The 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Tony winner Laura Benanti, were presented May 31 at The Town Hall in New York City. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway-bound musical Hamilton, which premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater, won seven awards — the most of any production of the season – including Outstanding Musical.
The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards — The Winners
Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the British import Matilda The Musical and the revivals of Pippin and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? were among the winners of the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards, which were presented May 19 at The Town Hall. Read the Playbill.com story.
The 2011 Drama Desk Awards
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards, which celebrates outstanding New York theatre productions and creative talent for the 2010-2011 season, were held May 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center. Here is a look at the evening's winners and star-studded guest list. Read the Playbill.com story.
2011 Drama Desk Award Nominee Reception
The nominees of the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring productions that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway during the 2010-2011 New York theatre season, received their Official Nomination Certificates at a gala cocktail reception May 2 at Bombay Palace Restaurant. Read the Playbill.com story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.