Last Night's Parties: Stephen Colbert Joins Neil Patrick Harris At NY Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Get Down

by Mara Siegler · April 8, 2011

Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton turned it up New Orleans style, Bon Jovi hung out with Jon Stewart for a good cause, "Anything Goes," opened on Broadway, Nicki Minaj shilled for Casio, Stephen Colbert kicked up his legs in chorus line fashion, and much more. Take a look at last night's theatrics!

The New York Philharmonic presents Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY!, Show & Post-Show Cast Call

Where: Roundabout Theatre Company's Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

Who Was There: Neil Patrick Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lonny Price, Jon Cryer, Jill Paice, Anika Noni Rose, Chryssie Whitehead, Alec Baldwin, Yongmei Hu, Anh Duong, Hamish Bowles

Other Details: The New York Philharmonic presented Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company starring the lovable Neil Patrick Harris and Patti LuPone. Also involved-Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose , Jim Walton, Jon Cryer and other big time names you are likely to know even if you never venture to the Great White Way. Stephen Colbert threw Martha Plimpton in the air and caught her, then kicked up his legs for a chorus line! It's only running for three days but will be filmed for release. [Via]

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER 2011 Annual Gala Arrivals with WYNTON MARSALIS and ERIC CLAPTON & After Party

Where: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Roseland Ballroom

Who Was There: Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, John Legend, Dick Cashin, Frauke Schaeffer, Craig Ivey, Margaret Cooper, Peggy Cooper, Gordon Davis,  Gayle King, Mayor Cory Booker, Sharon Jones, Mike Ramos, Taj Mahal, Ashley Schiff-Ramos

Other Details: Taj Mahal opened up the performance followed by icons Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton. They  played works from Howling Wolf and Ma Rainey to Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong. Tweeted: "At the gala for jazz at lincoln center ....eric clapton and Wynton Marsalis = one of the most amazing things I have ever seen." After the performance, guests head over to Roseland Ballroom for the after party where Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings put on a show. [Via]


Where: Abigail Kirsch's Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers

Who Was There: Al Roker, Chris Meloni, David Burke, Hoda Kotb, Reverend Henry Belin, Peter Smith, Jon Bon Jovi, Dorothea Bon Jovi, Jimmy Fallon, Jill Hennessy, Jon Stewart

Other Details: Al Roker served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening while Mario Batali and wife Susan Cahn served as Co-Chairs. The Honorary Dinner Chair was Michael Stipe and Honorary Benefit Committee Chair was Jimmy FallonJon Stewart served as the evening's special guest, while Sarah McLachlan gave a special performance.

Opening Night & After Party for "Anything Goes"

Where: The Intrepid

Who Was There: Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, Kathleen Marshall, Joel Grey

Other Details: Sutton Foster stars as nightclub evangelist Reno Sweeney in the new revival of “Anything Goes."  The play opened last night and is getting great reviews. From the NYT: "No revisionist shadows for this version of the show that gave us the immortal standards “You’re the Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “Anything Goes,” among others. Ms. Marshall and her singing dancers and comic actors — a motley crew that includes Joel Grey, Jessica Walter, Adam Godley and John McMartin — are here not to make sense of the world but to help us forget it for a couple of hours." [Via]

Launch of the new Casio Tryx camera, with a special performance by Nicki Minaj, featuring The Roots

Where: Best Buy Theater NYC

Who Was There: Estelle, Jessica White, Kelly Bensimon, Nicki Minaj, The Roots, Adrienne Bailon, Albie Manzo, Chris Manzo, Danny Flaherty

Other Details: Nicki Minaj is seriously racking up the event performance fees lately. She was at Christie's just last week and last night she took the stage with white and pink hair to perform for the launch of Casio's new Trxy camera. She played “Up All Night,” “Bottoms Up,” “My Chick Bad,” and according to one report, straddled a fan strapped to a chair. The Roots played as well! [Via]



