“And then we were entertained by that little pipsqueak,” concluded a woman as she sipped white wine from a plastic cup amidst a throng of acclaimed Broadway performers.
The Observer was at NYU’s Skirball Center for the 10th Annual New York Civil Liberties Union benefit concert entitled “Broadway Stands Up for Freedom,” and the nearby woman was referring to eight-year-old Ripley Sobo, child star from the Tony award-winning show Once and the talk of the evening. (Later, when asked whose dress Ms. Sobo was wearing, she answered, “Mine.”)
The crowd, a mixture of Broadway performers, NYCLU activists, and those simply in favor of freedom, donned casual wear including TOMS, summer dresses and, if you were a certain eight-year-old, bedazzled high-top converse. Read More