Moises Kaufman's Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde tied with Martin McDonaugh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane for the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, it was announced Apr. 7.
The committee of New York theatre critics, which given the honors for achievement Off-Broadway, decided to give no award this year for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
Here is a complete list of the awards, named for legendary Off-Broadway producer Lortel:
Best Play: (tie) Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde & Beauty Queen of Leenane
Best Actor: Brian Cox in St. Nicholas
Best Actress: Cherry Jones in Pride's Crossing
Best Director: Garry Hynes in Beauty Queen of Leenane
Best Sets: Adrienne Lobel for On The Town
Best Costumes: Paul Tazewell for On the Town
Body of Work: Brian Murray Special Award: Shakespeare's R&J
Lifetime Achievement: Arthur Miller
Judges for the 1998 awards: Lucille Lortel, Clive Barnes, Greg Evans, Peter Filichia, Joan Hamburg, John Heilpern, Alvin Klein, Michael Kuchwara, Emily Nunn, John Simon, Linda Winer.