Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced– Nominees Include Burstein, Cordero, Moreno and Santiago Hudson

[Shown above, clockwise from top left: 2014 Drama Desk Award nominees Bobby Moreno, Danny Burstein, Nick Cordero, Rubén Santiago Hudson.]

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced Friday, April 25, 2014 at 54 Below by Academy Award winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher.

Nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway during the 2013-14 New York theatre season.

The new musical comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder earned 12 nominations, the most of any production of the season. The new Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County also fared well, garnering nine nominations. The Off-Broadway musical Fun Home, which was recently named a Pulitzer Prize finalist (and which featured Joel Pérez in the cast), received eight nominations, while the Broadway musicals Aladdin and Rocky (the latter featuring Luis Salgado in the cast) earned seven nominations apiece.

Drama Desk nominees this year include Bobby Moreno (Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Year of the Rooster); Danny Burstein and Nick Cordero (both for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for Cabaret and Bullets Over Broadway, respectively); and Rubén Santiago Hudson (for Outstanding Solo Show for August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned).

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Tony winner Laura Benanti, will take place Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8pm at The Town Hall in Manhattan. For more information, or to read the full list of nominees, click here or here.

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