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Denzel Washington to Receive New Dramatists' Distinguished Achievement Award

Washington returns to Broadway this spring in The Iceman Cometh.

Denzel Washington will be honored by New Dramatists.
(© David Gordon)

Oscar winner Denzel Washington, returning to Broadway this spring in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, will be honored by New Dramatists at the organization's annual gala, to be held Tuesday, May 15, at the Marriott Marquis.

Washington will receive the 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award. On Broadway, he has been seen in Fences, for which he received a Tony Award, and A Raisin in the Sun, as well as Julius Caesar and Checkmates. He received Academy Awards for his performances in Glory and Training Day, with additional nominations for Cry Freedom, Malcolm X, The Hurricane, Flight, Fences, and Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Past recipients of the award from New Dramatists include Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Horton Foote, Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, and Stephen Sondheim, among many others.

For tickets to the New Dramatists luncheon, click here.