Rachel Shukert ("Everything Is Going to Be Great") and The New Yorker cultural writer Michael Schulman created the evening. Peter James Cook ( Never Sleep Alone) directs the 8 PM performance of notable acceptance speeches from awards-show history.
Ryan Raftery hosts the event as Billy Crystal. It features Hoffman ( The Addams Family, Xanadu), Louryk ( Christine Jorgensen Reveals), cabaret performer Pope, Escola ( Jukebox Jackie) and Village Voice writer Musto, as well as Mike Albo, Sean Dugan ("Smash"), Roslyn Hart ( Never Sleep Alone), Myles Kane, The O'Debra Twins, Ben Rimalower ( Patti Issues), Megan Stern and Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad.
Brad Gardner is musical director.
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