black tie international magaizine
Home
 
Translate
 
Celebrity Philanthropy News
 
Society News
 
Save the Date Directory
 
Features
Black Tie China
 
Black Tie France
 
Black Tie Israel
 
Black Tie Philippines
 
Black Tie
Global Sustainability News
 
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
 
The Season
 
Publisher
Gerard Mc Keon
 
Editor-in-Chief
Joyce Brooks
 
Follow us on 
Twitter   Facebook   Google+   Pinterest
 
 
 
Society News
 
New York Society
Palm Beach Society
International Society
Hampton Society
Las Vegas Society
West Coast Society
U.S. Society
 
Save The Date
Save the Date Directory
 
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
Philanthropy News
Featured Foundations
Philanthropy  Giving
 
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
 
Featured
Event Resources
Event Resource Directory
Event Talent Directory
 
Black Tie
Recommended
Lifestyle Selection
Antiques
Art
Beauty
Blockchain Investment
Cars
Couture Fashion
Crowdfunding
Fine Wines
Friends of Black Tie
Gen Z Success Mentoring
 Health & Wellness
Impact Investment
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Jewelry
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Technology
Theater/Arts
Travel
Wealth Management
 
 
Share this Page
 
Promote Your Business or Foundation:
Advertising
Co-Hosting Events
 
Featured Foundations
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
Promote your Services
Feature your Talent
 
Friends of
Black Tie
Add your e-mail
for invitations to  our
exclusive
Friends of Black Tie Events

 
Friends of Black Tie
 
 
Black Tie Classic
Current Issue
Diana Issue
Jacqueline Kennedy
Back Issues
More Back Issues
Black Tie TV
Online Store 1
 
 
 

 

web
analytics
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Society News 1 2

E- mail this page to your friends


 

Black Tie International:
On The Town With Aubrey Reuben -April 26, 2014

 



Aubrey Reuben




On the Town With Aubrey Reuben
Where All the Stars Shine Brightly!
April 26, 2014



 

04-23-14 (L-R) Cicely Tyson. Vanessa Williams announce the nominations for the 64h Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards at the New York Friars Club. 57 East 55th St. Tuesday morning. 04-22-14.  Photo by:  Aubrey Reuben

04-23-14 (L-R) Cicely Tyson. Vanessa Williams announce the nominations for the 64h Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards at the New York Friars Club. 57 East 55th St. Tuesday morning. 04-22-14
 

 




Cicely Tyson
 and Vanessa Williams announced the 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations at the New York Friars Club. Among the many worthy nominations, I must mention A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, which received 11, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical and All The Way as Outstanding New Broadway Play. Among the individual performances, Outstanding Actor in a Play Bryan Cranston and Ian McKellan, in a Musical Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, Outstanding Actress in a Play Estelle Parsonsand Jessica Hecht, in a Musical Jessie Mueller and Audra Mcdonald. The winners will be honored at Sardi's on May 22.

 
Christopher Sieber and Judith Light announced the 2014 Drama League nominees at Sardi's. Many nominees are similar to those of Outer Critics Circle, but as more nominees are included in their selections, it is good to see Reed Birney, Chris O'Dowd, Daniel Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart and Denzel Washington among those recognized.The 80th Annual Drama League Awards will be held May 16 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.

 
Fran Drescher, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez announced the 2014 Drama Desk nominations at Studio 54 Below. Many nominees are similar to those of Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League. They also included Special Awards to Veanne Cox and the ensemble casts of two plays by Will Eno. The awards will be presented at Town Hall on June 1.

 
On Broadway, Daniel Radcliffe is a famous movie star, so The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, will attract his fans. He plays a cripple, who, unbelievably, is hired to go to Hollywood to act in a film. His opportunity arises when an American film using Irish natives is made on the small island near where he lives his boring life. The director thinks he may be able to play a part in his next film. The play consists, mainly, of unintelligent local characters gossiping in a dingy shop, which may be amusing to some members of the audience. However, all the cast act their roles very well, under the direction of Michael Grandage, and Radcliffe is to be commended for appearing on stage to the delight of the young people in the audience.

 
Presented Off-Broadway many years ago, Violet was a success. After one performance at City Center last year with glowing reviews, it was moved to Broadway. It has music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crowley, and tells the story of a young lady (Sutton Foster), who makes a bus trip to visit a televangelist, hoping that he can cure her disfigured face. She meets various characters, including two soldiers, on the trip, and finds hope for her future. It is a depressing trip, made tolerable by a superb Foster in the title role. The music is quite good, but loud, the set design minimal, and the love interest between Foster an the two soldiers seems more like a fantasy than real. However, Sutton Foster, as always, is magnificent. She is a musical theatre treasure.

