Cleveland Play House Will Receive Regional Theatre Tony Award

first_img View Comments The 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House. Every year a Tony is awarded to a regional theater on the recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association. The Ohio venue will present its 100th consecutive season beginning this fall.“Cleveland Play House is an exemplary institution in the American theatrical landscape with its long history of successful seasons and its commitment to fostering the next generation of playwrights and actors,” said Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin and American Theatre Wing president Heather Hitchens in a statement. “We are thrilled to honor the Play House as it embarks on its centennial season.”Cleveland Play House is led by artistic director Laura Kepley and managing director Kevin Moore. In 2013, they originated the pre-Broadway national tour of A Night with Janis Joplin. In addition to staging contemporary plays and reimagined classics, Cleveland Play House has spearheaded developmental workshop of plays by Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jordan Harrison and Heidi Schreck.The nominations for the Tony Awards’ competitive categories will be announced on Tuesday, April 28 by Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker. The ceremony will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall; a host for the festivities will be announced shortly.last_img