Off Broadway Alliance Announces 2016 Award Winners
''The Robber Bridegroom'' and ''Exit Strategy'' are among this year's honorees.
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 Play
Best Play Revival
Incident at Vichy
The School for Scandal
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Women Without Men
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