theatreWashington Announces Nominees for 2016 Helen Hayes Awards
-- Women’s Voices Theater Festival Productions Garner 14 Nominations
-- Fifty-Nine World Premiere Plays and Musicals Produced in 2015
Washington, DC – Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Named for actor Helen Hayes – a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre – the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond the Beltway.