(Tuesday, May 13, 2014) – The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 4th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2013-2014 season.

Awards will be presented in five competitive categories: Best New MusicalBest New PlayBest RevivalBest Unique Theatrical Experience, and Best Family Show. Winners in all categories will be selected by secret ballot by members of the awards committee of the Off Broadway Alliance.

In addition to the competitive awards, four Off Broadway Alliance Legend of Off Broadway Awards are being presented for sustained achievement in the world of Off Broadway. The 2014 Legend of Off Broadway recipients are Edmund Gaynes,Andre Gregory, Terrence McNally, and Wallace Shawn. Three 2014 Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame Awards will be presented posthumously to Philip Seymour HoffmanRuth Maleczech and Nicholas Martin.

Winners will be announced on May 27th. A complete list of nominees follows.



Best New Musical


Fun Home

Heathers: The Musical

Murder for Two

What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined

Best New Play

Bad Jews

Breakfast With Mugabe

Hand to God

The Heir Apparent

Regular Singing

Best Revival

I Remember Mama

Measure for Measure

The Model Apartment

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Saint Joan

Best Unique Theatrical Experience

Eager to Lose


La Soirée

Queen of the Night

Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat

Best Family Show

Dear Albert Einstein (Making Books Sing)

The Civil War (Theatreworks USA)

Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money (Atlantic Theater Company)

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told! (Off Sides Entertainment)

The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! (La MaMa in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company)

Legend of Off Broadway Honorees

Edmund Gaynes

Andre Gregory

Terrence McNally

Wallace Shawn

Hall of Fame Awards

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Ruth Maleczech

Nicholas Martin

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 produces a free 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.

For more information, visit www.OffBroadwayAlliance.com.