Last Night's Parties: Guy Pearce Talks Nudity, Alan Cumming Gets Hopeful About Gay Marriage

by Mara Siegler · March 22, 2011

Barney Frank presented an award to support the gay community, Evan Rachel Wood and Kate Winslet premiered HBO's "Mildred Pierce," Mr. Chicago was crowned king of the Broadway beauty pageant, Wanda Sykes hosted Gayfest and so much more. Get all the details on last night!

HBO FILMS Presents the New York Premiere of MILDRED PIERCE & Dinner Reception

Where: Ziegfeld Theater, Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel

Who Was There: Guy Pearce, Todd Haynes, Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Lombardo, Anthony Edwards, Mariska Hargitay, Anne Reilly, Glen Amatl, Dan Abrams, Peggy Siegal, John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Kate Winslet, Bob Balaban, Cheyenne Jackson, Melissa Leo, Kid Cudi

Other Details: HBO's upcoming miniseries, "Mildred Pierce," the network's adaptation of James L. Cain's 1941 novel, stars Evan Rachel Woods, Kate Winslet, and Guy Pearce. Guy told USA Today of acting opposite Kate:

"She's someone I've had quite a crush on for many years. So suddenly there we are, naked together. It's a weird job. I'd go home to my wife funny enough and say, 'I had sex with Kate Winslet again today'. She admires Kate as much as I do, so it was okay." [Via]

5th annual Center Dinner

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion

Who Was There: Angela Lansbury, Barney Frank, David Hyde Pierce, Tim Chow, Glennda Testone, Alan Cumming, David Kirdahy, Bill Heinzen,  Christine C. Quinn, Neil Patrick Harris

Other Details: Guests came out to support the LGBT community and enjoy cocktails, dinner and an after party. Lawyer, activist and Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy was honored. Angela Lansbury and U.S. Representative Barney Frank presented the award and David Hyde Pierce performed. Alan Cumming told NBC Niteside he is hopeful gay marriage will be passed in New York this year, and says it seems as though the issue has regained momentum. [Via]

BROADWAY BEAUTY PAGEANT, Benefit for The Ali Forney Center

Where: Peter Norton SYMPHONY SPACE 235 Broadway

Who Was There: Michael Cusamano, Tovah Feldshuh, Bruce Vilanch, Rachel Dratch, Carson Kressley

Other Details: Tovah Feldshuh hosted last night's pageant. Mr. Chiacgo, Michael Cusumano, took the crown beating out Mr. Mary Poppins, Mr. Anything Goes, Mr. Spiderman and several others. All proceeds from the evening benefit The Ali Forney Center, NYC's primary housing resource for homeless LGBT youth. [Via]

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GAYFEST NYC Annual Fundraiser "Spring at Last!" to Benefit Students at the Harvey Milk School

Where: The Loews Regency Hotel

Who Was There: Michael Urie, Cortes Alexander, Emily McNamera, Wanda Sykes, Marty Thomas, Justin Bond

Other Details: Author, political strategist, civil rights activist and public affairs advisor David Mixner was presented with the Community Service Award . Wanda Sykes, who headlined the evening,  had a busy night. Tweeted: "Had a wonderful time at the Gayfest benefit for the Harvey Milk HS In NYC. Now on my way to see Janet Jackson at Radio City!" [Via]

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DRA Presents The 6th Annual Dance From The Heart [More photos HERE]

Where: Cedar Lake Theater

Other Details: Dancers Responding To AIDS (DRA) kicked off its 6th Annual "Dance From The Heart." Ashley Bouder & Amar Ramasar of NYCB; Marcelo Gomes & Maria Riccetto of ABT in a Twyla Tharp pas de deux; Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and many more dance in the event.  Make sure you take a look at more photos HERE.

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Comedy Central Presents Workaholics [More photos HERE]

Where: Brooklyn Bowl

Who Was There: Adam Devine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holms, Kyle Newacheck

Other Details: Last night Comedy Central held a party at Brooklyn Bowl for the new show Workaholics. Anders Holmes, Blake Anderson, and Adam Devine star in the program directed by Kyle Newacheck and were on hand to talk to fans, put on a live performance, make dick jokes and screen the first episode titled "Piss and Shit." Take a look at details on the evening HERE and be sure to take a look at more photos HERE.