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Off Broadway Alliance Awards Announces 2018 Winners

”Desperate Measures”, ”Transfers”, and ”KPOP” are among this year’s honorees.

Ryan Garbayo, Michael Urie, and Ben Mehl in The Government Inspector, which won Best Revival at the 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards.
Ryan Garbayo, Michael Urie, and Ben Mehl in The Government Inspector, which won Best Revival at the 2018 Off Broadway Alliance Awards.
(© Carol Rosegg)

The winners of the 2018 Off Broadway Alliance Awards have been announced. The eighth annual awards recognized artists in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival, Best Solo Performance, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, and Best Family Show.

In addition to the competitive awards, four Legend of Off Broadway Awards were presented to Jo Bonney, André De Shields, David Rabe, and Mary Testa. Theater attorney Donald Farber and playwright and actor Sam Shepard were posthumously honored with induction into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. Carol Rosegg, who has photographed hundreds of Broadway and off-Broadway productions, was honored with the 2018 Friend of Off Broadway Award.

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.

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Best New Musical
Bastard Jones
Desperate Measures
Pharma Bro: An American Douchical
Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie

Best New Play
Dutch Masters
Mary Jane
School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
The Amateurs

Best Revival
The Artificial Jungle
At Home at the Zoo
Hindle Wakes
The Government Inspector
Torch Song

Best Solo Performance
Bright Colors and Bold Patterns
Harry Clarke
In & Of Itself
Who's Holiday!

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Babette's Feast
Ghost Light
Pride and Prejudice
Randy Writes a Novel

Best Family Show
Addy & Uno (Tom and Michael D'Angora)
Pete the Cat (Theatreworks USA)
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic for Kids)
The Snowy Day and Other Stories (Julia Beardsley O'Brien)
The Stowaway (Classic Stage Company and Trusty Sidekick Theater Company)