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‘The Robber Bridegroom’ Among Off-Broadway Alliance Nominees

27 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The next “Hamilton” might be among this year’s crop of Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominees. Nominations for their 6th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, which honor commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened during the 2015–16 season, have been announced. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” won last year’s Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. Mike Birbiglia (“Thank God for Jokes”), Staceyann Chin (“MotherStruck!”), James Lecesne (“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey”), Joanna Rush (“Kick”), and Andrew Schneider (“Youarenowhere”) are among this year’s nominees for Best Solo Performance. Broadway publicist Merle Debuskey, Tony Award–winning performer Linda Lavin, director and Playwrights Horizons founder Robert Moss, and Tony-nominated actor Lois Smith are set to receive Legend of Off-Broadway honors. Meanwhile Hall of Fame Awards will be presented posthumously to longtime married actors Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, actor and comedian Anne Meara, as well as writer, composer, musician, and theater director Elizabeth Swados. »

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Remembering Elizabeth Swados, the Original Theater Badass

8 January 2016 2:11 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“'Here in these hands I hold the planet, bigger than the stars and stranger than the moon ... when my mama is out looking for a boy/girl to beat, I play basketball ...'  words I still know by heart from the play Runaways, created by one of my heroes, Elizabeth Swados. These words and this play spoke to me, inspired me, but most of all made me feel not so very alone.” Elizabeth Swados died on Tuesday, at 64, the result of complications after surgery for esophageal cancer, and these words from Anastasia Traina, posted on her Facebook page, are among the hundreds of tributes that continue to pour in on social media this week. Swados was only 27 at the time Runaways, which she wrote, directed, and choreographed, moved from the Off Broadway realm of the Public Theater to Broadway in 1978, earning five Tony nominations and winning her an Obie for »

- Jonathan Coleman

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