Lortels set 2012 date

Frankel, Foreman, FDNY to be honored

Producer Richard Frankel, avant-garde legiter Richard Foreman and the Gotham fire department will be among the honorees at the upcoming Lucille Lortel Awards, the Off Broadway kudos that will be held this year on May 6.

Frankel, the commercial producer whose upcoming outings include Broadway’s “Leap of Faith” and Off Broadway’s “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” will take home the lifetime achievement award, while downtown writer-helmer Foreman is set to get a star on the Lortel’s Playwrights’ Sidewalk in downtown Manhattan.

The Fire Dept. of the City of New York has been tapped for the laurel honoring service to Off Broadway.

Presented by the nonprofit Off Broadway League, the 2012 Lortels are set for May 6 at NYU’s Skirball Center. Nominations in the kudofest’s competitive categories are set to be announced March 29.

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