NEW YORK CITY: The Off Broadway Alliance (OBA) has announced the winners of the 10th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, which honor commercial and nonprofit Off-Broadway productions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Charles Bush, Julie Halston, and OBA president Peter Breger presented the awards online. Among the winners are Michael R. Jackson‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop.
In addition to the competitive awards, Mark Blum, Wynn Handman, and Julia Miles will be posthumously inducted into OBA’s Off Broadway Hall of Fame, recognizing their contributions to Off-Broadway during their lifetimes. To honor their sustained achievement in Off-Broadway theatre, Gretchen Cryer, Woodie King Jr., Eric Krebs, and Barbara Zinn Krieger received Legends of Off Broadway awards. The Drama Bookshop is also being awarded the Friend of Off Broadway award, honoring persons or organizations for their steadfast support of the Off-Broadway community.
The alliance is made up of Off-Broadway producers, theatres, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals. OBA is planning on celebrating the winners with a reception later this fall.
Below is the complete list of winners:
BEST NEW PLAY
Life Sucks, Aaron Posner, Wheelhouse Theater
BEST PLAY REVIVAL
The Woman in Black, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, McKittrick Hotel with Peter Wilson Productions, Pemberley Productions, and Martin Platt
BEST NEW MUSICAL
A Strange Loop, book, music, and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson, Playwrights Horizons and Page 73
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
The Unsinkable Molly Brown, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, book and new lyrics by Dick Scanlan, based on the original book by Richard Morris, Transport Group
BEST UNIQUE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
Dana H., Lucas Hnath, Vineyard Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Center Theatre Group
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE
Bill Posley in The Day I Became Black, Bill Posley, produced by Kristen Boulé
BEST FAMILY SHOW
She Persisted, the Musical, script and lyrics by Adam Tobin, music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, adapted from the book by Chelsea Clinton, Atlantic Theater Company
LEGEND OF OFF BROADWAY HONOREES
Woodie King Jr.
Barbara Zinn Krieger
HALL OF FAME AWARDS