At the – drama season’s big star hits the Ziegfeld Banquet in Midtown Manhattan Theater Union Awards two days later – where Some Like It Hot and Leopoldstadt were awarded for outstanding achievement – more of the same Head to Greenwich Village, where Anna Wintour hosted a relaxed Sunday dinner with Bee Carrozzini. Reviving a cherished tradition put on hold by the pandemic, the evening feasted on the actors, directors, playwrights, composers and lyricists behind last year’s most notable productions on and off Broadway.
In the garden of the Wintour home, the atmosphere was warm and bright as guests posed for photos before ascending the parlor floor for cocktails. “Sorry, we’re talking nonsense,” quivered the charismatic Audra McDonald, who was involved in the Ohio murder case last fall Lead, she pauses to smooth the skirt next to her husband Will Swenson (beautiful noise). (Needless to say, photographer Hunter Abrams gave the six-time Tony Award winner all the time she needed.) Nearby, Bonnie Milligan of Kimberly Akimbo (Bonnie Milligan) Meet Ain’t No Mo playwright Jordan E. Cooper; A Doll’s House‘s Arian Moayed and Fat Ham director Saheem Ali has sex; & Juliet’s Lorna Courtney looks back at her first Broadway The beauty madness of the main characters: “I’m tired, but this show is so much fun, you kind of forget about it and you just get lost in the moment.”
“When I came out the door, the sun hanging low hit my face, I realized I was in a magical place,” Some Like It Hot ‘s Christian Borle declares he’s a two-time Tony winner, and he’s right: Everywhere you go on Sunday, old colleagues and collaborators seem to be having some Fascinating reunion. Phillipa Soo dazzled in a form-fitting floral cocktail dress as she unfurled the flag for two brilliant musical revivals: Into the Woods
, and finally she Played Cinderella Years in Sara Bareilles’ Baker’s Wife, and Camelot in Lerner and Loewe, and Andrew Burnap and Jordan Donica. (As it happens, Donica also did Into the Woods with the Bareilles last year, but was in downtown New York before moving to Broadway, when Soo joined the cast. You follow ?) Elsewhere, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – first Tony nomination since her first Tony nomination in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog, directed by Ken Kenny Leon directs his partner and nominee Corey Hawkins just arrived from Atlanta, where he’s filming a film adaptation of Piano Lesson … …LaTanya Richardson Jackson is directing the August Wilson drama of her husband, Samuel L. Jackson, this season. Do you remember years before playing Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Wendell Pierce starred in the world premiere The Cost of Living – Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which she also attended last night – Williamstown Theater Festival?