Once, Silence, 4000 Miles, Carrie, Rent, Sons of the Prophet Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards

By Andrew Gans
25 Apr 2012

Mary Louise Wilson in 4000 Miles
Mary Louise Wilson in 4000 Miles
Photo by Erin Baiano

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theatres, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, has announced the nominees for the 2nd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway during the 2011-12 season.

Awards will be presented in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival, Best Special Event and Best Family Show. Winners in all categories will be selected by secret ballot by members of the awards committee of the Off Broadway Alliance.

In addition to the competitive awards, Off Broadway Alliance Legend of Off Broadway Awards will be presented for sustained achievement in the world of Off-Broadway to Edward Albee, Gerard Alessandrini, Kathleen Chalfant, Catherine Russell and Mary Louise Wilson. Two 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Awards are being presented posthumously to Howard Kissel and Theodore Mann.

Winners will be announced May 22.



Nominees follow:

Best New Musical
The Blue Flower
Once
Queen of the Mist
SILENCE! The Musical
Sistas: The Musical

Best New Play
4000 Miles
Milk Like Sugar
Sons of the Prophet
Tribes
Unnatural Acts

Best Musical Revival
Carrie
Ionescopade
Ren
t

Best Play Revival
Beyond the Horizon
The Cherry Orchard
Cymbeline
The Lady From Dubuque
A Moon for the Misbegotten

Best Special Event
The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
An Iliad
The Patsy
Traces
Voca People

Best Family Show
Alice in Wonderland
The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Ohmies
Stinkykids, The Musical

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees
Edward Albee
Gerard Alessandrini
Kathleen Chalfant
Catherine Russell
Mary Louise Wilson

Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Honorees
Howard Kissel
Theodore Mann

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." For more information visit www.offbroadwayalliance.com.