 
The opportunity to see 86 years-old Estelle Parsons on stage is the only reason to see the 90 minutes The Velocity of Autumn, by Eric Coble. She plays a widow, who is aging and whose children want to put her in a nursing home. She has barricaded herself in her brownstone with Molotov cocktails, and plans to blow up herself and the building. Her estranged son (Stephen Spinella) climbs in through a window to persuade her to change her mind. The play is silly, but Parsons is a gem, and delivers a fine performance, under Molly Smith's direction.

 
Neil Patrick Harris is well known as a television star, but he has also appeared on Broadway, and hosted the Tony Awards. He is very popular ,and his fans will rush to see him in the Rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, book by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. It was a cult favorite in an Off-Off-Broadway theatre many years ago, and made into a film. Now it is on Broadway, modernized, and still extremely loud. The story is about a transgender singer, whose sex operation was not a success, and his/her life growing up in East Germany and moving to America. Also, it is about a relationship with a successful Rocker performing that night in Times Square. Harris dominates the 90 minute production, skillfully directed by Michael Mayer

 

 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 


 


 


 


 

 
 

 


 


 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 
.

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 


 


 


 

 
 







 

.

 

Playwright Harvey Fierstein knows a lot about cross dressing, and it is the theme of his new play Casa Valentina, based on a little known bungalow colony, where in the 60s, heterosexual men went to relax and dress in women's clothes. Blessed with a magnificent cast, directed by Joe Mantello, this unusual play has many moments of interest. At other times, it feels like a lecture for men to engage in their female desires, shown primarily by wearing dresses and wigs. All the cast, headed by Patrick Page and Reed Birney, give splendid performances, and that is the reason, one can overlook the melodramatic parts in this overlong play.

 
A revival of Cabaret, book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, at Studio 54, is the final show of the Broadway season. This is the exact, same production, which was a success in 1998. Only many of the cast members have been changed. Tony winningAlan Cumming again leads the cast, and he is, once again, terrific. Michelle Williams, Bill Heck, Linda Edmond and Danny Burstein are the new, supportive cast members. Everyone does a fine job, under the co-direction of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. It is a splendid musical, about a dingy cabaret club in Berlin, during the rise of the Nazis, with wonderful music and an intelligent story. It is good to have it back. 

 
I was invited to see A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder again. It was a terrific performance, and the musical is definitely one of the best musicals of the season.

 
I was also invited to see The Realistic Joneses again. The four member cast give fine performances, and the play is quite amusing. It has already received a Drama Desk Special Award for the cast and playwright, and is nominated by Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League in the best new play category.

 
Off-Broadway, Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra, by Kirk Lynn, seems like two plays in one. The first act has a couple deciding to tell all about their sexual experiences before they marry. The second act has the father confronting his daughter over her sexual activity. The acting is fine, under Anne Kauffman's direction, but I was disappointed not to learn anything about Kama Sutra.The opening night party was held at the West Bank Cafe.

 
Annapurna, by Sharr White, stars the popular television actors, husband and wife, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. For their fans, it will be a splendid opportunity to see them on small stage. Unfortunately, the play does not live up to expectations. A wife, after a twenty year disappearance, shows up at her ex-husband' refuge in the mountains of Colorado. They fight, she screams constantly, and they resolve their differences, which are totally unbelievable. The opening night party was held at KTCHN in the OUT NYC with guests Parker Posey, KatieFinneran and Janeane Garofalo.

 
Inventing Mary Martin, conceived and written by Stephen Cole, at the York Theatre, opens on April 27. My comments will appear in the next column.

 
The 28th Easter Bonnet Competition is a wonderful event, and I have attended everyone since its inception. It raises funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The show is always great fun. The stars of Broadway appear, and among the judges were Patrick Page, Carly Rae Jepsen and Michael McKean, and on stage, Idina Menzel, Fran Drescher, Bryan Cranston, Denzel Washington, Tyne Daly, James Franco among many others.

