Mar 21, 2011
Friends, if you're the type of person who dreams of being told you look beautiful -- by none other than supermodel Heidi Klum* (I kid you not) -- then this was the event for you!
What can I say about last night you won't read in headlines all over the world? The show, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is a smash -- a fabulous, tuneful spectacle that will undoubtedly run on Broadway for years. We loved it.
Brian Thomson, our host, who had invited us not only to the show, but also to the opening night party (the backstory here), couldn't have been more warm and welcoming. I know Brian and I are going to be the best of best friends and please don't think I'm saying this just because he's a Tony award-winning scenic designer with his own Wikipedia page. You know I don't care about outward achievement but only the quality of one's soul.
Of course, Cathy's the type who would get down on her knees for the opportunity to have another experience like last night's -- and I know Brian won't misunderstand what I mean by that.
Celebrities, you ask? How's Bette Midler, Kathleen Turner, Joan Rivers, Renee Zellweger (and the aforementioned Ms. Klum*) and countless name-above-the-title types from Australia I wouldn't know from Adam.
* CORRECTION: It wasn't Heidi Klum, it was Christie Brinkley -- whoops!
After the show we came home for a disco nap, let the dogs pee, and then cabbed it over to the opening night party at nearby Pier 60 along the Hudson River. What fun we had! Cathy was the only woman there dressed like Princess Margaret and she received countless complements from both men and women. A vision in faux fox.
Finally, nearing midnight, Cinderella had to hightail it home and soak her feet.
Today we're drinking lots of coffee and hoping for a call from one of the countless people in whose faces we pushed ourselves last night. You don't get invited to A-list events every day!
A slideshow of highlights is below and I hope you enjoy watching it.
As always, to see these photos full-size, please click on any image and then, in Picasa, choose "View All" in the upper left hand corner, and "Slideshow."
Have a great day, everybody, and best regards from the Great White Way!