Natasha, Vanya and Sonia, Closer Than Ever, The Piano Lesson and More Win Off Broadway Alliance Awards

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21 May 2013

Phillipa Soo and Lucas Steele in <i>Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812</i>
Phillipa Soo and Lucas Steele in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Photo by Ben Arons

The Off Broadway Alliance — the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theatres, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals — has announced the winners of the 3rd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway during the 2012-13 season.

Winners were 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 the previously announced Christopher Durang, A.R. Gurney, Kristine Nielsen, Daryl Roth, Stomp and Sigourney Weaver.

Awards will be presented June 18 at 4:30 PM at Sardi's.

Nominees follow (winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk):

Best New Musical
F#%king Up Everything
Here Lies Love
Murder Ballad
*Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
The Other Josh Cohen

Best New Play
Cock
Disgraced
Finks
My Name is Asher Lev
*Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical Revival
*Closer Than Ever
The Good Person of Szechwan
The Last Five Years
New Girl In Town
Passion

Best Play Revival
All in the Timing
Golden Child
*The Piano Lesson
Talley’s Folly
Uncle Vanya

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
*Buyer & Cellar
Ingenious Nature
Jukebox Jackie
Old Jews Telling Jokes
Old Man and the Old Moon

Best Family Show
*Bunnicula
Piggy Nation
Show Way
The Velveteen Rabbit
Wanda's Monster

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The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theatre 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."

The Alliance holds monthly meetings, and membership is open to everyone in the Off-Broadway theatre community. For more information visit www.offbroadwayalliance.com.