Broadway POTUS stars Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria will announce the nominees for the 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards in an exclusive live stream on Playbill April 7 at 12 PM ET. The awards, established in 1986, honor the best in Off-Broadway theatre.
Produced by the Off-Broadway League and Lucille Lortel Theatre with additional support provided by TDF, the awards will be handed out May 1 at NYU Skirball Center beginning at 7 PM.
Deirdre O'Connell will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's ceremony, which follows her 2020 Lortel win for Outstanding Solo Show for her performance in Dana H. at the Vineyard Theatre, a role she reprised for the work's 2021 Broadway run. David Henry Hwang will also be added to the Playwrights' Sidewalk. Located in front of Off-Broadway's famed Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street, the sidewalk-embedded stars are New York's only permanent monument to Off-Broadway playwrights.
Cooper and DeLaria are currently preparing to bring POTUS, Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive to Broadway along with co-stars Rachel Dratch, Julianne Hough, Suzy Nakamura, Julie White, and Vanessa Williams. Directed by Tony winner Susan Stroman and written by newcomer Selina Fillinger, the comedic play centers on a PR nightmare that befalls the White House, with seven female support staff risking everything to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. POTUS begins at Broadway's Shubert Theatre April 14, with opening night set for April 27.