Terry Allen Kramer’s home sale is a production
Terry Allen Kramer. Grande dame. Socialite. Tony winner behind nearly 100 B’way productions such as “Kinky Boots,” “Hello Dolly!” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” [page6]
Owner of a Bahamas home, NYC penthouse and Florida’s 37,516-square-foot mansion. On South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach’s Billionaires Row, a necklace away from Mar-a-Lago, so close to Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman you could borrow a yacht, the compound’s 5 acres — ocean in front, Intracoastal Waterway in back — is up for grabs. As I’ve reported, she’s asking $135 million.
“I’ve thought before about selling La Follia,” she told me. “I’ll buy a small house. I built this from scratch in ’95 to resemble an Italian palazzo. It took 22 months. Now, I’m alone, not getting younger, so I’ll give it all away to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
“It’s 13 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, five powder rooms, three wine cellars, electric windows, playroom, cinema downstairs, master bedroom, male/female dressing rooms, upstairs sitting rooms, wrought iron gates, lawn sculptures, 25-foot ceilings, two-story entrance, marble floors, breakfast room, five-car garage, boat dock, fitness center, games area.”
“For now I can’t think of anything beyond completing this sale.”
Might maybe someone just buy the property and tear down the house?
“No. Absolutely not.”
I’ve been in it. The thing’s larger than Utica.
Out and about in big town
McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. On the rooftop, John Legend. Checking out the “Sleep No More” show, Tyra Banks. At illusionist Scott Silven’s “Wonders at Dusk” program, Neil Patrick Harris . . . EVERYONE over the age of acne is doing some documentary on somebody. Next comes Ivy Meeropol’s HBO thing on Roy Cohn . . . ANOTHER thing. While Julia Roberts works a new small-screen project, the Broadway version of her onetime, big-time Richard Gere movie “Pretty Woman” is SRO at the Nederlander Theatre.
I’m so sorry little boy!
My apologies to the boy and his dad sitting alongside me Friday at B’way & 84th’s AMC theater seeing the 8 p.m. showing of “Hunter Killer.”
I mistakenly thought my friend was to my left. Wrong. She slid onto my right side. It was dark. Everyone’s outerwear was dark.
At heightened film moments, I hit my friend — so I thought — to my left.
The kid pulled himself as far away as possible. I figured, what’s with my friend and smacked what I believed was her arm — again.
This time the nice kid shrunk deeper into the seat and glued himself to his dad.
If they read this, please know . . . I feel terrible. I apologize.
This dialogue necessary
B’way. “American Son,” its Kerry Washington and communication lab, the Opportunity Agenda, are creating two social- justice dialogues in November and January at the Booth Theater. Funded by the Ford Foundation, its goal is paths for civic engagement, action and online conversations. Also, come see the show.
For the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s presidential bid, writer/performer David Arrow plays him in “Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade.” It’s Kennedy’s perspective from running for president until his final day. Opening’s Nov. 8 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s.