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Dapper dude out on the town for his 73rd birthday!

   Wed, October 20, 2010 - 8:10 AM
Here I am Sunday at the grand reopening of the Fairmont's Venetian Room for "Marvin and Me" with Marvin Hamlisch and friends and an audience of other gaudily garbed dinosaurs! What fun!


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Wed, October 20, 2010 - 8:37 AM
Happy Birthday, Will!
You LoooK Amazing ! Smootch!
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 8:49 AM
you look awesome! could you not?


Happy Birthday kid....
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 9:50 AM
Yes indeed. You do look marvelous.
~and not a day over 62
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 12:01 PM
Awesome!! Happy Birthday!!! :)
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 3:49 PM
Hehe! Thanks all! I can feel your good vibes, and that's what does it!
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 4:00 PM
Happy B-Day!!!
You look very pimp I will celebrate very well for your arrival with us for the whole day!!!
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 4:03 PM
That's the tops! Thanks!
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 4:14 PM
all fine and dandy... hahaha
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 4:40 PM
Here's a review of the night:
Venetian rising and swinging with Marvin Hamlisch

After a very dark 21 years, the renown Fairmont Venetian Room (where Tony Bennett first sang “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” ) is once again up and running as San Francisco’s premiere entertainment venue. For fifth-generation San Francisco native, Marilyn Levinson, Founding Executive Producer of Bay Area Cabaret, it’s a dream come true to be able to launch the seventh season of Bay Area Cabaret here.

Last night the glam room was packed to the gilded edges for the gala reopening starring music man, Marvin Hamlisch, accompanied by the belle of the London theater scene, Maria Friedman and Broadway’s “les Miz” star J. Mark McVey.

Hamlisch, after gazing around the historic room said, “I’m the perfect fit for the Venetian, since I wrote Memories…from the corners of my mind. And this place is filled with incredible memories.” He then played a medley of songs from past stars that have performed here as well a trio of Academy Award Losers, (Nobody Does It Better-was his beloved James Bond loser) and a fantastic set of “songs I wish I had written”.

In the middle of the show, Hamlisch got up from the piano, looked around the room and said, “I don’t understand. I’m having a wonderful time, aren’t you?”
The audience cheered and clapped wildly.
“So, I just have one question. What did you people all do when this place was closed for so many years?”

Thankfully, those dark days are a thing of the past. The Bay Area Cabaret Venetian Season continues with a plethora of exciting vocalists. Next up is the legendary Chita Rivera on November 5th, followed by hipsters Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp from Rent, November 21.
For the complete line-up of talent visit the website.

Tickets for individual concerts start at $45 general/$40 subscribers and are available at or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400. Subscriptions, discounts for groups of 8 or more are available directly from Bay Area Cabaret at (415) 927-4636. For Bay Area Cabaret 2010 / 2011 season subscriptions, call (415) 927-4636 or visit

If you really want to impress your honey, why not round out your evening by taking advantage of Fairmont’s Special Offer for Bay Area Cabaret Patrons:
On the evenings of all Bay Area Cabaret performances this season, the Fairmont is offering patrons a three-course dinner for $40 plus tax and tip and free parking for all who dine in the Laurel Court. A special “Take the elevator home” room rate of $179 (Includes parking, excludes tax & ends 12/30/10) is available in this beautifully renovated 4-star hotel. For dining or room reservations, call 415.772.5000. Call soon to take advantage of these terrific offers, which are subject to availability.
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 6:04 PM
The Fairmont's the perfect place! Happy Birthday on Nob Hill!
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 8:17 PM
@Steven: Why am I not surprised you know things like that? Sorry: major birthday evening senior moment!
Wed, October 20, 2010 - 8:50 PM
Lookin sharp bro !! :-)
Thu, October 21, 2010 - 12:35 PM
I'm an "old" soul. Plus, stayed the Mark Hopkins across the street about 25 years ago!
Thu, October 21, 2010 - 1:00 PM
@Steven again: And why am I not surprised you're also an old soul? And maybe also like me a young spirit?
Thu, October 21, 2010 - 5:17 PM
shameless self promotion!

love it !! :) happy belated (and that means a lot cause I don't usually wish birthdays, hehe)
Thu, October 21, 2010 - 9:40 PM
@Jason: I know, so -that- means a lot to me! Thanks, young master!
Thu, October 21, 2010 - 9:43 PM
I wish you a Happy Happy Birthday (if belatedly) !
Thu, October 21, 2010 - 9:56 PM
Ah! Thanks, dear one! But remember, every other day is an unbirthday with lots to celebrate:
Fri, October 22, 2010 - 8:58 AM
Thank You Master Will
I bow in your general direction!
Sat, October 23, 2010 - 10:54 AM
A most marvelous ,though belated, Happpy Birthday dear Will! The celebration dinner you wrote about sounds Devine, both the foood and wine and I must say, the camel coat really *suits*you,hope I'll be such a cool 73 years young person one day!
Sat, October 23, 2010 - 10:56 AM
hehe! Thanks! You -will- be!
Sat, October 23, 2010 - 11:43 AM
bonne anniversaire! I hope you have a great year!
Sat, October 23, 2010 - 12:06 PM
Thanks, sweetie! You, too!
Mon, October 25, 2010 - 5:46 PM
Happy Belated Birthday!
You look so handsome! :) All the very best to u on your special day!
Mon, October 25, 2010 - 6:53 PM
Thanks, David! And you're a real cutie yourself!
Wed, November 10, 2010 - 2:25 PM

What a character! :)
Wed, November 10, 2010 - 4:17 PM
hehe! You're quite a "character" yourself, too!