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10 Things Tuesday: Tony Awards

The Tony Award nominations were announced today and I was curious to see how many Tony winning (or nominated) plays MET has produced…so I went on a little investigation and here’s what I found out.

  1.  The Diary of Anne Frank- by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (Best play- 1956)
  2. Company – Book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Best Musical- 1971)
  3. Runaways – Book, music, and lyrics by Elizabeth Swados. (Best Musical nomination- 1978)
  4. Fifth of Julyby Lanford Wilson (Best Play nomination- 1981)
  5. Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley (Best Play nomination- 1982)
  6. The Wild Party – Book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, music/lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (Best Musical nomination-2000)
  7. Dirty Blonde- by  Claudia Shear (Best Play nomination- 2000) & True West- by Sam Sheperd (Best Play nomination- 2000)
  8. Proof- by David Auburn (Best Play 2001)
  9. Urinetown The Musical – Book by Greg Kotis, lyrics by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, music by Mark Hollman (Best Musical nomination-2002)
  10. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Book by Rachel Sheinkin, music/lyrics by William Finn


This year’s nominations for Best Musical are:

  • Leap of Faith – Book by Janus Cercone, book and lyrics by Glenn Slater, music by Alan Menken
  • Newsies – Book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It – Book by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Once – Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

This year’s nominations for Best Play are:

  • Clybourne Park –  by Bruce Norris
  • Other Desert Cities -by Jon Robin Baitz
  • Peter and the Starcatcher – by Rick Elice
  • Venus in Fur – David Ives

10 Things Tuesday: 10 Hee Haw Buzzwords!

The original Hee Haw was created by Frank Peppiatt and John Ayleswoth. The very first episode of the HEE HAW show aired on the CBS Television Network on June 15, 1969, as a summer replacement series for the SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR.  Our first ‘episode’ of THE ALL NEW GRAND OLE HEE HAW HOOTENANNY HOE DOWN… Continue Reading

10 Things Tuesday: Arts Advocacy Day

April 16 & 17 over 500 arts advocates gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC  morning to begin training for Arts Advocacy Day. The annual two-day event brings together representatives from nearly every state to meet with their members of Congress to advocate for a number of issues near and dear to those who… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: Tad Janes on “End Days”

Our current mainstage show, End Days, is starting week three of its run.  Reviews have been great, and from talking with audience members, it seems the “touching, thought provoking, and often hilarious” show has really taken off (Smith, For this week’s Think Tank, we explore the play from the standpoint of director Tad Janes*. End… Continue Reading

10 Things Tuesday- 10 Retro Prom Ideas

Our annual fundraiser, RETRO PROM, is rapidly approaching.  We hope you join us for this fun-filled evening. One of the things we love most about prom is that it gives us here at MET a chance to  mix and mingle with our wonderful patrons and supporters.  Attending RETRO PROM gives you an opportunity to help… Continue Reading

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