The Outer Critics Circle, the first awards body to include Broadway shows each season, announced their nominations this morning. The “new” Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It leads the way with 9 nominations. Winners will be announced May 14 before the annual ceremony on May 24 at Sardi’s (that way, nominees can skip the event unless they want a free cocktail and a conciliatory shrug).
Comparing these nominations as a predictor of the Tony’s is complicated; Off-Broadway is included in some categories and eligibility may differ (I particularly note the lack of Peter and the Starcatcher, Venus in Fur & Other Desert Cities nods on this front). Check out the full list and a few quick observations after the jump: