The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announced nominations for the 22nd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The awards include 32 categories that encompass local and equity nominations. This year’s awards show will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6 P.M. at the famous Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, California.
This year’s nominations include “Twist” – an American Musical acquiring seven theatre nominations and directed by Golden Globe and multi-Emmy Award-Winner Debbie Allen. Not too far behind and tied with “Blues For An Alabama Sky” for the second place in most nominations, “Fela!” is recognized with five nominations. This includes Best Director of a Musical-Local for Tony Award-Winner Bill T. Jones and then to Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will and Jada Smith, and Ruth and Stephen Hendel for Best Producer-Equity. Another well- known play, “A Raisin In The Sun”, garnered several nominations including Best Director- Equity to Phylicia Rashad. Lastly in the local Best Director of a Musical category, writer/producer Bill Reid for “Rockin’ In The Ages” goes up against Anne Gesling for “Chicago” and “Parade” directed by Ben Lupejki.
For a full list of nominations visit www.naacptheatreawards.com