Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie's TIME STEPS Released
Thursday night was a veritable WHO's WHO of theatre history as Donna McKechnie and her publishers hosted a book party at the National Arts Club, celebrating the release of TIME STEPS - My Musical Comedy Life (co-written with Greg Lawrence). We headed to Gramercy Park South, which is almost a world unto itself (and which admittedly we had never been to) and walked into this amazing building and architectural piece of history. Among the adoring crowd were Meredith Vieira, Tony Roberts, Jane Krakowski, Patricia Birch, John Breglio, Michael Musto, Kelly Bishop, David Lewis, Bebe Neuwirth, Richard Jay-Alexander, Mark Sendroff, Harvey Evans, Kurt Peterson, Pamela Myers, Priscilla Lopez, Thommie Walsh, Baayork Lee, Cady Huffman, Craig Rubano, Don Smith, Paige Davis, Teri Ralston, fellow media members and many others. Eugene Gwozdz was on piano.
The event was very well organized and included McKechnie reading passages from her book and surprise musical performances that magically seemed to come out of nowhere from COMPANY, FOLLIES and A CHORUS LINE. The evening kicked off when Thommie Walsh, whose book ON THE LINE (written with Robert Viagas and Baayork Lee) is being reissued, gave an emotional and heartfelt introduction to his longtime friend and A CHORUS LINE co-star. It was very emotional and as cliched as it may sound, there was love everywhere - all of it pointed in McKechnie's direction. You can read BroadwayWorld.com's "Book Report" of TIME STEPS by clicking here.
Report by Robert Diamond
Linda and Robert R. Blume
Pamela Myers singing "Another Hundred People"
Priscilla Lopez singing "What I Did For Love"
Donna McKechnie autographs her book Time Steps
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