Sigourney Weaver

Lucas Steele

Kathleen Chalfant With Daryl Roth

Jenn Colella

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, presented the 3rd annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards on June 18th at Sardi’s. The awards honored outstanding achievement in Off Broadway theater for the 2012-2013 season.

Among the attendees were Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Christopher Durang, Daryl Roth, Kristine Nielsen, David Shire, Kathleen Chalfant, Charles Busch, A.R. Gurney, Jonathan Tolins, Richard Maltby, Christiane Noll, Jenn Colella, Cast of Stomp, Lucas Steele, and George Dvorsky.

This year’s winners: Best New Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Best New Musical, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; Best Play Revival, The Piano Lesson; Best Musical Revival, Closer Than Ever; Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Buyer & Cellar; and Best Family Show, Bunnicula. Legend of Off Broadway honorees were Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Durang, Kristine Nielsen, Daryl Roth, A.R. Gurney, and Stomp, and the Friend of Off Broadway Award was presented to King Displays.

Last year’s Off Broadway Alliance winner for Best New Musical (SILENCE! The Musical) is still running Off Broadway, and the Best New Play winner (Tribes) transferred to L.A.’s Mark Taper Forum immediately following its extended run at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The Off Broadway Alliance (Peter Breger, Chairman) 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. 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 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.

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