Awards are presented in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Best Solo Performance, and Best Family Show. This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 19 at Sardis at 4pm. For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Off Broadway Alliance Award Winners are:
Best New Musical – Desperate Measures
Best New Play – Transfers
Best Revival –The Government Inspector
Best Solo Performance –Harry Clarke
Best Unique Theatrical Experience –KPOP
Best Family Show – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic for Kids)
(Full list of nominees below)
In addition to the competitive awards, four Legend of Off Broadway Awardsare being presented to artists who have made extraordinary contributions to Off Broadway. The 2018 Legend of Off Broadway Award recipients are Jo Bonney, André De Shields, David Rabe and Mary Testa. Donald Farber, the theater attorney who quite literally “wrote the book” for Off Broadway, and Sam Shepard, the great playwright and actor, will be posthumously honored with induction into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. Carol Rosegg, who has photographed hundreds of Broadway and Off Broadway productions, will be honored with the 2018 Friend of Off Broadway Award.
The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-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.