Carolyn Griffin and I, co-producers of the Cabaret in Tribute to Joel Markowitz on May 1, 2017, thought we had a handle on all the details. But there was one surprise. Minutes before the house opened, a TV crew from Fox 5 News arrived. While the anchor narrating back at the studio got a few mentions wrong, thanks to Paul Lestor and his crew, viewers of the 10 PM news got to see one of the highlights of that night – the presentation of our Gary Maker Award.
We are very proud of the Gary Maker Award, which is, we’re told, the only award of its kind in the country which recognizes the important contribution audiences make to theatre. Former recipients were in the sold out crowd at MetroStage to see a special lifetime achievement award presented to Joel Markowitz.