Shaggs Musical Nominated for Drama Desk/Lortel Awards!

Shaggs Musical Nominated for Drama Desk/Lortel Awards!

Shaggs Sisters Off-Broadway 2011Our musical, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, has recently been nominated for some shiny awards. The Drama Desk Award (nominations announced this morning), is one of the most prestigious in the Theatre World. It encompasses all of NY theatre – Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and even Off-putting Broadway. That’s a mighty big pond, and I’m feeling like a mighty proud fish to have been noticed in it. Our show is nominated for Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Book of a Musical, and for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (hooray Sarah Sokolovic!).

But the Drama Desk ain’t the only award in town. Another righteously respected award is the Lucille Lortel Award, restricted to the still-rather-impressively-sized pond of Off-Broadway. We have been hooked with a gleaming nomination for Outstanding Musical – Big hugs all around!

The awards ceremonies are coming up in May and June. If we snag one, the caviar is on me. If we don’t, we’ll still be able to crow about the one that got away. It’s all good.

Peace, Gunnar

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