The Chita Rivera Award (formerly the Fred and Adele Astaire Award) nominees were announced on May 1 at the Friar’s Club, and the awards ceremony will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 11.
The Drama Desk Award nominees were announced on April 27 by Laura Benanti and Javier Muñoz, and the awards will be presented at The Town Hall on June 4, hosted by Michael Urie.
The Drama League nominees were announced on April 19 by Bebe Neuwirth and Patina Miller, and the Drama League Awards will be presented at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, hosted by Audra McDonald and Will Swenson.
In the New York theatre world, deaf perspectives are severely under-represented. Shows like Deaf West’s Spring Awakening and the work by the New York Deaf Theatre are encouraging, but they are also anomalies. Theatre productions that fully integrate deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people in the cast and creative teams are even more rare.
Praise Avril Lavigne! Pop Punk High – a musical tribute to pizza, skateboarding, Battle of the Bands, and parents who “just don’t get it” – is getting extended at the PIT Loft.
Seven Spots On The Sun will kick off a limited 6-week run at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater with previews starting Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00 PM and opening night on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM. For preview performances, tickets are $35 with discounts for artists ($25) and students ($10). After opening, tickets are $50 with artist tickets for $25 and student tickets for $15, and April 27 and May 11 are pay-what-you-can nights. Tickets are available online at http://www.Rattlestick.org or by phone at 212-627-2556.
Piehole and Our Voices Theater will be completing their residencies this spring with two world premieres at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street. Piehole’s Ski End will run from April 30 to May 19 with a May 2 opening night, and Our Voices’ Soot and Spit will run May 27 to June 17 with a May 31 opening night. Tickets are $25, and Ski End is offering student tickets for $20, available online here or by calling 212-352-3101.