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    The 87th Annual Drama League Awards is going be pre-recorded and streamed on May 21st. The League has also announced the dates and line-up for DirectorFest 2021, which will stream from June 7th-23rd.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/87th-Annual-Drama-League-Awards-to-be-Pre-Recorded-and-Streamed-on-May-21-20210217

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    For those who may not have time to click on the link*, the full list of nominations is below.

    *Which is kind of hypocritical if you ask me because you may not have time to click on one link, which would only take like less than a minute to do, but have time to read a whole list of nominations, which would take you much longer to read.

    Outstanding Digital Theater, Individual Production:
    Belly of the Beast
    Directed by Lisa Rothe
    Written by Margaret Vandenburg
    Daniel Dae Kim/3AD, in partnership with TodayTix and New York Theatre Workshop (New York, NY)

    THE BELLY OF THE BEAST: One Night Only

    Circle Jerk
    Conceived and Written by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley in Collaboration with Cat Rodriguez and Ariel Sibert Directed by Rory Pelsue
    Produced by Caroline Gart
    Fake Friends (New York, NY)
    https://circlejerk.live

    Disclaimer
    Written by Tara Ahmadinejad
    Directed by Jeff Wood & Tara Ahmadinejad
    Created by Piehole
    The Public Theater (New York, NY) https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2021/utr-2021/disclaimer/

    Don’t Stay Safe
    Book and Lyrics by Cheryl L. Davis, Music by Douglas J. Cohen Directed by Christina Franklin
    Prospect Theater Company (New York, NY) https://www.prospecttheater.org/visionseries-dont-stay-safe

    Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!
    Written by Vivian J.O. Barnes
    Directed by Weyni Mengesha
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago, IL)
    https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets–events/steppenwolf-now/2020-21/duchess-duchess-duchess/

    The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels In America
    Written by Tony Kushner
    Directed by Ellie Heyman
    Presented by amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) https://www.thegreatworkbegins.org

    GRIMMZ Fairy Tales
    Written by Christopher Parks, Rahsheem Shabazz, and Ron Lee McGill Directed by Christopher Parks
    Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
    https://ctcharlotte.org/online/

    Heroes of the Fourth Turning
    Written by Will Arbery
    Directed by Blanka Zizka
    Wilma Theater (Philadelphia, PA)

    Heroes of the Fourth Turning

    Last Gasp
    Written by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw Directed by Lois Weaver
    Split Britches (New York, NY)
    https://www.split-britches.com/last-gasp

    The Last 5 Years
    Written and Composed by Jason Robert Brown Directed by Jason Michael Webb
    Out Of The Box Theatrics (New York, NY)
    https://www.ootbtheatrics.com/l5y

    What Do They Call Us
    Created and Directed by Qween Jean
    Ars Nova (New York, NY)
    https://arsnovanyc.com/VR-DM-QweenJean

    Where Did We Sit on the Bus?
    Written by Brian Quijada
    Directed by Matt Dickson
    A digital creation by Satya Chávez and Matt Dickson
    Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
    https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/where-did-we-sit-on-the-bus/

    Outstanding Digital Theater, Collection or Festival:
    1MOVE: DES19NED BY…
    Created by Alan C. Edwards, Brittany Bland, Christopher Darbassie, Dominique Fawn Hill, Kameron Neal, Mika Eubanks, Nehprii Amenii, nicHi douglas, Nikiya Mathis, Qween Jean, ramaj jamar, Taylor Lilly, Teniece Divya Johnson, Teresa L. Williams, Twi McCallum, Ao Li, Chen-Wei Liao, Dina El-Aziz, Edurne Fernandez, Kimie Nishikawa, María Feuereisen, Megumi Katayama, Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, Omar Madkour, Reza Behjat, Riw Rakkulchon, Rodrigo Muñoz, Stefania Bulbarella, Wenzheng (Wen) Zhang, and Yee Eun Nam
    Co-Curated by Dede Ayite, Stacey Derosier, Clint Ramos, Cha See, and Paul Tazewell The Movement Theatre Company (New York, NY)
    https://www.themovementtheatrecompany.org/1move

