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2018 New York Musical Festival NYMF Awards for Excellence

Four musicals in the 2018 New York Musical Festival tied for the most awards, five apiece: Between the Sea and the Sky, Emojiland, Interstate and Pedro Pan. Below the list of winners and nominees.

 

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NYIT Award Nominees 2018: Off-Off Broadway’s Finest

Below is the list of nominations announced last night for the 14th annual New York Innovative Theater Awards, which celebrates the best of the city’s independent theater — aka Off-Off Broadway. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on September 24th, 2018.

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
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The 10th Annual Jimmy Awards Winners!

Andrew Barth Feldman and Renee Rapp

Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor were presented to Reneé Rapp (Charlotte, NC) and Andrew Barth Feldman (New York, NY). See complete list of winners blow

Watch the 10th annual Jimmy Awards, in which 80 high school students from across America competed for top prize, honors and scholarships.

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The 10 Best Moments in the 2018 Tony Awards: From Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students singing “Seasons of Love’ to Nathan Lane rejecting the goat

My favorite moments in the 72nd Tony Award broadcast were moving, inspiring, funny and weird.  Click on any of the photographs to read the captions explaining the moment.Videos below.

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2018 Tony Award Winners: The Band’s Visit Sweeps. Harry Potter, Angels in America win..

The Band’s Visit won best musical, and a total of 10 of the 11 awards for which it was nominated, at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won best play and five other Tonys; Angels in America won best play revival and two others; and Once on the Island won best musical revival.

Below is the complete list of the winners in the 26 competitive categories  in red with an asterisk*

(Highlighted show titles link to further information. Also listed are my personal preferences — not predictions

Best Musical

Nominated:

The Band’s Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical

My preference: The Band’s Visit

*Winner: The Band’s Visit

(l-r) Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk in The Band’s Visit

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2018 Tony Awards Cheat Sheet

The American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Tony Awards, with hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS  tonight, Sunday, June 10, 2017 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Eastern Time. Here’s a preview guide..
How to Watch

Why Watch

Scheduled Performances

Scheduled Presenters

What to Look For

Nominations and Special Awards

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2018 Tony Award Winners — Who Should Win

Below are my preferences — not my predictions — for the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. See my article in DC Theatre Scene for an explanation for each of my choices.

Best Musical

Nominated:

The Band’s Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical

My preference: The Band’s Visit

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Theatre World Award Winners on Their First Time

At the 74th annual Theatre World Awards, luminous performers, including this year’s winners — a dozen honored for their New York stage debuts — talked about when they first knew they would be professional performers.

“My father owned a theater when I was growing up, so I never knew a life without the theater,” says Hailey Kilgore, who is one of the winners in 2018 for her role as Ti Moune in Once Upon This Island.

“Around 20, life sort of hit me in the face, and I said I’m going to do something,” says Harry Hadden-Paton, a 2018 winner for portraying Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.

Click on any photograph to see it enlarged.

Also, Wesley Taylor, explains how he lost his embarrassment over not being Daniel Day Lewis.

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2018 Drama Desk Winners: SpongeBob SquarePants, Admissions, Angels in America, My Fair Lady

 

SpongeBob SquarePants won best musical and Angels in America won best revival of a play in the 63rd annual Drama Desk Awards. Andrew Garfield and Glenda Jackson won outstanding actor and actress in a play, Ethan Slater and Jessie Mueller outstanding actor and actress in a musical.

Complete list of winners below,  in red with an * (Click on titles to get more information about the show.)

Those nominees with a heart mark (♥) are ones I voted for. (I’m a voting member of the Drama Desk.)

Outstanding Play

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2018 Obie Award Winners

Rajiv Joseph’s Describe the Night won the award for Best New American Play, and $1,000, at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards, celebrating Off and Off-Broadway Theater, which spread the love around. Obies went to three directors, four playwrights and a dozen actors.

Complete list:

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