According to TheatreWashington, the change in venues was made possible by two partnerships, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Lincoln Theatre I.M.P. Both the Lincoln Theatre and Howard Theatre are rich in history and played significant roles in the evolution of the Washington theatre community.
The 31st anniversary presentation will also debut the new and expanded Helen Hayes Awards adjudication system with awards presented for outstanding performances, designs, direction, and productions in 47 categories. Eligible productions must have been staged in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014.
The annual Helen Hayes Awards recognize excellence in Washington theatre and is an occasion to celebrate the region's talent and creativity.
"This year’s Helen Hayes Awards continue a long tradition of promoting Washington theatre while reflecting its ever-changing landscape and breadth,” said Kurt Crowl, Chairman of theatreWashington’s Board of Directors, in a press statement. “This evolution not only inspires theatreWashington every day, but also provides the foundation for how the Awards are presented.”
For more information on TheatreWashington and the Helen Hayes Awards please visit theatrewashington.org.