Diva keeps ‘Town’ waiting

Murphy runs late to show's preem party

It took Donna Murphy two hours, 20 minutes to leave the theater and get to her “Wonderful Town” opening-night party at the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Columbus Circle.

“I had 38 guests at the theater,” the star explained.

Exiting the party before her 11:20 p.m. arrival were twice that many people, including such legit machers as Rocco Landesman, Tommy Tune, Scott Zeiger, Nick Scandalios and Harvey Weinstein, who’s one of the show’s associate producers.

“What? Donna isn’t upstairs. Where is she?” he wondered. Weisntein said he was in for 10% of the show’s capitalization, which tops off at around $5 million.

Lauren Bacall and Kitty Carlisle Hart were hanging out curbside with scribe Jerome Chodorov when Murphy finally descended from her limo. Fully recovered from a nasty flu that forced her to miss several previews, the actress looked radiant in a strapless gown and gossamer wrap, despite chilly winds, as she accepted heartfelt congrats from the three legends.

More Scene

  • Palm Springs Where to eat Drink

    Palm Springs Hotter Than Ever: Places to Eat, Drink, Stay

    It took Donna Murphy two hours, 20 minutes to leave the theater and get to her “Wonderful Town” opening-night party at the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Columbus Circle. “I had 38 guests at the theater,” the star explained. Exiting the party before her 11:20 p.m. arrival were twice that many people, including such legit […]

  • 2017 Ripple of Hope Awards

    Why Alfre Woodard Thinks 'Everybody Gets Left Out' of Film Awards Race

    It took Donna Murphy two hours, 20 minutes to leave the theater and get to her “Wonderful Town” opening-night party at the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Columbus Circle. “I had 38 guests at the theater,” the star explained. Exiting the party before her 11:20 p.m. arrival were twice that many people, including such legit […]

  • 'Father Figures' film premiere

    'Father Figures' Premiere Raises Funds for Southern California Wildfire Victims

    It took Donna Murphy two hours, 20 minutes to leave the theater and get to her “Wonderful Town” opening-night party at the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Columbus Circle. “I had 38 guests at the theater,” the star explained. Exiting the party before her 11:20 p.m. arrival were twice that many people, including such legit […]

  • 'Grown-ish' TV show premiere

    A Meme Inspired 'Black-ish' Spinoff 'Grown-ish,' Creator Kenya Barris Says

    It took Donna Murphy two hours, 20 minutes to leave the theater and get to her “Wonderful Town” opening-night party at the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Columbus Circle. “I had 38 guests at the theater,” the star explained. Exiting the party before her 11:20 p.m. arrival were twice that many people, including such legit […]

  • 'Bright' film premiere

    Will Smith Discusses 'Bright's' Racial, Social, Allegorical Undertones

    It took Donna Murphy two hours, 20 minutes to leave the theater and get to her “Wonderful Town” opening-night party at the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Columbus Circle. “I had 38 guests at the theater,” the star explained. Exiting the party before her 11:20 p.m. arrival were twice that many people, including such legit […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content