Aladdin co-stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart will announce the 2016 Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award April 20 at 11 AM at Sardi’s.
The nominations announcement begins the month of celebration leading up to the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square May 20 at 11:30 AM. Tickets for the awards, which includes a nominees cocktail reception and the star-studded afternoon luncheon ceremony, are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or visiting dramaleague.org.
The Drama League previously announced the 2016 Special Recognition Awards Recipients: Deaf West Theatre (David J. Kurs, artistic director), represented on Broadway this season with the revival of Spring Awakening, will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theater Award; Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick, currently represented on Broadway with revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me, will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award; and Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove, director of this season’s productions of Antigone at BAM, Lazarus at NYTW, and the acclaimed Broadway revivals of A View From the Bridge and The Crucible, will receive The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.
First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. The Drama League Awards recognize "distinguished productions, performances and exemplary career achievements."
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