Nominations for the 35th annual Carbonell Awards -- our region's version of the Tonys, the Helen Hayes Awards, the Joseph Jefferson Awards and so on -- have just been announced, and the results are a little more equitable than they have been for the past few years. (That is, unless you're associated with the Caldwell Theatre Company, New Theatre, The Naked Stage, The Promethean Theatre or the Women's Theatre Project, which got a single nomination apiece.)
Still, people from 13 different companies have reason to go to the ceremony at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theatre on April 4. Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County theaters collected 36 nominations each, while Broward theaters came back strong with 27. Top nominated musical? Miss Saigon at Actors' Playhouse, with 11. Top play? Blasted at GableStage, with 7.
For all the details and a complete list of nominees, check out my story at MiamiHerald.com.