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 March 25, 2017

 

 

Aubrey Reuben

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

March 25, 2017

On Broadway, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, at the Belasco Theatre, is a revival, that in no way resembles the original play. One of the actors is Madison Ferris, who must be the most courageous actress this season on Broadway. She has muscular dystrophy. and has to move in a wheelchair. The director Sam Gold has her mount some steps from the orchestra to the stage on her hands and legs. It is not a pretty sight. She is, however, a brave, fine actress, and the highlight of this absurd production takes place in the dark, lit by candles, a tender scene, where the Gentleman Caller (Finn Wittrock) bestows a kiss on her lovely face. Sally Field is the irritating mother and Joe Mantello is the son, who cannot wait to leave this pathetic household. All four actors perform well, in spite of what the director forces them to do. I do not believe that the deceased playwright would have enjoyed this production.
 


 

Miss Saigon, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr and Alain Boubil, at the Broadway Theatre, is a new production of the musical, which first appeared on Broadway in 1991. It has an enormous cast, which is a pleasure to see, finally, on a Broadway stage, directed effectively by Laurence Connor. The musical staging and choreography is also effectively staged by Bob Avian. The set by Adrian Vaux is very well done, and the arrival of the famous helicopter is remarkable, a scenic masterpiece. The cast is quite good, headed by Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), Eva Noblezada (Kim), Alistair Brammer (Chris) and Nicholas Christopher (John). The music is pleasant, and the story imitates the famous opera by PucciniMadama Butterfly. The first production was very successful, and I imagine that this one, set during the horrible war in Vietnam, will succeed also. The wonderful opening night party was held at Tavern on the Green, and I photographed cast members Viveca Chow and Minami Yusui (photo below), as well as Alistair and Nicholas.


 


 

Sweat, by Lynn Nottage, at Studio 54, opens on March 26. My review will appear in next week's column.
 


 

Off-Broadway, When It's You, by Courtney Baron, starring Ana Reeder, directed by Jonathan Silverstein, at the Clurman Theatre in Theatre Row, is a production of the Keen Company.

 

 

It is a one person 75-minute show on a bare stage, except for one chair. A 37-year old single woman inherits her dead mother's home, and moves back to her hometown, where her high school love is involved in a violent crime. It is not a happy tale. The opening night party took place in the lounge at Theatre Row with guests, Eric Slovin, Amy Ryan and Jason Butler Harner (photo below). Wine, beer and a specialty cocktail, Tornado Madness, were served, plus little snacks.


 

Food For Thought Productions presented The Dining Room, Act One, by A.R. Gurney, at the Coffee House Club, 20 West 44th St. The club is over 100-years old, and is full of atmosphere. The six member cast, Stephen Schnetzer, Michael Citriniti, Larry Pine, Delphi Harrington, Jennifer Harmon and Carole Shelley, directed by Anthony Marsellis, was superb.  Producer/Founding Director Susan Charlotte deserves to be congratulated for an entertaining afternoon.


 

New York City Center Encores! presented The New Yorkers, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert Fields. I have seen all the Encores! productions, but this was, without doubt, the best ever. The cast was perfect. Everyone deserves to be mentioned for their magnificent singing and dancing. Outstanding was Arnie Burton in Let's Not Talk About Love, and Cyrille Aimee was marvelous with Love for Sale. The choreography by Chris Bailey was a delight to see, and the orchestra, conducted byRob Berman, never played better. The entire terrific production was directed by John Rando. The costumes, by Alejo Vietti, were stunning. I enjoyed every minute of the most entertaining show this season.


 

Gruppo Italiani (GI) hosted an Authentic Italian Cuisine & Culture Event at Il Gattopardo, 13-15 West 54th St. The restaurant owner Gianfranco Sorrentino introduced the speakers Maurizio Forte, John Mariani and Charles Scicolone, who spoke about Italian Cuisine. The members of Gruppo Italiano (GI) and press were served delicious hors d'oeuvres, while drinking red and white Italian wine, or prosecco. It was a lovely event.


 

I attended a photo op for Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis, who will appear in American Buffalo, by David Mamet, at the Dorset, Vt: Dorset Theatre Festival from August 24 - September 2. It is always a treat to see Treat and Stephen.

 

 
       
       


 
 

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 |