Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards!
The Night Alive, written by Conor McPherson, recently took home the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan received the award for Best American Play. A Fun Home received the award for Best Musical. The awards were presented at a cocktail reception on Friday, May 16, at 54 Below.
The Night Alive, written and directed by Conor McPherson, had its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in London on June 13, 2013. It made its United States premiere with the Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater on November 30, 2013, with an opening on December 12.
All the Way is written by Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where the play premiered in 2012. It then went on to play an acclaimed run at A.R.T in September of 2013. All the Way opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 6, 2014 where it is currently playing.
Fun Home (directed by Sam Gold, music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, and based on a book by Alison Bechdel) had its world premiere at the Public Theater on September 30, 2014with an October 22nd opening.
For more information on the New York Drama Critics' Circle and details of this year's voting, visit www.dramacritics.org. In keeping with NYDCC's tradition of openness, a full breakdown of the vote will be posted on the website.
The New York Drama Critics' Circle comprises 22 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services and websites based in the New York metropolitan area. The New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, which has been awarded every year since 1936 to the best new play of the season (with optional awards for foreign or American plays, musicals and performers), is the nation's second-oldest theater award, after the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
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