By Andrew Gans
21 May 2012
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Entertainment will be provided by Once's David Patrick Kelly and Ethan Lipton's No Place to Go, a musical ode to the unemployed that was presented at Joe's Pub and features musicians Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian M. Riggs.
The Voice’s chief theatre critic, Michael Feingold, who has chaired the Obies since the 2006-07 season, is the first Obies Chairman Emeritus. The 2011-12 Obie Chairman is Brian Parks, who is the Arts and Culture editor of The Village Voice. Joining Feingold and Parks is Voice critic Alexis Soloski, who contributes frequently to The New York Times, the U.K. Guardian and BBC Radio.
In a previous statement Feingold said, "I am thrilled that Brian Parks is willing to take over, despite the tremendous weight of his expanded responsibilities as Arts & Culture Editor, and I know from experience that he’ll do a wonderful job. I’m delighted to go back to my traditional role as the committee’s resident objection-raiser. It’ll be like a vacation.”
Founded in 1955 by Voice cultural editor Jerry Tallmer, The Village Voice Obie Awards annually honor the best of Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.
Past winners have included Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, William Hurt, Morgan Freeman, Mos Def, Felicity Huffman, Kevin Kline, Nathan Lane, Olympia Dukakis, Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, James Earl Jones, Joan Cusack and Harvey Fierstein.
Webster Hall is located at 125 East 11th Street. Tickets are $25 general admission via TicketFly.com at obies.villagevoice.com. For more information visit obies.villagevoice.com.