The 27th Annual Ovation Awards nominations will be announced on Wednesday, November 2 on the LA Stage Alliance’s This Stage website. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6pm and the curtain will rise at 7:30 pm. A reception in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will follow the ceremony.
The Ovation Awards are given by the LA Stage Alliance and are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. This year’s Ovation Awards eligibility period ran from August 31, 2015 through August 28, 2016. During the 2015-16 voting season, 280 productions were registered for awards consideration by 116 producing organizations, and 3,923 individual artists were evaluated. Voters cast a total of 8,049 ballots.