Cyntia Erivo and Common (254704)
Credit: Syed Yaqueen photo

Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo celebrated her 31st birthday Jan. 8 with some of her closest celebrity friends. Anna Wintour, Bee Shaffer, Hamish Bowles, Jussie Smollet of “Empire,” Common, Yvonne Orji of HBO’s “Insecure,” Jay Manuel of “America’s Next Top Model,” Patina Miller, Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann, as well as Broadway stars and titans including Leslie Odom Jr., Jonathan Groff, Danielle Brooks, Jordan Roth and Lauren Reid (COO of The John Gore Organization, the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide and parent company to

The soirée was organized by legendary celebrity event planner Kathy Romero. Latham Thomas was the host of the evening and dear friend to Erivo.

 Cocktails were served by Louis XIII and Remy Martin, and the young DJ Fulano, spinned during cocktail hour. Nourish Kitchen created the dinner menu.

 The glamorous evening was held at a 50 United Nations Plaza Duplex Penthouse, a gorgeous 10,000 square feet interior living space with an outdoor infinity pool and a pool deck 500 feet in the air accessible via private elevator on the 42nd and 43rd floors. The development team is Zeckendorf Development and Global Holdings who has the listing for $56 million.

 Erivo is currently working on a film from 20th Century Fox with director Steve McQueen, starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson and others. The release date is Nov. 16, 2018.