The Dramatists Guild of America will present Paula Vogel with the 2016 Hull-Warriner Award for her play Indecent, while David Yazbek will receive the 2017 Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for his score to The Band's Visit on October 23 at an event held at Kava Café in Midtown Manhattan.
The Hull-Warriner Award is given by playwrights to playwrights and is presented annually to an American author or authors selected by the Dramatists Guild of America Council. The award honors a work or works dealing with social, political, or religious mores of the time. The Frederick Loewe Award, given by the Frederick Loewe Foundation and presented annually by the Dramatists Guild Council to a composer, recognizes achievement in a theatrical score presented in New York during the previous theatrical season.
The finalists for the 2016 Hull-Warriner Award were Itamar Moses and David Yazbek for The Band's Visit; Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul for Dear Evan Hansen; J.T. Rogers for Oslo; George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; and Lynn Nottage for Sweat.
The other Dramatists Guild Awards, including the Lanford Wilson Award, the Flora Roberts Award, and the Horton Foote Award, will be presented at the Guild's annual meeting in February, 2018. Recipients will be announced at a later date.
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