PHOTO CALL: Stars Walk the Red Carpet at the 29th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards
05 May 2014
The Off-Broadway productions of Here Lies Love, Fun Home and Buyer & Cellar were among the winners of the 29th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which were presented May 4 at the Skirball Center.
Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, who co-star in the Off-Broadway production of Sharr White's Annapurna, hosted the awards ceremony. In addition to the competetive categories, the Lortel Awards honored Tony-winning producer Robyn Goodman (Cinderella, In the Heights, Avenue Q) with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Tony-winning playwright Richard Nelson was honored as a Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee.
Representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, in addition to theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway professionals, serve on the Voting Committee.
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.