Jerry Hall (right), Sir Bob Geldof and his daughter Pixie were among the celebs mingling at a tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein
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Colin Salmon, aided by Tara Palmer Tomkinson, put on a show of his own at the post show party, which followed an English National Opera performance of classic musical On The Town
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12 MAY 2005

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Big names from London's celebrity circle enjoyed a bite of the Big Apple on Wednesday as stars from the world of music, screen and fashion paid tribute to legendary composer Leonard Bernstein and his classic musical On The Town.

The English National Opera's staging of the show a song and dance tale about three sailors on shore leave in 1940s New York drew statuesque Texan Jerry Hall and a slew of celebrity pals, including Sir Bob Geldof.

But the evening's fun didn't stop when the curtain came down on the West End show, which was famously brought to life on the big screen by Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in 1949.

Model Erin O'Connor, heiress Jasmine Guinness, TV presenter Tara Palmer Tomkinson, rock offspring Pixie Geldof and Strictly Come Dancing's Natasha Kaplinsky were among the celebs mingling the night away at a jazz-filled after party.

Due to the smashing success of the capital city's first-ever revival of On The Town, additional shows at the London Coliseum have been added on May 27 and May 28.

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