The award for Best Play carries a cash prize of $2,500, which is made possible by a grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. The New York Drama Critics’ Circle named Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Fun Home Best Musical, Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way Best American Play and Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive Best Play. The 79th annual NYDCC awards will be presented at a private ceremony on May 16 at 54 Below. The New York Drama Critics’ Circle is comprised of 22 drama critics from daily newspapers, magazines, wire services and websites based in the New York metropolitan area. The award for Best Play, which has been presented since 1936, is the nation’s second oldest theater award, after the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Special citations were awarded to the Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night, playwright/director Richard Nelson and the company of The Apple Plays, which appeared at the Public Theater. View Comments
The Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) preparation for the August 8 to September 16 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2018 continues with two practice matches at Providence.In keeping with the times of their first three home matches in this year’s CPL, the game today (August 6) will begin at 16:00h while the other is set for Tuesday, August 7 at 18:00h. The Guyana Amazon Warriors full squad will mix with Guyana’s leading First-Class players to give every player an opportunity on the field.Captain Shoaib Malik and wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi joined the squad on Saturday and had full net sessions on Sunday at Providence, where the Warriors are under the watchful eyes of Head Coach Johan Botha and Assistant Coach Rayon Griffith.Full squad: Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Chadwick Walton, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit, Imran Tahir, Jason Mohammed, Luke Ronchi, Veerasammy Permaul, Roshon Primus, Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Saurabh Netravalkar and Akshaya Persaud.Some of the First-Class players who are expected to participate in the two days are Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Adams, Roland Ali Mohamed, Clinton Pestano, Trevon Griffith, Ramaal Lewis, Raun Johnson, Anthony Bramble, and Robin Bacchus.On Thursday, August 9, the Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at 18:00h; the St Lucia Stars at 16:00h on Saturday, August 11 and on Sunday, August 12, the squad will play the Barbados Tridents at 18:00h.