Beebo and Bash'd Win GLAAD Media Awards

News   Beebo and Bash'd Win GLAAD Media Awards Winners of the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced March 17 at a ceremony held at New York's Marriott Marquis.

The awards honor "fair, accurate and inclusive" representations of gay individuals in the media.

The annual awards pay tribute to the best in journalism, film, TV and theatre. This year's nominations included three theatre-related categories: Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway; Outstanding New York Theater: Off Off-Broadway; and Outstanding Los Angeles Theater. The winner of the last category will be announced at a separate ceremony in April.

Nominees in the theatre-related categories follow (winners names are in bold and are preceded by an asterisk):

New York Theater – Broadway & Off–Broadway
100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor
All That I Will Ever Be by Alan Ball
*The Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman
Some Men by Terrence McNally
Speech & Debate by Stephen Karam

New York Theater – Off–Off Broadway
1001 Beds by Tim Miller
*BASH'd: A Gay Rap Opera by Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow, music by Aaron Macri
I Google Myself by Jason Schafer
Yank! book and lyrics by David Zellnik, music by Joseph Zellnik
The Young Ladies Of by Taylor Mac Los Angeles Theater (Winner of this award will be announced in April).
Act A Lady, by Jordan Harrison
Anything, by Tim McNeil
Avenue Q, book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Havana Bourgeois, by Carlos Lacamara
The Long Christmas Ride Home, by Paula Vogel

Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" was nominated in the Film - Wide Release category, but lost the GLAAD Award to "Stardust."

Additional awards will be presented in South Florida on April 12 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Los Angeles on April 26 at the Kodak Theatre and in San Francisco on May 10 at the San Francisco Marriott.

GLAAD is dedicated to promoting fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

For a complete list of winners visit www.glaad.org.

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