View the 2019 Festival photo gallery, 2020 Merit Awards so far, and more!
TANYS E-News: 2019 Festival photos are here!

Happy New Year! We hope your 2020 is off to a positive start, and that this year will be full of excellent theatre for all of us!

A huge thank you to Festival Chair (and TANYS Administrative Secretary) John Parker, his Festival Committee, and Rome Community Theater for hosting a wonderful 2019 TANYS Festival in Rome, NY. Planning and running Festival is a LOT of hard work - you all did a great job!

We enjoyed ten (10!) productions in our new location, along with fantastic food, fun, hospitality, and the kind of camaraderie that theatre folks do BEST. And the weather even cooperated! Big thanks also to all of our Festival attendees, especially those who donated items for the Silent Auction and membership raffle, and congratulations to all the award winners.

You all proved once again (and continue to prove) that theatre in New York State is a strong, thriving, unifying force. Here's to another 60 years of Festival, and a lifetime of live theatre!

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IT'S FINALLY HERE: check out the 2019 Festival photo gallery!

You've been waiting patiently, and now your patience is rewarded. Gather 'round the screen and enjoy the 2019 TANYS Festival photo gallery - the link is at the top of our home page.

We have MORE pics than ever before of the whole weekend: the casts and crews of all the participating shows, our adjudicators and Festival Committee members, fun times at the Afterglow and the Banquet (including the costume contest) - and of course, all the winners!

Do you have some great photos from the 2019 Festival? Email them to, and we'll do our best to add them to the gallery!
Have you seen the 2020 Merit Awards so far?

While you're on the TANYS website, check out the 2020 Roving Adjudicator Merit Awards that have been earned to date in the current cycle (November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2020). Congratulations to all the award recipients for your honored work!

*Reminder for contact persons at companies that request TANYS adjudications: be sure to respond quickly when you receive the email notification of your adjudication results, to confirm that names and details are correct for Merit Awards. We want to ensure that we publish accurate info as soon as possible!
It's never too early to plan your BMI Design Competition entry

We know that great design for theatre productions happens all year long. Start planning NOW to enter your work in the BMI Design Competition at the 2020 TANYS Festival in November!

Whether it's Scenic, Costumes, Lighting, Props, Makeup, Hair, Sound, Special Effects, Technical, Graphic or another design element... show off your hard work and creativity at the Festival, and earn well-deserved recognition (and maybe even a cash prize)!

You don't have to be performing a show at Festival to enter, or even attend Festival (but we really hope you do, so you can see everyone admire your work, and personally accept your award if you win). Click here for more details, guidelines, and the entry form. Good luck!
Join TANYS (or renew your membership) to get BENEFITS!

Membership in TANYS provides valuable benefits for you (as an Individual member) and for your theatre company (as an Organizational member).

  • Individual TANYS members are eligible for discounted Festival registrations, access to the TANYS Lending Library, voting at membership meetings, and more.
  • Organizational TANYS members are eligible to request adjudications, receive Roving Adjudicator Merit Awards, be invited to participate at Festival, and more. A company must be an Organizational member of TANYS to request an adjudication.

You can renew/join and pay online - it's fast, easy and secure. Or download a membership form and mail it in with your check. Renew or join now to take advantage of your benefits!

From Broadway World: 10 Stars Who Ruled, Plaza Suite revival

Much has changed on Broadway over the past ten years, including the roster of talent that fills Playbill after Playbill. We've mourned the loss of some of the brightest stars, and welcomed new talents who have taken the scene by storm. BroadwayWorld shines a spotlight on ten stars who had a particularly killer decade. Did your favorite make the list?

Go inside rehearsals for the first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon's classic comedy, Plaza Suite. Led by real-life married couple Matthew Broderick (two-time Tony Award winner) and Sarah Jessica Parker (two-time Emmy Award winner), Plaza Suite will have a limited 17-week Broadway run; previews begin March 13 and opening night will be April 13. Prior to Broadway, the production will have a limited 22-performance run at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, the same theater where Plaza Suite had its 1968 world premiere.
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