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Boston Theatre Critics Announce Nominees for 2010 Elliot Norton Awards


This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series 2010 Elliot Norton Awards

The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced its nominees for this year’s Elliot Norton Awards, which recognize excellence in Greater Boston theater. The awards will be given at the 28th annual ceremony, to be held at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30pm) on Monday, May 17, at the newly renovated Paramount Theatre, 549 Washington St., in Boston’s Theater District.

As previously announced, actor Karen MacDonald, a founding company member of the American Repertory Theatre, is this year’s recipient of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams, now on Broadway in Lend Me a Tenor, will attend as guests of honor.

In addition, StageSource will present its annual Theatre Hero Award to Michael Maso, longtime managing director of the Huntington Theatre Company. The award honors Mr. Maso’s role as a champion and inspiration for Boston-area theaters and artists. The evening will also include musical performances from the shows nominated for outstanding musical this year.

Tickets for the event, which will be followed by a reception, are priced at $20 and are available through Ovationtix, 866-811-4111 or online at www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8098555.

For more information go online at www.stagesource.org/pages/1431_elliot_norton_awards.cfm.

The nominees are listed below, along with the recipient of a special citation for an Outstanding Theatrical Experience. In the design categories, the award will be given to the entire design team of a production.

OUTSTANDING VISITING PRODUCTION
Gatz, Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater
Spring Awakening, Broadway Across America
Waiting for Godot, Classical Theatre of Harlem at Institute of Contemporary Art

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Adding Machine: A Musical, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Best of Both Worlds, American Repertory Theater
Phantom of the Oprah, Gold Dust Orphans

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A LARGE COMPANY
All My Sons, Huntington Theatre Company
Fences, Huntington Theatre Company
Stick Fly, Huntington Theatre Company

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A MIDSIZE COMPANY
Much Ado About Nothing, Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Reckless, SpeakEasy Stage Company
The Savannah Disputation, SpeakEasy Stage Company

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A SMALL COMPANY
Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Publick Theatre Boston
4:48 Psychosis, Gamm Theatre Company
The Life of Galileo, Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT and Underground Railway Theater

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION BY A FRINGE COMPANY
After the Quake, Company One
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Orfeo Group
The Overwhelming, Company One

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR, LARGE COMPANY
John Collins, Gatz, Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater
Kenny Leon, Stick Fly, Huntington Theatre Company
Diane Paulus, The Donkey Show, American Repertory Theater

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR, MIDSIZE COMPANY
Paul Daigneault, Jerry Springer: The Opera, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Scott Edmiston, Reckless, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Paul Melone, Adding Machine: A Musical, SpeakEasy Stage Company

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR, SMALL OR FRINGE COMPANY
Steven Barkhimer, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Orfeo Group
Larry Coen, Phantom of the Oprah, Gold Dust Orphans
Eric C. Engel, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Publick Theatre Boston

OUTSTANDING DESIGN, LARGE COMPANY
The Comedy of Errors, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Gatz, Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater
Stick Fly, Huntington Theatre Company

OUTSTANDING DESIGN, MIDSIZE, SMALL, OR FRINGE COMPANY
Adding Machine: A Musical, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Island of Slaves, Orfeo Group
Phantom of the Oprah, Gold Dust Orphans

OUTSTANDING NEW SCRIPT
Lydia R. Diamond, Harriet Jacobs
John Kuntz, The Salt Girl
Ryan Landry, Phantom of the Oprah

OUTSTANDING ACTOR, LARGE COMPANY
Seth Fisher, Becky Shaw, Huntington Theatre Company
Will Lyman, All My Sons, Huntington Theatre Company
Scott Shepherd, Gatz, Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, LARGE COMPANY
Crystal Fox, Fences, Huntington Theatre Company
Amber Iman, Stick Fly, Huntington Theatre Company
Karen MacDonald, All My Sons, Huntington Theatre Company

OUTSTANDING ACTOR, SMALL, MIDSIZE, OR FRINGE COMPANY
Ross Bennett Hurwitz, The Taming of the Shrew, Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Jack Cutmore-Scott, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Publick Theatre Boston
Nigel Gore, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Publick Theatre Boston

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS, SMALL, MIDSIZE, OR FRINGE COMPANY
Anne Gottlieb, Not Enough Air, Nora Theatre Company
Angie Jepson, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Publick Theatre Boston
Sandra Shipley, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Publick Theatre Boston

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Luke Grooms, Jerry Springer: The Opera, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Liz Hayes, Adding Machine: A Musical, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Jeffery Roberson, Phantom of the Oprah, Gold Dust Orphans

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
The Savannah Disputation, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Stick Fly, Huntington Theatre Company
Gatz, Elevator Repair Service at American Repertory Theater

SPECIAL CITATION FOR AN OUTSTANDING THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE
Sleep No More, Punchdrunk and American Repertory Theater

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