The Lilly Awards Sets Date for 2016 BROADWAY CABARET, Featuring Songs from ANASTASIA & More

The Lilly Awards Foundation will present its fourth BROADWAY CABARET: BROADWAY STARS PERFORMING THE WORK OF WOMEN SONGRWITERS on Monday, October 17 at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). The Lilly Awards Foundation promotes and celebrates women artists by promoting gender parity at all levels of theatrical production.

The evening will include songs from some of the hottest new musicals on and off-Broadway, all written or co-written by women and sung by Broadway stars, including Anastasia, Waitress, Sweet Charity, In Transit, Bella: An American Tall Tale, Southern Comfort, Hadestown and previews of songs from new shows by Tony Award nominees Susan Birkenhead and Nell Benjamin. Additional performers and songwriters will be announced shortly.

The evening will be directed by Leigh Silverman, with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, and is co-produced by Georgia Stitt and Amanda Green. Monica Moore serves as the Production Manager. The Lilly Awards Benefit Committee is chaired by Susan Rose and Renee Landegger.

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret begins at 8:00pm. A special VIP Cocktail Reception begins at 6:00pm, with a light supper at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Individual tickets range from $250 to $400 and can be purchased at Corporate Sponsorship tables are also available for $2,500 for 4 seats, and $5,000 for 8 seats.

Major event sponsors include Stacey Mindich Productions, Manage-Ment, Music Theater International, and Samuel French.

The Lilly Awards Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and celebrating women artists by promoting gender parity at all levels of theatrical production. Currently only 22% of the plays and musicals produced in America are written by women. The Lilly Awards Foundation is eager to change the way decisions are made about production, by spreading the facts, like for example, that plays by women are as profitable as plays by men. In the Spring, they produce The Lilly Awards, a boisterous awards ceremony honoring a selection of women writers, composers, directors and designers. In the winter, they conduct a Spotlight Series highlighting the work of emerging women artists. Additionally, they run a Family Friendly Summer Colony initiative, which is working to allow women to take their children along to the prestigious summer writing programs so vital to getting their work into the pipeline for major production. They initiated and are continuing to carry out The Count, a national study that answers the question "Who is Being Produced in the American Theatre?" The Count has been a game-changer in the conversation about parity, created in partnership with the Dramatists Guild of America.

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