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theatreWashington Hosts 29th Helen Hayes Awards

4/5/2013, 10:28 a.m.

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Washington theatre will celebrate its highest honors for achievement at the 29th Helen Hayes Awards on Monday, April 8 at the Warner Theatre and the JW Marriott Hotel.

The awards will recognize outstanding performances, designs, direction, and productions in 26 categories as well as pay tribute to three organizations which have made extraordinary contributions to theatre and Washington.

"The Helen Hayes Awards is the one night of the year when all sectors of Washington theatre come together - artists, professionals, and audience members -- to celebrate their collective achievements," said Linda Levy Grossman, president and CEO of theatreWashington. "Outstanding talent - and enormous commitment - goes into creating the incredible shows audiences enjoy almost every night of the year on Washington stages, and on April 8t we will honor that dedication."

Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winning actress Ellen Burstyn, song and dance man extraordinaire Maurice Hines, Wendy Rieger, Kojo Nnamdi, and D.C. Council member David Grosso are just a few of the special guests expected to attend.

(Source: theatreWashington)