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Date Announced for 2019 Drama Desk Awards

The 64th annual celebration of New York theater will be held at Town Hall.

Javier Muñoz and Laura Benanti announcing the 2017 Drama Desk nominees at Feinstein's/54 Below.
(© David Gordon)

The 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards, a celebration of Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway theater, will take place on June 2 at 8pm at Town Hall in New York. The cutoff for nominations will be April 24, and nominations will be announced on April 25. Joey Parnes Productions will produce the ceremony, as it has since 2012, and Matt Britten, Broadway Brands CEO, will serve as executive producer.

"Matt Britten and his innovative company, Broadway Brands, are a perfect match for our organization," said Drama Desk co-presidents Charles Wright and David Barbour. "Matt cares deeply about New York theater and, especially, about the health and welfare of theater journalism. At a time when platforms for theater writing are shrinking and going out of business, Broadway Brands is finding new ways to cover the industry and encourage lively, intelligent discussion of drama and theater artists. We're delighted by this new association with Broadway Brands and excited about the 64th annual presentation of the Drama Desk Awards in June."

Following the 2019 ceremony, Broadway Brands will explore future enhancements for the event, including negotiating a new television/streaming deal for the Drama Desk Awards, beginning with the 2020 ceremony.

The 2018-19 Drama Desk nominating committee is composed of Martha Wade Steketee, Linda Buchwald, Peter Filichia, Helen Shaw, Jose Solís, Zachary Stewart, Doug Strassler, and Charles Wright.