Rachel Shukert ("Everything Is Going to Be Great") and The New Yorker cultural writer Michael Schulman created the evening composed of notable acceptance speeches from awards show history. Peter James Cook (Never Sleep Alone) will direct the 8 PM event. In addition to Louryk (Christine Jorgensen Reveals, Elektra, Klytaemnestra's Unmentionables), who will deliver Melissa Leo's Oscar acceptance speech for "The Fighter," You Like Me will include This American Life contributor David Rakoff, Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, comedian and author Julie Klausner, Michael Cyril Creighton ("Jack in the Box"), Dan Fishback, Roslyn Hart (Never Sleep Alone), Julie Lake, Emily McNamara, Molly Pope (Our Hit Parade), Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), Ryan Raftery and the Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad.
You Like Me will have music direction by Brandon James Gwinn and production design by Richard H. DiBella.
Tickets, priced $15, are available at www.arsnovanyc.com or by phoning (212) 352-3101. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54 Street.