The gala will honor Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler "for their pioneering spirit and dedication to musical theatre," and the winners of The NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence.
Bebe Neuwirth, the Tony Award-winning star of the Weisslers-produced revival of Chicago, will perform, as will the cast of the Weisslers' latest Broadway offering, The Scottsboro Boys. More appearances and performances will be announced shortly.
The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction, seated dinner and musical performances celebrating NYMF’s Seventh Annual Season.
The NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence are as follows:
MOST PROMISING MUSICAL
My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by David Hein & Irene Sankoff
Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss by Charles Leipart & Eric Schorr; V-Day by David Rossmer & Steve Rosen BEST OF FEST AUDIENCE PRIZE
Things As They Are
Runner Up: Trails
THEATER FOR THE AMERICAN MUSICAL PRIZE
I Got Fired by Keith Varney
EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: MUSIC
Jeff Thomson, Trails
Jonathan Comisar, Things As They Are; Ned Massey, Bloodties; Jim Wann, The Great Unknown
EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: LYRICS
Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss
Honorable Mention: John Dietrich, Things As They Are; Jordan Mann, Trails
EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: BOOK
David Hein & Irene Sankoff, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Honorable Mention: Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss; David Rossmer & Steve Rosen, V-Day
EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION
Stafford Arima, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Honorable Mention: Kenneth L. Roberson, Frog Kiss; Peter Flynn, Shine!; Steven Maler, Without You
EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY
Matthew Neff, Petrouchka
Honorable Mention: Shea Sullivan, Fingers and Toes; Lorna Ventura, Frog Kiss
EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL DESIGN
Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss, Things As They Are
EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRATION
Tom Kitt, Without You
Honorable Mention: Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Above Hell’s Kitchen; Daryl Waters, Frog Kiss
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Fellowship! and The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid (tie)
Honorable Mention: Trav'lin; V-Day
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE
Bobby Daye, The Great Unknown
Trevor Downey, Petrouchka
Curtis Holbrook, Frog Kiss
Liz Larsen, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Garrett Long, Things As They Are
Liz McCartney, Nighttime Traffic
Andy Mientus, Shine!
Anthony Rapp, Without You
Steve Rosen, V-Day
Rachel Stern, Therapy Rocks
The Daegu International Musical Festival Production Award and The Stage Entertainment USA Development Award will be announced shortly.
Barry and Fran Weissler have earned six Tony Awards for their productions of Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun and the current revival of La Cage aux Folles. Other credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Zorba (the 1983 revival starring Anthony Quinn and a forthcoming production with Antonio Banderas), Falsettos, My One & Only, Grease, Wonderful Town, My Fair Lady, Sweet Charity and many more.
Ticket prices for the NYMF Awards Gala are as follows: Champion Table of 10: $5,000; Champion Tickets: $500 (includes preferred seating and admission to the VIP After-Party with the artists); Supporter Table of 10: $3,750; and Supporter Tickets: $375.
The Hudson Theatre is located at 145 West 44th Street. To purchase tickets, call (212) 664-0979 ext. 12, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.