Friday, April 19, 2024

New York, New York: Sarah Dash Singing Tonight, Bryan Cranston on Broadway, Dawes in Town, Common’s Shoes Have a Good Rap


NEW YORK, NEW YORK– If we survive Election Day here’s what’s been going on…

The great Sarah Dash from the group Labelle is performing tonight at City Winery in Soho. Sarah’s doing an all-Aretha tribute not to be missed. Also, what a way to get through Election Night.

Harry’s of London shoes has finally arrived in New York! Traveler to London know this shop well from the Burlington Arcade. Celebs like Joseph Fiennes and Common are said to be regular customers. Now Harry’s has set up shop at 57th and Park. If Bill Cunningham were alive he’d be snapping famous people going in and out of there all the time!

Bryan Cranston and his wife Robin sneaked into a performance of “The Waverly Gallery” to see Elaine May last week. They got to meet her after the show. Cranston will open shortly in “Network” down the street….

Famed restaurateur Drew Nieporent brought his whole family to Stand up for Heroes last night. The owner of the Tribeca Grill– among others– has dropped 60 pounds and is in fighting shape. Everyone loves Drew, even though there’s less of him to love now!

The 4th Annual Global Lyme Alliance Gala produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events was hosted by Fox 5 Good Day New York co-anchor Lori Stokes, and honored RHONY’s TV personality Ramona Singer and Erin Walker at Cipriani 42nd Street with a musical performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster. Guests included Tinsley Mortimer, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps and Barbara Kavovit.

Sarah Jessica Parker had a SAG crowd in the palm of her hand last night at a screening for “Here and Now.” I am really looking forward to her interview with Alec Baldwin this Sunday night on ABC at 10pm…Meanwhile husband Matthew Broderick was doing imitations of Harvey Fierstein at intermission during the opening of “Torch Song.” It’s ok, Matthew starred in the original production back in 1983 with Harvey. Matthew’s Harvey-quack is spot on and hilarious….

Russian Samovar Restaurant & Piano Bar celebrated supermodel Carol Alt on the cover of Art Bodega Magazine. Guests included Carol Alt, Vlada Von Shats, John Mahdessian, Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan.

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) will celebrate the 21st Annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street with an exclusive headline performance by Dawes – only New York City show as part of the tour.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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