awaTheatre around the world is approaching the high tide of the annual awards season. Here is a list of dates on which nominations will be announced and awards given.
PULITZER PRIZE (for American drama): Deadline March 1. Award announced April 7.
DRAMA DESK AWARDS (for New York theatre): 1997 nominees announced April 28. Winners announced in ceremony May 18.
TONY AWARDS (for Broadway shows): Deadline April 30. Nominees announced May 5, 8:30 AM (ET) at Sardi's Restaurant in NY. Awards announced at ceremony June 1, broadcast on CBS-TV. OLIVIER AWARDS (for London theatre): Awards given Feb. 16. Best Play: Stanley, Best Musical: Martin Guerre; Best Comedy: Art. See separate story other winners.
DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE (for New York theatre): Best Play: Seven Guitars. Best Musical: Rent. See separate story for other winners.
DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS (for Broadway and Off Broadway): Best Play: Seven Guitars. Best Musical: Rent. See separate story for other winners.
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS (for New York theatre): Best Broadway Musical: Victor/Victoria. Best Off-Broadway Musical: Rent. Outstanding Broadway Play: Master Class. Outstanding Off-Broadway Play (tie): Molly Sweeney and Picasso at the Lapine Agile. Ceremony May 24. See separate story for other winners.
THEATRE WORLD AWARDS (for New York theatre): See separate story for winners.
LUCILLE LORTEL AWARDS (for off-Broadway shows): Best Musical: Floyd Collins. Best Play: Molly Sweeney.
VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS (for off-Broadway shows): Musical book, lyrics, music, director and ensemble: Rent. See separate story for more winners.
CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE (for Connecticut theatre): Winners announced now. See separate story. Ceremony June 24.
FANY AWARDS (for Broadway shows): Nominations out now. (See separate story.) Awards June 9.
BOSTON THEATRE AWARDS (for Boston theatre): Nominations TBA. Awards June 10.
Here are some other upcoming theatre awards:
HELEN HAYES AWARD (for Washington DC theatre): Winners were announced May 6 (See separate story).
JOSEPH JEFFERSON AWARDS (for Chicago theatre): Awards given in the fall.
THE BARRYMORE AWARDS (for Philadelphia theatre): Awards given third or fourth Monday in October.
CARBONELL AWARDS (for Florida theatre): Awards given in October.
EVENING STANDARD AWARDS: (for London theatre): Awards given in December.
OLIVIER AWARDS: (for London theatre): Awards given in February.
LA OVATION AWARDS (for LA theatre): Awards given in February. (See separate story.)
MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) AWARDS (for NY Cabaret): Nominations in February. Awards given in March. (See separate story.)