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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Tony Nominations 2017: New Broadway Plays Make Big Strides

Variety: Here are two nuggets of conventional Broadway wisdom: The new play is dying. And when it’s not, the Brits usually steal the spotlight.

But this year’s Tony nominations for new plays are flouting those preconceived notions. The all-American crop, from four playwrights making their Broadway debuts, speaks to the growing health of the new American play — and the increasing number of producers willing to take commercial risks on untested titles.

1 comment:

APJS said...

Bring back the play writers!! The theatre needs them more! I am so glad to hear that there is a new trend of play a writers are not all running to films so fast any more. I strongly feel like we need more new plays and musicals. I know a few years back it felt like all we were getting were adaptations movies put on stage. I thought for a moment maybe there are just no more stories to tell. Its really sad when you have more revivals in a season than you do of new works or original stories. I also hope this trend for plays to not need a big name and a short runtime to survive on broadway. I saw the curious incident of the dog in the night time. It was a phenomenal show that really tool you in to the world of some one who I’d misunderstood.