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COMING UP....

THE NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARDS

MONDAY, JUNE 11, at The Athenaeum

The nomination video will go live on the morning of April 23.  Tickets will then be available online at Athenaeumtheatre.org or the Todaytix app. (Tickets $45 / $50 day-of)

See the press release with details.

 

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NEWS UPDATES:

Panel Discussions available on YouTube

See links to videos of past panel discussions by going to "Press Room and News" at the top of this page.

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JEFF AWARDS APPROVES SEVERAL INITIATIVES 

IN RESPONSE TO 2017 RESEARCH STUDY FINDINGS

Several new initiatives were approved at the Jeff Awards membership meeting on Monday, January 29, 2018, in response to findings from a research study conducted independdtly in 2017 by Taproot+.  

See the press release for details.

 

The Jeff Awards  Project Findings from the 2017 Taproot+ Survey

See the press release and the report

 

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2017 EQUITY JEFF AWARDS ANNOUNCED!

The gala 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards were held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, November 6, celebrating a season of outstanding productions.

See the full gallery of photos of the 2017 Jeff Equity Awards by Bill Richert,

Taking top Production honors for musicals were Paramount Theatre's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"' and Porchlight Music Theatre's "The Scottsboro Boys."  Production-Play awards went to Court Theatre's "Blues for an Alabama Sky" and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's "Born Yesterday."  The Production-Revue award went to Drury Lane Productions' "Smokey Joe's Cafe,"  and the prestigious Ensemble Award, sponsored by Actors Equity Association, went to "East Texas Hot LInks" at Writers Theatre.

New Works

In the "New Works" category, three plays were recognized: Michael Cristofer's "Man in the Ring" at Court Theatre; "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly" at Northlight Theatre, and Antoinette Nwandu's "Pass Over" at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Acting Honors

Awards for Principal Acting - Play went to Alex Wiesman for "Hand to God, Victory Gardens Theater, and to Angela Ingersoll for "End of the Rainbow," Porchlight Music Theatre.  Honors for Principal Actor - Musical  went to Paul-Jordan Jansen for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at Parmaount Theatre, and Kathy Voytko in "The Bridges of Madison County" at The Marriott Theatre.  For Actor - Revue, awards went to Michelle Lauto in "Spamilton" at The Royal George Theatre Cabaret and Austn Cook for "Marry Me a Little" at Porchlight Music Theatre.  The Solo Performane honor went to Linda Reiter in "Rose" at the GreenhouseTheater Center in association with Forum Productions.

See the complete list of recipients and the press release.

 

 

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