On December 2, Hairspray director Jack O'Brien (right) received the Mr. Abbott Award from the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation in a gala event at Chelsea Piers. Here, O'Brien poses with the man who started it all: John Waters, director of the film version of Hairspray.
Also on hand to celebrate O'Brien: Broadway diva Patti LuPone and costume designer William Ivey Long...
...plus David Elder (42nd Street) and Scott Wise (Movin' Out), both of whom were in O'Brien's Broadway revival of Damn Yankees.
On December 3, film and Broadway star Natalie Portman attended a special performance of that new, hit Broadway musical La Bohème to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.
Another stage and screen star, Taye Diggs, was also on hand for the Bohème event...
...as were husband and wife Baz Luhrmann (Bohème's director) and Catherine Martin (the show's set designer and co-costume designer).
Michael Feinsten with his special guest, Gloria Reuben, during a performance of Feinstein's new show A Holiday Keepsake at the Regency.
The View's Star Jones, Meredith Vieira, and Joy Behar at Carolines on Broadway after Behar's show there on December 4.
Joe Pantoliano, soon to be co-starring in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, recently visited fellow Sopranos cast member Jamie-Lynn Sigler backstage after a performance of Beauty and the Beast, in which Sigler is now appearing as Belle.
Master playwright Edward Albee attended a celebration of the "New Voices" Mentor Project at the Cherry Lane Theatre on December 2.
At the Martin Beck Theatre last night, Brian Stokes Mitchell (center), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (right), and Ernie Sabella took their curtain calls after the opening night performance of Man of La Mancha.
Mitchell and his wife, Allyson Tucker, sporting custom-made formal wear by Johnnie Lewter at the after-party for La Mancha, held at The World Restaurant.