Julie Halston to Present Charles Busch with New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Award

News   Julie Halston to Present Charles Busch with New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Award
 
Julie Halston (Twentieth Century, Gypsy, Hairspray) will present Charles Busch, writer of the Tony Award-nominated play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, with the 2011 Innovative Theatre Luminary Award at the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation's Cabaretion 2.0! benefit June 29 at Therapy's Upstairs Lounge.

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, is honoring Busch as "an inspiration to others [who] has achieved eminence in their field"; the benefit performance will begin at 6 PM. "I'm enormously touched to be recognized by the Innovative Theatre Awards," said Busch in a statement. "From the beginning, my career has taken me on a twisted and frequently fascinating back road. I'm delighted if my experience has in some way illuminated that path for young artists to travel."

Busch was one of the founders of the Off-Off-Broadway company Theatre in Limbo in the 1980s, where his plays Sleeping Beauty or Coma and Psycho Beach Party were performed. Busch went on to write The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, which received a 2001 Tony nomination, and Taboo.

Therapy is located at 348 West 52nd Street. Tickets begin at $40 and can be purchased at www.nyitawards.com/shop.

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