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The Off Broadway Alliance Names Renascence Best new Musical

The Off Broadway Alliance Names Renascence Best new Musical

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals has announced the winners of the 9th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.

Awards will be presented in seven competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Best Solo Performance, and Best Family Show. The Off Broadway Alliance Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.


Best New Musical – Renascence

Best New Play- What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Musical Revival – Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

Best Play Revival – Uncle Vanya

Best Unique Theatrical Experience – Nassim

Best Solo Performance – Accidentally Brave, Maddie Corman

Best Family Show – Pip’s Island

(Full List of Nominees Below)

As previously announced, the Off Broadway Alliance will recognize Rita Gardner, Albert Poland, and Avenue Q with its Legend of Off Broadway Awardsfor their extraordinary contributions over many years. Alvin Epstein, María Irene Fornés, and Ntozake Shange will be posthumously honored with induction into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. The Friend of Off Broadway Award will be presented to Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo for his award-winning graphic designs and continued dedication to Off Broadway.

Past Off Broadway Alliance honorees include Desperate Measures, Indecent, Hamilton, Fun Home, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Buyer & Cellar, Spamilton, André De Shields, Terence McNally, Anne Meara, Joe Morton, Estelle Parsons, Wallace Shawn, and Sigourney Weaver.

The Off Broadway Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences. The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off Broadway theater community.

Among its initiatives, the Off Broadway Alliance sponsors 20at20, the event that runs twice a year for 20 days and lets theatergoers purchase $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain. It also produces a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business, and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. The Alliance operates the OBA Mentorship Program, which provides new producers with guidance and direction from Off Broadway veterans. And the Alliance created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which outlines Off Broadway’s over $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.


Best New Musical

          Be More Chill

          Girl from the North Country

          Hello Girls

Midnight at the Never Get


Best New Play

Do You Feel Anger?

Teenage Dick

The Cake

What the Constitution Means to Me

White Noise

Best Musical Revival

          Carmen Jones

          Fiddler on the Roof

          Merrily We Roll Along


          The Other Josh Cohen

Best Play Revival


          Days to Come

          Our Lady of 121st Street

          Summer and Smoke

          Uncle Vanya

Best Unique Theatrical Experience


          Freestyle Love Supreme

          Black Light

Permission to Speak

          Playing Hot

Best Solo Performance

          Accidentally Brave

          Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State

          My Life on a Diet

          On Beckett

          Sakina’s Restaurant

Best Family Show

          Not My Monster! – The Flea Theater

Pip’s Island – CEO Rami Ajami, Chief Creative Officer Rania Ajami, and

Creative Director Walter Krudop

The Emperor’s New Clothes – New York City Children’s Theater

The Emperor’s Nightingale – Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

This is Sadie – New York City Children’s Theater

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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