The nominees for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 6, 2017. One of the country’s most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, and the recipient of the Helen Hayes Tribute.
Tickets are now on sale for the Washington area’s hottest, sweatiest, most provocative summer tradition - SUMMER HUMMER V: Champions - on AUGUST 22, for two shows, 7:30pm & 9:30pm. This racy benefit for theatreWashington’s TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN, a program that provides financial support for theater professionals in times of need, features top talent from the DC theater community.
theatreWashington celebrated 236 Helen Hayes Award nominees and 47 Award recipients at tonight’s gala event, held at the historic Lincoln Theatre. Now in its 32nd year, the Helen Hayes Awards honored artistic excellence seen on 90-plus professional stages in the greater Washington area during the 2015 calendar year. The community’s broad range was reflected in the evening’s two leading recipients.
theatreWashington is pleased to announce Amy Austin, the long-time Publisher of the Washington City Paper, a local news and online destination, has accepted the position as President and CEO of theatreWashington.
Along with her 30 years of leadership in the Washington area business community, Austin brings a long-standing involvement in Washington’s theatre community, a passion for the theatre arts and a deep respect for the outstanding work of the Washington area theatre community. In accepting this position, she is living up to her strong commitment to raise the visibility of the theatre arts in the nation's capital.