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Deaf West Spring Awakening Receives 15 Ovation Award Nominations

The revival production opens on Broadway this Sunday.

The Broadway cast of Deaf West Theatre's Spring Awakening — recipient of 11 Ovation Award nominations.
(© Joan Marcus)

The nominees for the 2015 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards have been announced. This year's annual ceremony will be held Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center.

Leading the pack are Ebony Repertory Theatre and Center Theatre Group, tied with 14 nominations each. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is next in line with 13 nominations, followed by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Sacred Fools Theater Company, tied with 10 each.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts received 11 nominations for its production of Deaf West Theatre's Spring Awakening, which opens this Sunday at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The production earned an additional four nominations for its original intimate theater production.

Ebony Repertory earned all 14 of their nominations for The Gospel at Colonus, while Center Theatre Group received nominations for Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival (7) and Luna Gale (1) at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; Bent (3), The Price (1), and Immediate Family (1) at the Mark Taper Forum; and The Trip to Bountiful (1) at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Ovation Honors, which recognize outstanding achievement in areas that are not among the standard list of nomination categories, have been awarded to Mat Sweeney and Ellen Warkentine (Music Composition for a Play, The Temptation of St. Antony at Four Larks), Mike Mahaffey (Fight Choreography, She Kills Monsters at Loft Ensemble), and Ted Blegen (Puppet Design, She Kills Monsters at Loft Ensemble).

For the complete list of nominees, click here.