The Outer Critics Circle has announced the nominees for its annual awards honoring New York theatre. Wicked leads this season's shows with 10 nominations followed by Fiddler on the Roof with six. Avenue Q will be given a special achievement award.
The 54th annual honors will be announced May 3 and presented at a ceremony at Sardi's Restaurant, May 27. The awards, known as the first awards of the season, are decided upon by an group of writers "covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway."
The upcoming Broadway production of Prymate will be considered for next season's awards as the nominating committee were not able to see the show prior to the eligibility cut-off date. Golda's Balcony and Avenue Q were deemed ineligible as they were considered for last year's Off-Broadway awards. Noticeably missing from the list of nominees is last season's acclaimed revival of Long Day's Journey Into Night — also a late-season entry which missed last year's cut-off.
The Outer Critics Circle Award 2003-2004 nominations are as follows:
OUTSTANDING BROADWAY PLAY Anna in the Tropics I Am My Own Wife Match Sixteen Wounded
OUTSTANDING BROADWAY MUSICAL Bombay Dreams The Boy From Oz Caroline, or Change WickedOUTSTANDING OFF-BROADWAY PLAY The Beard of Avon Bug Frozen Intimate Apparel Well
OUTSTANDING OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL Fame on 42nd Street Johnny Guitar The Thing About Men
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY The Caretaker Henry IV Jumpers A Raisin in the Sun Sly Fox
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL Assassins Fiddler on the Roof Little Shop of Horrors Wonderful Town
JOHN GASSNER AWARD (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright) Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics Tracy Letts, Bug Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel Tristine Skyler, The Moonlight Room
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Puppet Artistry Avenue Q
Total Nominations by Show: Wicked - 10 Fiddler on the Roof - 6 The Boy From Oz - 5 Henry IV - 5 Intimate Apparel - 5 Wonderful Town - 5 A Raisin in the Sun - 4 Bombay Dreams - 4 Frozen - 4 I Am My Own Wife - 4 Assassins - 3 Caroline, or Change - 3 Jumpers - 3 Little Shop of Horrors - 3 Sixteen Wounded - 3