Broadway.com announced yesterday that the 18th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private reception on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Each year, the excitement of the Broadway season culminates at this consistently star-studded ceremony, as the theater world’s most democratic award is handed. In recent years, the ceremony has featured award winners Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Helen Mirren, John Gallagher, Jr., Megan Hilty and the entire Hamilton principal cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award is the only major theatrical prize awarded solely by votes cast online by audience members. Awards are presented in traditional categories as well as several unique to the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, including “Favorite Diva Performance,” “Favorite Breakthrough Performance” and “Favorite Onstage Pair.” In addition, an award is presented for national tours to encourage the participation of Broadway fans not only in New York but across the country. All awards are decided solely by the voting of theater fans on Broadway.com.
Broadway.com is the premiere Broadway theatre website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. It has been cited as the most influential source for obtaining Broadway information since 2009, according to The Broadway League Audience Demographics report. Broadway.com offers its subscribers and its visitors (over 25 million annually) complete editorial coverage, unique content and show information.
Broadway.com is a subsidiary of The John Gore Organization (JGO). JGO is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies also includes Broadway Across America, The Broadway Channel, Broadwaybox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Its productions span Broadway, Off Broadway, London's West End, Japan, China, Canada and 41 domestic markets. It has won Tonys in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards. For more information, www.johngore.com.
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