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2008-2009 75th Annual Drama League Nominations Announced

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) proudly announces nominations for the 2008-09 Drama League Awards, to be awarded at The 75th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 15, 2009 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway at 46th Street). The event will be co-hosted by Jeremy Irons (Impressionism) and Cynthia Nixon (Distracted).

This year's nominees for The Drama League's four major production award categories are as follows:

DISTINGUISHED PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL (10)
- 9 to 5: The Musical - Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick (Marquis Theatre)
- Billy Elliot: The Musical - Music by Elton John; Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall (Imperial Theatre)
- Fela! - Music by Fela Kuti; Book by Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis (37 Arts)
- Liza's at the Palace... - Music and Lyrics by Various Artists (Palace Theatre)
- The Marvelous Wonderettes - Music by Various Artists; Book by Roger Bean (Westside Theatre)
- Road Show - Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman (The Public Theater)
- Rock of Ages - Music by Various Artists; Book by Chris D'Arienzo (Brooks Atkinson Theatre)
- Shrek The Musical - Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire (Broadway Theatre)
- The Toxic Avenger - Music and Lyrics by David Bryan; Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro (New World Stages)
- This Beautiful City - Music, Lyrics by Michael Friedman; Book by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis (Vineyard Theatre)

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