Drama Desk Awards Nominations and Ceremony Set for May

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Nominations for the 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced May 3 at 8:30 AM ET at the New York Friars Club in Manhattan.
Brian d'Arcy James with the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Shrek The Musical
Brian d'Arcy James with the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Shrek The Musical Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The ceremony, which honors the 2009-2010 theatre season, will be held May 23 at a venue to be announced. A cocktail party to honor the year's nominees is tentatively scheduled for May 6. The Drama Desk is an organization of theatre critics, writers and editors that honors excellence in all areas of New York theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and not-for-profit.

The 2009-2010 Nominating Committee includes chairperson Barbara Siegel, TalkinBroadway.com, Theatermania.com; Christopher Byrne, Gay City News; Patrick Christiano, Dan's Papers, Theaterlife.com; David Kaufman, freelance author; Gerard Raymond, Backstage, The Advocate; Richard Ridge, Broadway Beat TV; and Paulanne Simmons, CurtainUp.com and NYTheatre-wire.com.

The Drama Desk, organized in 1949, presented its first awards in 1955.

For more information visit www.dramadesk.com.

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