When people think of New York, they think Culture. Showbiz. Fashion. Things they can’t see anywhere else—at least not like this. Monday night saw the celebration of two amazing people, Glenda Bailey OBE and Tony Walton, as they received the Anglo-American Cultural Awards from St. George’s Society. The night was, in a word, outstanding.
Starting things off was the live-action premiere of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Evening Primrose, based on the short story by John Collier. The musical hasn’t been seen since its televised performance in 1966, and it was a delightful one-act presented at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, directed by honoree-of-the-hour, Tony Walton.
An Oscar, Tony and Emmy award-winning production designer and director, Walton has a resume in film and theatre that would make your head spin. His friends and colleagues were out in force tonight, including Angela Lansbury CBE, Marian Seldes, Jim Dale MBE and Tommy Tune.