Shelby's Social Diary
Hollywood star surprises and nearly everyone wears black to celebrate director's 25th anniversary
Alley Theatre artistic director Gregory Boyd's signature black became the celebratory color of the evening when more than 150 Alley board members, patrons and their guests took over the River Oaks Country Club ballroom to salute Boyd's 25 years at the helm of the Tony Award-winning theater.
Longtime Alley supporters Patty Hubbard, Kathryn Ketelsen, Lillie Robertson, Lois Stark and Lynn Wyatt chaired the toast to Boyd. For this special evening, Emmy Award-winning actor with numerous Broadway, Hollywood and TV credits Hal Holbrook joined the party. A Boyd BFF, Holbrook has starred in several Alley productions.
Alley Theatre managing director Dean Gladden served as emcee for the evening that featured rounds of praise and Boyd recollections from Ketelsen, actor/director and 29-year Alley veteran James Black and playwright Theresa Rebeck, who has had five plays produced at the theater.
Among those applauding Boyd were Cynthia and Tony Petrello, Jim Ketelsen, Cornelia and Meredith Long, Ten Eyck Swackhamer, Steve Wyatt, Deana and Larry Blackburn, George Stark, Molly and Ford Hubbard, Connie and Roger Plank, Josie de Guzman, Cathy and Jesse Marion and Mady and Ken Kades.