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Monday, May 9, 2011

King Lear Opening Night Party

Derek Jacobi (center) with guests at the Opening Night Party.
Wednesday night at the King Lear Opening Night Party at the Harvey Theater, BAM members toasted the company from Donmar Warehouse for an outstanding performance and an already sold-out run! Sir Derek Jacobi and the cast mingled with the crowd in the Campbell Lobby and celebrated long into the night. Click the link below to read on and check out pictures from the evening's festivities...
BAM Producer Council members and above celebrated Donmar Warehouse and their triumphant sold-out* return to the Harvey Theater stage Wednesday night, enjoying delicious bites from caterer Great Performances and beverages from hometown vendors Brooklyn Gin and Brooklyn Brewery.  New Donmar Warehouse Executive Producer Nick Giles joined BAM President Karen Hopkins and BAM Executive Producer Joe Melillo for remarks at the party and the guests had a terrific time throughout the evening.  

Brooklyn Gin provided another fantastic cocktail for the party, this time created by Adam Schuman at Fatty Cue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Possessing an inviting yellow hue and named after one of protagonist Lear's not so flattering characteristics, the "Fool's Gold" cocktail was the evening's beverage of choice.  Guests also enjoyed Brooklyn Brewery pilsner and event decor from the always exquisite Fleurs Bella.

It was a fabulous way to close what has been a fantastic Spring Theater Season here at BAM!

Tickets to King Lear are currently unavailable to the general public due to popular demand.*

A limited number of front orchestra seats are available to Friends of BAM at the Benefactor level ($1000) and above for select performances. To become a Benefactor, call Patron Services at 718.636.4182.

*A limited number of partial view seats are available by calling BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100

Diane Max, wife of the BAM Board Vice Chairnan Adam Max and guests at the King Lear Opening Night Party

Takis and Rina Anoussis chatting with Sir Derek Jacobi

Party goers enjoying the "Fool's Gold" cocktial from Spring Theater Gin Sponsor, Brooklyn Gin

Ashley Zhanghaza, Ron Cook, and Pippa Bennett-Warner from the King Lear cast

Cast member Stephano Theodoli-Braschi and friends

Pippa Bennett-Warner with Stephanie Dittmer and Executive Producer Nick Giles of Donmar Warehouse

Brooklyn Gin provided the "Fool's Gold" cocktail, a gin and tonic cocktail with Cocchi Americano fashioned by Adam Schuman at Fatty Cue in Brooklyn.

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