Beauty Queen, Gross Indecency Tie for Lortel Best Play Award

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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.

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 Musical: No award. Best Revival: All My Sons at Roundabout Theatre Company

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

Best Lighting: Kenneth Posner for Pride's Crossing and Side Man

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.

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