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Tootsie, The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me Win 2019 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards

Three productions—each currently on Broadway and Tony-nominated—have been named recipients of the 84th annual New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards.

The organization awarded Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman Best Play, with Best Musical going to David Yazbek and Robert Horn’s Tootsie and Best American Play to Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me. The three productions will be celebrated in a private reception May 13.

Additionally, the organization voted to present special citations to Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre and Page 73, as well as the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Yiddish-language Fiddler on the Roof, currently running at Stage 42 in a commercial transfer.

Founded in 1935, The New York Drama Critics’ Circle comprises 19 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services, and websites based in the New York metropolitan area. Adam Feldman, theatre critic and editor for Time Out New York, serves as president, with Joe Dziemianowicz as vice president; Zachary Stewart is treasurer.

Members also include David Cote, Michael Feingold, David Finkle, Jeremy Gerard, Sara Holdren, Charles Isherwood, Christopher Kelly, David Rooney, Frank Scheck, Barbara Schuler, Helen Shaw, David Sheward, Marilyn Stasio, Terry Teachout, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Matt Windman.

Emeritus members include Melissa Rose Bernardo, Robert Feldberg, Elysa Gardner, Brian Scott Lipton, Jesse Oxfeld, John Simon, Michael Sommers, Steven Suskin, Linda Winer, and Richard Zoglin.

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