J.T. Rogers’s “Oslo,” a gripping account of the behind-the-scenes diplomacy that powered the Oslo Accords, has won the 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play. The Awards, announced this morning, also honored Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s “Hello, Dolly!” as Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Steven Levenson’s “If I Forget” as Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, and David Yazbek’s and Itamar Moses’s “The Band’s Visit” as Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.
You remember Six Degrees of Separation maybe from its 1990 Broadway debut and definitely from the 1993 film. You remember the concept behind the title, which predates John Guare’s play but was arguably made famous by it: That everyone is connected to everyone else by at most six points of connection. (I live in the same apartment building as Andy Cohen, the TV host. One of Cohen’s closest friends is John Benjamin Hickey, who stars in the revival. I am three degrees from Six Degrees.)
Just because a musical was a hit with a long run, that doesn’t mean it’s a great show. And “Hello, Dolly!” is perhaps the proof point. Its Broadway debut won 10 Tonys, played for nearly seven years, and was for a time the longest-running Broadway musical ever. It led to the movie, three revivals, and a retirement plan for Carol Channing. It features two classic songs, one classic and classically sexist one, and an insipid, incredible — that is, not credible — plot. It is not very good.
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