Friday, June 9, 2017

Next to Normal, Invisible Hand Lead CT Critics Circle Award Nominations

David Garris, Christiane Noll and Maya Keleher. Photo Lanny Nagler
Featured actressChristina Pumariega in the Long Wharf production of Napoli, Brooklyn. If you can, please make this correction.


heaterWorks' production of the musical NEXT TO NORMAL Westport Country Playhouse's production of the play THE INVISIBLE HAND lead the nominations for this year's Connecticut Critics Circle Awards
The 27th annual event honoring the best of Connecticut's theer season will be held 7:30 pm Monday, June 26 Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield
NEXT TO NORMAL received 10 nominations including Best Musical THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar received seven nominations, including outstanding play
Nominations:
in THE INVISIBLE HAND.
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Outstanding Play:
THE INVISIBLE HAND Westport
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Hartford Stage
MARY JANE Yale Repertory
SCENES FROM COURT LIFE Yale Repertory
MIDSUMMER TheaterWorks
Outstanding Musical:
NEXT TO NORMAL TheaterWorks
ASSASSINS Yale Repertory
BYE BYE BIRDIE Goodspeed Opera House
MAN OF LA MANCHA Ivoryton Playhouse
WEST SIDE STORY Summer Theatre of New Canaan
Actor in a Play:
Jordan Lage, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Long Wharf
Tom Pecinka, CLOUD NINE, Hartford Stage
Michael Doherty, PETER THE STARCATCHER, Connecticut Re
Eric Bryant, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse
M Scott McLean, MIDSUMMER, TheaterWorks
Actress in a Play:
Semina DeLaurentis, GEORGE AND GRACIE, Seven Angels
Emily Donahoe, MARY JANE, Yale Repertory
Ashlie Atkinson, IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING, Yale Repertory
Vanessa R Butler, QUEENS FOR A YEAR, Hartford Stage
Rebecca Hart, MIDSUMMER, TheaterWorks
Actor in a Musical:
Robert Sean Leonard, CAMELOT, Westport Playhouse
Riley Costello, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Connecticut Repertory
David Harris, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
David Pittsinger, MAN OF LA MANCHA, Ivoryton Playhouse
Zach Schanne, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theatre of New Canaan
Actress in a Musical:
Ruby Rakos, CHASING RAINBOWS, Goodspeed
Christiane Noll, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
Julia Paladino, WEST SIDE STORY
Karen Ziemba, GYPSY, Sharon Playhouse
Talia Thiesfield, MAN OF LA MANCHA, Ivoryton Playhouse
Director of a Play:
Darko Tresnjak, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage
David Kennedy, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport
Marc Bruni, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Long Wharf
Tracy Brigden, MIDSUMMER, TheaterWorks
Gordon Edelstein, METEOR SHOWER, Long Wharf
Director of a Musical:
Rob Ruggiero, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
David Edwards, MAN OF LA MANCHA, Ivoryton Playhouse
Melody Meitrott Liboni, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theatre of New Canaan
Jenn Thompson, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed
Kevin Connors, GYPSY, Music Theater of Connecticut
Choreography:
Denis Jones, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Goodspeed
Chris Bailey, CHASING RAINBOWS, Goodspeed
Doug Shankman, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theatre of New Canaan
Patricia Wilcox, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed
Darlene Zoller, ROCKIN' THE FOREST, Playhouse on Park
Ensemble:
SMART PEOPLE, Long Wharf
TRAV'LIN': THE 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL, Seven Angels
METEOR SHOWER, Long Wharf
ASSASSINS, Yale Repertory
THE 39 STEPS Ivoryton Playhouse
Debut Performance:
Maya Keleher, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
Dylan Frederick, ASSASSINS, Yale Repertory
Nick Sacks, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
Solo Performance:
Jodi Stevens, I'LL EAT YOU LAST, Music Theater of Connecticut
Jon Peterson, HE WROTE GOOD SONGS, Seven Angels
Featured Actor in a Play:
Jameal Ali, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport
Andre De Shields, SEVEN GUITARs, Yale Repertory
Cleavant Derricks, THE PIANO LESSON, Hartford Stage
Steve Routman, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Long Wharf
Paxton Whitehead, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, Westport Country Playhouse
Featured Actress in a Play:
Miriam Silverman, MARY JANE, Yale Repertory
Rachel Leslie, SEVEN GUITARS, Yale Repertory
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, SEVEN GUITARS, Yale Repertory
Mia Dillon, CLOUD NINE, Hartford Stage
Christina Pumariego, NAPOLI, BROOKLYN, Long Wharf
Featured Actor in a Musical:
Mark Nelson, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK, Long Wharf
Edward Waats, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Goodspeed Opera House
John Cardoza, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
Jonny Wexler, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theater of New Canaan
Rhett Guter, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed
Michael Wartella, CHASING RAINBOWS, Goodspeed Opera House
Featured Actress in a Musical:
Maya Keleher, NEXT TO NORMAL,TheaterWorks
Jodi Stevens, GYPSY, Music Theater of Connecticut
Kie Stewart, WEST SIDE STORY, Summer Theater of New Canaan
Kristine Zbornik, BYE BYE BIRDIE, Goodspeed
Ke Simone, GYPSY, Music Theater of Connecticut
Set Design:
Colin McGurk, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, Hartford Stage
Michael Yeargan, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM in New York, Long Wharf
Wilson Chin, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
Adam Rigg, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse
Darko Tresnjak, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage
Costume Design:
Ilona Somogyi, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, Hartford Stage
Marina Draghici, SCENES FROM COURT LIFE, Yale Repertory
Fabio Toblini, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage
Gregory Gale, THOROUGH MODERN MILLIE, Goodspeed
Lisa Steier, ROCKIN' THE FOREST, Playhouse on Park
Lighting Design:
Matthew Richards, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse
Yi Zhao, ASSASSINS, Yale Repertory
John Lasiter, NEXT TO NORMAL, TheaterWorks
Matthew Richards, COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage
Christopher Bell, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Playhouse on Park, Hartford
Sound Design:
Jane Shaw, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, Hartford Stage
Fan Zhang, SEVEN GUITARS, Yale Repertory
Shane Rettig, SCENES FROM COURT LIFE, Yale Repertory
Karen Graybash, THE PIANO LESSON, Hartford Stage
Fitz Patton, THE INVISIBLE HAND, Westport Country Playhouse

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