Nominees Announced for Inaugural Off Broadway Alliance Awards
By Andrew Gans
The Off Broadway Alliance has announced the nominees for the 1st Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway between May 1, 2010, and May 1, 2011.
Winners will be announced April 28.
Awards will be presented in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Theatrical Experience, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival and Best Long-Running Show.
With the exception of the Best Long-Running Show category, all winners will be selected by secret ballot by members of the awards committee of the Off Broadway Alliance. Winner of the Best Long-Running Show award will be selected by audience vote by visiting OffBroadwayAlliance.com; voting closes April 25 at 11:59 PM ET.
Six Legend of Off Broadway Awards are being presented for "sustained achievement in the world of Off Broadway." Recipients include Blue Man Group, Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Tom Jones, Everett Quinton and Harvey Schmidt. The 2011 Hall of Fame Awards are being presented posthumously to Romulus Linney, Ellen Stewart and Lanford Wilson.
Dietrich and Chevalier: The Musical
NEWSical the Musical: Full Spin Ahead
The Burnt Part Boys
Best New Play
Devil Boys from Beyond
Freud’s Last Session
Peter and the Starcatcher
The Divine Sister
The Whipping Man
Best Theatrical Experience
Colin Quinn Long Story Short
Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage
Sleep No More
Best Musical Revival
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Best Play Revival
Angels in America
Marie and Bruce
My Big Gay Italian Wedding
The Merchant of Venice (Public Theater)
The Three Sisters
Best Long-Running Show
Black Angels Over Tuskegee
Blue Man Group
Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Naked Boys Singing!
The Awesome 80s Prom
The Gazillion Bubble Show
The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater 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."
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