Stars flock to the opening of ‘The Music Man’ on Broadway

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“Music” to the ears of the stars

Opening of “The Music Man”. VIP behinds from Mike Bloomberg to Bradley Cooper filled each of the 1,526 seats in the Winter Garden.

Twixt Chuck Schumer and Harvey Fierstein, our governor, posed without a coat, without sleeves. Told she’ll freeze her opinions, Kathy Hochul said, “I’m a tough upstate broad – used to being tough.”

Person in fur. Anne Hathaway’s black and white coat? Valentino. Her husband: “I think she looks great.” Cynthia Nixon’s long black Carolina Herrera could have blown her ‘Sex and the City’ salary. A photographer sang, “Anna Wintour gets out of her car.” One listener huffed, “So who cares?”

Between Donna Karan and Donna Murphy, NYC big don Eric Adams faced – as usual – the TV cameras. To see the show, Nancy Pelosi went to our St. Regis with the husband. Clever. The best is to see him at least as often as the hairdresser.

Alongside Michael Kors, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Andrew Lloyd Webber told me that the show’s song “Til There Was You” was actually recorded by the Beatles.

This wham bam slam blocked the A list? Partly hungry for Broadway. Partly warming up Meredith Willson’s hit. Partly Hugh Jackman who – just by getting on stage – caused the show to come to a screeching halt because the applause wouldn’t. Part director Jerry Zaks, choreographer Warren Carlyle, cash registers Barry Diller and David Geffen — all of whom did “Dolly.” They do not support flops.

Govt.  Kathy Hochul attending the opening of
Governor Kathy Hochul attends the opening of ‘The Music Man’.
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Sutton Foster, Jayne Houdyshell, sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto, A-1. The marching band serenades the street. The red carpet then had Hugh in Tom Ford, Sutton in Dolce & Gabbana.

Perfect for kids and grandmas, “The Music Man” is an old-school razz-ma-tazz that’s well worth it.

There hasn’t been this much excitement since Biden’s wedding night.


Leftovers and food for thought

The pitiful few celebs NOT at the opening of “The Music Man”: Kirsten Gillibrand with a friend breathing in Midtown’s Amali. They discussed whiskey. Also eating it while discussing it. . . And Lee ZZZeldin who the GOP thinks hurts the ticket and they want him out of the gubernatorial race thinking what Astorino faces does the least harm. . . More than two federal sources: not wanting to offend Xi and divert attention from China’s games, Putin invades Ukraine after the Olympics.


born to dance

Ballerina Mary Helen Bowers trained Natalie Portman for her award-winning role as “Black Swan.” Clients Gigi Hadid, Zooey Deschanel, Miranda Kerr, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tracee Ellis Ross work with her Ballet Beautiful virtual training platform which has now expanded to 134 countries. Hadid thanked her for “making me the sexiest and strongest I’ve ever felt.” Good. Great. Every DC beware.

Ballerina Mary Helen Bowers trained Natalie Portman and other celebrities.
Ballerina Mary Helen Bowers trained Natalie Portman and other celebrities.
Photo by Michael N. Todaro/WireImage

love stinks

Happy Valentine day. Mena Suvari actually proposed to her husband Robert Brinkmann. They are divorced. She is remarried . . . Pamela Anderson met Tommy Lee on New Years Eve. She says, “He came over and licked my face.” The face has dried up, as has the marriage. They are divorced. . . Heartwarming message from Mel Gibson to his wife Robyn: “I never observe Valentine’s Day. Don’t hold your breath for the flowers. She doesn’t hold her breath for him either. They are divorced. . . And for some tender prose to be embroidered on your pillow, here’s Sandra Bullock to Us magazine: “Women are like ovens.” We need 15 minutes to heat up. Sometimes men can turn you on so much that you have to leave the room. I like what a man is equipped with.


Happy 80th birthday to Mike Bloomberg. A crate of us wish him back to his old job. However, it does not need work. DC has just named him head of the Defense Innovation Board. Advise Pentagon leaders on operations, technology, capabilities, people and culture. Better, he should start at the White House.

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