Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Awards Watch: Outer Critics Circle

The stage musical version of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein leads the recently announced Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations with ten nods, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical. Joining it in that category are three other movie-based musicals: A Catered Affair, Cry-Baby and Xanadu. And yet another film-inspired show, The 39 Steps, is up for Outstanding New Broadway Play.

The group, which consists of writers "covering New York theatre for out-of town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway", will announce the winners May 12, followed by an awards celebration dinner May 22 at the famed Sardi's Restaurant.

For a quick look at the nominees, see the comments section below.

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  1. Nominees for the 58th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards follow:

    Outstanding New Broadway Play
    August: Osage County
    Rock 'n' Roll
    The Seafarer
    The 39 Steps

    Outstanding New Broadway Musical
    A Catered Affair
    Cry-Baby The Musical
    Young Frankenstein

    Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
    Dividing the Estate
    The Drunken City
    From Up Here
    The Receptionist

    Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
    Adding Machine
    The Glorious Ones
    Make Me a Song—The Music of William Finn
    Next to Normal

    Outstanding New Score
    Adding Machine
    Next to Normal
    Passing Strange
    Young Frankenstein

    Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
    Come Back, Little Sheba
    Cyrano de Bergerac
    The Homecoming
    Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
    South Pacific
    Sunday in the Park with George
    Take Me Along

    Outstanding Director of a Play Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps
    Rupert Goold, Macbeth
    Rufus Norris, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

    Outstanding Director of a Musical
    David Cromer, Adding Machine
    Arthur Laurents, Gypsy
    Bartlett Sher, South Pacific
    Susan Stroman, Young Frankenstein

    Outstanding Choreographer
    Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby The Musical
    Graciela Daniele, The Glorious Ones
    Christopher Gattelli, South Pacific
    Susan Stroman, Young Frankenstein

    Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)
    David Farley, Timothy Bird, Sunday in the Park with George
    Scott Pask, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    Robin Wagner, Young Frankenstein
    Michael Yeargan, South Pacific

    Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical)
    David Farley, Sunday in the Park with George
    Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    William Ivey Long, Young Frankenstein
    Jessica Jahn, Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, Die Mommie Die!
    Catherine Zuber, South Pacific

    Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical)
    Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps
    Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George
    Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    Peter Kaczorowski, Young Frankenstein

    Outstanding Actor in a Play
    Kevin Anderson, Come Back Little Sheba
    Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
    Patrick Stewart, Macbeth

    Outstanding Actress in a Play
    Eve Best, The Homecoming
    Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
    Laura Linney, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba

    Outstanding Actor in a Musical
    Roger Bart, Young Frankenstein
    Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park with George
    Boyd Gaines, Gypsy
    Paulo Szot, South Pacific

    Outstanding Actress in a Musical
    Patti LuPone, Gypsy
    Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
    Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
    Alice Ripley, Next to Normal

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
    Raul Esparza, The Homecoming
    James Earl Jones, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
    Jim Norton, The Seafarer
    David Pittu, Is He Dead?

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
    Jessica Collins, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
    Jayne Houdyshell, The New Century
    Laurie Metcalf, November
    Sian Phillips, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
    Danny Burstein, South Pacific
    Christopher Fitzgerald, Young Frankenstein
    Shuler Hensley, Young Frankenstein
    Tony Yazbeck, Gypsy

    Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
    Laura Benanti, Gypsy
    Harriet Harris, Cry-Baby The Musical
    Sherie Rene Scott, The Little Mermaid
    Amy Warren, Adding Machine

    Outstanding Solo Performance
    Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
    Stephen Lang, Beyond Glory
    Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale
    April Yvette Thompson, Liberty City

    John Gassner Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)
    Bob Clyman, Secret Order
    Liz Flahive, From Up Here
    Michael Hollinger, Opus
    George Packer, Betrayed


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