Announcing the first ever Ghostlight Awards – for the people behind the curtain.

It takes hundreds of people to put on one Broadway show.  But only a max of a few dozen are ever seen on a stage.

The rest of ’em are backstage, offstage, in orchestra pits and in dressing rooms.  They are in box offices, in SM offices and perched up high on fly rails.  And without ’em, Broadway wouldn’t happen eight times a week.

These are the folks whose names aren’t on marquees or on the title pages of your
Playbill.  And there has never been an award celebrating what they do.

Until now!

Yep, after a big time Broadway investor put a bug in my ear about honoring the people behind the people some time ago, I’m finally proud to announce the Ghostlight Awards – The Awards For The People Behind The Curtain.

We’re going to look for Broadway’s best Stage Door Person, Box Office Treasurer, Usher, Dresser, Company Manager,  and everything in between (a full list is up on the link below).   And we’re going to post those names here for everyone to see.

Here’s how it’s going to work.  We’re asking you . . . all you folks out there who know those people working in the Broadway Theaters  . . .  to pick your nominees.  Anyone working on a show that ran in the 2013-14 season (still open or not) is eligible.  (That means that people working on Phantom are just as eligible as a person who worked on First Date or a person who is currently working on Violet.)  Based on the number of suggestions we get, we’ll announce the slate of nominees.  And then, you’ll vote for who wins.

It’s pretty simple.  And way overdue.

Actors, Designers, Directors, Producers . . . there are awards for all those guys already.  The Ghostlight Awards are for everyone else.

I hope you’ll show your support for all of ’em by nominating your favorite backstage or front of house employee by clicking here!  The nominations close on May 11.

Nominate for the Ghostlight Awards today!


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