The Rehearsal Club Centennial Celebration
June 27 - July 1, 2013

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The Isle of Manhattan rocked with women from all over the country coming in to celebrate an array of events created to heighten awareness for the importance of the broken-down brownstone the women of the Rehearsal Club called home during those important, formative theatrical years.

NOTE:  We were included among the "BEST of the WEEK AHEAD"


DAY 1: LINCOLN CENTER

Lincoln Center Library featured a free panel discussion on theatrical housing moderated by then RC Chair, Lee Kelley with panelists (left to right) Barbara Davis, Actors Home Marisa Redanty, Manhattan Plaza ; Jean Preece, RC Steering Committee; George White and Julia Hansen, former RC Board of Directors.  The trailer to the documentary was shown together with a performance of "Good Girls Only," the title song to the new RC Musical.
Afterward, we retired to SARDI'S where Women in Arts & Media hosted a celebration cake!

DAY 2: TRIBECA & OPEN MIC NIGHT

Blythe Danner, Tribeca Host

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A full Friday with an afternoon of screenings at the Tribeca Screening Room in Chelsea:
1) the trailer for our documentary; 2) a screen tribute to Phyllis Jeanne Creore , the original Canteen Girl and Miss Television of 1939, created by Vivian Ducat ; and 3) a film on   Doris Eaton (passed 2010),  the oldest, living Ziegfeld Girl.  Michele Mason introduced Phyllis,  Laurie Sanderson, President of the Ziegfeld Club , introduced the film on Doris Eaton; and Blythe Danner hosted the entire afternoon, ending with a Q&A moderated by Lee Kelley.​​

WWII & NYC: New York's Stage Door Canteen
​NY Historical Society

DORIS EATON TRIBUTE
​ZIEGFELD CLUB

That evening, we retired to The Erata Gallery, managed by Laurie Sanderson,  for an open mic, MC'd by RC Alum, Maxine Green, and gorged on a buffet dinner by Artie's Deli.

Open Mic Night

DAY 3: PLAYER'S CLUB DINNER
​RC KEY AWARD

KATHLEEN CONRY , MC



DIANE PHELAN, KEY WINNER

In the elegant halls of the historic Players Club, we all entered by walking the red carpet to be interviewed and photographed by the paparazzi, then retired to dinner, awards and raffles galore.  Terry Baughan and Rise Clemmer hosted an insider roast of our Officers; Diane Phelan sang (via video because she was working elsewhere - poor thing) and Kathy Conry and Denise Pence led the big give-away raffle.

Each guest received a copy of our exclusive Centennial Brochure -- a few treasured copies are available for a donation to the documentary.
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Supporting Organizations

DAY 4: BRUNCH
HEY MAMBO

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