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The 54th Annual Drama Desk Awards, Nominees Cocktail Reception, at Il Bastardo Ristorante

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The 54th Annual Drama Desk Awards
Nominees Cocktail Reception
At
Il Bastardo Ristorante
(Drama Desk Website)
(Il Bastardo Ristorante Website)
191 Seventh Avenue (21st and 22nd Streets)
New York, NY

William Wolf, Drama Desk President
Robert R. Blume, Drama Desk Awards Producer
In association with TheaterMania.com
(TheaterMania.com Website)
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L.S. Public Relations, Inc.

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Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
May 1, 2009


(See List of 54th Annual Drama Desk Awards Nominees)

Once again, Gray Line New York Sightseeing buses transported Drama Desk members and guests to and from this Reception, which was a busy, energized event. The Drama Desk Awards for 2009 had already been announced on April 27 at The Friar's Club, so there was no suspense here, just an opportunity for the Nominees to: say hello and meet the theatre press, receive their Nomination Certificates, draw their "sketch contribution" to the Drama Desk Art*Kives, sample Il Bastardo's hors d'oeuvres, have a glass of vodka or wine from Sponsors, Legend of Kremlin Vodka and Beaulieu Vineyard, receive an engraved gift, courtesy of Joseph Callari (Callari Engravers), an Assoc. Producer of the Drama Desk Awards, and confirm attendance and tickets for the May 17 Drama Desk Awards Ceremony.

I enjoyed chatting with the TheaterMania staff, with Gregory Jbara, Nominee for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Billy Elliot The Musical), Bill Irwin, Nominee for Outstanding Actor in a Play (Waiting for Godot), as well as Drama Desk members and guests. I'm looking forward to the May 17th 54th Drama Desk Awards ceremony.



Drama Desk Awards,
Nominees Reception

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Bryce Ryness, "Hair"
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Will Swenson, "Hair"
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Evan Storey, Actor and Drama Desk Awards Staff, and Friend
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Drama Desk Nominees at the Reception
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Bob Blume and Drama Desk Awards Reception Guests
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Megan Hilty, "9 to 5", is Interviewed
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Nominees Reception
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Bill Irwin, Drama Desk Awards Nominee, "Waiting for Godot", and Guest
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Barbara Siegel, Drama Desk Awards
Nominating Committee Chair,
Greets the Nominees and Guests

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Marc Kudisch, "9 to 5"
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Drama Desk Nominees Reception
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Drama Desk Nominees Reception
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TheaterMania Desk
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Andrea Martin, "Exit the King", and Joseph Callari,
Drama Desk Awards Assoc. Prod.

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Il Bastardo Restaurant Poster
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William Wolf, Drama Desk President, and Lillian Wolf Greet the Guests
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Gregory Jbara, "Billy Elliot"
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