The Off Broadway Alliance Awards gave the BEST FAMILY SHOW 2012 to the Vital Theatre Company’s StinkyKids The Musical, which is re-opening Saturday, July 7th at The Riverside Theatre.
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, presented the 2nd annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards Reception on June 19th at Sardi’s. Honorees received their awards and Howard Kissel and Theodore Mann were posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame.
Scheduled attendees included Legend of Off Broadway honorees Gerard Alessandrini, Catherine Russell, Mary Louise Wilson, and Andromache Chalfant accepting on behalf of her mother Kathleen Chalfant. Adam Feldman, president of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, will posthumously honor Off Broadway Hall of Fame inductee Howard Kissel, and Paul Libin will posthumously honor his co-founder and former partner at the Circle in the Square, Hall of Fame inductee Theodore Mann.
Other honorees appearing include producers and casts from all of this year’s winners: Best New Musical, SILENCE! The Musical; Best New Play, Tribes; Best Musical Revival, Carrie; Best Play Revival, Cymbeline; Best Special Event, Traces; and Best Family Show, StinkyKids, the Musical.
The Off Broadway Alliance also presented their 1st annual Friend of Off Broadway Award to Roni and Sol Cohen of Genie Printing. Roni accepted the award on behalf of herself and her late husband. The Alliance established the new Friend of Off Broadway Award to honor the people or organizations that have consistently provided extraordinary generosity, support and expertise to the Off Broadway community.
The awards honor outstanding achievement in Off Broadway theater for the 2011-2012 season.