'Memphis,' 'Dancing' pick up prizes
“Memphis,” “Dancing in the Dark” and “33 Variations” are among the Broadway hopefuls and incoming shows that bagged kudos from the San Diego Theater Critics Circle.
Potential Rialto offering “Memphis,” with book by Joe DiPietro (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”) and music by Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, picked up the award for new tuner. Lead Chad Kimball scored an acting award.
Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations,” bowing on Broadway this spring, won honors for set and lighting, while Rialto prospect “Dancing in the Dark,” Douglas Carter Beane’s adaptation of “The Band Wagon,” scored the orchestrations laurel and an acting award for Patrick Page.
Top new play went to Steven Drukman’s “In this Corner,” about Joe Louis.
Also on the list of winners were the La Jolla Playhouse staging of “Xanadu,” the tour of “Spring Awakening” and Bill T. Jones, who won for his choreography of “The Seven.”