Minnelli, Lavin, Block, Mason and Stritch Set to "Roast" Jim Caruso

News   Minnelli, Lavin, Block, Mason and Stritch Set to "Roast" Jim Caruso
The "Roasts, Toasts & Tributes" series, which celebrates Manhattan cabaret personalities, will turn its attention to cabaret performer and Cast Party host Jim Caruso June 25.

Those scheduled to serenade Caruso at The Metropolitan Room include Liza Minnelli, Linda Lavin, Julie Halston, Stephanie J. Block, Amanda Green, Hilary Kole, Todd Londagin, Karen Mason, Johnny Rodgers and Billy Stritch. Show time is 9 PM.

MAC Award winner Carolyn Montgomery hosts the "Roasts" series, and her co-hosts for the June 25 evening will include Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers and Bistro Award winner Julie Reyburn. Caruso will be presented with the Sidney Myer Award for Excellence in Cabaret.

Jim Caruso is the winner of four MAC Awards and two BackStage Magazine Bistro Awards. A founding member of the jazz vocal and comedy trio Wiseguys, Caruso's solo debut recording, "Caruso Live and in Person," is available on the LML Music label. He is also the host of the Monday-night Birdland series "Cast Party," which was recently honored with a New York Nightlife Award.

Tickets, priced at $25, are available by calling (212) 206-0440. The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street.

* A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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