Movin' Out and The Graduate Win Top Honors in 2005 Touring Broadway Awards

News   Movin' Out and The Graduate Win Top Honors in 2005 Touring Broadway Awards Winners of the 2005 Touring Broadway Awards were announced May 9 with Billy Joel's Movin' Out named Best New Musical and Terry Johnson's The Graduate voted Best Play.

The annual awards, established in 2001, are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers. The ceremony will be held May 10 at New York City's Hilton Hotel.

"League presenting members," according to a press release, "chose the winners from the eligible League productions in each of their Broadway Series to submit for national vote tabulation." In a statement, League President Jed Bernstein said, "The Touring Broadway Awards recognize the best of the road each season, and nurture a sense of community among Touring Broadway, making Broadway the longest street in the world. We are delighted to recognize the extraordinary work of these shows and individuals with this year’s Touring Broadway Awards."

The 2005 Touring Broadway Award winners follow:

BEST NEW MUSICAL
Movin’ Out
Producers: James L. Nederlander, Hal Luftig, Scott E. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Clear Channel Entertainment, Emanuel Azenberg

BEST PLAY
The Graduate
Author: Terry Johnson
Producers: Jon B. Platt in association with Nancy Rose BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Little Shop of Horrors
Best Scenic Design: Scott Pask
Best Costume Design: William Ivey Long
Best Lighting Design: Donald Holder

BEST MUSICAL SCORE
Chicago
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb

BEST DIRECTION
Susan Stroman
The Producers, The New Mel Brooks Musical

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Twyla Tharp
Movin’ Out

BEST LONG-RUNNING MUSICAL
Mamma Mia!
Producers: Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal

TOURING BROADWAY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Alan Ross Kosher
Company Manager, The Lion King

For more information visit www.touringbroadwayawards.com.

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