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Book awards: New York Drama Critics' Circle Award

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Works (138)

High Tor (A Play In Three Acts) by Maxwell AndersonAmerican Play, 1936-37
Winterset by Maxwell AndersonAmerican Play, 1935-1936
Of Mice and Men: A Play in Three Acts by John SteinbeckAmerican Play, 1937-1938
Shadow and Substance by Paul Vincent CarrollForeign Play, 1937-1938
The White Steed and Coggerers by paulvincentcarrollForeign Play, 1938-1939
The Time of Your Life: A Comedy in Three Acts by William SaroyanAmerican Play, 1939-1940
The Corn is Green by Emlyn WilliamsForeign Play, 1940-1941
Watch on the Rhine by Lillian HellmanAmerican Play, 1940-1941
Blithe Spirit by Noël CowardForeign Play, 1941-1942
Jacobowsky and the Colonel by Franz WerfelForeign Play, 1943-1944
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee WilliamsAmerican Play, 1944-1945
All My Sons by Arthur MillerAmerican Play, 1946-1947
No Exit / Dirty Hands / The Flies / The Respectful Prostitute by Jean-Paul SartreForeign Play, 1946-1947
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee WilliamsAmerican Play, 1947-1948
The Winslow Boy by Terence RattiganForeign Play, 1947-1948
Death of a Salesman by Arthur MillerAmerican Play, 1948-1949
The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean GiraudouxForeign Play, 1948-1949
The Cocktail Party by T. S. EliotForeign Play, 1949-1950
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullersAmerican Play, 1949-1950
Darkness at Noon by Sidney KingsleyAmerican Play, 1950-1951
The Lady's Not for Burning by Christopher FryForeign Play, 1950-1951
I Am a Camera by John Van DrutenAmerican Play, 1951-1952
Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard ShawSpecial Citation, 1951-1952
Venus Observed by Christopher FryForeign Play, 1951-1952
Picnic by William IngeAmerican Play, 1952-1953
Ondine by Jean GiraudouxForeign Play, 1953-1954
The Teahouse of the August Moon by John PatrickAmerican Play, 1953-1954
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee WilliamsAmerican Play, 1954-1955
Witness for the Prosecution: A Play in Three Acts by Agatha ChristieForeign Play, 1954-1955
Tiger at the Gates by Jean GiraudouxForeign Play, 1955-1956
Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'NeillAmerican Play, 1956-1957
The Waltz of the Toreadors by Jean AnouilhForeign Play, 1956-1957
Look Back in Anger by John OsborneForeign Play, 1957-1958
Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti FringsAmerican Play, 1957-1958
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine HansberryAmerican Play, 1958-1959
The Visit by Friedrich DürrenmattForeign Play, 1958-1959
Five Finger Exercise by Peter ShafferForeign Play, 1959-1960
Toys in the Attic by Lillian HellmanAmerican Play, 1959-1960
All the Way Home by Tad MoselAmerican Play, 1960-1961
A Taste of Honey: A Play by Shelagh DelaneyForeign Play, 1960-1961
A Man for All Seasons by Robert BoltForeign Play, 1961-1962
The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee WilliamsAmerican Play, 1961-1962
Beyond the Fringe by Alan BennettSpecial Citation, 1962-1963
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward AlbeePlay, 1962-1963
Luther by John OsbornePlay, 1963-1964
The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. GilroyPlay, 1964-1965
Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! [1967 TV special] by Paul BogartSpecial Citation, 1965-1966
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter WeissPlay, 1965-1966
The Homecoming by Harold PinterPlay, 1966-1967
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom StoppardPlay, 1968
The Great White Hope: A Drama in Three Acts by Howard SacklerPlay, 1968-1969
Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy by Frank McMahonPlay, 1969-1970
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul ZindelAmerican Play, 1969-1970
Home by David StoreyPlay, 1970-1971
The House of Blue Leaves by John GuareAmerican Play, 1970-1971
Old Times by Harold PinterSpecial Citation, 1971-1972
The Screens by Jean GenetForeign Play, 1971-1972
Sticks and bones: A play in two acts by David RabeSpecial Citation, 1971-1972
That Championship Season by Jason MillerPlay, 1971-1972
The Changing Room by David StoreyPlay, 1972-1973
The Hot L Baltimore by Lanford WilsonAmerican Play, 1972-1973
The Contractor (A Play) by David StoreyPlay, 1973-1974
Short Eyes by Miguel PiñeroAmerican Play, 1973-1974
Equus by Peter ShafferPlay, 1974-1975
A Chorus Line: The Complete Book of the Musical by James Kirkwood1976
Streamers by David RabeAmerican Play, 1975-1976
Travesties by Tom StoppardPlay, 1975-1976
American Buffalo by David MametAmerican Play, 1976-1977
Otherwise Engaged by Simon GrayPlay, 1976-1977
Da by Hugh LeonardPlay, 1978
The Elephant Man by Bernard PomerancePlay, 1978-1979
