Presented by Theater Resources Unlimited in association with sponsors Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Elysabeth Kleinhans, C2 - Caption Coalition and the Players Theatre, the afternoon begins at noon with a cocktail reception, followed by lunch at 1 PM and the entertainment and awards ceremony at 1:45 PM.
Altar Boyz producer Davenport will be presented with the 2008 Tru Spirit of Theater Award, which is given to an individual in the theatre community who is "generous, supportive and inspiring." Davenport is being honored for his "dedication to and belief in the possibilities of Off-Broadway and theatre in general, as well as his use of new producing models and innovative technology to breathe new life into the business of theatre," according to a press statement.
Romoff will be honored with the Humanitarian Award for her work "to bring open captioned performances to live theare, making theatre accessible for people with hearing loss."
Among those scheduled to perform at the event, which is themed "Believe. . . in the possibilities of theatre," are the cast of Altar Boyz, who will offer a number cut from the show and will be accompanied by Gary Adler; Nancy Anderson, who will perform a song from the new Broadway musical 13; the cheerleaders from the cast of Awesome 80's Prom; Tony winner Trazana Beverly, who will offer a monologue from My First Time; Kristy Cates, who will sing a tune from the New York-bound Rooms, accompanied by the show's composer, Paul Scott Goodman; Michael Dionissiou, who will sing an excerpt from Opa!; and Jill Paice and Matthew Scott, who will duet on a song from the Broadway-bound Ace the Musical.
Caroline's on Broadway is located in Manhattan at 1626 Broadway. Tickets, priced $100 and $150, are available by visiting www.truonline.org/store.html. *
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