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After winning the Best Actress award at this year's Cannes for her performance as a desperate, middle-aged thespian in Maps to the Stars, Moore will now be honored by the Museum of the Moving Images.
The museum's co-chairman Herbert S. Schlosser commented, "With her unforgettable performances in Still Alice and Maps to the Stars and her upcoming role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, this is Julianne Moore's year. She is one of the most accomplished and talented actors working today, and we are thrilled to be honoring her at our annual Salute. She is a fearless and versatile performer who has created so many powerful performances in film and television."
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Conan O'Brien and Geena Davis will be among the night's presenters
She has already hosted the Emmys and she currently hosts Hollywood Game Night on NBC, but Jane Lynch's next hosting gig will be at the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala.
The Glee star will host the Oct. 8 ceremony, where Dick Van Dyke is set to receive the Prince Rainier III Award for his service to his community. Along with Van Dyke, Inside Llewyn Davisactor Oscar Isaac and ballet dancer David Hallberg will be honored, with both receiving the Princess Grace Statue Award for their work.
Late-night host Conan O'Brien,director Adam Shankman and Academy Award winner Geena Davis will be presenting the night's awards, with the Canadian musical group The Tenors set to preform at the Beverly Hills Gala. This is the first time in three decades that the ceremony will take place in Los Angeles. Christian Dior Couture is the presenting sponsor of the gala, which is co-chaired by Dick Wolf and his wife, Noelle; Bob Iger and his wife, Willow Bay; and Sidney Toledano and his wife, Katia.
Started 32 years ago by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to honor the legacy of his wife, Grace Kelly, the Princess Grace Foundation works to identify and assist emerging talent in theater, dance and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships. The foundation has given out more than $10 million to more than 800 recipients since the foundation was established.
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The 34-year-old Grammy-nominated singer was joined at the event by Rita Wilson, Jennie Garth, Gossip Girl‘s Kelly Rutherford, and The Today Show‘s Hoda Kotb.
Stepping out for an enchanted evening, a host of fabulous famous folks showed up at the 2014 UNICEF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel last night (January 14).
“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” stud Michael Douglas was handsome in a black tuxedo as he accepted the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award and smiled for the cameras.
Meanwhile, Anna Kendrick wowed the crowd in her strapless garnet floor-length gown teamed with simple studded earrings and chunky finger rings.
And UNICEF Ambassador Alyssa Milano brought her husband Dave Bugliari as she mingled with the likes of Leah Remini, Matt Damon and James Marsden during the course of the event.
UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon, Danny Glover, Téa Leoni, and former ambassador Katie Couric were all in attendance, as well as Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, Bryant Gumbel, Audrey Hepburn's son Luca Dotti, Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager, Mark Consuelos, Kyle MacLachlan, Tyson Chandler, and more.
Perry, who was named UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador at the event, stunned in a burgundy, velvet Naeem Khan gown on the red carpet, but changed into a glittering gold Michael Kors number to perform her hit single "Unconditionally," which she said was inspired by a UNICEF trip she took to Madagascar.
"I believe young people have the power to change their own lives, with our help," the 29-year-old songstress said of her new role. "I am honored to join UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador, and committed to doing everything I can to help children and adolescents who come from such different backgrounds but want the same thing: a brighter future."
The "Prism" singer's gown wasn't the only thing that sparkled! The stunning ballroom designed by HGTV star Vern Yip showcased 18,000 snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, which represented the 18,000 children dying every day from preventable causes.
Couric, who just joined Yahoo, joked that she was "ready for her scotch" as she chatted with omg! and introduced her fiancée, John Molner.
Katie Couric and John Molner (right) and Danny Glover and his wife (left) both posed inside the event. (Getty)
Meanwhile Danny Glover, who was honored with the Humanitarian Award, told reporters he was thrilled to share the evening with his wife, Eliane Cavalleiro, whom he said is the "best Christmas present every day of the year."
The A-list evening was certainly a success and UNICEF raised an impressive amount of money for their many projects.
The 18,000 snowflakes sparkled in the room. (Getty)
Broadway World: Zachary Levi, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Sing Alan Menken at Hammerstein Gala!The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) honored legendary Broadway and film composer Alan Menken with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 22nd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala learlier this week, December 9, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out performance highlights from Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Zachary Levi and more below!
Broadway veterans Sierra Boggess, Liz Callaway, Beth Fowler, Debbie Gravitte, Zackary Levi, multi award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz and Vanessa Williams performed. The evening's entertainment, hosted by Norm Lewis, and with a special performance of a Rodgers and Hammerstein song by Bernadette Peters, was directed and produced by Scott H. Mauro / Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.
