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  • Writer's pictureRye Myers

On the Red Carpet: At The 2023 Theatre World Awards

I had a blast covering the red carpet for the 2023 Theatre World Awards which were held at Circle in the Square Theatre on Monday, June 5, 2023. The Theatre World Awards are presented annually at the end of the theatre season to six actors and six actresses for their significant, reviewable, debut performances in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.

First presented in 1945, the prestigious Theatre World Awards, founded by John Willis, the Editor-in-Chief of both Theatre World and its companion volume, Screen World, are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances.

The 2023 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Topdog/Underdog), Hiran Abeysekera (Life of Pi), Amir Arison (The Kite Runner), D’Arcy Carden (Thanksgiving Play), Jodie Comer (Prima Facie), Callum Francis (Kinky Boots), Lucy Freyer (The Wanderers), Caroline Innerbichler (Shucked), Ashley D. Kelley (Shucked), Casey Likes (Almost Famous), Emma Pfitzer Price (Becomes A Woman), John David Washington (The Piano Lesson). Julie Benko will receive the 14th Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and Brian Stokes Mitchell will be honored with the 10th John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony is produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. / Dale Badway. Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora direct the heralded event.

Check out my interviews below!


Powerhouse couple Tom & Michael D'Angora directed the evening and chatted with me about what we can expect, we gush about each other, and laugh about my viral Tony Danza moment.

One of the honorees of the evening was Broadway's Casey Likes who chats with me about his upcoming starring role in Back to the Future, his time with Almost Famous, and so much more!

Benjamin Pajak who is hot off his run as "Oliver" in the New York City Center production and "Winthrop" in the Hugh Jackman led Broadway revival of The Music Man chats with me about performing the opening number at Theatre World Awards! He also chats what he is working on next!

Julie Benko chat with me about receiving the Dorothy Loudon Award at Theatre World Awards 2023. She is joined by her husband Jason Yaeger as they also celebrate their wedding anniversary on the same night. She talks Funny Girl, her recent casting new in HARMONY, and more!

Amir Arison who starred in The Kite Runner on Broadway chats with me about what this award means to him, The Kite Runner book, and so much more!

One of the sweetest souls on Broadway, Caroline Innerbichler chats about her success in SHUCKED, what this award and theatre means to her, and so much more!

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