Newsical, Hello Again, Freud's Last Session, Merchant Win Off Broadway Alliance Awards

News   Newsical, Hello Again, Freud's Last Session, Merchant Win Off Broadway Alliance Awards
The Off Broadway Alliance announced the winners of the 1st Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway between May 1, 2010, and May 1, 2011, April 28.

Christine Pedi and Christina Bianco in Newsical.
Christine Pedi and Christina Bianco in Newsical. Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Nominees were announced April 15.

Awards are presented in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Theatrical Experience, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival and Best Long-Running Show. 

With the exception of the Best Long-Running Show category, all winners were selected by secret ballot by members of the awards committee of the Off Broadway Alliance. Winner of the Best Long-Running Show award was selected by audience vote by visiting

Six Legend of Off Broadway Awards are being presented for "sustained achievement in the world of Off Broadway." Recipients include Blue Man Group, Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Tom Jones, Everett Quinton and Harvey Schmidt. The 2011 Hall of Fame Awards are being presented posthumously to Romulus Linney, Ellen Stewart and Lanford Wilson.

Nominees follow (winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk):
Best New Musical

Dietrich and Chevalier: The Musical

*NEWSical the Musical: Full Spin Ahead

The Burnt Part Boys

The Kid

Tomorrow Morning


Best New Play

Devil Boys from Beyond

*Freud’s Last Session

Peter and the Starcatcher

The Divine Sister

The Whipping Man


Best Theatrical Experience

Colin Quinn Long Story Short


Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage

Play Dead

*Sleep No More


Best Musical Revival

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Dear Edwina

*Hello Again




Best Play Revival

Angels in America

Marie and Bruce

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

*The Merchant of Venice (Public Theater)

The Three Sisters


Best Long-Running Show

Avenue Q

Black Angels Over Tuskegee

*Blue Man Group

Celebrity Autobiography

Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical

Fuerza Bruta

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Naked Boys Singing!

Perfect Crime


The Awesome 80s Prom

The Fantasticks

The Gazillion Bubble Show

The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to "supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences." 

Elizabeth Stanley and Max von Essenin <i>Hello Again</i>.
Elizabeth Stanley and Max von Essenin Hello Again. Photo by Carol Rosegg
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