Black Tie International Magazine
Home
 
Select your preferred language
 
 
Celebrity Philanthropy News
 
Society News
 
Save the Date 2022
 
Editor-in-Chief
Joyce Brooks
 
Publisher
Gerard Mc Keon
 
Black Tie  TV
 
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
 
Now Trending
with Alison Minton
 
On the Town
Audrey Reuben
 
Dr. Ma. Xiaoqiu
DYF Entertainment
 
Impact Investment
 
Featured Foundations
 
Advertising
 
Co-Hosting Events
 
Listing Non-Profit Events
 
 
Share this Page
   
 
Black Tie China
 
Black Tie France
 
Black Tie Israel
 
Black Tie Philippines
 
New York Society
 
Palm Beach Society
 
International Society
 
Hampton Society
 
Las Vegas Society
 
West Coast Society
 
U.S. Society
 
Philanthropy  Giving
 
Entrepreneurial & Philanthropy Awards
 
Event Resource Directory
 
Promote your Services
 
Event Talent Directory
 
Feature Your Talent
 
Antiques
Art
Beauty
Blockchain
Cars
Couture Fashion
Crowdfunding
Fine Wines
 Health & Wellness
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
 
 
Add your e-mail
 Friends
of Black Tie

 
 
Black Tie Classic
George Clooney
Princess Diana
Back Issues
More Back Issues
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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 29, 2017

 

 

Aubrey Reuben

On the Town With Aubrey Reuben
Where All the Stars Shine Brightly!

April 29, 2017

The 67th Annual Awards Outer Critics Circle Awards announced the 2016-17 Season Nominees at the Algonquin Hotel by Jane Krakowski and Danny Burstein. It contained few surprises. A Doll's House, Part 2 was nominated  as Outstanding New Broadway Play and Come From Away as a musical. Kevin Kline as Outstanding actor in a play. Laurie Metcalf in a play. Andy Karl in a musical and Bette Midler in a musical. The winners will be announced on May 8th. I imagine that those mentioned above may win, as will Hello, Dolly! as a revival.
 

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards announced the 2016-17 Season Nominees at Feinstein's/54 Below by Laura Benanti and Javier Munoz. Like The OCC above, it contained few surprises; in fact, every nomination mentioned above was confirmed by the Drama Desk. There will be more awards given at Town Hall on Sunday, June 4, and Michael Urie will host the event.

 

Anastasia, book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is a musical based on two motion pictures, about a young girl (Christy Altomare), posing as a surviving daughter of the Tsar Nicholas II, when the family was murdered during the Russian Revolution.  It is a convoluted story, with pleasant music and a good cast, which included John Bolton and Mary Beth Piel, directed by Darko Tresnjak, The projection design, by Aaron Rhyne, of Paris, was a delight for the eyes.
 

Bandstand, music by Richard Oberacker, book and lyrics by Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, tells the story of six World War II veterans returning home to Cleveland in August 1945, after suffering post traumatic shock. They form a band to compete in a swing band national competition in New York City, and engage a widowed female singer (Laura Osnes). She falls in love with the leader of the band (Corey Cott). The music is loud, and not particularly interesting. The lyrics are pretentious, and the dancing, consisting of shaking hips and the females being thrown over the heads of the males, is repetitious. A fine director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler has done better work. One more word. The costume design of Paloma Young made every actor look drab, and was unappealing to the eye.
 

Six Degrees of Separation, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, was written by John Guare, and is a revival of the very successful Off-Broadway and then Broadway production reviewed 27 years ago at Lincoln Center. Although well acted, with Allison Janney as the deceived socialite by Corey Hawkins, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, directed by Trip Cullman, I was less impressed with this production compared with the original that made the title and the playwright famous



Possibly, it is because there are many unbelievable characters on the stage performing at a high decibel level, from the children of the Fifth Avenue couple seduced by the impostor, a naked hustler in a ridiculous scene, (I suppose for the titillation of the audience), plus another society couple and a wealthy doctor taken in by the same con artist. 


