Archive for May 25th, 2010

Outer Critics Circle 2010

25th May 2010 by Maura McHugh

Outer Critics CircleOuter Critics Circle is the official organisation of writers on the New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway, and at the weekend they announced the winners of their annual awards.

The entire list is available at their web site, but here are the categories that will be of most interest to our members. Those in bold are the winners in their categories.

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
Next Fall written by Geoffrey Nauffts
* Red, written by John Logan
Superior Donuts, written by Tracy Letts
Time Stands Still, written by Donald Margulies

OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
American Idiot
Come Fly Away
Fela!
* Memphis
Sondheim on Sondheim

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
Clybourne Park, written by Bruce Norris
* The Orphans’ Home Cycle, written by Horton Foote
The Pride, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell
The Temperamentals written by Jon Marans

OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
* Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
* The Scottsboro Boys
Tin Pan Alley Rag
Yank!

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
* Fences, written by August Wilson
Lend Me a Tenor, written by Ken Ludwig
The Royal Family, written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
A View From the Bridge, written by Arthur Miller

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
(Broadway or Off-Broadway)
* La Cage aux Folles
Finian’s Rainbow
A Little Night Music
Promises, Promises

JOHN GASSNER AWARD
(Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
John Logan for Red
Jon Marans for The Temperamentals
* Geoffrey Nauffts for Next Fall
Bruce Norris for Clybourne Park