www.blacktiemagaizne.com, www.blacktiechina.com. gerard mc keon, joyce Brooks
Celebrity Philanthropy News
Society News
Save the Date Directory
Black Tie China
Black Tie France
Black Tie Israel
Black Tie Philippines
Black Tie
Global Sustainability News
Nightlife With
Rose Billings
The Season
Gerard Mc Keon
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
Event Resources
Event Resource Directory
Event Talent Directory
Black Tie
Lifestyle Selection
Blockchain Investment
Couture Fashion
Fine Wines
Friends of Black Tie
Gen Z Mentoring
 Health & Wellness
Impact Investment
Interior Design
Investigative Services
Kids on Location
Legal Services
Luxury Yachts
Pet Services
Private Air
 Real Estate
Recommended Reading
Restaurant Reviews
Single Friendly Events
Social Announcements
Sustainable Investment
Wealth Management
Share this Page
Promote Your Business or Foundation:
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
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


























































































































































































































































































































































New York Society News 1 2

E- mail this page to your friends


Black Tie International:
On The Town With Aubrey Reuben February 25, 2017



Aubrey Reuben

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

February 25, 2017


On Broadway, a revival of Present Laughter, by Noel Coward, will open at the St. James Theatre on April 5th. We had a Meet & Greet for the cast, the director Moritz von Stuelpnagel and the producer Jordan Roth at the Royal Suite at The Carlyle, where we enjoyed refreshments accompanied by champagne. Among the star studded cast are Kevin Kline, Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders. I eagerly await the opening.


Sunday in the Park with George, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, opened at the newly renovated Hudson Theatre. As it will not be considered for an Outer Critics Circle award, I did not review it. The New York Times did review it, and gave it a rave review. I did, however, photograph the arrivals and the opening night party at the New York Public Library. Among the guests were Producer of Amelie David Broser and his charming wife LorieBernadette Peters (photo below), Holland Taylor, Fran Drescher, Steven Levenson, Barlett Sher, Rita Moreno glorious at 85-years-old with her daughter Fernanda Luisa Gordon, Cameron Mackintosh, Rosie O'Donnell, Barry Weissler and Amy Irving, and at the party, the all star cast arrived, headed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford.


Off-Broadway, All Aboard!, music and lyrics by Al Tapper, book by Tony Sportiello, at the Laba Theater at the 14th Street Y, is a charming musical, featuring three talented performers, Brian Demar Jones, Nathan Oesterle and Sammi Sadicario, directed by Warren Scott Friedman. In 90 minutes, it tells three separate stories between two couples riding a train, overseen by a conductor, who introduces them and comments on their journeys. The music is melodious, the lyrics are intelligent, and the three actors are endearing. I guarantee you will have a very enjoyable theatrical experience.


The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking, book and lyrics by Anthony Caporale, at the Bar at New World Stages, is a delightful show, in which one receives a thorough education about drinking intoxicating drinks, and in which three drinks are served to members of the audience with popcorn. A Shandy, beer with ginger ale, a cocktail of scotch whiskey and bitters and a gin and tonic. Anthony Caporale gives the history with great humor, with three back-up singers and actors, singing various traditional drinking songs a capella, plus acting out characters mentioned from cavemen to medieval  monks. It is a very entertaining show, and you will not leave the bar thirsty.


Fish Men, by Candido Tirado, at Intar Theater, is a play, which takes place in Washington Square Park at two chess tables, where three hustlers await their victims to lose at games of chess, and relieve them of their money. One of the victims turns out to be not so naive. The five member cast, directed by Lou Moreno, give excellent, believable performances. Chess lovers, especially, will enjoy this remarkable production.


If I Forget, by Steven Levenson, at the Laura Pels Theatre, is a Roundabout Theatre Company production. It is an overlong play, with a convoluted plot. An unseen teenager is in Israel searching for her Jewish heritage. Her Jewish father, a college professor, is married to a non-Jew. His overbearing sister is married to a weak man, and they have a sullen teenage son. His younger sister is having an affair with a married man from Guatemala, who rents her grandfather's store. This dysfunctional family of seven actors are directed by Daniel Sullivan


Man From Nebraska, by Tracy Letts, at 2econd Stage Theatre, is a slow moving play, that features a distinguished stage actor, the incomparable Reed Birney, as a middle aged religious man, facing a crisis of his belief in God. His pastor tells him to take a vacation. He goes to London alone to the distress of his faithful wife. He indulges in alcohol, drugs, disco dancing, and unfulfilled sex with a woman with Playboy size uncovered breasts (voyeurs may enjoy that scene), and decides he wants to be a sculptor, before he returns to his senses. In spite of the ridiculous plot, Birney's understated performance is the reason to see the play.

