2017 AWARDS SEASON Articles

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Paula Vogel Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at 2017 Obie AwardsPaula Vogel Will Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at 2017 Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO) have announced that Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Paula Vogel will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards. (more...)
Drama Desk Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!Drama Desk Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!
by BWW Staff - April 27, 2017

What does today's news mean for the rest of awards season? Does love from the Drama Desk usually mean that a Tony nomination will follow? (more...)
Legendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony AwardLegendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winner and stage and screen icon James Earl Jones will receive this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)
Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)
INDECENT, SWEENEY TODD, SPAMILTON, Harvey Fierstein and More Among 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Award NomineesINDECENT, SWEENEY TODD, SPAMILTON, Harvey Fierstein and More Among 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)
2017 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - Shoshana Bean, Mark Rylance, SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!2017 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - Shoshana Bean, Mark Rylance, SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

The 21st Annual IRNE Awards ceremony was held last night in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Brookline/Boston.  (more...)
Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!
by BWW Staff - April 25, 2017

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. (more...)
Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)
Exclusive: Watch the Outer Critics Circle Nominations LIVE on BroadwayWorld!Exclusive: Watch the Outer Critics Circle Nominations LIVE on BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)
Baayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson AwardBaayork Lee Will Receive Tony Awards' 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that Baayork Lee will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2017 Tony Awards. (more...)
Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Watch Live at 11AM!Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

The nominations announcement will be streamed here at BroadwayWorld. Check back at 11AM to watch live! (more...)
Breaking: Tony Awards Announce Return of Sound Design Categories; Union Releases Statement!Breaking: Tony Awards Announce Return of Sound Design Categories; Union Releases Statement!
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that they will reinstate the categories of Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical starting in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside the Announcement of the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees!Photo Coverage: Inside the Announcement of the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees!
by Walter McBride - April 20, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award earlier this morning at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)
Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the TheatreNina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)
Drama League Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!Drama League Awards Nominees- What It All Means for the 2017 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

What does today's news mean for the rest of awards season? Does love from the Drama League usually mean that a Tony nomination will follow? (more...)
FREEZE FAME: Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Announce the 2017 Drama League Nominees at Sardi'sFREEZE FAME: Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Announce the 2017 Drama League Nominees at Sardi's
by Walter McBride - April 19, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award earlier this morning at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). Get a sneak peek at the announcement below and check back later for more photos!  (more...)
Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)
Exclusive: Watch the Drama League Awards Nominations LIVE on BroadwayWorldExclusive: Watch the Drama League Awards Nominations LIVE on BroadwayWorld
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) will announce the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award later this morning, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). Want to watch the announcement live? We're taking you inside Sardi's for the big news below! (more...)
Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) will announce the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award later this morning, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)
VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Reacts to TONY AWARDS Hosting Gig on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Reacts to TONY AWARDS Hosting Gig on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, newly named Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey spoke to Jimmy Fallon about emceeing his very first televised awards show. (more...)
Actor, Impressionist, Music Man & More - Meet Your 2017 Tonys Host, Kevin Spacey!Actor, Impressionist, Music Man & More - Meet Your 2017 Tonys Host, Kevin Spacey!
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

How will Spacey fare on the Radio City Music Hall stage? We've rounded up some proof that he's got what it takes to take charge of Broadway's biggest night. Below, check out some of Spacey's best impressions, musical numbers, stage performances and more! (more...)
Breaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDSBreaking: Kevin Spacey to Host THE 71ST ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

The Tony Awards announced today that Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey will host  the 71st Annual Tony® Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Spacey's first time hosting the Tonys. He won a Tony Award in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in 'Lost in Yonkers.' The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.   (more...)
Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League AwardsAudra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced today that Broadway husband-and-wife royalty -- 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair) -- will host the upcoming 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. (more...)
Tina Fey Reportedly Turns Down Offer to Host 2017 TONY AWARDSTina Fey Reportedly Turns Down Offer to Host 2017 TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - April 14, 2017

The 2017 TONY AWARDS are just around the corner and theater fans are anxiously awaiting word as to who will take on hosting duties for this year's ceremony. (more...)
Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

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