Awards

The 2013  Awards

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, has announced the winners of the 3rd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2012-2013 season.

2013 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Winners

Best New Musical
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best New Play
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical Revival
Closer Than Ever

Best Play Revival
The Piano Lesson

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Buyer & Cellar

Best Family Show
Bunnicula

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

Christopher Durang

A.R. Gurney

Kristine Nielsen

Daryl Roth

Stomp

Sigourney Weaver

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.  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 produces a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene.  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.

Last year’s Off Broadway Alliance winner for Best New Musical (SILENCE! The Musical) is still running strong Off Broadway, and the Best New Play winner (Tribes) transferred to L.A.’s Mark Taper Forum immediately following its extended run at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The 2013 Off Broadway Alliance Awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 18th at 4:30 PM at Sardi’s.

Winners were announced on May 21st, 2013.  A complete list of nominees follows. 

2013 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominee List with Winners Denoted in Bold

Best New Musical

  • F#%king Up Everything
  • Here Lies Love
  • Murder Ballad
  • Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
  • The Other Josh Cohen

Best New Play

  • Cock
  • Disgraced
  • Finks
  • My Name is Asher Lev
  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical Revival

  • Closer Than Ever
  • The Good Person of Szechwan
  • The Last Five Years
  • New Girl In Town
  • Passion

Best Play Revival

  • All in the Timing
  • Golden Child
  • The Piano Lesson
  • Talley’s Folly
  • Uncle Vanya

Best Family Show

  • Bunnicula
  • Piggy Nation
  • Show Way
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Wanda’s Monster

Best Unique Theatrical Experience

  • Buyer & Cellar
  • Ingenious Nature
  • Jukebox Jackie
  • Old Jews Telling Jokes
  • Old Man and the Old Moon

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

  • Christopher Durang
  • A.R. Gurney
  • Kristine Nielsen
  • Daryl Roth
  • Stomp
  • Sigourney Weaver


The 2012  Awards

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, has announced the winners of the 1st Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2011-2012 season.

2012 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Winners

Best New Musical
Silence!

Best New Play
Tribes

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Sleep No More

Best Musical Revival
Carrie

Best Play Revival
Cymbeline

Best Special Event
Blue Man Group

Best Family Show
StinkyKids, The Musical

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

  • Gerard Alessandrini
  • Catherine Russell
  • Mary Louise Wilson
  • Kathleen Chalfant

Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Howard Kissel
  • Theodore Mann

The Off Broadway Alliance also presented the first annual Friend of Off Broadway Award to Roni and Sol Cohen of Genie Printing. The award “honor[s] the people or organizations that have consistently provided extraordinary generosity, support and expertise to the Off-Broadway community.” Roni accepted the award on behalf of herself and her late husband.

Honorees included Off Broadway Legends Gerard Alessandrini, Catherine Russell, Mary Louise WilsonKathleen Chalfant (Andromache Chalfant accepted the award on behalf of her mother, Kathleen).

Howard Kissel and Theodore Mann were posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. Adam Feldman, president of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, honored Kissel, and Paul Libin honored his former partner at the Circle in the Square, Mann.

A complete list of the nominees, with winners denoted in bold, follows.

2012 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominee List with Winners Denoted in Bold

Best New Musical

  • The Blue Flower
  • Once
  • Queen of the Mist
  • SILENCE! The Musical
  • Sistas: The Musical

Best New Play

  • 4000 Miles
  • Milk Like Sugar
  • Sons of the Prophet
  • Tribes
  • Unnatural Acts

Best Musical Revival

  • Carrie
  • Ionescopade
  • Rent

Best Play Revival

  • Beyond the Horizon
  • The Cherry Orchard
  • Cymbeline
  • The Lady From Dubuque
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten

Best Special Event

  • The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
  • An Iliad
  • The Patsy
  • Traces
  • Voca People

Best Family Show

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things
  • The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Ohmies
  • Stinkykids, The Musical

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

Edward Albee
Gerard Alessandrini
Kathleen Chalfant
Catherine Russell
Mary Louise Wilson

Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Honorees

Howard Kissel
Theodore Mann

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 founded and sponsors 20at20, the biannual event that lets theatergoers purchase $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain.  It produces a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene.  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.

 

The 2011  Awards

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, has announced the winners of the 1st Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2010-2011 season.

2011 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Winners

Best New Musical
NEWSical the Musical: Full Spin Ahead

Best New Play
Freud’s Last Session

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Sleep No More

Best Musical Revival
Hello Again

Best Play Revival
The Merchant of Venice
Public Theater

Audience Choice Award for Best Long-Running Show
Blue Man Group

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

  • Blue Man Group
  • Charles Busch
  • Julie Halston
  • Tom Jones
  • Everett Quinton
  • Harvey Schmidt

Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Romulus Linney
  • Ellen Stewart
  • Lanford Wilson

A complete list of the nominees, with winners denoted in bold, follows.

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 founded and sponsors 20at20, the biannual event where you can buy $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows twenty minutes before curtain. It produces a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. It also administers the free “This Day in Off Broadway History” online calendar. The Alliance released the first ever Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which detailed Off Broadway’s $461 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.

2011 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominee List with Winners Denoted in Bold

Best New Musical

  • Dietrich and Chevalier: The Musical
  • NEWSical the Musical: Full Spin Ahead
  • The Burnt Part Boys
  • The Kid
  • Tomorrow Morning

Best New Play

  • Devil Boys from Beyond
  • Freud’s Last Session
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • The Divine Sister
  • The Whipping Man

Best Theatrical Experience

  • Colin Quinn Long Story Short
  • Gatz
  • Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage
  • Play Dead
  • Sleep No More

Best Musical Revival

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Dear Edwina
  • Hello Again
  • Imaginocean
  • Nunsense

Best Play Revival

  • Angels in America
  • Marie and Bruce
  • My Big Gay Italian Wedding
  • The Merchant of Venice (Public Theater)
  • The Three Sisters

Best Long-Running Show

  • Avenue Q
  • Awesome 80’s Prom
  • Black Angels over Tuskegee
  • Blue Man Group
  • Celebrity Autobiography
  • Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical
  • Fuerza Bruta
  • Gazillion Bubble Show
  • Love, Loss and What I Wore
  • Naked Boys Singing
  • Perfect Crime
  • Stomp
  • The Fantasticks

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

  • Blue Man Group
  • Charles Busch
  • Julie Halston
  • Tom Jones
  • Everett Quinton
  • Harvey Schmidt

Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Romulus Linney
  • Ellen Stewart
  • Lanford Wilson