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Jeff Citations 2006: A Little South of Heaven

By Justin Sondak in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 6, 2006 8:50PM

jeffwin.jpgThe Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee showed much love for non-Equity shows last night, handing out thirty-seven Citation Awards for 2005-2006 productions. In the city of Burnham, companies making no small plans were rewarded. The Kentucky Cycle Parts 1 and 2, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre’s six-hour historical epic, won Best Play and three other awards (winners pictured at right). Bailiwick’s Kiss of the Spider Woman won seven total citations, including Best Musical.

Unlike the Oscars or Tonys, Jeff Awards can be distributed to multiple winners in any category. Four citations were awarded for Actor in a Principal Role – Play, reflecting either the remarkable breadth of Chicago stage talent or the Committee’s fundamental inability to make up its mind. We’d like to think it’s the former. Judges generously honored 20 different companies and 24 different productions.

A complete list of winners is on the Jeff Awards website.

Image via Jeff Awards