“Between Riverside and Crazy” at Atlantic Theatre Company. (Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia)

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ Named Best Play at New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards

Guirgis’s Pulitzer winner took the play prize, while Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ was named best musical.

NEW YORK: The New York Drama Critics’ Circle announced the winners of its 80th annual awards on Monday, May 4, at the offices of Time Out New York. Comprised of 23 New York theatre critics (and presided over by Time Out‘s Adam Feldman), the Circle recognizes both Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre.

Categories this year included Best Play, Best Foreign Play, Best Musical and Special Citations.

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Between Riverside and Crazy took home the cash prize of $2,500 for best play. Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks was named the runner-up, in a move the mirrored the 2015 Pulitzer for drama.

No award was given for best foreign play, as ballots didn’t the required threshold of majority votes. Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton won unanimously for best musical.

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle also awarded a special citation to Ars Nova, recognizing the theatre’s commitment to developing new work and the continuous qualityof its productions. Another special citation went to designer Bob Crowley for his achievements in scenic and costume design. Crowley is represented this season on Broadway with An American in Paris, The Audience and Skylight.

The awards will be presented to the winners at a private ceremony on May 19.

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