The Village Voice, the nation’s largest alternative weekly newspaper, announced today that tickets will go on sale April 9, 2014 for the 59th Annual Obie Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street.
The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater’s Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil’s Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve’s Bayou, The Caveman’s Valentine, The Red Road, “Law and Order: SVU”, “24”, “Sex and The City”, “NYPD Blue”.
Sharing the stage with Tunie will be co-host Hamish Linklater, an Obie winner who is currently starring in the CBS comedy “The Crazy Ones” opposite Robin Williams and recently starred in the HBO series “The Newsroom”. Broadway performances include Seminar and many appearances for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, where he will be seen this summer in Much Ado About Nothing for NYSF.
Obie Awards will be presented by:
Betsy Aidem, currently on Broadway playing Lady Bird Johnson opposite Bryan Cranston’s LBJ in All the Way.
Harvey Fierstein, author of Broadway’s smash hit Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical) and Newsies.
Lena Hall, currently starring as Yitzhak in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch opposite Neil Patrick Harris.
Andy Karl, award winning actor currently starring as Rocky in the new hit Broadway musical.
David Bar Katz is a member of The LAByrinth Theater Company which produced his plays Philip Roth in Khartoum (at The Public Theater) and The Atmosphere of Memory (starring Ellen Burstyn).
Cristin Milioti, “The Girl” in the OBIE-winning Off-Broadway production of the musical Once.
Kelli O’Hara, receiving rave reviews as Francesca in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County currently playing on Broadway.
Stephen Trask, co-creator and Obie winner for Music and Lyrics of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
The 2014 Obie Awards are chaired by Michael Feingold, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and George Jean Nathan Award winner, who began contributing to The Village Voice in 1971 and served as its chief theater critic from 1983 to 2013. Feingold’s fellow judges include: Kirsten Child, whose musical The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin won her, in addition to the Obie, the Kleban, Larson, and Rodgers Awards; Nicky Paraiso, Director of Programming for The Club at La MaMa and curator of the annual La MaMa Moves!; Tonya Pinkins, the Tony and Obie Award-winning actress, who has appeared in television and film but whose first love is theater; Michael Sommers, who currently covers the New York theater scene for New Jersey Newsroom and is a freelance reviewer of regional theater for The New York Times; and Rick Sordelet, an award-winning and prolific fight director with 60 Broadway productions and 54 first-class productions on five continents to his credit.
For the past 59 years, the Village Voice Obie Awards, founded by Jerry Tallmer in 1956, have honored the best of Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.
Tickets for the Village Voice’s 59th Annual Obie Awards are $25 general admission Balcony and will go on sale April 9th at http://obies.villagevoice.com/2014/
The ceremony begins at 8pm sharp and will be held at Webster Hall. For more information, please visit http://obies.villagevoice.com/2014/