Monday, September 23, 2013

Everything is beautiful ...

Dinner on the promenade of the David. H. Koch Theater celebrating New York City Ballet's 2013 Fall Gala.
Last Thursday night the New York City Ballet held its annual Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. After the performance there was a gala dinner held on the Promenade for several hundred guests.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Drew Barrymore
Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James
Prabal Gurung, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Olivier Theyskens
50 Cent
Olivia Flatto
Larry and Michele Herbert
Alicia Quarles
Natalie Portman
Tory Burch
Anna Netrebko and Natalia Eskildsen
Eli Mizrahi and Selita Ebanks
Dana Auslander and Bibhu Mohapatra
Dr. Lisa Airan
Lisa Maria Falcone and Lizzie Tisch
Amber Valletta and Anh Duong
Jane Scott Hodges and Charlotte Moss
Eugenia Miranda, Annelise Peterson, Zani Gugelmann, and Nicky Hilton
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Netrebko
Sophia Sanchez, Carlos Souza, and Zani Gugelmann
Frederique van der Wal and Hunter Hil
Cynthia Rowley and Allison Sarofim
Sarah Jessica Parker, Jonathan Tisch, and Lizzie Tisch
Prabal Gurung, Justin Peck, Iris van Herpen, Sarah Jessica Parker Anjelin Preljocal, Olivier Theyskens, Benjamin Millepied, and Peter Martins
Ron Beck, Cynthia Beck, Darren Walker, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Striker, and Slobodan Randjelovic
Clelia Zacharias, Wilbur Ross, and Liz Peek
Julia Koch, Carlos Souza, and Martha Stewart
Sara Ayres
Carmen Dell'Orefice and John Heineman
Liz Peek and Yaz Hernandez
Indre Rockefeller
Fe Fendi and Carol Mack
Kristen Kennedy Clark, Marc Happel, and Sara Mearns
Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond
Benjamin Millepied and Anne Bass
Olivier Theyskens, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, and Aimee Mullins
Barbara and John Vogelstein
Richard and Lisa Perry
Jean Shafiroff and Lucia Hwong Gordon
Tom Ellis and Benan Ellis
Marlene Hess and Jim Zirin
Bronson van Wyck, Julia Koch, Peggy Siegal, and Brad Comisar
Anthony Yurgailis, Amanda Ross, and Mazdack Rassi
Daniel Capps, Lisa Genova, and Billy Wright
Rupert Friend and Aimee Mullins
Coco and Will Kopelman
Orlando Bloom has been heating up the inside of the Richard Rogers Theater where hundreds of his fans have been blocking traffic on the streets on West 46th street for several weeks in anticipation of last Thursday's opening of Romeo and Juliet.

This version of the classic tale retains Shakespeare's original language but a modern setting in which the rival families (the Montagues and the Capulets) are white and black. It features a shirtless Bloom, a panting Rashad, a motorcycle, balloons, flames shooting out over a wall of graffiti and terrific acting. The show runs through January 12th.

Romeo and Juliet stars Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) and, although, Bloom is happily married to supermodel Miranda Kerr, the on stage chemistry between Bloom and Rashad has been gossip fodder for the internet. This is the first Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet in 36 years.
Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad
This stunningly modern production from five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux includes the acclaimed cast of 25 featuring Tony Award winners Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Chuck Cooper (The Life), two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Follies) and Christian Camargo (All My Sons).

Guests attending the star-studded opening included: Miranda Kerr, Sir Ian McKellan, Spike Lee, Liev Schreiber, Al Roker, Mamie Gummer, Tyra Banks, Phylicia Rashad, Terry Allen Kramer and her grand daughter Brianne Goutal, James & Charlene Nederlander, James & Margo Nederlander, Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comley, Sawyer Avery, Deborah Cox, Constantine Maroulis, and Jordan Roth, among others.
Eric Loscheider, Maurice Jones, and Joe Carroll
Phylicia Rashad, Condola Rashad, and Ahmad Rashad
Tracy Sallows
Roslyn Ruff
Condola Rashad and Orlando Bloom
Chuck Cooper
Liev Schreiber
Jayne Houdyshell
Christain Camargo and friend
Spencer Plachy
Sawyer Avery, Leah Lane, Stewart Lane, and Bonnie Comley
Nance Williamson
Brent Carver
Deborah Cox and Jay Emmanuel
David Leveaux
Bonnie Comley, Leah Lane, Condola Rashad, and Phylicia Rashad
Carolyn Michelle Smith
Sheria Irving
Kim and Tyson Chandler
David Leveaux and Constantine Maroulis
Vinessa Shaw
Stewart Lane, Steven Byrd, Debra Martin Chase, and Charles Randolph Wright
Danielle Brooks
Harvey Fierstein
Miranda Kerr
Julia Sheffield, Debra Cox, Marvette Britto, Alia Jones-Harvey, Corey Hawkins, and Jay Manuel
Lupit Nyong'o
Sir Ian McKellan
Mamie Gummer
Tanya Lee
Liev Schreiber
Deborah Roker, Laila Roker, and Al Roker
Mamie Gummer
Margo and Jimmy Nederlander
This past Tuesday, September 17th, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation held its 4th Annual Fall Luncheon and Symposium: "Hope on the Horizon: New Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease" at the Pierre.

The Charles Evans Award was given to Liz and Randal Sandler, presented by Bonnie Pfeifer Evans and Alice Sure (Evans' sister). Paula Zahn interviewed Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Leonard Lauder was Executive Chair of the luncheon, and is one of the main driving forces behind ADDF.
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Alice Shure, Liz Sandler, Randal Sandler, and Paula Zahn
Anita Friedman, Toni Bernstein, Diane Ackerman, and Barbara Annis
Connie Spahn and Linda Johnson
Dr. Howard Fillit, Norah O'Donnell, and Leonard A. Lauder
Judy Ellis Glickman, Guest, and Norah O'Donnell
Janice Stanton, Nancy Corzine, and Marcia Levine
Ronald and Leonard Lauder
Alice Shure, Phyllis Rosenthal, Gary Lauder, and Pamela Newman
Guest, Sue Chalom, Paula Zahn, and Nancy Seltzer
George Ledes and Felicia Taylor
Beth Rudin DeWoody, Leonard A. Lauder, and Nancy Corzine
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans , and Beth Dozoretz
Elizabeth Loomis
Aida Shawwaf
Janice Hall, Stephen Leek, and Jacques Duvoisin
Lynn Greene and Phebe Farrow Port
Mildred Brinn
Lynn Greene and Alexandra Trower
Deborah Krulewitch and Lisa Somar
Judy Baron, Stephen Sands, and Renee Belfer
Chris, Karen, and Allison Johnson
Bobba Hauserman, Amanda Grove Holmen, and Mary Carol Rudin
Frances Scaife, Freddy Melhado, and Jo Carole Lauder
Harriet Weintraub and Jean Pearman
Leonard A. Lauder, Linda Johnson, Mel Goodes, and Nancy Goodes
Claudio Ochoa

Photographs by Patrick McMullan (NYC Ballet, Alzheimer's); Rob Rich (Romeo & Juliet).