October 31, 2013. Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project celebrated its 18th anniversary at the annual Hulaween Benefit Gala, The theme was Hulaween in The Big Easy.
The New York Restoration Project was founded by Bette Midler in 1995, and is devoted to restoring, revitalizing and developing under served parks, community gardens and other open spaces in New York City.
Bette Midler, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Kors, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Billy Crystal, Glenn Close, Katie Couric and John Molner, Christine Ebersole, Jill Goodacre, Kate Lear and Jon LaPook, Clifford Ross, and more all attended.
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Special thanks to: Angelo Spinello, Cameron Grey Rose, Neal Equality B, Pedro Alberto, Richie Favuzzi, & Lev Radin
Special guest correspondent Cameron Grey Rose visits the creative team of “Rubble” a great new show debuting at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival.
Mike Reiss has been writing for the animated series “The SImpsons for 25 years,but these days he’s only goes The Simpson’s Production office in Los Angeles one day a week. And he’s fine with that. Chatting with me at the afterparty celebrating his new play “Rubble” making its debut at NYC Fringe Festival he explained that he is a New Yorker at heart “I fly in on Tuesday night, spend all Wednesday at the production and fly out on the red eye that night. A good week is one where I spend less than 24 hours in LA.”
The 10th Anniversary performance of the Tony-Award winning musical Avenue Q. Prior to curtain, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver will present a Proclamation from the City of New York to the musical’s cast, creators and producers declaring July 31 as AVENUE Q DAY. Other surprises are in store for the evening, which will mark the 4,143rd performance of the ground-breaking musical in New York. AVENUE Q is the internationally-acclaimed musical set in an outer-borough in NYC where a bunch of 20-somethings — people and puppets alike — live together as neighbors as they search for their purpose life with big dreams and tiny bank accounts.
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2013 Theater World Award Honorees: Alan Alda, Bertie Carvel, Carrie Coon, Brandon J. Dirden, Shalita Grant, Tom Hanks, Valisia LeKae, Rob McClure, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jonny Orsini, Conrad Ricamora, Keala Settle, Yvonne Strahovski, Tom Sturridge.
Presenters & Performers: Phillip Boykin, Meg Bussert, Crystal A. Dickinson, Jackie Hoffman, Nathan Lane, Christine Lahti, Jessie Mueller, Anika Noni Rose, Lea Salonga, Tony Sheldon, Wesley Taylor, Courney B. Vance, Ben Vereen, Director: John Tartaglia. Host: Peter Filichia. Honorary Co-Chairs: Jennifer Ehle, Rosemary Harris. Theatre World Award Alumni Winners: First winner Bambi Linn will be joined by Mark Linn Baker, Suzanne Bertish, Mark Capri, Thom Christopher,Leslie Denniston, Nancy Giles, Christopher Goutman, Ernestine Jackson, Susan Kellerman, Marshal W. Mason, Susan Louise O’Connor, Jill O’Hara, Joshua Park, Gordana Rashaovich, Adam Redfield, Brenda Smiley, Brian Tarantina, Marianne Tatum, Joe Urla. Theatre World Award Board of Directors; Tom Lynch (President), Dale Badway, Alden Fulcomer, Tabitha Falcone, Mary K. Botosan, Kimothy Cruse, Michael Kostel, Erin Oestreich, Lisa Rothe, Stephen Wilde, among many others.
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Special NEALB.tv correspondent Athena Reich chats with the cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and finds out why this new play has Broadway buzzing and audiences laughing in stitches.
The creative team and cast of the acclaimed new comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: playwright Christopher Durang, director Nicholas Martin, and the complete cast which features Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve Angelson, Shalita Grant, and Billy Magnussen.
Photography by Yoni Levy at New 42nd Street Studios.