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2017 CCC Award Nominations Announced

“Next To Normal,” “The Invisible Hand” Top Connecticut Theater Critics Nominations

TheaterWork’s production of the musical “Next to Normal” led the nominations for the 27th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards event to be held Monday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield.

The show received a total of 10 nominations, including best musical. Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Ayad Akhtar’s play “The Invisible Hand” led the non-musicals, receiving seven nominations, including outstanding play.

Other outstanding play nominees are: “The Comedy of Errors” at Hartford Stage; “Mary Jane” at Yale Repertory Theatre; “Scenes From Court Life” at Yale Repertory Theatre and “Midsummer” at TheaterWorks.

Also nominated for outstanding musical are: “Assassins” at Yale Repertory Theatre; “Bye Bye Birdie” at Goodspeed Opera House, “Man of La Mancha” at Ivoryton Playhouse and “West Side Story” at Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

The awards show, which celebrates the best in professional theater in the state, is free and open to the public.

Three-time Tony Award-nominee Terrence Mann will be the master of ceremonies for the event. Mann joined the Connecticut theater community this year as artistic director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Nutmeg Summer Series at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Last year’s top honorees -- Yale Repertory Theatre’s play “Indecent” and Hartford Stage’s musical “Anastasia” -- are currently on Broadway.

(Photo: Christiane Noll and David Harris in "Next to Normal." Photo by Lanny Nagler)

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Connecticut Critics Circle Awards Ceremony Set For June 26

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Nominees for 27th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards will be made public in early June. Winners in each category will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The ceremony, with Broadway star Terrence Mann as emcess, will be held at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Terrence Mann to Host CCC Awards Ceremony

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Three-time Tony Award-nominee Terrence Mann will be master of ceremonies for the 27th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield. A private reception will precede the awards show.

The Monday night event, which celebrates the best in professional theater in the state, is free and open to the public. At the ceremony, Paulette Haupt, founding artistic director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Music Theater Conference in Waterford, will be honored with the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award, given in recognition of her 40 years of extraordinary achievement and service to Connecticut theater.

Last year’s top honorees -- Yale Repertory Theatre’s “Indecent” and Hartford Stage’s “Anastasia” -- are currently on Broadway.

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Articles of Interest:

Cabaret -- Compliments of Water's Edge and Ivoryton Playhouse

Interview with Terrence Mann

Blogs and Websites of Interest

Blogs about Connecticut theater, movie reviews, and the arts.

Frank Rizzo -- ShowRiz.com

OnStage - Theater Opinion & Discussion

Pillow Talking Blog

Zander Opper

Joe's Views -- Joe Meyers' Blog

Back Stage Buzz - current and archived interviews with CT artists

bonniegoldberg.blogspot.com

cttheater.blogspot.com

susangranger.com -- movie reviews

CT Arts Connection

WMNR Fine Arts Radio (Rosalind Friedman's Review)

www.courant.com/curtain (Frank Rizzo reviews)

www.reflectionsinthelight (Lauren Yarger reviews)

www.nytheaterscene.com (Irene Backalenick/David Rosenberg reviews)

Stu On Broadway -- Reviws and comments

Two on the Aisle -- NYC and Connecticut Theater News and Reviews

www.ny-cttheaterscene.com

Howard's Blog

 

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Paulette Haupt to Receive Killen Award

Paulette Haupt, founding artistic director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Music Theater Conference in Waterford, will be honored with the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award, given in recognition of her 40 years of extraordinary achievement and service to Connecticut theater.

Haupt will be presented with the award on June 26 at the 27th annual event celebrating the state’s outstanding professional theater, which will be held at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. The event, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Three-time Tony Award-nominee Terrence Mann will be master of ceremonies.

Previous winners include Lloyd Richards, Michael Price, Gordon Edelstein, Michael Wilson, Lucille Lortel, and Carmen de Lavallade. Last year’s winner was Anne Keefe.


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