31st Helen Hayes Awards: Happily Split
It was an interesting first try as the Helen Hayes Awards divided honors depending on the ratio of actors in a production working under an Actors’ Equity contact and raced through the presentations at the Lincoln Theatre on Apr. 6. Awardees accommodated to the 30 second acceptance deadline with aplomb. The downside, saved by wonderful late arriving spring weather, was an endless wait for the Howard Theatre to open its doors for the after party. Troopers that the theatre goers are, there was nary a complaint before a stampede to the bars and dance floor.