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Best Broadway Plays of the 1960s

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Theatre's best decade.

Rated 7 points - posted 7 years ago by plink in category Books.
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Report Abuse
Edward Albee changed the direction of modern theatre with this savage look inside the relationship of a twisted couple. The play was selected to win the Pulitzer...but then due to "profanity and sexual themes" the prize was not awarded to anyone, so Albee had to settle for the Tony instead (in addition to writing one of the greatest plays in American history)
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The Odd Couple Report Abuse
This huge Broadway hit won the Tony and ran for 966 performances, before being revived several times, turned into a movie and television series.
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The Homecoming Report Abuse
Harold Pinter's finest work won the Tony in 1967.
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A Raisin in the Sun Report Abuse
The first play written by an African-American woman to be on Broadway. Also, the first Broadway play to be directed be an African American.
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Marat / Sade Report Abuse
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Becket Report Abuse
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The Subject Was Roses Report Abuse
Received both the Tony and the Pulitzer in 1964.
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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Report Abuse
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Report Abuse
Won the Tony and launched Tom Stoppard's career.
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The Best Man Report Abuse
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Barefoot in the Park Report Abuse
Neil Simon's first hit.
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A Thousand Clowns Report Abuse
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After The Fall Report Abuse
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The Caretaker Report Abuse
Harold Pinter's first commercial success.
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The Miracle Worker Report Abuse
Won the Tony in 1960, based on Helen Keller's autobiography The Story of My Life.
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The Price Report Abuse
Arthur Miller returned to Broadway with this piece after a long absence.
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The Great White Hope Report Abuse
Tony for Best Play in 1969.
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A Man For All Seasons Report Abuse
Tony Award for Best Play in 1962
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Luther Report Abuse
Won the Tony for Best Play in 1964
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A Delicate Balance Report Abuse
Albee received the Pulitzer Prize for this play in 1966.
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