2014 BWW New York Cabaret Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced For 17 Categories; Cast Your Vote for Final Nominees Until 11/30

2014 BWW New York Cabaret Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced For 17 Categories; Cast Your Vote for Final Nominees Until 11/30

It's time to dim the house lights, cue the music, announce the performer, and begin the show--or in this case, it's time to cast your votes to determine the final nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards.

For the third successive year, BWW wants YOU to determine the best and the brightest in the world of New York cabaret (based on performances and shows staged between November 1, 2013-October 31, 2014). But this year we're going to arrive at the nominees for the final ballot (to be posted first week of December with voting until January 3) with your help. When you click on the survey link below, it will take you to an extensive list of preliminary nominees in 17 different categories. Your job, cabaret fans and lovers, is to select three to six choices (depending on the category) of performers and shows you believe deserving of a designation as a final Awards ballot nominee. While it's not required to vote for the maximum permitted in each category, we urge you to do so. But please do not go over the limit on votes in any category.

At the end of this voting period on November 30, BWW staff will tabulate the votes and the highest preliminary ballot vote getters--anywhere from five to 12 depending the size of the category--will be considered official 2014 BWW New York Cabaret Award Nominees.

With the exception of the categories for "One Show/One Night Special Event" and "Best Duo Show" (two shows, minimum), all "Show" category preliminary ballot names were based on a minimum of three performances. Performer names in the "Vocalist" categories did not have to perform a three-show run during the November 2013-October 2014 calendar year, but frequently performed at various venues and in variety shows during the year:

Voting link here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PHXSCWM

To be clear: This preliminary ballot is NOT a list of nominees. We ask you not to promote or declare them as such in press releases and/or social media posts.

When the official nominations list is announced at the beginning of December, there will be a month-long Awards voting period and votes will be tabulated in percentages in real time in the BroadwayWorld Cabaret section. In mid-February (date to be announced soon), the Award winners (as many as are available) will perform at the third annual BWW Cabaret Awards show, again this year at Joe's Pub and again hosted by BWW's main cabaret reviewer and columnist Stephen Hanks.

In addition to the winners of these 17 categories, at the end of the Awards voting period in January, special "Editor's Awards" will be announced for: Best CD Recording (Studio or Live); Excellence in Songwriting (with emphasis on work produced in the last two years); and Dedication and Devotion to the Art of Cabaret (last year's award went to Don't Tell Mama Manager and Cabaret Performer Sidney Myer).

Ready, Set, VOTE!

Voting link here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PHXSCWM


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