LIZ SMITH: Not Clowning Around
Nov 5, 2014
The highlight came at the end when Earth, Wind & Fire turned people so â€œonâ€ that the Ballroom was full of costumed madness where people danced on and at their tables.
I got an embrace from my pal Tony Danza who appeared in a suit of shimmering electric lights. (It was very Elvis-like.) This is just a prelude to the â€œWhoâ€™s the Boss?â€ starâ€™s Broadway opening in â€œHoneymoon in Vegas,â€ starting previews November 18th at the Nederlander Theatre. Word of mouth is great for this wonderful guy. I say, â€œWelcome to The Great White Way!â€
Bette was in command for this night of nights and she is said to have received $250,000 from The Ripple Foundation via Tony Malkin and his wife Shelly. Bette named these pro-environmentalists her â€œgreen god and goddessâ€ of the evening and had Tony come onstage and sing with her. This guy can really sing. (His father Peter Malkin was honored by Landmarks Conservancy back in 2012.)