Evans, Grossman, Neuwirth Inducted At WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT Gala, 3/7
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, fashion model, philanthropist and real estate investor; Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc (Home Shopping Network); and Bebe Neuwirth, two-time Tony Award-winner currently starring on Broadway in Addams Family are Women's Project's 2011 Women of Achievement who will be inducted at the 26th Annual Gala Celebration hosted by the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning Kathleen Turner at ESPACE, 635 West 42nd Street, on Monday, March 7, at 6:30pm.
"Each year, Women's Project, the acclaimed off Broadway theatre company that produces work written and directed by women, takes pride in celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of women from the worlds of entertainment and business. Women's Project's extraordinary group of past recipients includes Kathleen Turner, Dame Judi Dench, Gloria Steinem, Tina Brown, Eve Ensler, Whoopi Goldberg, Annie Leibovitz, Estelle Parsons, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega and Joan Osborne to name but a few," said Julie Crosby, the Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project.
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Bonnie Pfeifer Evans has an exceptional background as a prominent model, philanthropist, real estate investor and a Healthy Chocolate distributor. She was "discovered" while still in high school by the Washington Post and was a finalist in the nationally televised "Model of the Year" contest, which launched her modeling career. She has been photographed for virtually every magazine, featured in TV commercials worldwide and cat walked preeminent runway shows for designers including Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Kenzo, Calvin Klein, Armani, Chanel, Jeffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Gianne Franco Ferre, Missoni and many others. Click www.womensproject.org/Women%20of%20Achievement%202011.html for more information.
MINDY GROSSMAN, a 32-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, is Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. and a member of the company's Board of Directors. In this capacity Ms. Grossman oversees a $2.8 billion dollar retail portfolio which includes: HSN, a leading interactive lifestyle network (Home Shopping Network) and retail destination that offers a curated assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names; HSN.com, a top 10 trafficked e-commerce site that offers a differentiated e-commerce experience by leveraging content, community and commerce; and Cornerstone, a dynamic, multi-channel retailer of lifestyle brands including.
In 2009, Ms. Grossman was ranked one of the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes magazine and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, as well as Cosmetic Executive Women. Click www.womensproject.org/Women%20of%20Achievement%202011.html for more information.
Bebe Neuwirth is a star of theatre, television and film. From her 1980 Broadway debut in A Chorus Line and through Little Me, Dancin', Sweet Charity (Tony Award #1), Damn Yankees, Fosse, Chicago (Tony #2, plus Drama Desk, Astaire, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards) and to today's The Addams Family (staring as Morticia Addams), Ms. Neuwirth reigns as one of the brightest stars of the American Theatre.
On TV, Ms. Neuwirth won two Emmy Awards for her role as Lilith Sternin Crane on Cheers and was nominated for Emmys for her work on Frasier as well as her portrayal of Dorothy Parker in the TV movie Dash and Lilly. Her numerous films include Say Anything, Green Card, Bugsy, Jumanji, Summer of Sam, Liberty Heights, Celebrity and Tadpole. Click www.womensproject.org/Women%20of%20Achievement%202011.html for more information.
Sizzlingly hot since the 1980s, Women of Achievement Awards host Kathleen Turner, with her blend of raw sexuality, beauty, intelligence, and drive, ranks with golden age-sirens like Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. She blazed into the public mind in 1981 when she starred as the femme fatale opposite William Hurt in Lawrence Kasdan's neo-noir thriller Body Heat. Her next starring film roles include The Man With Two Brains (1983), Crimes of Passion (1984), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), The War of the Roses (1989), Prizzi's Honor (1985) and Peggy Sue Got Married (Oscar-nominated 1986), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Serial Mom (1994), Moonlight and Valentino (1995) and The Real Blonde (1997), Baby Geniuses (1999), The Prince of Central Park (1999), and The Virgin Suicides (1999),
Background on the 26th Anniversary of Women of Achievement Award
This year's Women of Achievement Award marks the 26th anniversary of the award. Past recipients include Kathleen Turner, Laurie Anderson, Joan Osborne, Suzanne Vega Estelle Parsons, Toni Morrison, Beverly Sills, Diane Sawyer, Gloria Steinem, Donna Karan, Susan Sarandon, Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Katie Couric, Lauren Bacall, Maya Angelou, Dame Judy Dench, Joan Didion, Eveyln Lauder, Whoopi Goldberg, Twyla Tharp, Susan Lucci, Eve Ensler and Kerry Washington, among many others. In 1999, the late Gerald Schoenfeld of The Shubert Organization became the first and only male recipient of the award. www.womensproject.org/awards.htm
33 Years of Presenting Women Theater Artists
Founded in 1978 by Julia Miles, and now under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Julie Crosby, Women's Project provides a stage for women playwrights and directors, who even today receive fewer than 20% of professional production opportunities nationwide.
Recently acclaimed plays include Freshwater, Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, crooked, Sand, Or, Smudge and Lascivious Something and the soon to be acclaimed Apple Cove.
For more on Women's Project, click www.womensproject.org/about_us.htm.