Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson and Orange is the New Black Star Danielle Brooks supported their friend Broadway actress Rema Webb at her one-woman show, Children Will Listen, at 42West in NYC on Monday (April 25). Hudson and Webb are both currently in The Color Purple on Broadway.
The Matrix Awards were held Monday afternoon, for the New York Women in Communications luncheon’s honorees. Katie Couric presented the Matrix Award to Time editor Nancy Gibbs, who called for unity during this tense election year. Former Senator Bill Bradley introduced Ariel Investments president and Dreamworks Animation board chairman Melody Hobson who gave tribute to Prince. The annual awards ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City also honored NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment Group chairman Bonnie Hammer introduced honoree Janice Min,GE chief marketing officer Linda Boff (presented by GE vice chair Beth Comstock), L’Oreal group president Carol Hamilton (presented by UNICEF president and CEO Caryl Stern) and Kaplow Communications founder and CEO Liz Kaplow (presented by Hearst senior vp and chief communications officer Debra Shriver). The luncheon presented 22 students with more than $136,000 in scholarships.
As part of her series with pioneering women, Founder Wendy Diamond welcomes Mellissa Gilbert, actress and Congressional Candidate.
Spotted at the opening of Waitress the Musical by photographer Rose Billings