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Drama League Nominees

          By: Patrick Christiano

Bernadette Peters

New York April 23, 2013: The annual Drama League nominees were announced this morning at Sardi’s Restaurant during a ceremony hosted by Patina Miller and Michael Urie that was streamed live online by Broadway World.com. Six or seven nominees were announced in the competitive categories for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and 60 nominees were acknowledged for their Distinguished Performances this season, but only one will win in each category. The Distinguished Performance winner can only take the award home once and previous winners include an extraordinary list of superlative performances.

          By: Patrick Christiano

Bernadette Peters

New York April 23, 2013: The annual Drama League nominees were announced this morning at Sardi’s Restaurant during a ceremony hosted by Patina Miller and Michael Urie that was streamed live online by Broadway World.com. Six or seven nominees were announced in the competitive categories for Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and 60 nominees were acknowledged for their Distinguished Performances this season, but only one will win in each category. The Distinguished Performance winner can only take the award home once and previous winners include an extraordinary list of superlative performances.


Patina Miller

The nominations kick off a month of celebrations leading up to the 79th Annual Drama League Awards hosted by David Hyde Pierce. The event takes place at Noon on Friday May 17 in the grand ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Times Square. The luncheon is one of the most anticipated events of the Theater season and brings together the most illustrious talent in the business for a formal yet intimate afternoon of festivities acknowledging the season’s most outstanding work.

In addition to the competitive categories Bernadette Peters (a previous Distinguished Award winner for Song and Dance), Jerry Mitchell, and Madison Square Garden Entertainment & the Rockettes will receive the Distinguished Achievement awards. Bernadette Peters is a beloved Tony, Drama Desk, and Grammy Award winning Broadway legend and the beloved television legend Mary Tyler Moore, who has appeared on Broadway, will present the award to Bernadette recognizing the star for her contributions to the musical theater. Jerry Mitchell, who choreographed C yndi Lauper’s smash KINKY BOOTS on Broadway this season scoring 13 Tony Award nominations in the process, will be given The Founders Award for Excellence in Directing presented by the pop icon herself, while Tony Award winner Tommy Tune will honor Madison Square Garden Entertainment for their continuing efforts to promote live theater.

Jerry Mitchell

The Drama League Awards were founded in 1922 are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members – specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. The luncheon sells out every year and is one of the most memorable and moving events of the Broadway season, so purchase your tickets earlier. The 2013 Drama League Awards are bound to be another memorable occasion.

For more information about the Drama League Awards or to purchase tickets, please call (212) 244-9494, or e-mail events@dramaleague.org, or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org. The complete list of nominations follows.

2013 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
The Assembled Parties
Manhattan Theatre Club/Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Lynne Meadow
Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer
I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
Booth Theatre
By John Logan
Directed by Joe Mantello
Graydon Carter, Arielle Tepper Madover, James L. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jeffrey Finn, Ruth Hendel, Larry Magid, Jon B. Platt, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, producers
Lucky Guy
Broadhurst Theatre
by Nora Ephron
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger and William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole and Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, producers, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization
The Nance
Lincoln Center Theater/Lyceum Theatre
by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Jack O’Brien
Andre Bishop, Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer
Old Hats
Signature Theatre Company
by Bill Irwin and David Shiner
Directed by Tina Landau
James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director
The Testament of Mary
Walter Kerr Theatre
by Colm Toibin
Directed by Deborah Warner
Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Roger Berlind, Broadway Across America, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sonia Friedman Productions/Tulchin Bartner Productions, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, and Eli Bush, producers
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Lincoln Center Theatre/Golden Theatre
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Nicholas Martin
Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Joan Raffe/Jhett Tolentino, Martin Platt and David Elliot, Pat Flicker Addiss, Catherine Adler, John O’Boyle, Joshua Goodman, Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler, Cricket Hooper Jiranek/Michael Palitz, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Shadowcatcher
Entertainment, Mary Cossette/Barbara Manocherian, Megan Savage/Meredith Lynsey Schade, Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, producers, in association with McCarter Theatre Center and Lincoln Center Theater
The Whale
Playwrights Horizons
by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Davis McCallum
Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director, Carol Fishman, General Manager

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
Dogfight

Second Stage Theatre
Book by Peter Duchan, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Directed by Joe Mantello
Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director
Here Lies Love
The Public Theater
Music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Concept and Lyrics by David Byrne
Directed by Alex Timbers
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director
Kinky Boots
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Directed by Jerry Mitchell
Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon and Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters, producers
Matilda The Musical
Shubert Theatre
Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Matthew Warchus
The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, producers
Motown: The Musical
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Book by Berry Gordy, Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, producers
Murder Ballad
Manhattan Theatre Club/Union Square Theatre
Conceived by and with Book and Lyrics by Julia Jordan, Music and Lyrics by Juliana Nash
Directed by Trip Cullman
Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Ars Nova/Kazino
Written and Composed by Dave Malloy
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director
Howard and Janet Kagan, Randy Weiner, Simon Hammerstein, producers

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
As You Like It

The Public Theater/Delacorte Theater
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director
Golden Boy
Lincoln Center Theater/Belasco Theatre
by Clifford Odets
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Andre Bishop, Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer
Macbeth
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg
Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikeler, Cody Lassen, Joan Raffe and Jhett Tolentino, Julia Broder, Luigi and Rose Caiola, Michael DeSantis, Neil Gooding Productions, John C. Hall, Marguerite Hoffman, Ken Mahoney, Elliott Masie, Dean Roth, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, and Kat White, producers
The Piano Lesson
Signature Theatre Company
by August Wilson
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director
The Trip to Bountiful
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
by Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson
Nelle Nugent, Paula Marie Black, David R. Weinreb, Kenneth Teaton, Stephen Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Carole L. Haber/Philip Geier, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg/Ricardo Hornos, Fifty Church Street Productions/Hallie Foote, producers, in association with Kevin Liles, Joseph Sirola, Howard and Janet Kagan/Charles Salameno, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Raymond Gaspard, Willette Murphy Klausner/Reginald M. Browne
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Booth Theatre
by Edward Albee
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis and Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub and David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi and Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, and GFour Productions, producers

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