Glenn Close, Martha Plimpton, Michael Cerveris and More Support #SaveCafeEdison Campaign; 'Lunch Mob' Set for 11/8
On Thursday, November 6th it was announced that Café Edison in Times Square is being denied a new lease by The Hotel Edison management.
The diner -- which has served as a hub for the Broadway community for 30+ years, and over the decades has counted Neil Simon, August Wilson, Jackie Mason, Martha Plimpton, and Lin-Manuel Miranda among its many fans -- is expected to close at the end of the year to make way for a new restaurant with a "name chef."
The story -- which was broken by the popular blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York -- has sparked an outpouring of support from the Broadway community and New Yorkers at large, as well as produced a widely circulated online petition. Among the signees are stars Glenn Close, Martha Plimpton, Christine Pedi, Karen Mason, Mary Testa, Joey Parnes, Rob McClure, Teal Wicks, Mamie Parris, Michael Cerveris, Sean Connery, Marc Shaiman, and more!
On Saturday, November 8th at 12:00 pm EST, patrons old and new -- including theater cognoscenti -- will collectively gather for lunch to show their support for the Café, one of the last establishments of its kind remaining in New York City.
Patrons will bring signs with messages of support, connect with other fans of the Café and concerned New Yorkers, Tweet and Instagram using the hashtag #SaveCafeEdison, and enjoy the institution's celebrated matzo ball soup and blintzes.
WHAT: New Yorkers Lunch Together to Save Café Edison
WHEN: Saturday, November 8th, 2014 @ 12 pm EST
WHERE: Café Edison, 228 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 7th Avenue)
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/462490643891712/