The Elliot Norton Awards are presented annually to recognize achievements in the Greater Boston theater community. The Norton Awards originated with the Norton Medal first bestowed in 1983 and, since then, now includes the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, and awards to outstanding productions, performers, directors, and designers. The awards were founded in honor of Elliot Norton who wrote about theater in New England for Boston newspapers covering more than 6000 productions over 48 years. He participated in the selection of Elliot Norton awardees well into his 90s. He died in 2003 at the age of 100.

Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes, with no intermission.