The revival of 
Hello, Dolly! book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, at the Shubert Theatre, has the biggest box office advance in Broadway history, over 40 million dollars. The reason is simple. The audience loves Bette Midler. It is a love fest. Of course, it is a fine production. The music is melodious, the dancing, choreographed by Warren Carlyle, is excellent, and it is just a plain good musical. People leave the theater happy. The entire cast is splendid, directed by Jerry Zaks The audience also loves David Hyde Pierce as much as Bette. When they reunite at the end, the applause is tumultuous. Broadway is never better than this.

 

I attended a party for the pilot of Nunsense: The TV Series, at the Greenroom 42 at the Yotel, 570 Tenth Ave. While we ate fish & chips and tiny hamburgers, and enjoyed cocktails or wine, we watched the hilarious first episode about a group of merry nuns in Hoboken, who want to raise funds for their school's music program by putting on a show. It premiered on April 25. Dan Goggins, who created the Off-Broadway show Nunsense in 1985 and was performed all over the world, has now turned his creation into a TV series. I predict it will be as successful as his stage show. Many extremely talented performers, some from Broadway like Mary Stout, Beth Leavel, Dee Hoty, Karen Ziemba and Jeff Blumenkranz, are in the cast, and some of them came to the party. The episode was very funny, and delighted everyone.


The 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
, at the Minskoff Theatre, is always a worthy event, which raises funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway dancers and singers compete representing the shows they are in, and stars of various shows, like Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole from War Paint introduce them. Gavin Creel, David Hyde Pierce and Bette Midler from Hello, Dolly announce the winners at the second performance. It is a very entertaining afternoon.
 

I attended the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards at the Edison Ballroom. It is always a wonderful event. Costume designers in stage, film and television are honored.. Catherine Zuber was honored with the Irene Sharaff Award for her lifetime achievement in costume design. After the ceremony, I mingled with my two favorite designers, my good friends William Ivey Long and Tony Walton, while sipping white wine and tasting delicious desserts.

 

 

 

 
       
       


 
 

Gerard Mc Keon and Joyce Brooks.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

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


 




 

 
 
Avazoo


Launch of the First
Billion Dollar Charity Raffle NFT


Featured Save the Date 2022

 
Black Tie Gala
 

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

Pamea Anderson

 
Blavk Tie Gala
 

Prince Albert Gala

 

Hampton Classic

 

Family Film Awards

 

Family Film Awards

 

Featured Foundations

 
chuck feeney
 
global citizen
 

vall to unite

 

Search the Site

 

 

Impact Investment

 
carbon geocycle
 

Black Tie China

 
ma.xiaoqiu, Dyf Entertainment
 
lang lang foundation
 

Black Tie Philippines

 
black tie philippines
 

Nightlife with Rose Billings

 
sara Johnson
 
debutante Ball
 
Judy Kuriansky
 
Gerard Mc Keon
 

Celebrity Philanthropy News
 

sera Vergera
 
nicole Kidnman, jennifer Aniston
 
jean shafiroff, paul mc cartney
 
princess margaret of kent
 
Al Pacino, American Icon Awards
 
clive davis
 
american hospital of paris foundation
 
french heritage society
 
lupus research alliance
 
un women for peace
 
ben kingsley
 
ceylon tea party
 
ecosoc
 
joyce brooks
 
central park conservatory
 
UN Correspondents Association
 
cardinal dolan
 
palm beach heart ball
 
vienese opera ball
 
lady in red gala
 
sanford stem cell
 
weizmann institute
 
carlos slim
 
israel 65th anniversary
 

Black Tie International Realty

 
secret paradise resort
 
round island, seychelles
 
 
 

Event Resources Directory

event resource directory
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright 2006 Black Tie Magazine. All Rights Reserved .

Privacy Policy |