Photo Coverage:'s 3rd Anniversary Party

May 12
4:56 PM 2006
Thursday night May 11th, raised the roof at Tony's DiNapoli in the heart of Times Square. As shows let out and the rain started to fall nothing could dampen spirits on the 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration of our favorite Broadway site. Family, friends and supporters came to toast Rob Diamond (founder and Editor-in-Chief) and his popular site,, in a fun and low-key celebration with all that great Tony's DiNapoli food and, of course, plenty of cocktails!

The guests were treated to a retrospective video presentation of the accomplishments and many special moments has had over the years...particularly highlights from their popular 'Standing Ovations' series, which they produce to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. The affectionate piece was put together by Craig Brockman, and the soundtrack was provided by the late, great Ethel Merman belting out her disco version of 'There's No Business Like Show Business' to the delight of the audience.

But the scene stealer was the opening segment, given to in their first year, by Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Martin Short's Fame Becomes Me) with a hilarious rendition of 'Pick a Little, Talk a Little,' from The Music Man and 'Good Morning Baltimore' ('Good Morning BroadwayWorld') that was hilarious, with specialty lyrics and a cast of thousands - all played by Shaiman as various posters on the popular theatre community web site.

Revelers closed the restaurant and moved on to an undisclosed location to continue the celebration into the wee hours. Here are some great pictures to share with you of what was a very special evening.

Robert Diamond welcomes his guests

The folks at Tony's DiNapoli delivered the evening's spectacular cake!

Richie Ridge of Broadway Beat, Rob Diamond and
Dimpflmaier (the 'Master Of the House')

Richie Ridge, Rob Diamond and Bruce Dimpflmaier

Hunter Bell (Title of Show) and Barrett Foa

Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Barrett Foa

Richard Jay-Alexander and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Cape Playhouse's Jered Fournier and Richard Jay-Alexander

Manoel Felciano, Donna Lynne Champlin and Craig Brockman

Daniel Reichard, Matt Cavenaugh, Tina Maddigan and Christina Siurich
(The Wedding Singer)

Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz) with Jersey Boys John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard and James Royce Edwards
(Altar Boyz)

John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff, and Daniel Reichard

Gregory Jbara and Manoel Felciano

Manoel Felciano and Michael Cerveris

Joey Dudding, Richard Jay-Alexander and Michelle Bossy

Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Richie Ridge

Michael Cerveris and Christian Hoff

Manoel Felciano and Donna Lynne Champlin

Marty Thomas and Rob Diamond

Rob Diamond and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Richie Ridge and Gregory Jbara

Gregory Jbara with Marcia and Steve Diamond

Jessica Grove and Michael Cerveris

Christian Hoff, Jessica Grove and Michael Cerveris

Rob Diamond and Michelle Bossy

Robbie Maitner, Marty Thomas and Eddie Varley

Felicia Finley and James Royce Edwards

Jessica Grove, Rob Diamond and Michael Cerveris

Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, Felicia Finley and John Lloyd Young

Christian Hoff, Rob Diamond, Daniel Reichard, Felicia Finley
and John Lloyd Young

Christian Hoff, Rob Diamond, Tony's DiNapoli Restaurant Manager Bruce Dimpflmaier, Daniel Reichard, Felicia Finley and John Lloyd Young

John Lloyd Young, Ben Toth and Isaac Hurwitz (NYMF)

Michael Cerveris and John Lloyd Young

John Lloyd Young and Jeff Marx

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