|The Benefit dinner included several spectral suits floating overhead.|
Nonhlanhla Kheswa (L) and William Nadylam (R), the well-dressed lead actors in The Suit. (All photos: Elena Olivo)
Read on for more on Peter, Harvey, and this special evening. The Suit runs through Feb 2.
|Peter Brook (L) and Harvey Lichtenstein (R) shake on it. (Photo: Elena Olivo)|
Event Chair Amy Schulman and guests including South African Consul General George Monyemangene, John Turturro, Alba and Francesco Clemente, Mark Morris, Dr. Oliver Sacks, Lynn Nottage, Manhen Bonetti, Isaach De Bankolé, Pat Schoenfeld, and Leila Straus joined hosts Alan Fishman, Karen Brooks Hopkins, and Joseph Melillo at the Great Performances catered affair featuring South African wine provided by Vintage Grape. Bella Myer and her team at Fleurs Bella once again transformed the room into a festive setting worthy of such a celebration.
Following the performance, the cast, including Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Jared McNeill, Rikki Henry, and the dapper William Nadylam (outfitted in Ann Demeulemeester) joined the festivities for a dessert reception in the Campbell Lobby of the theater to accept some much deserved praise for a brilliant performance.
|The 2013 BAM Theater Benefit began with a South African-themed dinner in the Lepercq Space (Photo: Elena Olivo)|
|(L-R) Harvey Lichtenstein, Joseph V. Melillo, and|
BAM Director of Artist Services Mary Reilly
(Photo: Elena Olivo)
|Benefit Chair Amy Schulman |
and her three well-suited sons. (Photo: Elena Olivo)
|(L-R) Director Peter Brook and BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo (Photo: Elena Olivo)|
|(L-R) Cast members Rikki Henry, Nonhlanhla Kheswa, and Jared McNeill at the|
post-show dessert party. (Photo: Elena Olivo)
|(L-R) Arthur Astier, David Dupuis, and Raphaël Chambouvet, The Suit's "fine, chameleon musicians"|
(Photo: Elena Olivo)
|Our friends at Brooklyn Gin suited up and served up a specialty cocktail, "The Themba," named in|
honor of Can Themba, author of the original short-story The Suit is based on. (Photo: Elena Olivo)
More on The Suit:
- In Context: Peter Brook's The Suit
- The Suit—Love, Apartheid Style
- The Suit: A Storybook Introduction
- Close-Up: "Malaika" and Peter Brook's The Suit