Innovations and Ovation for Drama Desk Awards
Another New York theater awards show is heading to national television. On Wednesday, Robert R. Blume, executive producer of the Drama Desk Awards, announced the telecast and several other changes to the annual ceremony. This year's Drama Desk Awards will be broadcast on the Ovation cable channel—the first time in their history that the awards will be seen on national television. At a press conference, Blume said it was his "dream" to have "a national footprint on the stage for New York theater."