Outer Critics Circle announces the 2017-18 award winners
Outer Critics Circle announces the 2017-18 award winners

Outer Critics Circle Announce 2017-18 Award Winners

Michael Eddy

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, have announced its winners for the 2017-18 season. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tops win list with 6 awards including outstanding set design to Christine Jones; lighting design to Neil Austin; projection design to Finn Ross & Ash Woodward; and sound design to Gareth Fry. My Fair Lady followed with 5 awards including outstanding costume design to Catherine Zuber. SpongeBob SquarePants won 4 Awards, “Angels in AmericaCarousel both came away with 3 awards each.

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The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards
The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards

The 33rd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards Recipients Announced

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The 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out on Sunday, May 6th evening to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center and this year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund.

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Costume Designer Paul Tazewell
Costume Designer Paul Tazewell

Costume Designer Paul Tazewell Establishes Scholarship at UNCSA

Michael Eddy

Renowned costume designer Paul Tazewell, a Tony and Emmy Award-Winning alumnus of UNCSA, has established a merit-based scholarship for undergraduate students of color in the School of Design and Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1986. With this gift, Tazewell “hopes to inspire emerging artists of color to follow their dreams and become the next generation of creative innovators.” Tazewell spoke at UNCSA’s 52nd Commencement Ceremony, where he received an honorary doctorate.
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The New York Critics' Circle
The New York Critics' Circle

New York Drama Critics' Circle 2017-18 Awards

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The New York Drama Critics' Circle today named Mary Jane by Amy Herzogbest play of the 2017-18 season.  Hangmen by Martin McDonagh was named best foreign play. No award was given for best musical. The selections were made at the organization’s 83rd annual voting meeting. The awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on Thursday, May 10.

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The Stage Management Team of 'The Ferryman'

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The stage management team of The Ferryman give a tour of backstage and reveal some of the secrets from behind the scenes of the production currently running in London. Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest.  A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.
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