The Lucille Lortel Foundation will unveil its new websites,, the Internet Off-Broadway Data Base, the first comprehensive information database devoted to Off-Broadway;, a comprehensive history of the Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, as well as the current nominations (when they are announced);, an overview and history of the preeminent off-Broadway theatre as well as information about current attractions; and, the official website for the Lucille Lortel Foundation, established by “the Queen of Off-Broadway,” to promote and support Off-Broadway theatre.


Designed by, these sites are surely the most comprehensive sites of their kind. includes information about Off-Broadway shows, from the 1950s to the present, cross-referenced by title, cast, producers, designers, staff and theaters; this is the first site created to give the on-line theater community quick and complete access to each facet of every off-Broadway production, from the stage managers to the stars.  IOBDB is an on-going project, constantly being expanded to preserve the history and legacy of Off-Broadway theater.


One of the more intriguing aspects of the Lortel Theatre site is the inclusion of the “Window Card Gallery,” an all inclusive poster history of the Lortel Theatre, from Threepenny Opera (1957) to today, featuring rare and unique poster art, presented in chronological order, offering a special insight into the history of off-Broadway through its artwork.  Another interesting aspect is the interactive “Playwrights Sidewalk,” giving biographical and bibliographical information on each of the playwrights inducted onto the Playwrights Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre, the only permanent tribute to Off-Broadway playwrights. is the official website for the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

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