Mean Girls
Mean Girls

A Look at the Tony Award Nominated Designs for a Musical (Week 2)

Stage Directions

Over the next 5 weeks, counting down to the TONY Awards, we will be highlighting the productions that recieved nominations for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design and Sound Design of a musical. We congratulate all of the nominees. The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on June 10th.

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Farinelli and The King
Farinelli and The King

A Look at the Tony Award Nominated Designs for a Play (Week 2)

Stage Directions

Over the next 5 weeks we will be highlighting the productions that recieved nominations for the 2018 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®,  presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for Set Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design and Sound Design of a play. We congratulate all of the nominees. The 2018 Tony Awards will take place on June 10th.

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Helen Hayes Awards 2018
Helen Hayes Awards 2018

The 2018 Helen Hayes Award Goes to...

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The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards, presented by theatreWashington, were announced on May 14, 2018 at the 34th annual ceremony at The Anthem. One of the country’s most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in 47 categories, plus the 2018 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, which was given to Monumental Theatre Company, and honored Nancy Robinette, the recipient of The 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute. The event was co-hosted by Michael J. Bobbitt and Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan. Stage Directions congratulates both the nominees and the award recipients. The recipients for Outstanding Design and their fellow nominees are listed below.

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Center Theatre Group accepting submissions for the 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award
Center Theatre Group accepting submissions for the 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award

Center Theatre Group Now Accepting Submissions for the 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award

Stage Directions

Center Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The deadline to submit an application is June 1, 2018. The Sherwood Award is an annual $10,000 prize that supports innovative and adventurous theatre artists and engages them in a professional relationship with Center Theatre Group. The award is presented each year at the Ovation Awards ceremony produced by LA Stage Alliance. Two additional finalists will each receive a $2,000 honorarium.

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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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