The OBA Awards are presented in six competitive categories and honor the best in commercial and not-for-profit Off-Broadway theatre. Click here for a full list of this year’s nominees.
The recipients of this year’s awards were honored at a ceremony at Sardi’s on June 19.
Without further ado, the winners!
Best New Musical
Best New Play
The Government Inspector
Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Best Solo Performance
Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke
Best Family Show
Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic for Kids)
As previously announced, this year’s Legend of Off Broadway Honorees are Jo Bonney, André de Shields, David Rabe, and Mary Testa. Donald Farber – the theater attorney who quite literally wrote the book on Off Broadway – and the great playwright and actor Sam Shepard will be posthumously honored with induction into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. Carol Rosegg, who has photographed hundreds of Broadway and Off Broadway productions, will be honored with the 2018 Friend of Off Broadway Award.
Congratulations to the winners and to all of this year’s nominees!
Film/Edits: Sandi Durell
Photos: Genevieve Rafter Keddy