At the November 7 award ceremony for the Joseph Jefferson Awards, Court Theatre came home doubly lauded. Porgy and Bess (already the recipient of five nominations for Chicago Equity theatrical productions) won two awards at the event. Artistic Director Charles Newell took home the the Jeff for Best Director of a Musical, and Doug Peck nabbed the Jeff for Best Music Direction.
From the UChicago News release:
“I’m incredibly proud that the hard work of Charles Newell, Doug Peck and the University of Chicago was recognized by the Jeff Committee,” said Stephen J. Albert, executive director of Court Theatre. “I also want to thank Associate Professor Travis Jackson and Court’s Resident Dramaturg Drew Dir for helping to make Porgy and Bess one of the most successful productions in our history.”