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Nilo Cruz Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Play
Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Topics
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2003 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Gold Star
Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics

Nilo Cruz News

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communicati Photo Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group 2023 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

Theatre Communications Group has announced that the 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. The Gala will honor Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson and will include festive performances, inspiring speakers, and a celebratory dinner.

STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for  Photo STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for Fiction & TCG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas on November 16 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream.

José D. Alvarez Announces Workshop Performances of XOXO, LORD BYRON Photo José D. Alvarez Announces Workshop Performances of XOXO, LORD BYRON
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

'XoXo, Lord Byron', an historical comedy inspired by the controversial personal life of famed poet Lord Byron, will premiere at the New York Theater Winter Festival, November 2022

Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at the  Photo Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at the San Diego Civic Theater
by Ron Bierman - Nov 2, 2022

What did our critic think of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at San Diego Civic Theater? ‚Äč ‚ÄčThe San Diego Opera, reveling in modern phantasies, has followed its successful production of Aging Magician with El √ļltimo sue√Īo de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego). The former featured a mysterious chorus commenting cryptically on the Guadalupe Paz everyday actions of its maybe dying main character who, maybe while dying, ascends to join the chorus in a brilliantly staged finale. The more recent production is less ambiguous, but even more phantasmagoric. Semi-reality shares the stage with an underworld of the dead as Frida (mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Paz) decides whether to accept a one-day pass back to life, and Diego (baritone Alfredo Daza) laments his lost love. ‚Äč

¬°AMERICANO! THE MUSICAL, Emilio Sosa, Caesar Samayoa & More to Receive 2022 HOLA Awa Photo ¬°AMERICANO! THE MUSICAL, Emilio Sosa, Caesar Samayoa & More to Receive 2022 HOLA Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors has announced the 21st. Annual HOLA Awards Gala Benefit which honors top Latino and Hispanic talents who have shown excellence in film, television, and theatre.

TCG Books Presents to Host Conversation with Authors of Classic Russian Drama Series Photo TCG Books Presents to Host Conversation with Authors of Classic Russian Drama Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

Theatre Communications Group has announced the eighth iteration of TCG Books Presents, featuring Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky in conversation with Gregory Mosher on YouTube Live, Friday, October 28, 2022 at 1:00pm ET.

World Premiere of EL ULTIMO SUENO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens Next Month At San Diego Oper Photo World Premiere of EL ULTIMO SUENO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens Next Month At San Diego Opera
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

San Diego Opera will present the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's El √ļltimo sue√Īo de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. Additional performances are November 1, 4, and 6 (matinee), 2022.

Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Th Photo Daphne Rubin-Vega & More to Star in MY BROKEN LANGUAGE World Premiere at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Signature Theatre will present Quiara Alegría Hudes’ My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright’s stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, and her return to Signature for the second play in her Premiere Residency. My Broken Language takes place Oct 18-Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre.

Interview: Gabriela Lena Frank of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO Photo Interview: Gabriela Lena Frank of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - Sep 21, 2022

The opera El √ļltimo sue√Īo de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) premieres in October at the San Diego Civic Center. I spoke with the work's composer Gabriela Lena Frank for more than an hour via Zoom while she was in Booneville, the rural area North of San Francisco where she lives. Although the opera is her first, her orchestral music has been performed by an impressive number of major orchestras including those of Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston. And despite the challenge of a serious hearing deficiency from birth, she's produced music the New York Times described as 'brilliantly effective,' while the Los Angeles Times chimed in with 'glorious.'

Listen: Bryan Cranston, Ra√ļl Esparza & More Appear in BANNED TOGETHER: AN ANTI-CENSO Photo Listen: Bryan Cranston, Ra√ļl Esparza & More Appear in BANNED TOGETHER: AN ANTI-CENSORSHIP PODCAST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The right to free speech is being threatened, now more than ever. To raise awareness of the dangers of censorship for the theatre industry, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is presenting a special podcast, available to download now through September 24 in conjunction with Banned Books Week. Listen here!

