They ate, they drank, they Bond-ed.
“M. Butterfly” star Clive Owen, director Julie Taymor and author David Henry Hwang, and “Feud” Emmy nominee and stage favorite Jackie Hoffman were in the house on Monday at Bond Bar Below.
That’s the name of the handsome downstairs lounge at the recently reopened Bond 45, on W. 46th St., which just launched its new late-night happy hour created especially for theater people. It’s open 9 p.m. ’til late seven days a week with a select beverage and food menu.
While guests including “Anastasia”-bound Tony nominee Max von Essen and Broadway performer and NY1 producer Cody Williams sipped drinks, tucked into tasty fried calamari and checked out the place — “Hamilton” designer David Korins came up with the look — Hoffman, appearing next door to Bond 45 in the musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” sang the praises of “Feud” creator Ryan Murphy.
M. Butterfly’s Julie Taymor, Clive Owen and David Henry Hwang gathered at Bond Bar Below, on W. 46th. St.
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“Ryan is the master of multitasking,” she said. “While he’s on the phone, he’s also figuring out the next ten things he needs to do.” One of them is his upcoming Broadway revival of the landmark play about gay life “The Boys in the Band” that begins performances in April.
Hoffman’s looking forward to the new staging of Mart Crowley’s play Murphy is coproducing starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells and Robin de Jesus. “As a kid, my brothers and I used to listen to the play on a reel-to-reel,” said Hoffman. “You remember reel-to-reels?”
Oh, Mary — er, Jackie, we do.
With Joe Dziemianowicz