Tuesday, May 01, 2007

52nd Annual Drama Desk nominations announced!

As Michael mentioned in some earlier postings, Broadway has plenty of great shows to pick from. Recently the nominations for the 52nd Annual Drama Desk awards were announced. Topping the list were 12 nominations for "LoveMusik" (the most of any show this year). Closely behind at 10 nominations are "Curtains", "Spring Awakening," "Legally Blonde" and "Coast of Utopia." Nine nominations went to the Off Broadway musical "In the Heights" and "Mary Poppins" received six nominations.

The awards ceremony will be held on May 20 and hosted by Kristin Chenoweth.

So you're probably asking, "Why should I care?" Straight from the Drama Desk website, here's what the organization is all about … "The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring critics and writers together in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and is the only critics’ organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition between Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions."

-Angela L.

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