Broadway's Neuwirth, Bart, Luker and Burstein to Receive Beacon Awards

News   Broadway's Neuwirth, Bart, Luker and Burstein to Receive Beacon Awards Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Bart, Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein will receive Broadway Beacon Awards at the upcoming Inside Broadway 25th anniversary benefit event.
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The concert and awards event will take place Oct. 15 at 7:30 PM at New York City's McGraw-Hill Auditorium. Pia Lindstrom will host. The honors — presented by the acclaimed children's theatre organization — are given to "individuals in the theatre industry who have been advocates for increasing the audience for live theatre in New York City, particularly in helping to develop new young audiences for Broadway," according to an announcement.

This year's honorees join such previous Broadway Beacon winners as Carol Channing, Joel Grey, Tovah Feldshuh, Karen Ziemba, Sutton Foster and Karen Mason.

Special Beacon Awards will be presented to the founder and executive director of the organization, Michael Presser, "for 25 Years of Distinguished Service" and to board member William Tung — who has served for seven years.

The not-for-profit educational organization brings Broadway to young audiences through a student ticket program, Broadway show study guides, educational videos about the behind-the-scenes operations at a Broadway theatre and 50-minute versions of classic Broadway musicals.

The evening will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception, followed by a performance featuring the casts of several Broadway shows (to be announced) as well as the presentation of the awards.

Tickets ($350) to the evening at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium, Avenue of the Americas and 49th Street, are available by calling (212) 245-0710 or by visiting insidebroadway.org.