For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.
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ZACHARY LEVI AND VANESSA WILLIAMS JOIN CELEBRITY PERFORMERS AT THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY 22nd OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD GALA HONORING THE LEGENDARY ALAN MENKEN
JOIN CELEBRITY PERFORMERS
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY
22nd OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD GALA
HONORING THE LEGENDARY ALAN MENKEN
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th
AT THE HUDSON THEATRE
HOSTED BY NORM LEWIS
WITH A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF A
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN SONG BY BERNADETTE PETERS
AND PERFORMANCES BY SIERRA BOGGESS, LIZ CALLAWAY,
BETH FOWLER, DEBBIE GRAVITTE, AND STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
PRODUCED BY SCOTT MAURO
They join previously announced Broadway veterans Sierra Boggess, Liz Callaway, Beth Fowler, Debbie Gravitte, multi award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, scheduled to perform, with a special appearance by Alice Hammerstein Mathias (all subject to availability). The evening’s entertainment, hosted by Norm Lewis, and with a special performance of a Rodgers and Hammerstein song by Bernadette Peters, will be directed and produced by Scott H. Mauro / Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.
Also this evening, The York Theatre Company Founder’s Award will be presented to York Chairman of the Board W. David McCoy to honor his significant long-term contributions to the theatre and his lifelong commitment to sustaining the arts.
Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. with award ceremony and entertainment beginning at 8:30 p.m. Benefit Committee Co-Chairs are Nina Korelitz Matza and Jim Kierstead. For additional information, pricing and reservations, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org, or call 212-935-5824, ext 215.
For additional information, please visit the website at www.yorktheatre.org.
Wounded by Broken Memories‘The Glass Menagerie’ Stars Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto
How can something be this delicate and this strong, so elusive and yet so tenacious? That question radiates from John Tiffany’s stunning production of Tennessee Williams’s “Glass Menagerie,” which opened on Thursday night at the Booth Theater and promises to be the most revealing revival of a cornerstone classic for many a year to come.
More than any interpretation I’ve seen of the 1944 drama that made Williams’s name, this “Menagerie” — which stars Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto in career-defining performances — finds the brute force in a play often described, a bit condescendingly, as lyrical, wispy, elegiac. Yes, the tapered fingers of poetry shape “The Glass Menagerie.” But when these fingers curl into a fist — and they do so again and again in this production, before you quite realize it — be prepared to have the breath knocked out of you.
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April 29th, 2013
By Joel Benjamin
What better way to celebrate any occasion, let alone a 30th anniversary than in the company of Jule Styne, Danny Kaye and Frank Loesser? Steven Reineke, the Pops’ Music Director, led an energetic program of the Broadway masterpieces by the two composers performed by a who’s who of stage personalities. A touching video tribute to Danny Kaye, introduced by his daughter Dena, was shown midway in the festivities. This stroll down Kaye’s life only proved what a great man he was and why he will always be missed.
Jule Styne’s Gypsy Overture was a perfect slam-bam opening. It was followed by a medley of songs from that show performed by the youngsters of the Camp Broadway Kids.
Three legendary songs from Funny Girl were sung with extraordinary power by Stephanie J. Block (“Don’t Rain on My Parade”), Betsey Wolfe (“The Music That Makes Me Dance”) and Laura Osnes (“People”). Although, let’s face it, no one can eclipse Ms. Streisand, these three singers came close.
Laura Benanti was tender in “Neverland.” It was a special thrill to hear Leslie Uggams sing the song she made famous 46 years ago, “My Own Morning” from Hallelujah, Baby. If anything, Ms. Uggams sang it with more depth and heart now. She was glorious. Megan Hilty repeated her Encores! role from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in an applause milking “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
The second half of the program featured the music of Frank Loesser, beginning with a sweetly tender “Inchworm” sung by Kelli O’Hara with the help of the Ronald McDonald House Rockin’ the House Band and Chorus. Donna Murphy was equally touching singing “The Ugly Duckling.”
More upbeat was the “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys and Dolls given a humorously tough guy interpretation by three Broadway stars: Nick Adams, Will Chase and Max von Essen. Keeping up the light mood was Liz Callaway who was absolutely hilarious in “How to Succeed/I Believe In You” wittily using an iPhone to bring the songs up to date. (You had to be there!)
