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Nominations Announced for 3rd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards

OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES
NOMINEES FOR 3RD ANNUAL
OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 3rd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2012-2013 season.

Awards will be presented in five competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival, and Best Unique Theatrical Experience.  Winners in all categories will be selected by secret ballot by members of the awards committee of the Off Broadway Alliance.

In addition to the competitive awards, six Off Broadway Alliance Legend of Off Broadway Awards are being presented for sustained achievement in the world of Off Broadway.  The 2013 Legend of Off Broadway recipients are Christopher Durang, A.R. Gurney, Kristine Nielsen, Daryl Roth, Stomp, and Sigourney Weaver.

Winners will be announced on May 21st.  A complete list of nominees follows.

Nominees and Honorary Award Recipients

2013 Off Broadway Alliance Awards

Best New Musical

o   F#%king Up Everything

o   Here Lies Love

o   Murder Ballad

o   Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

o   The Other Josh Cohen

Best New Play

o   Cock

o   Disgraced

o   Finks

o   My Name is Asher Lev

o   Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical Revival

o   Closer Than Ever

o   The Good Person of Szechwan

o   The Last Five Years

o   New Girl In Town

o   Passion

Best Play Revival

o   All in the Timing

o   Golden Child

o   The Piano Lesson

o   Talley’s Folly

o   Uncle Vanya

Best Unique Theatrical Experience

o   Buyer & Cellar

o   Ingenious Nature

o   Jukebox Jackie

o   Old Jews Telling Jokes

o   Old Man and the Old Moon

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

Christopher Durang
A.R. Gurney
Kristine Nielsen
Daryl Roth
Stomp
Sigourney Weaver

The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences.  The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off Broadway theater community.

Among its initiatives, The Off Broadway Alliance sponsors 20at20, the event that runs twice a year for 20 days and lets theatergoers purchase $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain.  It produces a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene.  And the Alliance created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which outlines Off Broadway's over $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.

For more information, visit www.offbroadwayalliance.com.