Silence! The Musical, Tribes, Carrie and More Win Off Broadway Alliance Awards
By Andrew Gans
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theatres, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway during the 2011-12 season.
Winners were announced in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival, Best Special Event and Best Family Show. Winners in all categories were selected by secret ballot by members of the awards committee of the Off Broadway Alliance.
Top prizes went to Silence! The Musical, which is billed as the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs"; and Tribes, Nina Raine's Olivier Award-nominated drama.
The 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Awards will be presented June 19 at 4:30 PM at Sardi's.
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 Edward Albee, Gerard Alessandrini, Kathleen Chalfant, Catherine Russell and Mary Louise Wilson. Two 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Awards will be presented posthumously to Howard Kissel and Theodore Mann.
Nominees follow (winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk):
Best New Musical
Best New Play
Best Musical Revival
Best Play Revival
Best Special Event
Best Family Show
Legend of Off Broadway Honorees
Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Honorees
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."
Last year’s Off Broadway Alliance winners for Best New Play (Freud’s Last Session) and Best New Musical (NEWSical the Musical) continue to play Off-Broadway.
For more information visit www.offbroadwayalliance.com.
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