The Most Happy Fella, Loesser’s major operatic achievement, of course, had to be represented. Kelli O’Hara sang “Somebody, Somewhere” in an operatic voice that was both surprising and thrilling while Anthony Warlow’s “Rosabella” caused many tears to flow with his moving interpretation. Not to be over-shadowed, the great Marilyn Maye took “Joey, Joey, Joey” and made it her own, a quiet anthem to a wondering soul.
Maestro Reineke chose to end the program with Victor Herbert’s “Festival March” which opened the Pops very first concert 30 years ago, utilizing all the performers to make this an uplifting ending to a great concert.
The New York Pops – 30th Birthday Gala
April 29th, 2013
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Carnegie Hall was filled to the rafters for the concert celebrating the Collaborations of the Past, Present and Future. Musical Director-Conductor Steven Reineke, as always, was his charming self as Paula Zahn, not only hosted, but showed her other talents playing cello during the evening festivities. The stars came out to sing and, yes, they all shined several glittered with gorgeous outfits of sequins and jewels.
The evening was devoted to honoring three icons: Jule Styne who collaborated with Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Adolph Green & Betty Comden and Leo Robin; the songs of Frank Loesser and the inimitable entertainer Danny Kaye. The legacy of these great artists formed the basis of an evening filled with talents from Broadway and beyond.
Danny Kaye’s daughter Dena Kaye provided heart-warming historical information about her Dad while a video of his movies and concert performances brought to life the entertainer’s multi-talents. And just yesterday a new sandwich appeared on the menu of the Carnegie Deli – the Danny Kaye Club!
After a rousing opening by the Camp Broadway Kids who appeared on stage and in the aisles, in a medley of tunes from Gypsy, recent Tony Award Nominee Stephanie J. Block (for her role in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), hit home with a resounding “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (Funny Girl), followed by Betsy Wolfe with “The Music That Makes Me Dance” (Funny Girl).
Also a Tony Nominee for her role on Broadway in Cinderella, Laura Osnes sang the poetic “People,” while the sweet vocals of Laura Benanti rang through in “Neverland” (Peter Pan).
Another icon was on board with “My Own Morning” (Hallelujah Baby!), by it’s original owner, Leslie Uggams, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal, bringing the audience to their feet.
The ever-sparkling personality of Megan Hilty proved that “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes).
From Ronald McDonald House, students sang background vocals while the lovely Kelli O’Harasang “Inchworm” from Hans Christian Andersen, with additional backup by the Rockin’ The House Band.
Charming two time Tony winner Donna Murphy gathered up some of the Broadway Camp Kids to relate “The Ugly Duckling,” followed by three gamblers from Guys and Dolls with “Fugue for Tinhorns” – Nick Adams, Will Chase and Max Von Essen.
Seems like the evening was just filled with Tony Nominees as Rob McClure (Chaplin) proved his capabilities in playful song and dance with an adorable “Once in Love with Amy” from Where’s Charley?
One of the purest voices around is Liz Callaway, her exciting soprano soaring with “How to Succeed/I Believe in You” (How To Succeed . . .). Daddy Warbucks himself – Anthony Warlow (Annie) was on hand with a resounding “Rosabella” from The Most Happy Fella.
Steven Reineke has great taste in artists and saved the best for last – the marvelous Marilyn Maye who recently celebrated and celebrated and is still celebrating her 85th Birthday! Looking, as always, perfectly striking, accompanied by Tedd Firth on piano, she sang “Joey, Joey, Joey (The Most Happy Fella) and “Luck Be A Lady” (Guys and Dolls) which culminated in standing ovations.
Many made their way to the Plaza Hotel for the reception and dinner to complete the evening. Oh, what a night!
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THE NEW YORK POPS 30th BIRTHDAY GALA MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 ‘IN CONCERT: CELEBRATING COLLABORATIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.’
PAULA ZAHN TO HOST WITH GUEST ARTISTS NICK ADAMS, LAURA BENANTI, STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, LIZ CALLAWAY, WILL CHASE, MEGAN HILTY, MARILYN MAYE, ROB McCLURE, DONNA MURPHY, JAMES NAUGHTON, KELLI O’HARA, LAURA OSNES, LESLIE UGGAMS, MAX VON ESSEN, ANTHONY WARLOW, and BETSY WOLFE.
