We’re pleased to announce the nominees for the 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards! 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.

In addition to the competitive awards, four Legend of Off Broadway Awards will be presented for sustained achievement in the world of Off Broadway. The 2018 honorees are director Jo Bonney, actor André de Shields, playwright David Rabe, and actor Mary Testa.

Theatrical attorney Donald Farber and actor-playwright Sam Shepard will be posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame.

Photographer Carol Rosegg will be honored with the 2018 Friend of Off Broadway Award.

Competitive category winners will be announced May 16, followed by a June 19 ceremony at Sardi’s. A complete list of competitive nominees follows. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees!

Missed last year’s OBA Awards? Check out video from the ceremony here!

Best New Musical
Bastard Jones
Desperate Measures
Pharma Bro: An American Douchical
Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie

Best New Play
Dutch Masters
Mary Jane
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
The Amateurs

Best Revival
Artificial Jungle
At Home at the Zoo
Hindle Wakes
The Government Inspector
Torch Song

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Babette’s Feast
Ghost Light
Pride and Prejudice
Randy Writes a Novel

Best Solo Performance
Drew Doege, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns
Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke
Derek DelGaudio, In & Of Itself
Alison Fraser, Squeamish
Lesli Margherita, Who’s Holiday!

Best Family Show
Addy & Uno
Pete the Cat
Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
The Snowy Day and Other Stories
The Stowaway