The 2013 Theatre Museum Awards For Excellence
The Theatre Museum has announced the honorees for the 2013 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence. The mission of The Theatre Museum is to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the legacy of the theatre, it is the first and only chartered non profit museum dedicated to the history of Theatre. Since 1995 The Awards for Excellence have recognized individuals and organizations for their contribution to theater arts, education, theater history and preservation. The 2013 Theatre Museum Awards will take place on Monday, June 3rd at 6PM at The Players Club 16 Gramercy Park, NYC.
This year The Theatre Museum honors Helen Marie Guditis, posthumously, with the Distinguished Service to the Theatre Award. The award will be presented by Stewart F. Lane, Chairman of The Theatre Museum. In 1986 Helen Marie Guditis founded the "Broadway Theatre Institute", in 2007 the name was changed to "The Theatre Museum". Ms Guditis dedicated her life to theater education and preservation. Ms Guditis was President of The Theatre Museum until she died of cancer in 2012.
The Theatre Museum Advisory Board member , Bonnie Comley, will present The Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Education to Emerson College. Established in 1880, Emerson College is a diverse, coeducational, and multifaceted degree-granting institution with campuses in Boston, Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Its mission is "to explore and push the boundaries of communication, art, and culture and, thereby, to contribute to the advancement of society." Emerson College students study with professional artists in the theaters and performances spaces that include the newly renovated 600 seat Paramount Center and the 1200 seat Cutler Majestic Theater. Emerson College owns more theater and performing space than any other institution in Boston and all spaces are available for their students’ education.
Because the year 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of The Palace Theater on Broadway in addition to the awards, the event will present a Tribute to The Palace Theater. The tribute will feature appearances by Trav S. D., Todd Robbins, Ariela Pizza, Joe Franklin, Leah Lane, Rod Kimball & Company, Chris McDaniel, and Jim Dale. A video tribute to vaudeville actors who performed at The Palace Theater will be provided by Ron Hutchinson and The Vitaphone Project. The 2013 TTM Awards are produced by Alyssa Renzi and Trav S. D.
The Theatre Museum currently functions as a museum-at-large with administrative offices at 40 Worth Street NYC until a permanent gallery is located. The Theatre Museum produces exhibitions in collaboration with other cultural institutions in NYC and across the country. For more information see: www.thetheatremuseum.org
Individual tickets for the Awards ceremony and dinner are priced at $250.
For tickets call 212-315-0502