Brother and sister Broadway stars Hunter Foster and Tony winner Sutton Foster announced the nominees for the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards — which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre — April 26 at the Algonquin Hotel.
The new Broadway musical Memphis and the recent revival of The Royal Family each earned seven nominations a piece, the most of any production of the season.
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Memphis The Scottsboro Boys Yank!Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Fences Lend Me a Tenor The Royal Family A View from the Bridge
John Gassner Award (for American play, preferably by a new playwright) John LoganRed Jon Marans The Temperamentals Geoffrey Nauffts Next Fall Bruce NorrisClybourne Park
Here is the nomination tally for shows that received three or more nominations: Memphis (7), The Royal Family (7), The Scottsboro Boys (6), The Addams Family (5), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (5), The Orphans' Home Cycle (5), Promises, Promises (5), Fences (4), Finian's Rainbow (4), La Cage aux Folles (4), Lend Me a Tenor (4), Sondheim on Sondheim (4), A Little Night Music (3) and Time Stands Still (3).
The 2009-10 Outer Critics Circle executive/nominating committee consists of Simon Saltzman (president), Mario Fratti (vice-president), Patrick Hoffman (corresponding secretary), Louis A. Rachow (treasurer), Glenn Loney (historian/member-at-large), Rosalind Friedman (recording secretary) and Aubrey Reuben, Thomas Gentile & Harry Haun (members-at-large).
Winners of the 2009-2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards will be announced the morning of May 17. Winners will be celebrated with an awards dinner May 27 at Sardi's Restaurant.
The Outer Critics Circle Awards are decided upon by a group of writers "covering New York theatre for out-of town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway."