Luann de Lessep News

Photo Coverage: Fran Drescher, Christopher Sieber & More Celebrate Reopening of Tavern on the Green
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

The newly restored Tavern on the Green, located in Central Park just west of the Sheep Meadow near 67th Street, just celebrated its historic re-opening last night, May 12. The new Tavern on the Green, with executive chef Katy Sparks at the helm, serves Contemporary American cuisine with global influences offering a new take on a Park dining establishment serving all New Yorkers and visitors to Central Park. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the historic event below! (more...)

Arianna Huffington, Sharon Bush & Joan Vail Thorne Named 2014 'Women of Achievement' by Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Sharon Bush, Philanthropist & Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Teddy Share, Arianna Huffington, Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and Joan Vail Thorne, playwright and director, are Women's Project Theater's 2014 Women of Achievement who will be inducted at its 29th Annual Gala Celebration at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, Monday, March 10, at 6:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: East Comes West as Hamptons Artists Shine in Chelsea in SEEKING ENGAGEMENT NSA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

With a new installation organized for acclaimed Chelsea gallery Lyons Wier curator McNeill explores the work of eight East End (Long Island) based artists, Jack Ceglic, Tom Dash, Tapp Francke, Julia Greffenius, Nika Nesgoda, Darius Yektai, Gavin Zeigler and, of course, Jeff Muhs that share an intense investigation of personal identities. 'Seeking Engagement NSA' runs now through February 22, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of QUEEN OF THE NIGHT at Diamond Horseshoe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Randy Weiner's newest genre-crossing, environmental experience, Queen of the Night, which opened Saturday, February 1, will continue its limited run at the legendary supper club, Diamond Horseshoe (235 W. 46th Street, NYC). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Carol Channing Returns to Town Hall with Justin Vivian Bond!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Last night, three-time Tony Award-winner Carol Channing joined LGBT icon and Tony Nominee Justin Vivian Bond in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: An Intimate Evening with Carol Channing and Justin Vivian Bond at Town Hall. The evening coincided with the 50th anniversary of Hello Dolly! (January 16, 1964) and was just one week before Carol's 93rd birthday. (more...)

Photo Flash: CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY's January Return with Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Harry, Rachel Dratch & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

This month, New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography welcomes to the cast music icon Debbie Harry, The View's Sherri Shepherd, and actor Ralph Macchio. The first show took place last night, January 13, and the next is set for this Friday, January 17 at 9pm at Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street). Tickets are $60, $45 and $35 and can be purchased online at or by phone at 212.868.4444. Check out a look back at last night's performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann & More Celebrate Opening Night of BEAUTIFUL
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2014

The new musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter opened last night at the Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.Many were in attendence to celebrate the music legand, including Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Phil Collins, Darlene Love, and more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the ostar-studded theatre arrivals! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Guillermo Diaz & More Dine at The Heath on Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

London-based Punchdrunk-best known in New York as the creators of Sleep No More-just opened its first venture into restaurants with The Heath at The McKittrick Hotel (542 W 27th Street, New York, NY), one of New York's most unique nightlife and entertainment destinations. In collaboration with EMURSIVE (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner) and Chef R.L. King, Punchdrunk has crafted a dining experience in the spirit of Sleep No More to compliment Chef King's menu, which is a modern take on classic American and British fare. Those dining at The Heath can therefore expect hearty cuisine with an ambiance-both on the plate and in the room-as only Punchdrunk could imagine. Check out photos from the opening celebration below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Theatre Arrivals at 700 SUNDAYS Opening with Jimmy Fallon, Bette Midler & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2013

Billy Crystal returned to Broadway last night to kick off a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. The final performance will be Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 24, 2013

Continuing through October 27, 2013 the Gold Coast Arts Center in collaboration with the Town of North Hempstead will present the 3rd annual Gold Coast International Film Festival (GCIFF), and everyone's invited-again-for fantastic films, parties, panels, and fanfare! The festival has brought the latest Hollywood hits and Indie favorites to the Gold Coast of Long Island. Add A-list celebrities and unforgettable events to the mix and GCIFF has become the 'go to' Festival for film buffs and it is the last major film festival on the East Coast before Awards season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside A TIME TO KILL's Opening Night- the Red Carpet Fashion
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2013

