production of Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart, were among the winners in this year's Critics' Circle Awards.
For the best Shakespearean performance, Stewart's Macbeth shared the award with another title-role performance, Chiwetel Ejiofor's
Othello. Macbeth arrives at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 12.
The ceremony was hosted by critic Charles Spencer at the Prince of Wales Theatre, which is currently host to the musical Mamma Mia
The awards are chosen by members of the Critics' Circle's Drama Section who voted for productions staged during 2007.
The following is the full list of winners:
Best New Play; A
Disappearing Number by Simon McBurney
, at The Barbican
The Peter Hepple
Award for Best Musical (New or Revived) Hairspray, Shaftesbury
Best Actor; Charles Dance for Shadowlands
Best Actress; Anne-Marie Duff in Saint Joan, National Theatre
Best Shakespearean Performance; Chiwetel Ejiofor
for Othello at the Donmar
and Patrick Stewart for Macbeth, Chichester
Best Director; Rupert Goold
Most Promising Playwright; Polly Stenham
for That Face, Royal Court
Most Promising Newcomer (other than a playwright) ; Leanne Jones in Hairspray
Best Designer; Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Company for War Horse
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