81st Annual Drama League Awards Sets Dates

February 26, 2015 / Ceremony and Nominations Announcement


Mark your Calendars! 

We are thrilled to announce the calendar of events for the 81st Annual Drama League Awards, famously considered by John Lithgow to be "the best party on Broadway". 

Sunday March 1st: Tickets to the Awards Ceremony go on sale

Sunday April 19th: Eligibility cut-off for shows

Tuesday April 21st, 11am: Nomination Announcement at Sardi's Restaurant

Friday May 15th, 12pm: 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony the Marriot Marquis Times Square. 

Tickets to the ceremony include pre-event cocktails and the star-studded afternoon luncheon ceremony.

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members — specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Drama League presents five competitive awards: Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the Distinguished Performance Award. For a list of previous winners, click here.  Additionally, The Drama League presents three special honors each year: Distinguished Achievement in Musical TheaterUnique Contribution to the Theater, and the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing.

The 2015 Drama League Awards Sponsors are National Life Group and GenSpring Family Offices.

National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, VT, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (LSW), Addison, TX and their affiliates.  Each company of NLGroup is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. LSW is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.