Drama-Logue Award

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The Drama-Logue Award was an American theater award established in 1977, given by the publishers of Drama-Logue newspaper, a weekly west-coast theater trade publication. [1] Winners were selected by the publication's theater critics, and would receive a certificate at an annual awards ceremony hosted by Drama-Logue founder Bill Bordy. [2] The awards did not require any voting or agreement among critics; each critic could select as many award winners as they wished. As a result, many awards were issued each year. In some years, the number of winners was larger than the seating capacity of the venue where the ceremony was conducted. [3]

The award categories included Production, Direction, Musical Direction, Choreography, Writing, Performance, Ensemble Performance, Scenic Design, Sound Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design and Hair & Makeup Design.


In May 1998, Backstage West bought the Drama-Logue publication, and the two publications merged. The Drama-Logue Awards were subsequently retired and replaced by the Back Stage West Garland Awards. [1]

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  1. 1 2 Shirley, Don (24 May 1998). "Assessing the Demise of Drama-Logue - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  2. Martinez, Julio (June 1, 2015). "Inside LA STAGE History: The Drama-Logue Legacy". This Stage. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  3. Shirley, Don (January 11, 1998). "Theatre Notes: Awards Rivalry Heats Up". Los Angeles Times. pp. 49, 51 via Newspapers.com.