Aristotle Onassis yacht goes on sale

LONDON — You get the ship, and you get a slice of history too.

A mega-yacht that belonged to the late Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis is up for sale with an asking price of $32.4 million.

Yacht broker Nicholas Edmiston said he believes there are about 10 people in the world who might be interested in buying the Christina O.

The 325-foot vessel’s guest list is impressive. Future U.S. President John F. Kennedy first met Winston Churchill at the ship’s bar in 1957, and other prominent guests included Grace Kelly, who had her wedding reception on board, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was also a frequent passenger, of course.

‘After Midnight’ to hit Broadway this fall

NEW YORK — “After Midnight,” a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem in the late ’20s and early ’30s, will begin new performances far from its original neighborhood: downtown at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway.

Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Wynton Marsalis, the show appeared off-Broadway last year at New York City Center under the name “Cotton Club Parade.”

Casting and musicians will be announced later. One name swirling around the show is Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino, who recently told the “Today” show that she was returning to Broadway in October, but didn’t name the show. “After Midnight” will open its doors in October

Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale join ‘Bridges’

NEW YORK — The Broadway-bound musical “The Bridges of Madison County” has its new lovers: Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale.

Producers said recently that O’Hara, last on Broadway in “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” will star opposite Pasquale, who was in “Reasons To Be Pretty.”

The show, with songs by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Marsha Norman, will debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts this August and then land at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in January. Previews begin Jan. 13.

Associated Press