‘Come From Away,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Sweep 2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 May 2017
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The Outer Critics Circle award winners for the 2016-2017 Broadway season were announced Monday morning. The awards encompass 27 categories and cover Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

“Oslo” and “Come From Away” were awarded Outstanding New Broadway Play and Outstanding New Broadway musical, respectively, while “Hello, Dolly!” took home honors for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

Christopher Ashley won Outstanding Director of a Play for his direction of “Come From Away,” while Warren Carlyle of “Hello, Dolly!” won for Outstanding Choreographer.

Laura Linney won Outstanding Actress in a Play for her role in “The Little Foxes,” while Kevin Kline claimed the award in the male category for “Present Laughter.” Andy Carl was honored as Best Actor in a Musical for his work in “Groundhog Day,” and Bette Midler won Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her role in “Hello, Dolly!”

Other winners included Aaron Rhyne of “Anastasia” for Outstanding Projection Design, Gareth Owen of “Come From Away” for Outstanding Sound Design, and Larry Hochman for Outstanding Orchestrations in “Hello, Dolly!”

Broadway’s Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran, and Christopher Fitzgerald will present the awards to the winners on May 25 at a gala event at Sardi’s in Manhattan.

The Outer Critics Circle is an organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway.

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