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Mantello, BLOODY BLOODY, STARCATCHER & More Earn 2011 Lortel Award Noms; Full List Announced!


Nominations in 14 categories and 3 special awards were announced today by the Off-Broadway League for the 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. This year's ceremony will benefit The Actors Fund. Zach Braff & Samantha Bee will serve as co-hosts. A list of nominees follows below.

Now in its 26th year, the Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square in New York City, with co-hosts Zach Braff and Samantha Bee. The Awards Ceremony begins at 7 PM EST.

This year, members of the general public are welcome to view the 7 PM ceremony. Public tickets are $75.00 and will be available starting on April 1, 2011, via phone at 212.352.3101, online at skirballcenter.nyu.edu and in person at the Skirball Center's Shagan Box Office, at 556 LaGuardia Place (Tues-Sun 12-6).

Nomination highlights include leaders This Wilde Night and Other Desert Cities with 5 nominations each, Director Joe Mantello nominated for two shows this season, Laurie Metcalf and Edie Falco head to head in the Outstanding Lead Actress category, and Mike Birbiglia receives his second nomination for solo show.


Outstanding Play:

In the Wake - Produced by The Public Theater; Written by Lisa Kron.

Other Desert Cities - Produced by Lincoln Center Theater; Written by Jon Robin Baitz.

Peter and the Starcatcher - Produced by New York Theatre Workshop; Written by Rick Elice.

The Coward - Produced by Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3; Written by Nick Jones.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - Produced by Second Stage Theatre; Written by Kristoffer Diaz.

Outstanding Musical:

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Produced by The Public Theater and Center Theatre Group in association with Les Freres Corbusier; Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman, Book by Alex Timbers.

In Transit - Produced by Primary Stages, the Baruch/Viertel/Routh/Frankel Group, Jane Bergere, Jodi Glucksman, Ken Greiner, Chip Meyrelles, Christina Papagjika, and Janet Rosen; Music, Lyrics and Book by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, Sara Wordsworth.

The Burnt Part Boys - Produced by Playwrights Horizons and Vineyard Theatre; Music by Chris Miller, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen, Book by Mariana Elder.

The Kid - Produced by The New Group; Music by Andy Monroe, Lyrics by Jack Lechner and Book by Michael Zam.

We the People: America Rocks! - Produced by Theatreworks USA; Songs by Brad Alexander (Music) and Kevin Del Aguila (Lyrics), Eli Bolin (Music) and Sam Forman (Lyrics), Joe Iconis (Music and Lyrics), Tommy Newman (Music and Lyrics), Ryan Scott Oliver (Music and Lyrics), Adam Overett (Music and Lyrics), Mark Weiner (Music) and Erik Weiner and Jordan Allen-Dutton (Lyrics).

Outstanding Solo Show:

Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend - Produced by Ron DelsenerMike LavoieMike Berkowitz and Joe Birbiglia; Written and Performed by Mike Birbiglia.

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