Sure it's just another award. But the fun of the NY Drama Critics Circle is they actually publish who voted for what, on all the different ballots, no less.
I suppose this is the only awards show where Wooster Group's La Didone gets some nominations for Best Musical!
And who knew John Simon had a soft spot for Neil LaBute?
But disappointing to me is reading how the amazing Blasted got squeezed out by technicalities for Best Foreign Play by the much inferior pseudo-political patchwork piece Blackwatch:
Blasted received the most votes, with seven, while National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch—a holdover from last year—received five. A second vote was then taken to determine whether an award would be given at all. Having agreed that one should, the Circle moved to a weighted third ballot, which Black Watch squeaked out a victory with 30 points, versus 27 each for Blasted and God of Carnage.