Sunday, June 10th, a merry band of Lambs gathered for a pot-luck Tony Awards watching party in our 5th floor quarters. Members brought drinks and snacks to share as we watched on our new 4K 55″ HDTV unit.
Our clubhouse, 3 West 51st, is just a few hundred feet from Radio City Music Hall where the Tony Awards were held. Each year the entire press corps descends and takes over 5 floors of 3 West. Some floors dozens of writers sit at laptops reporting live during the presentation. Other floors have step-and-repeat banners with dozens of photographers and videographers waiting for actors, producers, writers, and other nominees and winners, to pose and give interviews before heading off to after parties.
One floor acts as a food stop with snacks and drinks. Lambs remain on the 5th floor, but you never know who you might meet in the lobby or elevator. The Boy of The Lambs, Peter Kingsley, had chance meeting and very brief chat with Glenda Jackson (Lead Actress, Play, in Three Tall Women) in the lobby. Shepherd Marc Baron, who stayed late along with Lamb Gary Shapiro in order to put the 5th floor “whole” after the party, rode down the elevator with Tony winner Katrina Lenk (Lead Actress, Musical, The Band’s Visit).
In the future The Lambs will hold similar events for other award nights for the Oscars, SAG Awards and .. well ,who knows! Members should log in frequently and check our calendar for upcoming events.
Among the many events held at The Lambs are play readings in our fifth floor “black box” theater. We host the playwright group [email protected], where authors have their works read by actors, then get feedback as part of the play development process. This reading of February 15th includes cast members Amanda Jones, Lamb Tandy Cronyn, Penny Fuller, Harris Yulin, Kathleen Chalfant, Nick Fondulis and Joe Grifasi.
The Lambs now offers a brief history on the club and its 143 years on contributions to entertainment, music and the arts. The PowerPoint presentation runs about 1 hour, and may be offered on site, or within our clubhouse. We discuss the origins of The Lambs starting in London in 1869, highlight some of the high profile members, and how Lambs were involved in the founding of The Actors’ Fund of America, ASCAP, Paramount Pictures and more.
We have presented at the Long Branch Historical Association, the Bayside Historical Society and at the American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA). Organization wishing to schedule the free talk may request one by simply email us at [email protected]