New York’s pre-Tony theater awards blitz is in spring bloom. Last week there were the N.Y. Drama Critics Circle tips, limited to plays and musicals. Yesterday were the Lortels, honoring off-Broadway shows and creatives. Today comes word from the Outer Critics Circle, whose voters include area media and which honor Broadway and off-Broadway in some, but not all, separate categories (I leave it to you to you figure out why). Still to come are the Village Voice Obies, the Drama Desk, and countless others in the run-up to the June 7 Tony wingding (broadcast by CBS beginning at 8 PM).

The Outer Critics group, now in its 65th year, showed the most love for The Curious Incident Of The Dog in The Night-Time (five awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Play, and An American In Paris (four awards, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical). The awards will be presented on May 21 at Sardi’s.

Outer Critics Circle Award winners:

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway); Between Riverside and Crazy (off-Broadway).

OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL
An American in Paris (Broadway); Hamilton (off-Broadway).

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Hamilton.

OUTSTANDING NEW SCORE (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Hamilton.

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
You Can’t Take It With You.

OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
The King and I.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Marianne Elliott (Curious Incident).

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris).

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER
Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris).

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN (Play or Musical)
Bunny Christie (Curious Incident)

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN (Play or Musical)
Catherine Zuber (The King and I).

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN (Play or Musical)
Paule Constable (Curious Incident).

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Alex Sharp (Curious Incident).

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Helen Mirren (The Audience).

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris).

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kristin Chenoweth (On the Twentieth Century).

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Richard McCabe (The Audience).

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You).

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Andy Karl (On the Twentieth Century).

OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I).

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Jim Dale (Just Jim Dale).

JOHN GASSNER AWARD (for an American play)
Ayad Akhtar (The Invisible Hand).

(NB: Disgraced, Fun Home and Hand To God received nominations and/or awards in previous seasons.)