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The Last Five Years, Here Lies Love Are Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nominees

Christopher Durang and Sigourney Weaver are among special honorees.

"Legend of Off-Broadway" honorees Christopher Durang and Sigourney Weaver
“Legend of Off-Broadway” honorees Christopher Durang and Sigourney Weaver
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The Off-Broadway Alliance, an organization consisting of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced nominees for the 3rd Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway during the 2012-2013 season.

Awards are presented in five competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival, and Best Unique Theatrical Experience. Winners in all categories will be selected by members of the awards committee of the Off-Broadway Alliance.

In addition to the competitive awards, six Off-Broadway Alliance “Legend of Off-Broadway” awards are to be presented for sustained achievement in the world of Off-Broadway. 2013 recipients include Christopher Durang, A.R. Gurney, Kristine Nielsen, Daryl Roth, Sigourney Weaver, and the long-running show Stomp.

Winners are to be announced May 21. See below for a complete list of nominees and honorees.

Best New Musical
F#%king Up Everything
Here Lies Love
Murder Ballad
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
The Other Josh Cohen

Best New Play
My Name is Asher Lev
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical Revival
Closer Than Ever
Good Person of Szechwan
The Last Five Years
New Girl In Town

Best Play Revival
All in the Timing
Golden Child
The Piano Lesson
Talley’s Folly
Uncle Vanya

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Buyer & Cellar
Ingenious Nature
Jukebox Jackie
Old Jews Telling Jokes
Old Man and the Old Moon

Legend of Off-Broadway Honorees
Christopher Durang
A.R. Gurney
Kristine Nielsen
Daryl Roth
Sigourney Weaver

The Off-Broadway Alliance is a nonprofit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting, and encouraging the curation of Off-Broadway theater. Membership is open to everyone in the Off-Broadway theater community.

Among its initiatives, the Off-Broadway Alliance sponsors 20at20, an event that runs twice annually for 20 days and makes $20 tickets available to dozens of Off-Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain.