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    Jeffrey Kare
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    This year’s presenters have been announced, which features an all-star line-up of Drama Desk Awards alumni and friends. They include Tituss Burgess, James Corden, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Beanie Feldstein, Santino Fontana, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Krakowski, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Ashley Park, Andrew Rannells, Ali Stroker, and Susan Stroman.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/65th-Annual-Drama-Desk-Awards-Presenters-Announced-Patti-LuPone-Audra-McDonald-Kristin-Chenoweth-and-More-20200528

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    Last year, I did surprisingly well predicting the Drama Desk winners, getting about two-thirds of them right. This year, I suspect I will do a lot worse, but I’m going to try anyway. Here’s what I think will win in each category, based on buzz, wins from other ceremonies, or just plain random guessing:

    Outstanding Play
    Heroes of the Fourth Turning

    Outstanding Musical
    A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Revival of a Play
    for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

    Outstanding Revival of a Musical
    Little Shop of Horrors

    Outstanding Actor in a Play
    Francis Jue-Cambodian Rock Band

    Outstanding Actress in a Play
    Emily Davis-Is This a Room

    Outstanding Actor in a Musical
    Larry Owens-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Actress in a Musical
    Adrienne Warren-Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
    David Alan Grier-A Soldier’s Play

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
    Elizabeth Rodriguez-Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
    Christian Borle-Little Shop of Horrors

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
    Lauren Patten-Jagged Little Pill

    Outstanding Director of a Play
    Stephen Daldry-The Inheritance

    Outstanding Director of a Musical
    Stephen Brackett-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Choreography
    Sonya Tayeh-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Music
    Michael R. Jackson-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Lyrics
    Michael R. Jackson-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Book of a Musical
    Michael R. Jackson-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Orchestrations
    Or Matias and Dave Malloy-Octet

    Outstanding Music in a Play
    Steve Earle-Coal Country

    Outstanding Scenic Design for a Play
    B.T. Whitehill-The Confession of Lily Dare

    Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical
    Derek McLane-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
    Toni-Leslie James-for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

    Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
    Catherine Zuber-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
    Isabella Byrd-Heroes of the Fourth Turning

    Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
    Justin Townsend-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Projection Design
    Luke Halls-West Side Story

    Outstanding Sound Design for a Play
    Mikhail Fiksel-Dana H.

    Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical
    Hidenori Nakajo-Octet

    Outstanding Wig and Hair Design
    Campbell Young Associates-Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

    Outstanding Solo Performance
    Deirdre O’Connell-Dana H.

    Unique Theatrical Experience
    Is This A Room

    Outstanding Fight Choreography
    Thomas Schall-A Soldier’s Play

    Outstanding Adaptation
    Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow-Halley Feiffer

    Outstanding Puppet Design
    Rockefeller Productions-Paddington Gets in a Jam

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    Due to breaking news events in New York this weekend, the Drama Desk Awards have been postponed at the very last minute.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-News-Drama-Desk-Awards-Postponed-20200531

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    Due to breaking news events in New York this weekend, the Drama Desk Awards have been postponed at the very last minute.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-News-Drama-Desk-Awards-Postponed-20200531

    Just post the winners on twitter and be done with it. They shouldn’t have had them in the first place.

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    I’m glad they didn’t post the winners on Twitter because doing so in these times would have been extremely foolish. There’s more pressing stuff going in the world right now.

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    This year’s Drama Desk Awards have now been rescheduled for June 13th, which would be this Saturday night.
    https://www.playbill.com/article/2020-drama-desk-awards-sets-new-dates?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PlaybillPost

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    And the winners are…

    Outstanding Play:
    The Inheritance

    Outstanding Musical:
    A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Revival of a Play:
    A Soldier’s Play

    Outstanding Revival of a Musical:
    Little Shop of Horrors

    Outstanding Actor in a Play:
    Edmund Donovan-Greater Clements

    Outstanding Actress in a Play:
    Liza Colón-Zayas-Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven

    Outstanding Actor in a Musical:
    Larry Owens-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Actress in a Musical:
    Adrienne Warren-Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play:
    Paul Hilton-The Inheritance

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play:
    Lois Smith-The Inheritance

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical:
    Christian Borle-Little Shop of Horrors

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical:
    Lauren Patten-Jagged Little Pill

    Outstanding Director of a Play:
    Stephen Daldry-The Inheritance

    Outstanding Director of a Musical:
    Stephen Brackett-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Choreography:
    Sonya Tayeh-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Music:
    Dave Malloy-Octet

    Outstanding Lyrics:
    Michael R. Jackson-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Book of a Musical:
    Michael R. Jackson-A Strange Loop

    Outstanding Orchestrations:
    Tom Kitt-Jagged Little Pill

    Outstanding Music in a Play:
    Martha Redbone-for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

    Outstanding Scenic Design for a Play:
    Clint Ramos-Grand Horizons

    Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical:
    Derek McLane-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Costume Design for a Play:
    Rachel Townsend and Jessica Jahn-The Confession of Lily Dare

    Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical:
    Catherine Zuber-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play:
    Heather Gilbert-The Sound Inside

    Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical:
    Justin Townsend-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Projection Design:
    Luke Halls-West Side Story

    Outstanding Sound Design for a Play:
    Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid-The Inheritance

    Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical:
    Peter Hylenski-Moulin Rouge!

    Outstanding Wig and Hair Design:
    Campbell Young Associates-Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

    Outstanding Solo Performance:
    Laura Linney-My Name is Lucy Barton

    Unique Theatrical Experience:
    Is This A Room

    Outstanding Fight Choreography:
    Thomas Schall-A Soldier’s Play

    Outstanding Adaptation:
    A Christmas Carol-Jack Thorne

    Outstanding Puppet Design:
    Raphael Mishler-Tumacho

    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/2020-Drama-Desk-Awards-Winners-List–Updating-Watch-Live-20200613

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    Overall, I got 18 out of 35 correct, or 51.4%.

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