Photo Flash: Inside Harvey Weinstein's Star-Studded HUGHIE Gathering
Last night, February 18, Harvey Weinstein hosted a star-studded performance of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE -- starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) -- followed by and intimate reception in celebration of director Michael Grandage and Whitaker, who is making his Broadway debut. Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE opens Thursday, February 25, 2016, in a strictly limited engagement. Scroll down for photos from the party!
The star-studded evening was attended by Sting & Trudie Styler, Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Christian Slater, Emmy Rossum, Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, Edie Falco, Richard Dreyfuss, Spike & Tonya Lewis Lee, Joshua Jackson, Paul Haggis, Zoe Kazan & Paul Dano, Carla Gugino, Bernadette Peters, Gayle King, Kelsey Grammer, Russell Simmons, Steve Guttenberg, Billy Magnussen, Gina Gershon, Debi Mazar, Margarita Levieva (Allegiance, The Deuce), Bebe Neuwirth, Daisy Lewis (Downton Abbey), Hill Harper (Limitless, CSI:NY), Erin Richards (Fox'sGotham), Portia Doubleday (Mr. Robot), Callie Thorne (The Mysteries of Laura, Rescue Me), Jonathan Cake (HBO'sDoll & Em), Danny Strong (Girls, Mad Men), Billy Connolly, Laura Michelle Kelly, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Joe Pantoliano, Grace Hightower De Niro, Michelle Collins (The View), John Varvatos, Chris Benz, Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), John Goldwyn, Sandra Brant, June Ambrose, Jamie Tisch, Hamish Bowles, Lorraine Schwartz, Kiera Chaplin(Eugene O'Neill's great granddaughter), Jamie Johnson, Will Cotton, Gretta Monahan & Ricky Paull Goldin, Anh Duong, Anne McNally and Karen Duffy.
Michael Grandage reunites with the entire creative team from his Tony Award winning production of Red and his West End hit Photograph 51 starring Nicole Kidman including Tony Award winner Christopher Oram (Sets & Costumes), Tony Award winner Neil Austin (Lights) and Tony Award winner Adam Cork (Composer & Sound). Each designer received a Tony Award for their work on the production of Red.
Summer, 1928. New York City. Beyond the bright lights of the Great White Way, a small-time gambler and big-time drinker returns to the faded hotel he has made his home. He encounters a new night clerk at the front desk and as the early hours of the morning give way to another dawn, he continues to chase the American Dream in order to survive. HUGHIE is a rarely seen theatrical masterpiece that beautifully explores redemption and offers a unique insight into the human condition.
Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan Company
Svetlana Erokhin, Richard Dreyfuss