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Charles Wright Named President of 2014-15 Drama Desk; BWW's Richard Ridge Elected SecretaryCharles Wright Named President of 2014-15 Drama Desk; BWW's Richard Ridge Elected Secretary
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Charles Wright, long-time Drama Desk member, has been elected the new President of the Drama Desk by its membership voting electronically in approval of the projected Officers and Board of Director slate for 2014-2015.] He assumed the Presidency at this evening's annual membership meeting, held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Travel Inn, 515 West 42nd Street. Mr. Wright was introduced as the incoming President by outgoing President Isa Goldberg, who was elected to remain on the Board as a Member-at-Large. (more...)

Casts of BRIDGES, BEAUTIFUL Among Performers for 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Christian Borle, Diane Paulus and More to Present!Casts of BRIDGES, BEAUTIFUL Among Performers for 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Christian Borle, Diane Paulus and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Presenters and musical performances have been announced for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards, taking place Sunday, June 1st at The Town Hall. Presenters and performers for this year's Drama Desk Awards include: Christian Borle, Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Julie Halston, Tracey Letts, Judy Kuhn, Marge Champion, Liz Larsen, Diane Paulus, John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask, Jane Greenwood, David Korins, Marin Ireland, Sam Gold, Oliver Butler, Joe Masteroff, David Byrne, Leigh Silverman, Joshua Henry, Rachael Bay Jones, Sydney Lucas, Jessie Mueller, Steven Pasquale, and Kyle Riabko. (more...)

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. (more...)

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Set for June 1 at The Town Hall; Nominations to be Announced in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for TodayDrama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29Drama Desk Nominations Rescheduled for 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall. (more...)

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards Will Take Place 5/19; Jan Maxwell, John Lloyd Young to Announce Nominations 4/26The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards Will Take Place 5/19; Jan Maxwell, John Lloyd Young to Announce Nominations 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, which will present the awards ceremony. Shugart is managing Executive Producer of Drama Desk Awards. Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. The President of Drama Desk is Isa Goldberg. (more...)

2012 Drama Desk Awards Set for June 3rd at Town Hall2012 Drama Desk Awards Set for June 3rd at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall in Manhattan, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, which will present the awards ceremony with Robert R. Blume and David S. Stone in association with Renee McCurry. (more...)

Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James Announce Drama Desk Nominations TodayDonna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James Announce Drama Desk Nominations Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference today, April 27, 2011, at 9:30 AM at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, in Manhattan. Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James will announce the nominations in the various categories. Tune in to dramadeskawards.com to watch a live stream of the announcement! (more...)

Drama Desk Nominations to Be Streamed Live Online, 4/27Drama Desk Nominations to Be Streamed Live Online, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference on Friday, April 27, 2011, at 9:30 AM at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, in Manhattan. Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James will announce the nominations in the various categories. Tune in to dramadeskawards.com to watch a live stream of the announcement! (more...)

Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James to Announce Drama Desk Nominations 4/27Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James to Announce Drama Desk Nominations 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference on Friday, April 27, 2011, at 9:30 AM at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street, in Manhattan. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:45 AM. Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James will announce the nominations in the various categories. In addition, there will be remarks by Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg, Drama Desk Awards Executive Producer Robert R. Blume and new Drama Desk Awards Executive Producer Gretchen Shugart, Nominating Committee Chairperson Barbara Siegel and Randie Levine-Miller, Drama Desk Director of Special Events, who annually produces this event. (more...)

2012 Drama Desk Awards Set for June 3rd at Town Hall2012 Drama Desk Awards Set for June 3rd at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall in Manhattan, it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, which will present the awards ceremony with Robert R. Blume and David S. Stone in association with Renee McCurry. (more...)

Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber to Announce Drama Desk Noms 5/2Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber to Announce Drama Desk Noms 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Nominations for the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at a news conference on Monday, May 2, 2011, at 9:30 AM at the New York Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, in Manhattan. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:45 AM. Drama Desk and Tony winners Audra McDonald and Liev Schreiber will announce the nominations in the various categories. In addition, there will be remarks by Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg, Drama Desk Awards Executive Producer Robert R. Blume, Nominating Committee Chairperson Barbara Siegel and Randie Levine-Miller, Drama Desk Director of Special Events, who has produced this event at the Friars Club for the past 15 years. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Hosts 2011 Drama Desk Awards on National TV, 5/23Harvey Fierstein Hosts 2011 Drama Desk Awards on National TV, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards announced a series of major changes designed to enhance the visibility and outreach of the Drama Desk Awards nationwide while, at the same time, creating a large national footprint for all segments of New York theater. The changes include a television broadcast deal with Ovation; moving the awards ceremony from a concert hall to a prestigious ballroom in Midtown Manhattan; presenting the awards at a gala sit-down dinner in an elegant setting, hosted by a major Broadway star; adding musical numbers from nominated New York stage productions; changing the day of the annual Drama Desk Awards from its traditional Sunday time-slot to a Monday night when most Broadway and Off Broadway shows are dark; and adding major media partners. The changes were announced at a news conference held today (Thursday, February 24, 2011) at Inc Lounge in the Time Hotel, 224 West 49th Street, by Robert R. Blume, who has been Executive Producer of the annual Drama Desk Awards since 1999. (more...)

Isa Goldberg Elected Drama Desk PresidentIsa Goldberg Elected Drama Desk President
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2010

Isa Goldberg, theater critic and journalist, has been elected the new President of the Drama Desk by its membership voting electronically in approval of the projected Officers and Board of Directors slate for 2010-2011. She assumed the Presidency at this evening's annual membership meeting, held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Travel Inn, 515 West 42nd Street. Ms. Goldberg was introduced as the incoming President by outgoing President William Wolf, who was elected to remain on the Board as a Member-at-Large. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucille Lortel Awards Nominees' PartyPhoto Coverage: Lucille Lortel Awards Nominees' Party
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2006

Michael John LaChiusa, Adam Rapp, Carol Kane, Diane West and many others attend the Lucille Lortel Awards nominees' Cocktail Party at Therapy in New York City April 17, 2006. (more...)

National Arts Club Celebration for The Stella by Starlight Gala Nov. 8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2004

The stately Samuel Tilden Mansion on Gramercy Park, home to The National Arts Club (NAC) was the setting for an elegant soiree for the committee, sponsors and friends of the upcoming Stella by Starlight Gala to benefit the scholarship and outreach programs of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. The Gala will be held at The Pierre Hotel, November 8. (more...)

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