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Our hearts are saddened by the untimely passing of Chicago actors Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon as well as the losses of other theater artists who passed away recently, including Sati Word, Trinity P. Murdock, Joel Lambie and WGN broadcaster Roy Leonard. The Jeff Committee extends deep condolences to their families and to the Chicago theatre community.
JEFF AWARDS EQUITY NOMINATIONS HONOR
OUTSTANDING 2013-2014 PRODUCTIONS
Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead Nominations
Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (Click HERE FOR THE VIDEO of the presentation by Ms. Lynch, made at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, and HERE to watch the interview with Jane Lynch and Jeff Committee Chair Diane Hires.)
The 46th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area is Monday, October 13, at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.
Four world premiere plays and two new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving Jeff nominations by the Jeff Awards Committee. There are 179 nominations in 35 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014. See the complete list of nominees.
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Performances featuring cast members from nominated musicals and revues and video segments from nominated plays highlight the October 13 ceremony. Pre-show appetizers and cash bar will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony, directed by Michael Weber with a buffet reception immediatey thereafter. The evening is black tie optional, and the public is invited to attend.
Advance purchase tickets, which include the ceremony and pre-and post-show parties, are available online through October 9 with the buy now ticket button above or with the mail order form postmarked by October 1 (credit card fees of $2.50 per ticket apply both online and by mail). Tickets are $75 per person and $55 per person for members of Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Stage managers' Association; American Federation of Musicians and The Dramatists Guild of America. Actors nominated in the ensemble category may purchase tickets at $45 per person.
Note to the Press: photos of Jane Lynch announcing nominees and a sampling of previous Equity Awards recipients are available upon request. For these and any other photos, including permission for use of Jeff Awards logo, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
ORACLE PRODUCTIONS AND THEO UBIQUE
TAKE TOP HONORS AT
41ST ANNUAL NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARDS
See the complete list of recipients and the press release with all the details.
"The Mother" and "Passion" took home top honors for Oracle Productions and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre respectively Monday, June 2, at Park West during the 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. Oracle, with five awards, and Theo Ubique, with four awards, garnered the most honors at Monday night's ceremony.
Long-time Chicago actor and past multiple nominee Sean Blake joined Dana Tretta, musical actress Jeff award recipient and six-time nominee, as emcees for the award show, which recognized 127 nomnees in 24 categories from 66 Jeff Recommended productions, and ultimately honored 25 recipients from 14 theatres with awards celebrating excellence in all aspects of Chicago Non-Equity theatre. Director and choreographer Brenda Didier directed the ceremony and Jeff Non-Equity Chair, John D. Glover, produced the event. Diane Hires, chair of the 55-member Jeff Committee, presented a Special Jeff Award to Griffin Theatre Company for its dedication to provocative and transformational theatre for Chicago audiences as well as its touring theater that engages and enlightens youth throughout the United States.
The next Non-Equity awards ceremony will be hled on June 8, 2015, at Park West.