Neuwirth and Batt to Host Lortels; LaChanze and Rudetsky Will Perform

News   Neuwirth and Batt to Host Lortels; LaChanze and Rudetsky Will Perform Bebe Neuwirth and Bryan Batt will co-host the 2010 ceremony of the Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.
Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The awards reception is set for May 2 at 6 PM, with the ceremony beginning at 8 PM at Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, between 11th & 12th Avenues, in New York City. Two-time Tony winner Neuwirth currently stars in Broadway's The Addams Family. Batt's stage credits include Saturday Night Fever and Jeffrey. He has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and was recently seen as Salvatore Romano on AMC's drama "Mad Men," and was featured on the last two episodes of "Ugly Betty."

With the "Off-Broadway Comes Home" theme, this 25th anniversary Lortel show will feature "live performances from outstanding talent and shows that started Off-Broadway," including LaChanze, singing "Waiting for Life" from Once On This Island, a special performance by Seth Rudetsky, celebrity presenters, a curated gallery of historic programs, production stills, costumes, props from the last 25 years of Off-Broadway and "several surprises."

This year, members of the general public are welcome to view the ceremony that begins at 8 PM. Public tickets are $75 and are available at Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

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