Theater at Boston Court topped the Ovation Award noms with 17; followed by Center Theater Group, which received 16; Geffen Playhouse, which earned 12.
L.A. Stage Alliance, which made the announcement Monday, added the category of Ovation Honors, recognizing achievement in the areas it has not traditionally acknowledged.
Inaugural honors will go to Chance Theater, Bootleg Theater and Theater at Boston Court.
CTG’s musical “Parade” led all noms with 12 while the Geffen’s “Equivocation” garnered eight.
Musical Theater West and Reprise tied with 10 noms each.