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Pasadena Playhouse to Receive 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award

The Los Angeles theater will be honored at this year’s Tony Awards ceremony.

Pasadena Playhouse will accept the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award.
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The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that Pasadena Playhouse will receive the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank’s generous support.

Press materials offered the following description of the Los Angeles County theater: “Pasadena Playhouse, the official State Theater of California, is internationally recognized for its significant role in the development of American theater. One of the most prolific theaters in the country, the Playhouse has staged thousands of original productions since its founding in 1917 including premieres of works by Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Suzan Lori Parks and hundreds more. For decades, its pioneering School for Theater Arts was a training ground for actors and theatermakers who went on to make significant contributions to the entertainment industry. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman since 2016, Pasadena Playhouse’s productions and community programs are centered on its founding idea of being a living force in its community, making theater for everyone. Today, the Playhouse continues to advance the American theater and serves as a hub for the top theatermakers of our time.”

The American Theatre Wing’s 76th Annual Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air live from the historic United Palace in Washington Heights on Sunday, June 11, on CBS, 8pm-11pm ET. The ceremony will also be available on demand on Paramount Plus.