7:00 PM – GALA CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL
8:30 PM – DINNER DANCE AT THE PLAZA HOTEL
NEW YORK, NY – On Monday, April 29, The New York Pops marks its 30th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring the musical talents of songwriters Frank Loesser and Jule Styne, and the centennial of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye. Paula Zahn, host of NYC ARTS on PBS, will host the evening. The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. Performers include Nick Adams, Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Will Chase, Megan Hilty, Marilyn Maye, Rob McClure, Donna Murphy, James Naughton, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Leslie Uggams, Max von Essen, Anthony Warlow and Betsy Wolfe. The New York Pops will also be joined by the Ronald McDonald House® Rockin’ the House Band and Chorus, Camp Broadway Kids and The New York Pops Salute to Music Students. Following the concert, a black tie Dinner Dance will be held at the luxurious Plaza Hotel.
“I am thrilled,” says Dena Kaye, “and so very touched, that The New York Pops has chosen my father, Danny Kaye, to honor at their 30th Birthday at Carnegie Hall, as we continue a year-long tribute of the Danny Kaye Centennial. As my father was born and raised in New York, this is the perfect celebration for a man who has brought his laughter and joy to generations through his talent as an actor, singer, dancer, conductor, comedian, and humanitarian.”
There will be an online auction on www.CharityBuzz.com/NewYorkPops from April 11 - May 2 featuring items generously donated by the orchestra’s many friends from the world of arts and entertainment. All gala and auction proceeds support the orchestra and its free education programs throughout New York City.
Single tickets for the concert-only are $62, $95 and $155. To purchase, call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office in person at 57th Street and 7th Avenue or online at www.carnegiehall.org.
To support The New York Pops’ Kids in the Balcony program, visit www.newyorkpops.org.
Tickets to the full gala evening range from $1,250 (for one concert ticket and dinner seating) to $50,000 (for a premier first tier box and dinner table for eight). For more information about the black-tie benefit Dinner Dance at The Plaza Hotel, call 212-765-7677 or visit www.newyorkpops.org. PRESS TICKETS Contact: DAN DUTCHER / DAN DUTCHER PUBLIC RELATIONS / 917-566-8413 email@example.com
The event marked the launch of the Kaye family archives and website featuring 2,000 items from the Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, which lives in the Library's Music Division. Attendees of yesterday evening's event included U.S. Representatives Cohen, Dingell, Meadows, Mica, Nadler, Nolan, Petri, Shimkus and U.S. Senators Risch and Roberts. Highlights of the evening included personal remarks by Senator Chris Dodd, George Stevens Jr., Dena Kaye and a musical performance by five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist Michael Feinstein. The event was produced by Scott Mauro Entertainment Inc.
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At its annual breakfast awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt in New York today, FOLIO: and min honored the winners of this year's FAME Awards—recognizing the best in magazine events.
Events have become a major component of a magazine publisher's media platform. For some, events have long eclipsed print revenues. But for most, face-to-face programs are an essential way to drive deeper interaction with an audience and bring it closer to a market's supplier community.
Best Awards/Recognition Program
- Woman's Day—The 9th Annual Red Dress Awards - produced by Scott Mauro Entertainment
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Scheduled to appear at the Salute were Anne Hathaway, former MMI Salutee Mike Nichols, Rachel Weisz, Liev Schreiber, Universal's Ron Meyer, Fox's Jim Gianopulos and many of Jackman's fellow cast members from the upcoming film adaptation of Les Misérables.
Carl Goodman, the Museum’s executive director, said in an earlier statement, "We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers."
Past honorees who have received the Museum’s Salute include Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Goldie Hawn,Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Nichols, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
Funds raised from the Salute support the programs, exhibitions and educational activities of Museum of the Moving Image. The education programs, which include curriculum-based tours, screenings and workshops, serve nearly 60,000 students per year.
The MMI Salute to Hugh Jackman was produced by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc; Scott Mauro, executive producer.
Women’s Guild also returned to its Hollywood roots by honoring Wendy and Leonard Goldberg with the Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai Hollywood Icon Award. Toasting the accomplishments of those individuals who have set a standard of excellence in the entertainment industry—and whose heartfelt humanity has made a difference in the health and well-being of our global community, the award is among Women’s Guild’s highest accolades.
The event was produced for the eighth consecutive year by Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012 ~ CIPRIANI WALL STREETNew York, August 14, 2012 – Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.
Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”
Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films for such directors as Baz Luhrmann (Australia), Woody Allen (Scoop), Christopher Nolan (The Prestige), and Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain). Later this year, he will headline as Jean Valjean in the eagerly awaited screen version of the musical epic Les Misérables from acclaimed director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), set for a December 14th release.Download the full press release here