The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Media Awards gave Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde its "Outstanding Theater New York" prize Mar. 30 at the New York Hilton.
Gross Indecency beat out four other nominees: A Question of Mercy, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, In-Betweens, and Tell Tale.
Other shows that have won the award in past years include Rent (1997), A Language of Their Own (1996), and Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995).
The GLAAD Media Awards are awarded to individuals and works in the media and entertainment industries that are judged to be fair and accurate representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered life and issues.
Moises Kaufman's Gross Indecency tells of playwright Oscar Wilde's arrest, judgement, and sentencing to prison for the crime of "gross indecency with male persons" or homosexuality. The play is currently being performed Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theater and in Los Angles and San Fransisco, with plans to open the show in Toronto and London. -- By Christine Ehren