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Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual
awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater
artists performing in New York City. Due to the prominence of New
York in United States theater, the Obies have become the most
prestigious theater awards in the U.S. next to the Tony Awards;
the Tonys are given to Broadway productions, while the Obies
cover everything else.
Snapple Theatre Center is a two theatre Off Broadway complex
Voice began the awards in 1956 under the direction of theater
critic Jerry Tallmer. Originally, only Off-Broadway productions
were eligible for Obies; in 1964 the Voice began including
categories include Performance, Direction, Best Production,
Design, Special Citations, Sustained Achievement, and Lifetime
Achievement. Not every category is awarded every year. The Voice
also awards annual Obie Grants to selected companies, and a Ross
Wetzsteon Grant, named after its former theater editor.
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