Theresa Rebeck's comedy The Understudy (at the Playhouse through Oct. 17) has earned the first two nominations of the Acclaim Awards 2010-2011 season. CityBeat's Cincinnati Entertainment Awards recently joined forces with The Acclaims, and I'm working closely with the process. The Acclaims handed down during the season serve as nominations for awards that will be presented next spring: The sixth annual Acclaim Awards are scheduled for May 23, 2011, at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
Michael Haney is nominated for his direction of Rebeck's hilarious comedy and the ensemble cast — Christopher Wells, R. Ward Duffy and Kelly Hutchinson — picked up a nomination for their outstanding work. Information about the Acclaim Awards and its initiatives is available at CinStages.com. Read CityBeat's review of The Understudy here.