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Once, Sons of the Prophet, Tribes Win New York Drama Critics Circle Awards

Cristin Milioti and Steve Kazee in Once
 (© Joan Marcus)
Cristin Milioti and Steve Kazee in Once
(© Joan Marcus)

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards (NYDCC) were chosen and announced on Monday, May 7.

Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, which was produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, was named Best Play of the 2011-2012 season. The award for Best Foreign Play went to Nina Raine’s Tribes, now at the Barrow Street Theatre.

The Best Musical award was given to Once, now at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The show, which premiered at New York Theatre Workshop, features a score by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and a book by Enda Walsh.

Special Citations were awarded to director Mike Nichols, who is currently represented on Broadway by Death of a Salesman, and Signature Theatre Company.

The awards will be presented at a cocktail reception to be held on Monday, May 14, 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.

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.

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