Latest Drama Desk Award Stories

2014-05-28 08:26:18

Lincoln Center and Screenvision Bring Exclusive Engagement of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-Winning Production to Movie Theatres Across the U.S. and Canada, Beginning June 23 NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Carter Beane's 2013 drama The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater and headlined by two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, comes to more than 300 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada for a limited run beginning June 23, 2014, during Gay Pride...

2009-05-18 11:15:00

NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Group, one of New York's premiere Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater companies has announced its upcoming 2009-2010 season. Included are two world premieres, a major revival and The New Group's first musical since its 2003 production of "Avenue Q." Opening October 2009 is the world premiere of "The Starry Messenger" by Kenneth Lonergan, featuring Matthew Broderick in the title role. This production marks Lonergan's return to New York...

2009-05-18 07:52:57

Billy Elliot the Musical won 10 Drama Desk Awards, including the prize for outstanding musical, in a ceremony in New York. The 54th annual Drama Desk Awards presentation took place at the F.H. LaGuardia Concert Hall at Manhattan's Lincoln Center Sunday. Elliot won the honors for choreography, orchestrations, lighting design and sound design. Its director, Stephen Daldry, won the outstanding director of a musical award, Gregory Jbara the prize for featured actor in a musical, Haydn Gwynne the...

2009-04-27 12:42:52

The Broadway musical 9 to 5 led the field with 15 nods when Drama Desk Award nominations were announced in New York Monday. The prizes will be handed out a gala ceremony at the LaGuardia Concert Hall at Manhattan's Lincoln Center. Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein is to act as master of ceremonies for the May 17 event. Shrek the Musical was nominated for 12 awards and Billy Elliot the Musical for 10. The shows will compete with 9 to 5 in several categories, including outstanding musical. Also up...

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