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DTC co-production racks up 4 award nominations for Off-Broadway excellence

DTC co-production racks up 4 award noms for Off-Broadway excellence

"The Fortress of Solitude" at Dallas Theater Center
Co-produced by Dallas Theater Center, Fortress of Solitude ran at the Wyly Theatre March 7 through April 6. Photo by Karen Almond

The Fortress of Solitude, Dallas Theater Center's co-production with New York's Public Theater, was just nominated for four Lucille Lortel Awards — best described as the Tonys for Off-Broadway.

Fortress is up for Outstanding Musical; Outstanding Choreographer for Camille A. Brown, who also choreographed DTC's recent Stagger Lee; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for Adam Chanler-Berat, who played the lead role of Dylan in Dallas; and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for Kevin Mambo, who also portrayed R&B vocalist Barrett Rude Junior at the Wyly Theatre.

The ambitious adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's 2003 novel features a score by Michael Friedman and book by Itamar Moses. The story of two boys in a 1970s Brooklyn neighborhood, and how they bond over superheroes and music, had its Dallas run from March 7 through April 6 at the Wyly. It went on to perform in New York from September 30 through November 16.

The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were created in 1985 by the Off-Broadway League. The Lortel Awards recognize excellence Off-Broadway by honoring the invaluable contribution of artists to the theater community. The 30th annual awards will be presented during a ceremony in New York City on May 10, with hosts Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Anna Chlumsky.