Drama Desk Award

The Drama Desk Award is an annual prize recognizing excellence in New York theatre. First bestowed in 1955 as the Vernon Rice Award, the prize initially honored Off-Broadway productions, as well as Off-off-Broadway, and those in the vicinity. Following the 1964 renaming as the Drama Desk Awards, Broadway productions were included beginning with the 1968–69 award season.[1][2] The awards are considered a significant American theater distinction.[3]

Drama Desk Awards
Awarded forExcellence in New York theatre
CountryUnited States
Presented byDrama Desk
First awarded1955; 67 years ago (1955), as the Vernon Rice Awards
WebsiteDramaDesk.org

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