Two new musicals, which are both now closed, received nine nominations each, the most of any production of the season: the Off-Broadway musical Giant, seen at the Public Theater, and the short-lived Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody, based on the documentary film of the same name. Three other musicals, Broadway's Matilda and The Mystery of Edwin Drood and the Off-Broadway revival of Passion, earned six nominations apiece.
The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony will take place May 19 at 8 PM at The Town Hall. The show will be written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III (co-founder and artistic director of Transport Group). Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the evening.
The 2012-13 Drama Desk Nominating Committee comprises Barbara Siegel, Chairperson (TalkinBroadway.com and freelance); David Kaufman (author and freelance), Samuel L. Leiter (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center), Martha Wade Steketee (urbanexcavations.com; editor and contributor, Chance Magazine), Adrian Wattenmaker (Theater Faculty, Brooklyn College; Director, School of Creative and Performing Arts) and James Wilson (Professor of Theatre, CUNY; co-editor of Journal of American Drama and Theatre).
For more information visit dramadeskawards.com.