Monday night the 55th annual Village Voice Obies, founded by Jerry Tallmer in 1956, will be held at Webster Hall in Manhattan. The Obies are my favorite party every year. They are an awards ceremony honoring excellence in Off and Off off Broadway theater. Some serious partying also takes place.
This year there will be performances by members of the cast of the Broadway hit FELA!, a show which began Off Broadway. (I became a fan of the African revolutionary musician Fela Kuti and his music while living in Berkley, CA in the 1970s.)
There's also a great after-party with music by Antibalas and more music from the cast and band of FELA!.
The awards are Co-hosted by Anika Noni Rose and Michael Cerveris.
AND THIS YEAR -- ANYONE CAN BUY TIX FOR EITHER OR BOTH THE AWARDS CEREMONY AND THE AFTER_PARTY!!!!
For info on tix to the party, click the Obies website.
See you at the party!