Saturday, April 28, 2018

'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical' Soaks Up Nominations in the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards, 2018 Drama League Awards and 2018 Chita Rivera Awards

The Drama Desk Awards has announced the Sponge-Tastic news that Nickelodeon's smash hit SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical has received 11 in the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards, which will honor the best of New York theater during the 2017-18 season!


Presented by TheaterMania, the winners of the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards will be announced at 8:00pm on June 3, 2018 at a prestigious ceremony at New York’s Town Hall.

Below is a list of awards SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical has been nominated for in the 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards. A full list of 63rd Annual Drama Desk Awards nominees can be found at dramadeskawards.com.

Outstanding Musical

Desperate Measures, The York Theatre Company
KPOP, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theatre Company/Woodshed Collective
Mean Girls
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2b Theatre Company/59E59
SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Jelani Alladin, Frozen
Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Carousel
Evan Ruggiero, B*****d Jones, the cell
Ethan Slater (as SpongeBob SquarePants), SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Damon Daunno, The Lucky Ones, Ars Nova
Alexander Gemignani, Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee (as Squidward Q. Tentacles), SpongeBob SquarePants
Tony Yazbeck, Prince of Broadway, Manhattan Theatre Club

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2b Theatre Company/59E59
Teddy Bergman, KPOP, Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater Company/Woodshed Collective
Jack O’Brien, Carousel
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Once on This Island
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin Peck, Carousel
Nejla Yatkin, The Boy Who Danced on Air, Abingdon Theatre Company

Outstanding Book of a Musical

Tina Fey, Mean Girls
Kyle Jarrow, SpongeBob SquarePants
Peter Kellogg, Desperate Measures, York Theatre Company
Hannah Moscovitch, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2B Theatre/59E59

Outstanding Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin (John Bertles and Bash the Trash, found instrument design) Once on This Island
Charlie Rosen, Erin McKeown, Miss You Like Hell, Public Theater
Jonathan Tunick, Pacific Overtures, Classic Stage Company
Jonathan Tunick, Carousel

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical

Louisa Adamson, Christian Barry, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, 2b Theatre Company/59E59
Beowulf Boritt, Prince of Broadway, Manhattan Theatre Club
Dane Laffrey, Once on This Island
Santo Loquasto, Carousel
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
Clint Ramos, Once on This Island
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady, Lincoln Center Theater
Dede M. Ayite, Bella: An American Tall Tale, Playwrights Horizons

Outstanding Projection Design

David Bengali, Van Gogh’s Ear, Ensemble for the Romantic Century
Andrezj Goulding, People, Places & Things, National Theatre/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Bryan Singer Productions/Headlong
Peter Nigrini, SpongeBob SquarePants
Finn Ross and Adam Young, Mean Girls
Finn Ross and Ash J. Woodward, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Outstanding Wig and Hair

Carole Hancock, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Campbell Young Associates, Farinelli and the King
Cookie Jordan, School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play, MCC Theater
Charles G. LaPointe, SpongeBob SquarePants
Josh Marquette, Mean Girls

Additionally:

-- The Drama League Awards Nominees has announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical has been nominated in the 2018 Drama League Awards!

The winners in each of the five categories will be revealed at the 84th Annual Drama League Awards luncheon and ceremony on May 18, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York.

SpongeBob SquarePants

Book by Kyle Jarrow; Based on the Series by Stephen Hillenburg

Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani and Lil' C. Songs by David Bowie, Brian Eno, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional music by Tom Kitt; Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton

Conceived and Directed by Tina Landau

Palace Theatre

Produced by Nickelodeon, The Araca Group, Sony Music Masterworks, and Kelp On The Road. Executive Producer: Susan Vargo.

-- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical has been nominated for three Theatre awards in the 2018 Chita Rivera Awards (formerly the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards)! The awards, named after the stage legend (set to receive an honorary Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Tony Award this year), honor choreographers and dancers on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, as well as in film. Awards will be presented at the May 20 ceremony at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts following a nominees reception April 30.

Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show
Camille A. Brown, Once On This Island
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin Peck, Carousel
Sergio Trujillo, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show
Carousel
Mean Girls
Once On This Island
SpongeBob SquarePants
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show
Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Andrei Chagas, Carousel
Gavin Lee (as Squidward Q. Tentacles), SpongeBob SquarePants
Amar Ramasar, Carousel
Tony Yazbeck, Prince of Broadway

Congratulations and good luck to the cast and crew of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical!

In additional news, to celebrate Record Store Day 2018, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical has released a limited edition 7" vinyl version of SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical Original Cast Recording, which is available to purchase at your local Indie record shop today!:

The Tony-award nominated SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical is now playing at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at West 47th Street). For full information, reviews and tickets, visit http://spongebobbroadway.com.



SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical Original Cast Recording is available to purchase today at https://spongebobmusical.lnk.to/SpongebobMusicalRecording.

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