The Drama Book Shop presented In Discussion: John Kander and Greg Pierce. The composer and playwright spoke about their new musical Kid Victory, which opened at the Vineyard Theatre on February 22. I photographed the two gentlemen, before the interesting program began.
 The opening night party took place at Florian, 225 Park Ave South, where among the guests, many of whom I photographed at the arrivals, were Chita Rivera (photo below), Kathleen Chalfant, Paula Vogel, Terrence McNally, Tom Kirdahy and the splendid cast. 

Film Society at Lincoln Center presented press previews of 
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: March 1-12. In Bed with Victoria/Victoria, by Justine Triet, France, 2016, is about a lawyer, a single mother with two young children, and the many crazy men in her life. As she is mentally unstable, it is difficult to believe in this love story.  She also spends a lot of time, taking drugs, drinking, on a couch whining to her psychiatrist, and inviting a variety of weird men into her bedroom for unsatisfying sex. Three animals, a monkey, a dog and a rabbit appear in the film for no good reason. I also felt sorry for her two young girls who play her daughters in the film. 

Slack Bay, Ma loute
, by Bruno Dumont, France/Germany, 2016, is a silly film, that is excruciating to watch. People are disappearing in a coastal village. Every character is weird and irritating, and falls down constantly. Charlie Chaplin did it better. It is, I suppose, meant to be a comedy, but there is nothing to laugh at. There is lots of gratuitous violence, which I do not appreciate. A couple of characters fly in the air. Why? I have no idea. A lot of fine actors are wasted in this film.


The Odyssey/L'odyssee, by Jerome Salle, France, 2016, is a wonderful film about the life of Jacques-Ives Cousteau and his achievement in preserving nature, after exploring the sea. The photography is breathtaking, especially the under the water scenes.Lambert Wilson gives a magnificent performance as Cousteau and Pierre Niney as his rebellious son Philippe is equally good. It shows the warts and all of Cousteau as a selfish individual, a womanizer with an unhappy wife, and his desire to achieve unrealistic aims. It is a fascinating film.

The Paris Opera/L'oper
a, by Jean-Stephane Brun, France, 2017, is a splendid documentary about a season of ballet and opera at the opera house, with all the frustrations and triumphs that producing great works on stage entails. A national strike erupts forcing the cancellation of a ballet. Union leaders of the chorus voice their unhappiness over certain desires of their chorus master. A major singer is sick at the last minute forcing the management to find a suitable replacement from another country. At the same time, we listen to selections of the glorious operatic and ballet music. There are two principal scenes that will delight audiences. We see a program for young, adorable children learning to play instruments, resulting in a fine concert. Another program for new singers focuses on a Russian baritone, whose final concert is a resounding success. Opera lovers will delight in watching this marvelous film.


The Frick Museum presented a press preview Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time. February 23-May14. It is a magnificent exhibition featuring paintings, watercolors, sketchbooks and prints. The Frick is one of the finest museums in New York, and no one should miss these wonderful paintings by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), one of the greatest British painters of the nineteenth century.

The Leopard at des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street, has occupied the space that was formerly Cafe des Artistes, which was one of my favorite restaurants in New York, which I visited first in 1971. I was heartbroken when it closed. Well, rejoice! The new restaurant replacing it is magnificent.The space is completely different, more modern, and the splendid murals of gorgeous naked ladies remain the same, only lighter and cleaner. The food is  exquisite, and the wine list is extensive. Henry Nekrasov is the charming maitre d', and his suggestions were a culinary delight. We began with a regional three-course tasting featuring Puglia for me, and a la carte choices for my wife. Each couple of months, a different region of Italy is featured. One can chose from three choices in antipasti, primo or secondi, and dolci, accompanied by three fine regional wines. My wife and I shared our delicious dishes. We began toasting with a dry spumante, and a tasting of four rice balls. A burrata, a creamy cheese, with grilled octopus with heart of escarole salad, celery, Castelvetrano olives, pickled onions, extra virgin oil and lemon dressing followed with a glass of white wine. A plate of enormous size gnocchi accompanied the antipasti. The primi was busiate trapanesi, a pasta with a variety of seafood, mainly shellfish. Again with a glass of a different white wine. The secondi, main course for my wife was a pan-seared duck breast "porchetta" with fennel pollen, cipolini with aged balsamic vinegar, pickled raisins and vegetable caponata, accompanied by a glass of red wine. For me, it was halibut "in brodetto" with baby artichokes and fingerling potatoes, and a glass of white wine. The Leopard temptations that we chose were a traditional torta di mascarpone "tiramisu" style, and a bigne filled with hazelnut cream and wild berry sauce. A cappuccino for my wife completed a most memorable Italian dinner. The wine list features sparkling wine, including two French champagnes, red wine and white wine from the North and Center of Italy,
 plus one rose, 
and five select beers. Dinner is served from 5pm - 11pm Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday 5pm - 10pm. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch is served from 11:30am -3pm.





