- CHARITY BENEFIT
The best secret of Broadway is the portrait unveiling of hit shows. Thirty-three to be exact. “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” may only have grabbed Tony’s for it’s supporting stars Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath, but this delightful throw back to old fashion musicals is a delight. Last night Bruce Dimplfmaier and Valerie Smaldone brought together Judy, Michael, Matthew Broderick, Robin Hurder, Jennifer Laura Thomson, Kelly O’Hara, Estelle Parsons and a lot of the cast from “Nice Work if You Can Get It.” Unveiling the portrait by Dan May, bootlegger black background has the cast in a piquresque 1800’s unique painting. This is one of the best in the collection of the famed restaurant “Tony Di Napoli.” Patrons, cast members, producers and the press supped on stuffed mushrooms, Eggplant Parmigana, Penne Broccoli Garlic and Olive Oil, Rigatoni Vodka and Mushrooms, Chicken Francaise and house salad. The mouth-watering Eggplant Parm and the juicy Chicken Francaise are worth a trip to Tony’s alone.
Smaldone, brought her touch to the picture unveilings starting in 2006 after Dale Badway started the fad. Her first was the Cyndi Lauper, Alan Cummings, Nellie McKay version of “Three Penny Opera.” Tony Di Napoli and Valerie Smaldone are part of what makes Broadway so special.
All Photo’s Rose Billings