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61st Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall in June; Nominations Date Set!61st Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall in June; Nominations Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards will be held Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Charles Wright, Drama Desk President†and†Gretchen Shugart, CEO of†TheaterMania.com. (more...)

Soul Music Legend Charles Wright to Perform on New Year's Eve at the Saban TheaterSoul Music Legend Charles Wright to Perform on New Year's Eve at the Saban Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Join us at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 8 p.m. for the funky grooves of headliner Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band! Special musical guests include The Original Lakeside, Bloodstone and Chante Moore will keep the stage hot until the ball drops. A champagne toast and party favors help you bring in 2016 with fireworks, fun and soul music from many decades. (more...)

BWW Review: Drama Desk Diamond JubileeBWW Review: Drama Desk Diamond Jubilee
by Lauren Yarger - Nov 24, 2015

Members and past winners of the Dram Desk Award gathered to celebrate the organization's 65th Anniversary at a glittering party at Sardi's. (more...)

The Drama Desk to Celebrate 65 Years with DIAMOND JUBILEE at Sardi'sThe Drama Desk to Celebrate 65 Years with DIAMOND JUBILEE at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Drama Desk will celebrate 65 years of excellence in theater and 60 consecutive years of its coveted awards with a Diamond Jubilee party Sunday, November†15, at Sardi's. (more...)

Charles Wright Pens First In Series of Autobiographies UP FROM WHERE WE'VE COMECharles Wright Pens First In Series of Autobiographies UP FROM WHERE WE'VE COME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

While fans of Soul Music great Charles Wright are accustomed to hearing the singer/songwriter/guitarist shout 'Express Yourself' on oldies radio, in movies and dozens of television commercials, the multi-talented messenger has taken up his pen to complete the first in a planned series of autobiographies that detail his profound life story as a southern Black man that miraculously brought himself from poverty to prosperity. The inaugural installment is 'UP From Where We've Come' (available in stores / online October 26th), an up-close and intimate telling of the Wright family's profound struggles as sharecroppers near Clarksdale, Mississippi through the 1940s. Written in the raw dialects and rhythms of how Blacks and Whites communicated with each other in the era, it is a riveting insider's glimpse into the realities of the times. (more...)

BWW TV: HAMILTON Makes History at the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Go Inside the Big Night!BWW TV: HAMILTON Makes History at the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards; Go Inside the Big Night!
by TV - Red Carpets - Jun 4, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! The 60th Annual Drama Desk awards took place Sunday night, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with all of the evenng's winners and you can check out interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert Fairchild, Alex Sharp, Annaleigh Ashford and more below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Winners of 2015 Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: Meet the Winners of 2015 Drama Desk Awards!
by Walter McBride - Jun 2, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! The 60th Annual Drama Desk awards took place last night, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you more photos of the winners below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! The 60th Annual Drama Desk awards took place last night, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings yuo photos from the red carpet†below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: All the Red Carpet Fashions at the Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: All the Red Carpet Fashions at the Drama Desk Awards!
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! The 60th Annual Drama Desk awards took place last night, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings yuo photos of the red carpet fashions†below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical!†The 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards took†place last†night, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the Winners' Room below! (more...)

HAMILTON and More Win Big at 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards- ALL the Winners!HAMILTON and More Win Big at 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

For the first time since 1983 with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, an Off-Broadway musical, HAMILTON, has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical! Check out all the winners below! (more...)

Drama Desk Awards to Take Place Tonight; Jessie Mueller, Andrew Rannells, and More to Present!Drama Desk Awards to Take Place Tonight; Jessie Mueller, Andrew Rannells, and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

The 60th Annual Drama Desk awards will take place tonight, Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Andrew Rannells & More Will Present at 2015 Drama Desk AwardsJessie Mueller, Andrew Rannells & More Will Present at 2015 Drama Desk Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Presenters and musical performances have been announced for the 60th Annual Drama Desk awards, taking place on Sunday, May 31st at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).† (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2015 Drama Desk Nominations with Judith Light & Jessie Mueller!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2015 Drama Desk Nominations with Judith Light & Jessie Mueller!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 23, 2015

Judith Light†(Two-time Drama Desk and Tony Award winner, Other Desert Cities, The Assembled Parties) and†Jessie Mueller†(Drama Desk, Tony, and Grammy Award winner, Beautiful: The†Carole King†Musical) just announced the nominations for the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards at 54 Below. CLICK HERE to check out the full list and check out photos from inside the announcement below! (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti Returning to Host 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!Tony Winner Laura Benanti Returning to Host 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tony Award, and two time Drama Desk winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Sound of Music Live, ABC' 'Nashville') will return as host of the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street), it was announced today by Gretchen Shugart, CEO of TheaterMania.com, and Charles Wright, Drama Desk President. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE(Marketwired - Feb. 17, 2015) - TMM, Inc. (OTC PINK:TMMI) - (more...)

60th Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall; Nominations Announced in April!60th Annual Drama Desk Awards to be Held at The Town Hall; Nominations Announced in April!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St), it was announced today. (more...)

Jim Brochu, T.R. Knight, Jan Maxwell, Sarah Ruhl and Marilyn Sokol Set for 'ART IMITATES ART' Drama Desk Panel Next WeekJim Brochu, T.R. Knight, Jan Maxwell, Sarah Ruhl and Marilyn Sokol Set for 'ART IMITATES ART' Drama Desk Panel Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

A diverse group of panelists, including an acclaimed stage and TV actor, a Drama Desk winning writer/actor, a five-time TONY Award nominated actress, a highly heralded playwright and a veteran actress and comedienne will assemble next Monday, January 12, at 6 PM to participate in the Drama Desk's first panel discussion of 2015, entitled 'Art Imitates Art: The Enduring Appeal of Theater About Theater.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/13/14 - DISENCHANTED! Meets the Press, Ullman on TONIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 13, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DISENCHANTED! meets the press, THE BAND WAGON's Tracey Ullman appears on THE TONIGHT SHOW, and more! (more...)

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...)

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