Falstaff would have felt right at home during Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s winter party, held at the decidedly pub-like Clerys.
On hand were artistic director Steven Maler, his hunky husband, Tony Liquori, actor extraordinaire and Frontline narrator Will Lyman, arts booster John Michael Kennedy, company co-founder Joan Moynagh, the A.R.T.’s Kati Mitchell, Broadway in Boston’s white-hot head honcho Tivon Marcus and the smolderingly handsome Derek Song, Beacon Hill reprobate William Grote, the flawless Ashley Heward, and so on and so forth.
The evening’s highlight (aside from being able to rub elbows with such august company) was the announcement that for the first time in 22 years, this summer’s production of Shakespeare on the Common won’t be directed by Maler. Instead, New York theater phenom Saheem Ali will helm the production of Romeo and Juliet.
The evening’s best exchange: “We bought a place in Miami, a few blocks off of Collins Ave.”
“Just wait a few years. It’ll be waterfront property.”