Talkin' Broadway Establishes Summer Theatre Festival Citations
The panel of jurors for the citations includes Matthew Murray, chief New York theater critic for Talkin' Broadway; Dan Bacalzo, managing editor of TheaterMania.com; Peter Filichia, a TheaterMania.com columnist and theater critic for the Newark Star-Ledger; Andy Propst, editor/founder of AmericanTheaterWeb.com; and Linda Tullberg, management consultant and Talkin' Broadway staff member.
Candidates for festival citations include but are not limited to eligible productions in Off-Off-Broadway festivals with public performances between July 1 and October 2. This encompasses entries in the Fresh Fruit Festival (July 11-31); The Ice Factory (July 6-August 13); the Midtown International Theatre Festival (July 18-August 7); the New York International Fringe Festival (August 12-28); and the New York Musical Theatre Festival (September 12-October 2).
Each juror will award a citation in each of five categories:
1. Outstanding New Play
2. Outstanding New Musical
3. Outstanding Actor (Male)
4. Outstanding Actor (Female)
5. "Wild Card" (covering shows/performances that don't easily fit in any other category.)