The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards

Presented by The Boston Theater Critics Association

Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre



The Elliot Norton Awards are named in honor of Boston's Dean of American Theater Critics, and annually honors the year's outstanding work by Boston area theater performers, writers, directors, and designers.

This year’s recipient of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence is Diane Paulus, the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Paulus was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will be the Guest of Honor at the much-anticipated annual event.  Cherry last appeared on Broadway in THE GLASS MENAGERIE which originated at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is a founding member and where earlier in her career she appeared in more than 25 productions.

This year's event will feature the theme ALTERNATIVE ACTS, celebrating the Boston area’s theater community, future artists, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Boston Arts Academy to support the region’s next generation of artists!  The ceremony will feature musical performances by nominees, the Boston Arts Academy, and cast members from the Tony-Award winning musical WICKED! Tickets $35.00!