FRIDAY NIGHT---LESLEY ANN WARREN AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY
Yes, cemetery. The LGBT Center held a fundraising screening of Lesley's movie, CLUE, outside on the lawn in the cemetery. The movie is shown on a mausoleum wall. Hollywood Forever does these screenings on a regular basis and they draw a very nice crowd of about 1000 people. Lesley Ann's appearance drew 2500 people, the largest ever for any screening, and raised $100, 000 for The Center. Congratulations!
|Check out Lesley's pants. I want them.|
SATURDAY DAY----HAMILTON AT THE PANTAGES
I'd had tickets for HAMILTON early on in New York, but was forced to cancel them because of terrorist threats in New York. When the police with guns hit Times Square.....I'm out!
I was skeptical of HAMILTON because people seemed to be really going over the top about it. Well, I saw it and I'm over the top, too. This production at the Pantages is fantastic. HAMILTON really has changed musical theatre forever. I sat there wide-eyed and at attention the whole time. The touring company is brilliant. Total Broadway quality.
SATURDAY NIGHT-----HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CONNIE STEVENS
Connie opened her home for a New England Lobster-Clambake. She invited her closest friends, members of the SAG board, and, of course, her family. Connie is all about family, and if you're her friend, you're "in forever." She looked absolutely beautiful.
|Joely, Connie, and Tricia Leigh|
|Connie's backyard was so welcoming|
|Tricia and Lainie Kazan|
And, at Connie's, there were prayers for
Joe Bologna. His wife and kids were by
his side that night. He and Renee have been
fixtures at Connie's parties for over 40 years.
He died the next day. God bless you,
Sweet, Funny Joe.
SUNDAY----BRUNCH WITH FRIENDS AND TAROT READINGS
|Erika, Lynne, Merrin, Lesley, and Jill|