The 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards, honoring the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway theatre, have set an eligibility cut-off for May 1 and an announcement of this year's nominees for May 2. A date and location for the ceremony will be announced in the coming days.
This year's awards will be the first since 2020, when A Strange Loop and The Inheritance took home the honors for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Play, respectively, via a virtual ceremony.
"The Drama Desk Awards are a celebration of what’s outstanding at all levels of professional theatre in New York City,” say Co-Drama Desk Presidents David Barbour and Charles Wright in a statement. “The awards show honors the variety, creativity, and sheer talent that New York City theatre offers; and after an uncertain time in the industry, it’s exciting that live theatre is back and thriving.”