The Off Broadway Alliance has announced the winners of the 8th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway during the 2017–2018 season.
Awards are presented in six competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Best Solo Performance, and Best Family Show.
Desperate Measures was named Best New Musical, while Transfers was voted Best New Play.
Winners will be celebrated June 19 in a ceremony at Sardi’s.
Four Legend of Off Broadway Awards will be presented to artists who have made extraordinary contributions to Off-Broadway: director Jo Bonney, actor André De Shields, playwright David Rabe, and actor Mary Testa.
Theatrical attorney Donald Farber and playwright-actor Sam Shepard will be posthumously honored with induction into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. Photographer Carol Rosegg will be honored with the 2018 Friend of Off Broadway Award.
Winners of the competitive categories follow (winners names are in bold preceded by an asterisk):
Best New Musical
Pharma Bro: An American Douchical
Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie
Best New Play
School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
At Home at the Zoo
*The Government Inspector
Best Solo Performance
Bright Colors and Bold Patterns
In & Of Itself
Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Pride and Prejudice
Randy Writes a Novel
Best Family Show
Addy & Uno (Tom and Michael D’Angora)
Pete the Cat (Theatreworks USA)
*Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Atlantic for Kids)
The Snowy Day and Other Stories (Julia Beardsley O’Brien)
The Stowaway (Classic Stage Company and Trusty Sidekick Theater Company)
The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theatre professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting, and encouraging the production of Off-Broadway theatre and to making live theatre increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences.
For more information and tickets to the award ceremony, visit OffBroadwayAlliance.com.