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Arden Theatre Company honored with twenty-four 2006 Barrymore Award nominations
Arden leads the nominees for the second consecutive year

August 16, 2006

Philadelphia, PA - The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia announced the 2006 Barrymore Award nominations today, and the Arden is pleased to have received the following nominations which honor four of last season's critically-acclaimed productions:

OPUS
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Play
  • Outstanding Direction of a Play (Terrence J. Nolen)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play (Erika Cuenca as Grace)
  • Outstanding Sound Design (Jorge Cousineau)
  • Outstanding New Play (By Michael Hollinger)
  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Play
  • Ted & Stevie Wolf Award for New Approaches to Collaborations (Arden Theatre Company & Vertigo String Quartet)


  • WINESBURG, OHIO
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
  • Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Terrence J. Nolen)
  • Outstanding Music Direction (Thomas Murray)
  • Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Brian Hissong as George Willard)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Ben Dibble as Rev. Hartman, Ned, Actor, Townsperson 2)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical (Lesley Bevan as Kate Swift)
  • Outstanding Set Design (Daniel Ostling)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design (Dennis Parichy)
  • Outstanding Original Music (Andre Pluess & Ben Sussman)
  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical


  • THE DINOSAUR MUSICAL
  • Outstanding Costume Design (Richard St. Clair)
  • Outstanding Original Music (Rob Reale)


  • A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
  • Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical
  • Outstanding Music Direction (Charles Gilbert)
  • Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Tony Braithwaite as Prologus/Pseudolus)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Jeffrey Coon as Miles Gloriosus)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical (Richard Ruiz as Hysterium)


  • Special thanks and congratulations to all of our nominated artists! Their pursuit of artistic excellence inspires us every season.

    The Barrymore Awards are the greater Philadelphia region's comprehensive theatre awards program, produced annually by the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Since the inception of the Barrymore Awards in 1995, the Arden has been nominated for 182 awards, winning 27 times. The 2006 award recipients will be announced at the Barrymore Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 23, 2006, at the Merriam Theater.

    For more information on the Theatre Alliance or the Barrymore Awards, visit www.theatrealliance.org.

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