Jeff Berg and Amy Flanagan in I Was Tom Cruise
(© Shirley Herz Associates)
Jeff Berg and Amy Flanagan in I Was Tom Cruise
(© Shirley Herz Associates)
FringeNYC Encores, a new series of popular shows from the just-completed 2006 New York International Fringe Festival, will play September 5-24 at downtown venues to be announced. The roster for this new series will include such plays as Billy the Mime, Danny Boy, Diving Normal, I Was Tom Cruise, In Transit, Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure, Never Swim Alone, Open House, The Penguin Tango, Perfect Harmony, Rainy Days & Mondays, and Walmartopia. Tickets will go on sale on September 1; visit www.fringenyc-encores.com for more information.

In additon, the FringeNYC 2006 Overall Excellence Award Winners were announced last night. A complete list of winners follows:

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OUTSTANDING PLAY
I Was Tom Cruise
Modern Missionary
Lulu

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL
The Fartiste
58! A Comedy About Bike Messengering
Fallen Angel

OUTSTANDING PLAYWRITING
Matt Hoverman - In Transit
Moby Pomerance - Broken Hands
Geoffrey Decas - The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos

OUTSTANDING MUSIC & LYRICS
Danny Ashkenasi - The Tell-Tale Heart

OUTSTANDING SOLO SHOW
Flying on the Wing
Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure
Democrats Abroad

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION
Mark Steven Robinson - Don't Ask
Jonathan Silverstein - Red Herring
Joel Froomkin - The Infliction of Cruelty

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Robin L. McGee - Rainy Days & Mondays
Renee Mariotti and Bernard Grenier - Trouble in Shameland

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Shane LeClair - A Small Hole
Robin Vest - Hermanas

OUTSTANDING ACTOR
Anna Jayne Marquardt - Walmartopia
Helen Stratford - Suicide - The Musical
Steve Hayes - The Penguin Tango
Cory Grant - Broken Hands
Margaret Daly - T.L.C.

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
Open House
Vice Girl Confidential
The Onion Lovers
Diving Normal

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Paula Kroening - Band Geeks

THEATERMANIA AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD
Danny Boy