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Scene Last Night: Warming Up for the Tonys at Roundabout Gala

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Scott Bok, chief executive of Greenhill & Co., is lucky to have seen the new musical "Hamilton" in its sold-out Public Theater run before it transfers to Broadway. Bok has also seen "Cabaret" a few times, which can happen when a Tony Award-winning show has a revival starring Alan Cumming and a run of female leads including Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and (currently) Sienna Miller.

Scene Last Night: Corbat, Faurot, Naber, Shleifer, Weaver, Milam

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Oh to be the wise elder at a party for young professionals blazing their way up the ladders of finance. Thursday night, Mike Corbat, the 54-year-old chief executive of Citigroup, was that guy, at a casino night benefiting pediatric cancer care at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Scene Last Night: Bottles of Patron on Every Table at Purim Ball

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Bottle service is for nightclubs, not galas, right? Not so at the Purim Ball hosted by New York's Jewish Museum Wednesday night. Imbibing is a Torah-mandated ritual of the Jewish holiday, which only partially explains why there were bottles of Patron on every table.

Scene Last Night: Blankfein, Paulson, Gary Parr, Lightburn, Wien

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Asked if he was a goat or a sheep, hedge-fund manager John Paulson said he's a goat by birth year (1955). Lloyd Blankfein scrunched up his eyes and said, with a quiver in his voice: "Baaaaaaaa."

Scene Last Night: Huntsman, Lazard’s Yan Lan, Peter May, Cornell

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Business is "booming" in the world's most populous nation, Yan Lan, head of greater China investment banking at Lazard, said in an interview Monday night at the China Arts Foundation International gala in New York. "It's a good moment for mergers and acquisitions."

Scene Last Night: Tudor Jones on Jeb Bush and the Everglades

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Before rocker Steven Tyler came out in a wild print shirt crooning "Sweet Emotion," hedge-fund manager and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones, in a grey T-shirt and black jeans, tried to whip up some political fervor.

Scene Last Night: Charles Royce, Jeffrey Rosen, Bommer, Whelan

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The dinner table was exotically set last night for fund manager Charles Royce and other supporters of the New York Botanical Garden. Some guests enjoyed the celery root soup on tablecloths covered in black sequins. Others dined under canopies of white orchids. Martha Stewart's chair was decorated in a leopard print.

Scene Last Night: Mandy Greenfield Makes Williamstown Gala Debut

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- When Mandy Greenfield first talked to Benjamin Scheuer about his solo musical "The Lion," they agreed on the seven things wrong with it. "She didn't tell me how to fix those seven things," Scheuer said last night in a tasting room at City Winery, standing next to his girlfriend Jemima Williams, an illustrator for the children's television series "Peppa Pig."

Scene at MoMA: Kravis, in Charvet, Toasts Macy’s CEO Lundgren

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Henry Kravis at a Museum of Modern Art luncheon Thursday said he approved of the honoree, Terry Lundgren, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy's Inc. "He happens to be one of the best retail managers, and I know a little something about that," said Kravis, co-founder of KKR & Co.

Scene Last Night: Financial Analysts Rock Out to Classical Music

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Oscar Schafer, chairman of Rivulet Capital, used to "walk around the house singing Mozart symphonies," said his daughter Amanda Brainerd, a real estate agent, of her childhood induction into classical music. "It was either play the real thing or die."
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Mar 03, 2015

It's snowing but gala season is ready to pounce to spring: got two save the dates for May 7 events today

Mar 03, 2015

What's your next ticket? @RTC_NYC gala guests talk theater they're seeing, Helen Mirren is honored. pic.twitter.com/5Nts27QLCg

Mar 01, 2015

RT @iMentorTweets: Last day to catch iMentor's ad on @TWC! Didn't see it on @espn? Watch & share here ➔ bit.ly/1Buvfau http://t.co/…

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