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Washington, DC – Washington theatre will celebrate its highest honors for achievement at the 29th Helen Hayes Awards on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Warner Theatre and the JW Marriott Hotel. The Awards will recognize outstanding performances, designs, direction, and productions in 26 categories as well as pay tribute to three organizations which have made extraordinary contributions to theatre and Washington.

Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winning actress Ellen Burstyn, song and dance man extraordinaire Maurice Hines, Wendy Rieger, Kojo Nnamdi, and DC Councilmember David Grosso are just a few of the special guests expected to attend.

“The Helen Hayes Awards is the one night of the year when all sectors of Washington theatre come together — artists, professionals, and audience members — to celebrate their collective achievements,” said Linda Levy Grossman, President and CEO of...

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