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But the gala premiere late Thursday in Manhattan was certainly a smash hit in terms of the scene, with A-listers and Beatles fans eager to see McCartney make his own bit of musical history.
NY1 television, which keeps a close eye on the city arts, said "the biggest star at Lincoln Center was not a dancer or the choreographer or even the many celebrities in attendance. Rather, the big star was the composer."
It was a new venture for Paul McCartney, but reports from fans say the new ballet "Ocean's Kingdom" that debuted Thursday night was a big success.
McCartney, 69, posed for photos and fans with fiancee Nancy Shevell, 51, along with fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney and actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Watts and Alec Baldwin at a packed house at the New York City Ballet gala held on Thursday for "Ocean's Kingdom."
By all accounts, Sir Paul took a very active role in the production—Stella told us after the show that the striking tribal tattoo motifs were his idea. "My dad just gets on and does it, you know? He loves making music and it comes very naturally to him," she said. At the premiere, the pop legend tried valiantly to deflect attention from himself at curtain call. But as Stella put it, "I think he would have been a fool not to have known that he was the star of the night."