Betrayal by Harold PinterForeign Play, 1979-1980
Talley's Folly by Lanford WilsonPlay, 1979-1980
Crimes of the Heart by Beth HenleyAmerican Play, 1980-1981
A Lesson from Aloes by Athol FugardPlay, 1980-1981
The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. Adapted for the Stage by David Edgar. by David EdgarPlay, 1981-1982
A Soldier's Play by Charles FullerAmerican Play, 1981-1982
Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil SimonPlay, 1982-1983
Plenty by David HareAmerican Play, 1982-1983
Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play by David MametForeign Play, 1983-1984
The Real Thing by Tom StoppardPlay, 1983-1984
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August WilsonPlay, 1984-1985
Benefactors: A Play in Two Acts by Michael FraynAmerican Play, 1985-1986
A Lie of the Mind by Sam ShepardPlay, 1985-1986
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane WagnerSpecial Citation, 1985-1986
Fences by August WilsonPlay, 1986-1987
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher HamptonForeign Play, 1986-1987
Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August WilsonPlay, 1987-1988
The Road to Mecca by Athol FugardForeign Play, 1987-1988
Aristocrats by Brian FrielForeign Play, 1988-1989
The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy WassersteinPlay, 1988-1989
The Piano Lesson by August WilsonPlay, 1989-1990
Privates on Parade by Peter NicholsForeign Play, 1989-1990
Our Country's Good by Timberlake WertenbakerForeign Play, 1990-1991
Six Degrees of Separation by John GuarePlay, 1990-1991
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian FrielPlay, 1991-1992
Two Trains Running by August WilsonAmerican Play, 1991-1992
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony KushnerPlay, 1992-1993
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me: A Play by Frank McGuinnessForeign Play, 1992-1993
Three Tall Women by Edward AlbeePlay, 1993-1994
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere SmithSpecial Citation, 1993-1994
Arcadia by Tom StoppardPlay, 1994-1995
Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNallyAmerican Play, 1994-1995
Molly Sweeney by Brian FrielForeign Play, 1995-1996
Seven Guitars by August WilsonPlay, 1995-1996
How I Learned to Drive by Paula VogelPlay, 1996-1997
Skylight by David HareForeign Play, 1996-1997
Art by Yasmina RezaPlay, 1997-1998
Pride's Crossing by Tina HoweAmerican Play, 1997-1998
Amy's View: A Play by David HareSpecial Citation, 1998-1999
The Blue Room: A Play in Ten Intimate Acts by David HareSpecial Citation, 1998-1999
Closer by Patrick MarberForeign Play, 1998-1999
Via Dolorosa and When Shall We Live by David HareSpecial Citation, 1998-1999
Wit: A Play by Margaret EdsonPlay, 1998-1999
Copenhagen by Michael FraynForeign Play, 1999-2000
Jitney by August WilsonPlay, 1999-2000
The Invention of Love by Tom StoppardPlay, 2000-2001
Proof: A Play by David AuburnAmerican Play, 2000-2001
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? by Edward AlbeePlay, 2001-2002
Take Me Out: A Play by Richard GreenbergPlay, 2002-2003
Talking Heads by Alan BennettForeign Play, 2002-2003
Intimate Apparel by Lynn NottagePlay, 2003-2004
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick ShanleyPlay, 2004-2005
The Pillowman by Martin McDonaghForeign Play, 2004-2005
The History Boys: A Play by Alan BennettPlay, 2005-2006
The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage by Tom StoppardPlay, 2006-2007
Radio Golf by August WilsonAmerican Play, 2006-2007
August: Osage County by Tracy LettsPlay, 2007-2008
Black Watch by Gregory BurkeForeign Play, 2008-2009
Ruined by Lynn NottagePlay, 2008-2009
The orphans' home cycle by Horton FootePlay, 2009-2010
Good People by David Lindsay-AbairePlay, 2010-2011
Jerusalem by Jez ButterworthForeign Play, 2010-2011
Sons of the Prophet by Stephen KaramPlay, 2011-2012
Tribes by Nina RaineForeign Play, 2011-2012
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher DurangPlay, 2012-2013
All the Way: A Play by Robert SchenkkanAmerican Play, 2013-2014
The Night Alive by Conor McPhersonPlay, 2013-2014

Award description

The New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, awarded every year to the best new play of the season, with additional awards for musicals and foreign or American plays as well as citations for special achievement, is the United States' second oldest theatre award, after the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The first was awarded to Winterset by Maxwell Anderson, who won the following year as well for High Tor.

The award for Best Play carries with it a cash prize of US$2,500, and US$1,000 goes to the playwright who receives the award for best American or foreign play. The awards are made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation.


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