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The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice Announce Judges for for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®

New York, NY (August 31, 2016) – The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, CEO; Suzan Gursoy, Publisher) are pleased to announce the judges for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Longtime Chair of the Obie Judges, Michael Feingold will be joined by Obie and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, Entertainment Weekly theater critic Melissa…

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2016 Obie Award Winners Announced

On Monday May 23rd, the 2016 Obie Awards were announced at Webster Hall.  The following awards were given. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Carmen de Lavallade AR. Gurney BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY (w/$1000 prize) Rajiv Joseph, GUARDS AT THE TAJ (Atlantic Theater) PLAYWRITING Lucas Hnath, THE CHRISTIANS (Playwrights Horizons) and RED SPEEDO (NYTW) Stephen Karam, THE HUMANS (Roundabout/Laura Pels) MUSICAL THEATRE Steven…

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Obie Awards to Livestream for First Time on Facebook

For the first time ever, the 2016 Obie Awards will livestream directly on Facebook.  Watch as host Lea DeLaria brings you some amazing performances and find out who will win the coveted Obie Award.  The livestream will appear on the official Obie Awards Facebook page. For more information visit our Facebook page.        

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2016 LEAP to the Obies

2016 LEAP to the Obies

This past Monday, February 29th 2016, members of the Obie judging committee celebrated the final LEAP to the Obie Awards. Joining them were staff from the Village Voice, staff and board members from the American Theatre Wing, friends, and past Obie recipients. The celebration took place in the home of Wing board member and Kate Spade founding partner, Pamela Bell. The 61st…

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2015 Obie Award Winners Announced

Sustained Achievement Award James Houghton Best New American Theatre Work  Hamilton Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler Direction by Thomas Kail  Arrangements/orchestrations/music direction by Alex Lacamoire (The Public Theater)   Performance Usman Ally, The Invisible Hand (New York Theatre Workshop) Firdous Bamji, Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre Company) Brooke Bloom, You Got Older (Page 73) Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between…

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2015 Presenters Announced

2015 Presenters Announced

The line-up of presenters that will join host Lea DeLaria for the 60th Annual OBIE Awards on May 18 at Webster Hall will include Sting, Jesse Eisenberg, Tommy Tune, Stockard Channing, Lisa Kron, T.R. Knight, LaChanze, artist Bradley Theodore, Tony Kushner, Billy Crudup, William Ivey Long, and Tom Finkel. 2015 Tony nominee and Fun Home star Michael Cerveris and Natalie Cortez…

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James Houghton will receive a special OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement

James Houghton will receive a special OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice are thrilled to announce that James Houghton, the Founding Artistic Director of Signature Theatre, will receive a special OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).   James Houghton is the Founding Artistic…

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3x Obie winner Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94

3x Obie winner Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94

Actress Elizabeth Wilson passed away on Saturday, May 9th, in New Haven. Wilson received three Obies for performance in 1972 for "Sticks and Bone"; in 1979 for "Taken in Marriage"; and in 1986 for "Anteroom." Read the New York Times obituary here.

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