(Andrew Gans’s article appeared in Playbill, 5/4/09.)


Ruined, Billy Elliot and Black Watch Win New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards



Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined and Billy Elliot the Musical, with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, were named winners of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play and Best Musical, respectively, of the 2008-2009 season.

The award for Best Foreign Play was given to Gregory Burke's Black Watch.



The announcement was made May 4. A ceremony will be held May 11 at the Algonquin Hotel.

The selections were made at the 74th annual voting meeting of the organization at the Manhattan offices of Time Out New York. Special citations were awarded to current Blithe Spirit star Angela Lansbury for her contribution to the American theatre; Matthew Warchus and the cast of Broadway's The Norman Conquests; and Gerard Alessandrini for Forbidden Broadway . . .



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