One of the great, long standing traditions in the theater community the Drama Desk Awards will be presented by Broadway Brands, publisher of Broadway News and Broadway Briefing, and the Drama Desk jointly as announced today with the upcoming 2019 ceremony.
The 64th annual event will take place on June 2, 2019 at 8:00p.m. at The Town Hall.
The cut-off for nominations will be April 24, 2019. Nominations will be announced April 25, 2019.
Joey Parnes Productions will produce the ceremony, as it has since 2012 and Matt Britten, Broadway Brands CEO, will serve as executive producer of the Drama Desk Awards.
“Matt Britten and his innovative company, Broadway Brands, are a perfect match for our organization,” said Drama Desk co-presidents Charles Wright and David Barbour. “Matt cares deeply about New York theater and, especially, about the health and welfare of theater journalism. At a time when platforms for theater writing are shrinking and going out of business, Broadway Brands is finding new ways to cover the industry and encourage lively, intelligent discussion of drama and theater artists. We’re delighted by this new association with Broadway Brands and excited about the 64th annual presentation of the Drama Desk Awards in June.”
Following the 2019 ceremony, Broadway Brands will explore future enhancements for the event, including negotiating a new television/streaming deal for the Drama Desk Awards, beginning with the 2020 ceremony.