33rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards

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33rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards

Theatre Community Celebration Takes Center Stage at 2017 Helen Hayes Awards with E. Faye Butler and Lawrence Redmond Co-Hosting at Historic Lincoln Theatre & 9:30 Club

The 33rd annual Helen Hayes Awards will be celebrated at the historic Lincoln Theatre May 15, with accomplished actors E. Faye Butler and Lawrence Redmond as hosts. The line-up of award presenters includes artistic leaders from across the Washington region, highlighting the depth and breadth of a theatre community recognized worldwide for the quality and diversity of its work. Following the awards, a roof-raising dance party gets underway at the world-renowned 9:30 Club. Both events honor 236 Helen Hayes Award nominees drawn from 200 eligible productions presented in 2016. Tickets for the combined Awards Ceremony and Dance Party are $275 for premium seating, $150 for balcony seating, and can be purchased online. (Theatre professionals rate available to members of the community, check with your theatre rep for details on how to purchase or contact theatreWashington).

In addition to a starry line-up of presenters, nominees, and award recipients, the evening includes the Helen Hayes Tribute honoring veteran actor Ted van Greithuysen. Also being recognized are five theatre companies that recently completed the two-year process to become eligible for the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. This year’s recipient will be chosen from among Convergence Theatre, InterAct Story Theatre, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Nu Sass Productions, and Rainbow Theatre Project.

Named for actor Helen Hayes – a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre – the Helen Hayes Awards has honored excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region for more than three decades. Productions under consideration in 2016 included 54 musicals, 146 plays, and 41 world premieres. (Award rules can be found at theatreWashington.org.)

The Helen Hayes Awards are sponsored by TodayTix, a ticketing platform on a mission to connect the next generation of culture lovers to theater by making it more accessible, easy, and fun.

May 15 2017


Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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