The Broadway revival of âPippinâ scored seven awards from the Outer Critics Circle, with the musical notching kudos for musical revival, director (Diane Paulus) and lead actress in a musical (Patina Miller), among others.
âKinky Bootsâ followed with three trophies, including the one for new Broadway musical, while that tunerâs major Tony competish, âMatilda,â took two.
So âKinky Bootsâ bested âMatildaâ for new Rialto musical, score (Cyndi Lauper), and lead actor, with that trophy going to Billy Porter for his perf as drag queen Lola in âKinkyâ over Bertie Carvel for his own cross-dressing role as a monstrous headmistress. âMatildaâ won for book (Dennis Kelly) and set (Rob Howell).
The haul for âPippinâ also included features actress (Andrea Martin), featured actor (Terrence Mann), choreography (Chet Walker) and lights (Kenneth Posner).
Other winners in the acting races included leads Nathan Lane for âThe Nanceâ (picked over fellow Tony contenders Tom Hanks, Tracy Letts and David Hyde Pierce) and Â Cicely Tyson for âThe Trip to Bountiful.â The two thesps to win featured awards for perfs in a play, Tom Sturridge (âOrphansâ) and Kristine Nielsen (âVanya and Sonya and Masha and Spikeâ), are also in the mix for Tonys, but have been slotted into leading thesp races for that round of kudos.
Awards ceremony for the Outer Critics, a group of legit journos who cover New York theater for outlets based outside of Gotham, is set for May 23 at Sardiâs.
And the winners Outer Critics Circle's 2012-13 Awards are:Â
OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY PLAY
âVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spikeâ
OUTSTANDING NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY
âMy Name is Asher Levâ
OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL
âHere Lies Loveâ