Off Broadway Alliance Announces 2016 Award Winners

”The Robber Bridegroom” and ”Exit Strategy” are among this year’s honorees.

Steven Pasquale and the cast of The Robber Bridegroom take the stage at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Steven Pasquale and the cast of The Robber Bridegroom take the stage at the Laura Pels Theatre.
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The Off Broadway Alliance Awards winners for 2016 have been announced. The sixth annual awards recognized artists in seven competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Best Solo Performance, and Best Family Show.

In addition, as previously announced, four Legend of Off-Broadway Awards were presented to theater press agent Merle Debuskey, Tony-winning actress Linda Lavin, Playwrights Horizons founder Robert Moss, and Tony-nominated actress Lois Smith, while Hall of Fame Awards were presented posthumously to actors Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, actress and comedian Anne Meara, and composer Elizabeth Swados.

The Off Broadway Alliance is an organization composed of off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals.

The full list of nominees and winners is below, with the winners in each category bolded.

Hyperlinked shows are currently running.

Best New Musical
Daddy Long Legs
Dear Evan Hansen

Who’s Your Baghdaddy?

Best New Play
Exit Strategy

O, Earth
The Qualms

Best Musical Revival
Once Upon a Mattress
The Robber Bridegroom

Rothschild & Sons

Best Play Revival
Incident at Vichy
The School for Scandal

Two Gentlemen of Verona
Widowers’ Houses
Women Without Men

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Angel Reapers
Sense & Sensibility

Shear Madness
Standard Time

Best Solo Performance
Mike Birbiglia, Thank God for Jokes
Staceyann Chin, Motherstruck
James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Joanna Rush, Kick
Andrew Schneider, Youarenowhere

Best Family Show
The Commedia Rapunzel
The Pirate La Dee Da

The Velveteen Rabbit
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Young Charles Dickens

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