August 14, 2019 at 6:09 pm #1203024250
Celia Keenan-Bolger and the production company Level Forward will be honored by the American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union for their fight for social justice at the 17th annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom concert on October 28. http://www.playbill.com/article/tony-winner-celia-keenan-bolger-to-be-honored-with-aclu-freedom-award-in-octoberAugust 14, 2019 at 6:11 pm #1203024257
Michelle Obama will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Portrait of a Nation Prize from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery at the American Portrait Gala on November 17. http://www.playbill.com/article/michelle-obama-to-honor-lin-manuel-miranda-at-the-national-portrait-gallerys-2019-galaAugust 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm #1203025772
Michael Urie will host The Acting Company’s fall 2019 gala, where Sanford Robins will receive the John Houseman Award for his commitment to developing actors and finding new audiences for the theater, and Richard C. Yancey will receive the Joan Warburg Award for demonstrating dedication to philanthropic and civic causes in the arts. http://www.playbill.com/article/upcoming-grand-horizons-star-michael-urie-to-host-the-acting-companys-2019-fall-galaAugust 21, 2019 at 2:27 pm #1203033858
The 2019 Henry Hewes Design Awards will honor these five designers for their recent Off-Broadway work: scenic designer Charlie Corcoran (The O’Casey Trilogy, Irish Repertory Theatre), costume designer Montana Levi Blanco (Ain’t No Mo’, Public Theater), lighting designers Amith Chandrashaker (Boesman And Lena, Signature Theatre) and Yi Zhao (The House That Will Not Stand, New York Theatre Workshop), and sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman (Fairview, Soho Rep). http://www.playbill.com/article/2019-henry-hewes-design-award-honorees-announcedAugust 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm #1203041292
Six short plays have been announced as the winners of the 2019 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. They are:
Tidwell, Or The Plantation Play by Rodney Witherspoon II
A Small Breach In Protocol In Big Rick’s Rockin’ Skydive Academy by Daniel Hirsch
I LOVE YOU ST. PETERSBURG! by Bixby Elliot
Stay For Dinner by Becky McLaughlin
Bunkmates by Jeff Ronan
Cluck Deluxe by Bonnie Antosh
All six plays will be published and made available for licensing by Samuel French the 44th edition of its Off Off Broadway collection. http://www.playbill.com/article/samuel-french-announces-44th-annual-off-off-broadway-short-play-festival-winnersAugust 26, 2019 at 5:33 pm #1203041316
The winners for the inaugural Rave Theatre Festival have been announced:
Outstanding Production–Noirtown by Michael Bontatibus
Outstanding Musical–Just Laugh, with a book and lyrics by Lauren Gundrum and Brandon Lambert, the latter also contributing music.
Outstanding Play–Fancy Maids by Harold Hodge Jr.
Outstanding Performances–PJ Adzima in The Tycoons!, Madeline Grey DeFreece in Fancy Maids, Kayland Jordan in Fancy Maids, Julia Knitel in The Tycoons!, Terra Mackintosh in Back, Amy Penston in Big Shot, Arturo Luis Soria in Ni Mi Madre, and Donna Vivino in Waiting For Johnny Depp
Outstanding Ensemble–The Perfect Fit
Outstanding Original Score–Mhairi Cameron, Oceanborn
Outstanding Book of a Musical–Joshua Turchin, The Perfect Fit
Outstanding Direction–Max Friedman, The Tycoons!
Outstanding Choreography–Sally Dashwood, Girls On Tap
Outstanding Design–Back with sound design by Andrew Fox, scenic design by Tim McMath, and lighting design by Greg Solomon
Outstanding Marketing–OceanbornAugust 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm #1203043450
Tony winner Andre De Shields will receive the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on November 11 at the York Theatre Company’s annual gala. http://www.playbill.com/article/tony-winner-andre-de-shields-to-receive-oscar-hammerstein-award-for-lifetime-achievementAugust 31, 2019 at 2:11 pm #1203050911
Anthony Almeida has been named the recipient of the 2019 Royal Theatrical Society Trust Sir Peter Hall Director Award, which is given to an up-and-coming director demonstrating exceptional skills. http://www.playbill.com/article/anthony-almeida-named-winner-of-the-2019-rtst-sir-peter-hall-director-awardSeptember 3, 2019 at 8:05 am #1203055334
Nominations have been announced for the 51st annual Equity Jeff Awards in Chicago, Illinois.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/chicago/article/Nominations-Announced-For-The-51st-Annual-Jeff-Awards-20190903?fbclid=IwAR0PUD6Tst_guheQCjabEZlMCkQKJqNTyTZjB39UECDuFipBPdjOuOiX6eMSeptember 4, 2019 at 3:21 pm #1203058046
Legendary costume designer Jane Greenwood will receive the Ming Cho Lee Lifetime Achievement Award at the Henry Hewes Design Awards on October 7. http://www.playbill.com/article/tony-winning-costume-designer-jane-greenwood-to-receive-lifetime-achievement-awardSeptember 4, 2019 at 3:25 pm #1203058057
The winners of the 2019 Idea Awards for Theatre have been announced:
Tina Howe and Adrienne Kennedy will receive the Tooth of Time Distinguished Career Award.
David Harris will receive the Ollie New Play Award.
Kit Yan and Melissa Li will receive the 2019 Vivace Musical Theatre Award.
The ceremony will be held on September 23. http://www.playbill.com/article/2019-idea-awards-for-theatre-celebrate-career-long-achievement-and-emerging-voicesSeptember 10, 2019 at 4:39 am #1203067128
The Theater Hall of Fame has announced their eight inductees for this year. They are performers André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, and Ann Reinking, producer Michael Price, designer Natasha Katz, director Marshall Mason, and playwrights Michael Feingold, and Thomas Meehan (posthumously).
I’m actually now a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, so I got to vote for who I felt should be inducted this year. The ones who I voted for that made it are André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Thomas Meehan, and Ann Reinking.September 10, 2019 at 5:43 pm #1203068370
Tony nominee Justin Vivian Bond will host the Bessie Awards. http://www.playbill.com/article/tony-nominee-justin-vivian-bond-to-host-2019-bessie-awardsSeptember 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm #1203069962
Andrea Martin will receive the 2019 Legacy Award at the Stratford Festival on September 23. http://www.playbill.com/article/stratford-festival-will-honor-andrea-martin
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