The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld was there throughout the night to celebrate with the cast. Check out all of the red carpet fashion below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK & More Attend Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

Over the past ten years, Jim Caruso's Cast Party has become the ultimate spot for show folk to mix, mingle and entertain themselves and the people who love them. It helps that Birdland, it's home base, has been a world-class music room since 1949, that the sound, lights, food and staff are all top-notch, and that the entertainers that drop in are accompanied by world-class musicians. This past Monday night, the cast of "Real Housewives of New York" joined in on the Cast Party fun. Music was made, fun was had, and there was some vamping, camping and scamping, what with series regulars Luann de Lesseps, Mario and Ramona Singer, Heather Thompson, and Sonja Morgan in the house. Ann Hampton Callaway created a fabulous impromptu song for the cast of characters, and Monica Mancini thrilled the crowd with two of her dad Henry's biggest hits, ably accompanied by Shelly Berg on piano and Dave Koz on sax. Beloved regulars like Christine Lavin, Therese Curatolo, Gabrielle Stravelli, T. Oliver Reid, Andrew Nemr, Lodi Carr, Jon Victor Corpus and Nancy Harms performed their hearts out. Jessica Keenan Wynn, Annika, Shane Stevens, Tabitha Fair, Cole Burden and Katherine Alcorn made brilliant debuts. Happily, Billy Stritch, Steve Doyle and Carmen Intorre were the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra, dazzling and accompanying everyone. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Cumming, Lady Gaga and More at 2013 Watermill Center Summer Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

The 20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit took place on July 27, 2013 at the The Watermill Center in Water Mill, NY. Beginning at 6pm, the evening included cocktails provided by Bacardi USA, a silent auction, performances, art installations, dinner, dancing, and a live auction hosted by auctioneer Simon de Pury. The master of ceremonies for the evening was Alan Cumming. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2013 Astaire Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 04, 2013

The 31st Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards took place last night, June 3 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University (566 LaGuardia Place). BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Girls Unite for KINKY BOOTS 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' Tribute- Osnes, Crawford, O'Donnell & More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 03, 2013

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Carson Kressley Hosts Miracle House 23rd Annual Gala Memorial Day Weekend in the Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Miracle House, a New York City charity that provides temporary housing, free meals and holistic support services to caregivers and patients coming to the city for critical medical treatment, announced today that its 23rd Annual Gala on Memorial Day Weekend will be hosted by Emmy-winning television star, Carson Kressley. The event will be held on May 25, 2013 at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton, New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Opening Night - Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2013

Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg's new play Breakfast at Tiffany'sopened at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) last night, March 20, 2013. BWW was there to capture the opening night festivities and brings you photos of Ben Vereen, Sir Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and fiancee Sunny Ozell, Zac Posen, Jason Sudekis, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup, AnnaSophia Robb, Debbie Harry, Henry Krieger, Amy Acker and more arriving on the red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: GLAAD Red Carpet, The Women - Bernadette Peters, Krysta Rodriguez and More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2013

GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, hosted the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York ceremony on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the New York Marriot Marquis. BroadwayWorld was there for the arrivals, and brings you photos of Bernadette Peters, SMASH's Krysta Rodriguez, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, Milla Jovovich, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan and more on the red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bill Pullman, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More at Second Stage's Bowling Classic- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Feb 05, 2013

Second Stage Theatre just celebrated its annual All-Star Bowling Classic last night, February 4 at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out the second part of photo coverage below. CLICK HERE to check out part 1! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Annaleigh Ashford, Katie Holmes, and More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's 2012 Gala
by Walter McBride - Dec 11, 2012

The Broadway Dreams Foundation held its second annual Champagne & Caroling Gala last night at Celsius, a restaurant, bar and event space within Citi Pond at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street) on Monday, December 10. At this one of a kind urban winter wonderland in of the heart of midtown Manhattan, Broadway's brightest stars and patrons of the arts joined together for a festive celebration of the country's premier musical theatre training program. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

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