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The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Publisher) are pleased to announce that the 61st Annual Obie Awards will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria will return as the host. Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards will be announced at a later date.

“I am thrilled to be invited back to host the Obies. It’s the best party of the year, plus off-Broadway actresses are totally hot… and desperate,” said DeLaria.

Judges for the 61st Annual Obie Awards include Village Voice columnist and longtime Obie Judge’s chairman Michael Feingold, Obie-winning actress Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Obie-winning director Oliver Butler, Obie-winning composer Ricky Ian Gordon, Obie-winning costume designer Clint Ramos, Obie-winning actress Juliet Rylance, and Variety senior critic Marilyn Stasio, to form the 2015-16 Obie Awards judging panel. Productions that wish to invite consideration from the judges should visit Questions regarding invitations should be directed to

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