Famed Broadway eatery Sardi's has two more theatrical legends on its walls: Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The pair celebrated the event with an all-star group of friends, including Matthew Broderick, Darlene Love, Katie Couric, Christine Ebersole. Bridget Everett, John Benjamin Hickey, Murray Hill, Kathy Najimy, Brooks Ashmanskas, Randy Rainbow, Annie Golden, and more. See photos from the celebration below.
Twenty years after winning a Tony for their score to Hairspray, Shaiman and Wittman are once again Tony nominees for their work on Some Like It Hot, which is the season's most Tony-nominated production with 13 nods. Winners for the top Broadway honors will be named June 11 at United Palace in Washington Heights, with a ceremony broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Peacock. Visit Playbill.com/Tonys for everything Tony Awards.
The Sardi's celebration came just as the world learned of the passing of Queen of Rock and Roll Tina Turner. Shaiman honored the music icon at the keys playing her "River Deep, Mountain High" with Darlene Love and Annie Golden providing vocals. The performance quickly became a sing-along with everyone in attendance.
Shaiman followed the Tina Turner tribute with a performance of the title number from his and Wittman's Some Like It Hot, sung by the company of the Best Musical Tony Award nominee. The musical continues its run at the Shubert Theatre.