Ogunquit Playhouse Receives 2 IRNE Awards

Ogunquit Playhouse Receives 2 IRNE Awards

The Ogunquit Playhouse is honored to have received two Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards at the April 23rd ceremony held in Brookline, Massachusetts for the critically acclaimed 2017 production of Ragtime. The Playhouse received seventeen IRNE Award nominations overall, winning in the Large Theatre category for Best Actor in a Musical for Josh Young, for his performance as Tateh, and Best Sound Design for Kevin Heard.

"We are truly grateful for the continued recognition by the IRNE committee members and especially honored to have our production of Ragtime receive these accolades along with such industry leaders as A.R.T., the Huntington, and North Shore Music Theatre. Ragtime is one of the most powerful shows ever written for the stage, and we were very proud of our production and its wonderful cast and creative team, who strived to connect people through this great, truly American, art form, and to tell a story that has the power to open minds and hearts, and to examine other points of view. We are extremely proud of everyone who made it possible for Ragtime to be recognized by the IRNE committee and send heartfelt congratulations to Josh and Kevin for their awards," stated Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney.

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of Theater Mirror in 1997. The IRNE Award ceremony is New England's largest theater arts recognition program, recognizing the work of playwrights, designers, actors, choreographers and directors among large, mid-size, small and fringe theater companies throughout the previous year.

About the Ogunquit Playhouse:

The Ogunquit Playhouse, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization listed on the National Historic Register, is located on Route One in Ogunquit, Maine and produces the finest Broadway musicals each season with performances Tuesday through Sunday, from May through October. Follow the Ogunquit Playhouse on Twitter (@OgunquitPH) and on Facebook (facebook.com/OgunquitPlayhouse) for behind-the-scenes info, photos and fun throughout the season. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

PHOTO CAPTION: Ogunquit Playhouse was honored with seventeen IRNE Award nominations and won two at the IRNE Award ceremony held April 23, 2018 in Brookline, Massachusetts for the 2017 production of Ragtime. In the Large Theatre category, Josh Young (pictured) won Best Actor in a Musical and Kevin Heard won Best Sound Design. The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards ceremony is New England's largest theater arts recognition program, which acknowledges the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston and New England theatre community. Photo by Gary Ng.

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