Raúl Esparza at a press preview of Taboo
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Raúl Esparza at a press preview of Taboo
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Raúl Esparza and F. Murray Abraham have been added to the lineup of stars set to appear in the Nightlife Awards concert on Monday, January 12 at The Town Hall. Esparza will open the show with a performance of "Why" from tick...tick...BOOM! and Abraham will present an award to his Triumph of Love co-star Betty Buckley.

The winners of the 2004 Nightlife Awards were announced on December 22nd. Originated and produced by TheaterMania's Scott Siegel, the awards are now in their second year. The honorees are selected by more than 20 participating judges who cover the arts for a variety of media outlets including The New Yorker, the Daily News, Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Observer, TimeOut NY, and The Village Voice. For a complete list of the winners, click here.

All of the winners have been invited to perform in the concert to take place at The Town Hall on Monday at 7pm. The show will be co-hosted by Andrea Marcovicci and directed by Jamie McGonnigal; among the celebrities set to perform or present are Robert Altman, Margaret Whiting, Christine Andreas, Helen Gurley Brown, Lea DeLaria, Sandy Duncan, Tovah Feldshuh, Tammy Grimes, Jackie Hoffman, Ute Lemper, Seth Rudetsky, and John Selya.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at the Town Hall box office, located at 123 West 43rd Street (phone 212-997-6661) or through Ticketmaster (212-307-4100). Concert ticket prices are $75, $50 and $25; post-show party tickets may be purchased for $50 by calling 212-752-4119 or via e-mail to nightlifeawards@yahoo.com.