The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the winners of the 9th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2018-2019 season. The official Awards Reception took place on June 18 at Sardi’s as winners accepted their awards. Many came to celebrate the occasion.
2019 OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARD WINNERS
Best New Musical – Renascence
Best New Play- What the Constitution Means to Me
Best Musical Revival – Fiddler on the Roof
Best Play Revival – Uncle Vanya
Best Unique Theatrical Experience – Nassim
Best Solo Performance – Accidentally Brave
Best Family Show – Pip’s Island
LEGEND OF OFF BROADWAY AWARD – Rita Gardner, Albert Poland, and Avenue Q
OFF BROADWAY HALL OF FAME- Alvin Epstein, María Irene Fornés, and Ntozake Shange
THE FRIEND OF OFF BROADWAY AWARD- Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo
The Off Broadway Alliance is a not-for-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 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 economy of the City of New York.
For more information, visit www.OffBroadwayAlliance.com