Now that the Tony Awards for Broadway and the Obie Awards for Off-Broadway are all handed out, the only sector of New York theatre left to reward is Off-Off Broadway. On June 25, the oobr (off-off-broadway review) will do just that as they present the OOBR Awards at the Union Square Theatre.
The celebration will include award presentations as well as performances from some of this season's OOB shows. Last year, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' Urinetown! The Musical, currently set to open on Broadway, performed and took home one of the prizes at the event.
Hoping to share the same fate, here are this year's winners:
•4 Pike Productions' Uncle Nicky
•Deptford Players & Yorkville Rep's Journey's End •American Globe's Hamlet
•Screaming Venus' Word To Your Momma
•Genesis Rep's Julius Caesar
•The New Ensemble's Let 100 Flowers Bloom
•Fourth Unity's Icarus
•Wings Theatre Company & Idle Hands's The Witches Triptych
•Inertia Inc's Life During Wartime
•Gallery Players' Noises Off
•John Montgomery & Spotlight On's Circle
•Seraphim's A Chain of Summer Voices
•Lightning Strikes' In The Parlance
•HERE's Shirley Chickenpants
•Random Art(s) Inc.'s Seascape With Sharks and Dancer
This year's Lifetime Achievement goes to producing artistic director of Golden Fleece Limited Lou Rodgers, for his work producing over 150 new musical and operatic works through the company's Square One Series.
Scheduled to perform selections from their shows at the annual event are Vital Children's Theatre's The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Woman Seeking...'s A Midsummer Night's Dream, Grove Street Wannabes from their musical revue and Piccolo Productions' Strange Snow.
For reservations to the OOBRs at the Union Square Theatre, 100 East 17th Street (just off Park Avenue), call oobr at (212) 691-2014. The show starts at 7PM.
— by Ernio Hernandez