Monday, April 07, 2008

An August Award

An August Award

It's official!

Tracy Letts' breath-takingly brilliant August: Osage County has earned one of the single most distinguished awards any theatrical work possibly can: the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Other finalists included David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face and Christopher Shinn's Dying City.

Jurors for this year's Pulitzer Prize for Drama included last year's recipient David Lindsay-Abaire (who won for his Rabbit Hole), The Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks, New York magazine drama critic Jeremy McCarter, The Los Angeles Times' theatre critic Charles McNulty and Chicago Playworks for Young Audiences Artistic Director Lisa Portes.

From the moment I first experienced this amazing theatrical work last August in Chicago, I knew I was witnessing extraordinary stage history being made. I even indicated then that I had a hunch a Pulitzer might be in its future.

I could not be more excited for the entire cast and crew, along with the fine folks at Steppenwolf, but I'm especially thrilled for Tracy Letts -- I only wish his father Dennis had been able to see his son honored by this well-deserved award. He surely would have been incredibly proud.

Hearty congratulations!

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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Related Stories:
Today's The Day ... Or Maybe Not (April 7, 2008)
Producer's Perspective Is Sneak Peek (March 24, 2008)
Fantasy Casting Calls (February 26, 2008)
Dennis Letts - RIP (February 24, 2008)
August: Osage County (The SOB Revisit) (February 20, 2008)
August: Osage County Will Extend Again, Moving To Music Box (February 15, 2008)
Is It Just Me, Or... (Part III) (January 22, 2008)
Hot, Hot, Hot August Just Got Longer (January 14, 2008)
SOB's 7 Singular Sensations Of '07 - #1: Deanna Dunagan (December 31, 2007)
SOB's 7 Singular Sensations Of '07 - #3: Amy Morton (December 29, 2007)
ModFab: The Jury Is In (December 28, 2007)
August: Best Time Of The Year (December 15, 2007)
Sorkin "No Tracy Letts" (December 14, 2007)
More Than One Critic Letts August Esteem Show (December 5, 2007)
August Heat Fires Up December Opening (December 4, 2007)
Cold Opening Possible For August: Osage County? (November 16, 2007)
Finally, Back To The Table (November 14, 2007)
Add August To The List? (November 14, 2007)
An August Work (October 30, 2007)
Steppenwolf Letts "Juicy" August Move Forward (September 15, 2007)
This October, Letts' "August" Begins On Broadway (August 22, 2007)
August: Osage County (The SOB Review) (August 19, 2007)
Pulitzer Pulls Rabbit Out Of Its Hat (April 17, 2007)

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At 07 April, 2008, Blogger Alicia said...

YAY for Tracy... Well deserved, no question. It was clearly a long journey for him to get to AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and I'm sure his father would be bursting with pride.

Are we ready for SUPERIOR DONUTS? I say "bring it on" Tracy!

At 07 April, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Alicia, I was just at a Steppenwolf opening last night where everyone was bursting at the seams in anticipation of today's announcement.

As for Superior Donuts, which I can't wait to see, I've been told that it is very different from Letts' previous works. I would not have expected anything different.

At 07 April, 2008, Anonymous BroadwayBaby said...

I expect those donuts to be superior!

At 07 April, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

And tasty, too.


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