Drama Desk in the News

Elysa Gardner, USAToday  June 2, 2014

There were no real shockers at Sunday's Drama Desk Awards -- though Neil Patrick Harris, a general favorite this theater awards season for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, did have to share his prize here.

Harris tied in the outstanding actor in a musical category with Jefferson Mays, the star of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which earned six awards in all -- more than any other this production this season -- including outstanding musical. (The acclaimed romp is also up for the most Tonys next Sunday, with a total of 10 nominations.)

Linda Lenzi, Broadway World  May 9, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below, and earlier this week, the honorees gathered at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a collection of candids of the stars at the big event!

Richard Ridge, Broadway World  May 8, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below, and just yesterday, the honorees appeared at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception.

Richard Ridge, Broadway World  May 8, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below, and earlier this week, the honorees appeared at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there and caught interviews with some of the featured actors nominated in the Play categories, including Michael C.

Joe Reid, TheWire.com  April 25, 2014

"If I pronounce anything wrong, tell me. Girls from Flushing are not the arbiters of pronunciation." — Fran Drescher, April 25, 2014

The Drama Desk Awards nominations were announced this morning, read by recent Oscar-winning composers Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, as well as actress Fran Drescher, who is currently starring in the Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.

David Sheward, NewYork.com  April 25, 2014

Gentlemen's Guide to Murder tops the list of nominations for the 59th annual Drama Desk Awards with 12. The nominations, read by Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Oscar-winning songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), also had a strong showing from The Bridges of Madison County with nine and Off-Broadway’s Fun Home with eight. Unlike the Tony Awards, the Drama Desks consider Broadway, Off, and Off-Off-Broadway productions equally in all categories.

Richard Ridge, Broadway World  April 25, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning at 54 Below by Academy Award winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and two-time Emmy and Golden Globe NomineeFran Drescher. BroadwayWorld was there for the big announcement, and you can go inside the event and check out interviews with all three...

Hayley Levitt, TheaterMania  March 13, 2014

Actor John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!) will be joining the panel at Drama Desk's annual Spring Luncheon and Panel Discussion, to be held at Sardi's on Friday, April 4. He joins this year's Bard-themed discussion entitled, "Why Shakespeare? Why Now?," bringing his experiences as one of the witches from this past season's Lincoln Center production ofMacbeth to the table.

BWW News Desk, www.broadwayworld.com  March 3, 2014

Michael Pennington, Scott Shepherd, Daniel Sullivan to Talk Shakespeare at Drama Desk's 2014 Sardi's Luncheon, 4/4

Review by Sandi Durrell, http://www.theaterpizzazz.com/  October 13, 2013

The historic Drama Desk and filmmaker Michael Stever are working together to highlight theater’s artistic excellence via an annual series of panels and forums. ... Join Elysa Gardner as she moderates this fascinating Drama Desk panel discussion, “It’s A Hard Act To Follow,” featuring talented theatre professionals discussing the benefits and pitfalls of playing some of theater’s most notable roles. Joining Elysa are Michael McKean, Lynne Meadow, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish and Blair Underwood. The panel took place at New York City’s historic Sardi’s restaurant on March 30, 2012.

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