 
MoMA is presenting Ongoing An Auteurist History. Belle de Jour, by Luis Bunuel, France, 1927, starring a beautiful Catherine Deneuveas a cold, frigid wife, who decides to become a prostitute in her afternoons while her husband is working as surgeon in a hospital. Apparently, having sex with a number of different men, some quite horrible to look at, releases her sensuality. It is ridiculous story, full of erotic dream sequences, made palatable by beautiful photography and the lovely leading actress.

 
MoMA is presenting ContemporAsian. Bends, written and directed by Flora Lau, China 2013, is a lovely, leisurely film, which contrasts the lives of a rich wife living a luxurious life in Hong Kong, and her driver, with a child and a pregnant wife, suffering in poverty living on the border with Hong Kong in mainland China. The acting is realistic, intelligent, and leaves a profound impression. The two lead actors give superb performances. It is a wonderful film.







 




04-23-14 (L-R) Idina Menzel. Bryan Cranston. Fran Drescher. Denzel Washington announce the winners of the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition at the Minskoff Theatre. 200 West 45th St.. Tuesday afternoon. 04-22-14.  Photo by:  Aubrey Reuben

04-23-14 (L-R) Idina Menzel. Bryan Cranston. Fran Drescher. Denzel Washington announce the winners of the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition at the Minskoff Theatre. 200 West 45th St.. Tuesday afternoon. 04-22-14
 


 




 




 



 

 

joyce brooks, gerard mckeon.  photo by:  rose billings

To list an Upcoming Event
Contact: joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

Save the Date
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News

Black Tie Magazine TV

Promote Your Event or Business
Contact: gerard@blacktiemagazine.com

Event Resource Directory,   Promote your Services
Event Talent  Directory,  
Feature your Talent
Co-hosting events with Black Tie
Advertising

 

 

 
Back to New York Society News


 




 

 

Featured Philanthropic Events
 Blockchain & Sustainable Investment
 

Follow us on
Black Tie Magazine TV
 

Search the Site

 

 


Celebrity Philanthropy News

Shepherd Clark

Shepherd Clark

WORLD ART
P
roviding Artists with
 Their Own Award Extreme,
 Just like
Actors, Athletes,
 and Academics


Details
Celebrity Philanthropy News

Save the Date

autism think tank nj

Autism Think Tank, NJ
Dueling Pianos at
 The Stone House
Stirling Ridge, NJ
November 22, 2019

Details

 

Lupus Research Alliance Breakthrough Gala

Lupus Research Alliance
 Breakthrough Gala
NYC
November 25, 2019

Details

 

Brooke USA Sunset Polo & White Party

Brooke USA’s Sunset Polo™
 & White Party
 is the Soiree of the Season

Wellington, FL
March 20, 2020

Details

 
 

Gen Z Success Mentoring

Jason Ma

 

Jason Ma, CEO, ThreeEQ, Inc
 

 

Nightlife with Rose Billings

Gerard Mc Keon

World Award for
SDG Achievement,
SDG #17 Partnerships



Details
 


Black Tie China

 
#chianphilanthropy

Domestic Chinese giving in 2017, $23.4 Billion
Details

 

lang Lang

Lang Lang the World-Renowned Pianist
Marries his Beloved, Gina Alice
 Details

Black Tie Sustainable Investment

jeff bezos

Help
Jeff Bezos
Spend
 $80,000,000,000
On Philanthropy


Details
Impact Investment

Black Tie Philippines

Gerard Mc Keon and Laica Herrera.  Photo by:  GMK/Blacktiemagazine.com

5th Annual Belgium
Cheese & Beer Night
at Manila Polo Club
Black Tie
Philippines



Details

Black Tie Philippines
 

 
Celebrity Philanthropy News

Ellen Scarborough  and Chuck Scarborough.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktie,agazine.com


Ellen
& Chuck Scarborough

The Evelyn Alexander
Wildlife Rescue Center's
Get Wild Benefit 2019

Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Jean Shafiroff and Sir Paul Mc cartney.  Photo by:  patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff
Sir Paul McCartney


The Jewish Board Gala
Raises Over $3.3 Million

 

Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

UNWFPA’s Treasurer Michal Grayevsky, UN Women’s Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager Vesna Jaric, UNWFPA’s President Barbara Winston


UN Women for Peace
Association,
donates $50K
 to the United Nations Trust
 Fund to End Violence
 Against Women


Details

Society News

 

Meera Gandhi.  Photo Courtesy of the giving back foundation

The Central Park
Conservancy
2019 Hat Party



Details
Society News

 
gerard mc keon

United Nations Correspondents Association
The 23rd Annual UNCA Awards
Details
 

Martin Pepa, Winner.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com


 

