"Curtains looks like a rearguard action from an establishment on the run."
"It isn't the revolutionary musical for today, but you won’t see the likes of its lead anywhere else. "
"The biggest surprise of Mary Poppins is that Disney has tried too hard to make a serious musical. "
Spring Awakening (Winner)
"It makes intuitive sense to tell Frank Wedekind's story about nineteenth-century German teenagers discovering sex with a score derived from rock music."
The Coast of Utopia (Winner)
"One of the show’s virtues is clear: the beautiful vastness of the thing."
"As in his screenplays, Peter Morgan has a nimble touch for conflicts not between sworn enemies but putative collaborators."
The Little Dog Laughed
"The cynical tale of a Hollywood agent trying to keep her prize client in the closet long enough to become a star is tighter and even more hilarious than before."
"It may not be the most accomplished chapter of August Wilson’s majestic cycle, but as a capstone, it’ll more than do."
Best Musical (Revival)
110 in the Shade
"The show isn’t lousy, just unbelievably corny."
The Apple Tree
"The real theatrical comeback is for Kristin Chenoweth. "
A Chorus Line
"No two ways about it, this revival confirms A Chorus Line’s exalted spot in the Broadway canon."
"A rather avant-garde success when it first reached Broadway in 1970. "
Best Play (Revival)
Inherit the Wind
"Christopher Plummer is giving the kind of performance you’ll one day brag about having seen."
Journey’s End (Winner)
"The silence is even more nerve-jangling than the gloom, and not just for the soldiers."
"From the moment Liev Schreiber comes blasting onstage, dressed in black and barking profanities, his performance as a shock jock in Talk Radio is diabolically good. "
"For all the passions in the script, the emotional side of this production rings oddly hollow. "
Best Book (Musical)
Best Original Score
Scott Frankel (Music) and Michael Korie (Lyrics), Grey Gardens
John Kander (Music) and Fred Ebb, John Kander & Rupert Holmes (Lyrics), Curtains
Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin (Music & Lyrics), Legally Blonde
Duncan Sheik (Music) and Steven Sater (Lyrics), Spring Awakening (Winner)
Best Scenic Design (Musical)
Best Scenic Design (Play)
Best Costume Design (Musical)
Best Costume Design (Play)
Best Lighting Design (Musical)
Best Lighting Design (Play)