Linda Lavin and John Lloyd Young Announce Drama Desk Award Nominations April 29

News   Linda Lavin and John Lloyd Young Announce Drama Desk Award Nominations April 29
Tony Award winners Linda Lavin and John Lloyd Young announce the nominations for the 2013 Drama Desk Awards April 29 at 11 AM at 54 Below. will post the list of nominees shortly thereafter.

John Lloyd Young
John Lloyd Young Photo by Larry Gomez

The 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.

Gretchen Shugart is managing executive producer of Drama Desk Awards. The president of Drama Desk is Isa Goldberg. Randie Levine Miller is director of special events.

Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor outstanding achievement by professional theatre artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theatre critics, journalists, editors and publishers covering theatre "without any vested interest in the results.”

The 2012-13 Drama Desk Nominating Committee comprises Barbara Siegel, Chairperson ( and freelance); David Kaufman (author and freelance), Samuel L. Leiter (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center), Martha Wade Steketee (; 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).

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