Drama Desk's annual celebration of this season's outstanding achievements in theater in New York City will light up The Town Hall on Sunday, June 4th. Tickets can be purchased at www.DramaDeskAwards.com. Michael Urie again hosts this year's awards. The Drama Desk Awards, which are presented annually, honor work by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.
The Drama Desk is presenting a panel, "Everybody's a Critic," at BroadwayCon on Saturday, Jan. 28. This exploration of the changing nature and function of theater criticism in the digital age will be moderated by Chris Jones, chief critic of the Chicago Tribune.
The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony is slated for Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
For the fifth consecutive year, TheaterMania will present the awards ceremony and Joey Parnes Productions will produce and manage the show. Shugart is the Managing Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards. The Awards show will be written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III (co-founder and artistic director of Transport Group).
GAVIN CREEL, WARREN CARLYLE, JESSICA VOSK and STEVEN PASQUALE are among the panelists* for REVIVING THE REVIVAL, a lively discussion about staging revivals moderated by Drama Desk member Robin Milling. Topics include: Why bring the show back now? How do you make something from another decade relevant today? What elements make a good revival? How do you work celebrity stars into the mix?
Playwright Doug Wright will moderate a discussion called, "Playwrights & Critics: Bridging the Gap." This unconventional panel will explore the relationship between two kinds of theater writers—playwrights and critics. Among the playwrights joining Wright will be Kia Corthorn and Matthew Lombardo. (Other playwrights will be added, subject to their schedules -- check the Drama Desk Facebook page for updates.) At this interactive event, the critic’s perspective will be represented by the Drama Desk members who are attending.
Don't miss a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate 65 years of excellence in the theater! DRAMA DESK's Diamond Jubilee Celebrating the organization's 65th anniversary and 60 years of The Drama Desk Awards. Mingle with former Drama Desk Award Winners and enjoy special presentations, souvenirs, hors d'oeuvres, drinks (wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages), with a special toast to the Drama Desk's illustrious past and future as part of the New York Theater Community.
The 60th annual Drama Desk Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in New York theater--from Off Off-Broadway to Broadway--will be bestowed in a ceremony at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.) at 8pm on Sunday, May 31st. Laura Benanti, last year's host, returns to oversee this season's celebration. For the 4th consecutive year, TheaterMania will present the awards, which are managed and produced by Joey Parnes Productions, written by Bill Rosenfield and directed by Jack Cummings III.
From Hamlet's Players to this season's Broadway smash It's Only a Play, actors and the theater have always been favorite subjects for playwrights. Drama Desk's first panel of the year, "Art Imitates Art: The Enduring Appeal of Theater About Theater," gathers an acclaimed stage and TV actor, a Drama Desk winning writer/actor, a five-time TONY Award nominated actress, a heralded playwright, and a veteran actress and comedienne to discuss the ups and downs of re-creating their professional world on stage and why artists and audiences love theater about the theater.
Drama Desk, devoted to celebrating excellence in New York theater, honors outstanding Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway work on Sunday, June 1st, at 8 pm at Town Hall in its annual awards presentation. Laura Benanti hosts the festive fireworks. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by clicking here.
Drama Desk's annual lunch panel at Sardi's is set for Friday, April 4th, in the Eugenia Room at the famous eatery (click HERE for tickets). Dr. Carol Rocamora moderates a discussion entitled, "Why Shakespeare? Why Now?" that will address the cornucopia of Bard productions in New York this season.