2017 Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominations

We’re pleased to announce the nominees for the 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards! Awards are presented in seven competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival, Best Solo Performance, and Best Family Show.

In addition to the competitive awards, six Legend of Off Broadway Awards will be presented for sustained achievement in the world of Off Broadway. The 2017 honorees are Harvey Fierstein, Athol Fugard, Israel Horovitz, Charlotte Moore, Estelle Parsons, and Paula Vogel.

The 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Award will be presented posthumously to Signature Theatre founder James Houghton.

Competitive category winners will be announced May 16. A complete list of nominees follows. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

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

Best New Musical
The Band’s Visit
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
Othello: The Remix
The View UpStairs

Best New Play
Church and State
Daniel’s Husband
Skeleton Crew
Small Mouth Sounds
The Wolves

Best Musical Revival
Finian’s Rainbow
The Golden Bride
Pacific Overtures
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweet Charity

Best Play Revival
The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA The Negro Book of the Dead
The Emperor Jones
The Hairy Ape

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Her Opponent
Taylor Mac – A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
Vanity Fair

Best Solo Performance
Chris Gethard, Career Suicide
Marin Ireland, On the Exhale
Sarah Jones, Sell/Buy/Date
Joe Morton, Turn Me Loose
Anna Deaveare Smith, Notes From the Field

Best Family Show
1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories
The Commedia Cinderella
Love That Dog
Pip’s Island
Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees
Harvey Fierstein
Athol Fugard
Israel Horowitz
Charlotte Moore
Estelle Parsons
Paula Vogel

Hall of Fame Award
James Houghton


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