Slew of shows open on Great White Way
Legiters can tell the Broadway season’s in high gear when they feel like they’re at an opening night after night.
And last week they were, with the preem of Nathan Lane starrer “Butley” on Wednesday, immediately followed by the debut of the Twyla Tharp–Bob Dylan tuner “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” on Thursday.
The post-show celebrations were markedly different affairs. “Butley,” a serious revival of a smart English drama in which Lane plays against his funnyman type, had a sober soiree at Cipriani.
“Times,” on the other hand, turns the Dylan canon into a carnival, and the party — which appeared to be sponsored by no fewer than four different kinds of alcohol, not to mention chic chocolatier Michel Cluizel — reflected it.
Aerialists writhed high above the heads of the revelers at Roseland, who could nosh on hot dogs, cotton candy, peanuts and popcorn. They could also try their hand at stumping a Dylan expert, who turned out to be a guy in a cowboy hat. Not, as might have been expected, Tharp herself.