2014 United Solo Special Award Nominations

As the largest festival of solo theatre in the world, United Solo promotes and celebrates the form of one-person theatre in many ways. One of them is the Special Award, which recognizes artists acclaimed for their dedication to solo theatre. The nominees for the 2014 United Solo Special Award are Hannah Cabell in Grounded, Billy Crystal in 700 Sundays, Jim Dale in Just Jim Dale, Ruben Santiago-Hudson in How I Learned What I Learned, Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow, John Douglas Thompson in Satchmo at the Waldorf, and Michael Urie in Buyer and Cellar.
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This year, United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, celebrates its fifth anniversary season and its dynamic expansion in scope and popularity. Located at Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street, the Festival has grown five times since its inaugural year; it began as a two-week event and will span over ten weeks in 2014. All shows will be presented between September 18 – November 23 at Theatre Row, NYC. TICKETS are available NOW through Telecharge (www.telecharge.com or 212‑239‑6200) and at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC).
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Fiona Shaw Opens The Second United Solo Europe

The world’s largest solo theatre festival based in New York will present its second European showcase May 27 – 31, 2014 at Teatr Syrena in Warsaw, Poland. United Solo Academy member, recipient of the Order of the British Empire and two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner Fiona Shaw will open this year’s United Solo Europe with her remarks on solo theatre. The performers participating in the European showcase come from Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and USA. The program includes a show by five-time Grammy nominee LynnMarie Rink and one directed by Austin Pendleton, as well as a depiction of legendary Nina Simone, a solo version of “Hamlet,” and a magic piece about the discovery of an Alfred Hitchcock film. This overseas showcase in May precedes the major ten-week run of the fifth annual United Solo Festival from September 18 – November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City.

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