Labels: Best Of..., Stage Addiction, Theater
I was really pulling for "The Little Mermaid"... Hey, stranger things have happened: "How to Succeed..." in 1962, the same year that gave us "The American Dream" and "Night of the Iguana"... perhaps not major works by either playwright, but significantly more memorable (and less offensive) than the song "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm"Seriously, though, this post inspired me to go look up the list of past winners on the Pulitzer website. I'd forgotten that while Albee did win for "Three Tall Women," Seascape," and "A Delicate Balance", he didn't for "...Virginia Woolf?" The Pulitzer website even admits in its history section that the jury nominated it but the board "found the script insufficiently 'uplifiting'" to be given the award. So there was no award in 1963. At least they have the balls to admit when they were boneheaded...
I'm thrilled beyond belief that Tracy Letts has received his due. Next stop: Tonys.
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