Ashley D Kelley and Grey Henson in Shucked. Photograph: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman
Awards season has begun, and the Drama Desks have announced their nominees with Broadway musical comedy Shucked leading the pack with 12 nominations. Other shows with half a dozen or more noms include Into the Woods, Some Like it Hot, and New York, New York. Winners will be announced the week of May 29, with a ceremony to follow on June 6.
The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics’ organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition among Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway productions in the same categories.
Luc Verschueren,A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
Tracy Thorne,Jack Was Kind
Zephyr, Cirque Mechanics
The cast of Soho Rep’sPublic Obscenities– Tashnuva Anan, Abrar Haque, Golam Sarwar Harun, Gargi Mukherjee, NaFis, Jakeem Dante Powell, and Debashis Roy Chowdhury
Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Award
Ryan J. Haddad