BRUCE VILANCH TO HOST THE 2010 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS
A UNIQUE, STAR-STUDDED, ALL-PERFORMANCE AWARD SHOW MONDAY JANUARY 25, 2010 – 7PM
THE TOWN HALL
The multiple Emmy-Award winning Bruce Vilanch has been announced as the host of the 8th Annual Nightlife Awards at The Town Hall. The unique All-Performance Awards show that honors the most outstanding performers in the categories of Cabaret, Comedy and Jazz in the clubs of New York, will take place on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 7 PM. Vilanch, who has starred on Broadway in Hairspray, on TV as the center square in Hollywood Squares, and who has the reputation of being one of the funniest men in Hollywood from his many years of scripting The Oscars on TV, will once again host The Nightlife Awards, which he did to enormous acclaim in 2007. Vilanch will fly in to New York specifically to host this high profile event that has, in the past, featured performances by the likes of Brian Stokes Mitchell, Keith Carradine, Karen Akers, Larry Gatlin, Freddy Cole, Donna Murphy, the late Alan King, Elaine Stritch, John Pizzarelli & Jessicca Molaskey, Kristen Chenoweth, Keely Smith, Marilyn Maye, Robert Klein, Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch, Betty Buckley, etc.
The Nightlife Awards are bestowed by a distinguished panel of more than two dozen critics and experts who regularly cover cabaret, comedy, and jazz. This broad-based, critic-driven awards concert has the distinction of being the only awards show where the winners DO NOT MAKE ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES! At this audience-friendly awards show the winners perform to show why they were chosen! The Nightlife Awards offers virtually non-stop entertainment from New York’s most outstanding nightlife entertainers, which is further enhanced by special guest star performances as well as celebrities who are tapped to present the winners to the audience. Past presenters have included Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Bob Mackie, Tommy Tune, and the late film director Robert Altman.
Tickets for the 2010 Nightlife Awards are for sale right now at the attractive price range of $75 for orchestra and loge seats, $50 for the front balcony, and $25 for the rear balcony. Tickets are currently available via TicketMaster at 212-307-4100, and TicketMaster.com. Tickets will be available at The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43rd Street) starting on Monday, January 4, 2010. For more information, email Scott Siegel at SiegelEntertainment@msn.com.
The Nightlife Awards is produced by Scott Siegel, directed by Scott Thompson, with musical direction by Tedd Firth. The show is sponsored, in part, by ASCAP, TheaterMania.com, The Edythe Kenner Foundation, Jill & Irwin Cohen, Edith & Ervin Drake, Barbara & Peter Leavy, Trattoria Dopo Teatro, Thoroughbred Records, Steven T. Ersnst, Fred Landau, Stuart E. Bloom & Robert Aaron: Lightstyles, LLC., Peter Hanson.