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Articles by Valerie Rigsbee

AWARDS SEASON 2019: Drama League Award Winners

May 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hadestown and Kiss Me, Kate won the big prizes at the Drama League Awards. Straight play winners were The Ferryman and The Waverly Gallery, and Bryan Cranston won the performance award for his portrayal of Howard Beale in Network. Congrats to all! Here was the full list of nominees Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Hadestown ...

AWARDS SEASON 2019: Outer Critics Circle Awards Winners

May 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Outer Critics Circle Awards winners have been announced and Hadestown was gifted with 6 total awards, including that for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. The other multiple award-winning musicals were Tootsie, The Cher Show and King Kong. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, who will recieve their awards at the dinner presentation ...

AWARDS SEASON 2019: Tony Award Nominations

April 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

They’re finally here! The 2019 Tony nominations are in with Hadestown leading the pack with 14 total nominations, followed by Ain’t Too Proud and Tootsie with 12 and 11, respectively. Beetlejuice, which has been snubbed by most of the other awards, got 8 nominations, including that for Best Musical, and the critically-acclaimed production of The ...

AWARDS SEASON 2019: Drama Desk Award Nominations

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nearly all the nominations are in…and oftentimes the Drama Desk nominations are the strongest indicators of which shows might get this year’s Tony nods. At the head of the pack for the Drama Desk is the new revival of Oklahoma!, with 12 total nominations, followed closely behind by the critically-acclaimed Tootsie. (You’ll notice that ...

AWARDS SEASON 2019: Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations

April 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

The nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Awards are in, Hadestown leading the pack with 12 nominations, followed by Tootsie , with 10 nominations. Winners will be announced May 13, with a gala awards dinner presentation on May 23 at Sardi’s. The OCC nominations are often in line with Tony voter’s. Do you think these ought to be this ...

AWARDS SEASON 2019: Drama League Award Nominations

April 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

The first big crop of nominees for this season are in with nods to critical favorites like Oklahoma!, fan favs like Be More Chill, and flops that closed quickly like Head Over Heels Who’ll take home the big prizes? Find out May 17 at 11:30 am. Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Ain’t Too Proud Be More Chill Beetlejuice ...

AWARDS SEASON 2019: The Pulitzer Prize for Drama

April 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s awards season once again and we couldn’t be more excited!!! The season kicked off with the presentation of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama to Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview. The play, a “hard-hitting drama that examines race in a highly conceptual, layered structure, ultimately bringing audiences into the actors’ community to ...

AWARDS SEASON 2018: Tony Award-Winners — UPDATING LIVE

June 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s Tony time!!!! We loved live updating with you all night long starting with red carpet coverage at 5 p.m. and staying into the wee hours of the night when they finally announce Best Musical! Thanks for bookmarking our awards page, refreshing this page and following us on Facebook and Twitter as we posted the winners, updates, snark, love and ...

AWARDS SEASON 2018: Drama Desk Award-Winners

June 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

We’re somehow almost through another awards season, and tonight’s Drama Desk Awards gave a whole lot of love to SpongeBob SquarePants, My Fair Lady and Carousel.  The Theatre World Awards ceremony will take place tomorrow night (view the full list of winners) and a week from today is the biggest night of the year (in our estimation, anyway) ...

AWARDS SEASON 2018: Drama League Award-Winners

May 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Drama League Awards have been awarded and critical favorites The Band’s Visit and My Fair Lady received the coveted Outstanding Production and Revival awards! As previously announced, Idina Menzel was this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre, Casey Nicholaw the recipient of Founders Award for Excellence ...