|Seth Shelden, Noah Diamond, Kathy Biehl. Photo: Tom Bibla.|
There's a lovely account of the evening from Cinematically Insane's Will McKinley here, and the great theatre blogger David Levy did some nifty tweeting, too. There should be more coverage, more photos, and perhaps even some video, on the way shortly.
It was wonderful to see so many heroes, old friends, and new friends at the event. Any attempt at a list will be shamefully incomplete, but with that disclaimer, I was delighted to spend a little more time with the legendary Dick Cavett, my favorite New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, the great showbiz biographer Herbert Goldman, the Paley Center's Jane Klain, and Lambs Marc Baron, Rita Hammer, Gini Dustin, and Bob Tevis. And, of course, our favorite Lamb, Kevin Fitzpatrick, who's enhanced our experiences not only with his many books about New York, the Jazz Age, and the Algonquin set, but with his leadership of Marxfest. Not incidentally, Kevin was also responsible for bringing I'll Say She Is to The Lambs this week, and we couldn't be more grateful.As @noahdiamond says, @illsaysheis has everything... except $50,000. They are looking for contributors at https://t.co/21tjz5CSnm.— David Levy (@itsdlevy) March 1, 2016
|Melody Jane, Sabrina Chap, Dick Cavett, Noah Diamond.|
Amanda Sisk, Seth Shelden. Photo: Tom Bibla.
All of us fell in love with The Lambs. I was instantly hooked, not just on the historical grandeur of the location, but with the beautiful spirit of encouragement and generosity among its members and organizers. I had such a good time, both at the I'll Say She Is event and downstairs at dinner afterward, that I may have to violate Groucho's immortal pronouncement about joining clubs, if ever The Lambs would accept me.
One of the goals of The Lambs event was to help raise money for our production budget. The evening was a success in that regard, too, but as I said in my remarks, we do still have quite a mountain to climb in the next month, to make this production a reality. If you'd like to help make the dream come true, you can make a tax-deductible donation to our crowdfunding campaign (and earn fabulous donor rewards) right here.
And so, the adventure continues. The I'll Say She Is team is hard at work, preparing quite an experience for you, this May 28 - July 2 at the Connelly Theater. We'll see you there.