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"THE OOBRs ARE HERE!"
1999-07-12 until 0000-00-00
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Capping the New York theatre season, the 1999 OOBR Awards, honoring
excellence Off-Off-Broadway, will be held Monday, July 12th at the Union
Square Theatre, at 17th St. and Union Square, at 7pm. Created to acknowledge
an egregiously overlooked aspect of the theatre, the 5th Annual OOBRs
ceremony will feature live entertainment by performers and theatre companies
that have trodden the Off-Off-Broadway boards this past season. The ceremony
will also provide a repast courtesy of Katz’s Delicatessen at the
after-awards networking party.
The OOBRs are the brainchild of John Chatterton, publisher and editor of oobr
(“the off-off-broadway review”), the only magazine devoted exclusively to
reviewing the Off-Off-Broadway theatre season. (The publication’s Web site,
at www.oobr.com, contains information on over 100 Off-Off-B’way productions
currently running in New York City.) “Off-Off-Broadway is a mecca for
theatre,” noted Chatterton. “If you saw a different production every night
for a year, you still wouldn’t be able to see everything there is to offer.
The OOBRs acknowledge these unsung and often under-appreciated performers.”
Additionally, a lifetime achievement award will be given to the Split
Britches theatrical troupe. Established in the early 1980s, the group has
created numerous innovative works of lesbian theatre, in addition to helping
establish the WOW Cafe, a performance space for women in the East Village.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the casts of The Cover of
Life (Thanks Mom! Productions), Bo (Willie Ann Gissendanner), King Lear
(the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble), and Cary & Gallo in Who Is That GuyNULL (Josh
Cary and Patrick Gallo).
So come and join in the festivities as the staff of oobr honor the
unpredictable irreverence that is Off-Off-Broadway.
Admission is $18.00. Reservations should be made by calling 212-691-2014.
For press information call 212-242-1648.