The Night Alive, written by Conor McPherson, today won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan received the award for Best American Play. A Fun Home received the award for Best Musical. The selections were made at the 79th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan.
Special Citations were awarded to the Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III and Richard Nelson and the company of The Apple Family Plays.
The awards will be presented at a cocktail reception to be held on Friday, May 16, at 54 Below.
The award for best play carries a cash prize of $2,500. The prize is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.
The Night Alive, written and directed by Conor McPherson, had its world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in London on June 13, 2013. It made its United States premiere with the Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater on November 30, 2013, with an opening on December 12.
All the Way is written by Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where the play premiered in 2012. It then went on to play an acclaimed run at A.R.T in September of 2013. All the Way opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 6, 2014 where it is currently playing.
Fun Home (directed by Sam Gold, music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, and based on a book by Alison Bechdel) had its world premiere at the Public Theater on September 30, 2014 with an October 22nd opening.