The recipients of the 2000-2001 Hewes Design Awards have been announced and will be recognized in a special ceremony today, Oct. 3. The award, established in 1964, was the first design award that judged Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway on the same playing field. The honors were renamed a year ago after Henry Hewes, the theatre critic who helped originate the awards and remains a judge to this day. They recognize excellence in scenic, costume and lighting design. This year's winners are:
Scenic Design — John Morgan for Book of the Dead (Second Avenue)
Costume Design — David C. Woolard for The Rocky Horror Show and Roger Kirk for 42nd Street
Lighting Design — Brian MacDevitt for The Invention of Love
Noteworthy Unusual Effects — Rudi Stern for Theater of Light
The winners will be given honoraria and citations in recognition of their contributions to design at the Mariott Marquis on Oct. 3.
— Steve Luber