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



Back to New York Society News




Featured Philanthropic Events
 Blockchain & Sustainable Investment

Follow us on
Black Tie Magazine TV

Search the Site



Save the Date


Deal Club Summit XXI
June 19-20


Save the Date


Erin Ward

American Heart Association
 Hamptons Heart Ball
 Southampton, NY
 June 22, 2019


Save the Date


Gen Z Mentoring

Jason Ma


Jason Ma, CEO, ThreeEQ, Inc


Nightlife with Rose Billings

Elle Fannin.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemaagzine.com

Elle Fanning

Met Gala After Parties


Black Tie China


Domestic Chinese giving in 2017, $23.4 Billion


lang Lang

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

Black Tie Sustainable Investment

jeff bezos

Jeff Bezos
On Philanthropy

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


Black Tie Philippines

 Celebrity Philanthropy News

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

Al Pacino

The American Icon
Awards Gala
Beverly Hills, CA


Celebrity Philanthropy News


Award Recipients Molly Qerim Rose, Alaia Baldwin and Fran Drescher. Photo by: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Molly Qerim Rose
, Alaia Baldwin
 Fran Drescher

Endometriosis Foundation
of America
10th Annual Blossom Ball


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
donates $50K
 to the United Nations Trust
 Fund to End Violence
 Against Women


Society News


Meera Gandhi.  Photo Courtesy of the giving back foundation

The Central Park
2019 Hat Party

Society News

gerard mc keon

United Nations Correspondents Association
The 23rd Annual UNCA Awards

Ronald S. Lauder 

Peres Center For Peace
And Innovation
Ronald S. Lauder 


Celebrity Philanthropy News


Sandeep  Tanya Guleria and Tanya Guleria.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagaizne.com

New York Junior League
67th Annual Winter Ball

Society News


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

The 64th
Debutante Ball


Celebrity Philanthropy News


Usher and Sharon Bush with Honoree Harry Belafonte.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemaagzine.com

Sharon Bush
 Harry Belafonte

RFK Human Rights
Ripple of Hope Awards


Society News


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

Clive Davis

Fifth Annual
Eight Over Eighty
Benefit Gala



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


Society News


Global CeylonTea Party

Permanent Mission
 of Sri Lanka
 to the United Nation

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


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
Talk of the Town Gala
Beverley Hills, CA


Celebrity Philanthropy News


the ocean conference

The Ocean Conference

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

United Nations

Society News


Charles Rangel, Representative for Districts New York and David N Dinkins,  106th Mayor of New York City.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

The Inner Circle
 Annual Charity Show
"Curb Your Narcissism"
 The New York
Hilton Midtown

Society News


Catherina Farrell, John Farrell, Honoree and daughter Caitlin Farrell.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/Blacktiemagazine.com

 Historical Society
Annual Weekend
With History

Society News


ecosoc 2017

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

Society News


Kathryn and Leo Vecellio

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


Palm Beach Society


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

 The 62nd
Viennese Opera Ball


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



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
Awards Luncheon

Celebrity Philanthropy News


Crown Prince Alexander, Joyce Brooks

Crown Prince Alexander
 Joyce Brooks


Society News


Elizabeth Taylor and Kathy Ireland

Elizabeth Taylor
 Kathy Ireland

The Elizabeth Taylor
 AIDS Foundation
 Legendary Stars
 85th Birthday

Celebrity Philanthropy News


Jude Demorest, Lee Daniels and Brittany O'Grady.  Photo by:  Vince Bucci

 Jude Demorest
 Lee Daniels
 Brittany O'Grady

Extraordinary Families
2nd Annual Awards Gala
Beverly Hills, CA


Celebrity Philanthropy 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

 Weill Cornell Medicine
Annual Cabaret Benefit
Raises $3,5 Million


Society News


T. Denny Sanford

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


Society News


Nancy Grand, Stephen Grand

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


Society News


Marc Anthony, Carlos Slim, Petra Nemcova

Marc Anthony
Carlos Slim
Petra Nemcova

 Hearts Fund


 Celebrity Philanthropy News


Israel's 65th birthday

Birthday gift


Philanthropy Giving


Black Tie International Realty

amayan beach, palawan, philippines

 Amayan, Beach,

348 acres
$5.25 million

International Realty


Philanthropy Giving

2017 US Charitable Giving
Sets New Record $477.55 Billion



Global Sustainability News


Cortés Desalination and Tidal Electric Generation Project

and Tidal Electric
 Generation Project

Impact Investments


sustainable development goals

United Nations 
  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 |