On Eve of Broadway Bow, August: Osage County Reaps Six Jeff Awards

News   On Eve of Broadway Bow, August: Osage County Reaps Six Jeff Awards
 
The day before its Broadway previews were scheduled to begin, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County won six Joseph Jefferson Awards for its world-premiere run in Chicago.

The Jeffs are the highest honor in Chicago Equity theatre. The awards were handed out at a gala on Oct. 29 in the Windy City. Steppenwolf Theatre led all play recipients at the 2007 Jeffs with six awards for the sardonic epic of a dysfunctional family in Oklahoma. The staging played this past summer at Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre.

Awards to Steppenwolf's August included Production-Play, Ensemble, Principal Actress Deanna Dunagan, Director Anna D. Shapiro, Scenic Designer Todd Rosenthal and New Work-Play for playwright Tracy Letts.

Previews at Broadway's Imperial begin Oct. 30 toward a Nov. 20 opening. All but two of the original Steppenwolf cast members will be seen in the Broadway engagement, which will run 16 weeks.

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