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Best Broadway Plays of the 1990s

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The straight plays that gave us the 90s...

Rated 2 points - posted 8 years ago by plink in category Books.
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Arcadia Report Abuse
A sweeping evening of theatrical magic.
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Angels in America (Parts 1 and 2) Report Abuse
This two-part epic masterpiece from Tony Kushner is one of the greatest dramatic works, unmatched in terms of intellectual scope and cultural significance.
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane Report Abuse
Broadway meets Martin McDonagh for the first time...
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'Art' Report Abuse
Yasmina Reza's three-man piece about what makes art and what makes friendship sparked a trend in smaller, sparer playwriting...and also won the Tony Award for Best Play of 1998.
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Six Degrees of Separation Report Abuse
John Guare's fantastic play about a con artist, celebrity, and class. Nominated for both the Tony and the Pulitzer.
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The Piano Lesson Report Abuse
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Lost in Yonkers Report Abuse
Jokester Neil Simon hit a new dramatic chord with Lost in Yonkers, winning the Tony and Pulitzer in 1992.
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Side Man Report Abuse
Tony Award for Best Play in 1999.
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Two Trains Running Report Abuse
August Wilson's seventh installment of his ten-part series.
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Seven Guitars Report Abuse
August Wilson's depiction of the 1940s in his ten-part series The Pittsburgh Cycle.
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The Young Man From Atlanta Report Abuse
This play by Horton Foote won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995.
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Dancing at Lughnasa Report Abuse
Tony Award for Best Play in 1992.
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Shadowlands Report Abuse
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Freak Report Abuse
A one-man show by John Leguizamo.
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The Last Night of Ballyhoo Report Abuse
Tony Award Best Play 1997.
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Prelude to a Kiss Report Abuse
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Love! Valour! Compassion! Report Abuse
Tony for Best Play in 1995 (the first of two back-to-back Tony's for playwright Terrence McNally, who won the following year for Master Class)
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Master Class Report Abuse
Tony Award for Best Play in 1996.
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Closer Report Abuse
Nominated for Best Play of 1998, this play was notable (aside from its brutal language) for being the first play on broadway to featuring a scene set in a chat room.
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The Lonesome West Report Abuse
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