This season’s Outer Critics Circle Awards have just been announced today. These are critics who write for publications outside New York City proper. IOW, “the bridge and tunnel awards” as they are jocularly known. And there are some surprises and some notorious Left-outs. And they usually prefigure the Drama Desk Awards to some extent which are announcing on Thursday and to a lesser degree the Tonys.
You also have to take in to consideration that missing are some major players, who will figure greatly when the Tonys announce next week, because shows like “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812″,”Dear Evan Hansen” and “Significant Other” were done Off Broadway so were eligible and considered at that time, last year or the year before and are not eligible this year except for the elements and performances that are new.
I’ll note that “Anastasia” has gotten the most nominations 13, with “Hello, Dolly” coming in second with 10.
“Little Foxes” with its’ two alternating leading ladies, saw Laura Linney nominated in lead and Cynthia Nixon in Supporting.
I’d also like to give a tip of the hat to the terrific actor, Michael Aronov , who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Play, enlivening that three hour snooze fest of “Oslo” which also got nominated for Best Play. Go figure.
Completely MIA was “Amelie.” Sad, but no surprise there.The complete list of nominees are at broadwayworld.com.