The New York Drama Critics’ Circle named Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Fun Home Best Musical, Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way Best American Play and Conor McPherson's The Night Alive Best Play.
Special citations were awarded to the Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night, playwright/director Richard Nelson and the company of The Apple Plays, which appeared at the Public Theater.
The New York Drama Critics’ Circle is comprised of 22 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services and websites based in the New York metropolitan area. The award for Best Play, which has been presented since 1936, is the nation's second oldest theater award, after the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
The award for Best Play carries a cash prize of $2,500, which is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.
The 79th annual NYDCC awards will be presented at a private ceremony on May 16 at 54 Below.