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10/17/2013

New Vision Improves Adjudication, Increases Credibility, and Reflects Exponential Growth of Theatre Community

Washington, DC – Following a year-long process of discernment and deliberation, the theatreWashington Board of Directors last week unanimously approved a significant restructuring of the Helen Hayes Awards to create a more credible and manageable program that will further strengthen the value of the Award as an internationally recognized symbol of excellence in the professional theatre.

theatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy commented, “We are so pleased, and so excited to finally share this enormous breakthrough with the public. These changes, which reflect extensive input from our theatre community, will not only make the Helen Hayes Awards entirely relevant to the work created on Washington stages today, but will serve us far into the future.”

With more than 200 productions eligible in a typical year, the existing adjudication system had...

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