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
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. @Mclaren958 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]
FOOD BANK'S Star Studded Annual CAN-DO AWARDS DINNER
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 Fallon. Jon Stewart served as the evening's special guest, while Sarah McLachlan gave a special performance.
Opening Night & After Party for "Anything Goes"
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 , , 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
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]
THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE! NYC PREMIERE Screening & Party
Where: Crosby Hotel
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
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.
ELIE TAHARI AND EMMY ROSSUM LAUNCH THE 'EMMY' BAG
Where: Elie Tahari
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]