The Wednesday Party Report

At last night's opening night party for the New York City Ballet's David H. Koch Theater, guest of honor David Koch and wife Julia mingled with Candace Bushnell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alicia Keys, Al Roker, Debbie Bancroft, Lisa Falcone, Mary Alice Stephenson, Alexandra Lebenthal, Zani Gugelmann, Annie Churchill, Peter Martins, Veronica Webb, Mark Indelicato, Blythe Danner, Valentino, Rachel Roy, Derek Lam, Peter Som, and Vanessa Williams, who all ate, drank, and danced to inaugurate the new Lincoln Center venue. [Wireimage, PMc,]

The Randall's Island Sports Foundation's Champion's for Children gala took place Monday evening at the Plaza, where Wendy and Hank Paulson, Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Billie Jean King, David Dinkins, Adrian Benepe, Otis Livingston, Darrell Hammond, and Lorne Michaels honored philanthropists including Susan Patricof. [PMc, Getty]

The Wednesday Party Report


Baz Lurhmann's Australia premiered on Monday night at the Ziegfeld Theater. On the red carpet: The film's stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman as well as Valentino (left), Kelsey Grammer and his wife Camille, Helena Christensen, Katie Lee Joel, Lauren Bacall, Lydia Hearst, Moby, Keith Urban, Alicia Witt, Olivia Newton John, Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng, Tom Rothman, Coco, Richie Rich, and Rachel Roy. [NYO, PMc, Wireimage, GoaG]

Also on Monday night, Stephen Daldry's The Reader, starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes, was screened at the Tribeca Grand by Brooke Geahan's Accompanied Literary Society for an audience including Harvey Weinstein, Francine Prose, Fabiola Beracasa, Kristy Hinze, Alex Detrick, Lewis Lapham, Jennifer Missoni, Kristian Laliberte, and Emma Snowdon-Jones. [NYO, PMc]