The Copacabana turned it out last night with food, booze, percussionists, and dancing Copa girls for the gala launch of my book Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, promoted by Chip Duckett.
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Lisa Lampanelli co-hosted and were pure delight, both taking the stage to gab, followed by Lisa singing a spoof of “Show Off” from Drowsy Chaperone with lyrics about how she doesn’t want to chew people out anymore. (I pray it’s just a fantasy!)
Murray Hill, Bridget Everett, and Dirty Martini were all a wow. These three hilarious and sexy artists of extreme delight belong on Broadway immediately.
Jerry Springer showed up and people went nuts.
And Jackie Hoffman, Book of Mormon Tony winner Nikki M. James, the cast of Russian Dolls, Priscilla‘s Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams, Larry Storch, Rutanya Alda (Carol Anne in Mommie Dearest), Tony winner Daisy Eagan, the Glamazons, and a slew of downtown’s finest — everyone from Basil Twist to World of Wonder’s Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey to Robin Byrd to …
Oh, trust me, everyone was there who counts.
Patrick McMullan took these amazing photos:
And here’s a writeup from JoeMyGod with more great photos.
Here’s The Corsair‘s great write-up.
Here’s the great spread on Broadway World.
And here are some photos by our own Tony Adams: