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'Producers' tapped eight times

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“The Producers” dominated with eight awards as the Outer Critics Circle announced its winners for the 2000-01 New York theater season. No fewer than three categories saw a tie, with the outstanding revival of a play nod going to both “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

“What extraordinary memories this group must have since we are no longer playing and were one of the first shows of the season,” Vidal commented in a statement.

OCC, which comprises writers on Gotham theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media, will present its awards on May 24 at Sardi’s.

And the winners are…

BROADWAY PLAY

“Proof” — David Auburn

OFF BROADWAY PLAY

“Jitney” — August Wilson

REVIVAL OF A PLAY

“Gore Vidal’s The Best Man”;

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

ACTOR IN A PLAY

Richard Easton — “The Invention of Love”

ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Mary-Louise Parker — “Proof”

FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Robert Sean Leonard — “The Invention of Love”

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Viola Davis — “King Hedley II”

DIRECTOR OF A PLAY

Jack O’Brien — “The Invention of Love”

BROADWAY MUSICAL

“The Producers”

OFF BROADWAY MUSICAL

“Bat Boy”

REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

“42nd Street”

ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Nathan Lane — “The Producers”

ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Christine Ebersole — “42nd Street”; Marla Schaffel — “Jane Eyre”

FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Gary Beach — “The Producers”; Andre de Shields — “The Full Monty”

FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Cady Huffman — “The Producers”

DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL

Susan Stroman — “The Producers”

CHOREOGRAPHER

Susan Stroman — “The Producers”

SCENIC DESIGNER

Robin Wagner — “The Producers”

COSTUME DESIGNER

William Ivey Long — “The Producers”

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Brian MacDevitt — “The Invention of Love”

SOLO PERFORMER

Pamela Gien — “The Syringa Tree”

JOHN GASSNER PLAYWRIGHT AWARD

David Auburn — “Proof”

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Sean Campion, Conleth Hill — “Stones in His Pockets”; the ensemble of “The Dinner Party” (Henry Winkler, John Ritter, Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, Veanne Cox and Jan Maxwell); Reba McEntire — “Annie Get Your Gun”

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