Openings: The Collaborators

It was the inaugural gala and they were all there, from a pride of Rockefellers to Mrs. Fred Eberstadt in her Yves St. Laurent black mink-and-vinyl coat. And loving it. "Beautiful," exclaimed Saks Fifth Avenue President Adam Gimbel. "Glorious," said onetime White House Arts Adviser August Heckscher. "The most beautiful theater," exclaimed Hollywood Producer Otto Preminger. "Marvelous and effective," said Playwright Alan Jay Lerner. So, last week, with a popping of flashbulbs and champagne corks, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, latest unit to join Manhattan's Lincoln Center, swung into orbit with its...

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