The announcements will be made Friday, April 25 at 54 Below. The news conference and the awards show, hosted by Laura Benanti June 1 at Town Hall, will be live-streamed on www.TheaterMania.com. Tickets to the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards are available to the general public atwww.dramadeskawards.com.
The Drama Desk was founded in 1949 to explore key issues in the theater and to bring together critics and writers in an organization to support the ongoing development of theater in New York. The organization began presenting its awards in 1955, and it is the only critics' organization to honor achievement in the theater with competition among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions in the same categories.