Reefer Madness, winner of the L.A. Ovation Award for Best Musical, along with four other Ovation honors, is now leading the field for the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards. In nominations announced Feb. 9, Reefer Madness scored eight nods, beating When Pigs Fly by one. Interart Theatre's The Cherry Orchard was the straight play leader with five nominations.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, according to the Circle's rules, 30 of the 60 nominees will win, with multiple winners allowed in all categories. The LADCC awards ceremony will take place March 20 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. For tickets and information call (626) 296 1212.
Here are the L.A. Drama Critics Circle nominees:
Art, Doolittle Theatre
The Cherry Orchard, Interact Theatre
Enigma Variations, Mark Taper Forum
Orphans, International City Theatre
Reefer Madness!, Hudson Backstage Theatre
David Emmes, The Philanderer
Andy Fickman, Reefer Madness!
Lisa James, Bitter Women
Matt Walker, Twelfth Dog Night Writing
Maripat Donovan and Vicki Quade, Late Nite Catechism
Laural Meade, Harry Thaw Hates Everybody
Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney, Reefer Madness!
Pedro Balmaceda, Orphans
Todd Buteaux, Angels of Lemnos
Christian Campbell, Reefer Madness!
Julia Campbell, Bitter Women
Carolee Carmello, Bells Are Ringing
Valerie Dillman, Lulu
Maripat Donovan, Late Nite Catechism
Michelle Farr, The Cherry Orchard
Loren Freeman, When Pigs Fly
Linda Lavin, Collected Stories
Tracy Middendorf, Summer and Smoke
Christopher Plummer, Barrymore
David Suchet, Amadeus
Douglas Weston, The Philanderer
Richard Allen, Play On!
Nancy Bell, The Philanderer
Kirsten Benton, Rocky Horror Show
Alan Blumenfeld, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Jim J. Bullock, When Pigs Fly
Marilyn Fox, The Swan
Francois Giroday, The Cherry Orchard
Francois Giroday, The Philanderer
Blake Hammond, When Pigs Fly
Bari Hochwald, King Levine
Will Kemp, Cinderella
Neil Vipond, The Cherry Orchard
Sara Zinsser, Bitter Women
Roy Christopher, Light Up the Sky
Michael Marlowe, The Memorandum
Victoria Profitt, The Swan
David Flad, The Angels of Lemnos
J. Kent Inasy, The Cherry Orchard
Kris Sandheinrich, Broadway
Lez Brotherston, Cinderella
Howard Crabtree, When Pigs Fly
Audrey Eisner, The Swan
Steve Goode, The Memorandum
Jon Gottlieb and Phillip G. Allen, Cinderella
Chet Towle, Reefer Madness!
Keith Cromwell, When Pigs Fly
Matthew Bourne, Cinderella
Michael Goorjian, Reefer Madness!
-- By David Lefkowitz