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Best Broadway Plays of the 1980s

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Rated 8 points - posted 11 years ago by plink in category Books.
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Noises Off! Report Abuse
Michael Frayn's comic masterpiece about making theatre.
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Amadeus Report Abuse
Tony Award for Best Play in 1981, the movie version would follow a few years later to win Best PIcture.
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Fences Report Abuse
August Wilson's most famous work won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1987, also creating one of the most memorable characters in theatre history, Troy Maxon.
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Glengarry Glen Ross Report Abuse
Mamet's fierce and brutal look at the world of real estate salesmen earned him the Pulitzer in 1984.
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Torch Song Trilogy Report Abuse
This groundbreaking work won the Tony in 1983.
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The Real Thing Report Abuse
Written by Tom Stoppard this play became a monster hit when it won the Tony in 1984.
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Master Harold...and the Boys Report Abuse
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M. Butterfly Report Abuse
Tony-winning 1988 play by David Henry Hwang about the relationship between French diplomat and an alluring opera singer.
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The Dresser Report Abuse
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Hurlyburly Report Abuse
Drugs and misogyny lace David Rabe's dark take on Hollywood.
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Great play!
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Crimes of the Heart Report Abuse
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'night Mother Report Abuse
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I Am Not Rappaport Report Abuse
Tony Winner for Best Play.
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Lend Me a Tenor Report Abuse
This comic romp was a Broadway hit and is still frequently performed around the country, including in a 2010 Broadway revival.
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Report Abuse
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The Heidi Chronicles Report Abuse
Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Play.
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses Report Abuse
Christopher Hampton's play about the cruel games of French nobles.
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Children of a Lesser God Report Abuse
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Bent Report Abuse
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Report Abuse
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