Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club

It was all in the family and all for the family at The Friars Club last night. La Famiglia, Mishpucha, La Familia, CeMbR, Rat Pack, Broadway and Cabaret, were assembled by producers Laura Slutsky and Jamie at the Friars for a spectacular Jamie deRoy & friends show last night. You had to be in the family or know someone in the family to get into the sold out event. Probably no family gathering had so much fun, good food, and great performances as this one did.

One of the very first evenings of entertainment at the Friars was organized by show biz icon George M. Cohan in 1911 (then called Friars Frolics). He called on fellow Friars, Irving Berlin (who wrote Alexander's Rag Time Band for the event), Will Rogers and Victor Herbert to help out. What better way than to have great-grand-daughter Jennie Cohan Ross introduce Broadway song and dance man Robert Creighton to wow the crowd in the Frank Sinatra Dinning Room. Joining Robert was the relative of another legendary Friar. Broadway and Cabaret performer Haley Swindal who is Friar George Steinbrenner's grand-daughter. Haley gave a performance that would have brought Yankee Stadium to it's feet.

Jamie & Laura in their show titled "Family Ties" put together an array of performers who were either related to each other or to a Friar. It was one exciting performance after another. Grandmother & Grandson Angela Bacarai & Nicolas King, Mother & daughter Stacy Sullivan & Savannah Brown, Married Couples - Ray Marchica & Nina Hennessey, Luba Mason & Ruben Blades, and Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano.

Jamie didn't come up with an original tune like Berlin's Alexander's Rag Time Band, but director Barry Kleinbort who directed this great event did write a very funny parody for "Favorite Things" that Jamie sang to the family. Laura Sultsky's "spanish" introduction of Luba Mason & Rubin Blades will probably go down as one of the funniest in Friar history. Music director Ron Abel led a great trio consisting of Jared Egan on bass, and Ray Marchica on drums.

If you want to become a member of one of the best families in NYC call the Friars. You don't have to be a relative by blood, just by your desire to have fun and enjoy the company of wonderful people.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Reben Blades & Luba Mason

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Family Ties

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Laura Slutsky, producer

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Jamie deRoy, producer

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Haley Swindal & Robert Creighton

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Jennie Cohan Ross (great-granddaughter George M. Cohan

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Nicolas King & Angela Bacari

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Luba Mason & Ruben Blades

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Luba Mason & Ruben Blades

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Nina Hennessey & Ray Marchica

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Stacy Sullivan & Savannah Brown

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Ron Abel, Music Director

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Luba Mason, Stephen Sorokoff, Ruben Blades

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Eric Comestock, Barry Kleinbort, director, Jared Egan, bass

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Stacy Sullivan & Savannah Brown

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Fyvesh Finkel & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Haley Swindal & Robert Creighton

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Laura Slutsky

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Laura Slutsky

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Robert Creighton

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Haley Swindal & Robert Creighton

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Nicolas King

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Stacy Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Nina Henneessey

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Barbara Fasano

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Nicolas King

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Nicolas King & Angela Bacari

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Barbara Fasano, Nina Hennessey, Ray Marchica

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Stacy Sullivan & Eric COmestock

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Robert Creighton & Haley Swindal

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Ruben Blades, Barbara Fasano, Luba Mason, Eric Comstock

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Luba Mason & Nicolas King

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Fyvesh Finkel

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Lady Jane Rothchild & Bill Boggs

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Barbara Fasano, Luba Mason, Haley Swindal, Nina Hennessey

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Robert Creighton & Fyvesh Finkel

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Sheryl Spigel & Jack Gindi

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
Angela Barcari,Janie deRoy, Nicolas King

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends Brings FAMILY TIES to the Friars Club
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