MEDIA THEATRE WINS 12 BROADWAY WORLD AWARDS FOR 'BEST OF PHILLY THEATRE' 2013

The Media Theatre, Delaware County’s only professional music theatre company and one of the most popular theatres in the Philadelphia region, has won 12 Broadway World Awards for “Best of Philadelphia Theatre 2013” including Best Theatre Company, an honor it also achieved in 2012.
A scene from "Mame", which swept the 2013 Broadway World Awards for Best of Philadelphia Theatre, winning 10 honors. The Media Theatre won 12 in all, including 2 for "Spamalot"
10 of the honors went to Artistic Director Jesse Cline’s critically acclaimed revival of the legendary musical “Mame” which starred Broadway’s Andrea McArdle. Both Cline, for his direction, and McArdle, for her performance, won in their categories. The production transferred to Bucks County Playhouse following its run in Media. The two other awards, in technical categories, went to the theatre’s recent production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot”.

All Broadway Series musicals at The Media Theatre are produced by Media Music Theatre Company (MMTC), a non-profit music professional music theatre organization now celebrating 20 years of musicals and children’s programming at the theatre. Its educational component has grown exponentially during the past decade and now includes ten weeks of summer camp, plus several levels of acting classes for children, teens, and adults.

Nominations were announced worldwide by Broadway World, the esteemed online theatrical media outlet, which gives an up-to-date daily journal of the latest theatrical productions from Broadway to London's West End. The eligibility period was from October 1, 2012 to end of September, 2013. Voting was open to the theatre community and members of the general public during the month of December. The Media Theatre was nominated alongside almost every major theatre in Philadelphia including The Walnut Street Theatre.

The Media Theatre won the following categories for Best of Philadelphia Theatre 2013:

Best Theatre Company (second consecutive year),  Best Musical (Mame),  Best Director of A Musical (Jesse Cline, Mame),  Best Ensemble of A Musical (Mame),  Best Music Direction (Tom Fosnocht, Mame),  Best Actress in A Musical (Andrea McArdle, Mame),  Best Supporting Actor of a Musical (Kelly Briggs, Mame),  Best Supporting Actress in A Musical (Lea Delaria, Mame),  Best Costumes (Nikki Moody, Mame),  Best Choreography (Dann Dunn, Mame),  Best Lighting Design (Troy Martin O’ Shia, Spamalot), and  Best Sound Design (Carl Park, Spamalot).

The Media Theatre’s 2014 season continues with “The Diary of Anne Frank” January 29 through February 16, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” February 26 to March 16, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard” April 16 through May 18.

For tickets and information, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org




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