“Hairspray” was named best musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Tuesday, and Richard Greenberg’s “Take Me Out” won the best play prize.
The org also named Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” as the best foreign play of the 2002-03 season.
“Hairspray,” the musical comedy about a full-figured girl and her mom in Baltimore, won a majority of votes on the first ballot.
“Take Me Out,” the comedy about a gay baseball player, faced competish in the early innings, but triumphed in the third ballot over its chief competitor, Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “Our Lady of 121st Street.”
“Talking Heads,” British playwright Bennett’s series of monologues presented in two evenings, was named best foreign play on the second ballot, with significant votes also going to Alan Ayckbourn’s “House and Garden” and Caryl Churchill’s “Far Away.”
Awards will be given out May 20 at a reception at Sardi’s.