The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 7th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2016-2017 season.
Best New Musical
Ernest Shackleton Loves
Best New Play
Best Musical Revival
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Play Revival
The Emperor Jones
Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Best Solo Performance
Joe Morton, Turn Me Loose
Best Family Show
The Commedia Cinderella (Ragtag Theatre Company)
Legend of Off Broadway Honorees
Hall of Fame Award
The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-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 free Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. 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.
The 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 20 at 4 p.m. at Sardi’s.