These are the productions nominated for Best Revival of a Play:
Here are a few fun facts:
– There’s no wonder why this production of “The Elephant Man” has been so successful, because it’s produced by Jimmy Nederlander who has made Broadway In Chicago thrive so vibrantly in the Chicago theatre community.
– “Skylight” has apparently already made back it’s investment. Although the producers didn’t confirm the full costs of the production, Broadway plays usually are around $3 million.
– The original production of “You Can’t Take It With You” premiered on Broadway in 1936, and transferred 3 different times from the Booth Theatre to the Imperial Theatre and then the Ambassador Theatre, playing a total of 838 performances.
– “This Is Our Youth” has progressed many young actors careers over the years. In 2002, a production in London included Hayden Christensen, Matt Damon and Colin Hanks as Dennis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Casey Affleck and Kieran Culkin as Warren and Anna Paquin, Summer Phoenix and Alison Lohman as Jessica.
These are the productions nominated for Best Play:
Here are a few more fun facts:
– “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” got its title from a Sherlock Holmes quote in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 short story “Silver Blaze.”
– “Disgraced” premiered at the American Theatre Company in Chicago January 30, 2012 — Mar 11, 2012. The production received four Joseph Jefferson Awards nominations.
– The role of Thomas Cromwell in the beginning stages of “Wolf Hall” was played by James McAvoy, but Ben Miles then took over the part.
– The lead producer of “Hand to God” is also the producer of “Avenue Q.” Apparently they like to keep it all in the puppet family!
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