February 18, 2019 at 9:52 am #1202780458
The winners of the 2019 Jonathan Larson Grants have been announced, which include the team of Julia Gytri and Avi Amon as well as Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Andy Roninson and Ben Wexler. http://www.playbill.com/article/american-theatre-wing-awards-5-rising-musical-theatre-writers-with-2019-jonathan-larson-grantsFebruary 19, 2019 at 11:31 am #1202781640
In honor of Black History Month, here’s a look back at some notable African-American milestones in Broadway history. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194844/celebrating-black-history-month-broadway-milestones-you-ought-to-know/February 25, 2019 at 3:37 pm #1202794662
Tracy Letts will receive the 2019 Actor of the Year Award from the Sarah Siddons Society. http://www.playbill.com/article/pulitzer-and-tony-winner-tracy-letts-named-actor-of-the-year-by-sarah-siddons-societyMarch 1, 2019 at 10:11 am #1202800435
WP Theater has announced that its 40th anniversary season gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards, will take place on Monday, April 15, at the Edison Ballroom. This year’s event will honor BroadwayHD founder and Tony Award-winning producer Bonnie Comley; actress and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried; and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Emily Warren.
https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/amanda-seyfried-emily-warren-wp-theater-gala_87985.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=01mar2019March 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm #1202804024
Jackie Sibblies Drury has been named the winner of the 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Fairview. http://www.playbill.com/article/jackie-sibblies-drury-wins-blackburn-prize-for-her-acclaimed-fairviewMarch 5, 2019 at 10:08 am #1202804775
Kelli O’Hara, Alex Timbers, and Taylor Mac will each be receiving honorary awards from the Drama League.
http://www.playbill.com/article/kelli-ohara-alex-timbers-and-taylor-mac-to-receive-2019-honorary-drama-league-awardsMarch 5, 2019 at 12:28 pm #1202804933
Thanks. I was actually going to create a separate thread for the Drama League Awards, since I figure that all of the big 5 theater awards in New York (Lortel, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Tony) all deserve their own threads.March 6, 2019 at 6:20 pm #1202806764
Chita Rivera will receive the Broadway Beacon Awards’ inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award on April 8. Other honorees that night include scenic designer Beowulf Borritt, Today Show host Al Roker, Patricia White (President, Theatrical Wardrobe Local 764 IATSE) and Brian Tormey (President, TitleVest Insurance Company). http://www.playbill.com/article/chita-rivera-to-receive-inaugural-lifetime-achievement-honor-from-broadway-beacon-awardsMarch 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm #1202814125
Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will host the 5th annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival at the Music Box Theatre on March 18. http://www.playbill.com/article/the-proms-christopher-sieber-to-host-5th-annual-shubert-foundation-high-school-theatre-festivalMarch 13, 2019 at 1:47 pm #1202815379
Tony nominee Ashley Park has been announced as the inaugural recipient of the Marin Mazzie Award for Empowerment. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195144/ashley-park-to-receive-inaugural-marin-mazzie-award-for-empowerment/March 14, 2019 at 6:57 pm #1202817002
Tony-nominated producer Tom Kirdahy will receive the Commercial Theater Institute’s Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theater Producing on May 22. http://www.playbill.com/article/tom-kirdahy-named-recipient-of-2019-robert-whitehead-awardMarch 14, 2019 at 7:04 pm #1202817017
Playwrights Young Jean Lee and Patricia Cornelius are this year’s recipients of Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prizes for drama. http://www.playbill.com/article/young-jean-lee-named-recipient-of-windham-campbell-prizeMarch 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm #1202821248
Laura Benanti and Bartlett Sher will be honored at the Encompass New Opera Theatre’s 2019 gala on March 31. Benanti will receive the Sheldon Harnick Award for Creative Excellence and Sher will receive the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre, Musical Theatre and Opera Award. https://www.broadway.com/buzz/195185/odds-ends-laura-benanti-bartlett-sher-to-be-honored-at-encompass-annual-gala-more/March 19, 2019 at 2:26 pm #1202822323
The Dramatists Guild of America will present Heidi Schreck and Amy Herzog with the 2019 Horton Foote Playwriting Award in July. http://www.playbill.com/article/heidi-schreck-and-amy-herzog-named-winners-of-2019-horton-foote-playwriting-awardMarch 20, 2019 at 5:02 pm #1202823659
Several recordings that have been selected for preservation this year in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress have Broadway connections, such as the original Broadway cast recording of Hair, Neil Diamond’s iconic song “Sweet Caroline”, Cyndi Lauper’s debut album She’s So Unusual, and Schoolhouse Rock!: The Box Set, which has several songs written and performed by Lynn Ahrens. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cyndi-lauper-neil-diamond-jay-z-music-inducted-national-recording-registry-1195727
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