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    Judges have been announced for the 2018 Obie Awards. Joining the longtime chair of the Obies’ judging panel Michael Feingold include:

    Melissa Rose Bernardo (Theater critic for Entertainment Weekly)
    Wendall K. Harrington (Projection designer)
    Charles Isherwood (Theater critic for Broadway News)
    Toni-Leslie James (Costume designer)
    Sondra Lee (Dancer/actress/director)
    Arian Moayed (Actor)
    Ching Valdes-Aran (Actress)

    http://www.playbill.com/article/judges-named-for-63rd-annual-obie-awards

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    John Leguizamo has officially been announced as the host of the Obie Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 25 at Terminal 5. http://www.playbill.com/article/john-leguizamo-will-host-the-2018-obie-awards

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    Kathleen Chalfant will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. http://www.playbill.com/article/kathleen-chalfant-will-receive-2018-obie-award-for-lifetime-achievement

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    Presenters have been announced for the Obie Awards:

    Pixie Aventura
    Peter Barbey
    Laura Benanti
    Matthew Broderick
    Lilli Cooper
    Michael Feingold
    Andrew Garfield
    Heather Hitchens
    David Henry Hwang
    Natasha Katz
    Lucy Liu
    William Ivey Long
    Beth Malone
    Arian Moayed
    David Morse
    Itamar Moses
    Laura Osnes
    Oliver Platt
    Emilio Sosa
    David Zinn

    https://www.broadway.com/buzz/192184/tony-nominee-andrew-garfield-more-to-present-at-63rd-annual-obie-awards/

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    The winners have been announced:

    Best New American Play
    Rajiv Joseph-Describe the Night

    Playwriting
    Aleshea Harris-Is God Is
    Amy Herzog-Mary Jane
    Abe Koogler-Fulfillment Center
    Dominique Morisseau-Pipeline

    Directing
    Jesse Berger-The Government Inspector
    Anne Kauffman-Mary Jane
    Taibi Magar-Is God Is

    Performance
    Sean Carvajal & Edi Gathegi-Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train
    Carrie Coon-Mary Jane
    Alfie Fuller & Dame-Jasmine Hughes, Is God Is
    Denise Gough, People, Places & Things
    Will Swenson, Jerry Springer – The Opera
    Chukwudi Iwuji, The Low Roa
    Robert Sean Leonard, At Home at the Zoo
    Jessica Hecht, Admissions
    Ben Edelman, Admissions
    Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke

    Design
    Lap Chi Chu, Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design
    Sarah Laux, Costume Design, Jerry Springer – The Opera
    The Design Team, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box: Christopher Barreca (Set Design), Justin Ellington (Sound Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Montana Levi Blanco (Costume Design), Austin Switser (Video Design)

    Special Citations
    Ariane Mnouchkine & Theatre du Soleil, A Room in India
    The Cast and Creative Team, Yerma : Simon Stone (Director), Lizzie Clachan (Set Design), Alice Babidge (Costume Design), James Farncombe (Lighting Design), Stefan Gregory (Sound Design); Maureen Beattie, Brendan Cowell, John MacMillan, Billie Piper, Charlotte Randle, Thalissa Teixeira (Cast)
    David Greenspan, Jack Cummings III, & Transport Group, Strange Interlude

    The Ross Wetzsteon Award ($3,000 prize)
    Ma-Yi Theater Company

    Obie Grants ($6,000 prize each)
    Pan-Asian Repertory Theatre
    York Theatre Company, for its Musicals in Mufti Series

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