Good People, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, today won the award for Best Play; the award for Best Foreign Play went to Jerusalem, written by Jez Butterworth; and The Book of Mormon, by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone, received the award for Best Musical.
Special Citations were awarded to the Broadway revival of The Normal Heart; actor Mark Rylance for his work in La Bête and Jerusalem; and the direction, design, and puppetry of War Horse.
The award for Best Play carries a cash prize of $2,500, while a cash award of $1,000 goes to the winner for Best Foreign Play. The prizes are made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.
The New York Drama Critics' Circle comprises 25 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services, and websites based in the New York metropolitan area, including TheaterMania contributor David Finkle.