April 20, 2009
‘Carnage,’ ‘Elliot’ up for OCC awards
The Outer Critics Circle has nominated
God of Carnage,
Reasons to Be Pretty and
33 Variations for its outstanding new Broadway play prize.
The nominees in the new Broadway musical category are
Billy Elliot the Musical,
Rock of Ages,
Shrek the Musical and
A Tale of Two Cities.
In the running for outstanding new off-Broadway play are
Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself,) and
Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them.
Shortlisted for outstanding new off-Broadway musical are
Rooms: A Rock Romance,
The Toxic Avenger and
What's That Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling.
Nominated for outstanding revival of a play are
The Cripple of Inishmaan,
Joe Turner's Come and Gone,
The Norman Conquests and
Waiting for Godot.
Pal Joey and
West Side Story are vying for the outstanding revival of a musical title.
The nominees for outstanding actor in a play are Raul Esparza for
Speed-the-Plow, Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane for
Waiting for Godot, Geoffrey Rush for
Exit the King and Thomas Sadoski for
Reasons To Be Pretty.
Named in the outstanding actress in a play category are Saidah Arrika Ekulona for
Ruined, Carla Gugino for
Desire Under the Elms, Marcia Gay Harden for
God of Carnage, and Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter for
Up for actor in a musical are James Barbour from
A Tale of Two Cities, Matt Cavenaugh from
West Side Story, Brian d'Arcy James from
Shrek, Josh Grisetti from
Enter Laughing and David Pittu from
What's That Smell?
The short list for outstanding actress in a musical are Sutton Foster from
Shrek, Megan Hilty from
9 to 5, Leslie Kritzer from
Rooms, Nancy Opel from
The Toxic Avenger and Josefina Scaglione from
West Side Story.