On Monday, May 18, the night when the DC area theatre community would have been celebrating the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards at The Anthem, honoring theatre excellence in area productions for 2019, theatreWashington took to its Facebook page to announce that the celebration will go on as a virtual event. The move comes amidst a […]
Actors are Mediums, channeling the voices of the playwright and director through their bodies and psyches to etch a character indelibly into an audience’s memory. Actors responding: Alessandra Baldacchino, Alex Vernon, Anna O’Donoghue, Annie Houston, Antoinette Robinson, Ben Gunderson, Blakely Slaybaugh, Bryan Jeffrey, Caroline Clay, Caroline Dubberly, Clayton Pelham Jr., Danny Gardner, Derek Smith, Doug […]
The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards nominations were announced Monday night by theatreWashington. Round House Theatre was the most nominated company with 22 nominations. The most nominated production with the Spanish language production of In the Heights garnering 18 nominations for GALA Hispanic Theatre.
Awards shows are their own animal. Each iteration has its distinctive aspects, but, no matter how much they try to fight the basic formula, it’s hard to avoid similarities: acceptance speeches that can bleed into each other in memory, as familiar memes repeat; outcomes that seem so urgent and important at the moment, but may […]
Laura Giannarelli has been to each Helen Hayes Awards ceremony since the inception of the awards. As this is the 33rd annual, she’s heard “and the award goes to” many, many times.
After the 3 hour Helen Hayes Awards ceremony on Monday, May 15th, the crowd had plenty of energy for the after party celebration at the 9:30 Club. All photos by Ryan Maxwell. For a nice, big image, click the photo, then click once again. Help us caption the party photos. Spot someone you know? Email us their names, […]
Those involved in producing theatre in our area in 2016 will be holding their collective breath as nominees for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards are announced tonight. On what is conceivably one of her busiest days of the year, Amy Austin, theatreWashington’s “I’ve got this” President, took a moment to give us some appreciation of the work that goes into producing tonight’s […]
With the city of Washington still cleaning up from the weekend’s historic storms and even the Federal government closed for Monday, January 25, the Washington theatre community will need to hold its collective breath for another week.
There is something mysteriously wonderful about Theater Alliance’s Black Nativity sweeping the Helen’s Outstanding Musical, Musical Direction and Ensemble Awards with the cast standing on the stage that meant so much in our cultural history.
Everyone’s looking good and having a great time at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards after party at the Howard Theatre. Photo essay by Ryan Maxwell Photography Recognize anyone? Help us with photo captions. Just right click the image, copy it and paste into an email with the caption. Then email us here. Recognize anyone? Help […]
Last night’s thirty-first annual Helen Hayes Award ceremony was also the first annual Helen Awards ceremony. With so many more companies, so many more productions, so much more theatre in town now than when the awards were created three decades ago, theatreWashington (the support organization that administers the awards) split eligible productions by size and, […]
This year’s Helen Hayes Awards didn’t seek to dazzle. It was enough to attempt the daunting — if not altogether impossible—task of presenting awards for both Helens and Hayeses in a ceremony that didn’t last as long as Forum’s Passion Play. Where last year’s 30th Anniversary bash was, by all counts, a glamorous spectacle – […]