    AFO Solo Shorts (Round 1 and 2)
    Written, created, and directed by Veronica Barron, Beaudau Karel Banks, Eliza Bent, EllaRose Chary, Jody Christopherson, Jasmine Eileen Coles, Kendra Cui, Darian Dauchan, Toni Ann DeNoble, Tayna Everett, Gina Femia, Nela Fortunato, Raz Golden, Nathan Gebhard, Charles Gershman, Kathryn Grody, Brandon James Gwinn, Katie Melby, Matthew Paul Olmos, Erika Sheffer, Casey Alexander Smith, William Steinberger, Melissa Tien, Rhys Tivey, Emily Waters, Sybil Wigglesworth, Zonia, Tsang Lok Sze
    All For One Theater (New York, NY)
    https://www.afo.nyc/afo-solo-shorts

    The Manic Monologues
    Originally Created by Zachary Burton and Elisa Hofmeister
    Virtual Experience Conceived and Directed by Elena Araoz
    McCarter Theater Center in collaboration with Princeton University Health Services, The 24 Hour Plays, and Innovations in Socially Distant Performance at the Lewis Center for the Arts (Princeton, NJ)
    https://www.mccarter.org/manicmonologues

    The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration and Influence
    Written by Adrienne Kennedy (Sleep Deprivation Chamber by Adam P. Kennedy and Adrienne Kennedy) Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell, Timothy Douglas, Valerie Curtis-Newton, and Nicole A. Watson
    Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD) in association with McCarter Theater Center (Princeton, NJ); Conceived by Nicole A. Watson
    https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/

    Theater in Quarantine
    Created by founder Joshua William Gelb (New York, NY) and Katie Rose McLaughlin (New York, NY)
    https://www.youtube.com/theaterinquarantine

    Outstanding Interactive or Socially-Distanced Theater:
    American Dreams
    Written by Leila Buck
    Directed by Tamilla Woodard
    Created and developed by Leila Buck and Tamilla Woodard with Jens Rasmussen, in collaboration with Osh Ghanimah, Imran Sheikh, and the company
    Working Theater (New York, NY)

    American Dreams

    Carla’s Quince
    Created by The Voting Project (Ashley Alvarez, Galia Backal, Yadira De La Riva, Jorge Donoso, Estefanía Fadul, Michael León, María Peyramaure, Camila Pérez Santiago, and Christina Watanabe)
    Directed by Estefanía Fadul
    With guest artists Jason Aguirre (tech facilitator), Jamie Salinger (stage manager), Haydee Zelideth (costume consultant), and Sebastian Zuniga (performer)
    https://www.carlasquince.com

    Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse
    Concept and Choreography: Adam W. McKinney
    Director: Daniel Banks
    App Design: Digital Ant Media
    Music by: Third Wind Productions/Maritri Garrett and David Winder Graphic Design: Troy Lambert
    Tintype Photography: Will Wilson
    Guest Artists: Edykah Chilome, Julienne Greer, Sedrick Huckaby, Jordan Jones, Opal Lee, Pastor Kyev P. Tatum, Sr.
    Associate Producer: Jiles King; Production Associate: NaTasha Thompson; Production Manager: Jamelyn Ebelacker; Production Assistant: Lauren Huynh; Sound Engineering: Michael Billow and Gregg Powers
    A DNAWORKS Production (Fort Worth, TX)
    https://www.dnaworks.org/fwlt

    Package Play
    Created and Performed by Katie Farmin Tricklock Company (Albuquerque, NM) http://www.tricklock.com/packageplay/

    7 Deadly Sins
    Written by Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, Moisés Kaufman, Rogelio Martinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Carmen Pelaez, and Aurin Squire
    Conceived and directed by Michel Hausmann
    Miami New Drama (Miami Beach, FL)
    https://www.miaminewdrama.org/7deadlysins

    A Thousand Ways (Part One)
    Created by 600 HIGHWAYMEN | Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone (Brooklyn, NY) ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann, Executive Producer http://www.600highwaymen.org/a-thousand-ways/

