On Monday, May 14, New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards were presented to their respective winners in a ceremony at Angus McIndoe Restaurant. The award for Best Play carries a cash prize of $2,500. Also, 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.
Lin-Manuel Miranda presented the award for Best Play to Stephen Karam for Sons of the Prophet, which recently played at the Laura Pels Theatre. David Cromer presented the Best Foreign Play award to Nina Raine's Tribes and accepted the award by reading a letter from Raine. Director Michael Mayer presented the Best Musical award to book writer Enda Walsh for Broadway's Once.
The New York Drama Critics' Circle comprises 26 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services and, websites based in the New York metropolitan area, including TheaterMania contributor David Finkle.