This is the night when much of Washington area theatre holds its collective breath, waiting word on who the Helen Hayes judges have nominated for this year’s Helen Hayes Awards.
Well, audience and theatremakers alike, breathe! Tonight, for the first time, you can get the news in live time, as it is announced from the podium of the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre, thanks to theatreWashington’s webcast.
Hosts for the event will be WAMU’s host of MetroConnection – and newly minted actress – Rebecca Sheir and WTOP’s Bob Madigan.
The stream is scheduled to start at 6:45pm. To join the virtual audience from wherever you are and on whatever device you choose, go to theatreWashington and click ‘Watch Here.’ Alternatively, you can view it on Livestream.
To learn what the cameras aren’t showing you, Hunter Styles will be tweeting his updates and impressions. So follow us on Twitter @DC_Theatrescene.
We’ll have the wrapup of our coverage tomorrow, here on DC Theatre Scene.
So whether you’ve made it home by 6:45 tonight, or are on your smart devices on the Metro, in bars or restaurants, we’ll all hear the news together. Congratulations to all theatremakers for 2012. You gave us a terrific year, and made the judges task tough indeed.
The Helen Hayes Awards will be presented April 8, 2013 at the Warner Theatre, followed by the town’s “biggest cast party”, The Ovation Gala, at the J W Marriott Hotel. Information and tickets.