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Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant to Announce 77th Annual Drama League Awards Mon, Apr 25

NORBERT LEO BUTZ   AND   KATHLEEN CHALFANT

 

TO ANNOUNCE THE NOMINATIONS

FOR

THE 77TH ANNUAL

 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS
AT A 10:30 A.M. BREAKFAST RECEPTION ON MONDAY, APRIL 25
AT SD26 RESTAURANT IN THE FLATIRON DISTRICT
 
LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT
TO BE STREAMED ON BROADWAYWORLD.COM

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) is pleased to announce that on Monday, April 25, 2011, Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant (both previous winners of The Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award) will announce the nominations for The 77th Annual Drama League Awards.

The announcement will take place at a 10:30 a.m. breakfast reception at SD26 Restaurant, located in the heart of the Flatiron District at 19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Aves.).  Live video coverage of the nominations announcement will be streamed on BroadwayWorld.com at 11 a.m.

Mr. Butz and Ms. Chalfant will announce nominations for The Drama League's five annual competitive awards, including Distinguished Production of Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award.

The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is set for Friday, May 20, 2011 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway). The event will be hosted by Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner, who returns to Broadway this spring in Matthew Lombardo's new drama, High.

As previously announced, each year The Drama League awards three non-competitive Special Recognitions. This year, Whoopi Goldberg will receive the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award, Liza Minnelli will be honored with the Distinguished Acheivement in Musical Theatre Award and Susan Stroman will receive the Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing.

Long considered the theatre season's most festive award ceremony, The Drama League Awards pays tribute to the season's best performers by including the nominees of The Distinguished Performance Award on a dais.  The 77th Annual Drama League Awards dais will feature approximately 50 stars from the 2010-11 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

Tickets for The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon are now available by calling 212-244-9494.  

 

For more information, please visit www.dramaleague.org.

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 THE DRAMA LEAGUE

 

 

The Drama League was founded in 1916 as an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to encouraging the finest in professional theatre.  The Drama League provides an unparalleled training program for emerging theatre artists through The Directors Project, which encourages and trains young talents while providing much-needed exposure and essential connections to the professional theatrical community. 

The Drama League's Audience Project is dedicated to building strong, passionate audiences for the American theatre, providing discounted tickets for its members to the best Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional productions across the United States while enhancing the theatergoer's understanding and experience of live theatre through its informative panels, luncheons and discussions with leading figures in the field. 

www.dramaleague.org  

 

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