Don’t You Just Love the Nightlife?
By: Ellis Nassour
Do you remember Alicia Bridges? She has a smash singing about the nightlife. Well, if you love the nightlife, whether you want to boogie on the disco round or not – and especially if you’ve been too busy or under budgeted to get out to the nightlife -you’ll love Monday night at 7 P.M. at Town Hall when the Ninth Annual Nightlife Awards are presented saluting cabaret/concert performers from throughout 2010.
This unique event has no acceptance speeches for winners to thank their significant others, children, agents, and animals. It’s all pure entertainment by winners and guest stars. You know you’ll be in for some riotous laughter since Emmy winner and the writer who has provides tons of one-liners for the Oscars and Hollywood Squares, Bruce Vilanch, will host. Scott Coulter directs, with musical direction by Tedd Firth.
Creator/producer Scott Siegel [Broadway by the Year, Broadway Unplugged] says, "Every year we assemble an exceptional roster of talent from across the live entertainment spectrum. And this year, it’s going to out of this world."
He wasn’t being modest. Look at the line-up of winners and guests: Tony nom Karen Akers, Charles Busch, Jim Caruso [Birdland Cast Party], Tony and DD-winner Christine Ebersole, two time DD-nom Julie Halston, Nellie McKay, Jessica Molaskey and ivories tinkler Billy Stritch
Tickets, $25-$75, are available at the Town Hall box office and through Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787 and TicketMaster.com. Nightlife Award winners: Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement Christine Ebersole
Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group in a Major Engagement John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist
Liz Lark Brown
Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group The Rescignos
Outstanding Cabaret Comedy or Characterization Mark Mccombs
Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Karen Oberlin
Outstanding Jazz Soloist Harry Allen
Outstanding Jazz Combo or Big Band Microscopic Septet
Outstanding Comedian Hannibal Burress
Outstanding Comedy Duo or Group Harvard Sailing Team
Outstanding Debut Aaron Weinstein
Photography By Barry Gordin
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style as Town Hall and Scott Siegel begin Broadway by the Year’s 11st season on February 14 with Broadway Musicals of 1921. The goal will be to recreate the bygone era of revues, such as the Ziegfeld Follies, which were crammed with song, comedy, dance, and beautiful girls. The concert will also be a love letter to Town Hall, the "people’s hall," built in 1921, as it kicks off a year-long celebration of the T.H.’s 90th birthday. Under consummate exec director Lawrence C. Zucker, this non-profit organization continues to serve the community with concerts, dance, lectures, film classes and education in one of the City’s most acoustically-sound venues. Season subscriptions for BBTY are available at www.the-townhall-nyc.org. Single tickets, $45-$55, are available at the box office, through Ticketmaster, (800) 982-2787, or online @ www.ticketmaster.com.