Operators using Section 19 and Section 22 permits have been urged not to pursue the recently introduced short distance exemptions from O-Licensing requirementsTAS Partnership Director John Taylor (pictured) says that instead, they should not abandon the idea that they are working non-commercially. If any changes are required to work non-commercially, they “should identify how they can continue to meet [that exemption],” he adds.The definition of non-commercial is under scrutiny at a Judicial Review brought by the Bus and Coach Association (BCA) that is being heard this week. The BCA argues that when money changes hands the work is commercial, and the operator requires an O-Licence.The short distance exemptions would override arguments about non-commercial use. However, its 10-mile limits except for some occasional services are viewed as insufficient by some operators.
The nominations for the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards are here! The new musical SpongeBob SquarePants heads the list with 11 nominations, followed just behind by the two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with 10 noms and the revival of My Fair Lady which was honored with nine nominations. Winners of the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards will be announced on May 7.Please note: The off-Broadway production of The Band’s Visit was nominated for and received multiple awards from the Outer Critics Circle last season and therefore was not considered again for its Broadway run.Find the full list of nominees below.OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAYThe ChildrenFarinelli and the KingHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildJunkOUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICALEscape to MargaritavilleFrozenMean GirlsPrince of BroadwaySpongeBob SquarePantsOUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAYAdmissionsCost of LivingHangmenThe Low RoadMlima’s TaleOUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICALCruel IntentionsDesperate MeasuresJerry Springer — The OperaMiss You Like HellWoody SezOUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)Angels in AmericaJesus Hopped the ‘A’ TrainLobby HeroThree Tall WomenTravestiesOUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)CarouselMy Fair LadyOnce On This IslandPacific OverturesOUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)Tina Fey, Mean GirlsQuiara Alegría Hudes, Miss You Like HellKyle Jarrow, SpongeBob SquarePantsPeter Kellogg, Desperate MeasuresOUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)SpongeBob SquarePants (Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, the Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley, They Might Be Giants, T.I., David Bowie and Tom Kitt)Desperate Measures (David Friedman and Peter Kellogg)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Imogen Heap)Miss You Like Hell (Erin McKeown and Quiara Alegría Hudes)Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAYSean Carvajal, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ TrainAndrew Garfield, Angels in AmericaTom Hollander, TravestiesGregg Mozgala, Cost of LivingMichael Urie, The Government InspectorOUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAYMaameYaa Boafo, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls PlayJessica Hecht, AdmissionsGlenda Jackson, Three Tall WomenLauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser GodKaty Sullivan, Cost of LivingOUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICALHarry Hadden-Paton, My Fair LadyJoshua Henry, CarouselDavid M. Lutken, Woody SezConor Ryan, Desperate MeasuresEthan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePantsOUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICALLauren Ambrose, My Fair LadyErika Henningsen, Mean GirlsHailey Kilgore, Once On This IslandTaylor Louderman, Mean GirlsPatti Murin, FrozenOUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAYAnthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildJohnny Flynn, HangmenNathan Lane, Angels in AmericaDavid Morse, The Iceman ComethPaul Sparks, At Home at the ZooOUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAYJamie Brewer, Amy and the OrphansDenise Gough, Angels in AmericaHarriet Harris, The Low RoadLaurie Metcalf, Three Tall WomenMary Testa, The Government InspectorOUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICALNorbert Leo Butz, My Fair LadyAlexander Gemignani, CarouselGavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePantsNick Wyman, Desperate MeasuresTony Yazbeck, Prince of BroadwayOUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICALKerry Butler, Mean GirlsLindsay Mendez, CarouselLauren Molina, Desperate MeasuresAshley Park, Mean GirlsEmily Skinner, Prince of BroadwayOUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCEBilly Crudup, Harry ClarkeEve Ensler, In the Body of the WorldAlison Fraser, SqueamishJohn Lithgow, Stories by HeartSharon Washington, Feeding the DragonOUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAYJo Bonney, Cost of LivingMarianne Elliott, Angels in AmericaPatrick Marber, TravestiesJoe Mantello, Three Tall WomenJohn Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildOUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICALMichael Arden, Once On This IslandBill Castellino, Desperate MeasuresTina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePantsCasey Nicholaw, Mean GirlsBartlett Sher, My Fair LadyOUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHERCamille A. Brown, Once On This IslandChristopher Gattelli, My Fair LadyChristopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePantsSteven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildJustin Peck, CarouselOUTSTANDING SET DESIGN (Play or Musical)Miriam Buether, Three Tall WomenMyung Hee Cho, In the Body of the WorldChristine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildMichael Yeargan, My Fair LadyDavid Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePantsOUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (Play or Musical)Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildClint Ramos, Once On This IslandPaloma Young, Time and the ConwaysDavid Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePantsCatherine Zuber, My Fair LadyOUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Play or Musical)Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePantsNeil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildPaule Constable, Angels in AmericaPaul Russell, Farinelli and the KingLap Chi Chu, Mlima’s TaleOUTSTANDING PROJECTION DESIGN (Play or Musical)Tim Reid, 1984Finn Ross, FrozenFinn Ross, In the Body of the WorldFinn Ross and Adam Young, Mean GirlsFinn Ross and Ash Woodward, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildOUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN (Play or Musical)Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildKate Marvin, [Porto]Fitz Patton, Napoli, BrooklynMarc Salzberg, My Fair LadyDarron L. West, Mlima’s TaleOUTSTANDING ORCHESTRATIONSJason Robert Brown, Prince of BroadwayTom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePantsAnnMarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin, Once On This IslandJonathan Tunick, CarouselClaire Van Kampen, Farinelli and the KingJOHN GASSNER AWARD (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)Kate Benson, [Porto]Jocelyn Bioh, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls PlayLindsey Ferrentino, Amy and the OrphansMeghan Kennedy, Napoli, BrooklynDominique Morisseau, PipelineNominations tally for three or more:SpongeBob SquarePants—11Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—10My Fair Lady—9Mean Girls—8Desperate Measures—7Angels in America—6Carousel—6Once On This Island—6Three Tall Women—5Cost of Living—4Frozen—4Prince of Broadway—4Farinelli and the King—3In the Body of the World—3Mlima’s Tale—3Miss You Like Hell—3Travesties—3 View Comments