    Wild Thyme
    Written by Liz Duffy Adams
    Produced by West Hyler and Shelley Butler Artistic Stamp (New York, NY) https://artisticstamp.com/tickets.html

    Best Audio Theater Production:
    G.O.A.T.
    Written by Ngozi Anyanwu
    Directed by Whitney White
    Playing On Air (Hillsdale, NY)
    https://playingonair.org/new-releases/goat

    OUTTAKES
    Written by Qui Nguyen
    Directed by May Adrales
    Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/trailers/outtakes-qui-nguyen/

    The Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club
    Written by Shakina Nayfack
    Directed by Laura Savia
    Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA) and Audible https://wtfestival.org/main-events/chonburi-international-hotel-butterfly-club/

    Prime: A Practical Breviary
    Written, Composed and Performed by Heather Christian
    Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY) https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/trailers/prime-practical-breviary-heather-christian/

    Tiger Style!
    Written by Mike Lew
    Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
    Huntington Theatre Company and WGBH Radio (Boston, MA) https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/tiger-style

    Outstanding Digital Concert Production:
    BREATHING FREE, a visual album
    featuring excerpts from Beethoven’s Fidelio, Negro Spirituals, and songs by Harry T. Burleigh, Florence Price, Langston Hughes, Anthony Davis, and Thulani Davis
    Heartbeat Opera, NYC
    http://www.heartbeatopera.org/breathing-free

    Myths and Hymns (Chapters 1 and 2)
    Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
    Conceived and supervised by Ted Sperling
    Directed by Greg Anderson, Sammi Cannold, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Lear deBessonet, Khristian Dentley, Doug Fitch, Anne Kauffman, and Ted Sperling
    Presented by Mastervoices

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    Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical
    Conceived by The #RatatouilleMusical Community
    Featuring Work by Danny Bernstein, Gabbi Bolt, Kevin Chamberlin, RJ Christian, Nathan Fosbinder, Emily Jacobsen, Sophia James, Katie Johantgen, Daniel Mertzlufft, Alec Powell, Blake Rouse and Jessica Siswick Adapted for the stage by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley
    Directed by Lucy Moss
    Presented by Seaview

    Home

    Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Produced by Stephen Sondheim, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bill Curran, Raúl Esparza, John Gore and Paul Wontorek
    Directed by Paul Wontorek
    Benefit for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty)
    https://www.broadway.com/sondheim90/

    As for the special recognition awards recipients…

    Gratitude Award Honoree:
    Iris Smith

    The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Honoree:
    Liesl Tommy

    Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Honoree:
    Richard & Demi Weitz

    Unique Contribution to Theater Award Honoree:
    The Actors Fund

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    And the winners are…

    Outstanding Digital Theater, Individual Production:
    The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels In America
    Written by Tony Kushner
    Directed by Ellie Heyman
    Presented by amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) https://www.thegreatworkbegins.org

    Outstanding Digital Theater, Collection or Festival:
    Theater in Quarantine
    Created by founder Joshua William Gelb (New York, NY) and Katie Rose McLaughlin (New York, NY)
    https://www.youtube.com/theaterinquarantine

    Outstanding Interactive or Socially-Distanced Theater:
    7 Deadly Sins
    Written by Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz, Moisés Kaufman, Rogelio Martinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Carmen Pelaez, and Aurin Squire
    Conceived and directed by Michel Hausmann
    Miami New Drama (Miami Beach, FL)
    https://www.miaminewdrama.org/7deadlysins

    Best Audio Theater Production:
    The Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club
    Written by Shakina Nayfack
    Directed by Laura Savia
    Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA) and Audible https://wtfestival.org/main-events/chonburi-international-hotel-butterfly-club/

    Outstanding Digital Concert Production:
    Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Produced by Stephen Sondheim, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bill Curran, Raúl Esparza, John Gore and Paul Wontorek
    Directed by Paul Wontorek
    Benefit for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty)
    https://www.broadway.com/sondheim90/

    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Who-Will-Win-2021-Drama-League-Awards-Updating-Live-20210521

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