Drama Desk Awards Set June Date at Town Hall; Nominating Committee Announced

News   Drama Desk Awards Set June Date at Town Hall; Nominating Committee Announced The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will be presented June 3 at The Town Hall in Manhattan.

The date and venue of the nominations announcement as well as the date and venue for the Nominees Cocktail Reception will be announced shortly. The 2011-2012 Drama Desk Nominating Committee comprises Barbara Siegel, chairperson (TalkinBroadway.com, TheaterMania.com); Suzanna Bowling (Times Square Chronicles); Lawrence Harbison (Smith and Kraus, Inc.); Mark Peikert (New York Press, Chelsea Clinton News); Richard Ridge (Broadway Beat TV) and Frank Verlizzo (Fraver Design).

The Drama Desk was founded in 1949, press notes state, to "explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York." The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics' organization to honor achievement in the theatre with competition between Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway productions in the same categories.

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