kevin-Danehy
Frank Branchini, Giselle Stolper, Phaidra Knight, and Kevin Danehy
Sarah-Rainey-with-her-parents-Scott-and-Teresa
Sarah Rainey with her parents Scott and Teresa
Sarah-Hughes,-Phaidra-Knight-&-Sarah-Rainey
Sarah Hughes, Phaidra Knight, and Sarah Rainey
Kafi-Drexel
Kafi Drexel
Margaret-Brennan
Margaret Brennan
Harry-Carson,-Giselle-Stolper,-Kevin-Danehy,-Sarah-Rainey-&-Sylvia-Mackey
Harry Carson, Giselle Stolper, Kevin Danehy, Sarah Rainey, and Sylvia Mackey
Photographs by Simon Leuthi (Public Theater); Elaine Ubiña (SeaFair).