Theatre By The Sea Recognized With Ten BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards
The 2018 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards, honoring regional productions, touring shows, and more, which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, were recently announced. Theatre By The Sea is proud to have been recognized with a total of ten awards - nine of which were for last summer's unprecedented five-week sold-out run of Mamma Mia!
"I was thrilled when I heard that our production of Mamma Mia! was acknowledged with so many awards," said Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney. "I had been trying for so long to get the rights to produce the show and had a feeling it would be popular with our audiences. The production was scheduled to run for five weeks and we ended up adding performances to try and meet the demand. Mamma Mia! broke the record for the highest attended show since I purchased the theatre in 2007. Being acknowledged with so many awards for this production is the icing on the cake!"
Nominations for the BroadwayWorld Awards were reader-submitted and voted on by local theatergoers. This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards were bigger and better than ever, including over 100 cities across America, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Awards for Mamma Mia! included:
Best Actor (Musical), Lead - Al Bundonis (Bill Austin)
Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Erica Mansfield (Donna Sheriden)
Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Jeanette Bayardelle (Rosie)
Best Costumes - Dana Pinkerton
Best Lighting Design - Jose Santiago
Best Stage Design - Kyle Dixon
Best Director (Musical) - Kevin P. Hill
Best Ensemble Cast (Musical)
In addition to the awards for Mamma Mia!, Theatre By The Sea's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was recognized for:
Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Tom Gleadow (Jacob, Potiphar, Baker)
Theatre by The Sea's upcoming season includes the World Premiere of the brand new romantic screwball musical comedy, Love and Other Fables, the stage version of the "greatest movie musical of all time," Singin' in the Rain, the Rhode Island professional premiere of Disney's Newsies, and the musical adaptation of the extraordinarily successful 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever. Subscriptions and gift certificates are currently available and may be purchased via telephone at (401) 782-TKTS (8587) Monday through Friday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. (Subscription order forms can be found at www.theatrebythesea.com.)