Director of a Musical

In the 2015-2016 Off-Off-Broadway Queens Kudos category of Best Director of a Musical, the nominees are:

Dev Bondarin for “Merrily We Roll Along” at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, Richard Mazda for “Hair” at The Secret Theatre and Tom Rowan for “A Chorus Line” at The Secret Theatre.

The winners will be announced in the June 3 editions of the TimesLedger Newspapers.


Queens Kudos redux

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With the opening of Astoria Performing Arts Center’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this week, it is time to talk Queens Kudos for the borough’s Off-Off Broadway companies.

To help focus attention on the professional and community theater groups we have split the Kudos into two versions.

The first winners in the Community Theater group were announced in March. For the next round, any production that ran between Jan. 1, 2015 and May 6, 2016 will be eligible for a nomination, provided it was an Equity Approved Showcase.

Nominees in Play and Musical categories will be announced over the next couple of days on this site.

The winners of the 3rd annual Queens Kudos will appear in the June 3 issues of TimesLedger Newspapers.

Voting for Queens Kudos almost over

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The voting for TimesLedger’s third annual Queens Kudos ends Friday night at midnight.

And with only a few days left, some of the contests have proven to be pretty exciting. In a couple of cases only two votes separates First and Second place.

Vote for your picks in Best Play, Musical, Actress, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director, Sets and Costumes below.

The winners will be published in the March 4 editions of the TimesLedger Newspapers.

Then stay tuned for the next round of Kudos in May, which will honor the best of the borough’s Off-Off-Broadway productions.




Vote for Outstanding Set Design

The final category for this year’s Queens Kudos recognizes the work of crew members.

Vote for your choice below:

Vote for Outstanding Costumes

When it came to deciding who wore it best, readers opted to stick with the musicals.

Vote for your choice below:

Vote for Outstanding Director

This year’s nominees for outstanding director helmed two musicals and two by William Shakespeare.

Vote for your choice below:

Vote for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Play or Musical)

Audience members zeroed in on two performances from Hip to Hip, and two from Maggie’s Little Theater.

Vote for your choice below: