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THE DRAMA LEAGUE Opens Applications For The 2023-24 Directors Project

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) has opened the 2023-2024 applications for its acclaimed umbrella of service programs, collectively called The Directors Project. These programs, which for the last four decades have provided unparalleled industry-leading production opportunities, career development, and professional growth, give early and mid-career directors paid fellowships, residencies to develop new works, and assistantships at major theatrical institutions.  

BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards

On Friday, May 20, 2022, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom. While the Drama League Distinguished Performance nominees were lining up for the dais, a cocktail party was in full swing in the adjacent ballroom.

Photos: Stars from A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Turn Out for the Drama League Awards!

A-list guests at the event included Patti LuPone (Company, Evita, Gypsy), Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse, Wicked), Sutton Foster (The Music Man, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie), and freshly-minted 2022 Tony Award Nominated Actresses Shoshana Bean (Mr. Saturday Night, Wicked) Gabby Beans (Skin of Our Teeth, 'Succession,' 'House of Cards'), and Lear deBessonet (Encores! Into The Woods, Hercules, Miss You Like Hell), who will present the esteemed awards.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean and More to Present at the 2022 Drama League Awards Hosted by Frank DiLella

Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella will be hosting the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners, Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean, Gabby Beans and Lear deBessonet.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

VIDEO: Watch André De Shields and Denée Benton Announce the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations

On Monday, April 25, Tony Award winner and Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nominee André De Shields (Hadestown) and Tony Award and Drama League Distinguished Performance Award Nominee Denée Benton (The Great Comet of 1812, 'The Gilded Age') will host the 2022 Drama League Awards nominations form the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's full Awards Season Calendar below including when each of the awards are including the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk, the Drama League, the Outer Critics Circle Association and the BroadwayWorld Awards!

Denee Benton & Andre De Shields Will Announce 2022 Drama League Award Nominations

 The Drama League will welcome André De Shields and Denée Benton as hosts of the 2022 Drama League Awards nominations event on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11:00AM at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY). 

Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman, Lileana Blain-Cruz & Willette Murphy Klausner to Be Honored at 2022 Drama League Awards

The Drama League has announced the 2022 Special Recognition Honorees of The 88th Annual Drama League Awards: Lileana Blain-Cruz (The Skin of Our Teeth), Billy Crystal (Mr. Saturday Night), Hugh Jackman (The Music Man), and Willette Murphy Klausner (Hadestown).

Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat & More Set for THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Talkback on 8/14

The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, will host a special free talkback following the performance on Wednesday evening, August 14th. Focusing on the creative process of THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, this one-night only event will feature stars VANESSA WILLIAMS, CUBA GOODING JR, TOM WOPAT and ADEPERO ODUYE and will be moderated by writer and critic, CARYN JAMES. All ticket holders for the evening performance on August 14th are invited to stay for the talkback. THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL talkback series kicked off last week with a panel featuring Betty Buckley, Ellen Burstyn, and Hallie Foote as they discussed the appeal and challenges of appearing in a Horton Foote play.

Adepero Oduye Boards THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Cast as 'Thelma'

ADEPERO ODUYE will assume the role of Thelma in the critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, on Tuesday, July 16th. Oduye is best known for her acclaimed breakout role in Dee Ree's Sundance film, Pariah, and for her performance opposite Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad in the Lifetime Television movie, Steel Magnolias. Condola Rashad, who also co-starred with Oduye in Steel Magnolias, played her final performance as Thelma on Sunday, July 14.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Launches Wine Wednesdays and Go Green Thursdays

The critically acclaimed revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, is kicking off two summer ticket promotions every Wednesdayand Thursday throughout the summer.

Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announce 2013 TONY AWARD Nominations

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS were announced today by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement.

2013 Tony Awards - The Producers!

Here's the nominated producers!

2013 Drama League Nominations Announced -- KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN & More Lead with 3!

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) has announced the 2013 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced at a ceremony hosted by Patina Miller and Michael Urie this morning at Sardi's Restaurant which were streamed live online at www.BroadwayWorld.com.

Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents PORGY AND BESS 3/3-4

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess at Bass Performance Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30-$65 and are on sale now. Tickets for students with valid IDs are $10.

The Aronoff Center Presents PORGY AND BESS

The Gershwins' beloved opera Porgy and Bess - recognized as an American masterpiece - plays the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM as part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2009-10 Season of Classic Nights Out.

National Tour of PORGY AND BESS Plays Final Performance at Southern Theatre 2/21

National Tour of PORGY AND BESS Plays Final Performance at Southern Theatre 2/21.


Willette Murphy Klausner has been nominated for the Gratitude Award at the Drama League Awards.

Willette Murphy Klausner has won the Gratitude Award at the Drama League Awards.

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