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Uncertain Future for Awards

97686449 The Theater world Awards, the longest running awards given to actors for debut performances on and off-Broadway, is in financial trouble. The non-profit institution has been in place since 1944 and honored such talent as Marlon Brando, Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman. Former winners Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer appealed to potential donors in a mass e-mail, saying the awards were “on life support.” In a statement to Playbill, board members cited “rising costs and the downturn in the economy” for the uncertainly of the awards’ future. They also confirmed that this year’s ceremony will take place on June 8 in Manhattan.

Read the story at Playbill.

Pictured: Meryl Streep (Photo: Getty Images)

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