Last Night's Parties: Danielle Radcliffe Hits Drama League Awards, Jon Stewart Dons Eye Patch

by Mara Siegler · May 23, 2011

Liza Minelli head to an awards ceremony; Jason Schwartzman,   Noah Baumbach, and Ben Stiller came out to support Richard Ayoade's new film; the Federal Theatre celebrated its 40th year; Jon Stewart and John Oliver played dress up for literacy, Bryan Greenberg held a brunch and more. Take a look at what last night's parties got up to this weekend!

The 77th Annual DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS Ceremony And Luncheon

Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel

Who Was There: Daniel Radcliffe, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Liza Minnelli, Alexandra Socha, Andrew Rannells, Arian Moayed, Vanessa Aspillaga, John Leguizamo, John Larroquette, Billy Crudup

Other Details: Theater types got together for the 77th annual Drama League Awards. Kathleen Turner played host and Daniel Radcliffe was on hand to present the award for Distinguished Production of a Musical. Mormons continued its sweep by winning big!  [Via]

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THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY with THE CINEMA SOCIETY & ALTOIDS host Screening and after party for "SUBMARINE"

Where: Sunshine Landmark Theater, Vault at Pfaff's

Who Was There: Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, Noah Baumbach, Christine Taylor, Griffin Dunne, Jason Schwartzman, Christopher Meloni, Russell Simmons,  Nora Zehetner, Albert Hammond Jr, Olivier Theyskens, Grace Coddington, Sally Singer, Anna Sui,  Noah Baumbach, Genevieve Jones, Bettina Zilkha, Andrew Saffir

Other Details: Guests came out to watch indie director Richard Ayoade's film Submarine. Ben Stiller acted as producer on the film, which is being brought to the states by The Weinstein company. It focuses on Oliver Tate, a Holden Caulfield-styled character, whose goals are to be the best boyfriend he can to his girlfriend, Jordana, and to save his parents marriage. It is shot in that sort of quirky, hazy style. Think Wes Anderson via Wales. It's good if you like that kind of thing, but if you don't you will probably hate it. After the flick, guests like Greenberg's Noah Bombach, Jason Schwartzman, and more head to the Vault at Plaff's. [Via]

FEDERAL THEATRE 40th Anniversary

Where: Edison Ballroom

Who Was There: Spike Lee, Ruby Dee, Danny Glover, Charles Barron, Joy Simmons, Carla Pinza, George Faison, S. Epatha Merkerson

Other Details: The NFT celebrated 40 years as seminal force in Black Theater. Randall Pinkston (CBS News) and Lynn Whitfield played host to the evening, which featured dinner and an awards ceremony. Founder Woodie King Jr. has said it is almost impossible to turn on a TV or watch a movie and not see a former student from the New Federal Theatre. Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jackee Harry, Laurence Fishburne, Dick Anthony Williams, and Taurean Blacque are just a few who got their start there.

Jon Stewart dons Eyepatch at Story Pirates

Where: Peter Norton Symphony Space

Who Was There: Jon Stewart, Kristin Schaal, Lee Overtree, John Oliver, Francis Sternhagen

Other Details: Kristen Schaal from Toy Story 3 is a founding member of "Story Pirates," a group that promotes literacy as a vital part of childhood education. For this event some of the nation's best comedians including Jon Stewart and John Oliver dressed up and performed stories written by kids. Jon reportedly donned an eye patch. Arh, mateys.  [Via]

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Bryan Greenberg Hosts The 2011 Olevolos Project Fundraiser

Where: Le Cirque

Who Was There: Bryan Greenberg, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gina Gershon, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Margarita Levieva, Luis Guzman, Kid Cudi

Other Details: Bryan Greenberg from HBO's "How to Make it in America" hosted an event to benefit Olevos. He first discovered the non-profit which works to develop young leaders in the Olevolos Village using formal schooling, tutoring programs, and extra-curricular activities, while traveling in Tanzania, Africa and is now busy fund raising for them. [Via]

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Bravo Ball [Take a look at more photos HERE!}

Where: Union Square Studios

Other Details: Guests put on their best morning jackets, ball gowns, royal uniforms, corsets and cloaks to party Austrian-style at Union Square Studios for the Bravo Ball. The event, which channeled the Viennese Opera Ball, was hosted by Austrian designer Nikola Fechter to celebrate summer. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

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Legend Series Event [Take a look at more photos HERE!}

Where: Stone Rose

Other Details: The guests at the Legend Series certainly looked like they were having a legendarily good time.  Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

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Cuba Party at Indochine [Take a look at more photos HERE!}

Where: Indochine

Other Details: Normally held at 60 Thom, this weekend's Cuba Party moved to Indochine for a change of scenery to salsa within.  Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE!

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World Yacht's Manifest [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: The Hudson

Other Details: It was a celebration of Spring and the crowning of Miss German America complete with maypole dancing at the World Yacht's Manifest. Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE.

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Oculus Entertainment Launch Party [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: Oculus Event Space

Other Details: Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE.

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The Red Carpet Musical Experience [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

Other Details: Esnavi performed for the crowd! Be sure to take a look at more photos HERE.