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MRT PRODUCTIONS GARNER
16 IRNE NOMINATIONS
Homestead Crossing nominated for 4 awards, including Best Play
Lowell, MA – Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is delighted to announce that MRT productions have been nominated for 16 awards in the Large Theater category by the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE). This is the largest number of nominations MRT has ever received. Homestead Crossing by Massachusetts playwright William Donnelly was nominated for 4 awards including Best Play, Best New Play, Best Supporting Actor (Ross Cowan), and Best Director-Drama (Kyle Fabel). The world premiere of Homestead Crossing was co-produced in conjunction with Berkshire Theatre Group and Portland Stage. In addition, MRT’s world premiere of Half ‘n Half ‘n Half by John Kolvenbach is nominated for 3 awards including Best New Play, Best Actor (Jim Ortlieb), and Best Supporting Actor (Andrew Pastides).
Four other MRT productions received nominations in various categories. Daddy Long Legs, book John Caird, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, based on the book by Jean Webster, is up for 5 nominations: Best Actress-Musical (Megan McGinnis), Best Actor-Musical (Robert Adelman Hancock), Best Director-Musical (John Caird), Best Musical Director (Laura Berquist), and Best Musical. Ghost-Writer by Michael Hollinger is nominated in 2 categories, Best Lighting Design (Dan Kotlowitz), and Best Sound Design (Jason E. Weber). The Voice of the Turtle by John Van Druten received one nomination for Best Actor (William Connell). Mrs. Whitney by John Kolvenbach also received one nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Rebecca Harris).
The IRNE awards will be held in Boston this spring. For more information visit www.IRNEawards.com.
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