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Best Broadway Plays of the 1970s

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A great decade of plays.

Rated 5 points - posted 9 years ago by plink in category Books.
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The Elephant Man Report Abuse
This moving play about the life and extreme deformity of Joseph Merrick (aka The Elephant Man) demands that no prosthetic makeup be used, rather the actor himself should make the deformity clear by virtue of his performance, giving what could be a horrid theatrical experience, absolutely unique and original.
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American Buffalo Report Abuse
...and so began the career of David Mamet.
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In the Boom Boom Room Report Abuse
This David Rabe play traces the life of a go-go dancer.
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Sticks and Stones Report Abuse
Tony for Best Play, 1972.
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Equus Report Abuse
Horses, psychology, repression....what more could you want?
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Seascape Report Abuse
Won Edward Albee his second Pulitzer Prize.
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue Report Abuse
Neil Simon's dark, New York comedy about the Upper East Side.
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That Championship Season Report Abuse
On the 20th anniversary of their championship season, a basketball team reunites to visit their terminally ill coach. Tony for Best Play, 1973
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Old Times Report Abuse
“If you have only one of something you can't say it's the best of anything.”
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The Shadow Box Report Abuse
This play about hospice won the Tony, Pulitzer, and nearly everything under the sun.
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Absurd Person Singular Report Abuse
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Da Report Abuse
Tony Award Best Play, 1978
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Travesties Report Abuse
Gave Tom Stoppard his second (of eventually four) Tony Award for Best Play.
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Butley Report Abuse
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No Man's Land Report Abuse
by Harold Pinter
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Streamers Report Abuse
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The River Niger Report Abuse
Tony Award for Best Play in 1974
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Sleuth Report Abuse
After winning the Tony for Best Play in 1971, this script was adapted into a movie featuring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.
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On Golden Pond Report Abuse
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Same Time, Next Year Report Abuse
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