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33 Variations Receives 5 Tony Nominations

33 Variations

33 Variations Nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Play!

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La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce that the Broadway production of 33 Variations, which played to major critical acclaim at the Playhouse last season before transferring to New York, has garnered numerous award nominations this season, including five Tony Award nominations for: Best Play; Jane Fonda for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play; Zach Grenier for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play; Derek McLane for Best Scenic Design of a Play; and David Lander, scenic designer for the Playhouse’s upcoming production of Restoration, for Best Lighting Design of a Play.

33 Variations also received three Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Actress in a Play (Jane Fonda), Outstanding Set Design of a Play (Derek McLane) and Outstanding Sound Design (André J. Pluess); five Outer Critics' Circle Award nominations, including Outstanding New Broadway Play (Moisés Kaufman), Outstanding Director of a Play (Moisés Kaufman), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Zach Grenier), Outstanding Set Design (Derek McLane) and Outstanding Lighting Design (David Lander), as well as two Drama League Award nominations for Distinguished Production of a Play (Moisés Kaufman) and Distinguished Performance (Jane Fonda). In addition, the Playhouse’s production of 33 Variations won two local awards last January from the San Diego Critics Circle: Outstanding Lighting Design (David Lander) and Outstanding Scenic Design (Derek McLane).

“We couldn’t be more thrilled that 33 Variations has been recognized with so many award nominations; it’s a wonderful testament to the skills and commitment of the Playhouse’s incredible artisans and staff, said La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. “We feel intimately connected to this play, having contributed to its development it at the Playhouse last season in preparation for Broadway, and we are delighted that the industry has embraced it as well.”