Monday, June 27, 2011

Tonight - CABARETION 2.0! Honoring Charles Busch

The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway,

will Charles Busch with the 2011 Innovative Theatre Luminary Award

[KA-ba-'RAY-sh-un !], noun - The fusion of contribution, performance, and celebration of the Off-Off-Broadway community.

Monday, June 27, 2011
6 - 9 pm

Therapy's upstairs lounge
348 West 52nd Street

Tickets begin at $40 per guest and can be purchased at

Host:  Harrison Greenbaum

Internet sensation Drew Droege
Three Tenors in Search of an Act
Tracie Franklin
Christopher Weikel

Special Guests:
Charles Busch
Julie Halston
Carl Andress

In a special presentation by Julie Halston, the 2011 Innovative Theatre Luminary Award will be presented to Charles Busch. A luminary is someone who is an inspiration to others and has achieved eminence in their field.

As an Off-Off-Broadway alumnus, Busch knows the challenges that face artists in this sector. Busch was one of the founders of the legendary OOB company Theatre in Limbo in the 1980's, where he honed his skills on such plays as Sleeping Beauty or Coma and Psycho Beach Party. It was the Theatre in Limbo's production of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom that first propelled Busch into the lime light. While he has reached great success, he continues to be a part of the OOB community. He was the first host for the Innovative Theatre Awards in 2006, celebrating the Off-Off-Broadway community and his roots. His productions of Shanghai Moon (1999) and The Divine Sister (2010) both premiered at the OOB house, Theatre for a New City. His dedication, generosity and numerous talents continue to be an inspiration to his fellow artists.

"I'm enormously touched to be recognized by the Innovative Theatre Awards," says Mr. Busch. "From the beginning, my career has taken me on a twisted and frequently fascinating back road. I'm delighted if my experience has in some way illuminated that path for young artists to travel."

The $40 ticket includes:

The special award presentation

Cabaret performance

1 hour of passed hors d'oeuvres

3 hours of open beer & wine bar

Monday, June 27, 2011
6pm to 9pm
At Therapy - The Upstairs Lounge
348 West 52nd Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Tickets begin at $40 per guest and can be purchased at

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