The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 6th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2015-2016 season.


2016 Off Broadway Award Nominee List

(Winners in Bold)


Best New Play

* Exit Strategy



O, Earth

The Qualms


Best New Musical


Daddy Long Legs

Dear Evan Hansen

* Futurity

Who’s Your Baghdaddy?


Best Play Revival

Incident at Vichy

* The School for Scandal

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Widowers’ Houses

Women Without Men


Best Musical Revival

Once Upon a Mattress

* The Robber Bridegroom

Rothschild & Sons




Best Unique Theatrical Experience

Angel Reapers


* Sense & Sensibility

Shear Madness

Standard Time


Best Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, Thank God for Jokes

Staceyann Chin, Motherstruck

* James Lecesne, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

Joanna Rush, Kick

Andrew Schneider, Youarenowhere


Best Family Show

The Commedia Rapunzel

* The Pirate La Dee Da

The Velveteen Rabbit 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Young Charles Dickens


Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

Merle Debuskey

Linda Lavin

Robert Moss

Lois Smith


Hall of Fame Awards

Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach

Anne Meara

Elizabeth Swados


Past winners of the top awards bestowed by The Off Broadway Alliance include Hamilton, Fun Home, Hand to God, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Freud’s Last Session, Buyer & Cellar, and SILENCE! The Musical.


The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences. The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off Broadway theater community.


Among its initiatives, The Off Broadway Alliance sponsors 20at20, the event that runs twice a year for 20 days and lets theatergoers purchase $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain. It also produces a free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. The Alliance operates the OBA Mentorship Program, which provides new producers with guidance and direction from Off Broadway veterans. And the Alliance created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which outlines Off Broadway’s over $500 million annual impact on the impact on the economy of the City of New York.

The 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 21st at 4 PM at Sardi’s.


For more information, visit www.OffBroadwayAlliance.com.