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Theatre’s Best to be Honored in NYC



May 5, 2014 - The New York City theatrical community will pay tribute to the best from this past season as various awards are handed out in the coming weeks.

The 68th Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall with host Hugh Jackman. Nominations were announced April 29 by Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff. The nominees for Best Musical include: After Midnight, Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

The Drama Desk Awards will take place on June 1 at The Town Hall and honor achievement by professional theatre artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder has earned 12 nominations, the most this season; the musical The Bridges of Madison County has received nine nominations.

The Drama League Awards, the only major theatregoers’ awards chosen by audience members, will hold its 80th annual ceremony on May 16 at the Marriott Marquis. The 2014 special award recipients include Barbara Cook for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre, John Tiffany for the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing and Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America: John Gore for Unique Contribution to the Theatre.

The Lucille Lortel Awards took May 4 at the NYU Skirball Center. The ceremony honors Off-Broadway achievements in 14 categories. Outstanding Play went to The Open House while Outstanding Musical was awarded to Fun Home.

Interested in learning more about Broadway theatres and the legendary performers and creative professionals who have worked there? Be sure to check out SpotlightonBroadway.com and view videos and photos celebrating the unique history of Broadway.

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