Chris Durang & Dawne Will Reunite for 10th Annual Nightlife Awards

By Andrew Gans
January 17, 2012

Chris Durang & Dawne, the unique comic nightclub act launched in 1989 featuring the playwright and John Augustine and Sherry Anderson, will be reunited for the first time in over a decade at the 10th Annual Nightlife Awards, which will be held Jan. 30 at 7 PM at Town Hall.



Chris Durang & Dawne will receive a Special Nightlife Award for their legendary nightclub act, and they will also perform during the evening, which will be hosted by actress-singer Lucie Arnaz and Tony winner Bill Irwin.

In a statement, producer-host Scott Siegel said, "I have been trying to bring Chris Durang & Dawne together again for almost the entire ten years that the Nightlife Awards has been in existence. I'm thrilled that I am finally succeeding because my wife and I happened to be at The Criterion Center in Times Square when Chris Durang & Dawne premiered in 1986 at a 10:30 PM show. We laughed our heads off and never forgot this extraordinary act."

The evening, which honors the best in cabaret, comedy & jazz, differs from other award shows in that it features no acceptance speeches. Instead of speeches, the winners perform.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of The Nightlife Awards, the show's creator/producer, Siegel, has announced that this year's show will bring back some of the last decade's most memorable performers in an all-star tribute to New York nightlife. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.

For tickets, priced $25-$75, visit TicketMaster.com, call the Town Hall box office at (212) 840-2824 or go to the Town Hall Box Office, which is located at 123 W. 43rd Street.