Monday, February 4, 2008
Tied with four each are Elephant Theater's "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings," Geffen Playhouse's," "The Quality of Life" and the Center Theater Group/Kirk Douglas Theater premiere of "Sleeping Beauty Wakes." "13," "dark play or stories for boys," "In Arabia We'd All Be Kings" and "The Quality of Life" are all vying top production nods, along with the Colony Theater Company's staging of "Trying," which garnered three noms.
Also nabbing three noms is El Portal Forum Theater's holiday tuner, "Winter Wonderettes."
Awards ceremony will be held March 17 at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre, hosted by Jason Graae. Graae is also being honored with the Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theater.
Awards will be given in 16 categories, honoring excellence in theater over the past year.
The nominees for the 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards are:
13, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum
Dark Play or Stories for Boys, Theatre@Boston Court
In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, Elephant Theatre Company in association with VS. Theatre Company, Elephant Theatre
The Quality of Life, Geffen Playhouse, Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
Trying, Colony Theatre Company
The Hasty Heart, Pacific Resident Theatre Company
Tonight at 8:30, Parts 1 and 2, Antaeus Theatre Company at Deaf West Theatre
Waiting for Godot, A Noise Within
Jillian Armenante, Love Loves a Pornographer, Circle X at [Inside] the Ford
Dan Bonnell, Anatol, Pacific Resident Theatre
Jeff Calhoun, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre
Nick DeGruccio, Zanna, Don't!, West Coast Ensemble at Lyric-Hyperion Theatre
Michael Michetti, Dark Play or Stories for Boys, Theatre@Boston Court
Dan Elish, 13
Joanna McClelland Glass, Trying
Jeff Goode, Love Loves a Pornographer
Stephen Adly Guirgis, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings
Carlos Murillo, Dark Play or Stories for Boys
Martin Crimp, The Misanthrope, Andak Stage Company at New Place Studio Theatre
Stephen Sachs, Miss Julie, Fountain Theatre
Matt Walker, Alice In One-Hit Wonderland, Troubadour Theatre Company, Falcon Theatre
Brian Baker, Winter Wonderettes, El Portal Forum Theatre
John Glaudini, Altar Boyz, Musical Theatre West at Carpenter Performing Arts Center
David O, 13
Gerald Sternbach, On Your Toes, Reprise! Broadway's Best at UCLA Freud Playhouse
Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris, Zanna, Don't!, Lyric Hyperion Theatre
Jason Robert Brown, 13
Michael John LaChiusa, Little Fish, Blank Theatre Company at 2nd Stage Theatre
Christine Lakin and Paul Nygro, Zanna, Don't!
Troy Magino, Altar Boyz
Lee Martino, On Your Toes
Janet Miller, Winter Wonderettes
Dennis Boutsikaris, The Quality of Life
Danny Calvert, Zanna, Don't!
Gregory Itzin, Shipwrecked: An Entertainment, South Coast Repertory
Matt Letscher, Anatol, Pacific Resident Theatre
Alan Mandell, Trying
Rebecca Marcotte, Loyal Women, Theatre Banshee
Laurie Metcalf. The Quality of Life
Gabriel Olds, Tryst, Black Dahlia Theatre
Deborah Puette, Tryst
Rex Smith, The Pirates of Penzance, Musical Theatre West at Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Deanne Bray, Sleeping Beauty Wakes
Steven Cell, Small Tragedy, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
Misty Cotton, A Little Night Music, South Coast Repertory
Adam Haas Hunter, Dark Play or Stories for Boys
Norman Large, The Pirates of Penzance
Shawn Lee, An Impending Rupture of the Belly, Furious Theatre Company at Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre
Kathleen Rose Perkins. Love Loves a Pornographer
Jo Beth Williams, The Quality of Life
13, Mark Taper Forum
Loyal Women, Theatre Banshee
Waiting for Godot, A Noise Within
Winter Wonderettes, El Portal Forum Theatre
Zanna, Don't!, Lyric Hyperion Theatre
Joel Daavid, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings
Robert G. Smith, Bug, Lost Angeles Theatre Company at Coast Playhouse
Gary Smoot, Love Loves A Pornographer
Joel Daavid, In Arabia We'd All be Kings
Jeremy Pivnick, Calling Aphrodite, International City Theatre
Steven Young, Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, Theatre@Boston Court
Shon LeBlanc, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Maggie Morgan, Sleeping Beauty Wakes
Paul Spadone, Love Loves a Pornographer
Lindsay Jones, Bug
Cricket S. Myers, Dark Play or Stories for Boys
Eric Snodgrass, Sleeping Beauty Wakes
Rick Lyon, Avenue Q, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre
The 2007 special award recipients are as follows:
The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre by an individual, company or theatre goes to Musical Theatre West.
The Polly Warfield Award for an outstanding single season by a small to midsized theatre (sponsored by the Nederlander Organization) goes to Theatre Banshee.
The Ted Schmitt Award for outstanding world premiere play in Los Angeles (sponsored by Samuel French) goes to Jane Anderson for The Quality of Life.
The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre (sponsorship pending) goes to actor-singer Jason Graae.
The Angstrom Award for career achievement in lighting design (sponsored by Angstrom Lighting) goes to Leigh Allen.
A special award goes to Jon Maher for his long-term outstanding achievement as an ASL interpreter.