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Drama Desk Awards

Interview: Joe Mantello Directs, Part 2

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.11.2017 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Joe Mantello Photo: Brigitte Lacombe Over the last twenty seasons, Joe Mantello has directed thirty plays and musicals (including Take Me Out, Assas...

It's Awards Season, Where Are the People of Color, Where Is the Syncretism?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

My personal experience working in theater, film and television is that evolution and integration are happening, are ongoing. I experienced this on a greater level this past year in film and television than in theater.

"The Wild Party" Feels Like a Night on the Town

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

That's what The Wild Party is all about. Sex, booze, relationships. And how it's sometimes good to be bad.

Cheeky Chat with Laura Benanti: Theater Awards, TV's "Supergirl," Playground Fights and More!

Steve Schonberg | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

On Sunday, May 31, TONY Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, NBC's "The Sound of Music Live," ABC's "Nashville"), who most recently headlined the Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular with Derek Hough, will take the stage at NYC's Town Hall as host for the 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards.

Our Favorite Theater Couples

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

When Neil Patrick Harris accepted his Outstanding Actor in a Musical award for playing Hedwig in the high-voltage Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, he offered a moving tribute to his fiancé David Burtka.

Linda Lavin On Playing A Woman With Alzheimer's

Marci Rich | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

I've kept an eye on this beautiful film throughout its development, and when I finally saw Linda Lavin's performance -- especially in the scene I've just described -- I was devastated by its honesty.

The Tonys and Other Theater Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.11.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When they get their statues and say how much they love being part of the theater community, believe them. The love is real, the people genuinely grounded by the work.

'Book Of Mormon' Wins Big At Drama Desk Awards

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

Last night, Harvey Feirstein hosted the 56th annual Drama Desk awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center. Considered one of the most ...

Drama at the Drama Desk Awards and Designing Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Hammerstein Ballroom was packed for the Drama Desk Awards on Monday night. Broadway, off Broadway and off off Broadway casts and crews rubbed more than elbows, just getting to the stage at the announcements of their names.

Catherine Zeta Jones & Scarlett Johansson Dazzle At Drama Desk (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

(AP Text, Scroll Below Photos For Article) NEW YORK -- Rhythm 'n' blues were the winners at this year's Drama Desk Awards. The exuberant musical "...