PHOTO CALL: Book of Mormon, The Normal Heart and More Honored at New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

News   PHOTO CALL: Book of Mormon, The Normal Heart and More Honored at New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Winners of the 2010-11 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards, which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were celebrated at a May 16 ceremony at Angus McIndoe.

The NYDCC announced May 9 that the winner of the 76th annual New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play of the 2010-2011 season is David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People.

The award for Best Foreign Play play went to Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem, while The Book of Mormon received the award for Best Musical.

Special Citations were awarded to the Broadway revival of The Normal Heart; Mark Rylance for La Bête and Jerusalem; and the direction, design and puppetry of War Horse.

Here's a look at the ceremony:

The New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, which has been awarded every year since 1936 to the best new play of the season (with optional awards for foreign or American plays, musicals and performers), is the nation's second oldest theatre award, after the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The award for Best Play carries with it a cash prize of $2,500. Also, a cash award of $1,000 will go to the playwright who receives the award for Best American or Foreign Play.

The awards are made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

The New York Drama Critics' Circle comprises 25 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services and websites based in the New York metropolitan area. Adam Feldman, theatre critic for Time Out New York, has served as president of the NYDCC since 2005. Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post serves as vice president; Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News is treasurer; Eric Grode is recording secretary.

For more information, visit dramacritics.org.

Today’s Most Popular News: