Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater

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The Barrymore Award

The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre are awards presented annually by Theatre Philadelphia for Philadelphia-area theater productions. The Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre are a nationally recognized symbol of excellence for professional theatre in the Greater Philadelphia region, honoring local artists and theatre companies while increasing public awareness of the richness and diversity of Philadelphia's thriving theatre community.[1]

Named in honor of the famed Philadelphia-based first family of theatre, the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre have served as Philadelphia's professional theatre awards program since 1994. The awards include an adjudication of 24 categories, including 5 cash awards totaling up to $118,000 for artists and organizations each year.[2] In June 2018, Theatre Philadelphia announced the removal of gender identifiers from performance categories.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Cushman Award also presented during the Barrymore ceremony since 1957


  1. ^ "Barrymore Awards | Theatre Philadelphia". Retrieved 2019-02-27.
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  3. ^ Inquirer, Leigh Goldenberg, For the. "No more Outstanding Actor: How the Barrymore Awards just became gender inclusive | Perspective". Retrieved 2019-02-27. External link in |website= (help)

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