 

Polo Hamptons 2019



Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Al Pacino. Photo by:  Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com

Al Pacino

The American Icon
Awards Gala
Beverly Hills, CA


Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Joseph Coselli and Miss Aubrienne Krysiewicz-Bell.  Photo by: Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

The 64th
 International
Debutante Ball




Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Greg Schriefer and Honoree Clive Davis. Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

Clive Davis

Fifth Annual
Eight Over Eighty
Benefit Gala

 

Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York.   Photo by:  Julie Robinson

42nd Annual Inner-City
Scholarship Fund
 Friends Gala
Raises Over $1 Million


Details

Society News

 

Global CeylonTea Party

Permanent Mission
 of Sri Lanka
 to the United Nation
s

Global Ceylon Tea Party
in Celebration of the
150th Anniversary of
Ceylon Tea


Details

Society News

 

Taye Diggs presented the Spirit of Entertainment Award to Nancy O’Dell, co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight

Nancy O'Dell
Taye Diggs
Associates for Breast
 and  Prostrate Cancer
Studies
Annual
Talk of the Town Gala
Beverley Hills, CA

Details

Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

the ocean conference

The Ocean Conference

Our oceans, our future:
partnering for the
implementation of
 Sustainable Development
 Goal 14

United Nations
NYC

Details
Society News

 

ecosoc 2017

ECOSOC   
“Partnerships for
promoting opportunities,
increased prosperity
 and sustainable development
 for all”


Details
Society News

 
 

Kathryn and Leo Vecellio



 
The 62nd Annual
Palm Beach Heart Ball
Raises Over $1 Million




Details

Palm Beach Society

 

 Silvia Frieser (Co-Chair) (Executive Director) Michael Peenik (Co-Chair).  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com



 The 62nd
Viennese Opera Ball
 




Details

Society News

 

Lois Pope and Dr. Robin Ganzert. Photos by CAPEHART

LIFE's 23rd Annual
"Lady in Red" Gala
Raises More Than
 $1.2 Million

 

Details

Palm Beach Society

 

 Deborra-Lee Furness, Leadership Award Recipient and Cate Blanchett, Presenter.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

Deborra-Lee Furness
 Cate Blanchett

UN Women for Peace
 Association
Annual
Awards Luncheon

Details
Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Crown Prince Alexander, Joyce Brooks


Crown Prince Alexander
 Joyce Brooks



Details
 


Society News

 

From left: Dr. Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, Jessica M. Bibiliowicz, chairman of Weill Cornell Medicine's Board of Overseers, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., chairman of NewYork-Presbyterian's Board of Trustees, and Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, during the annual Cabaret benefit dinner on Nov. 9 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The event raised $3.5 million to support the institutions' ongoing work in patient care, biomedical research and medical education..  Photo by:  Studio Brooke

NewYork-Presbyterian
 Weill Cornell Medicine
Annual Cabaret Benefit
 Dinner
Raises $3,5 Million

Details

Society News

 

T. Denny Sanford

T. Denny Sanford
 $100 million Gift
Launches
Sanford Stem Cell
Clinical Center


Details

Society News
 

 

Nancy Grand, Stephen Grand

Nancy &Stephen Grand
commit $50 million
to the
Weizmann Institute
of Science


Details

Society News
 

 

Marc Anthony, Carlos Slim, Petra Nemcova

Marc Anthony
Carlos Slim
Petra Nemcova

Happy
 Hearts Fund
Gala

Details

 Celebrity Philanthropy News

 

Israel's 65th birthday

Israel's
65th
 Anniversary
 $1,216,124,000.00
Birthday gift

Details

Philanthropy Giving
Donate.bz
 

 

Black Tie International Realty

amayan beach, palawan, philippines

 Amayan, Beach,
 Palawan,
 Philippines

348 acres
$5.25 million

Details
International Realty

 

Philanthropy Giving

 
2017 US Charitable Giving
Sets New Record $477.55 Billion

Details

 

Global Sustainability News

 

Cortés Desalination and Tidal Electric Generation Project

 Cortés
Desalination
and Tidal Electric
 Generation Project


Details
Impact Investments

 

sustainable development goals

United Nations 
17
  Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

 

Event Resources Directory
 

gerard mc keon, Event Resourcess

Everything you need
to run a
World Class Event

Promote your Services

Event Resource Directory

 

 

Follow us on   Twitter       Facebook

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |