The nominees of the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement off-Broadway were celebrated at a breakfast on April 20 at Playwrights Horizons.
Roundabout Theatre Company's off-Broadway production of The Humans, now running at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre, leads with six nominations, including acting nominations for Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell. Futurity is this season's most nominated musical with five, while Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj and Annie Baker's John also earned five nominations apiece.
The Lortel Awards will be presented on Sunday, May 1, at NYU Skirball Center. The event will honor James Houghton with the Lifetime Achievement Award while Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be inducted onto the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre.