Photo Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Danny Burstein and More Celebrate Adrienne Arsht's 75th Birthday
Philanthropist Adrienne Arsht (as in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami) hosted a glamorous 75th Birthday Party on Saturday night at the Plaza. Many Broadway and Metropolitan Opera performers, all of whom are Adrienne's close friends, performed for her as their birthday gift. Scroll down for photos!
Amber Iman (soon to star in Hamilton) sang "Cry Me a River." Lindsay Mendez (returning to Broadway in Significant Other) performed a medley of "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "Before the Parade Passes By." Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "Make Them Hear You," Norm Lewis (of Phantom, Porgy and Bess, and Miss Saigon) sang "The Music of the Night" and many others performed. Robert Pullen of Nouveau Productions was the Executive Producer of the evening.
Arsht announced that she will support each of the star's causes by donating $10,000 to each of their charity of choice - $120,000 total. The Miami- and DC-based businesswoman who spends more time attending Broadway shows than most New Yorkers, lavished her guests with a "to-go" candy buffet that would make Dylan's Candy blush, along with bouquets of roses repurposed from the spectacular center pieces and décor that made anyone feel like they walked into the set of Into the Woods.
The after-party was themed around "Monday Nights at Birdland" featuring Billy Stritch at the piano and Jim Caruso as the emcee. In addition to Broadway notables, also spotted were Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Karen and Richard LeFrak, David H. Koch and Jon and Julianna Margulies, Bill Bratton and Rikki Kleiman, Randi Zuckerberg and many more.
Photo Credit: Julie Skarratt
Brian Stokes Mitchell
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and Adrienne Arsht
Russell Granet, Keith Lieberthal, Julianna Marguilies, Adrienne Arsht and David Beach
Adrienne Arsht and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor