Three shows lead nominations for off-Broadway's 25th Lucille Lortel Awards
Nominations for the 25th Lucille Lortel Awards -- which recognize achievement in the off-Broadway theater -- were announced Thursday with "The Glass Menagerie," "The Pride" and "When the Rain Stops Falling" leading the field with six each.
One notable race will be in the directing category, where David Cromer ("When the Rain Stops Falling") will be going for his third straight Lortel, competing against 2003 winner Joe Mantello ("The Pride") and first-time nominees Walter Bobbie ("Venus in Fur"), Pam MacKinnon ("Clybourne Park") and Gordon Edelstein ("The Glass Menagerie").
The 2010 Lortel winners will be announced at a May 2 ceremony in New York. Special awards will be presented to Lincoln Center Theater for outstanding body of work and to producer Daryl Roth for lifetime achievement.
Here are the nominees in the outstanding play, musical, solo show and revival categories.
Play: "Clybourne Park" - Playwrights Horizons, producer; written by Bruce Norris
"The Brother/Sister Plays" - The Public Theater in association with McCarter Theatre, producers; written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
"The Orphans' Home Cycle" - Signature Theatre Company and Hartford Stage, producers; written by Horton Foote
"The Temperamentals" - Daryl Roth, Stacy Shane and Martian Entertainment, producers; written by Jon Marans
"When the Rain Stops Falling" - Lincoln Center Theater, producer; written by Andrew Bovell
"Click, Clack, Moo" - Theatreworks USA, producer; book by Billy Aronson, lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila, music by Brad Alexander, based on the book by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Betsy Lewin
"Everyday Rapture" - Second Stage Theatre, producer; written by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott
"The Scottsboro Boys" - Vineyard Theatre, producer; book by David Thompson, lyrics and music by John Kander and Fred Ebb
"The Toxic Avenger" - Jean Cheever and Tom Polum, producers; book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan, based on Lloyd Kaufman's "The Toxic Avenger"
"Yank! A WWII Love Story" - The York Theatre Company, Maren Berthelsen/Pamela Koslow/Stuart Wilk, Matt Schicker, Hugh Hayes, Jim Kierstead and Sondra Healy/Shidan Majidi, producers; music by Joseph Zellnik, book and lyrics by David Zellnik
"A Boy and His Soul" - Vineyard Theatre, producer; written and performed by Colman Domingo.
"Let Me Down Easy" - Second Stage Theatre, producer; written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith
"Nightingale" - Manhattan Theatre Club, producer; written and performed by Lynn Redgrave.
"The Lady With All the Answers" - Cherry Lane Theatre, producer; written by David Rambo, performed by Judith Ivey
"Zero Hour" - Kurt Peterson and Edmund Gaynes, in association with the Peccadillo Theater Company, producers; written and performed by Jim Brochu
"A Lie of the Mind" - The New Group, producer; written by Sam Shepard.
"Candida" - The Irish Repertory Theatre and Alexis Doyle, producers; written by George Bernard Shaw
"Measure for Measure" - Theatre for a New Audience, producer; written by William Shakespeare
"The Emperor Jones" - The Irish Repertory Theatre, producer; written by Eugene O'Neill "The Glass Menagerie" - Roundabout Theatre Company, producer; written by Tennessee Williams
For the rest of the nominations, please see the Lortel Awards website.
--Karen WadaPhoto: Michael Siberry, standing left, Victoria Clark and Richard Topol in "When the Rain Stops Falling" at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York. Credit: AP Photo/Philip Rinaldi Publicity, T. Charles Erickson