The two critics' selections were chosen from Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. Liza's at the Palace...! placed on both Brantley and Isherwood's lists.
Here are the best of 2008 published (alphabetically) in The New York Times:
Brantley also bestowed an unofficial "special lifetime achievement award for sustained sharpness in blunt times" to Forbidden Broadway.
Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Garden of Earthly Delights
Liza's at the Palace...!
On the Town
What's that Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling
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