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Photo Coverage: Yankee Legend and First-Ballot Hall Of Famer Mariano Rivera Honored A Photo Photo Coverage: Yankee Legend and First-Ballot Hall Of Famer Mariano Rivera Honored At Marina Del Rey
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 17, 2019

Last night, celebrities, sports icons, family, and friends gathered at the Mariano Rivera Foundation Gala to benefit The New Learning Center For Children in New Rochelle, NY.

Photo Coverage:  Dean Larry King at His Table as The Friars Club Salutes Le Cirque Photo Photo Coverage: Dean Larry King at His Table as The Friars Club Salutes Le Cirque
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2018

Last night the show at the Friars Club was all about the food and two legendary kitchens united to create a culinary event that got a four star rating and standing ovation from the audience. The lore, lure and legacy of Le Cirque was celebrated at the club and a classic four course dinner prepared under the direction of Le Cirque chef and CEO/owner Mauro Maccioni.

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Honored By The Friars Club and The Record is Corrected Photo Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Honored By The Friars Club and The Record is Corrected
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 12, 2018

The Friars archives and Wikipedia have finally been corrected. Nineteen Eighty Eight was a watershed year for women. They gained membership to numerous private men's clubs that heretofore were off limits to women. The Friars, being one of the more famous of the bunch had an article heralding the event written by a less than factual reporter for The New York Times. The paper of record, in an early forerunner of fake news only listed the first 7 women and overlooked number 8...Jamie deRoy who was in that initial group, along with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, and other prominent female entertainment figures was not mentioned.

Craig Bierko, Anita Gillette, Frances Ruffelle, and More Join Tribute to Jamie de Roy Photo Craig Bierko, Anita Gillette, Frances Ruffelle, and More Join Tribute to Jamie de Roy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

A stellar cast of Broadway's finest performers will be on hand Wednesday, April 11, when The New York Friars Club honors show business tour de force Jamie deRoy at a celebration marking her 30th anniversary as one of the Club's first eight female members. The event, Jamie deRoy, 30 Years a Friar, will be at The Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, starting at 6 PM for cocktails, 7 PM for dinner and 8:30 PM for the show.

Photo Coverage: Gilbert Gottfried Screens His New Documentary GILBERT at The Friars C Photo Photo Coverage: Gilbert Gottfried Screens His New Documentary GILBERT at The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 31, 2017

Photo Coverage: Comic Richard Lewis Has Room Named After Him by the Friars Photo Photo Coverage: Comic Richard Lewis Has Room Named After Him by the Friars
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 10, 2017

The plaque on the Friars Club building (The Monastery) reads Jerry Lewis. On the main floor it's the The Frank Sinatra Dinning Room. Downstairs we have the Billy Crystal Bar and upstairs are the Milton Berle, Barbra Streisand, Ed Sullivan, and William B. Williams Rooms. Today a very important room often frequented by Friars had a plaque installed.

Photo Coverage: Gov. Cuomo, Harry Belafonte, and Others Join Friars In Saluting Mayor David Dinkins on His 90th
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2017

The security was tight in the Monastery last night as politicians, tennis legends, celebrities and Friars gathered in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room to pay tribute to David Dinkins on his 90th birthday.   The security protection wasn't good enough however to stop one of the greatest comedians on the planet, Dean Emeritus Freddie Roman (MC) to have some fun with the former Mayor.  As a matter of fact Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who made a special trip down from Albany to be at the Friars got some laughs himself during his heartfelt tribute to Mr. Dinkins.  There was much love, laughter, joy, and a few tears in the club during the evening, as there always is in the Friars Club.  I couldn't help thinking as I watched all the Democrats and  Republicans in the room enjoying each others camaraderie, how great it would be if all our representatives in Washington would become Friars, meet in The Monastery, feel the love, and solve the nations problems. 

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

Longtime communications director of the Friars Club was given a heartfelt Bon Voyage in the Milton Berle Room yesterday and many show business notables were present and in video to honor the man who has written most of the published words and history of The Friars for the last 25 years.  Barry Dougherty's words...

