Show picks up five honors at the Off Broadway awards
The Lincoln Center Theater staging of “When the Rain Stops Falling” topped Off Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Awards on Sunday, taking home five trophies, while Horton Foote’s three-part marathon “The Orphans’ Home Cycle” notched another play kudo.Kander and Ebb musical “The Scottsboro Boys,” which bowed Off Broadway this spring and will likely land on Broadway next season, nabbed the tuner prize as well as the choreography honor for director-choreographer Susan Stroman. LCT was the big winner of the evening, with the “Rain” haulaugmented by a previously announced kudo for overall body of work. One of three shows to get six noms each, the staging of Andrew Bovell’s “Rain” won awards for helmer (David Cromer), featured actress (Mary Beth Hurt), set, lights and sound. Win for the Signature Theater production of “Orphans’ Home,” hot on the heels of scoring the New York Drama Critics Circle laurel, suggests the play, also tipped for a Rialto run, may become the award frontrunner of the season. Last year’s award-magnet non-musical, “Ruined,” also came from Off Broadway. Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) picked up the lead actor trophy for his role in “The Temperamentals,” while Judith Ivey scored lead actress for her perf in the Roundabout’s presentation of “The Glass Menagerie,” which also won the revival prize. Broadway and Off Broadway producer Daryl Roth (“The Temperamentals”), who owns two Off Broadway venues, picked up a lifetime achievement kudo. The glut of legit awards will continue over the next few days, with the announcement of the Drama Desk winners today and the Tony nominations on Tuesday.