Obies to Honor Off Broadway Work Made During and After Lockdown – – This year’s ceremony will take place on Feb. 27, where many of the award recipients will be informed in advance and their acceptance remarks will be recorded and posted to the Wing’s YouTube channel a few days before the ceremony, allowing the evening to focus on performances and partying rather than speeches. This year’s Obies will honor digital, audio and other virtual work, as well as productions staged in a more traditional fashion. www.obieawards.org
The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will return to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with current GRAMMY nominee Randy Rainbow set to co-host. MJ the Musical star and current GRAMMY nominee Myles Frost will present one of the first awards of this year’s GRAMMYs during the pre-ceremony. The 65th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will stream live on Sun, Feb. 5, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel. Additional talent and co-host to be announced in the coming days. Complete list of nominees appears on BroadwayWorld – here
The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) will present its annual Theatre Women Awards on March 27th from 1 to 3 p.m., at a Midtown Manhattan location to be announced. This event, which is open to the public, will be both in-person and online, and celebrates women for their exemplary work and dedication in their chosen theatrical field. “In this, LPTW’s 40th Anniversary year, we have focused on giving awards to our amazing members, turning the spotlight on their enormous talents and achievements: Melody Brooks, Lenore DeKoven, Tess Howsam, Yvette Heyliger, Lorca Peress and Amy Stoller,‘’ said LPTW Co-President Katrin Hilbe. www.theatrewomen.org
Eric Bogosian’s 1 +1, a new play, will have its off-Broadway premiere at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), by The Blackbox and SoHo Playhouse. Performances begin February 23 and run through March 19. Opening night is set for February 27. www.SoHoPlayhouse.com
Final principal casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway premiere of the new musical comedy Shucked. Previews are set to begin March 8 with an opening night scheduled for April 4 at the Nederlander Theatre. Grey Henson will join Ashley D. Kelley as the show’s two Storytellers. Henson’s previous Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon and originating the role of Damian Hubbard in Mean Girls, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. They join a company that includes John Behlmann, Kevin Cahoon, Andrew Durand, Caroline Innerbichler and Alex Newell. www.shuckedmusical.com
Alyssa Fox to assume the role of Elphaba in Wicked after serving as the Elphaba standby in the Broadway company. Alyssa Fox will assume the role full-time beginning March 7. www.wickedthemusical.com
AnomalousCo – a predominantly queer-woman-led, feminist, trans-disciplinary performance collective – presents the world premiere of (beyond) Doomsday Scrolling, an original work of epic theatre about women, war, displacement, and resistance. Collectively created by AnomalousCo and directed by Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva, Jeremy Goren and Diana Zhdanova, (beyond) Doomsday Scrolling begins performances on Thursday, February 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 26 on mainstage at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, (the first 10 tickets sold to each performance are $10, first come first served) and are available by calling 212-647-0202 or by visiting Here.org.
March 8 thru April 15 featuring FREDDY ACEVEDO, PETER COLLIER*, SEAN FLETCHER GRIFFIN, NEIL TYRONE PRITCHARD*, JOE QUINTERO*, EMMA RAMOS, VIVIANA VALERIA* *denotes LAByrinth Company Member