Past Events

61st Annual Drama Desk Awards

June 5, 2016

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).

Revival Meeting!

May 24, 2016

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? 

DD MEMBERS ONLY: Panel on Playwrights vs. Critics

March 16, 2016

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.

Drama Desk's 65th Birthday Party!!!

November 15, 2015

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. 

60th Drama Desk Awards

May 31, 2015

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.

Plays on Plays: Drama Desk Panel Gets Meta-Meta

January 12, 2015

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.

59th Annual Drama Desk Awards

June 1, 2014

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