Cromer To Host 33rd Annual Jeff Awards Citations Ceremony
Monday, May 22, 2006 - Chicago, IL. David Cromer, Chicago-based actor and director who recently returned from Broadway, will host the 33rd annual Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee's Citations Awards Ceremony honoring excellence in Chicago non-equity theatre. Mr. Cromerâ€™s talent, humor, and quick wit have been a big hit with the Chicago theatre community at past ceremonies. On Broadway, he directed the critically acclaimed production of "Orsonâ€™s Shadow," a 2005 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nominee.
The evening will include exciting musical performances by some of the seasonâ€™s nominees; Theatre Building Chicago's "Josephine Tonight! " (one nomination), Lifeline Theatre's "Queen Lucia" (eight nominations), and Bailiwick Repertory Theatreâ€™s "Kiss of the Spider Woman " (seven nominations).
A special Jeff Citations Award will be presented posthumously to Fred Solari.
The Jeff Citations Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 5, 2006 at Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Light supper at 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 7:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Purchase tickets on line with credit card at www.jeffawards.org or by mail to The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee, c/o Paulette Petretti, 3180 N. Lake Shore Drive, #18E, Chicago, IL 60657. Please include your name, number of tickets, check, return address, phone and e-mail. For more information, contact Glenn Hering at email@example.com
SPECIAL NOTICE TO NEWS MEDIA
Your complimentary ticket to the annual Jeff Citations Ceremony will be held at the News Media table at Park West only if you make a reservation in advance. If you have not reserved a seat, please contact Jeffrey Marks at 312.606.0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Names of award recipients will be released immediately following the presentation ceremony June 5. Copies of the news release with all award winners will be available at the News Media table after the presentation ceremony ends. It also will be e-mailed to our regular distribution list as a Word doc attachment and in text format in the body of the e-mail by the morning of June 6. Special requests to fax a copy or to email it in text format may be made to Jeff Marks at email@example.com. Photos from the event will be available on our website.
A Media Curtain is available for your own photos. We will also have an interview area available to you, and will assist in bringing interviewees to that area. If you need a quote or interview with any Jeff Committee member, please call or e-mail Jeffrey Marks at 312-606-0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete lists of Jeff Citations nominees, Special Award Release, and statistics on Nominations are available online in the News and Events Section at www.jeffawards.org.
Contact: Jeffrey Marks-Media Chair at 312-606-0400 or email@example.com
or Glenn Hering-Citations Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org