The Off Broadway Alliance Announces 2015 Award Winners


The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 5th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway productions that opened during the 2014-2015 season.

Popular favorite Hamilton took home the gold for Best New Musical, while this year’s Pulitzer Prize play Between Riverside & Crazy has also won Best New Play. Roundabout Theatre Company’s innovative new Into the Woods was the winner for Best Musical Revival, while Beth Henley’s Abundance, a tale of two mail-order brides lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings, won out for Best Play Revival.

More interesting, however, are the lesser known winners of such categories as Best Unique Theatrical Experience (Scenes from a Marriage), Best Solo Performance (Just Jim Dale) or Best Family Show (A Band of Angels). The 2015 Legend of Off Broadway recipients are Robert Kalfin, Linda Lavin and Austin Pendelton, while three 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Awards will be presented posthumously to Arthur Gelb, Judith Malina and Marian Seldes.

The 2015 Off Broadway Alliance Awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 16th at 4:30 PM at Sardi’s. The full list of nominees is included below, with winners listed in bold:

Best New Play
Between Riverside & Crazy
Dry Land
Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)
The Nether
Punk Rock

Best New Musical
Clinton The Musical
Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical

Best Play Revival
Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest
Fashions for Men
Tamburlaine the Great
A Walk in the Woods

Best Musical Revival
Into the Woods
John & Jen

Best Unique Theatrical Experience
Drunk Shakespeare
Ghost Quartet
The Pigeoning
Scenes From a Marriage
Tail! Spin!

Best Solo Performance
Every Brilliant Thing
Just Jim Dale
The Other Mozart

Best Family Show
A Band of Angels
Camp Kappawanna
The Lightning Thief
The Little Prince
Swamp Juice

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees
Robert Kalfin
Linda Lavin
Austin Pendleton

Hall of Fame Awards
Arthur Gelb
Judith Malina
Marian Seldes

The Off Broadway Alliance is a non-profit corporation organized by theater professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting and encouraging the production of Off Broadway theater and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences. The Alliance holds monthly meetings and membership is open to everyone in the Off Broadway theater community.

Among its initiatives, The Off Broadway Alliance sponsors 20at20, the event that runs twice a year for 20 days and lets theatergoers purchase $20 tickets to dozens of Off Broadway shows 20 minutes before curtain. It also produces a free Sunday Seminar Series focusing on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway featuring major players from the Off Broadway scene. The Alliance operates the OBA Mentorship Program, which provides new producers with guidance and direction from Off Broadway veterans. And the Alliance created the Off Broadway Economic Impact Report, which outlines Off Broadway’s over $500 million annual impact on the economy of the City of New York.

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