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Congratulations to All the Winners of the 2013 Obie Awards!

By Logan K. Young l.young@classicalite.com on May 21, 2013 01:00 PM EDT

Last night, Classicalite headed out to Webster Hall for the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, which celebrate achievement in two of our first loves--Off-Broadway and Off Off Broadway theater.

Later today, Classicalite will post exclusive performance videos of the highly acclaimed musical, Here Lies Love. After all, catching the full cast outside its Public Theater home was one of the main reasons we attended.

Until then, as the Obies have never had traditional categories, we wanted to share the following complete list of winners:

PERFORMANCE
Brandon J. Dirden
 The Piano Lesson (Signature Theatre)

Shuler Hensley
 The Whale (Playwrights Horizons)

Paul Thureen
 Blood Play (The Debate Society/Bushwick Starr)

Eisa Davis
Sustained Excellence

Matthew Maher
Sustained Excellence

DIRECTION
 Lear deBessonet
 The Good Person Of Szechuan (Foundry Theatre/La MaMa)

John Rando
All In The Timing (Primary Stages)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson
The Piano Lesson (Signature Theatre)

Eric Ting
We Are Proud To Present A Presentation... (Soho Rep)

PLAYWRITING
Ayad Akhtar
Disgraced (LCT3)

Annie Baker
The Flick  (Playwrights Horizons)

DESIGN
Laura Jellinek
Sustained Excellence of Set Design

Clint Ramos
Sustained Excellence of Costume Design

MUSIC/LYRICS
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Here Lies Love (Public Theater)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Lois Smith
Frances Sternhagen

SPECIAL CITATIONS
Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
 (Ars Nova)

Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 (Public Theater/SoRep)

David Levine and Marsha Ginsberg
HABIT (Crossing the Line Festival/FIAF & PS122)

The Ross Wetzsteon Award (with check for $1000)
Clubbed Thumb

GRANTS (with checks for $1000)
Fulcrum Theater
Half Straddle

BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY (a tie, with $500 going to each playwright)
Lisa D'Amour, Detroit (Playwrights Horizons)
Julia Jarcho, Grimly Handsome (Incubator Arts Project)

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TagsMichael Feingold, Village Voice, Obie Awards, Webster Hall, Off-Broadway, Off Off Broadway, Here Lies Love, David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, Imelda Marcos