Paramount Hotel Launches "Headshots For a Handout"

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Famed Hotel in the Heart of the Theatre District Supports starving artists with $5 menu in exchange for headshots.

The Paramount Hotel, a favorite hangout of the Broadway Theatre Community, is giving starving artists a different kind of hand by offering thespians a hugely discounted menu on the 5th of every month.

Celebrating the "Under 5 Rule" (actors whose parts are five lines or less) the hotel will be offering a special three-course menu for $5 in its Mezzanine Restaurant in exchange for actor's currency - the headshot. Beginning October 5th, thespians awaiting their big break can eat like a star at bargain prices when rent is due and funds are tight - friends may be brought along for just $10.

"The Paramount Hotel, due to its close proximity to The Great White Way, has always been a haven for artists working in and around Broadway," said Kevin Kozlowski, Director of Operations for Paramount. "We wanted to give actors who live in New York City, and those visiting from all around the world, a break while they are trying for their big break."

"Headshots for a Handout" at the Paramount will run through the end of the year and actors are required to show a professionally taken headshot to obtain the discount. Headshots collected will be displayed in the Paramount Bar.

About the Paramount Hotel

With a prime location at 235 West 46th Street in Times Square and the Theater District, the Paramount Hotel offers 567 guestrooms and suites, all with wireless high speed Internet access, cable and video on demand, two-line telephones and data ports. Valet and shoeshine are available. Guests can enjoy afternoon coffee, tea, and cocktails in the Library Bar, dining in the Mezzanine Restaurant, in-room dining, and shopping at Dean & Deluca Gourmet Food Store. There is a full service 24-hour Business Center with executive boardrooms and state-of-the-art audiovisual and telecommunications equipment. The hotel provides a 24-hour Fitness Center with complimentary beverage and towel service. http://www.nycparamount.com. The telephone number for the Paramount Hotel is 212.764.5500.

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