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2006 Drama League Award Nominees Announced

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Roger T. Danforth and Gabriel Shanks, Co-Managing Directors) proudly announces nominations for the 2005-06 Drama League Awards, to be awarded at the 72nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 5, 2006 (Noon) at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. The event will be hosted by Alan Cumming (The Threepenny Opera).

Tickets for the 72nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon are now available by calling 212-244-9494 ext. 5. This year's nominees for The Drama League's four major production award categories are as follows:

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (7)
The Color Purple
The Drowsy Chaperone
Grey Gardens
Jersey Boys
[title of show]
See What I Wanna See
The Wedding Singer

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A PLAY (8)
Dedication, or the Stuff of Dreams
History Boys
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Stuff Happens
Measure for Pleasure
Rabbit Hole
The Ruby Sunrise
Spirit

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (5)
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
The Pajama Game
Sweeney Todd
The Threepenny Opera
Two Gentleman of Verona

DISTINGUISHED REVIVAL OF A PLAY (9)
All's Well That Ends Well
Awake and Sing!
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Celebration and the Room
Faith Healer
Landscape of the Body
A Soldier's Play
Three Days of Rain
The Trip to Bountiful

Three of this season's late-entry Broadway productions – Hot Feet, Shining City and Tarzan – will be considered eligible for Drama League Awards next season. Additionally, this season's Broadway productions of Bridge and Tunnel and Well were previously honored by the Drama League in their earlier Off-Broadway incarnations.

The Drama League also pays tribute to the season's best performers by including the nominees of The Distinguished Performance Award on a dais. This season's 74-member dais includes the following performers, one of whom will be honored with the Distinguished Performance Award at the awards ceremony on Friday, May 5:

Patti Allison

Fanny Hill

Brian Bedford  

As You Like It

Kate Burton  

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