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Watch BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS AT THE DRAMA DESK 2003 at www.theatermania.com/dramadesk/web/index.cfm

For the first time this year, the Drama Desk Awards ceremony will be webcast live by TheaterMania.com. Watch it live on May 18th!

Stage legend Chita Rivera hosts the 48TH ANNUAL DRAMA DESK AWARDS, celebrating excellence in all sectors of New York’s theatre world. The event will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at the Concert Hall at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (the “Fame” School).

Over the last fifty years, the prestige of the Drama Desk Awards has helped launch the careers of many major stars and playwrights. The first award that Andrew Lloyd Webber received in American theatre was from the Drama Desk as “Most Promising Composer.” Drama Desk was also the first awards show to recognize such talents as Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, and Sada Thompson. Dustin Hoffman signed onto The Graduate only days after receiving his 1966 award. Plays like Driving Miss Daisy, Other People’s Money, Steel Magnolias, and The Boys in the Band, all Off-Broadway productions, gained their reputations and built momentum to achieve worldwide success as a result of their Drama Desk wins.

Every year many high-profile film, television, and stage stars attend the Drama Desk Awards as past winners, presenters, or current nominees. Last year’s awards show was the biggest and most lavish in the history of the awards. This year the Drama Desk intends to top it!

Black Tie Suggested.

TheaterMania thanks the Drama Desk for making a limited amount of tickets available to our visitors for this exclusive industry event.

Ticket to the event includes a pre show welcome reception at 7pm in The Concert Hall. The party is sponsored by Hit Show Club.

VIP Ticket includes priority seating in first four rows and attendance at exclusive star-studded VIP pre and post-show parties. VIP pre show reception will be at 6 pm – 7:30 pm at the exquisite Firebird Restaurant.

The VIP post-show party will be held at the prestigious Compass Restaurant and Bar.

Click here to view footage from past Drama Desk Awards.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: One Night Only: May 18, 2003

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