Where: Crosby Hotel

Who Was There: Alex Posen, Nils Folke Anderson, Alex Woroniecka, Elodie Bouchez, Waris Ahluwalia, Zeina Durra, Corinne Schiavone, Chadd Curry, David Noh, Edward Bohan

Other Details: Guests came out for Zeina Durra's new film. From imdb: "Juggling the sudden abduction of her childhood sweetheart as well as a blooming love affair, a French Manhattanite makes her way as an artist in an indifferent, sometimes hostile world." [Via]

inMotion 2011 Annual Photography Auction & Benefit

Where: Sheraton New York Hotel & Tower

Who Was There: Rosanna Scotto, Marion Scotto, Elaina Scotto, Carolina Bermudez, Elvis Duran, Denise Bethel

Other Details: Some 1,400 guests-that's four ballrooms worth-gathered for the annual photography auction to support InMotion, which provides legal services to disadvantaged women.

The White House Project's EPIC AWARDS

Where: The IAC Building

Who Was There: Camilla Barungi, Javier Gomez, Dominique Dawes, Gabi Wilson, Chelsea Baker, Kari Matchett

Other Details: The Epic Awards honored new faces in leadership in the media and popular culture. Guests enjoyed cocktails prior to the ceremony, dinner during the awards, and the requisite after party.


Where: Elie Tahari

Who Was There: Emmy Rossum, Elie Tahari, Jamie Chung, Olivia Munn, Amy Sacco, Marjorie Gubelmann, Emma Kenney

Other Details: Emmy Rossum launched her new handbag line for Elie Tahari last night with an event that benefited Safe Horizon. Emmy told WWD about her future career as designer: “One thing at a time. “I want to get really great at what I do first, then maybe later I’ll branch off. Right now I’ll leave it to the people who do it best.” [Via]

Waris AhluwaliaRoseland BallroomGayle KingAl RokerAlec BaldwinJill HennessyHamish BowlesJohn LegendJimmy FallonAdrienne BailonAnh DuongHoda KotbMartha PlimptonEstelleNeil Patrick HarrisSutton FosterEric ClaptonJamie ChungAnika Noni RoseJon StewartMarjorie GubelmannRosanna ScottoJessica WhiteWynton MarsalisJoel GreyJon CryerTaj MahalOlivia MunnMayor Cory BookerThe IAC BuildingDavid BurkeNicki MinajJazz at Lincoln CenterDanny FlahertyPeter SmithELIE TAHARI AND EMMY ROSSUM LAUNCH THE 'EMMY' BAGEmma KenneyOpening Night & After Party for "Anything Goes"The IntrepidBobby CannavaleKathleen MarshallAnything Goes“You’re the Top” “I Get a Kick Out of You”The New York Philharmonic presents Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY!Show & Post-Show Cast CallRoundabout Theatre Company's Stephen Sondheim TheatreAvery Fisher Hall at Lincoln CenterLonny PriceJill PaiceChryssie WhiteheadYongmei HuLaunch of the new Casio Tryx cameraBest Buy Theater NYCAlbie ManzoChris ManzoJAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER 2011 Annual GalaDick CashinFrauke SchaefferCraig IveyMargaret CooperPeggy CooperGordon DavisSharon JonesMike RamosAshley Schiff-RamosinMotion 2011 Annual Photography Auction & BenefitSheraton New York Hotel & TowerMarion ScottoElaina ScottoCarolina BermudezElvis DuranDenise BethelCrosby HotelTHE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE! NYC PREMIEREAlex PosenNils Folke AndersonAlex WoronieckaElodie BouchezZeina DurraCorinne SchiavoneChadd CurryDavid NohEdward BohanThe White House Project's EPIC AWARDSCamilla BarungiJavier GomezDominique DawesGabi WilsonChelsea BakerKari MatchettFOOD BANK'S Star Studded Annual CAN-DO AWARDS DINNERAbigail Kirsch's Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers