MEDIA THEATRE GETS 37 BROADWAY WORLD NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 'BEST OF PHILLY THEATRE'

After winning a total of 18 Broadway World Awards in 2012 and 2013, including Best Theatre Company, The Media Theatre received a total of 37 nominations for "Best of Philadelphia Theatre 2014", including Best Musical, Best Play, and Best Theatre Company in the region. 

For the first time, The Media Theatre was eligible in the Best Play category due to its critically acclaimed production of the classic "Diary of Anne Frank", which received a total of 9 nominations.

"The Addams Family", a Philadelphia regional professional premiere, received a total of 15 nominations, while "Sunset Boulevard" received a total of 7. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" has a total of 3.

In the Best Theatre Company category, The Media Theatre is nominated 2 times for two specific productions.

Artistic Director Jesse Cline has two nominations as Best Director ("Sunset Boulevard" and "Diary of Anne Frank"), as does actor Nicholas Saverine (competing against himself with two different roles). Dann Dunn is nominated three times for his work at The Media Theatre (Best Choreographer twice and Best Director). 

The voting is open to the theatre community locally, nationally, and internationally as well as to the general public. To vote, visit broadwayworld.com/philadelphia

Nominations have been announced worldwide by the esteemed online theatrical media outlet, which gives an up-to-date daily journal of the latest theatrical productions, happenings, and events from Broadway to London's West End. 

The Media Theatre will be the definite recipient of at least one of the categories--Best Special Event. The only two nominated shows in that category are both Media Theatre productions: "Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark" and "What We Do Concert Featuring Christine Andreas".

The Media Theatre's 2014 Broadway World Nominations are listed below:

Best Theatre Company: The Media Theatre (twice nominated for two different shows)

Best Actor in A Musical: Jeffrey Coon (Gomez), "The Addams Family"; Kyle Lowder (Joseph), "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Best Actress in A Musical: Ann Crumb (Norma Desmond), "Sunset Boulevard"; Jennie Eisenhower (Morticia), "The Addams Family"

Supporting Actor in A Musical: Nicholas Saverine (Fester), "The Addams Family"; Nicholas Saverine (Max), "Sunset Boulevard"; JD Triolo (Pugsley), "The Addams Family"; Bill Vargus (Lurch), "The Addams Family"

Supporting Actress in A Musical: Lauren Cupples (Wednesday), "The Addams Family"; Krissy Fraelich, (Alice) "The Addams Family"; Elisa Matthews (Ellen), "Sunset Boulevard"; Susan Wefel (Grandma), "The Addams Family"

Best Director of A Musical: Jesse Cline, "Sunset Boulevard"; Dann Dunn, "The Addams Family"

Best Musical: "The Addams Family"; "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"; "Sunset Boulevard" 

Best Costume Design: K. Whitney Rogers, "Diary of Anne Frank"; Xiachen Zhou, "The Addams Family"

Best Choreography: Dann Dunn has two separate nominations. They are for his work on "The Addams Family" and "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Best Ensemble of A Musical: "The Addams Family" and "Sunset Boulevard".

Best Set Design: Matthew Miller, "Diary of Anne Frank"

Best Sound Design: Carl Park, "The Addams Family"

Best Lighting: Troy Martin O' Shia--two nominations: "The Addams Family", "Diary of Anne Frank"

Best Music Direction: Scott Anthony, "Sunset Boulevard"; Christopher Ertelt, "The Addams Family"

Best Play: "Diary of Anne Frank"

Best Direction of A Play: Jesse Cline, "Diary of Anne Frank"

Best Actor in A Play: Paul Dake (Otto), "Diary of Anne Frank"

Best Actress in A Play: Anastasia Korbal (Anne Frank), "Diary of Anne Frank"

Supporting Actor in A Play: P. Brendan Mulvey (Dussell), "Diary of Anne Frank"

Ensemble of A Play: "Diary of Anne Frank"


Voting is open now through the end of December.

Visit broadwayworld.com/philadelphia to show your support of The Media Theatre and vote!  VOTING LINK HERE

For tickets to the current production: "Les Miserables" which runs through January 11, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org


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