The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) announced that they are still putting on the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards, only this time, it is virtual.
While the season would have been concluded on March 31st, the BTCA ultimately voted on what they have been able to see, and have announced the nominees for the awards on Thursday, April 16. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is one of many Boston theatre companies to be nominated for this year, and has landed three nominations.
Our production of Pacific Overtures, which ran from May 10 to June 16 in 2019, is nominated for Outstanding Musical Production. Katrina Z. Pavao, who starred in the role of Audrey in our production of Little Shop of Horrors that ran from August 30 to October 6, was nominated for Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actress. Lastly, our production of The Cake, which ran from January 10 to February 9, was nominated for Outstanding Design in a Midsize Theater.
For the past few years, some of the proceeds of the awards ceremony are usually granted or donated to a local theatre organization, such as the Boston Arts Academy receiving a donation in 2017 and the musical theatre program at Boston Conservatory at Berklee receiving a grant in 2018. This year, the BTCA is donating $2,500 to the Theater Community Benevolent Fund, which provides financial relief to artists in the Greater Boston area.
The 38th Elliot Norton Awards will be presented free of charge on May 11 at 7 p.m., and details on how to livestream the show are available at www.elliotnortonawards.com. Join us as we virtually celebrate Boston theatre!