Who’ll win a Tony for best play?
Though the Van Gogh drama ”Vincent” had an ardent following, the British import wasn’t quite as intriguing as its subject. The George Burns bioplay screams ”category filler”; the nod was probably a tip of the hat to fine dramatist Rupert Holmes (”The Mystery of Edwin Drood”). And ”April” provided a breath of spring air, but the sweet little comedy was better served on screen. Which leaves us with ”Take Me Out,” the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk winner. Maybe it’s that New York City is such a baseball-crazed town; maybe it’s that the cast is young and handsome (Daniel Sunjata, pictured above, is like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez combined!); maybe it’s that no one’s ever thought to tell the tale of a gay baseball player. But whatever it is, ”Take Me Out” should earn playwright Richard Greenberg more than a few cheering fans of his own.
Winner: ”Take Me Out”