PHOTO CALL: A Gala Evening for Nanette

News   PHOTO CALL: A Gala Evening for Nanette
City Center Encores! held its gala performance for No, No, Nanette May 12. Mara Davi, Rosie O'Donnell, Sandy Duncan and more were featured in the cast.

Walter Bobbie directed the Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel musical, which played a brief run at New York's City Center. The cast also featured Charles Kimbrough, Beth Leavel, Michael Berresse, Shonn Wiley, Angel Reda, Jennifer Cody and Nancy Anderson.

Gypsy star Patti LuPone was on hand to present Douglas S. Cramer with the 2008 Fiorello H. LaGuardia Award.

No, No, Nanette is billed as a "light-hearted tale of millionaires, misunderstood wives, bathing beauties, wanton women and flappers," according to a release. "Nanette (Davi), a young Manhattan heiress, tries to experience life by running away to the big, bad and bawdy town of Atlantic City, only to be followed by her straight-laced, tap-dancing fiancé (Wiley), her cook/chaperone (O'Donnell), her lawyer and his wife (Leavel) and her legal guardian (Kimbrough), who just want everyone to 'be happy.'"

Here is a look at the May 12 event and cast party at Sieppi restaurant:

Mara Davi Michael Berresse and Sandy Duncan
Kelli Carpenter and Rosie O'Donnell Shonn Wiley
Jennifer Cody, Nancy Anderson and Angel Reda
Beth Leavel Charles Kimbrough
David Ives Fran Drescher
Christine Ebersole and Walter Bobbie
Douglas S. Cramer and Patti LuPnoe
The cast of No, No, Nanette takes its curtain call.

All photos by Aubrey Reuben.

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