PHOTO CALL: Inside the 2014 Drama Desk Award Nominee Reception

By Matthew Blank
07 May 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced April 25 at 54 Below by Academy Award winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher. The nominees gathered for a reception the morning of May 7.



Nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2013-14 New York theatre season.



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Laura Osnes and Sydney Lucas
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Click here for a full list of nominees.

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Drama Desk was founded in 1949 "to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics' organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions in the same categories."

The 2013-2014 Board of Directors of the Drama Desk is composed of Isa Goldberg (The Broadway Channel), Leslie (Hoban) Blake (City Arts; Two on the Aisle), Charles Wright (A+E Networks), Richard Ridge (BroadwayWorld), Arlene Epstein (South Shore Record & Herald Community Newspapers), Elysa Gardner (USA Today), Randy Gener (USA Editor, Critical Stages; Contributor, NPR), John Istel (Freelance), Edward Karam (offoffonline.com), David Kaufman (Author & Freelance), William Wolf (Adjunct Professor, NYU & wolfentertainmentguide.com), and Lauren Yarger (Manchester Journal-Inquirer & reflectionsinthelight.com).