Jeff award nominations


Drury Lane Productions topped the Jeff Awards nominations. (Drury Lane shot)
Drury Lane Productions topped the Jeff Awards nominations. (Drury Lane shot)

In this time of theaters going dark due to the pandemic, it’s nice to hear such familiar venue names as Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Court, Chicago Shakespeare, TimeLine and Writers.

Those are the production companies with a play listed in the 2020 Equity Jeff Award Large Play Nomination category.

For Steppenwolf, it is “Bug,” Victory Gardens is “The First Deep Breath” and Court is “King Hedley.” For Chicago Shakespeare it is “The King’s Speech,” TimeLine is “Oslo” and Writers is “Stick Fly.”

Other production categories are Midsize Play, Musical or Revue Large, Musical Midsize, Ensemble Play, Ensemble Musical or Revue and New Work.

Nominations are also listed now for Director Large Play, Midsize Play, Large Musical or Revue and Midsize.

Performers are listed for principal and supporting roles in plays and musicals.

Jeff Award nominations are also out for Scenic Design, Lighting, Sound, Choreography, Costume, Original Music and Production Design.

Several companies received multiple nominations in a variety of categories. Drury Lane Productions topped the list at 22 followed by Paramount Theatre with 13 and Court Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company with 11 nominations.

Jeff Award winners will be announced Nov. 9, 2020. For the complete list visit Jeff Award Nominations.

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