Photo Coverage: Chazz Palminteri Tells Tales From Hollywood & The Bronx At The Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 25, 2017

Chazz, or 'C' as his friends called him in The Bronx told some great stories to his fellow Friars in the Frank Sinatra Room last night. It was after an Italian  Buffet Feast in the Milton Berle and Barbra Streisand Rooms at the 'Monastery' on 55th street that Chazz explained that he was doing nothing different then what he used to do as a youngster in The Bronx.  His friend's would say 'let Chazz tell the story.'  

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Attends Friars Salute To Bobby Short
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2017

Yankee Stadium has it's 'Legends Seats' and Monuments prominently displayed in the 'House That Ruth Built'.  Then the current team takes the field and future legends start to play ball.  In the Friars Club show biz past and present are always in the house.  Their photos are on the wall and names are engraved on the chairs in the Frank Sinatra Dining Room.  Then as so often happens an 'insiders' great show is produced for the members and those legends current and future entertain their fellow Friars.  So it happened last night as the Friars Club honored Bobby Short, the legendary cabaret singer/pianist who was best known for his three decade plus music residency at Cafe Carlyle in New York City.  The music of Bobby Short was brought to life by some current Cafe Carlye and Bemelmans Bar stars in a spectacular evening produced and hosted by Friar Jeff Leibowitz and Co-Produced by Friar Will Friedwald.

Photo Coverage: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and More Fete Martin Scorsese at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2016

Beloved director, producer, screenwriter and actor Martin Scorsese was honored by the Friars Club with their highest tribute last night, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening below! The Entertainment Icon Award was given to Scorsese, whose career spans more than 50 years, and who will be one of only a handful of recipients of the award in the Club's 100-year history.

Legendary Director Martin Scorsese to Be Honored With Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Beloved director, producer, screenwriter, and actor Martin Scorsese will be honored on September 21 by the Friars Club with their highest tribute: The Entertainment Icon Award. Scorsese whose career spans more than 50 years will be one of only a handful of recipients of the award in the Club's 100 year history.

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates 90th Birthday Of Jerry Lewis with Robert De Niro and More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 9, 2016

Jerry's 90th Birthday Party soon became a telethon of happiness as the Friars evening unfolded.  The pledges given to Jerry Lewis were of love and respect and they came from his fellow Friars and entertainers jam packed into the Frank Sinatra Dining Room.  The amount of laughs in the club even created a new total of hysterics for an institution that has been the home of much laughter during its storied show biz history.

Photo Coverage: Dionne Warwick, Wayne Newton, Steve Tyrell, Robert Davi Perform at Friars Sinatra Celebration
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 12, 2016

400 Lucky People Got To See Show Biz History Made Last Night at the Friars Sinatra Celebration and BroadwayWorld was there, check out the photos below.

Photo Coverage: The Tables Are Turned - Larry King Gets Interviewed at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 9, 2016

The Dean of the Friars, Larry King was interviewed by Friar Scribe Bruce Charet at the Friars Club last night and Broadwayworld was on hand to capture shots of the event. Below, peruse our photos of Larry King, Bruce Charet, and more!

Photo Coverage: Jerry Lewis Brings His Act Home to the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 6, 2015

Photo Coverage: David Letterman Hosts Party at Friars Club as THE LATE SHOW Comes to an End
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 17, 2015

David Letterman hosted a party at the Friars Club last night for 350 CBS staffers as his 33 year career as a late night talk show host is ending. He made is way through the throngs of well wishers that filled the legendary Friars Club as he hugged as kissed colleagues and associates. Below, check out photos of the event!

Photo Coverage: Steve Tyrell Honored at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 16, 2015

An Evening With Steve Tyrell was presented by the Friars Club last night and the Grammy and Emmy Award winning artist and producer had a chair named in his honor in the legendary Frank Sinatra Dinning Room. Check out photos from the event below!

ESPN Airs FRIARS CLUB SPORTS ROASTS Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The legendary Friars Club has reached an agreement with ESPN for the network to televise portions of sports-related Friars Roasts.

ESPN to Air FRIARS CLUB SPORTS ROASTS, 1/30
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The legendary Friars Club has reached an agreement with ESPN for the network to televise portions of sports-related Friars Roasts.

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