The Talkin' Broadway 2007 Summer Theatre Festival Citations recognize new plays and musicals selected by our panel of jurors as ready to move to the next level of production and development, and to performers of demonstrated excellence.


| Jurors | Guidelines |


Outstanding New Play

I Dig Doug by Karen DiConcetto and Rochelle Zimmerman as presented in The New York International Theatre Festival Awarded by Dan Bacalzo

And Somewhere Men Are Laughing by Jeff Mandels as presented in FringeNYC Awarded by Peter Filichia

Another Day on Willow Street by Frank Anthony Polito as presented in the New York International Fringe Festival Awarded by Matthew Murray

Lights Rise on Grace by Chad Beckim presented at the Fringe Awarded by Linda Tullberg


Outstanding New Musical

Bash’d A Gay Rap Opera as presented in The New York International Fringe Festival Awarded by Dan Bacalzo

The Seven-Year B*tch at the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Peter Filichia

Unlock’d as presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Matthew Murray

Such Good Friends presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Linda Tullberg


Outstanding Actor (Male)

Shonn Wiley for his performance in Mud Donahue & Son as presented in The New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Dan Bacalzo

Danny Binstock for his performance in The Last Starfighter as presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Peter Filichia

The cast of Bash’d! - A Gay Rap Opera as presented in the New York International Fringe Festival Awarded by Matthew Murray

Jaime Lincoln Smith for his performance in Lights Rise on Grace at the Fringe Awarded by Linda Tullberg


Outstanding Actor (Female)

Yuko Takara for her performance in The Yellow Wood as presented in The New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Dan Bacalzo

Mary Stout for her performance in The Boy in The Bathroom as presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Peter Filichia

No award given by Matthew Murray

Liz Larsen for her performance in Such Good Friends as presented in The New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Linda Tullberg


'Wild Card' Citation

Outstanding Choreography: Lynne Taylor-Corbett for Mud Donahue & Son as presented in The New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Dan Bacalzo

Platforms a modern dance piece extraordinare, thanks to five choreographers and a cast of 12, at the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Peter Filichia

Outstanding Original Theatrical Score: Sam Carner (lyrics) and Derek Gregor (music) for Unlock’d as presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Matthew Murray

The cast of With Glee as presented in The New York Musical Theatre Festival Awarded by Linda Tullberg


2007 Panel of Jurors

Dan Bacalzo, Managing Editor, Theatermania
Peter Filichia, Theater Critic, Newark Star-Ledger
Matthew Murray, Chief New York Theater Critic, Talkin\' Broadway
Linda Tullberg, Management Consultant and Talkin\' Broadway Staff


Guidelines for Talkin' Broadway Festival Citations

Talkin' Broadway Summer Theatre Festival Citation candidates will include (but are not limited to) eligible productions (off-off-Broadway productions with public performances between June 29 and October 1) and performers from:

HOT! The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture (running June 29 – August 26)
The Ice Factory (running July 5 - August 12)
The Fresh Fruit Festival (running July 10 - July 23)
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (running July 17 - August 6)
American Living Room (running July 28 – August 30)
The New York International Fringe Festival (running August 11 - August 27)
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (running September 10 - October 1)

Each juror may individually award a Talkin' Broadway Summer Theatre Festival Citation in five categories:

1. Outstanding New Play

2. Outstanding New Musical

3. Outstanding Actor (Male)

4. Outstanding Actor (Female)

5. 'Wild Card' A Citation for a theatrical event or performance which does not easily fit in any other category. (Any juror may opt to not award a 'Wild Card' Citation at their discretion.) This wild card Citation may also be used to recognize a 'tie' in any other category for each juror, or to recognize a production or performer in any category from other than one of the primary festivals listed above.


2006 Summer Theatre Festival Citations
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