Monday, May 2, 2016

César Álvarez and FUTURITY wins Outstanding Musical at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards

César Álvarez.
The 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, recognizing the best in Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this past weekend. The 2016 Lortel Awards were presented on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in a ceremony hosted by Broadway star Zachary Levi at NYU Skirball Center overlooking Washington Square Park in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. 

, the Soho Rep/Ars Nova musical (produced in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays) received the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. The musical has a book and lyrics by César Álvarez and music by César Álvarez and The Lisps. Other award recipients this year include Rajiv Joseph, Anne Hathaway, Liesl Tommy, and 
Phylicia Rashād.

Named for actress and theater producer Lucille Lortel, the Lortel Awards gives out awards in 18 categories, and has been produced by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers (by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation, with additional support from the Theatre Development Fund) and awarded since 1986. The voting committee is made up of representatives of the Off-Broadway League, Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, as well as theatre journalists, academics and other Off-Broadway professionals. 
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