Among the top nominees was Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, a show about the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" which ran at the Theatre at St. Clements last fall and reportedly is being readied for a Broadway run, date and theatre to be announced, by AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation. The show earned five Audelco nominations, including Outstanding Musical Production of the Year.<p>
The awards were established in 1973 by Vivian Robinson "to generate more recognition, understanding and awareness of the arts in African-American communities; to provide better public relations and to build new audiences for non-profit theatre and dance companies."
The awards will be given in a Nov. 16 ceremony to be held at Symphony Space in Manhattan.
The 2015 Audelco Award Nominees in Top Categories:
Musical Production of the Year
A Band of Angels at New York City Children's Theater
Flambeaux from Obsidian Media Group/Brasta Prods.
For the Last Time at Clement Arts/Epic Theatre Ensemble
Texas in Paris at York Theatre Company
The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theatre
Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical from AnthonyKen/Sheryl L. Ralph Dramatic Production of the Year
brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center Theatre 3
Carnaval from National Black Theatre
Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 at The Public Theatre
Our Lady of Kibelho at Signature Theatre
While I Yet Live at Primary Stage
Ain't Misbehavin' at Irving Street Rep/Faison Firehouse Theater
Brothers From the Bottom at Billie Holiday Theatre.
Dutchman at New Federal Theatre
Fences at The Morningside Players
The Glass Menagerie at Masterworks Theatre
The Tempest at Classical Theatre of Harlem