Nilo Cruz Videos

VIDEO: Liz Mikel As Stage Manager In OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center Videoplay
VIDEO: Liz Mikel As Stage Manager In OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center

by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) celebrates the 125th birthday of Our Town playwright Thorton Wilder with its newest production at the Kalita Humphreys Theater which began performances January 27.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) celebrates the 125th birthday of Our Town playwright Thorton Wilder with its newest production at the Kalita Humphreys Theater which began performances January 27.

VIDEO: Fran Drescher and Priscilla Lopez Visit Marti Cummings' LGBTQ Talk Show STAGE  Videoplay
VIDEO: Fran Drescher and Priscilla Lopez Visit Marti Cummings' LGBTQ Talk Show STAGE FRIGHT

by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018

Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher was joined by Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at NYC drag star Marti Gould Cummings weekly talk show Stage Fright.

VIDEO: Ed Harris Talks Sam Shepard at Magic Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Arrivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Magic Theatre's 50th anniversary gala fundraiser was held on Friday, April 7, at the Minnesota Street Project and celebrated 50 years of artistic trailblazing by honoring the theatre's previous Artistic Directors (including founder John Lion and successors Harvey Seifter, Larry Eilenberg, Mame Hunt, Chris Smith and current Artistic Director Loretta Greco). Hear what Ed Harris and others had to say during the arrivals for the event in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Nilo Cruz, Priscilla Lopez and More for McCarter's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

A priest is torn between two loves. Marcela (Hannia Guillen) and her Cuban-American family are struggling and Father Monroe (Raul Mendez) offers them warmth and kindness. Generosity blossoms into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical and romantic new play. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Paula Vogel Gives Writing Advice for DGF's Traveling Masters Program
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of How I Learned To Drive, The Baltimore Waltz, And Baby Makes Seven, and this year's Indecent, led a public workshop at the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center as part of The Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program. Scroll down for a clip!

STAGE TUBE: Adam & Arielle Jacobs Surprise Parents with Big ALADDIN News!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

It's a happy day for the Jacobs family! Brother and sister Adam and Arielle Jacobs just surprised their parents with the news that Arielle will be playing Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin opening in Sydney this August. Adam, who stars as the title character on Broadway, helped out with an adorable video to reveal the news to their parents, and you can check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Danielle de Niese and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's BEL CANTO
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2015

Ann Patchett's best-selling novel Bel Canto took the literary world by storm. Now, in a new work curated by Lyric's creative consultant, Renée Fleming, this riveting story inspired by a real-life event becomes a powerful opera. Check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/18/15- Daphne Rubin-Vega
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Daphne Rubin-Vega! Rubin Vega is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk nominee and recipient of the Theater World, Obie, Blockbuster awards and was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in Jack Goes Boating. She is perhaps best known for the roles she originated, including Mimi (RENT) and Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), both Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway shows for which she was nominated for the Tony award. She also originated the role of Rahmi (Gum), Sofia (Nilo Cruz' Two Sisters and a Piano), Canary Mary (Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A, Lucille Lortel nomination) and Lucy (Jack Goes Boating) at the Public Theater, as well as starred in the Broadway revivals of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magenta) and Les Mis, ('Fantine') and most recently, The New Group's Blood From a Stone ('Yvette') opposite Ethan Hawke.'

STAGE TUBE: Daphne Rubin-Vega Strips Down for WHAT'S UNDERNEATH PROJECT
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2015

In the latest installment of the What's Underneath Project, presented by StyleLikeU, Broadway veteran Daphne Rubin-Vega speaks out about showbiz's sexism, its ageism against women, and its racism against Latinas. Daphne declares, 'I appreciate being called a success. But the truth is, I'm more than success: I'm a miracle.'? Check out the full episode below!


Nilo Cruz Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nilo Cruz written?
Nilo Cruz has written 2 shows including Anna in the Tropics (Playwright), In Your Arms (Story).

What awards has Nilo Cruz been nominated for?
John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Anna in the Tropics Best Play (Tony Awards) for Anna in the Topics and The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Anna in the Tropics .

What awards has Nilo Cruz won?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Anna in the Tropics.