The one and only Debbie Reynolds officially opened her new show An Evening of Music and Comedy at the Café Carlyle on Wednesday. Among the celebrities in the audience were Broadway legends (and longtime friends) Harvey Evans and Barbara Cook.
The hilarious Joan Rivers, who will perform a special charity show for Gay Pride Week on June 25 at NYC's Gramercy Theatre, and daughter Melissa Rivers attended Debbie Reynolds' opening at the Café Carlyle.
On Wednesday night, Naked Angels hosted the premiere of Geoffrey Nauffts' moving new play Next Fall at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Emmy Award winner Edie Falco, who returns to series television on June 8 in Showtime's Nurse Jackie, came out to support the author.
The talented Sarah Paulson and gal pal Cherry Jones, who will return to FOX-TV's hit series 24 as President Allison Taylor, were among the stars in the audience for Next Fall's opening night performance.
On Tuesday afternoon, the 2009 Theatre World Awards, honoring stage "newcomers," was held at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush was one of the recipients for his extraordinary performance in Exit the King.
Guys and Dolls star Craig Bierko, a former Theatre World winner, posed with Josh Grisetti, who won this year for his role in Enter Laughing -- and who will appear in the June 15 edition of Project Shaw and will come to Broadway this season in the revival of Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.