Part of the Ars Nova's "Thursdays at Ten" series, the variety-talk show is hosted by Billy Willing and Robin Lord. Creation Nation, according to press notes, is a "twisted, late night phenomenon [that] is your one stop shop for headline news, informative theatre and film reviews, live celebrity interviews, and lavish production numbers." Show time is 10 PM. A stand-up comic who rose to fame guest-hosting "The Tonight Show," Rivers also hosted her own talk show, "The Joan Rivers Show," for FOX-TV. She made her Broadway debut in Fun City in 1972 and later received critical acclaim when she stepped into the Neil Simon play, Broadway Bound. Although its run was brief, her work in Sally Marr — which she co-wrote — earned her a Leading Actress (Play) Tony nomination. Rivers, with daughter Melissa, is a regular contributor to the TV Guide Channel.
The Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced at $15, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.