The 84th Annual New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards will be announced May 6 at 5:30 PM. Yearly honors are announced for Best Play, with optional recognitions for Best Foreign Play, Best Musical, and Special Achievements.
The awards include a cash prize of $2,500 for Best Play, made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The selections will be made at the organization’s 84th annual voting meeting.
Last year, honors were presented to Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane and Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen for Best Play and Best Foreign Play of the year, respectively. Special recognitions were presented to Park Avenue Armory, the Transport Group, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Founded in 1935, The New York Drama Critics’ Circle comprises 20 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services, and websites based in the New York metropolitan area.
Adam Feldman, theatre critic and editor for Time Out New York, serves as president of NYDCC, with Joe Dziemianowicz as vice president; Zachary Stewart is treasurer.
The members of the New York Drama Critics' Circle also include Hilton Als, David Cote, Michael Feingold, David Finkle, Jeremy Gerard, Sara Holdren, Charles Isherwood, Christopher Kelly, David Rooney, Frank Scheck, Barbara Schuler, Helen Shaw, David Sheward, Marilyn Stasio, Terry Teachout, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Matt Windman. Emeritus members include Melissa Rose Bernardo, Robert Feldberg, Elysa Gardner, Brian Scott Lipton, Jesse Oxfeld, John Simon, Michael Sommers, Steven Suskin, Linda Winer, and Richard Zoglin.